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2019
Friday, October 4th
7:00 AM

GERA 2019 Conference Program

Georgia Southern University

7:00 AM

Presentation Materials Available

9:00 AM

Educators' and Trauma Informed Pedagogy: Measuring Understanding

Regina Rahimi, Georgia Southern University
Delored D. Liston, Georgia Southern University
Amee Adkins, Georgiasouthern.edu
regina rahimi, georgia southern univeristy

Educators and Trauma - Preston 1

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Making Meaning of Suicide at the Elementary School Level: The Experiences of School Counselors

Meredith A. Rausch, Augusta University

Educators and Trauma - Preston 1

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Making sense of a student’s arrest for sexual assault: The need for talking and teaching in response to violent acts

Stacia L. Long, University of Georgia

Educators and Trauma - Preston 1

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Dear Student-Athlete: What Would You Risk for Social Justice?

Naadiya Hopkins, Fayetteville State University
Julian Capel, University of South Carolina
Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University

Higher Education: Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice - Morgan

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Impact and Influences of Proposition 209: A Critical Analysis of Arguments of Proponents and Opponents Around Higher Education Eligibility, Enrollment and Graduation Rates

Arthur C. Evans III, Clark Atlanta University

Higher Education: Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice - Morgan

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

No, That's Not How You Pronounce My Name: Addressing Microaggressions in Higher Education

Andrea N. Smith, University of West Georgia
Natasha Ramsay-Jordan, University of West Georgia

Higher Education: Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice - Morgan

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

An HBCU Initiative to Build Effective Partnerships for Pre-service Teachers’ Field and Clinical Experiences

Valiehsa Ellis, Spelman College
Patricia Jenkins, Albany State University
Tiffany D. Pogue, Albany State University

Preservice Teacher Education - Boston 1

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Delivering an Effective edTPA Boot Camp Experience for Students in an Undergraduate Program in Special Education

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

Preservice Teacher Education - Boston 1

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Cohort Community for Perseverance and Persistence in STEM Scholars Program

Rhonda C. Porter, Albany State University
Louise Wrensford, Albany State University
John Williams, Albany State University
Li Feng, Albany State University

STEM Retention and Persistence - Preston 2

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

From Root to STEM: Examining the Influence of a Utilitarian Scientific Literacy Curriculum

Kaela Jackson, Spelman College
Brittany Chambers, Clark Atlanta University
Mi'Kayla Newell, Georgia State University

STEM Retention and Persistence - Preston 2

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

An Analysis of #TECHtalkGA: A weekly Twitter chat for Educators in Georgia

Mete Akcaoglu, Georgia Southern University
Charles B. Hodges, Georgia Southern University

Technology: Professional Development and Instruction - Boston 2/3

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Technological Tools to Support Virtual Group Projects

Herbert Fiester, Valdosta State University
Jamie Workman, Valdosta State University

Technology: Professional Development and Instruction - Boston 2/3

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

Presentation Materials Available

The Role of Online Mentoring in the Success of Online Graduate Students

Dianne F. Lawton, Troy University

Technology: Professional Development and Instruction - Boston 2/3

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:30 AM

Examining the Diversity of Academic Qualifications and Practitioner Experiences of Faculty to Enhance Practitioner-Based Preparation Programs

Juliann Sergi McBrayer
Steve Tolman, Georgia Southern University
Katherine Fallon
Gregory Quinet, Kennesaw State University

Higher Education: Curriculum and Faculty - Preston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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

Sabrina N. Ross

Higher Education: Curriculum and Faculty - Preston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Navigating the IRB Process for Dissertation Completion

Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University
Melissa L. Lyon, Fayetteville State University
Letitia P. Johnson-Arnold, Fayetteville State University

Higher Education: Curriculum and Faculty - Preston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Interactive Research Methods Lab: a Hands-on Innovative Space for the Teaching and Learning of Research Methods in Education

Ivan M. Jorrín Abellán, Kennesaw State University
Rachel Gaines, Kennesaw State University
Olga Koz, Kennesaw State University
Mei-Lin Chang, Kennesaw State University
Jihye Kim, Kennesaw State University
Connie C. Lane, Kennesaw State University

Higher Education: Curriculum and Faculty - Preston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

A Comparison of Novice Teacher Perceptions of Teacher Certification Policies

Angela S. Wilson

Inservice Teachers: Professional Development and Research - Morgan

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Examining the K-12 Teachers Professional Development Needs Assessment

Aslihan Unal, Elementary and Special Education, College of Education, Georgia Southern University
Zafer Unal, College of Education, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, FL

Inservice Teachers: Professional Development and Research - Morgan

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

“It felt good to be included”: A mixed-methods study of pre-kindergarten teachers’ experiences with professional learning

Kim S. Barker, Augusta University
DO-HONG KIM, Augusta University
Beth Pendergraft, Augusta University

Inservice Teachers: Professional Development and Research - Morgan

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Non-formal Learning: Cemeteries as Sites of Learning

james badger

Inservice Teachers: Professional Development and Research - Morgan

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Making Meaning in Three Languages: How Does a Young ELL Student Do it.

Olha Osobov, Georgia College & State University

Language and Culture - Boston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Marginalized Majority or Dis/Advantaged Minorities---Educational Experience of Chinese Ethnic Minorities in China

Ru Li, Georgia Southern University

Language and Culture - Boston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Student Achievement and ESOL Co-Teacher Content Certification in the Secondary Core Content Classrooms

Megan DeVoss, University of West Georgia

Language and Culture - Boston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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, Georgia Southern University
Joy Haaf, SouthEast Bulloch HIgh School
Aleshia Hill, Georgia Southern University

Language and Culture - Boston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Differences Between Expository and Narrative Items in a College-Level Reading Comprehension Assessment

Heather Ness, Georgia State University

Literacy Assessment and Instruction - Boston 2/3

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Does Alignment Construct Research Make the Individual Norm Referenced Standardized Test Score Harmful?

John Hobe, Georgia Southern University

Literacy Assessment and Instruction - Boston 2/3

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Seamless Acts of Teaching Secondary Content through Literacy: Portraits of Secondary Content Educators using Literacy to Meet Instructional Goals

Christie Wall, Houston County Schools
Lorraine C. Schmertzing, Valdosta State University
Richard Schmertzing, Valdosta State University

Literacy Assessment and Instruction - Boston 2/3

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Expanding Educational Opportunities via Research in Fragile Communities

Kathaleena E. Monds, Center for Educational Opportunity

School Choice and Educational Opportunities - Preston 2

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

If It Walks/Talks/Looks Like a Voucher...

Erin C. Scussel, Georgia State University

School Choice and Educational Opportunities - Preston 2

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Great Black Hope

Andrea N. Smith

School Choice and Educational Opportunities - Preston 2

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Legislative History of Mental Disorders in Federal Education Programs

Mary Kay Bacallao, Mercer University

School Choice and Educational Opportunities - Preston 2

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

1:45 PM

Building Brains Through Play: Results From a Quasi-Experimental Study in Two Title I Kindergarten Classrooms

Karyn A. Allee-Herndon, Mercer University

Elementary Classrooms - Preston 1

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

High Leverage Teaching Practices: Examining Implementation in Elementary Mathematics Instruction

Cliff Chestnutt, University of West Georgia

Elementary Classrooms - Preston 1

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Learning Comfortably: Flexible Seating and Student Performance in the Elementary Classroom

Amber Jackson, Mercer University
Jay Feng, Mercer University

Elementary Classrooms - Preston 1

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Play and Learn: Effect of Math Games on Student Motivation and Performance

Lauren Lovett, Mercer University
Jay Feng, Mercer University

Elementary Classrooms - Preston 1

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

The Summer Learning Academy: Leveraging Teacher Preparation at a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) to Support Kindergarten Readiness for Young Black Males

Erica DeCuir, Albany State University

Elementary Classrooms - Preston 1

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Connecting Administrative and Student Affairs Assessment and Resources with Student Success

CYNTHIA GROOVER, Georgia Southern University
Juliann McBrayer, Georgia Southern University
Richard Cleveland, Georgia Southern University
Amy Jo Riggs, Georgia Southern University

Higher Education: Assessment and Well-Being - Preston 2

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Dual Enrollment: an Analysis of Persistence, Ethnicity and Gender

Sherida Habersham, Brewton-Parker College

Higher Education: Assessment and Well-Being - Preston 2

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Holistic Health and Wellness in Educational Environments: Proposed Strategies to Develop a Self-Care Action Plan for Educators and Students

Letitia P. Johnson-Arnold, Fayetteville State University
Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University

Higher Education: Assessment and Well-Being - Preston 2

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Mentorship Award Winners in Counseling: How Can We Learn From Their Experience?

Meredith A. Rausch, Augusta University

Higher Education: Assessment and Well-Being - Preston 2

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

The Search For Balance - Taking Time For Self-Care

Diana Meeks, Chamberlain College of Nursing

Higher Education: Assessment and Well-Being - Preston 2

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Cultivating Culturally Relevant/Responsive/Sustaining Curriculum and Pedagogy through Intercultural Learning and Teaching

Ming Fang He, mingfhe88
Beverly A. King Miller, Georgia Southern University

Intercultural Learning/Teaching in China, Costa Rica, Panama, and the United States - Morgan

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Developing Intercultural Understanding and Competence through Intercultural Learning and Teaching in Panama

Joy Haaf, SouthEast Bulloch HIgh School
Aleshia Hill, Georgia Southern University

Intercultural Learning/Teaching in China, Costa Rica, Panama, and the United States - Morgan

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Intercultural Learning Experience of Chinese Ethnic Minority Teachers Studying in US Universities

Ru Li, Georgia Southern University

Intercultural Learning/Teaching in China, Costa Rica, Panama, and the United States - Morgan

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Languages, Cultures, and Identities: Immersion Experiences of HBCU Students in a Study Abroad Program in Costa Rica

Irina Tedrick, Georgia Southern University/Savannah State University

Intercultural Learning/Teaching in China, Costa Rica, Panama, and the United States - Morgan

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

A Critical Review of Parental and Pedagogical Practices and Academic Achievement through the Culturally Responsive Pedagogy Framework

Amy Salter
Myrtha V. Oyenuga

K-12 Schools: Practices and Strategies - Boston 2/3

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Bringing Homeschool Strategies to Public School Classrooms to Help Meet the Special Educational Needs of Students

Mary L. Morse, University of West Georgia

K-12 Schools: Practices and Strategies - Boston 2/3

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Building Racial Stamina as A Pathway to Equity: One Middle School’s Journey

Sean Warner, Clark Atlanta University

K-12 Schools: Practices and Strategies - Boston 2/3

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Elementary Leaders’ Reported Practices in Providing Equitable Discipline: Dispro on the Rise

Beverly L. Ford, Georgia Southern University

K-12 Schools: Practices and Strategies - Boston 2/3

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Saudi Schools' Openness to Change: An Examination of Elementary school Teachers' Perceptions

Mohamed M. Ghoneim Sywelem Dr., Jazan University & Suez University
James Witte Dr., Auburn University
Ahmed Hantool Dr., Jazan University

K-12 Schools: Practices and Strategies - Boston 2/3

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

A New Method for Analyzing Students’ Answers for Constructed Response Items in Formative Assessments - An Application of a Topic Model

Hye-Jeong Choi, University of Georgia
Jiawei Xiong, University of Georgia
Stephanie Lai, University of Georgia
Kevin Raczynski, University of Georgia
Jordan Wheeler, University of Georgia
Juyeon Lee, University of Georgia

Measurement and Statistics - Boston 1

1:45 PM - 3:30 AM

Behavior Management, Bullying Victimization, and Weapon Carrying: An Exploratory Structural Equation Model

Diana Mindrila

Measurement and Statistics - Boston 1

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Multi-Group Differential Functioning of Items and Tests with Cultural Orientation Scale

Jihee Hong, Georgia State University
Chris Oshima, Georgia State University
Kenneth Rice, Georgia State University

Measurement and Statistics - Boston 1

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

Psychometric Analysis of the Perceived Stress Scale-10 with School Principals

Lantry L. Brockmeier, Valdosta State University

Measurement and Statistics - Boston 1

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM

What Matters in Motivation? Probing the Dimensionality of Expectancy-Value Theory in Diversity Education

Yan Yang, University of West Georgia

Measurement and Statistics - Boston 1

1:45 PM - 3:30 PM