Along with being the most widely read journal in the measurement field, in the first month of the Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation (PARE) at UMass, two of the three most downloaded papers of all time in the UMass Scholarworks system were PARE papers.

Dr. Robert Maloy, Dr. Torrey Trust, and students preparing to become history and social studies teachers are collaborating on the interactive, multimodal, multicultural, open-access e-book, Building Democracy for All for teaching and learning key topics in U.S. government and civic life.

Dr. Enrique Suárez, Assistant Professor of Math, Science, and Learning Technologies, presented his talk, "Estoy Explorando Science: Emergent bilingual students problematizing physical phenomena through leveraging multiple communicative resources," at Michigan State  University's CREATE for STEM Institute. 

A round of applause for Dr. Sally Campbell Galman, Professor of Children, Families, & Schools, who recently published the chapter, "Parenting Far from the Tree: Supportive Parents of Young Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Children in the United States," in Parents and Caregivers Across Cultures.

The free open online course, Teaching & Learning with Current & Emerging Technologies, designed by Dr. Torrey Trust's spring 2019 cohort of EDUC 612 students, is up and running for more than 200 educators around the world. Participants meet and interact with educators around the world, discover ways to integrate current and emerging technologies, and are posting their activities, reflections, and lesson plans on Twitter using the hashtag #ARVR3D. Way to go!

A standing ovation for Dr. Maurianne Adams, Professor Emerita, who received the Conch Shell Award from the Amherst Historical Society on February 2. This honor is bestowed upon the person, business, or organization that has contributed to the preservation and awareness of Amherst's history, has demonstrated a commitment to education and interpretation, and has used innovative and creative methods to showcase Amherst’s historic resources.

Congratulations to doctoral student Sai Satish Gattupalli for being honored as a Massachusetts Computer Using Educators (MassCUE) Champion! MassCUE Champions are a cohort of active, passionate member-educators in various regions around Massachusetts. The Initiative is an opportunity for members to take a leadership role within their region by hosting events and leading professional development.