Mid-South Educational Research Association

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MSERA is a nonprofit incorporated educational organization whose purposes are to encourage quality educational research in the Mid-South and to promote the application of the results of quality educational research in the schools. Representing Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.


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Join us for our 2016 Annual Meeting on the Gulf Coast in Mobile, Alabama.

November 2-4, 2016

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Cliff Hofwolt
in memoriam

Dr. Cliff Hofwolt

Executive Director, MSERA
Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University

A Message from Dustin Hebert, MSERA President
We have learned that our executive director, but more significantly our friend, Cliff Hofwolt, passed away the evening of July 5, 2016. Cliff was a long-time member of MSERA and has served as the association's executive director for over a decade. We are saddened by the loss of our friend and offer our prayers to his family and those closest to him.

Dr. Hofwolt's Faculty Profile from Vanderbilt University Web site
For the past several years, Cliff has been involved in developing integrated media instructional materials for use in elementary science methods courses for prospective elementary school teachers. These materials are organized around using video from actual classroom lessons to provide instructional cases that can be analyzed from multiple perspectives. Two video discs, Approaches to Teaching Science and Effective Teaching Practices in Science, have been developed for use in elementary science methods courses. These video discs are in the process of being transferred to CD-ROM. Cliff also developed the curriculum program HyperScience for Middle School Teachers, which uses counterintuitive events in a video format to develop student's abilities to explain science phenomena.

Cliff has also been active in the Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA).  He served as President of this organization in 2000 and was a winner of the Harry Bowman Distinguished Service Award in 2002.  Cliff currently serves as the Executive Director of MSERA.
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Call for Abstracts
Research in the Schools Special Issue

Research on K-12 STEM Education Policy and Practice

Abstracts due April 15, 2016
Papers due August 15, 2016

Visit our Research in the Schools' page to learn more.


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