College of Education’s 2015-2016 Student Leadership Council

November 18, 2015 Leave a comment
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Student Leadership Council

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Amy Guerette, is proud to announce the FSU College of Education’s 2015-2016 Student Leadership Council (SLC).

Comprised of three representatives from each department, this group of 12 outstanding students were selected to serve as a voice of undergraduate and graduates students. The group will meet monthly to provide advice and perspectives on decisions affecting matters of importance to students to the College administration.

College of Education 2015-2016 Student Leadership Council:

Educational Leadership & Policy Studies

· John Dilks (Online EdD)

· Jennifer Fryer (Education Policy & Evaluation)

· Taylor Locks (Higher Education)

Educational Psychology and Learning Systems

· Fabrizio Fornara (Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies)

· Jenay Sermon (Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies)

· Anna Ward (Sport Psychology)

School of Teacher Education

· Katelyn Rodd (Social Science Education)

· Brittany Sinitch (English Education)

· Keturah Young (English Education)

Sport Management

· Barbara Bauer (Sport Management)

· James Harwood (Sport Management)

· Matt Hawzen (Sport Management)

FSU College of Education presents Innovation Initiative Kickoff Reception

November 16, 2015 Leave a comment

Innovation at the COE

The FSU College of Education invites you to join us for the kickoff of the innovation initiatives at the College of Education on Friday, November 20 from 4:00-6:00PM.

Dean Marcy Driscoll will speak about her vision for innovation in the College and Bruce Manciagli, Entrepreneur in Residence in the FSU College of Social Sciences, will discuss social entrepreneurship and its role in helping fix social harms. Assistant Dean Steve Conner and Graduate Entrepreneur in Residence James Stage will also be discussing the initiatives being launched by the College.

The event will take place this Friday in the Stone Building Courtyard at 1114 W. Call Street Tallahassee, FL 32306, beginning at 4:00PM. Food and drink will be provided.

Please RSVP here. For questions, contact James Stage.

ISLT students win AECT PacifiCorp Competition

November 9, 2015 Leave a comment
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ISLT FSU PacifiCorp Teams

Logan Arrington and Zhichun (Lukas) Liu, Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies (ISLT) doctoral students, were chosen as winners of the PacifiCorp Design and Development Award Competition.

Each year, the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) sponsors the PacifiCorp competition and invites graduate students to submit a proposal for analyzing and solving an organizational performance problem. This year, two teams of ISLT doctoral students represented the FSU College of Education in the competition. Logan Arrington and Zhichun (Lukas) Liu of team 1 and Nurul Jamiat and Zhiahuan Dai of team 2 reached the finals. Each won an award to go directly to ISLT’s scholarship fund.

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Logan Arrington and Zhichun (Lukas) Liu

After noting that this was the most difficult year to decide the team with the best presentation, the judges recognized Logan Arrington and Zhichun (Lukas) Liu’s proposal as the most creative, awarding them the PacifiCorp contract.

“Please join me in congratulating our students for their accomplishments and making the FSU’s ISLT program proud!” said Dr. Aubteen Darabi, associate professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems (EPLS) at Florida State University.

The teams would like to extend their appreciation to those who attended their presentations in their support.

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2015-2016 TORCH Magazine

November 5, 2015 Leave a comment

The 2015-2016 TORCH Magazine is here! The TORCH, the College of Education’s highly acclaimed alumni magazine, is an annual publication produced to showcase our faculty, students, and alumni and the important work they are doing across the globe.

Established in 1975 by Professor Herbert Reese as a newsletter titled Education News, The TORCH has evolved into a full-size, full-color annual magazine that communicates the vital influence our graduates have in the field of education and the important milestones they have reached in their lives. Additional information about inspiring students, faculty research and successful programs make this publication a comprehensive representation of the heart and soul of the College of Education.

This year’s magazine features a range of stories inside and outside of the classroom. Learn how our faculty are incorporating social media into the classroom and see the important work our faculty are doing in Belize, Jamaica, and Seoul. Take a look for yourself:

Higher Education alumnus selected as ACPA Diamond Honoree

October 29, 2015 Leave a comment

Juan R. Guardia

Alumnus Juan R. Guardia has been selected as an American College Personnel Association (ACPA) Diamond Honoree. The Diamond Honoree program is an unrestricted fund administered by the ACPA Foundation to raise funds for ACPA program initiatives and has generated over $800,000 since its inception in 1999. Recipients are recognized for their outstanding and sustained contributions to higher education and to student affairs.

Guardia graduated from FSU in 2001 with his M.S. in Higher Education. After attaining his Ph.D. in Educational Leadership-Higher Education Administration from Iowa State University, he returned to FSU. From 2008-2012, Guardia served as Adjunct Faculty in the Higher Education program and Associate Director for Multicultural Affairs in the Division of Student Affairs at FSU. He has also worked at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago and George Mason University.

Since 2002, Guardia has been actively involved in various leadership roles with ACPA, including Next Generation Conference Co-Chair, Preconvention Programs Chair, and Latina/o Network Co-Chair. He received several association honors and awards including the Latina/o Network Dr. John Hernandez Leadership Award, Annuit Coeptis Emerging Professional, and Outstanding Contribution to the Standing Committee for Multicultural Affairs.

He also held leadership roles in other national associations, including NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, serves as a Lead Facilitator for LeaderShape, and as Chair of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations, a national coalition of 17 Latino/a fraternities and sororities in the United States. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees for his fraternity, Phi Iota Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Guardia will receive the award at the 2016 ACPA annual convention in Montreal, Canada.

2015 COE Technology Showcase to demonstrate education technology

October 27, 2015 Leave a comment

Oculus Rift

Join the FSU College of Education for the 2015 COE Technology Showcase on Wednesday, October 28th to see and interact with all of the latest technology we have to offer. Experience hands-on learning, live demonstrations, and see all the exciting ways to enhance teaching, assessment, and learning with technology.

This event is part of College of Education Week 2015 and will take place from 12-4PM at different locations around the Stone building. Many devices demonstrated at the 2015 COE TechShowcase are purchased with tech fees funding and will be a great demonstration of student money at work. We will have demonstrations and hands-on activities with devices from the COE Tech Sandbox, Sport Psych Lab, and FSUS remote observation of teaching.

Selected highlights include:

  • 3D printing live demo (MakerBot)
  • 3D devices
  • Oculus Rift
  • Interactive White Boards
  • Osmo
  • TeachLive
  • Visual attention technology: Stroboscopic glasses, SMI Eye-Tracker, and NeuroTracker
  • Remote observation of teaching with FSUS (we will see 3rd graders learning Maths)
  • Sphero
  • Chinese CUBES
  • AAC devices
  • iPad cart
  • Stattransfer

In addition, there will be posters and videos prepared by College of Education students and faculty.

View the full program of events.

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ISLT doctoral student to receive award for excellence in online mentoring

October 23, 2015 Leave a comment
MOOC team members

Dr. Dennen (L) and Jiyae Bong (R)

Jiyae Bong, doctoral student in the Instructional Systems and Learning Technologies program, will receive a 2014-2015 Distance Learning Award for Excellence in Online Mentoring. This is one of several awards presented by the FSU Office of Distance Learning to recognize outstanding and innovative work and promote effective practices for online and distance learning in all disciplines.

Bong is being recognized for her work with the EME 6635 MOOCs and Open Learning course. In Spring 2014, Bong was the leading teaching assistant for Dr. Vanessa Dennen’s Open Learning in MOOCs course. MOOCs, or Massive Open Online Courses, are essentially extremely large online classes in which anyone might enroll. From March 24 – April 20, 2014, Dennen, Bong, and 16 ISLT graduate students offered a free four-week professional development course designed to help instructors, trainers, and instructional designers learn how to better use social media to support learning.

“This is a great honor for me,” said Bong, who is also an instructor for the Introduction to Education Technology prerequisite course at the College of Education. “I am very happy and deeply appreciative of the support I’ve received from Dean Driscoll, Dr. Dennen, and Dr. Betsy Becker.”

You can read more about the MOOCs and Open Learning course on pg. 18 of the 2015-2016 Torch Magazine.

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