June 5, 2023

Gentry Presents at Two International Conferences in November

Dr. Roberta Gentry, Assistant Professor in the department of Foundations, Leadership and Special Populations in the College of Education, presented on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2013 at the Council for Exceptional Children Division on Career Development and Transition conference in Williamsburg, Va. The two-hour workshop, Demystifying Transition Assessment, is based on a book by the same title in which Dr. Gentry wrote the chapter on Academic Assessment. Co-presenters include the authors of the book, Dr. Colleen Thoma,Virginia Commonwealth University, and Dr. Ron Tamura, Southern Connecticut State University, as well as Dr. Cindi Nixon from Francis Marion University.

Dr. Gentry will present virtually at the 6th International Conference on Education, Research and Innovation in Seville, Spain, Nov. 18 to 20, 2013. The titles of those presentations are:  Electronic Mentoring:  Do special education mentors and their mentees discuss standards? and Electronic Mentoring:  What is it? What do we know?

Gentry Receives Grant, Gives Presentations

Roberta Gentry, Assistant Professor of Special Education in the College of Education, recently received a grant from the Virginia Department of Education. Grant funds will be used for tuition reimbursement for special education teachers enrolled in a licensure or degree program at UMW and currently working on a provisional license in regions 3 and 4 of Virginia, training mentors, paying mentors, and Council of Exceptional Children student memberships.

Gentry is giving two presentations at the Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division conference in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Nov. 6 to 9, 2013.  She is presenting  “What do new special educators and their mentors discuss in an electronic mentoring site?” solo and “Preparing Special Educators in the Use of Evidence Based Instructional Practices” with Dr. LaRon Scott, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University.

She presented at the 2013 Mentoring Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico Oct. 29 to 31.  The title of her presentation is “Electronic Mentoring – A Qualitative Review.”

Gentry Presents in China

Roberta Gentry, Assistant Professor in the College of Education, gave three presentations at the Conference on Education and Evaluation held in Beijing, China Sept. 19 to 23, 2013.  Conference presentations all related to research conducted with special education teachers and their mentors using an electronic mentoring platform.

Roberta Gentry Presents at the National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning

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Dr. Roberta Gentry, Assistant Professor of Education, presented Electronic Mentoring:  What is it? at the 25th annual National Institute on the Assessment of Adult Learning in Atlantic City, N.J.  The theme of this year’s conference was Looking Back. Moving Forward.

Roberta Gentry to Present at Conference

Gentry, Roberta12_webOn Friday, Feb. 6, Roberta Gentry, assistant professor in the College of Education, will speak at the South Carolina Council for Exceptional Children professional development conference in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Her presentation, “Supporting Pre-Service Special Educators in the Virtual World,” reviews research conducted using TeachLive to train pre-service teachers. The TeachLive Lab uses a mixed-reality (blended real and virtual characters), avatar-based (virtual characters controlled by human performers) simulated environment. In the TeachLive Lab, candidates build content and pedagogical skills in a controlled environment that enables consistent data collection, immediate feedback, and ongoing assessment.