Julie Palmour has recommended an article, "When Finnish Teachers Teach in American Schools". An interesting read!
ASCD Videos Now Available
Bob Glass, Dean of Libraries, has announced that the College community now has access to a library of videos from the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
Report on Teacher Shortage
An interesting report on teacher shortages has been published and the Center for American Progress. Click here. Fascinating reading!
Fall Dean's Report to TrusteesThe dean's Fall 2016 Report to the Board of Trustees is posted at the bottom of this page. Click here
HOW TO MAKE A GOOD TEACHER An article ("Teaching the Teachers" in a June issue of The Economist may be of interest. (Thanks to Clay Crowder)
AWESOME NEWS....Dr. Aimee Cribbs, who received her Ed.D. from Piedmont College in 2013, and who teaches for us in our off-campus graduate studies programs, won an award for a video she made about her inspiration to become an elementary teacher. You will enjoy reading about her award. Also, you can read the story that won!
We are so proud of Aimee and what she has accomplished!!
The SOE Leadership Team will meet on Wednesday, January 18th, 10 AM - Noon in room L-122 on the Demorest Campus. Click here to view the agenda.
IN MEMORY OF DR. KATHY O'KEEFE
A reading and reflection area in memory of Kathy O'Keefe will be dedicated at the entrance to the School of Education (on the first floor of the Arrendale Library) at 2 PM on Sunday, January 15th (which would have been Kathy's 70th birthday). This will be an opportunity for us to honor our colleague and friend. Light refreshments to follow.
OUR OUTSTANDING PROFESSOR....
Professor Susan Smith-Patrick, who is the 2016 Vulcan Award Recipient, served as the commencement speaker on December 10th. Congratulations, Susan...you did a great job. We are all so proud of you!!
The results from the Fall 2016 edTPA have been received....100% of our candidates passed!! Kudos to Dr. Kelly Land, who guided our students through this process. Wow-wow-wow!!!
CELEBRATING A LIFE WELL LIVED
A memorial honoring Kathy O'Keefe will be developed at the entrance of the School of Education on the Demorest Campus. Julie Palmour is receiving donations for reading benches that will bear plaques commemorating Kathy's contributions to the college and to literacy education. If you wish to make a donation, please make check out to Julie.
The memorial reading and reflection area has been painted, and the benches have been ordered. The dedication for this tribute to our beloved colleague will be held on Sunday, January 15th, which would have been Kathy's 70th birthday.
New SOE Letterhead Stationery in Microsoft Office format for both campuses.
The college advancement office has developed official, electronic letterhead templates for the School of Education for SOE Correspondence. The templates for Athens and Demorest are now posted in The "Documents and Forms" section of the Bulletin Board. Click here
The new 2016-17 Faculty Handbook has been added to the Bulletin Board (in menu at left) and was revised on September 3rd.
FACULTY MEETING AGENDAS AND MINUTES
Beginning with this (2016-17) academic year, the agendas and minutes for SOE Faculty Meetings will be kept in folders in a "Filing Cabinet." This can be accessed from the menu at the left (it's right below "SOE Faculty Meetings"). Additionally, it can be accessed from the Faculty Meeting page.
Kudos to Brooke Kowalsky, who received her Master of Business Administration degree on Saturday, December 10th!!
Debbie Zimmerman helps Brooke adjust her hood on commencement day!
Revised Syllabus A now posted.
At a recent Deans' Council meeting, some revisions were made to college policies that have been incorporated into Syllabus A. This new version is available under "Documents and Forms" and is listed near the bottom of the page (Syllabus A - Rev July 2016).