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Submissions from 2021

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

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

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

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

Submissions from 2020

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

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

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

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

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

Submissions from 2019

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How Do We Teach War in America? Examining Civil War Standards Across the South, Elizabeth C. Barrow and Michelle Reidel

From Onion Fields to Soccer Fields: Work, Language, Values, and Sports in Post-Immigrant/Migrant Parenting, Scott A. Beck and Alma Stevenson

From pre-service to in-service: Robotics in action, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

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Input and output: Using LEGO robots to understand functions, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

Teaching math with LEGO robots, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

The power of LEGO robotics to engage students, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

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Using LEGO robots to understand the relationship between rate of change, unit rate, and slope, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

Google certification - It takes a village, Shelli Casler-Failing, Heather Scott, Taylor Norman, Michelle Reidel, and Lacey D. Huffling

Teaching about Phenomena using the NGSS 3-D framework, Alejandra Lara Chavez and Lacey D. Huffling

Citizen Science: Collaboration that authenticates scientific practice, Regina Collins, Britt Gantt, Melissa Weeks, Heather Scott, Lacey D. Huffling, and H. Johnson

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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

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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 discipline literacies, Taylor Norman, Elizabeth C. Barrow, Shelli L. Casler-Failing, and Amanda Wall

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

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

Automated Scoring of a Constructed Response Vision II Scientific Literacy Assessment, A. J. Womack, Robert T. Oertli, Troy D. Sadler, David C. Owens, and Andrew T. Kinslow

Submissions from 2018

Defining Intercultural Competence: How Four Pre-Service Teachers Developed a More Complex Understanding of ICC, Elizabeth C. Barrow

Teaching the Civil War: Finding Time for Politics, People, Passion, Elizabeth C. Barrow

An American Teacher in Korea: Teaching Politically Charged Presidential Elections, Elizabeth C. Barrow and A. Ford

Putting an Identity Lens on a Longitudinal Look at Fieldwork, Aerin W. Benavides, Catherine E. Matthews, Lacey D. Huffling, and Heidi Carlone

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The Effects of Integrating LEGO Robotics into a Mathematics Curriculum to Promote the Development of Proportional Reasoning, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

The Effects of Integrating LEGO Robotics into a Mathematics Curriculum to Promote the Development of Proportional Reasoning, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

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Integrating LEGO Robotics Into a 5th Grade Cross Curricular Unit to Promote the Development of Narrative Writing Skills, Shelli L. Casler-Failing, Mete Akcaoglu, Valerie Woodrum, Valerie Morris, and Jay McNeely

Intercultural sensitivity and environmental identity: Experiences with study abroad programs, Allison L. Freed, Aerin W. Benavides, and Lacey D. Huffling

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Looking for Resources for your Science Classroom?, Britt Gantt, Kristen Lecomte, Zach Weaver, and Lacey D. Huffling

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Connecting Science and Classrooms, Amanda L. Glaze

Crossing the Divide—building bridges between science and the public, Amanda L. Glaze

Evolution Conflict and Resolution, Amanda L. Glaze

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Evolution Education Around the Globe, Amanda L. Glaze

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

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Knowledge, Beliefs, Understanding and Acceptance of Evolution: Goals, Roles, and Measures, Amanda L. Glaze

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Laboring for Science, Laboring for Souls: Obstacles and Approaches to Teaching and Learning Evolution in the Southeastern United States, Amanda L. Glaze