Unit Grant Awards
Project Director, Low-incidence Disabilities: Train & Retain diverse Teachers of Students with Severe, Low-incidence Disabilities with a focus on Instruction in Core Academic Areas, Collaborative Special and General Education Field Training Sites and Beginning Teacher Support Strategies. OSERS grant awarded to CSUH to recruit and train teachers. 2008-2012
Principal Investigator, CSUEB Special Education Internship Program. CTC grant awarded to CSUEB to develop internship collaborative with local school districts and support interns. 2002-2010
Project Director, Minority Institutions: Recruitment, Mentoring and Training of Diverse Teacher Candidates for Students with Moderate/Severe Disabilities OSERS grant awarded to CSUH to recruit and train teachers. 2003-2007
Training Coordinator, NIDRR Research and Training Center on Positive Behavioral Support. Awarded to the University of South Florida with subcontracts to University of Oregon, University of California, Santa Barbara, California State University, Hayward, University of Kansas, and State University of New York to improve the effectiveness of and disseminate the technology of Positive Behavioral Support. 1998-2003
Project Director, Collaborative Regionalized Outreach and Training of Diverse Teacher Candidates for Students with Severe, Low Incidence Disabilities. Grant awarded to CSUH with a subcontract to San Francisco State University to recruit and prepare teachers from typically underrepresented groups. 1999-2003
Director, DDS Positive Behavioral Support Training. Contract awarded to CSUH Foundation for intensive training in Positive Behavioral Support in three communities from the California State Department of Developmental Disabilities. 1997-1998
Co-Director, California Confederation on Inclusive Education: A Statewide Systems Change Project for Children with Severe Disabilities. Systems Change Project awarded to San Diego State University Foundation, California State University Hayward Foundation and California State Department of Education. 1995-2000
2014-2015, Faculty Support Grant, CSUEB, Office of Research and Sponsor Program, 4-unit re-assigned time + $424.00.
2013-2014, Faculty in Residence for Technology in Instruction, CSU-EB, Office of Faculty Development, 4-unit re-assigned time
2013-2014, Digital Ambassador CSU System, $2500
2013-2014, E-Learning 2.0 Initiative Grant, CSU-EB, College of Education and Allied Studies, 2-unit re-assigned time.
QOLT (Quality Online Learning and Teaching) awardee, CSU system wide 2014 My hybrid course, “EDUI6110 Web as an Interactive Educational tool," received the award.
QOLT (Quality Online Learning and Teaching) awardee, CSU system wide 2013 My online course, “TED5110 Computer-Based Technologies in the Classroom," received the award.
QOLT (Quality Online Learning and Teaching) awardee, CSU system wide, 2013, My online course, “"Computer-Based Technologies in the Classroom"” received the award.
2012-2013, Faculty Learning Community for technology in instruction, CSU-EB, Office of Faculty Development, $500. The grant was to support faculty to engage in the integration of technology to enhance teaching and learning.
2007-2008, Graduate Recruitment Grant, California State University at East Bay, Office of Graduate Studies, $ 500 The grant is to support the recruitment effect for Educational Technology Master Program.
2007-2008: Infusion of On-line Technologies into the Design of E-learning Environments, $ 6,038 California State
University at East Bay, CA, USA and Qatar University, Iran The grant is to support the faculty with $6,038 to teach an online course in Culture and Evolution of Educational Technology. Serve as a research assistant to the Principal Investigator of the Project.
2006-2007: Mathematics and Science Teachers Initiative California State University at East Bay, Dept. of Teacher Education & Dept. of Physics, $ 2,000 The grant is to support the faculty with $2,000 to design a web site for the Mathematics and Science Teachers Initiative project which aims to provide CSUEB students opportunities to obtain their single subject credential in math and science while pursuing their B.A. degree.
2006-2007, Faculty Learning Community for Online Course Design, CSU-EB, Office of Faculty Development, $2,000 The grant was to support faculty to design and develop an online course.
2006-2007, Graduate Recruitment Grant, California State University at East Bay, Office of Graduate Studies, $ 500 The grant is to support the recruitment effect for Educational Technology Master Program.
2002-2003: Faculty Research Grants California State University at Hayward, College of Education and Allied Study, WTC 2 units The grant is to support the faculty with 2-unit course release time to investigate the impact of students’ learning style and project-based learning strategies in Web authoring.
2001-2002: New Faculty Support Grants California State University at Hayward, Office of Research and Sponsored Program, $ 4,875.00 The purpose of the study is to investigate the effects of collaboration and students’ learning style on field dependency while involving in project-based learning activities in designing and developing Web pages.
2000: Software Award. The University of Michigan at Flint, $ 1,009.40.The project aims to enhance student teachers’ technology capability in evaluating the quality of educational CD-ROM program in order to promote K-12 students’ learning.
2000: First Lego League. The University of Michigan at Flint, $ 1,000.00. The goal of the program is to enhance student teachers’ technology capability in robotic programming in order to promote K-12 students’ creative learning.
1999: Marian Wright Grant in Support of Excellence in Teaching. The University of Michigan at Flint, $ 300.00. The grant was for supporting professional development to attend the technology training workshops at Notre Dame University on October 22, 1999.
Student Teachers and WWW Training: Skills Development and Implications. The University of Michigan at Flint, $ 482.00. The research project purports to investigate how student teachers perceive the World Wide Web (WWW) as an instructional tool and what Web skills are needed and valuable in order to foster excellence in their teaching.
1998: How can the World Wide Web Assist urban Teachers in Building a Rich Curricular and Pedagogical Environment? The University of Michigan at Flint, $ 9,179.71 The purpose of this project is to assist the Beecher Community Schools in building a rich curricular and pedagogical environment through the use of Web-based instruction.
1998: Improvement of Technology Training in Teacher Education via IBM Computers University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, $ 13,128.00 The goal of our technology implementation program is to help our preservice teachers to meet the technology challenge and the learning needs of all students. Six state-of0-the-art IBM compatible computers were bought and placed in the Education computer lab.
1998: Software Award University of Michigan at Flint, $ 1492.00 The goal of the program aims to enhance student teachers’ technology capability in teaching and research in order to promote K-12 students’ learning.
Bridging Primary Care with Specialty Mental Health and Substance Use Intervention for Chinese Americans, California State University Faculty Mini Grant & Summer Fellowship, , , Received June 1, 2008, $3000 + 4 units, For June 1, 2008 to August 31, 2009,
Teens Helping Teens: Depression, Suicide & Drug Use Prevention, California State University Faculty Mini Grant, , , Received June 1, 2007, $4,482 + 4 units, For June 1, 2007 to August 31, 2008,
Depression and Substance Abuse in Primary Care: Examination of Chinese Americans, National Institute of Drug Abuse, , UCSF Treatment Research Center Pilot Grant, Received January 1, 2006, $10,000, For January 1, 2006 to September 1, 2008,
East Bay California Arts Project, State of California, California Subject Matter Projects, Adminstered by University of California, Office of the President, Received July 1, 2002, $65,000, For July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003, Teaching and Learning
East Bay California Arts Project, State of California, California Subject Matter Projects, Adminstered by University of California, Office of the President, Received October 10, 2000, $197,000*, For July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2003, Teaching and Learning
A series of Mathematics Institutes for K-12 teachers, ACCLAIM Mathematics Institutes for Alameda and Contra Costa County Schools, A partnership with Alameda County Office of Education to present a series of Mathematics Institutes for K-12 teachers that provides 40 to 80 hours of 50% content/50% pedagogy., in cooperation with New Haven Unified, Received January 1, 2000, 0, For January 1, 2000 to January 1, 2000, present Variable dollar amounts from a variety of California and Federal
California Teacher Experimental Internship Grant, (in cooperation with New Haven Unified), Intern Program where university and district,faculty would co-plan, co-teach and jointly, supervise the training of new teachers. I am serving as the project co-director and Single Subject Team Leader , , Received January 1, 1993, $430,000 , For January 1, 1993 to January 1, 2002, To design a Single Subject Partnership
Principal Investigator: Learning Without Borders, Professional Development in Arts Education grant awarded to West Contra Costa Unified School District by US Dept of Education.
2007-2010 Arts Education Initiative, UC Berkeley. Grants for travel to present at the Association for Constructivist Teaching Conference, the International Network of Schools for the Advancement of Arts Education Conference, and to travel to attend the Ford Foundation Arts Integration/Arts Education Partnership Conference.
2006 Arts Education Initiative, UC Berkeley. Grant for purchase of instructional materials.
1996 California Arts Council Program Grant, to create theater/visual arts residency at the Sunset School of the Arts.
1992 Travel Grant Awarded by Dean, Wright State University, College of Liberal Arts to present paper at National Association of Drama Therapy Conference.
1990 Research Grant Awarded by the University of California, Los Angeles for travel in conjunction with dissertation research.
1988 Research Grant Awarded by the University of California, Los Angeles for travel in conjunction with dissertation research.
The key player in two highly successful grants at the California State University; East Bay called ProjectDream and ProjectTeach. Teacher Education, Received September 21, 2005, $1,000,000, For September 21, 2005 to September 21, 2009, Train crdential teachers to teach math, science, & Technology
Teachers Using Technology to Improve Student Learning (Second), CSU Chancellor's Office, CSU Chancellor's Office, Received July 12, 2002, $72,100, For July 12, 2002 to July 12, 2003, Teaching and Learning
Teachers Using Technology to Improve Student Learning, CSU Chancellor's Office, Received July 13, 2001, $72,100*, For July 1, 2001 to August 30, 2002, Teaching and Learning
Halvorsen,A.T. (2008-2013). Education Specialist Internship Grant award (Annual), California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC).
Halvorsen,A.T. Training/Technical Assistance for CDE Consultants and Statewide Organizations: Practices for Changing Service Delivery Models for Students with Disabilities, WestEd, Received January 1, 2006, $9,277.00, For January 1, 2006 to June 30, 2006,
Anderson,J.L. & Halvorsen,A.T. (September, 2008-August 2013). Personnel Preparation Grant to Support Teachers of Students with Low-Incidence,Severe Disabilities (2008-2012). Washington,DC: USDE, OSEP; Model Demonstration Project CLEAR: Coaching, Leadership Education, U.S. Department Education, Office of Special Education Programs, OSEP, Received August 1, 2001, $600,000, For September 2, 2001 to August 31, 2006, Model demonstration & development of inclusive urban leadership school sites from pre school to HS levels
See vita for additional grants and contracts.
Who’s Who In America’s Teachers 1996 Edition
San Francisco State University Black Faculty Staff Association Award of Excellence May 1999
Quality Education Partnership Award for Distinguished Service to Children and the Preparation of Teachers given by the California Council on Teacher Education March 2003
UC Berkeley Fellowship for Academic Achievement 2004 - 2010
Strength Project, Eden Health Care District, Received January 15, 2010, $40,000, For March 1, 2010 to June 15, 2011, Provide Strength-Based Counseling services to Community Members
2014-2015 Faculty Research Grant, CSUEB. STARS: Supporting Teacher Acquistion of Reading Strategies.
2014 Minigrant, Faculty Learning Community: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Office of Faculty Development, CSUEB
2013-2014 Faculty Research Grant, CSUEB. Examining the validity of language environment analysis (LENA) technology in assessment of bilingual preschool age children.
2013 Minigrant, Faculty Learning Community: Team Based Learning, Office of Faculty Development, CSUEB
2012-2013 Programmatic Excellence and Innovation in Learning (PEIL) Project: Assessing Community Engagement and Its Impact on Student Learning Outcomes.
2012 Minigrant, Faculty Learning Community: Community Engagement & Social Responsibility, Office of Faculty Development, CSUEB
2011-2012 Faculty Research Grant, CSUEB. Promoting Generalization of Teacher Use of Communication Strategies in Inclusive Preschool Settings.
Fulbright Scholar Award to South Africa (2011-12). University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
Infant Mental Health Training and Research, Early Head Start, Watch, Wait, and Wonder, University of South Dakota's Early Head Start, Received March 15, 2002, $5,000.00, For April 15, 2002 to December 15, 2004, Training and Research
Guided Imagery Combined with Music: Supervision Intervention for Counselor-in-Training, University Research Council, Counseling in Psychology and Education, University of South Dakota, Received March 15, 2000, $3,800.00, For August 15, 2000 to May 15, 2006, Research
Using technology in school counseling to promote mental toughness and character in at-risk K-12 students., The State of South Dakota, Governor Janklow's Faculty awards for Teaching with Technology., Office of the Governor, Pierre, South Dakota, Received April 15, 1999, $18,450.00, For May 15, 1999 to May 15, 2000, To promote resiliency in at-risk K-12 children via technology
Advanced Play Therapy, Faculty Development Grant, Counseling and Psychology in Education, Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of South Dakota, Received March 15, 1999, $4,058.00, For July 1, 1999 to February 18, 2002, Training
2007 International Reading Association Elva Knight Research Grant
2000 Assessment Fellowship, University of San Francisco
1999 Impact II Grant for Excellence in Curriculum, Contra Costa County Office of Education
1998 Teaching Fellowship, University of San Francisco
June, 1997 Award for Academic Excellence, Chapman University
May, 1974 Yochanan Leshefsky Award for Academic Excellence, University of Judaism
February, 2007 Elva Knight Research Grant (International Reading Association)
2015-2016 Change Agents Grant, Hartford Foundation.
Title: Intensive Individualized Comfort Care at Mealtimes (IIC-M) (PI: R. Lopez, Massachussetts General Hospital)
2012-2015 Training Grant, The California Wellness Foundation.
Title: Project R2M2 - Recruitment, Retention, and Mentoring of Minority Students: Diversifying the Speech Pathology Pipeline (PI: N. Mahendra, Co-Investigator: S. Kashinath)
2014-2015 Faculty Support Grant for Mentoring Student Researchers, Center for Student Research, CSUEB
2013-2014 Diversity and Social Justice Faculty Fellowship, CSUEB PEIL Grant, CLASS
2013-2014 Research and Scholarly Creative Activity (RSCA) Grant, CSUEB
Title: Advancing Diversity in Aging Research
2012-2013 Research and Scholarly Creative Activity (RSCA) Grant, CSUEB
Title: No Community Left Behind: Developing multilingual resources about aphasia.
Teaching Internship Program of Alameda County (TIPAC), California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, , Subcontract through the County of Alameda, Office of Education, Received September 13, 2005, $10,000.00, For July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006,
Teaching Internship Program of Alameda County (TIPAC), California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC), , Subcontract through the Alameda County Office of Education, Received March 15, 2001, $13,675*, For July 1, 2000 to June 30, 2003, Recruitment and Professional Development
Build a Future without AIDS, AACTE, Build a Future without AIDS, , Received September 1, 2003, 14,000, For September 1, 2003 to June 30, 2005, Facilitate a model of HIV/AIDS education for teacher credential candidates
Awards and Recognitions
California State Assembly Resolution presented by Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski in commendation of service to public education, June, 2013
City of San Jose Commendation for contributing to the education of future leaders and assistance to the community, 2013
City of Santa Clara Proclamation in recognition of service to the Santa Clara Unified School District and community, 2013
County of San Diego Proclamation presented by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors for service to education and the youth of San Diego County, 2001
Administrator of the Year – Alternative Education, ACSA (Association of CA School Administrators), Region 18, 2001
National Science Foundation Grant Recipient, Psychology Summer Seminar, CSU Chico, Chico, CA, 1979
Project STEM, US Department of Education , May 2012-June 2017, $1,927,819, PI Lettie Ramirez In Partnership with Fremont Unified.
Hayward Promise Neighborhood, July 1, 2012 - 6/30/2015, $980,000, W.K. Kellogg, PI Lettie Ramirez
CCTE New Faculty Support , May 2012-May 2013, $3,500 American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) to CCTE. (I participated in writing this grant.)Project TEACH, U.S. Department of Education, Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants, , Received August 17, 2005, $840,071.00, For October 1, 2005 to September 30, 2006,
Project DREAMS: Developing Reading, English, Language Arts, Math and Science Teachers, U.S. Department Education, Transition to Teaching Program, , Received September 28, 2002, $343,277, For October 1, 2002 to September 30, 2003, Recruitment and Professional Development
Project TNT: Teachers in Training, U.S. Department Education, Title VII Bilingual Education: Career Ladder Program, 84.195E, , Received August 8, 2001, $481,960*, For September 1, 2001 to August 31, 2003, Recruitment and Professional Development
Project SABER: Students, Assistants and Bilingual Educators Reaching-Out, U.S. Department Education, Title VII Bilingual Education: Career Ladder Program, 84.195E, , Received July 21, 2000, $605,915*, For September 1, 2001 to August 31, 2003, Recruitment and Professional Development
Co-Director (2006 – present) CSUEB Math and Science Teacher Education Initiative (MSTI). Objective is to increase numbers of credentialed high school mathematics and science teachers. Initial new credential pathway called the Bachelor’s Plus Early Pathway (BPEP). Current funding in excess of $200K.
Bechtel Lower Division Transfer Pathway Grant – Evaluator: 2008 – present.
Bechtel Engineering Grant – Evaluator: 2009 – present.
Faculty Support Grant. CSUEB; 2002-2003. Extended dissertation research into the local school districts for the purpose of validating dissertation research instrument with heterogeneously grouped high school females; and evaluating computer science data obtained from dissertation instrument.
CSU Teacher Recruitment Project, Chancellor's Office, MSTI (Math Science Teacher Initiative), CSU, Received July 1, 2008, $225,000, For July 1, 2008 to June 30, 2009, Expand successful recruitment to the new STEM teacher pathway named BPEP
Math Science Teacher Initiative, CSU Office of the Chancellor, Math and Science Teacher Recruitment Project, CSU Office of the Chancellor, Received August 1, 2007, $225,000., For September 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008, To continue work that creates single subject blended teaching credential programs in mathematics and each of the four science content areas.
CSU TEacher Recruitment Project: BPEP (Bachelor's Plus Early Pathway), CSU, MSTI (Math Science Teacher Initiative), Chancellor's Office, Received July 1, 2007, $225,000, For July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008, To continue the successful program designed to create single subject blended teaching credential programs in mathematics and each of the four science content areas.
Math Science Teacher Initiative, CSU Chancellor's Office, CSU Teacher Recruitment Project, CSU, Received December 19, 2005, $74,796, For July 2, 2006 to June 30, 2010, To create single subject blended teaching credential programs in mathematics and each of the four science content areas.
High Performing Females' Choice of Calculus Level: A Discriminant Analysis, CSUEB - Office of Faculty Development, Faculty Development Grant, CSUEB, Received May 28, 2003, $250, For June 1, 2003 to June 1, 2004, Extend data base, established by dissertation research, for factor analysis
Integrating GollyGee Software into TED 5350 - Curriculum and Instruction Elementary Math Mehods, Project Partners PT3, Faculty Support Grant, CSUEB, Received February 6, 2003, $2000, For February 16, 2003 to May 31, 2003, Obtain a site license for Golly Gee Blocks, mathematics educational software; train credential candidates in the use of the software
2014-2015 co-director of Pogrammatic Excellence and nnovation in Learning grant of the CSU, East Bay, to do "Environmental Restoration and Monitoring Service Learning as a Tool for Interdidsciplinary Education," for $70,000.
Students Study Trees and Do Woodland Restoration, Phi Delta Kappan International to Chapter 0189, February 25 to June 15, 2013, $1,000, for day-long workshop on April 27, 2013 and equipment for the planting of trees. Service Learning projects at the Tule Ponds, Phi Delta Kappan International to Chapter 0289, Feb. to June, 2011, $950, for day-long workshop on March 19, 2011.
Robert Noyce Scholarships, , , National Science Foundation, Received October 1, 2008, $750,000, For October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2013, Support for entering the profession of teaching science or mathematics. Robert Noyce II Scholarships, National Science Foundation, $800,000, Sept. 2013 to August, 2017, Support for entering the profession of teaching science or mathematics.
BioBridge: Enhancing Instruction in High Schools through Curriculum Innovation Based on Cutting Edge Research Technologies, U.S. Department of Education, University of California, San Diego, subcontract through U.C., San Diego, Received October 1, 2007, $26,674, For October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008, Curriculum development for high-school teachers of biotechnology
Science Activities for Middle School, StopWaste.org (Alameda County Waste Management Aurhtority), irecycle@school, , Received June 12, 2006, $9,620, For June 1, 2006 to June 30, 2007, Curriculum Development
Teacher/Educator 4Rs Training, StopWaste.Org, IRecycle@School, Alameda County Waste Management Authority, Received February 28, 2006, $66,720, For July 1, 2006 to June 30, 2008, Workshops on the 4Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot/Compost)
East Bay Biotechnology Education Partnership, Genentech Foundation, (Educational Program for Annual Awards), Genentech, Inc., Received April 1, 2000, $1,031,604, For June 1, 2000 to June 30, 2010, Teaching and Learning2011 Phi Delta Kappa International award for Service Learning at the Tule Ponds
2005 Curriculum Innovation in Service Learning at the Calif. State Univ., East Bay.
2001 Service to Environmental Education awarded at Project Learning Tree’s national conference
1988 Distinguished Service to Science Teaching at the state-wide convention of the California Science Teachers Association.
1987 Outstanding Professor, by the Phi Delta Kappa Chapter at the Calif. State Univ., Hayward.
2014-2015- Social and emotional learning in a three-tiered model. Received release units. Mentored six graduate students.
2013-2014- Mental health needs in schools and intervention practices: Social and emotional learning-Prevention for ALL. Received ORSP mini-grant (4,922) at CSUEB. Mentored two graduate students.
2012-2013- Promoting student pesilience: Social and emotional learning in special education classrooms. Received ORSP mini-grant ($2,819) at CSUEB. Mentored two graduate students.
2008-2009- Promoting Student Resilience: The Effects of Social and Emotional Learning in Schools. Received ORSP mini-grant (3,230 & 9 WTU assigned time) at CSUEB. Mentored two graduates students.
CSU East Bay Linked-Learning and School Counseling
Packard grant for Transitional Kindergarten Programs and the Preparation of PreK-12 Leaders
CSU East Bay Linked-Learning
California State University and the David and Lucille Packard Foundation The After-School Program Handbook for School Site Leaders
New Faculty Support Grant
2008 Faculty Learning Community: Scholarship of Teaching CSU East Bay Office of Faculty Development $2000
1998 Hayward Arts-in-Education Project California Postsecondary Education Commission Eisenhower Professional Development Program Proposal co-author CSU Hayward –grantee and fiscal agent Collaborative project with Hayward USD, Oakland Museum of Children’s Art, East Bay California Arts Project $50,000
1997 Teaching Internship Program of Alameda County (TIPAC) California Commission on Teacher Credentialling (CCTC) Alternative Certification Grant Project co-director, author of grant proposal Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) – grantee and fiscal agent Collaborative project with ACOE, Emery USD, Fremont USD, Hayward USD, Newark USD, Pleasanton USD, San Lorenzo USD $90,000 ($12,200 to CSU Hayward)
1996 Seamless Transition Project California Academic Partnership Program (CAPP) Office of the Chancellor, California State University Project co-director, author of grant proposal CSU Hayward – grantee and fiscal agent Collaborative project with Tennyson High School (Hayward, CA), Hayward USD, Chabot Community College, Students in Business, Rohm & Haas (local business) $300,000
1996 Bay Area Reading Partnership State of California Preservice Reading Partnership Grant Project ACOE grantee and fiscal agent CSU Hayward project director, author of grant proposal Collaborative project with ACOE, Marin COE, 12 Bay Area school districts, USF, San Francisco State Unviersity $200,000 ($15,120 to CSU Hayward)
1996 Project ACCESS State of California Bilingual Teacher Recruitment Program ACOE grantee and fiscal agent I worked with ACOE personnel in the development of the grant, and administered the CSU Hayward component from 1996 – 1998. Collaborative project with ACOE and Ohlone Community College $85,000 ($35,000 to CSU Hayward)