Awards & Honors

Dr. Rankin’s many honors include winning Teacher of the Year and being honored multiple times by the U.S. White House for her contributions to her field (e.g., the American flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol Building in honor of Dr. Rankin). Her books have also won accolades. Details on Dr. Rankin's specific accomplishments follow in her CV (below).


Awards & Honors

2019    Judge for Miss Anaheim's Outstanding Teen Scholarship

2018    Online Coaching School’s Top 10 Books 

2018    MiddleWeb’s Top 10 Books 

2018    Psychology Today Essential Topic

  • Article Promoted to Essential Topic by Psychology Today for April

2018    Certificate of Appreciation

  • Awarded by Orange County Council for Gifted and Talented Education (OCC GATE)

2018    Featured in 2018 Winter Book Review Festival

  • Inclusion in festival means book was selected by Middleweb as 1 of 17 “favorite books” and “one of the highlights from the past year”

2017    Profiled Mensan

2017    Psychology Today Essential Topic

  • Article Promoted to Essential Topic by Psychology Today for September

2017     EWA Story of the Week 

  • Article Selected by Education Writers Association (EWA) for August 4-10

2017    Psychology Today Essential Topic

  • Article Promoted to Essential Topic by Psychology Today, for August

2017    Outstanding Book Award Honorable Mention

  • From Society of Professors of Education for book First Aid for Teacher Burnout

2016    American Mensa Top 10 Articles of 2016

  • Article Named One of Top 10 Most Accessed by Mensa’s Weekly Brainwave for 2016

2016    Psychology Today Essential Topic

  • Article Promoted to Essential Topic by Psychology Today, for November

2016   Author of the Month

  • Selected by Routledge/Taylor & Francis, Eye on Education, for September

2016   Top 10 Best Blogs on Education

  • Notey.com selected Dr. Rankin’s Psychology Today column for this honor.

2016   Top 10 Best Blogs on Intelligence

  • Notey.com selected Dr. Rankin’s Psychology Today column for this honor.

2016   Thanked by U.S. Secretary of Education

  • John B. King, Jr., Secretary of Education of the U.S. Department of Education sent Dr. Rankin a personalized letter detailing Dr. Rankin’s impact on students and saying, “I want to thank you for being a dedicated educator.”

2016   Thanked by U.S. Department of Education

  • Christine of USDE called Dr. Rankin for Teacher Appreciation Week to read the “Amazing Educators across the United States” nomination, which was submitted by Dr. Rankin’s former student, and thank her for her service to students and the field

2016   Expert Reviewer

  • Reviewing for the journal Teacher Education Quarterly for the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE)

2016   Judge

  • For the Orange County Mensa Scholarship essay competition

2015   Winner of ISTE Project ReimaginED Exemplar

2015   Program Committee Member

  • Included reviewing paper proposals for the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) 2016

  • http://site.aace.org/conf

2015   Reviewer

  • California Educational Research Association (CERA) Conference

 2015   Reviewer

  • For the book Strategies for Increasing Student Success in Urban Classrooms

2015   Judge

  • California Educational Research Association (CERA) Classroom Innovation Grant Award

2015   Finalist

2015   Judge

  • Milken-Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

2015   Judge

  • 2015 California Student Media Festival (CSMF)

  • Sponsored by PBS SoCAL, CUE, Wells Fargo, & Discovery Education

  • www.mediafestival.org

2015   Serving on Panel of Experts

  • For the New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report: 2015 K12 Edition

  • Includes serving on the Horizon Project Advisory Board to provide vision for the Horizon Project, NMC's annual qualitative research project

  • Honored with a special listing and acknowledgment in the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 K12 Edition

  • http://horizon.nmc.org

2015   Expert Reviewer

  • Included reviewing for the journal Teacher Education Quarterly for the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE)

2015   Reviewer

  • Included reviewing for the AERA Division H Outstanding Paper Competition for the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

2015   Reviewer Panel

  • Included reviewing for the AERA Outstanding Dissertation Award for the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

2015   Research Committee Member

  • Included reviewing proposals) for the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) Fall 2015

2015   Inclusion on MIT List of EdTech Blogs and Sites

2014   Program Committee Member

  • Included reviewing paper proposals for the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (SITE) 2015

  • http://site.aace.org/conf

2014   Mensa Member

  • Joined October 18, 2014, after scoring within the top 2% on the Mensa Culture Fair Test on October 11, 2014

2014   Serving on Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Panel for Achievement Level Setting

  • Reviewing Common Core State Standards (CCSS) assessment questions and recommending achievement level scores

  • For the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) within October 5-7, 2014 window

2014   Reviewer

  • Of chapter submissions for the Handbook of Research on Innovations in Information Retrieval, Analysis, and Management published by IGI Global

2014   Expert Reviewer

  • Reviewing for the journals Educational Researcher and American Educational Research Journal: Teaching, Learning, and Human Development) for the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

  • Thanked on page 468 of Volume 43

2014   Research Committee Member

  • Included reviewing paper proposals for the California Council on Teacher Education (CCTE) Fall 2014

2014   Double-Nominee

  • Dissertation of the Year Award

  • Northcentral University Graduate School of Education

2014   Winner

  • SIGNL Award for Twitter Followers Momentum

  • Dr. Rankin's previous research site (which now redirects to this site) www.overthecounterdata.com won for achieving 47% growth in Twitter followers, May 19, 2014

2014   Winner

2014   Favorite of the Week

  • Video “What the Learning Revolution Means to Me” was selected as the Learning Revolution Weekly Update “This Week’s Favorite” March 11, 2014

2014   Participant in Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Alignment Study

  • Examining alignment issues related to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) summative assessments from SBAC; Study conducted by HumRRO and CTB, with the involvement of California Department of Education (CDE), for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

2014   Judge

  • Milken-­Penn GSE Education Business Plan Competition, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

2014   Judge

  • 2014 California Student Media Festival (CSMF)

  • Sponsored by PBS SoCAL, CUE, Wells Fargo, & Discovery Education

  • www.mediafestival.org

2014   Finalist

2014   Member

  • Golden Key International Honor Society

  • Joined invitation-only society for having maintained 4.0 GPA while a graduate student from 2008-2013

  • www.goldenkey.org

2014   Academic Expert

2013   Winner

2013   Program Committee Member

2013   Peer Paper Reviewer

  • For the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2014

2013   Alternate for State SBAC Team

  • For California State Network of Educators (SNE) (the state’s team evaluating professional learning resources for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium's digital library of formative assessment tools/practices)

2013   Honorable Mention

  • The Magazine of F&SF Writing Competition; May 1, 2013

2013   Education Expert

2013   Semifinalist

  • Writers of the Future Contest; January 1, 2013

2004   The U.S. flag was flown over the United States Capitol Building (the White House) at the request of the Honorable Christopher Cox, U.S. Representative

  • “in recognition of Mrs. Pasqualino’s [Dr. Rankin’s name at the time] dedication to her students”

2003   Winner

  • Teacher of the Year, Buena Park School District; May 1, 2003

2001   Honorable Mention

  • Writer’s Digest; Your Assignment Competition; June 20, 2001

 

Badges

  • 2016 ISTE Project ReimaginED Exemplar

  • 2014 Academic Experts: Attendance Badge

  • 2014 Academic Experts: Autobiographer Badge

  • 2014 Academic Experts: Conversation Starter Badge

  • 2014 Academic Experts: Networked Badge

  • 2014 Academic Experts: Published Badge

  • 2014 Academic Experts: Putting a Face to a Name Badge

  • 2014 OZeLIVE Presented & Presenting Badges

  • 2014 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) 2014 Speaker Badge

  • 2014 Mozilla 101 Badge

  • 2013 Speak Up (Project Tomorrow: National Research Project) Participant Badge

  • 2013 Connected Educators Month (CEM) Baby Tweet Badge

  • 2013 Connected Educators Month (CEM) Baby Tweet Badge

  • 2013 Connected Educators Month (CEM) Wiki Wanderer Badge

  • 2012 Learning 2.0 Presenter Badge

 

Scholarships

  • 1990-1994 Art Scholarship (Laguna Beach Festival of Arts)

  • 1990-1994 Art Scholarship (Laguna Beach Sawdust Art Festival)

  • 1990 Academic Scholarship (Private Source)

  • 1990 Art Scholarship (Private Source)

 

Commendations

Commendations (e.g., when Dr. Rankin was quoted, cited, or profiled) can be found at the bottom of the Press/Media page.

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