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Education Leaders Offer Advice to Pre-Service Teachers During Seminar

UK College of Education students doing practicums and student teaching got a chance to hear from key contacts in the field during a seminar at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Among the presenters were Jimmy Adams, executive director of the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board, who spoke about maintaining enthusiasm … Read More

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College rallies to support Big Blue Pantry
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UK College of Education students, faculty and staff recently donated more than 212 pounds of food and toiletries as part of the Big Blue Pantry Drive. The donations were organized by the College’s staff council charity committee. The Big Blue Pantry supports UK students experiencing food insecurity or hunger.

Xin Ma Explains Model for Analyzing Longitudinal Data
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Dr. Xin Ma helped explain a new model to analyze longitudinal data during a Nov. 14 talk geared toward faculty and doctoral students. During the presentation, “A Multilevel Multiset Time Series Model for Describing Complex Developmental Processes,” Ma helped participants learn to use a model to analyze longitudinal data involving … Read More

Nash and Rous Lead International Conversation on Innovative, Human-Centered Approaches for Services for Children with Disabilities
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Drs. John Nash and Beth Rous, faculty members in the University of Kentucky College of Education, will keynote the Inclusion Symposium 2017 Nov. 30. The symposium is about collaboration and exploring innovative ways to improve inclusive practice in the context of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and Early Childhood … Read More

Thelin Pens Commentary on California Higher Education
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The Conversation (an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts) published Dr. John Thelin’s article on California higher education from 1960 to the present. It was picked up by the Associated Press and reprinted by other publications, such as the LA Times and Chicago Tribune. … Read More

Nov. 15 Presentation: 50 Years in Education
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The Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation presents: Fifty Years in Education William H. McCann Wednesday, Nov. 15 • 12 to 1 p.m. 131 Taylor Education Building Join us for an engaging talk by William H. McCann, a 1953 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law and … Read More

UK College of Education Becomes Halloween Treat Stop
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Faculty, staff and students turned offices in the UK College of Education into stops for Trick or Treaters on Halloween eve. UK students in the EdLife Living Learning community and members of the Elementary Education Student Association helped kids from a local after-school program make their way through Dickey Hall … Read More

Education Leaders Offer Advice to Pre-Service Teachers During Seminar
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UK College of Education students doing practicums and student teaching got a chance to hear from key contacts in the field during a seminar at the Singletary Center for the Arts. Among the presenters were Jimmy Adams, executive director of the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board, who spoke about maintaining enthusiasm … Read More

Career Updates for Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation Alumni, Student
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Several alumni and a current student in the UK College of Education’s Department of Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation have recently announced major job changes and promotions. Ph.D. Alum Eric Moyen has been named Chair and Associate Professor, Higher Education Department, Mississippi State University Ph.D. Alum Mitzi Lowe has been … Read More

Future Teachers Gain Experience Helping at STEM Day
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Faculty from the UK College of Education’s Department of STEM Education gave students the opportunity to gain teaching experience and interact with families during STEM Day at Henry Clay High School on Saturday. There were 91 pre-service teachers and graduate students helping run interactive booths for children to engage in … Read More

Packed House for Homecoming Brunch 2017
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The UK College of Education’s 2017 Homecoming Brunch drew a record crowd. College alumni, along with current students and their family members and friends, joined our faculty and staff for the annual event Saturday. In addition to brunch, participants gathered in the college’s courtyards for face painting, corn hole, a … Read More

College of Education Welcomes New Class of Golden Wildcats
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The University of Kentucky has a special designation for its alumni who graduated 50 years ago or more. They are members of the Golden Wildcat Society. This morning, UK College of Education Alumni Director Mary Ann Vimont helped honor Golden Wildcats from the UK College of Education during a breakfast … Read More

Oct. 9-Nov. 6 College Hosts Donation Drive for Big Blue Pantry
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UK College of Education Staff Council is sponsoring a donation drive for the Big Blue Pantry. This organization is a student-run endeavor, serving the needs of UK students experiencing food insecurity or hunger. There will be eight drop-off boxes located around UK College of Education buildings: 103 Dickey Hall, Seaton … Read More

Hutchens Delivers Inclusiveness Committee Session
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The College of Education recently held an interactive session focusing on free speech controversies that have arisen at colleges and universities throughout the U.S. The talk, “From Snowflakes to Milo: The Search to Reconcile Free Speech and Social Justice Concerns on College and University Campuses,” was given by Dr. Neal … Read More

Social Media Workshop for Pre-Service Teachers
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What kind of online presence do you want to cultivate? A workshop, “Navigating free speech and social media presence: A workshop for pre-service teachers,” was held Tuesday, October 24 in the private dining room at The 90, located on campus at the corner of Woodland and Hilltop avenues. The talk, … Read More

Elementary Student Association Participates in DanceBlue 5k
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The Elementary Education Student Association chapter at the University of Kentucky College of Education helped organize a team for the DanceBlue 5K on Oct. 1. DanceBlue is a year-long fundraising effort that spreads awareness of pediatric cancer through mini dance marathons, restaurant fundraising events, an annual 5K run and more. … Read More

Apply for College of Education Scholarships
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The University of Kentucky College of Education general scholarship application for Fall 2018 – Spring 2019 scholarship awards is now available online on the Scholarships and Financial Aid page. All applications must be submitted by the deadline to be considered. Incoming Freshman Application – Deadline Jan.15, 2018 Undergraduate Application (Current/Transfer … Read More

College of Education Honors Alumni
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Three University of Kentucky College of Education alumni were honored during the college’s annual scholarship banquet September 26. Wilma Howard Klein received the Alumni Excellence Award. The award honors those who have made outstanding contributions over the course of their career, reaching the pinnacle of achievement in their chosen professions. … Read More

Giving Thanks to Our Donors
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Donors have a direct impact on the lives of University of Kentucky College of Education students. Tuesday, Sept. 26 is Thank-A-Donor Day, and the UK College of Education community is taking this opportunity to demonstrate appreciation to those who support the college. The story that follows about the Burtons shows … Read More

Learning to Teach the Holocaust
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Current and future teachers enhanced their knowledge about the Holocaust, including history of antisemitism, during a program offered in September at the University of Kentucky College of Education. The training, provided by Echoes and Reflections and facilitated by Dr. Kathy Swan, a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, … Read More

UK’s BREATHE Team Hosts Kickoff for Tobacco-free Ambassadors Partnership (TAP) Project
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Members of the University of Kentucky’s BREATHE team, representing the UK College of Nursing and UK College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, hosted a kickoff for the Tobacco-free Ambassadors Partnership (TAP) project on Sept. 11, in partnership with Hazard High School’s ARI Student Senate and Leadership Team … Read More

Thelin Quoted in Inside Higher Ed
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Dr. John Thelin is quoted in this Inside Higher Ed article.

Washington Post – Report cards: ‘P’ is for perplexing. Traditional grades make a comeback.
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Dr. Thomas Guskey is quoted in this Sept. 17, 2017 Washington Post story on report cards.

Student Weekly Newsletter: Sept. 18, 2017
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Sept. 18, 2017 Student Newsletter The What’s Up @UKCollegeOfEd newsletter is sent to all currently enrolled College of Education students. It is used to communicate information relevant to students in the college. FREE PRAXIS WORKSHOPS The College of Education will be offering two opportunities to attend a free Praxis I … Read More

Student Weekly Newsletter: Sept. 12, 2017
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Sept. 12, 2017 Student Newsletter The What’s Up @UKCollegeOfEd newsletter is sent to all currently enrolled College of Education students. It is used to communicate information relevant to students in the college. EDUCATION ABROAD FAIR Interested in learning more about studying or student teaching abroad? Drop in to the Education … Read More

Friends and Family Homecoming Brunch RSVP
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RSVP to attend the Friends and Family Homecoming Brunch taking place Saturday, Oct. 7, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the UK College of Education.

Class Ranking Article in Education Update Features Guskey
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The most recent issue of Education Update, a publication from ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development), features an article on how class rank is falling out of favor across the country and quotes grading expert Dr. Thomas Guskey, a professor in the UK College of Education Department … Read More

Guskey EdWeek Blog: Don’t Get Rid of Grades. Change Their Meaning & Consequences!
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In the Leadership 360 blog on EdWeek’s website, leadership experts in the K-12 field Jill Berkowicz and Ann Myers write about challenges and possibilities for administrators in the 21st century. They recently featured a guest blog from Dr. Thomas Guskey, a professor of educational psychology in the UK College of … Read More

Next Generation Leadership Academy Receives Prichard Award
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The University of Kentucky’s Next Generation Leadership Academy has been recognized by the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence’s Student Voice Team for its role in growing and supporting innovations in teaching and learning that emphasize the importance of student voice. Prichard’s Student Voice Team awarded their Golden Megaphone Award for … Read More

First Day of School Takes on New Meaning for Future Teachers
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On the first day of Fall 2017 classes at the University of Kentucky, Dr. Kim White kicked off her course with a question. “Today is maybe your 16th first day of school, but today is the first day of school for me, also. I wonder if you know what year, … Read More

First Weeks of School Critical for Mapping Out a Successful Year
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Whether you’re a teacher, parent, or student, a new school year may seem to have more in common with a marathon than a sprint. However, Thomas Guskey, Professor of Educational Psychology in the UK College of Education’s Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, raises the point that the first … Read More

In the News: Guskey Discusses Grading Changes
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Dr. Thomas Guskey is quoted in a Quartz news article about schools making changes to the way they grade student learning. Guskey is a professor in the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at the University of Kentucky College of Education and is well-known for his work in the … Read More

Stilwell Award Winners Announced
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The Kentucky Department of Education has recognized three educational organizations and their employees for their dedication and support of education technology by selecting them as recipients of the 2016-17 Stilwell Award. The Stilwell Award is named after the late Dr. William E. Stilwell, a long time faculty member of the University … Read More

Campbell’s Research Featured in Article on Autism’s Onset
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Are there two types of autism — one present from birth, and one that abruptly emerges in toddlerhood, with a rapid loss of skills? Or perhaps regression is part of a larger, normal development process? Maybe it’s not specific to autism. Dr. Jonathan Campbell has analyzed the research and his findings … Read More

UK Program Creates Teachers of the Visually Impaired
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Pamela Cox has studied and worked in a variety of fields, but her latest endeavor holds a special place in her heart. She is taking classes at the University of Kentucky College of Education to become certified as a teacher of the visually impaired. There is a nation-wide need for … Read More

Alumni Recognized as State’s Best Educators in History, Civics
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Two educators receiving the 2017 Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award have ties to the University of Kentucky College of Education. Amy Michele Madsen and Whitney Walker were selected from elementary, middle and high school history and/or civics (social studies) teachers throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Madsen, a teacher at … Read More

Physical Education Teachers Attend Event Hosted by College
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Faculty from the UK College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion worked with 120 physical education teachers from across the state at Tates Creek High School on June 19. Pictured are some of the UK College of Education alumni who attended. The event, called the PAWS Institute, is … Read More

Schroeder in Science Magazine
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Dr. Margaret Schroeder and alumnus Dr. Craig Schroeder were interviewed for a Science Magazine online piece about STEM Camp. The article featured a photo from the 2017 See Blue STEM camp. Click here to view the article.    

Making the Most of Your Child’s Back-to-School Open House
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If you are the parent or guardian of a student in elementary, middle, or high school, chances are high that you’ve been invited to an open house. Is it important to go? And if you do, what should you do to make the most of it? We asked the advice … Read More

Washington Post Quotes Guskey
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What if the problem isn’t the grade, but the grading scale? UK College of Education Professor Tom Guskey, author of On Your Mark, offers his thoughts in this Washington Post piece on schools shifting to no-zero grading policies. Click here to read the article.

Institute on Mastery Learning Brings Educators to Lexington
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Educators from as far as India and as close as Lexington gathered in June for a professional development opportunity during the UK Summer Institute on Mastery Learning. UK College of Education faculty members Dr. Thomas Guskey and  Dr. Carmen Coleman lead the event.

College of Education Partners to Host See Blue STEM Camp
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Middle school students were at the University of Kentucky in two separate one-week See Blue STEM camps this summer. With funding from the National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR), the UK College of Education partners with the UK College of Engineering on a yearly See Blue … Read More

Teaching Assistant Uses Life-Altering Injury to Motivate Students
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It was a normal day in southern Ohio. Hot, but normal. The Huntington Huntsmen football players were giving it their all during practice. It was the first time they were running plays with full contact, wearing all their gear. It might have been more enjoyable, if only it weren’t so … Read More

Impacts of School Vouchers on Some Students Examined
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New research from University of Kentucky College of Education Assistant Professor Joseph Waddington is shedding light on how the largest school voucher program in the nation is impacting students. Voucher programs — and more broadly, school choice — aren’t a cure-all in the race to improve education outcomes, the findings … Read More

UK College of Education Students Receive Fellowship for Project to Improve Teaching of Slavery
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Three graduate students from the University of Kentucky College of Education are among 11 students across the nation selected for research fellowships by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance project. The fellowships are part of a multi-year initiative to improve the teaching of slavery in K-12 schools across the … Read More

Cross-Cultural Lunch and Learn
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Students last semester had a unique chance to understand current issues from different perspectives thanks to a free “Cross-Cultural Lunch and Learn” workshop series planned by the UK College of Education Office of International School Partnerships. The events helped students improve their cross-cultural communication skills and learn about ways they … Read More

UK Grad Named 2018 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year
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Jennifer Meo-Sexton, a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Education, is the 2018 Kentucky Middle School Teacher of the Year. Valvoline, Inc.™ and the Kentucky Department of Education made the announcement today at a ceremony held at the Capitol Rotunda in Frankfort. Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton; Education and Workforce … Read More

Class of 2017!
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Congratulations to the University College of Education’s class of 2017! Click the photo below for a look behind the scenes at the May commencement ceremony on Sunday.  

Researching Grading to Improve Education
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  Dr. Thomas Guskey recently recorded a podcast about his research on student grading for UK Research Media. Guskey is a professor of educational psychology in the UK College of Education. His research focuses on the way teachers grade and how they report that information to parents. “The grading practices … Read More

2017 UK Awards Ceremony Honors Several from College of Education
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Three from the UK College of Education were recognized during the 2017 UK Awards Ceremony held on campus in April. Sy Bridenbaugh was one of three UK teaching assistants to receive the 2017 UK Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award. He is a doctoral student in the Department of Educational Policy Studies … Read More

Effective Teaching Strategies Focus of Nietzel Colloquia
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The University of Kentucky Graduate School’s Nietzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty Award and UK College of Education Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling hosted a colloquia in April. Two faculty members from the University of Florida College of Education gave presentations. Dr. Stephen Smith, professor, focused on cognitive … Read More