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 public schools.
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 and Emily Tarconish (Educational Psychology)
“Assessing the impact of Disability-Awareness Videos on Faculty Member’s Teaching Effectiveness.”
Jessica Stargardter, a graduate in educational psychology, was featured in The Hour regarding winning the Rogers Educational Innovation Fund.
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 by investigating locales and speaking to non-player characters as enacted by the instructor,” said Slota, who edited Exploding the Castle: Rethinking How Video Games & Game Mechanics Can Shape The Future Of Education, a collection of game-based learning essays.
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