The Early Childhood Education program at Temple University, College of Education was awarded a $500,000 grant from The William Penn Foundation through its Closing the Achievement Gap Initiative on May 1, 2015 for the Text-to-Talk Project: Connecting Schools and Families over a three-year period.
Associate Professor Wanda Brooks has been named a co-editor of a leading national education journal. Brooks is one of four professors nationwide to be selected co-editors of Language Arts, a professional, peer-reviewed journal for elementary and middle school teachers and teacher educators.
Dr. Nate von der Embse and Temple University School Psychology graduate students traveled to Washington DC for the National Association of School Psychologists to offer a federal public policy institute. This interactive training offers presentations by national leaders working in federal education and human service offices, Congress, research institutions, professional associations, and student development organizations. Interested participants may include graduate students, school psychologists, school counselors, teachers, principals, and others committed to promoting resilient successful students.
Psychologist Cathy Fiorello discusses the history of IQ testing, how it has evolved, what it is used for today and whether it's still as effective as once believed.
Temple University is a lead education partner for the Choice Neighborhood Initiative, which was granted by the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to the Philadelphia Housing Authority in 2013. As part of the Choice Neighborhood Initiative, Temple University and other local partners are developing supports for children and families in the Norristown Apartments neighborhood.
After successfully completing a three-year elected term on the APBS Board of Directors, Matt has continued to serve APBS through facilitation of the awarding of the annual E.G. “Ted” Carr Initial Researcher Award. This service requires considerable time and commitment throughout the course of each year culminating with selection and announcement of award winners in conjunction with our annual conference.
Dr. Yasko Kanno, Associate Professor of TESOL in the College of Education at Temple University was selected as the recipient of the TESOL International Association Award for Distinguished Research for her paper published in American Educational Research Journal titled, “''I'm Not Going to Be, Like, for the AP'': English Language Learners' Limited Access to Advanced College-Preparatory Courses in High School.”
May 2015 was tied as Base Jumping's third deadliest month in the sport’s history. Dr. Frank Farley discusses thrill and "Type T" personality to explain why people take risks.
Dr. Frank Farley has been honored by the Pennsylvania Psychological Association (PPA) with its highest award for public contributors of psychology, the "Psychology in the Media Award". Farley's contributions as a public intellectual cover all forms of media including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, blogs and internet sites.
Temple University and the Office of Congressman Fattah will host Addressing Autism with special guest Ron Suskind, a Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times Best Selling author. Suskind will explain the development of Affinity Therapy and what you can do as a scientist, family member, or caregiver to improve the lives of those affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder. The event will feature a panel that includes Dr. Matt Tincani, Associate Professor, Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis Programs at Temple University.