Teacher Education

College of Education receives highest rating for teacher preparation program

The College of Education at Augusta University recently earned an exemplary score of a Level 4 rating, the highest score available, on the 2020 Teacher Preparation Program Effectiveness Measures (PPEMs) published by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission. “We are excited about this exemplary rating from the Georgia Professional Standards Commission because it goes hand-in-hand with …

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WRDW News Channel 12 features Dr. Kim Barker

Dr. Kim Barker lent her expert advice to a story on WRDW News Channel 12 on Nov. 18. Reporter Kennedi Harris asked her for help in advising teachers and parents on how to keep kids engaged and on track while learning from home. Enjoy the story!

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College of Education launches new podcast, ‘Room 366’

The College of Education at Augusta University has launched its own podcast, Room 366, for all education stakeholders who want to make a difference in their practice and community. The podcast is hosted by Dr. Ashley Gess, an assistant professor of STEAM education for the College of Education. “The podcast discusses STEAM curriculum ideas, problems …

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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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STEAMIFY goes virtual for 2020-21 school year, but still growing

While the STEAMIFY competition will be held virtually for the 2020-21 school year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Augusta University is partnering with the South Carolina Afterschool Alliance to reach more students. Just this week, the STEM Next Opportunity Fund, which is an organization dedicated to bringing high-quality STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning …

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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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