The Bulletin Board


Friday, June 19th, 2014
OF INTEREST

Dean's annual report to the Board of Trustees
A copy of the SOE Annual Report to the Piedmont College Board of Trustees is posted below ("SOE Report to Trustees April 2014").

NO, PAPER ISN'T DEAD!
Is the subject of an article that has recently appeared in The Week magazine.  Click here to read online or, See PaperIsntDead in list at bottom of page to download.)

THE DEAN'S FALL REPORT TO THE PC BOARD OF TRUSTEES 
is available for downloading or viewing at the bottom of this page, or click here.

Amazing resources on Differentiated Instruction:

STUDENT BULLETIN BOARD
We have developed a Bulletin Board (similar to this one) for SOE students.  This can be accessed from the menu in the sidebar (at left).  Click here to check it out.

TEACHING WITH TECHNOLOGY UPDATE:
Let the SOE iPad volunteers support you in connecting the use of iPads and your classroom strategies:
Click on photo to enlarge

EDS STUDENT (Athens Cohort) works with students at Chase Street Elementary School to launch 7' helium weather balloon.  Click here to view video

CHECK OUT THE PIEDMONT iPad RESOURCE WIKI  Click here to check out iPad applications and resources.  Special thanks to Randy Hollandsworth!

TWO INTERESTING ARTICLES ON THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHER EDUCATION
Two articles in the February issue of eCampusNews provide some timely information...you may want to check these out:  "iPads to Enhance Learning for Education Majors" is the title of one...the other is "Teacher Preparation Needs Overhaul."  Both articles are attached at the bottom of this page (scroll all the way down).  

THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM
An interesting article appeared recently in the Athens Banner-Herald which describes a different way learning can occur.  Click here to read about it.

CAN iPADS REPLACE TEXTBOOKS?  A recent article in The Week magazine may be of interest....check it out (scroll to bottom of page).

RESEARCH INFORMATION - Graduate Education
Information for students and faculty (including forms) can be found on the PC homepage.  Click here.
B.A. DEGREE PROGRAM IN EDUCATIONAL STUDIES was approved by SOE faculty in November 2012.  Click here for more details (can also be accessed from Bulletin Board menu at left).

A CURRICULUM MAPPING RESOURCE
Faculty may find the Mid-Continent Comprehensive Center's resources on curriculum mapping helpful in courses.  Click here.

A LIVELY MIND:  YOUR BRAIN ON JANE AUSTEN  An interesting article that Gene Pease found on reading and the brain.  Click here to check it out.

HAS ANYBODY ASKED THE STUDENTS?  Click here to read a perspective about the use of online elements to augment courses.

BULLETIN BOARD ARCHIVE
If you wish to look back at a previous day's Bulletin Board, you can find these in the Bulletin Board Archive.  This has been added to the menu on the far left.





HOST TEACHER HONORARIUM FORMS NO LONGER NEEDED  Instead of requiring student teachers/apprentices to provide their host teachers with a request for honorarium form, we will utilize a list provided to us by Evelyn Sears each semester to compensate host teachers.  This will alleviate Kay having to chase students and forms.  Consequently, the link to the form has been disabled on the website.  If you are orienting students at the beginning of the semester, just know that this form is no longer required.  Don

TRAVEL BETWEEN DEMOREST AND ATHENS JUST GOT FASTER!
The speed limit on U.S. 441 between Demorest and Athens is now 65 mph (with the exception of Baldwin, Commerce, and Nicholson, which are all still 45 mph)!

SPECIAL PROGRAM COMPLETION CEREMONY SCHEDULED FOR HOUSTON COUNTY GRADS
With two cohorts of M.A. students and two cohorts of Ed.S. students completing their degree programs at the end of July, Piedmont College will award degrees in a special ceremony at Mossy Creek Middle School, Kathleen, Georgia on Monday, July 28th (6:30 PM)...complete with caps and gowns!

Vice President for Academic Affairs Perry Rettig, Dean of Education Don Gnecco, and Director of Off-campus Graduate Studies Kathy Breithaupt will be among those participating in this special ceremony.  

All Piedmont SOE faculty are cordially invited to participate (bring your academic regalia), and especially PC faculty who have travelled to Houston County to teach in these two programs.  Please e-mail Kathy Breithaupt if you would like to attend so that we can plan transportation.  The trip is approximately 3.5 hours, which, as you might expect, is why we have planned this event. In order for candidates to participate in the Piedmont commencement on July 26th, they would need to leave their homes at 4:30-5 AM.






















New to the SOE Family...
Congratulations!

Oscar Kirkland Ghosheh
Libby Willis is the proud grandmother of Oscar Kirkland Ghosheh, born April 26th (albs. 12 oz.) to Libby's daughter, Sarah Willis Ghosheh, who received her MAT from Piedmont and who teaches 2nd grade at Whitehead Elementary School in Clarke County.

25-Year Veteran Band Teacher is Teacher of the Year - Gainesville City

Joey Forbes

Joey Forbes, who received his MA in Music Education from Piedmont in 2012 has been named Teacher of the Year in the Gainesville City Schools.  Click here to view the article in the Gainesville Times.

Piedmont Grad is Winner of Innovation in Teaching Competition

Lindsey Rhodes

Lindsey Rhodes, who teaches kindergarten at Sugar Hill Elementary School in Hall County, was selected as one of seven winners in the Innovation in Teaching Competition, announced by Gov. Nathan Deal last week.  Lindsey earned her BA and MA degrees in Early Childhood and her EdS at Piedmont College. Check out the following:










 

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