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News from September 2012

MCPER board member Tasha Beretvas promoted to full professor
September 30, 2012

Dr. S. Natasha "Tasha" Beretvas—a member of MCPER's board of directors and a faculty member of the Quantitative Methods Program of the Department of Educational Psychology in the College of Education—has attained full professor status at UT Austin. MCPER congratulates her on this achievement!

Article by Sharon Vaughn featured in statewide special education newsletter in Iowa
September 29, 2012

An article by MCPER Executive Director Sharon Vaughn has been featured in a statewide newsletter to parents and teachers in the Iowa special education community. "Intensifying Your Instruction: Responding to the Way a Child Thinks Enhances Performance" appeared in the September 2012 issue of the newsletter Each and Every Child, published by the Iowa Department of Education Bureau of Learner Strategies and Supports (download a PDF of the newsletter). In the article, Vaughn offers tips on intensifying instruction based on the way that individual students think, including making thinking "visible," determining and correcting the strategies that struggling students use, teaching students to identify "breakdowns" in understanding, prompting student inferencing with text, and providing task-specific feedback.

Tags: Reading Institute 

CREATE conference to explore teaching and learning of English language learners in the middle grades
September 18, 2012

The Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners (CREATE) is hosting its culminating conference on October 18–19 in Orlando, Florida. The conference will explore the teaching and learning of English language learners in the middle grades, and will feature compelling keynote presentations by top researchers, breakout sessions that offer participants the chance to explore topics with researchers in a more intimate setting, and updates on CREATE work. Visit CREATE's external website to view the conference speakers, agenda, and registration and location information.

Tags: Language for Learning Institute  Center for Research on the Educational Achievement and Teaching of English Language Learners