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July 2015

High school senior set on pursuing a career in athletic training

July 2, 2015
Calyn Malinzak, 17, will fulfill her duties as an athletic training student aide for the third time this fall, but before she begins her senior year at Central Forsyth High School, she will spend a few days of her summer attending UGA's Athletic Training Student Workshop to learn more about the field of sports medicine. Every year, the College of Education's kinesiology department hosts a three-day comprehensive workshop designed to expose high school students to the world of athletic training

Smagorinsky: 'Who will watch the watchers?'

July 2, 2015
In a new column on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Get Schooled blog, Peter Smagorinsky hits on the main problem with the new Georgia Milestones and end-of-course tests—the lack of time lawmakers allowed to pilot the tests before implementing them.

She took a chance — and landed a great job

July 2, 2015
A lot of her friends were going off to law school and not getting jobs, but Cheryl Stanga knew she had to get a job and think about improving or changing her career.​

Robotics is elementary

July 2, 2015
College helps local school district host its first robotics competition

CARE Dawgs participant tackles aphasia with a new life goal in mind

July 7, 2015
Since Jessamy looks healthy despite her language problems, she often needs to explain her disorder in greater detail to other people, including friends and family members.

Jackson County teachers learn real-life robotics at STEM workshop

July 8, 2015
Elementary and middle school teachers will learn how robotics can bring math and science concepts to life in their classrooms during a two-week workshop that begins July 13 at the University of Georgia.

COE doctoral student to serve as diversity advisor at UNG

July 9, 2015
UNG president Bonita Jacobs recently appointment Sheila Caldwell, a doctoral student in the Department of Career and Information Studies, as the diversity advisor for the University of North Georgia (UNG). Caldwell currently serves as the director of the university's Complete College Georgia initiative, which is aimed at increasing the rate of college completion by young adults in Georgia. She will continue her duties as the director of this initiative in addition to her new role as diversity a

Kopcha works with local teachers on technology programs

July 14, 2015
Theodore Kopcha, an associate professor in the department of career and information sciences, is working with the Archway Partnership—UGA's community engagement platform—to find better ways to integrate technology in K-12 and higher education programs throughout Georgia. The Public Service and Outreach Faculty Fellow has traveled to several local communities to discuss unique ways to integrate new technologies into the classroom. He has made tremendous progress with several counties already a

Math, social studies and writing — all from a lesson in robotics

July 16, 2015
Jackson County teachers get an up-close look at robotics—and how to use them in the classroom and in real life

Student athletic trainer recognized for recent accomplishments

July 22, 2015
Maggie Horne, a student athletic trainer at Spalding High School, was recently featured in the Griffin Daily News for her outstanding accomplishments in the field. Before her freshman year, Horne started working as a student manager for her high school's football team and has since moved into a trainer position under the school's head trainer Jett Daniel. The rising junior attended [UGA's Athletic Training Student Workshop](/news/2015/07/high-school-senior-set-on-pursuing-a-career-in- athletic

Parents, do your homework when looking for educational apps

July 23, 2015
Parents need to do their homework to find apps that keep kids' skills sharp over the summer, say several University of Georgia researchers.

Smagorinsky: Are college campuses too politically correct?

July 23, 2015
There is a reason comedians don't like to venture to college campuses, writes Peter Smagorinsky in the latest edition of the AJC's Get Schooled blog.

Alumni elected to roles in national association

July 23, 2015
The National Association for Gifted Children recently elected two alumni of the Department of Educational Psychology to leadership roles.

COE doctoral student awarded scholarship in curriculum and instruction

July 28, 2015
Erin Horan, a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Psychology, was recently awarded the Barbara Day Laureate Scholarship from Kappa Delta Pi.

New camp shines light on food justice and local community

July 30, 2015
Earlier this month, 30 middle school students from around Athens-Clarke County attended a hands-on camp focused on art, food justice and scientific inquiry.

Georgia finalizes adoption of standards to ensure new teachers ready for the classroom

July 30, 2015
Starting this fall, the state of Georgia is strengthening its standards for licensing new teachers by requiring them to pass edTPA™, a performance assessment indicating they really are effective and ready for the classroom.