Feb
10
Wed
2016
CEHD Alumni Scholarship Program deadline
Feb 10 all-day

The College of Education and Human Development Alumni Scholarship Program is accepting applications through Feb. 10, 2016.

The scholarship, supported by donations from college alumni and friends, honors students who exemplify excellence by their scholarship and a commitment to improving student achievement.

A committee will review all applications and make recommendations based on the following criteria:

  • Must be enrolled in a graduate program in the College of Education and Human Development
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.5
  • Must show a pattern of scholarship (e.g., the presentation of research at professional meetings, publications, etc.)
  • Must show a commitment to service to the  university, community and profession
  • Must have a letter of recommendation from a professor in his/her department

Scholarships will be awarded and presented during the annual Alumni Network Gala and Silent Auction on April 23, 2016.

To download an application, click here.

For more information, contact Elisa Tate at 404-413-8101 or etate2@gsu.edu.

Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education and Human Development, room 1030
Feb 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Office of Research and Sponsored Projects Presentation

Presenter: Meredith Larson, research analyst, U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences

Meredith Larson oversees education research grants at the Institute of Education Sciences in the U.S. Department of Education. She helps recruit researchers from a wide array of disciplines into the field of education research, both junior and more senior researchers, and leads trainings on grant writing. Her own previous research explored the intersection of language and cognition. She earned her Ph.D. in psycholinguistics from Northwestern University, where she also worked as the assistant director to the English as a Second Language program.

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

Prospectus Presentation – Don Brown @ CEHD, Room 608
Feb 10 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

“Impact of Student Teaching on the Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs of Pre-Service Elementary Teachers”

by Don Brown

Much attention, both nationally and internationally, has been given to mathematics teaching and student mathematical performance (e.g. No Child Left Behind Act (2001), National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Standards (1991, 2000), Common Core State Standards, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (2013), and Program of International Student Assessment PISA (2013). As a result, teachers of mathematics have come under greater scrutiny and increased demands for student success have been placed upon them. Research has shown that teacher efficacy and mathematics teaching efficacy, forms of self-efficacy beliefs (Bandura, 1977, 1997), can have a positive impact on teaching and learning. Yet, there has been limited research on the mathematics teacher efficacy of pre-service elementary teachers (Swars, 2005). Therefore, this study will examine the following question: What happens to the mathematics teaching efficacy beliefs of pre-service teachers during student teaching? This study is designed as a qualitative study (Merriam, 2009), employing personal interviews, with an embedded survey, the Mathematics Teaching Efficacy Beliefs Instrument (Enochs, Smith, & Huinker, 2000). This methodology allows for the examination of how pre-service teachers interpret and construct meaning from their experiences. Participants selected for this study will be enrolled in their final year of studies in a teacher education program leading to credentials to teach grades kindergarten through five. It is expected this study will expand our knowledge of strategies for increasing efficacy of pre-service elementary teachers.

Feb
12
Fri
2016
Confucius Institute Chinese Café @ Citizens Trust Bank Building
Feb 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Practice you Chinese and enjoy some Chinese tea! Free for GSU students!

If the World is Globalized, Why Study Language and Culture? International Center Friday Conversation Series @ Georgia State University International Center
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Dr. Bill Nichols of the College of Arts and Sciences and Co-Director of CULTR. 12-1 in the International Center. Brown bag lunch welcome!

Stress, Trauma, and Resilience Center Speaker Series – Dr. Anneliese A. Singh @ CEHD Forum, Room 1030
Feb 12 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

“Resilience and Liberation at the Intersection: Building a Research Agenda with Trans People of Color”

Anneliese A. Singh is an Associate Professor at The University of Georgia and co-founder of the Georgia Safe Schools Coalition and Trans Resilience Project. Dr. Singh is a Georgia State University, Counseling and Psychology Services graduate from the Counseling Psychology program. She is an exceptionally active alum participating in various GSU events (TEDxGeorgiaStateU). She presented a TEDx Talk on transgender liberation and cisgender privilege.

In this presentation, Dr. Singh describes her research agenda exploring the lived experiences trans people of color have of resilience and liberation as they navigate multiple levels of societal oppression. In doing so, she discusses how racism, classism, and other experiences of discrimination influence health outcomes for trans people of color. Using a global perspective, Dr. Singh explores the difference between tolerance, affirmative, and liberatory approaches to counseling and psychological practice with trans people of color, and the critical role of gender questioning and critique in counseling and psychological training.

 Meet and Greet

There will be a meet and greet lunch before the talk, from 11:45am-12:45pm in the Forum, room 1030. There will be FREE PIZZA; please RSVP for planning purposes! Please come for free food and great conversation. Feel free to email Dr. Cirleen DeBlaere (cdeblaere@gsu.edu) with any questions.

More details for this talk and others in this speaker series can be found at http://cps.education.gsu.edu/research/stress-center/speaker-series-summaries/

Georgia State Night at Snow Mountain @ Not Specified
Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event Description:
Join Spotlight Programs board for a night of Snowman Building, Snow Tubing, Hot Chocolate and more! Tickets will be sold at Campus Tickets. Student tickets are $10 with a valid GSU ID and Guest tickets are $15 (Up to 2 Guests per student).
Contact Information:
Name: Samantha Sepulski
Phone: (404) 413 1612
Email: ssepulski@gsu.edu
Location Information:

Feb
15
Mon
2016
Aboriginal Mathematical Literacies in Brazil program application deadline
Feb 15 all-day

Aboriginal Mathematical Literacies in Brazil: This study abroad program affords firsthand field-based experiences of aboriginal mathematical literacies by immersing students in the authentic, elusive, and problematic daily experiences of indigenous cultures in Brazil. The primary purpose of this project is to provide an alternative lens to view the mathematics that is practiced by aboriginal Brazilian societies in the cause of survival.

For more information, click here.

Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2016

Exploring the Impact of Historical and Cultural Contexts on the Spanish Education System application deadline
Feb 15 all-day

Exploring the Impact of Historical and Cultural Contexts on the Spanish Education System: Many of the countries in the EU are being rocked by social and economic change. Countries within the Eurozone are facing dwindling economic resources and must make difficult decisions regarding the structure of the social safety nets. The system of government provided services, long the envy of many in the developed world is undergoing significant change. It is critical to understand how these and other social issues impact the educational system of countries undergoing this social evolution.

Obviously a major component of the social system in Spain is its educational system. How a country educates its children will determine its financial successes. Like many other countries, Spain has had to deal with an increasing immigrant population in its schools. This increase in the number of non-native Spaniards in classrooms presents unique challenges to the educational system. Specifically, issues related to language, the difference in educational level between immigrant children and their same age Spaniard peers, the financial pressures put on the parents of these immigrant children.

Students will have an opportunity to experience a culture different from their own while seeing how Spain deals with issues in their effort to modernize the way they educate their children while maintaining their rich cultural traditions.

For more information, click here.

Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2016

Global Experience Scholarship application deadlines
Feb 15 all-day

The Global Experience Scholarship provides opportunities to deserving students by offering substantial award amounts of up to $5,000 for Maymester or Summer programs, $7,500 for Fall or Spring semesters abroad, and $15,000 for an Academic Year, depending on financial need and program costs. Don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity to fund your study abroad program!

Maymester and Summer 2016 deadline: Feb. 15, 2016
Summer 2016 and Academic Year 2016-2017 deadline: April 15, 2016

For more information about the scholarship, click here.

Global Perspectives in Communication Disorders application deadline
Feb 15 all-day

Global Perspectives in Communication Disorders: This is an international training opportunity for Master’s level Communication Sciences and Disorders students at GSU. Participants will provide intervention services to children and adults with communication disorders in the Mustard Seed Community in Kingston, Jamaica.

For more information, click here.

Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2016

International Education Fee Study Abroad Scholarship deadlines
Feb 15 all-day

The Georgia State University International Education Fee (IEF) Study Abroad Scholarship, initiated in 2004, is funded by the mandatory international education student fee. If awarded the IEF Scholarship, students will receive a $1,000 award.

Maymester and Summer 2016 deadline: Feb. 15, 2016
Summer 2016 deadline: April 15, 2016

For more information about the scholarship, click here.

 

Jamaica Cultural Immersion in Education application deadline
Feb 15 all-day

Jamaica Cultural Immersion in Education: This study abroad program, offered during the Maymester 2016, will engage students in an international cultural immersion experience. Students will examine the political, educational, sociocultural, and economic factors that contribute to the various issues within the Jamaican educational system. Students will participate in a variety of cultural experiences and also work within local and regional schools and community organizations. Students will benefit from lectures, as well as field study, data collection, and research within Jamaica. Students will engage in two different classroom components. The first half of the program will meet at GSU. Students will be introduced to education in a Jamaican context as they develop their research interests abroad. In the second half of the program, students will travel to Jamaica for nine days.

For more information, click here.

Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2016

Language, Religion, and Immigration: Comparative Multiculturalism in the U.S. and France application deadline
Feb 15 all-day

Language, Religion, and Immigration: Comparative Multiculturalism in the U.S. and France: Through this unique interdisciplinary course, we will explore the current and historic multicultural struggles in France the U.S. Specifically, we will examine how the education of students from linguistic, religious, and cultural minorities is transmitted and transformed in school contexts and beyond. The trip will include walking tours of Paris and Montpellier, France; cultural excursions to museums, monuments, and historic sites; and visits to local schools to help young children learn English. Academic experiences include readings, dialogue, journals, field observations, and a digital photo project.

For more information, click here.

Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2016

Service Learning: Connecting Classroom Learning to Local and Global Experiences application deadline
Feb 15 all-day

Service Learning: Connecting Classroom Learning to Local and Global Experiences: This study abroad program offered during Maymester 2016 will engage students in an international service learning experience. Students will examine the political, educational, sociocultural, and economic factors that contribute to the various issues within the Dominican Republic. Students work with local and regional community organizations, educators, health care workers, and other community stakeholders in Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo to create and implement a service learning project that addresses the needs of the community. Student s will benefit from lectures, as well as field study, ethnographic data collection, and applied service learning project research within Santo Domingo and Puerto Plata. Coursework including Dominican culture and language acquisition, sociocultural, political, economic, and educational issues will be taught by Georgia State professors, collaborators, and practitioners in the Dominican Republic.

For more information, click here.

Application deadline: Feb. 15, 2016