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Staff Presentations

Ann Bailey

  1. Watson, C., Storm, K., Bailey, A. (2014, March 25). Building infrastructure capacity for reflective practice: Process and impact studies. Poster presentation for the College of Education and Human Development Research Day, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

     

Stephanie Brunner

  1. Brunner, S., Palma, J., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2014, March). Attending to continuums of language exposure when designing Spanish Individual Growth and Development Indicators (S-IGDI). Presented at the 2014 Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Day, Minneapolis, MN.

  2. Wackerle-Hollman, A., Brunner, S., Duran, L. & Palma, J. (2014, March). Understanding the impact of language acquisition and use on early literacy achievement in an RTI model. Presented at the 2014 University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development Research Day.

  3. Wackerle-Hollman, A., Brunner, S., Durán, L., & Palma, J. (2014, March 25). Understanding the impact of language acquisition and use on early literacy achievement in an RTI model. Poster presentation, CEHD Research Day.

  4. Brunner S., & Wackerle-Hollman, A.  (2014, February 20-22). Parenting intervention implementation: Addressing barriers to engagement for families living in poverty through the Northside Achievement Zone's Family Academy.  Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  5. Kohlmeier, T., Callard, C., Durán, L., & Brunner, S. (2014, February 20-22). An analysis of Spanish oral language measure responses on the S-IGDIs: Considerations of "Spanglish" as a unique dialect in the U.S. Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  6. Palma, J.,  Brunner, S., Wackerle-Hollman, A., & Kohlmeier, T. (2014, February 20-22). On the dynamic process of test development and methodological challenges of preschool assessment of Spanish-English bilinguals.  Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  7. Palma, J., & Brunner, S. (2013, March 1). Comparing simultaneous and sequential bilingual children's item interpretations: Validity evidence for the Spanish Individual Growth and Development Indicators (S-IGDI) Picture Naming task. Presented at 2013 Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Day, Minneapolis, MN.

Kristina Erstad-Sankey

  1. Hawley, V., Erstad-Sankey, K., & Frazel, R. (2012, September 12-13). CLASS™ Observer Reliability Training, St. Paul, MN.

  2. Cox, M. & Erstad-Sankey, K. (2012, September 10). Using Video in Coaching.  Webinar to Child Care Resource and Referral Quality Coaches.

  3. Hawley, V., Erstad-Sankey, K., & Frazel, R. (2012, September 5-6). CLASS™ Observer Reliability Training, St. Paul, MN.

  4. Cox, M. & Erstad-Sankey, K. (2012, August 28). Using Video in Coaching.  Webinar to Child Care Resource and Referral Quality Coaches.

  5. Hawley, V., Erstad-Sankey, K., & Frazel, R. (2012, August 22-23). CLASS™ Observer Reliability Training, Walker, MN.

Vicki Hawley

  1. Hawley, V., Erstad-Sankey, K., & Frazel, R. (2012, September 12-13). CLASS™ Observer Reliability Training, St. Paul, MN.

  2. Hawley, V., Erstad-Sankey, K., & Frazel, R. (2012, September 5-6). CLASS™ Observer Reliability Training, St. Paul, MN.

  3. Hawley, V. (2012, August 28). Building Teacher Practice in Instructional Support, Madison, MN.

  4. Hawley, V., Erstad-Sankey, K., & Frazel, R. (2012, August 22-23). CLASS™ Observer Reliability Training, Walker, MN.

  5. Hawley, D., & Hawley, V. (2011, November 17). American Families Abroad: A Comparison of Transitional Experiences. Poster at the National Council on Family Relations, Orlando, FL.

  6. Hawley, V. (2011, Sept. 8). Introduction to CLASS and Instructional Support. Presentation for Maple Lake Head Start, Maple Lake, MN.

  7. Candee, A., & Hawley, V. (2011, May 25). Critical Thinking Around the Room. Presentation at the CLASS OLC Debrief, Northfield, MN.

  8. Watson, C., & Hawley, V. (2010, April 19).  Self-regulation: Building a Foundation of Emotional Literacy. Part 1 (10 pages). Presented at the Institute for Strengthening Families in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

  9. Watson, C., & HawleyV. (2010, April 19). Self-regulation: Building a Foundation of Emotional Literacy. Part 2 (15 pages). Presented at the Institute for Strengthening Families in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

  10. Hawley, V. (2008, February). Caring for Infants and Toddlers in Groups: Conversations about Curriculum (5 pages). Strong Foundations Birth to Three Conference. Duluth, MN.

  11. Hawley, V., and Watson, C. (2006, June). Moving Teachers Along the Road: Two Projects Coach Teachers in Child Care and Head Start (10 pages). National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Development Institute. San Antonio, TX.

Kate Herold

  1. Herold, K. H. (2014, March 11 and 15). Encouraging early numeracy. Parent classroom presentations for Rondo and Crossroads Early Childhood Family Education courses, St. Paul, MN

  2. Mazzocco, M.M.M., & Herold, K. (2013, March 13). Strategies to boost early math skills, part 2. Presentation for Early Head Start Education Coordinators, St. Cloud, MN.

  3. Herold, K. (2014, February). Encouraging early numeracy. Parent classroom presentation for Crossroads Hmong Early Childhood Family Education, St. Paul, MN.

  4. Herold, K. H. (2013, November 20). Strategies to boost early math skills. Presentation for Early Head Start Education Coordinators, St. Cloud, MN.

  5. Herold, K.H., & Mazzocco, M.M. (2013, October). Child characteristics influence the effectiveness of concrete instructions for fraction comparisons. Paper presented at the Cognitive Development Society Conference, Memphis, TN.

  6. Herold, K. H., & Akhtar, N. (October, 2013). Two-year-olds' understanding of self-symbols. Poster to be presented at the Cognitive Development Society Conference, Memphis, TN.

  7. Herold, K. H., & Mazzocco, M. M. (July, 2013). Child characteristics influence the effectiveness of concrete instructions for fraction comparisons. Poster presented at the Midwest Mathematical Thinking Meeting, Minneapolis, MN.

  8. Herold, K. H. (2013, April 12). Encouraging early numeracy. Parent classroom presentation for Early Childhood Family Education, Roseville, MN.

  9. Mazzocco, M.M., & Herold, K. (2013, March 13). Mathematics in early childhood. Presented at the 2013 Minnesota Head Start Conference in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 

Anne Larson

  1. Larson, A., & McConnell, S. (2014, February 20-22). LENA and RtI: Progressive progress monitoring in a low-income neighborhood. Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

Michele Mazzocco

  1. Mazzocco, M. (2014, February 19). Dyscalculia and other mathematical learning difficulties in school-age children. Invited Workshop presented at the National Association of School Psychologists, Washington, D.C.

  2. Mazzocco, M.M.M. (2013, November 8). Mathematical learning difficulties and disabilities in school age children. Invited Presentation at the British Columbia Association of School Psychologists Annual Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  3. Mazzocco, Michele M. (2013, October 24). Mathematical learning difficulties and disabilities in school age children. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the New York Association of School Psychologists in White Plains, New York.

  4. Mazzocco, M.M.M (2013, September 14). Come la discalculia si differenzia da altre difficolta in matematica.  (How dyscalculia differs from other forms of mathematics learning difficulties.) Plenary presentation presented at  I Disturbi Specifici dell'Apprendimento e i Bisogni Educativi Speciali: screening, diagnosi e intervento (Specific Learning Disabilities and special educational needs: Screening, diagnosis, and intervention), Troina, Sicily, Italy.

  5. Mazzocco, M. (2013, July 26). Individual differences in numerical & executive function skills contribute to variation in children's arithmetic computation. Presented at the first Annual Midwestern Meeting of Mathematical Thinking in Minneapolis, MN.

  6. Mazzocco, M.M.M. (2013, June 12-13) Numeracy and Mathematics Achievement in School Age Children. Presented at the Punahou School 4th Annual Brain Symposium, Honolulu, Hawaii.

  7. Mazzocco, M.M.M., & Herold, K. (2013, March 13). Mathematics in Early Childhood. Presented at the 2013 Minnesota Head Start Conference in Saint Paul, MN.

  8. Mazzocco, M.M.M. (2013, February 12).  Mathematical Learning Difficulties in School Age Children. Invited Presentation at National Association of School Psychologists Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.

  9. Mazzocco, M.M.M. (2012, November 17). Similarities and Differences Across Math Learning Difficulties and Disabilities. Presented at the 33rd annual Learning & the Brain Conference, Boston, MA.

  10. Mazzocco, M.M.M.  (2012, November 9). Mathematical Learning Disabilities and Other Obstacles to Mathematics Achievement. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Ohio School Psychologists Association, Columbus, Ohio.

  11. Mazzocco, Michele M.M.M. (2012, October 24). How longitudinal Studies Inform Evolving Definitions of Mathematics Learning Disabilities.  In M. Mazzocco (Chair), Dyscalculia and other mathematics learning difficulties. Symposium conducted at the International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

  12. Mazzocco, Michele M. M. M. (2012, September 14). Invited Presentation at the first Cambridge Conference and Workshop on Developmental Dyscalculia,  sponsored by the Centre for Neuroscience in Education, Department of Psychology, Cambridge, UK, held at St John's College, Cambridge.

Scott McConnell

  1. Bradfield, T., Vue, K., Rodriguez, M., & McConnell, S. (2014, March 25). Confident decision making: Validation of an early childhood response to intervention decision making framework. Poster presented at CEHD Research Day, Minneapolis, MN.

  2. Bradfield, T., McConnell, S., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2014, February 20-22). Confident decision making: validation of an early childhood response to intervention decision making framework. Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  3. Carta, J., McConnell, S.,  & Fox, L. (2014, February 20-22). Getting real: Lessons learned about feasibility and fidelity of tiered models of support through statewide implementation efforts. Panel presentation at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  4. Larson, A., & McConnell, S. (2014, February 20-22). LENA and RtI: Progressive progress monitoring in a low-income neighborhood. Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  5. Kaminski, R. A., Greenwood, C. R., Carta, J., Goldstein, H., & McConnell, S. R. (2013, October). From research to practice: Lessons learned in early childhood RTI. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Division of Early Childhood, Council on Exceptional Children, San Francisco CA.

  6. McConnell, S. R., Rodriguez, M., Palma, J., Bradfield, T. A., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2013, October). Creating growth scales for second-generation Individual Growth and Development Indicators. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Division of Early Childhood, Council on Exceptional Children, San Francisco CA.

  7. Bradfield, T. A., & McConnell, S. R. (2013, October). Decision-making within an early childhood RtI model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Division of Early Childhood, Council on Exceptional Children, San Francisco CA.

  8. Wackerle-Hollman, A., Duran, L., Rodriguez, M., & McConnell, S. (2013, May 16-17). Spanish-English bilingual language development and implications for assessment. Presented at the 2013 Inaugural Bilingual Research Conference in Houston, Texas.

  9. Wackerle-Hollman, A., McConnell, S., Duran, L., & Rodriguez, M. (2013, April 20). Spanish-English Bilingual Development and Implications for Assessment. Presented at 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

  10. McConnell, S. R., Bradfield, T. A., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2013, March). Individual Growth and Development Indicators in universal screening and progress monitoring for early childhood Response to Intervention. Laptop showcase at annual meeting of Institute of Education Sciences Principal Investigators, Washington D.C

  11. Potter, L. M., Besner, A., Palma, J., & McConnell, S. (2013, February). Using a Partial Credit Model with Picture Naming IGDIs 2.0. Presented at the annual conference for the National Association of School Psychologists in Seattle, WA.

  12. McConnell, S., Clayton, K., & Martin, M. (2012, October). Moving toward community-based response to intervention: In-home language assessments with LENA. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Division for Early Childhood, Council on Exceptional Children, Minneapolis MN.

  13. Rahn, N. L., & McConnell, S. R. (October, 2012). Practice effects in a preschool picture naming task. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC), Council on Exceptional Children, Minneapolis, MN.

  14. McConnell, S. R., Seiwert, M., Wackerle-Hollman, A., & Bradfield, T. A. (2012, October). Early childhood in Promise Neighborhoods: Northside Achievement Zone's Early Childhood Action Team. Spotlight symposium presented at the annual meetings of the Division for Early Childhood, Council on Exceptional Children, Minneapolis MN.

  15. McConnell, S. R., Strain, P. S., Goldstein, H., Kohler, F., Odom, S. L., & Sainato, D. M. (2012, October). Thirty years later: Early childhood special education from MECCA to now. Symposium presented at the annual meetings of the Division for Early Childhood, Council on Exceptional Children, Minneapolis MN.

  16. Wackerle-Hollman, A., Bradfield, T., McConnell, S., & Spencer, T. (2012, October). Measuring a response to intervention model in early childhood: Examining assessments for identification, decision making and progress monitoring. Poster presentation at the annual meetings of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC), Council on Exceptional Children, Minneapolis, MN.

  17. Bradfield, T., Wackerle-Holman, A., & McConnell, S. (2012, September 21). Post-summit workshop: Using individual growth and development indicators. Presented at Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CrTIEC) 4th Annual Summit on RTI in Early Childhood, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

  18. McConnell, S., Wackerle-Holman, A., & Bradfield, T. (2012, September 19). IGDIs and beyond: Measurement and decision-making for language and literacy RTI efforts in early childhood education. Presented at Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CrTIEC) 4th Annual Summit on RTI in Early Childhood, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

  19. Duran, L., Wackerle-Holman, A., & McConnell, S. (2012, September 19). All new Spanish-IGDIs: Bilingual measurement considerations and S-IGDI development. A joint presentation by the University of Utah and the University of Minnesota. Presented at Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CrTIEC) 4th Annual Summit on RTI in Early Childhood, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

  20. McConnell, S.R. (2012, June 25). Assessment and Progress Monitoring in Early Childhood Education. A Head Start Front Porch Webinar, presented by the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning.

  21. McConnell, S. R. (2012, February). Using teacher judgments and other standards to set cut-scores for RTI tiered intervention. Paper presented at the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Childhood, San Diego CA.

  22. Potter, L., Clayton, K., Rodriguez, M., Schmitt, B., Wackerle-Hollman, A., & McConnell, S. (2012, February). IGDIs 2.0: Practitioner judgments of feasibility, validity and functionality. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia PA.

  23. McConnell, S. R. (2011, November). Measuring up: Constructing progress monitoring measures in early intervention and early childhood special education. David Sexton Memorial Lecture, presented at the meetings of the Division of Early Childhood, Council on Exceptional Children, Washington, D. C.

  24. McConnell, S. R., & Greenwood, C. R. (2011, November).  Developing and validating assessment and Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention tools for RTI in Early Literacy and Language. Part of a Pecha Kucha on Tiered Interventions, presented at 27th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families Division of Early Childhood Council on Exceptional Children, National Harbor, Washington DC.

  25. McConnell, S. R., & Rafdal, B. (2011, November). LENA in community-based research: An example and a plan. Paper as part of a symposium, Re-thinking early evaluation and progress monitoring: What can LENA tell us? (Jill Gilkerson Chair), presented at 27th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and their Families Division of Early Childhood Council on Exceptional Children, National Harbor, Washington DC.

  26. Clayton, K., Bradfield, T., Schmitt, B., and McConnell, S. (2011, Sept. 27). The Impact of instructional support on oral language Development for preschoolers living in poverty. Poster at the 3rd Annual RTI Early Childhood Summit, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.

  27. McConnell, S., Bradfield, T., and Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2011, Sept. 26). Using IGDIs for identifying children for tiered early literacy and language support. Presentation at the 3rd Annual RTI Early Childhood Summit, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.

  28. Hearst, M.O., Martin, L., Rafdal, B., Bloomgren, R., & McConnell, S. (2011, June 15-18). Early childhood development, food access and screen-time behavior in a low-income community: The Five Hundred under Five Social Determinants of Health Pilot Study. ISBNPA. Melbourne.

  29. McConnell, S., & Bruininks, R. (2011, May 10). Research provides good  answers to legislators' early-education questions. MinnPost.com. Retrieved from http://www.minnpost.com/community_voices/2011/05/10/28132/research_provides_
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  30. Albano, A. D., Rodriguez, M. C., McConnell, S., Bradfield, T., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2011, April). Scaling with measures of early literacy. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

  31. Bradfield, T., Wackerle-Hollman, A., McConnell, S., Rodriguez, M. C. & Albano, A. D. (2011, April). Construct identification to support early literacy measurement. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

  32. Rodriguez, M. C., Albano, A. D., McConnell, S., Wackerle-Hollman, A. & Bradfield, T. (2011, April). Standard setting with innovative measures of early literacy: Contrasting Groups. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

  33. Wackerle-Hollman, A., Bradfield, T., McConnell, S., Albano, A. D., & Rodriguez, M. C. (2011, April). Task development and item analysis in innovative measures of early literacy. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

  34. McConnell, S. R. (2011, February). Discussant, Explicit and Intentional Vocabulary and Early Literacy Interventions in Preschool. Symposium presented at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.

  35. McConnell, S. R. (2011, February). IGDI,RTI, IRT, PLD…and LBJ: Integrating contemporary measurement methods into General Outcome Measurement R&D to set benchmarks for RTI. Paper presented to Special Education Programs Brown Bag Series, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

  36. Davis, S., Kohler, K., & McConnell, S. (2011, February). Child, classroom and family characteristics of Early Reading First Classrooms. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.

  37. McConnell, S., Rodriguez, M., Schmitt, B., Bradfield, T.A., & Clayton, K. (2011, February). Early Childhood Response to Intervention: Using Second-Generation IGDIs. Symposium presented at annual meetings of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Francisco, CA.

  38. McConnell, S. R. (2011, February). Developing benchmark goals and cut-points for risk:  A contrasting-groups standard-setting approach. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Pacific Coast Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

  39. Bradfield, T.A., & McConnell, S. R. (2011, January) Expanding & improving assessment of early literacy and language development in preschool: IGDIs 2.0. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Minnesota School Psychologists Association.

  40. McConnell, S., Rodriguez, M., Albano, A., Bradfield, T., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2010, October 12). Using Teachers' Judgments of Individual Student Performance for Identification Assessment in Early Childhood RTI. Second Annual Summit on Response to Intervention in Early Childhood, Kansas City, KS.

  41. McConnell, S., & Martin, L. (2010, September 15). Designing Evaluation to Drive Outcomes and Create an Ongoing Learning Community in the North Side Achievement Zone (NAZ). This forum addressed how evaluation will be used to drive outcomes and create an ongoing learning community through NAZ. Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ) Forum.

  42. Buysse, V., Houle, G., & McConnell, S. (2010, August 3). Response to Intervention in Early Childhood. 2010 OSEP Leadership Mega Conference: Collaboration to Achieve Success from Cradle to Grave, Washington, DC.

  43. McConnell, S. (2010, June 23). Keynote Presentation: Defining and Implementing Response to Intervention in Early Childhood, a general overview of Response to Intervention and how it might be adapted for use with young children and communities. Utah Conference on Effective Practices for Teachers and Human Service Professionals: Interventions Across the Lifespan.

  44. McConnell, S. (2010, June 23). Workshop: Progress Monitoring in Early Childhood, Part 1: What to Measure, and How to Measure it, in Progress Monitoring for Language and Literacy DevelopmentUtah Conference on Effective Practices for Teachers and Human Service Professionals: Interventions Across the Lifespan.

  45. McConnell, S. (2010, June 23). Workshop: Progress Monitoring in Early Childhood, Part 2: Collecting and Using Progress Monitoring Data for Language and Literacy Development. Utah Conference on Effective Practices for Teachers and Human Service Professionals: Interventions Across the Lifespan.

  46. McConnell, S., Missal, K., Rodriguez, M., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2010, February 25-27). Monitoring Progress on Progress Monitoring: Recent Innovations in the Design and Evaluation of Individual Growth and Development Indicators. A panel presentation to the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention (CRIEI), San Diego, CA. On behalf of the CRtIEC project.

Elizabeth Menninga

  1. Heidemann, S., & Menninga, E. (January, 2014). A square is a special kind of rectangle: Exploring space and shapes with young children. Presented at the MnAEYC/MnSACA Conference, St. Paul, MN.

  2. Chang, C., Heidemann, S., & Menninga, E. (November, 2013). Advancing equity in early childhood by uncovering the myths that keep racism in place. Presented at the NAEYC Conference, Washington, D.C.

  3. Chang, C., Heidemann, S., & Menninga, E. (June, 2013). Better together: Translating developmentally appropriate practice into coaching relationships with teachers. Presented at the NAEYC Professional Development Institute, San Francisco, CA.

  4. Menninga, E., & Moomaw, S. (University of Cincinnati). (April, 2013).  Mathematics Curriculum-Based Assessment and Instruction in Low Income Preschools. Presented at the Early Mathematics Instructional Issues Roundtable, AERA Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Jose Palma

  1. Brunner, S., Palma, J., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2014, March). Attending to continuums of language exposure when designing Spanish Individual Growth and Development Indicators (S-IGDI). 2014 Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Day, Minneapolis, MN.

  2. Wackerle-Hollman, A., Brunner, S., Durán, L., & Palma, J. (2014, March 25). Understanding the impact of language acquisition and use on early literacy achievement in an RTI model. Poster presentation, CEHD Research Day.

  3. Palma, J.,  Brunner, S., Wackerle-Hollman, A., & Kohlmeier, T. (2014, February 20-22). On the dynamic process of test development and methodological challenges of preschool assessment of Spanish-English bilinguals.  Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  4. McConnell, S. R., Rodriguez, M., Palma, J., Bradfield, T. A., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2013, October). Creating growth scales for second-generation Individual Growth and Development Indicators. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Division of Early Childhood, Council on Exceptional Children, San Francisco, California.

  5. Palma, J., & Brunner, S. (2013, March 1). Comparing simultaneous and sequential bilingual children’s item interpretations: Validity evidence for the Spanish Individual Growth and Development Indicators (S-IGDI) Picture Naming task. Poster presented at 2013 Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Day, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Laura Potter

  1. Potter, L. M., Besner, A., Palma, J., & McConnell, S. (2013, February). Using a Partial Credit Model with Picture Naming IGDIs 2.0. Presented at the annual conference for the National Association of School Psychologists in Seattle, WA.

Karen Storm

  1. Watson, C., Storm, K., Bailey, A. (2014, March 25). Building infrastructure capacity for reflective practice: Process and impact studies. Poster presentation for the College of Education and Human Development Research Day, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

     

  2. Stout, K., & Susman-Stillman, A. (2014, March 13). Evaluation capacity building in early childhood education. Presented at the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute, St. Paul, MN.

Amy Susman-Stillman

  1. Stout, K., & Susman-Stillman, A. (2014, March 13). Evaluation capacity building in early childhood education. Presented at the Minnesota Evaluation Studies Institute, St. Paul, MN.

  2. Susman-Stillman, A., Giovanelli, A., Labella, M., & Meuwissen, A. (2014, February 27). Promoting early learning and play: Evaluations of innovative outreach programs at the Minnesota Children’s Museum and Hennepin County Libraries. Bag lunch presentation at the Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota.

  3. Susman-Stillman, A., Halle, T., & Cleveland, J.  (2012, October 2).  Parent perceptions of quality in early care and education.  A presentation for the MN Department of Human Services Child Development Services as part of the Maryland-Minnesota Child Care Research Partnership.  CEED is part of this research partnership with Child Trends and the University of Minnesota's Department of Applied Economics.

  4. Susman-Stillman, A. (2012, September 19). Evaluation of Minnesota's Family, Friend and Neighbor Grant Program, 2007-2009. Presented to the Early Learning Council, Rural and Special Populations Committee.

  5. Susman-Stillman, A. (2011, November 17). Measuring Implementation Fidelity in Early Care and Education: Considerations for Future Measurement Development. Presented as part of session, Analytic Approaches to Studying the Implementation of ECE Programs and Systems, at the Child Care Policy Research Consortium Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

  6. Kretzmann, J., Susman-Stillman, A., Carlson, E., & Harman, S. (2011, November 10). Panel on programs to support infant and early childhood mental health. Minnesota Head Start Innovation Meeting, St. Paul, MN.

  7. Susman-Stillman, A. (2011, October 12). Webinar: The Science of Early Brain Development and Child Development. Sponsored by Working Family Resource Center (WFRC) and Minnesota Department of Education.

  8. Susman-Stillman, A. (2011, June 4). Evaluation of the Minnesota Family, Friend and Neighbor Grant Program. Presentation at Enhanced Home-based Care, Research Connections webinar.

  9. Susman-Stillman, A., Cleveland, J. (2010, June). Family, Friend, and Neighbor Caregiving in Minnesota.  Presentation “Sharing the Wisdom” results of interviews with grandmothers caring for grandchildren.  Saint Paul, MN.  | Video presentation | Presentation handout

  10. Susman-Stillman, A. R., and Banghart, P. (2011, May). Quality in family, friend, and neighbor child care settings. Child Care & Early Education Research Connections. Retrieved from http://www.researchconnections.org/childcare/resources/14340/pdf.

  11. Susman-Stillman, A. (2010, April 22). The science of early development: Brain development and child development. Keynote address, Caring for Kids Initiative Breakfast, Wayzata Country Club, Wayzata, MN.

  12. Susman-Stillman, A., & Rader, S. (2010, April 7). Caring for Kids Initiative: Final Evaluation Report. Presentation at the Caring for Kids Initiative Advisory Board meeting, Wayzata, MN.

  13. Susman-Stillman, A., Englund, M.M., Pleuss, J., Cleveland, J., Shkolnik, A. (2009, April 27). Changing Beliefs and Knowledge of Child Care Providers: The Ounce Research Project.  Presentation at the Human Capital Research Collaborative Mini-Conference: Promoting Child Health and Well-Being.

  14. Susman-Stillman, A., Englund, M.M., Pleuss, J., Cleveland, J., Shkolnik, A. (2009, April 2-4). Changing Beliefs and Knowledge of Child Care Providers: The Ounce Research Project.  Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

  15. Godber, Y., Kovan, N., Susman-Stillman, A., & McConnell, S. (2009, April 2-4). Minnesota Early Learning Foundation (MELF): The Influence of a Research-Based Taxonomy on Funding and Evaluation Efforts. Presented at 2009 Society for Research in Child Development Conference (SRCD), Denver, CO. On behalf of the MELF project. Poster Presentation.

  16. Susman-Stillman, A., McConnell, S., & Godber, Y. (2009, April 2-4). Using a Common Conceptual Framework to Coordinate Evaluation of MELF Initiatives. Presented at 2009 Society for Research in Child Development Conference (SRCD), Denver, CO.On behalf of the MELF project. Poster Presentation.

  17. Pleuss, J., Susman-Stillman, A., & Shkolnik, A. (2009, April 2-4). Coding Speech Samples: Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Methods. Presented at 2009 Society for Research in Child Development Conference (SRCD), Denver, CO. On behalf of the OUNCE project. Poster Presentation.

  18. Susman-Stillman, A., Englund, M., Pleuss, J., Cleveland, J., &  Shkolnik, A. (2009, April 2-4). Changing Beliefs and Knowledge of Child Care Providers: The Ounce Research Project. Presented at 2009 Society for Research in Child Development Conference (SRCD), Denver, CO. On behalf of the OUNCE project. Poster Presentation.

Tisa Thomas

  1. Bradfield, T., Wackerle-Hollman, A., Martin, L., & Thomas, T. (2014, March 25). Evaluation of a community-based participatory model of family education. Poster presented at College of Education and Human Development Research Day, Minneapolis, MN.

  2. Thomas, T., Bradfield, T., Wackerle-Hollman, A., & Martin, L. (2014, February 20-22). Evaluation of a community-based participatory model of family education. Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  3. Martin, L., Thomas, T., & Bradfield, T. (2014, February 20-22). A context and cacophony?: An exploration of the distinctive features of the home language environment of families living in a neighborhood of concentrated poverty.  Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

Kory Vue

  1. Bradfield, T., Vue, K., Rodriguez, M., & McConnell, S. (2014, March 25). Confident decision making: Validation of an early childhood response to intervention decision making framework. Poster presented at CEHD Research Day, Minneapolis, MN.

     

Alisha Wackerle-Hollman

  1. Bradfield, T., Wackerle-Hollman, A., Martin, L., & Thomas, T. (2014, March 25). Evaluation of a community-based participatory model of family education. Poster presented at College of Education and Human Development Research Day, Minneapolis, MN.

  2. Brunner, S., Palma, J., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2014, March). Attending to continuums of language exposure when designing Spanish Individual Growth and Development Indicators (S-IGDI). Presented at the 2014 Educational Psychology Graduate Student Research Day, Minneapolis, MN.

  3. Wackerle-Hollman, A., Brunner, S., Duran, L. & Palma, J. (2014, March). Understanding the impact of language acquisition and use on early literacy achievement in an RTI model. Presented at the 2014 University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development Research Day. 

  4. Bradfield, T., McConnell, S., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2014, February 20-22). Confident decision making: validation of an early childhood response to intervention decision making framework. Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  5. Brunner S., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2014, February 20-22). Parenting intervention implementation: Addressing barriers to engagement for families living in poverty through the Northside Achievement Zone's Family Academy.  Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  6. Palma, J.,  Brunner, S., Wackerle-Hollman, A., & Kohlmeier, T. (2014, February 20-22). On the dynamic process of test development and methodological challenges of preschool assessment of Spanish-English bilinguals. Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  7. Thomas, T., Bradfield, T., Wackerle-Hollman, A., & Martin, L. (2014, February 20-22). Evaluation of a community-based participatory model of family education. Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  8. Wackerle-Hollman, A., Durán, L., Pena, E., & LaForett, D. (2014, February 20-22). Examining the challenges and current innovations of assessing young Spanish-English-speaking preschoolers. Panel presentation at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  9. Kohlmeier, T., Callard, C., Duran, L., Brunner, S., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2014, February). An analysis of Spanish oral language measure responses on the S-IGDIs: Considerations of “Spanglish” as a unique dialect in the U.S. Poster presented at the biannual meeting of the Conference for Research Innovation in Early Intervention, San Diego CA.

  10. Wackerle-Hollman, A., Duran, L., Rodriguez, M., & McConnell, S. (2013, May 16-17). Spanish-English bilingual language development and implications for assessment. Presented at the 2013 Inaugural Bilingual Research Conference in Houston, Texas.

  11. Wackerle-Hollman, A., McConnell, S., Duran, L., & Rodriguez, M. (2013, April 20). Spanish-English Bilingual Development and Implications for Assessment. Presented at 2013 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting in Seattle, Washington.

  12. McConnell, S. R., Bradfield, T. A., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2013, March). Individual Growth and Development Indicators in universal screening and progress monitoring for early childhood Response to Intervention. Laptop showcase at annual meeting of Institute of Education Sciences Principal Investigators, Washington D.C

  13. McConnell, S. R., Seiwert, M., Wackerle-Hollman, A., & Bradfield, T. A. (2012, October). Early childhood in Promise Neighborhoods: Northside Achievement Zone's Early Childhood Action TeamSpotlight symposium presented at the annual meetings of the Division for Early Childhood, Council on Exceptional Children, Minneapolis MN.

  14. Wackerle-Hollman, A., Bradfield, T., McConnell, S., & Spencer, T. (2012, October). Measuring a response to intervention model in early childhood: Examining assessments for identification, decision making and progress monitoringPoster presentation at the annual meetings of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC), Council on Exceptional Children, Minneapolis, MN.

  15. Bradfield, T., Wackerle-Holman, A., & McConnell, S. (2012, September 21). Post-summit workshop: Using individual growth and development indicators. Presented at Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CrTIEC) 4th Annual Summit on RTI in Early Childhood, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

  16. McConnell, S., Wackerle-Holman, A., & Bradfield, T. (2012, September 19). IGDIs and beyond: Measurement and decision-making for language and literacy RTI efforts in early childhood education. Presented at Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CrTIEC) 4th Annual Summit on RTI in Early Childhood, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

  17. Duran, L., Wackerle-Holman, A., & McConnell, S. (2012, September 19). All new Spanish-IGDIs: Bilingual measurement considerations and S-IGDI development. A joint presentation by the University of Utah and the University of Minnesota. Presented at Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood (CrTIEC) 4th Annual Summit on RTI in Early Childhood, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico.

  18. Potter, L., Clayton, K., Rodriguez, M., Schmitt, B., Wackerle-Hollman, A., & McConnell, S. (2012, February). IGDIs 2.0: Practitioner judgments of feasibility, validity and functionality. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia PA.

  19. McConnell, S., Bradfield, T., and Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2011, Sept. 26). Using IGDIs for identifying children for tiered early literacy and language support. Presentation at the 3rd Annual RTI Early Childhood Summit, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM.

  20. Albano, A. D., Rodriguez, M. C., McConnell, S., Bradfield, T., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2011, April). Scaling with measures of early literacy. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

  21. Bradfield, T., Wackerle-Hollman, A., McConnell, S., Rodriguez, M. C. & Albano, A. D. (2011, April). Construct identification to support early literacy measurement. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

  22. Rodriguez, M. C., Albano, A. D., McConnell, S., Wackerle-Hollman, A. & Bradfield, T. (2011, April). Standard setting with innovative measures of early literacy: Contrasting Groups. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

  23. Wackerle-Hollman, A., Bradfield, T., McConnell, S., Albano, A. D., & Rodriguez, M. C. (2011, April). Task development and item analysis in innovative measures of early literacy. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council for Measurement in Education, New Orleans, LA.

  24. Bradfield.T. & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (2010, November). Considering Tier 1: Using the CLASS to understand classroom performance. Presentation at the "Minnesota's Got CLASS" conference, St. Paul, MN.

  25. Wackerle-Hollman, A. & Bradfield, T. (October, 2010). Developing a new set of early literacy and language IGDIs. Presentation at the Center for Response to Intervention in Early Childhood Second Annual Summit, Kansas City, MO.

  26. McConnell, S., Rodriguez, M., Albano, A., Bradfield, T., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (October 12, 2010). Using Teachers' Judgments of Individual Student Performance for Identification Assessment in Early Childhood RTI. Second Annual Summit on Response to Intervention in Early Childhood, Kansas City, KS.

  27. McConnell, S., Missall, K., Rodriguez, M., & Wackerle-Hollman, A. (February 25-27, 2010). Monitoring Progress on Progress Monitoring: Recent Innovations in the Design and Evaluation of Individual Growth and Development Indicators. Panel presentation at the 2010 Conference for Research Innovations in Early Intervention (CRIEI), San Diego, CA. On behalf of the CRTiEC project.

Christopher Watson

  1. Johnson, L., & Watson, C. (2014, March 25). Statewide scale-up of the pyramid for social emotional development: Impact, implementation, and issues. Poster presentation for the College of Education and Human Development Research Day, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

     

  2. Watson, C., Storm, K., Bailey, A. (2014, March 25). Building infrastructure capacity for reflective practice: Process and impact studies. Poster presentation for the College of Education and Human Development Research Day, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

  3. Johnson, L., & Watson, C. (2014, February 20-22). Statewide scale-up of the pyramid for social emotional development: Impact, implementation, and issues. Poster presented at Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention, San Diego, California.

  4. Watson, C., Stout, K., & Bailey, A. (2014, January 29). Building infrastructure capacity for reflective practice: An impact study.  Poster presented at the Fourth National Summit on Quality In Home Visiting Programs, Washington, D.C.

  5. Watson, C., Strum, L., Tomlin, A., & Gallen, R. (2013, December 12). Emerging research on reflective supervision: Defining its essential elements and demonstrating its impact. Presentation at Zero to Three's 28th National Training Institute, San Antonio, TX.

  6. Watson, C., & Hennes, J. (2013, December 10). Introduction of the Reflective Interaction Observation Scale (RIOS): An initial investigation of its functionality, comprehensiveness and validity. Presentation at the annual League of States Retreat, San Antonio, TX.

  7. Watson, C., Neilsen Gatti, S., Harrison, M., & Cox, M. (2013, October 17). Supporting early interventionists through reflective consultation. Poster presentation at the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) International Conference, San Francisco, CA.

  8. Johnson, L., Watson, C., & Krick Oborn, K. (2013, October 17). Statewide scale-up of the pyramid for social emotional development: Impact and implementation. Paper presentation at the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) International Conference, San Francisco, CA.

  9. Watson, C., & Harrison, M. (2013, April 29). Supporting early interventionists from multiple disciplines through reflective consultation. Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health—Child and Adolescent Health Conference, Duluth, Minnesota.

  10. Mavis, A., Johnson, D., Thurlow, M., Nord, D., & Watson, C. (2012, October). Rigor, interpersonal skills, and systems change: Perspectives gained in evaluations of programs and systems serving people with disabilities. Presented at American Evaluation Association (AEA) in Minneapolis, MN.

  11. Johnson, L., Watson, C., Bedor, M., & Krick Oborn, K. (2012, October). Statewide scale-up of the pyramid for social emotional development: Successes and lessons. Paper presented at the meeting of the Division of Early Childhood (DEC), Minneapolis, MN.

  12. Cox, M., Watson, C., & Pandit, S. (2012, June). Shared leadership: Key ingredients for a successful cross-sector partnership. Presented at the 2012 NAEYC National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

  13. Neilsen Gatti, S., Watson, C., & Cox, M. (2012, February). Reflective consultation as an ongoing, embedded professional development model.  Poster presenter at the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Childhood. San Diego, CA.

  14. Watson, C., Johnson, L., & Krick Oborn, K. (2012, February). Evaluating implementation of a tiered intervention model for social emotional development relative to professional development: A preliminary analysis. Poster presented at the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Childhood, San Diego, CA.

  15. Cox, M., & Watson, C. (2011, November 18). Poster presentation: Regional, Specialized, Professional Development Systems: Using Data to Expand Resources. Presented at the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) 27th Annual International Conference on Young Children With Special Needs & Their Families. National Harbor, MD.

  16. Neilsen Gatti, S., & Watson, C. (2011, November 18). Transformative Professional Development Tool in Infant Mental Health: Reflective Practice. Presented at the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) 27th Annual International Conference on Young Children With Special Needs & Their Families. National Harbor, MD.

  17. Cox, M., Watson, C., Kipnis, F. & Wat, A. (2011, June 13). Promoting comprehensive data systems: National and state models for integrated workforce development. Presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Professional Development Institute, Providence, RI.

  18. Watson, C. (2011, April 11). Deepening Our Knowledge and Sills in Family-Centered Services. Presented at the Strengthening Families Institute, Indianapolis, IN.

  19. Watson, C. (2011, April 11). Self-regulation: Building a Foundation of Emotional Literacy. Presented at the Strengthening Families Institute, Indianapolis, IN.

  20. Watson, C.,  & Menninga, E. (2010, September 16). Babies and Toddlers Too! Presented at the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), Minneapolis, MN.

  21. Watson, C., & Hawley, V. (2010, April 19). Self-regulation: Building a Foundation of Emotional Literacy. Presented at the Institute for Strengthening Families in Indianapolis, Indiana.

  22. Watson, C., & Hawley, V. (2010, April 19). Self-regulation: Addressing Challenging Behaviors in Infants and Toddlers (15 pages). Presented at the Institute for Strengthening Families in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

  23. Watson, C., & Neilsen-Gatti, S. (2010, February 25-27). Reflective Supervision in Part C. A poster presentation to the Conference on Research Innovations in Early Intervention (CRIEI). San Diego, CA. 

  24. Watson, C. (2008, August 28). Moving Teachers Along the Professional Development...Coaching that Connects Assessment to Practice. Presented in St. Cloud, MN.

  25. Watson, C., & Hawley, V. (2006, June 4-7). Moving Teachers Along the Professional Development Road...Two Coaching Models Connect Assessment to Practice in Child Care and Head Start (10 pages). National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) 15th National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, San Antonio, TX.

  26. Watson, C. (2005, October). Bridging Education and Mental Health in Early Childhood (10 pages). Presented at the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) International Conference, Portland, Oregon.

  27. Watson, C. (2004, May 11). Head and Heart: Supporting the Mental Health of Young Children (11 pages). Presented at the Minnesota Head Start Conference, St. Cloud, MN.

  28. Watson, C. (2005, March 16). Introduction to Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (11 pages). Presented at the Early Childhood Special Education class, Barbara Wolfe, Ph.d., University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.

  29. Watson, C. (2005, February 16). Head & Heart: Social-Emotional Development and Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (11 pages). Presented in Buffalo, MN.

  30. Watson, C. (2005, March 5). Introduction to Infant & Early Childhood Mental Health (17 pages). Presented at PACER, Bloomington, MN.


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