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Ben C Edmonds
Director, Secondary Transition to Teaching Program
Faculty
W.W. Wright Education Building Room 3258
Phone : (812) 856-8162
Fax: (812) 856-8116
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Department:  Curriculum and Instruction
Affiliations:  Secondary Transition to Teaching, Special Education
 
 

ABOUT ME

I have an extensive background in elementary and secondary education, spending 30 years in Ohio schools as a teacher and administrator. Upon retirement in 2005, I came to IU to finish my doctoral degree. I began working with the Secondary Transition to Teaching program in 2009.

In May of 2013 I was inducted into Indiana University's Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET). A community of and for teachers, FACET includes members from every IU campus who have been nominated for membership by faculty peers. FACET is a community of faculty dedicated to and recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. FACET advocates pedagogical innovation, inspires growth and reflection, cultivates the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and fosters personal renewal in the commitment to student learning.




DEGREES

  • Ph. D. Special Education, May 2010, Indiana University
  • M. Ed. Special Education, August 1980, Wright State University, Dayton, OH
  • B.S. Ed. Psychology, August 1975, Cumberland College, Williamsburg, KY

PUBLICATIONS

  • Edmonds, B. Spradlin, T. (2009). What does it take to become a high performing special education planning district" A study of Indianas special education service delivery system. Remedial and Special Education OnlineFirst, doi:10.1177/0741932508327451 .
  • Edmonds,B. (2010).Teacher characteristics and the achievement of students with disabilities.Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana University, United States -- Indiana.Dissertations Theses @ CIC Institutions.(Publication No. AAT 3409751).
  • Energy Express is a six-week summer program that provides services for children in grades 1-6 living in more than 70 low-income rural communities in West Virginia. The program receives funding from the The Corporation for National and Community Service through the West Virginia Commission for National and Community Service, the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, and the West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Child Nutrition. The goals of the program are of both a nutritional and a scholastic nature. In particular, the program provides the children who participate with a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day, and the activities that structure the program aim to maintain or improve the participants reading skills.

PRESENTATIONS

  • Action research in the higher education classroom: A hands-on analysis of the effect of poverty on student achievement.
  • E.C. Moore Symposium on Excellence in Teaching
  • Individual development project in teacher preparation: Elucidating the importance of building resilience and competencies within teachers and students
  • Edmonds, B. (2010, January) Teacher Characteristics and the achievement of Students with Disabilities. A paper presented at the Special Education Research Seminar, Bloomington, IN.
  • Wall-Marencik, W. Edmonds, B. (2010, January). Preparing Doctoral Students in Special Education during Challenging Times. A paper presented at the Special Education Research Seminar, Bloomington, IN.
  • I presented at the 26th Annual Midwest Association of Teacher Educators Spring Conference. My presentation was on a manuscript I have submitted for publication. The presentation was titled Can Teacher Training Overcome the Effect of Disability on Outcomes on High-Stakes Testing"

ASSOCIATIONS

  • Energy Express Summer Reading Program: Energy Express is a six-week summer program that provides services for children in grades 1-6 living in more than 70 low-income rural communities in West Virginia. The program receives funding from the The Corporation for National and Community Service through the West Virginia Commission for National and Community Service, the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, and the West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Child Nutrition. The goals of the program are of both a nutritional and a scholastic nature. In particular, the program provides the children who participate with a nutritious breakfast and lunch each day, and the activities that structure the program aim to maintain or improve the participants? reading skills.
  • Teacher Education Program Coordinators' Council: The Elementary Ed Council and the Secondary Ed Council were eliminated and a new committee was created to assume their tasks. I was asked to join the newly created TEPCC.
  • Indiana Coalition for Public Education: I was a panel member for a discussion titled "ISTEP: What Does it Tell Us?"
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  • I Department: I presented a session on Special Education in the United States to the Fulbright Distinguished Teachers who were here as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching program.
  • Secondary Transition to Teaching Program: The Secondary Transition to Teaching program is an alternative licensure program designed for individuals who have a bachelor's degree in a content area for which the School of Education has an undergraduate licensure program.
  • ECMP: I was a judge for Melissa Keller's "We, the People" program that was part of her E547 class.
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