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Webinar - Sharpening our Tools: The Evolution of an EdD Program within the CPED Framework
Friday, July 01, 2022, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
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CPED Webinar

Sharpening our Tools:

The Evolution of an EdD Program within the CPED Framework 

Date: Friday, July 1, 2022

Time: 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET

The webinar will focus on the evolution of the EdD program in curriculum and instruction at the University of South Carolina toward sharper alignment with the CPED Framework. The presenters will highlight recent changes in the program explaining the iterative process of the program design in strengthening, evaluating, and improving its focus, describing the work of a sub-committee on an EdD-Activism Framework, and discussing the collaborative development of a dissertation guidance handbook for the EdD in Curriculum Studies.

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Presenters:

Yasha Jones Becton

Yasha Jones Becton is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Student Online Coordinator for the EdD Curriculum Studies program within the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. She also serves as a Family Engagement Specialist with the Carolina Family Engagement Center which is housed within the School Improvement Council office at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Becton focuses on initiatives related to closing the opportunity gap as well as actively engaging parents and caregivers in the academic achievement of their children. 

Elizabeth Currin

Elizabeth Currin is a faculty member in the department of Instruction and Teacher Education at the University of South Carolina. In addition to teaching action research and other online courses in the curriculum studies concentration of the Ed.D. in Educational Practice and Innovation, Elizabeth serves as a liaison for the fellowship students within the College of Education’s Professional Development Schools network. A former high school English teacher, Elizabeth earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida. Her research interests include narratives by and about teachers, encompassing practitioner research, the history of education, and representations of schools in popular culture.

Leigh Kale D’Amico

Leigh Kale D’Amico is a research associate professor in the Research, Evaluation, and Measurement Center in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. She has been the principal or co-principal investigator on projects related to early childhood education and PK-12 student success. She also serves as an instructor in the Curriculum Studies doctoral program at the University of South Carolina. 

Rhonda Jeffries 

Rhonda Jeffries is Interim Associate Chair for the Department of Instruction and Teacher Education and Professor of Curriculum Studies at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Jeffries teaches courses on curriculum and diversity in education, staff development and qualitative research methods. Her research explores equity pedagogies, school desegregation and de-tracking, and performance theory in education. She is editor/author of Queen Mothers: Articulating the Spirit of Black Women Teacher-Leaders and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity in Contemporary Higher Education; and is co-editor in chief of the journal, Impacting Education. 

Suha R. Tamim 

Suha R. Tamim is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Curriculum Studies program in the department of Instruction and Teacher Education at the University of South Carolina. She holds a Doctor of Education from the University of Memphis and a Master of Public Health from the American University of Beirut. In her present role, she advises students on the Dissertation in Practice and collaborates with faculty on the continuous improvement of the program. Her publications are focused on systems thinking and the design of learning environments. She is an active member of the Association for Educational Communications and Technology and the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate, currently serving as co-editor in chief for Impacting Education: Journal of Transforming Professional Practice.

 

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