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2017
Friday, October 6th
7:00 AM

GERA Conference Program 2017

Georgia Educational Research Association

Marriott at the Convention Center, Augusta, GA

7:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

9:00 AM

Applying Expansive Learning Theory in Understanding the Effectiveness of Spelman's STEM Teacher Education Pipeline

Shannon H. Sung, Spelman College
N'sou D. Hoba, Spelman College

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Mentoring STEM Majors: Effort to Increase Retention and Graduation

Rhonda C. Porter, Albany State University
Seyed Roosta, Albany State University
Scott Pierce, Albany State University

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Digital Text vs Print Text: Effect on Reading Performance of Elementary Students

Felicia Pendleton
Jay Feng

Hamilton A

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Puppetry Path 2 Science and Math 4 Girls

Paulette Harris, AG
Linda G. Smith Mrs., Augusta University
Sarah E. Wong Ms., Augusta Univsersity

Hamilton A

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Uniting Stakeholders to Increase Literacy for Emergent Readers

Cynthia B. Wooten, UNCFSU
Noran L. Moffett Ph.D., Fayetteville State University

Hamilton A

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Creating Educational Environments that Nurture Post-Traumatic Growth in Students Overcoming Trauma

Pamela A. Larde, Mercer University

Hamilton B

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

The Spiritual Dimension of Adult Learning

Dianne F. Lawton, Troy University

Hamilton B

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Educator Actions and Public Perceptions: Using Action Research to Increase Stakeholder Engagement and Community Support

Miranda Murphey, University of Georgia
Carla Shelton

Moody

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Flipping the Script on Youth’s Role in Personalized Learning

Kristina Brezicha, Georgia State University
Catharine Biddle, University of Maine

Moody

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Another Side to the Story: Middle School Students Collaborating in an After-School ICT Enrichment Program

Renee Jordan, Georgia State University
Brendan Calandra, Georgia State University

Walsh A

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

A New Approach to Parental Involvement: The Role of Virtual Parent-Teacher Conferences

Daphne M. Winkler, Murray County Schools - Coker Elementary School
Yanghee Kim, Kennesaw State University

Walsh B

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Korean Immigrant Parents’ Perceptions of Library Service in Support of Their Own and Their Children’s Learning

Yanghee Kim
Hyun Chu Kim, Kennesaw State University
Sohyun An, Kennesaw State University
Jihye Kim, Kennesaw State University

Walsh B

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Possibilities for P-12 Collaborations Using A Historical Model

Sheryl J. Croft, Kennesaw State University
Tiffany J. Pogue, Albany State University

Walsh B

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:30 AM

Design and Exploratory Factor Analysis of a New School Connectedness Scale

Jiali Zheng, University of South Carolina-Columbia

Hamilton A

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Detecting Atypical Assessment Perceptions via Rasch Person Fit

Amanda E. Ferster, University of Georgia
A Adrienne Walker
Sam Purcell, University of Georgia

Hamilton A

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Examining the Relationship between Self-Efficacy and Self-Regulated Learning Strategies Profiles of English as a Second Language Learners

DO-HONG KIM, Augusta University
Chuang Wang, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Hamilton A

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Measurement Invariance of BASC-2 BESS between African American and Caucasian students

Jihye Kim, Kennesaw

Hamilton A

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Pre-service Teachers’ Emerging Understandings of Fraction Division with Remainders.

Rebecca G. Gault, University of West Georgia

Hamilton A

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Historical Changes in Special Education Alternative Assessment

Mary Kay Bacallao, Mercer University

Hamilton B

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Beliefs About Inclusion of Students with Learning Disabilities

Roben Taylor, DSC

Hamilton B

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Supporting Rural Student Success in Higher Education

Peggy A. Lumpkin, Young Harris College

Hamilton B

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Teacher Preparation and Evaluation: Goodbye Qualifications, Hello Effectiveness

Mary Kay Bacallao, Mercer University

Hamilton B

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Analyzing and Addressing the Need for Culturally Responsive Teaching

Jasmine Ennis, Kennesaw State University
Tiffany Trimm, Kennesaw State University
Karmen Binion, Kennesaw State

Lamar A

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Reimagining Student Success in Culturally Diverse Mathematics Classrooms.

Natasha Ramsay-Jordan Dr., University of West Georgia
Sharhonda Davies, Georgia State University
Fanta Helton, Georgia State University

Lamar A

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Step by Step: Building Literacy Curriculum around Students' Lives

Natasha A. Thornton 8513340, Kennesaw State University
Virginie Jackson, Kennesaw State University
Frank Carillo, Dalton City Schools

Lamar A

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Environmental Factors Impacting Black Women's Life Expectancy, What Educators Should Know

Nurah-Talibah N. Moffett, Clark Atlanta University

Moody

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Implementing an LGBTQ Training for Teen Pregnancy Prevention Facilitators

Christopher F. Drescher, Medical College of Georgia
Elizabeth Devon Eldridge, Medical College of Georgia
Elizabeth Wood, Medical College of Georgia
Alexis Rossi, Medical College of Georgia
Lara Stepleman, Medical College of Georgia

Moody

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Digital Video Cameras Adapted for Math Word Problems: The Process and Potential

John A. Unger, Georgia Gwinnett College
Andrei Olifer, Georgia Gwinnett College

Walsh A

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Integrating Lego Robotics Into a Mathematics Curriculum to Promote Understanding of the Distance, Rate, and Time Relationship

Shelli L. Casler-Failing, Georgia Southern University

Walsh A

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

The Application of Just-In-Time (JIT) Formative Assessment in Organic Chemistry Lecture

Raven-Iman Jones, Spelman College
Shannon H. Sung, Spelman College
Yassin Jeilani, Spelman College

Walsh A

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Using Plickers to Enhance Student Learning in High School Biology

Jennifer Trenkelbach Fortney, Armstrong State University
Mary Rebecca Wells, Armstrong State University

Walsh A

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Exploring the Impact of Participating in an Inclusive Post-Secondary Learning Opportunity

Debra J. Coffey, Kennesaw State University
Ibrahim Elsawy, Kennesaw State University

Walsh B

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Filling the Cracks in the Educational Pipeline: Helping Latina Students Transition to Higher Education

Treva Y. Gear, Lowndes High School

Walsh B

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Persistence to Graduation: Is It the Money, High School Preparation, or First Semester College Matriculation?

Mary E. Anderson, Clark Atlanta University
Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University

Walsh B

10:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Presentation Materials Available

2:00 PM

Employers’ Perception of Graduates With Entry-level Technical Skills From Construction Industry Programs in Ghana and Nigeria

Philip Acheampong, N/A

Hamilton A

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Internationalizing the Curriculum in Mathematics Courses

Rhonda C. Porter, Albany State University
Chinenye Ofodile, Albany State University

Hamilton A

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Investigations in Multicultural Mathematics:Explorations of Ethnomathematical Ideas in Indigenous and Techno-literate Societies

Iman chahine, Georgia State University

Hamilton A

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Reading, ‘Riting, ‘Rithemtic, and Globalization: Expanding Teacher Education Students’ Global Consciousness through Course Readings and Activities

Tiffany Pogue, ASU

Hamilton A

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Research Study on the Technology Competence of Preservice Teacher Candidates and the UDL Methodology as Pedagogy

Marilyn Lanier, UNCFSU
Cynthia B. Wooten PhD, Fayetteville State University
Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University

Hamilton B

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Woman’s Place: Elementary Preservice Teacher Exploration of Sexism in the Social Studies Curriculum

Elizabeth E. Saylor

Hamilton B

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Chocolate Cakes and Icing: A narrative exploration of Black female educators and their pedagogical practices

Nakiesha Sprull

Hamilton B

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Educators and America: We must not be Afraid to Teach and Discuss the Civil War & Reconstruction History!

Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University
Narsett Wilkins, University of Alabama School of Law
Nurah-Talibah N. Moffett, Clark Atlanta University

Hamilton B

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

A Tightrope Walk of Trust: An Analysis of Attachment Styles of Children Raised by Parents with Psychotic Disorders

Kate E. Crockett, Augusta University

Moody

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Latent Classes of Victimization in U.S. Adolescents

Diana Mindrila

Moody

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Medical Students Comfort Level in Differentiating & Treating Unipolar Versus Bipolar Depression

NAGY A. YOUSSEF 7216963, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University

Moody

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

The Poverty Simulation: Developing Teacher Empathy Toward Students who Live in Poverty

Linda Ann McCall, Armstrong State University
Aviva Goleman-Rice, Bryan County Schools
Jacqueline Ogden, The University of Georgia Cooperative Extension

Moody

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Designing an Eguide for Physical Examination in Pre-clerkship Medical Education: a Pilot Study

Elena Wood, Medical College of Georgia
Tasha R. Wyatt, Educational Innovation Institute (EII), Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University
A.J. Kleinheksel, Educational Innovation Institute (EII), Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University

Walsh A

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Introducing Simulation Through a Situated Cognition Framework to Integrate Physiology Into Clinical Medicine

Elena Wood, Medical College of Georgia
Anthony Payne, Medical College of Georgia
Shilpa Brown, Medical College of Georgia
Tasha R. Wyatt, Educational Innovation Institute (EII), Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University
A.J. Kleinheksel, Educational Innovation Institute (EII), Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University

Walsh A

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Lessons Learned from Using Open Educational Resources in an Online Health Psychology Course

Judy O. Grissett, Georgia Southwestern State University

Walsh A

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Navigating and Building Capacity for Educational Research: An Interactive Website to Ensure Smooth Sailing

Tasha R. Wyatt, Medical College of Georgia
AJ Kleinheksel, Medical College of Georgia
Elena Wood, Medical College of Georgia
Thomas Mitch Toomey, Georgia State University
Lara Stepleman, Medical College of Georgia

Walsh A

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Open Educational Resources: A Primer and Review of Implementation at One Institution

Judy O. Grissett, Georgia Southwestern State University

Walsh A

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Building an Effective Orientation Experience for Pre-service Teacher Candidates in an Educator Preparation Program

Rob Sumowski Ed.D., Georgia College & State University
Roddran Grimes Ph.D., Georgia College & State University

Walsh B

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Examination of a Large University’s Teacher Retention in High-needs Schools Four Years After Graduation Using Multi-level Longitudinal Logistical Modeling

Shaneeka Favors-Welch, Georgia State University

Walsh B

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Pre-service Teacher Attitudes Toward Control: Middle and Secondary Education Teacher Candidate Reflective Practice as Evidence of Gap Between Theory and Practice

Deborah Paine, Valdosta State University
JT Cox, Valdosta State University
Robert Spires, Valdosta State University

Walsh B

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Reflectivity and Responsiveness: Using the Critical Incident Questionnaire as a Valuation Strategy in Teacher Education

Wynnetta Scott-Simmons, Mercer University
Anaya Bryson, Mercer University

Walsh B

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Using Field Experiences to Increase Teacher Candidates' Senses of Efficacy

Megan Adams, Kennesaw State University
Sanjuana Rodriguez, Kennesaw State University

Walsh B

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM