This year, representatives from the departments of Early Childhood, Leadership Studies, and Teaching and Learning are pleased to host a series of afternoon talks. Faculty and students will lead discussions of their recent scholarly activities. Presentations will be made by faculty and students throughout the college and will allow time for discussion. Of course, tea and crumpets (well, Coke and cookies) will be served. All are welcome.
Thursday,September 25th Donna Wake and Michael Mills
Mashburn 103, 2:30-3:30
Donna Wake will discuss the Web 2.0 tools she uses in her online course to increase candidate engagement and collaboration. Tools she will showcase include google documents, Voicethread, microsoft Photostory 3, Aurasma, Voki, Toon Doo, Storybird, Zooburst, Reale Writer, Story, Wordle, Educreations, Smore, Haikudeck, Powtoon, Blendspace, Today’s Meet, and Poll Everywhere.
Michael Mills will discuss the advantages and challenges of authoring and disseminating digital course resources, with a particular focus on practical implementation strategies.
Thursday, October 23rd Rene Crow & Mary Pearson
Mashburn 103, 2:30-3:30
Rene’ Crow will discuss the social and emotional learning curriculum currently being co-written with Dr. Mark Cooper and the evidence throughout the literature highlighting the strong correlates of academic success and social and emotional learning. The curriculum serves as a strong evidence-based resource for teacher candidates, elementary school teachers, and school counselors who need a dependable, practical, and developmental guide as they plan and implement curricula in this area.
Mary Pearson will discuss her mixed method study looking at Customized Employment Youth and Young Adults with Disabilities in Arkansas, including her findings the study, findings thus far, and opportunities that have occurred for those involved with this study, as well as future directions.
Thursday, November 20th Candice Barnes, Mark Cooper, & Patty Kohler
Mashburn 103, 1:40-2:40 with Elizabeth Hudspeth & Lindsay Bean
Candice Barnes, Mark Cooper, Patty Kohler, along with Elizabeth Hudspeth and Lindsey Bean, seniors, will share their work with teachers and students in Kitale, Kenya in May, 2014. Working side by side, UCA instructors, teacher candidates, recent graduates of UCA, and teachers from the Seeds Academy in Kitale developed and implemented social emotional focused lessons with the theme, “Making Minutes Matter.”
If you have a recommendation or want to volunteer for the spring 2014 lineup, please contact Patty Kohler-Evans, Alicia Cotabish, or Rhonda McClellan.