Our friends at the OSU Pride Center have some terrific events taking place this term. Check out the flyers below and share with your friends and colleagues.
Congratulations to the FIESTAS Project team (Kathryn Ciechanowski, SueAnn Bottoms, Jennifer Bachman, Jenny de la Hoz, and Ana Lu Fonseca) for being nominated and selected to receive the Outreach & Engagement Vice Provost Award for Excellence Diversity Award for the FIESTAS Project!
The FIESTAS Project team will be recognized for their outstanding work and presented with a plaque and a team award of $1,000 (service and supplies index fund) at the O&E Awards for Excellence Luncheon, Wednesday, April 16, 12 – 2pm, at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center.
Learn more about the FIESTAS Project: http://education.oregonstate.edu/fiestas-families-involved-education-sociocultural-teaching-and-stem.
Marine Science Day at the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, Oregon
Saturday, April 12, 10am-4pm – Schedule of Events
Join the OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center (HMSC) in Newport for Marine Science Day! HMSC will open its doors for a behind-the-scenes peek at the cutting-edge research, education and outreach in marine sciences that makes this marine laboratory unique. Meet researchers from Oregon State University and six government agency partners (see below). Explore with interactive science displays presented by marine scientists and special family-friendly activities by Oregon Sea Grant, the Oregon Coast Aquarium and US Fish and Wildlife.
Come learn what’s new on the Oregon Coast’s most dynamic Marine Science campus.
For more information, see hmsc.oregonstate.edu/marinescienceday
TO VOLUNTEER – please go to our volunteer sign-up link: http://www.volunteersignup.org/JCWWD. Volunteers serve as greeters and guides, and shifts are two hours – parent/child teams welcome!
Note: Most Marine Science Day exhibits and activities will be indoors, although visitors are advised to dress for the weather as portions of tours, paths between buildings and some exhibits will be outdoors. The OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center is located at 2030 SE Marine Science Drive in Newport, Oregon.
Marine Science Day partners:
It’s official: American Promise director Michèle Stephenson is coming to OSU next month. Our College of Education CLD group is organizing and hosting her visit with the generous support of several campus partners.
- On Monday, April 14, we will show the short 30 minute version of the film and host a panel discussion about the Black male experience in predominately White schools. This will take place in the Corvallis High School Theater, starting at 4 PM.
- On Tuesday, April 15, we will show the longer 80 minute version of the film, followed by a talk with director Michèle Stephenson. This will start at 7 PM in Milam Auditorium.
American Promise follows two boys, one of which is Michèle’s son Idris, from kindergarten through high school graduation. It centers on their experiences as two of just a few African-Americans at the prestigious Dalton School. It speaks to the unique experience of African-American boys in schools, to visibly standing out as an ‘only’ at school, to parenting styles/concerns, to issues of social class, etc.
View the official American Promise film trailer below.
Designing Learning Environments: Physical dimensions of free-choice learning Online | 30 hours, $540
Learning is influenced by the interaction of variables within three contexts — personal, socio-cultural and physical. This course focuses on how macro-scale environmental factors, like space, crowding and novelty, and micro-scale environmental factors, like design elements, real objects and different media, support free-choice learning. Begins April 1.
Developing Effective Evaluations Online | 15 hours, $390
The course provides a hands-on approach to effectively assessing/evaluating learning and behavior within the free-choice learning contexts such as museums, national parks, zoos, aquariums and broadcast media. The design and implementation of an evaluation is used as a lens for understanding the hows and whys of assessment and evaluation. This course is designed to help professionals design their own evaluation/assessment research as well as become informed consumers of others’ research. Begins April 1.
· No prerequisites, instructor-led, research based
· Peer interaction with professionals across free-choice learning contexts
· Completely online program offers flexible scheduling
· Take one class, or enroll in an entire certificate program and receive a discount
Group Discounts available! Go to:
We would like to extend a special thank you to the generous business owners who donated gift certificates to the College of Education- OSU Food Drive Raffle this year! Additionally, we appreciate the support of the employees of Trimble Navigation for their donations of food items. Although the final totals are still being calculated, our college food drive raised an equivalent of 2,754 pounds of food during the month of February with the help of our faculty, staff, students, and business partners.
Thanks so much to all of our local businesses who generally donated raffle and food items!
College of Education Raffle and Soup-er Lunch:
The raffle will be held on Tuesday, February 25th during our Soup-er Lunch in Furman 411 A from 12-1 PM. Vegetarian soup will be served along with bread. Guests attending are asked to bring a donation and a dessert or side dish to share. Come enjoy a delicious lunch with your co-workers, support a worthy cause, and see who our lucky raffle winners will be!
We are in need of raffle prizes for the event. Please consider donating an item. Your donation is tax deductible! Last year faculty and staff donated baskets of delicious homemade food items, jewelry, and gift cards. You can also ask a local merchant, restaurant, artistic individual, or service provider in our community to donate a gift certificate or item to our cause. They will be recognized on the College of Education website, the OSU Food Drive website, and OSU Today for their generosity. Raffle ticket sales will begin Wednesday, February 12 in Furman 104.
Popcorn and Performance by the Deans:
What is popcorn without a show? This tasty treat will be served at the All- College Meeting on Thursday, March 13, but if 10 College of Education employees sign up for the OSU Food Drive Monthly Payroll Contribution program Randy and Larry will also entertain us with a performance at the beginning of the meeting. Donations can be a little as $5 per month, and forms can be found in your mailbox in Furman 104. The stage is set for an entertaining time with your help
Will You Be Canned This Month?:
If a large Linn Benton Food Share can mysteriously appears in your office, you have been CANNED by the College of Education. Game rules will be attached to the can! The canning begins Wednesday, February 5th. Who will be first?
If you have any questions or wish to help with any of the College of Education 2014 OSU Food Drive Events, please contact Karla or Lynda.
The College of Education will honor Dr. King through a joint service project with College Hill High School students in Corvallis. The principal, volunteer cooridator, and students have identified projects that would help their school for this day of service.
Give back to our local community on Monday, January 20th! Please consider joining us for a shift.
The sign-up link is here: http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_8v58T80nEz14xr7
College Hill High School is located at 510 NW 31st Street in Corvallis.
If you have any questions, please contact Allyson Dean.
The College of Education is pleased to introduce Dr. Molly Phipps as a guest lecturer for the winter term. Dr. Phipps will be teaching Dr. Lynn Dierking’s course, “Sociocultural Dimensions of Free-Choice Learning,” while Dr. Dierking is on sabbatical.
Dr. Phipps is the owner of Molly Phipps Consulting, a free-choice learning firm that conducts research and evaluation on environmental education and community-building endeavors. She is the first PhD graduate of the Oregon State University Free-Choice Learning program with a minor in Oceanography, where she studied the implementation of an iPod-based program at Hatfield Marine Science Center for her dissertation.
Dr. Phipps received her undergraduate degree in geology-biology from Brown University and worked as a research assistant and lab manager in a paleoclimatology lab at Brown before moving to Oregon. Since graduating from OSU, she has lived in St. Paul, MN where she worked as a Senior Evaluation and Research Associate at the Science Museum of Minnesota until 2013. At the Science Museum of Minnesota, her work focused on the visual display of data on Science on a Sphere, communicating climate change through exhibits and programs for the public, workshops for scientists, and community development project.
In her new venture, Molly Phipps Consulting, Dr. Phipps is focusing on evaluation capacity building for smaller organizations, program evaluation for free-choice learning opportunities, and ways to make evaluation more sustainable. She also serves on the board of directors for the Minnesota Association of Environmental Education, on the Educational Committee for the Will Steger Foundation, and on the Editorial Board for Visitor Studies; she is the 2013-2014 Chair of the Informal Learning Environment’s Research SIG at AERA.
When she’s not working, Dr. Phipps enjoys spending time outside with her husband Ralph, their daughter Lila, and their pets gardening or walking along the Mississippi River, as well as cooking, and knitting.