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2024 Conference Schedule

Georgia Southern University

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2024
Friday, February 2nd
8:45 AM

A Mixed Methods Examination of the Selected Experiences of First Generation TRIO Talent Search Participants and Perceptions of Program Efficacy

La'Toya Cesar, Fayetteville State University
Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University

Ballroom

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Developing a Study Abroad Program for Education Students: International Insights

Alexandra J. Reyes, Georgia Southern University
Amanda Wall, Georgia Southern University

Ballroom

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Exploring Historically Black College and University Sustainability and Internationalization with Africa: A Study of Selected HBCU Leaders' Perspectives

Kelisaha B. Graves, Virginia State University
Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University

Ballroom

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Belonging as a potential mechanism for the development of STEM possible selves: Exploring the impact of a possible selves intervention for undergraduate students of color majoring in STEM fields

Andrea Dawn Frazier, Columbus State University

Boston 1

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Cultural as an Integral Component for First Year Student Success

Tiffany Pogue, ASU

Boston 1

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Enhancing Undergraduate Learning through Effective Teaching of Research Methods

Meca Williams-Johnson
Kyle Walker, Georgia Southern University
Alexa Mikels, Georgia Southern University

Boston 1

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Making STRIDES: Incorporating Equine-Assisted Learning in a First Year Student Experience Course

Gwen Scott Ruttencutter, Valdosta State University
Kate Warner, Valdosta State University

Boston 1

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

A Direct Instruction Case Study and its Impact on Math Learning: Master's Thesis

Monique Harrell, Georgia State University
Dr Sarah Carlson, Georgia State University
Dr Kathryn McCarthy, Georgia State University
Dr Namisi Chilungu, Georgia State University

Boston 2&3

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Making Math Matter

Virginia B. Wilcox, Wesleya College

Boston 2&3

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Online Platform and Math Learning in Middle Grades

Troy Nelson, Mercer University
Jay Feng, Mercer University

Boston 2&3

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Using Technology to help Pre-Service Teachers Extend Elementary Student Understanding of Multi-Cultural and Social Justice Issues

Kristy Litster, Valdosta State University

Boston 2&3

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Inspect for Impact

Vera Musgrove, Columbus State University
Anna Hart, Columbus State University

Morgan

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

One School’s Efforts to Improve Student Reading Skills and Parent Literacy Support

Karey L. Williams, Kennesaw State University

Morgan

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Should We Teach Handwriting in Elementary School? A Meta-Analysis

John Hobe, Georgia Southern University

Morgan

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

The Importance of STEM in Early Education

Haley Neuhausen, University of South Florida

Morgan

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Comparing Social Media Platforms for Recruiting Special Education Teachers in High-Need Areas

Eric Landers, Georgia Southern University
Stephanie Devine, Georgia Southern University
Katy Haughney, Georgia Southern University
Caitlin Criss, Georgia Southern University
Cynthia MAssey, Georgia Southern University
Karin Fisher, Georgia Southern University

Preston 1

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Publishing with the Journal of Case Learning and Exceptional Learners (JCLEL)

Devon Jernigan
Katy Haughney

Preston 1

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Theater Therapy : Using Stage Management to Teach Students with Disabilities

Melvin S. Marsh, Turtle Tail Productions

Preston 1

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Presentation Materials Available

21st Century Coaching Through the Lens of Social Justice

John S. Murphy, Georgia Southern University
Delores Liston, Georgia Southern University

Preston 2

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Presentation Materials Available

Courageous School Leadership: Rural Principals’ Perception and Self-Efficacy in Implementing Culturally Responsive Leadership (CRL)

Angela Denise Young, Kennesaw State University

Preston 2

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Elementary School: Qualitative Case Study

Kimberly Mathews, Valdosta State University
Richard Schmertzing, Valdosta State University
Lorraine C. Schmertzing, Valdosta State University

Preston 2

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Exploring the Cultural Compass: Rural Georgia School Leaders’ Cultural Competency and School Success

Summer Pannell, Stephen F. Austin State University
Juliann McBrayer, Georgia Southern University

Preston 2

8:45 AM - 10:15 AM

10:30 AM

Building doctoral retention through multi-level mentorship opportunities

Jennifer Lovelace, Columbus State University

Ballroom

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Equity through Affordability: The Implementation of Open Access Resources in Graduate Coursework

Katherine Adams
Kelly Long, University of North Georgia
Micheal McElveen, Berry College

Ballroom

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Interpreting Student Evaluations for Assessing Teaching Effectiveness

Meca Williams-Johnson

Ballroom

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Generation Alpha Students: Connecting, Educating, and Relating

Tayla Brown, Augusta University
Sarah Adams, Augusta University

Boston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Learning Science with Arts-Integrated Lessons: Student Experiences

Oliver Ellis, Muscogee County School District
Lorraine C. Schmertzing, Valdosta State University
Richard Schmertzing, Valdosta State University

Boston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Quality, Meaningful Educational Experiences: An Auto-Biographical Case Study of Algebra 1 Students at a Small Urban High School

Marya D. Ray

Boston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The State of Elementary School Recess in Georgia: Studying Recess Before and "After" COVID

Karyn A. Allee, Mercer University
Erica DeCuir, Albany State University
Dawn Robinson, University of South Carolina - Beaufort

Boston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Designing a computer-based simulation of classroom observation experience for school leaders: A pilot study

Sedat Gumus Ph.D., The Education University of Hong Kong
Mete Akcaoglu, Georgia Southern University
Juliann McBrayer, Georgia Southern University

Boston 2&3

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Implementing Mixed Reality Simulations in a Teacher Training Program

Erin Hamel, University of Georgia
Kim A. Viel-Ruma, University of Georgia

Boston 2&3

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Innovative uses of Immersive Cameras and VR for Performance Feedback to Improve Teacher Practice

Caitlin Criss, Georgia Southern University
Adam Carreon Dr., Georgia Southern University

Boston 2&3

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Using Virtual Simulation to Replicate Instructional Coaching Experiences

Jeffrey Keese, Mercer University

Boston 2&3

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

A High-Leverage Practice Rubric for Conducting an Assessment-Focused Parent-Teacher Conference

Deana J. Ford, Mercer University
Sara E. Luke, Mercer University

Morgan

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Guiding Special Education Teachers Through Their First Years: A Model of Mentoring, Coaching, and Professional Development

Kim Muschaweck, Georgia College & State University
Stephen Wills, Georgia College & State University
Rob Sumowski, Georgia College & State University

Morgan

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Leadership in Song: Developing Collaboration, Community, and Leadership Practices through Music in an Online Course

Sheryl J. Croft, Kennesaw State University

Morgan

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Organizational and Coworker Support in Implementation of Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

Parul Acharya, Columbus State University

Morgan

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Special Education Teachers' Pandemic Experiences

Laura Echezabal, Georgia Southern University
Edie Grice, Georgia Southern University
Karin Fisher, Georgia Southern University
Kaylin Andrews, Georgia Southern University
Ta'Lonie James, Georgia Southern University
Kelly Standridge, Georgia State University
Will Wilson, Georgia Southern University, Student

Morgan

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Modeling Reflexivity when Teaching Qualitative Research Online

Elizabeth M. Pope, University of West Georgia
Marsha Simon, University of West Georgia

Preston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Scholar-Practitioners Learning Qualitative Research Online

Danielle Cleveland, University of West Georgia
Elizabeth M. Pope, University of West Georgia

Preston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Testimonio Methodology as Collaborative Inquiry

Mayra E. Garcia Villa200567*, Georgia Southern University

Preston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The Three Ps of Doctoral Research Topic Discovery: The Preliminary Journey of RMT 2023

Noran L. Moffett, Fayetteville State University
Taijuan Fuller, Fayetteville State University
Samantha McKenzie Holmes, Fayetteville State University
Gailetta Suttles-Battle, Fayetteville State University

Preston 1

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Creating Safe Learning Spaces for Students in Response to Trauma

Karen S. DiBella, Cherokee Family Violence Center

Preston 2

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The "Now Normal": Mid- and Late-Career Educators’ Emotional Experiences in Post-Pandemic Teaching

Rachel E. Gaines, Kennesaw State University
Mei-Lin Chang, Kennesaw State University
Melinda Palmer, Kennesaw State University
Kristen C. Mosley, Austin Independent School District (TX)

Preston 2

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

We are Here, We are Queer, and We are Scared: Reclaiming Educational Spaces for LGBTQ+ Identities

Joseph R. Jones, Gordon College - Barnesville

Preston 2

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Wholehearted Living, Emotional Awareness, and Mental Health: Conversations with Elementary Education Teacher Candidates

Olha Osobov, Georgia College & State University
Stacy Waller, Georgia College & State University

Preston 2

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

1:45 PM

Connections Forged and Missed: Reflections on Diversity and the Possibilities and Limitations of Co-Constructing Social Justice Spaces in Higher Education

Sabrina N. Ross
Calvin Walton, Georgia Southern University
Ming Fang He, Georgia Southern University
Alma Stevenson, Georgia Southern University

Boston 1

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Reflections: A Testimony to the Research and Scholarship of Asa G. Hilliard III

James C. Young, Clark Atlanta University

Boston 1

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Towards a TrapCrit Perspective of Hip-Hop Education

Kelly R. Allen, Augusta University

Boston 1

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

“You Won’t Break My Soul”: Nurturing Black Prospective Teachers’ Well-Being

Lateefah Id-Deen, Kennesaw State University
MaKayla Hopkins, Kennesaw State University
Ashley Williams, Kennesaw State University
Tamera Johnson, Kennesaw State University

Boston 1

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Enhancing Learning Outcomes of Canva through Institutional Technology: A Face-to-Face Classroom Experience

Bekir Mugayitoglu, Georgia College & State University

Boston 2&3

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

High School Teacher's Perceptions of IT Support During Pandemic

Parul Acharya, Columbus State University

Boston 2&3

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

The Role of Technology in Performance Feedback on Teacher Practice: A Systematic Review

Caitlin Criss, Georgia Southern University
Adam Carreon Dr., Georgia Southern University
Cynthia Massey Dr., Georgia Southern University

Boston 2&3

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Conceptualizations of Teacher Leadership in Georgia: Results from a Pilot Survey

Jeffrey Keese, Mercer University

Morgan

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Impact of Family Engagement on Student Success

Rebekah G. Wood, Valdosta State University

Morgan

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Perceptions of Curriculum Alignment in US History

Jameka C. Fields-Rhodes, Kennesaw State University

Morgan

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Advancing the Advanced Readers Through Teacher Collaboration

Daurian Hogan
Jay Feng

Preston 1

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Lived Experiences of Six Gifted Black Students in Rural South Georgia

Robin Cartright, Georgia DOE
Richard Schmertzing, Valdosta State University
Lorraine C. Schmertzing, Valdosta State University
Meagan Arrastia-Chisholm Ph.D., Valdosta State University

Preston 1

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Seven Rural High Achieving Students’ Educational Experiences: A Narrative Inquiry

Damaris Holt
Lorraine C. Schmertzing, Valdosta State University
Richard Schmertzing, Valdosta State University

Preston 1

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM

Distilling the Dispositions Necessary for Success in Curriculum and Instruction Roles

Winifred C. Nweke, Clayton State University
Comfort Y. Afolabi
Tasha P. Perkins, Shorter University

Preston 2

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Presentation Materials Available

Education for the Future: Higher Education’s Evolving Role in Entrepreneurial and Innovative Learning

Elnora D. Farmer, University of North Georgia

Preston 2

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Examination of the Horowitz ‘Live-on Report’: The relationship between college administrator salaries, benefits, and job requirements

Steven Tolman
Daniel W. Calhoun, Georgia Southern University
Benjamin Tankersley, Georgia Southern University

Preston 2

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM

Windows of Opportunity: Building and Sustaining Departmental Culture in an Era of Superthreats

Sheryl J. Croft, Kennesaw State University
Chinasa Elue, Kennesaw State University

Preston 2

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM