Twelve reasons to love the College of Education this year

Augusta University’s College of Education provides unique learning opportunities, like immersive experiences, hands-on activities, real-life challenges in safe settings and collaboration with students and professionals from diverse backgrounds. Engage students, learn from fellow professionals, and take your career to the next level in education, leadership, counseling and kinesiology. Come learn with us!

  1. STEAMIFY (formerly MindFrame)
    Registration is open now
    Event: Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the Summerville campus
    A fun and innovative teaching tool that provides educators the opportunity to implement a challenge that can be aligned to a standards-based classroom. Plan and implement design-based STEAM approaches in your classroom and include all students in the kind of dynamic, fun, deep and significant learning outcomes that can be possible. Registration open now and closes Sept. 15. Competition day is Saturday, Oct. 26. Click here to view photos of last year’s event. Contact Dr. Ashley Gess with questions.
  2. Digital Storytelling for Teachers
    Monday, Aug. 26, 6-8 p.m., in the JSAC Ballroom
    Digital storytelling engages students in the curriculum while building creativity, communication, and critical thinking. Learn how to guide students into constructing understanding through technology. Registration is open now. Contact Dr. Ashley Gess with questions.
  3. College of Education Graduate Programs Open House
    Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in the JSAC Ballroom
    Boost your knowledge and your career with an advanced degree program, including M.Ed., Ed.S. and Ed.D. programs, as well as certifications and endorsements. Our casual drop-in format lets you tailor your time, and our on-site child care room makes it easy! Contact Macy Rice with questions.
  4. Negotiating Worldviews: Reconciling science, community, culture, and self
    Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019, from 5-6:30 p.m., in University Hall 170
    Join the Augusta University College of Education for a look into recent research into science education in the southeast, with an emphasis on evolution. Dr. Amanda Glaze, assistant professor in the Georgia Southern University College of Education, will present a lecture on how to reconcile science, community, culture, and self. Lecture begins at 6 p.m. Q&A begins at 7 p.m. Contact Dr. Juan Walker with questions.
  5. ISL Conference
    Presentation submissions open Sept. 16, 2019; registration opens November 2019
    Event: Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., on the Summerville campus
    A day of fun and inspiring professional learning for teachers, counselors, administrators, teacher educators and others. Registration is FREE for all faculty in public and private schools in Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Glascock, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Taliaferro, Warren and Wilkes counties. Click here to watch a video about the conference. Contact Dr. Stacie Pettit with questions.
  6. Literacy Plays
    Sept. 18 – “The Fisherman and His Needy, Greedy Wife”
    Nov. 20 – “Holly and the Christmas Gift”
    April 29 – “The Ugly Duckling #theawkwardyears”
    All shows at 9:30 and 11 a.m., in Maxwell Theatre
    These funny and engaging plays are based on common stories you can share with your classes before the show – and then let us bring them to life! On Sept. 18, we will host “The Fisherman and His Needy, Greedy Wife” at 9:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. On Nov. 20, we will host “Holly and the Christmas Gift” at 9:30 a.m. and at 11 a.m. Register your child, family, group or school for free. Visit
  7. Future Georgia Educators Day
    Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., on the Summerville campus
    The College of Education has teamed up with PAGE to plan an exciting day of professional learning, networking and college visitation for students who may be considering a career in education. Click here to view photos of a previous event. Contact Macy Rice with questions.
  8. Junior Model U.N.
    Tentative: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, location TBA
    With a free curriculum designed to align with state social studies standards, Junior Model U.N. at Augusta University introduces middle school students to global challenges and allows them to learn about culture and politics of nations. Click here to view photos from a previous event. Contact Nadia Jilani-Hyler with questions.
  9. Kinesiology Research Day
    Thursday, March 26, 2020, in the JSAC Ballroom
    Explore new research and knowledge in kinesiology, including topics like coaching, fitness, nutrition, exercise science, sport psychology, physical therapy and more. Keynote speaker to be announced. Click here to view photos of a previous event. Contact Dr. Hannah Bennettwith questions.
  10. Future Georgia Educators Signing Day
    Tuesday, May 5, 2020, times and locations will vary
    Across the state, local systems are empowered to host their own Future Educators Signing Day. Students will be recognized on the state and local levels by secondary and post-secondary institutions, local media, and by members of the education community. Click here to view photos of a previous event. Contact Linsey Shockley with questions.
  11. Kids University, June 2020
    2019 registration ongoing; 2020 registration opens in Spring 2020
    The College of Education’s summer camp offers half-day or full-day academic enrichment programs designed for kids who have completed kindergarten through 7th grade. All courses and activities promote creativity, critical thinking and most of all… fun! Click here to view photos and video of previous years. Contact Dr. Gordon Eisenman with questions.
  12. Augusta University Writing Project
    Summer 2020; applications open in Spring 2020
    An immersive writing experience where a community of writers explore issues in writing and in teaching writing. They will learn how to write, to improve their writing, how writers think and how to better teach writing. Click here to view photos from a previous year’s event. Contact Dr. Rebecca Harper with questions.

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