Fast & Curious: ED Talks from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Free Event

The next edition of the lecture series, “Fast & Curious: ED Talks from UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School,” will take place on November 29 at the Faulkner Gallery at the Santa Barbara Public Library, 40 E. Anapamu St. The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature four faculty members, one graduate student, and one alumnus from the Gevirtz School giving no more than an eight-minute talk each about their research or work that is shaping education. This edition in particular will feature topics ranging from preventing ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences, so prevalent we’ve got an acronym for them) to de-mystifying the notion that new teaching standards have birthed a new math.

This evening will be the fifth in the successful series and first of the 2018-19 school year. Videos of talks from the other evenings, which drew crowds of approximately 75 each, can be seen online (

Presenters and titles:

Miya Barnett, Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, “Parenting with PRIDE: How Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Improves Relationships and Behaviors”

Julie Bianchini, Professor and Chair, Department of Education, “Moving Beyond ‘Just the Vocabulary’: How Beginning Science and Mathematics Teachers Learn to Teach Multilingual Learners”

Betsy Brenner, Professor, Department of Education, A Tree Grows in IV: 20+ Years of Community Work”

Sabrina Liu, Doctoral candidate, Department of Counseling, Clinical and School Psychology, “Putting the Pieces Together to Address Childhood Adversity”

Gordon Morrell, Executive Vice President Yardi Systems, Ph.D., Gevirtz School, “The Long and Winding Road”

Chris Ograin, Lecturer with Security of Employment, Department of Education, “The Myth of the New Math”