Holmes Scholars Attend AACTE Annual Meeting

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From Left to Right: Thomas Moore, Melanie Acosta, Associate Dean Thomasenia Lott Adams, Shaunte Elliott, and Frank Conic

The UF College of Education Holmes Scholars represented UF at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), “Meeting Emerging PK-12 Needs,” Feb. 28 – March 2, in Orlando, Florida.

The UF COE Holmes Scholars participated in activities designed to provide academic, social, and emotional supports. They presented original research on the topic of cultural diversity in research-intensive universities and received beneficial feedback that will refine their skills.

The scholars met with faculty and peers from across the nation helping to build their professional networks. They also attended conference sessions on developing a personal identity as a researcher, preparing a dissertation, and becoming a scholarly writer.

Associate Dean Adams accompanied the scholars at the conference and noted that the college’s effort to strengthen diversity among doctoral students is undergirded by the college’s participation in the Holmes Scholars Program. She also emphasized that “targeted mentoring of the college’s Holmes Scholars by faculty in each school is critical to the scholars’ success.”

The Holmes Scholars® Program, established in 1991, is designed to enrich the scholarly experience and professional training of talented graduate-level students from underrepresented minority backgrounds or students with disabilities pursuing careers in education. For further information, please visit the AACTE Holmes Scholars Program at

Research Event in April 2013

Conducting Research in preK-12 Schools

Panel Members: Pasha Antonenko, Brianna Kennedy-Lewis, & Tina Smith-Bonahue

April 10, 2013
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Terrace Room

RSVP to Rosie: by Monday, April 8.
Bring your lunch. Refreshments and cookies will be served.

Awarded Projects for March 2013

College of Education – Awarded Projects – March 2013
Principal Investigator: Donald Pemberton (Lastinger Center for Learning)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: Zero to Three
Project Title: Subcontract for Online Lesson Plans
Project Period: 03/01/2013—01/31/2015
Award Amount: $79,750.00

Submitted Projects for March 2013

College of Education – Submitted Projects – March 2013
Principal Investigator: Albert Ritzhaupt (STL)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Proposal Title: CS 10K: Innovative Mobile Pedagogical Approach to Computing Topics
Requested Amount: $948,898.00
Principal Investigator: Albert Ritzhaupt (STL)
Co-PI: Pavlo “Pasha” Antonenko (STL), Meera Sitharam (CISE)
Funding Agency: National Science Foundation
Proposal Title: CS 10K: Massively Open Online Course for Computer Science Teachers (MOOC-CST)
Requested Amount: $975,511.00
Principal Investigator: Ester de Jong (STL)
Co-PI: N/A
Funding Agency: The International Baccalaureate (IB)
Proposal Title: The IB and Dual Language Interface
Requested Amount: $49,976.00
Principal Investigator: Diane Ryndak (SESPECS)
Co-PI: Ann-Marie Orlando (SESPECS)
Funding Agency: US Department of Education/OSERS—OSEP
Proposal Title: Accessing the Common Core for Every Student with Severe Disabilities (ACCESS)
Requested Amount: $1,249,935.00