Sarah A. Robert, associate professor from the Department of Learning and Instruction, is partnering with Buffalo School Gardens and Grassroots Gardens of Buffalo to increase involvement in school gardens of students, teachers, parents and community members associated with Buffalo Public Schools. The collaboration is part of the UB Graduate School of Education Faculty in Residence Program.
David Bruce, associate professor from the Department of Learning and Instruction, is continuing to partner with Cattaraugus–Allegany (CA) BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) and Houghton College to provide technology training and curricular integration with teachers in the 22 CA BOCES school districts, a partnership that began in 2015. The collaboration is part of the UB Graduate School of Education Faculty in Residence Program.
Gregory Fabiano, professor from the Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, has been working in collaboration with colleagues at Florida International University to study the best sequence of interventions for children with ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) in schools. A recent study illustrated that positive behavioral supports used by parents and teachers first was superior to using medication first.
A collaboration between the Buffalo Public Schools and the Graduate School of Education has led to a solution that hopes to address critical issues of both educational institutions. The issue facing BPS is the need to address early literacy and the concern for GSE is to identify undergraduates interested in becoming teachers in order to develop a pipeline for future teachers.