Nancy Arrington, Ph.D
Nancy Arrington, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Elementary and Special Education, presented at the Hawaiian International Conference on Education (HICE) held in Honolulu, Hawaii Jan. 5-8.
Arrington presented, “Converting a Course to Online in a Preservice Elementary Teacher Educator Program that is not Offered Fully Online: Lessons Learned.” The presentation provided student feedback from Arrington’s experiences with the creation and implementation of online undergraduate methods courses. Over 1,300 participants representing 31 countries attended the conference.
Karin Fisher, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Elementary and Special Education, presented with her 14-year-old son, Scott Fisher, as the annual TASH Conference, held Dec. 13-15 in Atlanta. The Fishers’ poster presentation providing information about the importance of engaging students with disabilities in after school robotics programs.
TASH is a non-profit organization that advocates for the full inclusion and participation of children and adults with significant disabilities in every aspect of their community.
Fayth Parks, Ph.D.
Fayth Parks, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Leadership, Technology, and Human Development conducted a webinar training in January 2018 for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) titled “Challenges and Opportunities for providing HIV/AIDS and Behavioral Healthcare in Rural Settings.”
This webinar was part of the Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) for MAI Continuum of Care (CoC) Pilot, Integration of HIV Medical Care into Behavioral Health Programs (MAI-CoC) project.
Brandon Hunt, Ph.D.
Brandon Hunt, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Leadership, Technology and Human Development, published an article in the International Journal for Advancement of Counseling titled, “Students with Disabilities: Practical Information for School Counselors in Turkey.” The article addresses the need for and lack of literature in Turkey focused on providing school counselors with practical information about working with students with disabilities. Providing current and functional information, Hunt and co-author Elif Simsir, also detail a comparative perspective for counselors and readers who are interested in students with disabilities and inclusive education in other countries.
The Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children held their annual conference in Savannah on November 7-10. Karin Fisher, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, collaborated with Armstrong State University faculty members Barbara Serianni, Ph.D., Kelly Brooksher, Ed.D., and Nedra Cossa, Ph.D., to take conference participants and special education professors from all over the country, on a site visit to Savannah’s Hesse K-8 School. Leah Colby, assistant principal at Hesse K-8 School, conducted a 90-minute tour of the school including visits to inclusion and self-contained classes. Cossa added information on how Armstrong students are placed at the school.