Feb
12
Fri
2016
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

Critical Histories, Identities and Literacies: Exploring The Urban Educational Terrain Of South Africa application deadline
Feb 15 all-day

Critical Histories, Identities and Literacies: Exploring The Urban Educational Terrain Of South Africa: The power and purpose of literacy and the impact it has on educational transformation across communities that have been historically marginalized — particularly in the U.S. and South Africa. Students will examine theories of literacy and educational research. Course will focus on sociohistorical and sociopolitical perspectives of literacy and education and are designed to explore multiple theoretical conceptualizations of literacy and the ways literacy praxis is applied to classrooms.  Students will also be introduced to the history, cultural identities and literacies of South African people and the ways in which literacy was used as a sociopolitical tool in South Africa to bring forth social transformation from the late 1940s onward. In addition, the course will examine the multifaceted ways literacy was used to spark social change across the world through historic literacy campaigns, policy reform and sociopolitical writings. This will be compared to literacy enactments across the history of the U.S.

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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
Fall 2016 and Academic Year 2016-2017 deadline: April 15, 2016

For more information about the scholarship, click here.

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
Fall 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

Campus Movie Fest Finale @ Cinefest
Feb 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Event Description:
Campus MovieFest, the world’s LARGEST student film festival, is returning to Georgia State University for the 13TH YEAR IN A ROW! Come out on Monday, February 15 from 7-10 p.m. in Speakers Auditorium to see your fellow Panthers be awarded for best film, actors, and much more!
Contact Information:
Name: Samantha Sepulski
Phone: (404) 413 1612
Email: ssepulski@gsu.edu
Location Information:
Cinefest

Feb
16
Tue
2016
Prospectus Presentation – Tameka Osabutey-Aguedje @ CEHD, Room 481
Feb 16 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

“How Principals Manage Time, Mindsets and Communities to Benefit Children of Poverty”

by Tameka Osabutey-Aguedje

As university professors and district leaders attempt to hire or coach leaders and teachers to work in high-needs schools, qualitatively examining successful characteristics that contribute to in-creased student learning outcomes from the stakeholders’ perspective is imperative. The purpose of this study is to examine the characteristics of leadership in a high-needs, high-performing school through the voices of a principal, teachers, other leaders, and parents that interact within that context every day. The rationale for this study is to explore personalized descriptions of experiences that contribute to developing a learning culture in one high-needs school. The theoretical framework of Distributive Leadership Theory supports the use of the participant observer relationship, qualitative case study methods, and data collection and analysis procedures that will be utilized. The data collection will include personal interviews, document analysis, and intimate focus groups in one elementary school with a Georgia Reward School designation for high performance with at least 50% of its students eligible for Title I funding. The participants will be selected from 55 certified staff members in a suburban, east metropolitan Atlanta school of 750 students. This study will use the International School Leaders Development Network (ISLDN) High Needs School Group protocol, which assesses principals, staff members, governing board members, and parents to present a comprehensive detailed understanding of the factors at work in an individual school setting. The research will examine the importance of concisely outlining specific skills that are used to affect the school culture and foster high student achievement in a high-needs school. The results of this study can be used to contribute to the larger study implemented by the ISLDN, which has the over-arching goal of creating new theories.

Community Hours: Men of Diverse Backgrounds & Women of Diverse Backgrounds @ Multicultural Center Ste. 206 - Student Center East
Feb 16 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

This event invites members of the community to join us for facilitated discussion about identity and experiences on campus.
Contact: Christina Wan, Senior Student Development Specialist for Advocacy & Student Success, cwan@gsu.edu
Contact Information:
Name: Christina Wan
Phone: (404) 413 1584
Email: cwan@gsu.edu