Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education & Human Development
ANNUAL REPORT 2016-2017
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Education Overview & Statistics Mission and Strategic Plan Statistics Personnel Key Accomplishments University & Community Involvement Sorenson Legacy Foundation Funding Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Enhancement College Program Updates Teacher Education & Family Development Graduate Studies in Education Physical Education & Human Performance Faculty Activities
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Education Overview & Statistics Our College contains the Teacher Education, Physical Education, and Family Life departments. Within each department you will find faculty and staff that are dedicated to providing meaningful educational opportunities. These opportunities are provided through our degrees that are centered around community partnerships. Partnerships with Iron County School District, Art Works for Kids, the Utah Arts Council, U.S. Forest and Park Service, SUU Outdoor initiative, Southwest Education Development Center K-16 Regional Alliance, and many others provide our students with opportunities to be involved in internships, work opportunities, hands-on learning experience, and professional development growth.
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Mission and Strategic Plan
Personnel College Personnel Administrators Student Success Advisors
The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development views its primary mission as advancing education, human performance, and family development through knowledge, compassion, and action. The College seeks to prepare and develop dynamic, professional educators, administrators, leaders, and career specialists who constantly search for truth and excellence through effective practice, collaboration, and scholarship.
Dean, Associate Dean
Family Life & Human Development Teacher Education Full-time staff head count Student employee head count
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Physical Education Full-time faculty head count Full-time staff head count
Teacher Education Full-time faculty head count
Strategic Plan: The Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development provides students with an exceptionally unique professional experience that offers a distinctive Southern Utah University touch that includes: • A Focus on the Individual • Standards-based Programs • A Well-trained, Highly-qualified Teaching Faculty • Collaboration between PTEP and School • Numerous Internship Opportunities • Personalized Advisement and Program Counseling • Student Success Center • The First-Year Experience • Service Learning and Student Leadership Opportunities • Study Abroad and International Learning Experiences • Educational Clubs/Professional Organization Affiliations • Access to the Hispanic Center for Academic Excellence • A Model of Reflective Practice • Personalized, High-quality Instruction • Relevant, Practical, and Cutting-edge Curriculum • Multiple Hands-on, Field Experience Opportunities • State of the Art Educational Facilities and Equipment • Academic Support for Athletes • Testing Services • Multiple Scholarship Opportunities • Undergraduate Research Opportunities • Leadership and Personal Growth Development • Career Placement and Advisement • Distance Learning Programs With a foundation built upon trust, respect, optimism, and intentionality, the College is best known for its: • Pervasive caring faculty and staff • Practitioner-based approach to teaching and learning • Abundance of experiential learning opportunities • Strong partnerships with school districts, government agencies, and local communities • Cross-cutting themes of technology, diversity, and life-long learning
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Admissions and Graduation Statistics Teacher Education Admissions Elementary and Secondary
Physical Education Master of Sports Conditioning
M. Ed. LEAD
Graduated Physical Education Graduated
M. Ed. and Leadership graduate programs Graduated
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Resignation Mikki Shakespear Mikki began working for the College of Education in 2015 as an Administrative Assistant to the Dean. She had a baby boy and decided to stay home with him. She was a great asset to the college!!
Britnee Ramirez Beginning on August 1, Britnee Ramirez will be leaving academic advising for the College of Education & Human Performance to become the College Connections Coordinator at SUU which includes teaching UNIV 1050: College Student Success and UNIV 1020: Academic Recovery II for students in their second semester of academic probation.
College of Education and Human Development Personnel The College of Education and Human Development’s most important resource is its highly qualified faculty and staff. They provide outstanding service to the campus community and beyond. College of Education and Human Development Administration COEHD Dean Shawn Christiansen Associate Dean Bart Reynolds Administrative Assistant Mikki Shakespear Budget Manager Katie Groves Graduate Studies in Education Chair Dr. Bart Reynolds Director Tony Pellegrini Katy Herbold Program Specialists Shelley Dahlin Tamara Lovell Advisors Madalyn Fogg-Swanson Britnee Rameriz Katie Evans Teacher Education Director Karen Houser
Administrative Assistant Shirley Wilson Student Teacher Placement Betty Ann Rember BTS Arts Learning Program Coordinator Melanie Baker Teacher Education Faculty Professor Shawn Christiansen Professor Bruce Barker Professor Ray Brooks Associate Professor Rea Gubler Assistant Professor Jeffery Hart Associate Professor Katy Herbold Assistant Professor Karen Houser Assistant Professor Joel Judd Professor Prent Klag Associate Professor Michiko Kobayashi Assistant Professor Brian Ludlow Assistant Professor James McCoy Assistant Professor John Meisner Assistant Professor Kim Mendenhall Assistant Professor Jim Mock Professor Lee Montgomery Assistant Professor Heather Ogden Associate Professor Tony Pellegrini Endowed Chair of Art Education Alisa Peterson
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Assistant Professor Betty Ann Rember Assistant Professor Peggy Wittwer
Physical Education and Human Performance Chair Assistant Professor Camille Thomas Administrative Assistant Joan Anderson Pool Manager Blair Bentley Equipment Cage Manager Corry Neilsen
Dr. Jeff Hart an Assistant professor of SPED in our college accepted a position at Western Washington University in order to be with his family. He was loved by students and was a great asset to our college.
Kim Mendenhall Dr. Kim Mendenhall decided to leave Utah for a much warmer climate. She is a devoted SPED educator and will be greatly missed.
Retirements Bruce Barker
After many years of serving Southern Utah University and the College of Education and Human Development, Bruce Barker retired in June of 2017. His contributions to the College of Education were countless. He served as Dean, during this time he was involved in three capital fund-raising and building projects in addition to important changes to College curriculum and accreditation. He also started three major programs; The new programs included the Athletic Training bachelor degree program followed by NATA accreditation (National Athletic Training Accreditation), the Outdoor Recreation bachelor degree, and the Administrative Licensure program in SUU’s Master of Education degree. Finally, Dr. Barker is a master teacher. He has consistently scored in the top ten percent on teaching evaluations in the College of Education. His students report that he is organized, well prepared, effective in helping students learn course content, and timely in providing insightful feedback.
Physical Education and Human Performance Faculty
Professor Mark DeBeliso Associate Professor Bridget Eastep Assistant Professor Kelly Goonan Associate Professor Rick Lambson Assistant Professor Abigail Larson Lecturer Jake Manning Assistant Professor David Phillips Lecturer Nathan Slaughter Associate Professor Julie Taylor
After a year of serving as the Program Specialist handling budgets for the College of Education and Human Development, Katie Groves was selected to become the new College Business Manager. The College Business Manager was formed by combining the Dean’s Administrative IV Assistant and Program Specialist (budgets) into one new position in the College
New Faculty and Staff Katie Evans - Student Success Advisor
Bachelor of Science in Education - Social Studies Education (2014) Master of Education in Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology (2015) She worked at Southern Methodist University from 2015-2016 in the Academic Development of StudentAthletes and assisted with the coordination of the Tutoring Center. She has been at Southern Utah University since September of 2016! College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2016 - 2017 | 9
UCED and UTEAAC
John Meisner, Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Accreditation, in collaboration with Associate Dean Dr. Bart Reynolds and numerous faculty and staff members have developed course curriculum maps in alignment to the Utah Effective Teaching Standards and/or Utah Effective Leadership Standards. Faculty members then designed appropriate assessments aligned to respective standards. Beginning fall 2017 each faculty member will assess and report the levels of student mastery in relationship to those standards to meet CAEP program standards.
The SUU College of Education hosted the Utah Council for Education Deans (UCED) and the Utah Teacher Education Accreditation and Assessment Council (UTEAAC) in July 2017 for meetings to coordinate educational policy, accreditation, and programming in Utah. The Sorenson Legacy Foundation Sorenson Legacy Center Through the fund-raising efforts of SUUâ€™s Advancement Office and the Child and Family Development Center fund-raising committee chaired by Kathy Wyatt we have raised close to $1 million dollars on our way to our goal of $1.5 million for a Child and Family Development Center that will house a child care center, preschool, and rooms for community outreach and family life education. The lead gift for this center was generously given by the Sorenson Legacy Foundation. More information on this project can be found in the latest SUU alumni magazine. https://www.suu.edu/alumni/magazine/fall17/
Plans are also in place to begin keeping data on students after they graduate and begin their teaching careers. Student teaching information will be collected and stored in secured databases that will allow the Teacher Education Department to follow up with students to ensure that coursework and experiential learning helped them develop into competent and successful teachers. This data will help the department to improve in Standard 4: Program Impact. This year faculty and staff have worked to implement a diversity and urban experience into the Secondary Education block courses to fulfill the improvement for Standard 2: Clinical Partnerships. Betty Ann Rember, John Meisner, and Dr. Bart Reynolds will accompany Secondary Education block pre-service teachers to Canyons School District where they will spend one week working with local teachers and students.
Graduation Awards Education Valedictorian
Logan Harker, College of Education and Human Development Abigail Konerman, College of Education and Human Development Outstanding Masterâ€™s Graduates Brooke Bergeson, Master of Education Francis Nugent, Master of Science in Sports Conditioning and Performance Kim Todd, Educational Leadership Outstanding Education Leadership Recipient Kim Todd Pestalozzi Award Recipients Brian Neibaur, Elementary Education Denae Boudreaux, Early Childhood Education Aura Shirley, Special Education Charley Walquist, Secondary Education Outstanding Education and Human Development Students Kassidy Chamberlain, Family Life and Human Development Parker Chappell, Physical Education Teaching/Coaching Brandon E. Bealer, Physical Education Exercise Science Courtney Bradley, Athletic Training Lydia Chadwick, Outdoor Recreation in Parks & Tourism
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Un i v e r s it y & Community Involvement Faculty, students, and staff of the College of Education and Human Development are constantly engaging on campus as well as with the community. The Sorenson Legacy Foundation Funding is largely responsible for supporting the university and community involvement that takes place in the College. SUU and North Elementary STEAM partnership, artsFusion Arts Education and Outreach, Arts Bridge - Teacher Artist Training Program, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning program partnership are part of this funding.
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Sorenson Legacy Foundation Funding The Sorenson Legacy Foundation has been a generous donor to the College of Education and Human Development over the years, and the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Center for Innovative Education (BTSCIE) was created on SUU’s campus with the objective of promoting and enhancing educational initiatives that were valued by Beverley. This Center has a record of providing valuable community engagement with a focus on the exploration of new and innovative trends in education. Last year’s funding enabled the BTSCIE to enrich the community with many successful projects:
SUU and North Elementary STEAM partnership SUU took a proactive approach in initiating a partnership with North Elementary, a local school that has been designated as a Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning School. The partnership continues to be positive, and SUU maintains academic support for the elementary school as it gradually refines its curriculum committed to S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). Recent survey responses from school staff and parents are predominantly favorable, and this indicates that there is a high level of satisfaction among the community. Funds from the Sorenson Foundation have been used to support ongoing professional development and collaborative STEAM activities for youth through the Iron County School District and SUU College of Education, partnership school. Many successful and engaging projects have been created and implemented throughout the school year. Numerous on-going projects are planned for the future to enhance STEAM education for students in ICSD and at SUU.
SUU STEAM Festival
On My Mind Todd Petersen and Penny Caywood taught this theatre and writing workshop. They taught about character development and internal monologues. Participants demonstrated understanding of core concepts through inference and the expression of thoughts, feelings, and points of view. This workshop took place on November 4th from 9 am to 4 pm. The group of 24 participants was comprised of BTS Specialists, classroom teachers, and pre-service teachers.
Shibori Workshop On May 4th and 5th Jane Roberts DeGroff taught 20 teachers and 15 community members to dye fabric using traditional Japanese Shibori methods. They folded, wrapped, stitched, and clamped cotton and silk then dipped it in indigo dye multiple times to create rich deep hues. The teachers also held discussions about how to adapt these techniques for the elementary classroom.
artsFUSION Camp On June 19-24, 60 children participated in the artsFUSION Art and Music Camp taught by Melanie Baker and Kirsten Anderson. The theme was “The World” and students created artwork, sang songs, played drums, and danced as they learned about many cultures. They held an art show and musical performance for the community on the final day of camp.
STEAM Festival In February SUU, the Iron County School District and the Orchestra of Southern Utah hosted Southern Utah’s first STEAM festival. Hundreds of children, families, and elementary teachers attended the two day festival. SUU students in ELED 4000 participated in festival by teaching the Paper Circuits project to over 500 children.
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program
Alisa Petersen and students from her Arts Integration course presented three hands-on activities at the two-day SUU STEAM Festival held on October 28 and 29. Over 2000 elementary students attended the festival from counties in southern Utah. The activities combined visual art, science, math, and engineering.
This year we were privileged to provide support to fifteen BTSALP teachers in 25 schools in six counties. We offered formal and informal professional learning opportunities through artsFUSION workshops, state arts conferences, participating in professional learning communities and one on one coaching. Participating counties: Iron, Beaver, Millard, Garfield, Piute, Sevier.
North Elementary STEAM Night
ArtsBridge – Teaching Artists Training Program
Debra Davis and Alisa Petersen presented a 2 hour STEAM activity incorporating watercolor paint at the STEAM Night at North Elementary for teachers, parents, and children on Wednesday, November 16th.
This program enables university education students to participate in a Teaching Artist Practicum class whereby SUU students are immersed in the community to provide instruction for local schools in disciplines including general and digital arts, dance, drama, and music. The program supports collaboration between SUU and the Iron County School District. SUU students admitted to the program must commit twenty-five contact teaching hours with their assigned Iron County class, and they are required to meet weekly with their ArtsBridge advisor. The ultimate objective is for the SUU students to complete a final exhibit or performance in conjunction with their class. Three SUU performing arts students served in the ArtsBridge Program. Together they tallied over 120 hours planning and teaching integrated dance and theatre lessons.
WriteOut artsFUSION partnered with the WriteOut foundation to host a 3-day creative writing camp for 100 middle school and high school students at SUU on June 28-30. Authors Ally Condie, Brendan Reichs, Brandon Mull, Ann Dee Ellis, and Margaret Stohl taught multiple writing workshops for students. When they weren’t writing, students explored campus by visiting SUMA and the Frehner Natural History Museum. They chatted with English Department Faculty, practiced stage combat at the Shakespeare Festival. They attended the Green Show and the play, As You Like It. They wrote in campus computer labs and swam in the Sorenson PE building. The students also went on a field trip to Bryce Canyon where they hiked, listened to a ranger talk, and wrote outside in nature. The event ended with a special dinner and keynote address from Brandon Mull, then a costume ball in the Gilbert Great Hall.
OSU Jubilee Alisa Petersen and five pre-service teachers taught three art projects to community children at the Orchestra of Southern Utah Children’s Jubilee on February 11th. Approximately 200 children participated during the two-hour event. 14 | College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2016-2017
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Carnegie Mellon Partnership with SUU The Utah STEM Action Center (STEM AC), in coordination with Carnegie Mellon University, is establishing a local CREATE Lab satellite at Southern Utah University. The CREATE, or Community Robotics, Education and Technology Empowerment, Lab is a program that empowers students with technology at young ages and will offer opportunities for young learners and SUU student volunteers. With support from a $250,000 grant from the Infosys Foundation USA, the CREATE Lab is spanning the country for the first time with two Utah-based satellites, one at Southern Utah University and the other at Utah Valley University.
strengthen families. The event was well attended and will be an annual conference held at SUU. This conference was sponsored by the Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Enhancement gift.
SUU Elementary Education Practicum Experience The Elementary Education Curriculum Methods Courses are taught in an experiential block of classes. Elementary Education students take these 5 courses, the semester prior to participating in student teaching. Education students are also engaged in three different handson, real-life practicum experiences; one placement is in the North Elementary partnership school, a second experience takes place in a Charter School and the third, diversity experience take place in Canyon’s School District. Each of the Block Methods Courses is designated as a service-learning course. Students complete at least 225 service-learning hours, working in the public schools, fulfilling the service-learning component of the Elementary Block experience. Our public school partnerships provide students an opportunity to teach in a real classroom setting and work closely with an in-service mentor teacher. It also provides classroom teachers the opportunity to attend professional development while the block students are covering their classes. This program is a win/win experience for both in-service teachers and our pre-service student teachers.
Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Enhancement Gift Family Life and Human Development Conference On April 14th 2017, the second annual Family Matters Conference was held in the Hunter Conference Center Great Hall. FLHD faculty organized and executed a lineup of excellent presenters around the theme: Building Emotional Connections. SUU students and community members were invited and very supportive in attending. There were two keynote speakers and two breakout sessions. Dr. Matt Townsend, founder of the Townsend Relationship Center, spoke about Meeting the Seven Basic Needs of any Relationship. He is well known for his humor and storytelling and was very effective at connecting with the audience. Letha Marchetti presented information about her book titled “Dragon’s and Daisies”. She discussed in great detail how parents and caregivers can simplify complex neurological concepts so they are helpful in bringing positive changes in children’s behaviors. Brandt Wadsworth offered an excellent session on Art Therapy. SUU faculty also delivered engaging sessions. Dr. Jim Mock discussed thoughts on Emotion Focused Parenting and Heather Ogden shared resources and information developed for the purpose of helping parents become more mindful. The Mindful Parenting booklet and curriculum resources were made possible by the Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Enhancement gift and were distributed to attendees. The event was combined with the SUU Annual In-service Training workshop for Family and Consumer Sciences teachers in Southern Utah. The event was well advertised around campus and the community. Those in attendance enjoyed the speakers and left with ideas and motivation to build better relationships and apply learned strategies to 16 | College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2016-2017
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College Program Up d ate s The Beverley Taylor Sorensen College of Education and Human Development offers undergraduate degrees in the departments of Teacher Education, Physical Education, Exercise Science, Athletic Training, and Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism. In addition, the college offers two graduate degrees: Masters of Education and Masters of Sports Conditioning and Performance.
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2016-2017 Programs Teacher Education and Family Development
Physical Education and Human Performance
Early Childhood Education
Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism
All elementary education students are now required to take three early childhood classes (EDRG 4010 Early Literacy, ECED 3920 Foundations of Early Childhood Education, and ECED 3950 Integrated Curriculum and Assessment in ECE) in order to be better prepared to teach at all age/grade levels upon graduation.
Family Life and Human Development
The FLHD program faculty have made significant progress toward NCFR Program approval. Specifically, we focused on integrating and aligning our FLHD curriculum to the NCFR content areas. The outcomes have been matched to content and integrated across the curriculum. In addition, syllabi reflect this progress and the outcomes will be measured through assignments in the Canvas outcomes tool. This progress is significant and will bring us closer to reaching our goal in NCFR program approval, hopefully by the end of the year. The benefit to our students will be graduating with CFLE, without having to sit for an exam.
Teacher Education, Undergraduate
• ORPT has seen a 60% increase in enrollment in the last three years. • ORPT’s job placement rate was 100% for 2016-2017.
Athletic Training Major
• New Masters of Athletic Training. First class will start Summer 2019 • Athletic Training boost an 100% Graduation Rate and a 100% pass rate of the Board of Certification the first time students took it.
Physical Education, Teaching/Coaching
• 2016-2017 Enrollment has increased by 174%. • Job placement rate for PE Teaching/Coaching was 80% in 2016-2017.
• 2016-2017 Enrollment has increased by 76%. Currently, there are 247 Exercise Science majors. • Job placement rate for Exercise Science was 80% in 2016-2017.
Masters of Sport Conditioning and Performance
• MSSCP program was ranked 10th in the US as a graduate online program in Exercise Science by College Affordability Guide Organization for 2016 • MSSCP program is a National Strength and Conditioning Association Educational Recognized school for its research curricular.
Graduate Studies in Education Administrative License Master of Education
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Faculty Activities The College of Education and Human Development faculty members are engaged in many activities throughout the year. The following pages will list their presentations, grants, service, and other activities that relate to their field of study.
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Faculty and Staff Activities
Shawn Christiansen, Dean
• Meisner, J., Christiansen, S., & Reynolds, B.A., (2016) “ Providing Opportunities for Educational Excellence for Each Utah Student.” Utah Council of Education Deans Annual Conference, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah • Ludlow, B. C. & Christiansen, S. (2016). SUU-ICSD Partnership: A Pathway to Excellence. Presented at the 28th Japan-U.S. Teacher Education Consortium Annual Conference, Matsuyama, Japan. (Abstract published in conference proceedings). • Ludlow, B., Christiansen S., & Reynolds, B.A., (2017). Building a Dream through a University-District-Community Partnership. Presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Jan. 5-8, 2017. • Directed a study abroad to Japan with 10 SUU students. Visited Tokyo, Kyoto, Matsue, Hiroshima, Miyajima, and Kumamoto.
Mark DeBeliso, Professor of Physical Education & Human Performance
• Ah Sue, R., Sevene, T., Berning, J., Adams, K.J., & DeBeliso, M. (2017). Determination of trials needed for measurement consistency of standing long jump in female collegiate volleyball athletes: A brief report, International Journal of Sports Science, 7(1), 1-5. • Crandall, K., Phillips, D., & DeBeliso, M. (2017). The reliability of reactive agility testing in 5th grade females. Journal of Athletic Enhancement, 6(3), 1-4. • Kopp, K., & DeBeliso, M. (2017). Post-Activation potentiation of a back squat to Romanian deadlift superset on vertical jump and sprint time. International Journal of Sports Science, 7(2), 34-36. • Layton, J. & DeBeliso, M. (2017). Is there a relationship between maximal grip strength and racquetball success? Athens Journal of Sports, 4(2), 139-149 • Tripoli, D.J., Larson, A., & DeBeliso, M. (2017). Is there a post activation potentiation effect on submaximal bench and hex-bar deadlift tests? European Journal of Physical Education and Sports Science, 3(5), 76-91. • Ray, T., Adams, K.J., & DeBeliso, M. (2017). The relationship between core stability & squat ratio in resistance-trained males. International Journal of Kinesiology and Sports Science, 5(2), 7-15. • Thompson, T., Berning, J., Harris, C., Adams, K.J., & DeBeliso, M. (2017). The effects of complex training in male high school athletes on the back squat and vertical jump. International Journal of Sports Science, 7(2), 50-55.
Rea Gubler, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
• Wittwer, P., Gubler, R., (2017). STEAMy Stories for Small Ones: Yes, Really, New Picture Books to Help your STEAM Curriculum Sizzle!, presentation for the 42nd Annual Utah Early Childhood Conference, Ogden, UT, February. • Gubler, R., Wittwer, P., Houser, K., (2016). See for Your Shelves: Book Talk 2016, presentation for the Southern Utah Media Specialists annual conference, Cedar City, UT, October.
Jeffery Hart, Assistant Professor of Special Education
• Ludlow, B., Hart J. (2017, January) Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) Conference: Increasing the Fluency, Comprehension, and interest in Reading of Struggling Readers in Teacher Education Programs. • Hart J., Ludlow, B. (2017, January) Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) Conference: Development and Implementation of the Adult Reading Interest and Engagement Scale (ARIES).
Katy Herbold, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership • Director of Graduate Studies in Education
Karen Houser, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Family Development
• NAEYC Higher Education Peer Evaluation Team • July 16-19 International Roundtable Symposium, Oxford, England. Integrating High-Quality Children’s Literature into the common Core Curriculum in the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program. • Service on a USOE Utah State Higher Education/Early Childhood Education Committee • Caring For Children Conference, SUU (presenter), Session #1: See for Your Shelves: Children’s Books 2016 (with Rea Gubler Session, #2: Integrating and Innovate Using Utah Early Childhood Core Standards • SUU Preschool Director
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Faculty and Staff Activities
Joel Judd, Assistant Professor of Education
• Participated in The Science of How We Learn: Engaging Memory, Motivation, Mindsets, Making, and Mastery in San Francisco, CA, February 17-19, 2017 • Presented Becoming the Change: Teacher Voice in Creating Equitable Schools to the International Association for Intercultural Education in Angers, France, June 13-16, 2017
Prent Klag, Professor of Education, Director of Innovative Education • • • •
Served as Chair of Teacher Education Department LRT Committee Served on International Alliance for Invitational Education 10 College Membership Consortium Served as Chair of Teacher Education LRT Policy Review Committee Published 2nd Edition, “Leadership and the School Principal: Perspectives, Processes, and Practices for the 21st Century.” ISBN: 978-0-9898874-2-7 • Served on Board of Directors for Gateway Preparatory Academy in Enoch, Utah • Presented paper on “Promoting Family and Community Involvement at School” at the 2016 Utah Rural Schools Conference in Cedar City, Utah • Invited speaker at Utah Education Association Annual Conference on “Eureka Moments: Innovative Strategies, Techniques, and Activities for Teachers to Boost Student Thinking, Insight, and Ideas.” Salt Lake City, Utah
Michiko Kobayashi, Associate Professor of Education
• Kobayashi, M. (2017). Students’ media preferences in online learning. Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, 18(3). • Kobayashi, M. (2017, May). Pre-service Teachers’ Attitudes Towards Collaborative Assignments in Online Classrooms. Paper presented at the Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, Kobe, Japan.
Abigail Larson, Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Human Performance
• Springall B., Larson A., DeBeliso, M. The Effects of a Heavy Resistance Warm-up on Sprint Speed: A Post Activation Potentiation Study. American College of Sports Medicine 2017 National Conference, Denver CO. • Received University of Utah Integrative Physiology’s Outstanding Alumni Award April, 2017 • Inducted into the Northern Michigan University Athletic Hall of Fame, July 2017
Brian Ludlow, Assistant Professor of Reading and Elementary Education
• Ludlow B., Christiansen, C (2016, November) Japan-U.S Teacher Education Consortium (JUSTEC) Conference: SUUICSD Partnership: A Pathway to Excellence. • Ludlow B., Christiansen, C., Reynolds, B. (2017, January) Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) Conference: Building a Dream Through a University-District-Community Partnership: Plotting a Path to Success • Ludlow, B., Hart J. (2017, January) Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) Conference: Increasing the Fluency, Comprehension, and interest in Reading of Struggling Readers in Teacher Education Programs • Hart J., Ludlow, B. (2017, January) Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) Conference: Development and Implementation of the Adult Reading Interest and Engagement Scale (ARIES). • Presented: Ludlow, B. (2017, June) Experiential Learning Leadership Institute Conference: Project Learning Tree: Bonding Through Outdoor Education • Ludlow, B. (2017, June) Utah Educational Library Media Association Conference: Elements of Literature for Librarians
Jacob Manning, Lecturer of Outdoor Recreation
• Taylor, J., Thomas, C., & Manning, J. (2017). Rock climbing speed impacts energy expenditure. 2017 National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference, Las Vegas, NV. • Thomas, C., Manning, J., & Taylor, J. (2016). Energy expenditure during recreational mountain bike trail riding does not differ based on wheel size (26 inch vs 29 inch). Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine 35th Annual Meeting, Costa Mesa, CA. • Bodell, N. G., Tanner, E., Montes, J., MacDonald, G. A., Thomas, C., Manning, J. W., Taylor, J., & Navalta, J. College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2016 - 2017 | 25
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W. (2016). Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption following bouts of moderate and vigorous climbing. Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine 35th Annual Meeting, Costa Mesa, CA.
John Meisner, Lecturer of Teacher Education and Family Development
• Meisner, J., Christiansen, S., & Reynolds, B.A., (2016) “ Providing Opportunities for Educational Excellence for Each Utah Student.” Utah Council of Education Deans Annual Conference, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah • Accreditation Director for the College of Education and Human Development • American One English Schools - ESL Strategies for Teachers • ALCC Colloquium - Teach? Why Would Anyone Want to Do That? • SUU General Education Committee • Allies on Campus • Equality Utah Excellence in Advocacy • Doctoral student - Utah State University • Curriculum and Instruction - Instructional Leadership • Accompanied secondary education block students to Page, Arizona for a three-day practical educational experience at Page Junior High School, and Page High School.
Jim Mock, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Family Development
• Presented “Breaking the Chains of Pornography Addiction: A Qualitative Exploration of What Helps and What Hinders Recovery” at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference with Dr. Daniel Hatch in Denver. • Presented “Pornography Addiction and the Roles Others Play in Overcoming It” at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Conference with Dr. Daniel Hatch • Presented “The role of Social Support in Sexual Addiction Recovery: A Qualitative Exploration of Former Addicts’, Therapists’ and Religious Leaders’ Perspectives” Utah Council of Family Relations Conference with Dr. Daniel Hatch in Salt Lake City. • Presented “Evaluating Lifestar: An Impact Study of a PsychoEducational Program that Treats Pornography Addiction” at Utah Council of Family Relations Conference with several undergraduate students. • Served on the Board of Directors for the Utah Council of Family Relations.
Tony Pellegrini, Associate Professor of Education
• Presentation, IATED’s ICERI Conference Seville, Spain, November 14-16, 2017. Problem-based Learning: Learning by Doing. • Presentation, IAFOR’s ECE Conference Seville, Spain, November 14-16, 2017. Problem-based Learning: Learning by Doing. • Presentation, Northcentral University’s National Annual Learning Symposium, Phoenix, AZ, July 6, 2017. Free, Webbased Video Conferencing Tools to Meet the needs of Dissertation learners.. • Presentation, Lilly Conference Series on College and University Teaching and Learning: Evidence-based teaching and Learning, Austin, TX, January 5-7, 2017 6. Video Reflective Journals in the Business Curriculum. • Produced the CETL Teaching and Learning Webinar Series for Southern Utah University’s Center for Teaching and Learning. • Scholarship of Application - Field of education knowledge or findings publicly disseminated at a professional development workshop – CETL New Faculty Training Program. • Published a Webinar “Full Steam Ahead” in the Fall 2016 “Leader” (the Journal of the Utah Association of Elementary School Principals.) • Pellegrini, T., & Reynolds, B. A. (2017). “Using Zoom to deliver instruction in geographic isolated areas.” Utah Rural Schools Conference, Cedar City, Ut.
Alisa Petersen, Endowed Chair of Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program
• Annual Southern Utah Early Childhood Collaboration Conference: Alisa Petersen presented two workshop sessions at the conference on Saturday, September 10th. The theme for the conference was STEAM. Alisa taught about how to create a sense of wonder and curiosity about nature while creating art outdoors. She shared artwork by land artist Andy Goldsworthy and participants used leaves, rocks, sticks, pinecones, and other natural elements.
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Faculty and Staff Activities
• UAEA BTSALP Dinner: Alisa Petersen organized a dinner for BTSALP Visual Art Specialists on Thursday, February 23rd, the evening before the UAEA conference began at Pine View High School in St. George. Fifty art teachers and administrators were present. Alisa organized the meal, recruited six teachers to present curriculum ideas, and facilitated a guided discussion about classroom management. • Math, Music, and Making: On March 1st Alisa Petersen and Jeri Crosby taught how to enhance elementary math learning through simple hands-on music and visual art activities. This six hour workshop was designed for early childhood teachers. 24 teachers attended the workshop and Fred Rowley, the elementary math specialist for Iron County, addressed the group during the lunch break. • STEAM Presentation: Alisa Petersen was hired by Peggy Wittwer at SUU to teach two 4-hour STEAM workshops to the SUU STEAM cohort of elementary educators. The first workshop took place on Thursday, March 2nd at SUU. Thirty teachers from Iron and Garfield Counties were in attendance. The second workshop was held on Saturday, March 4th in Canyons school district. Sixty teachers were in attendance. Alisa taught about arts integration and STEAM and led participants through nine hands-on visual art and music projects. • 3 Peaks Steam Festival: Alisa Petersen spent Monday, March 20th participating in the Three Peaks Elementary School STEAM Festival. During the school day she taught seventeen twenty-minute classes about how to use the scientific method while painting with watercolor paints. She worked with every kindergarten, first, second, and third grade class and teacher in the school. • Creativity Webinar: On April 20th Alisa Petersen partnered with Todd Petersen to present a seminar for CETL on Feeding the Creative Genius Inside Each of Us. During this one hour session we discussed how faculty can incorporate creativity into their courses. • Arts and Bots: On June 15th and 16th Alisa Petersen taught 16 teachers and 5 pre-service teachers how to build and animate simple robotic sculptures using art supplies, motors, LEDs, and servos with the Hummingbird robotics system. They created robotic representations of books, poems, and science concepts. • CREATE Lab Partnership: Alisa Petersen has partnered with the SUU STEM Center for Teaching and Learning and the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University. Alisa travelled to Pittsburgh in September and November to meet with the CREATE Lab associates and learn about the program. She also attended a training with the CREATE Lab associates in Cedar City in November and in Orem at UVU in February to learn how to use the CREATE Lab creative technology, GigaPan and Arts and Bots. artsFUSION will present trainings for teachers, integrating these technologies into artistic lessons and projects over the next several years. Alisa traveled to Atlanta, Georgia in May to continue this partnership.
Bart Reynolds, Associate Dean
• Meisner, J., Christiansen, S., & Reynolds, B.A., (2016) “ Providing Opportunities for Educational Excellence for Each Utah Student.” Utah Council of Education Deans Annual Conference, Westminster College, Salt Lake City, Utah • Bart Reynolds, Provided professional develop training to the Duchesne School District August 21st 2017. • Bart A. Reynolds E. Ed, AACTE 2017 Received training on, Rubrics, and Validity, and Reliability: Oh My! Quality Support Workshop. Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel, Fortworth, TX. Apr. 24-26. • Reynolds, B. A. (2017) Received specialized training for Department Chairs/Associate Deans at the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership/ Department Chairs: Arizona State University/Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. June 5-7. • Reynolds, B.A. (2016) Attended the National Conference for CAEPCon “Developing a Quality Assurance System, Building a Validity Argument for Locally Developed Performance Assessments, and Designing Strategies for Norming Instrument. Washington D.C. September 27-30. • Reynolds, B.A. (2107) AACTE 69th Annual National Meeting “Acting as one: The Power of the Profession Community”. Tampa Bay, Florida Mar. 2-4 • Ludlow, B, Christiansen S. & Reynolds, B.A., (2017) “Building a Dream through a University-District-Community Partnership: Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 5-8, 2017. • Pellegrini, T., & Reynolds, B. A. (2017). “Using Zoom to deliver instruction in geographic isolated areas.” Utah Rural Schools Conference, Cedar City, Ut.
Julie Taylor, Associate Professor of Physical Education
• Cardiorespiratory fitness (VO2max) is related to dietary induced thermogenesis among women. SW-ACSM , Costa College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2016 - 2017| 27
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Mesa CA. Energy expenditure during recreational mountain bike trail riding does not differ based on wheel size (26 inch vs. 29 inch) – Repeated Measures. SW-ACSM, Costa Mesa CA with C. Thomas and J.W. Manning. Predictors of success among competitive Cross-Fit athletes. SW-ACSM, Costa Mesa, CA with R. Lyons. Impact of wheel size (26 inch vs. 29 inch) on energy expenditure during mountain bike trail riding. SUU Festival of Excellence, Cedar City UT with C. Thomas and J.W. Manning. inch) Energy expenditure during steady-state climbing and speed climbing. NSCA National Conference, Las Vegas NV.
Camille Thomas, Department Chair and Associate Professor
• Taylor, J., Thomas, C., & Manning, J. (2017). Rock climbing speed impacts energy expenditure. 2017 National Strength and Conditioning Association National Conference, Las Vegas, NV. • Thomas, C., Manning, J., & Taylor, J. (2016). Energy expenditure during recreational mountain bike trail riding does not differ based on wheel size (26 inch vs 29 inch). Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine 35th Annual Meeting, Costa Mesa, CA. • Bodell, N. G., Tanner, E., Montes, J., MacDonald, G. A., Thomas, C., Manning, J. W., Taylor, J., & Navalta, J. W. (2016). Excess post-exercise oxygen consumption following bouts of moderate and vigorous climbing. Southwest Chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine 35th Annual Meeting, Costa Mesa, CA.
Peggy Wittwer, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, Director Cedar Mountain Science Camp
• Wittwer, P., (2016) Southern Utah University Influencer of the Year Award • Wittwer, P., Haggerty A., Day, M., Atkinson, L., Tanner, J., (2017) Utah Science Teacher’s Association Conference – February 2017. So Many Toys so Little Time!, presentation for the 51st Annual Mid-Winter Conference, Provo, UT, February • Wittwer, P., Gubler, R., (2017). STEAMy Stories for Small Ones: Yes, Really, New Picture Books to Help your STEAM Curriculum Sizzle!, presentation for the 42nd Annual Utah Early Childhood Conference, Ogden, UT, February. • Gubler, R., Wittwer, P., Houser, K., (2016). See for Your Shelves: Book Talk 2016, presentation for the Southern Utah Media Specialists annual conference, Cedar City, UT, October. • SUU/SEDC Elementary STEM Endorsement Partnership Awarded 79 STEM Endorsements to Teachers from Jordan, Canyon’s, Alpine, Garfield, Millard, Kane, & Iron School Districts. • Cedar Mountain Science Center - Youth Outdoor Science Camps, 2 - Middle School Camp 42 Student Campers - 21 girls and 21 boys, 12 - Elementary Camps - 427 Student Campers - 209 girls and 218 boys, 63 Different Cities and 9 different states.
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Published on Oct 12, 2017
Published on Oct 12, 2017
Southern Utah University College of Education and Human Development Annual Report for 2016-17