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Dean Marcy Driscoll to deliver keynote address for AECT 2017 Convention

January 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Dean Marcy P. Driscoll

Dr. Marcy P. Driscoll, dean of the FSU College of Education, was recently selected to deliver the opening keynote address for the Association for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT) 2017 International Convention, entitled “Leading Learning for Change.” The conference will be held in Jacksonville, Florida November 7 – 11.

“She is a visionary scholar who will encourage us to think deeply as leaders about learning in the emerging technology enhanced learning world,” remarked Dr. Eugene Kowch, president-elect of AECT.

It is an interesting challenge that I couldn’t refuse and I look forward to some stimulating conversation,” said Driscoll. 

Driscoll is the Past President of AECT, having served from 2000 – 2001. She is currently a member of the Design and Development, and Research and Theory divisions of the organization.

FSUCOE alum receives distinguished leadership award

November 18, 2013 Leave a comment

: Kim McWilliams
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November 2013

Jablon Receives Distinguished Leadership Award

TALLAHASSEE, FL – William “Bill” W. Jablon, headmaster of Maclay School, was recently honored with the Southern Association of Independent Schools’ (SAIS) 2013 Distinguished Service Award. This award is given by the SAIS Board of Trustees to a head of school or senior administrator in recognition of a long and distinguished career in independent education, of which 25 years or more was spent in service to one school, as well as service to SAIS. The award is typically given at the end of one’s career. Jablon was recognized at the SAIS Annual Conference on Saturday in Atlanta.

The creation of this award in 2012 was inspired by the life and work of Dale Regan, who devoted 34 years of her life to the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, and who, posthumously, was the award’s first recipient.

Jablon has served at Maclay school in Tallahassee, FL, since 1976. During his tenure, he lead Maclay through tremendous change and improvement: growing from ten faculty teaching 130 students, 1st through 9th grade, on a 44-acre campus; to 96 faculty members teaching 936 students, Pre-K through 12th grade, on a 100-acre campus.

Jablon holds degrees from Boston College and Florida State University, served as president of the SAIS board of directors, president of the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), and a board member of NAIS from 1990 to 1994. Bill served as the first private school chair of the Florida Committee of SACS. Over the course of his career, Bill has chaired over 85 accrediting teams for FCIS and SACS. He was most recently honored by the Maclay Board of Trustees with the official naming of the newly renovated Lower School in his honor.

SAIS is a membership organization that provides independent schools with high quality accreditation processes, comprehensive professional growth opportunities, and visionary leadership development programs. SAIS currently has 362 member schools, representing more than 200,000 students.

Shouping Hu Delivers Keynote Speech at University of Macau

August 1, 2013 Leave a comment

Shouping Hu, professor of Higher Education and Higher Education Program Coordinator, recently gave a keynote speech at the University of Macau (UM) on “Reinventing Undergraduate Education: Improving Student Experiences, Promoting Learning Outcomes.”

In addition to his time at UM, Hu also visited Xi’an Jiaotong University where he made three presentations on topics of new development in higher education research in the United States, college students and student cultures, and publishing in SSCI journals.  At Shanghai Jiaotong University, Hu presented on topics of new development in higher education research and the Bright Futures program and student college choice and degree attainment.

FSUCOE iPhone App

July 10, 2013 Leave a comment

FSUCOE has a full-service mobile app! Have you downloaded it yet?

Featuring everything from University and College news to admissions, FSUCOE is now at your fingertips 24/7. In addition to calendars and event alerts, a comprehensive directory allows users to look up FSUCOE faculty and staff office, email or phone numbers and sync contacts effortlessly. And don’t forget, free money! That’s right. With the FSUCOE app, you can search and apply to scholarships directly from your mobile device! Join the movement and add the FSUCOE app to your home screen today.


FSUCOE Troops to Teachers

July 10, 2013 Leave a comment

FSUCOE is now offering opportunities to student veterans or veteran career changers who have an interest in pursuing a career in teaching. For more information, visit Troops to Teachers.

Becker, EPLS, Featured on FSU News

June 11, 2013 Leave a comment

Betsy Becker, EPLS, was recently featured on FSU News for her selection as an AERA Fellow.

Read the article here.

FSU Panama City Campus Elementary Education Class Hosts Successful Whale Day

May 8, 2013 Leave a comment

Article courtesy of FSU Panama City campus website

Wednesday, April 24 was Whale Day at FSU Panama City.  Elementary education instructor, Cristina Rios conceived of Whale Day in 2007 as a way to demonstrate teaching methods that not only convey information but entertain as well.

Students from Rios’ Teaching Second Language (TSL) class teach elementary school students from the Panama City Advanced School about whales. TSL 4080 instructs soon to be educators in methods on how to interact and communicate with young people whose native tongue is not English. Rios uses a variety of didactic techniques to help student educators develop successful interactive curriculum.

There are many whale species with their own behaviors and ways of communicating as there are many children of different backgrounds, cultures and languages in the learning environment. Student educators are challenged to effectively

communicate with these children and engage them in the learning process.

“There are whales found in every ocean in the world, in the same way we have children from different nationalities, and it is very interesting to find out that they [whales] communicate too,” said Rios. “Language is very important.”

For this class project, students demonstrated interactive learning using conservation as their subject. The class created posters describing whale behavior and divided the subjects up into stations that the students from the Panama City Advanced School toured. Each station had an interactive component in addition to an academic message. Rios’ classes work in conjunction with the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) and have adopted ten whales since the relationship began in 2007. The WDCS was established in 1987 and is the “leading charity dedicated to the conservation and welfare of all whales and dolphins (also known as cetaceans).”

Children were able to skim dried krill in a tub of water using a comb to simulate how baleen whales filter zooplankton in order to eat. They also used tongs to grab gummie fish in a tub of water to simulate the eating habits of toothed whales like killer whales. Another station demonstrated whale swimming behavior including breaching, spyhopping, lobtailing and slapping. Children were able to mirror these behaviors with a toy whale in a container of water. Rios’ class was very creative in developing fun facts and interactive activities to engage the children for an hour and a half.

The finale was juice and cupcakes. Of course, the cupcakes were placed in the shape of a whale! Cups of snacks that looked like zooplankton rounded out the snacks.

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