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Innovative Facilities

We give students more than a state-of-the-art education. We provide them with an award-winning facility in which to perfect their craft. Originally constructed in 1977, the Mode L. Stone Building was expanded and renovated 30 years later to become one of the most unique and celebrated buildings on campus.

In addition to being one of only three Florida State structures to gain LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, the Stone Building has twice been recognized for excellence in architecture and construction.
Whether utilizing the latest technology in the Learning Resource Center, studying with friends in the Cyber Lounge, or strolling through the sunlit atrium between classes, College of Education students will savor the beautiful and inviting atmosphere of their academic home.

 

On this page:

Assistive Technology Center
Cyber Lounge
Daily Living Skills Lab
Graduate Student Carrels
Learning Resource Center (LRC)
Robert M. Morgan Instructional Systems Multi-Media Studio
Science Lab
Tully Lab
TeachLive, Virtual Classroom
Tech SandBox
Sport Psychology Lab 

 

Facility Highlights

 

Assistive Technology Center

In the Assistive Technology center, the Program in Visual Impairment teaches students to master technology while blindfolded. They use this experience to develop appropriate lessons for the visually impaired. The center is equipped with 14 vision-accessible computers as well as a Braille embosser and electronic Braille display, and adapted scanner, a closed-circuit television and several hand-held electronic viewers.

A female student using a vision-accessible computer in the Assistive Technology Center.

Cyber Lounge

The Cyber Lounge offers students a place to work, study, and socialize when they are not in class. Equipped with two plasma TVs, a comfortable seating area and a “laptop bar,” this is the perfect place to catch up on email, get ahead on homework, or relax with friends.

Cyber Lounge

Daily Living Skills Lab

The Daily Living Skills Lab is a unique space equipped with kitchen and laundry facilities, as well as living and bedroom areas. Students in the Program in Visual Impairment learn adaptive techniques for teaching children with low or no vision how to accomplish essential living skills —such as cooking, cleaning and ironing — that affords them greater independence as adults.

Daily Living Skills Lab

Graduate Student Carrels

College of Education graduate students have access to personal carrels located in secure, entry-restricted suites throughout the Stone Building. Students can reserve these large individual workstations as a quiet place to study, complete work and store personal belongings.

A view of the individual workstations inside the Graduate Student Carrels.

Learning Resource Center (LRC)

The LRC serves students, faculty and staff by providing technological support services, lab and classroom facilities, and multimedia equipment. Recently renovated and as part of the Stone Building expansion project, the LRC also offers students a quiet study area with individual carrels as well as private rooms that can be reserved for group study sessions.

A view of the quiet study area inside the Learning Resource Center.

Robert M. Morgan Instructional Systems Multi-Media Studio

This multipurpose computer and media lab provides a medium for focused Instructional Systems (IS) courseware, teaching and events, learning and application opportunities, and resources for specialization in digital production and dissemination.

Robert M. Morgan Instructional Systems Multi-Media Studio

Science Lab

The College of Education Science Lab offers School of Teacher Education students the opportunity to practice their science-teaching skills in a fully equipped, high-tech facility. The space is designed to mimic a typical middle or high school science lab with state-of-the-art equipment like a 77-inch Smart Board with speakers, ceiling mounted LCD projector, and microscopes.

A view inside of a Science Lab classroom showing chairs, desks, Smart Board with speakers, ceiling mounted LCD projector, and microscopes.

Tully Lab

A fully equipped computer lab located in Tully Gymnasium, the facility serves the Department of Sport Management. The lab is available for classes and examinations, as well as a place to study, work on class assignments, or conduct research.

Tally Lab

TeachLivE, Virtual Classroom

The College is one of only 12 in the U.S. to use the TeachLivE Lab. TeachLivE provides teachers the experience they need without placing any “real” students at risk in the process. In a typical lab session a student teacher is placed in a simulated middle-school classroom where virtual students — with personalities based upon those typically encountered in a middle school classroom — act out different scenarios depending on the objectives of the lesson. Student teachers can interact with virtual students just as they would interact with students in a real classroom.

TeachLivE

Tech SandBox

Tech SandBox The purpose of the room is to create a dynamic learning environment where our College of Education students could learn and practice using various instructional technologies and tools and have clear understanding on how they can be embedded into real life teaching, learning, assessment, and research. This facility (open space type) houses technologies that are currently in use or will be used in PreK-12, continuing and higher education, and other educational organizations, allowing our students to meet rigorous accreditation requirements, state standards, and accomplished practices and preparing our graduates for successful professional careers. As of now we have SmartBoard, Smart interactive projector, Smart 3D doc cam, 3D area, gaming area, ipad, e-readers, tablets, LiveScribe pens, and some other technologies. And we will be happy to expand and include other technologies and tools recommended by students and faculty. The room also has a designated workshop area and BYOD area (Bring Your Own Device).

Sport Psychology Lab

Sport

The Sports Psychology Lab offers state of the art technology – biofeedback, eye-tracking, perceptual and reaction time equipment – to faculty and students in the sport and exercise psychology program and those from the College.  Innovative studies are being conducted in a broad and diverse array of topics within these fields.  Athletes can utilize the consultation rooms for applied work that are located at the lab.

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