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Submissions from 2020

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


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


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

Submissions from 2019

How to Shine a Light on a Hidden Dimension of Cultural Competence: An Agenda to Promote Trauma-informed Pedagogy, Amee Adkins, Regina Rahimi, and Delores D. Liston

International Sojourns: An Investigation of Middle Grades Preservice Teachers' Development of Intercultural Competence, Elizabeth C. Barrow

Social Studies Education for the Inclusive Classroom, Elizabeth C. Barrow

Using Photovoice in Social Studies Teacher Education, Elizabeth C. Barrow

What’s Your Story?: Engaging Students in Historical Inquiry with Photoblogs and Photovoice, Elizabeth C. Barrow


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


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


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

Reexamining Bridges in Today’s Climate of Diversity, M. Evans, Alexandra J. Reyes, and B. Williams


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


Collaborative research for equitable access to transformational EE study abroad, Allison L. Freed, Aerin W. Benavides, and Lacey D. Huffling

Student or Learner? Engaging Desire and Collaborative Imagining in ELA Methods Courses, Emily L. Freeman and Alexandra J. Reyes

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


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


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


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


Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: A Hidden Dimension of Cultural Competence, Delores D. Liston, Amee Adkins, and Regina Rahimi

Writing for ABT, William McComas, Valerie Haff, Kathleen Westrich, Amanda L. Townley, William H. Heyborne, Kate N. Walker, Emily Weigel, and Suann Yang


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 Disciplinary Literacies, Taylor A. Norman

We are all literacy teachers now: Teacher educators speak in discipline literacies, Taylor Norman, Elizabeth C. Barrow, Shelli L. Casler-Failing, and Amanda Wall

Examining Pre-service Teachers’ use of Sentence Diagramming to Boost Self-efficacy., Taylor Norman and Nancy L. Remler

“This is Complicated”: Preservice ELA Teachers Learn to Teach Grammar in Context, Taylor Norman and Nancy L. Remler

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


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

Classroom Practices for Addressing Trauma, Regina Rahimi


Educators and Trauma Informed Pedagogy: Measuring Understanding, Regina Rahimi, Delores D. Liston, and Amee Adkins

Art Integration: Creative Pathways to Equity & Empowerment, Alexandra J. Reyes


"But I’m Not an Artist" (Re)Positioning Pre-Service Teachers through Arts-Integrated Pedagogies, Alexandra J. Reyes


Community Portraits as Transformative Pedagogy: Examining Preservice Teachers' Positioning Through a Month-Long Arts-Integrated Project, Alexandra J. Reyes, Sarah Byrne Bausell, and Kristin Papoi


Leveraging Navigational Capital: Strengthening Family-School-Community Connections in Chinese and Spanish Heritage Language Programs, Alexandra J. Reyes and Wenyang Sun

The Diversity of School Cultures in the USA, Alexandra Reyes and D. Thomas

Putting Data in the Hands of Our Learners, Heather C. Scott, C. Dean, L. Ike, and B. Moss

Difficult Topics. Strong Emotions. And the Power of Story, Heather C. Scott, Christine Draper, and Michelle Reidel

Inquiring Minds Want to Know: Digging Deeper in English Language Arts through Inquiry, Lina B. Soares and Taylor Norman


Building Bridges: How Two Community-Based Heritage Language Programs Encourage Immigrant-School-Community Engagement in the Shifting South, Wenyang Sun and Alexandra J. Reyes

Fine Tuning Our Approach to Academic Language, Amanda Wall, Elizabeth C. Barrow, and Shelli L. Casler-Failing 3762344

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, 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

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


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


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


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


Evolution Education Around the Globe, Amanda L. Glaze

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


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


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


STEM Partnerships in Science Ed: Challenges, Collaborations, and Lessons from the Inside, Amanda L. Glaze

Teaching evolution through anthropological lenses, Amanda L. Glaze

Spirited Science: Evolution, Amanda L. Glaze, P. Z. Garte, S. Garte, and J. Wheat


CONnected! Adolescent Art and Pop Culture as Mediums for STEM Education, Amanda L. Glaze and Kania Greer


Evolution Teaching and Learning, Amanda L. Glaze, John Mead, and Kania Greer