Each month, we host an informal conversation highlighting the research of a faculty member at the School of Education. For the 2020-2021 school year, all events will be held virtually.
These talks are open to all members of the W&M community. We look forward to sharing the great research led by our faculty in the School of Education.
Heartley Huber, Assistant Professor of Special Education
Kristin Conradi Smith, Associate Professor of Reading Education
Katherine Barko-Alva, Assistant Professor of ESL/Bilingual Education
Robert Knoeppel, Dean and Professor
Patrick Mullen, Associate Professor of Counselor Education
Megan Tschannen-Moran, Professor of Educational Policy, Planning & Leadership
Stephanie Blackmon: Technology Integration: Implications for Privacy & Trust
In this presentation, Dr. Stephanie Blackmon, Class of 1963 Associate Professor of Higher Education, discussed elements of privacy and trust in technology integration through the lens of learning analytics. She included information from her recently co-authored work on learning analytics and discussed considerations and implications for learning analytics use in higher education.
Janise Parker: Supporting Black Students through School-Community Partnerships
Community support for youth and adults represents a longstanding strength among Black families. Drawing from her current work and seminal research, Dr. Janise Parker, Assistant Professor of School Psychology, summarizes why educators and researchers should be intentional about collaborating with predominately Black community organizations to support the development of Black K-12 students. A second aim of the presentation is to discuss how interdisciplinary research and collaborative partnerships with community organizations can serve as a mechanism for applying theory to practice, with a specific focus on identifying “what works.”