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Get in touch with Dr. Burcin Ogrenir about life coaching, counseling and psychologist issues! We are waiting for you! After my higher education, which started with a Psychology degree from Middle East Technical University, continued with master’s and doctorate education in the fields of education and psychology in the USA. During the past years, I continue my career as a teacher, psychological counselor, administrator, researcher and most recently academician in the same fields.

In New York, I have taught several courses at New York University, Brooklyn College, Hunter College, and Long Island University. I am currently working as an Assistant Professor in the field of teacher education at City University of New York. With the coaching services that I started under the name of Atlantic Personal Development and Educational Services, I have been helping the Turkish society and individuals in America with the trust of my 15 years of experience and experience.

BURCIN OGRENIR, PhD

 

743 Passaic Ave, Suite 413, Clifton, NJ USA 07012

Tel: 814 777 3679

burcinogrenir@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 EDUCATION

 

                         Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction-Early Childhood Education

      Thesis title: Investigating the Relationships between Emotional 

      Intelligence and Teacher Effectiveness Beliefs of Preservice      

      Teachers

                              Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus, August 2008

 

                         MA in Applied Clinical Psychology

                              Pennsylvania State University, Capital Campus

                              Expected graduation: December 2014

 

MEd in Teaching and Learning,

      Early Childhood Education

                              University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, July 2003

 

                         BS in Psychology

                              Middle East Technical University, Ankara-Turkey, 2001

 

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

 

                        City University of New York, La Guardia Community College, Department of                                   Education and Language Acquisition

                                    Assistant Professor

                                    (September 2011-present)

  • Teaching ELN120 Foundations of American Education
  • Supervising students in their field placements
  • Establishing the groundwork for the new Early Childhood Education Program
  • Advising students in their progress in the program and future career options

 

Atlantic Personal Development and Educational Services

Life/Parenting Coach (July 2005- July 2011)

 

  • Coached clients individually on various issues in the fields of personal and relationship psychology, education and child development.
  • Conducted monthly seminars on parenting skills, stress management, home environment and behavior management
  • Designed and operated ESL programs for adults
  • Designed and operated programs for emotional intelligence development and scientific and math understanding for children ages 3-8

 

                       

                        City University of New York, Hunter College, School of Education

                                    Adjunct Assistant Professor

                                    (January 2010-July 2010)

  • Supervised students in their field placements in public schools

 

City University of New York, Brooklyn College, School of Education

                                    Adjunct Assistant Professor

                                    (September 2009- June 2010)

  • Taught ED 37.11 Language and Literacy Development

 

New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human 

                       Development

                                    Adjunct Assistant Professor

                                    (September 2009-December 2009)

  • Taught 2024 Issues in Early Childhood Education (graduate course)

 

                        Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, School of Education

                                    Adjunct Assistant Professor

                                    (October 2009 – January 2010)

  • Taught TAL 810 Early Development (graduate course)

 

City University of New York, Brooklyn College

                                    Substitute Assistant Professor in Early Childhood Education

                                    (September 2008 – September 2009)

  • Taught the following courses:

ED 37.11 Language and Literacy Development

ED 705.11 Child Development (graduate course)

ED 40.1 Teaching Language and Literacy in Early Childhood (teaching reading and writing)

                                          EDUC 709.15T Play in Cross-cultural Contexts  (graduate course)

                                          EDUC 727.11T Literacy Curriculum in Early Childhood (graduate course)

 

Young Scholars of Central PA Elementary School

             

  After School Program Director (September 2005 – March 2006)

  • Designed the comprehensive after-school program of 23 enrichment and support clubs.
  • Guided students on placement into clubs
  • Managed and trained a team of teachers and volunteers
  • Organized special events
  • Followed student progress in the clubs

 

Pennsylvania State World Campus

                                    Co-Author of Emergent Literacy Course (September – December 2004)

  • Prepared the content for the lessons on language and literacy development in early childhood for online instruction

 

Odyoloji Merkezi (Audiology Center), Ankara, Turkey (August-December 2001)

                                    Director

  • Supervised and trained teachers about the education of children with special needs focusing on children using hearing aids
  • Maintained standards required by laws for early childhood institutions for children with special needs

 

                                    Teacher

  • Prepared and gave individualized lessons to children using hearing aids

           

 

                        21 Haziran Ilkogretim Okulu (Elementary school), Adapazari, Turkey

                                    English Language Teacher  (February – June 2001)

  • Prepared lesson plans for the teaching of the English language
  • Taught the English language to 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grades
  • Prepared, administered and graded exams engaging students for the advancement in their second language learning

                       

                        Middle East Technical University, Department of Psychology, Ankara, Turkey

                                    Research Assistant (August 1999 – June 2000)

  • Participated in research design, data collection, and data analysis for two research projects that dealt with the following areas: development of self-concept in children and relationships between adolescents and parents.

 

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

                        child and family psychology; positive psychology; play-oriented therapy; multicultural competency; inclusive education focusing on multicultural competency of teachers; innovative approaches to teacher education; heritage education and implications; multilingual education in early childhood; emotional intelligence and teacher effectiveness; parent education focusing on positive discipline methods; emotional intelligence development in children.

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Ogrenir, B. (September 2013). Raising Turkish children in America, part 2. Sultan Magazine, 2    

Ogrenir, B. (April 14, 2013). What to look for when choosing toys for young children? Kelebek

Magazine, Hurriyet.   

Ogrenir, B. (May 2013). Raising Turkish children in America, part 1. Sultan Magazine, 2.  

Ogrenir, B. (January 2013). “Teachers’ Adequacy in Applications of Bibliotherapy in

Classrooms”. Paper presented at West East Institute International Conference, Antalya, Turkey.           

Ogrenir, B. (August 15, 2012).” Are the schools ready for children”. CNNTurk.com.          

Ogrenir, B. (2010, January, 21). Call for Support Among Turkish Community. Zaman US.

Ogrenir, B. (March 2006). Turkish Club: Turkish Language for Kids. Bonbon Children’s

Magazine, 1.  

Ogrenir, B. (July 2006). Turkish Club: Turkish Language for Kids. Bonbon Children’s

Magazine, 2.      

Ogrenir, B. (2000). Sexual development of children with special needs. Turkish Psychology

Bulletin, 2.

 

 

WORKS IN PROGRESS

Ogrenir, B. (Invited chapter in development). Internet Applications in Early Childhood Classrooms. In Baytak, A.(Ed.), Internet applications in the Light of New Informational Technologies.

 

 

 

 

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Ogrenir, B. (May, 2014).  “Multicultural Competency: Basic Skills for Global Citizens in Our Classroom.”National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, Austin, Texas.

Ogrenir, B. (May 2014).  “Integrating Emotional Intelligence Skills in Teacher Education Classes.” CUE Conference, City University of New York, New York, New York.

            Ogrenir, B. (May 2014). “Defining Total Teacher Effectiveness.” Global Education Conference. University of Riverside, Ontario, California.

            Ogrenir, B. (January 2013). “Teachers’ Adequacy in Application of Bibliotherapy in Clasrooms.” West East Institute International Conference, Antalya, Turkey.

            Ogrenir, B. (December 2011). US Standards for Early Childhood Education Programs. Revising Turkish Early Childhood Curriculum: Collaboration of  UNICEF and Turkish Ministry of Education, Ankara, Turkey.

 Ogrenir, B. (September 2006). “Preparing Global Citizens for Tomorrow’s World.” Pennsylvania Council for International Education Conference, Pittsburgh, PA .

 

 

SELECTED COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

 

Ogrenir, B. (2011, March). Positive discipline in child-raising. Parent Training Session at the Turkish Cultural Center, Long Island, N.Y.

Ogrenir, B. (2010, October). Positive discipline in child-raising. Parent Training Session at the Turkish Cultural Center, Queens, N.Y.

Ogrenir, B. (2010, September). Making the best start for the school year. Parent Training Session. Clifton, NJ.

Ogrenir, B. (2010, March). Emotional intelligence in young children. Parent Training Session. Clifton, NJ.

Ogrenir, B. (2009, April). Dealing with everyday stress. Parent Training. Clifton, NJ.

 

 

MEDIA COVERAGE

           

Interviewed by CNN Turk for an evening news segment titled “New Turkish Education System”. Istanbul, Turkey. (August 11, 2012)

 Interviewed by TurkNorthAmerica and named “Protecting Angel of Turkish Women” for the special interview section. Clifton, New Jersey. (April 2012)

Parent Training Session Featured in Zaman America titled “Positive Reinforcement for Positive Behaviors of the Child”

Parent Training Session Featured in TurkishNY “Positive Discipline in Child Raising”. (2010, February, 19).

Parent Training and Development seminars broadcasted on RadyoTurkum with the title “Positive Sessions with Dr. Ogrenir.” New York, 2010.

 

AWARDS

            CUNY Faculty Publication Fellowship (2012). CUNY Office of the Dean for Recruitment and Diversity.

            Turkish National Education Ministry Scholarship for Graduate Studies in the United States (2002).

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

            Participated in a year-round seminar on Eportfolio and Integrative Teaching organized by the Center for Teaching and Learning, LaGuardia Community College, New York, June 2013- June 2014.    

Participated in a year-round seminar on Writing in Disciplines organized by the Center for Teaching and Learning, LaGuardia Community College, New York, September 2011- June 2012.

Participated in a three-day workshop on Writing Across the Curriculum organized by the Center for Teaching, Brooklyn College, New York, June 2-4, 2009                       

Participated in a two-day workshop on Arts in Education organized by the Lincoln Center Institute, New York, January 2009

 

PROFESSIONAL  ASSOCIATIONS and ORGANIZATIONS

 

International Journal of Early Childhood Education Research, Editorial Board, (2012- present).

American Education and Research Association, Member since 2013.

National Association for Education of Young Children, Member since 2013.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS

 

  • Knowledge and utilization of SPSS
  • Psychological and cognitive testing including WISC-R and WAIS

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