Feb
5
Wed
2014
Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education Forum - Room 1030
Feb 5 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Research Wednesdays Presentation:  Lessons For School Effectiveness From Bilingual Research

Presenter: Lee Branum-Martin

Lee Branum-Martin is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology and The Language and Literacy Initiative at Georgia State University. He is involved in several College of Education grant projects, including the Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, the Center for Literacy and Deafness and the Learning Disabilities Innovation Hub. His current research focuses on measurement issues in language and literacy, which he pursues through empirically testing theory, examining multilevel statistical models to disentangle social and contextual effects, and exploring bilingualism and second language learning.

In this presentation, Branum-Martin will highlight findings from multilevel models in bilingual research for their applicability to issues regarding language and literacy skills among children, the complex nature of instruction, and the connections between children, classrooms, and growth over time.

A light lunch will be served to those who RSVP to Erin Whitney in the COE’s Educational Research Bureau at (404) 413-8090 or ewhitney@gsu.edu.

Feb
12
Wed
2014
Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education Forum - Room 1030
Feb 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Educational Research Bureau Presentation:  Contracts And Consultants – Knowing The Difference

Presenter:  Pamela Willingham

This session’s objectives are to help principal investigators and business managers learn to distinguish the difference between a subcontractor and consultant; to grasp the procurement process for the two – subcontract agreement vs. consulting agreement; and to understand their roles and responsibilities as they relate to grants management and sub-recipient monitoring.

Pamela Willingham is a research associate in the College of Education’s Educational Research Bureau.

Feb
19
Wed
2014
CANCELLED: Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education Forum - Room 1030
Feb 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

**This presentation has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date. 

Learning Technologies Division Presentation:  Online Course Design And Implementation For Beginners

Presenter:  Uzma Bhatti

Learn how to effectively design, develop and implement an online or blended classroom. Topics will cover content design, software selection and implementation and management strategies.

Uzma Bhatti is an education technician specialist in the College of Education’s Learning Technologies Division.

Feb
26
Wed
2014
Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education Forum - Room 1030
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Educator Preparation Presentation:  Georgia’s Plans for Tiered Certification:  Educator Preparation Open Forum

Presenter: Joyce Many

This forum will provide an overview of the plans for a new tiered certification system for Georgia. Following the introduction, faculty will be encouraged to share their experiences, concerns and/or questions.

Joyce Many is the associate dean of undergraduate studies and educator preparation in the College of Education.

Mar
5
Wed
2014
Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education Forum - Room 1030
Mar 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Research Wednesdays Presentation:  Learning to Move

Presenter: Karen Adolph

Karen Adolph is a professor in the Department of Psychology and the Center for Neuroscience at New York University. She chaired the National Institutes of Health study section on motor function and speech rehabilitation, serves on the McDonnell Foundation advisory board and serves on the editorial board of Developmental Psychobiology. Her research examines learning and development in the context of motor skill acquisition in infants and children. She is especially interested in effects of body growth, exploratory activity, environmental and social supports, and culture on perceptual-motor learning and development. Adolph received a James McKeen Cattell Sabbatical Award, the APF Robert L. Fantz Memorial Award, the APA Boyd McCandless Award, the ISIS Young Investigator Award, the FIRST and MERIT awards from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and four teaching awards from New York University.

A light lunch will be served to those who RSVP to Erin Whitney in the COE’s Educational Research Bureau at 404-413-8090 or ewhitney@gsu.edu.

 

Mar
12
Wed
2014
Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education Forum - Room 1030
Mar 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Educational Research Bureau Presentation:  Top 10 Post-Award Issues

Presenter: Jamie Turner

This will be a guided discussion on the common issues and solutions that arise during post-award implementation of grants; ways to be proactive in managing your grant; building the bridge between pre-award and post-award to facilitate effective project management; and personnel-related post award issues.

Jamie Turner is an accountant in the College of Education’s Educational Research Bureau.

Mar
19
Wed
2014
CANCELLED: Professional Development Wednesdays @ Online
Mar 19 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

This presentation has been cancelled

Learning Technologies Division Presentation:  Flip Out:  Putting your Lectures Online*

Presenters: Uzma Bhatti and Tim Merritt

Everyone’s talking about the flipped classroom. Ever wonder what it is and how you could flip your own course? Learn about the design and development of the flipped classroom in this forum. Topics may include instructional design, audio/video development and classroom management.

Uzma Bhatti is an education technician specialist in the College of Education’s Learning Technologies Division. Tim Merritt is an education technician specialist in the division.

*This Learning Technologies Division presentation will be a webinar and the link to watch the presentation will be e-mailed in a timely manner.

Mar
26
Wed
2014
Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education Forum - Room 1030
Mar 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Educator Preparation Presentation:  Georgia’s Educator Preparation Program Effectiveness Measures (PPEM): Educator Preparation Open Forum

Presenter: Joyce Many

This forum will provide an overview of Georgia’s plans to evaluate educator preparation programs. Funded by Race for the Top monies, these new initiatives for teachers (TPPEM) and leaders (LPPEM) will potentially be used by the state to determine high performing and low performing programs. Following the introduction, faculty will be encouraged to share their experiences, concerns and/or questions.

Joyce Many is the associate dean of undergraduate studies and educator preparation in the College of Education.

Apr
2
Wed
2014
Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education Forum - Room 1030
Apr 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Research Wednesdays Presentation:  Arts-based Instruction Enhances Literacy: A Partnership of The Alliance Theatre, the College of Education and Fulton County Schools

Presenters: Ann Kruger and Teri Holbrook

Ann Kruger is a developmental psychologist whose research investigates the functions of discourse, relationships and thought in the development of cultural knowledge. She recently completed seven years of federally-funded research investigating changes in language development and academic achievement in children who experience teaching that integrates drama into the language arts curriculum. Kruger also directs Project PREVENT, an intervention to promote the psychological health of Atlanta school children most at risk of commercial sexual exploitation.

Teri Holbrook, an assistant professor of literacy and language arts in the Department of Early Childhood Education, looks at how arts-infused and digital composition alters notions of literacy education, academic and literary writing, and qualitative inquiry. Her academic articles have been published in Qualitative Inquiry, Visual Arts Research, Children’s Literature in Education, The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, and the Literacy Research Association Yearbook. She is co-editor of Language Arts, a premiere journal by the National Council of Teachers of English.

A light lunch will be served to those who RSVP to Erin Whitney in the COE’s Educational Research Bureau at 404-413-8090 or ewhitney@gsu.edu.

Apr
9
Wed
2014
Professional Development Wednesdays @ College of Education, room 1030
Apr 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Brock Davis, lead application developer from University Research Services and Administration (URSA), will give a demonstration on the university’s research portal on April 9 as part of the college’s Professional Development Wednesdays series.

The workshop will focus on how each part of the Research Portal works, links to how-to guides and what is on the road map ahead. His presentation will highlight the following:

This presentation will take place from 12-1 p.m. in room 1030 of the College of Education building (30 Pryor St., Atlanta).