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December 15, 2009

You're reading coE-News, an electronic newsletter produced monthly during the academic year by the College of Education News
& Communications Office to keep faculty, staff and students up-to-date on college news, activities and achievements. Click here
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Did You Know ...
The college's nationally-
ranked counselor education
program operates a free Couple
and Family Clinic to provide
relationship and family
counseling for area residents
who cannot afford such services.
The clinic also serves as a
clinical training site.

Need more annual reports?

COE News & Communications
has more 2009 annual reports
available for use as VIP
handouts to key stakeholders
and supporters of the college
and its individual units, to
visiting dignitaries and to
other targeted
Contact: Larry Lansford,
News-Comm director. 273-4137

Lastinger Center partnering with Pinellas schools to develop master teachers in science and

With a $1.6 million boost from Helios Education Foundation of Tampa, UF's Lastinger Center for Learning
is partnering with Pinellas County schools to give as many as 500 math and science teachers a shot at
advanced degrees and professional development training. Center director Don Pemberton said it's all part
of the Lastinger Center's effort to develop master teachers who can improve student achievement in the
crucial STEM subjects-science, technology, engineering and math. (more)

COE fetes top efforts in 'engaged scholarship'

Some of the year's most noteworthy efforts in engaged scholarship by UF and COE faculty and graduate
students were celebrated recently at the college's 2009 Faculty Research and Engaged Scholarship
Showcase. Above, P.K. Yonge 9th grade biology instructor Mickey MacDonald (center) is presented the
Scholarship of Engagement Award for PKY faculty by COE Dean Catherine Emihovich (left) and PKY
Director Fran Vandiver. (more)

Visit the college home page for links to these and other reports about College activities, accomplishments
and faculty-staff-student-alumni news and achievements.

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College News & Notices

Distinguished Speaker Series resumes with 2 new lectures

The College of Education's 2nd annual Distinguished Speaker Series: "21st Century Pathways in
Education" resumes in early 2010 with the fourth and fifth lectures in the yearlong series, scheduled in
January and February, respectively.


Lecture #4 -- JAN. 21: "Teaching Matters: Practice and Reflection." STL's Sevan Terzian will moderate

Vol. 5, No.3

Ilansford coe.ufl.edu.



Fri., Dec 18
Advance Degree
4 PM, O'Connell Center

Sat., Dec 19
UF Fall Commencement
2 PM, O'Connell Center

this panel presentation and follow-up discussion about the scholarship of teaching at a Research-1
institution. Panel members are all recent recipients of the college's most prestigious teaching awards,
including Mirka Koro-Ljungberg (SHDOSE), Erica McCray (SESPECS) and Jane Townsend (STL).

Lecture #5 -- FEB. 4-5: (Title and details TBA soon.) Guest Speaker is Don Deshler, Special Education
Professor and Director, University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He is one of the nation's
preeminent scholars in adolescent literacy and special education at the secondary level. (Deshler's
itinerary and presentation details will be announced soon.)


Int'l Education Week spurs ideas about college 'globalization'


Jan 21

Distinguished Speaker Series:
Lecture #4

Teaching Matters: Practice &

COE Faculty panel discussion

11:30 AM, Terrace Room


Jan 23-26
Community College Futures
Hilton WDW Orlando

Jan 28-30
Annual Holmes Partnership
Charleston, SC


Feb. 4-5

Distinguished Speaker Series:
Lecture #5

Donald Deshler, preeminent s
cholar in adolescent literacy
and special education

(Details TBA)

Feb. 7 10
NCATE/DOE Joint Site Visit

CoE-News is produced by:

College of Education
University of Florida
Catherine Emihovich

News & Communications
Director and Editor-Writer:
Larry Lansford

Information & Instructional
Prentiss Lee Ladkani

College of Education students need more exposure to diversity through activities like studying abroad,
concluded a panel of four College of Education professors, joined by UF International Center Dean David
Sammons. The group discussed strategies for internationalizing UF as part of the college's recent
International Education Week festivities. Pictured, above, are faculty panel members (from left) Maria
Coady, Linda Jones and Thomas Oakland. (more)

Recycle? Yes we CAN

Above, COE staff members Ambrya Strode (center) and Jenny Palgon (right) take aim before tossing
crushed Coke cans into recycle bins to win raffle tickets from staffer Susan Stabel. The can toss and
raffle were part of the recent "Drop, Shop & Swap Recycle Fest", which featured prizes, music,
refreshments, games and a swap shop to promote recycling among COE faculty and staff. Used treasures
- office supplies, clothes, purses, curling irons, Christmas decorations, shredders and more covered
three tables and were free for attendees. COE Green Team Captain Christine Cook, who organized the
event, said she hopes to stage a similar event around Earth Day in April. (Photo & copyblock by Jennifer
Tormo, COE News-Comm intern)

Helping out at Ronald McDonald House

Several COE staff members participated in the Visiting Chef program recently at the Ronald McDonald
House in Gainesville, preparing food for some 50 guests. Pictured above are the chivalrous chefs from
COE (from left) Whitney Shadowens, Prentiss Ladkani, Jodi Mount, Jenny Palgon, Karen Ledee and Rosie
Warner. The Ronald McDonald House provides temporary housing and basic amenities and support to
families with critically ill children being treated at Shands and other local hospitals. If you'd like to help
with future efforts, visit www.rmhqainesville.org or contact Prentiss at pladkani@coe.ufl.edu.

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Awards & Appointments


Ed tech researcher cited for innovations in online learning

Cathy Cavanaugh, associate professor in education technology, has received international recognition for
advancing innovative online learning in public primary schools. Cavanaugh received one of the inaugural
Online Innovator Awards presented recently by the International Association for K-12 Online Learning
(iNACOL). (more)

Counselor Ed scholars named International Educators of Year

Counselor education faculty members Edil Torres-Rivera and Cirecie West-Olatunji (above) were recently
selected as the College of Education's 2009-10 International Educators of the Year. (more)

P.K. Yonge Correspondent: REM team report cited as most distinguished paper
Marta Pollitt
A research report authored by a College of Education faculty-student team in Research and Evaluation
Methodology (REM) was chosen as the most distinguished paper at the recent 2009 annual meeting of
the Florida Educational Research Association. The paper, titled "Estimating Treatment Effects in
Observational Longitudinal Studies: The performance of a Latent Growth Model for Multiple Matched
Groups," was written by Assistant Professor Walter Leite and REM doctoral students Jann MacInnes, Rong
Jin and Robert Sandbach.

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Cronin Jones, L. (October 2009). The Impact of Outdoor Schoolyard Learning Activities on Diverse
Learners. Paper presented at the 2009 North American Association for Environmental Education Research
Symposium, Portland, Oregon.

Twiest, M.M. & Cronin Jones, L. (October 2009). Creating an Environmental Learning Community on a
University Campus. Presentation at the 2009 North American Association for Environmental Education
Conference, Portland, Oregon.

Cronin Jones, L. (October 2009). Making Global Connections: Linking Science and Social Studies in
Middle and High School Classrooms. Professional development workshop presented at the annual
meeting of the Association of American Schools in Colombia, the Caribbean, Central America, and
Mexico, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Cronin Jones, L. & Jones, G.(October 2009). What's Your Media-Literacy IQ?: Hoe to Use Web-Based
Videos and Other Internat Resources to Bring Science to Life in Your Classroom. Professional
development workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association of American Schools in
Colombia, the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

STL shines at History Education Society meeting

The college's School of Teaching & Learning was well represented at the History of Education Society's
recent annual meeting in Philadelphia, with eight current students, recent graduates and faculty
presenting research reports. (more)

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