by Claire Miller
Thomas Carroll, president of the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future (NCTAF), will discuss improving teacher quality with College of Education students, faculty and staff on Oct. 5 as part of the college’s Research Wednesdays Speaker Series.
Carroll leads NCTAF’s efforts to improve teaching quality by empowering educators to transform their schools into 21st century learning organizations. He founded the Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) program and created the Technology Innovation Challenge Grants Program at the U.S. Department of Education. He served as the first director of technology planning and evaluation for the E-Rate program and was the U. S. Secretary of Education’s liaison to the Corporation for National Service during the launch of the AmeriCorps Program. He also was deputy director of the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education, prior to which he was director of the National Research Centers and Regional Laboratories program at the National Institute of Education (NIE).
The Research Wednesdays Speaker Series is designed to fulfill three goals: to provide a platform for explorations of new ways of conducting and disseminating educational research, to discuss new methods of mentoring doctoral students in an effort to enhance their development as researchers, and to fill a professional development need by providing access to cutting edge researchers at the state and national levels.
Research Wednesdays is held Wednesdays at 12 noon in the COE Forum, Room 1030 (30 Pryor St., Atlanta). Speaker presentations are also available for download at iTunes U.
A light lunch will be provided for those who confirm their attendance to Erin Whitney in the COE’s Educational Research Bureau at (404) 413-8090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Carroll and the Research Wednesdays Speaker Series, visit http://education.gsu.edu/main/coe_events.htm.
Also on Oct. 5, the College of Education will host Research Wednesday Morning. COE staff members Susan Ogletree, Alison Norsworthy, Pamela Willingham, William Boozer, Tony Lochard and Erin Whitney will discuss services offered by the college’s Educational Research Bureau.
Research Wednesday Morning is designed to help faculty, staff and students navigate the processes associated with grant work – collaboratively navigating grant business issues, what it’s like to be the principal investigator on a grant and other topics.
This presentation will take place at 10 a.m. in the COE Forum, room 1030. A light breakfast will be served for those who confirm their attendance by contacting Erin Whitney at (404) 413-8090 or email@example.com.