ANNE C. HAYES
The CLIC librarians recently accepted this editor’s desk as a donation from Anne C. Hayes,
a PhD student in Leadership, Foundations, and Policy department in Curry. The desk's inclined surface helps make reading less fatiguing. The next time you are in the CLIC, look for it on one of the tables and see if you like using it. Due to its portable nature, it does get moved around. Several students have already tried it out and commented about the ease of not having to use both hands to hold up a book. Thank you Anne for your generosity!
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
The National Center for Education Statistics has released the results of the 2009 High School Transcript Study.
The High School Transcript Study presents information about the types of courses that high school graduates in the class of 2009 took during high school, how many credits they earned, what grades they received, and how their course taking patterns related to their performance on the 2009 NAEP mathematics and science assessments.
The full text of the report is available at:
WHEN: July 12-14, 2011.
WHERE: Washington, D.C.
WHAT: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) will sponsor a two and a half day seminar on using the Schools and Staffing Survey, the Teacher Follow-up Survey, and the Principal Follow-up Survey.
DEADLINE for applications: June 7, 2011.
COST: There is no fee to attend this seminar. NCES will provide training materials as well as computers for hands-on practice. For out-of-town participants, NCES will also pay for transportation, hotel accommodations, and a fixed per diem for meals and incidental expenses incurred during the training seminar.
For more information, please go to
WHEN: July 19-21, 2011.
WHERE: Washington, D.C.
WHAT: The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is sponsoring a three-day advanced studies seminar on the use of the High School Longitudinal Study of 2009, (HSLS:2009) database. The data capture the coursework, experiences, activities, plans, motivations, and performance in algebra of a nationally representative sample of ninth graders, as well as the influences of schools, teachers, friends, and family in students’ decision-making about courses, college, and careers, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Advanced graduate students and faculty members from colleges and universities nationwide, and researchers, education practitioners, and policy analysts from federal, state, and local education, human services agencies, and professional associations are invited to apply.
COST: There is no fee to attend this seminar. NCES will provide training materials as well as computers for hands-on practice. For out-of-town participants, NCES also will pay for transportation, hotel accommodations, and a fixed per diem for meals and incidental expenses during the training seminar.
DEADLINE for applications:June 30, 2011.
For more information or to register, please visit
To learn more about HSLS:09 and to view HSLS:09 data products and reports, please visit:
The deadline to submit a concurrent session or demonstration proposal for the STATS-DC 2011 Data Conference is April 29, 2011. For more information about the conference and to submit a concurrent session or demonstration proposal, please visit
Topics are invited from all sources, but the major focus will be on education data system design and management, data standards, data delivery methods, and strategies for improving data use.
The STATS-DC 2011 Data Conference will take place July 25-29, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Bethesda, MD. The theme for this year’s conference is “You Want it When? Balancing Timeliness and Quality.”
Graduate students, please renew the books and other materials your already have checked out. You can renew online or at any library circulation desk. The new due date will be May 11, 2012.
On Friday April 22, 2011 RefWorks will be performing maintenance and will be unavailable for up to 2 hours.
WHEN: June 28 through June 30, 2011
WHERE: Arlington, VA
WHAT: To encourage research on American Indian and Alaska Native students, NCES will conduct a two and a half day advanced studies seminar on the use of its databases for education research and policy analysis on American Indian and Alaska Native students. This seminar, sponsored by the Office of Indian Education, will focus primarily on the National Indian Education Study (NIES), a supplemental study conducted as a part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 2005 and 2007.
Although the primary focus of this seminar is NAEP, the participants will also be given a brief overview of the other NCES surveys like the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study that collect education data on American Indian/Alaska Native students.
At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will submit a summary of a study design that uses NAEP/NIES data.
COST: There is no fee to attend this seminar; NCES will also pay for transportation, hotel accommodations, and a fixed per diem for meals and incidental expenses during the training seminar.
DEADLINE for applications: April 30, 2011.
For full information on this seminar, see
For information on the National Indian Education Study (NIES), see
WHEN: Wednesday, April 28, 2 pm to 3 pm
WHAT: Tech Counts: K-12 Seeks Custom Fit
Christina A. Clayton, director virtual learning, Georgia Virtual School and Christopher Rush, co-founder and chief product officer, School of One, New York City will talk about how to use technology and different teaching and learning approaches to give students personalized learning experiences that mirror the customized experiences they take for granted outside of school.
WHERE: Register here to view online free
NOTE: All Education Week webinars are archived and accessible "on demand" for up to six months after the original live-streaming date.
If you were unable to attend the "Using Evidence to Improve Teaching and Learning in Higher Education" Symposium last week, you can still hear and see Lee S. Shulman's thought provoking keynote address. Professor Shulman, president emeritus of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, set the tone for the symposium with his address which postulated that teaching in higher education should be approached with the same rigor as research.
The symposium, organized by Curry School of Education Dean, Robert Pianta, was one of the events surrounding President Teresa A. Sullivan's official inauguration last week.
Were you unable to attend the "Recalibrating Professional Development for Teacher Success" webinar presented by Dean Pianta and Joellen Killion held earlier this week? Not to worry. The on-demand version of the webinar is now available here. You can view this on-demand version free for the next six months.
You can also cut and paste this URL into your browser to access the webinar: http://edweek.org/go/webinar/PDsuccess
The PowerPoint presentation is also available for download here.
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