APA Division 15 Dissertation Award

Division 15 invites graduate students who are members or affiliates of the division to apply for a Dissertation Research AwardThis year’s deadline has been extended to July 1, 2018.

The purpose of this award is to provide financial support for educational psychology doctoral students preparing to collect their dissertation data. Two awards will be provided, each including a $1,000 stipend to be applied toward the student’s dissertation research. Announcement of award winners will be made during the annual APA convention.

A formal call is attached; additional information may be found at the Division 15 website, here. We encourage all receiving this email to consider students and colleagues who may be a good fit for the listed criteria.

Please contact Co-Chairs April Taylor (ataylor@csun.edu) and David (david.wakefield@csun.edu) with questions.


Participatory and Inclusive Designs Event

This Friday we’ll be discussing participatory and inclusive design processes with Ralph Vacca over lunch. Join us in room 3-08 at Fordham’s Law School, located at 150 West 62nd St., New York, NY 10023. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. with discussion to follow.

A little info about Ralph Vacca:

Ralph Vacca’s teaching and research focuses on participatory design and culture. His current work focuses on how participatory design processes can empower marginalized groups and restructure ideas about the importance of diversity and cultural inclusivity in design. He employs a mixed-methods, critical-empirical approach that combines the theories and methodologies of media studies, cultural studies, and human-computer interaction.

Click here to RSVP.

Advanced Seminar Information

CLAIR students should not register for Advanced Seminar this summer as we have moved to a three semester enrollment that starts in a Fall and ends in the successive Fall semester with no intervening Summer semester.  This scheme will now allow students more time to complete their capstone as it allows for work over the summer.

Any questions should be directed to Fran or Molly.

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.

Welcome Back!

Greetings, The CLAIR faculty welcome you all back to school! As new CLAIR co-Directors, Molly and I extend an invitation to check in and let us know how you are faring and what we can do to make your time in the program more beneficial to your professional development.  Please do note that Molly is on sabbatical this Fall so contacting me may be best for Fall.

We have many reasons to be happy this Fall as we embark on our 5th academic year, advance toward our first graduation of CLAIR PhDs this May, and bask in the Graduate School of Education’s recognition of CLAIR students as creative and academically strong. Your core CLAIR faculty already know that you are caring, dedicated professionals determined to make positive contributions to research and practice in the study of learning and instruction. These faculty include Drs. John Craven, Jane Bolgatz, and Molly Ness of the Curriculum and Instruction Division, and Drs. Karen Brobst, Akane Zusho, and Fran Blumberg of the Psychological and Educational Services Division.

Please watch this space as we will use the blog as one of the major vehicles for communication about the program and the exciting new developments.  One of those developments will include stronger linkages between GSE and other academic units  with regard to course offerings.

So, get those back to school outfits assembled and continue to be the wonderful people we know you to be!

Much happiness, Fran

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