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UGA-Schenck School partnership enhances early literacy, teacher preparation

In collaboration with the Schenck School/ReadSource in Atlanta, 10 students in the College are providing high-quality reading interventions for over 30 students in the Atlanta area.

Amazing Student: Jonga Lee

Doctoral student Jonga Lee’s passion for K-12 education is inspired by her deep-seated concerns and interests regarding the education system, both in Korea and globally.

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.

College faculty members, graduate student recognized during 2024 Honors Week

This year, nine faculty members and a graduate student in the College were recognized for their accomplishments in both the classroom and in the local community.

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.

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.

School, counseling psychology doctoral students receive internship matches

This year, both the school psychology and counseling psychology programs reached a 100% match rate with doctoral students set to receive critical work experience in a range of areas and settings.

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.

A shared experience

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

Getting in the game

The work of an innovative research lab at UGA is giving hope to families of children with cerebral palsy.

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.

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.

Athletic Association Professor named to Kennedy Center Next 50 list

Georgia Athletic Association Professor Bettina Love joins a select a group of leaders who are making the world a more inspired, inclusive and compassionate place.

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.

OLLI@UGA presents awards for outstanding service, appoints new officers

OLLI@UGA recognized several members of the organization for their outstanding service and appointed new officers and members to the Board of Directors.

Two faculty members selected as Service-Learning Fellows

Faculty members Todd Dinkelman and Jamon Flowers were selected by UGA’s Office of Service-Learning to integrate academic service-learning into their teaching.

Georgia Children's Book Awards names 2021 winners

Stories about the depth of a father-daughter relationship and recollections of a childhood spent in American internment camps during World War II topped the list of children’s favorites for the 2021 Georgia Children’s Book Awards.

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.

Higgins named College of Education's associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion

Marian Higgins, clinical assistant professor in the department of counseling and human development services, will continue to create equitable workspaces by transforming policies and practices to ensure inclusivity and equity.

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.

Weight loss shouldn't be the goal of PE

A new study lead by Sami Yli-Piipari, an associate professor in the department of kinesiology, shows kids’ physical fitness is more important than BMI.

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.

Study to explore impact of COVID-19 on pre-K children's school readiness skills, recovery rates

To assess the long-term impact of COVID-19 on young students, researchers in the College are investigating the rate at which pre-K children return to pre-pandemic levels of school readiness.

$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.

HIIT exercise programs for individuals with Down syndrome show benefits

Incorporating high-intensity interval training into exercise programs for individuals with Down syndrome may help achieve critical health outcomes in a more time-efficient manner.

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.

OIT provides personal assistance during COVID-19

The College’s Office of Information Technology is helping faculty and staff who are teleworking from home transition to online formats with emerging learning tools and pedagogy.

Coordinating efforts to protect medical professionals

UGA Mary Frances Early College of Education alumni and staff are working together to produce face shields for local medical professionals.

Anneliese A. Singh named Tulane University's first chief diversity officer

Singh, professor and associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion, was recently named Tulane University’s first associate provost for diversity and faculty development, effective July 20.

Leadership award named in doctoral student's honor

The Georgia First Generation Foundation recently named their leadership award in honor of Bobby Gueh, a Ph.D. candidate in the department of counseling and human development services.

UGA graduate students support Cedar Shoals High School class with service projects

Three groups were chosen to receive funding for their research projects, which aim to benefit the Athens community.

Russian Flagship Program cultural event series explores traditions and histories

The inaugural series aims to introduce students to diverse communities where Russian is spoken widely in business, government, education and other cultural contexts.

Research through community service

Two kinesiology professors are the first to publish research on the comparison of youth tackle and flag football head impact biomechanics.

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.

UGA researchers receive $1.4M to combat opioid crisis

Awarded by the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration, the grant will bring an interdisciplinary team of researchers together to grow the state’s opioid-related behavioral health workforce.

Three College of Education alumni named to 2019 UGA 40 Under 40 Class

Colin Muething (BSEd ‘07, MEd ‘09), Cindy Quinlan (BBA ‘02, MEd ‘03, EdS ‘09) and JaNaè Taylor (MEd ‘03, PhD ‘07) exemplify leadership in their industries and communities and uphold the Pillars of the Arch.

An 'encouraging' award: Doctoral student receives Lee Roy B. Giles honor

Marques Dexter, a doctoral student in the College’s department of kinesiology, is this year’s graduate student recipient of the Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award.

Living, and giving, with purpose: Alumna's teaching career turns to technology

Jamie Rife (MED ‘08) connects unmet student needs with community members who want to help.

Assistant professor named 2019-2020 Public Service and Outreach Faculty Fellow

As a 2019-2020 Public Service and Outreach Faculty Fellow, assistant professor Darris Means will study the tools, skills and resources that rural high school students need to prepare for college.

Students derive words—and entire presentations—from pictures

Elementary book club finds inspiration from Georgia Children’s Book Award-nominated books.

Media mention: Welsh's research sheds light on disparities in school discipline

It’s a complex issue, said Richard Welsh, who recently presented his research to the Clarke County Board of Education.

Two assistant professors selected as 2019-2020 Service-Learning Fellows

The University of Georgia’s Office of Service-Learning recently selected Collette Chapman-Hilliard and Jill Stefaniak to participate in the 2019-2020 Service-Learning Fellows program.

Drive to succeed led veteran to his new teaching degree

Perry West, a decorated war veteran of the U.S. Army, has traveled the world and influenced thousands of soldiers, but his latest achievement is graduating from the College of Education.

Social studies collaboration supports new teacher growth

An innovative secondary social studies collaboration is having a positive effect on local teachers and UGA teacher candidates.

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.

Students get expert lesson in restorative practices

National expert drops by high school class to offer encouragement and examples.

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

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

PIPs project highlighted by U.S. Department of Education

The University of Georgia’s Preparation of Interdisciplinary Providers project in the College of Education received a spotlight in the U.S. Department of Education’s Early Learning newsletter.

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.

Official partnership paves way for South Korean collaborations

An agreement signed earlier this month by the College’s Research and Innovation in Learning (RAIL) Lab will help bring South Korean university students to a top American university to learn lessons in robotics and virtual reality and deliver them to K-12 students in South Korea.

Class benefits pre-health students, disabled community members

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

Alumna featured in Forbes for mental health podcast

Joy Bradford, an alumna of the College of Education and a licensed psychologist, was recently featured on to discuss her mental health podcast and passion for promoting mental wellness in black women.

Gift supports graduate certificate in dyslexia

The Zeist Foundation helps educators and clinicians gain a deeper understanding of reading development.

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.

College of Education dean focuses on building collaborative community

Whether she’s working with pre-service teachers or one of her six doctoral students, Dean Denise Spangler strives to inspire genuine curiosity in the way her students approach 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.

Faculty and teachers' trip to Alabama's Legacy Museum sparks dialogue for change

The experience also inspired 15 educators and community members to work to commemorate the victims of racial terror lynchings in Athens-Clarke County.

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.

Graduate student and newly elected commissioner uses literacy to empower

Doctoral student’s path is ‘purely distillable to just loving language and seeing it in everything,’ she says.

Alumna takes wide-angle approach to new role on school board

With a background in counseling psychology, LaKeisha Gantt (MED ‘03, PHD ‘10) adds a new perspective to the Clarke County School Board.

Alumna receives 2018 Mid-Career Contribution Award from AERA

Kakali Bhattacharya, an alumna of UGA’s College of Education, received the Scholar of Color Mid-Career Contribution Award from AERA for her contributions to education research and development.

An added bonus: Communication sciences and disorders students get hands-on experience

Working with selection of ‘augmentative communication’ devices gives students real-world experience using this new technology before graduation.

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.

Welsh focuses on policy, equity, discipline issues across district

Richard O. Welsh, assistant professor in the department of lifelong education, administration and policy, became a district-wide professor-in-residence in January.

National organization honors professor for groundbreaking work

Anneliese Singh will receive the inaugural award, which is in her name, for her work with queer and trans populations.

Faculty member's work launched powerful partnership to prepare teachers

After 11 years, Dr. Janna Dresden will step down as Director of the College of Education’s Office of School Engagement in July.

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.

Alumna receives Outstanding Research Award from NC State University

Jessica DeCuir-Gunby (MA ‘00, PhD ‘03), a professor of educational psychology at North Carolina State University, received the 2018-2019 Outstanding Research Award from NC State’s Alumni Association.

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.

Georgia Children's Book Awards names 2018 winners

More than 30,000 children across the state took part in this year’s vote.

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.

2017-2018 College of Education Distinguished Alumni Awards honor six for their achievements

Six graduates of the University of Georgia’s College of Education will be recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College’s 13th annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on April 6.

$3.3 million grant to help children stay active with virtual reality

Thanks to a five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health, an interdisciplinary team of UGA researchers will introduce a new virtual reality system to help promote physical activity among children ages 6 to 10 year olds.

Doctoral student honored for his mentorship

During a breakfast on Wednesday, David Stanley was named Mentor of the Year for Clarke Central High School.

$1.1 million grant to promote collaboration among service professionals

A new five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs will help graduate students gain collaborative clinical experience serving young children and earn an advanced degree.

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.

Professor receives lifetime achievement award from creativity association

Bonnie Cramond was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Creativity Association for her extraordinary accomplishments and contributions to the betterment of society.

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.

Professors, alumnus contribute to journal's special leadership issue

Faculty and an alumnus of the College of Education were recently featured in a special issue of The Counseling Psychologist, a flagship journal among counseling psychology professionals.

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.

Assistant professor quoted on test-based accountability

Richard Welsh was recently quoted by the AJC on Georgia’s new scoring system proposal.

Workshop trains dozens of mentor teachers

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

SERVE Conference: PDSD takes part in 1st regional event

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.

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.

Climate change: Kat Raczynski helps district set course for improved social-emotional development

The director of the Safe and Welcoming Schools project in the College of Education became the Clarke County School District’s district-wide professor-in-residence for school climate in fall 2015.

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.

Camp DIVE makes a splash for a second summer

Everyone who participated came away with a new appreciation for the power of experiential learning and contributed to the positive energy that characterized the month-long summer camp.

Professor and retired associate professor receive 2017 AECT Special Service Award

Rob Branch and Mike Orey were awarded the 2017 Special Service Award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology for their significant contributions to the association.

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.

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.

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.

Associate professor quoted on rapping lesson plans

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.

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.

Alumna receives national award for commitment to gifted education

Heather Vaughn (EdS ‘17), an assistant director of advanced academics at the University of Texas at Austin High School, received the 2017 Master’s and Specialist Award from the National Association for Gifted Children.

3 faculty members recognized for teaching excellence

This year, out of 24 Fellows selected across the University of Georgia, three were recognized in the College of Education, including Morgan Faison, Amanda Ferster and Liz Saylor.

New patent perfects muscle mitochondria test for diseased populations

Professor Kevin McCully’s device makes it easier to diagnose and treat problems such as fatigue, muscle weakness, peripheral vascular disease and heart failure.

Students enjoy their moment in the sun

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

Alumna recognized twice for excellence in teaching

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.

Educational psychology professor Marty Carr helped children excel in mathematics

Marty Carr, a professor in the department of educational psychology, who dedicated her career to researching the development of mathematics literacy in young children, died on July 30, 2017. She was 59.

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.

Alumnus receives staff award from Office of the Vice President for Instruction

Gregory Spillers (PhD ‘17), director of the Pre-Health Advising Office at UGA, was recently honored with the Lightbulb Award for his innovative ideas and creative solutions to improve student services.

Alumnus reaches milestone with Order of Palmetto, second Verner Award

Leo Twiggs (EdD ‘70), an alumnus of the College of Education and a celebrated batik artist, has earned two of South Carolina’s highest honors.

Record-breaking number of College of Education alumni named to 2017 UGA 40 Under 40 Class

Nine alumni of the College of Education were recently named to the University of Georgia’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2017. This is the highest number of alumni from the College named to the list since the program began in 2011.

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.

Professor wins fellowship to study college access among rural black students

Darris Means, an assistant professor in the department of counseling and human development services, is one of 30 chosen as a 2017 National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellow.

Program explores links between language and social justice

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

Faculty member works to spread word about heat-related illness

Bud Cooper, clinical associate professor in the department of kinesiology, is one of several professionals behind The Heat Factor, a new website dedicated to sharing information about heat-related illness.

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.

Doctoral student receives 2017 NAACP Image Award

Jasmine Jenkins was recently honored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People for her commitment to social justice, diversity and equality in the Athens-Clark County community.

Students in study abroad program meet town's mayor

Mayor Gian Carlo Muzzarelli met with 23 College of Education students and professor Beth Tolley while they are taking part in the annual study-abroad trip to Modena, Italy.

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.

Russell Yeany, dean emeritus of the College of Education, 1941-2017

Russell Yeany, professor emeritus and former dean of the University of Georgia College of Education, died May 5 from kidney complications. He was 76.

Passion for education helps student sew new skills

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

Study identifies 'key practices' that advance PDS work

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

Office of School Engagement student spotlight: Melissa Baker

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

Annual conference for professional development schools includes 35 local educators

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

Action research: Examining mentor teacher needs

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.

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

Graduate students recognized for excellence in teaching

Eighteen teaching assistants in the College of Education were recognized for their significant contributions to the instructional mission of the university.

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

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

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.

Partnership helps English language learners in 2 countries

The partnership draws from research from the College of Education’s Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education, which found a particular method of instruction called “instructional conversation” was extremely successful in helping English-language learners catch up with their peers.

OLLI@UGA welcomes new executive director

Tim Meehan brings with him years of experience managing nonprofit organizations in the United Kingdom.

Graduate student named a Javits-Frasier Scholar

Jerilyn Williams was recently named a 2016 Javits-Frasier Scholar by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).

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

Breaking the mold

Triple Dawg researches new ways to diversify classroom experiences and support academic success in young students.

Doctoral student named School Counselor of the Year

Alexandra Huguelet was recognized by the Georgia School Counselor’s Association for her leadership and work promoting equity and access to opportunities for all students.

Graduate student receives Child Caregiver of the Year award

Darius Phelps was honored by the Georgia Association on Young Children for his exemplary work with children and commitment to the field of education.

Counseling psychology professor honored as profession's 'elder'

The National Latina/o Psychological Association recognized Edward Delgado-Romero with the “Padrina/o Award,” naming him one of the organization’s elders.

Professor named a Research Thought Leader by the Innovation Collaborative

Bonnie Cramond was named to a group of six national advisors to stimulate further research on how the intersections of the arts and STEM can promote creative thinking in K-12 settings

Kappa Delta Pi elects new president; leadership council

Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education at the University of Georgia, recently elected a new president and leadership council to help foster excellence in education.

Red Clay Writing Project helps develop next generation of instruction

Savannah’s Deep Center creates programs that teach literacy in innovative ways

Partnership helps local high schools win national recognition

Professors-in-residence, Experience UGA programs cited as Clarke high schools named ‘Schools of Opportunity’

A summer's swim into learning

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

Rural location, race influence students' access to college, according to new study

Students from rural communities who want to attend college face challenges on their pathways to higher education, according to a new study from a College of Education researcher.

Professor named co-editor of journal Voices from the Middle

Sara Kajder will oversee the journal’s peer review process, write themed calls, determine content for each issue and direct the redesign of the journal’s cover and interior layout.

Cris Escalera: 'Education can change your life'

The senior exercise and sport science major created a community health fair and works in the Biomechanics Research Lab.

'Outpace Parkinson's' race is one more link between CHDS, community

Faculty and friends in the College’s Department of Counseling and Human Development Services are supporting the 5K run/walk to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s research.

Apply for Creativity Awards by Aug. 20

Time is running out to submit your entry to the 2016 International Torrance Legacy Creativity Awards.

Amazing Student: Abbe Van Gorder

Abbe Van Gorder is making the most of her time at UGA by pursuing a double major, taking on a role as a student ambassador and earning scholarships.

Amazing Student: Lenie George

Doctoral student Lenie George gets to offer professional development on how to integrate technology within the classroom in meaningful ways.

Understanding literacies through chalk art

English education graduate students participate in College’s first Madonnari to illustrate different understandings of literacies and discourse.

Smagorinsky: Should schools designate unisex restrooms?

Peter Smagorinsky explains why schools should embrace the White House’s inclusion efforts towards transgender students.

Professor receives Trueba Award from AERA

Cynthia Dillard received the Henry T. Trueba Award for her distinguished contributions leading to the transformation of the social contexts of education.

Mission complete! Robotics competition lands successfully for 2nd year

RAIL Robotics Competition sends 28 Barrow County students on a ‘mission’ to Mars.

Second NEA 'Big Read' grant brings more poetry to Athens area

Thanks to a recent “Big Read” grant award from the National Endowment of the Arts (NEA), the Athens community can enjoy a series of poetry events this June and another one in the fall.

CLASE celebrates students, family and friends at annual Parent Night

Earlier this month, the Center for Latino Achievement and Success in Education’s Tutoring and Mentoring program culminated in a Parent Night celebration.

Advisor receives outstanding undergraduate academic advising award

Anna Williams was recently recognized for her excellence in advising undergraduate students on class selection and course of study.

Three students inducted into UGA's Arch Society

Named after the most prominent symbol of the university, members of the Arch Society provide service to the University of Georgia as official hosts and goodwill ambassadors.

Creating a chain of positivity

First districtwide bullying prevention essay contest honors students, teachers and administrators.

Doctoral student organizes first sports forum for women

Over 100 female students and professionals gathered earlier this month in downtown Detroit to engage in a day of sharing, educating and empowerment.

Professor receives career award, named president-elect of professional association

Rosemary Phelps received the 2016 Career Achievement Award from OSU for her outstanding contributions to the field of counseling psychology.

Professor recognized for work on diversity, equity

Tarek Grantham received the Student Government Association’s Outstanding Professor Recognition Award for his work on diversity and equity issues.

Kinesiology professor receives 2016 Engaged Scholar Award

Phillip Tomporowski believes great things start to happen when university outreach extends academic resources to meet community needs.

COE faculty members recognized during 2016 Honors Week

Five faculty members in the College of Education were recognized for their accomplishments both in the classroom and in the local community.

Moving beyond autism awareness

In celebration of National Autism Awareness Month, members of the Athens community are invited to learn more about autism’s complex nature.

COE alumna elected president of NSSLHA

Chelsea Walker, a graduate student clinician at UGA’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, was recently elected president of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association.

New summer program keeps kids learning when school is out

Camp DIVE expands partnership between UGA, Clarke County Schools

'The Big Read' fills Athens with poetry this April

Professor Melisa Cahnmann-Taylor has lined up a slate of readings, lectures, hands-on events and performances as a way to intertwine the work of Robinson Jeffers with the culture and landscape of the South.

Sightseeing bears, magical town win Georgia Children's Book Awards

The annual awards, which took place last weekend as part of the Conference on Children’s Literature, gave top honors to “Breaking News Bear Alert” by David Biedrzycki and “A Snicker of Magic” by Natalie Lloyd.

Professor's essays recall innovation, legacy of Foxfire program

Fifty years after launching the Foxfire program, the rural ways of life are still teaching important lessons for students in Rabun County, even though the name is no longer used to describe the form of education that connects students to the community.

Alumnus empowers students through books, school library

Andy Plemmons’ biggest goal as a school library media specialist is to empower student voices.

Student finds 'Treasure' with sustainability grant

Original theater production blends the arts with STEM topics, makerspace.

Alumnus selected as top 10 finalist for Global Teacher Prize

Kazuya Takahashi, an alumnus of the University of Georgia’s College of Education, was selected as a top 10 finalist for the prestigious Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize for his innovative work in the classroom.

2015-16 Donor Appreciation and Alumni Awards honor nine for their achievements

Nine COE graduates and friends were recognized for their career achievements and community leadership at the College’s 11th annual Donor Appreciation and Alumni Awards Dinner.

Faculty member to help select top children's nonfiction books

Jennifer Graff, associate professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education, will serve a three-year term on the committee that selects top nonfiction books for children.

Graduate named 2016 ACTE Teacher of the Year

COE alumna Cindy Quinlan was recently named the 2016 ACTE Teacher of the Year for her commitment and dedication to the improvement of technical education.

Researchers to develop new measure of creativity

Two doctoral students from Plymouth University, United Kingdom are collaborating with gifted education professor Mark Runco on a new study that aims to develop objective methods of creativity measurement.

'Big Read' events bring California poet's works to Georgia audiences

Sibling rivalry fuels research initiatives

Brother and sister pair Michael Cook and Jennifer Cook Edwards credit their success to sibling rivalry and a passion for technical education.

CIS instructor receives service-learning teaching award

Gretchen Thomas has been selected to receive the 2016 Service-Learning Teaching Excellence Award to sustain and enhance her service-learning work.

Sophomore launches mentor program at Clarke Middle School

College of Education sophomore Mansur Buffins helps local students at Clarke Middle School feel more connected to campus.

Three faculty members selected as Service-Learning Fellows

Fields-Smith, Hines and Kopcha were selected by UGA’s Office of Service-Learning to integrate academic service-learning into their teaching.

Professor receives lifetime achievement award

Pamela Paisley was recently awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia School Counselor Association for her outstanding impact on the school counseling profession.

New faculty grant seeks next generation of active learning

Glickman Challenge Grant for Project-Based Learning aims to link classroom lessons with a larger goal.

Launch party highlights grant to help Georgia families

Stakeholders, partners gather for a kickoff reception at the UGA Special Collections Library

Savannah's Deep Center honored by White House; influenced by Red Clay Writing Project

Savannah’s Deep Center was recently awarded the 2015 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for its Young Author Project.

Faculty take part in national conversation on school counseling

Three College of Education faculty members joined a team of 10 from across Georgia for a national White House-sponsored event focusing on school counseling.

COE launches new autism, behavioral analysis research center

The University of Georgia College of Education has pooled its expertise to form a new research center focused on autism and behavioral analysis.

Students, families and teachers celebrate LISELL-B's White House recognition

Over 100 Latino and Karen-Burmese middle and high school students and parents celebrated the recent White House award received by LISELL-B.

Undergraduates' animation finds its way to California classrooms

Students delve into topics such as poverty, disasters and electricity using stop-motion films

Using robotics to build for the future

Robotics partnerships foster creative problem solving among area students.

Student learns how survivors overcome life's mountains

Doctoral student examines factors that create survivors, not victims.

Nina Santus is passionate about students who stutter

Graduate student loved treating people who had a variety of speech and language disorders, but knew she could do even more by going back to school.

Faculty member works to create a culture of success

Community-driven research focuses on college access.

Complicating conversations about sexual assaults, white privilege

Chris Linder says she hopes to ‘complicate the conversation.’

Class ensures fitness for everyone

Wellness program blends research, outreach to benefit all involved.

Award-winning partnership benefits future teachers, students, educators

Working together, the College of Education and a local school district have created a model that trains future teachers, supports current ones, and benefits students; today, it’s a model used nationwide.

100 years later, Torrance's creativity still flows

Research starting from the pioneering work of the College’s Dr. E. Paul Torrance continues to influence gifted and creative education today.

Marrying clinical practice with community service

Adapted physical education class offers hands-on experience for future practitioners.

UGA-schools partnership is 'game-changer' for teens

Foothills Education Charter High School helps nearly 1,000 get diploma

Birthday celebration and lecture focuses on creative kids, teenagers

Parents, teachers and caregivers can hear about simple ways to enhance a child’s creativity at an upcoming celebration hosted by the University of Georgia College of Education.

Lanoue puts focus on reform efforts during State of Education conference

Clarke County’s superintendent tackled school reform efforts in keynote at annual event.

UGA nonprofit distributes free earplugs to growing list of music venues

Since its creation in 2009, We’re hEAR For You—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on raising awareness for noise-induced hearing loss—has distributed over 300,000 pairs of earplugs to the general public.

Daigle selected to serve on mental health board by Mayor Denson

Jolie Daigle was recently selected to serve on the Region 2 Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases Regional Planning Board by Mayor Nancy Denson and the Athens-Clarke County Commission.

Singh: Trans liberation benefits all of us

By changing the way we think about our own gender, we can help change the lives of transgender people for the better.

Do you take metformin? Join our research study

Do you take metformin? The Department of Kinesiology is conducting a research study to learn more about metformin’s effects on the body.

New camp shines light on food justice and local community

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.

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

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

Kopcha works with local teachers on technology programs

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

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.

New camp for underserved kids also serves research goal

Professor honored for his mentoring work

Deryl Bailey, a professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Development Services, was given the “Liberty Bell” award last month by Athens-area lawyers and judges of the Western Circuit Bar Association.

Poetry series explores inspirations behind works

A weeklong poetry series in June not only puts University of Georgia graduate students on stage, but also allows them to share it with several established, published poets.

First graders living the college life

More than 80 children from Athens’ J.J. Harris Elementary School field-tripped to UGA to get a taste of the college life, and to learn about Latin American countries and cultures.

Program gives students chance to Experience UGA

More than 450 Clarke County high school students had the opportunity to take a look behind the curtain of university science in two recent STEM-focused trips to University of Georgia laboratories and research facilities.

Clarke County 10th graders experience the arts at UGA

What began as a vision for a Clarke Central High School social studies teacher became reality as hundreds of Athens-Clarke County 10th graders visited the University of Georgia to explore the arts.

Archway fellowship allows professor to bring technology to rural Georgia communities

In fall 2014, COE faculty member Theodore J (T.J.) Kopcha was awarded a Public Service and Outreach fellowship with the UGA Archway Partnership. Kopcha is using his fellowship to extend his work with technology-enhanced learning.

Saturday Academy improves school readiness, vocabulary skills

The University of Georgia Archway Partnership’s Saturday Academy demonstrate a statistical improvement in school readiness and oral vocabulary skills for all children participating in school readiness classes.

Field trip program brings Clarke County kids to campus for a look at what's beyond high school

This is Experience UGA, a new program that brings students from the Clarke County School District to campus for activities that reinforce what they’re learning at school while exposing them to college life.

Amazing Student Zack Kroll

Zack Kroll found his calling in life through Teach for America and is getting even more hands-on experience as he pursues his master’s in the College of Education.

UGA Archway Facilitates Birth to Five Community Engagement in Whitfield County

With a growing consensus that early learning opportunities and intervention are critical to success, community leaders set a goal that every student in the county will read on grade level by third grade.

Clarke Central ninth-graders got a look at UGA science

The event was the second major field trip in a program called Experience UGA that aims to bring every Clarke County public school student to the UGA campus at least once a year for a field trip.

Archway Partnership in Dalton-Whitfield County connects families to schools

Archway Partnership launched its work with Dalton-Whitfield County this fall to support the community in its efforts to develop tri-directional partnerships among schools, families, and community organizations.

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