St. Augustine EduGator Alumni Reception

The College of Education hosted an EduGator Alumni Reception at The Garden’s at the Oldest Wooden School House in St. Augustine on May 14. Thirty COE alumni and friends gathered together for food, drinks, conversation, and to hear the latest updates on the college’s initiatives. The College of Education plans to host future EduGator alumni gatherings around the state of Florida.

Thank you to all our alumni and guests who were able to attend this event!

To see all of the photos from the event, click here.


Ohlson collaborating on writing instruction and technology integration project

Tiffany Ohlson (Ph.D. ’11, curriculum and instruction) is using her position as a Research Fellow for Early Learning and Literacy at the University of North Florida’s Florida Institute of Education to collaborate with practitioners and other researchers to design and implement a blended professional learning experience for pre-kindergarten and elementary school teachers on writing instruction and technology integration.

The initiative is designed to gain knowledge about how blended professional learning sessions on literacy, research-based instructional strategies and embedded tablet technology can impact classroom instruction and student achievement; as well as increase teachers’ knowledge and skills in the fields of literacy and technology. Results will be shared at the state and national levels.

Ohlson has presented at international, national, and regional conferences on effective literacy practices and technology integration. She recently wrote a chapter to be published in the third edition of Comprehension Instruction: Research-Based Best Practices due out this summer.