Teacher Education

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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University hosts growing Jr Model UN conference for third year

AUGUSTA, Ga. – Local middle school students will take on issues of international politics and human rights issues when they attend the third annual middle school Model United Nations Conference on Wednesday, March 15, at Augusta University. Students step into shoes of UN Ambassadors and debate a range of issues that …

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Graduate student wins state scholarship

Charles Kempton, a student in the Augusta University College of Education’s Master of Education program in Curriculum and Instruction, was just awarded the Professional Association of Georgia Educators’ (PAGE) H.M. and Norma Fulbright Scholarship. Kemption teaches math at Lakeside Middle School in Columbia County, and also coaches the school’s academic bowl …

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College launches Teachers for Tomorrow

AUGUSTA, GA. – The College of Education recently launched a new student group for all education and pre-education majors called Teachers for Tomorrow. The purpose of the group is to provide an opportunity to network with other students in the program, hear from and talk with advanced students about their experiences, speak …

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Education students attend state conference

AUGUSTA, GA. – Dr. Stacie Pettit and student members of the Augusta University College Middle Level Association attended the 5th Annual Middle Level Education Summit at Georgia College & State University on Nov. 11. Two hundred educators, future educators and sponsors spent the day learning how to “commit to change.” The summit provides …

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