2021

September

Julie Ankrum Interviewed on Educational Podcast

Julie Ankrum co-wrote a chapter in the recent book, “Principles of Effective Literacy Instruction,” to describe the types of knowledge needed to develop teacher expertise. She discusses the chapter, “Teachers as Lifelong Learners,” with co-author, Aimee Morewood, in Jake Down’s “Teaching Literacy” podcast.

Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Student receives International Peace Scholarship

Lizoon Nahar, a doctoral student of Curriculum and Instruction has been awarded a Philanthropic Educational Organization International Peace Scholarship of $12,000 for the academic year 2021–22.

Machado and Nahar Publish on Using Social Media and Web-Based Technology for Teaching Science

Crystal Machado and Lizoon Nahar coauthored a chapter on using social media and web based technology to empower science teachers and students at the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership.

Machado and Seifert Author Chapter on Enhancing Teachers' Technology and Cross-cultural Competence

Crystal Machado and Tami Seifert presented a coauthored paper, "Using Flipgrid and Facebook to Enhance Pre-Service and Inservice Teachers’ Technology and Cross-cultural Competence," at the International Association for Intercultural Education.

ALS Doctoral Student Interviewed by Association of Student Conduct Administration

Sarah Shupp, an ALS doctoral student, was interviewed for a podcast by the Association of Student Conduct Administration.

April

Ankrum Publishes on Complex Texts or Leveled Readers

An article written by Julie Ankrum (Department of Professional Studies in Education) was recently published in the Early Childhood Education Journal. “Complex Texts or Leveled Readers for the Primary Grades? Yes and Yes!” describes the current debate about the use of leveled readers during literacy instruction. 

ALS Student Roman-Buday Successfully Defends Dissertation

Milagros “Millie” Roman-Buday, a doctoral student in the Administration and Leadership Studies program, successfully defended her doctoral research study on February 17, 2021.

February

Machado and Burick Author Chapter on Sophomore Slump

Crystal Machado co-authored a paper, “Working together to understand and mitigate the effects of the sophomore slump: Implications of a phenomenological study,” published in the book “Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges of College Students.”

Sibert and Kerchenske Publish on Article Turf Considerations

Susan Sibert, professor, and Kenneth Kerchenske, a local high school principal, have published on considerations of using article turf on athletic playing fields.

Laverick, Paquette, and Sibert Publish on Virtual Reality in Literacy

Three faculty colleagues, professors in the Department of Professional Studies in Education, published on the use of virtual reality as a strategy to aid in comprehension lessons in Reading Improvement, a publication for reading professionals.