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Sarah Irvine Belson

Sarah Irvine Belson

Dean, School of Education, Teaching and Health
School of Education, Teaching and Health

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Executive Director, Institute for Innovation in Education
    Afflilate Faculty, Department of Mathematics and Statistics
  • Dr. Irvine Belson's research activities focus on infusing effective components of instructional design with emerging technology across the field of education, particularly for students with exceptionalities. Dr. Irvine Belson has trained pre-service and in-service special education teachers in the area of electronic communication and technology integration. Through field-based research, she has successfully worked to integrate Internet-based activities into educational programs for rural and at-risk K-12 students. Her background in special education provides a knowledge-base for development of the types of support that assist educators to adaptively respond to a variety of individual differences in learning strategies among students.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Arizona State University
  • OFFICE

  • CAS - Education/Teaching/Health
  • Gray - 120
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Teaching

  • Fall 2014

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Belson, S. I. (2002a). Technology for Exceptional Learners: Choosing Instructional Tools to Meet Students’ Needs. Wadsworth Pub Co.
Belson, S. I. (2002b). Colloquium: Serendipity and the Teachable Moment. TECHNOS, 11, n1.
Belson, S. I., & Larkin, T. L. (2004a). Field-based technology education: teaching teachers. In Frontiers in Education, 2004. FIE 2004. 34th Annual (p. S3D–20).
Belson, S. I., & Larkin, T. L. (2004b). Field-based technology education: Just in time technology training. In Proceedings of World Congress on Engineering and Technology Education.
Butler, F. M., Miller, S. P., Crehan, K., Babbitt, B., & Pierce, T. (2003). Fraction instruction for students with mathematics disabilities: Comparing two teaching sequences. Learning Disabilities Research & Practice, 18(2), 99–111.
Humphries Mardirosian, G., Pelletier Lewis, Y., & others. (2009). Arts-based Teaching: A Pedagogy of Imagination and a Conduit to a Socially Just Education. Current Issues in Education, 12(10).
Irvine Belson, S. (n.d.). EDU 502-B01&901: Managing Students with Behavioral Disorders-course syllabus.
Klayman, D., Mochel, M., Hale, M., Belson, S. I., Blanck, P., Skaff, L., … Call, C. (n.d.). Health and Wellness Research Study: Access to Health Care.
Klayman, D., Mochel, M., Hale, M., Belson, S. I., Skaff, L., Wilsey, M., & Zaw, T. (n.d.). Health and Wellness Research Study: Access to Health Care DELIVERY ORDER: Final Research Review.
Larkin, T. L., Belson, S. I., & Budny, D. (2003). Using interactive blackboard chats to promote student learning in physics. In Frontiers in Education, 2003. FIE 2003. 33rd Annual (Vol. 2, p. F3F–19).
Larkin-Hein, T., Prejean, A. I., Irvine, S. E., & Vasquez, V. (2002). Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning in Middle School Classrooms: A Technology-Rich, Constructivist-Based Approach.
Laughlin, D., & Irvine-Belson, S. (2001). Freeing the Monkeys: Making the Ed Tech Course More than Learning to Push Buttons. TECHNOLOGY AND TEACHER EDUCATION ANNUAL, 1, 440–444.
Mittapalli, K., Belson, S. I., Ahmadi, H., Itani, Z., Wilsey, M., Swamy, N., & Taylor, H. (n.d.). FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR YOUTH WITH DISABILITIES DELIVERY ORDER: Literature Review Government Contract Number: DOLU089428189FL LEAD AUTHORS.
Sodani, D. G., & Belson, S. I. (n.d.). School-based Technology Mentoring: Field-based Technology Education.

AU Expert

Area of Expertise: Special education, educational policy, educational technology, curriculum-based assessment, diversity issues, teacher education

Additional Information: Sarah Irvine Belson, dean of the School of Education, Teaching and Health and an associate professor of education, specializes in technology integration and teacher education. Her research activities focus on infusing effective components of instructional design across the field of education. Irvine Belson works with governments, schools, and other organizations in developing and evaluating special education policies and practices, and teaches courses in special education and disability studies.  She has trained pre-service and in-service teachers in the area of inclusion of diverse learner and technology integration. Through field-based research, Irvine Belson has successfully worked to integrate technology into educational programs for teachers and at-risk K–12 students. Her background in special education provides a knowledge base for development of the types of support that assist educators to adaptively respond to a variety of individual differences in learning strategies among students. Irvine-Belson's publications include a textbook, Integrating Technology into Special Education(Houghton-Mifflin), and "Reflections on the Education Imperative" in Educational Leadership.
 

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