VIU Faculty Highlight | Dr. Rebecca Sachs, School of Education

VIU Faculty Highlight | Dr. Rebecca Sachs, School of Education

Virginia International University’s Academic Affairs is running a regular VIU Faculty Highlight feature to showcase the variety and expertise of our VIU faculty body. Get to know a little about our faculty and appreciate VIU’s faculty diversity!

- November 6, 2017

Speaker Spotlight: with Sevtap Frantz on the Non-Native English Speaking Teachers Caucus (NNEST)

Speaker Spotlight: with Sevtap Frantz on the Non-Native English Speaking Teachers Caucus (NNEST)

Interviewed by Victoria Fedorets on September 21st, 2017 Sevtap is currently an Assistant Professor at Prince George’s Community College’s Language Studies Department. She holds an MA in Curriculum and Instruction with an ESL specialty from George Washington University. She is a Swiss born Turkish-American citizen who has had the opportunity to teach students from various […]

- October 14, 2017

Practicing Nonviolent Communication

Practicing Nonviolent Communication

Join us for our next Voices from the Field Speaker Series! Our guest speaker, Joy Peyton from the Center for Applied Linguistics will give a talk on Practicing Nonviolent Communication: Speaking the language of peace. An audio preview of the talk is available here: https://goo.gl/hqYrFY A brief abstract is below: Many of us are interested […]

Proposal Submissions Being Accepted For 2018 CLLC

Proposal Submissions Being Accepted For 2018 CLLC

The organizers of CLLC 2018 are now accepting submissions for the 2018 Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture! Making Research Matter: Motivated Inquiry for Actionable Insights Proposal Submission Deadline: December 4, 2017 Conference Dates:April 6-7, 2018m Location: Village Drive Room 101, 4401 Village Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030 Call for Proposals and Guidelines: http://conference.viu.edu/cllc/content/call-for-proposals Registration: http://conference.viu.edu/cllc/content/registration In focusing on […]

- October 6, 2017

Spotlight Interview with Dr. Peyton on the Language of Peace

Spotlight Interview with Dr. Peyton on the Language of Peace

Listen to our interview here: https://goo.gl/hqYrFY A transcript of the talk is below. Victoria Fedorets (VF): Hello, Dr. Peyton, Thank you for joining us today. We are very excited to welcome you here at our school, and we appreciate your time and involvement in our Voices from the Field and for spending some time with us […]

The Shifting Nature of Literacy

The Shifting Nature of Literacy

by Victoria Fedorets  In 1907, the following text appeared in Edwin C Woolley’s (1907) Handbook of Composition: A Compendium of Rules Regarding Good English, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Paragraphing, Manuscript Arrangement, Punctuation, Spelling, Essay Writing, and Letter Writing. This handbook was intended to provide guidelines for students to refer to while writing, and for teachers to […]

- September 12, 2017

Experience The Viu Difference!

Experience The Viu Difference!

By Kevin Martin, Associate Dean, School of Education When I describe what VIU is to outsiders, I often describe it as an educational institution that feels like a mini-United Nations. At VIU, we have students from all over the world who come to gain a degree in order to change the world. With an ever-increasing […]

Building A Global Community Of Educators

Building A Global Community Of Educators

Dear SED Community, Fall 2017 is already upon us! As with the commencement of a new academic year, we welcome new students, and we begin the final push for some of our students toward their graduation. Wherever you are in your studies, we wish you luck this semester. As a learning community, we are committed […]

Announcing Cllc 2018!

Announcing Cllc 2018!

The School of Education is excited to announce that preparations are underway for the Conference on Language, Learning, and Culture (CLLC) to be held April 6-7, 2018 at Virginia International University. The theme for CLLC 2018 is Making Research Matter: Motivated inquiry for actionable insights. Some important dates for CLLC 2018: Abstract Submission: December 4, […]

Interview With Dr. Rebecca Sachs: Lifelong Professional Development

Interview With Dr. Rebecca Sachs: Lifelong Professional Development

The following is an interview between Victoria Fedorets (VF) and Rebecca Sachs (RS).  Victoria is the Academic Coordinator for the School of Education at VIU.  Rebecca Sachs is a full-time faculty member in the School of Education at VIU.  Victoria (VF): What parts of your life led you to the field of Linguistics? Rebecca (RS): […]

CLLC 2017 Was Yet Another Year Of Success!

CLLC 2017 Was Yet Another Year Of Success!

Thank you to everyone who participated and contributed to the success of CLLC 2017! The 2017 conference focused on the professional identities, communities, beliefs, and practices of educators and how they can all be harnessed to enhance and advance the lifelong learning we recognize as the ideal meaning of the phrase “teacher education.” Our goal was to […]

Congratulations To Islom, Master Of Arts In Tesol Graduate!

Congratulations To Islom, Master Of Arts In Tesol Graduate!

As an international student, I chose Virginia International University for two reasons: first, I wanted to experience the university’s diverse cultural atmosphere; second, I wanted to become a more experienced professional in my career – teaching English to the speakers of other languages (TESOL). My two years in the MA in TESOL program at VIU […]

International Students In Higher Education: More Than A Fish Out Of Water

International Students In Higher Education: More Than A Fish Out Of Water

Congratulations to Kevin Martin, the Associate Dean of the School of Education, on his chapter, International Students in Higher Education: More Than a Fish Out of Water in Cultural Awareness and Competency Development in Higher Education. ABSTRACT: The world continues to experience rapid advances in technology and transportation that increasingly expand opportunities and accessibility for international students […]

Congratulations To Oyshakhon Eshonova

Congratulations To Oyshakhon Eshonova

Congratulations to Oyshakhon Eshonova (Master of Arts in TESOL), Regional Scholarship Recipient! Oyshakhon Eshonova (Tajikistan) I would like to express my gratitude to Virginia International University for awarding me with a full tuition “Regional Scholarship”. There is no doubt that this contribution will excel my professional development and will motivate me to study harder. Back […]

Letter To The 2016-2017 Sed Graduates

Letter To The 2016-2017 Sed Graduates

Dear 2016-2017 Graduates, On behalf of the faculty and staff of the School of Education at VIU, I congratulate you on your graduation! This is an exciting time in your life, as you embark on a new part of your journey. Just remember that the journey may not always be easy, but your studies and […]

Technology And Learning For Language Students

Technology And Learning For Language Students

By Dr. Rebecca Sachs According to Conole (2008), many students appear to be autonomously “creating their own social networks to support their learning” (p. 135), and several studies have shown that learners tend to have favorable attitudes toward the use of communication technologies in language classes. In view of this, it has been argued that […]

An Interview With Dr. Angie Parker

An Interview With Dr. Angie Parker

The following is interview with Dr. Angie Parker about her experiences teaching online and as a Fulbright Senior Research Scholarship Awardee. Dr. Parker currently teaches online for the School of Education at Virginia International University. She has experience planning and implementing professional development with educational technology integration and innovation and is a devoted instructor for […]

Congratulations To Dr. Perini On His New Book!

Congratulations To Dr. Perini On His New Book!

The SED would like to congratulate Dr. Michael Perini on his book coming out later this month! His book is titled The Academic Librarian as Blended Professional and offers a compelling look at the role of the librarian in higher education institutions. What a great achievement! You can obtain a copy of the book through […]

Reimagining International Education: The Annual CLLC

Reimagining International Education: The Annual CLLC

On March 25-26, Virginia International University’s School of Education will host their annual Conference on Language, Learning, & Culture (CLLC). CLLC aims to identify and facilitate dialogue focused on the three correlated areas of language, learning, and culture. While conference themes vary each year, 2016 will be dedicated to reimagining international education and how educators […]

- September 6, 2017

Join us for our Voices from the Field Speaker Series event October 5 from 3:30-4:30

Join us for our Voices from the Field Speaker Series event October 5 from 3:30-4:30

  Join us for our first Voices from the Field Speaker Series event of the Fall 2017 semester! Our guest speaker, Marietta Bradinova will give a talk on Engaged Learning: Are we all on the same page? A brief abstract is below: The presentation will offer college teachers a dynamic model for engaging students and […]