Eight University of Virginia professors are among the 121 most influential education scholars in 2012 in a national ranking compiled by Education Week columnist Rick Hess and released Wednesday View the report and the methodology.
U.Va. Curry School of Education Dean Robert Pianta led the U.Va. contingent, ranked the 19th-most influential education scholar in the nation.
Others from U.Va. to make the list – all of whom have some affiliation with the Curry School – are:
Carol Tomlinson, William Clay Parrish Jr, Professor of Education and chair of Curry's Leadership Foundations & Policy Studies program, 27th;
Daniel Willingham, professor of psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences, 33rd;
James E. Ryan, law professor, 57th;
former Curry Dean David Breneman, University Professor & Newton & Rita Meyers Professor of Economics of Education, 63rd;
Thomas Dee, professor of public policy, Frank Batten School of Leadership & Public Policy, 85th;
Sarah Turner, University Professor of Economics & Education, 95th;
Michelle Young, professor of education and Executive Director of UCEA, 101st.
WHAT: Poster Competition
PROPOSALS DUE: March 12, 2012
JUDGING: May 4, 2012 in the Rotunda Dome Room
PRIZES: $500 travel funds to each winner (18)
ELIGIBILTY: Post-docs, graduate, and undergraduate students.
President Sullivan recognizes the central role of knowledge creation and dissemination in the life of a great comprehensive university. To recognize research and scholarship as a central part of the UVa mission, UVa will host a Pan-University Research Poster Competition to highlight high-impact and innovative growth areas for UVa research.
Six Research Award Categories
• Physical & Environmental Sciences
• Engineering, Biosciences, & Health
• Humanities, Social, Behavioral, & Economic Sciences
• Law, Business, Policy, & Education
• Translational & Applied Research
• Performing & Fine Arts & Architecture
‘The Snowy Day,’ the first picture book with black child as hero, marks 50 years. Children in snow suits are a common sight during winter. But in 1962, Peter from “The Snowy Day” was something most children in the United States had never seen before: an African American character who was the hero of his own book.
“None of the manuscripts I’d been illustrating featured any black kids — except for token blacks in the background,” wrote author and illustrator Ezra Jack Keats, who died in 1983. “My book would have him there simply because he should have been there all along.”
--Yvonne Zipp, Washingtop Post
BEST iPad APP
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore ($5) is our favorite work of fiction in a book app from last year. It is part picture book, part movie and you are part of the engaging story. You can turn up the volume and hide the text and let the app tell the story or mute the narrator and read it the old-fashioned way. Either way, we bet it will be one of your favorites, too!
Check out the Youtube trailer of this fantastic book, you'll be amazed.
The journal, Annual Review of Clinical Psychology in publication since 2005, provides comprehensive reviews of significant developments in the field of Clinical Psychology and Psychiatry. The journal covers research, theory, and the application of psychological principles to address recognized disorders, including schizophrenia, mood, anxiety, childhood, substance use, cognitive, and personality disorders. Chapters also address broader issues cross-cutting the field, such as diagnosis, treatment, social policy, and cross-cultural and legal issues.
The paper, The Role of the Critical Review Article in Alleviating Information Overload, draws on a survey of early-career researchers to examine their approach to academic literature, such as how and why they read it, how much time they dedicate to it, what informs their reading choices, and how they assess quality. One-on-one interviews were then conducted with a range of prestigious scientists including Eugene Garfield (Thomson Reuters Scientific : Web of Science) and Richard Zare (Stanford University) to interpret the results in the broader research environment. Finally, current and past members of Annual Reviews staff explain the lifecycle of a critical review article, in terms of how it helps scientists address the challenge of information overload.
The white paper brings together these different perspectives and proposes future ways in which authors, readers, editors, librarians, and publishers may filter the flow of scholarly content.
TOPIC: Developing Effective Fractions Instruction
DATE: Wednesday, January 18
TIME: 1:30pm - 3:00pm EST
LOCATION: Online - Register here
DESCRIPTION: Doing What Works will host a webinar highlighting one of the What Works Clearinghouse’s Practice Guides: Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for K-8. The guide, which outlines a series of research-based practices, outlines five key recommendations intended to help educators improve students’ understanding of fractions. The webinar will build upon the recommendations in the WWC’s Practice Guide by presenting participants with real-world examples intended to improve professional development, training, and in-classroom strategies.
WEBINAR: STEM SCHOOLS
TOPIC: The New Wave of STEM-Focused Schools
DATE: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
TIME: 2 to 3 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Online - Register here
This webinar, featuring a national researcher and the principal of a STEM-focused high school in Texas, will explore the rationale for STEM schools, what they are, and what they look like in practice. It also will examine the promise they hold for improved learning, as well as some of the challenges of finding success.
- You've had people ask you why the Library doesn't have more current e-books
- You've wondered why the choice of titles in JMRL's Overdrive e-book lending program is so limited
- You're just generally curious about the relationship between publishers and libraries
...then take a look at this NY Times story!
The National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.
just released the report, Academic Libraries 2010. Key data include:
1. There are 3,690 academic libraries in the U.S.
2. Academic libraries held approximately 158.7M e-books 3. Academic libraries spent approximately $152.4 million for electronic books, serial backfiles, and other materials in FY 2010.
4. Expenditures for electronic current serial (journals and publications issued in parts) subscriptions totaled about $1.2 billion
5. 72 percent of academic libraries reported that they supported virtual reference services
6. Academic libraries reported 88,943 staff working in academic libraries
Academic libraries reported 26,706 librarians
working in academic libraries
RENEW YOUR LIBRARY BOOKS
Renew the library books and avoid fines!
Over 50 friends, family members, former students, staff and faculty members gathered in the CLIC on December 8, 2011 to remember Dr. Charles (Chuck) Melvin Heuchert, Professor Emeritus. A constant theme was Chuck's ability to bring out the best in everyone, his firm belief in helping children, and his dedication to his students. His love of UVa sports was legendary as was his love for his family and friends.
TITLE: Handbook of Research with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations
LOCATION: The CLIC's handbook section is- located on shelves to the left when you enter the CLIC
CALL NUMBER: HV1449 .H36 2009
TABLE OF CONTENTS
You can digitize and scan chapters from this handbook for free by using the Digital Sender machine in the CLIC's computer lab.
HOW TO WRITE ONE
APA explains it all to you: How to write a meta-analysis.
Staff at RefWorks have produced this guide filled with tutorials and advice. Try it, we think you will like it!
RENT or BUY
Kno, Inc. is an education software company whose declared mission is to make learning engaging, efficient, and social for students.
Kno maintains a catalog of available eTextbooks exceeding 100,000 titles. In addition to buying or renting textbooks from Kno.com, students can also make use of the company's iPad applications for use with the digital textbooks that have more than 60 interactive features including the ability to highlight important passages, take notes, bookmark pages, add sticky notes, search terms with Wikipedia or a dictionary, extract important information from their textbook with Journal, a digital notebook, and can create instant quizzes from any diagram with the Quiz Me feature.
According to a new NCES report, America’s Youth: Transitions to Adulthood, the youth of 2011 are different than their peers in 1980, 1990, and 2000 in many aspects – they have greater education and less labor force participation, they have delayed the establishment of their own families, and they have higher expectations for their future.
America’s Youth: Transitions to Adulthood compares the current generation of youth and young adults in the United States to youth and young adults in 2000, 1990, and 1980. Data for the report came from NCES and other federal surveys.
BRITISH FILM ARCHIVES
Thanks to a collaboration between regional film archives and the British Film Institute, film archive collections from across the UK can now be searched online via the BFI National Archive regardless of where you live or where films are held. For example, if you put in children's
books you find over a hundred relevant programs some of which include
speeches and interviews with children's book authors. Some films and clips are also available to view and these will be added to over time.
New Horizons for Learning identifies and communicates successful strategies as a leading-edge web resource for educational practice. It is now accepting submissions for its first special edition journal focusing on special education topics. Please check out the call for submissions related to Response to Intervention and Autism.
Click here to read the current and previous issues of the Education Services newsletter produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman to support digital scholarship and research.