Jill Leafstedt


 

Education *

  • Ph.D. Education  University of California, Santa Barbara (2002)
    • Emphasis in Special Education Disabilities and Risk
    • Interdisciplinsry emphasis Cognitive Science
    • US Department of Education Bilingual Fellow
  • Learning Handicapped Teaching Credential, University of California, Santa Barbara (1994)
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, University of California, Santa Barbara (1993)
  • B.A. Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara (1992)

Experience in Higher Education *

  • Executive Director Teaching & Learning Innovations, CSU Channel Islands (2015-2017)
  • Director Teaching and Learning Innovation,  CSU Channel Islands   (2013-2015)
  • Interim Coordinator of Teaching and Learning with Technology, Academic Affairs, CSU Channel Islands (2011-2013)
  • School of Education, CSU, Channel Islands
    • Professor of Education (2015-present)
    • Associate Professor of Education (2009-2015)
    • Assistant Professor of Education (2003-2009)
      • Coordinator Education Specialist Credential Program (2003-2009)
      • Academic Advisor, Education Specialist Credential Program (2003-2009)
      • Teaching Faculty, Education & Liberal Studies (2003-2009)
  • Linguistic Minority Research Institute, Postdoctoral Fellow (2002-2003)
  • Lecturer−2002-2003 California State University, Channel Islands
  • Lecturer−2002-2003  Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • La Patera Project Coordinator − 1999-2002
    • Coordinated and managed OSEP grant team

Publications *

Hannans, J., Leafstedt, J. & Pacansky-Brock, M. (Jul. 14, 2017) EdSurge The Power of Choice: Why Online Classes Matter to Students.

Leafstedt, J.(April 19, 2017) EdSurge. Online Courses Shouldn’t Use Remote Proctoring Tools. Here’s Why.

Leafstedt, J. & Pacansky-Brock, M. (Oct. 6, 2016) EdSurge. A Step-by-Step Guide to ‘Untethered’ Faculty Development 

Brynes-Bogey, S., McCool, S., Copp, C., Leafstedt, J. (2015). Bridges to Excellence: Colalborative Approaches to Academic Technology. EDUCAUSE Review

Hoffman, J. & Leafstedt, J. (2014). Understanding the use of technology for   facilitating inquiry-based learning. In J.M. Carfora and P. Blessinger  (Eds.), Inquiry-Based Learning: A Conceptual and Practical Resource for  Educators. Emerald Group Publishing.

Leafstedt, J. & Hannans, J (2014). Increasing Student Social Presence in Online and Blended Courses. Effective Practices for Online Learning, Online Learning Consortium. http://onlinelearningconsortium.org/effective

Solari, Emily; Aceves, Terese; Higareda, Ignacio; Richards-Tutor, Cara; Filippini, Alexis; Gerber, Michael; Leafstedt, Jill (2013) Longitudinal Prediction of 1st and 2nd Grade English Oral Reading Fluency in English Language Learners: Which early reading and language skills are better predictors?” by Psychology in the Schools

Richards-Tutor,C., Solari, E.J., Leafstedt, J.M., Gerber, M.M., Filippini, A., Aceves, T. (2013). Response to intervention for English learners: Examining models for determining response and non-response. Assessment for Effective Intervention.

Richards, C. & Leafstedt, J. (2012). Early Reading Interventions: Examining strategies and methods through case studies. Pearson, Allyn and Bacon.

Filippini, Gerber, Leafstedt (2012). A Vocabulary Added Reading Intervention for English learners at risk of reading difficulties. International Journal of Special Education

Leafstedt J.M., Itkonen, T., Arner-Costello, F., Hardy, A., Korenstein, B., Medina, M., Medina, E., Murray, A., Regester, A., (2007) Was it worth it? You bet.The impact of PL 94-142 on lives and careers. Issues in Teacher Education, 16(2 19-32), 2007.

Leafstedt, J.M., Richards C., LaMonte, M., Cassidy, D. (2007) Perspectives on Co-Teaching: Views from High School Students with Learning Disabilities. Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal 14 (3) 177-184.

Richards, C., Leafstedt, J. & Gerber, M. (2006). Qualitative and quantitative examination of four low performing kindergarten English Learners: Characteristics of responsive and non-responsive students. Remedial and Special Education

Richards, C., Leafstedt, J. & Gerber, M. (2006). Qualitative and quantitative examination of four low performing kindergarten English Learners: Characteristics of responsive and non-responsive students. Remedial and Special Education

Leafstedt, J.M., Gerber, M. M. (2005). Crossover of phonological processing skills: a study of Spanish-speaking students in two instructional settings. Remedial and Special Education, 26(4), 226-235.

Leafstedt, J.M., Richards, C., Gerber, M., (2004) Effectiveness of explicit phonological-awareness instruction for at-risk English learners. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 19(4), 252-261.

Gerber, M., Jimenez, T., Leafstedt, J., Villaruz, J., Richards, C.,English, J.(2004). English reading effects of small-group intensive intervention in Spanish for K-1 English learners. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 19(4), 239-251.

Swanson, H.L., Saez, L., Gerber, M., Leafstedt, J., (2004). Literacy and cognitive functioning in bilingual and nonbilingual children at or not at risk for reading disabilities. Journal of Educational Psychology, 96 (1) 3-18.

Ochoa,T. Gerber, M.M. Leafstedt, J. Hough, S., & Kyle, S. Rogers-Adkinson, D. & Koomear, P. (2001) Web Technology As a Teaching Tool: A Multicultural Special Education Case. Educational Technology and Society, 4 (1).

Ochoa,T., Leafstedt, J. (2006). Computer-supported problem-based learning for the preparation of teachers of students with disabilities. In M. Girod (Ed.) PBL technology in special education.


Grants and Fellowships *

2016

  • Quality Assurance for Online and Blended Courses ($20,000) CSU Office of the Chancellor
  • Affordable Learning Solutions ($15,000) CSU Office of the Chancellor

2015

  • California Textbook Affordability Act($50,000) Cool4Ed with Jaime Hannans & Jacob Jenkins
  • Affordable Learning Solutions ($20,400) CSU Office of the Chancellor with Jaime Hannans & Jacob Jenkins

2014

  • Promising Practices ($70, 000) CSU Office of the Chancellor
  • Enhancing Academic Quality in Online Courses. ($20,000),  CSU Office of the Chancellor

2012-2015

  • CSU Digital Ambassador ($5,000/yr), CSU Office of the Chancellor

2012

  • CSU/Google Digital Ambassador ($8,000)

2011

  •   Google Faculty Fellowship ($22,000) with Jeanne Grier and Catharine Reznicek

2006-2007

  • CSUCI Faculty Development mini-grant. The Effects of Inclusion: A Local and National Investigations
  • CSUCI Faculty Development mini-grant. Early Reading Project II ($12, 400)

2005

  • CSUCI Faculty Development mini-grant. TeachLink: MultiMedia Learning for Pre-Service Teacher Training ($13,000)

2004

  • Smith Family Faculty Innovation and Excellence Grant: Early Reading Project II (ERPII): Early Intervention Skills Training for Preservice Teachers. ($8,800)

2002-2003

  • American Educational Research Association Small Grant Competition. Microgenetic Studies of Early Reading Skills in Spanish Speaking Children ($15,000)
  • Verizon Foundation, Project SchoolLink ($100,000), Co-PIs: Michael Gerber & Jill Leafstedt

1992-2002

  • Bilingual Fellow, U.S. Department of Education

Presentations *

Leafstedt, J., Hannans, J., & Jenkins, J. (2017) Moving from Affordable to Open: Struggles and Successes. OpenED, Anaheim CA.

Leafstedt, J. & Pacansky-Brock, M. (June 2017). Untethering Professional Development. New Media Consortium Boston MA.

Leafstedt, J., O’Neil-Gonzalez, K.  & Castillo, H. (April, 2017) Humanized and Accessible: Is it Possible? OLC Innovate New Orleans

Leafstedt, J., Pacansky-Brock & Berman, A.M. (April, 2017) Untethering the Campus Workplace OLC Innovate New Orleans

Pacansky-Brock, M. & Leafstedt, J.,  (Nov. 2016)) Untethered Faculty Development DET/CHE

Leafstedt, J., McGarry, M. Hannans, J. & Jenkins, J.(April, 2016)  So You Have a Domain, Now What?. OLC Innovate New Orleans

Pacansky-Brock, M. , Leafstedt, J. Hannans, J. & O’Neil-Gonzalez, K. (April, 2016) Reimagining Faculty Development. OLC Innovate New Orleans

Leafstedt, J. & Pacansky-Brock, M. (June, 2016) Conflicting Identities: Reconsidering the Roles of Faculty New Media Consortium Summer Conference, Washington D.C.

Leafstedt, J., Pacansky-Brock, M., Hoffman, J. (2015). Conflicted Identities: Reconsidering the Roles of Faculty. Presented at New Media Consortium Summer Conference, Alexandria, VA.

Bogey-Bryne, S., Copp, C., Leafstedt, J., McCool, S. (2015) Bridge to Excellence Strategic and Organic Approaches to Academic Technology Integration and Collaboration, Educause Connect, San Diego Ca.

Berman, M., Leafstedt, J., Mattia, C., Hutchinson, G (2014). IT is from Mars, Academic Affairs is From Venus: Successful Collaboration to Promote Faculty Development Success. Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, Sloan Consortium. Dallas Texas.

Leafstedt,J., Collier, A., Ross, J., Veletsianos, G. (2014). EdTech as an Academic. Emerging Technologies for Online Learning, Sloan Consortium. Dallas Texas.

Leafstedt, J. and Grier, J. (April ,2013) After Disruption Comes Learning: Ideas for moving forward with Innovation in the University Classroom. Sloan C Merlot Conference on Emerging Technologies for Online Learning.

Eyermann, T., Francois, M, Leafstedt, J. Gillespie, B. (April 2012). Rethinking Seat Time: Managing the Change to a Student Outcomes Driven Currriculum. WASC Academic Resource Conference, Costa Mesa CA.

Adler,M., Leafstedt, J., Le, Y, Olson, N., Nimmo (May, 2011). Effects of a Pilot Vocabulary INtervention on Middle School Writing Development. Faculty Student Research Forum, CSU Channel Islands.

Leafstedt, J and Richards-Tutor, C (2010). Early Reading Intervention for Struggling Readers. Division for Learning Disabilities, Council for Exceptional Children. Baltimore MD.

Leafstedt, J.M. (2010). Web-based instruction: Effective methods for preparing teachers. Council for Exceptional Children, Seattle, WA

Pavri, S., Richards, C., Leafstedt, J.M. (2010). Examining response to intervention: The case of one urban school. Paper presented at Council for Exceptional Children, Seattle, WA

Leafstedt, J.M., Kyle, S. & Gerber, M. (2001). SchoolLink Project: An Interactive, multimedia project to link California teachers and parents of linguistic minority students to university research and training resources. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Seattle, WA.

Jimenez, T., Leafstedt, J., Gerber, M. (2006). Interactive Multi-Media, Problem-Based Learning Cases: Experiences Across Multi-University Settings. Presented at the International Conference PBL 2006 ABP. Lima, Peru

Jimenez, T., Leafstedt, J., Ochoa, T., Gerber, M., Richards, C. (2006). Developing and Evaluating Interactive Multi-media, problem-Based learning Cases: Experiences from Cross-campus Collaboration. Presented at the annual meeting for the Teacher Education Division for the Council for Exceptional Children, San Diego, CA.

Leafstedt, J.M., Richards, C. (2005). Reading Interventions for English Learners Implemented by Teachers and Tutors. Paper to be presented at the meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Baltimore, MD.

Richards,C., Leafstedt,J.M. (2005). Development of phonological awareness skills in young English learners: Application of the overlapping waves model of development.  Pacific Coast Research Conference, San Diego, CA.

Leafstedt, J.M., Gerber, M.M. (2002) La Patera: Conducting Interventions with Spanish Speaking Kindergarteners. Presented at the annual meeting for the Council for Exceptional Children: Division for Learning Disabilities Pittsburgh, PA.

Leafstedt, J.M. (2002). Effects of Cognitive Differences in Phonological Skills among Young Spanish Speaking Students on Crossover to English Literacy.  Presented at the annual meeting for International Reading Association. San Francisco, CA.

Leafstedt, J.M., English, J., Gerber, M. (2002) A Model for Selecting Spanish-Speaking Students at Risk for Reading Failure. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.  

Leafstedt, J. M. (2002). Cognitive Differences in Phonological Skills and Working Memory Among Young Spanish-Speaking Students Learning to Read English. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.  Seattle, WA.

Leafstedt, J.M., English, J., Gerber, M.  (2002) A Model for Selecting Spanish-Speaking Students at Risk for Reading Failure.  Paper presented at the Pacific Coast Research Conference. San Diego, CA

Leafstedt, J.M., (2002) Individual Differences in Phonological Ability and Second-Language Crossover. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. New Orleans, LA.  Seattle, WA.

Gerber, M., Leafstedt, J., English, J. (2001). Phonological Skills And Second –Language Literacy. Paper presented at the Pacific Coast Research Conference. San Diego, CA San Diego, CA.

Gerber, M. Leafstedt, J., Kyle, S. (2001) Using Web-based Hypermedia to Deliver Just in Time Training Resources to Teachers of Students with Behavior Disorders. Workshop presented at the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders. Kansas City, MO.

Leafstedt, J., English, J., Gerber, M. (2000) CASELINK Bridging the Gap Between Craft and Academic Knowledge. Computer Supported Collaborative Learning Conference. Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.


 Service *

  • Commissioner for CSU Commission on Extended University 2016-present)
  • Educause Learning Initiative Advisory Board Member (2016-present)
  • Cal State Online Campus Coordinator (present)
  • Member CSU Faculty Development Council (2012-present)
  • Campus Coordinator CSU Course Redesign with Technology (2014-present)
  • Member CSU Directors of Academic Technology (2014-present)
  • Accessible Technology Initiative- Instructional Materials Lead (2014-present)
  • New Media Consortium Panel of Experts (2014)
  • Track Chair Emerging Technologies for Online Learning (2014 & 2015)
  • Conference Track Chair, Emerging Technology for Online Learning Conference (2014 & 2015)
  • CSUCI President’s Policy and Planning Committee (2013-2015)
  • CSUCI Faculty Affairs  (2013-2015)
  • CSUCI Accessible Technology Initiative-Instructional Materials Lead (2011-2015)
  • CSUCI Fiscal Policies (2011-2013)

 

 Professional Development *

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