Jim Charles, Professor of English Education, Presents Paper at National Council of Teachers

December 2, 2013 at 7:12 am

Jim Charles, professor of English education, presented a paper titled “Lessons (Un)Learned: Teaching American Indian Literatures to Non-Indian Students” on Nov. 22 at the 2013 National Council of Teachers of English Convention in Boston, Mass.

Recent publications by Greta G. Freeman, EdD, associate professor in the School of Education

September 20, 2013 at 7:03 am

Recent publications by Greta G. Freeman, EdD, associate professor in the School of Education at the University of South Carolina Upstate.

Freeman, G. G. & Wash, P. D. (2013). “You can lead students to the classroom and you can make them think: Ten brain-based strategies for college teaching and learning success.” Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 24(3), 99-120.

Freeman, G. G. & Wash, P., a peer-reviewed presentation “Undergraduate Teacher Education Students’ Fears: Research Results and Program Application” at the Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Greensboro, NC, February, 2013.

Freeman, G. a peer-reviewed presentation “Developing a School or Classroom Poetry Club” at the South Carolina Middle School Association Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC, March 2013.

Freeman, G., a peer-reviewed presentation “Research-Based Strategies and Children’s Literature for Dealing With Childhood Bullying” at the (ACEI) Association for Childhood Education International Global Summit/Conference, Washington, DC, March 2012.

Recent presentations and publications by Stacy Burr, PhD, assistant professor of early childhood education

April 4, 2013 at 9:54 am

Recent presentations and publications by Stacy Burr, PhD, assistant professor of early childhood education, School of Education at USC Upstate:

Professional Presentations:                     

Beck, J., Burr, S., & Kaufmann, L. “Preservice teacher dispositions”. A roundtable session at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Atlanta, GA., February 16-19, 2013.

Gentry, R., & Burr, S. “TeachLIVE and the simulated teacher preparation world”. A presentation at the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC., February 8-9, 2013.

Beck, J., Burr, S., & Kaufmann, L. “Preservice teacher dispositions assessments”. A presentation at the South Carolina Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Hartsville, SC., September 28-29, 2012.

Burr, S. “Virtual Child Development Center for Training Caregivers”, SC First Steps County Partnership Summer Symposium, Columbia, SC, July 26, 2012.

Burr, S., & Lewis, D. “Kids Drive Greenville Web Portal”. A workshop presented at the Upstate Technology Conference, Greenville, SC, June 12, 2012.

Burr, S., & Lewis, D. “Spinatours”. A workshop presented at the Upstate Technology Conference, Upstate Technology Conference, Greenville, SC, June 12, 2012.

Burr, S., & Lewis, D. “Developing Virtual Child Development Center with the SimHub”. A workshop presented at the Upstate Technology Conference, Greenville, SC, June 12, 2012.

Beck, J., Burr, S., Kaufmann, L., & Toole, C. “A Journey to Programmatic Technology Integration”. A roundtable session at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference, San Antonio, TX., February 11-15, 2012.

Knotts, J.D., Angel, C., Shank, J., Beck, J., Burr, S., Kaufmann, L., & Toole, C.  “Building Teacher Disposition Assessment Into a Dynamic Tool”. A presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators Conference, San Antonio, TX., February 11-15, 2012.

Publications:

Burr, S. (2012). Enhancing literacy development through the social environment of early childhood classrooms. Reading Matters, South Carolina International Reading Association Journal.

Jim Charles announces publication of book review

February 21, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Jim Charles, interim dean of the School of Education and professor, English education, announces the publication of a major book review — a review of four new and reissued books related to or by N. Scott Momaday.

Charles, Jim.  “A Review of Phyllis S. Morgan’s N. SCOTT MOMADAY: REMEMBERING    ANCESTORS, EARTH, AND TRADITIONS: AN ANNOTATED BIO-BIBLIOGRAPHY (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2010) and N. Scott Momaday’s THE JOURNEY OF TAI-ME (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2009), IN THE BEAR’S HOUSE (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2010), and AGAIN THE FAR MORNING: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico      Press, 2011) in STUDIES IN AMERICAN INDIAN LITERATURES, 24:2, Winter 2012, 126-134, 143.

Jim Charles presents paper at Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Association conference

February 21, 2013 at 2:09 pm

n February 13, 2013 Jim Charles, interim dean of the School of Education and professor of English education, presented a paper titled “Teaching American Indian Literatures to Non-Indian Students: Lessons (Un)Learned” at the 34th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular Culture and American Culture Associations in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Freeman, Faulkner, Izzard and Charles Published in The Professional Educator

January 8, 2013 at 7:49 am

Greta Freeman (lead author), Rebecca Faulkner, Marilyn Izzard, and Jim Charles, School of Education, published “University School of Education Promoting Diversity Awareness and Initiatives” in THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR, Auburn University, Spring/Fall 2012. Online at http://www.theprofessionaleducator.org/current.html

Dr. Greta Freeman Publishes Article and Makes Presentation

January 4, 2013 at 2:53 pm

Freeman, G., Izzard, M., Faulkner, R. & Charles, J. (2012). University school of education promoting diversity awareness and initiatives. The Professional Educator, 36(1). http://www.theprofessionaleducator.org/current.html

Freeman, G., a peer-reviewed presentation Research-Based Strategies and Children’s Literature for Dealing With Childhood Bullying at the (ACEI) Association for Childhood Education International Global Summit/Conference, Washington, DC, March 2012.

Alpha Sigma Lambda Inducts Students And Faculty At USC Upstate

June 7, 2012 at 8:05 am

Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society is the only national honor society for non-traditional students who attend college either full-time or part-time and have achieved academic excellence while facing competing interests of home and work. The distinctive, 60-year-old honor society recognizes the achievement of adult students.

The University of South Carolina Upstate recently inducted 18 students into its Sigma Chi Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda. USC Upstate students inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda represent the top 10% of all nontraditional students at USC Upstate.

Dr. Tom Moore, Chancellor of USC Upstate, presented the tribute to nontraditional students and Dr. Judith Prince, Dr. Yancy McDougal, and Dr. Lynette Gibson conducted the Alpha Sigma Lambda Induction Ritual. Music was provided by University of South Carolina Commercial Music Group Mast Quartet.

Four nontraditional students made presentations about the challenges and joys of earning bachelor’s degrees at USC Upstate as adults with families and work responsibilities. Speaking during the ceremony were: Matthew Bloomer (Johnson College of Business-Business Administration), Deborah Chappell (School of Education-Early Childhood Education), Shun-Wen Cheng (College of Arts and Sciences-Theater), and Nancy Lynn (Mary Black School of Nursing). Katie Poindexter, 2011 Mary Black School of Nursing Graduate and 2011 Recipient of an Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society Scholarship, made the evening more memorable with her closing remarks.

Seven faculty and staff were recognized by nontraditional students as having made significant contributions to their academic success at USC Upstate. The following non-traditional student advocates were inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda:
Dr. Jim Charles, School of Education;
Dr. Diane Daane, College of Arts and Sciences;
Mr. Stacey Mills, Student Life;
Professor Lee Neibert, College of Arts and Sciences; and
Dr. Frank Provenzano, College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Lynette Gibson, Mr. Tim Ellis, and Ms. Mary Myers, who had been previously inducted into the honor society, were recognized again for their contributions to nontraditional students at USC Upstate.

The following students were inducted into Alpha Sigma Lambda at the April ceremony:
Mary Andrews, Nursing, Mary Black School of Nursing;
Matthew Bloomer, Business Administration, Johnson College of Business and Economics;
Christy Cauthen, Nursing, Mary Black School of Nursing;
Misty Chapman, Experimental Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences;
Deborah Chappell, Early Childhood Education, School of Education;
Shun-Wen Cheng, Theatre, College of Arts and Sciences;
Amber Chesney, Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences;
Kerry Flynn, Early Childhood Education, College of Arts and Sciences;
Phyllis Johnson, Nursing – R.N., Mary Black School of Nursing;
Mai Neng Lor, Business Administration, Johnson College of Business and Economics;
Nancy Lynn, Nursing, Mary Black School of Nursing;
Sheryl Mann, English, College of Arts and Sciences;
Gladys Patino, Secondary Education, School of Education;
Justin Polivka, Engineering Technology Management, College of Arts and Sciences;
Stacy Savage, Nursing, Mary Black School of Nursing;
Jonathan Terry, Middle Grades Education, School of Education;
Sumaya Wilson, Nursing, Mary Black School of Nursing;
Stacey Zimmerman, Nursing, Mary Black School of Nursing.

Pamela Wash’s Scholarly Pursuits

March 9, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Wash, P. “Clicking to learn- clicking to teach: Using student response systems with preservice teachers,” National Social Science Technology Journal, 1(1), 9-12, 2011.

Wash, P. “Mouse Mischief: Using this New, Free Microsoft PowerPoint Add-on as an Alternative to other Student Response Systems (Clickers),” National Technology and Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV, 2011.

Nur Tanyel’s Scholarly Pursuits

March 9, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Tanyel, N., and Knopf, H. T. “Does digital media in assessment affect teacher practices in infant and toddler classrooms?,” International Journal of Early Years Education, 19(3-4), 297-311, 2011.

Tanyel, N. “Hello Technology: Come on in and make us better,” ACEI Focus on Infant and Toddlers, 24(1), 2-5, 2011.

Tanyel, N., and Goodman, K. “Reading children’s verbal and nonverbal cues,” National Association for the Education of Young Children 2011 Annual Conference & Expo, Orlando, FL, November 2-5, 2011.

Tanyel, N. “Reading infant and toddlers nonverbal cues,” Zero to Three 26th National Training Institute, Washington, DC, December 9- 11, 2011.

Tanyel, N. “Integrating iPods into 4K curriculum: A pilot study for Spartanburg district seven,” Mary Black, Foundation Grant, $8,500.