Welcome to the College of Education Clubs & Organizations:
Interested in getting involved with other students and professionals interested in the field of education? See below.
USFSM COE Organizations:
Educators' Alliance: Preparing Teachers for Diverse Classrooms is a student organization founded in 2008 by Dr. Marie Byrd-Blake, Assistant Professor in the College of Education and five USF Sarasota-Manatee COE undergraduate students. To read more about this organization and its mission, click here.
Current officers of Educators' Alliance for the 2013 academic year are: President: Laura (Quinn) Jorge, Vice President:: Naomi Jacobs, Secretary: Jamila Ali, and Treasurer: Blanca Flores. Faculty advisor is Dr. Marie Byrd-Blake.
Please visit the Educators' Alliance Facebook page at www.facebook.com/theeducatorsalliance where you will find their mission statement, description, motto and much more. For a complete list of spring 2013 meeting dates and times, please click here. To email the organization, the address is firstname.lastname@example.org
I.G.N.I.T.E. is a newly formed club that focuses on sparking creativity through a variety of educational and entertaining workshops. I.G.N.I.T.E. offers creative growth and professional development through education. To become part of the I.G.N.I.T.E. crew today, contact email@example.com or visit www.usfsm.edu/ignite . Faculty advisor is Dr. Stephen Rushton. Please click here for a list of fall '12 activities.
SMILE (USF Sarasota Manatee Inspiring Lifelong Educators) is an organization of current and former students who meet to collaborate and discuss current topics that need to be addressed by all educators, whether they are new or experienced.
The mission of USFSM SMILE is "to empower current and future educators with research and data driven practices that support our students, families, and ultimately the community."
For further information, contact faculty advisor, Dr. Michelle Summers at firstname.lastname@example.org
USF (SM)2 (USF Math Club) is open to all USF students regardless of math ability. Those who love math will enjoy opportunities to promote, encourage, and support sense-making in math with families and children. Those who aspire to love math will have opportunities to hone their understandings as we engage with the community. If you are interested in volunteering for the club's 2nd annual Hands-On Mathematical Art Fair scheduled for Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 from 8:30 am-4:30 am, please click here to read more. All volunteers will receive a free shirt and the hours can be added to your co-curricular transcript. Faculty advisor is Dr. Tricia Hunsader. Click here for an application to join!
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (for student
membership, call 1-800-933-2723)
Council For Exceptional Children (CEC) www.cec.spec.org
Florida Assoc. of Teacher Educators (FATE) http://fate1.org/FATEregions.cfm
International Reading Association (for student membership):
National Association for the Education of Young Children www.naeyc.org
National Association of Special Education Teachers www.naset.org
Sarasota Reading Council www.sarasotareadingcouncil.camp7.org/
Sunshine State TESOL of Florida (website currently under construction)
TASH: Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion for People with Disabilities