Logo of Association for Counselor Education and Supervision

ACESOregon State University will be well represented at the Association for Counselor Educators and Supervisors (ACES) National Conference in Denver, Colorado from October 16-20, 2013, with approximately forty students, alumni, and faculty members presenting during the conference.

The goal of ACES is to improve the education, credentialing and supervision of counselors working in all settings of society.  The association also strives to encourage publications on current issues, relevant research, proven practices, ethical standards and conversations on related problems.  Counselors often find leadership opportunities through ACES.

Please see the following list of Facebook links to the names of College of Education associates presenting and their topics:

Students:

Bohrer, DeJesus, Hambrick, Hixson, and Millmore

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Causey

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/4f499e95e8b16d29ef2c657feb04b1f7

Clark

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/3f4aeff15138ad163493889a0b5fb4e5

DeJesus and Nelson

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/bfbae24feb052a76c888b74179681155

Franklin

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/debf37fd18f7d364b2254f98f63415f3#

Pendygraft 

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/a04c483d75e14f0c0c850ff7d9be5156#

 

Alumni:

Aasheim and Melton

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/a45bb22f95c83c533906d98622a44cce#

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/a45bb22f95c83c533906d98622a44cce

Cook and McGlasson

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/5f722f2089481f4cce33808779f754e7#

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/7b39da48f4c0d34a079a2cc9bd818436#

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/baa14f3a5e65e46391b5d167e4a9c63b

Dempsey and Ratts

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/f21fe4f93db92cb0ffc154222537ed91

Dekruyf

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/4eda64c69dd38dea706c92e596281ab3

Donaldson

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/cbdd11b627383f0ac1fb41621b263f7f

Glover

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/ad6dac249b5a9630c172189e170efc19#

Graham

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/82d62d4902e2f32b9387331e604fb813

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/8805a81b9d80b954b4331883a435de7e

Jorgensen and Murphy

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/603b164d5118d2f65431dc0db09897d0

Pepperell

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/75c9433ddb437da1acfd89109810ff61

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/9207b5a5ad7286985575f69f7565f3e2

Shea

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/a45b6b64927ffd7587739c1d06de2b3f

Smith

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/07def8e502688a3d208830aa62a5ca64

 

Stauffer

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/603b164d5118d2f65431dc0db09897d0

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/4e5258424c1f0df947aee9f51abd2912

 

Faculty:

Biles, Donaldson, Ford, Kelley, Reese, and Stroud

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/cbdd11b627383f0ac1fb41621b263f7f#

Eakin

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/8659491c5f067b56bfa931732f62a1ea

Ng

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/6032685b7f8e1631b61be856141c5bb3

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/e97b5a1d66de9d1c2d73e554bd8ed61d

Rubel

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/2d95fea6aae7f8f9bb98a7193e45da18

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/3f4aeff15138ad163493889a0b5fb4e5

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/bfbae24feb052a76c888b74179681155

Reese

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/de6bc45fd665d96aeb9226f64e6c1c85#.UlXEg2RgY4Y

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/9d7771ca269f9bd35411048442720813#.UlXEomRgY4Y

Stroud

http://aces2013.sched.org/event/a04c483d75e14f0c0c850ff7d9be5156#

orfacsThis August, the Oregon Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (ORFACS) and OSU partnered to offer  a two-day workshop on how to develop proficiency-based assessment in the Family and Consumer Science (FACS) classroom.

Twenty nine teachers from across the state worked and collaborated to create coursework and rubrics that assesses students’ proficiency.  Trisha Richmond from South Medford High School, a pilot school in proficiency-based assessment, shared her work from her FACS classroom and inspired many teachers to focus on how to teach to standards and proficiency. Teachers took course syllabuses and aligned them with FACS national standards and Essential skills, then spent an afternoon with other teachers writing rubrics that will be used to assess proficiency in the standards.

A follow-up workshop will be held in Downtown Portland on Statewide in-service day Oct 11th, 2013 and anyone is welcome to attend and learn what other teachers are doing for proficiency-based education.

For more information contact OSU’s College of Education instructor Sara Wright at wrighsar@onid.orst.edu.

 

College of Education professor Shawn Rowe

As an assistant professor of science education at Oregon State University, Shawn Rowe studies how people learn about science and the ocean outside of the classroom.

According to Rowe, people do most of their learning over the course of their entire lives, rather than the years they spend in formal education.

Here, Rowe talks about “free choice learning,” and how his work can help promote it.

College of Education alum and White House Champion of Change award winner Sandra Henderson

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon State University alumna Sandra Henderson was recently honored in a White House ceremony for being a champion of citizen science.

sandrahenderson-225x300Henderson is the director for Citizen Science at the National Ecological Observatory Network in Boulder, Colo. She received a doctorate in science education, with a minor in geography, from OSU in 2001.

She was recognized this week by the White House Champions of Change program, which aims to identify and recognize Americans doing extraordinary things.  This year, the program is honoring people who have demonstrated exemplary leadership in engaging the broader, non-expert community in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics, or STEM research.

In 2007, Henderson co-founded Project BudBurst, a national online citizen science campaign where individuals from all walks of life report on the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting of plants in their communities. The data are freely available to researchers and educators who can use it to learn more about the responsiveness of individual plant species to local, regional, and national changes in climate.

“Being able to combine my interest in science education with my passion for nature through NEON’s Project BudBurst has been a career highlight,” Henderson said. “It is so inspiring to work with thousands of people across the country to make a difference in our understanding of how plants respond to environmental change. Plants have stories to tell us about changing climates if we only take the time to observe and learn.”

To learn more about Sandra Henderson’s work with NEON’s Project BudBurst, please read this blog post on the Champions of Change website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/06/25/stories-plants-can-tell-neon-s-project-budburst.

For more information on the White House Champions of Change program, please visit: www.whitehouse.gov/champions.

College of Education faculty member Lynn Dierking

10 great family-friendly museums (USA Today)

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Lynn Dierking, Professor, Science and Math Education

It’s easy to add a bit of education to your family vacation. Museums have upped the wow factor in recent years, creating galleries and programs that engage the mind and imagination. “These are cool places where you get to see things that aren’t in your everyday life,” says Lynn Dierking, a science and math education professor at Oregon State University and co-author of Museum Experience Revisited.

Logo for Chalkboard Project: Better Schools, Better Oregon

betterschoolsbetteroregonThe Chalkboard Project’s vision is to see Oregon’s schools among the top ten in the nation as measured by student achievement. The report, “Better Schools, Better Oregon: The Conditions of K-12 Education,” is Chalkboard’s regular report on the state of education and progress toward becoming a top-ten state. The report draws upon national and state-level data as well as local district data.

This is the first time the report also highlights what’s working in Oregon and draws from promising outcomes in Chalkboard’s CLASS districts.

“While the news in the report is disappointing, Oregonians should remain hopeful,” said Sue Hildick, Chalkboard Project President. “The state is beginning to turn the lessons from CLASS into statewide policy through mentoring for new teachers, meaningful performance evaluations, teacher leadership opportunities, and professional development for educators to meet the needs of all Oregon students. We do believe that these investments in great teaching will turn the tide for Oregon.”

See highlights from the report.

College of Education faculty member John Falk
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John H. Falk, Professor and Interim Director of the Center for Research in Lifelong STEM Learning

The Lifelong STEM Learning Campus-wide Seminar Series and Discussion Forum 2012-2013 continues on Tuesday, June 11th with a seminar led by Dr. John H. Falk entitled “Investigating Lifelong Science Learning.”

The seminar takes place from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. and can viewed in Kidder 202, via Polycom to Cascades Campus Cascade Hall 112, and streaming online at live.oregonstate.edu. 

Seminar Synopsis:
When do people learn science?  Why do people learn science?  Where do people learn science?  In this talk derived from an NSF Distinguished Lecture, Dr. John H. Falk will present a brief overview of the growing understanding of how the public learns science across their lifetime.  Dr. Falk will summarize two recent large-scale research studies. The first study sought to determine the relative contributions to public science understanding made by key sources of science education – schooling, free-choice learning and the workplace.  The second study attempted to better understand the functioning of the infrastructure that supports public science education in the United Kingdom by using community ecology frameworks.  The seminar will conclude with some thoughts and discussion about the implications of these findings for conducting science education research in the future.