Statistics Primer

Date: 
Saturday, September 9, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Wooten Hall 216


flyerA workshop aimed at providing applied researchers with introductory statistics information, including:

  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Sampling Distribution / Standard Error
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Effect Sizes

See the Office for Research Consulting (ORC) website for more information.

Doctoral Student Orientation for new Frisco Cohorts

Date: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:30pm

UNT New College at Frisco
2811 Internet Blvd.
Frisco, TX 75034


postcardThe Buchholz Doctoral Program Faculty in Educational Leadership welcome Faculty and Students to the Doctoral Student Orientation for Frisco Cohorts of the Classes of 2019 and 2021.

Dan Krutka

Assistant Professor, Teacher Education and Administration
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Contact Info
Office: 
Matthews Hall 206-Q
Phone: 
940-565-3272
Email: 
Dan.Krutka@unt.edu

Daniel G. Krutka, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Social Studies Education in  the Department of Teacher Education and Administration at the University of North Texas, where he joined the faculty in 2017. His research interests concern citizenship education and the role participatory media might play in cultivating more democratic educational experiences. Dr. Krutka has authored over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and he is an editor for Keywords in the Social Studies: Concepts and Conversations to be published by Peter Lang Publishing in 2018. To these ends, he was awarded the 2016 Early Career Award by the Technology as an Agent of Change in Teaching and Learning (TACTL) SIG of AERA and the 2017 Outstanding Research Paper Award from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). He currently serves as the Chair for the Social Studies Research SIG of AERA and is a board member for the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA). He is also a board member for the non-profit #sschat network and a co-host of the Visions of Education podcast (VisionsOfEd.com). In additions to teaching high school social studies in Oklahoma City for six years, he completed his undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degrees at the University of Oklahoma.  He can be found on Twitter @dankrutka.

Selected Publications

Krutka, D. G., Nowell, S. D., & Whitlock, A. M. M. (2017). Towards a social media pedagogy: Successes and shortcomings in educative uses of Twitter with teacher candidates. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 25(2), 215-240.

Krutka, D. G. (2017). Remixing current events: Navigating the transmedia terrain with fifth graders. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 29(4), 27-31.

Krutka, D. G., Carpenter, J. P., & Trust, T. (2017). Enriching professional learning networks: A framework for identification, reflection, and intention. TechTrends, 61(3), 246-252.

Houser, N. O., Krutka, D. G., Roberts, R. D., Pennington, K., & Coerver, N. A. (2017). Navigating the reform-accountability culture in Oklahoma social studies. Theory and Research in Social Education, 45(1), 7-42.

Krutka, D. G. & Christ, R. C. (2017). Interrogating the medium and the message: Utilizing historical documentaries to teach about genocide. In W. Russell & S. Waters (Eds.), Cinematic social studies (pp. 183-211). Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Krutka, D. G., Carpenter, J. P., & Trust, T. (2016). Elements of engagement: A model of teacher interactions via professional learning networks. Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education, 32(4), 150-158.

Trust, T., Krutka, D. G., & Carpenter, J. P. (2016). “Together we are better”: Professional learning networks for teachers. Computers & Education, 102(1), 15-34.

Krutka, D. G. & Carpenter, J. P. (2016). Why social media must have a place in schools. Kappa Delta Pi Record, 52(1), 6-10.

Carpenter, J. P. & Krutka, D. G. (2015). Engagement through microblogging: Educator professional development via Twitter. Professional Development in Education, 41(4), 707-728.

Carpenter, J. P. & Krutka, D. G. (2014). How and why educators use Twitter: A Survey of the Field. Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 46(4), 414-434.

Selected Presentations

Damico, N. & Krutka, D. G. (2018, March). Mindfulness and Twitter in Teacher Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Baltimore, MD. (Session accepted).

Krutka, D. G. & Hurlbut, A. (2018, March). Wisdom of Practice: A Programmatic Approach to Creating, Developing, and Implementing Practice-Based Teacher Education. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Baltimore, MD. (Session accepted).

Heath, M. & Krutka, D. G. (2018, March). Eliciting Student Thinking: Pedagogy of Inquiry for High Leverage Practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), Baltimore, MD. (Session accepted).

Colley, L. & Krutka, D. G. (2017, November). Stories of feminism: Students’ historical and contemporary perceptions of gender. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA. (Session accepted).

Krutka, D. G. (2017, November). Technology. In Krutka, D. G., Helmsing, M., & Whitlock, M. A. (Session organizers), Keywords in the social studies: Concepts and conversations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA. (Session accepted)

Krutka, D. G. (2017, November). Mediums and mindfulness: Theories for inquiry in a “fake news” era. In J. Stoddard (Symposium organizer), Media and civic education in the post-truth era: Concepts, methods, and measures. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA. (Symposium accepted)

Krutka, D. G. & Broome, J. (2017, November). Masculinity and marching. In M. Crocco (Contemporary Issue Dialogue organizer), The global women’s marches of January 2017: What do they mean for citizenship education? Session presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), San Francisco, CA. (CID accepted)

Krutka, D. G. (2017, April). Tweeting alongside teachers: The need for an emic approach in researching educational social media uses. In J. Hochman (Symposium organizer), Data, big and small. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Carpenter, J. P., Krutka, D. G., Linton, J. N. Trust, T. (2017, April). Informal and teacher-directed professional learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Krutka, D. G., Carpenter, J. P., Trust, T. (2017, April). Supporting participatory teacher learning: A framework for professional learning network enrichment. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Antonio, TX.

Krutka, D. G. (2017, March). The #sschat Network: History, Purpose, & Implications of a Subject-Area Network. Paper presented at the annual international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX.

Krutka, D. G., Trust, T., & Carpenter, J. P. (2017, March). Moving beyond silos: Professional learning networks in higher education. Paper presented at the annual international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX.

Krutka, D. G. & Damico, N. (2017, March). Mindful tweeting: Holistic social media integration with teacher candidates. Paper presented at the annual international conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), Austin, TX.

Krutka, D. G. & Carano, K. T. (2017, January). Videoconferencing for Global Citizenship Education: Wise practices for social studies educators. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) Retreat, Orlando, FL.

Current Service Activities

Chair, Social Studies Research Special Interest Group (SIG), American Educational Research Association (AERA), 2017-2018.

Board member, College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), 2017-2020.

 Co-chair, Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) Social Media SIG, 2016-2018.

Technology & Media JAVA Co-Leader, College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA), 2015-present.

Co-host, Visions of Education podcast. Episodes and show notes retrieved from VisionsOfEd.com.

Board member, the #sschat Network, 2012-present.

Memberships

American Educational Research Association (AERA)

College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA)

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS),

Pi Lambda Theta (PLT)

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE)

Society of Philosophy and History of Education (SOPHE)

KHPR grad student earns national scholarship

James Boyett, a graduate research assistant in the Department of Kinesiology, Health Promotion and Recreation's Applied Physiology Lab, has been named a recipient of the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Challenge Scholarship for 2017. Boyett was selected by the NSCA Foundation Scholarship Committee after a thorough evaluation process of all applicants. This program awards $1,500 to NSCA members seeking either an undergraduate or graduate degree in a strength and conditioning-related field.

Boyett is currently working on his doctorate under the mentorship of KHPR Associate Professor and lab director Jakob Vingren. His research interested include the hormonal response to resistance exercise and subsequent hormonal regulation of skeletal muscle adaptations, as well as gender differences within these responses.

"Congratulations to James for this well-deserved honor," said Brian Schilling, NSCA Foundation Board president. "He is an outstanding student with an extremely bright future. We are proud to support James in his studies to be a future leader of the strength and conditioning industry.”

 

The National Strength and Conditioning Association Foundation (NSCAF) was founded in 2007 with the aim of supporting the advancement of strength and conditioning practical applications. The NSCA Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to providing funding to NSCA members taking part in educational and research endeavors.

Since its establishment, the NSCA Foundation has awarded 120 grants and 440 scholarships, totaling over $2 million to outstanding individuals within the strength and conditioning community. The NSCA Foundation is one of the few foundations that fund work at the master’s level and across all levels up to senior investigators, as well as one of the few sources that funds work in the strength and conditioning fields. A major goal of the foundation is to continue to maximize assets in order to increase grants and scholarships for NSCA members.

 

The Advances in Research Designs Symposium (TARDIS) 2017

Date: 
Friday, October 27, 2017 - 8:15am to 4:30pm

University of North Texas
University Union 382

The Office of Research Consulting announce the fourth annual meeting of TARDIS - The Advances in Research Design Symposium. Our theme this year is Single-Case Experimental Designs (SCEDs). The purpose of the symposium is to expose students and researchers to advances in research methods and analyses. The presentation is centered on discussing state-of-the-art research methods to a wide audience.

Registration is free, but space is limited! See the event website for further details.

UNT bilingual education scholarship program helps reduce shortage of bilingual teachers

According to the Texas Education Agency, the state continues to face a critical shortage of bilingual education teachers, and the enrollment of English learners in Texas public schools continues to increase each year. The UNT College of Education’s Bilingual/ESL Teacher Education Programs are working to fill the state’s needs, with some help from Texas Rep. Roberto Rivera Alonzo.

Alonzo, who represents Dallas District 104, continued his advocacy efforts for bilingual education and teachers this legislative session. Thanks to his efforts, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board awarded UNT $107,142 this academic year to distribute among eligible students seeking certification in bilingual education. 

Most students will receive awards of $5,400 each.

To qualify, applicants have to be admitted to the teacher preparation program, meet a minimum 3.0 grade point average, have financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have passing scores of the practice or actual Bilingual Target Language Proficiency Test.

“Providing financial assistance to 23 eligible bilingual teachers this year will help ensure that they complete the program, be prepared to serve English learners and their families and help narrow the supply/demand gap in our North Texas region,” said Rossana Boyd, director and principal lecturer of the Bilingual/ESL Teacher Education Programs at UNT.

Randy Bomer

Dean of the College of Education
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Office: 
Matthews Hall 214-H
Phone: 
940-565-2233
Email: 
Randy.Bomer@unt.edu

Randy Bomer, chair of the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin, has been named the new dean of the College of Education at the University of North Texas.

Since 2001, Bomer has been at The University of Texas at Austin, most recently serving as the Charles Spence Sr. Centennial Professor of Education, professor of curriculum and instruction and chair for the Department of Educational Administration. While in these roles, Bomer has helped facilitate new graduate programs, cultivated academic outreach, developed external research opportunities and enhanced graduate student funding opportunities. Before his current role, Bomer served as chair for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Texas at Austin.

Bomer’s career accomplishments also include a variety of other academic positions, including positions at Indiana University, Queens College, City University of New York, University of Alaska Southeast, Northeastern University and Columbia University. 

Bomer has 28 peer-reviewed articles, three books, 16 book chapters and has been a guest at numerous invited presentations. He received his Master of Arts and doctoral degrees in English education from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in drama from Trinity University in San Antonio.

Grant to help UNT provide support for families dealing with autism

Thanks to a $489,000 grant, the University of North TexasKristin Farmer Autism Center (KFAC) will continue to provide support to families across the state who have a child with autism spectrum disorder.

The grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Autism Grant Program will enable the center and the Texas Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters to continue its partnership for the next two years.

“The new grant will allow UNT’s KFAC and the Texas HIPPY collaborative program to reach even more families around the State of Texas, especially in areas where autism support services are challenging to find,” said Kevin Callahan, executive director at KFAC. “The A+HIPPY curriculum will ensure that all the children enrolled in the program are better prepared to maximize their success in public schools.”

The collaboration, which is currently serving 82 families around the state, is aimed at children 3 to 5 years old and their parents and can serve up to 100 families. The Kristin Farmer Autism Center is providing training to Texas HIPPY staff, who then conduct weekly home visiting services.

The program aims to improve the family’s knowledge of autism spectrum disorder, teach basic skills associated with evidence-based autism interventions, increase key developmental and school readiness skills and reduce parental stress.

To find out where the programs are available, visit http://locations.texashippy.org/.

Interested in a College of Education Undergraduate major?

The College of Education (COE) Student Advising Office offers two types of group sessions for those interested in learning more about our majors:

1) Prospective Advising Sessions

These sessions are for those considering enrolling at UNT as College of Education majors*. >> Find more information or register for a Prospective Student Advising Session.

2) Major Changer Group Appointment Sessions

These sessions are for students who are:

  • Currently enrolled at UNT but not a COE major
  • Previously enrolled at UNT but not a COE major
  • Current Interdisciplinary Studies majors considering a switch to another COE major
  • Current Human Development and Family Science; Kinesiology; Health Promotion; Public Health; or Recreation, Event, and Sport Management majors considering a switch to the Interdisciplinary Studies major
  • Incoming freshman or transfer students who have attended orientation with another College*

Students can schedule one of these group appointments through the Advising Appointment Manager.

* Please note that incoming COE freshman and COE transfer students who have already chosen COE majors are required to attend orientation sessions conducted by COE Academic Advisors. These sessions will address most questions, however, any student may set up an individual appointment with an advisor after attending COE orientation by calling the COE Student Advising Office at 940-565-2736.

UNT offers local teachers summer science institute

The Univesity of North Texas recently gave three local teachers the opportunity to go back to school.

Syed Hussain Rizvi, far left, and doctoral candidate Kayode Oluwabunmi, center, both from the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, give teachers participating in the Summer Science Institute ─ Mary Batalla, second from left, Jesus Sanchez Ontiveros, third from left, and Ladys Contreras, far right ─ a tour of the facilities in the College of Engineering at Discovery Park. 

The university hosted the teachers last month during the Summer Science Institute with the aim of helping them develop lesson plans in English and Spanish.

“The goal of the Summer Institute is for teachers to inspire their Hispanic students to engage more in the field of science especially given the shortage of Hispanic scientists in the U.S.,” said Ana Figueras, a graduate assistant in the Office of Bilingual/ESL Teacher Education in the UNT College of Education’s Department of Teacher Education and Administration.

This is the second year of the three-year interdisciplinary project funded by the National Science Foundation. In the final year next summer, the teachers who participated the first two years will be invited to spend a week on campus with some of their English learners for a summer science academy, said Rossana Boyd, a co-principal investigator of the project.

This year’s teachers, Ladys Contreras and Jesus Sanchez Ontiveros from Fort Worth ISD and Mary Batalla from Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, learned about new research in the area of C-Lignin from doctoral fellows from  the BioDiscovery Institute in the College of Science and from the Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering in the College of Engineering.

“The Science Teachers’ Summer Institute provides the participating teachers a unique opportunity to learn first-hand about current research that is helping to shape our world,” said Richard Dixon, director of the BioDiscovery Institute and distinguished research professor in the Department of Biological Sciences.

“This enables them to better engage with their students about how science impacts people’s lives, and to develop lesson plans that open the students’ eyes to possibilities beyond simply learning the science curriculum,” he said. “Conversely, the experience of working with top class teachers has provided my postdocs and graduate students valuable lessons in the importance of communicating their science to the next generation.”

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