Shobana Musti

Shobana Musti

Professor
School of Education
School of Education Westchester
Westchester
Buchsbaum House

Biography

Awards and Honors

  • Council for Learning Disabilities, 2015, Must Read Award
  • College of Education, The Ohio State University, 2004, Recipient of the Cooper/ Siedentop Scholarship
  • College of Education, The Ohio State University, 2003, Charles Birkenshaw Mendenhall Memorial Scholarship
  • The Ohio State University, 2003, Recipient of Thomas and Evelyn Stephens Scholarship in Special Education
  • College of Education, The Ohio State University, 2002, Charles Birkenshaw Mendenhall Memorial Scholarship
  • Spastics Society of India, 1998, Overall Proficiency for the class
  • the Spastics Society of India, 1998, Proficiency in Teaching

Licensures and Certificates

  • State of Ohio, Certificate to teach in Non-Tax Supported Schools
  • State of Ohio, Long-term Substitute License
  • State of Ohio, Intervention Specialist – Mild/ Moderate Disabilities License Number: OH1-28-6057

Education

PhD, The Ohio State University, Columbus, 2005
Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis

MA, University of Illinois at Urbana, Champaign, Champaign, 2000
Special Education

Post Graduate Diploma, The Spastics Society of India, Chennai, 1998
Special Education

BS, Stella Maris College, Chennai, 1997
Zoology

Research and Creative Works

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

My Brother's Keeper Teacher Opportunity Corps II
September 2021. State, $1,201,000.00. Funded. The Teachers of Color-Empowerment Network (TOC-EN), funded by MBK-TOC II, aims to recruit, retain, coach and mentor candidates from historically underrepresented communities for entry into the teaching profession. The program also hopes to sustain participants in the field by providing additional support during the first year of teaching.

Summer Thinkfinity Grant/Studying the Effects of Supplemental Math Instruction Delivered via the iPad on Third-grade Students' Computation and Problem-Solving Skills
Pforzheimer Center for Faculty Development, Pace University$4,421.00. Funded.

Dean's Research Grant/Using Mobile Technology and Education App to Increase Reading Performance and Active Engagement Time in Elementary-Aged Students
Pace University$2,618.00. Funded.

Office of Educational Research Grant/Teachers as Researchers: Using Evidence-Based Practice in the Singapore Classroom
$85,618.00. Funded.

College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Graduate Student Faculty Mentoring Research Grant/The effects of peer tutoring on reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension
University of Cincinnati$750.00. Funded.

College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Graduate Student Faculty Mentoring Research Grant/The effects of peer tutoring on reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension/Improving Pedagogy in Higher Education: Incorporating Principles of Effective Instruction at the Postsecondary Level
University of Cincinnati$650.00. Funded.

Ohio Integrated Systems Model: SWO-SERRC Grant
$200,000.00. Funded. Co-coordinate with Barnett, Hawkins, and Kroeger on Outcome 5: A teacher work sample demonstrating RTI

Courses Taught

Past Courses

ED 672: Dffrntng Crrclm & Instrctn
ED 672: Dffrntng Crrclm and Instrctn
ED 672: Dffrntng Instrctn Scdry Sttngs
ED 674: Clssrm Cmmnty & Mngmnt
ED 675: Students with Severe Dsblty
ED 677: Ltrcy for Chldrn w/ Spcl Needs
ED 679: Practicum in Special Education
ED 684: Clssrm Mgnt in Inclsve Settngs
ED 684: Clssrm Mgt in Inclsve Settings
ED 687: Classroom Mgmt & Collaboration
ED 690: Teacher as Researcher
ED 691: Stdnt Tchng Chld Spcl Ed Clsrm
ED 692: Stdnt Tchng Adlscnt Spcl Ed
EDG 607: Supporting Positive Behavior
EDG 607: Supporting Positive Behavior &
EDG 618: Individual Program Planning
EDG 622: Clinical Practice in Teaching
EDG 626: Ltrcy Mthds for Dvrs Pop (K-6)
HON 499: Snr Smnr in Rsrch Mthds
TCH 201: Edctn I: Understanding Schools
TCH 211: DASA Workshop
TCH 301: Edu II: Undrstndng Lrng & Tchg
TCH 302: Introdctn to Special Education
UNV 101: First-Year Smnr Unvrsty Cmmnty

Publications and Presentations

Publications

Introduction to special issue: Integrating technology within classroom practices
(2017). Intervention in School and Clinic. Vol 52 (Issue 3)

Using video modeling and mobile technology to teach social skills
(2017). Intervention in School and Clinic. Vol 52 (Issue 3)

Inclusion in high-achieving Singapore: Challenges of building an inclusive society in policy and practice
(2016). Global Education Review.

Presentations

Social skills instruction for adolescent urban learners: An intervention with culturally responsive and technological dimensions
(2017, November). International Urban Education Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. .

Filling the fluency gap: Using mobile technology for students with math difficulties
(2017, April). Annual Convention and Expo. CEC,

Recruiting and Supporting the 2016 Student Demographic: Success in College and Beyond
(2016). Professional Development Workshop. CLCU,

Social skills instruction for adolescent urban learners: An intervention with culturally responsive and technological dimensions
(2016, November). International Urban Education Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. .

Technology-based literacy instruction with culturally and linguistically diverse students.
(2015, October). Council for Learning Disabilities Annual Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.

Using mobile technology to increase math fact fluency in classrooms.
(2015, October). Council for Learning Disabilities Annual Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada.

There’s an App for that, but not this: Students’ use of a tablet application to learn multiplication facts
(2014). the 2nd Annual Pace-Wide Research Day. Pleasentville, New York.

Technology and teaching the diverse learner with special needs: A symposium.
(2014, May). 40th Annual Convention for the Association of Behavior Analysis. Chicago, Illinois.

Literacy instruction using technology with primary-aged culturally and linguistically diverse learners.
(2014, April). Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Annual Convention and Expo.. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The effects of iPad instruction on the sight word vocabulary of first-grade students
(2013). Ensuring Learning for All Conference. White Plains, New York.

Improving pupils’ acquisition and retention in the spelling of English words through cover-copy-compare (CCC) spelling strategy
(2011, June). 4th Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference. Singapore.

Using a problem-solving approach to increase teacher praise and improve classroom climate. Paper presentation at the Council for Exceptional Children
(2011, April). Convention and Expo. Council for Exceptional Children,

National Harbor, Maryland
(2011, April). Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Convention and Expo. Using a problem-solving approach to increase teacher praise and improve classroom climate.

Using story-mapping to increase reading comprehension with low-achieving secondary students
(2011, April). Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Convention and Expo. National Harbor, Maryland.

Teachers as researchers: Using evidence-based practice in the classroom and building teacher capacity
(2010, December). 2nd East Asian International Conference on Teacher Education Research. Hong Kong, China.

Using performance feedback and coaching to improve teacher practice and classroom climate
(2010, December). 2nd East Asian International Conference on Teacher Education Research. Hong Kong, China.

Teacher in-service training/Introduction to Principles of Behavior and Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA)
(2010). St. Andrew’s Autism Center

Evidence-Based Practice in a Singapore Classroom Managing Behavior and Learning
(2010, May). 336th Annual Convention of the Association of Behavior Analysis. San Antonio, Texas.

Improving outcomes for at-risk learners using peer-mediated intervention in general education
(2009, July). 11th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. Alicante, Spain.

Using listening strategies to improve reading outcomes for urban learners
(2009, July). 11th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. Alicante, Spain.

When is low risk truly low risk for low-income learners?
(2009, July). 11th Biennial Conference of the International Association of Special Education. Alicante, Spain.

Improving academic outcomes for at-risk urban learners using peer mediated interventions
(2008, September). 2nd Early Childhood and Special Education Research Seminar. National Institute of Education,

A pilot study using guided notes and response cards at the postsecondary level
(2007, May). 33rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. San Diego, CA.

Improving student outcomes using an interdisciplinary, collaborative, problem solving approach
(2007, May). 33rd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. San Diego, CA.

Increasing academic engagement for students with autism in group setting
(2007, April). Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Convention and Expo. Louisville, KY.

Peer assisted learning strategies for at-risk students: Program implementation and treatment integrity
(2007, April). Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Convention and Expo. Louisville, KY.

Teacher inservice
(2006). Lighthouse Community Schools on Peer Assisted Learning Strategies (PALS)

Teaching training
(2006). International College Preparatory Academy on Writing Effective Individualized Educational Programs (IEP)

Addressing reading failure in urban at-risk students: Effective early reading intervention
(2006, May). 32nd Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. Atlanta, GA.

Prevention-based reading intervention for urban kindergarteners at-risk for reading failure
(2006, April). Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Convention and Expo. Salt Lake City, UT.

Reducing special education referrals for urban/ minority students: General education applications
(2006, April). Council for Exceptional Children’s Annual Convention and Expo. Salt Lake City, UT.

Improving pedagogy in higher education
(2006, April). Spring Conference. Louisville, KY.

Increasing academic engagement for students with autism
(2006, April). Spring Conference. Louisville, KY.

Battling procrastination: Self-managing studying and writing for candidacy exams
(2005, May). 31st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. Chicago, IL.

Battling procrastination: Self-managing studying and writing for candidacy exams
(2005, May). 31st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. Chicago, IL.

Effects of an Early Reading Intervention on the Phoneme-segmentation and Nonsense-word Fluency of At-risk Students
(2005, May). 31st Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. Chicago, IL.

Urgent, Intense Instruction: Preventing Reading Failure in the Kindergarten, First Grade Urban Learner
(2005, April). Mini Conference on Perceptions, expectations, and aspirations: Issues of equity and diversity in the urban context. The Ohio State University’s P-12

Two-day workshop on Reading Instruction for Students with and without Disabilities
(2004). Illinois Reading Conference. Danville, IL.

Increasing the Completion and Accuracy of Independent Seatwork with Structured Worksheets and Indiscriminable Contingencies
(2004, May). 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. Boston, MA.

Reciprocal Peer Tutoring Effect on Sight Word Learning, Retention, and Generalization of Urban Elementary School Students
(2004, May). 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. Boston, MA.

Short Pauses Are Better I - Effects of Two Inter-trial Interval Durations During DI Reading Lessons with Urban First-graders: A Systematic Replication
(2004, May). 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. Boston, MA.

Short Pauses Are Better, II: A Systematic Replication of the Effects of Two Inter-trial Interval Durations During DI Language Lessons with Urban K-1 Students
(2004, May). 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis. Boston, MA.

Reciprocal Peer Tutoring Effect on Sight Word Learning, Retention, and Generalization of Urban Elementary School Students
(2004, May). Annual Convention of the Association for Behavior Analysis,

Increasing the Completion and Accuracy of Independent Seatwork with Structured Worksheets and Indiscriminable Contingencies
(2004, March). Annual Convention of Behavior Analysis Association of Michigan,

“Education of Children with Disabilities in an Urban Setting”
(2003). International College Preparatory Academy,

African American Males and SED/ Disciplinary Referrals: Issues and Interventions
(2003, April). annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.

Reducing Disciplinary/Special Education Disproportionality: Effective Practices in Urban General Education Classrooms
(2003, April). the annual convention of the Council for Exceptional Children. Seattle, WA.

Inservice training for all general education teachers; providing information on referral process; different types of disabilities and characteristics of each disability category
(2001). SABIS® International School of Cincinnati

Professional Contributions and Service

Professional Memberships

  • Council of Learning Disabilities
  • Council for Exceptional Children/Division for Research
  • Association for Behavior Analysis
  • Council for Exceptional Children/Council for Children with Behavior Disorders
  • International Association for Special Education

Public Service

  • Student Advising

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