Welcome back!

Molly and I welcome you back to school and trust that your new years started well! We have much to be thankful for as we begin our Spring semester including new graduates to be: Susan Chambre, Alexandra Garino, Staci Tedrow, and Lauren Zucker! Last semester, many of you also successfully defended your capstones and this year we look forward to admitting an incoming class for Fall, 2018.
Here’s to a new semester and to all members of the CLAIR community! Molly and I look forward to hearing from you and will get back to you shortly about new and exciting developments in our program as we complete 6th academic year!
Molly and Fran

Research Presentation

You are invited to attend the research presentation of Mr. Justin Coles, applicant for our English education professor position.  His talk is titled, A Critical Race Ethnography of Urban Black Youth Literacies in the “Wake”   It will be in Room 1114 at 4:30pmtomorrowWednesday, November 29.

There will be an open discussion for students after the talk at 5:30, also in room 1114.  Please try to attend one or both events.

GSE Bulletin – May 2017

Important tidbits from the GSE bulletin:

Conference on Qualitative Methods

The Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP), a section of APA’s Division of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods is offering a Conference on Qualitative Methods.

When: Wednesday, May 24th and Thursday, May 25th on the 12th Floor of Lowenstein.

AERA Conference Coming to New York

 The 2018 AERA Annual Conference will be held in New York City, April 13-17, 2018.  The call for proposals opens in early June.

Prestigious Fellowships

 Information about graduate funding and fellowships can be found on H-Net.

Open Education Base: Scholarship Opportunities

Open Education Database has updated their list with 35 new scholarships specifically for graduate students in the 2017-2018 academic year.

Click HERE for more info.

Free Data Workshop: Early Head Start Family Child Experiences Survey

Free data workshop (travel stipends available): Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014)

When: July 24-25, 2017

Where: Ann Arbor, MI

Application deadline: May 22, 2017

Applications are competitive. A limited number of travel stipends will be awarded.


Faculty Awards and Appointments

Dr. Rabinowitz will be joining PLOS ONE as an Academic Editor on the Editorial Board.

Job Opportunities

 Job Openings at PS/IS 187 in Manhattan

Job Openings at PS/IS 187 in Manhattan

PS/IS 187 in upper Manhattan (349 Cabrini Blvd) is seeking:

  • 1st grade general education teachers
  • 5th/6th grade math teachers
  • 7th/8th grade math teachers

Students interested in learning more and applying should contact GSE alum Jessica Mitchell.

Exhibit on Ancient Greek Art

 This exhibit provides free tours for grades 3-8, college students, and adults. Please contact the Onassis foundation for more information.

Opportunity for Presenting Student Research: Northeastern Educational Research Association

Dr. Patelis will be organizing a session at the Northeastern Educational Research Association to showcase student research.

Please contact Dr. Patelis by Friday, May 26, 2017 for more information.

GSE Calendar: May

Saturday, May 20, 2017

  • University Commencement and GSE Diploma Ceremony at RH Campus

Monday, May 22, 2017

  • Summer Session I Begins (Ends June 29)
  • Summer Session I — In-Person Registration and Advisement for Summer and Fall 2017, 1:00 PM

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

  • Summer Session I — In-Person Registration and Advisement for Summer and Fall 2017, 1:00 PM
  • Deadline for Successful Uploading to ProQuest for May 2017 Graduates

Friday, May 26, 2017

  • Deadline for Online drop from Summer Session I 2017 courses without incurring a W and tuition charges

Monday, May 29, 2017

  • Memorial Day – University Closed

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

  • Deadline for Religious School Scholarship Applications for Summer Session I

DEADLINE APPROACHING: Internship Opportunity

Internship opportunities available at Innovate Learning Review (ILR), a publication which provides insight on the issues, practices, research, ideas, discussion, and resources by and for innovative learning professionals around the world.

Part-time positions for Editorial and Social Media Interns available. Editorial interns will curate/select and write brief content for publication.  Social Media interns will help build the ILR social media presence and community. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS APRIL 30th.

Internships are paid and require 3-5 hours/week working from anywhere.  Also, college credit may be available.


  • Background in educational technology, instructional design, or the learning sciences.
  • Ability to curate or effectively filter what is relevant to the Learning and Technology community from a sea of information.
  • Keep current with and write brief pieces on new topics and ideas in Learning and Technology.
  • Experience working with social media such as blogs, Twitter, and feeds, etc. to build a social presence.  WordPress knowledge is a plus.
  • Good communication skills, consistent commitment to editorial quality, and reliable work towards deadlines.
  • Motivation to inform, inspire, and help others to Innovate Learning.

Apply here with a cover letter and resume.

Email with any questions.

IES Releases Education Technology Compendium

A new compendium is now available and provides information about current and completed education technology projects funded by IES’s two research centers—the National Center for Education Research and the National Center for Special Education Research. The compendium is designed to provide information on completed and current projects in an easily accessible and usable format.

With IES funding, researchers have developed or studied technologies for classroom, school, and education research purposes, including more than 270 web-based tools, 85 virtual environments and interactive simulations, 95 intelligent tutor and artificial intelligence software systems, 50 game-based tools, and 105 computer-based assessments.

For additional information, please view A Compendium of Education Technology Research Funded by NCER and NCSER: 2002-2014

Free data workshop: Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014)

What: Free data workshop – Early Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014)

When: July 24-25, 2017

Where: Ann Arbor, MI (travel stipends available)

Application deadline: May 22


The Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2014) is a nationally representative descriptive study of Head Start programs, classrooms, and children that provides information about program performance, including improvement efforts, quality, and outcomes for children and families. This training will focus on the child, parent, classroom, and program Core data from fall 2014 and spring 2015 as well as the Family Engagement Plus study conducted in spring 2015.

FACES 2014 project leads from Mathematica Policy Research will instruct this two-day data training, introducing researchers to the study’s purposes, history, new design, methods, instruments, and data structure; and special analytic issues such as identifying dual language learners and conducting cross-cohort analyses. There will be significant hands-on time with the data.

The workshop is free, but space is limited. Researchers interested in using the FACES 2014 data to answer policy relevant questions in early care and education are encouraged to apply. Participants must have programming experience in SAS, Stata, or SPSS. All applications must include a vita along with a cover letter describing:

  • research questions you wish to explore using these data
  • field of study
  • prior early care and education research experience
  • experience analyzing large, complex survey data (including specific data sets–in particular noting any prior use of FACES–and types of analyses conducted)
  • and the statistical package in which you intend to work

Admitted graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and junior faculty/researchers will be considered for one of a limited number of stipends to help with travel and housing costs. To be considered for one of these awards, applicants must also submit a letter of support from a senior faculty member, mentor, or advisor.

Research Celebration

The Research Celebration will take place on Wednesday, May 10, from 6-8PM on the 12th Floor.  All students enrolled in research seminars are expected to present.  Dr. Ness has created a Google Form to organize time slots and to collect presentation titles for your work.  Please fill out the form as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please email Dr. Ness.