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The Action of Action Research: An Analysis of Action Research Projects Completed in the UNT/Denton ISD PDS
This paper discusses an analysis of action research projects completed in the UNT/Denton Independent School District (ISD). Action research is the inquiry part of a Professional Development School (PDS) model that all UNT elementary education, pre-service teacher/student interns complete with mentor teachers during student teaching.
The Action of Action Research: An Analysis of Action Research Projects Completed in the UNT/Denton ISD PDS [Presentation]
Presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing Action Research and the inquiry part of a Professional Development School (PDS) model that all UNT elementary education, pre-service teacher/student interns complete with mentor teachers during student teaching.
African American Parental Involvement
This paper discusses a research project on the relationship between African American parent volunteer involvement and student reading scores.
African American Parental Involvement [Presentation]
Presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the relationship between African American parent volunteer involvement and student reading scores.
Amish Teacher Dialogues with Teacher Educators: Research, Culture, and Voices of Critique
Article discussing a collaborative project to examine literature and research on the Amish culture.
Animal Assisted Therapy in Relation to Mentally, Physically, and Sexually Abused Children
Poster presentation for the 2011 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas. This poster discusses research on animal assisted therapy in relation to mentally, physically, and sexually abused children.
Assessment Guided Instruction
Presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research in assessment guided instruction.
Becoming a Teacher of Mathematics to Elementary Students
This paper discusses research on becoming a teacher of mathematics to elementary students. This is an auto-ethnography of a pre-service teacher during the first semester of Professional Development School, documenting the journey as a learner and teacher of mathematics for this pre-service teacher.
Becoming a Teacher of Mathematics to Elementary Students [Presentation]
Presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on becoming a teacher of mathematics to elementary students. The research is an auto-ethnography of a pre-service teacher during the first semester of Professional Development School, documenting the journey as a learner and teacher of mathematics for this pre-service teacher.
Child Care Experiences Among Dual Language Learners in the United States: Analyses of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study--Birth Cohort
This article uses nationally representative data from the Early Chlidhood Longitudinal Study--Birth Cohort used to examine child care experiences with repreated cross-sectional analysis at 9, 24, and 52 months for dual language learner and non-dual language learner children.
Comparing Classroom Assessments to District Assessments to Analyze Assessment Guided Instruction Effectiveness
This paper discusses research in assessment guided instruction.
Connections Between Mathematics Research and Practices Used in Classrooms
Presentation for the 2009 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing connections between mathematics research and practices used in classrooms.
A Critical Analysis of Philosophies of Education and INTASC Standards in Teacher Preparation
This article offers a critical analysis of philosophies of education and the Interstate New Teachers Assessment and Support Consortium (INTASC) standards in teacher preparation.
Critical Pedagogy: Translation for Education that is Multicultural
Article on a study examining the translation of multicultural learning activities in a college classroom into critical pedagogy in the public school classrooms.
The Effect of Exchanging Play Time Privileges for Silent Work Time on Academic Failure Rates
Presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas. This presentation discusses research on the effect of exchanging play time privileges for silent work time on academic failure rates.
The Effect of the Professional Development School Experience on a Pre-Service Teacher's Confidence in the Classroom
This paper is an auto-ethnography of a pre-service teacher during the first semester of Professional Development School, documenting a change in confidence.
Effectiveness of Growth Plans in Kindergarten Classrooms [Presentation]
Presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the effectiveness of growth plans in kindergarten classrooms.
The Effectiveness of the Growth Plan On Student Behavior
Presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the effectiveness of the growth plan on student behavior.
The Effects of Technology on Achievement in Mathematics in Middle School
This paper discusses a research study on the effect of technology on achievement in mathematics in middle school.
The Effects of Technology on Achievement in Mathematics in Middle School [Presentation]
Presentation for the 2006 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the effects of technology on achievement in mathematics in middle school.
The Effects of Tutoring with Concrete Manipulatives and Real Life Concepts
This paper discusses research on the effects of tutoring with concrete manipulatives and real life concepts.
The Effects of Tutoring with Concrete Manipulatives and Real Life Concepts [Presentation]
Presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on the effects of tutoring with concrete manipulatives and real life concepts.
The Effects of Using Manipulatives in Middle School Mathematics Tutoring
Presentation for the 2009 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing the effects of using manipulatives in middle school mathematics tutoring.
Engaging Pre-Service Teachers in an Exploration of the Politics of Language
This article discusses engaging pre-service teachers in an exploration of the politics of language.
Higher Order Thinking Homework vs. Formula Driven Homework
Presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on higher order thinking homework versus formula driven homework.
Ignorance or Indifference? Seeking Excellence and Equity for Under-Represented Students of Color in Gifted Education
This article discusses data on under-representation of students of color in gifted education programs in the U.S., along with contributing factors and recommendations.
Incorporating RTI and the Mastery Model into Mathematics Tutoring Sessions
This paper discusses research on incorporating Response to Intervention (RTI) and the mastery model into tutoring sessions.
International Perspectives Curriculum Project: EDAD 5680 Administration of the EC-12 Curriculum
Poster presented as part of the 2013 University Forum on Teaching & Learning. This poster discusses the international perspectives curriculum project. The project described in this poster was developed as part of the "Globalizing your Curriculum" Transformational Instructional Innovation (TII) Fellowship sponsored by the Center for Learning Enhancement, Assessment, and redesign (CLEAR) and UNT - International.
Make a Move: Creating a Culturally Aware Community of Masters and Scholars
Presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on creating a culturally aware community of masters and scholars.
Make a Move: Creating a Culturally Aware Community of Masters and Scholars
This paper explores the experience of 30 university students in their final year of the teacher education program.
NCLB: The Myth, The History, The Reality
This presentation is part of the faculty lecture series UNT Speaks Out on No Child Left Behind. In this presentation, the author discusses the law's impact on curricula and student learning, particularly in mathematics.
Nurturing Life-Long Language Learners
This article discusses nurturing life-long language learners.
Peer Coaching and Action Research as Professional Development
This paper discusses a project to improve professional development techniques that will improve how K-12 educators teach writing skills.
Professional Development School helps Pre-Service Teachers Gain Confidence in the Classroom
Presentation for the 2012 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing professional development school helping pre-service teachers gain confidence in the classroom.
Provisions of Trustworthiness in Critical Narrative Research: Bridging Intersubjectivity and Fidelity
This article is a reflective-reflexive examination of provisions of trustworthiness in critical narrative research.
Read to Succeed
Presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on reading.
Read to Succeed
This paper discusses research on reading and a study on transition times in the classroom.
Senior Projects in a Rural School
This article discusses senior projects in a rural school. Technology and a school-university partnership enabled high school faculty members to implement the Senior Project. The authors describe the process of change, the project requirements, and the learning that resulted for students and faculty.
Student Engagement and the Effects on Academics
Presentation for the 2010 University Scholars Day at the University of North Texas discussing research on student engagement and the effects on academics.