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Vol. 3, No. 2

Spring 2014

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Faculty Achievements


Education Professor Deborah Chen (Special Education) co-presented with two graduate students in Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE), Allison Jolley, M.A., ECSE Educational Specialist (Eagle Rock Elementary School) and Elizabeth Leone, M.A., ECSE Educational Specialist (Lankershim Elementary School) a session entitled "Using Action Research to Promote Early Literacy Skills of Preschoolers with IEPs" at the Division for Early Childhood's 29th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families, San Francisco, California, October 18, 2013.

Education Associate Professor Shartriya Collier (Elementary Education) presented "What's Sex Got to Do With It? The Preparation of Elementary Male Teacher Candidates" at the 12th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 5, 2014.

Education Professor Cynthia Desrochers (InnovatED Editor, Special Projects) co-presented with Associate Professor Mike Rivas (Secondary Education), Professor Sharon Klein (English, Linguistics), Professor Cheryl Spector (English, Academic First Year Experiences), and Associate Professor Daisy Lemus (Communication Studies, Faculty Development) a session entitled "Gearing Up: Building CSUN Community through Developing Responses to Learning Challenges" at the CSUN Shine: Community Engagement Faculty Retreat, CSUN, January 13, 2014. In addition, they were joined by Matthew d'Alessio (Geography) and Rashawn Green (Learning Resource Center) to host a workshop entitled "The Teaching Learning Group" as part of the Fall 2013 Faculty Coffee Series sponsored by Faculty Development, CSUN, September 19,2013.

Education Professor Bonnie Ericson (Secondary Education) was the session chair of "Downshifting to Support the Academic Growth of High School English Learners: Lessons in Close Reading across Multiple-Genre Texts." This session included: Mira Pak (Secondary Education), "The Classroom Context"; Sandra DaLie (Northridge Academy High School, LAUSD, CSUN Instructor), "Close Reading across Multiple-Genre Texts: Graffiti"; and Jenn Wolfe (Valley Academy of Arts and Sciences, LAUSD, CSUN Instructor), "Strategies for Close Reading of Multiple Texts." This session was at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, November 22, 2013.

Education Associate Professor Brian Foley (Secondary Education) presented "The Pedagogy of Collaboration: NGSS and the Connected Classroom" at the Association of Science Teacher Educators (ASTE), San Antonio, Texas, January 16, 2014.

Education Professor Wendy Murawski (Special Education, CTL) gave the keynote address at the 21st Statewide Inclusion Works Conference, Texas, February 2014. In addition, Dr. Murawski presented webinars on "Co-teaching and Inclusion" for Higley Unified School District, Arizona, and Ohio's Special Education Support Team. Also, Drs. Wendy Murawski and Tamarah Ashton (Special Education) co-presented on co-teaching, San Pedro High School, California, February 2014.

Education Professors Ellen Schneiderman and Rachel Friedman Narr (Special Education) presented "Implementing the Common Core with Deaf/Hard of Hearing (DHH) Students" for teachers and administrators of DHH students, Riverside, California, September 9, 2013. In addition, Drs. Schneiderman and Narr presented the same session for teachers and administrators in Ventura, California, November 14, 2013.

Education Associate Professor Ivor Weiner (Special Education) presented "Working with Families Who Have Children with Autism" for teachers, university professors, and professionals at the Amity International Autism Conference, Nanjing, China, October 18, 2013.

Education Associate Professor Renee Ziolkowska (Elementary Education) presented "Using Technology to Promote Student Engagement and Learning" for K-6 teachers, university faculty, and university students, San Diego, California, February 14, 2014.

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