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Three students in College of Education receive 2024 Presidential Award of Excellence

Undergraduate students Claire Hauf, Casey Jokay, and Caroline Reedy were recognized for their exceptional achievements in academics, extracurricular activities, and service to UGA and their College.

Professor receives UGA’s Bobbi Meeler Sahm Award for Service and Outreach

Anna Abraham received the award to support a partnership between the Torrance Center for Creativity and Talent Development and the Clarke County School District.

Pathway to high-quality support for children with disabilities

Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, the Pathway Project is a five-year grant led by associate professor Rebecca Lieberman-Betz.

Faculty member, Clarke County students reconnect on campus

Elementary education majors in the College first met clinical associate professor Morgan Faison through school district programs centered on teaching.

Empowering caregivers

Students conduct research and improve language outcomes for children in UGA’s Child Communication Lab.

Inspiring future scientists

Middle-grade students received hands-on experience conducting science research at the College’s inaugural siSTEMas Camp—a $1.3 million joint research and outreach project.

College faculty, students foster partnerships in Clarke County School District schools

Faculty and students in the College provided classroom or observational experiences to undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and support for CCSD students, teachers, counselors, and administrators.

Speaking with intent

The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic in the Mary Frances Early College of Education gives a voice to patients with Parkinson’s disease.

UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic receives UGA’s Bobbi Meeler Sahm Service and Outreach Award

Created by and named for UGA alumna Bobbi Meeler Sahm, the award funds outreach and public service collaborations between UGA and Athens community groups.

Making a purposeful impact

New career advancement tool developed by College faculty provides personalized job, training opportunities for clinical research professionals.

Clinical associate professor gives conference presentation on partnership with school district

Sara Kajder, clinical associate professor and director of clinical practice, recently gave a presentation on the partnership between UGA and Clarke County School District.

New book fosters cultural resilience, strength in Latinx community

A new book by associate dean Edward Delgado-Romero aims to inspire a new generation of mental health researchers and practitioners to engage with Latinx communities.

College of Education graduate students and FACS interns collaborate on interprofessional education exercise

Graduate students in athletic training and speech-language pathology programs worked with dietetics interns.

A shared experience

UGA aural rehabilitation group supports hearing loss community with tips and strategies.

Dyslexia video series co-developed by College of Education

Associate professor Kristin Sayeski developed content for the four-part video series.

Inaugural visually impaired sport field day held at UGA

About 30 students from across Northeast Georgia filled Ramsey Center for the first visually impaired sport field day last month.

Moving beyond the horizon

Horizons at UGA, a six-week summer learning program, welcomed 30 students from Barnett Shoals Elementary School to kick off the program’s first year in Athens.

New tools help assess COVID-19 risks

People can use the COVID-Taser website, created by assistant professor Cameron Byerley, to predict their likelihood of severe illness or death.

Learning through language

This May, several fifth graders at Oglethorpe Avenue Elementary School will become the first students to graduate from the school’s dual language immersion program—a program they first enrolled in as kindergarten students.

Reimagining the future

Thanks to a new research-practice partnership grant from the Spencer Foundation, PCCSS and associate professor Theodore Kopcha will expand their ongoing partnership by weaving it together with Albany State University.

$1.9 million grant to grow Georgia's behavioral health workforce

Professor Bernadette Heckman and the UGA School of Social Work will train students to deliver mental and integrated behavioral health services in high-need areas of the state.

College works with school district to support new teachers

A group of College of Education faculty members and Clarke County School District teachers and administrators are working to design, implement and evaluate the district’s induction program for new teachers.

Academic, outreach faculty team up on rural issues

UGA seed grants will allow academic faculty members, including three in the College of Education, to find solutions to a variety of challenges.

New grant expands speech therapy services for those with Parkinson's disease

Nina Santus and T.J. Ragan, faculty members in the College’s department of communication sciences and special education, and their graduate students, will receive voice therapy training as part of a grant from the Parkinson Voice Project.

College clinic and center offer collaborative telehealth services

The UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic and the Center for Autism and Behavioral Education Research collaborated to conduct online autism, speech and language evaluations for patients simultaneously.

NEA 'Big Read' grant brings graphic storytelling to life

Thanks to a recent “Big Read” grant award, Melisa “Misha” Cahnmann-Taylor will launch a series of readings, lectures and events focused on the works of famed American cartoonist Roz Chast.

Professor receives inaugural Karen D. King Excellence in Advocacy Award from AMTE

Dorothy Y. White received the inaugural award for her advocacy and contributions to mathematics teacher education.

Imagining new possibilities

Anna Abraham, the E. Paul Torrance Professor of Creativity and Gifted Education, brings nearly two decades of creativity research to the Torrance Center as its new director.

Forming connections

Faculty in the College helped agriculture educators connect to their subject areas and enhance students’ problem-solving skills during a two-day professional development training session.

$1.2 million grant to prepare a diverse group of secondary mathematics and science teachers

Led by Julie Luft, Athletic Association Professor of Mathematics and Science Education, the GEMS project will recruit and prepare a diverse group of STEM educators to teach in high-need Georgia schools.

Associate professor appointed to Economic Security Task Force in Atlanta

Bettina Love was recently appointed to serve on the Old Fourth Ward Economic Security Task Force in Atlanta. The Old Fourth Ward neighborhood is the birthplace of Martin Luther King Jr. and home to Ebenezer Baptist Church.

UGA Speech and Hearing Clinic offers curbside services; teletherapy

The clinic is supporting audiology patients through a new curbside service model, which reduces physical contact between patients and audiologists. Speech-language patients can engage with the clinic via telepractice.

Professors discuss effect of COVID-19 on education

Stephanie Jones and Hilary Hughes, faculty members in the College’s department of educational theory and practice, participated in UGA’s Ask Me Anything series on Thursday, May 21.

Q&A: CABER's new telehealth model assists students with special needs during COVID-19

Kevin Ayres and Joel Ringdahl, professors in the department of communication sciences and special education, discuss the UGA Center for Autism and Behavioral Education Research’s new telehealth model.

Interdisciplinary students work together to serve children with complex needs

Over the course of two days, graduate students in the PIPs program, as well as students from affiliated universities, worked together to support young children with high-intensity needs.

'You are my other me:' Mental health clinic provides free services to Latinx community

Edward Anthony Delgado-Romero, associate dean and professor of counseling psychology, created a free counseling clinic to fill a need in the Latinx community.

Assistant professor aims to create alliance for Parkinson's research

Tarkesh Singh is investigating whether non-contact boxing can alleviate the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease with the help of local businesses, clinics and the Athens community.

Tanzanian trip plants seed for robotics and future technology

By connecting math and science concepts with real-world experiences, UGA faculty member hopes lessons impact country’s overall economy.

Summer poetry series enhances teachers' creative outlets

A Seat in the Shade puts poets on the stage at Hendershot’s for three Tuesdays in July.

Milner visit sparks critical consciousness discussion

His research examines practices and policies that support teacher effectiveness in urban schools and has influenced designs and practices of teacher education courses and programs across the country.

Fifth-graders among presenters at NAPDS conference

The year’s conference location made it possible for both Clarke County School District and UGA College of Education representatives involved in the Professional Development School District partnership to attend and present.

Bullying prevention contest expands to elementary art

This fall the contest expanded to include elementary students’ artwork that illustrated the concept of bullying prevention.

Not a guilt trip: Study looks at couples' path to staying in shape

Now recruiting new participants, the study looks at how exercising with friends or a partner and with an electronic tracker helps keep older adults active.

UGA, Putnam County teachers work to create new model for lessons

Project uses images from the National Archives to drive project-based learning.

District welcomes 8 professors-in-residence

The Professional Development School District executive committee initiated a new process for selecting professors-in-residence from UGA to serve in the Clarke County School District for the 2018-19 school year.

Committee overseeing partnership welcomes 4 new members

New school members are Xernona Thomas, and Claire Suggs of the Clarke County School District and Denise Spangler and Erica Gilbertson of the UGA College of Education.

College of Education dean launches Office of (School) Engagement task force

Over the summer, Denise Spangler, dean of the UGA College of Education, initiated a task force to rethink the future of the Office of School Engagement.

Camp DIVE's 3rd summer offers new opportunities

The program, a partnership among the UGA College of Education, Clarke County School District and the Athens-Clarke County community, continued to provide enriching, hands-on learning experiences for campers as well as new leadership and arts-based opportunities.

College partnership uses literacy to build bridges

New activities in Parkview Homes’ community center offer experiences to residents, UGA students.

Doctoral student receives two awards for mental healthcare work

Daniel Balva received the Meddy Award for Excellence in Medical Missions from Jose’s Hands for his work with Emmaus Medical Mission in Guatemala after Volcán de Fuego erupted in June 2018.

Associate professor helps local youth succeed one book at a time

Sheneka Williams’ passion for increasing access and narrowing the opportunity gap with Books for Keeps is helping thousands of at-risk youth combat the effects of summer learning loss.

Class benefits pre-health students, disabled community members

‘Disability Wellness’ offers hands-on training while helping people reach health goals.

Two COE faculty members selected as 2018-2019 Service-Learning Fellows

Kevin Burke and Sonia Janis will participate in a yearlong Service-Learning Fellows program to integrate academic service-learning into their teaching.

'Cookies' and 'Crumbles' help kids realize their appetite for science

A science education game developed by a College of Education faculty member wins the 2018 International Serious Play Award.

Two College of Education alumni named to 2018 UGA 40 Under 40 Class

Tameka Rish and Michael Williams were recently named to the University of Georgia’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2018.

Georgia's poet laureate among performers for 'A Seat in the Shade'

The July poetry series features weekly readings from notable authors.

Camp DIVE's 3rd year lets kids and teachers get creative

More than 80 Clarke County students spent a month steeped in literacy, along with lessons that wove in math, social studies and community involvement.

Book inspires students to do more than just read about social issues

Food drive at Clarke Middle School focuses on protein-packed nonperishables.

College's partnership with neighborhood receives Coretta Scott King book donation

The College of Education’s partnership with the Athens Housing Authority to create programming at the Parkview Community Center has received another recognition.

Faculty projects incorporating the arts win local grants

Two College of Education faculty members have received grants through the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission to support community arts projects.

Associate dean and diversity office honored with Founder's Award

Anneliese Singh was honored with UGA’s Lavender Graduation Founder’s Award for her contributions to the LGBTQ community and her leadership of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Connecting the dots: UGA helps high schoolers document local history

New grant bolsters collaboration between Putnam County, College of Education and Willson Center to engage students in research, digital humanities.

'You give kids that freedom, powerful things happen'

Graduate student Jason Mizell made a connection with one of his students, and the effect changed an entire neighborhood.

Study underway to evaluate Camp DIVE's impact

The research team is using a mixed-methods approach that will look at student achievement through various lenses.

Addressing sustainability across Colleges

Meagan Bens, a master’s student in the College of Education, and Nick Slagel, a doctoral student in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, share their experiences interning with the Athens Farmers Market.

'Inquiry fair' highlights teachers, candidates

More than 70 teacher candidates in the early childhood and middle grades programs shared inquiry projects in a gallery walk format and talked with UGA faculty and mentor teachers and administrators.

Associate professor receives UGA's 2018 Engaged Scholar Award

Ruth Harman received the 2018 Engaged Scholar Award from the University of Georgia’s Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach for contributions to advancing public service, outreach and community engagement at the University.

College career program benefits high school students

Kiara Plummer is one of nine Clarke County high school students who are benefiting from programs that provide part-time jobs and internships.

When small movements make a big difference

New study looks at how vibration can help children with cerebral palsy.

Graduate student helps middle-schoolers embrace sense of self

The dissertation project P.O.I.S.E. has become a grounding point for African-American young women.

Third annual 'Big Read' event in Athens turns focus to Lunar New Year

The community-wide reading celebration, which kicks off in February to coincide with the Lunar New Year, focuses on “To Live,” a novel by Chinese author Yu Hua.

$1.9 million grant aims to increase Georgia's behavioral health workforce

A new federally funded project supports the training of counselors and psychologists.

College of Education student-athletes inducted into leadership academy

Three student-athletes were recently inducted into Georgia’s Student-Athlete Leadership Academy for their academic and athletic success, leadership, and campus and community service involvement.

Robots help change learning in Honduras

Partnership between the College of Education and the country’s government makes way for new technology lessons in rural parts of the country.

New partnership opens up opportunities at community center

The University of Georgia is working with the Athens Housing Authority to connect with residents and offer new programming.

Alumnus receives national award from federal agency

Ryan Akers (PhD ‘07), an associate extension professor in the School of Human Sciences at Mississippi State University, recently received the 2017 Federal Emergency Management Agency’s national award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Preparedness.

Hurricane supply drive connects students across campus

Students, including members of the College of Education’s BIEN research team, collect 25,000 pounds of hurricane supplies for Puerto Rico.

College staffer supports Girl Scouts as troop leader

Barbara Galvond has seen her involvement with the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, one of the state’s two councils, come full circle.

Workshop trains dozens of mentor teachers

Offered each summer, the workshop trains mentor teachers in co-teaching strategies to best support their teacher candidates.

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

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

Fifth annual workshop helps build new partnerships

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

Clarke Middle School principal elected to national position

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.

Program helps new principals gain an edge

The College of Education’s Early Career Principal Readiness Program exists to help navigate the waters of leading a school.

Have solutions, will travel

Students in the College’s special education program are branching out to assist with children and families across the state.

Giving a population its voice

Faculty and graduate students in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services are reaching out to local immigrant and Spanish-speaking populations to help them get the counseling services they need.

Blending research with civic engagement to teach literacy

By connecting children with the community, faculty inspire a new generation of researchers.

Counseling psychology professor focuses on giving back to community

As a bilingual Latino, a first-generation college student and a son of immigrants, Edward Delgado-Romero’s earlier life experiences led him down a road of discovery; service; and, eventually, a world of change.

Lab's projects find sustainable solutions to real-world educational puzzles

In the College of Education’s RAIL lab, researchers already know what they want to achieve—they instead spend their time trying to get there.

Clinical assistant professor named 2017-2018 Service-Learning Fellow

Elizabeth Saylor was one of nine University of Georgia faculty members selected to participate in the Office of Service-Learning’s yearlong Fellows program.

Amazing Student: Cory Amick

As an Army ROTC cadet and student ambassador for the College of Education, Cory Amick is learning firsthand the leadership skills that will take him into service for our country.

English education professor receives NCTE Distinguished Service Award

Peter Smagorinsky, Distinguished Research Professor of English Education in the department of language and literacy education, was recognized by the National Council of Teachers of English for his service to the profession and distinctive use of language.

Students enjoy their moment in the sun

Science education and early childhood majors help kids with a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ experience.

CNN visits College for report on dyslexia

Associate professor Jennifer Lindstrom is featured in a segment examining assistive technologies for dyslexia.

Learning on the job

COST program participant Sophie McKenzie gains eye-opening experience in Australia.

Local middle-schoolers interpret art through hip-hop

If you visited the Georgia Museum of Art at the University of Georgia on a Tuesday afternoon this June, you might have heard someone rapping about women’s empowerment.

Program explores links between language and social justice

WIDA researcher visits College to see middle school program, share vision for organization.

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

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

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.

Robotics lessons developed at UGA find global audience

Tanzania students benefit from a partnership that connects researchers at the UGA College of Education, faculty and students at Handong University in South Korea and professionals with the socially conscious company E3Empower.

Passion for education helps student sew new skills

Doctoral student Ashley Nylin enhances student teacher learning and community partnerships.

'PDS work is always changing' says school administrator

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

Associate professor receives university's highest early career teaching honor

John Mativo’s influence and enthusiasm for teaching extend across the STEM fields and into the community where students are benefiting from their work on real-world industry projects.

Summer camps help kids gain physical, mental strength

Exercise, athletic training and creative writing offered through the UGA College of Education

Exercise program helps seniors make connections

UGA-based study aims to educate while testing what motivates some to exercise

Schools hosting College's exercise research get visit from Danish performance team

The National Danish Performance Team will perform in Athens as part of a 10-month world tour, stopping at 2 local schools along the way.

Clarke County Mentor Program honors doctoral student

David Stanley, a second-year doctoral candidate in the counseling psychology program, hopes his presence at Clarke Middle School will help inspire the next generation of leaders.

Spanish-speaking counselors from College help fill community need

Immigration issues and trauma complicate the need for bilingual mental health professionals.

Study finds movement in treating epilepsy

A kinesiology student launches a study in an area not often addressed: How exercise affects chronic seizures.

Graduate students help high schoolers learn beyond the written word

English Education students pair with ninth-graders to explore storytelling.

Learning the ropes while learning the language

Students experience real-world teaching through new dual-language immersion program

Kids, adults can be 'swim teachers' to help prevent bullying

For National Bullying Prevention Month, the director of our Safe and Welcoming Schools project shares some prevention tips.

A summer's swim into learning

Camp DIVE gives kids the chance to rethink how they see a classroom

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