Events

College will host Georgia’s first STEAM competition

A new competition, the first of its kind in Georgia, will give students in grades 4-8 the opportunity to apply the things they’re learning in the context of either engineering or art. Conceptualized by Dr. Ashley Gess and made possible by the contributions of sponsors and collaborators across the state, the MINDFRAME competition will …

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Due to demand, college adds second show to May 9 performance

AUGUSTA, GA – Due to overwhelming demand, the College of Education has added a second showing of the May 9 children’s literacy play, “Chicken Little.” Admission is free and registration is open. Dr. Paulette Harris, founder and director of the Augusta University Literacy Center that organizes the play series, said …

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Kids University: STEAM’in Up This Summer

By Kashalah Robinson AUGUSTA, Ga. — This summer, Augusta University will again host Kids University, its annual summer camp. This enriching and entertaining camp specializes in STEAM education, which create classrooms that integrate science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics concepts across disciplines into all lessons. Dennis Dotterer, director of the …

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Award-winning author visits AU students, local 5th graders

AUGUSTA, GA – Deborah Wiles, renowned author of “Love, Ruby Lavender,” “Aurora County All-Stars” and “Each Little Bird That Sings,” visited Augusta University teacher education students embedded at Lake Forest Elementary School on March 12 to talk about using children’s literature to teach reading. The visit was part of the …

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Lecture will emphasize needed work for equity in the k12 classroom

Join Augusta University’s College of Education as it hosts the spring Dean’s Lecture Series on March 15 in the ballroom of the Jaguar Student Activity Center from 6-7 p.m. Dr. Patricia Alvarez McHatton, dean of the College of Education at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, will explore “Knowing is …

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College hosts pre-workshop session for STEAM educators

AUGUSTA, GA. – More than 75 educators attended an information session for the upcoming series of STEAM education workshops: “Laying Tracks: A Foundation for Integrative STEM/STEAM Instruction.” Dr. Zach Kelehear, dean of the College of Education, welcomed educators from Aiken, Richmond, Columbia,Jefferson,Lincoln, McDuffie and Washington-Wilkes school districts. Dr. Ashley Gess, professor of …

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College hosts holiday party for children with special needs

AUGUSTA, GA – The Augusta University College of Education’s Special Education Club (SPED Club) hosted a holiday party for children with special needs on Friday, Dec. 9. Nearly 60 people attended, and enjoyed crafts, games, treats, holiday music, and a visit from Santa Claus, as played by the college’s own Dr. …

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