The Peabody Pulse

Oct. 12, 2020

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This Week

Tuesday: Ed.D. information Session, 6 p.m., online

Wednesday: MEITE information Session, 6 p.m., online

Thursday: LatinxEd ‘Cafecito’, Noon, Facebook Live

Friday: DEI Chat, 3 p.m., Zoom


Greg Cizek named chair of National Assessment Governing Board committee

Faculty member Gregory Cizek has been named chair of the National Assessment Governing Board’s Committee on Standards, Design, and Methodology. The NAGB is a panel that helps set policies guiding the use of data to evaluate school performance. Cizek was appointed to the NAGB in 2017. As a committee chair, Cizek also becomes a member of the Executive Committee of the NAGB. The NAGB, working with U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, sets policies for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), which is also known as the “Nation’s Report Card.” Read more here.


Dorothy Espelage chosen to give lecture at Penn State

Faculty member Dorothy Espelage has been chosen to deliver the 2020 Bennett Lecture in Prevention Science at Penn State University. The lecture, scheduled for Oct. 29, is an annual event at Penn State’s Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Center. Her lecture is entitled “Addressing Bullying and School Violence and Promoting School Connectedness.” The lecture will stream beginning at 3:30 p.m. on the center’s YouTube channel, with details available here.


LatinxEd’s ‘Cafecito’ on Thursday features discussion about language

The role of language in Latinx identity development will be the topic in LatinxEd’s “Cafecito” on Thursday. The event will feature guests Jenice Ramirez, executive director of ISLA NC, and Lina Palancares, a College y Consejos virtual coach. The event begins at noon and will be streamed on the LatinxEd Facebook. More details and a link to register are here.


Dana Griffin hosting DEI Chats on Fridays

Dana Griffin, the Dean’s Fellow for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, will hold the next in her series of “DEI Chats” on Friday at 3 p.m. During the chats, Griffin invites faculty and staff to talk about issues around DEI work in the School of Education. Griffin has sent a Zoom link to the chats via email.


Alumnus Terrell Morton is co-PI on new $1 million NSF grant

Terrell Morton (’17, Ph.D.) is a co-principal investigator on a team that has won a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation aimed at helping universities and colleges diversify the STEM workforce. Morton is a faculty member at the University of Missouri and a fellow of the university’s Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation.


Brian Gibbs presenting in Ida B. Wells Symposia event for educators on Oct. 27

The Ida B. Wells Symposia, a series of talks sponsored by the Center for the Study of the American South, is holding an Oct. 27 event for educators. The event — “Teaching with the ‘Light of Truth’ — will include a panel discussion sharing challenges and strategies for teaching “hard history. School of Education faculty member Brian Gibbs will be one of the presenters. The discussion, beginning at 6 p.m., will be oriented primarily toward K-12 teachers. More details and a registration link are here.


Doctoral students Gilliam, Wilson to give Oct. 29 talk about “#BlackOutLoudUNC” documentary

Doctoral students Cortland Gilliam and Jerry Wilson will give a talk along with showing clips from their documentary “#BlackOutLoudUNC” on Oct. 29 in an event sponsored by the Center for the Study of the American South. In the film, Black Carolina students talk about their experiences on campus. The event begins at 6 p.m. More details and a registration link are here.


Publications, presentations, recent grant awards, etc.

Faculty members are noted in bold, graduate students/recent graduates with underline.

Cohen-Vogel, L., Sadler, J., Little, M. & Merrill, B. (2020). (Mis)Alignment of instructional policy supports in Pre-K and Kindergarten: Evidence from rural districts in North Carolina. Early Childhood Research Quarterly.

Merrill, B., Cohen-Vogel, L., Little, M., Sadler, J., & Lee, K. (2020). “Quality” assurance features in state-funded early childhood education. Children and Youth Services Review.

Little, M., Cohen-Vogel, L., Sadler, J., & B. Merrill. (2020). Moving kindergarten entry assessments from policy to practice: Evidence from North Carolina. Early Education and Development.

Ingle, W. & Cohen-Vogel, L. Power, politics, and hegemony. (2020). In R. Papa (Ed.), Oxford Encyclopedia of Educational Administration. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Gibbs, B. (2020). Critically examining war: A classroom catch-22. Ohio Social Studies Review, Vol. 56, No. 2.

Greene, J.A., Copeland, D.Z. & Deekens, V.M. A Model of Technology Incidental Learning Effects. Educ Psychol Rev (2020).

Chen, M.-T., Chang, Y.-P., Marraccini, M., Cho, M.-C., Guo, N.-W. (in press). Comprehensive Attention Training System (CATS): A computerized executive-functioning training for school-aged children with autism spectrum disorders. International Journal of Developmental Disabilities.

Candice Powell, Cynthia Demetriou, Terrell R. Morton & James M. Ellis (2020) A CRT-informed model to enhance experiences and outcomes of racially minoritized students. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, DOI: 10.1080/19496591.2020.1724546


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Upcoming Events


Monday, Oct. 26

HDFS Career Connections event

6 p.m.

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Tuesday, Oct. 27

MSA Information Session

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Wednesday, Oct. 28

Teaching Fellows Information Session

5:30 p.m.

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Thursday, Oct. 29

MAT Information Session

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Monday, Nov. 2

School Counseling Information Session

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Wednesday, Nov. 4

MEITE Information Session

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Tuesday, Nov. 10

Ed.D. Information Session

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