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    News and notices
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    Appointments, awards and honors
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    Publications and presentations
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    Dissertation defenses
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FEB. 15, 2008 VOL. 3, ISSUE 5

You're reading coE-News, an electronic newsletter produced monthly during the
academic year by the College of Education News & Publications Office to keep faculty
and staff up-to-date on college news and activities.

GOTNEWS? We want to hear it. Submit individual or unit news and calendar events of
collegewide interest to news(@coe.ufl.edu for publication consideration. All submissions
must be in writing or via e-mail and must include contact information for follow-up
questions.

IN THIS ISSUE

Dean's Message
Top Stories
News and Notices
Faculty/Staff Honors/Appointments
Research
Student Awards and Honors
Publications/Presentations
Dissertation Defenses
0 P.K. Yonge News
In the News
Calendar
Announcements
Quick Links

DEAN'S MESSAGE

Going green for a young century
Today's world presents us with two great challenges. First, the economy is increasingly
high-tech and globally competitive, while our schools are mired in 19th-century models.
Second, we have to come to terms with humanity's impact on our environment. In her
February column, Dean Catherine Emihovich outlines the college's vision for the
Experiential Learning Complex, a proposed building that would serve as a laboratory for









truly 21St-century learning techniques with a much smaller environmental footprint than
most academic buildings. (more)

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TOP STORIES


COE professor heads half-million-dollar effort to bring civics back to middle
schools
What happens when you establish a high-stakes testing regime but forget to test
students on their basic knowledge of American government? Professor Elizabeth Yeager
is one of the many who are alarmed by the lack of civic education in Florida schools, and
she just secured a $566,000 grant to prepare teachers to bring civics back to the middle
grades in Florida. (more)

Terzian garners Undergraduate Teacher of the Year honor
What do Native American boarding schools, 1950s mental hygiene
films and the Booker T. Washington/W.E.B. Du Bois debate have
in common? They're all part of the history of American education
- and they're all things Associate Professor Sevan Terzian uses to
teach his undergraduate students how our schools became what
they are today. Terzian, known for his innovative approaches to
teaching education history, has been named the College of
Education's Undergraduate Teacher of the Year. (more)

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NEWS AND NOTICES

Education Career Week at UF showcases plethora of career options in education
UF's College of Education has declared Feb. 18-22 as Education Career Week at UF and
is staging two special events on campus to introduce more UF students to the many
career paths that a new education minor or an advanced degree from the college can lead
to. A College of Education Open House is set for 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, in
the Terrace Room at Norman Hall; the college also will host Education Career Night at 7
p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 in the Arredondo Room of Reitz Union. For more details, see
news release about the events on the College of Education Web site.

Meet education deans, faculty at AERA reception
If you've ever been to one of the annual meetings of the American
American Educational Research Association, you know Educational
that the receptions are often where the action is where Research
colleagues meet and new collaborations are formed. At Association
this year's AERA meeting in New York City, UF is organizing the one reception you









can't miss. Hosted by deans, faculty and graduate students from Southeastern Conference
colleges, the event is expected to draw a crowd of hundreds from around the region. All
UF faculty and doctoral students are encouraged to attend. No need to RSVP, just show
up March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Metropolitan Ballroom of the Sheraton New York Hotel and
Towers. The event includes heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. For more information,
contact Jodi Mount at imount(@icoe.ufl.edu.

Learn the newest ed-tech tools in distance ed workshops
Web 2.0 tools those online applications that let Internet users manipulate Web content -
are revolutionizing the way we teach. If you've discovered one or two of them, you're
probably hungry for more. So why not attend "Learning Online 2.0: 10 Web Tools Every
Educator Should Know About," a workshop set for 12:15 -1:30 p.m., Feb. 21, in room
G518? The meeting is part of the Spring Education Workshop series held by COE's
Office of Distance Education. Future installments in the series include a workshop Feb.
28 on using Moodle to enhance face-to-face courses, an introduction to developing online
courses on March 6, and a class on using networks to facilitate online participation on
March 13. For more information, contact Chris Sessums at csessums@coe.ufl.edu.

CROP goes to Atlanta for MLK Day
The statewide College Reach-Out Program, based at COE, took advantage of the Martin
Luther King Day weekend to introduce some of Florida's prospective first-generation
college students to the wealth of post-secondary education opportunities available in the
Atlanta area. CROP staff and faculty took their charges all of them students from
mostly-minority schools in low-income areas to Morehouse College, Spelman College,
Clark Atlanta University, the
American Professional Institute and Le
Cordon Bleu Culinary Institute. CROP
students also visited Georgia's rich
historical sites and museums including
the Harriet Tubman Historical
Museum in nearby Macon and the
Martin Luther King, Jr. Center and the
Sweet Auburn Historic District in
Atlanta. The highlight of the trip
occurred when CROP students
marched with thousands of people
through downtown Atlanta during the
Martin Luther King Day parade.

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RESEARCH

COE researcher: Review boards hampering social sciences research
Institutional review boards created in the 1970s to protect human research subjects
from risks and various abuses of power are handing a raw deal to researchers who use









non-traditional methods and research approaches. So says Associate Professor Mirka
Koro-Ljungberg. (more)

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FACULTY/STAFF APPOINTMENTS/HONORS

Higher-ed access group names Emihovich as president
Dean Catherine Emihovich has been elected to a three-year term as president of the
Holmes Partnership, a consortium of local and national education interests dedicated to
equitable education and reform in teaching and learning. (more)

Award for COE study of 'ubiquitous computing'
What would happen if schools could provide a personal computer to every one of their
students? Last year, two COE faculty members tried to find out, by studying a state pilot
program that made 'ubiquitous computing' available in a number of Florida schools. One
article produced through that study conducted by Associate Professor Kara Dawson and
Associate Professor Cathy Cavanaugh was recently given an Outstanding Paper Award
by the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education. For a closer look at
the study, go here.

Pallas selected to national governing board
Clinical Associate Professor Pamela Pallas has been appointed to the governing board of
the National Coalition for Campus Children's Centers a 700-member association of
childcare centers on college campuses across the United States and Canada. Pallas, who
is also director of Baby Gator Child Development and Research Center, will serve on the
board for three years.

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STUDENT AWARDS AND HONORS

Counselor Ed students chosen for honor society fellowships
Counselor education doctoral students Michael Brubaker and Eric Davis have been
selected for 2008-2009 Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) fellowships. CSI, an international honor
society for counselor educators, selects only 10 fellows per year, making two fellowships
in the same department a major achievement. In addition to the fellowships, Brubaker
also was awarded a CSI internship one of only two offered across the nation. Brubaker
and Davis are both officers of UF's CSI Beta Chapter (Brubaker is president and Davis is
president-elect).


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PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

Music, math and movement motivate at Lastinger-organized conference
An enterprising Alachua County teacher and UF's professors-in-residence were among
the headliners at the Winter Conference of the National School Reform Faculty held in
November in Tampa a conference organized in part by UF's own Lastinger Center.
Among other things, the Lastinger Center helped bring in Gloria Merriex, the Duval
Elementary teacher who has incorporated music and movement into her mathematics
curriculum resulting in the highest FCAT math gains in the state. COE Professor
Dorene Ross, Assistant Scholars Alyson Adams and Madgi Castaneda and doctoral
candidate Phillip Poekert all led "home groups" intense discussion groups which stayed
together throughout the three-day conference. For more information on the National
School Reform Faculty and its mission, click here.

UF Alliance hosts conference for novice teachers
The UF Alliance held its 2008 Annual Novice Teacher Conference, titled "Inspiring
Improved Teaching and Learning in Urban Schools" on Jan. 11-12 in Orlando. The event
attracted more than 70 participants representing schools in both Florida and Puerto Rico.
The conference, a part of the Alliance's continuing effort to improve college access for
all students, acquaints teachers particularly novice teachers with a repertoire of best
practices to better prepare their students with the academic skills they need to gain
college access. (more)

Hagedorn paper commissioned by federal DOE
Professor Linda Hagedorn, chair of the Department of Educational Administration and
Policy, has been asked to write a paper for the U.S. Department of Education's Office of
Vocational and Adult Education. The paper will be titled "The Community College
Transfer Calculator: Identifying the Course-Taking Patterns that Predict Transfer."

Presentations

Archer-Banks, D., (2008, January) Voices of High-Achieving African American High
School Girls: Improving their Opportunities to Excel. Paper presented at 12th Annual
Holmes Partnership Meeting, Orlando, Fla.

Melendez, D., Archer-Banks, D., Maxis, S., Basallo, J., Primack, M., Oliver, B. (2008,
January). Parent involvement in low-performing urban high schools: Empowering
parents to empower their children. Paper presented at 12th Annual Holmes Partnership
Meeting, Orlando, Fla.

Publications

Amatea, E., & West-Olatunji, C. (2007). Joining the conversation about educating our
poorest children: Emerging leadership roles for school counselors in high-poverty
schools. Professional School Counseling, 11, 81-89.









Bondy, E., Ross, D., Gallingane, C., & Hambacher, E. (2007) Creating environments of
success and resilience: Culturally responsive classroom management and more. Urban
Education, 42(4), 326-348.

Conwill, W.L. (2008). Neoliberal policy as structural violence: Its links to domestic
violence in Black communities in the United States. In N. Gunewardena and A. Kinsolver
(Eds.), The gender of globalization: Women navigating cultural and economic
marginalities (pp. 127-146). Santa Fe: School for Advanced Research Press.

Kinnier, R. T., Dixon, A. L., Barratt, T., & Moyer, E. (2008). Should universalism
trump cultural relativism in counseling? Counseling and Values, 52, 113-124.

Kurpius, S. E. R., Payakkakom, A., Dixon Rayle, A., Chee, C. & Arredondo, P. (2008).
The appropriateness of using three measures of self-beliefs with European American,
Latino/a, and Native American college freshmen. Journal ofMulticultural Counseling
and Development, 36, 2-14.

Vescio, V., Ross, D., & Adams, A. (2008). A review of research on the impact of
professional learning communities on teaching practice and student learning. Teaching
and Teacher Education, 24(1), 80-91.

West-Olatunji, C., Pringle, R., Adams, T., Baratelli, A., Goodman, R., & Maxis, S.
(2007). How African American middle school girls position themselves as mathematics
and science learners. The International Journal of Learning, 14, 219-228.

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DISSERTATION DEFENSES

Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend the following dissertation defense. Please
RSVP if you plan to attend:

"Special Education Students In Selected Florida High Schools: Adequate Yearly
Progress As Measured By The Policies Set Forth In The No Child Left Behind Act"
Doctoral candidate: Mark Stockdale
Noon, Feb. 27, Norman Hall Room 2205
RSVP to: R. Craig Wood, rcwood@coe.ufl.edu


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P.K. YONGE NEWS

PKY teacher/COE professor collaboration inspires new model for elementary
science teacher preparation
Florida schools are knuckling down on science. The FCAT science test has been added to
the K-12 school report card, and the state is about to implement toughened new science
standards. A new project teams the College of Education, P.K Yonge Developmental
Research School and Union County schools to prepare elementary school teachers for a
more rigorous science curriculum. (more)

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IN THE NEWS

A recent sampling of "media hits" from the College of Education:

The Gainesville Sun- Professor and Director Nancy Dana, Center for School
Improvement (1/22/08) Dana was quoted in a story on the Shewey Excellence in Middle
School Education Fund, established at UF by Gainesville residents Kathy and Fred
Shewey to promote middle school reform. The gift was also covered by the Independent
Florida Alligator.

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CALENDAR

FEB. 19
Education Career Week at UF COE Open House
1-4:30 p.m.
Norman Terrace Room

FEB. 21
COE Education Career Night
7-8 p.m.. Reitz Union Arredondo Room
Contact: imount(@coe.ufl.edu or (352) 392-0728, ext: 250

FEB. 21
Distance Education Workshop:
"Learning 2.0: Ten Web Tools Every Educator Should Know About"
12:15 -1:30 p.m., Room G518
Contact: Chris Sessums, csessums(@coe.ufl.edu









FEB. 21-23
UF Alumni Association's Back To College Weekend
www.ufalumni.ufl.edu

FEB. 25
Monday Morning Coffee "Let's Talk Databases!" with Paul Sindelar & Cyndi Garvan
Open to all COE faculty.
10-11 a.m., Norman Terrace Room
Contact: Rosie Warner: rwarner@coe.ufl.edu; 392-2315, ext 234

FEB. 28
Distance Education Workshop:
"Blended Learning"
12:15 -1:30 p.m., Room G518
Contact: Chris Sessums, csessums@coe.ufl.edu

MARCH 6
Distance Education Workshop:
"Getting Started: Online Course Development Basics"
12:15 -1:30 p.m., Room G518
Contact: Chris Sessums, csessums@coe.ufl.edu

MARCH 6
Data Safety Issues with Cyndi Garvan
Open to all COE faculty
11 a.m. -1 p.m., Norman Terrace Room
Contact: Rosie Warner: rwarner@coe.ufl.edu; 392-2315, ext 234

MARCH 10-14
Spring Break

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

FFMT to hold recruitment and retention conference
More than 600 education majors from around the state (including some three dozen from
UF) will converge on Orlando on April 5-6 for the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers,
Inc.'s 12th Annual Recruitment and Retention Conference. Titled "FFMT and You:
Embracing Florida's Educational Success and Impacting its Future," the conference will
provide professional development, employment opportunities, networking and
opportunities for recruitment into Florida's graduate schools. For more information,
please contact Cheryl Williams, cwilliams@coe.ufl.edu.


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QUICK LINKS

UF: www.ufl.edu
College of Education: education.ufl.edu
coE-News: education.ufl.edu/pubs
Education Times magazine: education.ufl.edu/pubs



coE-News is produced by:
College of Education, University of Florida
Dean's Office/ \'ei \ & Publications
Dean: Catherine Emihovich (cemihovich(icoe. ul. edu)
Director: Larry Lansford (llansford(coe. ufl. edu)
Editor: Tim Lockette (lockette(icoe.uf. edu)

Correspondents:
Wendy Norman, Copy Editor
Marta Pollitt, P.K. Yonge (ilq,,llii ;i la k Al edu)




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