The Peabody Pulse

Feb. 1, 2021

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

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This Week

Wednesday: MEITE Career Connections event, 6 p.m., Facebook Live

Thursday: Black History Month Conversation: S. Kent Butler, 11 a.m., Register here

 

Applications open for new Human Organizational Leadership and Development program

Undergraduates seeking to study leadership and organizational change are encouraged to apply to join the School of Education’s new major — Human Organizational Leadership and Development. HOLD is set to launch in the fall. The program is designed to offer a multidisciplinary education that prepares students for a range of leadership careers in nonprofit agencies, government, and business. Learn more about the program here.

 

MEITE ‘Career Connections’ talk on Wednesday

MEITE, the UNC School of Education’s Master of Arts in Educational Innovation, Technology, and Entrepreneurship program, will host a “Career Connections” talk Wednesday evening. The event will feature students, alumni, faculty, and staff talking about career opportunities in educational innovation and technology and how the MEITE program prepares students for those opportunities. The event will be held as Facebook Live event on MEITE’s Facebook. Find more details here.

 

School of Education Black History Month Conversation Series opens Thursday

The School of Education is hosting a series of conversations this month, discussing the role of schools of education in uplifting and elevating Black youth, families, and communities. The talks will be held each Thursday this month at 11 a.m. on Zoom. The first talk features S. Kent Butler, president-elect of the American Counseling Association. Register for the talk here.

Other upcoming talks in the series:

Feb. 11: Dr. Paul Harris, Associate Professor, University of Virginia

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Wq_jWq0mSESxzrPjsDtkAQ

Feb. 18: Dr. William Jackson, CEO, Village of Wisdom

Registration Link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4wIwg51yRKaUA6ZwQgfnZQ

Feb. 25: Dr. Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy, Professor and Dean, School of Education, American University

Registration link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gTgQ-Zi4Sv6QgH-7pMhZQw

 

Jeff Greene hosts new podcast episode examining evidence-based practice

In the latest of his interviews for the American Psychological Association’s Division 15’s podcast series, Jeff Greene talks with Robert Slavin about evidence-based practice and issues around it. Slavin is director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University. Greene and Slavin talk about Slavin’s article in Educational Psychologist entitled “How Evidence-Based Research Will Transform Research and Practice in Education. The article was the focus of Slavin’s E.L. Thorndike Career Achievement Award talk given at the 2018 American Psychological Association’s annual convention. The podcast is available here.

 

Special issue of The High School Journal released

The High School Journal, a student-led publication that features research that critically examines issues in secondary education, has released a special issue focused on fugitivity and refusal of oppressive education norms. The issue features an editorial by doctoral student and the journal’s associate editor, Lucia Mock. Readers on campus may access the issue here: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/776365

 

Alumnus Michael Little wins AERA-NSF Research Grant Award

Michael Little (’18 Ph.D.) is one of nine early-career educational researchers to win an AERA-NSF Research Grant Award. Little is an assistant professor of literacy, policy analysis, and program evaluation at N.C. State University. His grant will be used to pursue a project entitled “Estimating the Relationship Between Preschool Attendance and Executive Function in Elementary School.” The AERA-NSF Grants Program supports graduate students and early career scholars as they launch their careers and develop research agendas in STEM education research.

 

Graduate students sought for research study

Are you a graduate student who attends an online class(es) due to COVID-19? Do you take care of at least one child in your home? If so, please consider joining a research study about graduate student experiences attending online classes while caring for children. You would be asked to complete two thirty-minute interviews (via phone) and three brief online surveys in January and February 2021. All interviews will be conducted one-on-one with the study’s P.I. Interviews and surveys will be completed during January and February, 2021. Compensation offered. If interested, please email Leah at metcalfl@live.unc.edu for more information.

 

Student volunteers sought for new UNC chapter of tutoring service

Students who are passionate about educational equity and providing resources and support to underserved populations are encouraged to join UNC-CH’s new chapter of Learn To Be. This nonprofit organization is dedicated to providing one-on-one virtual tutoring services to underserved K-12 youth both across the country and in the local community. The UNC-CH chapter aims to recruit and support undergraduate tutors and to bring Learn to Be’s tutoring services to the local community. Interested students seeking ways to have impact and make a meaningful difference are encouraged to fill out the following form: https://forms.gle/XrFpmWHz6bggJM5z5. Students with questions may also send email to ltbatunc@gmail.com or to faculty advisor Jennifer Diliberto.

 

Inaugural Barbara Hanna Wasik Distinguished Lecture scheduled for Feb. 17

The Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute will hold its inaugural Barbara Hanna Wasik Distinguished Lecture on Feb. 17, with Anna C. J. Long as the presenter. The title of Long’s talk is “Towards Empirically-Supported, Responsive Practice: The Emerging Science of Cultural Adaptation.Long is an assistant professor of school psychology at Louisiana State University and a licensed psychologist. She is a founding member and chair of the Committee on Diversity and Outreach in Psychology in the Department of Psychology, and a member of the APA Division 16 Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs. The lecture honors Barbara Wasik, who taught at the School of Education for 46 years, building a career as a leading researcher in the development and evaluation of early intervention programs for children at risk for social, emotional or academic difficulties. She also was one of the developers of Project CARE, a longitudinal, early childhood intervention study of the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center. She also served as interim director of the Center for a year. Those interested in attending the online presentation may RSVP by sending an email to Erica Nouri — erica.nouri@unc.edu — by Feb. 11.

 

UNC Teaching Fellows seminar series presents DEI discussion for educators on Feb. 17

The next event in the UNC Teaching Fellows seminar series will present on Feb. 17 a discussion entitled “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Pre-Service and In-Service Educators,” led by Dana Griffin. The talk is part of a seminar series sponsored by the UNC-Chapel Hill cohort of the N.C. Teaching Fellows program. The theme of this year’s series is “Diversity in Schools: Cultural, Ethnic, and Racial.” Additional events in the series are planned for next semester. Griffin’s talk begins at 6:30 p.m. Those wishing to attend should email Tammy Siler, tsiler1@email.unc.edu.

 

Students offered educators’ certification course

MetaMetrics, a local education company that developed the Lexile Framework for Reading, is offering School of Education undergraduates and graduate students an online, professional development course for educators. The self-paced, online course, which was developed for the firm by graduate students in the School’s MEITE program, offers a certificate of completion on MetaMetrics’ upcoming Quantile Framework for Mathematics. Upon completion of the course, participants will be considered subject matter experts of the Quantile Framework for Mathematics, and its uses to make data-driven decisions to guide classroom instruction. In exchange for complimentary access to this course, participants must provide feedback, a testimonial, and a letter of recommendation on the content and quality of the course. The offer is open to a limited number of participants. Participants must be an undergraduate or graduate student seeking a degree in education with the intent to teach K-12 mathematics to qualify. If interested, please complete this form.

 

Publications, presentations, recent grant awards, etc.

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

 

Gibbs, B. (2021). Teaching into and through Burnout. Teachers College Record. https://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=23579

Thurston Domina, Linda Renzulli, Brittany Murray, Alma Nidia Garza, Lysandra Perez. Remote or Removed: Predicting Successful Engagement with Online Learning during COVID-19. Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. https://doi.org/10.1177/2378023120988200

Anjali J. Forber-Pratt, America J. El Sheikh, Luz E. Robinson, Dorothy L. Espelage, Katherine M. Ingram, Alberto Valido & Cagil Torgal (2021) Trauma-Informed Care in Schools: Perspectives From School Resource Officers and School Security Professionals During Professional Development Training. School Psychology Review, DOI: 10.1080/2372966X.2020.1832863

Anderson, R.E., Metzger, I, Applewhite, K., Sawyer, B., Jackson, W., Flores, S., Majors, A., McKenny, M.C. (2020). Hands up, now what?: Black families’ reactions to racial socialization interventions. Journal of Youth Development, 15(5), 93-109. https://doi.org/10.5195/jyd.2020.755

 

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Upcoming Events

Thursday, Feb. 11

Black History Month Conversation Series: Paul Harris

11 a.m.

Register here

 

Thursday, Feb. 11

MSA Career Connections event

5 p.m.

Details

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Barbara Hanna Wasik Distinguished Lecture

3 p.m.

Details

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17

MEDX, ECIFS info session

6 p.m.

Details

 

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Teaching Fellows seminar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Pre-Service and In-Service Educators

6:30 p.m.

Email Tammy Siler for details, tsiler1@email.unc.edu

 

Thursday, Feb. 18

Black History Month Conversation Series: William Jackson

11 a.m.

Register here

 

Thursday, Feb. 25

Black History Month Conversation Series: Cheryl Holcomb-McCoy

11 a.m.

Register here

 

Wednesday, March 3

Undergraduate programs info event

6 p.m.

Details

 

Thursday, March 11

MEDX, ECIFS info session

6 p.m.

Details

 

Wednesday, March 17

MEITE info session

6 p.m.

Details

 

Wednesday, March 17

Teaching Fellows Seminar: Culturally Responsive Teaching

6:30 p.m.

Email Tammy Siler for details, tsiler1@email.unc.edu

 

Thursday, March 18

MSA info session

6 p.m.

Details