School of Education
Winter 2017 achievements
Please join the School of Education in congratulating its faculty, students, and SOE colleagues in affiliated centers on their achievements over Winter session 2017.
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School of Education shares Winter 2017 achievements
Roberta Golinkoff, Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Chair in the School of Education, and her long-time collaborator Kathryn Hirsh-Pasek, professor of psychology at Temple University, will receive the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Distinguished Scientific Contributions to Child Development Award. The award recognizes an SRCD member’s continuous lifetime contributions to the scientific body of knowledge and understanding of children’s development. Golinkoff and Hirsh-Pasek are the first research team to receive this award.
Jim Hiebert, Robert J. Barkley Professor in the School of Education, will receive the 2017 AACTE Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education at the 69th AACTE Annual Meeting. The Lindsey Award recognizes distinguished achievement in research, by an individual or team of individuals, over the last decade that has had a major impact on the field of educator preparation.
George Bear, doctoral students Lindsey Mantz, Angela Harris, and SOE alumna Chunyan Yang have published “The Delaware Social-Emotional Competency Scale (DSECS-S): Evidence of Validity and Reliability” in Child Indicators Research.
Holst, J. Weber, George Bear, and C. Lisboa have published “Brazilian cross-cultural adaptation and content validity of the Delaware School Climate Survey-Student (DSCS-S)” in RELIEVE, 22(2).
Roberta Golinkoff with J. Zosh, K. Hirsh-Pasek, and J. Parish-Morris published “Learning in the digital age: Putting education back in educational apps for young children” in Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development (2016).
Song, C. Pepe, R Pulverman, Roberta Golinkoff, and K. Hirsh-Pasek published “Does the owl fly out of the tree or does the owl exit the tree flying?: How L2 learners overcome their L1 lexicalization biases” in Language Learning and Development, 12, 42–59.
Post-doctoral researcher Giovanna Morini with Roberta Golinkoff and other co-authors are expecting the publication of “Advances in pediatric hearing loss: a road to better language outcomes” in Translational Issues in Psychological Science.
PhD student Ilyse Resnick and Roberta Golinkoff in collaboration with several co-authors are expecting the publication of “Is the learning that occurs in children’s museum exhibits apparent to parents and experts?” in Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology.
Roberta Golinkoff and co-authors are awaiting the publication of the following articles:
- Hassinger-Das, B., Toub, T. S., Zosh, J. M., Michnick, J., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (In press). “More than just fun: A place for games in playful learning.” Infancia y Aprendizaje/ Journal for the Study of Education and Development.
- Singh, L., Tay, Z. H., Fu, C. S., & Golinkoff, R. M. (In press). “Effects of phonemic and non-phonemic variation on associative word learning in bilingual infants: Evidence for a bilingual advantage.” Child Development.
Roberta Golinkoff with Kathy Hirsh-Pasek published a blog post titled “The gift of the 6C’s” on InfoAboutkids.org.
Roberta Golinkoff with Brenna Hassinger-Das and K. Hirsh-Pasek published a blog post titled “A parent’s guide to the American Academy of Pediatrics screen time guidelines” on Huffington Post on December 13, 2016.
Roberta Golinkoff and co-author T.R. Goldstein published a blog post titled “Violence, kids, and killing toasters” on Huffington Post on December 31, 2016.
Chrystalla Mouza in collaboration with Balu H. Athreya has published the book “Thinking skills for the digital generation: The development of thinking and learning in the age of information.” The book is a rare effort to bring together a focus on thinking (not only learning) and technology from the disciplinary perspectives of education and medicine.
SOE post-doctoral alumna Sule Yilmaz-Ozden and Chrystalla Mouza with V. S. Harlow have published “Teaching knowledge with curriculum-based technology: Development of a survey instrument for pre-Service teachers” in Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 24(4), 471-499.
Jackie Wilson published an invited View Point article entitled “Professional standards for educational leaders 2015” for the January edition of Principal Magazine.
Roberta Golinkoff gave an invited talk on “Lessons from the crib: How do babies learn to talk?” at the presidential inauguration ceremony of Dennis Assanis, the 28th President of the University of Delaware.
Roberta Golinkoff was invited to give the following presentations at the 2016 Principal Investigators Meeting organized by the Institute of Education Sciences in Washington, D.C.
- Golinkoff, R. M. (2016, December). “Introducing the QUILS: Quick Interactive Language Screener” as part of the symposium on Flash Talks: Lightning Fast Demonstrations of Education Technology.
- Golinkoff, R. M. & Tofig, D. (2016, December). “Education science in a social media world: How do we get our work out there?”
Roberta Golinkoff digitally presented “The power of play for preparing children in a global world” at the Webinar for Organization of American States, Inter-American Teacher Education Network.
Roberta Golinkoff with co-presenters and co-authors has several paper sessions, symposia, and posters accepted for presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in Austin, TX in April, 2017. The citations are as follows:
- Kanero, J., Margulis, K., Brezack, N., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. “Linking verbs with events.”
- Nye, H., Pace, A., Levine, D., Luo, R., Morini, G., Strother-Garcia, K., Brezack, N., de Villiers, J., Wilson, M. S., Iglesias, A., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. M. (2017, April).”With the touch of a screen: Reliability, validity, and diagnostic accuracy of the Quick Interactive Language Screener (QUILS).” In D. Levine (Chair), Language science meets the real world: Assessments to further research and practice Symposium.
- Pace, A., Burchinal, M., Alper, R., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. “Early language outshines other predictors of academic and social trajectories in elementary school: Why gains are key”. In Alper, R. (Chair), Language: An engine for academic and socio-emotional development Symposium
- Luo, R., Alper, R., Pace, A., Mogul, M., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Adamson, L., Golinkoff, R., Owen, M., Bakeman, R., & Masek, L. “Developing an early language intervention for children from at-risk families: Benefits of community-based participatory research.” In Pace, A. (Chair), Innovative models for language and literacy intervention with at-risk children: From conception to implementation Symposium.
- , L., Luo, R., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. “Speaking of desire: Parental use of mental state talk predicts children’s language outcomes.” In Paterson, S. (Chair), Socioeconomic status and language outcomes: From backyards to books to brains Symposium.
- Levine, D., Luo, R., Morini, G., Strother-Garcia, K., Brezack, N., Pace, A., Hirsh-Pasek, K., Golinkoff, R. M., de Villiers, J., Iglesias, A., & Wilson, M. S. “From product to process and back: How SES may contribute to early language competence.” In Paterson, S. (Chair), Socioeconomic status and language outcomes: From backyards to books to brains Symposium.
- Collins, M., Nesbitt, K., Rivera, B., Toub, T.S., Hassinger-Das, B., Newman, K., Ilgaz, H., Hadley, E., Nicolopopulou, A., Dickinson, D., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. “Effects of a book reading and play intervention on children’s story comprehension.” In Collins, M. (Chair), Fostering teachers’ skill in supporting inferential thinking in preschool Symposium.
- Foster, L., Marzouk, M., Tonob, D., Verdine, B., Hirsh-Pasek, K., & Golinkoff, R. “Toying around with geometry: Preschool shape toy design influences parent-child interactions.”
- Zimmermann, L., Fletcher, N., Verdine, B., Toub, T.S., Foster, L., Islam, S., Marzouk, M., Medford, J., Golinkoff, R., & Hirsh-Pasek, K. “Spatial instruction in preschool: Is it effective and can it improve mathematics performance?”
Jackie Wilson facilitated a work group of administrators for the Ohio Department of Education, the Cleveland Metro Public Schools and the Cleveland and Lorain County Urban League to discuss the Ohio ESSA Plan with a focus on school leadership and equity.
Sharon Walpole, co-author of Bookworms, participated in the Bookworms Implementation Retreat for 45 principals in the Cecil County School District hosted by the Delaware Academy for School Leadership (DASL). Walpole led several discussion groups with district leaders. For more information on the Bookworms curriculum, see “Fostering Reading Fundamentals.”
Roberta Golinkoff has been invited to serve on the editorial boards of Babylab at the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen, Denmark and Norway Early Childhood Education Group in Stavenger, Norway.
Chrystalla Mouza has been invited to serve as the next Editor-in-Chief of the Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE) journal. CITE is an inter-disciplinary journal sponsored by several professional organizations in English, Math, Social Studies and Teacher Education.
Jackie Wilson was invited to serve on a national panel by the National Conference for State Legislators in Salt Lake City, Utah to discuss research based practices regarding school leader preparation. The conference was attended by state commissioner of education for Utah public schools and over 40 legislators including the chair of the house and senate education committees.
Roberta Golinkoff was featured on WalletHub’s recent article entitled “Should Kids Have Cell Phones? Experts Pick Sides”.