Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education & Human Development
ANNUAL REPORT 2015-2016
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2015-2016 Beverley Taylor Sorenson College of Education and Human Development Table of Contents 4 6 7 8 10 12 14 17 18 20 20 20 22
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 Devleopment 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 Mission Statement 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. Strategic Plan: 2014-2016 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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Statistics Personnel College Personnel Administrators Student Success Advisors
Dean, Associate Dean
Family Life & Human Development Teacher Education Full-time staff headcount Student employee headcount
2 16 5 8
Physical Education Full-time faculty headcount Full-time staff headcount
Teacher Education Full-time faculty headcount
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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College of Education and Human Development Personnel The College of Education and Human Developmentâ€™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. Bary Reynolds Director Tony Pellegrini Katy Herbold Program Specialists Shelley Dahlin Tamara Lovell Advisors
Madalyn Fogg-Swanson Britnee Rameriz
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 Professor David Lund Assistant Professor James McCoy Lecturer John Meisner Assistant Professor Jim Mock Professor Lee Montgomery Associate Professor Tony Pellegrini
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Endowed Chair of Art Education Alisa Peterson Assistant Professor Peggy Wittwer Physical Education and Human Performance Chair Assistant Professor Camille Thomas Administrative Assistant Joan Anderson Pool Manager Blair Bentley Equiptment Cage Manager Corry Neilsen Physical Education and Human Performance Faculty Professor Mark DeBeliso Associate Professor Bridget Eastep Associate Professor Rick Lambson Assistant Professor Abigale Larson Assistant Professor Genevieve Ludwig Assistant Professor David Phillips Lecturer Jake Manning Assistant Professor Kelly Goonan Lecturer Nathan Slaughter Associate Professor Julie Taylor
Resignation Allen Butt Allen began working for the College of Education in 2012. He received a job offer for a position in the SUU Controllers office and resigned from his program specialist (budget) job in April 2016.
Retirements David Lund
After many years of serving Southern Utah University and the College of Education and Human Devleopment, David Lund retired in December of 2015. His contributions to the College of Education were countless, as he worked hard to make sure the Teacher Education department was up to the standards of accreditation. He worked diligently in his last few years to make sure the Teacher Education department was CAEP accredited.
Personnel Changes Heather Ogden
After a internal search for a Family Life and Human Development, Associate Professor, Heather was selected and transitioned from an Academic Advisor to the faculty in the College of Education and Human Devleopment. Heather has experience as an adjunct faculty member at SUU where she has taught in the Family Life and Human Development department. Her experience before coming to SUU includes training for the Utah Foster Care Foundation, and serving as a Guidance Counselor for elementary, middle and high schools. She brings experience with working in the field of Family Life and a vast knowledge base of the students at SUU.
Betty Ann Rember
Betty Ann was selected in an internal search to fill the position of our newest faculty member in the College of Education. Her position will continue to house the field services/student teaching placement, but now also contains a faculty course load as well. Betty Ann has been an adjunct faculty member and the director of the Field Services portion of the College of Education at SUU since 2012. Her former positions as both a high school and middle school principal, and experience as a business teacher make her well prepared to instuct the pre-service secondary students here at SUU.
New Faculty and Staff Katie Groves - Program Specialist (Budgets)
Katie graduated from Southern Utah University in April of 2016 with a Degree in History and Paralegal Studies. Katie had been the student worker for the Teacher Education Department since December of 2012 and, upon graduation, stepped into a new role. In June 2016 she began as the Program Specialist (Budget Manager) for the College of Education and Human Development.
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Key Accomplishments This year Dean Christiansen began a search in support of a Child and Family Center for Southern Utah University. SUU is currently the only University in the state of Utah that lacks a child-care facility on campus. A Formalized Memorandum of Understanding began this summer between the SUU Education Department, North Elementary and Iron County School District. This memorandum will assist both SUU and ICSD in the placement of student teachers, assignment and/or volunteer mentor teachers, and begin master-mentor teacher training. The SUU Education department hosted Utah Council for Education Dean’s (UCED) and Utah Teacher Education (UTEAAC) in July 2016. The meetings were held around campus and each attendee was able to see the beauties that SUU campus has to offer during the summer including attending the Utah Shakespeare Festivals “Three Musketeers”.
Graduation Awards Education Valedictorian
Kelli Christiansen, Family Life and Human Development Outstanding Master’s Graduates Debra Spilsbury, Education Robbie Gunter, Education and Administrative License Nicholas L. Farrell, Sports Conditioning and Performance Outstanding Education Leadership Recipient Kristi R. Hancock Pestalozzi Award Recepients Brittany Wood, Early Childhood Education Haley Carter, Elementary Education Melanie A. Jensen, Secondary Education Susan Braden, Special Education Outstanding Education and Human Development Students Brittany A. Goldberg, Athletic Training Audrie Christensen, Family Life & Human Development Louis E. Jobe, Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism Kilee Lindley, Teaching and Coaching Skylar G. Riggs, Exercise Science
CAEP Accreditation John Meisner, Associate Professor of Education, was asked to fill the position of director of accrediation during Spring 2016 semester. He has since been working with Associate Dean, Bart Reynolds, faculty and staff members to set up collection tools, create curriculum mapping, and implement key changes to the programs based on the feedback given by the CAEP accrediting board. CAEP asked the College of Education to focus on three improvement areas, including Standard 2: Clinical 10 | College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2014-2015
Partnerships and Practice, Standard 4: Program Impact, and Standard 5: Provider Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement. This year faculty and staff have worked to implement a diversity piece to the Secondary Education block courses to fulfill the improvement for Standard 2: Clinical Partnerships. Betty Ann Rember, John Meisner, and Bart Reynolds accompanied 16 Secondary Education block preservice teachers to Page, AZ where they were able to interact with the students and learn more about the Native American culture who make up the majority population in that area. John Meisner and Bart Reynolds began working towards implementation of curriculum mapping, which will begin Fall 2016. With the help of all faculty this curriculum mapping and collection of data from Canvas, our Teacher Education Department will be assessing and improving on Standard 4: Program Impact as well as Standard 5: Provider Quality Assurance and Continuous Improvement. 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 Access databases that will allow the Teacher Education Department to follow up with students to ensure that course work and experiential learning helped them develop into competent and successful teachers. This data will begin to help the department to improve in Standard 4: Program Impact.
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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 Educationand Outreach, Arts Bridge - Teacher Artisit Training Program, Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning program partnership are part of this funding.
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 SUUâ€™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 yearâ€™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.
artsFUSION Arts Education and Outreach This ongoing program provides an opportunity for community members such as elementary students, teachers, school administrators, university students, and individuals to receive specialized training in dance, visual arts, theatre, music, and integrated arts education. Last year Carrie Trenholm, Sorenson Endowed Chair in Elementary Arts Education, served in her final year as the director of the program, and worked with Alisa Petersen to develop multiple workshops intended for various audiences, taught by noteworthy local and national arts professionals. In the summer elementary teachers gathered for a two day intensive workshop which gave them hands on practice creating sculpture and dance about physics concepts. Throughout the school year elementary teachers attended workshops where they participated in musical theatre, painted 16 foot murals, and created 11 different handbound book structures. Teachers are now reporting that they are sharing these ideas and processes successfully with their students. artsFUSION sent two visual arts teachers into two schools in Iron County this year. They created art with over 550 children.
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Heyborne, John Taylor, visual journal artist Hannah Hinchman, and drummer Matthew Marsolek. The workshop emphasized slowing down, observing, and documenting the world around us, particularly the patterns that can be found in art, nature, and music. Throughout the two-day workshop, teachers photographed and drew patterns in nature, viewed pond creatures under microscopes, hiked and documented the small “events” that occurred along the way, and found their sense of rhythm on the drums. The teachers experienced many ways to integrate the arts and sciences. PARTICIPANTS: 16 TEACHERS, 6 ARTS TEACHERS
Paper Circuits, November 2015 Lindsay Balfour led two workshops for elementary teachers showing them how to light up works of art. They used LEDs, copper tape, and batteries, to create simple and parallel circuits within the paper works of art. Lindsay visited two fifth grade classes at Fiddlers’ Elementary and taught the students to make paper gems with simple circuits inside. When the gems are pressed, they turn LED bulbs, causing the gems to glow. PARTICIPANTS: 55 FIFTH GRADERS, 21 TEACHERS, 28 SUU STUDENTS
National Parks Project, 2015-16 This three part workshop series explored 4th grade curriculum in art, science, and history through the context of the National Parks in Southern Utah. Participants received art supplies to share what they learned with their own 4th grade students. Student artwork depicting the plants, animals and geology of Zion, Bryce, and Cedar Breaks was collected and turned into vinyl pole banners which hung on Main Street in Cedar City during the National Parks Service Centennial Celebration. Workshops were taught by SUU faculty members Paula Mitchell, Jackie Grant, Johnny MacLean, Matt Ogburn, and Alisa Petersen PARTICIPANTS: 12 TEACHERS, 2 ART TEACHERS, 14 4TH GRADE CLASSES
Learning Through Movement, February 2016 Tanner Dance educators MaryAnne Lee and Diana Timothy visited SUU to teach a variety of creative movement workshops. They started by working with a class of SUU pre-service teachers, showing them ways to use dance in their future classrooms. Next they visited two 4th grade classes at South Elementary School where they explore opposites and geology interpretive group dances. Finally they danced with a class of 3rd grade students as a group of elementary teachers and SUU education students observed. After the children finished, the observers danced as well, putting into practice concepts that they had just seen. PARTICIPANTS: 75 ELEMENTARY STUDENTS, 21 TEACHERS, 28 SUU STUDENTS
Fused Glass Integration, 2015-16 Fused glass artist and former Beverley Taylor Sorenson Endowed Chair Carrie Trenholm carried out an extensive artist-in-residence program at North Elementary with support from artsFUSION. Carrie held five hands-on fused glass workshops to teach educators from North Elementary. Then she spent several weeks with three classes, helping students create glass art work that will be permanently on display in the school. The glass projects integrated visual art and science concepts. Kindergarten students learned about the body parts of insects as they created glass bees, butterflies, and beetles. First graders created a garden of flowers, demonstrating their knowledge of the parts of plants, and fifth graders studied animal adaptations to create animals of the rain forest. PARTICIPANTS: 5 ELEMENTARY TEACHERS, 88 ELEMENTARY STUDENTS
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Old School/New School Art, June 2016 Elementary teachers explored both old and new forms of art making in SUU’s 2016 summer artsFUSION workshop titled, Old School/ New School Art. On the first day teachers learned how to use detail to tell a story with simple illustrations, experimented with hand drawn letter forms, used spray paint to explore the idea of graffiti, from cave painting to the present, and made paper cut out illustrations to demonstrate science concepts. On the second day they added technology to each projects. They digitized their hand drawn letterforms and illustrations using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. They added QR codes to their spray painted projects, and they used their paper cut outs to create stop motion videos. PARTICIPANTS: 15 TEACHERS, 1 PRINCIPAL, 5 ART SPECIALISTS
artsFUSION Art and Music Camp The theme for this year’s artsFUSION Art and Music Camp was Community. The songs and projects were planned by professional art educators Debra Davis and Melanie Baker. These teachers partnered with SUU preservice teachers Emily Piep and Kara Syrett to teach two sessions of camp to 120 children. Together they made glass mosaics depicting the landscapes of their homes, they created symbols to represent aspects of their communities and made their own spray painted drums. They sang songs about Utah, Native Americans, community roles and responsibiliites, and about about working together for the greater good. On the final day of camp the children held an art show and performed for their parents, families, and friends in SUU’s Great Hall. PARTICIPANTS: 2 TEACHERS, 3 SUU STUDENTS, 120 CHILDREN
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 This year we were privileged to provide support to fourteen BTSALP teachers in six school districts. We offered formal and informal professional learning opportunities through the artsFUSION workshops, state arts conferences, participating in professional learning communities and one on one coaching. Participating counties: Iron, Beaver, Wayne, Garfield, Piute, Sevier
ArtsBridge – Teaching Artists Training Program 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 students served in the ArtsBridge Program. Together they tallied over 120 hours planning and teaching integrated dance and theatre lessons.
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Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program Partnership Alisa Petersen was hired as the new Program Coordinator for professional development for the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program in the Southern Utah region. She worked with Carrie Trenholm to mentor, support, and provide professional development for 19 arts specialists in 33 schools in Iron, Washington, Piute, Sevier, Beaver and Garfield counties. Through this program they directed an arts integration workshop for approximately 350 teachers in Washington County in December. Eight of the highest quality arts specialists in the state of Utah taught break out sessions in this workshop which was titled Arts Powered Learning.
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.
SUU Elementary Education Practicum Experience The Elementary Education Curriculum Methods Courses are taught in an experiential block of classes and taken by pre-service education student teachers the semester before they student teach. An integral part of the Elementary Block is to engage students in a hands-on, real-life practicum experience. This last year our block students put in 225+ practicum (service learning) hours in elementary schools in Iron County School District, Washington County School District and Canyon’s School District. This public school partnership provides students an opportunity to teach in a real classroom setting and work closely with an in-service elementary teacher. It also provides classroom teachers the opportunity to attend professional development while the block students are covering their classes. This program has been a win/win project 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 8, 2016 the Family Life and Human Development held their first annual Mindfulness Conference. The Family Life and Human Development faculty worked diligently to ensure the conference was meaningful for students and community members. Kristen Race, founder of Mindful Life, presented about her company and living a mindful life. David Nelson, Professor of Family Life at BYU, talked to students and community members about relational aggression in children. Jeff Ford, practicing LMFT, from St. George, Utah spoke about sexual addiction. Geoff Steurer, practicing LMFT alongside Jeff Ford, lectured about dating and pornography: starting the conversation. Lastly, Fight the New Drug members were able to present about their new movement “Porn Kills Love”. The event was well advertised around campus and the community. Those in attendance enjoyed the speakers and left feeling a sense of hope and ideas to help themselves or those they associated with. 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.
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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.
Teacher Education and Family Development Early Childhood Education
Family Life and Human Development
Teacher Education, Undergraduate
Graduate Studies in Education Administrative License The Board of Regents approved an out of state administrative licensure program based on the Nevada State Department of Education for the COEHD. The cohort groups for the Educational Leader Preparation Program (ELPP) have been completing coursework, and will begin their internships in 2017. The Utah State Board of Education has revised requirements for administrative licensure. The Leadership in Education and Administrative Development (LEAD) program implements those changes in January, 2017 when the new Rule takes effect. Major changes are in the curriculum requirements, which are now mandated, and when students will log administrative internship hours.
Physical Education and Human Performance Outdoor Recreation in Parks and Tourism
Athletic Training Major
Physical Education, Teaching/Coaching
Masters of Sport Conditioning and Performance
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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.
Faculty and Staff Activities
Bruce Barker, Professor of Secondary Education Ray Brooks, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education Shawn Christiansen, Dean
• Published “Lessons Learned Eating Japanese School Lunch: Simple Principles for Decreasing Childhood Obesity in America” with Matt Schmidt • Published “Shokuiku” & School Lunch with Matt Schmidt • Study Abroad “Nutrition and Family Life in Japan”. Visited Kumamoto, Tokyo, Takamatsu, Hiroshima, Matsue, and Miyajima.
Mark DeBeliso, Professor of Physical Education & Human Performance
• Published “Effets of the hang clean and the hang snatch in women athletes” in Biology of Sport with J. Ayers, T. Sevene, and K.J. Adams • Published “The prevalence of depression and concussions in semi-rpfoessional and professional footbal players” in the Journal of Lifestyle Medicine with J. Pryror and A. Larson. • Published “The physical profile of elite boardercross snowboarders” in the Journal of sports Science with A. Larson and E. Smith. • Presented “Effects of acute post-activation potentiation on the Olympic shot put throw and standing long jump” at the American College of Sports Medicine 63rd Annual Meeting in Boston • Presented “Reaction time in University Athletes” at the Undergraduate Research Symposium in Monterey Bay with V. Clardy, M. Bellumori, and K.J. Adams • Served as Director of Masters of Science Sport Conditioning and Performance Program • Awarded “Best Paper” at the Singapore Conference on applied Pscyhology
Bridget Eastep, Associate Professor of Outdoor Recreation Kelly Goonan, Assistant Professor of Outdoor Recreation Rea Gubler, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
• Published “Mindful Parenting: Seven Essential Elements for Raising Successful Children” with Heather Ogden as part of the Emma Eccles Jones Early Childhood Education Enhancement Grant • Presented “Book Talk 2016: See for Your Shelves, 50 New Picture Books for FCS!” for the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 107th Annual Conference in Bellevue • Presented “You might Be A Book-A-Holic If...” at the Southern Utah Early Childhood Collaboration Conference with Peggy Wittwer and Karen Houser • Received the UACTE Post-Secondary Teacher of the Year Award • Named UEN American Graduate Champion • Sponsored Annual FCS Inservice Training
Jefferey Hart, Assistant Professor of Special Education Katy Herbold, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership • Director of Graduate Studies in Education
Karen Houser, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Family Development
• Presented “You might Be A Book-A-Holic If...” at the Southern Utah Early Childhood Collaboration Conference with Rea Gubler and Peggy Wittwer • Recipient of Mockingbird Foundation Grant ($5,000) to create 6 Early Childhood Music Training Sessions. • Presented “See For Your Shelves” at several conferences throughout the state • Served on the Utah Higher Education Gifted & Talented Committee at USOE
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Faculty and Staff Activities
• Served on the Utah Higher Education Early Childhood Education Committee at USOE • SUU Preschool, Director • Served as a Peer Evaluator for Higher Education National Association for the Education of Young Children
Joel Judd, Assistant Professor of Education
• Presented “On PAR: Pedagogy, Advocacy, and Resilience in ESL Learning” at the TESL Conference in Alberta. • Presented “Teacher Research: Empowering Social and Academic Change” with Dr. Sheryl Ludwig at the Society for Applied Anthropology 2016 International Meeting in Vancouver • Created podcast “Teacher Research: Empowering Social and Academic Change” with Dr. Sheryl Ludwig
Prent Klag, Professor of Education, Director of Innovative Education
• Published 2nd edition of “Professor Murphy’s Guide to Endless Possibilities – Dedicated to Promoting Creativity, Inventiveness, and Active Learning Using BOINKS” with Joyce Murphy • Served on International Alliance for Invitational Education 10 College Membership Consortium • Published “Leadership and the School Principal: Perspectives, Process, and Practices for the 21st Century” • Presented paper on “Innovative Ways to use Toys and Objects to Make Teaching Remarkable and Learning Memorable” at the 2015 Utah Education Association Annual Conference in Salt Lake City • Served on Board of Directors for Gateway Preparatory Academy in Enoch, Utah • Published “Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century - Viewpoints and Perspectives” • Published 6th edition of “Creativity in Education: Igniting Personal and Professional Potential”
Michiko Kobayashi, Associate Professor of Educaation
• Published “Students’ Preferred Media in Online Learning and Online Technology Self-Efficacy: in EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology Volume 2016, p. 286-291 • Published “Students’ Media Preferences in Online Learning” in Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education • Developed a three-week cultural exchange summer program in collaboration with Okinawa International University in Japan and sent one selected education student to Okinawa in July 2016.
Rick Lambson, Professor of Physical Education Abigail Larson, Assistant Professor of Physical Education & Human Performance
• Published “Sports Nutrition Strategies for Success: A Practical Guide to Improving Performance through Nutrition” with K. Woodruff • Published “Fuel for Sport: The Basics” eBook • Editor of Momentum Press Collection Health, Wellness, and Exercise Science • Presented “The Prevalence of Depression and Concussions in Semi-Professional and Professional North American Footbal Players” with M. DeBeliso and J. Pryor at the American College of Sports Medicine 63rd Annual meeting. • Presented Expert Panel Keynote Session “Nutrition and Hydration Strategies to Enhance Sport and Multi-pitch Climbing Performance” at 3rd International Rock Climbing Research Congress. • Served as Faculty Senate Executive Committee Member and Secretary • Published “The Effects of Heavy Resistance Wamr-Up on Sprint Speed: A Post Activation Potentiation Study” with M. DeBeliso and B. Springall in the Journal of Physical Education Research
Brian Ludlow, Assistant Professor of Reading and Elementary Education
• Facilitated “Project Learning Tree” with Peggy Wittwer to integrate curriculum training at an overnight retreat for SUU Elementary Block Methods Students • Presented “A Pathway to Excellence: No Tears with 5 Tiers” to leadership teams from SUU, ICSD, and North Elementary • Presented “The Elements of Literature Framework (ELF) - Revisited” and “Standards Smack-down with Power Packed Planning” at the Utah Rural Schools Conference • Presented “Creating With Technology: Using Technology to Provide Opportunities for Higher Order Thinking” at Utah Coalition for Educational Technology annual Conference College of Education and Human Development Annual Report 2015 - 2016 | 25
Faculty and Staff Activities
• Collaborated with Jeff Hart on “Development and Implementation fo the Adult Reading Interest and Engagement Scale (ARIES)” • Formed “Literacy Advisory Committee” • Served on Board of Directors for Reading Horizons
Genevieve Ludwig, Assistant Professor of Athletic Training Jacob Manning, Lecturer of Outdoor Recreation
• Presented “Impact of Wheel Size on Energy Expenditure during Mountain Biking” with Julie Taylor and Camille Thomas at ACSM Annual International Conference in Boston. James McCoy, Assistant Professor
John Meisner, Lecturer of Teacher Education and Family Development
• Served on Hiring Committee for teacher Education Assistant Professor Position • Accreditation Director for the College of Education and Human Development
Jim Mock, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and Family Development Lee Montgomery, Professor of Education Tony Pellegrini, Associate Professor of Education
• Wrote “Choosing to Lead” article for The Leader, the journal of the Utah Association of Elementary School Principals • Wrote “Happy to School” article for The Leader, the journal of the Utah Association of Elementary School Principals • Produced Podcast “Full Steam Ahead” for The Leader, the journal of the Utah Association of Elementary School Principles • Committee support for Iron County School District’s Digital Teaching and Learnign Grant • Committee support to retool the Utah State Board of Education’s Educator Effectiveness Standards for Educational Leaders
David Phillips, Assistant Professor of Physical Education and Human Performance Alisa Petersen, Endowed Chair of Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program
• Paper Circuits Project at Utah Arts Educators Association Conference • Taught two Bookbinding Workshops at Dixie State University Evening for Educators • National Parks Project with 4th Grade Students
Bart Reynolds, Associate Dean
• Presented “How to Conduct Effective Meetings” with Jim McCoy and Ray Brooks at the Utah Rural Schools Conference in Cedar City • Lead CAEP Auditor for Manhattan College Educational Leadership Program in Bronx New York • Presented “Recruitment and Retention for Educaional Leadership Programs” at the Utah Rural Schools Conference
Nathan Slaughter, Lecturer of Physical Education & Athletic Training Julie Taylor, Associate Professor of Physical Education
• Presented “Impact of Wheel Size on Energy Expenditure during Mountain Biking” with Jacob Manning and Camille Thomas at ACSM Annual International Conference in Boston.
Camille Thomas, Department Chair and Associate Professor
• Presented “Impact of Wheel Size on Energy Expenditure during Mountain Biking” with Jacob Manning and Julie Taylor at ACSM Annual International Conference in Boston.
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Faculty and Staff Activities
Peggy Wittwer, Assistant Professor of Elementary Education, Director Cedar Mountain Science Camp
• Presented “You might Be A Book-A-Holic If...” at the Southern Utah Early Childhood Collaboration Conference with Rea Gubler and Karen Houser • Awarded “SUU Influencer of the Year” for dedicated service and leadership for influence on the lives of SUU students • Awarded “Lifetime Achievement Science Educator” by the Utah Science Teacher Association • Presented “Easy and Doable STEM Activities for Your Classroom” with J. Tanner, L. Atkinson, A. Haggerty, and M. Day at the Utah Science Teachers Association Conference • Facilitated “Project Learning Tree” with Brian Ludlow to integrate curriculum training at an overnight retreat for SUU Elementary Block Methods Students • Presented “Elementary STEM Endorsement” with A. Haggerty for the Utah Governor’s STEM Council Conference • Presented “A Pathway to Excellence: No Tears with 5 Tiers” to leadership teams from SUU, ICSD, and North Elementary
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2015-16 Annual Report for the Southern Utah University College of Education and Human Development.