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Ten books every teacher should read

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Bringing Words to Life, by Moddy McKeown, Isabel Beck, and Linda Kucan, rated one of "ten books every teacher should read" by The Guardian.

Melissa Libertus and her son

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Assistant professor of psychology Melissa Libertus has always loved math — and she's working to help others love it, too.

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IWALS 2018, 6th International Workshop on Advanced Learning Sciences. Perspectives on the Learner: Cognition, Brain, and Education

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CUE Brown Bag Series

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm, 4303 Posvar

The Center for Urban Education will hold a discussion entitled "Supporting Students of Immigrant Communities: A Panel on the Role of Educators and Allies," which will explore how educators of a variety of grade levels and settings can support students and families of immigrant communities.



School of Social Work Open Forum

4:30 pm, 332 Cathedral of Learning

The Office of the Provost has initiated a search for the next Dean of the School of Social Work. As part of this process, the search committee will hold an open forum so that members of the university community can share their input about the next dean. All members of the Pitt community with an interest in the School of Social Work are welcome to attend.



PIER Edbag

12:00 pm - 1:15 pm, 336B Baker Hall, CMU

Amy Shannon will present "My FBE in Burkett Elementary's 4th Grade STEM Classes."

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New Publications

  • Plummer, P., DeWolf, M., Bassok, M., Gordon, P.C., & Holyoak, K. (2017) Reasoning strategies with rational numbers revealed by eye-tracking. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics 79(5), 1426-1437.
  • Galla, B. M. (2017). “Safe in my own mind:” Supporting healthy adolescent development through meditation retreats. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 53, 96-107.
  • Cannady, M. A., Moore, D., Votruba-Drzal, Greenwald, E., Stites, R., & Schunn, C. (2017). How personal, behavioral, and environmental factors predict working in STEMM and non-STEMM middle-skill careers. International Journal of STEM Education, 4(22).
  • Harms, M. B., Shannon Bowen, K. E., Hanson, J. L., & Pollak, S. D. (2017). Instrumental learning and cognitive flexibility processes are impaired in children exposed to early life stress. Developmental Science.
  • Libertus, M., E., Liu, A., Pikul, O., Jacques, T., Cardoso-Leite, P., Halberda, J., & Bavelier, D. (2017). The impact of action video game training on mathematical abilities in adults. AERA Open.
  • Bonner, S. M., & Thomas, A. S. (2017). The effect of providing instructional facilitation on student college readiness. Instructional Science.
  • Egan, P. F., Moore, J. R., Ehrlicher, A. J., Weitz, D. A., Schunn, C., Cagan, J., & LeDuc, P. (2017). Robust mechanobiological behavior emerges in heterogeneous myosin systems. PNAS.
  • Caner, T. Cohen, S. & Pil, F. (2017). Firm heterogeneity in complex problem solving: A knowledge-based look at invention. Strategic Management Journal, 38(9), 1791-1811.
  • Papay, J. P., Bacher-Hicks, A., Page, L. C., & Marinell, W. H. (2017). The challenge of teacher retention in urban schools: Evidence of variation from a cross-site analysis. Educational Researcher. First published online.
  • Booth, J. L., McGinn, K. M., Barbieri, C., Begolli, K., Chang, B., Miller-Cotto, D., Young, L. K., & Davenport, J. L. (2017). Evidence for cognitive science principles that impact learning in mathematics. In D. C. Geary & D. Berch, (Eds.), Mathematical cognition and learning: Vol. 3.
  • Malone, K. L., Schunn, C. D., & Schuchardt, A. M. (2017). Improving conceptual understanding and representation skills through Excel-based modeling. Journal of Science Education and Technology.
  • Schuchardt, A. M., Tekkumru-Kisa, M., Schunn,C. D., Stein, M. K., Reynolds, B. (2017). How much professional development is needed with educative curriculum materials? It depends upon the intended student learning outcomes. Science Education.
  • Zhang, F., Schunn, C. D., Baikadi, A. (2017). Charting the routes to revision: An interplay of writing goals, peer comments, and self reflections from peer reviews. Instructional Science.
  • Chang, S. K., Guo, W., Yung, D., Zhang, Z., Zhang, H., & You, W. (2017). A mobile TDR system for smart phones. 23rd International DMS Conference on Visual Languages and Sentient Systems (DMSVLSS'17), pp. 75-85.
  • Zhang, H., & Litman, D. (2017). Word embedding for response-to-text assessment of evidence. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Association for Computational Linguistics (Student Research Workshop), pp. 75-81.
  • Verhoeven, L., & Perfetti, C. (2017). Learning to read across languages and writing systems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Chrabaszcz, A., Ovsepyan, M., & Dragoy, O. (2017). The role of motor stereotypes in the understanding of linguistic spatial constructions by pre-schoolers. Proceedings of Voronezh State University. Series: Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, 1, pp. 82-87 (In Russian).
  • Laurinavichyute, A., Chrabaszcz, A., Farizova, N., Tolkacheva, V., & Dragoy, O. (2017). The influence of sensorimotor stereotypes on the understanding of spatial constructions: eye-tracking evidence. Topics in the Study of Language, 3, 99-109 (In Russian).
  • Jiang, N., Hu, G., Chrabaszcz, A., & Ye, L. (2017). The activation of grammaticalized meaning in L2 processing: Toward an explanation of the morphological congruency effect. International Journal of Bilingualism, 21(1), 81-98.
  • Gor, K., Chrabaszcz, A., & Cook, S. (2017). Processing of native and nonnative inflected words: Beyond affix stripping. Journal of Memory and Language, 93, 315–332.
  • Chrabaszcz, A., & Gor, K. (2017). Quantifying contextual effects in L2 processing of phonolexically ambiguous and unambiguous words. Applied Psycholinguistics, 1-34.
  • Chang, L-Y, Chen, Y.C., Perfetti, C.A. (2017). GraphCom: A multi-dimensional measure of grapheme complexity: A comparison of 131 written languages. Behavioral Research Methods.
  • Bhide, A. (2017). Copying helps novice learners build orthographic knowledge: methods for teaching Devanagari akshara. Reading and Writing.
  • Kisa-Tekkumru, M. Schunn, C., Stein, M. K., & Reynolds, B. (2017). Change in thinking demands for students across the phases of a science task: An exploratory study. Research in Science Education.
  • Calloway, R., & Perfetti, C. A. (2017). Integrative and predictive processes in text reading: The N400 across a sentence boundary. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience.