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Deadline Extended for Students to Present at Spring Research Conference

College of Education students are invited to present at the annual Spring Research Conference. The conference allows students to present their work, whether it is completed, in progress or at the proposal stage. This free event provides a welcoming context in which to receive feedback.  More>>

 

College of Education Professor is 'Breaking Bad Social Studies'

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 12, 2014) — Kathy Swan, associate professor in the University of Kentucky College of Education's Department of Curriculum and Instruction recently did a TED Talk for the Kentucky Department of Education on her framework for social studies education.  More>>

 

Fayette School Features College of Education Student's Work

Abbie Gaston, a teacher at Sandersville Elementary in Lexington, is helping students do something for others through learning new computer software.  More>>

 

 

UK College of Education Partners $4.2 Million Grant to Help Schools Serving Fort Campbell Families

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 28, 2014) — The University of Kentucky College of Education is part of a $4.5 million grant awarded to two school systems that serve military connected families from Fort Campbell, Ky.  More>>

 

UK College of Education Partners on $30 million 'Race to the Top' Grant

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2014) — The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $30 million to 17 eastern Kentucky school districts to implement a plan involving a strong collaboration with the University of Kentucky College of Education.  More>>

 

Olivas to Deliver Colloquium Talk Feb. 4

Dr. Michael A. Olivas will speak on “God, Grades and Sex: The Developing Law of the College Classroom” as part of the UK College of Education Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation’s colloquium series.  More>>

 

 

Living Learning Program 'EDLIFE' Designed to Develop Future Educators

"EDLIFE is dedicated to providing first year and returning UK students with a supportive community designed just for them to explore teaching from early childhood through secondary education," said Mary John O'Hair, dean of the College of Education.  More>>

 

Taylor Blair Selected as Student Speaker for December Commencement

Lexington, Ky. (Dec. 19, 2013) -- University of Kentucky College of Education senior Taylor Blair will graduate with a degree in secondary English education this Friday while also taking part in an important Commencement tradition: serving as student speaker. More>>

 

New Dickey Hall Eatery Nourishes a Community

In 2011, the College of Education sent out a survey to students asking what they could do to improve the student experience.  More>>

 

 

UK College of Education Rehabilitation Counseling Program Ranked 2nd Internationally in Published Study

Lexington, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2013) -- A study in a top journal ranks the Rehabilitation Counseling Program at the University of Kentucky College of Education second in research productivity.  More>>

 

CCLD Assists in World Record-breaking Book Reading Challenge

The Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD) participated in the 2013 Jumpstart Read for the Record event October 3rd. Adults and children all over the globe engaged in a common reading experience through Otis, a book by Loren Long.  More>>

 

Sport Leadership Program Opens Doors

Careers in athletics are not limited to roles on the playing field. Consider Josh Harbolt’s story.  He chose business administration with an emphasis in finance as his undergraduate major.  Today, he’s employed by an NCAA Division I athletic program.  More>>

 

Student Spring Research Conference Set for 2014

College of Education students are invited to present at the annual Spring Research Conference. The conference allows students to present their work, whether it is completed, in progress or at the proposal stage. This free event provides a welcoming context in which to receive feedback.  More>>

 

UK College of Education Dean Mary John O'Hair guest blogs for Education Week

UK College of Education Dean Mary John O'Hair guest blogs for Education Week about how school-university-community partnerships play a role in P-20 education reforms.  More>>

 

College Alumnus Named Jefferson County Exceptional Children Education Teacher of the Year

UK College of Education alumnus Renee Hollinger Scott has been named the Jefferson County Public Schools Exceptional Children Education Teacher of the Year.  More>>

 

 

College of Education, KET to Host Premiere Screening of 'Extreme By Design' Documentary

UK College of Education's John Nash discusses the concept of "design thinking" and the PBS documentary "Extreme By Design" that will be screened in Lexington Oct. 24.  More>>

 

 

College of Education Professor Featured in Inside Higher Ed

John Thelin, professor of higher education and public policy in the University of Kentucky College of Education, was recently featured in Inside Higher Ed discussing President Obama's plan to improve college affordability. Titled "Bumpy Road to Reforming College" Thelin explores the various issues that surround this complicated topic. More>>

 

2013 SAGE Professional Research Award

Danelle Stevens-Watkins has received the Association of Black Psychologists "2013 SAGE Professional Research Award" for excellence in scholarship.  The award is for her 2012 Journal of Black Psychology publication titled "Racism and illicit drug use among African American women: The protective effects of ethnic identity, affirmation, and behavior." Stevens-Watkins is an assistant professor in the UK College of Education Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology.

 

2013 Teacher of the Year

Four University of Kentucky College of Education alumni have been selected by the Kentucky Department of Education and Ashland Inc. as recipients of the 2014 Ashland Inc. Teacher Achievement Awards (TAA). These teachers qualify to compete for the 2014 Kentucky Teacher of the Year Award, which will be announced in October.  More>>
 
 
 

Constitution Day Celebrated with New Social Studies Framework 

In accordance with Constitution Day, a new framework for social studies education was published September 17 and is currently available to educators across the nation to upgrade their own state’s standards. Kathy Swan, associate professor in the UK College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction, serves as a lead writer and director of the project. More>>
 
 
 

Smithsonian Selects Swan for Fellowship

Kathy Swan has been awarded the Senior Goldman Sachs Fellowship at the Smithsonian's American History Museum in Washington D.C.  Swan is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. More>>

 

 

Kentucky School Leaders Join NxGL Academy

The latest co-hort of the UK College of Education’s Next Generation Leadership Academy launched this week with 90 school leaders participating. More>>

 

Several UK College of Education students from UK’s spring sports teams made the Southeastern Conference Spring Sports Academic Honor Roll. More>>

 

 

Inside Student Teaching: Lindsay Lash

University of Kentucky College of Education student Lindsay Lash recently completed what she calls the most beneficial semester of her college career – student teaching at Athens-Chilesburg Elementary in Lexington. More>>

 

 

COE Faculty Work With Vision, Hearing Impaired Student

The Herald-Leader and WTVQ Channel 36 recently featured the work of UK College of Education faculty members Gerald Abner and Donna Brostek-Lee, as well as Diane Haynes, an adjunct faculty member and state-coordinator of the Kentucky Deaf-Blind Project (a federally-funded programbased at the college and overseen by the Kentucky Department of Education).  They have teamed to assist a Bryan Station Middle School student who is both vision and hearing-impaired.  More>>

 

Student Teacher Profile: Julia Janecek

As a college freshman, Julia Janecek knew she wanted to become a teacher, but was nervous about managing a classroom. She just completed her student-teaching at Athens Chilesburg Elementary and says the teacher preparation program at the University of Kentucky College of Education has built up her skills through each class she’s taken. More>>

 

Education Student's Passion for Teaching, Leading Recognized

Jacqueline Horsman cannot remember a day she did not want to be a teacher. In her final semester as a UK College of Education student, Horsman has been honored with a 2013 Kentucky Education Association Marvin Dodson-Carl Perkins KEA $2,000 Scholarship. More>>

 

 

College of Education Hosts Visitors from China

The University of Kentucky College of Education and UK Confucius Institute recently helped host educators from China who were visiting to learn more about how private and innovative public schools in the U.S. are organized, governed and lead as well as gain an understanding of how curricula is developed, how expectations for students are set and the key role parents play in the education of their children.  More>>

 

 

College of Education Honors Teachers at 15th Annual Ceremony

Since 1998, Mary Ann Vimont has overseen a program that has honored nearly 1,900 educators throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and across the United States. Fifteen years later, after honoring so many meaningful educators, Vimont was honored herself for creating a program that has meant so much to so many over the years.  More>>

 

Education Student Named SEC Community Service Leader

University of Kentucky women’s golfer Megan Moir has been named the 2012-13 Brad Davis Southeastern Conference Female Community Service Leader of the Year.  More>>
 

 

Professor Co-Authors Book, Study Outlining Education Model for Autistic Students

Students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) have the best chances of success in school through an individualized education model that involves teachers, service providers and parents, according to a new study and book co-authored by Lisa Ruble, associate professor in the Department of Educational, School and Counseling Psychology in the University of Kentucky College of Education.  More>>

 

 

Deanna Henderson Receives Annual Adelstein Award

Suffering from a visual impairment since 1999 that has left her legally blind, UK College of Education student Deanna Henderson was recently one of two UK students awarded the annual Carol S. Adelstein Outstanding Student Award.  More>>

 

 

Family Math Night Thrills Local School

Faculty and students from the UK College of Education recently held their annual math night to the joy of teachers, students and parents at Lexington’s Beaumont Middle School.  More>>

 

 

College of Education Participates in "Light It Up Blue" for Autism Awareness

The Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC), an organization in the University of Kentucky College of Education, is sponsoring an event next week to raise awareness about autism. "Light It Up Blue” will take place at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in front of Memorial Hall, which will be illuminated in blue.  More>>

 

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