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Brain Based Therapy Workshop with Dr. John Arden

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The Counselor Education Program at Delta State invites faculty and staff to a two-day free workshop on brain-based therapy.

Author and psychologist Dr. John Arden will be leading the conference, set for Aug. 26-27.

Arden’s study of neuropsychology has inspired him to integrate neuroscience and psychotherapy, synthesizing the biological and psychological into a new vision for psychotherapy: Brain-Based Therapy.

He has presented seminars in over 20 countries and all but four of the U.S. states. His 14 books, which have been translated into into 20 languages, have addressed an interdisciplinary approach to mental health and consciousness. He is the Director of Training for Mental Health for the Northern California Region in one of the largest HMOs in the country.

Those wishing to participate are urged to register early, since space is limited.

The workshop will take place at the Baioni Conference Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Sign up now at: https://dsucounselored.wufoo.com/forms/r108zaak1yt80vi/

Please contact Dr. George Beals (gbeals@deltastate.edu) or Dr. Bryon Pickens (bpickens@deltastate.edu) with any questions.

MSP acquires new telecommunications technology

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The Math Science Partnership (MSP) has recently acquired new telecommunications technology, Double 2 Robots, to enhance teaching in K-8 math and science classrooms. MSP, a federal program backed by the U.S. Department of Education, strives to improve teacher quality through partnerships between state education agencies, institutions of higher education, and high-need local education agencies and schools in order to increase the academic achievement of students in math and science.

These telecommunication devices will be utilized by participants in the Delta Math Science Partnership program as well as the College of Education and Human Sciences at Delta State University to supplement communication and shared lessons from a variety of outside sources. MSP Director, Kathleen Lott, said of the robots, “The Double Two Robots were purchased to enhance teaching in classrooms by having the technology to access remote locations. We are constantly exploring new ideas for their use.”

Dr. Liza Cope, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, in a demonstration with the 2016 MSP participants

Dr. Liza Cope, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, in a demonstration with the 2016 MSP participants.

Counseling conference July 22 open to campus

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The Division of Counselor Education and Psychology is hosting a conference on July 22 titled “#BlackFamiliesMatter: Historical Trauma and Resilience.”

The visiting presenters are from the counseling program at Xavier University – New Orleans and will bring a presentation about working with African American Families.  Presenting from their experience and research about post-Katrina trauma, the faculty will be teaching insights and techniques that every counselor can use.

Presenters include:
Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji
Dr. Walter Breaux
Dr. Judith Miranti
Dr. Ariel Escalade-Mitchell

The conference is set for 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Jacob Center on the Delta State campus.

To sign up, visit : https://dsucounselored.wufoo.com/forms/s1nhg8vq1b9g6nj/

For more information, contact Dr. George Beals  at gbeals@deltastate.edu or Dr. Bryon Pickens at bpickens@deltastate.edu.

Clifton Taulbert to lecture July 19 in Ewing Hall

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Delta State University College of Education and the Delta School Leadership Pipeline will host a lecture by Clifton Taulbert.

The lecture, titled Creating a Positive Organizational Culture in Schools, is set for Tuesday, July 19, from 9:30 a.m. until noon in the Jacob Center in Ewing Hall on the Delta State campus.

Clifton lecture July 19Taulbert is an American author, business consultant, and speaker. He has written books such as Eight Habits of the Heart: Embracing the Values that Build Strong Communities, and Eight Habits of the Heart for Educators. His belief is, “The culture we create and the way we think are essential for success within our workplaces. Building community is our commitment to an inclusive and collaborative culture. To think entrepreneurially, is to discover new and exciting pathways to workplace success. Together, they are transformative.”

Literacy Across the Curriculum Institute hosted by COEHS

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Delta State University’s College of Education and Human Sciences recently completed its 12th annual Literacy Across the Curriculum Institute on campus, which ran from June 1-28. 

LACI is provided through the support of the No Child Left Behind Act: Improving Teacher Quality State Grant.

In total, 18 content area teachers from across Mississippi attended the 20-day institute. The intensive training included a variety of topics, lectures, activities and presentations on a wealth of relevant topics for today’s educators. The most heavily embedded topics of the institute included word recognition, vocabulary, comprehension skills and how to actively incorporate them in their content areas. 

The teachers attended sessions related to literacy and college readiness skills to better prepare their students for not only major assessments, but also for their futures.

The goal of LACI was to enhance the participants’ repertoire of literacy knowledge, skills and dispositions to not only improve their students’ academic performance, but also to act as change agents within their schools and districts.

The director of this year’s program was Dr. Merideth Van Namen.

“Our 18 participants were eager to grow professionally and played an active role in learning new literacy strategies to enhance their classrooms,” said Van Namen. “The instructors were deeply vested in helping the participants learn how to increase students’  literacy skills and overall academic achievement. The combination of wonderful participants and knowledgeable instructors made for an extremely successful institute.”

Upon completing the institute, the teachers will provide staff development for their schools on their newly learned literacy skills, in addition to completing an extensive Teacher Work Sample and collecting evidence of student learning in their classrooms. The teachers will reconvene for two additional follow-up sessions in the fall and spring to continue evaluating their planning, instruction and assessment, as well as to continue learning valuable literacy practices.

Along with Van Namen, the LACI administrative team included Dr. Janet Parker, instructor, and Pam Maxwell, instructor.

For more information on LACI, contact Van Namen at mvannamen@deltastate.edu or 662-846-4412.