Awards and Publications
ACT has been recognized for exemplary teacher preparation through several awards including:
Orfalea Foundation- In Fall 2008 the ACT Program received an 18-month award of $320,000 through the Orfalea Foundation to incorporate neurodevelopmental methodology in coursework and fieldwork, preparing teacher candidates to recognize and effectively teach all kinds of K-12 learners.
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Innovation and Improvement– In Fall 2010, the ACT Program was included in a $400,000 federal grant to infuse neurodevelopmental methodology through a collaborative professional development model involving faculty, cooperating teachers, and university supervisors.
The Council of Great City Colleges of Educationfor its contribution to urban schooling
The California Council on the Education of Teachersas an exemplary school-university partnership.
Burstein, N., Wilcoxen, A., Gudoski, P. and Goldman, R. (2011, September). Incorporating neurodevelopmental methodology into teacher preparation: Examining the effectiveness of a collaborative professional development model. In G. Knotts and W. Murawski (Eds.), Interdisciplinary Collaborative Symposium. Symposium conducted at California State University, Northridge.
Lombardi, J., Kretschmer, D., & Burstein, N. (2004). Moving toward collaborative practices in education. Academic Exchange Quarterly.
Lombardi, J., Burstein, N., Smith, C., & Cunningham, J. (2002). The ACT Program: Redesigning teacher education to meet urban needs and teacher shortages. In J. R. Dangel & E. M. Guyton (Eds.), Research on preparing teachers who can meet the needs of all students (pp. 91-114). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt .
Burstein, N., Kretschmer, D., Smith, C., & Gudoski, P. (1999). Redesigning Teacher Education as a Shared Responsibility of Schools and Universities, Journal of Teacher Education, 50(2), 106-118,