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News articles categorized as: Schools and Administrators

How one educator revived her enthusiasm for the classroom

January 5, 2018
In the AJC's Get Schooled blog, professor Peter Smagorinsky has been following one Georgia teacher's journey since she was a student at UGA.

Assistant professor quoted on test-based accountability

November 13, 2017
Richard Welsh was recently quoted by the AJC on Georgia's new scoring system proposal.

Fifth annual workshop helps build new partnerships

November 10, 2017
The Professional Development Schools Workshop took place Oct. 24 with an energetic group representing eight universities and P-12 school districts from the Southeast.

New leaders, new energy in PDSD for 2017-18 school year

November 10, 2017
The Professional Development School District partnership experienced significant leadership changes at both the university and district levels for the 2017-18 school year.

SERVE Conference: PDSD takes part in 1st regional event

November 10, 2017
UGA faculty, graduate students, undergraduate students and Clarke County School District teachers, traveled to Atlanta to the first PDS South East Regional Vision for Education conference.

Clarke Middle School principal elected to national position

November 10, 2017
MacMillan will serve a three-year term on the board of the the National Association for Professional Development Schools as one of the P-12 leadership representatives.

Associate professor quoted on rapping lesson plans

October 11, 2017
Bettina Love, an associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice in the College of Education, was recently quoted on the use of hip-hop as a teaching tool by NBC News.

Associate professor quoted on religion in schools

September 18, 2017
Kevin Burke was recently quoted on how teachers are prepared to teach religion in schools.

Alumna recognized twice for excellence in teaching

August 23, 2017
Amber Simmons (PhD '12), an English teacher at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, was one of only 15 winners nationwide to receive the 2017 National Council of Teachers of English High School Teacher of Excellence Award.

Alumna is new president of state school counselors group

July 5, 2017
Tinisha Parker (B.S.Ed. '00, Ed.S. '07, Ph.D. '13), coordinator of advising and counseling for Gwinnett County Public Schools, began her one-year term July 1.

District honors College's research-based after-school program

June 9, 2017
The Physical Activity and Learning Program, or PALS, is among the recipients of the 2017 Impact Awards given by the school district.

Second annual Camp DIVE expands opportunities for students, teachers

May 22, 2017
About 80 Clarke County children will spend a month immersed in history, reading and STEM projects—among others—as the second year of Camp DIVE launches June 5.

College of Education faculty and alumni honored at 2017 AERA meeting

May 2, 2017
Several alumni and faculty members were recently recognized by the American Educational Research Association for their significant contributions to the field of education.

Study identifies 'key practices' that advance PDS work

May 1, 2017
One important insight that emerged from the study, according to Hall, is that the UGA and CCSD partnership is composed of sub-partnerships.

Action research: Examining mentor teacher needs

May 1, 2017
As principal of Judia Jackson Harris Elementary, I began the process of exploring the needs of our mentor teachers as part of my doctoral research.

'PDS work is always changing' says school administrator

May 1, 2017
Meet Mark Tavernier, associate superintendent for instructional services and school performance.

Office of School Engagement student spotlight: Melissa Baker

May 1, 2017
Melissa Baker, the 2016-17 Office of School Engagement graduate assistant, will graduate from the UGA College of Education this May with a Ph.D. in middle grades education.

Math Hall and Ball provides math enrichment, acceleration

May 1, 2017
Origins of Math Hall and Ball Math Hall and Ball was conceptualized by Tarek Grantham, professor in the department of educational psychology, when he worked as a middle school teacher and mentor program sponsor. His concern about the under-representation of African American students in advanced programs, particularly males in advanced foreign language and math classes, inspired him to create a Study Hall and Ball activity as part of the Kappa League mentoring program he directed. A primary

Annual conference for professional development schools includes 35 local educators

May 1, 2017
The 2017 National Association for Professional Development Schools conference took place March 9-11 in Washington, DC.

2016-2017 College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor 10 for their achievements

March 29, 2017
Ten COE graduates and friends were recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College's 12th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner.