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January 5, 2018

New grant: $2.1M project encourages STEM instruction

A new grant from the National Science Foundation will help the UGA College of Engineering and the College of Education collaborate on a project to prepare elementary school teachers to more effectively teach mathematics, science, and coding through an interdisciplinary approach.

Researchers on this grant include principal investigator Timothy Foutz in the College of Engineering and co-principal investigators AnnaMarie Conner, Roger Hill, ChanMin Kim, and Barbara Crawford in the College of Education.

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Registration for the 2018 Innovation in Teaching and Technology Academy is now open!

We are excited to announce the call for participants for the spring 2018 Innovation in Teaching and Technology Academy.

  • Our first track is designed to support faculty‚Äôs use of Google Tools with an emphasis on Google Classroom. Paths to Google certification will be presented.
  • Our second track explores instructional activities for online, face-to-face, and hybrid environments featuring two short faculty presentations. Each presentation will be followed by a roundtable discussion.

Each four-session ITT Academy track features two presentations per session and is open to faculty and graduate assistants. The purpose of the ITT Initiative is to provide support and enhance teaching through innovative instructional strategies and technologies.

Spring 2018 Academy track dates and times:

  • Active Learning Faculty Roundtable: This ITT Academy track will take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Feb. 23, March 9, March 30, and April 6 in Aderhold Hall Room 223.

  • Google in Education: This ITT Academy track will take place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Feb. 7 , March 7, March 28, and April 11 in Aderhold Hall Room 409.

Each academy is limited to 10 participants with priority to faculty and programmatic diversity. Faculty budgeted for at least 50 percent for instruction will also receive a $500 stipend upon completion. Participants who successfully complete the ITT Academy will be expected to participate and attend the next annual Innovation and Teaching Conference hosted by the College of Education.

To apply or for additional information, send an email to Nic Holt with the following information:

  • Name and position
  • Department/program
  • Confirmation of intent for attendance in all four academy sessions
  • Confirmation of your intent to attend and present at the 2018 Innovation in Teaching Conference
  • If requesting the stipend, confirmation that you are budgeted for 50 percent instruction

Book's second edition helps make interdisciplinary connections

College of Education professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor has edited a new version of her book, "Arts-Based Research in Education."

Co-edited by Richard Siegesmund, the text presents definitions and examples of arts-based educational research, identifies models in the field, and provides guidance for all levels embarking on this work.

This book weaves together critical essays about arts-based research across several disciplines. Also, new to this edition is an additional focus on historical and theoretical foundations of arts-based educational research, chapters that focus on new genres such as acting, singing, or narration, and new theoretical frameworks that help make interdisciplinary connections.

New drop-in librarian office hours at River's Crossing

UGA librarian Nadine Cohen will have drop-in office hours in the River's Crossing student lounge from 3:30 to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. She can assist with finding scholarly articles, using Endnote, citing sources, etc.

In addition to these office hours, students can always email Cohen to arrange a different time to meet, either in-person or by phone. Spread the word!

Cramond receives lifetime achievement award from creativity association

Bonnie Cramond, a professor of gifted and creative education in the Department of Educational Psychology, was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Creativity Association for her extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to the betterment of society.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to an individual whose life and career are characterized by creative accomplishments that have substantially benefited society. Such accomplishments may be in the form of inventions, discoveries, works or performances of art, a body of research, educational curricula or practices, professional services or service to the community in general.

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