Calling all Teachers: 2 For 1 on Friday, 2/24! Don’t miss this opportunity!

Join us at 4:00 pm in B-226 for an information session about our graduate programs and stay for a presentation by Dr. Louise Wilkinson, sponsored by the Bay Area TESOL organization, on ‘Understanding Language in Diverse Classrooms:  What All Teachers Need to Know’!  RSVP for the presentation to

Contact Diane Lewis, Graduate Program Academic Advisor for the COE, at or (941) 359-4217 to come to the info. session.  Hope to see you there!

Partnerships for Arts-Integrated Teaching (PAInT)

The USFSM College of Education is proud to announce the formation of PAInT!  Under the leadership of Dr. Larkin and the PAInT Advisory Board, this program addresses the conclusions from recent studies that regardless of economic background or academic ability, students learn well through art. Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Terry Osborn, sees this organization and movement as positive way to impact what USFSM graduates do for local schools.  Come join the fun at any of the upcoming events putting these theories into practice or contact Dr. Larkin at to find out more:

Children’s Literature Symposium:  February 3-4, 2012 

USF (SM)2 Art Fair:  March 3, 2012 To register, go to 

More information forthcoming about Pt. 2 of the Imagination Conversations, a conference in April and the annual Perlman Music Program during the winter holidays.