Oregon 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:
Bohrer, DeJesus, Hambrick, Hixson, and Millmore
DeJesus and Nelson
Aasheim and Melton
Cook and McGlasson
Dempsey and Ratts
Jorgensen and Murphy
Biles, Donaldson, Ford, Kelley, Reese, and Stroud
Kayleen Salchenberg made this excellent promotional video about the College Student Services Administration (CSSA) degree program. Check it out below:
Learn more about the CSSA program at their website: http://education.oregonstate.edu/cssa
A recent article in Education Week highlights the work being done by Free Choice Learning faculty and researchers John Falk, Lynn Dierking, Nancy Staus and their Synergies research project.
Click below to read the article posted on our Facebook page. To learn more about the Synergies project, please visit here.
This 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oregon State University alumna Sandra Henderson was recently honored in a White House ceremony for being a champion of citizen science.
Henderson 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.