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Oklahoma State University

Gretchen Cole-Lade

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Assistant Professor

328A Human Sciences
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-2099
Fax: 405-744-6344

gretchen.cole_lade@okstate.edu

Education

Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. Oklahoma State University Professional Education Studies
M.S. Boston University, Boston, MA Early Childhood Education
B.S. Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA Special Education

Expertise

Inclusion; Assistive Technology; Family and School Collaboration

Publications

Manuscripts in Press

Cole-Lade, G. & Raczkoski, B. (In Press). Predictions for the Future of Special Education:

A Comparison of Predictions between Special Educators and Previous Research, Scholar Practitioner Quarterly.

Cole-Lade, G. & Bailey, L. (In Press). Examining the Role of

Paraprofessionals in Educational Settings when Supporting Children with Complex Communication Needs:  A Multiple Case Study. Teacher Education and Special Education

Manuscripts under Revise and Resubmit

Cole-Lade, G., Collins, M., & Pirtle, K. (Revised and Resubmitted). Getting to Know Them:

Examining Pre-Service Teacher’s Experiences Implementing the Two-by-Ten Guidance Strategy. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education.

Manuscripts under Review

Raczkoski, B., Cole-Lade, G., & Matlock, K. (Under Review). Coping Strategies of Direct Care

Staff Supporting Adults with Dual Diagnosis in a Residential Setting. Work and Stress.

Manuscripts in Progress

Otto, C., Cole-Lade, G. (In Progress). I Have a Voice: Using Assistive Technology to Promote

Independence: Working with Autism.

Cole-Lade. G. (In Progress).  Reaching Shy Children: Examining the Impact of the Two-by-Ten Strategy on Pre-service Early Childhood Educators.

Book Chapter Accepted and In Progress

Cole-Lade, G., Otto, C., Ross, D. & Robinson, A.  (Accepted and in Progress). Giving Our

Quietest Preschool Children a Voice: Examining Collaborative Team Partnerships to Support Communication Opportunities for Preschool Children with Complex Communication Needs. In L. Lo & Y. Xo (Eds) Family, School, and Community Partnerships for Individuals with Disabilities. New York, NY: Springer Education and Language.

Books in Press

Cole-Lade, G. M. & Tolbert, J. (Eds.). (2008). 123 ENID.  Philadelphia: Xlibris.

Cole-Lade, G. M. (Ed.). (2006). ABC ENID. Philadelphia: Xlibris.

Books in Progress

Otto, C., Davis, T., Hazelbaker, S., Massie, T., Cole-Lade, G., & Western-Burrough, J. (in

Progress). Teacher Preparation for the Special Education Classroom: The Teacher

Perspective.

Otto, C., Davis, T., Hazelbaker, S., Massie, T., Cole-Lade, G., & Western-Burrough, J. (in

Progress). Teacher Preparation for the Special Education Classroom: The Parent

Perspective.

Invited Blog Post

Cole-Lade, G. (2016). Bullying: Should We Be Concerned Before Kindergarten? The SECA

Reporter, Retrieved from https://www.southernearlychildhood.org/page.php?purl=publication.

Presentations

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES

Lecture/Demonstration with a Q & A

July 2014        Cole-Lade, G. Examining Generalization of Alternative and Augmentative Communication Systems Between Home and School.  International Society of Alterative and Augmentative Communication; Lisbon, Portugal

NATIONAL CONFERENCES 

Lecture/Demonstration with a Q & A

Nov. 2017       Cole-Lade, G., Otto, C., Ross, D., & Robinson, A.  Examining the Impact of Quality Indicators for Assistive Technology in Inclusive Early Childhood Settings. American Speech, Hearing and Language Association; Los Angeles, CA

May 2017        Cole-Lade, G. Examining a Middle to High School Transition Plan for Students with Intellectual Disabilities. American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX. 

Nov. 2016       Cole-Lade, G. The Tales of Four Paraeducators: Inclusion experiences from their perspectives, TASH; St. Louis, MO.

Conference Chair

Apr. 2017        Cole-Lade, G., Special Interest Group Session 4: STEM Instructions for Students with Disabilities, Chaired session with five speakers

Apr. 2017        Cole-Lade, G., Special Interest Group Session 7: Issues about Students with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, Chaired session with four speakers

Conference Discussant

Apr. 2016        Cole-Lade, G., Designing Experiences to Challenge Pre-Service Teachers’ Knowledge and Beliefs of English Language Learners, Division K- Teaching and Teacher Education, Four presenters

Poster Sessions

Nov. 2017       Cole-Lade, G., Otto, D., & Ross, D.  Giving Our Quietest Children a Voice: Assistive Technology in the Early Childhood Classroom. National Association for the Education of Young Children; Atlanta, GA. 

June 2016        Cole-Lade, G. “There are goals that I have set for her": A Paraprofessional's Successes and Challenges. American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disability; Atlanta, GA.

REGIONAL CONFERENCES

Lecture/Demonstration with a Q & A

March 2018     Cole-Lade, G., Clason, B., Fechner, G., George, C., Karner, S., Lee, A., … Medders, M. Inclusion Literature: Examining the Impact of Inclusion Literature on Early Childhood Education Interns.  Southern Early Childhood Education Association; Lexington, KY.

March 2017     Cole-Lade, G., Collins, M., Brown, M., Dobrinski, S., Hudson, R., Hulsey, R., Steedman, A., & Wood, J. Two-by-Ten Guidance Strategy: Lessons Learned. Southern Early Childhood Education Association; Biloxi, MO.   

Feb. 2016        Cole-Lade, G. A Meeting of the Minds: Stories of Inclusion from the Classroom.  Southern Early Childhood Association; Tulsa, OK.

Feb. 2016        Cole-Lade, G., Collins, M., Cruz, A., Dougherty, C., Eckenfels, N., Garrett, A., Huston, M., Pirtle, K., Widman, B., & Wornkey, E. Two-by-Tens: A Guidance Strategy for Children with Challenging Behaviors. Southern Early Childhood Association; Tulsa, OK.

STATE CONFERENCES

Lecture/Demonstration with a Q & A

Mar. 2017       Cole-Lade, G. Collaborative Team Processes.  Oklahoma Council for Exceptional Children and OK-AHEAD State conference, Tulsa, OK.

Oct. 2017        Cole-Lade, G., Otto, C., & Ross, D. Giving Our Quietest Children a Voice: How Assistive Technology Impacted Communication in an Inclusive Classroom.  Oklahoma Association for the Education of Young Children; Oklahoma City, OK.  

Oct. 2015        Cole-Lade, G. Using Assistive Technology: Pathways to Supporting Students with Special Needs. Early Childhood Leadership Institute; Tulsa, OK.

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Feb. 2017        Ormsbee, C., Cole-Lade, G., Otto, C., & Hazelbaker, S.  Co-Teaching: Tulsa Public Schools. Tulsa Public Schools Mandatory Special

Education Professional Development; Tulsa, OK.

Courses Taught

Oklahoma State Univeristy 

HDFS 2123          Developmental Disabilities 
HDFS 2211          Early Childhood Field Experience I
HDFS 2243          Infant and Toddler Programming
HDFS 3202          Early Childhood Field Experience II
HDFS 3233          Guidance and Classroom Management
HDFS 4313          Early Childhood Field Experience III
HDFS 4323          Family, School, and Community 
HDFS 4339          Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education
HDFS 5363          Early Childhood Development
SPED 3202          Educating Exceptional Learners

Northwestern Oklahoma State Univeristy

EDUC 3932          Procedures for Teaching Severe/Profound Disabilities
EDUC 5392          Clinical Procedures for Teaching Severe/Profound Disabilities

Awards & Recognition

  • OSU Graduate College Summer Dissertation Fellowship
  • OSU Outstanding Faculty Member, College of Education
  • Panhellenic Council
  • OSU STCL Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award
  • Eskimo Joe’s Celebrate Teachers Award
  • ING Unsung Hero Award
  • March 2015 OSU 3MT, Second Place and People’s Choice Award    
  • April 2013 OSU Graduate College Summer Dissertation Fellowship
  • May 2012 OSU STCL Outstanding Graduate Assistant Award
  • May 2011 Eskimo Joe’s Celebrate Teachers Award
  • May 2007 Fund for Teachers Fellow
  • Fall 2001 Finalist, Oklahoma Teacher of the Year

Professional Memeberships

  • Council for Exceptional Children TASH NAEYC
  • International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (ISAAC)
  • United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication (USSAAC)
  • Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)
  • Oklahoma Council for Exceptional Children (OKCEC)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Association of Early Childhood Educators (NAECTE)
  • The Association for the Severely Handicapped (TASH)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)

Service

 

 

Reviewer

Manuscript Reviewer

Dec 2017 - Reviewed manuscript for Remedial and Special Education journal

Conference Proposal Reviewer

Mar. 2017 - International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication- Conference Proposal Reviewer

June 2017 - American Educational Research Association- Conference Proposal Reviewer for Section 5, Division K and for Special Education Research Special Interest Group

March 2017 - Division of Early Childhood/Council for Exceptional Children, Conference Proposal Reviewer

June 2016 - American Educational Research Association- Conference Proposal Reviewer for Special Education Research Special Interest Group

Mar. 2015 - International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication- Conference Proposal Reviewer

National Service

2016 -present - United States Society for Augmentative and alternative Communication Education Committee Member- Meet monthly to plan future webinars for ISAAC and USSAAC members.

June- Nov 2017 - Division of Early Childhood/Council for Exceptional Children, Conference Committee Member at Large

State Service

Aug 2017 -present - Oklahoma Council for Exceptional Children, Yes! I Can Coordinator

Aug. 2017 - Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Parents and Families of Children with Special Needs, Panel Member

Aug. 2017 - Harrah Public School District, Inclusion Strategies, Presented workshop at the district Professional Development Day

May 2017 - Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Inclusion &                                               Children with Chronic Illnesses, Presented a workshop to medical students

May 2016 - Office of Educational Quality and Accountability, served as a Mentor for a National Board-Certified Teacher as she completed her renewal process.

April 2016 - Enid Public Schools, Served as a mentor for the Enid Public School Teacher of the Year, selected as a Rising Star by the Oklahoma State Department of Education

March 2016 - Certification Examination of Oklahoma Educators. Served on the Severe-Profound/Multiple Disabilities Review Committee

University Service

Dec. 2017 - Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma State Scholars Society Scholarship committee member

Nov. 2017 - Guest speaker in SPED 3202 in College of Education, Health, and Aviation.  Developed presentation providing information regarding meeting the diverse needs of students with multiple disabilities in PreK through 12th grade classrooms in all certificate areas. 

June 2017 - Guest Speaker in Graduate Educational Leadership program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University

Jan. 2017 -present - Oklahoma State University, Office of Professional Education, Professional Education Council member 

Jan. 2017 - Oklahoma State University, 2017 Virtual Research Poster Symposium Judge

May 2016 -present - Oklahoma State University, Academic Integrity Facilitator

May 2016 - Guest Speaker in Graduate Educational Leadership program at Northwestern Oklahoma State University

College Service

Jan. 2017 - College of Human Sciences Undergraduate Scholarship Committee member

Dec. 2016 - College of Human Sciences, December Commencement Reader

Jan. 2016 - College of Human Sciences Undergraduate Scholarship Committee member

Departmental Service

2017 -present - Human Development and Family Science Undergraduate Curriculum Committee member

Dec. 2017 - Co-coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Program’s Angel Program, providing gifts to 44 young children at the Stillwater Early Head Start program. 

March 2017 - Coordinated current Early Childhood Education students in a re-write of the Release Form for Video, Photos, and Student Work.  Reduced Readability level of document.  Collaborated with Spanish interpreters to have document interpreted into Spanish.

May 2017 - Child Development Laboratory Advisory Council member

Jan. 2017 - Human Development and Family Science Undergraduate Scholarship Committee member

Jan. 2017 - Created a matrix linking Professional Education Dispositions to current course assignments with in each Early Childhood Education class

Fall 2016 - Human Development and Family Science- Collaborated with Program Coordinator to re-write and align Assessment #6 for the NCATE/NAEYC requirements within HDFS 4323.                            

Student Service

Fall 2017 - Mentored Riley Rickman, Freshman Research Scholars in planning her research agenda for Spring 2018

March 2017 - Coordinated conference travel, presentation, and attendance for six undergraduate Early Childhood Education students to the Southern Early Childhood Association conference in Biloxi, Mississippi

Summer 2017 - Coordinated six $100 scholarships for undergraduates Early Childhood Education students to attend Great Expectations Institutes around the state

Spring 2017 - Sponsored student in Wentz Research Grant Proposal, Not selected

Spring 2017 & Fall 2017 - Schedule current and former Early Childhood Education 4+1 Masters students to come talk with future candidates

Spring 2017 & Fall 2017 - Supervised two Graduate Research Assistants

Grants & Contracts

Emerging researcher's Grant- International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication- $2,000 CAD Purpose- To fund travel to the ISAAC conference in Gold Coast, Australia, July 2018

OU Health Sciences Seed Grant Money – Reconociendo Sueños (Recognizing Dreams Program) - $1,000; Proposal submitted October 2017. Purpose: To address: Parent understanding and advocacy in the special education process when a language barrier exists. Researchers: Claudia, Otto, Ph.D. (PI), College of Education, Health, and Aviation

Center for Family Resilience Seed Grant Money – Reconociendo Sueños (Recognizing Dreams Program) - $2,500; Proposal submitted October 2017. Purpose: To address: Parent understanding and advocacy in the special education process when a language barrier exists. Researchers: Claudia, Otto, Ph.D. (PI), College of Education, Health, and Aviation
   
Bartlett Family Grant for Promoting Independent Living Among Individuals with Physical Disabilities - Giving Our Quietest Children A Voice: Using Assistive Technology to Promote Independence in Young Children - $10,000; July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Purpose: To address: longitudinal communication needs by students with nonverbal communication, components of effective team processes when supporting independence through the use of Assistive Technology, the challenges faced, and how they were addressed. Researchers: Claudia Otto, Ph.D. (Co-PI), College of Education, Health, and Aviation & Dianna Ross, M.S. (Co-PI), Child Development Lab

Southern Early Childhood Association- $1,000 Purpose: To fund six undergraduate students to attend and present at the SECA annual conference in Biloxi, Mississippi

Bartlett Family Grant for Promoting Independent Living Among Individuals with Physical Disabilities. - Giving Our Quietest Children A Voice: Using Assistive Technology to Promote Independence in Young Children - $10,000; July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017. Purpose: To address: components of effective team processes when supporting independence through the use of Assistive Technology, the challenges faced and how they were addressed. Researchers: Claudia Otto, Ph.D. (Co-PI), College of Education, Health, and Aviation & Dianna Ross, M.S. (Co-PI), Child Development Lab
   
Robert M. Greer Center, Enid, OK- Sensitivity Training- $2,504; Sept. 2016 to January 31, 2016. Purpose: To provide mandatory training to Direct Care Workers at the Greer Center as they support individuals with Dual Diagnosis- Intellectual Disabilities and Mental Illness.

Certificates 

Oklahoma State Department of Education
2014-2019                             

  • Mild Moderate Disabilities
  • Severe-Profound-Multiple Disabilities
  • Early Childhood Education                                        

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards           
2001-2021

  • Exceptional Needs

Professional Development 

Nov. 2017

Strategies for Building Resilience in Early Childhood, Early Childhood Leadership Institute, Tulsa, OK

Sept. 2017

Augmentative and Alternative Communication 101 for First Responders webinar, United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Sept. 2017

Constructed Response Workshop, College of Education, Health, and Aviation

Aug. 2017

“Where are the kids like me?”: Representing Children with Disabilities in Classroom Materials and Curriculum webinar, Division of Early Childhood, Council for Exceptional Children

July 2017

Planning for an Inclusive Classroom: Supporting Children with Disabilities webinar, National Association for the Education of Young Children

July 2017

Using Data to Improve Student Outcomes, Future Learn, American Association of College Teacher Education

June 2017

Cortical Visual Impairment: The Everyday Impact on People who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication webinar, United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

June 2017

Great Expectations Summer Institute Training, Edmond, OK

June 2017

Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District (2017)- Recommendations for Administrators and Implications for Developing IEPs webinar, Council for Exceptional Children

Spring 2017

Agraphia Group- Met weekly to discuss and review writing plans

Feb. 2017

How to Overcome Access Barriers to Speech Generated Devices Funding webinar, United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Nov. 2016

The Building Blocks of Resilience in a Trauma-Filled World, Early Childhood Leadership Institute, Tulsa, OK

Nov. 2016

American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association National Convention, Philadelphia, PA

Aug. 2016

Oklahoma State University- 15 Passenger Van Driving- Precision Driving Techniques Course

May 2016

Oklahoma State University, Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning course

May 2016

Inclusion in early Childhood Programs: Successful Strategies from Experienced Early Childhood Educators webinar, Early Childhood Investigations

March 2016

Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, Connecting Across Cultures 5.0

2015-2016

College of Human Sciences Teaching Academy