Tuesday, September 21, 2010

2010 Fall Outing

Apple Picking and Fall Picnic

All Educational Psychology Students,
Faculty, Family & Friends
Are Invited

Saturday, October 9, 2010
10 am to 2 pm

We will be car pooling, leaving the circle near
Education & the Student Center lower entrance
at 10 am. You may also meet us at the parking lot
of Indian Ladder Farms or at Thacher Park
near the Indian Ladder hiking trail.

Beverages, sandwich platters, and salads will be provided.
You are welcome to bring some snacks and desserts to share.

Please R.S.V.P. to
Georgia Brooke (gb678297 AT albany.edu)
by Oct 7, with the number attending
and if you need a ride.

Your GSO Funds At Work!

Indian Ladder Farms
342 Altamont Voorheeseville Rd.
Altamont, NY 12009

Thacher Park
1 Hailes Cave Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186

Monday, August 30, 2010

Fall 2010 Events

October 6 Wed
Dr. Yan "SEM: What, Why, and How"
11:30 am – 1:00 pm, ED 335

October 9 Sat
Fall 2010 Outing
Apple Picking at Indian Ladder Farms and Picnic at Thacher Park
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

October 13 Wed
Dr. Neely "When and How Does Testing Memory Help or Hurt Memory?"
11:30 am – 1:00 pm, ED 335

October 20 Wed
Dr. Pruzek "Modern Graphics for Data Analysis: Some New Methods and New Uses"
11:30 am – 1:00 pm, ED 335

October 27 Wed
Dr. Lane, on the topic 'Educational Institutions Moving Across Borders'
11:30 am – 1:00 pm, ED 335

November 3 Wed
Panel Discussion: "The Perks of Scholarly Association Membership"
11:30 am – 1:00 pm, ED 335

December 1 Wed
Dr. Nickerson "The Influence of Parents and Peers on Contributing to, Preventing, and Intervening in Bullying"
11:30 am – 1:00 pm, ED 335

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Elections 2010

It's that time of year again to start thinking about being a part of the Educational Psychology & Methodology's RGSO.

Any student (masters or doctoral) can run for any position, with the voting taking place during our department orientation the first week of classes.

The positions are:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Representatives

If you are interested or just want more information on what your role/responsibilities would be, please contact Beth Ochal (ochalb AT gmail.com) so she can get a running list of who is interested!

Don't forget, this is a great way to get involved and also a great line on your CV!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Test Library

The Division of Educational Psychology and Methodology maintains a test library of educational and psychological testing materials. The materials held in our test library include

• achievement, aptitude, intelligence, reading, and personality tests.
• reference resources (e.g., the Mental Measurement Yearbook and The Test Critiques);
• statistics and measurement books;

The Test Library materials are available for use by both staff and students.

Location: ED - B11

Open Hours: The test library operates under an ‘on demand’ system in which the library is only opened by appointment.

If you are interested in borrowing tests or books during the semester, or if you would like a consultation, please contact our head test librarian at edtestlib AT gmail.com to set up an appointment. We will be responsive to your requests as we aim to facilitate your use of the library materials and your understanding of the relevant concepts.

Additional information about our test library is on the website

Thursday, April 22, 2010

2010 Poster Session

Ninth Annual Educational Psychology & Methodology
Student Research Poster Session
Friday, May 7th in ED 335

10:30 - 11:00 Poster Set-up
11:00 - 12:30 Guest Speaker, Dr. John Hitchcock
12:30 - 1:00 Refreshments
1:00 - 2:30 Student Poster Session
2:30 - 3:00 Clean Up

Remember you may present:

  • Works in progress
  • Class research projects
  • Work that has already been presented at conferences

Those of you who would like to participate will be expected to:

  • Come at 10:30 to set up you poster (trifold posters and tacks will be provided)
  • Answer questions about your research
  • You may also want to provide handouts to summarize or supplement your research

Important: If you would like your information to appear in the program, please return the following form to Matt LaFave at mjlafave425 AT gmail.com or Georgia Brooke at gb678297 AT albany.edu no later than Friday, April 30th, midnight. The form must specify the authors’ names, your title, and an abstract (no more than 200 words).

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hall of Fame

Division faculty Professor Frank R. Vellutino will be inducted into the International Reading Association's Reading Hall of Fame at the forthcoming IRA Annual Conference. The IRA Reading Hall of Fame consists of nationally and internationally prominent reading researchers who are recognized as having made extraordinary contributions to theory and research in the study of literacy acquisition.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Grant News

Division faculty Professors Dianna L. Newman and Deborah Kundert were featured in a news item by the UAlbany School of Education for their evaluation grant.

Dianna Newman and Deborah Kundert received $1.3 million for a four-year Evaluation of the Striving Readers project for the New York State Education Department. This money was provided from the U.S. Department of Education through a grant from the NYS Education Department. The NYS Education Department and the New York City Department of Education Striving Readers Program will provide explicit, targeted and engaging supplemental instruction in vocabulary, comprehension strategies, writing, fluency and word analysis to sixth and seventh grade students who are struggling readers in nine New York City Public Middle Schools. The purpose of the study is to determine the effectiveness of the supplemental literacy intervention program on student achievement in literacy as measured by the NYS English Language Arts (ELA) assessment and the Gates-MacGinitie Reading Assessment.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Spring 2010 Events

February 24 Wednesday
"Using Case Studies in Undergraduate Education: Why Not?" by Anna Valtcheva and "A Fun Way to Build a Cohesive Classroom, While They Learn" by Robin Akawi
11:30 am – 1:00 pm, ED 335

March 24 Wednesday
"School-Based Suicide Prevention: Methodological Issues in Program Evaluation"
Dr. David Miller, School Psychology
11:30 am - 1:00 pm, ED 335

April 14 Wednesday
"Design Research on Learning and Thinking in Educational Settings"
Dr. David Dai, Educational Psychology and Methodology
11:30 am -1:00 pm, ED 335

April 28 Wednesday
"The Promise and Perils of Meta-Analysis"
Dean Robert Bangert-Drowns
11:00 am -1:00 pm, ED 335

May 7 Friday
Ninth annual Student Research Poster Session
11:00 am - 2:30 pm, ED 335