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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. Dr. Urso is the President of the New York State Council for Exceptional Children, Publications Chair for the International Academy for Research in Learning Disabilities, Project Director of the Soaring Stars Program at SUNY Geneseo, 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. Dr. Urso represents insititutions of higher education on the New York State Commissioner of Education's Advisory Panel on Special Education and is the chair of the Livingston County Community Service Board's Developmental Disabilities subcommittee. 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.
(2015, September 11). Soaring Stars summer camp grows avid young learners. The Livingston County News.
Murphy, J. (2014, December 20). Geneseo professor leads learning effort. Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, pp. A19.
Leader, M. (2014, September 9). Summer program helps students soar. The Livingston County News.
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).