6 February 2014, Volume 7, Number 21

 powerupwhatworksFREE TEACHER RESOURCE
PowerUp What Works provides free evidence-based resources to elevate teachers’ professional learning and to help struggling students meet Common Core State Standards.  PowerUp has 3 focus areas:
    Common Core State Standards
    Struggling students
    Technology integration

 

Future_of_graduate_studiesTOPIC: The Future of Graduate Studies
SPONSORS: UVA’s Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures
PRESENTERS: David Barr (Religious Studies), Ari Blatt (French), Laura Goldblatt (English) Anna Kim (Art History), Cecilia Márquez (History), Bethany Nowiskie (Scholars’ Lab), Siva Vaidhyanathan (Media Studies), and Chad Wellmon (German) 
FORMAT:
Short presentations by the presenters followed by open discussion
LOCATION:
   Alderman Electronic Classroom, room 421 next to the Scholars’ Lab (west side of Alderman Library)
DATE:  Friday February 7, 2014  2:00 PM

 

 

BrownRoom156 DISSERTATION DEFENSE: BOOK A ROOM
Brown Library in Clark Hall has several rooms you can reserve for dissertation defenses. We like rooms 155 and 156 on this web site and room 148 on this web site.   FYI, if you click on the blue information button next to the room number, for example, blueinformationimage, you will be able to see a photo of the room.   Clark Hall is #11 and Bavaro Hall is #57 on this map. A special thanks to Vickie Thomas for asking the CLIC librarians about this library service!

 

refworks2logoLEARN REFWORKS USING VIDEO TUTORIALS
RefWorks tutorials focus on showing you how to accomplish specific tasks such as automating the task of creating your paper’s bibliography.  We guarantee that watching these videos and using RefWorks software will save you valuable research time!

 

View of the poster session for the 2013 Curry Research ConferenceCURRY RESEARCH CONFERENCE
The Curry Research Conference  will be held Friday February 14, 2014 in Bavaro Hall.   The conference will be an opportunity for students to share their research with other Curry students and with faculty members.  Registered participants should pick up their conference materials during the Registration period.

 

Curry Research Conference (CRC) SCHEDULE
 8:30  to 8:45           Registration
 8:45  to 9:45           Student Presentations A-D
 9:50-10:50              Student Presentations E-H
11:00  to  12:30       Keynote Speaker Kevin Miller, New Perspectives on Classroom Processes
 12:30  to 2:30         Poster Session I & Lunch – 12:30pm – 1:30pm
                                       Poster Session II & Lunch – 1:30pm – 2:30pm
 2:45   to 3:45           Workshops         
 3:45 to 4:30             Community Reception and Poster Awards

 

 Kevin Miller, Professor of Psychology and Educational Studies at the University of MichiganCURRY RESEARCH CONFERENCE KEYNOTE
TOPIC: “New Perspectives on Classroom Processes”
LOCATION:   Bavaro Hall (Holloway Hall, Rm 116)
TIME:   Friday February 14th, 2014; 11:00-12:30 PM
PRESENTER:  Kevin Miller, Professor of Psychology and Educational Studies at the University of Michigan.

ABSTRACT:  Two approaches to improvement have become popular in a variety fields. The first, associated with Clayton Christensen (“The Innovator’s Dilemma”) focuses on “disruptive innovations” that involve new organizations and structures. The second, associated with Atul Gawande (“Better”) argues that under-standing and improving everyday processes can be associated with dramatic improvements in effectiveness. Both approaches are being applied to education, but a real stumbling block for advocates of the Gawande approach is that we know surprisingly little about the cognitive processes that go on in classrooms. In my talk, I will describe two research projects aimed at remedying this gap. The first uses mobile eye tracking technologies to understand the cognitive processes of teachers as they teach classroom lessons. The second uses an automated speech analysis system (the “LENA”) to give teachers timely feedback about the distribution of talk between teacher and student during math lessons, with an aim of helping them to promote productive discussions. Our underlying premise is that it is now possible to make fundamental processes of teaching and learning visible for research and professional development.

This lecture is also part of the Curry Research Lectureship Series.

 

Logo for the Curry School of Education's Center for Advanced Study ofTeaching & LearningWORKS IN PROGRESS MEETING
The CASTL faculty and students are hosting a Works in Progress (WIP)  meeting and hope you will attend to offer your feedback and become more familiar with the who, what, and why of WIP meetings.
TOPIC: Dimensionality of the CLASS-Upper Elementary Observational Measure
PRESENTER: Erik Ruzek
LOCATION:
   350 Old Ivy Way, Suite. 100 (FREE PARKING) (map)
TIME:  Friday February 7, 2014, 2:00-3:00 pm EST
ABSTRACT:   The CLASS observational measure is designed to tap 3 dimensions of teacher-student interaction, and prior research finds strong evidence for the existence of separate (but correlated) organizational, instructional, and social-emotional domains. More recent work suggests that, in pre-K clasrooms, the CLASS may have a bifactor structure that taps into a general factor (i.e., cognitive facilitation) and two uncorrelated domain-specific factors (i.e., management and routines, and cognitive facilitation). In this WIP, we will present results from ongoing analysis on the factor structure (3-factor vs. bifactor) of the CLASS-Upper Elementary, which was designed for use in 4th through 6th grade classrooms.

 

sparc2WHAT:  Teaching with Technology SPARC   (Showcase of Projects in Arts, Research, and Curriculum) 
WHERE:  Clemons Library – Robertson Media Center,  3rd Floor
WHEN:  Wednesday, February 12 from 2:30p.m.–5:00p.m.
WHAT: This FREE event showcases technologies incorporated into today’s evolving labs and classrooms by U.Va. students and faculty. Demonstrations of emerging technologies such as Google Glass, Oculus Rift, and 3-Dimensional data capture will also be available.  Catered Refreshments will be provided.
WHO:  Anyone who teaches and would like to learn about tech tools available now and strategies for maximizing technology in your teaching and research, and share ideas on engaging students in online environments as well as creating technology-rich course assignments. Register at http://bit.ly/RSVP_SPARC

 

 handbook_of_Research_on_EquityNEW HANDBOOK
TITLE: Handbook of Research On Educational Leadership For Equity and Diversity
LOCATION: CLIC Handbook Area: LB 2805. H2866 2013
Table of Contents

OVERVIEW:  “The rapid growth of diversity within U.S. schooling and the heightened attention to the lack of equity in student achievement, school completion, and postsecondary attendance has made equity and diversity two of the principle issues in education, educational leadership, and educational leadership research. The Handbook of Research on Educational Leadership for Equity and Diversity is the first research-based handbook that comprehensively addresses the broad diversity in U.S. schools by race, ethnicity, culture, language, gender, disability, sexual identity, and class.   — publisher

 

Cover of the second edition of the Handbook of Resilience in ChildrenNEW E-HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of Resilience in Children, 2nd ed. 2013

Overview: “The second edition of the Handbook of Resilience in Children updates and expands on its original focus of resilience in children who overcome adversity to include its development in those not considered at risk, leading to better outcomes for all children across the lifespan. Expert contributors examine resilience in relation to environmental stressors, as a phenomenon in child and adolescent disorders, and as a means toward positive adaptation into adulthood. New and revised chapters explore strategies for developing resilience in the family, the therapist’s office, and the school as well as its nurturance in caregivers and teachers.” – publisher

 

The two volumes that make up the Handbook of Evidence-BasedPractices in Clinical PsychologyNEW E-HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Psychology, 2012
Volume 1 – Child and Adolescent Disorders
Volume 2 – Adult Disorders

Overview: “This two-volume set covers the evidence-based practices (EBP) now identified for treating adolescents, and adults for a wide range of DSM disorders. Volume 1 covers child and adolescent disorders, while Volume 2 explores adult disorders. Chapters in each volume provide a comprehensive review of the evidence-based practice literature for each disorder and then cover several different treatment types for clinical implementation. Edited by the Peter Sturmey and Michel Hersen and featuring contributions from experts in the field, this reference is ideal for academics, researchers, mental health professionals, and libraries.” – publisher

 

 Cover of the Handbook of Psychology, Volume 8 Clinical Psychology, 2nd editionNEW E-HANDBOOK
Title:  Handbook of Psychology, Volume 8, Clinical Psychology, 2nd Ed., 2012

Overview: “This award-winning twelve-volume reference covers every aspect of the ever-fascinating discipline of psychology and represents the most current knowledge in the field. This ten-year revision now covers discoveries based in neuroscience, clinical psychology’s new interest in evidence-based practice and mindfulness, and new findings in social, developmental, and forensic psychology.”  – publisher

 

HOOS YOUR  datalights
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.

 

Road sign arrow with message DATA4YouNCES HAS DATA FOR YOU!
National Center for Education Studies (NCES) provides a plethora of data on a wide variety of topics from A-Z Examples include:
Childhood Obesity
Special Education
Beginning Reading
Parental Involvement in Education
Pre-Primary Education
Physical Education

 

The Roper Center logoROPER CENTER WEBINARS
“The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research is one of the world’s leading archives of social science data, specializing in data from surveys of public opinion.”  In addition to being a repository of data, the Center provides webinars on using the various tools and data available from the Center.  You must register to attend a webinar.

Roper Center WorkshopTOPIC: RoperExplorer Data Analysis Tool
TIME: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
DATE: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
DESCRIPTION:  Using RoperExplorer and no statistical packages or programming, we’ll generate basic tables to explain how people responding to one question answered another. For example, do Americans who attend religious services weekly differ on their opinions of the gay marriage than those who do not go to church or synagogue? This webinar will touch on using iPOLL and focus on testing relationships between variables.   REGISTER

 

Powered by Roper CenterTOPIC: Accessing Datasets at the Roper Center
TIME: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM
DATE: Friday, February 114, 2014
DESCRIPTION:  This Webinar will cover methods of identifying studies to be used to run detailed data analysis and downloading datasets. Using SPSS and the RoperExplorer online analysis tool, this interactive webinar will run through generating basic crosstabs.   REGISTER

 

StatLabWORKSHOP NEXT WEEK
TOPIC:  Regression Discontinuity
WHEN: Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:00PM–3:30PM
LOCATION: Brown Science and Engineering Library, Room 133
DESCRIPTION:  Regression discontinuity as a research design is becoming increasingly common in economics, education and other social scientific research. It allows individuals to use discontinuities in the data–including political borders, administrative rules and standardized test score thresholds–to estimate causal effects of interest from observational data. This workshop will introduce the potential outcomes framework of causation, the baseline regression discontinuity design and more advanced applications like fuzzy RDD.

Participants should be familiar with linear regression and basic statistics. The course will be taught using Stata, but course materials will include scripts to implement RDD in SPSS and R
PRESENTER: Brenton Peterson  REGISTER

 

Map of the continental United States showing data pointsGIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Getting Your Data on a Map
TIME: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
DATE: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION: Do you have a list of Latitude/Longitude coordinates or addresses you would like to see on a map? We will show you how to do just that. Through ArcGIS’s Add XY data tool and Geocoding (address matching), it is easy to take your tabular lists and generate points on a map.
PRESENTERS:  Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston    
Image from eSpatial.com, used with permission.

 

Neatline logoSCHOLAR’S LAB WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Introduction to Neatline
TIME: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
DATE: Wednesday, February 12, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION: Join the folks in Scholar’s Lab for a hands-on introduction to Neatline, a set of plugins for Omeka developed by the Scholars’ Lab. With Neatline, anyone can create beautiful, complex maps and narrative sequences from collections of archives and artifacts, and connect maps and narratives with timelines that are more-than-usually sensitive to ambiguity and nuance. See http://neatline.org/ for more information.
INSTRUCTOR:  Ronda Grizzle

 

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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