Summer 2012 -- TEP SIG info

Graduate Student Corner

The TEP SIG welcomes graduate students to join. We encourage graduate students to become part of our SIG and engage in the wealth of networking opportunities that we offer. By contributing to the wiki and blog you can meet other educational psychologists with similar interests. By submitting articles to the TEP online journal and/or becoming a reviewer you can gain valuable experience that can help as you build your

Call For Joint Projects With AERA SIGS

The Teaching Educational Psychology SIG is actively seeking input from the other similar interest AERA SIGS for possible joint projects, programs, publishing. Please email Dr. Henry G. Brzycki at hbrzycki@aol.com if you are interested.

TEP Blog

The purpose of the TEP blog is to facilitate professional discussions among SIG members. The hope is that those who belong to the TEP SIG or those who are interested in topics related to Teaching Educational Psychology discussed in this TEP newsletter or TEP wiki will contribute to the blog. If you have a good idea for a topic that we could blog about, please send email to: tepsig@gmail.com, and post away! Vist the TEP blog at http://tepsig.blogspot.com.

TEP Online Journal

New co-editors invite manuscript submissions for Teaching Educational Psychology, the online peer-reviewed journal of the Teaching Educational Psychology Special Interest Group. Co-editors M Cecil Smith and Nancy DeFrates-Densch, both of Northern Illinois University, will begin their 3-year term in August, 2012.
Feature-length manuscripts (qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods empirical research, literature reviews, and data-supported reports on effective teaching practices, or conceptual articles), reviews of scholarly
books related to the teaching of educational psychology, and scholarly opinion pieces/commentaries are
especially welcomed. For submission prior to August 2012 please contact the current editors, Sandy Deemer and Laurie Hanich at TEP@Millersville.edu. Editorial responsibilities are currently being transitioned to the new team and will be completed by August 2012.

Individuals who would like to serve as manuscript reviewers should contact M Cecil Smith at mcsmith@niu.edu. Please send a copy of your vita and indicate specific areas of expertise.

Look for additional information regarding manuscript submission guidelines and upcoming announcements regarding planned themed issues on the TEP website at www.teachingeducpsych.org

TEP Wiki

The teaching ed psych wiki is a collection of materials helpful in teaching introductory educational psychology in teacher education programs. It provides a way for instructors of ed psych to share their best ideas and materials about their teaching. You can find the teachingedpsych wiki

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Call For Newsletter Submissions

This newsletter is brought to you by the TEP SIG leadership team and is meant to give you the most recent news and information from TEP SIG activities. Please consider writing/submitting short news items that may include: new developments in the field, your teaching successes using a best practice, career information (such as promotions or new leadership appointments), and links to useful websites, etc. Contact: Gina Mariano, TEP SIG Newsletter editor, gjmariano@troy.edu.

The goal is to produce a quarterly newsletter in June, September, December, and March that will highlight the important contributions each of our members make to the field of education psychology.

Spotlight On Research In Educational Psychology

Anyone interested in the stories of immigrant children and enhancing understanding within classrooms may want to check out the following recently published works: Strickland, M. J. (2012). Storylines: Listening to immigrant students, teachers, and cultural-bridge persons making sense of classroom interactions. Middle Schools Research Journal. 7(2), 77-93.

Just released by the Foundation for Child Development, with a wealth of demographic information and current insights: Hernandez, D.J. (2012). Children in Immigrant Families: Essential to America's
Future. Retrieve from http://fcd-us.org/node/1232

Did You Know….

Working memory training may not be as helpful as once thought for treating reading and language disorders. Working memory training has been shown to improve performance on tasks related to the training but not on general cognitive performance. For more information regarding this topic read the following article: Melby-Lervag, M., & Hulme, C. (2012, May 21). Is working memory training effective? A meta-analytic review. Development Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/a0028228

2013 AERA-- Message from TEP Program Chair

The Teaching Educational Psychology (TEP) Special Interest Group (SIG) Program at the AERA Annual Meeting is a fabulous opportunity to share the research and work you have been doing all year with other who are like minded. Teaching Educational Psychology is especially important in this age of accreditation and accountability. Contributions to the theoretical and practical foundation of our profession are critical as we support and extend our area of expertise, as well as impact future educators with constructive and cutting edge research based methods.

Next year’s conference theme is “Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis.” Our program is dependent upon the peer-review process, so please volunteer to be a reviewer. Last month we invited approximately 50 TEP members to review papers, as well as 6 graduate students. Currently, 21 have formally accepted the invitation to review, plus 3 graduate students. Only 2 have refused; however, we are still waiting to hear from 21 others. Please consider participating in the review process. This is a great opportunity for you to help select the papers and set the program for the conference.

I am aiming for 35 reviewers so that each person will need to review no more than 10 papers. Graduate students will be used as reviewers and their reviews will be considered by the review panel; however, their numerical scores are not used in calculating final evaluation of the submissions. This can be a fun process as you get to “peek” into the work currently being conducted by others interested in teaching educational psychology. In addition, we will need chairs and discussants for each session. Volunteer information can be found on the AERA website under the link for 2013 AERA Annual Meeting Online Portal. I encourage you to participate in these leadership roles as we continue to build a strong and effective TEP SIG!

Thank you!
Cynthia Bolton
2012-2013 TEP Program Chair

TEP SIG Leadership 2012-2013

TEP SIG Leadership 2012-2013

Stacy DeZutter Millsaps College dezuts@millsaps.edu

Stacy DeZutter is an Assistant Professor of Education at Millsaps College, where she teaches courses in human development, creativity, and methods of instruction. She received her Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, where she specialized in sociocultural perspectives on teaching and learning. DeZutter’s recent research examines the social formation of teacher cognition and identity. She has also published on the sociocultural processes of literacy development in early childhood and on distributed creativity, a theory of group collaborative creation.

Program Chair (Chair- elect)
Cynthia Bolton-Gary
Armstrong Atlantic State University cynthiabolton@alumni.unc.edu

Dr. Cynthia Bolton-Gary is Assistant Dean of the College of Education at Armstrong Atlantic State University. Currently, Dr. Bolton-Gary is the Program Chair for TEP-SIG. Her research interests include: educational psychology, innovative pedagogical strategies, motivation, and assessment.

Secretary/Treasurer Martha Strickland Pennsylvania State University mjs51@psu.edu

Dr. Martha Strickland is Assistant Professor of Education in the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education at Penn State University. She is currently teaching educational psychology and learning theory at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and she has been a regular contributor
to the AERA Annual Meeting. Dr. Strickland's research interest focuses on enhancing connections between teachers and immigrant/refugee students.

Newsletter Editor
Gina Mariano Troy University gjmariano@troy.edu

Dr. Gina Mariano is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Troy University, where she teaches courses in educational psychology, basic statistics and research methods. She is also serving at chair- elect for the Institutional Review Board (IRB) at Troy University. Dr. Mariano’s current research interests include knowledge transfer in traditional and online environments and faculty development in the area of online teaching improvement.

TEP Online Journal
M Cecil Smith
Northern Illinois University

M Cecil Smith is a Professor of Educational Psychology at Northern Illinois University where he has taught educational psychology, research methods, and human development courses since 1988. He has been a member of AERA since 1984, and has served as a proposal reviewer for various Divisions and SIG’s for many years. He was co-chair of Division C (1999) and is currently webmaster and newsletter editor for the Adult Literacy and Adult Education SIG.

Webmaster Zsuzsanna Szabo Marist College

Dr. Zsuzsanna Szabo is Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at Marist College. She teaches courses in educational psychology, psycho-educational assessment, educational research, and educational theories. Her research interests include human cognition and learning, student learning assessment, integrating technology in instruction, and gender issues in education.

Graduate Student
Gina Park
University of Michigan ginapark@umich.edu

Gina Park is a Ph.D. candidate in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her past and current research focuses on understanding how professional development opportunities for teachers impact changes in teachers knowledge and beliefs, classroom practices, and student learning. She has also served as a graduate student instructor for undergraduate courses in educational psychology, both for psychology majors and pre-service teachers. Her teaching experience has led to her recent interest in examining teachers’ beliefs about the value of educational psychology for their learning and instruction.

Sandra Deemer and Laurie B. Hanich
Greg Goodman (2010-2011) David Holloway (2009-2010) Kelvin Seifert (2008-2009) Virginia Navarro (2007-2008)

Mick Verdi (2006-2007) Marguerite Lodico and Kathy Voegtle (2005-2006)
Kelvin Seifert (2004-2005) Nancy Knapp (2003-2004)