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Vol. 3, No. 1

Fall 2013

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Faculty Achievements - Presentations

Education Associate Professor Brian Foley (Secondary Education) presented "Clinical Teaching as Professional Development for Educational Technology: Thrown into the Digital Deep End" at the American Educational Research Association annual meeting, San Francisco, California, April 27, 2013.

Education Professor Cynthia Desrochers (InnovatED Editor, Special Projects) facilitated at the "Dee Fink and Associates Annual National Integrated Course Design Workshop" for college faculty in Chicago, Illinois, May 21-23, 2013.

Education Assistant Professor Vanessa Goodwin (Special Education) presented "Increasing Clinical and Evidence-Based Practices in the Mild/Moderate, Traditional Teacher Preparation Program" at the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan, November 10, 2012. Dr. Goodwin also presented "State of Co-Teaching: Let's Hear from the States" for the Council for Exceptional Children, San Antonio, Texas, April 4, 2013.

Education Professor and Director of Research Enhancement Adele Eskeles Gottfried (Educational Psychology and Counseling) was the invited symposium discussant for the session, "With a Little Help from My Friends: Relationships and Motivation in Education Settings for the Society for Research in Child Development, San Francisco, California, April 20, 2013.

Education Assistant Professor Dimpal Jain (Educational Leadership and Policy Studies) presented "Bridging a Theory to Practice: Developing Accountability Measures for the Transfer Process" for community college professionals and researchers, San Francisco, California, April 21, 2013.

Education Professor Judy Lombardi (Secondary Education) presented "Our Brain and How We Learn" for the Kirk O'The Valley School faculty and administrators, Winnetka, California, April 26, 2013.

Education Professor Wendy Murawski (Special Education) presented the following: Keynote address on "Co-teaching in Kindergarten and 1st grade" at Harlem Academy Bronx, New York, August 2013. Keynote address, "Communicate, Collaborate, and Differentiate! Co-presented an invited pre-convention workshop, "Leading the Co-Teaching Dance: Leadership Strategies to Enhance Team Outcomes" at the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference, San Antonio, Texas. April 2013. An invited seminar for a doctoral cohort on "Co-teaching Research Update" at the University of San Francisco, San Francisco, California, April 2013. "Co-teaching in New York Charter Schools: Ramping It Up a Notch"! New York Charter Association, New York, February 2013. Keynote address on "Can't We All Just Get Along?" for the Learning Disability Association Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, November 2012. "How to Increase Student Learning in Today's Diverse Schools" at the American Entertainment International's Inclusive Schools conference, Waco, Texas, July 2012.

Education Professor Kathleen Rowlands (Secondary Education) presented the following: "Writing as an Instructional Tool is what REALLY, REALLY, REALLY Works" at the What Really Works in Education conference, March 2013. "Keep Calm and Lead On: Guiding Colleagues Successfully through the CCCSS Reading and Writing Standards" at the California Association of Teachers of English 2013 Convention, February 2013. "Common Core Aligned Civic Engagement through Writing" at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum, January 2013.

Education Professor Sue Sears (Special Education, Department Chair) presented "Developing Pre-Service Teacher Candidate Competencies through Clinical Experience: A Developmental Approach to Improving and Evaluating Practice" at the Office of Special Education Programs conference, Washington D.C., July 16, 2013.

Education Associate Professor Sally Spencer (Special Education) presented "A Getty for All Students: Making Tours Accessible and Comprehensible for Students with Disabilities" for Getty Museum docents, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, March 23 and May 13, 2013. In addition, Dr. Spencer gave two invited talks on "Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom in Elementary School" and "Universal Design for Learning" at the Focus on Inclusion conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, March 2, 3013. She also presented "Lessons Learned from the First Year of TeachLive" on a faculty panel that included three other universities for the Council for Exceptional Children, San Antonio, Texas, April 4, 2013.

Education Professor Shari Tarver-Behring (Educational Psychology and Counseling, Department Chair) presented "Empowering the Voices of Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, and All Boys and Dads in Families and Classrooms, K-16: What Educators Need to Know and Do as Affirmative Allies" for counselor educators, school counselors, and families at the Center for Excellence in School Counseling and Leadership's 4th annual National Educator conference, San Diego, February 17, 2013.

Education Associate Professor Renee Ziolkoska (Elementary Education) co-presented with Michelle Berkley-Tran (CSUN master's degree student) "Vocabulary Instruction that Engages ALL Students" to elementary teachers, Northridge, California, March 22, 2013.

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