The GSE presents Judit Moschkovich, Professor from UC Santa Cruz. Her lecture, entitled Beyond Words: Language(s) and Learning Mathematics, will culminate this year’s Alternative Forms of Knowledge Construction in Mathematics series.
Beyond Words: Language(s) and Learning Mathematics
Lecture by Professor Judit Moschkovich, UC Santa Cruz
Thursday, May 23, 2013
6:30 – 7:30pm
PSU Distance Learning Center
Room 303 Urban Studies Building
Laura LaMarsh is a dedicated PSU Viking. She earned her BS, MS, and Initial Administrator License all at PSU. Laura’s career in special education started when she became as an education assistant at Northwest Regional Educational Service District (NWRESD), working with a student with severe orthopedic needs. One day the director told her that she had been selected to be part of a pilot team working with children with autism. When she asked why she had been selected for this position, Laura was informed that it was because she “had a good record of showing up daily and on time.”
This quiet start has led to a remarkable career in the field. Laura is currently the coordinator of autism services and coordinator of the elementary deaf and hard of hearing program in Hillsboro, a facilitator of the Autism Statewide Leadership Grant through the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), a commissioner on the Oregon Commission for ASD (OCASD), and an adjunct faculty member at PSU. Laura emphasizes that her career is not just a job, but a passion for making a difference in the lives of children.
The theme of this year’s online auction is “Here Comes the Sun…” appropriately describing the openness and warmth of the Helen Gordon Child Development Center’s community. This year’s auction features over 100 great items: artwork, jewelry, a 5-day trip to Vancouver BC, Disneyland tickets, gift certificates, lessons, parties and more.
Participation takes only three quick and easy steps:
- Set up your account
- Browse items
- Place your bid
Bidding open May 24 through June 9, 2013. Browsing opens May 10.
Register now! Donate now!
Anyone can participate in the auction or make a monetary donation to help support scholarships at Helen Gordon Child Development Center.
For more information about the auction, or to donate items, please contact Joanna Goll, firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-725-3092. Continue reading
Dean Randy Hitz announced the appointment of Dr. Micki M. Caskey to Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. Dr. Caskey has worked in the Curriculum and Instruction department in the GSE for 15 years. She has been a Graduate Teacher Education Program cohort leader specializing in the content areas literacy, action research, learning strategies, content enhancements, and teacher education. Dr. Caskey has also been the co-Principle Investigator for the American Indian Urban Teacher Program and faculty advisor for the Online Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. Prior to coming to PSU, she spent more than 20 years working with students in inner-city schools. Continue reading
Deve Swaim, MS, a Graduate Teacher Education Program instructor, cohort leader, and the program coordinator for secondary licensure in the Curriculum and Instruction Department, has been selected for induction into the North American Society for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance, (AAHPERD). This induction recognizes outstanding professionals from within the professions of health education, physical education, recreation, sport and dance. Continue reading
Roy Huggins has had an interesting path to becoming a counselor. His professional career started when he and a couple of friends tried to start a video game development company, which led to Roy getting involved in web design for various clients. Roy says this experience taught him important lessons about how interacting with people was just as important as writing quality code. After several years as a web developer, Roy decided to follow his passion and make a major career change to become a counselor.
Roy came to the GSE to pursue a master’s in mental health counseling. After completing the program, Roy started his own private practice. However, his experience in IT is not forgotten as Roy currently serves as the webmaster for the Oregon Mental Health Counselors Association (OMHCA), and has led presentations on “digital confidentiality” at their annual meetings. As a consultant and educator, he leads NBCC-Approved continuing education workshops that teach counselors about the ethics of counseling and patient confidentiality on a national level.