October 6 - Information sessions on Northern Ireland Teaching Practicum May 2015
Join us in Memorial Hall at Java City! Beginning at 7pm, this session will give students a chance to hear more about the trip: four weeks spanning mid-May to mid-June.
October 11 - Scholarship Breakfast
Join us in the Highlands Room in the Festival Student and Conference Center as we recongnize our ourstanding and deserving CoE Scholarship recipients.
October 13 - Student Research Presentations: Teaching Practicum in Northern Ireland
The CoE students who attended the Teaching Practicum in Northern Ireland, May 2014, will share their research projects with the public Monday Oct. 13. Please join us in the Memorial Hall Forum, 4:30-7 PM.
Visitors will have the opportunity both to chat with these students one-on-one to discuss their research and to hear about their work in N. Ireland during short research talks.
Our students did exceptional work in N. Ireland and represented our College exceptionally well. Please show your support for their research with your presence this Monday evening.
TOPICS AT THE FORUM:
Of course, with its recent history of political turmoil and conflict, Northern Ireland has that unrest still bubbling below the surface. It is also a territory rich in cultural and artistic topics. The students' projects address a range of these topics:
Cultural competencies: Secondary education in a once-divided region, a discussion of murals on display in different N. Irish cities that portray perspectives on the conflict, interviews with classroom teachers who themselves grew up witnessing the conflicts.
Artistic expressions: Responses to the intercultural experience through visual arts, music, and literature in a number of separate talks (students have shared art / lit. from established artists as well as work of their own).
October 14 - Screening of Girl Rising
Join the JMU Future Social Studies Educators (FSSE) for a screening of the movie Girl Rising. The purpose of FSSE is to unite students, alumnae, and professionals in service, community, personal growth and enrichment in the field of social studies.
Girl Rising is a global campaign for girls’ education using the power of storytelling to share the simple truth that educating girls can transform societies. Girl Rising unites girls, women, boys and men who believe every girl has the right to go to school and the right to reach her full potential.
In the spirit of this movement, the Future Social Studies Educators will be accepting donations and selling t-shirts to support the Nasaruni Academy for Maasai Girls in Kenya. 100% of the proceeds from this event will go directly to the Academy.
For more information on the Nasaruni Academy, visit the FSSE website: www.fsse.weebly.com/
"Educating girls can break cycles of poverty in just one generation. Educated girls stand up for their rights, marry and have children later, educate their own children, and their families and communities thrive. Yet millions of girls around the world face barriers to education that boys do not. Removing barriers such as early marriage, gender-based violence, domestic slavery and sex trafficking means not only a better life for girls, but a safer, healthier and more prosperous world for all."
October 17 - Fall 2014 Student Teacher's Conference
The Fall 2014 Student Teacher's Conference will be held in Taylor Hall
October 18 - Academic Open House
Join the College of Education by taking part in this Fall Academic Open House!
You will learn more about:
You can participate in:
Residence hall tours
Student Organization Fair
University Recreation Center Open House
CoE Licensure Program Sessions are from
10-10:45; 11-11:45 in Taylor Hall, 4th Floor
Inclusive Early Childhood
Teaching English as a Second Language
October 22 - Education Support Center Open House
The Education Support Center is hosting a drop-in open house next week on Wednesday October 22nd from 3:00 – 5:00pm in the Hiner room. Please drop by, let’s talk, and there will definitely be something yummy to eat there!
We would like to talk about any questions or thoughts you might have about any ESC related activities.
· Advising students for admission into teacher education
· The field experience processes – placements for practicum and/or student teaching
· The licensure process
· Tk20 and how it is used for admissions and/or the student teaching binder
· The COE & MidValley Consortium partnership
· New computerized Praxis testing center
· Anything else you can think of!!
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Education Support Center
October 27 - Visiting Scholar: Dr. Alice Honig
Dr. Alice Honig, past president of the International Association of Infant Mental Health, will be in Harrisonburg on October 27. Dr. Honig studied with Jean Piaget and has authored over two dozen books on child development. There are several opportunities for community members to meet her before and after her presentation at Memorial Hall. Registration is required for some events.
9:30-10:30: Parents meet Dr. Honig at the Young Children's Program
11:30-1:00: Lunch with JMU Faculty
2:00-3:00: Meet & Mingle with Community Partners Memorial Auditorium
3:00-4:00: Infant Mental Health: Insurance for our Future Presentation by Dr. Alice S. Honig
4:00-5:00 Q & A Session with Dr. Honig
Collaborators: Department of Early Elementary & Reading, Visiting Scholars Program, Region 5 T/TAC @ JMU, Smart Beginnings
October 31 - Deadline to submit 2015-2016 Student Teaching Applications
Deadline to submit 2015-2016 Student Teaching Applications to the Education Support Center, MEMH Room 7230