Sound Worlds: The Sonification of the Japanese Garden @ Kopleff Recital Hall
Jan 20 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

A concert of modern soundscapes inspired by the rock gardens of Japan.  Featuring performances by Berlin-based sound artist, performer, and researcher Dr. Michael D. Fowler and GSU new music ensemble-in-residence Bent Frequency.

Dissertation Formatting Workshop @ Classroom South 403/405
Jan 24 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Dissertation Formatting Workshop for Graduate Students
Tuesday, Jan. 24
2:30-4:30 p.m.
Classroom South 403/405

Carla Woods and Tim Merritt will co-lead this workshop about organizing and formatting your dissertation for electronic submission to the university. RSVP required.

For more information about this workshop, contact Leslie Currah at lcurrah@gsu.edu.

Resume Writing Workshop @ CEHD room 250
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Résumé Writing Workshop for Graduate Students
Tuesday, Jan. 24
3-4:30 p.m.
CEHD room 250

Your résumé summarizes your personal and professional preparation for the positions to which you are applying. Matt Henderson’s presentation will demonstrate how updating your résumé helps record important details from past experiences in one place.

For more information about this workshop, contact Leslie Currah at lcurrah@gsu.edu.

Professional Development Wednesdays – Educator Preparation presentation @ CEHD room 1030
Jan 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Educator Preparation Open Forum: “Linguistically Responsive Pedagogy, Part I”
Facilitator: Joyce Many, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Education and Educator Preparation
Panelists: CEHD faculty members Cathy Amanti, Sue Kasun and Laura May

In recent years, critical scholars from the field of language education have shifted away from a monolingual approach to language education to an approach that acknowledges and incorporates the fluid language practices of multilingual individuals and communities.  Rather than viewing languages in isolation of each other, these scholars consider the varied and rich language abilities of emergent bilinguals to be part of a person’s linguistic resources that can be drawn upon to communicate and make meaning of text.  This suggests that rather than keeping languages separate in the classroom, teachers should organize instruction in a way that capitalizes on their students’ translanguaging abilities.

The Professional Development Wednesdays Speaker Series offers workshops, forums and talks on a range of topics aimed at the college’s faculty, staff and students. Educator Preparation presentations are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month at 12 p.m. in College of Education and Human Development room 1030.

Dissertation Prospectus Presentation — Eddy Darko Asiedu @ CEHD, Room 608
Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“Donor Funding and the Development of Social Education”

by: Eddy Darko Asiedu

Understanding the history of social studies education In Ghana from the de-colonlalization period through the 21st century provides educational stakeholders with vital information about the Influence of donor funding. Social studies is central to helping any society develop an informed citizenry. Thus, this study provides an opportunity to evaluate the historical and contemporary impact of donor funding on educational reforms and the development of social studies In Ghana. The extent of donor Influence on education reforms in Ghana raises questions over the scope of national ownership of the educational reforms. The main research questions addressed In this study are as follows: (a) To what extent has donor funding affected social studies education reform In Ghana from 1951 -2010? and (b) How have these reforms Impacted Ghana’s social studies education in secondary schools? Data analyzed in the study will Include both primary and secondary data sources. The primary source data will consist of documents from the Ministry of Education Ghana, Ghana Education Service, West Africa Examination Council, and Curriculum Department Ghana. Also, primary documents from the British Council, United States Agency for International Development. World Bank and International Monetary Fund will be used to construct the historical context and the role of donor funding in social studies education reforms. The secondary sources wlll include dissertations, scholarly books, and journal articles.

Dissertation Prospectus Presentation — Ryan Lee James @ Urban Child Study, Room 840
Jan 26 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

“Difference Versus Disorder: A Systematic Review of Language Impairment in Child AAE; Examining the Clinical Utility of Grammaticality Judgment in AAE: The Role of Language Ability and Dialect Density”

by: Ryan Lee James

The overarching purpose of the dissertation studies is to contribute to the extant literature base on language assessment in the context of poverty and African American English (ME) dialect. Study 1 aims to synthesize the existing literature on the topic of language difference versus language disorder in an effort to create a profile of language impairment in ME-speaking children. Study 2 has two aims. The first is to characterize morphological knowledge, as indexed by grammaticality judgment, of ME-speaking children whose language ability and dialect density vary along a continuum. The second aim is to examine the clinical utility of the grammaticality judgment paradigm as an assessment method for use with low-income, AAE speakers. Results from both studies will be discussed relative to the existing oral language profiles of ME speakers and the impact of ·linguistic variation on assessment.

Imposter Phenomenon Workshop @ CEHD room 1025
Jan 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Imposter Phenomenon Workshop for Graduate Students
Thursday, Jan. 26
4-5:30 p.m.
CEHD room 1025

Dr. Jeana Griffith from Counseling Services will introduce you to the Imposter Phenomenon, a psychological phenomenon in which people are unable to internalize and accept their success.

For more information about this workshop, contact Leslie Currah at lcurrah@gsu.edu.

Dissertation Prospectus Presentation — Nicole Venuto @ CEHD, Room 509
Jan 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“First Graders Explore Oral and Written Mathematical Discourse”

by Nicole Venuto

Communicating about their thinking in mathematics is challenging for young children. This research  will study the change in first grade students oral and written solution explanations before and after eight problem-based mathematics lessons that focus on developing conceptual understanding of adding or subtracting a 2-digit number and a multiple of ten. A pre/post quasi-experimental design will be used. Participants will be assigned to a control group or an experimental group based on the classroom in which they are assigned. All students will complete a pre and post assessment. Both groups will receive the same problem-based lessons. To encourage growth in their communication skills, students in both groups will be asked to talk about their strategies, while the experimental group will be asked to both talk and write about their strategies in each lesson. Oral and written pre and post assessments will be scored using a rubric adapted from the Project M3 curriculum (Gavin et al., 2006-2008). lnterrater reliability will be established. Statistical analysis will be conducted to determine if a significant difference exists between first graders oral and written mathematical explanations. ANCOVA will be conducted to determine if the use of written explanations in each lesson improved children’s oral and written mathematical explanations.

Lunch and Learn: Study Abroad Programs @ CEHD room 1030
Jan 31 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Interested in studying abroad but not sure where to start?

Bring your lunch to CEHD room 1030 on Tuesday, Jan. 31, for more information about our college’s offerings and how you can start planning your trip!

For more details, contact Erin Kothari at ekothari@gsu.edu.

Distinguished Speaker Series – Jerome Harste @ CEHD room 1030
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Distinguished Speaker Series: Jerome Harste, Indiana University

Jerome Harste, professor emeritus of literacy, culture and language education at Indiana University, will speak to CEHD students, faculty and staff Feb. 1 as part of the Distinguished Speaker Series.

Harste taught at Indiana University from 1970-2006, becoming the first Armstrong Chair in the School of Education in 1997. He has received numerous awards for his work in early literacy, including the David H. Russell Research Award from the National Council of Teachers of English and the Oscar Causey Research Award for Outstanding Contributions to the profession’s understanding of the reading process. In 1997, he was inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame and in 2008, he was recognized as an outstanding language arts educator by the elementary section of the National Council of Teachers of English. At Indiana University, he received the Gorman Teaching Award from the School of Education and the Frederic Bachman Lieber Memorial Teaching Award from the university. He has served on the Board of the International Reading Association as well as the President of the National Reading Conference (now the Literacy Research Association), the Whole Language Umbrella, the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy and the National Council of Teachers in English.

His presentation will highlight what he has learned about the learning process by being an artist that might provide insight into improving literacy teaching and learning.

The Distinguished Speaker Series brings cutting-edge researchers at the state and national levels to the college on the first Wednesday of each month. Presentations are held at 12 noon (unless otherwise noted) in the College of Education and Human Development Forum, room 1030.

For more information, click here.

One Belt, One Road: Global Challenges and Opportunities @ Centennial Hall Auditorium
Feb 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Afternoon Briefing with DR. DA-HSUAN FENG, special advisor to the rector and director of Global Affairs, University of Macao
FEBRUARY 1, 2017 
3-4:30 p.m. 
Georgia State University, Centennial Hall Auditorium
100 Auburn Avenue NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Open to the public. RSVP required:
In the fall of 2013, China’s President Xi Jinping proposed a global effort known as “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR), which focuses on connectivity and cooperation among countries primarily between the People’s Republic of China and the rest of Eurasia. The OBOR initiative seeks to link countries along the Ancient Silk Routes to advance cultural understanding, economic development, and diplomatic ties. It places unprecedented demand on China to profoundly reach out to and understand other cultures and civilizations. Professor Feng will discuss the implications of this massive initiative both for its direct neighbors (such as India) as well as for the West.
Moderated by DR. VOLKAN TOPALLI, acting associate provost for International Initiatives at Georgia State University.
Delegation led by DR. WEI ZHAO, rector of the University of Macao.
Download the event flyer here.