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College of Education Week 2014

The 2014 College of Education Week will be September 29 – October 4, 2014. This event, held in conjunction with FSU Parents' Weekend, includes a week of symposia, presentations and events celebrating COE students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends.

“I am confident that COE Week will offer something for everyone. From lectures to ice cream socials, we will be presenting the very best of what we have to offer. We could not be more excited about our accomplishments and we look forward to a grand celebration.” ~Dean Marcy P. Driscoll

 

Monday, September 29

The Dean's Symposium is annual event that brings together educational researchers and scholars, state policy-makers, school administrators, teachers and teacher educators, agency officials, and Florida State faculty and students to discuss educational issues of critical importance to our state and the nation. This year’s 8th annual Dean’s Symposium will focus on entrepreneurship in education.

Speakers for the symposium include:

  • Micah Widen, CEO and Co-Founder of Domi Station (http://www.domistation.com), a local business incubator and investor in entrepreneurs
  • Tom Vander Ark (keynote speaker), CEO of Getting Smart (http://gettingsmart.com), an education advocacy firm
    • Vander Ark has authored a number of books, including Teaching with Fire: Poetry that Sustains the Courage to Teach and, the most recent, Smart Cities That Work for Everyone: 7 Keys to Education & Employment
    • Session information
      • Leading the Learning Revolution 
        • New tools are powering new learning models that have the potential to boost achievement domestically and expand access to tertiary education internationally. Developing an innovation mindset--in students and teachers--is becoming increasingly important. Developing learning environments that are blended, personalized, and competency-based requires leadership. Tom will discuss the importance of new tools and schools and opportunities for innovation in educator preparation.
  • A panel of entrepreneurs moderated by Dr. Val Shute:
    • Cathy Tencza (Tencza Designs, Atlanta, GA and COE alum)
    • Pam Phelps (Creative Preschools, Tallahassee)
    • Laurence Hewick (President of Hewick Research, Inc. and COE distinguished alum)
    • Douglass Tatum (Entrepreneur-in-Residence, College of Business)
    • Jim Dever (Entrepreneur-in-Residence, College of Business)
    • Bruce Manciagli (Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy) 
  • Barbara "Bobbi" Kurshan, Executive Director of Academic Innovation, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
  • Daniel Dispenziere, Director, FSU Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

 

Wednesday, October 1

  • All-College Ice Cream Social
  • College of Education Stone Building Courtyard, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
  • E-mail Jennie Harrison for more information.

 

Thursday, October 2

  • Psychological & Counseling Services Reception
    • The Harold F. Cottingham Colloquium, hosted by the Psychological & Counseling Services program, will showcase a Thursday evening reception followed by a Friday morning of panel of speakers on topics pertaining to successful innovative practice and research in psychological services. Alumni, friends, faculty, staff and students interested in the helping services are invited to attend. For more information, please contact Dr. Debra Osborn
    • Stone Building Atrium 5:30 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
    • Light hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served.
  • 16th Annual Sport Management Conference
    • The Sport Management program at the Florida State University is proud to host the 16th Annual Conference. The conference program features presentations from highly respected professionals in the sport industry, including former students who are now members of the profession.
    • FSU Turnbull Conference Center, 12:30 PM – 8:00 PM

 

Friday, October 3

Established more than 25 years ago, The COE Distinguished Alumni Awards Banquet provides an opportunity to honor graduates of the College who have distinguished themselves through scholarly, creative and humanitarian achievement and service to their profession. The annual awards are given in six categories.

  • FSU Alumni Center Ballroom and Courtyard
  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.: Cocktails
  • 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Dinner and awards
  • E-mail Jennifer Ramos for more information.
  • Harold F. Cottingham Colloquium 
    • This annual event, which honors the memory and legacy of Dr. Harold F. Cottingham, is focused on professional development for professional counselors, psychologists and graduate students. For more information, please contact Dr. Debra Osborn
    • FSU Alumni Center
    • 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 16th Annual Sport Management Conference (continued)
    • The Sport Management program at the Florida State University is proud to host the 16th Annual Conference. The conference program features presentations from highly respected professionals in the sport industry, including former students who are now members of the profession.
    • FSU Turnbull Conference Center, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

 

Saturday, October 4

  • Student/Donor Scholarship Recognition Event
  • RSVP here
  • Begins 4 hours prior to kick-off
  • North Side Tiered Courtyard of the College of Education Stone Building
  • E-mail Jennie Harrison for more information.
  • COE Pre-GameTailgate
  • FSU vs. Wake Forest
    • Doak Campbell Stadium
    • Time TBA