Teacher Education

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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Education professor profiled for teaching excellence by Augusta Chronicle

AUGUSTA, GA. – The Office of Faculty Development and Teaching Excellence announced the recipients of the 2016 Augusta University Teaching Excellence Awards. Dr. Rebecca Harper, Dept. of Advanced Studies and Innovation, College of Education and Graduate School, received the Augusta University Individual Teaching Excellence Award. This award honors a full-time member …

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Register now for three upcoming integrative STEAM workshops

AUGUSTA, GA. – The Augusta University College of Education will host an educators’ workshop, “Laying Tracks: A Foundation for Integrative STEM/STEAM Instruction,” in a series of four seminars in 2017. See dates below. Dr. Ashley Gess, professor of education, has created a year-long, three-part workshop with follow-up through December of 2017 that will …

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Education professor wins university’s teaching excellence award

AUGUSTA, GA. – Dr. Rebecca Harper, professor of education, was recently awarded the Augusta University Individual Teaching Excellence Award. This award honors a full-time member of the teaching faculty who demonstrates a strong commitment to teaching and student success. Harper’s interests include content area literacy, student conceptualization of writing, teacher beliefs and critical literacy. …

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College will host study abroad in Jamaica

AUGUSTA, GA. – The Augusta University College of Education will host a study abroad trip to Jamaica in April over Spring Break. Lead by Dr. Beth Pendergraft, professor of education, the program will focus on the Jamaican education system, and will give students an opportunity to travel, to immerse themselves in cultural …

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College will host seventh RTI workshop in series

AUGUSTA, GA. – The Augusta University College of Education will host an educators’ workshop, “RTI and STEM Approaches: The Perfect Match,” on Dec. 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the JSAC Ballroom on the Summerville campus. Dr. Ashley Gess and Dr. Nai-Cheng Kuo will present “RTI and STEM Approaches: The Perfect …

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Literacy Center will host holiday children’s play

AUGUSTA, GA. – When Santa Claus comes down with the measles, just days before Christmas, Holly the Elf jumps in to save the day! The Augusta University Literacy Center will host a production of “Christmas, the Measles, and Me” on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m. in Maxwell Performing Arts Theater …

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