Amanda Newman-Godfrey, MA

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Amanda Newman-Godfrey

anewmangodfrey@moore.edu

215-965-4034

Education

  • Ed.D. Candidate, Teachers College Columbia University
  • M.A. Teachers College Columbia University
  • B.A., Bryn Mawr College


Recent Activities

Workshops:

  • Co-presented a national webinar in August for the Kennedy Center's Very Special Arts entitled "How Do I Keep the Ship Moving Forward? Merging UDL and Classroom Management Strategies in the Art Room"

  • Co-presented a workshop with Claudine Thomas and Lynn Palewicz at Drexel University's Conference on Teaching and Learning Assessment entitled "Telling Our Story: Combating Grade Inflation Using Rubrics"
  • Co-presented a workshop with Lauren Stichter, MA Art Education students and the education director of the Barnes Foundation at Pennsylvania Art Education Association on using differentiated instruction in museum education.
  • Presented two workshops for Pearson Education edTPA at Teachers College Columbia University on planning for and instructing diverse learners in the art room, in October and November 2015.


National and State Conferences:

  • Delivered two guest lectures for the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College Columbia University on working with students with disabilities in the visual arts in October and November, 2015.
  • Featured speaker at Art and Autism Conference (with adjunct faculty Lauren Stichter), Featuring MCAD's unique art education program and coursework that focuses on addressing students with special needs in a teacher preparation program University of Northern Iowa, April 2015
  • Presenting at National Art Education Association, Hosting roundtable discussion on intersections of special education and art education with invited experts from around the country, New Orleans, LA, March 2015
  • Newman-Godfrey, and Cabral, M. (2013, March). Fostering cross-disciplinary connections:
  • Supervisory practices of art education and early childhood education. Presentation conducted at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, Texas.
  • Newman-Godfrey, A. (2012, March). The effects of dialogue and art making on the verbal, emotional, and social skills of adolescents with classic autism. Presentation conducted at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference, New York, New York.
  • Newman-Godfrey, A. (2011, March). The power of dialogue: art’s impact on adolescents with classic autism. Presentation conducted at the National Art Education Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington.
  • Newman-Godfrey, A. (2008, October; 2007, October). The Artists-in-Education Residency Grant Program: successes from the field and sharing best practices models. Presentation conducted at the Art Educators of New Jersey Annual Conference, Somerset, New Jersey.
  • Newman-Godfrey, A. and Tunis, L. (2008, April). Developing minds: Exceptional learners in the arts. Presentation conducted for Charting the Course Conference organized by New Jersey Arts Education Collective, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
  • Newman-Godfrey, A., Chodos, L., et al. (2000, October). Social skills streaming across the curriculum for students with ASD. Presentation conducted at the COSAC Annual
  • Autism Speaks Conference, Atlantic City, NJ.

    Academic Guest Lectures:
  • Newman-Godfrey, A. (2013, April). Assessment practices in K-12 visual arts education. Guest lecture conducted for Artistic Development of Adolescents course in the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Newman-Godfrey, A. (2013, April). Working with young children with special needs in art. Guest lecture conducted for Nurturing Creative Experiences for Young Children course in the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Newman-Godfrey, A. (2013, November; 2012, December). Understanding the artistic development and instruction of students with special needs in the K-5 art room. Guest lecture conducted for Artistic Develop of Children course in the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Newman-Godfrey, A. (2013, November; 2012, December). Working with students with special
  • needs in art. Guest lecture conducted for Art for Classroom Teachers course in the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Newman-Godfrey, A. (2012, April). Negotiating diversity and disability in the art room: understandings, realities and practices. Guest lecture conducted for Exploring Cultural Diversity course in the Art and Art Education program at Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York.
  • Newman-Godfrey, A. (2012, March). Working with exceptional learners in art: An early childhood perspective. Guest lecture conducted for Student Teaching Seminar in Early Childhood Education at Teachers College Columbia University, New York, New York.
    Professional Organizations and Professional Develop Workshops:
  • Newman-Godfrey, A. (2011, October). Working with exceptional learners in the arts. Presentation and workshop conducted at the AIE Annual Teaching Artists Training Summit, Hamilton, New Jersey.
  • Newman-Godfrey, A. and Tunis, L. (2010, October). Working with exceptional learners in the arts. Workshop conducted for the New Jersey Arts Education Collective,
  • Collingswood, New Jersey.
  • Newman-Godfrey, A. (2009, October). Differentiated instruction for teaching artists. Presentation conducted for the New Jersey Arts Education Collective, Morristown, New Jersey.
  • Newman-Godfrey, A. (2003 March; 1999, March). Closing the gap: strategies for art teachers working with students with special needs. Presentation conducted for the Monmouth County Art Education Roundtable and Art Educators of New Jersey, Tinton Falls, New Jersey.


Publications

  • Featured in article "Early Risers" recognizing students and graduates with promising futures in higher education, TC TodayTeachers College Columbia University, Vol 39, No 1, November 2014


Awards & Fellowships

  • received a Doctoral Dissertation Award for Promising Doctoral Research in a Chosen Field from the Teachers College Columbia University in December 2014 
  • Burton-Moser Fellowship, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Doctoral Disseration Award, Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY