If you know me personally, I’m not usually silent for long – not even in the digital world – but this blog has been neglected. My hope is to fix that – at least for the short-term.
Let’s see, since my last post in March, much has transpired, personally and professionally.
On a personal level, we had a health scare with my sweet son that turned out to be incredibly benign – a fractured leg and 6 weeks in a cast. While avoiding baths and pools for the first half of the summer was less-than-fun for us, we were so thankful that some of the other options on the table were nixed (e.g. leukemia, septic joints, bone infections).
And in other good news, we are expecting baby #2, a girl, set to arrive in the next 8 weeks. Thus my commitment to blog only pertains to the short-term, and another apology for prolonged silence may follow. :)
Professionally, I’ve completed some interested contracts, I’m in process with others, and I’m planning for more. I hope to write more about my learning and growth by project, but for now, how about a list of past/present?
- Using a backchannel to encourage teacher reflection – investigating the nature and quality of peer feedback in digital format with Kate Cassada at the University of Richmond (IRB approval September 2013)
- Pedagogical strategies in developing qualitative researchers /Doctoral students’ perceptions of school reforms in Commonwealth of Virginia with Carol Cash at Virginia Tech (IRB approval June 2013)
- Virginia Early Childhood Foundation/Smart Beginnings Kindergarten Readiness Assessment statewide pilot coordination (beginning April 2013)
- Guest speaking/co-presenting in Qualitative Methods course taught by Carol Cash through VT’s ELPS doctoral program in Richmond (Fall 2013)
- Guest speaking/co-presenting in Reflective Teaching course taught by Kate Cassada through University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies (Fall 2013)
- Dissertation editing and coaching for two additional students in VT’s ELPS doctoral program (beginning Summer 2013)
- Guest speaking/co-presenting in Action Research course taught by Kate Cassada through the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies (Summer 2013)
- Guest speaking/co-presenting in Qualitative Methods course taught by Carol Cash through VT’s ELPS doctoral program in Hampton Roads (Summer 2013)
- Blended learning presentation and literature review for the Metropolitan Education Research Consortium through VCU’s School of Education (Spring/Summer 2013)
- Dissertation editing/coaching for two students in VT’s ELPS doctoral program (Winter 2013)
- Presentations for MERC, CHEP, EERA, UNconference RVA, and AdvancED