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Dean Frances Kochan (right) visited with Auburn City Schools educators and College of Education faculty members involved in ongoing partnerships.
In order to highlight ongoing collaborations supporting teacher and K-12 student learning, the Auburn City Schools-College of Education Professional Development System Council hosted a Celebration Event at Auburn Junior High School. The event, which took place April 9, brought College of Education faculty members and Auburn City Schools administrators and educators together to discuss a number of different partnerships.
Some of the programs spotlighted by the poster displays stationed around the junior high school cafeteria included:
the ACS Library Media Program, a collaboration involving the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, the Learning Resources Center, the Auburn Early Education Center, Cary Woods Elementary School, Dean Road Elementary, Ogletree Elementary, Richland Elementary, Wrights Mill Road Elementary, Yarbrough Elementary, J.F. Drake Middle School, Auburn Junior High School and Auburn High School.
the ACS/PIH Collaborative Community of Practice, an endeavor involving the Department of Curriculum and Teaching, the Department of Political Science in Auburn University's College of Liberal Arts, Auburn High School, Auburn Junior High School and Ogletree Elementary School.
Art and Architecture, a project of Auburn's School of Architecture, Dean Road Elementary School, Ogletree Elementary, Wrights Mill Road Elementary, Richland Elementary, Cary Woods Elementary and Yarbrough Elementary.
Auburn Early Education Center/Auburn College of Education Field Experiences Partnership, a collaboration of the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, early childhood education, health and human performance, NDFS and Auburn Early Education Center.
Book Buddies Guatemala Project, a partnership between the College of Education and Dean Road Elementary School.
Cary Woods - Physical Education, in which Department of Kinesiology faculty members help Cary Woods students become more health conscious.
Classroom Teacher as Adjunct Professor for Social Studies Methods, which brings together the Department of Curriculum and Teaching and Cary Woods Elementary School.
Cluster Internships for Student Teaching, involving Yarbrough Elementary School.
Co-Learning and Co-Teaching to Support Use of AMSTI Materials in Science, a partnership between Auburn's secondary science education faculty and J.F. Drake Middle School as part of the Alabama Math, Science and Technology Initiative.
Designing School-Wide Support Systems to Promote Student Success, which involves the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, Counseling/School Psychology, as well as ACS, Auburn Junior High School and J.F. Drake Middle School.
EARIC/ACS Professional Learning, an East Alabama Regional Inservice Center initiative open to all Auburn City Schools.
Early Childhood Program Practica, involving the college's Department of Curriculum and Teaching
Early Childhood Special Education & Collaborative Teacher Summer Learning Clinic, involving the Department of Special Education, Rehabilitation, Counseling/School Psychology and Wrights Mill Road Elementary School.
Leadership Capacity Building Program, involving faculty and administrators throughout the district.
Legacy Aquatic Learning Lab at Auburn High School, a partnership between Fisheries and Allied Aquaculture in Auburn's College of Agriculture and Auburn High School's Science Department.
Ogletree Elementary School and AU Work Study/Service Learning, involving Ogletree Elementary and the OASIS Afterschool Program.
Project REACH, a partnership of the Department of Curriculum and Teaching's elementary education program and each of Auburn's schools.
Reading with the Stars, a collaboration involving the Department of Curriculum and Teaching and the Auburn University athletic department.
Special Champions Physical Education, which pairs the Department of Kinesiology with Richland Elementary School's physical and special education programs
STARS Computer Club, an endeavor involving Richland Elementary School and the College of Engineering.
Sun Belt Writing Project, a program offered to all of Auburn's schools by the Department of Curriculum and Teaching and Auburn's vice president for outreach.
Teaching Mathematics in the Middle School - Practicum Experience in the Service Learning Experience in the WMR After School Program, which is offered at J.F. Drake Middle School.
Transforming East Alabama Mathematics (TEAM-Math), an outreach program in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching that has formed relationships with the Auburn Early Education Center, Auburn Junior High School, Auburn High School, Cary Woods Elementary, Dean Road Elementary, J.F. Drake Middle School, Yarbrough Elementary, Ogletree Elementary, Richland Road Elementary and Wrights Mill Road Elementary.
These efforts include instances in which city schools' teachers have worked with College of Education faculty on projects and grants or examples of college faculty supporting the work of ACS teachers.
The College of Education's PDS Council includes Dr. Dan Henry from the Department of Educational Foundations, Leadership and Technology, Dr. Sheri Brock from Kinesiology, Drs. Greg Ern and DaShaunda Patterson from Special Education, Rehabilitation, Counseling/School Psychology and Drs. Jada Kohlmeier and Charles Eick from Curriculum and Teaching. Eick serves as the College of Education's Professional Development System liaison.
The mission of the ACS/College of Education Professional Development System is to inspire and support collaboration among educators, students, candidates, parents and guardians and other stakeholders.
Last Updated: May 17, 2011