- 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 […]

- February 21, 2017

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.

- February 10, 2017

Congratulations Dr. Sachs!

Congratulations Dr. Sachs!

The School of Education would like to congratulate Dr. Rebecca Sachs on her publication “ ESTABLISHING EVIDENCE OF LEARNING IN EXPERIMENTS EMPLOYING ARTIFICIAL LINGUISTIC SYSTEMS ” with Cambridge University Press 2017 and offers insights on second language acquisition (SLA) research and ALS benefits to it. What a great achievement! Congratulations, Dr. Sachs!

- January 31, 2017

February VFF Speaker Di Liu to Address Technology-Enhanced Pronunciation

February VFF Speaker Di Liu to Address Technology-Enhanced Pronunciation

 We welcome you to join us at Virginia International University for our Voices from the Field speaker series!  To RSVP, please complete our simple form upon request here: http://viu.edu/sed-vff-registration. Our guest speaker, Di Liu, will be giving a talk titled “ AddressTechnology-Enhanced Pronunciation.”

Issue 7: Keeping Tradition Alive

Issue 7: Keeping Tradition Alive

My “Cindy” Huynh is a proud VIU alumna, focused on sharing her knowledge in English with those who would like to learn the language. Throughout her time in the United States, My has found ways to adapt to American culture while maintaining her country’s traditions through singing, dancing, and more. We asked her some questions […]

- April 13, 2016

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 […]

- October 26, 2015

November VFF Speaker Daniel Ginsberg to Address Student Agency

November VFF Speaker Daniel Ginsberg to Address Student Agency

Daniel Ginsberg with a talk on “Promoting Student Agency Beyond Techniques and Best Practices.” We welcome you to join us at Virginia International University for our Voices from the Field speaker series!  To RSVP, please complete our simple form here: http://viu.edu/sed-vff-registration.

- October 23, 2015

Dr. Sachs Elected to WATESOL Board

Dr. Sachs Elected to WATESOL Board

VIU congratulates Dr. Rebecca Sachs on her election to the WATESOL Board as Professional Development Co-Chair. WATESOL is our largest local TESOL organization, and it is a truly deserved honor for an amazing faculty member!

- October 5, 2015

SED Faculty and Student Published in “TESOL Connections”

SED Faculty and Student Published in “TESOL Connections”

Virginia International University’s School of Education (SED) would like to congratulate its own Claire Gimble (TESOL ’15) and Marietta Bradinova on publishing “Engaging Strategies for Academic Writing” in TESOL Connections. This is quite an honor, and is a very deserved recognition of their collective work.

Dr. Jaime Lester to Address “Civility in Higher Education” at VFF Event

Dr. Jaime Lester to Address “Civility in Higher Education” at VFF Event

Virginia International University’s School of Education welcomes all to attend the October session of the Fall 2015 Voices from the Field (VFF) speaker series. This month’s guest speaker, Dr. Jaime Lester, an associate professor at George Mason University, will deliver a presentation titled “Fostering Civility in Higher Education.”

The Value of Professional Organizations

The Value of Professional Organizations

by Kevin Martin One question that students often ask is whether or not it is useful to join professional organizations. Without hesitation, the answer is always a resounding YES! As a program administrator and student advisor, I often wonder why students might not see the value in joining professional organizations. To help in understanding the […]

Dr. Anne Horak to discuss “Jerry Maguire Effect” at VFF’s 2015 Launch

Dr. Anne Horak to discuss “Jerry Maguire Effect” at VFF’s 2015 Launch

The School of Education welcomes all to join the first session of the Fall 2015 Voices from the Field (VFF) speaker series. Our guest speaker, Dr. Anne Horak, an assistant professor at George Mason University in Fairfax County, Virginia, will deliver a talk titled “You had me at PBL: The Jerry Maguire Effect on Student […]

- February 3, 2015

VFF: Teaching Online: Design, Delivery, and Management

VFF: Teaching Online: Design, Delivery, and Management

The School of Education at Virginia International University welcomes all to join us for an upcoming event in our Voices from the Field speaker series: a presentation entitled Teaching Online: Design, Delivery, and Management by Gorky Cruz, Director of the Center for Language Exploration, Acquisition, and Research at American University

- January 19, 2015

Publishing ESL Materials: Opportunities & Challenges

Publishing ESL Materials: Opportunities & Challenges

The School of Education (SED) at Virginia International University (VIU) welcomes all to join us for the first event of the Spring 2015 semester in our Voices from the Field speaker series: a presentation entitled Publishing ESL Materials: Opportunities and Challenges. Experienced ESL instructors and textbook authors Donette Brantner-Artenie and Sigrun Biesenbach-Lucas will be presenting the talk […]

SED Announces 2015 Language Learning Conference

SED Announces 2015 Language Learning Conference

The School of Education at Virginia International University invites your proposals for the 2015 Conference on Language, Learning, & Culture: Next-Generation Assessment to be held April 9-11, 2015 at VIU’s new campus in Fairfax, VA. Please visit our website at cllc.viu.edu for more information. The submission deadline is January 5, 2015.

- October 9, 2014

VFF: Imagination, Creativity, & Ego-Strength

VFF: Imagination, Creativity, & Ego-Strength

Virginia International University’s School of Education welcomes all to join us for the November event in our Voices from the Field speaker series: a presentation entitled Imagination, Creativity, and Ego-Strength. This presentation is applicable to education, business, and any field that requires 21st century skills. DATE: Thursday, November 6, 2014 TIME: 2 PM – 3 PM

VFF: Third Culture & Cross Cultural Kids

VFF: Third Culture & Cross Cultural Kids

Virginia International University’s School of Education welcomes all to join us for the October event in our Voices from the Field Speaker Series: a presentation entitled “Third Culture Kids and Cross Cultural Kids: Understanding our Highly Mobile Students in the Classroom.”  DATE: Thursday, October 2, 2014

- September 3, 2014

VIU & Kappa Delta Pi Partnership

VIU & Kappa Delta Pi Partnership

Virginia International University is pleased to announce that a partnership has been established with Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. VIU will serve as a Liaison Chapter for Kappa Delta Pi (KDP). KDP is an internationally recognized, prestigious international honor society in education that has been in existence since 1911.

- August 21, 2014

Education Students Visit Historic Schoolhouse

Education Students Visit Historic Schoolhouse

Field Trip to the Vale Schoolhouse By Elif Sigindere Omur The Summer II EDUC 500: “Introduction to Education and Educational Research” class visited the Vale Schoolhouse on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 along with Dr. Rebecca Sachs and Dr. Jillian Wendt. Members of the Vale Club and Friends of the Vale Schoolhouse, Liz Jones and Chris […]