Myths Associated with America’s Public Schools

Dr. David C. Berliner
Regents’ Professor of Education Emeritus
Arizona State University

Monday March 27, 2017
12:00 pm
Interfaith Prayer and Reflection Room
The Ohio Union

Please join us in welcoming Dr. David C. Berliner as he presents Myths Associated with America’s Public Schools. In addition to being a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, Dr. Berliner is also an educational psychologist and bestselling author, most recently known for his publication 50 Myths & Lies that Threaten America’s Public Schools. This event is part of the 2017 Karlsberger Lecture Series, sponsored by the College of Education and Human Ecology and the Department of Educational Studies. Seating is limited.

Educational Studies Small Research Grants for Graduate Students

We are pleased to announce that we have some funds that have been set aside to support graduate student research projects in the Department of Educational Studies. We will be accepting proposals from students for small grants to support research projects. Preference will be given to the support of dissertation research, but other proposals will also be considered. Proposals will be due by Thursday March 30th at 4:00pm. Please use the following format:

  1. Name and contact information; please include your degree program, year in program, program area/concentration, and name of advisor.
  2. Provide a one-two page summary of the proposed project. This should include (a) a brief rationale for the project, (b) a brief description of your methods and/or a sample (if applicable), (c) proposed analysis plan (if applicable), (d) expected outcomes and/or deliverables, and (e) proposed timeline.
  3. Please describe current IRB status, if IRB approval has not been obtained, please indicate timeline for that process.
  4. If this is a dissertation, please indicate the current status of the project (i.e. has proposal been approved, proposal being written now…)
  5. Please include a letter of support from your advisor. The letter must specifically describe the feasibility of completing your project within the proposed timeline. The letter may be included with your application or submitted separately by your advisor.
  6. Budget (maximum of $500)
    1. Please include a breakdown of expenses
    2. Please include a timeline for these expenditures

Examples of acceptable expenditures include (but are not limited to):
Stipends for students who will assist in the research
Purchase of supplies directly related to the research
Purchase of software directly related to an ongoing project or pre-existing data
Purchase of transcription services
Incentives for participation
Local travel to research sites

Funds for travel to conferences or for personal salary are not acceptable expenditures. All awardees will be required to turn in a brief summary describing how funds were used and the overall success of the project.

Please submit proposals to Helen Higgins ( by Thursday March 30th at 4:00pm. Preference will be given to students who have not received this funding during the past two years.


Around Columbus

Did you know? Columbus is the Number 6 best city for creatives (SmartAsset, July 2015).

Short North Arts District

Located just up the street from campus, the Short North Arts District offers something for everyone. Whether you are interested in looking through art galleries, shopping, eating or drinking coffee, you will be impressed with the excitement and local focus that the Short North has to offer.

The community is centered around visual, performing and music arts and currently includes more than 18 galleries of various styles. Each month, the Short North Arts District hosts a Gallery Hop where all of the galleries, shops and restaurants are open from 4:00pm-10:00pm. This is a great community event to help Columbus celebrate its art.

While you are experiencing all of the art, you may find yourself getting hungry! Not to worry- the Short North offers incredible selections for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. The district is also home to many coffee shops, bars and local wine, beer and spirits. If you are going to be in the area, make sure to get your hands on the 2017 Dining Guide.

Finally, while you are walking around the district, you will find yourself drawn to the window displays of several local shops. You can shop for toys, jewelry, clothes, home and garden, furniture and antiques, just to name a few. Check out all of the shops on the 2017 Shopping Guide.

In the Columbus area, the Short North is known for having some of the best art galleries, restaurants and local shops. Stop by and check it out for yourself!

Twitter: @shortnorth

Instagram: @shortnorthartsdistrict

Facebook: Short North Arts District

Estimating and Probing Conditional Effects in Two Instance Repeated-Measures Designs

Amanda Montoya
Ph.D. Student
Quantitative Psychology
The Ohio State University

Friday March 24th
Ramseyer Hall 136

Amanda is a third year PhD student in Quantitative Psychology at the OSU working with Dr. Andrew Hayes. She completed her M.A. in Psychology in 2016 (OSU), M.S. in Statistics in 2016 (OSU) and her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Mathematics in 2013 (University of Washington). Her research focuses on improving the ability of social and behavioral scientists to answer their questions of interest by using sound statistical methods and developing easy to use tools to encourage researchers to use the most advanced methods available. Her research interests include mediation, moderation, conditional process models, factor analysis, meta-analysis, and stereotyping. Recent publications and CV can be found at

Volunteers Needed- Report Card Conference

A message from Darren Carrington, site coordinator at Mifflin High School:

We will be conducting quarterly report card conferences with our ninth through twelfth grade students. We are looking for business and community leaders that are willing to come speak with individual students about their second quarter report card. Report card conferences will take place as follows:

Wednesday April 5th
Session 1: 8:00am to 12 noon
Session 2: 12:30pm to 2:30pm

If any volunteers could attend any of these times and dates that would be great. Although the sessions are broken down in two-hour time slows, volunteers can come and go as they please, we ask for at least 30 minutes. We will provide a brief training on how the conferences are to be conducted prior to the start of each session, so please arrive 15 minutes early.

At the report card conference, students will bring the seated volunteers their report card from the second quarter of grading. The volunteers will go over the report card with the students, giving suggestions on ways to improve their grades (if needed). Suggestions can be as simple as set aside more study time. If the student is on track, just a positive word, “keep up the good work” would work. These meetings last 3-5 minutes each.

If you can attend, please confirm your attendance by emailing me at

Call for Proposals for the Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference

The Ohio State University and the Center for the Study of Student Life present the 7th Annual Student Affairs Assessment and Research Conference (SAARC). This is a one day conference taking place on Friday June 9th at the Ohio Union. The theme of the conference is Making Data Meaningful: Addressing Critical Issues.

Keynote Speaker
Dr. Kristen Renn
Michigan State University

This conference is aimed at faculty, staff and students of all levels of experience across a wide variety of departments.

We’re looking for presentations that represent diverse perspectives of student affairs. It’s not too late to submit your proposal- we are especially interested in topics related to one or both of these categories:

  1. Assessment basics and skill-building
  2. This year’s theme: Making Data Meaningful: Addressing Critical Issues

Submit your proposal by March 31st here.

Register for the conference here.

Questions or more information: Franzi Ludemann- or Tawama Washington-

Screening of Tested Documentary

The College of Education and Human Ecology’s Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement (DICE) invites you to attend a screening and discussion of the award-winning educational documentary, Tested.

The filmmaker, Curtis Chin, will be attending the screening and leading a Q&A after the film. Refreshments will be served. RSVP below to attend.

Monday March 27th
EHE College Commons
260 Ramseyer Hall
29 W. Woodruff Ave.

3:45pm- Doors Open
4:15pm- Screening
5:45pm- Q&A

About the film: The gap in opportunities for different races in America remains extreme. Nowhere is this more evident than our nation’s top public schools. In New York City, where blacks and Hispanics make up 70 percent of the city’s school-aged population, they represent less than 5 percent at the city’s most elite public high schools. Tested looks at the important issue of racial diversity and public schools by following a dozen families in New York City from different racial, socio-economic and religious backgrounds. The film follows along as they prepare to pass the grueling standardized test to get into one of the city’s best high schools. The film includes the voices of such education experts as Pedro Noguera and Diane Ravitch as it explores such issues as access to a high-quality education, affirmative action and the model-minority myth.

Register to attend: click here to register. RSVP by March 22nd.

Tuttle Garage- 2050 Tuttle Park Place, Cost- $8.75
Arps Garage- 1990 College Road (public access available at 4:00pm), Cost- $8.75

Questions: Contact Nicole Luthy, Director of School Outreach and Engagement, at




Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar in Literacy Studies

Please join the Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar in Literacy Studies on Friday March 31st from 10:00am- 11:30am in 311 Denney Hall, for our next meeting.

The session is called “Literacies across Cultures”, and it will feature a discussion with Dr. Kate Vieira of the University of Wisconsin- Madison. How are reading and writing infomred by translation? When people move across borders, which literacies do they take with them, and how do they change? This session will consider literacy’s adaptabilities- and hostilities. All students with an interest in the study of literacy are invited and strongly encouraged to attend Dr. Vieira’s lecture on March 30th.

Lunch will be provided by Please RSVP by Tuesday March 28th to Michael Harwick at

If you can’t come to this meeting, but want to stay in the loop, drop Michael a line, and we will add you to the GradSem listserv.

Buckeye Teaching Showcase

Friday March 24th
4:00 pm
Creative Arts Room
Ohio Union

The Educational Studies TA Organization (ESTA) will be hosting the Department of Educational Studies’ third annual Buckeye Teaching Showcase. It is open to all Ohio State students and faculty.

The showcase will consist of table talks (30 minutes in length) about teaching, presented by some of the TAs in our department. Those interested in K-12 teaching and college teaching will also be invited to attend.

Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  1. Creating a Positive Classroom Climate
  2. The Right Pace: Formative Assessment as a Driver of Instruction.
  3. Reconfiguring STEM Education for Egalitarian Aims.
  4. Principles, Duties, and Goods, Oh My! Considering a Synthetic Ethical Framework.
  5. Google Folders for Planning, Assessment, and Collaboration.
  6. The Power of a Teacher’s Voice: Where’s the Line Between Authenticity and Indoctrination?
  7. Facilitating Discussion Through Targeted Questioning Strategies.
  8. Prompting Self-Regulated Learning in the Classroom.
  9. Helping Students Embrace and Learn from Failure.
  10. The Why’s and How’s of Synchronizing Online Communication.

Please join your colleagues for this event and support our third annual Buckeye Teaching Showcase!

If you are interested in learning more about ESTA and how to get involved, please contact Marissa Green at