3 October 2013, Volume 7, Number 7

handbook_student-engagementNEW ONLINE HANDBOOK
Handbook of Research on Student Engagement 2012. Online!

TIP. When you read a handbook and find valuable keywords, put that information in your notes.  In addition, note the names of the authors listed in the reference section of the book chapter as well as noting the authors of the chapter. Then, when you search a database such as PsycINFO or the EBSCO Education databases listed on your favorite LibGuide, you can use those as your search terms.  Handbooks are also a great resource for locating best practices, research theories, and overviews of topics. So, check out our handbook collection and improve your research.

 

Cover of the Cambridge Handbook of CreativityANOTHER HANDBOOK
While this handbook is not located in the CLIC, we reasoned some of you would appreciate knowing one of the U.Va. libraries has a copy you can borrow!
Title: The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity
Editors: James C. Kaufman and Robert J. Sternberg
Location:  This handbook is located in the Brown Science & Engineering Library, Clark Hall. Map#11, D4
Call Number: BF 408 .C36 2010
Table of Contents

 

sadieCASTL WORKS IN PROGRESS PRESENTATION
DATE: Friday October 4, 2013
TIME:
2:00pm – 3:00pm
LOCATION: 
350 Old Ivy Way, Suite. 100
(free parking!)
TOPIC: The Internalizing Behaviors of Latino Preschoolers: A Comparison Using a Nationally Representative Sample
ABSTRACT: The prevalence rate of internalizing behaviors of Latino preschoolers will be examined. In addition, parental and child characteristics and socioeconomic status (SES) will be explored as possible predictors of both the general population and Latino preschoolers’ internalizing behaviors.
Presenter: Sadie Hasbrouck, Curry doctoral student in Clinical Psychology

 

NYPL_100_children_booksNYPL 100 GREAT CHILDREN’S BOOKS
The New York Public Library compiled its first ever list of 100 great children’s books of the last century. Entitled 100 Great Children’s Books, the list is now available online

The books on the 100 Great Children’s Books list were selected because they were checked out the most by patrons.  The NYPL librarians’ purpose in creating the list is to encourage discussion about what makes a good story and to introduce these titles to a new generation of readers. You can join the discussion on the Library’s Twitter and Facebook feeds using the hashtag #greatchildrensbooks.  What books would make your list?

 

Curry Research Conference (CRC)CALL FOR PROPOSALS
Organizers of the Curry Research Conference are requesting proposals from Curry student researchers.  Proposals can be for posters or presentations. The proposals should be submitted on or before October 15, 2013.  For more information and ongoing updates about the conference, which is scheduled for February 14, 2014, go to the CRC website.

 

Poster advertising the Curry Cup Concept CompetitionPROPOSALS WANTED
Do you have an idea for an entrepreneurial innovation or concept, but you need some seed money to get the project going?  If so, consider submitting a proposal to the Curry Cup competition.  Sponsored by Curry’s Ed Council and the Curry School Foundation, the winner of the Curry Cup will receive $3,000 in cash, and advance to the all-University competition for the U.Va. E-Cup.  The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, October 25th.

 

U. Va. Teaching Resource Center logoTRC PRESENTATION & A HANDS ON WORKSHOP
PRESENTATION TOPIC:  Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning: A Strategy to Support Both Content Mastery and Critical Thinking
DATE: Thursday, October 10
TIME: 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Newcomb Hall, Commonwealth Room
DESCRIPTION:  This interactive presentation will provide an overview of Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) pedagogy. Audience members will experience several elements of the POGIL approach and be introduced to its underlying philosophy and structure. Evidence of its effectiveness in a variety of classroom settings will be described. Ways in which POGIL pedagogies support mastery of course content and process skills, such as critical thinking, will be emphasized.
Presenter: Susan Shadle, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Boise State University   Register Now

WORKSHOP TOPIC:  An Introduction to Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning
DATE: Friday, October 11
TIME: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: O’Hill Forum
DESCRIPTION:  This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to POGIL (Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning). Participants will experience a POGIL-based learning environment, analyze activities to understand how guided inquiry is structured in a POGIL classroom, and consider low-threshold ways to get started with inquiry based pedagogy in any course context.
Presenter: Susan Shadle, Director of the Center for Teaching and Learning and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Boise State University   Register Now

Both the presentation and workshop are sponsored by the Page-Barbour Lecture Series and hosted by the Teaching Resource Center.

 

 

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

 

spreadsheet with kdmcBerkeley and the word spreadsheets on it.BRUSH UP YOUR SPREADSHEET SKILLS
You are beginning a project that will involve the use of spreadsheets, but it has been a while since you worked with spreadsheets.  If you need a good review to refresh your skills, visit the kdmcBerkeley site from the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. It has a thorough tutorial on working with spreadsheets that may do the trick. Take advantage of the links on the right as they are sure to save you time!

 

openrefineMESSY DATA: CLEAN IT UP!
OpenRefine, formerly Google Refine, is a free open source tool for working with messy data that will work on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.  Use this powerful tool to clean your data, to transform it from one format to another, and to reconcile it to databases including Freebase.   You can download the most stable version at Open Refine in a ‘kit’ that is packaged for your operating system.  There are 3 tutorials available on the site that can provide a basic understanding of working with the tool.  There are many external resources available, including tutorials that will demonstrate the many different ways the tool can be used. https://github.com/OpenRefine/OpenRefine/wiki/External-Resources

One of the best tutorials is by the creator of Google Refine, David Huynh: http://googlerefine.blogspot.com/2011/07/full-tutorial-by-david-huynh.html.

The School of Data has a nice tutorial on cleaning data with OpenRefine here: http://schoolofdata.org/handbook/recipes/cleaning-data-with-refine/

Two other good OpenRefine presentations:  http://gardenandalibrary.blogspot.ca/p/presentations.html

Librarians should find the ACRL guide, “A Librarian’s Guide to OpenRefine” useful.

 A special thanks to Bill Corey for this write-up on Open Refine.

 

StatLabSTATLAB WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Online Survey Tools
DATE:  Wednesday October 9
TIME: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
WHERE: Bavaro Hall, room 306 – The CLIC
DESCRIPTION:  This workshop will introduce online survey tools, like QuestionPro. We’ll look at how to create and customize surveys, preview and distribute surveys, and view the results or export the results for further analysis.  REGISTER NOW
Presenter: Nancy Kechner

 

A wordle consisting of words related to data management, preservation, and curation.DATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Databases for Managing Research Data
DATE: Monday October 14, 2013
TIME: 3 pm – 4 pm
LOCATION:  Brown Library, Room 133
DESCRIPTION: When data gets too unwieldy for storage in basic text files or spreadsheets, databases may be a good solution. This session will cover database fundamentals and how to get started in developing a proper database to manage your research data. In addition to the modeling and construction of database, there will also be discussion of how to decide which database software or tool to use and the various decision points to consider.
REGISTER NOW
Presenters: Sherry Lake and Bill Corey

 

Data Management Training SessionsOCTOBER WORKSHOPS NOW OPEN
Registration for all of the Data Management Consulting Group’s October workshops is now open.  While many of these workshops are designed to be introductions to the issues, the DMCG welcomes any requests for more advanced assistance with the broader topics. The DMCG will gladly prepare additional workshops based on expressed demand.  Please visit the DMCG training page to see the upcoming schedule and to register.

 

3-D view of a map section with the words "Making Maps" on the map.GIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Making Your First Map
TIME: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
DATE: Tuesday, October 8
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION:  Getting started with new software can be intimidating. This workshop introduces the skills you need to work with spatial goodness. Along the way you’ll get a taste of Earth’s most popular geographic software and a gentle introduction to map making. You’ll leave with your own cartographic masterpiece and tips for learning more in your pursuit of mappiness at U.Va.
Presenter: 
Chris Gist

 

 

This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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