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Articles for: Office of School Engagement

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.

Camp DIVE makes a splash for a second summer

November 10, 2017
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.

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

November 10, 2017
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.

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.

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.

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.

Workshop trains dozens of mentor teachers

November 10, 2017
Offered each summer, the workshop trains mentor teachers in co-teaching strategies to best support their teacher candidates.

Teamwork creates lesson that's made in the shade

November 10, 2017
College of Education and Clarke County School District partner for students' solar eclipse experience,

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.

Math Hall and Ball provides math enrichment, acceleration

May 1, 2017
The Office of School Engagement serves as a bridge between the worlds of theory and practice in public education to improve the educational experiences of students and the professional lives of educators.

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.

'PDS work is always changing' says school administrator

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

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.

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.

Documentary series features College's partnership with school district

January 13, 2017
Hosted by legendary actor James Earl Jones, the series of mini-documentaries called "Behind the Scenes" highlights innovations and leaders in areas such as health, education, business, culture and the environment.

Learning the ropes while learning the language

November 9, 2016
Students experience real-world teaching through new dual-language immersion program

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

October 11, 2016
For National Bullying Prevention Month, the director of our Safe and Welcoming Schools project shares some prevention tips.

Partnership helps local high schools win national recognition

September 13, 2016
Professors-in-residence, Experience UGA programs cited as Clarke high schools named 'Schools of Opportunity'

Camp DIVE gives kids a leg up on summer

June 17, 2016
The inaugural camp is helping to prevent 'summer slide' reports local newspaper

New summer program keeps kids learning when school is out

March 30, 2016
Camp DIVE expands partnership between UGA, Clarke County Schools