Aug
4
Tue
2015
Prospectus Presentation – Marian Janet Nourollahi @ College of Education and Human Development
Aug 4 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

An Examination of Preservice/Mentor Teacher Interactions On Beliefs, Professional Identity, and Science Teaching Practices
by Marian Janet Nourollahi

The purpose of this study of preservice and mentor science teachers’ interactions on their beliefs, professional identity, and teaching practices is to: 1) distinguish between what preservice and mentor teachers believe about science teaching based on research or prior experience, and their actual science teaching practices, and 2) determine how preservice and mentor teacher interactions help shape their beliefs and professional identity regarding science teaching and how this affects their teaching practices. The main research question is: How do the interactions between preservice science teachers and their mentor teachers affect their beliefs, professional identity, and science teaching practices? This question was explored through a situated learning lens utilizing a descriptive, single case study design. One-on-one interviews of the preservice and mentor teachers were conducted and analyzed for emerging themes on teacher beliefs and professional identity and specific categories of science teaching practices. Videotaped observations of preservice and mentor teachers while planning and discussing lessons were analyzed to determine meanings on science teaching practices that emerge through their interaction and subsequent discourse. Written artifacts, including lesson plans, mentor teacher feedback, and researcher field notes, were collected and analyzed to compare science teaching practices with the teachers’ espoused beliefs on science teaching and learning. The case study narrative that results from the written and verbal communication between the preservice and mentor teachers provides important insight into their relationship and the possible subsequent influences on science teaching practices. This may also have important implications for the future design of preservice teacher field experiences in science teacher education programs.

Aug
26
Wed
2015
Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education and Human Development, room 1030
Aug 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Educator Preparation Presentation

Presenter: Joyce Many

This presentation will begin at 12 p.m. in the Forum (College of Education and Human Development, room 1030).

Aug
29
Sat
2015
CEHD Alumni Network’s Back to School Celebration @ Indian Creek Lodge
Aug 29 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Indian Creek Lodge

PounceFun for the entire family!

Free food and parking!

Special appearance by GSU cheerleaders and Pounce, GSU’s mascot!

School supplies will also be collected to support The Study Hall after-school program.

RSVP by August 12 to etate2@gsu.edu or call 404-413-8101

 

Sep
2
Wed
2015
Distinguished Speaker Series @ College of Education and Human Development, room 1030
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Distinguished Speaker Series Presentation

Presenter: Debbie Reese, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Debbie Reese’s research focuses on the ways in which Native Americans are represented in children’s books. She is a book reviewer for Horn Book Inc. and Multicultural Review and has taught children’s literature at the University of Illinois College of Education. Reese conducts workshops designed to help participants gain awareness about issues such as stereotyping, insider/outsider perspective and appropriation of stories.

This Distinguished Speaker Series presentation will begin at 12 p.m. in the Forum (College of Education and Human Development, room 1030).

Sep
11
Fri
2015
STEAM3 Conference @ Georgia State University's Centennial Hall
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Georgia State University will bring emerging technologies and the newest teaching and learning models to Atlanta at its STEAM3 Conference (science, technology, engineering, arts and math “cubed”) on Sept. 11-12, 2015.

The conference, hosted by the university’s College of Education and Human Development and the nonprofit Learning Innovations in Future Education, will transform the first floor of Georgia State’s Centennial Hall into an interactive learning environment, complete with immersive labs, workshops and demonstration areas focused on four themes: “The Living Classroom,” “The Game of Learning,” “Make Magic” and “Interactive Storytelling.”

Attendees will not only be able to experience the latest technologies and interactive methods for teaching STEAM subjects, but also listen to panel discussions and presentations by learning technology experts from Georgia State, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Robots and Pencils, Nano Art 21, the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training and other innovative organizations.

The conference will also feature an interactive playground that highlights topics like the gamification of learning and digital storytelling.

Those interested in attending can purchase two-day conference passes or one-day passes for the interactive playground by visiting http://steam3.com/purchase-tickets. For information about group rates, contact Maggie Duval at mduval@futures-lab.com.

For a listing of presenters and exhibitors, visit http://steam3.com.

Volunteer to be part of STEAM3.

Sep
12
Sat
2015
STEAM3 Conference @ Georgia State University's Centennial Hall
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

Georgia State University will bring emerging technologies and the newest teaching and learning models to Atlanta at its STEAM3 Conference (science, technology, engineering, arts and math “cubed”) on Sept. 11-12, 2015.

The conference, hosted by the university’s College of Education and Human Development and the nonprofit Learning Innovations in Future Education, will transform the first floor of Georgia State’s Centennial Hall into an interactive learning environment, complete with immersive labs, workshops and demonstration areas focused on four themes: “The Living Classroom,” “The Game of Learning,” “Make Magic” and “Interactive Storytelling.”

Attendees will not only be able to experience the latest technologies and interactive methods for teaching STEAM subjects, but also listen to panel discussions and presentations by learning technology experts from Georgia State, the Georgia Institute of Technology, Robots and Pencils, Nano Art 21, the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training and other innovative organizations.

The conference will also feature an interactive playground that highlights topics like the gamification of learning and digital storytelling.

Those interested in attending can purchase two-day conference passes or one-day passes for the interactive playground by visiting http://steam3.com/purchase-tickets. For information about group rates, contact Maggie Duval at mduval@futures-lab.com.

For a listing of presenters and exhibitors, visit http://steam3.com.

Volunteer to be part of STEAM3.

Sep
16
Wed
2015
Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education and Human Development, room 1030
Sep 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Business Managers Presentation

Presenter: Matt Gillett

This presentation will begin at 12 p.m. in the Forum (College of Education and Human Development, room 1030).

Sep
23
Wed
2015
Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education and Human Development, room 1030
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Educator Preparation Presentation

Presenter: Joyce Many

This presentation will begin at 12 p.m. in the Forum (College of Education and Human Development, room 1030).

Oct
7
Wed
2015
Distinguished Speaker Series @ College of Education and Human Development, room 1030
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Distinguished Speaker Series Presentation

Presenter: Qi Wang, Cornell University

Qi Wang received both her bachelor’s and her doctorate in psychology from China’s Peking University and Harvard University, respectively. She has received many honors and awards, including the International Society for Study of Behavioral Development’s Young Scientist Award, the Society for Research in Child Development’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to Early Research and the SRCD Asian Caucus’s Outstanding Contribution to Research Award. Her book, entitled, “The Autobiographical Self in Time and Culture,” was recently published by Oxford University Press.

This Distinguished Speaker Series presentation will begin at 12 p.m. in the Forum (College of Education and Human Development, room 1030).

Oct
21
Wed
2015
Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education and Human Development, room 1030
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Business Managers Presentation

Presenter: Matt Gillett

This presentation will begin at 12 p.m. in the Forum (College of Education and Human Development, room 1030).