College of Education UMass Amherst

College of Education UMass Amherst The UMass College of Education offers undergraduate and graduate programs shaped by a fundamental commitment to social justice. #UMassEDUC The College of Education offers research-based academic programs leading to master's and doctoral degrees, and pathways to licensure.
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Self-Evident Media is hosting a workshop for educators on April 15 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Participants will have the oppo...
04/09/2021

Self-Evident Media is hosting a workshop for educators on April 15 from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to learn about their powerful resources, which you could immediately use in your school/classroom. Learn more: bit.ly/sem-april-15

Happy National Library Week! UMass Amherst Libraries are now open to students on a limited basis. Learn more below.
04/08/2021

Happy National Library Week! UMass Amherst Libraries are now open to students on a limited basis. Learn more below.

Today, the Libraries are once again opening our doors to students on a limited basis. This is a reminder that:
• The Libraries' hours of operation will remain 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for the remainder of the spring semester.
• Study spaces are opening for student use by appointment only.
• Special Collections and University Archives continues to accept patrons to use their space by appointment only.
• The Digital Media Lab is not yet open for campus use.
• The Libraries offer other onsite services, including contactless pickup of materials and 3D prints by appointment and self-service printing on the first floor of Lederle Lowrise outside the Science & Engineering Library.

Please visit our website for more information: https://www.library.umass.edu/

Teacher Preparation College of Education at UMass Amherst
04/08/2021

Teacher Preparation College of Education at UMass Amherst

College of Education UMass Amherst

Save the date for the #UMassEDUC Graduate and Undergraduate Student Graduation Celebrations! Stay tuned for more details...
04/05/2021

Save the date for the #UMassEDUC Graduate and Undergraduate Student Graduation Celebrations! Stay tuned for more details.

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts welcomes acclaimed landscape designer and public artist Walter Hood as the inaug...
03/31/2021

The College of Humanities and Fine Arts welcomes acclaimed landscape designer and public artist Walter Hood as the inaugural speaker in the Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series. His lecture "Black Landscapes Matter" discusses landscape architects, planning professionals, and scholars to probe how race, memory, and meaning intersect in the American landscape. Register: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8WjUGcp_T5-lA-1lG1J54g

We invite the UMass Amherst community to this "Showing Up with Asian and Asian American Folks: A Community Forum and Dia...
03/31/2021

We invite the UMass Amherst community to this "Showing Up with Asian and Asian American Folks: A Community Forum and Dialogue on Building Solidarity" event on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm to discuss how to build a more inclusive and just campus community and to affirm our Chancellor's statement that "we condemn, in the strongest terms, hate and intolerance in all its forms and stand in solidarity with Asian, Asian-American, and Pacific Islander members of our community."

This is a student-centered event that is limited to members of the UMass community. Faculty, students, and staff are all welcome. Register here: https://www.cics.umass.edu/event/showing-asian-and-asian-american-folks-community-forum-and-dialogue-building-solidarity

The #UMassEDUC Educator Preparation Program and Center for International Education would like to invite you to the Explo...
03/29/2021

The #UMassEDUC Educator Preparation Program and Center for International Education would like to invite you to the Exploring a Global Abuse Prevention Mindset workshop with Dr. Laurie Matthew. Dr. Matthew is the founder of 18u, a non-profit organization providing confidential services for sexually abused young people, and has 25 years’ experience of developing and delivering abuse prevention programs in schools and communities. This workshop is part of the Trauma informed Global Resilience seminar series. Register here: https://umassamherst.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e55LFcoKAbkrYkS

Attacks against AAPIs have increased during the pandemic and Stop AAPI Hate, a coalition that tracks incidents of violen...
03/25/2021

Attacks against AAPIs have increased during the pandemic and Stop AAPI Hate, a coalition that tracks incidents of violence against AAPIs, reports that nearly 3,800 anti-Asian hate incidents occurred between March 19, 2020 and February 28, 2021, with nearly 100 incidents occurring in Massachusetts. This is an increase of 150% compared to the preceding year. Over two-thirds of those reporting hate incidents were women.
This event is dedicated to the AAPI women who deal with sexism and racism in daily life. Please bring your sign, an open heart, and wear a mask. Learn more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/900873530752907/?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2252%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22share_link%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A%7B%5C%22invite_link_id%5C%22%3A714073899287900%7D%7D]%22%7D

Lina Heaster-Ekholm, #UMassEDUC doctoral candidate in International Education, has been named Runner-Up in the UMass Amh...
03/24/2021

Lina Heaster-Ekholm, #UMassEDUC doctoral candidate in International Education, has been named Runner-Up in the UMass Amherst Graduate School Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.
Lina presented "Virtually Ignored: Culture, International Students and Online Learning" on March 18. View the Graduate School’s YouTube playlist of finalists' videos here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLVXZCqRqv38QsHYQHyfvST0STduoXfQiG

Lina Heaster-Ekholm, #UMassEDUC doctoral student in EPRA, has been named a finalist in the Graduate School’s Three Minut...
03/17/2021

Lina Heaster-Ekholm, #UMassEDUC doctoral student in EPRA, has been named a finalist in the Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.

"Virtually Ignored: Culture, International Students and Online Learning" will be presented from 4 - 5:30 p.m. on March 18 at the virtual finals hosted by the UMass Amherst Graduate School and co-sponsored by Jones Library. Join the 3MT Final via this link: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/j/91774533565#success

We are excited to announce that Black at the Center: the UMass Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research Virtu...
03/15/2021

We are excited to announce that Black at the Center: the UMass Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research Virtual Launch week is coming to you April 21-23! Check out the 3-day lineup here. Register now: tinyurl.com/3T82FC4B

Summer registration begins on Monday!
03/12/2021

Summer registration begins on Monday!

On this #WisdomWednesday, #UMassEDUC celebrates #WomensHistoryMonth and the recent #InternationalWomensDay. Repost from ...
03/10/2021

On this #WisdomWednesday, #UMassEDUC celebrates #WomensHistoryMonth and the recent #InternationalWomensDay. Repost from UN Women.

Please join former San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and Dr. Jen Matos in a conversation about how their values on social...
03/09/2021

Please join former San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz and Dr. Jen Matos in a conversation about how their values on social justice and leadership helped to shape a successful STEM program for female youth in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Learn more and register here: bit.ly/LOCAL-ACTION

#UMassEDUC Associate Professor Sara Whitcomb along with Assistant Professors Keisha Green & Jamila Lyiscott will be spea...
03/08/2021

#UMassEDUC Associate Professor Sara Whitcomb along with Assistant Professors Keisha Green & Jamila Lyiscott will be speaking at the Institute of Diversity Sciences March Learning & Work Group Seminar.
Whitcomb will be speaking about "Feedback for the Future." Green & Lyiscott will be speaking about the UMass Center of Racial Justice and Youth Engaged Research which they co-direct, “Centerin' Black and Brown Youth in Racial and Educational Justice." Discussion will follow.
Register by Tuesday, March 9: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvfuuqqjwoGNTqtidsddqvamEfxhQah9Ba

From 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 8, join the Institute for Social Science Research for a free workshop covering th...
03/04/2021
ISSR Methodology Workshop | Getting Started in NVivo: The Basics | Importing Your Data, Setting Up Your Node Structure, and Beginning to Code (Online) | Institute for Social Science Research | UMass Amherst

From 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Monday, March 8, join the Institute for Social Science Research for a free workshop covering the basics of how to get started using NVivo for qualitative data analysis. Learn about importing data, setting up your node structure, & beginning to code. Learn more: https://www.umass.edu/issr/events/issr-methodology-workshop-getting-started-nvivo-basics-importing-your-data-setting-your-node

Monday, March 8, 2021 - 2:30pm to 4:30pmOnline Event - Login credentials via email for registered participantsSign me up Instructor: Erica Kowsz This workshop will cover the basics of how to get started using NVivo for qualitative data analysis. The workshop is designed for new users of NVivo who ha...

"Dr. Seuss’ whimsical stories have educated and entertained generations of children. But many of his books are now being...
03/03/2021
6 Dr. Seuss Books With Racist Imagery Will No Longer Be Published

"Dr. Seuss’ whimsical stories have educated and entertained generations of children. But many of his books are now being pulled for depicting racially insensitive images." Read the WBUR 90.9 FM article here: https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2021/03/02/dr-seuss-zoo-mulberry-street

Dr. Seuss Enterprises announced that it will no longer publish multiple Dr. Seuss books, including “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street” and “If I Ran the Zoo."

The Center for Educational Assessment is available to help you with any of your statistics and/or research questions. To...
03/03/2021

The Center for Educational Assessment is available to help you with any of your statistics and/or research questions. To view a drop-in schedule or request an appointment, visit the Statistical Consulting Service's website: https://blogs.umass.edu/stats911

The Latin American Studies Center, CU Boulder is hosting a virtual week of programming, "Celebrating the Indigenous Amer...
03/01/2021

The Latin American Studies Center, CU Boulder is hosting a virtual week of programming, "Celebrating the Indigenous Americas." As part of the panel, "Indigeneity, Language, and Education" on March 3, #UMassEDUC Professor Laura Valdiviezo will be discussing both in-school and out-of-school experiences, the role of Indigenous languages in educational equity, and the ways that indigeneity intersects with other social processes (e.g., migration, racialization, political economy, coloniality) to shape the livelihoods of Indigenous children, youth, and their families. Learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/1086312828503418

In recognition of the impact COVID-19 has had on student research, the UMass Amherst Graduate School launched the Return...
02/27/2021
Internal Funding | Graduate School

In recognition of the impact COVID-19 has had on student research, the UMass Amherst Graduate School launched the Return to Research Grant Program to provide up to $5,000 for doctoral students whose research has been affected by COVID-19. Apply by Monday, March 15.
Learn more: https://www.umass.edu/graduate/funding/internal-funding#return

Internal Funding You may be eligible for funding through grants and fellowships offered by the Graduate School to support the research and scholarly activities of our graduate students. Inclusion & Diversity Fellowships Inclusion & Diversity Fellowships The Graduate School at UMass Amherst offers tw...

#UMassEDUC Social Justice Education doctoral candidate Aurora Santiago-Ortiz presented at Connecticut College's ELEVATE ...
02/24/2021

#UMassEDUC Social Justice Education doctoral candidate Aurora Santiago-Ortiz presented at Connecticut College's ELEVATE Conference held January 25 - 26, 2021. Sponsored by the Agnes Gund '60 Dialogue Project, ELEVATE was the inaugural social justice conference at Connecticut College. Santiago-Ortiz presented, "Towards an Anticolonial Stance in Critical Service Learning: Challenges and Possibilities."

The AERA Student Organization UMass Chapter presents a panel discussion on writing and submitting proposals for conferen...
02/22/2021

The AERA Student Organization UMass Chapter presents a panel discussion on writing and submitting proposals for conferences featuring #UMassEDUC Associate Professors Chrystal George Mwangi & Maria José Botelho. Join the Zoom meeting here: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/s/94723608718

On Wednesday,  February 24 at 7:30 p.m.,  join Joseph Matthews Ph.D. for a riveting testimonial. This #BlackHistoryMonth...
02/19/2021

On Wednesday, February 24 at 7:30 p.m., join Joseph Matthews Ph.D. for a riveting testimonial. This #BlackHistoryMonth program is set to target males of color who seek to learn more and explore their identity and self-expression. Learn more: http://www.umass.edu/cmass/

Join this #BlackHistoryMonth film showing of "The Black Panthers:  Vanguard of the Revolution" on Saturday, February 20 ...
02/17/2021

Join this #BlackHistoryMonth film showing of "The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution" on Saturday, February 20 at 7:00 p.m. (EST). Learn more here: https://www.umass.edu/cmass/

Tonight at 7:00 p.m., join this live Q&A and dialogue about Black love stories, and the Black home at this zoom link: ht...
02/15/2021

Tonight at 7:00 p.m., join this live Q&A and dialogue about Black love stories, and the Black home at this zoom link: http://ow.ly/bWiz50DzEmc

Tomorrow is the last day to add and drop classes for the spring semester!
02/11/2021

Tomorrow is the last day to add and drop classes for the spring semester!

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