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GATE/2013

Georgia Association of Teacher Educator Annual Conference

THEME “Tomorrow Matters: Change and Education for Sustainable Development”

Tomorrow Today

Yesterday

The Jekyll Island Club Hotel 371 Riverview Drive; Jekyll Island, Georgia 31527 1-912-635-2600 or 1-800-535-9547


JANET STRICKLAND, Ph.D. President

Welcome! Janet Strickland, Ph.D.

Welcome, conference participants, to the Georgia Association of Teacher Educators' annual conference. Dr. Gwendolyn Middlebrooks, this year's conference chair, and the planning committee have been hard at work ensuring you have a productive and enjoyable experience. I trust you will ďŹ nd the speakers and presenters both inspiring and informative. Every eort has been made to make this an enjoyable 2-days for everyone. Should you need assistance or have suggestions, please see Gwendolyn or me or another Executive Board member. The conference will provide several activities where we can mingle and become better acquainted. Take advantage of these opportunities, as they have proved to be invaluable in building lasting friendships for many of us. As I begin my last year as president of GATE, I will be asking for your support and ideas. Please take a moment to talk to me about your ideas for the future of your organization. I am open to any and all suggestions. Enjoy the conference, Janet Strickland, Ph.D. President Georgia Association of Teacher Educators

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BARBARA BENSON GATE President Elect

Welcome!

Welcome teacher educators, k-12 educators, Professional Standards Commission (PSC) representatives, professional organization representatives, and other distinguished colleagues in the field of education! It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Georgia Association of Teacher Educators (GATE), Annual Conference in Jekyll Island. On behalf of GATE, I appreciate your participation in this year’s conference. Thanks to you, the conference will be engaging, informative, and worthwhile! It is an honor to host so many professionals who are dedicated to quality teacher preparation and the education profession. Enjoy the conference activities and the opportunities to reestablish professional friendships, nurture your growth as a professional, and support teacher education and k-12 educators. Respectfully, Dr. Barbara Benson, GATE President Elect and Executive Secretary


GWENDOLYN MIDDLEBROOKS, Ph.D.

GATE Conference Chair

Welcome! Gwendolyn Harris Middlebrroks, Ph.D.

Dear GATE Conference Attendees: I am pleased to welcome you to the 2013 Conference of the Georgia Association of Teacher Educators (GATE) at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel in Jekyll Island, Georgia. Your active participation in this conference will provide you with numerous professional development opportunities that will improve your knowledge base and escalate your career. You will experience, excellent speakers in general sessions and research based breakout sessions. You will have opportunities to network as you interact with speakers, meet new people, make professional friends, and enjoy the total conference experience. We congratulate members of the GATE 2013 Conference Planning Committee for the energy and time they expended planning, organizing, and managing the tasks associated with this conference. Their professional service as volunteers, assured the success of this Annual GATE Conference. They did an excellent job! Sincerely, Gwendolyn Harris Middlebrooks, Ph.D. GATE Conference Chair

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C. JONES HOOKS Executive Director Jekyll Island Authority

Welcome! Welcome to Jekyll Island,

C. Jones Hooks

It is a pleasure for me to personally welcome members of the Georgia Association of Teacher Educators to Jekyll for your 2013 Conference. October is a beautiful time of year to be on Jekyll Island, and your conference setting at the Jekyll Island Club is a perfect location to enjoy the beauty and history that makes Jekyll Island so special. Your conference program is impressive, and I hope your sessions will be both productive and enjoyable. Conservation, Preservation, and EDUCATION are top priorities of the Jekyll Island Authority, and it is an honor to have those who teach Georgia educators convening on Jekyll. While you are here, I encourage you to walk, bike, or drive around the island to explore Jekyll’s natural beauty. Additionally, please take time to view the facilities we have already revitalized. I believe you will ďŹ nd Great Dunes Park, the Entrance Plaza, the new Convention Center, the Morgan Center, the Avenue of Palms, Flash Foods, our new bike paths, and the Hampton Inn to be appropriate compliments to the beauty of Jekyll Island. Again, thanks for selecting Jekyll for you 2013 Conference. I hope you will visit again soon. Sincerely, C. Jones Hooks Executive Director Jekyll Island Authority

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GATE/2013

Planning Committee

Gwendolyn H. Middlebrooks, Conference Chair Sheryl Dasinger - Registration Shirley Andrews - Registration Keenya Mosley - Registration Barbara Benson - Awards Gertrude Tinker Sachs - Facilitators Cheryll Allen - Hospitality Julie Dangel - Hospitality Tiany Jacobs - Proposals Kolt Bloxson - Proposals Clifton Chestnutt - Proposals

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CONFERENCE PROPOSAL REVIEW COMMITTE CO- CHAIRPERSONS Kolt Bloxson PhD Student Georgia State University

Clifton Chestnutt PhD Student Georgia State University

Tiffany Jacobs PhD Student Georgia State University

MEMBERS Dr. Julie Rainer Dangel Professor Georgia State University

Dr. Julia Reffel Professor Valdosta State University

Dr. Sheryl Dasinger Professor Valdosta State University

Dr. Alicja Rieger Professor Valdosta State University

Dr. Rozlyn Linder PhD Student Georgia State University

Jennifer Tesler PhD Student Georgia State University

Dr. Lynn Minor Director, Program and Unit Assessment Dewar College of Education and Human Services Valdosta State University Jessica Hale PhD Student Georgia State University

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GATE 2013-2014: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS

(ELECTED, REPRESENTATIVES AND DELEGATES) ELECTED OFFICERS President President-Elect Immediate Past President Secretary Treasurer

NAME Janet Strickland Barbara Benson Gwendolyn Middlebrooks Gertrude Tinker Sachs Sheryl Dasinger

AFFILIATION University of West Georgia Piedmont College Spelman College (Retired) Georgia State University Valdosta State University

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES College Representative l College Representative 2 PS Representative 1 PS Representative 2 Representative at large 1 Representative at large 2

Guichon Zong Carol Ferguson Jillian Nichols Rachael Parr Aline van Putten Ewa McGrail

Kennesaw State University Coastal College Oak Grove El, Cherokee Cty Schools Kings Bridge M School, Jackson Cty Atlanta Metropolitan College Georgia State University

06.2015 06.2014 06.2016 06.2015 06.2014* 06.2016

ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES/DELEGATES ATE/PS Rep/Delegate 1 Cheryll Allen ATE/PS Rep/Delegate 2 Teresa Wilburn ATE/PS Alt Rep/Delegate Nicole Maxwell ATE/College Rep/Delegate 1 Deborah Bembry ATE/College Rep/Delegate 2 Alicja Rieger ATE/College Alt Rep/Delegate Andrea Lewis

Trickum Mid School, Gwinnett Cty Gwinnett County School District Fulton County Schools Albany State University Valdosta State University Spelman College

06.2015* 06.2016 06.2014** 06.2014 06.2016 06.2015

Executive Secretary

Piedmont College (re-appointed)

Barbara Benson

TERM EXPIRES 06.2014 06.2014 06.2014 06.2014 06.2016+

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COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS (Special Assignments & are not Executive Committee members) Website

Robyn Huss

University of West Georgia

GATE Journal

University of West Georgia

Membership

Judy Butler 2011-2014 Janet Strickland 2012-2015* Shirley Andrews

Awards

Barbara Benson

Piedmont College

Site coordinator

Gwendolyn Middlebrooks

Spelman College (Retired)

Scholarships/External Resources

Beryle Baker

Georgia Perimeter College (retired)

[ * - elected to second term

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+ - elected to third term

Valdosta State University

** - ďŹ nished unexpired term ]


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS CONFERENCE PROGRAM PRINTING

Valdosta State University

CREATION OF GIFTS AND PLACEMATS

STUDENTS AT TRICKUM MIDDLE SCHOOL, GWINNETT COUNTRY Teacher: Ms. Cheryll Allen

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CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 12: 00 P.M.- 06:00 P.M. 08:00 P.M.

Conference Registration (Ballroom Parlor) GATE Executive Committee (Pulitzer Room)

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2013 07:30 A.M. - 05:00 P.M.

Conference Registration (Ballroom Parlor)

09:00 A.M.

Opening General Session (Club Ballroom A/B)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. Angela Coleman, Assistant Vice Chancellor Educator Preparation and Policy, Georgia Board of Regents

10:00 A.M. - 10:50 A.M.

Breakout Sessions

11:00 A.M. - 11:50 A.M.

Breakout Sessions

12:00 Noon

Awards Luncheon (Grand Dining Room)

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Ms. Jemelleh Coes, Georgia 2014 Teacher of the Year

01:30 P.M. - 02:20 P.M.

Breakout Sessions

02:30 P.M. - 03:20 P.M.

Breakout Sessions

03:30 P.M. - 04:20 P.M.

Breakout Sessions

04:40 P.M.

GATE Membership Meeting (Alexander Room)

05:45 P.M.

Georgia Field Directors Meeting (Pulitzer Room)

07:00 P.M.

GATE Reception/Hospitality (Sans Souci 4106)

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2013 7:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

Conference Registration (Ballroom Parlor)

7:30 A.M. -

8:30 A.M.

Continental Breakfast -Newcomers

8:30 A.M.–

9:20 A.M.

Breakout Sessions

9:30 A.M. – 10:20 A.M.

Breakout Sessions

10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.

Closing Session

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Dr. James G. Cibulka, Chief Executive Officer, Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

(Club Ballroom A/B)


THURSDAY, October 24th 2013 07:30 A.M. - 05:00 P.M. Conference Registration (Ballroom Parlor)

09:00 A.M. OPENING GENERAL SESSION PROGRAM Presiding

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Dr. Janet Strickland, President, Georgia Association of Teacher Educators (GATE) University of West Georgia

Welcome

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Dr. Alicja Rieger, Valdosta State University

Greetings:

Mr. Kevin Udell, Director Sales and Marketing Jekyll Island Authority

Introduction of Speaker: Dr. Judy Butler, Professor and Coordinator of Middle Grades and Secondary Education; University of West Georgia Keynote Speaker:

Closing Remarks

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Announcements :

Dr. Angela Coleman, Director Educator Preparation, OďŹƒce of Educational Access and Success; Georgia Board of Regents Dr. Barbara Benson, Piedmont College Dr. Gwendolyn H. Middlebrooks, Conference Chair


THURSDAY, October 24th 2013 10:00-10:50 / ALEXANDER ROOM Presenters: Dr. Sandra L. Leslie and Dr. Tommye Thomas, Brenau University REDUCING SUMMER LEARNING LOSS  The summer literacy program for at-risk children (R.I.S.E) is a collaborative effort among multiple community partners. The purpose of the program is to limit summer learning loss. The program provides an interactive learning environment reinforcing appropriate learning objectives and engages participants in a wide variety of educational and recreational opportunities.

10:00-10:50 / ALDRICH ROOM Presenters: Joseph R. Jones, PhD, Mercer University Unnormalizing Education: RETHINKING HOW WE PREPARE TEACHERS TO ADDRESS HOMOPHOBIA  This presentation seeks to provide teacher educators with a new framework through which to prepare future teachers to address homophobia and homophobic bullying with schools.

10:00-10:50 / DuBIGNON ROOM Presenters: John Hobe, Professor, Childhood and Exceptional Student Education, Head, Armstrong Atlantic State University AN INTERNSHIP ASSESSMENT ENSURING CANDIDATES SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE TEACHER KEYS WHEN FUTURE TEACHERS OF RECORD  Come and learn about an exciting attempt to ensure success for candidates and their students during internship and their early teaching years. Discuss with us how the Armstrong faculty connected the internship assessment to Teacher Keys. Add your ideas for making certain candidates succeed during internship and beginning teaching.

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THURSDAY, October 24th 2013 10:00-10:50 / FEDERAL RESERVE ROOM Presenters: Joshua Pfiester, Ed.D.; Assistant Professor; Dalton State College and Alex Kumi-Yeboah, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor; Dalton State College COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS BETWEEN A STATE COLLEGE, AN AFRICANAMERICAN CENTER, AND A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO MAKE LOCAL HISTORY VISIBLE  Two professors are engaging in partnerships with a local African-American center and school district to a) increase K-12 class visits to the center b) incorporate the center in course syllabi and c) create secondary history and/or social studies projects This roundtable session will describe the lessons learned for each effort.

10:00-10:50 / PULITZER ROOM Presenters: James Badger; Assistant Professor, College of Education; University of North Georgia WHAT EDUCATIONAL VALUE DOES A FIELD TRIP OCCUPY IN CULTIVATING STUDENTS' LEARNING? EXPLORING STUDENT LEARNING AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS WITH A MUSEUM?  Are school field trips an effective use of time and resources to deepen students' experiences and learning of state standards? This session shares 6th and 8th grade students' perceptions of tolerance, democracy, and civic responsibility and the connections between in-school and out-of-school learning experiences after viewing an exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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THURSDAY, October 24th 2013 11:00-11:50 / ALEXANDER ROOM Presenters: Keenya G. Mosley, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor of Teacher Education; Savannah State University SELF-EFFICACY OF PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS PURSING TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAMS: PREPARING PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS FOR CHALLENGES IN SCHOOLS  Preparing future teachers for the challenge ahead includes assisting them for their roles in the classroom. Teachers may find facilitating learning for students facing issues outside the class as too strenuous during their first few years of teaching. This presentation will explore activities to expose those issues.

11:00-11:50 / ALDRICH ROOM Presenters: Dr. Patti Hobby; Assistant Professor; Middle Georgia State College and Dr. James R. Ritter; Assistant Professor/Chair; Middle Georgia State College REAL-WORLD CONNECTIONS THROUGH LITERATURE  This presentation will involve the discussion of a qualitative study done to investigate two methods for small-group, student-led discussions of children's literature in order to compare and contrast the quality of discussions and subsequent reading comprehension of the texts. One method was the traditional literature circles with assigned roles and the other one was the question, quote, and talking point (QQTP) discussion method. The researcher will share results from the study which indicate students asked more and higher level questions using the QQTP method than the traditional literature circle method of small group discussion. The researcher will also discuss how pre-service teachers can implement the QQTP method within their literature instruction and how she uses QQTP in her college classroom with future teachers.

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THURSDAY, October 24th 2013 11:00-11:50 / DuBIGNON ROOM Presenters: Jessica B. Graves, Ph.D. ,Assistant Professor, Valdosta State University and Susan Y. Hagood, Assessment Director/Assistant Professor, Thomas University and Jamie T. Bird, Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practice, Valdosta State University edTPA: SUSTAINING DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHER CANDIDATES WITHIN NEW ACCOUNTABILITY MECHANISMS  Participants will receive a description of edTPA requirements infused with hints for supporting teacher candidates. The presenters will also share how other universities may begin the edTPA implementation process incorporating faculty discovery and curriculum alignment with edTPA. As an addition, presenters will share how technology served as a resource.

11:00-11:50 / FEDERAL RESERVE ROOM Presenters: Dr. Ann Wheeler, Professor of Education, Brenau University Dr. Rebecca Cooper, Professor of Education, Brenau University Riva Newton, Kevie Todd, Michael Ann Copeland, Kimberly Barnett Joan Imand, Sandra Martinaitis A COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROJECT WITH SPARC (SINGLE PARENT ALLIANCE AND RESOURCE CENTER) FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF CURRICULUM MATERIALS FOR SINGLE PARENTS  The collaborative community project with the Single Parent Alliance and Resource Center was supported by faculty and students at Brenau University who assisted in the design of instructional single parent workshop materials to supplement the series Single Parent 411. This series was created by SPARC to address the needs of single parents and the various challenges often faced in raising children alone.

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THURSDAY, October 24th 2013 11:00-11:50 / PULITZER ROOM Presenters: Susan Cooke, Director, Field Experiences, Clinical Practice and Partnerships, Armstrong Atlantic State University Elizabeth Williams, Armstrong Atlantic State University, Clinical Instructor and University Supervisor CO-TEACHING AND INTERNSHIP: WHY IT WORKS!  Teacher preparation programs must demonstrate that interns make a positive difference on student achievement during internships. Armstrong's faculty will share the successful Co-Teaching and Internship Model, effective implementation strategies they have employed, challenges they have faced, and the positive results they have garnered during the development and implementation phase.

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THURSDAY, October 24th 2013 AWARDS LUNCHEON (Grand Dining Room)

12:00P.M.

PROGRAM Presiding

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Dr. Janet Strickland, President, Georgia Association of Teacher Educators (GATE) University of West Georgia

Greetings

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Mr. Kevin Udell, Director of Sales and Marketing, Jekyll Island Authority

Welcome

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Ms. Cheryll Allen, Gwinnett County Schools

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Dr. Sheryl Dasinger, Valdosta State University

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Dr. Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Georgia State University

Introductions LUNCH Introduction of Speaker

Keynote Speaker : Awards Closing Remarks

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Dr. Barbara Benson, Piedmont College

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Dr. Shirley Andrews, Valdosta State University

Announcements :

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Ms. Jemelleh Coes, Georgia 2014 Teacher of the Year

Dr. Gwendolyn H. Middlebrooks, Conference Chair


JEMELLEH COES, Georgia 2014 Teacher of the Year Jemelleh is a Special Education, English and Language Arts teacher at Langston Chapel Middle School in Bulloch County where she has spent her entire career. She tirelessly strives to provide all students with a rigorous and relevant education by setting high expectations and tapping into students' multiple learning styles. Jemelleh attended primary and secondary school in Jemelleh Coes Dekalb County Georgia. She received her Bachelor's degree in Education with a concentration in Special Education and her Master's degree in Education with a concentration in Teaching and Learning from Georgia Southern University. During her tenure at Georgia Southern University, she traveled nationally and internationally to collect research from various educational systems in order to find ways to make improvements and validate the successes of our local systems. On the weekend, Jemelleh chairs and facilitates a program called Delta Academy, which fosters a love of science, technology, engineering, and math for middle school girls. She is also a mentor at a group home for girls in Bulloch County. Once a month, Jemelleh leads scrapbooking projects with children in the local community who have never been exposed and do not have the means to create crafting projects. She believes that students should be taught how to make good choices to improve their overall quality of life, and if they fall short of making good choices, they should know that they have refuge in the company of a teacher. Students should know that their teachers will remain a constant in their lives, providing an open mind and supportive guidance for improvement. She teaches her students that IQ is not as important as “I Will” and that being a hardworking, positive person, knowledgeable about different aspects of life can prove to be a highly regarded quality in our society.

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THURSDAY, October 24th 2013 01:30-02:20 / ALEXANDER ROOM Presenters: Peggy P. Auman, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Valdosta State University Jessica B. Graves, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Valdosta State University Jamie T. Bird, Director of Field Experience and Clinical Practice, Valdosta State University A NEW FIELD PLACEMENT MODEL: SUSTAINING LIFELONG LEARNERS THROUGH COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS  Presenters will describe characteristics of a quality field placement model, provide a rationale for implementation, and explain the implementation process. Through this initiative, teacher candidates increased their time spent in the field, received more frequent and formative feedback, and received more opportunities to engage in authentic teacher responsibilities.

01:30-02:20 / ALDRICH ROOM Presenters: Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Georgia State University Pier Junor Clarke, Georgia State University Kadir Demir, Georgia State University Chantee Earl Georgia State University Wanjira Kinuthia Georgia State University Ewa McGrail Georgia State University Caroline Sullivan Georgia State University TEACHER EDUCATORS' CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOR SUSTAINABILITY, GLOBALIZATION AND INNOVATION  A group of teacher educators from one local university representing diverse subject areas will showcase their curriculum development process. Curricula will be analyzed with the following criteria: sustainability, local and global intercultural awareness and innovation and creativity in development. Members of the audience will categorize activities and assess their curricula.

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THURSDAY, October 24th 2013 01:30-02:20 / FEDERAL RESERVE ROOM Presenters: Kristie A. Fountain; Math and Science Transition to Teaching Coach; DeKalb County School District; Dr. Latasha Jones; Clinical Assistant Professor; Georgia State University COLLABORATION FOR A COMMON GOAL: USING PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND UNIVERSITY TO IMPROVE TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS IN MIDDLE GRADES MATH AND SCIENCE  This session will discuss the collaboration between Georgia State University and DeKalb County School District via the Math and Science Transitioning to Teaching (MSTT) program. Participants will learn about the effectiveness of on-going partnerships with local school districts and universities in order to improve teacher effectiveness in math and science.

01:30-02:20 / PULITZER ROOM Presenters: Alicja Rieger, Ph.D. Associate Professor Valdosta State University and Ewa McGrail, Ph.D. Associate Professor Georgia State University DISABILITY COMIX LITERATURE, INFORMATIONAL TEXTS, AND THE COMMON CORE  This presentation describes comix literature and informational texts to help teachers educate students about disability and disability issues. We will use sample activities that connect to the common core standards to illustrate how to adapt these materials for classroom use.

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THURSDAY, October 24th 2013 02:30-03:20 / ALEXANDER ROOM Presenters: Anete Vásquez Director of Center for Education Partnerships and Placements Kennesaw State University and Lynn Stallings Chair of the Department of Secondary & Middle Grades Education Kennesaw State University ADMINISTRATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON EMERGING FIELD EXPERIENCE MODEL  Many influences recommend changes to field experiences, including national reports, professional standards, and accountability. A field experience director will address various models, including yearlong placements, and a chair will discuss challenges in supervision, including co-teaching. Participants will be engaged in discussion of field experience models, including supervision, mentoring, and assessment.

02:30-03:20 / ALDRICH ROOM Presenters: Alicja Rieger, Ph.D. Associate Professor Valdosta State University and Gina M. Doepker, Ph.D. Associate Professor Valdosta State University DISABILITY COMIX LITERATURE, INFORMATIONAL TEXTS, AND THE COMMON CORE  In this presentation, we will examine the teacher candidates' field reflections written during their tutoring experiences in their preparation programs for the evidence of professional dispositions toward teaching students with and without disabilities.

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THURSDAY, October 24th 2013 02:30-03:20 / DuBIGNON ROOM Presenters: Dr. Robyn Huss ,Assistant Professor of Secondary Education, University of West Georgia and Dr. Donna Harkins, Chair and Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, University of West Georgia CHANGING THE STUDENT TEACHING INTERNSHIP TO DEVELOP THE TEACHERS OF TOMORROW  Participants will learn the logistics of implementing a university and public school district partnership offering student teachers year-long, paid internships in their own classrooms, supervised by mentors. Teacher educators will see how the partnership enhances existing teacher preparation programs; K-12 educators will discover the benefits of supporting the partnership.

02:30-03:20 / PULITZER ROOM Presenters: Mrs. Amy Hancock, Instructor – Emmanuel College and Dr. Vicki Hollinshead, Dean of School of Ed – Emmanuel College SERVICE LEARNING PROJECTS: CONNECTING THE CURRICULUM TO REAL LIFE PRACTICES WITH WEBQUESTS AND DIGITAL STORYBOOKS  Service Learning Projects provide exciting ways to connect the curriculum and learning strategies to real life practices using technology. Find out how a group of college students collaborated to provide local P-12 schools with collections of Digital Storybooks and WebQuests which help make learning Common Core Georgia Performance Standards more enjoyable.

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THURSDAY, October 24th 2013 03:30-04:20 / ALEXANDER ROOM Presenters: Dr. Jamie Lewis; Assistant Professor of Social Foundations; Georgia Gwinnett College; Dr. Pamela Allen; Assistant Professor of Curriculum & Instruction; Georgia Gwinnett College MENTORING MATTERS: SUSTAINING COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS FOR NOVICE TEACHERS  Teacher retention is a pervasive problem. GGC believes peer mentoring provides opportunities to build collaborative relationships that go beyond the walls of the classroom, enhance leadership skills and provide a support system for beginning teachers. GGC's peer mentoring model, goals, and ideas for a comprehensive program will be shared.

03:30-04:20 / ALDRICH ROOM Presenters: Dr. Lucia Lu, Associate Professor, Valdosta State University FREE TEACHER CANDIDATES FROM CULTURE BOND FOR GLOBALIZATION  This research is to display how the curriculum is designed to free teacher candidates' from the cultural bonds, and improve their cultural awareness for more cultural interaction and more effective instruction for the social and academic levels of literacy.

03:30-04:20 / DuBIGNON ROOM Presenters: Dr. LaTasha Jones; Clinical Assistant Professor; Georgia State University TOMORROW MATTERS TODAY: TRAINING MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHERS FOR SUSTAINABLE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT  This session examines the effectiveness of a Math & Science Transition Program for middle grades teachers. The session will discuss how DeKalb County Schools and Georgia State University collaborated to enhance the program experience for student teachers who received professional development and individualized coaching.

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THURSDAY, October 24th 2013 03:30-04:20 / FEDERAL RESERVE ROOM Presenters: Yotah Koulagna, Kolt Bloxson and Danielle Hilaski; Georgia State University CULTURALLY RELEVANT PRACTICE: HIGHLIGHTING THE PRACTICE IN CULTURALLY RELEVANT PEDAGOGY  This paper highlights practical enactments for teacher educators to reference, so that teachers studying culturally relevant pedagogy find realistic methods of enactment within and across content areas. Furthermore, it is our goal to empower teachers with the tools of culturally relevant pedagogy so that their students prosper.

03:30-04:20 / PULITZER ROOM Presenters: Alex Kumi-Yeboah; Dalton State College SOCIAL JUSTICE VISION OF EDUCATION: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES FOR PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS.  Presenter will involve audience in the discussion forum on the issue of social justice vision of education in the 21st century classroom. What are the issues and implications for pre-service teachers to know, the challenges and prospects. Discussion forum will also enumerate awareness of underrepresentation of people of color in K-12 schools for pre-service teachers.

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04:40 P.M

GATE Membership Meeting

(Alexander Room)

05:45 P.M

Georgia Field Directors Meeting (Pulitzer Room)

07:00 P.M

GATE Reception/ Hospitality (San Souci 4106)


FRIDAY, October 25th 2013 07:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M. Conference Registration (Ballroom Parlor)

07:30-08:30 A.M. Continental Breakfast-Newcomers 08:30-09:20 / ALEXANDER ROOM Presenters: Judi H. Wilson, Associate Professor, Department of Teacher Education, Georgia Regents University BUILDING AND SUSTAINING DISTRICT AND UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIPS: CREATIVE AND COST EFFECTIVE COLLABORATION  Georgia Regents University collaborates with Burke and Richmond County School Districts to sponsor Induction programs for beginning teachers. It culminates with an educational conference focusing on best practices. Participants will learn how these partnerships were developed, what the benefits and challenges are, and how the partnerships work.

08:30-09:20 / ALDRICH ROOM Presenters: Kathleen W. Zackery, Doctoral Candidate, Language and Literacy, Georgia State University; Tuba Angay-Crowder, Doctoral Candidate, Language and Literacy, Georgia State University CREATIVITY BASED PEDAGOGY: IMPLICATIONS AND CHALLENGES FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO FOSTER CULTURAL RELEVANCY  Creativity for language arts and science education can be the intermediary for providing cultural relevant pedagogy and ideas for creativity will be shared in a roundtable discussion. Striving for efficacy on this subject will be discussed as we attempt to address how teacher educators and teachers in classrooms can perpetuate CRP in creative ways in language arts and science education classrooms.


FRIDAY, October 25th 2013 08:30-09:20 / DuBIGNON ROOM Presenters: Vera Stenhouse, Internal Evaluator and Research Coordinator, Georgia State University Diane Truscott, Assistant Professor, Georgia State University DISPOSITIONS AND CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING IN URBAN TEACHER PREPARATION  This research posits that particular pedagogical orientations foster certain teacher dispositions (e.g., culturally responsive pedagogy (CRP). We examine and share findings to the question of what pedagogical dispositions are connected to CRP? We also ask: Are the same teacher dispositions used to describe CRP match those espoused as general teacher dispositions?

08:30-09:20 / FEDERAL RESERVE ROOM Presenters: Gladys Yarbrough, Ph.D., Clinical Assistant Professor Middle Level Education, Georgia State University Ewa McGrail, Ph.D. , Associate Professor Language and Literacy,Georgia State University Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Ph.D. ,Associate Professor ESOL, Language and Literacy,Georgia State University. BUILDING A BRIDGE, AND NOT A DAM: CREATING AN ONLINE JOURNAL IN LITERACY AND THE ARTS  Our presentation is on how we developed an online journal that serves as a forum for the voices of academia and non-traditional inquiring voices. We will discuss the processes and procedures we undertook, and are still undertaking, to create Ubiquity: an online journal in literacy and the Arts.

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FRIDAY, October 25th 2013 08:30-09:20 / PULITZER ROOM Presenters: Nancy Sartin, Instructor, Department of Early Childhood and Special Education, Valdosta State University Shirley Andrews, Professor, Department of Early Childhood and Special Education, Valdosta State University CORRELATING THE PROJECT LEARNING TREE CURRICULUM WITH NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS FOR USE IN SCIENCE METHODS COURSES AND P-12 CLASSROOMS  Aspects of the integration of the Project Learning Tree curriculum, a national award-winning environmental education program, along with two other national conservation education programs, into current science curriculum will be shared and discussed.

09:30-10:20 / ALEXANDER ROOM Presenters: Yali Zhao College of Education Georgia State University Nannette Commander College of Education Georgia State University Peggy Gallagher College of Education Georgia State University TOMORROW MATTERS FOR STUDENTS IN POVERTY: CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN AMERICAN AND CHINESE TEACHERS  This qualitative study examined how online case study discussions and conversation regarding educating students in poverty in the U.S. and China fostered enhanced understanding of learning theories and teaching strategies for both American and Chinese teachers.

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FRIDAY, October 25th 2013 09:30-10:20 / ALDRICH ROOM Presenters: Vera Stenhouse, Independent Researcher TEACHER EDUCATORS' DIVERSITY/MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM PRACTICES: MOVING BEYOND WHAT WE SAY DO, TO WHAT WE ACTUALLY DO  This research details the intended and observed practices of 10 teacher educators in a teacher preparation program that advances tenets of diversity and multicultural education. This work moves beyond who is teaching the teachers, to examining their actual practices and how this might affect teacher education outcomes.

09:30-10:20 / DuBIGNON ROOM Presenters: Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Georgia State University Huan Wang, Georgia State University Yong Zhang ,Southern China Agricultural University PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE EDUCATIONAL PERSPECTIVES FROM CHINA AND LESSONS FOR OTHER CONTEXTS  Two scholars from China and one Westerner who has lived in Asia will set out to deconstruct the “competitive edge of China” by examining the content and cultural values inherent in Chinese education systems while comparing and contrasting American systems. Attendees will discuss collaborative project development between the two countries.

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FRIDAY, October 25th 2013 09:30-10:20 / FEDERAL RESERVE ROOM Presenters: Joseph R. Jones, PhD, Mercer University CAB (COMMUNITIES AGAINST BULLYING): A RESEARCH STUDY EXPLORING BULLYING IN SCHOOLS ďƒ„ This presentation seeks to provide teacher educators with new research examining/addressing bullying, and discusses how we may prepare future teachers to address bullying within schools.

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FRIDAY, October 25th 2013 10:30A.M.

CLOSING SESSION

(Club Ballroom A/B)

Greetings

:

Dr. Ewa McGrail, Associate Professor Georgia State University

Moderator

:

Dr. Jacqueline McDowell, Dean Charter School of Education and Human Sciences Berry College

Keynote Speaker :

Dr. James G. Cibulka, CEO Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)

RESPONDERS Clark Atlanta University

:

Dr. Felicia MayďŹ eld, Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Director of Field Services

Georgia State University

:

Dr. Gertrude Tinker Sachs, Associate Professor ESOL, Language and Literacy, Department of Middle and Secondary Education Dr. Ewa McGrail, Associate Professor English Education, Department of Middle and Secondary Education

Kennesaw State University

:

Dr. Kay Traille, Assistant Professor, History and History Education

LaGrange College

:

Dr. Don Livingston, Professor and Department Chair of Education Dr. Sharon Livingston, Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Assessment

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FRIDAY, October 25th 2013 10:30A.M.

CLOSING SESSION (continued)

LaGrange College

:

Dr. Don Livingston, Professor and Department Chair of Education Dr. Sharon Livingston, Assistant Professor of Education, Director of Assessment

Piedmont College

:

Dr Barbara Benson, Professor of Education

Reinhardt University

:

Dr. James L. Curry, Professor and Dean, Price School of Education

Savannah State University

:

Dr. Keenya Mosley, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Valdosta State University

:

Dr. Shirley Andrews, Professor of Early Childhood and Special Education Dr. Alicja Rieger, Associate Professor of Early Childhood and Special Education University of West Georgia Dr. Judy Butler, Professor and Coordinator of Middle Grades and Secondary Education

SUMMARY

CLOSING REMARKS

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Dr. Hilda Thompkins, Director Program Approval Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC) :

Dr. Janet Strickland, President, Georgia Association of Teacher Educators (GATE) University of West Georgia


JAMES G. CIBULKA, President

National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) Since the beginning of his presidency, Dr. Cibulka has focused on making accreditation a lever for change and reform in educator preparation to better meet urgent national P-12 needs. Under his leadership, the accreditation process focuses on moving educator preparation to excellence through continuous improvement and research-based transformation. James G. Cibulka

Dr. Cibulka has a long and distinguished record in higher education. Prior to his appointment as President of the National Council for accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), he served as dean of the College of Education at the University of Kentucky from 2002 to 2008, where he also held academic appointments in two departments. While in Kentucky, Dr. Cibulka was appointed by the governor to the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board, and he served as chair of that body. Dr. Cibulka started his career as an administrator for the Chicago Board of Education and as a teacher and administrator in the Model City Community Schools Program in Duluth, Minn. His first university appointment was at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he served for 23 years, establishing the Department of Community Education and directing the PhD program in urban education. Dr. Cibulka also served as the associate dean, chair, and professor at the University of Maryland's College of Education. Dr. Cibulka is the author of numerous books and scores of articles on education policy, administration, and community development. From 1992 to 1995, he also served as editor of the Educational Administration Quarterly. In 2006 he received the Stephen K. Bailey Award by the Politics of Education Association for “shaping the intellectual and research agendas of the field.” Dr. Cibulka earned a BA from Harvard College, graduating magna cum laude, and a PhD from the University of Chicago.

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GATE 2013 Conference Program  

GATE Annual Conference: October 23-25, 2013; Jekyll Island Club Hotel

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