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  • 1. Lilla Dale McManis 2015 1 LILLA DALE MCMANIS, M.Ed., Ph.D. Austin TX Area Business Phone: 845-414-3890 Cell: 713-647-1247 ldmcmanis@yahoo.com Education Ph.D., Educational Psychology: Learning and Cognition, University of Florida, 1996. Dissertation: Relationships between Verbal Cognitive Functioning, Child Stress, and Parenting Stress in Low- Income Preschoolers. M.Ed., Special Education: Interrelated Exceptionalities, University of Georgia, 1984. B.S., Child Development, University of Georgia, 1983. Current President and CEO of Parent in the Know Parent in the Know offers self-report mail-in research-based assessments and reports of parenting in the areas of feelings, attitudes, and behaviors and child social-emotional functioning for parents of children ages 3 to 16. www.parentintheknow.com President and CEO of Early Childhood Research Solutions Early Childhood Research Solutions offers two types of services: 1) consulting on early childhood projects in the areas of design and development, research and evaluation, and information and message crafting; and 2) in-home and mail-in child assessment for preschoolers through 3rd graders in the areas of intellectual-cognitive ability, academic achievement, and social-emotional functioning. www.earlychildhoodresearchsolutions.com Education and Advocacy Lead-Executive Team of Face to Face Health Face2Face Health is a child-centered, multidisciplinary virtual healthcare and educational platform that has infused modern day telemedicine technology and multimedia e-learning simplifying access and communication to a diverse group of healthcare professionals, educators and other evidence based, peer reviewed resources for consumer users to optimize all aspects of a child’s health and wellness. Research and Management Experience Research Director 2011-2014 Research Specialist 2008-2011 Hatch Early Learning, Inc. Leadership position with an educational technology company focusing on early learners which entailed developing, overseeing, and implementing the research activities of the company including original research studies with children and teachers on proprietary educational technology products and practices; informing the development of products based on research-and best-practices in the areas of child development, early childhood education, educational psychology, assessment, instruction, curriculum standards, and educational technology; writing of manuscripts/papers in industry and academic publications; writing of whitepapers and briefs on the research-basis for the products; submitting and presenting at national conferences; participation in a large number of social media outlets as the Hatch research voice; moderator for the webinar series with experts in areas related to early learners, and internal training of Hatch staff.
  • 2. Lilla Dale McManis 2015 2 Faculty and Manager 2004-2008 University of Texas-Houston: Children’s Learning Institute & Texas State Center for Early Childhood Development Management position on a multi-million dollar project for the development, piloting, and technical management of a state-wide school readiness quality rating management information system for early childhood education programs, serving as liaison with outside assessment consultant firm on the cognitive testing of preschoolers across multiple projects, coordinating informed consent approval through IRB for multiple projects, writing reports for state and foundation funders, participating in writing and reviewing grants, writing RFAs, conducting focus group research, and serving as supervisor to research assistants. Faculty and Associate Project Director 2001-2004 University of Texas at Houston: School of Public Health: Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research Management position overseeing activities for the field implementation of Healthy Passages, a large multi-site multi-million dollar community-based longitudinal study of child health with a focus on risk and resilience, funded by the Centers for Disease Control, with responsibility for coordinating and overseeing fielding the study with children and parents, development of study materials including recruitment and consent, supervising core staff and data collectors, hiring and training staff, involvement in process evaluation, coordinating activities of the Physical Activity and Nutrition and Biologic Working Group, and serving as a member of the School Working Group of Healthy Passages, whose main mission was to explore the role of school in children’s lives. Deputy Director for Project Management 2000-2001 Project Manager for Adolescent and School Health 1999-2001 Massachusetts Department of Public Health: Bureau of Family and Community Health: Office of Statistics and Evaluation Deputy Director: Senior management position overseeing the data analysis, research, and evaluation activities for the Bureau of Family and Community Health. Supervised a large staff, led strategic planning initiatives in the Office of Statistics and Evaluation, worked with the MIS/IT Deputy Director, and coordinated the design and implementation of evaluation and research activities for the Divisions of Maternal and Child Health, Health Promotion, Special Health Needs, and Nutrition. Project Manager: Senior management position with responsibility for the Management Information Systems (MIS) and data analysis, research, and evaluation activities for the annual 30 million dollar Adolescent and School Health programs in the Division of Maternal and Child Health. Directly supervised a large staff, oversaw the management and development activities of the MIS, and coordinated and conducted evaluation and research activities. Evaluation Director 1997-1999 Massachusetts Department of Education: Assessment & Evaluation Unit; Learning Support Services Unit Conducted the state level evaluation of the annual 25 million dollar Department of Education Comprehensive School Health Education programs. Designed and implemented evaluation studies to determine relationships between program practices and reductions in the adolescent student risk behaviors of tobacco use, alcohol use, drug use, and violence. Served as project leader and writer of the state Health Curriculum Framework representing the learning standards that students must meet and that directed the teaching of health education for all Massachusetts’s students. Served as project leader for Health and Academics Kit project to develop an advocacy and technical assistance tool for use by school health personnel for understanding the relationships between health and learning and the contribution of comprehensive school health in enhancing school performance through the reduction of risk behaviors.
  • 3. Lilla Dale McManis 2015 3 Evaluation Director and Lead Evaluator 1992-1994 Alachua County School System Head Start Program Conducted national and local evaluation using quantitative and qualitative methodology for a three-year multi- million dollar demonstration program to implement case-managed services for parents of Head Start children. Participated in national and local evaluation, carried out random selection and assignment of subjects, developed summative and formative evaluation instruments, data collection, supervised data collection, data analyses, presented results from data analyses, and worked with case managers and project director to best meet the program goals for Head Start families. Teaching Experience Instructor 1989-1992, 1994 University of Florida: College of Education: Foundations Department Taught Child Development, Human Growth and Development, and Learning and Cognition to undergraduate and masters’ level students. Most courses were for prospective teachers and included hands-on tutoring to implement practices learned in class. Lectured in development and learning and cognition to be applied in the classroom setting with an emphasis on meeting students' needs and evaluation of learning, delivered feedback on competencies in major areas of child development and human growth and development carried out in students' placements, and worked individually with students regarding their coursework and student teaching assignments. Education and Academic Coordinator 1996 Gainesville-Ocala Marine Institute Served as Education and Academic Coordinator for behavior modification-oriented, education day treatment program for court-ordered adolescents. Conducted academic and ability testing of all incoming students and coordinating special education services for students, oversaw and developed academic and educational curricula, worked with staff to develop appropriate lesson plans, implementation of teaching principals and methods, and assessment of student progress in the classroom setting, participated in the development of appropriate placement of students in transitioning from the program, promoted the relationship with school systems, made decisions regarding academic and educational materials and tools, prepared for state evaluation, and carried out academic instruction and counseling. Interrelated Exceptionalities Resource Teacher 1984-1989 Fulton County School System and Polk County School System Taught grades K-12 special education students in the areas of learning disabilities, mental impairment, and behavior/emotional disorders. Served on school committees to determine appropriateness of referral for special education, conducted and interpreted ability and achievement testing of current and referred students, prepared Individualized Educational Plans, instructed in all subjects, worked closely with classroom teachers, and coordinated and led staffings with parents, administrators, and faculty. Program Development 1993 Consultant Santa Fe Community College Consultation to develop a program to identify and assess college prep students with possible learning problems, and to implement and evaluate workshops for such students at the community college level. Development activities included test battery development, procedure for faculty referrals, process for screening and testing, and structure of psychological reports. Additionally, designed, implemented, and evaluated workshops for college prep underachieving students.
  • 4. Lilla Dale McManis 2015 4 Publications Hamman, D., & McManis, L.D. (2016). How to Protect Your Kids Online: The Ultimate ‘How To’ Parent’s Guide. The Online Safety Group. McManis, M.H., & McManis, L.D. (2016). Using a Touch-Based, Computer-Assisted Learning System to Promote Literacy and Math Skills for Low-Income Preschoolers. Journal of Information Technology Education, 15, 409-429. Simon, F., Nemeth, K., & McManis, D. (2013). Technology in ECE classrooms: Results of a new survey and implications for the field. Exchange Magazine, 213, 68-75. McManis, L.D. (2012). The Vital Guide to Monitoring Child Progress. eBook. Winston-Salem, NC: Hatch Early Learning. McManis, L.D., & Gunnewig, S. (2012). Finding the education in educational technology with early learners. In NAEYC (Ed.), Spotlight on Young Children and Technology. Washington, DC: National Association for the Education of Young Children. McManis, L.D., & Gunnewig, S. (2012). Finding the education in educational technology with early learners. Young Children, 67(3), 14-25. McManis, L.D. (2012). School Readiness: Outcomes and Approaches. Research paper International Society for Technology in Education Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2012. McManis, L.D., & Parks, J. (2011). Evaluating Technology for Early Learners. eBook and Toolkit. Winston- Salem, NC: Hatch Early Learning. McManis, L.D., S.B. Gunnewig, & M.H. McManis. (2010). Exploring the Contribution of a Content-Infused Interactive Whiteboard for School Readiness. Winston-Salem, NC: Hatch Early Learning. ED528703. www.eric.ed.gov/PDFS/ED528703.pdf Presentations The ABCs of Progress Monitoring with Technology. National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Washington, DC, November 2013 Want to Evaluate Educational Technology? An Interactive Toolkit Comes to the Rescue! National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Washington, DC, November 2013 Learn to Fish: Evaluate APPS Yourself! Presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, San Francisco, CA, June 2013. Using Technology for Progress Monitoring with Early Learners. Presentation at the Texas Computer Education Association: Tots and Technology Conference, Galveston, TX, June 2013 Technology Planning & Support: Using Data Effectively to Plan Classroom Implementation and Professional Development. Presentation at the National Head Start Association Conference, Washington, DC, May 2013 The ABCs of Progress Monitoring with Technology. Presentation at the National Head Start Association Conference, Washington, DC, May 2013 What’s REALLY Happening with Technology in Early Childhood Education? Voices from the Field: 2012 National Early Childhood Technology Today Survey. Presentation at the Early Education and Technology for Children Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2013 Teaching with Touch. Presentation at the Early Education and Technology for Children Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2013 What’s REALLY Happening with Technology in Early Childhood Education? Voices from the Field: 2012 National Early Childhood Technology Today Survey. Presentation at the Florida Education Technology Conference, Orlando, FL, Jan 2013 New Technologies: Emerging Research on Classroom Practices and Outcomes for Early Learners. Webinar presented at Hatch Early Learning, Winston-Salem, NC, Dec 2012 Cooperation and Collaboration Among Preschoolers Using an Interactive Multi-Touch Table. Presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, Nov 2012 Literacy and Math Outcomes among Preschoolers using a Computer Assisted Learning Program Delivered on
  • 5. Lilla Dale McManis 2015 5 Touchscreen Computers. Poster presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, Nov 2012 Voices from the Field: Findings from the 2012 National Early Childhood Technology Today Survey. Table discussion led at Tech On Deck, National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, Nov 2012 Roadmap to a Successful Educational Technology Program-Why Start with Early Learners? Keynote address at the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math Full STEAM Ahead! Professional Development Conference, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ, Sept 2012 Roadmap to a Successful Educational Technology Program-Why Start with Early Learners? Let’s Plan a Trip! Workshop at the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math Full STEAM Ahead! Professional Development Conference, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ, Sept 2012 Technology to Support the Whole Child. Workshop at the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math Full STEAM Ahead! Professional Development Conference, Bergen Community College, Paramus, NJ, September 2012 School Readiness: Outcomes and Approaches. Research paper presented at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference, San Diego, CA, June 2012 Evaluating Educational Technology in Early Childhood. Seminar at the McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership Connections Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2012 Using Technology to Support Young Children’s Social-Emotional Development. Presentation at the National Head Start Association Annual Conference, Nashville, TN, April 2012 5 Simple Steps for Progress Monitoring in Early Childhood. Webinar for Early Childhood Investigations, April, 2012 Why and How to Evaluate Educational Technology for Early Learners. Presentation at the Early Education and Technology for Children Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2012 Using Research to Inform Guidelines for Early Childhood Educational Technology Program Development. Presentation at the Early Education and Technology for Children Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2012 Usability of a Literacy and Math Content-Infused Interactive Whiteboard with Preschoolers. Presentation at the Early Education and Technology for Children Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2012 Customized, Interactive Software Sounds Great! Now What Does That Really Mean? Presentation at the Early Education and Technology for Children Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2012 The Power of Using Technology for Progress Monitoring in Early Childhood. Presentation at the Early Education and Technology for Children Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, March 2012 Interactive Whiteboard + Content = Preschoolers' Literacy and Math Success. Workshop at Florida Educational Technology Conference, Orlando, FL, January 2012 The Connection between Intuitive Educational Technology and Preschoolers' Literacy & Math Outcomes. Presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2011 Interactive Whiteboard + Content = Preschoolers’ Literacy and Math Success. Presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2011 Why & How to Evaluate Technology for Early Learners. Webinar for Hatch Early Childhood, September, 2011 Interactive Whiteboard+Content=Preschoolers’ Literacy and Math Success. Poster at the International Society for Technology in Education Conference, Philadelphia, PA, July 2011 Interactive Whiteboard + Content = Preschoolers’ Literacy and Math Success. Poster at the National Association for the Education of Young Children National Institute for Early Childhood Professional Development, Providence, RI, June 2011 Texas School Readiness Certification System. Poster at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, New Orleans, LA, June 2008 Texas School Readiness Certification System. Workshop at the National Association of Workforce Boards Conference, Washington, DC, March 2007 Texas School Readiness Certification System. Workshop at the P-16 Regional Council Institute Conference, Austin, TX, November 2006
  • 6. Lilla Dale McManis 2015 6 School-Based Health Centers: An Essential Service for Students. Poster at the American Public Health Association meeting, Boston, MA, November 2000 Enhanced School Health Services Programs. Poster at the American Public Health Association meeting, Boston, MA, November 2000 Success with Numbers. Workshop given at the Best Practices: Teen Pregnancy Prevention Conference, Worcester, MA, May 2000 Use of State Collaborative Assessment System-Health. Presentation at the Second Annual Meeting of Vocational Technical Health Educators, Falmouth, MA, May, 1999 Massachusetts Department of Education Health Protection Evaluation Year IV. Talk given at the National Council for Chief State School Officers State Collaborative Assessment meeting, Atlanta, GA, March, 1998. Pre-Post Differences in Literacy and Employability in Head Start Parents. Poster at the National Evaluation of Head Start Family Services Centers meeting, Washington, DC, March, 1994. Reports and Whitepapers McManis, L.D. (2014). Research Basis for Hatch Innovations: Solutions for Success in an Early Learning Environment. Whitepaper. Hatch Early Learning, Winston-Salem, NC. McManis, L.D., Simon F., & Nemeth, K. (2012). Voices from the Field: 2012 National Early Childhood Technology Today Survey. Potomac, MD: Early Childhood Technology Collaborative. http://ECETech.net McManis, L.D., & McManis, M.H. (2012). Hatch iStartSmart Outcomes-Based Study: Overview of Results. Whitepaper. Winston-Salem, NC: Hatch Early Learning. McManis, L.D. (2012). Achieving School Readiness & Success Using Tablets and Content:
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