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Laura Valdiviezo and Nelida Matos have been awarded Public Service Endowment Grants by the UMass Amherst Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Engagement. The awards are intended to enhance the public service mission of the campus. Grants support projects that deliver public services through special projects with an emphasis on converting knowledge into readily usable forms for immediate applications.
A trailer for “Your Baby is Speaking to You - A Visual Guide to the Amazing Behaviors of Your Newborn and Growing Baby” by Kevin Nugent, professor, Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies, is featured on the home page of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s web site http://www.hmhbooks.com. The trailer is also on YouTube.
K.C. Nat Turner and Florence Sullivan, assistant professors in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies (TECS), co-authored “Multiliteracies in Multi-user Virtual Environments (MUVE’s),” which Turner presented at the Fifth International Conference on Multimodality, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia in December 2010.
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.
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.
Sonia Nieto, UMass Amherst School 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 School of Education Award of Distinction.
"More Teaching Games for Understanding," co-edited by Dr. Linda Griffin, published by Human Kinetics
“More Teaching Games for Understanding: Moving Globally” edited by Linda Griffin, Associate Dean of the School 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.
Professors Jacqueline Mosselson and Gretchen Rossman, and seven graduate students at the School 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).
Sandra Madden, assistant professor in the School 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.