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February 2
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Board Meeting
Healthcare Services Committee on Improving Health Outcomes for Children with Disabilities

9:00 am - 4:15 pm

Keck Center of the National Academies
Keck 208
500 Fifth St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
The open session will be a full day in KECK 209 on February 2nd. February 3rd will be a closed session. Peter Leone, a COE professor in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education, will give the lunch presentation, “Juvenile Justice Systems and Children with Disabilities,” at 12:15 p.m. Feb. 2.

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February 9
Jump Start Your Job Search
College of Education hosted mentoring event
5:00 - 8:30 pm
Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union
At this event, alumni and faculty will sit with students to share their invaluable experiences and advice in the job market and answer any questions

Sarah Davis

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February 15
ETS Brownbag
Creating Student Groups
12:00 - 1:00 pm
0306 Benjamin Building
ETS will demonstrate how to create student groups within your course and viewing group homepages.

Rosalia Reyes-Webb

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February 16
A Continuing Dialogue on the Election and New Realities in Education
Featured speaker Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman

7:15 - 9:00 pm

Tawes 0320
Featured speaker Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman is a professor of the history of education at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education. A panel and audience discussion will follow.

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February 20
Black History Month
Malcolm X and the Radicalization of the Black Student Movement
4:15 - 6:30 pm
Room 2119 Benjamin Building
Dr. Richard Benson II is a Spelman College author, educational historian, and teacher educator who will lead an interactive discussion about African-American history and Malcolm X and the radicalization of the black student movement.

In his book Fighting for Our Place in the Sun, Richard D. Benson II examines the life of Malcolm X as not only a radical political figure, but also as a teacher and mentor. His work illuminates the untold tenets of Malcolm X’s educational philosophy, and also traces a historical trajectory of 1960's Black activists who sought to create spaces of liberation and learning that are free from cultural and racial oppression.

Richard D. Benson II is an assistant professor in the Education Department at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. A native of Chicago, Dr. Benson earned his Ph.D. in Educational Policy Studies specializing in the history of education from the University of Illinois. He is currently completing a manuscript entitled Funding the Revolution: Black Power, White Church Money and the Financial Architects of Black Radicalism 1966-1976.

March 3
The Finnish Educational System from Early Childhood through Age 15
Principles, Practices, and Insights
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Room 3237
Prof. Riitta-Liisa Korkeamäki (Ph.D., University of Oulu, Finland, in 1996) studied as a Fulbright scholar at the University of Maryland as a doctoral student 1989-1990. A former teacher and teacher training school mentor, she is a professor at the University of Oulu where she served as Head of the Department of Education and Teacher Education (2003-2009) and as Dean of the Faculty of Education (2010 -2016). Her research focuses on teaching and learning in early childhood and school settings. Recently, her research has dealt with new literacies in national projects such as Future School First and Second Wave and the Joy of Reading program. See flyer for more information.