FSU College of Education Faculty Anti-Racism Publications

Many of the resources on the list come from external sources; however, faculty members at the Florida State University College of Education have conducted research on anti-racism, education inequity, and culturally responsive pedagogy for years. In fact, some faculty members have devoted the majority of their professional careers to studying these topics.

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Resources to Support African American Students

School counselors are in a position to change the narrative and trajectory of African American students. Too often, deficits are highlighted more than strengths, assuming the worst of African American students rather than expecting the best.

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Anti-Racism Resources from the FSUCOE

American society faces hard conversations, brought recently to the forefront by the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery; however, it is the same conversation started after the deaths of Tamir Rice, Tanisha Anderson, Mya Hall, Walter Scott, Sandra Bland and countless others, spanning through the decades and centuries.

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Learning for All: Culturally Relevant & Responsive Education

Education is generally hailed as a great equalizer. A good education can change lives and open up new possibilities. However, not all classrooms provide the same access to education. Because of that, much attention has been paid to equity and motivating learners.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder Q&A Recap

On May 7, faculty and staff members from the FSU autism spectrum disorder master's program answered questions during a virtual Q&A session. We wanted to provide a recap of the most commonly asked questions regarding our autism spectrum disorder graduate program.

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Creating Community in an Online Learning Setting

On April 24, Dr. Vanessa Dennen gave a webinar on the subject of "Creating Community in an Online Learning Setting." You can watch the video of the presentation here.

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Parents as Teachers: Supporting Student with Disabilities

Parents and guardians everywhere are discovering that they are now playing two roles: caregiver and educator. This can be especially difficult as they continue manage their household, work from home at their own job, or deal with emotional and mental stress caused by the pandemic.

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Online Resources for Special Education Teachers

There are a number of great resources that Dr. Jenny Root, associate professor of special education, and doctoral student Addy McConomy recommend. Some of these resources were referenced in the previous two parts, but we wanted to organize them all together and categorize them to make them easier to find.

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AEFP Virtual Conference: A Retrospective

The Association for Education Finance and Policy (AEFP) was supposed to hold its annual conference March 19 through March 21 in Fort Worth, Texas. Like many large conferences, the planning committee had spent months of preparation to get the event ready.

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Mental Health and Wellness Advice for Teachers

Faculty members at the FSU College of Education are doing their best to support educators as they make the sudden transition to online teaching. Drs. Martin Swanbrow Becker, Erik Hines and Lindsay Jenkins have spent their careers researching important mental health topics, like depression, resiliency and bullying prevention.

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Tips for Learning, Teaching and Working from Home

The response to the coronavirus has been unprecedented and sweeping, as people around the world scramble to change their lifestyles. The change has been rapid and has left many people trying to figure out the best ways to adjust.

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Transitioning to Online Teaching and Learning

With the recent announcements of school closures at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels due to the coronavirus, we put together a list of resources to help both teachers and students ease into the transition to online learning. Read on to learn more about the tech tools and other resources being provided at no cost to the user during this time.

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Making a Difference with Darasa: Helping Refugee Students

Turbulent events around the world have caused an increase in the number of refugees seeking safer places to live. Uprooting and moving a family is stressful, but leaving behind your country can cause even more trauma. Children in particular can have a hard time adjusting to a new home.

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Kathleen Esmiol and Fannie Mae Duncan: Honoring a Legacy

In 1993, alumna Kathleen “Kay” F. Hufford Esmiol (B.S. ’60) and her class in Colorado Springs, Colorado decided to pay tribute to a local legend, Fannie Mae Duncan. Little did she know that this decision would set off a series of events that would lead to her inspiring her students to embrace diversity and promote inclusion.

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Black History Month: A Celebration of Dr. Marvalene Hughes

As Florida State University celebrates Black History Month, we’re honored to recognize COE alumna Dr. Marvalene A. Hughes (Ph.D. Counseling/School Psychology ’69) for her dedication to the counseling field, her extraordinary philanthropic endeavors, and for being a trailblazer in leadership positions within higher education.

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FSUCOE Students Succeed on International Stage

Though Florida State University is often considered one of the top higher education institutions in the nation, our faculty members and students routinely make contributions to their fields that garner international attention as well. Three students from our Sport Psychology program participated in a unique conference that had them presenting to an international audience in Greece.

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Kobe Bryant: A Story of Greatness

Heartbroken, devastated, destroyed, gutted—the various reactions of every sports fan in the world yesterday, as we lost one of basketball’s all-time greats, Kobe “Bean” Bryant. As the world grieves this loss, we’ll hear of thousands of Kobe stories, stories of how he inspired multiple generations, stories on how he defied all the boundaries on and off the court and so on. Everyone will remember Kobe not only for the excellent athlete he was, but his role as a father, a philanthropist, a leader, and as a symbol of greatness.

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Sport Management Student Association Travels to Indianapolis

From November 14 to 18, the Sport Management Student Association (SMSA) took a trip to Indianapolis, IN, where members of the organization networked and gained insights on opportunities within the sports industry.

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How Florida State Supports the Pipeline of Special Educators

Three newly funded multimillion-dollar projects in the Florida State University College of Education will be directly addressing the shortage of qualified special education teachers faced by many school districts. With funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, each of these five-year training grants will train future teachers and university faculty to improve educational outcomes for individuals with disabilities.

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Know the Common Types of Bullying

In order for teachers to put a stop to bullying, they must first recognize bullying in its many forms. The most common types of bullying to look out for are physical bullying, verbal bullying, cyberbullying, and social bullying.

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Seminoles ASPIRE: The Partnership to Help Students Grow

Tragic headlines have propelled the issues of student mental health and bullying into the forefront of public discourse. Experts and politicians have mixed feelings on the best way to address these issues. However, a partnership between Florida State University’s College of Education

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Examining the “Windows of Opportunity” for STEM Graduates

Dr. Erik Hines sees a problem when it comes to STEM graduates. Like many researchers, he recognizes that there could possibly be a huge deficit of science, technology, engineering and mathematics specialists in the U.S. workforce throughout the next decade. However, he has focused his attention on a more acute—but perhaps more alarming—problem: the underrepresentation of African American, Hispanic and Native American STEM graduates.

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FSU College of Education launches Project ElevatED

Florida State University’s College of Education has launched Project ElevatED, a new initiative aimed at raising the profile of careers in education and recognizing education professionals around the state for the difference they make in the lives of students.

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In Memory of Hailey Marie Mullen

A graduate of Dixie Hollins High School, Hailey Marie Mullen received her associate's degree with honors from Saint Petersburg College prior to enrolling at FSU. On November 19, 2018, while returning home from class with her grandmother, Hailey perished in an automobile accident.

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Back to School for Teachers

So many back-to-school lists focus on students, and for good reason, too. A lot of students and parents are filled with anxious energy as they prepare for the start of another year. However, these lists only focus on one side of the classroom, and we think teachers deserve just as much support!

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FSU Higher Education Researchers Receive Grant

Two Florida State University researchers have received a three-year National Science Foundation grant for $900,749 to investigate this disparity. It will focus on Florida, one of the most diverse states in the nation, and community college pathways to computing degrees.

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July 2019 Student News

Lauren Bagdy (Instructional Systems & Learning Technologies Ph.D.) was selected as a Lee W. Cochran Intern by the Association of Education Communications and Technology (AECT).

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Dean Damon Andrew Receives Distinguished Service Award

Dean Damon Andrew has been recognized by the American Association of University Administrators with a Distinguished Service Award.

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College of Education Students Work With At-Risk Children

The Florida State College of Education has long made it a priority to work with those in need in the community.

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July 2019 Alumni News

Weinan Zhao published a new article in volume 141 of Computers & Education. The article is titled “Can playing a video game foster computational thinking skills?” and was written with Valerie Shute, Mack and Effie Campbell Tyner Endowed Professor of Education in the Educational Psychology and Learning Systems.

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Early Literacy Skills: How Kindergarten Teachers Help Kids

Ultimately, her research hopes to improve how teachers can serve their students and improve literacy. This new research looks at how kindergarten teachers support students while they are writing to build spelling skills that are critical for later reading and writing success. They hope that their work adds to the currently limited data on how teachers support their student’s early writing skills through scaffolding.

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The Retirement of Pfeiffer, Tenenbaum and Darabi

Retirements are always bitter-sweet. On one hand, we get to honor a lifetime of work and the important careers of two individuals. On the other, we say goodbye to three Florida State faculty members who made a huge impact on the College of Education. Dr. Steven Pfeiffer, Dr. Gershon Tenenbaum and Dr. Aubteen Darabi retire this month, and we wanted to take a moment to highlight some of their accomplishments during their long and storied careers.

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FSU Talks at AERA 2019

The annual American Educational Research Association offers a great way for faculty members and students to share ideas and their latest research. This year's conference, which takes place April 5 - April 9 in Toronto, asks participants to consider what it means to live in a "post-truth" era.

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Using New Research to Support College Students with Autism

When you think about supports for students with autism, programs and services at the Pre-K – 12 level usually come to mind. But what happens when these students graduate high school and enroll in college?

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How Augmented Reality May Help Students with Autism

Autism research has long been a topic of interest for faculty and students at Florida State’s College of Education. With the introduction of our Autism Spectrum Disorder graduate program, we know that there is even more interest in what our faculty are researching and how autism specialists can better serve their charges. Today, we are spotlighting the current autism research of Dr. Jenny Root, assistant professor of Special Education.

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FSU Great Give: Improving the College of Education

When you get a group of people together who share a common interest, amazing things can happen. The Florida State community learns this lesson every year during the Great Give event. Last year, the university raised over $400,0000 to support projects across campus.

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