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COLLEGE OF EDUCATION DEAN'S OFFICE

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

Janice K. Ewing, Ph.D.

Curriculum and Instruction

College of Education
Wichita State University
Wichita, KS 67260
316-978-5355
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I. ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Current Position: Chair, Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, Wichita State University Education:
Ph.D. 1990 - The University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. Department of Instruction and Teacher Education, Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Education specialization.
Dissertation title: The Play Access Strategies of Preschool Handicapped and Low Socioeconomic Status Children.

M.A. 1977 - Washington State University, Pullman, WA. - Speech and Language Pathology

B.A. 1973 - The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC. - Sociology


Professional Experience: Teaching and Administration

8/09 to present Chair, Curriculum and Instruction- Wichita State University

8/01 – 6/09 Chair, Social Sciences & Education – Colby-Sawyer College

9/99 – 6/09 Coordinator of Teacher Preparation Programs, Colby-Sawyer College

8/95 – 6/09 Faculty, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH
Responsible for: Teaching undergraduate courses and supervision of student interns and practicum students in the public schools, and the Windy Hill Laboratory School.

9/91- 8/95 Faculty, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Responsible for: Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, supervision of student interns in public school settings and coordination and supervision of practicum students in university-public school partnership schools.

9/94-2/95 Visiting Faculty, National Hsinchu Teachers College, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Responsible for: Teaching undergraduate and graduate course in early childhood education, assessment, children’s literature, language and cognition and English as a second language.
12/90-7/91 Classroom teacher in multi-age K-3 setting, Kern County Superintendent of Schools Bakersfield, CA
Responsible for: Providing educational experiences for children in a self-contained multi-age (K-3) Severe Disorders of Language classroom, developing individualized curriculum and working with classroom teachers and support personnel.

8/88-12/90 Instructor, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Responsible for: Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, coordinating and supervising practicum students in public and private school settings.

8/87-8/88 Graduate Assistant/Teacher. University of South Carolina Laboratory School - Four Year Old Program, Columbia, SC
Responsible for: Providing educational experiences for children, from socio-economically and culturally diverse populations, who attended the laboratory school full day program.

9/88-12/89 Speech and Language Pathologist for Scottish Rite Foundation, Columbia, SC
Responsible for: Providing clinical speech and language services to preschool children, birth to five years of age, and supervising graduate students from the Communication Disorders’ Program at USC.

1/78-6/87 Speech and Language Pathologist, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Bakersfield, CA
Responsible for: Evaluating and remediating speech and language disorders with a variety of public school populations (K-12, regular education and special education; Birth -3 handicapped and high risk infants and children), integrating therapeutic techniques in the classroom, scheduling Individualize Educational Plan (IEP) meetings, writing IEP’s, serving on school assessment teams, conducting in-service meetings for parents and teachers.

9/86-5/87 Adjunct Lecturer, California State University, Bakersfield CA
Responsible for: Teaching graduate courses.

4/83 Member of State Department of Special Education Review Team.
Responsible for: Evaluating the Special Education Programs in the Muroc School District, Muroc, CA.

8/81-11/81 Member of the Education Assessment Service Team, Kern County Superintendent of Schools, Bakersfield, CA.
Responsible for: Speech and language assessment of children, birth-18 years of age, writing reports, and participating in assessment team meetings.

 

Courses Taught
Colby-Sawyer College

• Services for Young Children [CHI 205]
• Children’s Literature [CHI 250]
• Experiences with Young Children [CHI 306]
• Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood Education [CHI 310]
• Literacy Instruction in Early Childhood Education [CHI 311]
• Early Childhood Education Math Methods [CHI 313]
• Child Development Internship [CHI 285 & 485]
• Reflection and Research in Early Childhood Education [CHI 430]
• Child Development, ECE Teaching Internship [CHI 490]
• Student Teaching Internship [EDU 490]
• The Study of Language [ENG 332]
• First Year Experience [FYE 105]
• Pathway First Year Seminar [PTH 101]
• Pathway Sophomore Seminar [PTH 201]
• Cognitive and Language Development in Young Children [PSY 401]
• Social Analysis [SSC104]

University of Alabama at Birmingham

• Child Growth, Development, Learning I
• Child Growth, Development, Learning II
• Curriculum for Young Children
• Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum
• Practicum in Early Childhood Education
• Language Development
• Readiness for Learning
• Studying the Child in School
• Student Teaching Internship
• Children with Special Needs
• Social Development in Children
• Doctoral Seminar III: Special Topics in ECE

University of South Carolina

• Introduction to Early Childhood Education
• Integrated Curriculum
• Language Acquisition/Communication Skills
• Advanced Early Childhood Curriculum and Program Models
• Early Childhood Centers/Administration
• Early Childhood Practicum Supervision

II. SCHOLARLY /CREATIVE ACTIVITIES
Conference Presentations (International, National, Regional, State)

Changing the Culture of Expectations: Building a Culture of Evidence. 24th Annual Academic Chairpersons Conference, Orlando, Florida, February, 2007

How does the intersection of documentation and technology inform best practice for pre-service teaches and K-3 children? National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, November 2006

Pathways to Greater Expectations: The Connectedness of Learning. 13th International Learning Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica, June, 2006

How do Administrators & Mentor Teachers Support the Use of Documentation as Professional Development? National Association of Laboratory Schools, New York, NY, March, 2006

Portfolio Assessment as Pedagogy: Transforming Learners across the College. 12th International Learning Conference, Granada, Spain, July 2005.

Mathematics Communication and Literature: A Natural Connection. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, San Antonio, TX, 2003

Writing to Learn Workshop Presentation Colby-Sawyer College, September, 2002

Children’s Literature and Mathematics an Integrated Approach. National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Orlando, FL, 2001

Children’s Literature and Mathematics an Integrated Approach. Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England Conference – Nashua, NH, 1997

UAB/BPS Teaching Collaborative Project. American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL, 1996

Urban Education in the Great City Schools. Association of Teacher Educators, Detroit, MI, 1995

The Urban University-Community Partnership: A Working Example. Association of Teacher Educators, Atlanta, GA, 1994

The Integrated Curriculum: How to Practice What We Preach. Association of Teacher Educators, Los Angles, CA, 1993

The Social Play Access Strategies of Handicapped and Low SES Preschool Children. Research Theater, Southern Early Childhood Association, Biloxi, MS, 1993

Practicing the Integrated Curriculum in the College Classroom. National Association for the Education of Young Children, New Orleans, LA, 1992

Play Access and the Preschool Child. International Play Association/USA, Denton, TX, 1992

Classroom Management: Using Transition Times Effectively. Alabama Association for the Education of Young Children, Birmingham, AL, 1992

The Social Play Access Strategies of Handicapped and Low SES Preschool Children. Research Forum, Association of Childhood Education International, Chicago, IL, 1992

Developmentally Appropriate Practices in the Multi-Cultural Classroom. Southern Association for Children under Six, Dallas, TX, 1990

Publications
Articles

Ewing, J. & Crockford, B. (2008). Changing the culture of expectations. The Department Chair 18(3), 23-25.

Kamii, C. & Ewing, J. (1996). Basing teaching on Piaget’s Constructivism. Childhood Education 72(5), 260-264

Ewing, J. & Eddowes, E.A. (1994). Sand play in the primary classroom. Dimensions of Early Childhood, 22 (4), 24-25.

Aldridge, J., Eddowes, E. Ewing, J., & Kuby, P. (1994). Analytical psychology, constructivism, and education. Journal of Instructional Psychology, 21 (4), 359-367.

Grants

The Constructivist Approach in Behaviorist Settings – Grant funded through the National Association of Laboratory Schools [NALS], January 2008.

Project Liaison for - Project New Teachers II: Federally funded grant administered by the New Hampshire Department of Education, 2000-2002

The New Hampshire Preservice Education Review Project – Grant funded through the provisions of the Dwight D. Eisenhower Professional Development Program and the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) 1996-1997
Book and Manuscript Reviews

Elementary Mathematics Methods. Columbus, OH: Pearson Merrill Prentice Hall. Reviewed manuscript 2006

Otto, B. (2006). Language Development in Early Childhood 1e. Columbus, OH: Prentice-Hall. Reviewed textbook 2003

Sherman, H., Richardson, L. & Yard, G. (2004). Teaching children who struggle with math. Columbus, OH: Prentice-Hall. Reviewed manuscript prospectus 2002.

Taylor, B. (2001). A child goes forth: A curriculum guide for preschool children. Columbus, OH: Merrill Prentice Hall. Reviewed manuscript

Paciorek, K & Munro, J. (1996). Sources: Notable selections in early childhood education. Guildford, CT: Duskin. Reviewed textbook.

Hendrick, J. (1994). Total learning: Developmental curriculum for the young child (4th ed.). Columbus, OC: Merrill/Prentice Hall. Reviewed textbook

Spodek, B & Saracho, O. (1994). Dealing with individual difference in the early childhood classroom. White Plains, NY: Longman. Reviewed manuscript

Seefeldt, C. (1993). Social studies for the preschool primary child (4th ed.). Columbus, OH: Merrill/Prentice Hall. Reviewed textbook

Jewett, C. (1982). Helping children cope with separation and loss. Harvard, MA: Harvard Common Press. Review published in Cooperative Preschool International (1992), 21 (2), p.5.

Professional Development Activities

Capella University – online coursework - Industrial/Organizational Psychology, 2006-2007

Kansas State University, Twenty-first Annual Academic Chairpersons Conference, Orlando, FL, February, 2004

American Council on Education (ACE), Chairing the Academic Department. Washington, DC, June, 2002

50th Anniversary Conference of Gorse Child Study Center, Childhood Besieged: Restoring Hope and Integrity in Children’s Lives, Conference Participant, Mount Holyoke College, March, 2002

New Hampshire College and University Council and University of New Hampshire Teaching Excellence Program Colloquium, Are They Really Learning? Classroom Assessment Helps, Colby-Sawyer College, February, 2002

American Association of Colleges and Universities Conference, Integrating Liberal and Professional Studies: From Aspiration to Improved Practice, Conference Participant, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA, April, 2000

National Association for the Education of Young Children, Conference Participant, New Orleans, LA, November, 1999

Campus Compact for New Hampshire, Service Learning in Teacher Education Strategies for Implementation, Workshop Participant, New England College, May, 1999

New Hampshire College and University Council and Campus Compact of New Hampshire Conference, Workshop Participant, Daniel Webster College, September, 1999

David Elkind Lecture, The Balanced Child: Raising a Child in a Competitive Society, Attendee, Hanover, NH, October, 1998

New Hampshire College and University Council Conference, Workshop Participant, Rivier College, September, 1998

New Hampshire Children’s Alliance – Brain Development, Conference Participant, Concord, NH, September, 1997

Council for Independent Colleges Technology Workshop, Conference Participant, Albany, NY, June, 1997

Lesley Kindergarten Conference, Conference Participant, Randolph, MA, November, 1996.

National Association for the Education of Young Children, Conference Participant, Washington, DC, November, 1995

New Hampshire College and University Council Workshop, Participant, September, 1995

Constructivist Mathematics Conference, Conference Participant, Birmingham, AL, June, 1995

Southern Regional Mathematics Conference, Conference Participant, Jackson, MS, October, 1993.

Marilyn Burns Solutions I, Workshop Participant, Birmingham, AL, July, 1993

Civitan International Lecture Series, Guralnick, Peer-related social competence, Participant, Birmingham, AL, March, 1993

Special Studies Video-Conference, Adults as student: Their status and role in higher education. Participant, Birmingham, AL, February, 1993

National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, Validator Training, New Orleans, LA, November, 1992

Primary Mathematics: A Constructivist Approach. Participant, UAB Summer Session, Birmingham, AL, July, 1992
Constructivist Mathematics Conference, Participant, Birmingham, AL, July, 1992

Piaget’s Theory for Early Childhood Teacher Educators, Workshop Participant, Birmingham, AL, June, 1992


III. SERVICE – College/University
Colby-Sawyer College

• Faculty Representative to the Board of Trustees, 2008 to present
• Chair, Psychology Search Committee, 2007-2008
• Chair, Education Search Committee Member, 2007-2008
• Chair, Faculty Personnel Committee, 2004-2006
• Chair, Education Search Committee, 2004-2005
• Chair, Liberal Education Portfolio Subcommittee, 2000-2004
• Chair, Teacher Education Group 2003 to present
• Member, Academic Review Board 2008 to present
• Member, Academic Council 2001 to present
• Member, Assessment Committee, 2003 to present
• Psychology Program Review 2003-2005
• Member, Windy Hill Program Review 2002-2004
• Member, NEASC Standard Four 2003-2004
• Member, History Search Committee 2004-2005
• Chair, Psychology Search Committee 2001-2002
• Member, Academic Policies Committee, 2000-2003
• Member, Child Development Program Review Committee, 2000-2001
• Chair, Faculty Research and Development Committee, 1999-2000
• Faculty Mentor, 1998, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007
• Member, Education Reaccreditation Committee, 2001
• Member, Standing Committee, 1999-2000
• Member, Child Development Search Committee, 2000-2001
• Member, Faculty Research and Development Committee, 1998-2000
• Chair, Education Search Committee, 1999-2000
• Member, CES Search Committee, 2000-2001
• Member, Instructional Technology Task Force, 1996-1997
• Member, CSC Community Council, 1996-2005
• Member, Director of Learning Services Search Committee, 1996-97
• Member, Faculty Personnel Committee, 1996–1998, 2003-2004
• Member, First Year Colloquium Committee, 1996-1997
• Member, Faculty Governance Sub-committee, 1996-1997
• Member, Humanities Search Committee, 1996-1997
• Member, Education Accreditation Committee, 1995-1996

University of Alabama at Birmingham

• Senator, Faculty Senate, 1993-1995
• Member, Child Care Advisory Committee, 1992-1995
• Consultant and Mentor, Titusville 2000 Project, 1991-1995
• Member, Planning Allocation Resource Committee, 1994-1995
• Chairperson, Fifth Year/ Graduate Admissions Committee, 1993-1994
• Member, Urban Education Task Force, 1992-1993
• Chairperson, Field Experiences Committee, 1991-1993
• Member, Undergraduate Admissions Committee, 1992-1993
• Member, Secondary Education Search Committee, 1993

Professional Service - Local, Regional, and National Service (Colby-Sawyer College)

Faculty Research and Development Sabbatical Presentation, Group Dynamics and Stress in Knowledge Based Environments, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH, February, 2008

Upper Valley Teacher Institute, Connections Between Child Development and Educational Practice, Lebanon, NH, November, 2005

National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, Validator, Nashua, NH April, 2001

New Hampshire Department of Education and State Board of Education Goals 2000 Sub grant Applications, Grant Reviewer, Concord, NH, July, 2000

Faculty Research and Development Teaching/Learning Seminar. Liberal Education and Professional Studies-Partners or Adversaries: A Report from AAC&U, April, 2000

National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, Validator, Rye, NH, May, 2000

National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, Validator, Tilton, NH, May, 1999

National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, Validator, Methuen MA, June, 1998

National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, Validator, Kittery, ME, July, 1997
Developed with department faculty members the Colby-Sawyer College Student Teacher Internship Handbook, 1997

Faculty Research and Development Teaching/Learning Seminar. Bits and Bytes: Report From a Conference Using New Information Technologies. September, 1997

Member Graduate Student Doctoral Committees– University of Alabama at Birmingham 1994-2000

Southeastern Regional Education Services Center (SRESC) – Professional Development Lab School Institute – Evaluator, August, 1997
Rumford Elementary School Classroom, Volunteer, January 1996- May 1997
Faculty Presentation, Voorhees College –CSC Exchange, May, 1997.

Tracy Memorial Library Fall Lecture Series, Learning from a Child’s Point of View, November, 1996

National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, Validator, Marblehead, MA, June, 1996

Southwestern Community Services Family Conference Presentation, Raising Readers, April, 1996

National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, Validator, Burlington, VT, December, 1995

Professional Service – Local, Regional, and National (University of Alabama at Birmingham)

Washington Elementary School, Birmingham City School District, Mentor/Consultant, December 1991-June 1995

Presentation at National Taichung Teachers College, Taichung, Taiwan, Current Trends in Early Childhood Education, November, 1994

UAB Child Care Center, Child Development Associate (CDA) Trainer, Birmingham, AL, January, 1995 - May 1995

Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Conference Facilitator, Detroit, MI, 1995, Atlanta, GA, 1994 and Los Angeles, CA, 1993

Child Development Associate (CDA) Trainer, Jefferson State Community College, Birmingham, AL, January 1993-May 1994

National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, Validator, Head Start Programs, Birmingham, AL, 1994

Birmingham International Film Festival, Judge, Birmingham, AL, 1994

Jefferson County Committee for Economic Opportunity Head Start Workshop, Knowing the Preschool Child: How They Grow and Develop, Birmingham, AL, August, 1993

Home Economics Education Child Care and Parenting Teacher’s Workshop, Play and Early Childhood Education, Birmingham, AL, August, 1993

Co-editor, First Year Teacher Newsletter, 1991-1993

National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, Validator, Columbus, MS, October, 1993

Young Author’s Conference, Steering Committee Member, Birmingham, AL, 1993-1995

Whole Language Conference, Steering Committee Member, Birmingham, AL, 1993-1995
UAB Education Leadership - Birmingham Public Schools Assessment Center, Program Assessor, Birmingham, AL, August, 1992

Second Annual Institute of the Black Child, Facilitator, Birmingham, AL, January, 1992

Jefferson County Association of the Education of Young Children (JCAEYC) Workshop, Co-organizer, Birmingham, AL, October, 1992, 1993

Jefferson State College Preschool Workshop, Science Sensations for the Preschool Child, Birmingham, AL, August, 1993, 1992

Temple Beth-El Teacher Workshop, Classroom Management, Birmingham, AL, January, 1993

Child Care Resources, Infant Toddler Workshop, Language Development in the First Three Years, Birmingham, AL, August, 1992

Washington Elementary School Teacher Workshop, Integrated Thematic Approach to Early Childhood Education, Birmingham, AL, August, 1992

Professional Service Local and Regional (University of South Carolina)

Early Childhood Education Summer Institute, The Importance of Play for the Young Child, Columbia, SC, 1990

Early Childhood Education Summer Institute, Social Studies Curriculum for the Preschool Child, Columbia, SC, 1990

ETV Production with Mrs. Nancy Thurmond, Normal Language Development, Columbia, SC, 1989

Developmentally Appropriate Activities Conference, From Art to Language: Using the Whole Brain, Columbia, SC, 1988

United Communities for Child Development Teacher Workshop, Transition Times in the Preschool Classroom, Beaufort, SC, 1988

 


Professional Memberships

Association of Childhood Education International

Association of Teacher Educators

International Reading Association

National Association for the Education of Young Children

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

New Hampshire Association for the Education of Young Children


Awards and Honors

Colby-Sawyer College Jack Jenson Teaching Award, May 2004

Faculty Speaker, Student Recognition Ceremony, October 2003

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers – 2006, 2005, 2004, 2000