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UCF College of Community Innovation and Education1 day ago

Big shout out to the UCF Legal Studies’ Moot Court and Mediation Teams!

Ryan Sandrin, Amanda Luker and Grace Garcia Marrero won the Top Mediator and Top Client/Advocate awards at the International Intercollegiate Mediation Tournament. Ian Mogollon, who competed on a hybrid team with UNC Charlotte, also won Top Mediator. 🏆

UCF Moot Court’s Rebecca Gaschler and Scott Buksbaum didn’t lose a single ballot on their first day. Andrea Hernandez Nieves won Top Orator, and Jan Soto Acevedo placed 4th overall. They both qualified to compete at the American Moot Court Association (AMCA) National Moot Court Tournament.

Keep charging on, Knights! ⚔️

UCF College of Community Innovation and Education

UCF College of Community Innovation and Education4 days ago

Kelly Stevens, assistant professor of public administration, co-authored a new report that looks at the potential economic and environmental impacts of enabling power purchase agreements in Florida.

The study shows that easing state regulations affecting solar energy production could result in more than $3 billion in economic benefits to the state, support 18,000 jobs and reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted each year.

UCF College of Community Innovation and Education

UCF College of Community Innovation and Education4 days ago

Lauren Thomas, curriculum and instruction doctoral student, was the winner of the UCF 3 Minute Thesis Competition. Her thesis focused on interrupting the achievement gap of students.

Congratulations, Lauren! ⚡️⚔️

💻 Watch her submission: youtu.be/Z8kJGjWCRpU

UCF College of Community Innovation and Education

UCF College of Community Innovation and Education5 days ago

This week’s #UCFCCIEknight is Ericka Francois ’15 who was recently awarded Teacher of the Year at Pineloch Elementary School.

Ericka teaches 2nd grade in a hybrid setting, where she applies lessons learned from her favorite professors – Constance Goodman, Kelly Jennings and Judith Levin – in her classroom every day.

Winning TOY was one of her career goals, and although she was a little shocked when she won, Ericka now feels fulfilled. “Knowing that my commitment to my students and the school was being recognized at a larger scale helped to reaffirm my dedication as a teacher.”

As an undergraduate student, Ericka’s most memorable experiences were within the STEP program, working closely as a student assistant with Marie Pecoraro, and studying abroad in Botswana and Spain.

“Studying abroad in Botswana then in Spain the following year were different experiences. However, through both I was shown that children around the world have the love and desire to learn, but they need to be given equal opportunities. Students deserve a chance to perform their best despite their circumstances, and I hope to always afford them that opportunity.”

📷Ericka Francois

UCF College of Community Innovation and Education

UCF College of Community Innovation and Education6 days ago

Conquering fear and anxiety with the help of technology 😬➡️😌

Lisa Dieker, professor of exceptional student education, and Charlie Hughes, professor of computer science, have patented technology that will create simulations to expose people to particular fears while using body sensors to signal when their stress increases.

The team is combining both patents into Zoobee’s World, a grant project that will be used to help children with autism spectrum disorder and other disabilities control their emotional-social responses.

UCF College of Community Innovation and Education

UCF College of Community Innovation and Education6 days ago

Our Annual Winter Stroll looked a bit different this year, but it was just as fun and festive. ❄️☃️

Faculty and staff drove by parade-style around the Teaching Academy Loop to donate food and toys to support the community. A team of elves (and volunteers) collected all donations and crowned the winner of the car decoration contest – Amy Dovydaitis from the UCF Curriculum Materials Center. 🎉

There’s still time to make a virtual donation: bit.ly/2IB8Wwk

 

 

 

 

 

 

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