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MEMORANDUM 4/13/09

TO: All Full-Time College of Education Faculty

FROM: Chris Givner, Dean of College of Education

SUBJECT: Annual Reports

Please submit to your Department secretary an electronic report of activities for the
academic year July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009, including activities expected to be
completed in May and June. This is DUE MAY 15. Thank you.

Please use the following format for your report:

Faculty Activity Report for 2008-09

Faculty Name: Michael Jabot

1) Courses taught in each semester with enrollments


Fall 2008
EDU 403 - 25
EDU 403 - 15
EDU 570 - 25
EDU 690 - 10

Spring 2009
PHYS 101 – 88
EDU 509 - 15
EDU 570 – 40

2) Additional instructional activity

a. New courses created

b. Courses revised

c. Pedagogical workshops attended or given

d. Other curricular innovation


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e. Include a personal statement about the effectiveness of teaching


techniques tried.
In general I am happy with the results of my teaching this past academic
year. The Spring semester was truly a challenge especially with 40
students enrolled in the EDU 570 course. I don’t feel that I was able to
offer the level of attention that I would have if the number of students had
been lower.

f. Teaching goals for 2009-10, and resources which could help you meet
those goals

g. Number of advisees - 30

3) Listing of honors and distinctions

Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Endeavors

4) Listing of Service Activities

Middle States Assessment Committee


Intercollegiate Advisory Board
Associate – Professional Development Center
Earth Day Committee

5) Community Outreach Activities


Served on Brocton/Fredonia Centralization Committee
Offered Over 20 Science Nights and science outreach activities for the community

6) Scholarly and Creative Activity (use APA, 5th Ed. Format for your listings of
publications and other references)

Please include in Part I only items which were published or presented in 2008-
09.
Part I
a) Books/Monographs
Jabot, M. (2009) Minds-On Science Experiential Learning Activities for Science
Teachers and Their Students. NSTA Press. Arlington, VA. Reviewer.

Jabot, M. (2008) Survey of Engineering. Great Lakes Press, Inc. Chesterfield, MO .


Reviewer

b) Book Chapters

c) Refereed Articles
Jabot, M. (in review) Rasch Item Banking and Equating in a Value-Added Model: An
Example of the Use of State Level Assessments. Journal of Educational Measurement.
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Jabot, M. (in review) Rasch Simultaneous Equating for Measuring Student


Understanding of the Concept of Force. Journal of Applied Measurement.

Maheady, L., Jabot, M. & Rey, J. (2008) Using Teaching Learning Projects to Assess
and Impact Candidate Practice and Pupil Learning. Excelsior.

d) Exhibits, Performances, Productions, Compositions

e) Review Articles
Jabot, M. (2009). The Differential Effects of Handwriting Without Tears® Chalkboard,
Wooden Letters, and Worksheet Using Highlight, Model and Start Point on Legibility for
Two Preschool Students with Disabilities. Education and Treatment of Children (Review).

f) Scholarly Presentations
Teacher Development Through Classroom Based Research. National Science Teachers
Association National Conference New Orleans, LA (March, 2009)

Convincing Policy Makers (Short Course). National Science Teachers Association


National Conference New Orleans, LA (March, 2009)

MSTP Project STEM Symposium. Invited Expert Singer Island, Fl (March, 2009)

Universal Design for Learning – Evidence-based Practice and Gathering the Evidence.
New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education Annual
Conference. Rochester, NY (November, 2008)

Getting to the BIG Ideas. Science Teachers Association of New York State, 113th Annual
Meeting, Rochester, NY. (November, 2008).

The SUNY Fredonia GEMS Center. Science Teachers Association of New York State,
113th Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY. (November, 2008).

Program Review through Exam Analysis. Science Teachers Association of New York
State, 113th Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY. (November, 2008)

Pre-service Teacher Poster Session. Science Teachers Association of New York State,
113th Annual Meeting, Rochester, NY. (November, 2008)

Co-Teaching as Perceived by Pre-service and Practicing Educators. Teacher Education


Division of Council for Exceptional Children National Meeting, Dallas, Texas (November,
2008)

Forensic Science for High School: An Inquiry-Rich Curriculum. National Association of


Biology Teacher’s National Meeting, Memphis, TN (October, 2008)
Curriculum based assessment using state wide assessment data - an example from NYS
(Invited). New Jersey Science Teachers Annual Conference, Somerset, NJ (October,
2008)
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Understanding By Design for the Physics/Physical Science Classroom (4-day


Conference) American Association of Physics Teachers Physics Teachers Resource
Agents National Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta (July 2008)

The Use of PASCO Technologies in the Physics/Physical Science Classroom (2-day


Conference) American Association of Physics Teachers Physics Teachers Resource
Agents National Meeting, Edmonton, Alberta (July 2008)

g) Other Scholarly Activities (including non-refereed articles, book


reviews,
inclusions in proceedings, professional reports, field reports,
field research)

h) Grants submitted (indicate if funded) and fellowships awarded


National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12, (NSF-08-609) Valid Instruments
for Science Teacher Assessment (VISTA) program with Drs. Brownstein, Allan, Dykstra,
Hagevik, Olson and Veal. ($ 3,480,000 – in review)

Individual Development Award “Development of a Functional Analysis Package For


Classroom Based Research” ($759.00 – funded)

DBI - BIO - Research Experiences for Undergraduates Sites (Biological Sciences). RUI –
REU Site: Ecological and Environmental Research in the Lake Erie, Chautauqua-
Allegheny Region with Drs. Brown, Kazial, Byrne, Gronquist, Lee, Mason, Milligan,
Strahkosh, & Titus. ($351,302-in review)

NASA ROSES grant. Advancing Mentor and Novice Teachers in Space Science
(AMANTISS) with Traci Wierman (PI) University of California at Berkley and Greg
Schultz, NASA Space Science Group. ($798,000 – funded)

New York State 2008 Summer Institutes for Teachers of Mathematics and Science in Grades
Five through Eight. Fredonia Physics of Everyday Thinking (FPET) with Dr. David Henry.
($66,843)

New York State Excelsior Scholars Programs for Grade Seven Mathematics and Science
Students (07026). Fredonia Introduction to Engineering via Science, Math, and Related
Technology (FITESMaRT) Excelsior Scholars program with Dr. Keary Howard ($73,785 –
funded)

National Science Foundation REESE program, (NSF-06-537) Learning across the


Expert-Novice Continuum: Cognition in the Geosciences program with Drs. Petcovic and
Libarkin.($ - in review)

National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12, (NSF-08-502) Valid And


Reliable Instruments for Science Teacher Preparation (VARISTP) program with Drs.
Brownstein, Allan, Dykstra, Hagevik, Olson and Veal. ($ 1,950,000)

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Environmental Education Grant (EPA-


EE-08-02) Major Issues of Our Time: Recycling Revisited with Drs. Kinkela, Titus, and
Sharon. ($90,406)

NASA NSPIRES grant. Advancing Teacher Leaders in Space Science: Supporting


Coherent Science Instruction Among Teachers Nationwide, Using the New NASA/GEMS
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Space Science Sequence and Other NASA/SMD Content and Resources with Jaquline
Barber (PI) University of California at Berkley. ($473,000 - funded)

i) Scholarly work as an editor, member of an editorial board, or reviewer

Part II – Scholarly/Creative Work in Progress


(Please provide brief descriptions of works in press, under review, or in progress
along with projected dates of completion)

7) Listing of student research/creative accomplishments that you advised including


published articles, presentations, performances or exhibits.
Worked with Dr. Larry Maheady on the following Master’s Thesis Projects

Scott Aiken The Effects of Class Wide Peer Tutoring on the Legibility and Fluency of
Third Grade Students’ Handwriting Performance

Adelaide Albano The Effects of a Self-Monitoring Intervention Package on Special


Education Students in Three, Middle School Inclusion Classes

Jennifer Anderson The Effects of Self-Monitoring with an Incentive Package on


Secondary Students’ Organizational Skills

Joel Blasdell The Effects of Teacher-Led versus Peer-Mediated Instruction and


the Value Line on Secondary Students’ Views on 15
Contemporary Social Studies Topics
Jennifer Diate The Effects of a Color Wheel on Student Voice Levels in a Pre-
School Classroom: An Exploratory Study
Paula Frenza The Effects of Group Contingent Mystery Motivators on the
Academic
Performance of a Non-Regents Science Class

Patricia Hemenger The Effects of the Meaningful Work Program on the Disruptive
Behavior of a Middle School Student with a History of Discipline-
Related Problems
Lindsey LaDuca Effects of Listening-Previewing and Discussing Key Words on
Reading Fluency and Comprehension
Brandi LoBianco The Effects of Class Wide Peer Tutoring on the Math Computation
Performance of 7th Grade Students in Inclusive Settings
Angela McAvoy The Effects of Response Cards and Response Cards Plus
Contingent Rewards on the Social Studies Quiz Scores of Two 9th
Grade Global Studies Classrooms
Amy Reed The Effects of Using Response Cards on Student Academic
Achievement during Whole Class Math Instruction
Chris Warner Using NSP Curriculum to Increase Student Learning and Interest
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8) Professional Goals (teaching, scholarly activity, and service) for 2009-10 and
resources which would help you meet these goals.
I hope to be able to expand the reach of IRST to include design-based
technologies as a vehicle for science instruction.