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Businesses and schools across the United States have shut their doors indefinitely, and the news cycle is dominated by stories of the COVID-19 pandemic and its far-reaching economic and social impacts. Though adults are bearing the brunt of the anxiety and stress, children are not immune to the emotional and psychological effects of these uncertain times.
February is Black History Month, and in social studies classrooms throughout the United States, it may be the only time of the year when students are exposed to diverse histories. CEHS experts in social studies education, Tiffany Mitchell Patterson and Natasha Murray-Everett, hope to change that.
Each February, the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) celebrates National School Counseling Week. During this week, schools through the United States celebrate the work of all professional school counselors who assist in making schools better places for students.
This Wednesday, the Department of Learning Sciences and Human Development will host their first Brown Bag Luncheon of the semester from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in 700A Allen Hall. The topic of this luncheon is Graduate Student Research Presentations. A panel of graduate students will share their research journeys, such as the ups and downs, what led them to this point, and what they wish they had known. All graduate students across all programs are welcome to attend. Questions should be directed to Cathy Garner at firstname.lastname@example.org or Megan Mikesell at email@example.com.
Allison Swan Dagen, professor and Literacy Education Graduate Program coordinator is a co-editor of a new book released this week. "Best Practices of Literacy Leaders: Keys to School Improvement, 2nd edition," brings together key researchers in the literacy education field and serves as a guide for advocating and supporting literacy leadership in PreK-12 schools. Additionally, the content of this volume is foregrounded the International Literacy Association's Standards for Literacy Professionals 2017. Best Practices of Literacy Leaders is a joint publication of Guilford Press and the International Literacy Association.
Assistant Professor of Social Studies, Tiffany Mitchell Patterson, Ph.D., writes about Reconstruction for The Conversation.
Nominations for the CEHS Outstanding Teaching Award are now open and will be available through Friday, Jan. 31. Please encourage your students to nominate an eligible full-time faculty member for the award. Full details and the nomination form can be found by clicking the link below.