Sixteen University of Georgia College of Education graduate teaching assistants were recently recognized for their significant contributions to the instructional mission of the university.
Chelsey Bahlmann Bollinger, a teaching assistant in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, received the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award along with four other UGA students. Bollinger has taught three core literacy courses for early childhood education majors and stresses the importance of teaching as a form of inquiry.
She views teaching as a process that involves ongoing reflection and the consideration of each student's unique experience and knowledge. Bollinger also combines the experiences of children and her students with the expectation of society by using technology as a connective tool.
In addition to Bollinger's recognition, 15 College of Education students were named Outstanding Teaching Assistants for 2016. A total of 127 students were recognized by the university.
The 2016 Outstanding Teaching Award honorees from the College include:
The Center for Teaching and Learning administers the Outstanding Teaching Award, sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Instruction, as well as the Excellence in Teaching Award, sponsored by the Graduate School.
Related links: Department of Kinesiology, Department of Mathematics and Science Education, Department of Educational Theory and Practice, Department of Educational Psychology, Department of Language and Literacy Education, Department of Career and Information Studies, Department of Counseling and Human Development Services