The free open online course, Teaching & Learning with Current & Emerging Technologies, designed by Dr. Torrey Trust's spring 2019 cohort of EDUC 612 students, is up and running for more than 200 educators around the world. Participants meet and interact with educators around the world, discover ways to integrate current and emerging technologies, and are posting their activities, reflections, and lesson plans on Twitter using the hashtag #ARVR3D. Way to go!

A standing ovation for Dr. Maurianne Adams, Professor Emerita, who received the Conch Shell Award from the Amherst Historical Society on February 2. This honor is bestowed upon the person, business, or organization that has contributed to the preservation and awareness of Amherst's history, has demonstrated a commitment to education and interpretation, and has used innovative and creative methods to showcase Amherst’s historic resources.

Congratulations to doctoral student Sai Satish Gattupalli for being honored as a Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) Champion! MassCUE Champions are a cohort of active, passionate member-educators in various regions around Massachusetts. The Initiative is an opportunity for members to take a leadership role within their region by hosting events and leading professional development.

Dr. Jennifer Randall, Associate Professor of Research, Educational Measurement, & Psychometrics, and Dr. Stephen Sireci, Distinguished University Professor of Research, Educational Measurement, & Psychometrics have received funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to award 30 fellowships for doctoral students who identify as Black, Hispanic/Latinx, or Central/South American to present papers at the 2020 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

Social Justice Education is well represented in the American College Personnel Association (ACPA) - College Student Educators International 2020 awards highlighting best practices and scholarships that benefit students.

Congratulations to the College of Education graduate students who have been awarded Dissertation Grants from the Graduate School for 2019 - 2020!

Leigh Gehringer-Wiar, master's student in Social Justice Education, is working with the Unitarian Universalist Society of Northampton to design a curriculum for children in grades 4 - 8 centered on the history of race in the U.S. and ways to combat racism.