Teacher Education

College of Education will host free workshop for educators

AUGUSTA, GA. – The Georgia Regents University College of Education will host a free Teaching with Primary Sources workshop for educators in Richmond, Columbia, Burke and McDuffie counties on Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in University Hall on the Summerville campus. “The workshop will train teachers in …

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Teacher Ed faculty lead organizations, present research

Dr. Beth Pendergraft was installed as the President of the Georgia Reading Association at the Summer Leadership Meeting in Savannah on July 15.  The Georgia Reading Association is a membership organization whose mission is promoting literacy in Georgia. Dr. Nai-Cheng Kuo had a fourth manuscript accepted for publication this year. …

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College of Education launches pilot Early Childhood Education program

AUGUSTA, GA. – Georgia Regents University is leading the redesign of educator preparation programs with an innovative new pilot program for teachers in training. The College of Education, with the support of a grant from the Georgia Network for Transforming Educator Preparation, has forged partnerships with local schools in order …

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College of Education launches math camp for girls

AUGUSTA, GA. – According to the National Science Foundation, 66 percent of fourth-grade girls say they like science and math, but according to the American Mathematical Society, only 1 percent of college math majors are female. “In our society, there is an unacceptable acceptability for people to say, ‘I can’t …

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Teacher ed faculty publish research, reviews

Dr. Juan Walker’s book review, “Review of Essentials of middle and secondary social studies” is published in The Journal of Social Studies and Research. Click here to read the review: http://authors.elsevier.com/sd/article/S0885985X14000217. Dr. Nai-Cheng Kuo has a third RTI publication for the year. Her paper, “Improving preservice teachers’ knowledge of response-to-intervention (RTI): …

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Barrow and Copenhaver talk civic engagement with students

Congressman John Barrow (above left) and Augusta Mayor Deke Copenhaver visited Dr. Drew Kemp’s Place-Based Education class to talk to students and answer their questions. Photo gallery follows story. AUGUSTA, GA. – The Georgia Regents University College of Education hosted Congressman John Barrow (D-Ga.), 12th Congressional District, Director Lynthia Ross Owens …

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Teacher Education and Kinesiology faculty publish joint research

“Current Issues in Middle Level Education” published a research article by Drs. Susan Edwards, Drew Kemp and Steven Page called, “The middle school philosophy:  Do we practice what we preach or do we preach something different?” Click here to read the article. Dr. Nai-Cheng Kuo presented a paper, “Using evidence-based reading activities …

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Literacy Summit releases program

The GRU Literacy Center, in partnership with the CSRA Reading Council, will host the Literacy Summer Summit June 12-14 on the Summerville campus of Georgia Regents University. The program – including a list of available Professional Learning Units – is now available. Click here to view the program. Open to …

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How the Brown Vs. Board Of Education ruling changed school

Dr. Cindi Chance, Dean of the Georgia Regents University College of Education, was interviewed on GPB’s “Morning Edition.” She talked about the impact the Brown v. Board of Education ruling had on rural whites as well as African-Americans, as well as the status of segregation in schools today.  Listen to the fascinating …

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GRU professor publishes book on middle level education

Dr. Susan Edwards, professor of education in the Department of Teacher Education in the Georgia Regents University College of Education, published a book called “Getting Them to Talk: A Guide to Leading Discussions in Middle Grades Classrooms.” “Class discussions keep everyone active and engaged, either by sharing or thinking. Students …

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