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COE faculty present on September 11 novels and media

College of Education’s Lesley Roessing is pictured (third from right) with recipients of autographed copies of September 11 novels.

Lesley Roessing, director of the Coastal Savannah Writing Project, and Patricia Wachholz, Ed.D., professor in the Dept. of Elementary and Special Education, presented a session titled, “Studying September 11th: Using Novels and Other Media Interdisciplinary Unit,” at the Associate of Middle Level Educators (AMLE) Middle Grades Summit held in Honolulu, Hawaii in February. Roessing and Wachholz offered a variety of resources for exploring the important events of September 11, as well as strategies that can be used to create other units of study through young adult and adolescent literature. Young adult authors Wendy Mills, Tim Rogers and Gae Polisner joined the session virtually to discuss their books. Pictured are six attendees and Roessing (third from right) who received autographed copies of September 11 novels.


SITE Outstanding Paper Award

Marlynn Griffin, Ph.D.

Cordelia Zinskie, Ed.D.

Marlynn Griffin, Ph.D. and Cordelia Zinskie, Ed.D., professors of the Department of Curriculum, Foundations and Reading, received an outstanding paper award at the 2018 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) conference held in Washington, DC in March. The paper, titled “Pre-service Teachers’ Use of and Image Conveyed by Social Media,” replicated with preservice teachers a study conducted with business majors (Peluchette & Karl, 2010) who were surveyed about the personal image they intended to convey on social media, their preference for others, including potential future employers, viewing their social media sites, and the likelihood of posting problematic content on social media.  


COE faculty to present at AERA 2018

The American Educational Research Association’s 2018 meeting will convene on April 13-17 in New York City, New York to discuss research centralized around the theme “The Dreams, Possibilities and Necessity of Public Education.”

Georgia Southern University’s College of Education (COE) will be well represented at the conference with 20 presentations and sessions being presented or hosted by COE faculty members.

Presentations (in order by date) from COE faculty members include:

FRIDAY, APRIL 13
Spencer P. Greenhalgh, Bret Staudt Willet, Joshua M. Rosenberg, Mete Akcaoglu, & Matthew J. Koehler

Timing is Everything: Comparing Synchronous and Asynchronous Modes of Twitter for Teacher Professional Learning

12 – 1:30 p.m.
New York Marriott Marquis,
Fifth Floor, Westside Ballroom Salon 4

Elizabeth Barrow

Defining Intercultural Competence (ICC): How Four Preservice Teachers Developed a More Complex Understanding of ICC

12 – 1:30 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown,
Third Floor, Trianon Ballroom

Alejandro J. Gallard

Equity and Diversity in Science Learning and Teaching

12 – 1:30 p.m.
Millennium Broadway New York Times Square,
Seventh Floor, Room 7.02-7.03

Julie Garlen

Difficult Childhoods: Adult Memories of Innocence, Displacement, and Loss

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
New York Marriott Marquis,
Fifth Floor, Booth

Ming Fang He

Education for Cultural Diversity: Changing Policy and Curriculum Priorities in Volatile International Contexts

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown,
Second Floor, Gramercy Room West

Lucas John Jensen

Fostering STEM Interest and Engagement in Informal Settings

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Crown Plaza Times Square,
Act III-IV Room

SATURDAY, APRIL 14
Scott Beck & Alma Stevenson

It’s Not Propaganda, Filth, or Cr*p if es Verdadero y Valioso: Trumping Pancho Rabbit’s Haters

8:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Millennium Broadway New York Times Square,
Eighth Floor, Gallery 8

Robert Lake

Dreaming of “Nowhere”: A Co-Autoethnographic Exploration of Utopia-Dystopia in the Academy

10:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Millennium Broadway New York Times Square,
Eighth Floor, Gallery 8

Robert Lake

Retelling Nelson Mandela’s Story for/With Preservice Teachers in These Increasingly Challenging Times

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
New York Marriott Marquis,
Fifth Floor, Belasco

Ming Fang He

Research on the Education of Ethnic Minorities in Northwestern China

2:20 – 3:10 p.m.
Sheraton New York Times Square,
Sheraton NY Ballroom West

Aslihan Unal & Zafer Unal

Tracking Preservice Teachers’ Placement Diversity Data for Program Improvement and Decision Making

4:05 – 5:35 p.m.
Crown Plaza Times Square,
Lobby Level, Act III-IV Room

SUNDAY, APRIL 15
Ming Fang He, chair

. . . In-the-Making: Generating Curricular Possibilities

8:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Millennium Broadway New York Times Square,
Eighth Floor, Gallery 8

Alisa Leckie & James Jupp Documenting Race-Visible Teaching and Learning in Action: A Review of Literature
8:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Sheraton New York Times Square,
Second Floor, Empire Ballroom East
Ming Fang He, chair

2018 Society for Professors of Curriculum Annual Meeting — Open Mic Discussion of the State of the Field

10 – 10:45 a.m.
Sheraton New York Times Square,
Third Floor, New York Ballroom West

Alma Stevenson & Scott Beck

“I see part of me in this book”: Migrant Farmworkers Appraise Migrancy-themed Picture Storybooks

10:35 a.m. – 10:05 p.m.
New York Marriott Marquis,
Seventh Floor, Duffy

Charles Hodges

Meet Journal Editors: Journal Talks 5

10:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown,
Third Floor, Rendezvous Trianon

Cherie D. Edwards & Peggy Shannon-Baker

Visualizing Innovation: Examining the Affordances and Challenges of Visual Approaches in Mixed Methods Research

10:35 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Westin New York at Times Square,
Fourth Floor, Gramercy Room

Brad Porfilio, Bobbie Plough, Charles Wilson, & Peggy Shannon-Baker

Stemming the Exodus: An Exploration of Parental Selection of their Children’s Urban Schools

2:45 – 4:15 p.m.
Park Central Hotel New York,
Ballroom Level, Ballroom

MONDAY, APRIL 16
Ming Fang He

Outside Curriculum–Necessary for Public Education: Dreaming Possibilities, Starting with China

8:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Millennium Broadway New York Times Square,
Room 3.11

Jonathan Hilpert, chair

Research Trends in Computer Programming and Computational Thinking

8:15 – 9:45 a.m.
Millennium Broadway New York Times Square,
Eighth Floor, Gallery 8

William M. Reynolds

The Curriculum of Forgotten Rural Places: Identity, Indigeneity, Education, Urbanism, and Cartographies

10:30 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.
Millennium Broadway New York Times Square,
Fourth Floor, Room 4.04-4.05

Chelda Smith Kondo

Friendly Resistance: Narratives From Preservice Teachers of Color Navigating Diversity Courses

12:25 – 1:55 p.m.
Sheraton New York Times Square,
Second Floor, Empire Ballroom East

Aslihan Unal & Zafer Unal

Using Case-Based Instruction Strategies in Preparing Preservice Teachers for Classroom Management

12:25 – 1:55 p.m.
Park Central Hotel New York,
Mezzanine Level, Manhattan B Room

Ming Fang He, chair

Pushing Methodological Boundaries and Performing Curriculum Studies Dissertation Writing

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
Millennium Broadway New York Times Square,
Room 4.11

Peggy Shannon-Baker & Ingrid Wagner

Disrupting Heteronormativity in Early Childhood Teacher Education: Reflections on Pedagogy and Course Design from a Teacher and Student

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
New York Marriott Marquis,
Seventh Floor, Harlem

Alisa Leckie

Linguistic Conscientization in the New Destination South

4:05 – 5:35 p.m.
Sheraton New York Times Square,
Second Floor, Empire Ballroom East

Julie Garlen, chair

Critical Issues in Curriculum and Cultural Studies

6:15 – 7:45 p.m.
Millennium Broadway New York Times Square,
Third Floor, Room 3.11

TUESDAY, APRIL 17
Elizabeth Barrow, chair

Graduate and Postdoctoral Education Across the Disciplines SIG

2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
New York Hilton Midtown,
Third Floor, Grand Ballroom Suite-West Ballroom

*Bold indicates College of Education faculty member.

For additional information about AERA or to see an online program for the meeting, visit  http://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings/Annual-Meeting/2018-Annual-Meeting-General-Information


Glaze presents at AAAS in February

Amanda Glaze, Ph.D.

 

Amanda Glaze, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Middle Grades and Secondary Education, presented at the 2018 American Association for the Advancement of Science annual meeting alongside Ann Reid, Ph.D., director of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE).

Glaze and Reid spoke about effective communication on the socially controversial topics including evolution and climate change. NCSE has worked to craft an approach to community science outreach specifically on these topics, and during the workshop they provided the no-conflict approach which emphasizes respect, common values, local relevance and fun.


Katz presents with colleague at NYAR Conference

Anne Katz, Ph.D. (right), assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum, Foundations and Reading, presented with Vivian Bynoe, M.L.I.S., a reference and instruction librarian at Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus in Savannah, at the National Youth-at-Risk Conference held in Savannah March 4-6. 

During the presentation, “A Teaching-Learning Grant Initiative: Developing the Critical Literacy Instructional Abilities of Pre-Service Educators,” Katz and Bynoe shared the results of an internal teaching and learning grant that allowed them to introduce the concept of critical literacy to pre-service educators. Throughout the course of the semester, students were provided with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of this framework through a series of discussions around the young adult novel, Does My Head Look Big in This? (Abdel-Fattah, 2008).


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