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Health and Physical Education (HPE) Special Olympics – September 2015

This fall marks another year for the Health and Physical Education (HPE) Majors volunteering at Area 15 Special Olympics. The HPE majors have been volunteering for this wonderful event for over 10 years now. The winter games consist of bowling and basketball events, while the spring games offer softball skills and track and field events. With the assistance of Tammy Crosby (local coordinator of the Area 15 games) the HPE department has been able to work out dates that allow the HPE students to volunteer each year.

Pictures above are of the seniors as they watch the awarding of the ribbons at Jacs Bowling lanes (Valdosta, GA) on Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015.

Below are pictures of the juniors as they volunteered their time on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 during the basketball events with all the wonderful athletes who participated. A special thank you goes out to Reshaundra Owens for officiating, Edward Culpepper who coached the Lowndes High School basketball team during competitions and to Drs. Sanderson, Asola, and Chen for helping organize the HPE majors participation.

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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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