14 February, 2013 Volume 6, Number 24

Sample Virginia teaching license
This week,  Cheryl Gittens, Curry’s Director of Advising and Student Support, hosted the workshop, “Learn to Love Licensure.”

Students who attended learned about the process of becoming a licensed teacher in VA and other states. Topics covered: Reciprocity between states, adding endorsements, and licensure procedures.

The following chart, State-by-State Chart for Policies on Reciprocity and Out-of-State Teacher Certification was shown and discussed. The chart explains the basic conditions under which states do or do not grant reciprocity for out-of-state teachers. It also covers out-of-state qualifications and experience in the certification process.  If you have questions about licensure, contact Cheryl Gittens at 434-924-7834  or cbg6n@virginia.edu.


new walkway between Dell buidings and BavaroNew asphalt walkwayWALKWAY BUILT
Great news! A six foot wide asphalt walkway was built between the Physics Building and Dell Building last week. The path is highlighted in yellow in the image to the left.  Lighting for the walk will be installed next week.


Daphne Koller

TOPIC: The Online Revolution: Education for Everyone
TIME:  3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
DATE: February 20, 2013
LOCATION: Holloway Hall in Bavaro Hall
DESCRIPTION: With the advent of MOOCs, massively open online classes,  many people think we are at the cusp of a major transformation in higher education.  In her talk, Dr.Daphne Koller, will report on this far-reaching experiment in education, including some examples and preliminary analytics.  She will also discuss why she and her co-workers believe this model can support an improved learning experience for on-campus students, via blended learning, and provide unprecedented access to education to millions of students around the world. 

Daphne Koller is the Rajeev Motwani Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford University and the co-founder of Coursera.

The event is sponsored by the Curry School of Education and the Office of the Vice President & Chief Information Officer.


Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive ScienceNEW ONLINE HANDBOOK

Cambridge Handbook of Cognitive Science 




Handbook of applied Behavior AnalysisNEW ONLINE HANDBOOK

Handbook of Applied Behavior Analysis






Mathematical Association of AmericaMATH TOOLS FOR TEACHERS
The Mathematical Association of America (MAA) provides a range of quality educational resources for educators at the MAA Mathematical Sciences Digital Library.

The Mathematics of Planet Earth 2013 (MPE2013) collection of resources is one of the many resource links found on the MathDL website.  MPE2013 is the result of more than a hundred scientific societies, universities, research institutes, and organizations all over the world  banding together to dedicate 2013 as a special year for the Mathematics of Planet Earth.


interlibrary loan request form with a caution sign
On Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2013 from approximately 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, the Library’s Interlibrary Loan Service (ILS) system will be getting an upgrade.  During this time patrons will be unable to submit requests for interlibrary loan, LEO, Instructional Scanning (UVaCollab) or retrieval from the Annex or Ivy Stacks.


Video poster for Anna, Emma, and the CondorsCover of the book, My Family for the WarALA YOUTH MEDIA AWARDS
The winner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for excellence in children’s video is Katja Torneman, producer of the documentary,  “Anna, Emma and the Condors.”

The 2013 Mildred L. Batchelder Award for an outstanding  children’s book originally published in a language other than English went to “My Family for the War” written by Anne C. Voorhoeve, and translated by Tammi Reichel.

Two Batchelder Honor Books also were selected: “A Game for Swallows: To Die, To Leave, To Return” written and illustrated by Zeina Abirached, and translated by Edward Gauvin; and “Son of a Gun,” written by Anne de Graaf, and translated by the author.


CD cover of the book, The Fault in Our StarsThe 2013 winner of the Odyssey Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults, available in English in the United States is “The Fault in Our Stars,” produced by Brilliance Audio. The book is written by John Green and narrated by Kate Rudd.



cover of the book Aristotle and Dante discover the secrets of the universeCover of the book, Martin de PorresThe Pura Belpré Illustrator and Author Awards honor a Latino illustrator and a Latino writer whose children’s books best portray, affirm and celebrate the Latino cultural experience.

The Pura Belpré Author Award honoring a Latino writer went to Benjamin Alire Sáenz, for his YA book, “Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe.”

The Pura Belpré Author Honor Book award went to Sonia Manzano for “The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano.”

The 2013 Pura Belpré Illustrator Award went to “Martín de Porres: The Rose in the Desert,” illustrated by David Diaz. The book was written by Gary D. Schmidt.



Dusty, green chalkboard with hello written in different languages.h LEARNING A LANGUAGE ONLINE
With our work world becoming increasingly globalized and with increasing numbers of English language learners coming to American classrooms, people are looking for ways to learn other languages.  Below are some options available to you.

mango_home_page MANGO TRIAL
Until the end of February, the University of Virginia Library has a free trial to Mango, a web-based language learning system similar to Rosetta Stone.

Matt Ball who is sponsoring the trial highly recommends that you watch the video, How Mango Works – Our Intuitive Language Construction Methodology Explained before exploring Mango. Try out Mango and let us know if you like it. Please send your comments about this software to Matt Ball.


Home page for Transparent language Online
The Jefferson Madison Regional Library provides access to another language learning software program, Transparent Language Online.  When you arrive on JMRL’s Online Database page,  click on the Language link to get to this database.

To use this software, you will need  a Jefferson Madison Regional Library card (for information about obtaining a library card, visit this web site) and then you must set up a user account for the software. After logging into your account,  instructions and tutorials on how to use the software are available on the web site.

Here’s a webliography of free online resources for learning languages on the web.  Compiled and written by Seth Kershner, public services librarian at Northwestern Connecticut Community College, it appears in the February 2013 issue College & Research Libraries News.


Digital Book Index logo FIND E-BOOKS 
Did you ever want another source for locating e-books besides Amazon?  Try using the Digital Book Index.  Digital Book Index is intended as a “Meta-index” for most major eBook sites, along with thousands of smaller specialized sites. This index provides links to more than 165,000 full-text digital books from more than 1800 commercial and non-commercial publishers, universities, and various private sites.  More than 140,000 of these books, texts, and documents are available free.


American Council on Education logo
According to a February 7, 2013 article in the Wall Street Journal’s online edition, “Online-education provider Coursera is one step closer to academic acceptance, saying … that the American Council on Education would recommend colleges grant credit for the successful completion of some of its free classes.”


U. Va. Teaching Resource Center logo  TRC REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
When we initially provided this information, registration was unavailable.
TOPIC: Can Scholarly Writing Do Anything Useful?
TIME: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
DATE: Thursday, February 28
LOCATION: Monroe Hall, Room 134
DESCRIPTION:  Registration is now open for William Germano‘s Teaching Resource Center workshop which will explore models of academic writing in the era of fast reading and slow markets.

TOPIC: “Presence” When Presenting
TIME: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
DATE: Monday, March 4
LOCATION: Newcomb Hall Kaleidoscope Room
DESCRIPTION:  Registration is now open for Judith Reagan‘s Teaching Resource Center workshop which will help you approach oral communication with more confidence and less anxiety.

These sessions are intended for graduate students and are sponsored by the Teaching Resource Center's Tomorrow's Professor Today Program and Graduate Career Development at the University of Virginia.


'experimental bed' print by Judy WatsonART, LECTURE, AND BOOK SIGNING
TOPIC: Seeing Jefferson from Australia
TIME:  5:30 pm
DATE: Monday, February 18
LOCATION: Harrison Institute/Small Special Collections Library auditorium
DESCRIPTION:  Henry Wiencek, author of Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves, will talk about Judy Watson’s exhibition, ‘experimental beds’, examining Watson’s perspective of Jefferson as a slave holder.  The exhibit is on loan from the Kluge-Ruhe Collection and can be seen in the South Gallery of the Harrison Institute for American History, Literature, and Culture through May 11, 2013.

This free lecture is open to the public and will be followed by refreshments and a book signing in the South Gallery.



 HOOS YOUR Data spelled out in lights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving your research data. See this week’s featured data information below.



TOPIC: Defining Watersheds with Digital Elevation Data
TIME: 3:00 – 4:00pm
DATE: Thursday, February 14
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION: Want to know the extent of any watershed? This session will teach you the process of delineating any watershed in ArcGIS using elevation data.


Neatline logo
GIS Workshop
TOPIC: Using Neatline (same as the course below)
TIME: 4:00 – 5:00pm
DATE: Wednesday, February 20
LOCATION: Campbell Hall, Room 105
DESCRIPTION:  Neatline is a set of plugins for Omeka developed by the Scholars’ Lab. With this tool, anyone can create beautiful, complex maps and narrative sequences from collections of archives and artifacts, and to connect maps and narratives with timelines that are more-than-usually sensitive to ambiguity and nuance. See neatline.org for more information.


Neatline logo
GIS Workshop
TOPIC: Using Neatline (same as the course above)
TIME: 3:00 – 4:00pm
DATE: Thursday, February 21
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421 (Electronic Classroom)
DESCRIPTION:  Neatline is a set of plugins for Omeka developed by the Scholars’ Lab. With this tool, anyone can create beautiful, complex maps and narrative sequences from collections of archives and artifacts, and to connect maps and narratives with timelines that are more-than-usually sensitive to ambiguity and nuance. See neatline.org for more information.

Check the Scholar’s Lab calendar for future events.


National Center for Education Statistics logo   TESTING INTEGRITY REPORT RELEASED
Issues and Recommendations for Best Practice, a report on practices that support the integrity of test results, is now available. The report is part of a broader effort by the Department of Education to identify and disseminate practices and policies to assist efforts to improve the validity and reliability of assessment results.  It focuses on four areas related to testing integrity: (1) the prevention of irregularities in academic testing; (2) the detection and analysis of testing irregularities; (3) the response to an investigation of alleged and/or actual misconduct; and (4) testing integrity practices for technology-based assessments.


The Smart Disclosure Data Community site is a centralized federal resource designed to empower consumers to make better choices by giving them access to the information they need to make informed decisions–all in usable data formats, so that innovators can create new interactive tools for consumers. Here you will find hundreds of government datasets that can help enable consumer choice, and challenges for app developers to create  interactive consumer tools.

This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians,
Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman for the Curry School
of Education to support digital scholarship and research.





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