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VSU Named a Best Value by National Council on Teacher Quality

coehs-and-nctq-fullVALDOSTA — The National Council on Teacher Quality has named Valdosta State University’s James L. and Dorothy H. Dewar College of Education and Human Services a Top 5 Best Value in Georgia. This is the first time that a national education policy organization has conducted a comprehensive measure of quality that also factors in affordability, average teacher salary in each state, and the ability to prepare future teachers for the realities of the classroom ...read more

Pictured are faculty, staff, and students from the Department of Middle Grades, Secondary, Reading and Deaf Education at Valdosta State University.


Article written by Jessica Pope, Communication Specialist, Valdosta State University.

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MFLN Family Development Virtual Learning Event

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The Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) Family Development team invites you to join our October 2015 Virtual Learn Event. The VLE is a themed virtual conference housing weekly sessions in October 2015. MFLN Family Development chose the theme of this year’s VLE (Family Violence: Increasing Professional Knowledge, Prevention, and Interventions) to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is our hope that these weekly sessions will enhance your knowledge, awareness and utilization of effective strategies when working with families struggling with family violence. More information about the MFLN Family Development VLE can be found at: http://blogs.extension.org/militaryfamilies/family-development/mflnfd-virtual-learning-event/.

There are various continuing education opportunities for these live professional development training sessions. Types of CEU’s offered: National Association of Social Workers (NASW) and Georgia Marriage and Family Therapy. For more information, click here.

Upcoming Webinar !


Date: October 8, 2015

Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm EST

Topic: VLE 1|The Ripple Effect: Trauma Informed Interventions with Abusers

Webinar Location: https://learn.extension.org/events/2169
This 1.5 hour webinar will offer trauma-informed interventions when working with abusers. Presenters will explore the impact abusers have on family functioning, inclusive of undermining victim-caregivers and using children as weapons. Presenters will also discuss typologies of abusers and share assessment tools that can assist in determining appropriate treatment options

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Free Webinar for AACTE Members

AACTE members are invited to join a free webinar offered by Jeff Carpenter, Michael Maher and Scott Morrison on Tuesday, September 29, at 1:00 pm  Eastern Time (ET). The webinar, titled “How Teacher Educators Can Use Twitter in Their Classrooms” will provide an insight into how teacher candidates can use this modern technology to improve teaching and learning in the classroom.

To learn more visit www.aacte.org

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Dr. Carter Gets Grant to Incorporate SimuCase into Course Modules at VSU

0918151211aMatt Carter, an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders recently received an in-kind grant from SpeechPathology.com in order to incorporate SimuCase into his course on school-aged children with language disorders.  The grant waived the subscription fees to SimuCase for approximately 75 graduate level CSD students.

SimuCase, which is produced by SpeechPathology.com, is a technologically innovative simulation-based case study program. It provides learners with the opportunity to progress through the clinical speech and language intervention process with a vast array of simulated cases with different clinical diagnoses in a low-risk environment.  Dr. Carter emphasized the importance of seeking alternative avenues to obtain clinical hours that future speech-language pathologists must obtain in order to meet national and state-wide standards. “Universities across the United States are finding it more and more difficult to provide for their students the diverse clinical opportunities that are necessary to prepare experienced and well-rounded clinicians. Space, time, and supervisory resources are often at a premium in these settings.  The Valdosta Speech and Hearing Clinic does an outstanding job of allowing graduate students to provide services to both adults and children with speech, language and hearing impairments. By implementing simulation-based teaching methods as a supplement to these clinical experiences, we as professors can help address some of the inherent limitations posed by university clinics in terms of space, time, and supervision while ensuring that our students receive a wider range of clinical opportunities. It is our hope that programs like this can help to bridge the gap between classroom instruction and clinical application.”  If you would like further information regarding the Valdosta Speech and Hearing Clinic please call 229-219-1301.

If you would like further information on SimuCase you can find their website at www.simucase.com

Congratulations Dr. Carter !


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