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WCE Hosts Faculty Research Showcase; Faculty Present at AERA

Friday, May 08, 2015

In April, the Watson College held a faculty Research Showcase and 16 faculty members participated in the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in Chicago.

The Watson College held a Research Showcase in the atrium of the education building on April 27. Faculty members from the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle Grades, Literacy and Special Education (EEMLS), the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education (ITFSE), the Department of Educational Leadership (EL) and a Masters of Instructional Technology student participated in the event.

Ann Potts, associate dean, Office of Teacher Education and Outreach, coordinated the Research Showcase.

Faculty presenters and research projects were:

Lynn Sikma, EEMLS, Case Studies Using Qualitative Social Network Analysis to Determine Novice Teacher Needs

Marta Sanchez, ITFSE, Carolina DREAMing on Such a Winter's Day: Perspectives from NC DREAMers on Undocumented Discourses, Narratives and Status and 'Deferred Action'

Andrew Ryder, EL, Climate for Learning and Students' Openness to Diversity and Challenge: A Critical Role for Faculty

James DeVita, EL, Complicating Ally Identities

DeVita and Ryder, Examining Program Delivery Modalities in Higher Education and Student Affairs Masters Programs

Ashley Webb, graduate MIT student, Closing the Gap: Using Feedback and Feedforward to Promote Problem-Based Learning in Distance Education

Amelia Moody, EEMLS, Inclusion Supports for Individuals with ASD

Lisa Buchanan, EEMLS, Studying New Course Design: Opportunities for Collaborative Faculty Research

Crystalyn Schnorr, EEMLS, Response Cards as a Strategy for Increasing Opportunities to Respond: An Examination of the Evidence

Martin Wasserberg, EEMLS, Standardized Testing and Stereotypes: Elementary Student Voices

Hengameh Kermani, EEMLS, Using iPads to Support Children's Learning of Mathematics

Angie Reid-Griffin, ITFSE, Wikis: Developing Pre-service Teachers' Leadership Skills and Knowledge of Content Standards

Jale Aldemir, EEMLS, Reaching Potential: Incorporating Science, Mathematics and Technology in Early Childhood Settings

Elizabeth A. Barber, EEMLS, Growing a Service Learning Tutoring Program to Serve Larger Populations: SMART PATH Tutoring for Social Justice in North Carolina

AREA Annual Meeting

Watson College Dean Kenneth Teitelbaum and 16 faculty members attended the 2015 American Educational Research Association (AREA) Annual Meeting, held in Chicago April 16-20.

More than 15,000 scholars from the United States and around the world attended the meeting, organized around the theme, "Toward Justice: Culture, Language and Heritage in Education Research and Praxis." Sessions, panels, roundtables, lectures and receptions highlighted issues of cultural, racial, gender, language and other biases in an effort to move toward a greater awareness and understanding of how these paradigms influence education research, practice and policy.

Participants from the Watson College were:

Jeff Ertzberger and Florence Martin
Session Title: Ubiquitous and Mobile Learning Environments in Instructional Technology
Paper Title: Effects of Reflection Type in Here and Now Mobile Learning

William L. Sterrett, Angelia Reid-Griffin and Amatullah Stanback
Session Title: Teacher Supervision and Instructional Leadership: Perspectives From the Field
Paper Title: Creating Collaborative Leadership of Teachers: Insights Regarding a Project-Based Learning Initiative

Scott R. Imig and William L. Sterrett
Session Title: Researching Policies and Programs: Critical Analysis of Assessments and Evaluation Measures
Paper Title: Lessons From Leaders of the U.S. Department of Education's Green Ribbon Schools

Donyell Roseboro
Session Title: Race, Discourse and Justice: Making Intelligible the Unconscious of Structural White Supremacy in Education
Paper Title: Neighborhood Schools: Contradictory Spaces of Disenfranchisement and Hope

Kathy Roney
Working Group Roundtable: Teacher-Pupil Planning in Middle-Grades Schools: Research and Evaluation Methodologies for Examining the Intentions and Outcomes of this Process
Paper Title: The Importance of Teacher Self-Knowledge in Teacher-Pupil Planning


Hengameh Kermani and Jale Aldemir


Amy Garrett-Dikkers and Somer Lewis

Hengameh Kermani and Jale Aldemir
Paper Title: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education in Pre-kindergarten: A Head Start
Poster Title: Using iPads to Support Children's Learning of Mathematics.

Mahnaz Moallem
Discussant, Massive Open Online Course and Online Learning Spaces
Chair, Problem-based Education SIG
Chair, Session Title: Measuring, Predicting and Assessing Student Learning via Technology

Somer Lewis, Amy Garrett Dikkers and Amy Whiteside
Paper Title: Technology and Increased Self-Efficacy: Online Learning as a Solution for At-Risk Students
Round Table Session: Connectedness, Learning and the Social Presence Model: A Decade of Research on Online and Blended Learning in Higher and K-12 Education

Kathy Fox
Discussant, FSCP paper session, Family-School Partnerships: Critical Perspectives

Kevin McClure
Round Table Session: The All-Administrative University? Exploring the Relationship Between Administrative Costs and Administrative Staff at Public Comprehensive Institutions

Jeremy Hilburn and Lisa Buchanan
Paper title: Social Studies Pre-service Teachers and Documentary Counternarratives of U.S. Immigration

Paper title (with Wayne Journell): Demographics, State Histories and Representation: A Content Analysis of Immigration in Traditional, New and Non-gateway State Standards for U.S. History and Civics