February 2020
Living in Kuwait, Investing in South
University of South Alabama College of Education and Professional Studies alumna Tiffany Whitfield started the Tiffany Whitfield Scholarship for Undergraduate Students to help others pursue a degree at South. Whitfield teaches at the American Creativity Academy for Boys in Kuwait.
First-Year Teacher Earns Teacher of the Year Award
USA College of Education and Professional Studies alumna and current graduate student Nina Wansley was recently named Oak Park Elementary Teacher of the Year in Ocean Springs. “Nina stands out because she has made such a difference in the lives of children,” Pope said. “Her interpersonal skills are genuine and outgoing. She has gained the respect of all of the teachers at Oak Park.”
The mainstream college experience is part of the plan at PASSAGE USA, a two-year, non-degree program for students with intellectual disabilities. Read about the success of current student Matysan McClendon, who received the Gaillard-Neville Reynolds Scholarship and graduates this May. She will be featured on WKRG's "What's Working" segment tonight at 6:00 p.m.
Office of Adult Learner Services Open House
One year ago, USA created the Office of Adult Learner Services in the College of Education and Professional Studies to better support adult students looking to start or resume college. OALS is now a University-wide effort and serves students interested in any degree program. An open house will be held in Room 3901 of University Commons from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Literacy Reimagined Conference
The Literacy Reimagined Conference will be held March 19-20 at the USA Gulf Coast Campus. The event will provide opportunities to increase knowledge in the science of reading and provide skills to improve instructional practices in classrooms, schools, and districts. Educators will attend two days of sessions and have the flexibility to choose from breakout sessions geared toward K-12 literacy and differentiation for students of all ages and abilities.
USA Instructional Design and Development
USA College of Education and Professional Studies Instructional Design and Development faculty, students, and alumni had a strong showing at the recent Association for Educational Communications and Technology International Convention in Las Vegas. Dr. Davidson-Shivers shares her dedication to the program and importance of networking and professional development provided through the convention each year.
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