Barbara Cordasco, Ed.D.

Email
cordascob@georgian.edu
Phone: 732-987-2607
Fax:
Office Location:
Raymond Hall 201
Office Hours:
Office hours change each semester
Dept/School:
Education Department
Vita(PDF):

Educational Background:

  • Seton Hall University Ed.D. Administration/Supervision 
  • Montclair State University  
  • M.A. Health/Physical Ed
  • Kean University B.A. Health/Physical Ed

Publications:

  • Cordasco, B. & DeCapua, L. (Compiled.). (2008). Assessment and Instructional Design for Students with Special Needs.  Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Merrill/Prentice Hall.
  • Kenny, J.P., Cordasco, B., & DeCapua, L. (Eds) (2008). Introduction to Inclusive Education- Supplemental Readings. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
  • Engaging Diverse Students in Critical Thinking Using Brain Based Learning Strategies - Exceptional Educator -  Newsletter of the New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children FALL EDITION 2007 VOLUME 6 NUMBER 1.
  • Coauthored TEAC Brief for Georgian Court University.
  • Sardone, N. & Cordasco, B. (2013). Pen casting in a teacher education program. In Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2013 (pp. 4044-4051). Chesapeake, VA: AACE. http://www.editlib.org/p/48751.
  • Cordasco, B. & Sardone, N.B (2013, March 23-25). Pen casting in a teacher education program. Presentation at the 2013 Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference. New Orleans, LA.
  • Cordasco, B. (2010). Move to learn? Of course! Paper presented at the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education 8th Annual Summer Inclusion Conference, Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (2008). Physiology and Hygiene Test, Study Guide. (Available from B. Cordasco, School of Education, Georgian Court University, 900 Lakewood Avenue, NJ 08701). A narrative resource in the public domain and two versions of the Physiology and Hygiene test for students to take to meet the state certification requirements. Also administered, graded and conducted a question analysis of the Physiology and Hygiene test (P&H).

Presentations:

  • Cordasco, B.(2014, February). Exercise your brain: Move into math, reading, Spelling... An invited workshop presentation to parochial school teachers in the Trenton Diocese sponsored by Georgian Court University, School of Education, Lakewood, NJ
  • Cordasco, B.(2013, December). Help, I just don't get it; Using graphic organizers to assist all children in learning. An invited workshop presentation to parochial school teachers in the Trenton Diocese sponsored by Georgian Court University, School of Education, Lakewood, NJ
  • Cordasco, B.(2013, December). I can't do that; This is boring. An invited workshop presentation to parochial school teachers in the Trenton Diocese sponsored by Georgian Court University, School of Education, Lakewood, NJ
  • Cordasco, B. (2013, June). How do we make this work; collaboration in the classroom.An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the West Essex Board of Education, North Caldwell, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B.(2013, February). Differentiating Instruction; Meeting the needs of all students. An invited workshop presentation to parochial school teachers in the Trenton Diocese sponsored by Georgian Court University, School of Education, Lakewood, NJ
  • Cordasco, B.(2013, February). Movement in the Classroom: The physical side of learning. An invited workshop presentation to parochial school teachers in the Trenton Diocese sponsored by Georgian Court University, School of Education, Lakewood, NJ
  • Cordasco, B. (2012, November). Effective teaching through differentiation and collaboration; One size doesn’t fit all.(Part II) An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the West Essex Board of Education, North Caldwell, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. & Batesko, M. (2012, September). Effective Teaching: Getting acquainted with Charlotte Danielson's frameworks for teaching. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the Farmingdale Board of Education, Farmingdale, NJ.
  • Cordasco. B.(June, 2012). Using movement to assist in teaching reading, writing, spelling and more. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the Ocean Township Board of Education, Ocean Township, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (2012, March, May). Effective teaching through differentiation and collaboration; One size doesn’t fit all. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the West Essex Board of Education, North Caldwell, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (2012, October). Get Old! Not Me ; I’ll exercise instead. A colloquium presentation sponsored by McAuley Institute for Lifelong Learners (MILL), Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (2011, January). Help!!! I’m a new administrator. Tips for survival. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by New Jersey Department of Education – Leader2 Leader, Foundation for Educational Administration (NJElite). Bayville, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. & Sardone, N. (Submitted for review). Preparing the Next Generation of Elementary Mathematics Teachers. A paper and proposal for presentation submitted to the American Educational Research Association (AERA).
  • Cordasco, B. (2010, October). Let’s get physical… Using Movement to Enhance Learning. A colloquium presentation sponsored by McAuley Community Center, Mosaic. Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. ( 2010, October). Movement and Thinking – Partners in Learning. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the Ocean County Reading Council’s 32th Annual Conference, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (2010, July). Let’s get physical… Using Movement to Teach Math and Reading. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education 8th Annual Summer Inclusion Conference. Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (2010, May). Get Organized!! Graphic Organizers for all Learners. A colloquium presentation sponsored by Student Centered Learning/Teaching and Learning at Georgian Court University. Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (2010, May). Physical Fitness for Learning – Exercise your Brain. A colloquium presentation sponsored by Student Centered Learning/Teaching and Learning at Georgian Court University. Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. ( 2010 March) Classroom Gymnastics… Learning through Movement . An invited workshop for the South Jersey Academy of Teaching and Learning entitled 21st Century Teaching and Learning, held at Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (2010, March). Movement in the classroom - The physical side of learning. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children State Convention, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. ( 2010, February). Creating a Collaborative Classroom. An invited workshop presented to Cooperating teachers at Georgian Court University.
  • Cordasco, B. (2010, January). A Marriage made in the Principal’s Office – Setting up effective co-teaching teams. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by New Jersey Department of Education – Leader2 Leader, Foundation for Educational Administration (NJElite). Bayville, NJ
  • Cordasco, B. ( 2009, October). Let’s get Physical and learn to Spell. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the Ocean County Reading Council’s 31th Annual Conference, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (2009, October). Ethics and Confidentiality - A guide for future school administers. An invited workshop for the Administrative Leadership Program at Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (August, 2009). So you want to be an Elementary School teacher. An invited workshop presentation for Georgian Court University, Freshman Orientation, Exploring the Possibilities, Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B., & Kenny, J. (2009, April). Teaching Diversity through Literacy. Poster presented at the New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children State Convention, Edison, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B., & Crawley, T. (2009, April) Re-Designing Education in New Jersey for the 21st Century, Poster presented at the New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children State Convention. Edison, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B, Kenny, J. & Schnieder, P. (2009, March). Accelerate This… A colloquium presentation sponsored by Georgian Court University Scholarship Day. Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (2009, February). The Administrator’s Role in effective co-teaching. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by New Jersey Department of Education – Leader2 Leader, Foundation for Educational Administration (NJElite). Point Pleasant, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. ( 2008, October). Using Movement to Assist in teaching Reading, Writing and Spelling. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the Ocean County Reading Council’s 30th Annual Conference, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. & Kenny J. (2008, October). Differentiating Instruction. An invited workshop presentation to select faculty of the Brick Township school district, Brick, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. & Kenny J. (2008, October). Strategies for Differentiating Instruction. An invited workshop presentation to select faculty of the Brick Township school district, Brick, NJ
  • Cordasco, B. ( 2008, October). Using Graphic Organizers to Develop Critical Thinking Skills in Diverse Learners. Poster presented at the the Ocean County Reading Council’s 30th Annual Conference, Georgian Court University, Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (2008, May). Congratulation – You made it!! An inspirational presentation to new teachers. An invited workshop at Georgian Court University Celebration of Student Teachers. Lakewood, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B., & Kenny, J. (2008, May). Helping the Exceptional Learner Visual Thinking. Poster presented at the New Jersey Council for Exceptional Children State Convention, Edison, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B., DeCapua, L., & Kenny, J. (2008, April). Using Graphic Organizers to Develop Critical Thinking Skills in Diverse Learners. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children National Conference, Boston, MA.
  • Cordasco, B. (2008, January). Introduce your Staff to Graphic Organizers. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by New Jersey Department of Education – Leader2 Leader, Foundation for Educational Administration (NJElite). Brick, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. & Kenny J. (2007, May). Transferring Ownership to Making Learning Fun. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the Council for exceptional Children New Jersey State Convention, Edison, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (2007, April). American Diploma Project – Implications for Counselors. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the New Jersey Counseling Association (NJCA), Edison, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. & Kenny J. (2007, January). Who Says Learning Can’t Be Fun? An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the New Jersey ASCD, Edison, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (2007, January). Creating an Administrative Partnership for Inclusive Education: The Principal and Director of Special Services work together to benefit all children. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by New Jersey Department of Education – Leader2 Leader, Foundation for Educational Administration (NJElite). Brick, NJ.
  • Cordasco, B. (2006, October). Teaching to all Learners. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the Coastal Learning Centers 9th Annual Conference, Georgian Court University.
  • Cordasco, B. (2005, October). Teaching Strategies for the Exceptional Learner. An invited workshop presentation sponsored by the Coastal Learning Centers 8th Annual Conference, Georgian Court University.
  • Cordasco, B. & Mulligan, R. (2005, April). Principal and Director of Special Services Collaborate for Successful Inclusion. An invited round table presentation sponsored by the Council for exceptional Children New Jersey State Convention, Edison, NJ.

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Inclusive Education
  • Foundations of Inclusive Education
  • Instructional Design in the Inclusive Elementary School
  • Instructional Design in the Inclusive Secondary School
  • Co-teaching/co-planning for Inclusive Education
  • Curriculum in the Inclusive elementary School
  • Curriculum in the Inclusive Secondary School
  • Introduction to Learning Disabilities

Research Area:

  • Movement and learning
  • Assistive technology in the classroom

Service to the University

  • Co-Director, Post Baccalaureate Teacher Certification Accelerated Program
  • Created a narrative resource in the public domain and two versions of the Physiology and Hygiene test for students to take to meet the state certification requirements.
  • Administer, grade and record scores for the Physiology and Hygiene test.
  • Member - Faculty Assembly Executive Board Committee
  • Chair of the School of Education Curriculum Committee
  • Member of the Athletic Committee
  • Member -P-3 SOE Search Committee
  • Member of the TEAC committee
  • Presenter and representative of the School of Education at open houses
  • Created and compiled rubrics for all education courses in the SOE 
  • "Physical Fitness for Learning – Exercise your Brain". A colloquium presentation sponsored by Student Centered Learning/Teaching and Learning at Georgian Court University.
  • "Get Organized!! Graphic Organizers for all Learners". A colloquium presentation sponsored by Student Centered Learning/Teaching and Learning at Georgian Court University.
  • "Creating a Collaborative Classroom". An invited workshop presented to Cooperating Teachers at Georgian Court University.
  • "So you want to be an Elementary School teacher". An invited workshop presentation for Georgian Court University, Freshman Orientation, Exploring the Possibilities.
  • "Accelerate This…Traditional vs Accelerated Education Program". An invited workshop presentation sponsored by Georgian Court University, Scholarship Day.
  • "Congratulation – You made it!! An inspirational presentation to new teachers". An invited workshop at Georgian Court University Celebration of Student Teachers.

Why I Love GCU

  • G.C.U offers a welcoming setting for all those who step on its campus.  I love the fact that students and professors have a genuine opportunity to connect to each other. This connection can foster an amazing learning experience both in and outside the classroom.  It has been a joy to participate in that experience and witness the progression of so many highly motivated individuals as they pursue their academic and personal goals. In short Goergian Court University is a family away from home.

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