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The fifth annual Middle Georgia Diversity in Education Conference was held on March 24, 2014 at Georgia College in collaboration with Forth Valley State University.



Dr. Carol Christy is spending the spring 2014 semester at the Canadian Centre for Research on Literacy at the University of Alberta as a 2013-2014 Fulbright Scholar.




The inaugural lecture of the John H. Lounsbury Distinguished Lecture Series on American Education was held January 16, 2014.  Dr. Paul S. George, Professor of Education Emeritus at the University of Florida, presented "Education and the Future: A Progressive Perspective."




Special education students: Samantha Jones, Monica Macklin, Emily Chatlen and Paola Hinojosa spent three weeks student teaching at the Queensmill School in London in December 2013.



Dr. Vickie Deneroff published an article in November 2013, “Professional Development in Person: Identity and the Construction of Teaching within a High School Science Department,” available on the Cultural Studies of Science Education website. 


Laura Hamley, a junior Special Education major, was selected as Georgia's 2013-2014, Student Council for Exceptional Children (SCEC) president.



The John H. Lounsbury College of Education, the Central Georgia Writing Project, and Georgia College hosted "Beyond Standards: Exploring Text Complexity to Engage Readers and Writers" on June 28, 2013 at the GC Macon Graduate Center.  Photo: Dr. Linda Golson-Bradley,  keynote speaker, Carmen Agra Deedy, and Dr. Sandra Webb. 


The students of CMLA hosted the 9th annual Middle Level Education Summit at Georgia College on October 11, 2013. Special guests: Dr. Betty Edwards, Dr. Nancy Doda, and Dr. Kathleen Thompson spoke to this year’s theme, We are the Revolution.  Pictured:  Dr. Kathy Thompson, Dr. Betty Edwards, Dr. John H. Lounsbury, and Dr. Nancy Doda.



ClotheslineGeorgia College Early College students prepare shirts for the annual clothesline project.  The Clothesline Project is displayed every October, during domestic violence awareness month.  Each shirt is created to bring awareness to the impact of violence towards women and children.




JWGoodDr. J.W. Good is the first GC John H. Lounsbury College of Education faculty member to earn the 2013 Georgia Excellence in Education Award from AdvancED. [full article]





shandaShanda Brand, graduate admissions advisor, attended the NACADA Summer Institute for Retention in Louisville, KY this summer.




ChrisGreerNine students of Dr. Chris Greer’s Advanced Technology for Teachers summer course have produced an electronic textbook titled “Using Technology in Education,” — one of the first publications created by students and published through Apple iBookstore. [full article]


LindaBradleyDanBauerDrs. Linda Bradley and Dan Bauer have received a new grant from the National Writing Project in the amount of $20,000.  This is federal funding to support 2012-2013 SEED Teacher Leadership Development for the Central Georgia Writing Project.  Dr. Bradley will be the lead PI on the project and manage the funding.  The purpose of this grant is to build site leadership capacity for providing and sustaining professional development in the teaching of writing for teachers in Washington County. The grant is an investment in the development of a minimum of 20 teacher leaders in the 2012-2013 academic year and/or summer 2013.  The project is effective July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.


ProposedStairwayThe College of Education's, Kilpatrick Education Center will be undergoing several architectural changes this fall.  Proposed renovation projects will be completed on public areas of the building first, such as the glass conference room and the back entrance staircase. [more]


CIMGThe National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and four Specialized Professional Associations (SPAs) recognized the following COE programs for national recognition:


  • The Early Childhood Education program was recognized by NAEYC at the Initial and Advanced level.  We have the only SPA Advanced Level Recognition in the state.
  • AMLE recognized our Middle Level Education program at the Initial and Advanced level.  We are one of three schools in Georgia to receive this distinction.
  • CEC recognized our Special Education program at the Initial level.  We are one of five schools in Georgia to receive this distinction.
  • ALA recognized our Library Media program at the Initial level.  We are one of three schools in Georgia to receive this distinction.


teaAlumni and senior education students shared their education experiences during the Then, Now, and Tomorrow Tea on February 5, 2013 in the Kilpatrick Atrium.



GCEC HomecomingGC Early College crowned the first homecoming king and queen during a coronation ceremony on February 14, 2013 in the Magnolia Ballroom.  The 2013 GCEC king and queen are Alexis Hill, Jr. and Chiquita Cleveland (pictured). 


Spage Logo c  GoldThe Student Professional Association of Georgia Educators (SPAGE) hosted an Ethics presentation on February 28, 2013 for CoE students.  Margaret Elliott, a PAGE attorney, spoke and answered questions about the Code of Ethics for Georgia Educators.  For more information about SPAGE click HERE.


NHDGeorgia College hosted the 2013 National History Day on March 1.  Middle and high school students from the surrounding counties presented on the theme - "Turning Points in History: People, Events, Ideas."


MainPageCCSLogoFour educators from the Cherokee County, North Carolina school district visited GC CoE from March 13-15, 2013.  These teachers currently work at project schools that have implemented a whole school reform model based in neuro-cognitive theory.  While here, they visited Dr. Marianne Edwards’s Exploring Teaching and Learning classes and presented their findings and demonstrated some strategies to the students.  Dr. Marcie Peck, Coordinator of Foundations, will be working with these schools in the fall.


Rob Sumowski

Dr. Rob Sumowski, Special Education professor, worked as an educational consultant for Stratford Academy’s educational component of ARISS science project, part of the NASA program. This project culminated in a live contact conversation between Stratford Academy students and Astronaut Chris Hadfield on the International Space Station on April 3, 2013.  The ten-minute conversation with the ISS involved an entire year of planning and coordination with NASA, amateur radio clubs across the country, and various educational entities. 


MiddleGradesCohortThe Middle Grades junior and senior cohorts hosted the Young Adolescent Creative Expression (YACE) celebration on April 12, 2013.  21 students from around middle Georgia, their families, teachers, principals and administrators where invited to spend an evening honoring the hard work and dedication the students put into their creative writing pieces chosen for the event.


madisonbitzerMadison Bitzer, a junior Middle Grades major, received the Volunteer of the Year award during the Bobcat Award Ceremony this April.  The majority of Bitzer’s volunteer hours were acquired through her work with Lighthouse Family Retreat.


LondonCollege of Education students traveled internationally this summer on two education focused study-teach abroad trips. Education students visited London, from May 5-22, and another group visited Belize, from May 19- June 3. Both study-teach abroad trips focus on the cultural and educational diversity found in other countries. [more]


OdysseyofthemindCongratulations to the 2012 GMC Prep School, Odyssey of the Mind team for winning 1st place in the National Competition and 2nd place at the World Finals. The GMC team also won the Ranatra Fusca Award, the most prestigious award given at the Odyssey of the Mind competition. Clay McElheny and Emily Fairbrass, both MAT alumni and current faculty members at GMC, coached the winning team.


Beyond Standards Poster

The John H. Lounsbury College of Education is proud to host the upcoming literacy conference, Beyond Standards Re:imagining our Literate Roots on May 29, 2012. [more]



GCEC Graduation

Georgia College Early College congratulates the 2012 graduating Legacy Class. Graduating students include: Kathryn N. Dykes, Joshua K. Ferguson, Haylie M. Galloway, Jalyn C. Lawrence, Cody M. Mills, Skyler T. Moore, Raven R. Mosley, Kaylie M. Pritchard, Lindsay M. Smith, and Jalon W. Trawick.




Dr. Edward Hill has been chosen as one of five people to represent GC at the annual Diversity Summit on October 27-28, 2010.  The theme for the summit is "Courageous Conversations," focusing on acknowledging and valuing the diversity of the USG System's students, faculty administrators, and staff.

 The GeCmlaorgia College Collegiate Middle Level Association and the John H. Lounsbury College of Education will host the Sixth Annual Summit on Middle Level Education on October 8, 2010.  [more]

Head to HeadThe Department of Early Childhood and Middle Grades Education was selected as the recipient of the 2011 Regents' Teaching Excellence Award for Departments and Programs. [more]


The National Science Foundation awarded Dr. Victoria Deneroff and Dr. Rosalie Richards the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program for $74,821.  Funds will be used to plan for improvement in the quality of teaching and learning in middle Georgia Schools.  


DiversityConferenceDiversity Conference at GC (April 9, 2010)
It is an honor and pleasure for the Diversity Committee of the College of Education at Georgia College to invite you our first annual diversity conference. Speakers will be Pedro Portes and Dr. Boutte. 


RolandTharpGC hosted a weekend workshop entitled "Closing the Achievement Gaps: Research-based Practices in Diverse Classrooms in Middle Georgia.  Dr. Roland Tharp, Director of the Center for Research on Equity and Diversity in Education (University of California, Berkeley) and his co-presenter, Dr. Stephanie Dalton worked with middle Georgia educators.  

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