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Submissions from 2022

Facilitating Productive Struggle in an Online Mathematics Methods Course: Experiences of Secondary Education Preservice Teachers, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

Input and Output: Using LEGO Robots to Understand Functions, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

Understanding Unit Rates and Slope Using LEGO Robots, Shelli L. Casler-Failing and Erin Schmidt

Understanding Unit Rates and Slope Using LEGO Robots, Shelli L. Casler-Failing and Erin Schmidt

An Interdisciplinary Pathway to Activating Productive Struggle through Problem-Based Learning, Regina McCurdy, Taylor A. Norman, Elizabeth C. Barrow, and Shelli L. Casler-Failing 3762344

Struggling in Math: Ensuring it is Productive, Regina McCurdy, Taylor A. Norman, Elizabeth C. Barrow, Shelli L. Casler-Failing, and Amanda Wall

Taking Grades out of Field Experiences through an Ungrading Model, Regina McCurdy, Taylor A. Norman, Elizabeth C. Barrow, Shelli L. Casler-Failing, and Amanda Wall

Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Using an Understanding of the Tides as a Model for Students’ Time Management Skills, Taylor A. Norman, David C. Owens, Alisa Leckie, R. Warner, and B. Wells

Kicking and Screaming: The Shift to Online Instruction in Teacher Education, Michelle Reidel and Taylor Norman

I Thought I was One of the Good Ones: Books to Challenge White Complacency, Michelle Reidel, Taylor Norman, and Elizabeth C. Barrow

Submissions from 2021

Is voting a privilege that can be taken away?: How one middle grades social studies methods class investigated the history of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Elizabeth C. Barrow

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Looking Beyond the Battles: A Review of Civil War Standards Across the United States, Elizabeth C. Barrow

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Anti-racism in White Educators’ Classrooms: A Complicated Journey Toward Conscientization Maturation, Elizabeth C. Barrow and Taylor A. Norman

How do I do this?: Using a critical friendship to harness RPCK in a social studies methods class, Elizabeth C. Barrow and Taylor A. Norman

Children’s Books as Instructional Tools in EFL, Scott A. Beck

Perusall: An Electronic Silver Lining in a Dark COVID Cloud, Scott A. Beck

The Struggle Is Real: Creating Opportunities for Productive Struggle in All Content Areas, Shelli Casler-Failing, Elizabeth C. Barrow, Amanda L. Glaze, and T. Norman

Learning to teach with robots in a mathematics methods course, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

FIKA With Fellows, Lisa Costello, Nikki DiGregorio, Rochelle Bornett Lee, Alexandra J. Reyes, Peggy Shannon-Baker, Stacy W. Smallwood, and Clare Walsh

Managing Difficult Conversations Workshop, Lisa Costello, Nikki DiGregorio, Rochelle Bornett Lee, Alexandra J. Reyes, Peggy Shannon-Baker, Stacy W. Smallwood, and Clare Walsh

Managing Difficult Conversations Workshop, Lisa Costello, Nikki DiGregorio, Rochelle Bornett Lee, Alexandra J. Reyes, Peggy Shannon-Baker, Stacy W. Smallwood, and Clare Walsh

Unpacking Privilege Workshop, Lisa Costello, Nikki DiGregorio, Rochelle Bornett Lee, Alexandra J. Reyes, Peggy Shannon-Baker, Stacy W. Smallwood, and Clare Walsh

Unpacking Privilege Workshop, Lisa Costello, Nikki DiGregorio, Rochelle Bornett Lee, Alexandra J. Reyes, Peggy Shannon-Baker, Stacy W. Smallwood, and Clare Walsh

Unpacking Privilege Workshop, Lisa Costello, Nikki DiGregorio, Rochelle Bornett Lee, Alexandra J. Reyes, Peggy Shannon-Baker, Stacy W. Smallwood, and Clare Walsh

Invited talk at the General Education Symposium at West Georgia University, Delena Bell Gatch, J. O'Connor, M. Cawthorn, and Taylor A. Norman

A House on Solid Ground: Science and Faith in the Evangelical South, Amanda L. Glaze

Deciphering meaning: Truth or truth?, Amanda L. Glaze

How To Talk About Evolution When Your Audience a Biblical Literalists, Amanda L. Glaze

Navigating Cultural Borders in Science Education, Amanda L. Glaze

Overcoming Barriers to Scientific Literacy in the United States: Reflections and Vision for Evolution Education, Amanda L. Glaze

People, Pressure, Public Perceptions: Science Communication in a World of Denial, Amanda L. Glaze

Walking Through Darkness: Interpersonal Communication as a Tool for Navigating Experiences After Trauma, Amanda L. Glaze and D. L. Townley

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Engaging Diverse Learners in the College Context, Delores D. Liston and Regina Rahimi

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Partnering Leadership Preparation and Teacher Preparation Programs, Juliann Sergi McBrayer and Regina Rahimi

Bridging the Partisan Gulf: Employing Compassion Toward the Successful Resolution of Socioscientific Issues, David C. Owens

Trauma Informed Practice in College, Regina Rahimi, Amee Adkins, and Delores D. Liston

Honestly Its Going Great So Far… I Did Have a Mental Breakdown: Exploring the Experiences of Paid Residents in Their First Year, Regina Rahimi and Nedra Cossa

Jumping Right In: Examining A Teacher Residency Model, Regina Rahimi and Nedra Cossa

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Bringing Trauma Informed Pedagogy to Campus: Exploring Strategies for Working with College Students, Regina Rahimi and Delores D. Liston

Trauma Informed Classroom Management, Regina Rahimi and Delores D. Liston

Methods for fostering RPCK in Future Social Studies Educators, Michelle Reidel and Elizabeth C. Barrow

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Visualizing the Systemic Structures within the American Schoolhouse, Janel Smith and Taylor A. Norman

Large Scale, Small Feel: Revising a Middle Grades Program, Amanda Wall, Elizabeth C. Barrow, Taylor A. Norman, Shelli L. Casler-Failing, and R. McCurdy

Collaborating with Teacher Candidates to Create Place-Based Integrated Curriculum, Amanda Wall and Taylor A. Norman

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Middle-Level Teacher Candidates' Collaboration: "Each Day, I Am Becoming a Better Teacher", Amanda Wall and Taylor A. Norman

Submissions from 2020

Teaching the Election of 1860 Using the Inquiry Design Model, Elizabeth C. Barrow

Teacher Education in the United States and at Georgia Southern University, Scott A. Beck

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Mapping Reader Responses to Young Adult Novels and Children’s Storybooks with Muslims and Islamic Themes, Scott A. Beck, Yasar Bodur, and Alma Stevenson

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Mapping Reader Responses to LGBTQ Young Adult Novels and Children's Storybooks, Scott A. Beck, Dina C. Walker-Devose, Laura E. Agnich, and Caren Town

LEGO robotics: A new method for teaching Mathematics, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

LEGO robotics – Play, learn, share, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

Teaching productive struggle in a math methods course, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

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Teaching Proportions with LEGO robotics in a seventh-grade mathematics class, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

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Integrating Literacy into a Culturally Responsive STEM After School Program, Shelli L. Casler-Failing, Alma Stevenson, and Beverly A. King Miller

Impact of a Self-Reflection, Expert Discussion, Self-Reflection Model on Pre-service Secondary Mathematics and Science Teachers’ Ability to Assess Their Classrooms, Gregory Chamblee and Elizabeth C. Barrow

Training Middle and High School Teachers at OUR2SWAMP, Jose Checo Colón-Gaud, Lacey D. Huffling, Heather Scott, Kania Greer, Shainaz M. Landge, and Mary Thaler

Engaging teachers in citizen and community science increases critical environmental agency, Jose Checo Colón-Gaud, Lacey D. Huffling, Heather Scott, Kania Greer, and Mary Thaler

Bringing the learning home: Leveraging study away experiences to develop culturally competent teachers, Allison Freed, Aerin W. Benavides, and Lacey D. Huffling

The transformational journey from international experience to culturally responsive teaching, Allison Freed, Aerin W. Benavides, and Lacey D. Huffling

Transformational impact of international EE experiences on classroom EE/teachers, Allison L. Freed, Aerin W. Benavides, and Lacey D. Huffling

An Evolution (r)Evolution, Amanda L. Glaze

Barriers, Beliefs, and Border Crossings: Worldview and the Pursuit of Scientific Literacy, Amanda L. Glaze

Can science and faith truly co-exist?, Amanda L. Glaze

Controversial before entering my classroom: Qualitative research in evolution education, Amanda L. Glaze

Conversations about Evolution, Amanda L. Glaze

Every classroom matters-impacting science denial one class at a time, Amanda L. Glaze

Navigating academic border-crossings: teaching science in a culture of faith, Amanda L. Glaze

Storytelling as research medium: shifting the lens on understanding, conceptualization of controversy, and mitigating anti-science worldviews, Amanda L. Glaze

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

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Critical environmental agency: Engaging teachers with citizen science, Lacey D. Huffling and Heather Scott

Using Deepwater Horizon to engage students in water quality discussions, Lacey D. Huffling and Heather Scott

Learning To Assess With a 3-D Lens: First Attempts at Creating 3-D Formative Assessment and Rubric, Lacey D. Huffling and Heather C. Scott

Teaching Hard History: Skills and Strategies for Classroom Teachers, M. Karpyn, B. Laughlin-Schultz, and Elizabeth C. Barrow

GCTE’s “Future is Now”, R. Kent and Taylor A. Norman

Teaching human evolution-reasons, resources, and relationships, John Mead, Amanda L. Glaze, and Molly Selba

Let's Talk About the Bridge: Sustaining Teacher Identity Past Induction Through Narrative, Taylor A. Norman and J. M. Alsup

Compassion as a Framework for Understanding and Responding to Socioscientific Issues, David C. Owens

Dreams, Dragons, and Swords: Goal Setting for Life On and Off the Trail, David C. Owens

Impacting Practice Through Science Education Research: Communicating Within and Across Places, Contexts, and Communities, David C. Owens

Cultivating Water Literacy in Undergraduate STEM Education: Students' Socio-Scientific Reasoning about Socio-hydrologic Issues, David C. Owens, Destini N. Petitt, Diane Lally, and Cory T. Forbes

Preparing Students to Work With Students Affected by Trauma, Regina Rahimi

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Kicking and Screaming: Six Teacher Educators Confront their Inherent Beliefs about Online Teacher Education, Michelle Reidel and Taylor A. Norman

Preparing Secondary Educators for High Poverty, High Minority Rural Schools, Michelle Reidel, Heather Scott, Taylor Norman, Lacey D. Huffling, and Shelli Casler-Failing

Critical Environmental Agency: Collaborating to Envision a More Just Future, Heather C. Scott

Using Photovoice to Explore a Community Watershed, Heather C. Scott

Ain’t I a Woman?, Heather C. Scott, Christine Draper, and Michelle Reidel

Using personal watersheds to enhance environmental and science literacy, Heather Scott, Lacey D. Huffling, Elissa Blount, and Gabby Coumes

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Enhancement and validation of the GAENE--Generalized Acceptance of EvolutioN Evaluation scale, Scott Snyder, Amanda L. Glaze, Mike U. Smith, and Randolph Devereaux

Online field experiences: Oxymoron or opportunity?, Amanda Wall, Elizabeth C. Barrow, Shelli L. Casler-Failing, and Taylor Norman

Creating Place-Based Integrated Curriculum, Amanda Wall and Taylor A. Norman