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Submissions from 2019

Pre-service teacher evaluation at Georgia Southern University, Karin Fisher and A. Wall

The Impact of Student Digital Distraction on Learning and Student-Instructor Rapport, Abraham E. Flanigan


Toward Inclusion: Accessibility and Equity for All Students, Kevin Fleming, Deborah Hanuscin, Michele Koomen, Lacey D. Huffling, Sami Kahn, Judith Lederman, Dina Secchiaroli, Jonte’ Taylor, Delinda Van Garderen, and Tiffany Wild


Collaborative research for equitable access to transformational EE study abroad, Allison L. Freed, Aerin W. Benavides, and Lacey D. Huffling

Acceptance, Understanding & Experience: Exploring Obstacles to Evolution Education among Advanced Placement Teachers, Amanda L. Glaze

Bridging the Gaps: Conversations about Evolution, Amanda L. Glaze

Engaging the Public about Human Evolution, Amanda L. Glaze

Evolution and the Public Arena, Amanda L. Glaze

Evolution in the United States as a Model for Impacting Science Literacy Worldwide, Amanda L. Glaze

Find it, Write it, Fund it: Funding for Education Research, Amanda L. Glaze

Five problems with the evolution-religion “controversy”, Amanda L. Glaze

Hands-on, Minds-on: Science in Inclusion Classrooms, Amanda L. Glaze

Mind and Soul: Intersections of Science and faith in the Push for Science Literacy, Amanda L. Glaze

Negotiating worldviews: reconciling science, community, culture and self, Amanda L. Glaze

Reflections of an Evangelical Evolutionary Biologist: Walking in a World of Science and Faith, Amanda L. Glaze

Southern (r)Evolution: All Y’all Evolved, Amanda L. Glaze

Ways of thinking influencing the teaching and learning of evolution, Katie Green, Brandon Foster, Margaret M. Lucero, Jose M. Pavez, Sandhya Krishnan, David F. Jackson, and Amanda L. Glaze


Connecting Administrative and Student Affairs Assessment and Resources with Student Success, Cynthia D. Groover, Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Richard Cleveland, and Amy Jo Riggs

Introduction to Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology, Kathryn L. Haughney and Stephanie M. Devine

The effects of comprehension instruction on students with complex communication needs, Kathryn L. Haughney and Stephanie M. Devine


An Assignment Policy and Student Academic Performance: Lessons Learned from Students’ Narratives, Jackie HeeYoung Kim


A New Paradigm of College Teaching: Flipping Post-secondary Courses in Teacher Education, Jackie HeeYoung Kim

Improving the Quality of Online Discussion: Role-playing Online, Jackie HeeYoung Kim

Upending the Learning Design: Will Flipping the Classroom Work for Everyone?, Jackie HeeYoung Kim

Pedagogical Cases in Integrating Technology Into Instruction: Celebrating and Learning From Failure, Jackie HeeYoung Kim and Lucas Jensen


Cultivating Culturally Relevant/Responsive/Sustaining Curriculum and Pedagogy through Intercultural Learning and Teaching, Ming Fang He and Beverly A. King Miller

Students’ Scientific Explanations and Associated Nos Views Within a Place-based Socioscientific Issue Context, Benjamin C. Herman, Robert T. Oertli, David C. Owens, and Laura A. Zangori

Students’ Place-based SSI Instruction Influenced Trophic Cascade Explanations and Their Association with NOS Views, Ben Herman, Robert T. Oertli, David C. Owens, and Laura A. Zangori

23 and 1: Establishing Trust and Cultivating a Lasting Impact with Black Male Clients, J. Holt, N. McClendon, and Kristen Dickens

Leveraging the power of google sheets to auto-fill templates, Lacey D. Huffling, Elissa Blount, and Regina Collins


Using Citizen Science to Teach Biodiversity, Data Analyses, and Reflection, Lacey D. Huffling, Britt Gantt, Melissa Weeks, and Regina Collins

Okefenokee Swamp, TriState Water Conflict, and the Deepwater Horizon event: Leveraging water as a tool to engage students in problem-based learning., Lacey D. Huffling and Heather Scott


Students as citizen scientists: Creating a personal watershed story, Lacey D. Huffling and Heather Scott

Phenomena, 3-D framework, and Collaboration: Working together to better our practice, Lacey D. Huffling, Heather Scott, Elissa Blount, Gabby Coumes, Regina Collins, CJ Elmore, and Jonathan Riggins

Critical environmental agency: Collaborating to envision a more just future, Lacey D. Huffling, Heather Scott, Roberta H. Hunter, Kania Greer, Leah Rush, and Mary Thaler


Connecting biodiversity, literacy, and culturally responsive pedagogy, Lacey D. Huffling and Alma D. Stevenson

Mindfulness as a Trauma Informed Approach, Amanda E. Johns and Kristen Dickens

A School-University Partnership: Preservice Educators Collaborate with Middle School Student Leaders through a Literacy Lens, Anne Katz

Family and Community Engagement, Anne Katz

Visualize, Create, Record: A Technology-Based Creative Writing Collaboration between Middle School Students and a Local Author, Anne Katz


Transforming Literacy Learning: Action Research by a Reading Specialist, Anne Katz, Mitchell Sexton, Krissy Hamilton, and Penny Griffin

Rethinking our Work as Literacy Educators: Cultivating Critical Thinking Skills among Graduate Students in an Online Learning Environment, Anne Katz and Sharryn Walker

Influencing Professional Practice through Academic Service-Learning: Pre-service Teachers Share Their Ideas, Anne Katz and Sharryn Larsen Walker

Self-Acceptance of Transgender Identities: A Narrative Re-Storying Through Photos, B. King, Amanda E. Johns, and Kristen Dickens

Scaffolding Science Process Skills in an After-school Program to Build Self-efficacy and Scientific Literacy, Beverly A. King Miller

The Cost of Service: Medical Professionals of African Descent Entering Racialized Systems That Challenge Their Competence and Intelligence, Beverly A. King Miller


University Professor, University Pre-Service Teacher and Practicing Teacher: An Integrative Collaboration to Bring STEM and Literacy to English Language Learners, Beverly A. King Miller


Ventaja (Advantage) STEM Programs: Bringing STEM to Underrepresented Second Language Learners, Beverly A. King Miller

Supporting Literacy Through Science Fairs the ‘4P’ Way, Beverly A. King Miller and Katie Brkich


Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: A Hidden Dimension of Cultural Competence, Delores D. Liston, Amee Adkins, and Regina Rahimi


Self-Efficacy and Time to Degree Completion, Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Teri Denlea Melton, Daniel W. Calhoun, Matt S. Dunbar, and Steven Tolman


Examining the Diversity of Academic Qualifications and Practitioner Experiences of Faculty to Enhance Practitioner-Based Preparation Programs, Juliann Sergi McBrayer, Steven Tolman, Katherine E. Fallon, and Gregory Quinet


Using LEGO robots to support understanding of absolute value in a mathematics classroom, Ann Mitchem, Jillian Arnold, and Shelli L. Casler-Failing

We Are All Literacy Teachers Now: Teacher Educators Speak in Disciplinary Literacies, Taylor A. Norman

We are all literacy teachers now: Teacher educators speak in discipline literacies, Taylor Norman, Elizabeth C. Barrow, Shelli L. Casler-Failing, and Amanda Wall

Examining Pre-service Teachers’ use of Sentence Diagramming to Boost Self-efficacy., Taylor Norman and Nancy L. Remler

“This is Complicated”: Preservice ELA Teachers Learn to Teach Grammar in Context, Taylor Norman and Nancy L. Remler

Engaging students in reasoning about socioscientific issues: Are STEM teachers prepared?, David C. Owens, Benjamin C. Herman, Robert T. Oertli, and Troy D. Sadler

Secondary Mathematics and Science Teachers' Reasoning About a Socioscientific Issue, David C. Owens, Ben Herman, Robert T. Oertli, Amy A. Lannin, and Troy D. Sadler

Scientific and Religious Perspectives on Evolution: an Approach Based on Pedagogy of Difference, David C. Owens, Rachel Pear, Hanan Alexander, and Michael Reiss

Evolution of Black American Culture, Fayth M. Parks

HIV and Rural Healthcare, Fayth M. Parks


My Love-Hate Relationship with the South, Fayth M. Parks


Further Examining Health Provider Self Care and Intersectionality of Gender, Poverty, and HIV Status, Fayth M. Parks and Stacy W. Smallwood

Challenges and Opportunities for Providing HIV/AIDS and Behavioral Healthcare in Rural Settings, Fayth M. Parks, M. Ulibarri, and K. Gamarel


Students' Socio-hydrological Reasoning and Water Literacy in an Undergraduate Water Course, Destini N. Petitt, David C. Owens, Diane Lally, and Cory T. Forbes

Classroom Practices for Addressing Trauma, Regina Rahimi


Educators and Trauma Informed Pedagogy: Measuring Understanding, Regina Rahimi, Delores D. Liston, and Amee Adkins

Lies, Denial and Distraction: Critical Environmental Pedagogy through Popular Dystopic Films, William M. Reynolds

Power Operating in Media: The Necessity of Critical Media Literacy, William M. Reynolds


The Hell of Lies, Denial and Distraction: Critical Environmental Pedagogy through Popular Dystopic Films, William M. Reynolds

The Impact of Educational Leadership Preparation Programs: A Five-Year Study of Leaders' Perceptions, Barbara Roquemore, Juliann Sergi McBrayer, and Summer Pannell

Questioning the Resistance: Black Children Inheriting Ahistorical Activist Discourse, Donyell L. Roseboro, Karen Meadows, and Sabrina N. Ross


Experiences and Perceived Barriers to Dissertation Writing for Curriculum Studies Doctoral Students, Sabrina Ross

Putting Data in the Hands of Our Learners, Heather C. Scott, C. Dean, L. Ike, and B. Moss

Difficult Topics. Strong Emotions. And the Power of Story, Heather C. Scott, Christine Draper, and Michelle Reidel


LG(BTQI+) “safe zones” in schools as colonial discourse: A theoretical analysis, Peggy Shannon-Baker

Mixed Methods and Cultural Sensitivity, Relevancy, and Sustainability, Peggy Shannon-Baker

Mixed Methods and Cultural Sensitivity, Relevancy, Sustainability, Peggy Shannon-Baker

Mixed Methods and Cultural Sensitivity, Relevancy, Sustainability, Peggy Shannon-Baker

Research Paradigms in Mixed Methods Research: From Foundations to Applications, Peggy Shannon-Baker

Skype a Scientist, Peggy Shannon-Baker

Skype a Scientist, Peggy Shannon-Baker

[Y]Our safety is colonizing: Using critical race hermeneutics to interrogate “safe zone” discourse, Peggy Shannon-Baker

Addressing Stereotype & Identity Threat, Peggy Shannon-Baker, Rochelle Bornett Lee, and Claudia Cornejo Happel

Multicultural education in multiple spaces: Faculty share how their backgrounds influence their teaching, Peggy Shannon-Baker and Clint E. Johnson

Critical Race Hermeneutics: Developing a theory for educational researchers, Peggy Shannon-Baker and Shaqueena Breonna Moore

Mixed Methods for Educational Psychology, Peggy Shannon-Baker, Ashley Vaughn, and Ananya Matewos

Diasporans Negotiating Insider/Outsider Positionality in International Development Work, Chelda Smith Kondo

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Digging Deeper in English Language Arts through Inquiry, Lina B. Soares and Taylor Norman

Catharsis and Critique: Immigrant Migrant Farmworkers Read Children’s Books about Immigration and Migrancy, Alma D. Stevenson and Scott A. Beck

Academic advising: Using student development theory to work with students in the Waters College of Health Professions, Steve Tolman and Daniel W. Calhoun

Exploring institutional types: Where do I want to work when I grow up?, Steve Tolman and Daniel W. Calhoun

A Comparison of the Preservice, Beginning, and Experienced Teachers' Perspectives on Parental Involvement and Their Effort to Involve Parents As Volunteers in the School Building in Elementary Schools, Aslihan Unal and Zafer Unal


An Examination of K-12 Teachers' Assessment Beliefs and Practices in Relation to Years of Teaching Experience, Aslihan Unal and Zafer Unal

Comparing Beginning and Experienced Teachers' Beliefs and Practices on Classroom Assessment, Aslihan Unal and Zafer Unal

Examining the K-12 Teachers' Professional Development Needs Assessment, Aslihan Unal and Zafer Unal

Middle School Teachers' Experiences in Using Flipped Classroom Models, Aslihan Unal and Zafer Unal

Using Flipped Classrooms in Middle Schools, Aslihan Unal and Zafer Unal

Assessing the Professional Development Needs of K- 12 Teachers, Zafer Unal and Aslihan Unal