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Jennifer Diliberto named Council for Exceptional Children work group chair

Jennifer Diliberto, clinical associate professor of special education, has been appointed chair of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Educators with Disabilities Policy Work Group. The work group is charged with developing a draft CEC policy statement regarding the inclusion of educators with disabilities in special education research, policy, and practice. Diliberto will lead the process of drafting a policy statement for the council’s board to review by October. The work group will solicit input from a variety of stakeholders, including CEC members and educators with disabilities.

MEDX students to participate in poster session on Tuesday

Students taking part in the Master’s of Education for Experienced Teachers seminar course “Teacher as Researcher” will present their research projects on Tuesday. All are invited to attend. The seminar is designed to help practicing teachers to formally and systematically investigate the pressing issues of concern in their work through quantitative and qualitative research. Research questions and issues are addressed through the development and implementation of an action-based research project. The poster session provides students the opportunity to share implementation, analysis, and dissemination of their research with each other and the SOE community. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held at the Carolina Center for Educational Excellence, on Seawell School Road, adjacent to Smith Middle School.

Ed Minor Mary Ward talks about poster award, Yackety Yack in ‘Three Questions’ profile

Mary Ward, a student in the Education Minor program, answers “Three Questions” about the project that recently won a Best Poster award at the Celebration of Undergraduate Research. She also talks about her work reviving the Yackety Yack yearbook, where she’s working this year as chief editor. Read the profile here.

Interest meeting for undergraduate education student organization on Wednesday

Students interested in organizing an undergraduate education student organization are invited to an interest meeting on Wednesday. Kara GrawOzburn, assistant director of student affairs for the School of Education, will facilitate the meeting. It will be held at 2 p.m. in Peabody 02.

Recent publications, presentations

Doctoral student Summer Pennell has an article in Race Ethnicity, & Education that has been published online, with the print version upcoming. The article – entitled “Queer cultural capital: Implications for education” – is available here.

Following is a list of School of Education-affiliated faculty, students and alumni (in bold) who presented at the International Council for Exceptional Children Annual Expo in San Diego, Calif., earlier this month:

Benedek-Wood, E., Mason, L.H., Wood, P., Hoffman, K., & MacGuire, A. Effects of SRSD quick writing on science knowledge for students with disabilities.

Bethune, L., Regan, T., Test, D. W. Effects of self-advocacy instruction on students with ASD’s ability to request accommodations.

Bratsch-Hines, M., & Vernon-Feagans, L. Measuring implementation fidelity in a Tier 2 intervention: Variations in the student-teacher dyad.

Datchuk, S., Kubina, R., & Mason, L.H. Effects of a simple sentence writing intervention on elementary aged students with behavioral concerns and EBD.

Diliberto, J. A., Terhaar-Yonkers, M., & Coleman, M. R. Chair invited session: Exceptional lives, exceptional stories.

Hume, K, Boyd, B., Hall, L., & Cox, A. Strengthening independence in adolescents with ASD (PRISM).

Jordan, A. J., Miller, M. J., & Washell, C. An intellectual history of delinquency.

Mason, L.H., Garwood, J., Varghese, C., Mong Cramer, A., Hamm, J. & Murray, R.A. Professional development for SRSD writing instruction in rural schools.

Terhaar-Yonker, M., Osborne, S., Diliberto, J. A., & Brock, L. (April, 2015). Chair invited session: Voices from the field: Educators with disabilities share insights.

Valasa, L., Mason, L. H., & Hughes, C. A. Effects of SRSD for the STACS strategy on narrative writing skills of adolescents with disabilities.

Vernon-Feagans, L., & Bratsch-Hines, M. Webcam versus face-to-face coaching to help classroom teachers instruct struggling readers.

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Events

TODAY

Note that the talk previously scheduled for today has been canceled and will be rescheduled

Tuesday, April 28

MEDX Poster Session
5:30 p.m.
CCEE

Thursday, April 30

GSA Ice Cream Social
Noon to 2 p.m.
Outside of Beach Café (between Brinkhous-Bullitt and Bondurant)

Saturday, May 9

COMMENCEMENT!
1p.m.
Dean E. Smith Center

Monday, May 11

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Kara Hume, Lauren Turner Brown and Brian Boyd
“Training Community Providers to Support Families and Their Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder”
Noon
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B

Monday, May 18

FPG Bag Lunch Seminar: Meghan Swanson
“The Neural Circuitry of Early Language Development in Human Infants”
Noon
Sheryl-Mar South, 255 A/B