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Annmarie Urso, Ph.D.
Ella Cline Shear School of Education
South Hall 220D
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
Dr. Urso has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2008. She has active partnerships with Monroe High School in Rochester, York Central Elementary School and Geneseo Central Elementary School. Dr. Urso is co-chair of TESOL master's program committee, advisor to Kappa Delta Pi's Epislon Tau Chapter, a member of the New Organization Recognition Committee, The Bringing Theory to Practicy Committee, the President's Diversity Commission, the Global Education Advisory Committee, and a recipient of a 2011 Summer Presidential Research Fellowship. She is the Project Director for the School of Education's Reggio Emilia Summer Program, Soaring Stars, which is funded by a $40,000 grant from the Rochester Area Community Foundation and a $100,000 grant from the Wilson Foundation . She is the current President of the New York State Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Chldren. Dr. Urso is an American Heart Association CPR/AED instructor and teaches an elective course on supporting medically fragile children in which students become certified in first aid and CPR/AED use.
New York State Education Department RFP# SA-16, Scaffolding for Students with Disabilities in NYS's P-12 ELA and Math Common Core Curriculum
As principal invesitgator, Dr. Urso and a team of Co-PIs were awarded the RFP in the amount of $383,052. Co-PIs include Dr. Paul Riccomini, Penn State and Dr. Dawn Hamlin, SUNY Oneonta. A major subcontractor of the RFP is Dr. Dee Berlinghoff, Mount Saint Mary’s College.
Abstract: A team of experts in educating students with disabilities, common core learning standards, instructional design, and professional development will design effective scaffolds across the common core ELA (grades 3-8) and Math (P-12) modules. Through the implementation of research-based methodologies on explicit instruction for students with disabilities, the vendor will collate and scaffold a developmentally appropriate set of iterative strategies that enable teachers to remove barriers to the curriculum, provide efficient and explicit, research-based instruction, and support the independent mastery of skills.
8/2013 WXXI Public Radio Morning Edition: Soaring Stars Aims to Help Students Prepare for Success
12/2011 Special Needs Radio Interview: Response to Intervention: Maximizing Your Child's Potential on Special Needs Talk Radio- (Click for link to podcast).