Laura Hooks’ Scholarly Pursuits

March 9, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Herzberg, T. S., and Hooks, L. M. “Early intervention makes a difference,” Focus on Infants & Toddlers, 24, 1-8, 2011.

Hooks, L. M., and Herzberg, T. S. “Inclusive kindergarten classrooms: Creating classrooms that support social, physical, and cognitive development for typical peers and those with visual impairment,” Presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Annual Conference & Expo, Orlando, FL, 2011.

Hooks, L. M., and Herzberg, T. S. “Promoting success for children with visual impairments in typical early childhood classrooms,” Presented at the Association for Childhood Education International, New Orleans, LA, April 2011.

Roberta Gentry’s Scholarly Pursuits

February 17, 2012 at 12:58 pm

Gentry, R. “What do Novice Special Educators and their Mentors Discuss during Online Mentoring?,” Presented at the Teacher Educator Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, November 8-12, 2011.

Gentry, R. “Electronic Mentoring: What is it? What do we know?,” Presented at the Teacher Educator Division of the Council for Exceptional Children Annual Conference, Austin, Texas, November 8-12, 2011.

Dr. Judy Beck

June 1, 2011 at 6:57 am

They train to teach. They teach because they care. They care because they believe in making the world a better place. And Dr. Jucy Beck, director of the teacher education programs for USC Upstate Greenville Campus, goes one step further…she is serving as president of the South Carolina Association of Teachers and Educators (SCATE).

This organization is comprised of teacher educators from across the state and provides leadership capacity for pre-service, graduate, and in-service teacher education issues. It is committed solely to the improvement of teacher education.

Dr. Beck’s participation beyond the classroom and willingness to take a leadership role in organizations like SCATE help USC Upstate stay ahead of the curve as it prepares tomorrow’s educators.

Elaine Wiegert’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 7:48 am

Wiegert, E. “Improving Teacher Quality Higher Education Grant Program,” Clemson University / Commission on Higher Education / United States Department of Education, Sub-Grant, $16,763.

Wiegert, E. and Che, S. M. “Single-sex classrooms in a southern middle School: Student, teacher, and parent perspectives,” Current Issues in Middle Level Education, 15 (1), 1 – 9, 2010.

Tanner, L. and Wiegert, E. “Problem-based learning: Where do I begin?” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Middle School Association, Baltimore, Maryland, November 2010.

Wiegert, E. and Che, S. M. “Proportional Reasoning in Single-Sex Middle School Classrooms: A Longitudinal Study,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Research Council for Mathematics Learning. Conway, Arkansas, March 2010.

Wiegert, E. and Che, S. M. “Discourse and academic rigor in single-sex middle grades mathematics classrooms,” Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Irvine, California, January 2010.

Cecilia Toole’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 7:39 am

Beck, J., Kaufmann, L., and Toole, C. “ALLI: Lessons Learned in a Laptop Initiative,” Presented at the South Carolina Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Beaufort, South Carolina, September 30 – October 1, 2010.

Toole, C., Lamb, D., and Beck, J. “2+2=Success: Collaboration between 2 and 4 year Institutions in Teacher Education,” Presented at the South Carolina Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Beaufort, South Carolina, September 30 – October 1, 2010.

Beck, J. and Toole, C. “Program Integration of the Teacher Work Sample: Issues and Challenges,” A roundtable presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Chicago, Illinois, February 15-17, 2010.

Lori Tanner’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 7:29 am

Piper, C. and Tanner, L. “Just a Click or Phone Call Away: Faculty & Student Perceptions about Completing Online Coursework Independently,” In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2011 (pp. 1620-1629). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. 2011.

Tanner, L.K. “Thinking outside the box: Synectics as a teaching strategy,” Presented at Teaching with Technology Spring Conference, Spartanburg, SC, 2011.

Tanner, L. K. and Jennings, C. “Making the most of tools at hand: Building toward courageous technology use,” Presented at EDUCAUSE Professional Development Southeast Regional Conference, Charlotte, NC, 2011.

Tanner, L.K. and Piper, C. “Succumbing to Temptation–To Cheat or Not to Cheat? Faculty and Student Perceptions of Academic Integrity in Distance Education Courses,” In Proceedings of World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2010, 1457- 1466, Chesapeake, Virginia, 2010.

Holly Pae’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 7:09 am

Pae, H. “Special Education Preservice Improvement 84.325T,” United States Department of Education (USDE), Grant, $98,921.

Pae, H. “Project Create 2010-2011,” South Carolina Department of Education / United States Department of Education, Grant, $29,465.

Charles Love’s Scholarly Pursuits

May 17, 2011 at 6:48 am

Love, C. “The College of Educational Enrichment,” USC Upstate Foundation/Charles Lea Center, Grant, $56,138.

Hope, D. (PI) and Love, C. (CO-PI) “Spartanburg Scholars Academy,” United States Department of Education (USDE), Grant, $974,389.

Love, C. “The College of Educational Enrichment Carolina,” Piedmont Foundation/Charles Lea Center, Grant, $10,000.

Tina Herzberg’s Scholarly Pursuits

April 7, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Herzberg, T. S. “Preparing Highly Qualified Personnel to Serve Children with Visual Impairment (Combined Personnel Preparation 84.25K),” US Department of Education (USDE), Grant Award, $186,739.

Herzberg, T. S. “The Possibilities are Endless: Promoting Braille Throughout SC,” US Department of Education (USDE), Grant, $99,751.

Rosenblum, L. P., and Herzberg, T. S. “Accuracy and techniques in the preparation of math worksheets for tactile learners,” Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 105, 402-413, 2011.

Rosenblum, L. P., and Herzberg, T. S. “There’s many ways to make a thermometer: What we learned from analyzing math worksheets prepared by participants in a research study,” Presented at the Getting in Touch with Literacy Conference, Louisville, KY, December 2011.

Jeffcoat, C., and Herzberg, T. S. “Going for the gold: Technology Olympics 101,” Presented at the South Carolina Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Myrtle Beach, SC, November 2011.

Herzberg, T. S. “Braille SC: The possibilities are endless,” Poster presented at the Annual Rehabilitation Services Administration Project Directors’ Conference, Washington, DC, August 2011.

Herzberg, T. S. “Establishing a mentoring program for teachers of students with visual impairment,” Poster presented at the Office of Special Education Program Project Directors’ Conference, Washington DC, July 2011.

Herzberg, T. S. “From research to practice: Strategies for preparing math worksheets for tactual learners,” Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children’s Convention & Expo, Washington DC, April 2011.

Herzberg, T. S. “Preparing Highly Qualified Personnel to Serve Children with Visual Impairment (Combined Personnel Preparation 84.25K),” United States, Department of Education (USDE), $186,739.

Herzberg, T. S. “The Possibilities Are Endless: Promoting Braille Throughout South Carolina,” United States Department of Education (USDE), $99,751.

Bohon, C., Herzberg, T. S., and Williams, G. H. “MGS: BrailleSC: Accessible Design for Digital Resources,” SC Research Foundation (SCRF), Grant, $3,000.

Herzberg, T. S., and Hooks, L. M. “Early intervention makes a difference,” Focus on Infants & Toddlers, 24, 1-8, 2011

Hooks, L. M., and Herzberg, T. S. “Inclusive kindergarten classrooms: Creating classrooms that support social, physical, and cognitive development for typical peers and those with visual impairment,” Presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s Annual Conference & Expo, Orlando, FL, 2011.

Hooks, L. M., and Herzberg, T. S. “Promoting success for children with visual impairments in typical early childhood classrooms,” Presented at the Association for Childhood Education International, New Orleans, LA, April 2011.

Bohon, C., Herzberg, T. S., and Williams, G. H. “Braille SC: The possibilities are endless,” Poster presented at the Seventh Annual South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, SC, April 2011.

Pruitt, D. J., Herzberg, T. S., and Williams, G. H. “Braille and the brain,” Presented at the Annual South Carolina Upstate Research Symposium, Spartanburg, SC, April 2011.

Herzberg, T. S. “Error analysis of brailled instructional materials produced by Texas school personnel,” Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 104, 765-774, 2010.

Bohon, C., Herzberg, T. S., and Williams, G. H. “Braille literacy in South Carolina: The possibilities are endless,” USC Upstate Undergraduate Research Journal, 3, 32-35, 2010.

Herzberg, T. S. and Rosenblum, L. P. “Accuracy and techniques in the preparation of math worksheets for tactile learners: Results of a research study.” Presented at the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired International Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2010.

McKenzie, M. R. and Herzberg, T. S. “The South Carolina Vision Education Partnership: Working collaboratively to promote high quality education for all children who are blind or visually impaired,” Poster presentated at the Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired International Conference, Little Rock, Arkansas, July 2010.

Herzberg, T. S. “Promoting success in post-secondary education programs for students with visual impairments,” Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children’s 2010 Convention and Expo, Nashville, Tennessee, April 2010.

Herzberg, T. S. and Hooks, L. M. “Simple ways to include children with visual impairments in typical early childhood classrooms,” Presented at the South Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, October 2010.

Herzberg, T. S. and Pruitt, D. J. “Promoting braille throughout South Carolina,” Presented at the South Carolina Vision Summit, Columbia, South Carolina, March 2010.

Herzberg, T. S. and Bohon, C. D. “Promoting braille and assistive technology throughout South Carolina.” Presented at the South Carolina Technology Expo. Spartanburg, South Carolina, March 2010.

Herzberg, T. S. “Preparing Highly Qualified Personnel to Serve Children with Visual Impairment (Combined Personnel Preparation 84.25K),” United States Department of Education (USDE), Grant, $186,739.

James Kamla’s Scholarly Pursuits

April 7, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Kamla, J., Brasil, K., Pearson, J., Swanger, D., and Willis, C. “Let’s Work Together!,” Presented at the South Carolina AHPERD Convention, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, February 10-14, 2010.