Month: April 2019

UConn Expert Discusses Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools

April 10, 2019

 UConn Today talks with Brandi Simonsen, a professor of special education in UConn’s Department of Educational Psychology at the Neag School of Education and co-director of the Center for Behavioral Education and Research, about the use of restraint and seclusion and whether the federal government has a role to play in regulating their use in […]

Congratulations to 2019 Annual Teaching Excellence Award winners who are associated with the Educational Psychology department:

April 9, 2019

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning: Edward Orsulak – 2019-2020 Outstanding Adjunct Award Long time adjunct in special education for the Educational Psychology department.   First Year Experience (FYE) Excellence in Teaching Award: Karen Skudlarek, Computer Tech Support, CETL (and Educational Psychology alum).   2018 CETL‘s Academic Mini Grant Competition Award Winner: Allison Lombardi […]

Stephen Slota is mentioned in KQED about educational technology use in schools.

April 2, 2019

While still a high school science teacher, University of Connecticut assistant professor Stephen Slota designed a unit-length game to teach human reproduction and sexually transmitted diseases. “The students worked in teams of three to control a character avatar in a fictitious village, and their goal was to engage in an epidemiological study of the area […]

Gifted and talented research led by Del Siegle is featured in District Administration

April 1, 2019

Gifted and talented research led by Del Siegle is featured in District Administration Gifted and talented program numbers fail to add up Problems with traditional methods of identifying gifted students can be solved   Gifted and talented diversification reaches for full potential District leaders employ innovative methods to add more students to gifted and talented […]