Month: January 2017

CBER’s Breakfast Brown Bag Series (B3) “Squeezing water from a stone: Getting research from school collaborations.”

Monday, February 13
9:00 – 10:00 Gentry 144
Dr. Adam Feinberg and Dr. Devin Kearns


This interactive panel discussion will focus on the opportunities and challenges of conducting research and getting publications from school collaboration and demonstration projects. Panel members will provide examples of current partnerships with teachers, schools, and districts and lead a conversation about strategies for asking and answering research and practice questions in complex applied settings.

Description of B3 Series: CBER’s Breakfast Brown Bag (B3) Series is designed to provide an early window into innovative research conducted by, or in collaboration with, CBER research scientists. Researchers are invited to share current work, and audience members are encouraged ask questions, engage in problem solving, and discuss issues in applied research with CBER researchers. Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students interested in applied research are welcome.

Bring along your breakfast and join us for our new B3 series on February 13th!

Please RSVP ( by Feb. 10.

CBER researchers recently publish articles and give presentations in positive behavioral supports


CBER researchers recently publish articles in positive behavioral supports. Thank you all for your contributions!

Simonsen, B., Freeman, J., Dooley, K., Maddock, E., Kern, L., & Myers, D. (2017). Effects of targeted professional development on teachers’ specific praise rates. Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 19, 37-47. doi:10.1177/1098300716637192

Sugai, G., Simonsen, B., Freeman, J., & La Salle, T. (2016). Capacity development and multi-tiered systems of support: Guiding principles. Australasian Journal of Special Education. Advance online publication. doi:10.1017/jse.2016.11

Freeman, J., Sugai, G., Simonsen, B., & Everett, S. (2016). Multi-tiered support systems coaching: Bridging knowing to doing. Theory into Practice. Manuscript accepted for publication.

Myers, D., Simonsen, B., Freeman, J., & Sugai, G. (2016). Classroom management with exceptional learners. Teaching Exceptional Children. Invited manuscript accepted for publication.

Dr. Jennifer Freeman and Dr. Brandi Simonsen also recently give presentations in PBIS.

Simonsen, B. (2016, October). Classroom PBIS: Making every moment count. Plenary Address presented at PBIS National Implementer’s Forum, Rosemont, IL. [Invited Plenary]

Simonsen, B., & Freeman, J. (2016, October). Classroom PBIS: Discussion of outcomes, data, practices, and systems. Roundtable, discussion, and question (RDQ) session presented at PBIS National Implementer’s Forum, Rosemont, IL. [Invited]

Freeman, J., & Simonsen, B. (2016, October). Systems to support teachers’ implementation of PBIS in the classroom. Lecture presented at PBIS National Implementer’s Forum, Rosemont, IL. [Invited]

Dr. Michael Coyne publishes a new article and gives a presentation

Dr. Michael Coyne publishes a new article and gives a presentation. Thank you for your contributions, Dr. Coyne!

New Journal Article:
Coyne, M. D., Oldham, A., Leonard, K., Burns, D., & Gage, N. (2016). Delving into the details: Implementing multitiered K–3 reading supports in high-priority schools. In B. Foorman (Ed.), Challenges to implementing effective reading intervention in schools. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 154, 67–85.

New Presentation:
Coyne, M. D. (2016, December). Testing & Replicating the Efficacy of a Supplemental Kindergarten Vocabulary Intervention Implemented within a Tiered Instructional Framework. Invited paper presented at the annual IES Principal Investigator’s Meeting, Washington, DC.