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Nietzel Presentations Scheduled for April 17

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The University of Kentucky Graduate School’s Nietzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty Award and UK College of Education Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling will host a colloquia Monday, April 17 in 109 Dickey Hall.

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Two faculty members from the University of Florida College of Education will give presentations.

Dr. Stephen Smith, professor, will focus on cognitive behavioral interventions he has developed for universal instruction and intensive intervention. His talk, “Teaching Self-Regulatory Skills to Students with Behavior Problems: Development of Three Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions,” will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Dr. Mary Brownell, Nietzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty, professor and director, Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability, and Reform Center, will highlight what she has learned about effective teaching and how to promote it using both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Her talk, “Up Close and Personal: What I Learned About Effective Teaching for Students with Disabilities,” will be held from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m.

The presentations were made possible by the Neitzel Visiting Distinguished Faculty Award presented to Kera Ackerman, UK College of Education EDSRC department lecturer and doctoral candidate. The award enriches the dissertation experience for selected doctoral students whose dissertations are judged to be especially meritorious.