Upcoming in March 2018 is Patty Anders’ retirement conference. Plan to bring a story, anecdote, memory, or joke to share, as a “Roast and Toast” in honor of Patty will kick off the events on March 8, 2018.
The conference, “Adolescent, Family, and Community Literacy: Mobilizing Strength Based Pedagogies,” invites teachers, community workers, and researchers to collaborate as a thought collective to connect theory and practice. It will be held March 9, 2018 from 8:30 to 5:30 pm.
The College of Education is proud to be part of a new initiative launched to bring more qualified K-12 teachers into Arizona's classrooms by providing teachers with a tuition scholarship.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey announced the Arizona Teachers Academy, which is offered at each of Arizona's public universities. Students in the program who teach in Arizona will have their tuition waived through a year-for-year tuition scholarship.
Take a look at the programs we offer in the academy here.
For the first time, the UA will be able to offer the federally funded Upward Bound program. Supporting low-income and first-generation students, the College of Education is partnering with Tucson Unified School District to train high school students in academic preparation, field research and financial literacy. Read the UANews Article by La Monica Everett-Haynes.
Paul Lindsey joined us in Worlds of Words on April 14th to honor the students named as Lindsey Interns for the 2016-17 school year. Lindsey Interns, at the graduate and undergraduate levels, build leadership and management skills through real-world experiences with public outreach programs.The interns each shared a bit about their service to the Tucson community and what it has meant to them.
Associate Professor Erin E. Turner was honored with the Distinguished Scholar Award, one of just three such awards across campus each year. The award acknowledges outstanding mid-career faculty who are leading experts in their fields. One of the reasons Turner received the award was due to the transformative innovations she has advanced in mathematics teacher education with the support of major national grants and noted publications. The honor is accompanied by a $10,000 award to continue her work.
In February, twenty-five COE students, most from the Literacy Learning and Leadership major, attended the 2017 National Collegiate Leadership Conference. This annual conference is student-run and offers leadership skill building and training to the hundreds of students who attend from all over the U.S. Navigate with Purpose was the conference theme, woven through the various workshops and networking events. Amanda Tachine, an alumna from our Higher Education program was a motivational speaker at the event.
After 14 years of leadership, Ronald W. Marx will leave his position as dean of the College of Education on June 30 to pursue other scholarly interests.
"I began my education career working for Los Angeles Unified School District in 1966," Marx says. "This academic year marks the 51st year since I began in education – although in 1962, one of my jobs in the Army was to write lesson plans for how to fire 105 mm howitzers, but I am not entirely sure that qualifies as an education job.
UA access and retention of Native American students is on the rise, thanks in part to our Native SOAR program. In 2015, the UA enrolled a total of 390 Native American undergraduates, a 16 percent increase from 2013. The retention rate for Native American first-year students increased 7 percentage points, from 64 percent in 2014 to 71 percent in 2015. Native SOAR (Student Outreach, Access, and Resiliency) has Native American freshmen serve as peer mentors to Native American high school students.
We received a $2 million grant for a study to determine if adjustments to daily routines for youths with Type 1 diabetes can improve regulation of their glucose levels and enhance daily management of the disease. "The ultimate goal is to know what aspects of sleep or other parts of their daily routines - and how families work together in those routines - should be incorporated into standard diabetes care," says principal investigator Michelle Perfect, an associate professor and associate program director in our School Psychology Program.
Professor Perry Gilmore has long been a leader within the field of educational anthropology, so impressive, in fact, that we featured her in last year's Imagine magazine (read her story here). In November, she was honored with the prestigious George and Louise Spindler Award from the Council on Anthropology and Education. Her contributions to educational anthropology are widely recognized for having significantly advanced the knowledge of the study of educational processes.