WOLPH MEETS REP YARMUTH ABOUT LWP
Jean Wolph reported that she had the opportunity to meet with Congressional Representative John Yarmuth during the National Writing Project spring meeting and share with him the work of the Louisville Writing Project and Kentucky Writing Project that is taking place around the state. The annual meeting, which was held in Washington, D.C., gives Writing Project teachers and leaders an opportunity to share their classroom successes with members of Congress.
MCGATHA TO CHAIR NCTM COMMITTEE
Maggie McGatha, Associate Professor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, has been appointed to serve as Chair of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics’ (NCTM) Educational Materials Committee. NCTM’s president stated in a letter to Department Chair, Dr. Jenny Bay-Williams, that Dr. McGatha’s appointment, “reflects the high quality of her work while serving as a member of the Educational Materials Committee, and her significant contributions and leadership in mathematics education more broadly.”
SWANK TO BE HONORED FOR 30 YEARS OF SERVICE
Ann Swank, Professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, will be honored for 30 years of service at the University on May 4th at the Annual Faculty Awards Dinner.
Dr. Swank was also featured in UofL Today and on the Cards All In website for her dedication to UofL and going above and beyond her daily tasks to give back. Read more…
ECPY FACULTY AND STAFF PRESENT AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Rick Balkin, Professor, and Chaiqua Harris, Assistant Professor, both with the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Counseling and College Student Personnel (ECPY), along with ECPY doctoral and master’s students Kish Cumi, Shaun Sowell, Therron Rogers, and Emily Rock presented at the National Evidenced-Based School Counseling Conference. Their presentation was titled, “Using Single Case Research Design for Tracking School Counseling Outcomes.”
SNYDER SELECTED FOR PATH BREAKER AWARD
Kate Snyder, Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Counseling and College Student Personnel, was selected to receive the 2015 Path Breaker Award. The award is presented by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Research on Giftedness, Creativity, and Talent SIG. The award is given in recognition of collaborative research by a scholar and graduate student who co-author an article related to giftedness, creativity, or talent and is not published in a journal traditionally or regularly focused on these fields. She received the award for her article, “The message matters: The role of implicit beliefs about giftedness and failure experiences in academic self-handicapping,” which was published in the Journal of Educational Psychology in 2014.
LEACH ARTICLE PUBLISHED IN CA MAGAZINE
A study about the link between religiosity and mental health that was conducted by Mark Leach, Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Counseling and College Student Personnel, and his colleague, Jon T. Moore of the Veterans Affairs Health Care System, was first published in the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, and was most recently picked up by the magazine, Pacific Standard. The article is titled, “Atheists Are as Emotionally Healthy as Believers.”
CALVERT STATE REP FOR ALT CERT
Jan Calvert, Instructor and Coordinator for Alternative Certification, has been appointed to serve as the state representative for the National Association for Alternative Certification. She will assist in the dissemination of information to colleagues throughout the state about trends and needs in alternative certification, and represent needs of state programs to the national association.
INGLE PUBLISHES ARTICLE
Kyle Ingle, Associate Professor in the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, published an article titled, “How changes in teacher evaluation are reallocating principals’ time,” in School Business Affairs, 81(4), 15-18.
BROOKS AND SWAN ATTEND PGES AND KDE TRAINING
Peggy Brooks, Instructor and KTIP Coordinator, and Steve Swan, Instructor, both in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, attended Professional Growth and Effectiveness System (PGES) training that was offered by representatives from the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) and the Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB). In addition, they attended a training session on the Certified Evaluation Plan (CEP) that was led by a representative from the KDE. All districts are required to have a CEP, which outlines how the PGES works in the district.
BERGMAN SELECTED FOR METROVERSITY OUTSTANDING FACULTY AWARD
Matt Bergman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership, Foundations and Human Resource Education, was selected as the 2015 Metroversity Outstanding Faculty Member for Adult Learners. Faculty chosen for the award have demonstrated they are receptive to the issues and concerns of adult students; effective in making teaching applicable to real life; demonstrate flexibility in dealing with adult learners; and recognize the value of the adult learner’s life experiences.
In addition, Dr. Bergman was quoted in the Courier Journal article, “Indiana initiative aims for 10,000 degrees by 2020.”
CEHD STUDENTS AND FACULTY PARTICIPATING IN ISLP
Marion Hambrick, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences, along with students, Sam Schmidt (SPAD doctoral student), Jeff Levine (SPAD doctoral student), Jarrod Barnes (Exercise Science undergraduate student), and Danielle Backes (Exercise Science undergraduate student), who are enrolled in SPAD 521 – Sport for Development and Peace, are participating in the International Service Learning Program trip to Trinidad and Tobago, April 30th to May 7th. The students have studied how sport can be used to address issues such as poverty, hunger, HIV/AIDS, and other global challenges. They will work with students in a primary school, secondary school, and an orphanage in Trinidad. The students also volunteered at Uspiritus in April, spending at Saturday afternoon working with some of the residents by teaching them more about sport for development and the role of teamwork.
PENTECOST HONORED FOR WORK IN BELIZE
Margaret Pentecost, Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, was honored for her work in the country of Belize by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. She was named a Paul Harris Fellow in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among peoples of the world. Dr. Pentecost helped established the International Teaching Experience program at the CEHD, which allows students the opportunity to teach and learn in schools located in villages in the southern part of Belize. Learn more about the award…
CEHD INTERNATIONAL TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN BELIZE
CEHD faculty and students are participating in the International Teaching Experience in Belize, April 25 – May 7. The will stay in Independence and teach in Red Bank and San Pablo. Follow their travels and experiences on their blog.
ELC RECEIVES DISTINGUISHED VISITORS
Libby Doggett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning with the U.S. Department of Education, along with Kentucky’s Terry Tolan, Executive Director of Governor’s Office of Early Childhood, spent several hours at the Early Learning Campus (ELC) during the afternoon.
The ELC is accredited by the National Association of the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and showcases the power of professional partnerships in early childhood education. The dignitaries toured the center and talked with local early childhood experts and advocates. They were joined by CEHD faculty Dr. Kathryn Whitmore, Director of the Early Childhood Research Center, and Dianna Zink, Director of the ELC, who discussed partnership efforts at the center along with Joe Roberts, Carlena Sheeran, Hans Petersen and Hardin County School Superintendent Nannette Johnson.
ALBERS NAMED OUTSTANDING STAFF MEMBER
Kentuckiana Metroversity has selected Tammy Albers, Academic Advisor in the CEHD’s Office of Education Advising and Student Services, to receive the University’s Outstanding Staff Member for Adult Student Learners Award for 2015. She was presented the award at a ceremony in mid-April that was held at Bellarmine University.
Steven Kennedy is a student in the Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration program and was selected to receive the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Student for Adult Learners Award. He was presented the award at a ceremony at Bellarmine University that was held in April. Kentuckiana Metroversity hosts the award ceremony.
The Council of Accreditation of Teacher Preparation (CAEP) and the Kentucky Education Professional Standards Board (EPSB) have selected Jacob Shreffler, a graduate student in Health and Sport Sciences and graduate assistant in the CEHD’s AAUE Office, to be trained as a CAEP accreditation site visitor. Jacob will be eligible to be selected by CAEP and/or EPSB to be part of site visitor teams at institutions of higher education for educator preparation programs and national and international sites.
Mark Stewart, an undergraduate and May 2015 graduate in the Health Sciences Department, did a poster presentation titled, “Estimation of Body Composition in Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury,” at the University-wide Undergraduate Research Symposium. The symposium was held in April at the Shumaker Research Building. He presented again during the Society for Neuroscience’s Neuroscience Day, which was held on the Health Sciences Campus, and placed 2nd in the undergraduate category. Amy Walden, an HSS graduate student, was co-author of the poster presentation.
Patty Cowley, a graduate student in the Department of Health and Sport Sciences’ Community Health program, presented her research at the University’s Graduate Symposium that was held in April. The title of her presentation was, “Effectively Combatting the Lesbian Obesity Epidemic: Lesbian Attitudes on Obesity, Body Image, and Health.”
Kaitlyn Fussner, an undergraduate student in teacher education and work-study student in the CEHD Dean’s Office, was selected to receive the 2015 Outstanding Student Employee Award. This is the 15th year for the UofL Student Awards, which recognizes students, campus organizations, and employees for leadership, service and involvement. See the complete list of award winners…
Susan Spencer, a graduate of the CEHD’s Bachelor of Science in Early Elementary Education and teacher at Cochran Elementary, was selected to receive the 2015 Hilliard Lyons Excellence Award for Goal Clarity Coach. Principal Tim Foster stated, “Susan’s unparalleled commitment to our children is evidenced each day with her work in the library during Meaning in the Morning and in fourth grade during All Hands on Deck, during her interventions, with PLCs and assessments, and in her PLC room, tracking data and individualized growth.”
Dr. Dewey Hensley, JCPS Assistant Superintendent and graduate of the CEHD’s MAT in English Education, was mentioned in a New York Times op-ed, “Want Reform? Principals Matter, Too.” The article focuses on the importance of having outstanding principals in high-need schools. Dr. Hensley was the former principal at J.B. Atkinson Academy for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, which is a CEHD Signature Partnership School.