Robert MacMillan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders      

Professor, Department of Special Education
Faculty Fellow for CEAS International Initiatives, Our International Student Teaching Blog
Faculty Athletics Representative, BSU Bears
Bridgewater State
University
Bridgewater, Massachusetts 02325
508.531.2104
508.531.1771 (fax)

rmacmillan@bridgew.edu

Special Education at Bridgewater State


 

 

 

 

 

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Presentations, 2003-2018

MacMillan, R. & Sandy, M. (2018). International Student Teaching--Transporting one to different places, different challenges. Association of International Educators, (NAFSA) Philadelphia, May 27 - June 1, 2018.

Battaglino, L, Hoffman, J, McKinnon, M.A. and MacMillan, R. (2018). A Global Lens to Educator Preparation: Shared Knowledge and Advocacy for Diverse and Multicultural Perspectives American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, (AACTE) Baltimore, February 27- March 1, 2018

MacMillan, R. (2017). International Student Teaching - An Educational and Cultural Experience. Canadian International Conference on Education Toronto, June 26-30, 2017.

MacMillan, R. (2106). Student Teaching Abroad - An Educational and Cultural Experience. Canadian International Conference on Education Toronto, June 27-30, 2016.

Invited Keynote Speaker:  Think Tank on Education for the 21st Century, Beijing, China, June 7-9, 2016.

MacMillan, R. (2105). Student Teaching Abroad - An Educational and Cultural Experience. Canadian International Conference on Education Toronto, June 22-25, 2015.

MacMillan, R. (2015).  International Student Teaching.  Presentation to the faculty and staff at John Cabot University, Rome, Italy, May 5, 2015.

MacMillan, R. (2014).  Student Teaching Abroad - An Educational and Cultural Experience.  YAI "Seeing beyond disability" Convention New York City, April 28-May 1, 2014.

Humle, R. and MacMillan, R. (2013).  "Working Across Professional Boundaries", a presentation at the Education, Health and Human Services Special Interest Group (SIG) of the American Education Research Association Conference (AERA), San Francisco, April 27, 2013.

MacMillan, R (2011). The Learning Processes.  King Philip Schools, Norfolk, Massachusetts, November 17, 2011.

MacMillan, R (2011).  Accommodate and Modify.  Educator Professional Day - A joint educational conference conducted by Bridgewater State University, Al Noor Academy & the Islamic Academy of New England. Bridgewater, Massachusetts, October 3, 2011.

Hulme, R, MacMillan, R. & Bodi, J.M. (2011).  Re-inventing the ‘Training School':  what can be learned from the experience of Professional Development Schools in the United States? British Educational Research Association  London, England, September 6-8, 2011.

MacMillan, R. (2011).  Student Teaching Abroad - An Educational and Cultural Experience.  International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Washington, DC, April 25-28, 2011.

MacMillan, R (2010). Teaching Learners with Special Needs - A Discussion.  Educator's Professional Day - A joint educational conference conducted by Bridgewater State University, Al Noor Academy & the Islamic Academy of New England. Bridgewater, Massachusetts, October 4, 2010.

MacMillan, R. (2010).  Student Teaching Abroad - An Educational and Cultural Experience.  International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Nashville, Tennessee, April 20-25, 2010.

MacMillan, R. (2009) Student Teaching Abroad - An American/Canadian Educational and Cultural Experience.  Association for Canadian Studies in the United States Biennial Conference.  San Diego, California, November 19-22, 2009.

MacMillan, R. (2008).  Student Teaching Abroad - An Educational and Cultural Experience.  International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, April 2-5, 2008.

MacMillan, R. (2007).  Utilizing Change Theory in Educational Scholarship and Research.  Association for the Advancement of Educational Research, Stuart, Florida, November 9, 2007.

Elium, M., Connett, M., and MacMillan, R. (2006).  A Comparison of Student Discipline Measures in Two Special Education Service Delivery Models:  Full Inclusion v. A Traditional Model. Teacher Educators for Children with Behavior Disorders Conference, Tempe, Arizona, November 18, 2006.

MacMillan, R., Elium, M. and Hill, J.  (2006).  A Classroom-Based Instructional Approach to Meet the Needs of All Learners:  Direct Instruction.  International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 6, 2006.

Baldrate, T., James, R., MacMillan, R. and Souza, J.  (2005).  Partnering for District-Based, Professional Licensure in Special Education.  Massachusetts Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Conference, Worcester, Massachusetts, April 22, 2005.

MacMillan, R., Brennan, D.C., & Gaughran, R. (2005). A Study on the Impact of the Availability of Appropriate Placements on the Identification and Placement of Students with Emotional Impairments. International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Baltimore, Maryland, April 6, 2004.  

MacMillan, R. (2004). The Impact of the Availability of Service Options on the Identification and Placement of Students with Emotional Impairments. International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 17, 2004.  

MacMillan, R. & Silveira, L. (2004).  Safeguarding the Rights of English Language Learners (ELLs):  A teacher training curriculum for teachers and their students.  National Association for Ethnic Studies Annual Conference.  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 1, 2004.a,

MacMillan, R. & Dobush, K. (2004) Classroom Strategies for Brainstorming, Introduction, and Retention of New Learning.  Tri County ESIS, Taunton, Massachusetts, February 25, 2004.

MacMillan, R. & Gaughran, R. (2003). Manifestation Determination:  Creating a Seamless Process to Effectively Determine the Relationship Between the Disability and Students' Behavior.  International Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Seattle, Washington., April 12, 2003.  

 

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Hill, J. & MacMillan, R. (2006). An effective, research-based instructional approach to meet the needs of all students: Direct instruction. The case for employing direct instruction in america's schools.  ERIC Reproduction service No. ED 490 519.

Sutherland, M. & MacMillan, R. (2001). Preventing high school dropout among students with mild disabilities: A literature review. ERIC Reproduction service No. ED 038 595.

MacMillan, R. (1999). A longitudinal study of the cost effectiveness of educating students with emotional disturbances in a public school setting. Behavioral Disorders, 25 (1).

MacMillan, R., Grimes, M., and Cooper, N. (1997). Cost effectiveness of maintaining students with emotional disorders in the public school system. ERIC Reproduction service No. ED 411 656.

First, C.G., MacMillan, R., Levy, C. (1995). The versatility of the writing process. Intervention in School and Clinic, 31, 1.

 

Grant Awards

The Uberoi Foundation for Religious Studies awarded funding, July 2018, to BSU for the project, “National Uberoi Foundation Fellow Program of Educational Training of Teachers for Classroom Teaching and Dharmic Traditions”.  This project involves web-based training for developing an online, 3-credit course at BSU, to secondary school teachers to effectively teach Dharmic culture and traditions.  This program is led by Dr. Robert MacMillan, Professor of Special Education and Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders within the College of Education and Allied Studies.  The goal is for teachers to enhance their content knowledge and confidence in order to effectively prepare well-informed discussions and assignments within their classroom on Dharmic traditions. 

Awards and honors

Bridgewater State University’s College of Education and Allied Studies, is awarded the Association of Colleges for Teacher Education’s (AACTE) Best Practice in Support of Global and International Perspectives Award, AACTE’s 69th Annual Meeting, Tampa, FLA, March 2-4, 2017.

Finalist, Presidential Award for Distinguished Teaching, Bridgewater State University, 2016

Honorary Captain, 33rd Annual Cranberry Bowl, Bridgewater State University v Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Swenson Field, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, November 5, 2011.

Graduate and Continuing Education International Award awarded to JM Bodi, Ruth Farrar, Anne Hird and Robert MacMillan “in recognition of your collaborative efforts to establish Bridgewater State University’s first international M.Ed. program”. May 2005.

Finalist, Teacher of the Year, Penn State, Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies, 1999

 

MacMillan in the news, 2007-2008

Carr, S. (2008, February 24).  Autistic teen eager to return to school.  New Orleans "Times-Picayune".

Sherman, M. (2008, February 2).  Despite fanfare, RTI can create tensionsLRP's Special Ed Connection.

Hechinger, J. (2007, December 14). Schools Accused of Pushing Mainstreaming. The Wall Street Journal.

 

Related Activities, 2002-2017

Served on Ms. Kerri Olore’s Lesley University doctoral committee, 2016-2017.

SPED 522-R01:  "Inclusion Classroom"  Colegio Menor, Guayaquil, Ecuador, October 21-28, 2015. Bridgewater State University International Programs.

SPED 522-RX1:  "Inclusion Classroom"  at Colegio Menor, Liceo International and Colegio TerraNova, Quito, Ecuador, May 22 - June 17, 2013. Bridgewater State University International Programs.

SPED 522-R01:  "Inclusion Classroom"  Colegio Menor, Quito, Ecuador, June 11-18, 2010. Bridgewater State University International Programs.

Developing an Assessment Program Cardinal Cushing Centers, Hanover, Massachusetts, 2008-2010  

SPED 522-RY1:  "Inclusion Classroom"  Westhill Institute, Mexico City, Mexico, June 7-13, 2008. Bridgewater State University International Programs.

Mentoring.  Pilgrim Academy and North Pembroke Elementary School, Pilgrim Educational Collaborative, Plymouth, Massachusetts, September 2006 - June 2008.

SPED 522:  "Inclusion Classroom"  Westhill Institute, Mexico City, Mexico, June 5-16, 2006. Bridgewater State University International Programs.

Special Education in the Regular Classroom.  The Lincoln School, San Jose, Costa Rica, January 2004. Framingham State International Programs.  

Assessment of Learning Problems, Mazapan School, La Ceiba, Honduras, May 31-June 4, 2004 .  Framingham State, International Education Programs.  

Special Education in the Regular Classroom.  Taipei American School, Taipei, Taiwan, August 2003.  Framingham State, International Education Programs.  

Improving Math Instruction for Middle School Inclusion Teachers with Standards-Based Education Methods and Assistive Technologies.  A Special Education Summer Content Institute for Middle School Teachers.  Taunton Public Schools in partnership with Bridgewater State University, READS Collaborative, Inc. and the Massachusetts Department of Education.  August-November, 2003.

MacMillan, R. & Levy, C.  (2002). Vgotsky in the Special Education Classroom.  Council for Educational Diagnosticians Topical Conference, Alexandria, Virginia, October 24-25, 2002.  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Courses, Fall 2018

SPED 303-001: "Principles and Practices of Assessment of Learners with Special Needs" 

Link to Assessment resources on the Web.

 

SPED 530-001:  "Assessment Procedures of Special Education"

Link to Assessment resources on the Web.

 

SPED 560-002:  "Teaching Students with Special Needs through Direct and Explicit Instruction"

Link to Direct and Explicit Instruction resources on the Web.