January 28, 2013
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.
Claire Baker to present at lunch talk on Wednesday
At this week’s Research and Practice Lunch Series event on Wednesday, Claire Baker will present findings from her latest research project that utilized data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Cohort (ECLS-K) to examine the relation between minority school segregation and kindergarten reading and math achievement in a national sample of African American children. The event begins at noon in Peabody 02. Light lunches will be provided for approximately 25 people. The lunches are made possible through the generous support of Malbert Smith (M.Ed. ’77, Ph.D. ’80) and Metametrics, Inc.
Patrick Akos joins ASCA board
Patrick Akos, professor and coordinator of the school counseling program at the School of Education, has been named to the board of directors of the American School Counselor Association. The ASCA supports school counselors’ efforts to help students focus on academic, personal/social and career development so they achieve success in school and are prepared to lead fulfilling lives as responsible members of society. ASCA provides professional development, publications and other resources, research and advocacy to more than 31,000 professional school counselors around the globe. More information about ASCA is available here.
Kathleen Brown joins Augustine Project board
Kathleen Brown, professor of educational leadership, has joined the board of directors of the Augustine Project. The Augustine Project trains and supports volunteer tutors who provide free, one-on-one, long-term instruction in reading, writing, and spelling to area low-income children and teens who struggle with literacy skills. It was founded in 1994 by Holy Family Episcopal Church in Chapel Hill. The program provides each tutor with 70 hours of training (classroom and practicum) based on the Orton-Gillingham approach, using research-based reading materials from a variety of sources, including the Wilson Reading System. More information about the group can be found here.
TIP: Technology in Peabody
WeVideo provides collaborative video-making platform
Creating specialized video clips is a great way to present and share content but can be complicated if you are working from multiple computers or trying to create a video as a collaborative project. WeVideo is a cloud-based, collaborative video editing platform that can make this task much easier. WeVideo is a great option for any project in the classroom where students are creating videos. Because all of the content for the videos is stored in the cloud, students don’t have to worry about using different computers or losing their project into the abyss of a lab computer.
--TIP from LEARN NC’s ‘Instructify’ blog
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SOE Research and Practice Lunch Series: Claire Baker