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Student Spotlight Ashley Smith

December 12th, 2013

Ashley Smith, a December 2013 graduate of the K-12 Special Education: General Curriculum Master of Education program, discussed what she’s gained from her studies in the Specialized Education Studies (SES) department in the School of Education, and what inspired her to choose her path of study.

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“What I’ve Gained from My Experience in Specialized Education at UNCG.”

  • Confidence
  • Community to share/exchange ideas with
  • Weekly advice and support
  • Varying points of view
  • Lifelong friends
  • Professional connections
  • Opportunity to network
  • Knowledge
  • Field experience
  • Essential Learning Opportunities

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News: 12-09-2013

December 9th, 2013

Announcements/Events

 

walking challenge totals

Congratulations to the SOE Staff S”Mile”ers! for finishing first in UNCG’s hare division in the Miles for Wellness walking challenge! Team captain Deb Ackerman is proud of all her teammates: Barbie Brown, Meredith Carlone, Nanette DeBerry, Cheryl Greenberg, Terri Jackson, Terri Lawson, Christina O’Connor, Meggan Reagan, and Carol Resch. Team totals in the UNCG hare division are listed above.

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Making a Difference Begins with Education

December 6th, 2013

Students in SES 200 Learn About Disabilities in American Society In Order to Become Advocates for Social Change

 

By Rachel Williams

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Students filed into class on a rainy November morning, trying their best to keep their posters dry from the downpours outside. It is the end of the semester, and for students taking ‘SES 200: People with Disabilities in American Society’, it is final project presentation day. Taught by assistant professor Dr. Bree Jimenez and Ph.D. student Tammy Barron, both from the Specialized Education Services department of the UNCG School of Education, SES 200 is a general education class offered each semester to students of all majors with the goals of providing a background on how people with disabilities have been treated throughout American history, as well as an understanding of current laws, regulations, and services offered to individuals with disabilities and the environmental and social challenges they face every day. But Dr. Jimenez wanted to do more than just educate her students – she wanted to inspire her students to become advocates for individuals with a disability, to their friends, their families, and to their community. ‘I wanted this course to create awareness, to get students to look at different perspectives and educate them on the history and background of disabilities in order to encourage the idea of being a part of social change’.

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News: 12-02-2013

December 2nd, 2013

Announcements/Events

Welcome to the Last Day of Fall Semester 2013!

SOE Reading Day Luncheon – Tuesday, December 3

We trust you are having an outstanding semester. This semester’s Reading Day Luncheon will be on Tuesday, December 3 in room 118 SOEB from 12:00-1:30pm. If you bring something, please drop it off by 11:30am.

As always, we will have lots of food and drink and great company to celebrate another outstanding semester at the SOE.

What to bring (general guidelines only :

CED – fruits/salads/vegetables (Laura Gonzalez)

TEHE – fruits/salads/vegetables (Edna Tan)

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News: 11-25-2013

November 25th, 2013

Announcements/Events

TESA held their first professional development workshop last week on “Classroom Management & Professionalism in the Field”, presented by NC NTSP Coach Jackie Caldwell Hoskins. Over 40 students were in attendance – be on the lookout for more workshops next semester!

 

Disabilities in American Society Open Poster Sessions Forums – Tuesday, November 26

SES 200: Disabilities in American Society Open Poster Session Forums

Tuesday, November 26

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News: 11-18-2013

November 18th, 2013

Announcements/Events

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Adventures of a Future Teacher November Blog post

In this month’s Adventures of a Future Teacher blog, Hollie talks about her school’s participation in Rachel’s Challenge and how she hopes to relate these challenges to her students and others in the school.

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News: 11-11-2013

November 11th, 2013

Announcements/Events

Veterans Day

We salute all of our SOE faculty, staff, students, and alumni Veterans and thank you for your service.

 

November SOE Staff Assembly – Wednesday, November 13

The November SOE Staff Assembly will take place this Wednesday, November 13, in room #307 SOEB at 9:00am. All SOE staff are invited to attend.

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News: 11-04-2013

November 4th, 2013

Announcements/Events

Snoopervision class

Betul Meydan, an advanced doctoral student at Ege University in Turkey, is winding down her 6 month government-funded visiting scholar time with CED.  Betul recently reflected on her time with the counseling program and all she has learned in her comments below. She is pictured with Dr. L. DiAnne Borders and the clinical supervision class she has attended all semester in the above photo (Betul is far right).  Dr. Borders reported that Betul has added much depth to class discussions in which she contrasted the US experience of supervising counseling students with the Turkey counselor education context.

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Students and Alumni Receive High Accolades at National Counselor Education Conference

October 31st, 2013

UNCG’s Counseling and Educational Development Department, Faculty, Students and Alumni Receive High Accolades at National Counselor Education Conference

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Counseling and Education Development faculty members receive the Robert Frank Outstanding Counselor Education Program Award at the 2013 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference in Denver.

The Counseling and Education Development (CED) department in the UNCG School of Education received national recognition during the 2013 Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) bi-annual conference, held October 17-20, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Ranked as the third-highest graduate counseling program in the country by the 2013-2014 U.S. News & World Report, the CED department was selected by ACES as this year’s recipient of the Robert Frank Outstanding Counselor Education Program Award, which honors a counselor education program that exemplifies the importance of excellence through standards and innovation. The Department was selected due to the outstanding research and mentorship of its faculty and the strength of its accredited programs and clinical services, being described by nominators as “among the best in the field”.

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News: 10-28-2013

October 28th, 2013

Announcements/Events

The UNC Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS) in Morehead City, NC recently hosted a group of UNCG pre-service teachers in the elementary education program who are working towards obtaining their NC Environmental Educator Certification. Graduate students at IMS took the group out to a salt marsh so they could play the part of marine ecologists for the day.

 

‘Spooky’ School Supply Drive in OSS – Thursday, October 31

Halloween is this Thursday, and to get in the mood the Office of Student Services staff is dressing up as characters from the literary classics of the Brothers Grim for Halloween. They are also collecting school supplies for Murphey Traditional Academy. So when you come down for some candy Thursday, make sure you also bring some school supplies (erasers, notebooks, crayons, pencils).

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