Spring 2016 Catalyst The Magazine of the UC Davis School of Education
In the Spring 2016 issue of Catalyst magazine, we take
an in-depth look at the research behind the unique reading
intervention offered by the Reading and Academic Development
(RAD) Center. We also visit with a credential student who found
inspiration to be a teacher through his collegiate boxing career,
explore a program that connects School of Education faculty with
teachers around the globe, and talk with California’s only
African-American Ag Ed instructor. Download
the magazine here.
Want to dive deeper into our stories? Find all the links you need
Our Cover Story
Watch a video
here of Associate Professor and RAD Center Director Emily J.
Solari and Postdoctoral Scholar and Clinical Director Nancy
McIntyre talking about joint attention approach being used to
improve the reading skills of students with and without autism.
Read about the RAD Center’s Educational and Clinical Services
Learn more about Professor and Associate Dean for Academic
Personnel and Research Peter Mundy and browse some of his
Learn more about Associate Professor Emily J. Solari here.
Founding Dean Harold Levine’s Retirement
Browse through the special extra cover celebrating
Founding Dean Harold Levine and read about his vision for the
future of the School of Education here.
Read more about the UC Davis Global Education Program and
download brochures in multiple languages here.
Growing Lifelong Learners
Dig in and learn more about Santa Rosa Junior College’s 365-acre
Shone Farm where School
of Education graduate George Sellu
teaches soil science, or read a story about George Sellu here.
photos of this year’s recipients, family, friends and faculty
members from the 2016 Honoring Educators Awards ceremony, or
learn more about each honoree here.
Learn more about the career and work of Distinguished Alumna
Check out Outstanding Doctoral Student Mariama Smith Gray’s
extensive accomplishments here, or read an
article including her perspective on restorative justice here.
Read an article from the Vacaville Reporter on Rising Star Alumna
Melanie Pope’s use of gestures to teach science
Check out Outstanding Faculty Award winner Professor Steven
to learn more about his work.
Read more about Outstanding Education Advocate Carl Cohn
here and read about his work as Executive Director of the
California Collaborative for Educational Excellence here.
View a video
here of Maisha Winn discussing ways restorative justice
practices have the potential to change language and practices in
Read an article here
from the Fall 2015 issue of Catalyst to learn more about
Dr. Winn’s perspective on restorative justice.
Learn more about Lawrence (Torry) Winn, Academic Administrator,
Co-Director of Transformative Justice in Education Center (TJE),
at his profile
Learn more about Assistant Professor Nicole Sparapani here, or browse one of
her publications here.
Youth-Focused Citizen Science
Explore Associate Professor and Chancellor’s Fellow Heidi Ballard’s most recent
paper, “Can citizen science enhance public understanding of
science? Public Understanding of Science 1-15,”
Dr. Jamal Abedi
Read Professor Jamal Abedi’s contribution to Oxford
Bibliographies, “Psychometric Issues in the Assessment of
English Language Learners,”
here. Or take an in-depth look here at Dr. Abedi’s May
2016 presentation “How to avoid misclassification of English
Language Learners with Disabilities” at the Supporting English
Language Learners with Disabilities Symposium.
School Districts Eagerly Sign on New Teachers
Watch a brief video
from this spring’s Teacher Job Fair or view photos from the event.
Learn more about Ed Manansala, EdD, the El Dorado County
Superintendent of Schools, here and
Read more about the vibrant life of Professor Sharon Dugdale
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