Dr. Katia Gonzalez

Associate Professor, Education Department

B.S. Lynn University, Fl, Elementary Education 1-6 with a specialization in Early Childhood PreK-3
M.A. Columbia University, Teachers College, NYC, Curriculum and Instruction
Ed.D. Columbia University, Teachers College, NYC, Special Education- Intellectual Disabilities and Autism

Contact and Office Hours

Office: Campus Hall 329
Phone: 718-420-4082
Email: katia.gonzalez@wagner.edu
Office Hours (Spring 2013):  Mondays by appointment; Wednesdays 11:20-2:20; Thursdays 3:00-4:00; Fridays 2:00- 4:00

Courses Taught

ED 406      Methods and Curriculum Development for Inclusive Childhood Education Grades 1-3
ED 580      School, Diversity and Society
ED 550      Student Teaching Grades 1-3
ED 604      Classroom Management and Other Critical Issues in Education
ED 620      Early Childhood  Advanced Curriculum  and Strategies
ED 694      Practica in Early Childhood
ED 621      Linguistic, Numerical, and Artistic Symbols and Tools
ED 699      Thesis Seminar
ED 560      Student Teaching Grades 4-6
ED 600      Curriculum Development Strategies for Teaching (in person and Online)
ED 636      Assessment and Teaching Strategies for Teaching Students with   Reading Difficulties.
ED 603      Human Development: Childhood to Pre Adolescence (Online)
ED 412      Strategies for Teaching Inclusive Education (Online)
MDS 106  Ways of Knowing
RFT LC10 Reflective Tutorial
ED687       Assessment and Educational Testing for Students in Inclusive Settings (Online)

Academic, Teaching, and Professional Interests

Expertise in curriculum development and teacher preparation, early childhood, intellectual disabilities and autism. Research interests include the role of discussion and group dynamics in teacher education, strategies and techniques to enhance and measure critical thinking, and the impact of community and family in inclusive education.

Selected Presentations, Grants, and Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

Gonzalez, K., Frumkin, R., & Mongomery, J.  (forthcoming). Self-Inquiry and Group Dynamics: A multidisciplinary framework to develop and measure critical thinking. In L. Shedletsky & J. Beaudry (Eds.),Cases on teaching critical thinking through visual representation strategies. Continuum Publications.

Gonzalez, K., Frumkin, R., & Lauria, J. (2012) Study groups and service learning: Community engagement for pre-service teachers. In T. Murphy & J. Tan (Eds.), Service learning and educating in challenging contexts: International perspectives. Continuum Publishers.

Gonzalez-Acquaro, K., & Preskill, S. (2011) Using the four lenses of critical reflection to promote collaboration and support creative adaptations of Web 2.0 tools in an online environment. In F. Pozzi &  D. Persico (Eds.), Techniques for fostering collaboration in online learning communities: Theoretical and practical perspectives. Hershey, PA: IGI  Global

Gonzalez-Acquaro, K (2009). Teacher training, sexuality education, and intellectual disabilities: An online workshop. Current Issues in Education [on-line], 11 (9). Available: http://cie.ed.asu.edu/volume11/number9/

News Journal

Gonzalez-Acquaro, K. & Acquaro, P. (2009, March) Tunning into TC on iTunes U.  Inside TC-  A news journal from Teachers College, Columbia University.

International Conferences/Presentations

Sanchez, M., Gonzalez, K. (2011). Crossing Borders: Using technology to bring the world to students. Paper presentation at the Faculty Resource Network National Symposium (FRN)- “Emerging Pedagogies for the New Millennium”, in Puerto Rico.

Frumkin, R., Gonzalez,K. (2011) Service Learning and Multiple Perspectives: The Use of a Framework for Discussion to Enhance Collaboration and Critical Thinking, Fourth International Symposium on Service Learning, China.

Gonzalez, K (2011, July). Critical Thinking: The use of an online framework for discussion. Paper presentation at International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDU Learn) in Barcelona, Spain

Served as Session Chair: Pedagogical Innovations, Learning, and Teaching Methodologies.

Gonzalez, K.; Frumkin, R.; Lauria, J. (2011, March). Collaborative learning: A framework for discussion. Paper presentation at International Technology, Education, and Development Conference (INTED) in Valencia, Spain.

Frumkin, R; Gonzalez-Acquaro, K.; Rosenberg, S. (2009, November). Study circles & service-learning: Lessons learned.  Workshop presentation at 3rd International Symposium on Service- Learning in Athens, Greece.

Gonzalez-Acquaro, K. (2009, October). Models of teaching: An online resource for sexuality education. Best Practices Session presentation at Association for the Advancement of Computers in Education in Vancouver, Canada.

Gonzalez-Acquaro, K.; Frumkin, R.;  Rosenberg, S.; Dunn, R.; Pollock, L. (2009, July). Study circles: An opportunity for dialogue for increasing knowledge about diverse cultures. Round Table Discussion at Improving University Teaching 34th Annual Conference- Navigating Innovations in Teaching and Learning, Vancouver, Canada.

Frumkin, R; Gonzalez-Acquaro, K.; Rosenberg, S. (2009, June). The use of study circles as a teaching tool to enhance service learning, students' civic engagement, and community partnerships: A collaborative approach. Workshop presentation at Campus Engage Conference, Dublin, Ireland.

Invited Speaker

Gonzalez-Acquaro, K. (2010, April). Problem and project based learning. Teaching Matters Wagner College, Staten Island, NY.

Gonzalez-Acquaro, K. (2010, March). Educate for today: Sexuality Education and students with intellectual disabilities-instructional strategies and tools. Invited webinar facilitator sponsored by TASH.

Gonzalez-Acquaro, K. (2007, December). Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities and Sexuality Education: An Online Approach to the Training of Educators. Invited colloquium speaker sponsored by the Center for Developmental Neuroscience and Developmental Disabilities College of Staten Island/CUNY-New York City.

Selected Awards, Honors, and Service

  • Faculty Scholar- Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research
  • Teaching and Learning Research Fellow (Spring, 2009). Wagner College, Staten Island, NY
  • Co-coordinator of Academic and Cultural Enrichment Program (ACE)
  • Member of Wagner’s Presidential Task Force
  • Served as co-chair for Diversity Action Council and Internationalization Action Council
  • Served as a member of the Academic Review Committee