Webinar: Innovations in Education: Wednesday, August 17

f4d58-bondieDr. Rhonda Bondie will be a panelist for an Innovation in Education webinar on Wednesday, August 17th from 4-5pm EST.

Learn from leading experts about innovations in education. The webinar will include guidance and advice from five panelists, as well as ample opportunity to ask the speakers questions.

Gain insight about educational needs, solutions, and innovations. What are the best strategies for early childhood education? How can schools best inspire and motivate creativity and quality learning? How do programs connect with and offer opportunities to talented low-income students?

Leading experts will discuss a range of education topics which are applicable to anyone interested or involved in education in the U.S. or internationally.

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On Thinking: A Blue School Teaching Innovation Conference

On November 9th, Drs. Rhonda Bondie and Akane Zusho spoke at the On Thinking: A Blue School Teaching Innovation Conference at the Blue School in New York. The conference addressed topics related to thinking, learning, and structure.

What if school was truly a place for thinking? This idea may sound obvious, but organizing classrooms around types and amounts of thinking has profound implications for learning. This practice could begin to reshape education.

All photos are by Guenter Knop.

All Learners Learning Every Day (ALL-ED) Webinar Series

Dr. Rhonda Bondie, assistant professor in our division of Curriculum and Teaching, is hosting a free, monthly All Learners Learning Every Day (ALL-ED) Webinar Series with the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education (NJCIE). Learn more and register.

Topics include

  • Managing Small Group Learning (Oct 15) – Watch the recording
  • Co-Teaching Playbook (Dec 3, 3:30-4:30pm)
  • Developing Literacy through Small Group Rigorous Discussions (Jan 7, 3:30-4:30pm)
  • Assessing Learning when Students Work in Small Groups (Feb 4, 3:30-4:30pm)
  • Self-Regulation (Part 1): Setting Realistic and Productive Goals (Mar 3, 3:30-4:30pm)
  • Self-Regulation (Part 2): Student Driven Monitoring and Evaluation of Learning (Apr 14, 3:30-4:30pm)
  • Structuring Student Choice (May 5, 3:30-4:30pm)
  • Planning Effective Formative Assessment (June 2:30, 3-4:30pm)

ALL-ED is a network developed through collaboration between professors Bondie and Akane Zusho. Learn more.

Dr. Rhonda Bondie at Harvard GSE’s Project Zero Conference

Last week, Dr. Rhonda Bondie, assistant professor of special education, presented two workshops at the Project Zero Perspectives: Zeroing in on Learning conference in Amsterdam. The conference was presented by Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Project Zero and the Center for the Advancement and Study of International Education (CASIE).

Her first workshop centered around her research on assessing individual and collaborative thinking during group learning. In her second, Dr. Bondie presented a model project in providing Tier II interventions and challenging learning to all student in partnership with educator from St. Paul’s School in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Learn more about the conference.

All Learners Learning Every Day (ALL-ED) Webinar Series

Dr. Rhonda Bondie, assistant professor in our division of Curriculum and Teaching, will host the free, monthly All Learners Learning Every Day (ALL-ED) Webinar Series with the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education (NJCIE). Learn more and register.

Topics include

  • Managing Small Group Learning (Oct 15, 3-4pm)
  • Co-Teaching Playbook (Dec 3, 3-4pm)
  • Developing Literacy through Small Group Rigorous Discussions (Jan 7, 3-4pm)
  • Assessing Learning when Students Work in Small Groups (Feb 4, 3-4pm)
  • Self-Regulation (Part 1): Setting Realistic and Productive Goals (Mar 3, 3-4pm)
  • Self-Regulation (Part 2): Student Driven Monitoring and Evaluation of Learning (Apr 14, 3-4pm)
  • Structuring Student Choice (May 5, 3-4pm)
  • Planning Effective Formative Assessment (June 2, 3-4pm)

ALL-ED is a network developed through collaboration between professors Bondie and Akane Zusho. Learn more.

School Psychology Dissertation Proposal Defenses

Congratulations to the following School Psychology students who successfully defended their dissertation proposals!

Katelin Burns
“Quality of Parent-Teacher Communication for Students with and without Identified Special Needs”
Mentor: Dr. Abigail Harris; Readers: Dr. Merle Keitel and Dr. Rhonda Bondie

Carolyn Volpe
“The Relationship of Parenting Styles and Birth Order to Problem Solving Styles”
Mentor: Dr. John Houtz; Readers: Dr. Mitchell Rabinowitz and Dr. Edwin Selby

PES Newsflash

The PES Newsflash is a weekly news roundup from the Counseling and Counseling Psychology and School Psychology departments.

Dissertation Oral Defenses

Congratulations to Joseph Giardino who successfully defended his dissertation “The Impact of Weight Stigma on Decisions About Weight Loss Surgery.” Mentor: Dr. Merle Keitel
Readers: Dr. Harold Takooshian and Dr. Thanos Patelis

Congratulations to Susan Kozelka who successfully defended her dissertation “Executive Function Inhibition as Moderator of the Anxiety-Intelligence Relationship.”
Mentor: Dr. Yi Ding
Readers: Dr. John Houtz and Dr. Amy Margolis

Student and Faculty Publications

“Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome: Self-esteem, distress, and quality of life in college women” by Signe Simon, Dr. Merle Keitel, Molly Brawer, and Melda Uzun will be published in the next issue of Prevention and Health Promotion: Research, Social Action, Practice and Training.

Lamont Young, a first year graduate student enrolled in the Mental Health Counseling program, was added in a book entitled Fully Alive, Discovering What Matters Most. Author Timothy Shriver shared Lamont’s story of transcending social and economic boundaries, which almost cost him his life.

Dr. Akane Zusho‘s manuscript was accepted for publication:
Karabenick, S., & Zusho, A. (in press). Examining approaches to research on self-regulated learning: Conceptual and methodological considerations. To appear in forthcoming special issue of Metacognition and Learning.

Student Presentation

Cait Hynes presented at the National Association of School Psychologists annual convention in February:
Hynes, C.V., Alfonso, V.C. & Flanagan, D.P. (2015). CHC broad and narrow constructs measured by new and revised ability tests. Poster presented at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, Orlando, FL.

Faculty Presentations

Dr. Akane Zusho recently presented, along with Dr. Rhonda Bondie at the AACTE (American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) conference in Atlanta, GA:
Bondie, R.S., & Zusho, A. (2015). Preparing Teachers to Engage All learners and Close Achievement Gaps. Paper presented at annual conference of American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Yi Ding presented the following posters at 2015 NASP Annual Convention:

  • Ding, Y., Wang, C., & Ueda, M. (2015, February). Parenting styles and behaviorals outcomes in Japanese children with Autism. Poster proposal presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Ding, Y., Wang, C., & Clauser, P. (2015, February). Parental stress and parenting styles in relation to Autism. Poster proposal presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.
  • Wang, C., Ni, H., Ding, Y., & Yi, C. (2015, February). The changing roles of school psychological service providers in China. Poster proposal presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Faculty Accomplishments

Dr. Akane Zusho was recently invited to serve on ETS’s Expert Committee for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The NAEP Standing Committee consists of a group of leading experts that consults ETS regarding questionnaire development, selection of constructs, and research around the NAEP survey questionnaires.

The National Assessment Governing Board has called for a stronger focus on noncognitive constructs in NAEP, and the QSC plays an important role in influencing what constructs are measured, what assessment approaches are chosen, and how results are reported in the Nation’s Report Card.

Current QSC members (February 2015): Angela Duckworth (UPenn), Hunter Gehlbach (Harvard Graduate School of Education), Gerunda Hughes (Howard University), David Kaplan (Wisconsin-Madison), Henry Levin (Columbia), Stanley Presser (Maryland), Leslie Rutkowski (Indiana), Rob Santos (Urban Institute), Norbert Schwarz (Michigan), Jonathan Stout (Lock Haven), Roger Tourangeau (Chair, Westat).