The UConn AAUP honored Professor Sandra Chafouleas as the 2019 recipient of the Edward C. Marth Mentorship Award at a reception on Thursday, April, 25, 2019.
Prof. James Kaufman interviewed on Tent Talks podcast hosted by Cody Turner, a second year PhD student in philosophy at the University of Connecticut.
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
Integrating Classrooms and Reducing Academic Tracking
Strategies for School Leaders and Educators
…The Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM), developed by University of Connecticut professors Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis, is an approach to teaching and learning that draws from the pedagogy of gifted education to enhance opportunities to all students in a school. SEM identifies “gifted behaviors,” including above-average academic abilities creativity, and task commitment, rather than attaching a binary (“gifted”/“not gifted”) label. SEM uses flexible student groupings that change throughout the course of a year and bring together students with different achievement and interest levels. It creates opportunities for all students to be engaged in some type of enrichment, in which students with shared interests engage in investigative learning and explore real-life problems. …