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At least 22 high school and junior high school teams (more than 300 students) and their hand-built robots will gather at the Jackson Avenue Center that morning to compete in a game titled FIRST RES-Q (Watch this informational video). The teams, which hail from across the state, will also have the chance to qualify for the FTC South Super Regional in San Antonio, Texas, this March.
Every year, a different game is chosen for the championship. This year’s game, FIRST RES-Q, is modeled after rescue situations encountered by mountain explorers worldwide. Teams will score points for various challenges such as delivering rescue climbers to a shelter and parking robots on a mountain model in the playing arena. [Read More…]
The University of Mississippi will host a free workshop for teachers to encourage innovative ways to teach Shakespeare’s First Folio, a collection of plays written by the Bard.
The event, titled “Shakespeare’s Text Demystified,” will take place on Saturday, February 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at UM’s Ford Center for the Performing Arts. Any teacher may attend the event and register online by February 1.
The workshop was created by the Folger Shakespeare Library to give teachers a better understanding of what the First Folio is and why it is important to the study of Shakespeare’s plays. The workshop presentation is a partnership between the UM School of Education and the Ford Center. [Read More…]
Hanna Olivier, an alumna of the University of Mississippi’s Mississippi Teacher Corps is one of 10 Mississippians recently named an American Graduate Champion by Mississippi Public Broadcasting (MPB).
Olivier (MA 12), who is dean of students at North Panola High School in Sardis, was nominated for the honor by her assistant superintendent for her role in helping increase the school’s graduation rate from from 49 percent to 78 percent over six years. At a ceremony held in Jackson in December, Olivier was honored for her work during the Stop the Drop Summit. [Read More…]
Dr. Denver J. Fowler, assistant professor of educational leadership, is one UM School of Education’s newest faculty members. Last month, Fowler led an original research presentation at the 2015 Euro-Asia Economic Forum in Xi’an, China. The Ohio native recently sat down with us to discuss his research and time abroad. [Read More…]
SOE alumna Meredith Kajdan (B.A.Ed. ’13, M.Ed. ’14) is a fifth-grade science teacher at Commonwealth Elementary School in Sugar Land, Texas. Today, Kajdan is combining the knowledge she gained at UM with the online educational service Glogster. Two of her students were selected to have their projects appear on Glogster’s information site Glogpedia.
We recently spoke with Kajdan to discuss her career and her use of Glogster in the classroom. [Read More…]