May 16-17, 2019
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Dr. Allison Lombardi and Emily Tarconish, a CBER student researcher, received a CETL (Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning) mini grant for their project "Assessing the Impact of Disability-Awareness Videos on Faculty Member’s Teaching Effectiveness" .
According to Dr. Lombardi, this project will test the effectiveness of disability-awareness videos that were designed to improve faculty members' awareness of the experiences of college students with disabilities, familiarity with available supports for these students, and tools and strategies that promote inclusive teaching. Specifically, they will use a validated survey to measure the effects of the videos on changes in faculty members' disability-related self-efficacy, a concept that encompasses general disability knowledge, familiarity with disability-related supports and principles of universal design, as well as feeling prepared to share this information with other faculty members. Participants will complete pre and post surveys, measuring disability-related self-efficacy before and after and viewing the five videos.
For more information on Dr. Lombardi's research projects, please click here.
Dr. Allison Lombardi received the 2018 Neag School of Education Outstanding Early Career Scholar Award. This award is given to a faculty member(s) in the Neag School of Education within the first eight years (at least two years at UConn) of his or her academic career following the completion of the doctoral degree and recognizes outstanding early-career contributions to his or her field of study, along with a demonstrated potential for continued research success and achievements. Congratulations, Dr. Lombardi!
Jessica Monahan, a CBER student researcher, recently received the Patricia L. Sitlington Emerging Researcher Award at the 2018 Division on Career Development and Transition (DCDT) conference. She was the third place winner. Her study title is “College and Career Readiness: An Examination of Educators’ Self-Efficacy”. Congratulation, Jess!
Patricia L. Sitlington Emerging Researcher Award- This award recognizes a graduate student who, through research completed during their doctoral program, shows significant promise for contributing to positive outcomes for transition-aged youth and to the field of transition through transition research. To be considered for the award, graduate students (or recent graduates whose research was completed during their doctoral program) must submit their research for the DCDT Patricia L Sitlington Emerging Researcher poster session. Each student’s poster will be reviewed by a committee during the poster session with awards made to the top students during the DCDT annual conference.
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The PBIS team at CBER UConn is co-directing the National Technical Assistance Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). On this $32.6 million U.S. Department of Education grant, the team at the University of Connecticut is serving as one of the lead institutions that supports SEAs, LEAs, and schools to establish, scale-up, and sustain the PBIS framework. Brandi Simonsen and the PBIS team at CBER are supporting the implementation of PBIS in northeastern states as well as leading activities regarding promoting school climate and documenting PBIS implementation in high schools and high-needs districts. Please see a news article on UConn Today to learn more about this grant. More CBER research projects can also be found on our Research Projects.
Join us for our Breakfast Brown Bag event about CT Education Policy Initiatives on December 10th! In this event, we will engage CT SDE leaders in conversations about the vision of education for CT. Charlene Russell-Tucker, Sarah Barzee, Melissa Hickey, and Bryan Klimkiewicz will be our panelists.
Time: Monday, December 10th, 2018
Date: 9 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: Oak Hall, Room 112, UConn Storrs campus
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Light refreshments will be served.
If you have any questions about this event, please email Dr. Brandi Simonsen (email@example.com).
We are pleased to announce that this year’s NEPBIS Network Leadership Forum is accepting proposals for presentations. You are invited to submit proposals for the following: oral presentations, poster presentations, and symposium sessions (10- to 20-minute presentations organized by the conference committee around similar themes).
Review the submission guidelines and a scoring rubric prior to submitting a proposal; note that submissions from the Northeast Network States (CT, DE, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, & VT) will be prioritized. Please click here to submit your proposals. We are excited to review your proposal and put together an interesting and informative forum.
Further information on the 8th Annual Northeast PBIS Network Leadership Forum in Mystic, Conn. — scheduled for May 16-17, 2019 — is available at nepbis.org.
Mike Coyne or Brandi Simonsen
|9:10-9:15am||Introduction of Provost Kennedy
A light breakfast of coffee/tea, fruit, and muffins will be provided. Please download this event to your calendar by clicking here.
July 16 – 19, 2018
Neag School of Education
UConn Storrs Campus
The Neag School invites current or future PBIS trainers or coaches to the University of Connecticut for the second annual Summer Behavioral Institute — a one-week, intensive program presented by national experts designed to develop your skills through:
Special Guest Speaker: