February 2017 achievements
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Bridget Amponsah, a master’s level student in school psychology, received the Deborah Peek Crockett Minority Scholarship Award 2017 from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). This award supports the graduate training of minority students pursuing careers in school psychology. The program seeks to lower financial barriers to training and to highlight the accomplishments of promising future professionals. Amponsah was awarded at the annual NASP convention held at San Antonio, TX.
George Bear received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) which recognizes an outstanding individual who has had a national impact on the field and has dedicated his professional life to the development and improvement of school psychology. Bear was awarded at the annual NASP convention held at San Antonio, TX. A UDaily article on Bear’s award and accomplishments is forthcoming.
Andrea Drewes, a doctoral student in the evaluation, measurement and statistics specialization, received the University of Delaware Dissertation Fellowship Award for 2017-2018. Drewes’s dissertation will focus on the influence of different instructional approaches on student reasoning on climate change knowledge and student beliefs towards the socio-scientific issue of climate change.
George Bear with PhD alumna and Assistant Professor at University of California at Santa Barbara, Chunyan Yang and school psychology doctoral students Lindsey Mantz and Angela Harris published “School-wide practices associated with school climate in elementary, middle, and high school” in Teaching and Teacher Education, 63, 372-383.
Brian Freedman and Laura Eisenman have published a book chapter about how educators can collaborate with families to plan for the transition of students with disabilities from school to adult life in a textbook entitled “Families of Students with Disabilities: Collaborating Across the Life Span” edited by V. McGinley and M. Alexander. The chapter was co-authored with C. Cowin and S. Roy.
Brian Freedman and Laura Eisenman published “Peer mentoring for students with intellectual disabilities: Examining relationship dynamics” in Think College Fast Facts, Issue No. 10, Boston, MA: University of Massachusetts Boston, Institute for Community Inclusion.
Roberta Golinkoff, along with co-authors, has published several articles. The citations are as follows:
- Mohring, W., Ramsook, K. A., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M., & Newcombe, N. S. (2016). Where music meets space: Children’s sensitivity to continuous pitch intervals is related to their mental spatial transformations. Cognition, 151, 1-5.
- Song, L., Golinkoff, R. M., Steuhling, A., Resnick, I., Mahajan, N., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Moynihan, N. (2017). Parents’ and experts’ awareness of learning opportunities in children’s museum exhibits. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 49, 39-45.
- Pace, A., Luo, R., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2017). Identifying pathways between socioeconomic status and language development. Annual Review of Linguistics, 3, 285-308.
V. Rajan, N. Gee, Roberta Golinkoff and K. Hirsh-Pasek are expecting the publication of a book chapter titled “Children’s play, self-regulation, and human-animal interaction in early childhood learning” in How animals help students learn: Research and practice for educators and mental health professionals edited by P. McCardle, N. Gee, and A. Fine.
S. Bustamente, K. Hirsh-Pasek, L. Vandell, and Roberta Golinkoff published a blog post entitled “Why DeVos should embrace early childhood education” in Brookings. It has become the most viewed blog post.
S. Toub, K. Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Golinkoff published a blog post on “Spatial skills: A neglected dimension of early STEM education” in Education Week.
Jim Hiebert along with E. Miller and Dawn Berk are awaiting the publication of “Relationships between mathematics teacher preparation and graduates’ analyses of classroom teaching” in Elementary School Journal.
B. Emerling, R. Gallimore and Jim Hiebert are expecting the publication of their article “Making teaching visible with learning opportunities” in Phi Delta Kappan.
Glanz, N. Thomas, Allison Karpyn, C. Watts, A. Tomlinson and C. Cannuscio published “Our Healthy Block: Evaluation of a community-based healthy eating and physical activity intervention” in SM J Nutr Metab 2(1): 1013, 2016.
Dawn Berk and Jim Hiebert along with doctoral students Joe DiNapoli, Tony Mixell, Laura Willoughby and Siobahn Young presented “Testing the feasibility of preparing elementary mathematics teachers to teach the Common Core” at a symposium at the annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators in Orlando, FL.
David Coker and Charles MacArthur presented a paper co-authored with doctoral student Amanda/Austin Jennings and Elizabeth Farley-Ripple titled “Early writing development: The role of instruction and practice” at the Writing Research Across Borders conference in Bogota, Colombia.
David Coker and Charles MacArthur presented a paper co-authored with Adrian Pasquarella on “Assessing the writing skills of English learners in first grade” at the Writing Research Across Borders conference in Bogota, Colombia.
Amanda Czik, doctoral student in school psychology, presented a poster session at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists in San Antonio, TX.
Roberta Golinkoff presented at a colloquium organized by the Center for Language Science at Pennsylvania State University.
Roberta Golinkoff was invited by World Bank to present on “Becoming brilliant: Re-imagining education for our time” at the World Government Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Roberta Golinkoff gave an invited presentation on “Becoming brilliant: Re-imagining education for our time” at the Learning and the Brain Conference in San Francisco, CA.
Roberta Golinkoff has been invited by SRCD to present in two pre-conferences, “The role of technology in closing the word gap” and “The science of play and learning” .
Post-doctoral researcher Joseph Henderson presented “Spatial and temporal dynamics in climate change education discourse: An ecolinguistic perspective” at the Eastern Sociological Society annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
Amanda Jansen was a plenary speaker and led a panel discussion on “How to support each other in being successful” at the Mentoring and Partnerships for Women in RUME seminar in San Diego, CA on February 22.
Amanda Jansen presented on “Mathematics teachers’ take-up of exploratory (‘rough draft’) talk to engage students in discourse” at the annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators in Orlando, FL.
Allison Karpyn participated in the UN Bahamas Symposium on implementing the 2030 agenda for sustainable development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), over the course of February 21-23. This symposium addressed the need for a systematic and effective ways to being measuring hunger in the Bahamas.
Erica Litke and Amanda Jansen presented about engaging pre-service teachers in using Twitter and blogs for their own professional development. The talk was “Exploring #MTBoS: preservice teachers’ engagement with the MathTwitterBlogosphere through and beyond a mathematics methods course” at the annual meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators in Orlando, FL.
Lindsey Mantz and Angela Harris along with Chunyan Yang and George Bear presented in a poster session on “Student social–emotional competencies: Development of a school-wide assessment” at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists in San Antonio, TX.
PhD alumna Chunyan Yang and George Bear presented in a poster session on “Multilevel associations among bullying victimization, school engagement, and social-emotional learning” at the annual conference of the National Association of School Psychologists in San Antonio, TX.
Allison Karpyn facilitated a grant workshop for the people of Eleuthura community while working with the One Eleuthera Foundation.
Allison Karpyn’s Fulbright research, which primarily focuses on the linkages between the growing of food in the Bahamas and the access to consumption, was featured in the Nassau Guardian’ article titled Fulbright Scholars Study Looks at Food Security On Eleuthera.