Mickey Damelio elected chair of vision rehabilitation organization

December 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Mickey Damelio

Mickey Damelio, teaching faculty and orientation and mobility coordinator in Visual Disabilities, was elected chair of the board of directors of the Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals (ACVREP), the international certifying body for most vision impairment professionals in this part of the world. Damelio previously held the position of vice chair.

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FSU College of Education seeks support on national day of giving

December 2, 2014 Leave a comment

In 2012, New York’s 92nd Street Y in partnership with the United Nations Foundation created a national day of giving to celebrate the generosity of the holiday season and to inspire action around charitable giving. Giving Tuesday takes place the Tuesday following Thanksgiving Thursday, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday.

On December 2, Florida State will join thousands of national and international non-profit organizations to celebrate Giving Tuesday. As you consider the organizations that are dear to your heart, we hope you will remember Florida State fondly and choose to make a gift to support academic programs, scholarships, or student activities.

The Florida State University College of Education has more than 40 academic programs offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, as well as specialist’s certifications, with many opportunities for online/distance learning. In addition to providing scholarships, graduate student fellowships, and faculty support in their research goals, your Giving Tuesday gift will help us accomplish our ambitious goal of elevating the College of Education into the Top 25 of public colleges of education in the nation.

To make a gift to the Florida State University College of Education, please visit one.fsu.edu/gift or call (850) 644-6000 to make a gift using a major credit or debit card. Be sure to select the College of Education as your designation!

Thank you again for your continued support and Go ‘Noles!


via foundation.fsu.edu

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COE Tech Sandbox introduces virtual reality machine

December 1, 2014 Leave a comment

The newest addition to the COE Tech Sandbox is a virtual reality machine. The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality headset that transports its users to a new world where they can explore in a contextual environment.

Our Tech Sandbox is offering a new workshop on how to use Oculus Rift. Participants will experience full immersion of several different environments through Sightline, the virtual reality application of the Oculus Rift, which can be applied to multiple disciplines in education.

Dr. Ian Whitacre and Dr. George Boggs were some of the first participants in the Oculus Rift workshop. They experienced full immersion of several different environments through Sightline, the virtual reality application of the Oculus Rift, which can be applied to multiple disciplines in education.10517602_10152820478929477_7791499747881726177_o

Sandbox staff are also happy to facilitate general tours, workshop, and training sessions for College of Education faculty, staff, and students. They can also organize on-demand sessions to enhance COE student learning experiences. To request a tour or a workshop, please complete this form.

Connect with the COE Tech Sandbox on Facebook for updates on new technology and educational research.

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Faculty receive funding for ASD-STEM grant

November 24, 2014 Leave a comment
College of Education faculty member Kelly Whalon.

Dr. Whalon

Dr. Kelly Whalon and Dr. Mary Frances Hanline have received funding for a new U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Research Leadership personnel preparation grant, Autism Spectrum Disorders in the areas of science and mathematics education (ASD-STEM). The goal of ASD-STEM is to implement and evaluate a PhD program that prepares five scholars with expertise on adapting mathematics and science instruction for Pre-K-12 learners with autism spectrum disorder.


Dr. Hanline

In a cohort model, scholars will participate in coursework, teaching, research, and service experiences consistent with the recommendations made by the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate Report and The Foundation of Scholars. Dr. Whalon will serve as Principal Investigator, Dr. Hanline as Co-Principal Investigator, and Drs. Reed and Jakubowski as project faculty. The grant begins January, 2015.

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Florida State regains unconquered spirit after recent tragedy

November 21, 2014 Leave a comment

Students, faculty, staff and alumni gathered around the Integration Statue on Florida State University’s campus in the early evening hours, united and unconquered with candles held high amidst the melodious sound of the “Hymn to the Garnet and Gold” played by the Marching Chiefs.

“Today we all stand as FSU Seminoles united, unconquered.” -Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum

Here’s a hymn to the garnet and the gold, ringing to the sky.
Here’s a song for the men and women bold, sing with heads held high.
Striving e’er to seek to know, fight for victory.
Alma mater, this our song to you echoes “F. S. U.”



Alumnus appointed vice president of Botswana

November 14, 2014 Leave a comment
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Mokgweetsi Masisi

Mokgweetsi Masisi was appointed the new vice president of Botswana. He previously held the position of Botswana’s prime minister of education and skills development.

Before his appointment as vice president, Masisi taught at Mmanaana Secondary School in Moshupa, while also leading community development initiatives. He then transferred to Curriculum Development and Evaluation and worked as social studies curriculum specialist. Finding a passion for social science and curriculum development, Masisi returned to school to obtain a graduate degree at Florida State University. In 1991, he graduated with his Master’s degree in Social Science Education.

Following graduation from Florida State, Masisi went on to hold several NGO board positions and political appointments in Botswana. For more information, click here.

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FSUCOE student announced as 2014 Homecoming Chief

November 14, 2014 Leave a comment

Last Friday, Gerald Johnson II was crowned the 2014 Homecoming Chief. Johnson is a social science education major and currently serves as the Student Body Vice President.

Upon enrolling at Florida State University in the fall of 2011, Johnson quickly became involved in campus organizations. By his sophomore year, he had become the Chairman of the SGA Campus Recreation Board, a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, and Vice President of Seminole Student Boosters. This past year, Johnson was recognized as the 2013 Most Outstanding Student by the Black Alumni Association, which is awarded to a student who has demonstrates the utmost in leadership and advancement of student causes through their various community and campus involvements.

As a fall 2013 initiate into the Iota Delta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated, Johnson believes in servant leadership and community involvement. Through his new role, he plans on furthering student engagement on campus and fostering a better connection between SGA and the student body.


Source: http://sga.fsu.edu/student-body-vice-president.shtml

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