The Peabody Pulse

August 31, 2020

Contact:  Michael Hobbs (michael_hobbs (AT) unc.edu)

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This Week

Wednesday: Diversity Programs for Underrepresented Students, 1 p.m., online

Wednesday: MEDX Information Session, 6 p.m., online

Thursday: MAT Information Session, 6 p.m., online

 

New resources to support online learning for individuals with autism

A new collection of resources to support online learning for individuals with autism has been published by the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. Faculty member Kara Hume assisted in the project, which was led by postdoctoral fellow Sallie Nowell. The collection is aimed at addressing the needs of children with autism, their families, and teachers during the pandemic. The new collection is available here.

 

Patricia Harris taking part in Wednesday panel discussion regarding diversity programs for underrepresented students

Patricia “Trish” Harris, recruitment director for the School of Education, will be part of a panel discussion on Wednesday regarding diversity programs at Carolina for underrepresented students. The event is part of a University Career Services series of talks during “Diversity & Inclusion Skills for Aspiring Student Leaders Week” being held through Friday. More information and a link to register are here.

  

Film ‘Maestra’ describing Cuba’s literacy campaign streaming this week

The Consortium in Latin American & Caribbean Studies and the School of Education are hosting a streaming of the short documentary film “Maestra,” telling the story of Cuba’s National Literacy Campaign. The film is available for streaming starting Tuesday, with a discussion of the film scheduled for Sept. 8. The discussion will explore the film, the power of literacy, and the impact of teachers in society. More details and to sign up for streaming and the discussion.

 

Doctoral student Dan Earixson starts nonprofit to help teachers of color

Dan Earixson has created a North Carolina nonprofit aimed at eliminating licensing barriers for teachers of color, called the Teacher Examination Supplement for Testing (TEST). The organization is engaging in initial fundraising efforts and will be partnering with the UNC MAT program, as well as TeachNC, to identify grant recipients. More details and an opportunity to support the effort are at this GoFundMe site: gf.me/u/ys69z6

 

Constance Lindsay presenting Sept. 10 on systemic racism and education in Honors Carolina event

Faculty member Constance Lindsay will present as part of an Honors Carolina series examining issues around race. Lindsay’s talk “Systemic Racism and Education” will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, at 4:30 p.m. The six talks in the series — entitled “Structures of Inequality: A Focused Look at Systems of Racism” — are open to all Carolina students, faculty and staff. The series is sponsored by Honors Carolina and the Phi Beta Kappa Society and is open to everyone. More information and to sign up for sessions.

 

Patricia Harris joins N.C. Black Entrepreneurship Council

Patricia Harris, recruitment director, has been named to a new group called the North Carolina Black Entrepreneurship Council. The council was formed by NC IDEA, a private foundation committed to supporting entrepreneurial and economic empowerment in North Carolina. The council will seek to support entrepreneurial aspirations and economic potential of North Carolina’s Black community. Harris is among the 25 inaugural members.

 

Publications, presentations, recent grant awards, etc.

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

Brunner J.L., Abd-El-Khalick F. (2020) Improving Nature of Science Instruction in Elementary Classrooms with Modified Trade Books and Educative Curriculum Materials. In: McComas W. (eds) Nature of Science in Science Instruction. Science: Philosophy, History and Education. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57239-6_25

Lederman N.G., Abd-El-Khalick F., Lederman J.S. (2020) Avoiding De-Natured Science: Integrating Nature of Science into Science Instruction. In: McComas W. (eds) Nature of Science in Science Instruction. Science: Philosophy, History and Education. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-57239-6_17

Andrew McEachin, Thurston Domina, Andrew Penner. (February 2020) Heterogeneous effects of early algebra across California middle schools. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. https://doi.org/10.1002/pam.22202

Turner-Brown L., Hume K. (2020) The TEACCH Approach and Other Visually Based Approaches for Children with Autism. In: Vivanti G., Bottema-Beutel K., Turner-Brown L. (eds) Clinical Guide to Early Interventions for Children with Autism. Best Practices in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Care. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-41160-2_7

Marisa Marraccini (PI) and co-PIs Lauren Sartain, Dana Griffin have won a $20,000 grant from the Society for Study of School Psychology to pursue a project entitled “Building Best Practices for School Mental Health Supports during Isolation from Schools: Supporting Adolescents with Suicidal Thoughts and Behaviors.”

 

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Ed.D. Information Session

6 p.m.

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Thursday, Sept. 10

Constance Lindsay: Systemic Racism and Education

4:30 pm

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Thursday, Sept. 10

MSA Information Session

6 pm.

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Tuesday, Sept. 22

HDFS Information Session

6 p.m.

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Wednesday, Sept. 23

MEITE Information Session

6 p.m.

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Thursday, Sept. 24

MEDX Information Session

6 p.m.

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Thursday, Oct. 1

School Counseling Information Session

6 p.m.

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Wednesday, Oct. 14

MEITE Information Session

6 p.m.

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Tuesday, Oct. 27

MSA Information Session

6 p.m.

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Thursday, Oct. 29

MAT Information Session

6 p.m.

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Monday, Nov. 2

School Counseling Information Session

6 p.m.

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Wednesday, Nov. 4

MEITE Information Session

6 p.m.

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