Alice McGowan

Program Director for the Center of Child Development

 

Research Interests: Designing models to accommodate learning needs of Dyslexic students, implementing programs for families that address the home-school partnership of underserved students from birth to three years, integrating “cutting edge” techniques in education in an early childhood setting.


Outreach:
I am an affiliate in the following organizations:, Junior Auxiliary of Clinton, American Heart Association Planning Committee, Governor Early Care & Educational Council, Mississippi Childcare Director’s Association, National Association for the Education of Young Children Members (NAEYC), Southern Association of Children Under Six (SACUS), Jackson Association of Children Under Six (JACUS), Mississippi Early Childhood Association (MECA), Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA)


Teaching:
Program Supervisor to Student Teachers in Child Development and Child and Family Studies


Statement of Interests:


Professional:
I would like to design and integrate an instructional model to accommodate learning needs of Dyslexic students in a mainstreamed environment. Also, to implement an early learning program for students and parents that address the home-school partnership of underserved students from birth to three years. Furthermore, to integrate a model assessment for teachers in an early childhood setting that allows early learners to engage in practices that involve the “cutting edge” techniques in education.


Selected Publications:


McGowan, A.F. (Principal Writer) and Dr. Ingrid Smith- "Can You Come to Play?: An Examination of the Use of Technology to Enhance Sociodramatic Play Among Early Childhood Teachers" Journal of Technology Integration in the Classroom.Vol.5, No. 1(Spring, 2013)


Selected Professional Presentations:

CLASSROOM PRESENTATIONS:
McGowan, A.F.(2013, Spring) Jackson State University Presenter. Reading in the Elementary School. Dr. Evornia Kincaid, Instructor.

McGowan, A.F.( 2012, Spring) Jackson State University Presenter, The Seamless Transfer from Theory to Practice. Dr. Kathy Bryant, Instructor.

McGowan, A.F.(2011, Fall) Jackson State University Presenter, Developmentally Appropriate Practices in a Diverse Classroom, Dr. Kathy Bryant, Instructor.

McGowan A.F. (2008,Spring) Jackson State University Presenter, Mississippi Pre-School Curriculum Benchmarks, Dr. Jo Ann Wright-Phillips, Instructor.

McGowan, A.F. (2007, Spring) Jackson State University Guest Speaker, How to Organize Successful Learning Centers, Dr. Kincaid, Instructor.

Program Evaluator, Jackson Public Schools, Jackson, MS,(2006, Fall) Early Childhood Development, Career Development, Mrs. Witherspoon, Center Director.

McGowan A.F. (2006,Spring) Jackson State University Presenter, Jolly Phonics Workshop, Mississippi Learning Institute, Supervisor: Acting Director Amy Berry.

McGowan, A.F.(2005,Spring) Jackson State University Presenter, Administration to Childcare. Childcare Licensure Policies and Procedures. Dr. Tracy Harris, Instructor. 

McGowan, A.F. (2005, Fall) Presenter, Jolly Phonics Curriculum Overview. Reading in the Elementary School, Dr. Linda Channell, Instructor. 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

McGowan, A.F. and Smith, Ingrad (March, 2013). Allied Academies Spring International Conference. “Teachers' Respond to the Need for Additional Training on Sociodramatic Play: Implications for Organizational Change.” New Orleans, LA (International)

McGowan, A.F. (January, 2013) Annual Ruth Searcy Literacy Conference.”The Laboratory School Experience: The Transfer from Theory to Practice.”Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education, College of Education and Human Development, Jackson State University (LOCAL).

McGowan, A.F. (October, 2012). Imagine Conference 2012. Mississippi Early Childhood Association Conference.”Utilizing Developmentally Appropriate Practices in Culturally Diverse Classrooms”. Mississippi Early Childhood Association (STATE).

McGowan, A. F. (March 2008).  ABC’s Of Excellence Childlife Management, College of Lifelong Learning, “Addressing Literacy Needs While Managing Cultural Diverse Classroom, Dr. Johnnie Mills-Jones, Dean (LOCAL)

 

TELEVISED PRESENTATIONS:

Evening News Segment (WAPT Ch-16) October 2007, “Walking Wednesday” Heart-Health Campaign for Faculty, Staff, and Students.  Let’s Go Walking Mississippi Sponsor.

Mid-day Mississippi (WLBT Ch-3) April 2007, Muffin for Mom-Women and Heart Disease Awareness American Heart Association Sponsor.

Mid-day Mississippi (WLBT Ch-3) December 2004, Christmas Program (Angel Tree), Xerox Corporation Sponsor.

 

Selected Service:

Junior Auxiliary of Clinton, 2008-Present

American Heart Association Planning Committee, 2006-Present

Governor Early Care & Educational Council, 2004-Present

Mississippi Childcare Director’s Association, 2000-Present

National Association for the Education of Young Children Members (NAEYC) – 2000-Present

Southern Association of Children Under Six (SACUS) – 1995-Present

Jackson Association of Children Under Six (JACUS) – 1995 – Present

Mississippi Early Childhood Association (MECA) – 1992-Present

Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA) - 1992-Present