A Welcome from Dr. Anderman

Welcome back to OSU for a wonderful autumn semester! Whether you are attending OSU for your first term or you are anticipating graduating in December, we are excited that you have chosen the Department of Educational Studies to be a part of your academic journey.What makes our department so unique is the wide array of programs we offer that share the common goal of impacting education, leadership, and the communities in which we live.We welcome and embrace different cultures, ideas, perspectives, and we are proud to be an inclusive environment for all students, faculty, and staff.We encourage you to engage in diverse conversations that may challenge your own thoughts and ideas; the learning outcomes will be much greater than anticipated. Our faculty and staff are here to be great resources for you and to provide the guidance and support that you need to be academically successful. We want to be a place where you always feel valued and appreciated as a student, and ultimately as a scholar and professional in your field of study.

As you begin the new semester, be sure to take advantage of everything the university, the college, and the department have to offer to you. The university has a variety of resources for you to connect socially and interact with other graduate students across different disciplines. Make sure to utilize our department’s student services office for any assistance with understanding department policies, Graduate School procedures/policies, or just needing referrals to other campus resources as well. There are many ways for you as a student to get involved and truly experience what it means to be a Buckeye.

Furthermore, we are proud of the tremendous accomplishments of our students and faculty, and know that this growth will progress throughout the year. Some of these highlights are:
• Accreditation of our Counselor Education program by CACREP
• Accreditation of our School Psychology program by APA
• Approval of new Masters specialization in Biomedical Education
• New EdD specialization in Higher Education and Student Affairs
• New fully online Masters of Learning Technologies program
• Numerous partnerships with OSU’s Office of Student LifeSupport for student well-being and success through the Walter E. Dennis Learning Center, FEEP (the First Education Experience Program), the SMART Lab (for stress management and resilience training), Suicide Prevention program, and numerous other initiatives and programs.

We are looking forward to having another fantastic year of triumphs and accomplishments.




Eric M. Anderman Chair

Film Screening: Most Likely to Succeed

Tuesday April 25th
100 Campbell Hall

Join us for a screening of this award-winning film and an evening of dialogue about what matters most for students today.

Most Likely to Succeed’s worldwide campaign to re-imagine education. The acclaimed film offers an inspiring look at what students and teachers are capable of- if we have the vision and courage to transform our schools. Directed by acclaimed documentarian Greg Whiteley, the film has been an official selection of two dozen of the world’s top film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca and AFI DOCS. It’s been featured at leading conferences on education, including ASU/GSV, SxSWedu, Harvard/GoldmanSachs, and NewSchools Venture Fund. Audience members call it the most compelling film ever done on the topic of school. In the past year, more than 2,300 communities have booked a screening of Most Likely to Succeed.

The purpose of this event is to foster meaningful discussion among educators, administrators, parents, and students about how current obstacles can be overcome and steps toward change can be taken on a local level. Born out of these conversations is a community-wide commitment to moving forward; transformational initiatives are undertaken and real change is ignited. This event is open to the public. Please visit mltsfilm.org for more information about the film and movement.

What Universities Can Be

Robert J. Sternberg
Tuesday April 25, 12:00-1:00pm
EHE College Commons (260 Ramseyer)

Robert Sternberg will discuss the main themes from his new book, including “a new model for preparing students for active concerned citizenship and ethical leadership”.

Robert J. Sternberg is Professor of Human Development in the College of Human Ecology at Cornell University. He was previously President and Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Wyoming. Before that, he was Provost, Senior Vice President, Regents Professor of Psychology and Education, and George Kaiser Family Foundation Chair of Ethical Leadership at Oklahoma State University. He is also Honorary Professor of Psychology at Heidelberg University.


Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning

The Ohio State Academy of Teaching presents the 11th Annual Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning
Building a Community of Teacher-Scholars

Thursday, May 4th
Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center

The annual Conference on Excellence in Teaching & Learning is a venue for members of The Ohio State University community to share innovative and interesting, evidence-based ideas for the improvement of teaching effectiveness and student learning outcomes. Faculty and staff from across the university will share ideas and results from their own work with students, in the form of breakout sessions and posters. Lunch is included with your free registration.

Read more and register here.

Student Achievement Recognition Awards

The College of Education and Human Ecology and the Department of Educational Studies present the Student Achievement Recognition Awards. We will be presenting the Dr. William E. Loadman dissertation prizes for the best dissertations in each program area. Lunch will be provided.

Tuesday April 25, 2017
Lunch @ 11:30am (Ramseyer 136)
Program @ 12:15pm (Ramseyer 100)

Please RSVP by Wednesday April 19th at http://whoozin.com/PW6-C9D-WJXK

Contact Tiffany Murray.978 with any questions.


Graduate Students- please consider attending the expo to support our FEEP program and to interact with future teachers and leaders in education.

This semester, we are piloting a FEEP EXPO, in which our FEEP students will display conference style posters presenting the service learning projects they completed in their placements, as well as their decisions regarding their planned future in education based on their FEEP experience. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to meet our students, learn about the impact they had in their field placements, and ask about their FEEP experiences.

Details about the EXPO are included below. Please feel free to attend any portion of these events as you are able. The format will be similar to a conference poster session.

The lo0cation for the EXPO is the College Commons in Ramseyer Hall 260.

Monday April 10th, 9:00-11:00am
Early Childhood Education planned major- students placed in Columbus, Whitehall, Hilliard.

Wednesday April 12th, 9:00-11:00am
Middle and Secondary Education planned major- students placed in Columbus, Whitehall, Hilliard.

Monday April 17th, 9:00-11:00am
Early Childhood Education planned major- students placed in Worthington, Upper Arlington, Southwestern, Focus Academy North.

Wednesday April 19th, 9:00-11:00am
Middle and Secondary Education planned major- Worthington, Upper Arlington, Southwestern, Focus Academy North.

Friday April 21st, 9:00-11:00am
TESOL, World Languages, Special Education, School Psychology, School Counseling and other planned majors- all districts/schools.


Myths Associated with America’s Public Schools

Dr. David C. Berliner
Regents’ Professor of Education Emeritus
Arizona State University

Monday March 27, 2017
12:00 pm
Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room
The Ohio Union

Please join us in welcoming Dr. David C. Berliner as he presents Myths Associated with America’s Public Schools. In addition to being a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, Dr. Berliner is also an educational psychologist and bestselling author, most recently known for his publication 50 Myths & Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools. This event is part of the 2017 Karlsberger Lecture Series, sponsored by the College of Education and Human Ecology and the Department of Educational Studies. Seating is limited.

Screening of Tested Documentary

The College of Education and Human Ecology’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) invites you to attend a screening and discussion of the award-winning educational documentary, Tested.

The filmmaker, Curtis Chin, will be attending the screening and leading a Q&A after the film. Refreshments will be served. RSVP below to attend.

Monday March 27th
EHE College Commons
260 Ramseyer Hall
29 W. Woodruff Ave.

3:45pm- Doors Open
4:15pm- Screening
5:45pm- Q&A

About the film: The gap in opportunities for different races in America remains extreme. Nowhere is this more evident than our nation’s top public schools. In New York City, where blacks and Hispanics make up 70 percent of the city’s school-aged population, they represent less than 5 percent at the city’s most elite public high schools. Tested looks at the important issue of racial diversity and public schools by following a dozen families in New York City from different racial, socio-economic and religious backgrounds. The film follows along as they prepare to pass the grueling standardized test to get into one of the city’s best high schools. The film includes the voices of such education experts as Pedro Noguera and Diane Ravitch as it explores such issues as access to a high-quality education, affirmative action and the model-minority myth.

Register to attend: click here to register. RSVP by March 22nd.

Tuttle Garage- 2050 Tuttle Park Place, Cost- $8.75
Arps Garage- 1990 College Road (public access available at 4:00pm), Cost- $8.75

Questions: Contact Nicole Luthy, Director of School Outreach and Engagement, at luthy.22@osu.edu.




Graduate Interdisciplinar Seminar in Literacy Studies

Please join the Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar in Literacy Studies on Friday March 3rd from 12 noon to 1:30pm in 311 Denney Hall, for our next meeting.

The session is called “Children’s Literacies“. What do children learn when they learn to read and write? Where do they learn, when, and from whom? This session considers the literacy processes and practices, expectations and outcomes in children’s homes, communities and classrooms. All students with an interest in the study of literacy are invited to discuss its particular relevance to young people’s lives.

Lunch will be provided by LiteracyStudies@osu.edu. Please RSVP by Wednesday March 1st to Michael Harwick at harwick.1@osu.edu.

If you can’t come to this meeting, but want to stay in the loop, drop Michael a line, and we will add you to the GradSem listserv.

Columbus South High School Diplomas Now Program

Check out this great opportunity with Columbus South High School.

A message from William K. Ragland II:

Good Morning Business and Community Leaders,

I hope this email finds you well. My name is William K. Ragland II and I am the School Transformation Facilitator at Columbus South High School working with the Diplomas Now program. Diplomas Now is a proven approach that helps the toughest middle and high schools in America’s largest cities ensure that every student graduates ready for college or career. It is the first fully integrated approach that improves a school’s curriculum and instruction, while it provides the right students with the right support at the right time. The Diplomas Now partnership is comprised of Talent Development Secondary (a program of Johns Hopkins University), City Year, and Communities in Schools. Our goal at South is to increase attendance rates, decrease behavior infractions, and increase course passage rates beginning with students in the seventh grade.

South is in the fifth and final year of implementation of the Diplomas Now program. At the end of the 2012-2013 school year, South High School promoted 98% of its freshmen class to the 10th grade on track. This is a 93% increase from the previous year. Of 44 schools in 12 cities nationwide implementing the Diplomas Now school turn around model, South quietly earned Diplomas Now High School of the Year honors last year because of its efforts. During the 2013-2014 South High School 10th grade students scored remarkably well on the Ohio Graduation Test. We saw double digit gains in every subject tested, including thirty-percent gains in reading and writing respectively. We also promoted 90% of our freshman to 10th grade on time. South High School was awarded the prestigious Straight “A” Fund Grant from the Ohio Department of Education. Our first cohort (2016) of Diplomas Now students graduated last school year. Eighty-eight percent of the graduating class had experienced the Diplomas Now program for three or more years. Our graduation class ranked among the top 10 high schools in the district. Our Freshman Matriculation last school year rate ranked among the top 5 high schools in the district.

As a part of the Diplomas Now program we will be conducting quarterly report card conferences with our seventh through twelfth grade students. We are looking for business and community leaders that are willing to come speak with individual students about their second quarter report card. Our second quarter report card conference will take place on January 26th , 2017 from 8:00- 10:30am in the school cafeteria. You do not have to stay the entire time if you have other conflicts; any time you can give is greatly appreciated. I will provide a brief training on how the conferences are to be conducted beginning at 8:00am on January 26th.

If you can attend please confirm your attendance by emailing me at wragland@jhu.edu or calling me at 614-365-5541 ext. 223. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Please share this invite with any of your friends or colleagues that may be interested in attending.

At the end of 2016-2017 school year, the Diplomas Now program as currently constituted will be leaving South High School. I would like to “Thank you” all for your support of the program and most importantly your support of the students at South High School.

I know this invite is later than I usually send it. I just returned from paternity leave. I hope you can still make it.

Thank you for reading this email. Together we will make a difference at South High School and in Columbus!


William K. Ragland II

School Transformation Facilitator, Columbus OH

Talent Development Secondary

2701 N. Charles Street

Baltimore, MD 21218

Phone:  (614)-365-5541

Cell:  (614) 348-6664

Email:  wragland@jhu.edu

Web: www.tdschools.org