Distinguished Teacher Award Presented to Dr. Julie Alonzo

June 2022 Each year, the University of Oregon recognizes a select group of faculty for excellence in teaching. These awards are U of O’s highest teaching honor, with nominations coming from students, faculty, and staff. This year’s recipient for Distinguished Teaching Award goes to BRT’s own, Dr. Julie Alonzo. The award winners, their approach, and their caring for students are central to U of O’s mission that is built on teaching excellence and academic leadership in scholarly endeavors. And to…
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Article Published: Preventing Reading Disabilities in Prekindergarten Using a Technology-Aided Tool

A critical gap exists between research-driven early reading disability (RD) prevention efforts and practice. To help bridge this gap, we describe the development of a technology-based tool to help preschool teachers implement responsive “assessment-guided” practices (screening, intentional teaching, and reflective monitoring, evaluation, and individualizing of learning progress) to reduce children’s risk for RD prior to school entry. Sáez, L. M. & Irvin, P. S. (2022). Preventing reading disabilities in prekindergarten using a technoligy-adied tool. Education Technology Research and Development. (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11423-022-10116-w