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coE-News: October 17, 2005, VOL. 1 ISSUE 2

Published: Oct 25th, 2005 •• Category: coE-News

OCTOBER 17, 2005


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Study aims to help teachers master math instruction
Thomasenia Adams, an associate professor who heads the mathematics education program at the UF College of Education, is exploring ways to help elementary school teachers lead their mathematics classes as effectively as they do the other subjects they teach their young children. Adams is principal investigator of a new $160,000 grant awarded to the College of Education to develop professional development experiences that help practicing teachers increase their mathematical knowledge and ultimately, help students improve their mathematics skills. (more)

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National English teachers group to honor former dean
Former Dean Ben Nelms will receive the Distinguished Service Award from the National Council of Teachers of English at its 2005 conference in November. (more)

State staff development group recognizes CSI director
The Florida Association for Staff Development (FASD) has honored Nancy Dana, director of the College’s Center for School Improvement, for her contributions to outstanding staff development practices.  (more)

Middle schools league names award for UF education professor
The Florida League of Middle Schools has established an annual lifetime achievement award in honor of Distinguished Professor Paul S. George of the School of Teaching and Learning. (more)

UF special education scholar garners national award for research
The Council for Exceptional Children presented Anne G. Bishop, assistant scholar in special education, with its Early Career Publication Award for her landmark journal article outlining the most efficient and accurate timeframe and measures for early identification of kindergarten children who may struggle in learning to read. (more)

Counseling group honors education professor
Edil Torres Rivera, associate professor, Department of Counselor Education, has been recognized by the Association of Professional Counseling in Puerto Rico for his ongoing support of the group’s annual convention educational program. Torres has taken part in the yearly gathering for more than seven years and has written a number of research articles and conceptual pieces for the association’s Journal of Professional Counseling of the Puerto Rican Counseling Association.

Education professor to continue editing school psychology journal
John Kranzler, professor, Department of Educational Psychology, has been reappointed associate editor of School Psychology Quarterly, a top journal in the field of psychology.

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UF taps COE student as Reitz Scholar
Elementary education senior Rachel Manes is one of 31 UF students awarded the J. Wayne Reitz Scholarship for 2005-2006. Recipients are honored for their leadership, service and academic excellence, and each receives an annual scholarship of $2,500. (more)

Graduate students to present research to noted scholars
School of Teaching and Learning doctoral students Angela Gregory, Jennifer Jacobs and Aisha Wood-Jackson each have received the Arthur Blumberg Fellowship Award for research proposals they submitted to the Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision. The three students will present their emerging work in the field of supervision and receive critiques and mentoring from internationally noted scholars during the group’s annual gathering later this month in Athens, Ga. The Council of Professors of Instructional Supervision is an invited group of scholars who meet yearly to promote research in teacher supervision and professional development.

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COE names director of Office of Educational Research
Ana Puig, a 2004 Ph.D. graduate of the COE Counselor Education program, has joined the College as director of the Office of Educational Research. Puig brings extensive experience as a mental health counselor to the position. Most recently, she was assistant professor in the counseling department at Our Lady of Holy Cross College in New Orleans.

Following is a sampling of grant activity in the College:

  • Project FLIPP (Florida Low Incidence Personnel Preparation): A Multi-University Consortium on Severe Disabilities. Funding agency: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; PI: Diane Ryndak, Special Education; $95,000, through Nov. 1, 2005.
  • Project RITE: Research In Teacher Education. Funding agency: U.S. Department of Education; PI: Mary T. Brownell, Special Education, and Paul T. Sindelar (co-PI), Office of Research; $800,000, through Dec. 31, 2008.
  • Project InSPIRE: Integrating Scientifically-Based Practices in Reading Education. Funding agency: U.S. Department of Education; PI: Vivian I. Correa, Special Education; $800,000, through Dec. 31, 2008.
  • Optimizing Investments in Teacher Preparation Alternatives. Funding agency: U.S. Department of Education; PI: Paul T. Sindelar, Office of Research; $540,000, through Dec. 31, 2007.

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Nominations under way for Teacher of the Year Award
Nominations are now being accepted for the College of Education Teacher of the Year Award for 2005. All nominees must be faculty members – either tenured or nontenured – who have taught at least two undergraduate classes during the current calendar year of spring, summer or fall semesters. Nomination forms may be obtained in the Student Services Office, G416 Norman Hall, or by contacting Ashleigh Barnett, coordinator of Student Services, at 2-0721, ext. 400, or abarnett@coe.ufl.edu. The deadline to submit nominations is Nov. 23.

Flu Shots to be given in Norman Hall
The Student Health Care Center will be administering flu shots to faculty, staff and students from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 4 in Norman 158. The cost to faculty and staff is $20 (cash only), with Gator One ID card. If you plan to get the shot, contact Rosie Warner at 2-0728, ext. 264, or rwarner@coe.ufl.edu to ensure there is an ample supply of vaccinations on hand.

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OCT. 18

Student Reading Council meeting
7 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Rebecca Blount, (407) 496-5429

OCT. 19

PDC Workshop
8 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Diane Yendel-Hoppey, 2-9191, ext. 244

Fall Career Night (for COE and UF students)
5:30 p.m., Reitz Union, Room 282
Contact: Margaret Gaylord, 2-0728, ext. 290

Kappa Delta Pi meeting
6:30 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Angela Drumm, 336-6707

OCT. 22

Florida Seminar for Teaching on Asia
9 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Monica, 2-2464

OCT. 26

Education College Council meeting
6:30 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Theresa Vernetson, 2-4519, ext. 400

OCT. 27

Lastinger Center board meeting
10 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Laverne Smith, 2-0728, ext. 301

OCT. 28

Victoria Gomez de la Torres
10 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Center for Latin American Studies, 2-0375, ext. 806

OCT. 31

Palm Beach County Recruiting Session
2:30 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: DeeAnn Horner, 2-0721, ext. 320

NOV. 2

Student Reading Council meeting
6:30 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Genevieve Bryan, (786) 395-1718

NOV. 4

Professional Development workshop
8 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Marty League, 2-0701, ext. 250

Flu Shots*
10 a.m., Norman 158
*Cost is $20 (cash only), with Gator One card.
Contact: Rosie Warner, 2-0728, ext. 264

Grand Guard Luncheon (for alumni)
Noon, Terrace Room
Contact: Margaret Gaylord, 2-0728, ext. 290

CROP (College Reach-Out Program) meeting
3:30 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Jacques Clervil, 2-9196, ext. 27

NOV. 9

Staff Council meeting
8:30 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Sabrina McLaughlin, 2-0726, ext. 262

Education College Council meeting
6 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Theresa Vernetson, 2-4519, ext. 400

NOV. 11

Veterans Day holiday

NOV. 15

Vivian Correa’s Grant Writing Course
4 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Peter Alter, (904) 228-7618

NOV. 16

Teacher Inquiry workshop
8 a.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Nancy Dana, 2-0728, ext. 276

Professional Development workshop
3:30 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Marty League, 2-0701, ext. 250

Kappa Delta Pi meeting
6:30 p.m., Terrace Room
Contact: Angela Drumm, 336-6707

NOV. 18

Alumni Lunch & Lecture Series* (for COE alumni)
11:30 a.m., Terrace Room
*This month’s guest speaker is Mickie Miller, associate director of UF Alliance.
Contact: Margaret Gaylord, 2-0728, ext. 290

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Click on the college Web site front page at education.ufl.edu and you’ll also find these news stories about College activities and faculty-staff honors and appointments:

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coE-News is produced by:
College of Education, University of Florida
Dean’s Office/News & Publications
Dean: Catherine Emihovich
Director, Managing Editor: Larry Lansford (llansford@coe.ufl.edu
Editor: Joy L. Rodgers (jrodgers@coe.ufl.edu

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