DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

FACULTY ACTIVITIES REPORT

FOR JULY 1, 2004 TO JUNE 30, 2005

 

I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

II. Papers and Presentations

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

IV. External Grants Received

 

 

I.  Publications, Performances, Exhibits

 

Cunningham, Patricia

 

Cunningham, Patricia M., James W. Cunningham, Dorothy P. Hall and Sharon Arthur Moore.  Writing the Four Blocks Way.  Greensboro, NC:  Carson Dellosa, 2005

 

Arens, Amanda B., Karen L. Loman, Patricia M. Cunningham and Dorothy P. Hall.  The Teacher’s Guide to Big Blocks.  Greensboro, NC:  Carson Dellosa, 2005

 

Cunningham, Patricia M.   Making Places.  Greensboro, NC:  Carson Dellosa, 2005

 

Evans, Robert

 

Andersen, A.M., Dragsted, S., Evans, R. & Sørensen, H. (2005): Fra seminrium til skolepraksis i natur/teknik (From teacher’s college to teaching science in elementary school) in Andersen, A.M. (ed.): Fra seminarium til skolepraksis i natur/teknik: Rapport fra et forskningsprojekt (From teacher’s college to teaching science in elementary school: Report from a research project). The Danish University of Education, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Jones, Raymond

 

Jones, R., & Lapham, S. (2004). Teaching Reading Skills in the Elementary Social Studies Classroom [How To Do It No. E2]. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 17 (2).

 

McCoy, Leah

 

McCoy, L. P. (2005).  Internet WebQuest:  A Context for Mathematics Process Skills.  In Masalski, W. J. & Elliott, P.C. (Eds.).  Technology-Supported Mathematics Learning Environments:  Sixty-Seventh Yearbook (pp. 189-201).  Reston, VA:  National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  

 

McCoy, L. P. (2004). Effect of Demographic and Personal Variables on Achievement in Eighth-Grade Algebra.  Journal of Educational Research, 98(3), 131-135.

 

Burg, J.., Wong, Y. & McCoy, L. P. (2004).  Developing a Strategy for Creating and Assessing Digital Media Curriculum Material.  Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning, 6(1), [Online:  http://imej.wfu.edu/articles/2004/1/01/].

 

Milner, Joseph

 

Bridging English (2004) Prentice Hall

 

Rise. Wake Forest Drama Department performance. May 15, 2005

 

Nielsen, Linda

 

PBS documentary Film - featuring me & the WFU students in my Fathers & Daughters class  . To be released by PBS nationwide in June, 2005

 

Strengthening father-daughter relationships. National PTA Magazine, March, 2005, 1-4.

 

Fathers and Daughters: A need course in Family Studies,  Marriage and Family Review,  15 page article, (summer issue, 2005) 

 

Monthly Columns  Stepfamily Association of America.     Fathers and Daughters Column

National Men’s Resource Center.      Fathers and Daughters Column

 

Articles on Father-Daughter Relationships on National Organizations’ Web Sites

National Center for Fathering    

Divorced Fathers’ National Network  

Center for Successful  Fathering    

Fathering Magazine     

Fathers Are Capable Too (Canada)  

American Responsible Divorce Network 

Planned Parenthood Association

 

II.  Papers and Presentations Presented at Professional Meetings

 

Baker, Scott

 

Paper, “Do High-Stakes Tests Have a History?” Presented at American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada April 12, 2005.

 

Paper, “The Historical Origins of High-Stakes Testing.” Presented at the Patterson Institute Research Conference on Brown v. Board of Education, Washington, D.C., September 25, 2004.

 

Cunningham, Ann

 

Summer 2004 – “NETS: Information Technology Competency for Teachers and Administrators” NETS Assessment Forum, National Educational Computing Conference, New Orleans, LA (June 2004)

 

Summer 2004 – “Instructional Strategies that Promote Critical Thinking: Proving Technology’s Effectiveness  3-hour workshop, National Educational Computing Conference, New Orleans, LA (June 2004)

 

Winter 2004 – “The Spiral Curriculum” presentation with students from the elementary education program, North Carolina Educational Technology Conference, Greensboro, NC (December 2004)

 

Winter 2004 – “Story Sacks: Using Technology to Support Literacy” presentation with students from the elementary education program and Clinical Faculty member, Tracy Wilson. North Carolina Educational Technology Conference, Greensboro, NC (December 2004)

 

Cunningham, Patricia

 

Using Names to Teach Phonics, National IRA meeting, San Antonio, May 1,2005

 

Four blocks in High Poverty Schools, National IRA meeting, San Antonio, May 4, 2005

 

Evans, Robert

 

Evans, R.H., Campbell, T., Eckersley, K. & Greydanus, J. (2004). Early results from three teaching/learning projects. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Science Teachers Association, Greensboro, NC (November).

 

Evans, R.H. and Damgaard, J. (2004). Exploring a Case Study to Discover Issues Relevant to the Use and Misuse of Statistics. A paper presented at the European Science Education Research Association Summerschool in Mülheim, Germany (August 28).

 

Andersen, A.M., Dragsted, S., Evans, R. & Sørensen, H. (2004). The Relationship Between Teaching Environments and Personal Capability Beliefs of Two Cohorts of New Elementary Science Teachers in Denmark. A paper presented at the IOSTE conference in Lublin, Poland (July).

 

Evans, R.H. (2005). Supervision of student teachers? Et eksempel fra USA. A paper presented at the Eighth Nordic Research Symposium about Science Teaching in Aalborg, Denmark. (May 2).

 

Jones, Raymond

 

Jones, R. “Using Questions to Improve Comprehension in the Upper Grades.” Invited Presentation at the 6th Annual National Four Blocks Leadership Conference, Clemmons, NC, January 15-17, 2005.

 

Jones, R., & Dralle, A. “Strategies for Teaching Reading and Writing in the Social Studies Classroom.” Presentation at the 35th Annual State Conference of the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies, Greensboro, NC, February 23-25, 2005.

 

Dralle, A., & Jones, R., “Reading and Writing Instructional Strategies for In-Service and Pre-Service Social Studies Teachers.” Presentation at the 35th Annual State Conference of the North Carolina Council for the Social Studies, Greensboro, NC, February 23-25, 2005.

 

Jones, R. “Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension.” Keynote Presenter. Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Williamsburg, VA, October 14, 2004 (Organizing, Questioning, Discussion, and Summarizing); November 5, 2004 (Writing, Vocabulary, and Graphic Representations).

 

McCoy, Leah

 

McCoy, L.P. (2005, April).  Cultural Expectations:  A Study of Rural Southern Public Schools.  Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, CANADA.

 

McCoy, L.P. (2005, April).  Mathematics Activities from Diverse Cultures.  Paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA.

 

McCoy, L.P.  (2004, November).  Project Potpourri:  Implementing Standards-Based Instruction.  Paper presented at NCTM Southern Regional Conference, New Orleans, LA.

 

McCoy, L.P., Buckner, S., &  Munley, J.  (2004, October).  Probability Games for Diverse Cultures.  Paper presented at North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting, Greensboro, NC.

 

Milner, Joseph

 

“Effective Teacher Preparation Programs: Extending the Connection.” National Council of Teachers of English, Indianapolis, IN. November 17-21.2004.

 

“Crafting significance through signs, pictures, and emotional appeal.” National Council of Teachers of English, Indianapolis, IN. November 17-21. 2004.

 

Nielsen, Linda

 

RADIO SHOW – April 28, Divorced Fathers Network,  California

 

Redmond, Mary Lynn

 

North Carolina in the World with Many Languages and Many Learners” (with Cathie Hodges), Southern Conference on Language Teaching, Charlotte, NC, February 24-25, 2005.

 

“Emerging Teacher Leaders – Celebrate our Future in Foreign Languages” (with Jennifer Johnson, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Chicago, Illinois, November 20, 2004

 

 “Emerging Teacher Leaders Network – A Model for Foreign Language Teacher Retention” (with Jennifer Johnson), Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 28-30, 2004.

 

“Service Learning in Argentina: Narrowing the Digital Divide Through a School Partnership”(with Katie Sinal), Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 28-30, 2004.

 


III.  Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies

 

Cunningham, Ann

 

General Section Editor, Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education

 

Executive Board member International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

Special Interest Group Representative to the ISTE Board

 

Learning Point Associates, North Central Regional Educational Technology Consortium

3 days

 

US Census Bureau, Collaborated with Anne Bishop on a proposal for handheld training for census enumerators (3 days)

 

Cunningham, Patricia

 

Local, state and national teacher meetings, 15 days

 

Evans, Robert

 

Editorial Review Board for Journal of Science Teacher Education, 2004 - present

 

Editorial Review Board for School Science and Mathematics, 1982 – present

 

Jones, Raymond

 

Editorial Board, Journal of Computing in Teacher Education (General Section)

 

Editorial Board, How To Do It Series, Social Studies and the Young Learner

 

Northwest Regional Educational Service Alliance (two days)

 

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools (six days)

 

Rowan-Salisbury Schools (two days)

 

West Seneca [NY] Schools (two days)

 

McCoy, Leah

 

Referee, Teaching Children Mathematics

 

Referee, Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

 

Referee, Mathematics Teacher

 

Evaluator of NSF Grant “Integrated Digital Media Curriculum  - Summer 1 month

Milner, Joseph

 

Editorial Board, English International, 1992 –

 

Editorial Board, Children’s Literature and Education, 1981 –

 

Editorial Board, English Journal, 1993 -

 

Redmond, Mary Lynn

 

Reviewer for Learning Languages, published by the National Network for Early Language Learning, 1997-Present

 

Executive Secretary, National Network for Early Language Learning, 2004-Present. 

 

Consultant to the South Carolina Department of Education, 5 days per year, 2003-2008

 

Consultant, Cumberland County Schools, 3 days

Johnston County Schools, 5 days

 

VISION 2010 – Two-hour workshop (with Cathie Hodges) for pilot districts, Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina, October 28-30, 2004

 

IV.  External Grants Received

 

McCoy, Leah

 

Topic:

Opportunity to Learn Advanced Mathematics in the Rural South (Project Design)

Agency:

Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning (MCREL)

$  Requested:

$4000

$  Funded:

$4000

 

 

Milner, Joseph

 

Topic:

Model Clinical Teaching Network

Agency:

UNC-General Administration

$  Requested:

$37,000

$  Funded:

$37,000