Month: April 2019

UConn Expert Discusses Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools

 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.

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

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.”

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

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.

Read the full article here.

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

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