Faculty News

Hamilton develops achievement boosting instruction program

Aug 25, 2011

Associate professor Claire Hamilton and Paula J. Schwanenflugel of the University of Georgia have developed K-PAVE, a kindergarten vocabulary instruction program that has been shown to have positive impact on the vocabulary and academic achievement of kindergarten students.

Madden’s article in Nov. issue of “Mathematics Teacher”

Aug 20, 2011

Assistant professor Sandra R. Madden’s article “Designing Mathematical Learning Environments for Teachers” appeared in the November 2010 issue of Mathematics Teacher. The article suggests that scaffolding tasks can help increase teachers’ comfort and competence with technology.

Maloy wins website design award

Aug 16, 2011

Robert Maloy, senior lecturer, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, has received the 2010 Webbie Award from Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) organization for the website “Resources for History Teachers.” MassCUE launched the Webbie Awards in 2007 to recognize excellence in school web site design at the classroom, building and district level.

Dr. Sonia Nieto Scholarship Fund in Multicultural and Bilingual Education

Aug 15, 2011

Sonia Nieto, UMass Amherst College of Education Professor Emerita, is highly regarded as a leader in the field of multicultural and bilingual education. Her numerous awards include the Henry T. Trueba Lifetime Achievement Award, the Distinguished Career Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Committee on Scholars of Color in Education, the American Educational Research Association Division K Legacy Award, and the College of Education Award of Distinction.

"More Teaching Games for Understanding," co-edited by Dr. Linda Griffin, published by Human Kinetics

Aug 13, 2011

“More Teaching Games for Understanding: Moving Globally” edited by Linda Griffin, Associate Dean of the College of Education and professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, and Joy I. Butler, associate professor, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, University of British Columbia, has been published by Human Kinetics.

COE’s work with educators in Senegal and The Gambia supports quality multi-grade education

Aug 10, 2011

Professors Jacqueline Mosselson and Gretchen Rossman, and seven graduate students at the College of Education’s Center for International Education in the Department of Educational Policy, Research and Administration, recently completed a two-year project, Learning Initiatives in Rural Education (LIRE), in Senegal and The Gambia, which was funded by the World Bank-administered Bank-Netherlands Partnership Program (BNPP).

Madden to address teaching statistics issues in Slovenia

Aug 04, 2011

Sandra Madden, assistant professor in the College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, will be in Ljubljana, Slovenia in July to present a lecture on “Overcoming obstacles to support secondary teachers’ statistical content knowledge for teaching.”

The talk, to be presented at the International Conference on Teaching Statistics, builds on Madden’s work in statistics education with practicing teachers and the use of dynamic technology to support learning.

Pierce Receives Outstanding Teaching Award

Aug 01, 2011

Margy Pierce, assistant professor in the Department of Student Development and Pupil Personnel Services, received the 2010 College Outstanding Teacher Award.

The College Outstanding Teacher Award program was instituted as a complement to the Distinguished Teaching Awards given by the Graduate School to honor individual faculty members for their teaching accomplishments within their own colleges.

Keller and Randall, EPRA, accepted into Statistics Institute

Jul 30, 2011

College of Education professors Lisa A. Keller and Jennifer Randall, both in the Department fo Educational Policy, Research and Administration, have been accepted into the American Educaitonal Research Administration (AERA) Statistics Institute for Faculty.

This initiative of the AERA grants program, which is supported by the National Science Foundation, is intended to help develop a critical mass of U.S. education researchers using large-scale federal data sets, especially those sponsored by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), NSF, and other federal agencies.

Center for Educational Assessment scores high grades for new test

Jul 26, 2011

The Massachusetts Adult Proficiency Test for Math and Reading (MAPT), developed by the College of Education’s Center for Educational Assessment in cooperation with state education officials, has earned a top score from the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE).

The federal Office of Vocational and Adult Education has given the test a seven-year approval for use in the National Reporting System for Adult Education (NRS) – an outcome-based reporting system for state-administered, federally funded adult education programs.


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