Feb
7
Sun
2016
Superbowl Viewing Party @ Cinefest
Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm – Feb 8 @ 12:30 am

Event Description:
Join Spotlight as we watch the AFC Champions face off the NFC Champions in the 50th Superbowl at Cinefest. Commercials will be included.
Contact Information:
Name: Samantha Sepulski
Phone: (404) 413 1612
Email: ssepulski@gsu.edu
Location Information:
Cinefest

Feb
8
Mon
2016
Adult Literacy 2CI Presentation – Dr. Gina Biancarosa @ CEHD Building, Room 896
Feb 8 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

A presentation by the Adult Literacy 2CI candidate, Dr. Gina Biancarosa, will be held on Monday, Feb. 8, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in room 896 of the College of Education and Human Development.  The title of her presentation is “Reading Minds: Methods and Measures to Illuminate Reading Growth Beyond Basic Decoding.” Questions about the presentation can be sent to Dr. Daphne Greenberg at dgreenberg@gsu.edu.

Chinese New Year Celebration – Confucius Institute at Georgia State University @ Citizen's Trust Building, Suite 408 & 926
Feb 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join the Confucius Institute at Georgia State University for their annual Chinese New Year Celebration!  Enjoy Chinese food and snacks, learn about paper cutting and calligraphy, take a culture quiz, and enjoy the poster competition.  All activities are free and open to the Georgia State community!
For more information, please visit http://ci.gsu.edu

Feb
9
Tue
2016
Chinese New Year Celebration @ Unity Plaza
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Event Description:
Join Spotlight in celebrating the Chinese New Year!
Contact Information:
Name: Samantha Sepulski
Phone: (404) 413 1612
Email: ssepulski@gsu.edu
Location Information:
Unity Plaza

Reporting the Cuban Revolution: From Idea to Book – A Special Lecture from Dr. Leonard Ray Teel @ CURVE - University Library South 2nd Floor
Feb 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

“After Fidel Castro won his revolutionary war in 1959, he awarded gold medals to thirteen American journalists. Why? Because their stories – in newspapers, magazines, and on radio and television – had helped win American public opinion to support his revolution. Reporting the Cuban Revolution is the untold story of what the thirteen did to deserve gold medals from Castro.”
Join us for a special lecture from Dr. Leonard Ray Teel, prize winning Georgia State University author, about his book and how it came to be.

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: