February 27, 2012
The Peabody Pulse is a newsletter describing news of the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the School of Education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Jim Cunningham to be inducted into Reading Hall of Fame
Jim Cunningham, professor emeritus of literacy studies, will be inducted into the International Reading Association’s Reading Hall of Fame in May. Cunningham, who worked at the School of Education for 28 years before retiring in 2003, will be honored at the IRA’s annual meeting in Chicago. Cunningham has remained involved in literacy research, having had several notable articles published, including in Reading Research Quarterly, and has been active in service activities and speaking at national conferences.
Lora Cohen-Vogel presents at Infrastructure of Accountability conference
Lora Cohen-Vogel, Robena and Walter E. Hussman, Jr. Distinguished Associate Professor of Policy and Education Reform, presented her work on data-driven decision making in schools before an audience of policymakers, district leaders, and researchers at the Infrastructure of Accountability conference at Florida State University last week. She spoke on recent findings about the use of performance data in student assignment. That work, compiled in a paper called “Spreading the Wealth: How Principals Use Data to Populate Classrooms,” will appear in a book later this year by Harvard Education Press.
Leigh Hall to provide keynote at Canadian conference
Leigh Hall, associate professor of literacy studies, will provide the keynote address at the annual conference of the Manitoba Reading Association in March. The conference will be held in Winnipeg.
Doctoral student Amy Lerner receives $61,500 grant from REED Foundation
Amy Lerner, a second-year Ph.D. student in the early childhood, special education and literacy program, has received the REED Foundation’s Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund grant in the amount of $61,500 for a project titled “Toward Successful Integration: School Personnel’s Perspectives on Refugee Youth.” The purpose of this grant is to gain an understanding of educational resettlement challenges from the perspectives of professionals who work closely with refugee students and determine what additional information/education school personnel need to work effectively with refugee children. This project builds off of Lerner’s current Research Triangle Schools Partnership doctoral seed grant, expanding data collection to the Washington, D.C., area over the next year and a half.
Graduate students invited to Wednesday reception
Dean Bill McDiarmid will join graduate students for hors d'oeuvres and informal conversation in Peabody 02 on Wednesday. The event will be from 5-7 p.m. Students planning to attend are asked to RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE: Luis Moll to give talk March 22
Luis Moll, professor in the Department of Language, Reading and Culture in the College of Education at the University of Arizona, will present a lecture "Only Life Educates: Mobilizing Cultural Resources for Teaching and Learning." The talk will be at 7 p.m. in Peabody 104. In his presentation, Moll discusses ideas about how to take advantage of a wealth of knowledge and other resources that exist in local households and communities to shape a pedagogy that both connects to students' experiences and engages them academically. The talk will be preceded by a reception starting at 6 p.m. in Peabody 02.
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NCSU’s McKimmon Center
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Graduate student reception with Dean McDiarmid
FPG Seminar: Kathleen Lane
“Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating Comprehensive, Integrated, Three-Tiered (CI3T) Models of Prevention: A Focus on Systematic Screening”
Sheryl-Mar South, 2nd Floor conference rooms
Luis Moll lecture: Only Life Educates: Mobilizing Cultural Resources for Teaching and Learning
Robert Pianta lecture
George Watts Hill Alumni Center
Pedro Noguera lecture