Teacher Education

AU Writing Project assists GaDOE with professional development

The Augusta University Writing Project (AUWP), led by Dr. Rebecca G. Harper, has conducted more than a dozen training webinars for the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) in September. Teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators from all over the state, as well as Georgia Department of Education staff, have attended the …

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New faculty profile: Focus on the student experience will help improve instruction

In any classroom, the ultimate goal is to transmit new knowledge or skills to students. But with technology, circumstances, and society changing rapidly, so proven methodologies must change with them. Dr. Rhia Moreno, who joins the College of Education as an Assistant Professor of Education in the Department of Advanced Studies and Innovation, has spent her career studying best practices from …

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New faculty profile: Flood impacts educators with grounded approach

As demographics shift in the U.S., new research and tools will be needed to track and analyze the needs of future generations of students and their families – and to inform educators on how to meet those needs. Dr. Lee Flood, who joins the College of Education as Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of …

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WRDW: Leaders share concerns over safety

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – We’ve been focused on parents and how they’re taking the news of schools’ plans to reopen. But what about teachers? They aren’t the ones making the decisions, but they’re certainly affected by them. It’s almost time to head back to school, but there are still some …

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Music education major advances to nationals

When music education major and accredited vocalist Ontario Williams began rehearsing for the 2020 Southeastern Region National Association of Teachers of Singing (SERNATS) Annual Conference earlier this year, little did he know how much the coronavirus pandemic would impact his senior year at Augusta University. While Williams is set to graduate this …

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College loses emeritus colleague

We are very sad to report the passing of our colleague, Dr. Frank H. Chou, a professor of educational research in the College of Education for 39 years. Chou joined the faculty in 1960 and retired in 1989. He was named Professor of the Year in 1965 and served as …

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College releases workshop on Georgia dyslexia guidelines

If you couldn’t attend our workshop on the new dyslexia guidelines that the Augusta University College of Education hosted on Dec. 9, we have made available the video of Dr. Caitlin Dooley’s presentation below. Dooley is the Deputy Superintendent for the Georgia Department of Education. View the entire video here.

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AU professor remembers educator mother

Thank you to our friends at The Augusta Chronicle for this beautiful story about our own wonderful Dr. Rebecca Harper, associate professor at Augusta University, and how she chose to honor her late mother, Dr. Gayle Sims Lee. Click here to read it in full. Interested in supporting this scholarship? Donate here: https://www.augusta.edu/giving/coe.php.

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WFXG: Augusta University professor shares memories of her mother

AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) – In honor of Mother’s Day, one Augusta University Associate Professor reflects on the impact her mother left behind.  “My mother was a strong lady,” Dr. Rebecca G. Harper says.  It’s been four years since Dr. Harper’s mother, Dr. Gayle Sims Lee unexpectedly passed away from brain cancer. …

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