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Submissions from 2021

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Using critical environmental agency to engage Teachers in local watersheds through water quality citizen science, Lacey D. Huffling and Heather C. Scott

A Multi-State Study of the Dominant Discourses in Teacher Candidates' Memories of Writing, Sonia M. Kline, Grace Kang, Chinwe H. Ikpeze, Linda Smetana, Joy Myers, Jenn Raskauskas, R. Scales, K.N. Tracy, and Amanda Wall

Submissions from 2020

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Teaching proportionality through robotics, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

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Bridging the chasm between evolution and faith, Amanda L. Glaze

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Driving reform through communities of practice in scientific fields, Amanda L. Glaze

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Hey! There’s a light at the end of this tunnel (hope it’s not a train)…Full speed, head-on, into the unknown, Amanda L. Glaze

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Holiday Edition: Children’s Books: Review of Little Kids Big Book of Why by Amy Shields, Amanda L. Glaze

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Leveraging communities of practice to build integrated professional learning communities for STEM education, Amanda L. Glaze

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Review of Extreme Ocean by Sylvia A. Earle and Glen Phelan, Amanda L. Glaze

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Review of Glow Down Deep by Lisa Regan, Amanda L. Glaze

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Review of Nature at Night by Lisa Regan, Amanda L. Glaze

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Review of Sharks by Anne Schreiber, Amanda L. Glaze

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Review of So Cool! Sharks by Crispin Boyer, Amanda L. Glaze

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Review of The Ultimate Book of Sharks by Brian Skerry, Elizabeth Carney, and Sarah Wassner Flynn, Amanda L. Glaze

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The Generalized Acceptance of EvolutioN Evaluation (GAENE) 3.0: Enhancement and validation of a new measure of acceptance, Amanda L. Glaze, Scott Snyder, Randolph A. Devereaux, and Mike U. Smith

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What Writing Processes do Teacher Candidates Use? Findings from a Think-Aloud Protocol, Tracy Linderholm, Amanda Wall, Xiaomei Song, and Whitney Carter

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Cultivating teacher candidates who support student agency: Four promising practices, Dixie D. Massey and Amanda Wall

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Undergraduate Quantitative Biology Impact on Biology Preservice Teachers, Robert Mayes, Tammy Long, Lacey D. Huffling, Aaron Reedy, and Brad Williamson

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Curriculum Integration: Walking the Walk, Taylor Norman and Amanda Wall

How Teacher Candidates Support Student Agency in an Early Field Experience, Amanda Wall

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Review of Five Feet Apart by R. Lippincott, Amanda Wall and Dorothy Mortimore

Submissions from 2019

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Every Picture Tells a Story: Teaching the Past with Photoblogs, Elizabeth C. Barrow

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A History Teacher in South Korea: Teaching Elections as an Outsider, Elizabeth C. Barrow and Evelyn Alex Ford

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Evolution education is a complex landscape, Ryan D. P. Dunk, M. Elizabeth Barnes, Michael J. Reiss, Brian Alters, Anila Asghar, B. Elijah Carter, Sehoya Cotner, Amanda L. Glaze, Patricia H. Hawley, Jamie L. Jensen, Louise S. Mead, Louis S. Nadelson, Craig E. Nelson, Briana Pobiner, Eugenie C. Scott, Andrew Shtulman, Gale M. Sinatra, Sherry A. Southerland, Emily M. Walter, and Jason R. Wiles

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Teaching, Reflecting and Learning: Exploring Teacher Education Study Abroad Programs as Transformational Learning Opportunities, Allison Freed, Aerin W. Benavides, and Lacey D. Huffling

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A Deeper Perspective on Darwin: Review of The Quotable Darwin collected and edited by Janet Browne, Amanda L. Glaze

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Children's Books for Home and Classroom: Review of A Brief History of Life on Earth by Clémece Dupont, Amanda L. Glaze

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Christian biologist: faith and evolution can coexist, Amanda L. Glaze

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Evolution in Our Everyday Lives: Review of Dinner with Darwin: Food, Drink, & Evolution, Amanda L. Glaze

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How we know what we know about evolution comes from an intersection of specialties and perspectives, Amanda L. Glaze

Our evolutionary underpinnings: evolution education in the 21st century, Amanda L. Glaze

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Review of Forgotten Beasts: Amazing Creatures That Once Roamed the Earth by Matt Sewell, Amanda L. Glaze

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Review of Little Kids First Big Book of Science edited by K. Zoehfeld., Amanda L. Glaze

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Review of Ocean: Secrets of the Deep edited by S. Weiss and F. DeAmicis, Amanda L. Glaze

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Review of The Book of Caterpillars edited by David G. James, Amanda L. Glaze

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Review of The world of dinosaurs by M. Norell, Amanda L. Glaze

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Review of Wilderness: Earth’s amazing habitatsedited by M. Cassany and M. Navarro, Amanda L. Glaze

Unique Scientist: Dr. Amanda L. Glaze, Amanda L. Glaze

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Acceptance, understanding, and experience: Exploring obstacles to evolution education among Advanced Placement teachers, Amanda L. Glaze and Jenice Goldston

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Why the Okefenokee?, Lacey D. Huffling

Chapter 8. Science Educators’ Perspectives on Learning to Utilize Citizen Science in Our Teaching, Lacey D. Huffling, Heather Scott, Regina Collins, Britt Gantt, Hayward Johnson, and Melissa Weeks

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Creating Culturally Relevant Science Stories: Connecting Students’ Lives to Pedagogy, Lacey D. Huffling and Alma D. Stevenson

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Quantitative Reasoning and Its Role in Interdisciplinarity, Robert Mayes

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Quantitative modelling biology undergraduate assessment, Robert L. Mayes, Kent Allan Rittschof, Joseph Dauer, and Bryon Gallant

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Impact of Interdisciplinary STEM on Student Affect and Reasoning, Robert Mayes, Kent Allan Rittschof, and Bryon Gallant

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The Dynamic Integration of Content and Language during Bilingual Discussion of Mathematics Word Problems, Alandeom W. Oliveira, Carla Meskill, Karen Gregory, Patterson Rogers, and Shelli L. Casler-Failing

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Promoting This We Believe and the AMLE Standards with Teacher Candidates, Amanda Wall

Submissions from 2018

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An Invitation to Modeling: Building a Community of Shared Explicit Practices, M. Aikens, K. D. Dahlquist, J. T. Dauer, S. Donovan, C. D. Eaton, and Robert Mayes

Developing Perspective Consciousness Via Middle Grades Trade Books that Feature the Global South(s): A Case for Using Thanhha Lai’s Inside Out and Back Again, Elizabeth C. Barrow and K. Caprino

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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

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Robotics and math: Using action research to study growth problems, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

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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

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A walk within two worlds: Faith, science, & evolution advocacy, Amanda L. Glaze

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Dr. Workload, or: How I learned to be more productive and put self care first, Amanda L. Glaze

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Dr. Workload, or: How I learned to be more productive and put self-care first, Amanda L. Glaze

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Evangelicalism vs. Theory of Evolution in the Southeastern United States Trying to overcome conflict through science literacy and dialogue, Amanda L. Glaze

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Évangélisme contre théorie de l’évolution dans le Sud-Est des États-Unis: Tenter de dépasser les conflits par la littératie scientifique et le dialogue, Amanda L. Glaze

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From worldviews to classrooms: Framing evolution acceptance in pre-service science teachers in the southeastern United States, Amanda L. Glaze

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Looking back at Epperson, fifty years later, Amanda L. Glaze

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Student Feature: Coloring Cell Biology: Book review Cellfies: A Cell Biology Coloring Book by Hannah Sage Yoder, Amanda L. Glaze

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Teaching and learning science in the 21st century: challenging critical assumptions in post-secondary science, Amanda L. Glaze

Controversial Before Entering My Classroom: Exploring Pre-Service Teacher Experiences with Evolution Teaching and Learning in the Southeastern United States, Amanda L. Glaze and M. Jenice Goldston

Frog calls when you can't hear: Fieldwork with high school students who are deaf and hard of hearing, Lacey D. Huffling, Aerin W. Benavides, Catherine E. Matthews, Mary V. Compton, Stephanie Kurtts, and Heidi B. Carlone

Educator Development, Virginia Jagla, Kim Winter, Amanda Wall, Dana Bickmore, Heather R. Haverback, and Kriss Kemp-Graham

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21st Century STEM Reasoning, Robert Mayes and B. Gallant

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Interdisciplinary STEM Through Engineering Design-Based Reasoning, Robert Mayes, Bryon Gallant, and Emma Fettes

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Interdisciplinary STEM through Engineering Design-Based Reasoning, Robert Mayes, Casey Martin, and Michelle Thompson

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Real STEM: An Interdisciplinary STEM Program, Robert Mayes, K. Rittschof, C. Martin, and B. Gallant

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Seeking Gender Fair Measurement of STEM Reasoning Among Middle Grades and Secondary Students, K. A. Rittschof, Robert L. Mayes, and B. Gallant

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Encouraging Teacher Candidates to Cultivate Habits of Reflection, Amanda Wall

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Research Summary: Student Agency, Amanda Wall, Dixie Massey, and Margaret Vaughn

Submissions from 2017

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No Global Citizenship? Re-Envisioning Global Citizenship Education in Times of Growing Nationalism, Elizabeth C. Barrow

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The Role of Photoblogs in Social Studies Classroom: Learning About People of the Civil War, Elizabeth C. Barrow, Janice Anderson, and Martinette Horner

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Progress and Backlash in the Wake of Obergefell: Reaching Conservative Southern Teachers through the Power of Literature, Scott A. Beck, Dina C. Walker-DeVose, Laura E. Agnich, Caren Town, and Trina Smith

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Toad-ally cool math and science integration, Katie Bkrich, Melony Allen, Lacey D. Huffling, and Catherine E. Matthews

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Review of 10 Performance-Based Projects for the Math Classroom by Todd Stanley, Shelli L. Casler-Failing

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Impacting Elementary In-Service Mathematics Teachers Content Knowledge, Georgia A. Cobbs and Gregory Chamblee

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Enhancing In-Service Elementary Mathematics Teachers’ Content Knowledge: A Discussion of Two U.S. MSP Projects, Georgia Cobbs, Gregory Chamblee, and John Luebeck

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Opportunity to Start Strong: Integration of Technology in Science Lessons in Early Elementary Grades, Dalila Dragnic-Cindric, Elizabeth C. Barrow, and Janice L. Anderson

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Alabama science literacy threatened by anti-science legislation., Amanda L. Glaze

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Amanda Glaze, Georgia Southern University on BioTweeps, Amanda L. Glaze

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Bridging the Gaps: Evolution and Pre-service Science Teachers, Amanda L. Glaze

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Divided We Fall: The Evolution Controversy as a Driver for Rethinking Science Education, Amanda L. Glaze

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Earth's Oceans: Review of Sex in the Sea: Our Intimate Connection with Sex Changing Fish, Romantic Lobsters, Kinky Squid and Other Salty Erotica of the Deep by Marah J. Hardt, Amanda L. Glaze

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Evolution: Review of Darwin's Backyard: How Small Experiments Led to a Big Theory by James Costas, Amanda L. Glaze

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Human Evolution and Celebrity Fossils: Review of Seven Skeletons by Lydia Pyne, Amanda L. Glaze

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Review of Think-a-lot Tots Series by Amanda L. Glaze, Amanda L. Glaze

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Science is full of stories, discoveries and characters that are too often ignored in schools, Amanda L. Glaze

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Teaching Evolution Requires More Than Evidence, It Takes Empathy, Amanda L. Glaze

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The history of science is like an Indiana Jones-style treasure hunt— this is how we can engage learners, Amanda L. Glaze

The impact of celebrity fossils on anthropology and the story of human evolution: Review of Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World’s Most Famous Human Fossils, Amanda L. Glaze

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Scan-o-rama Series: Review of Scan-o- rama: Deadly Predators by Anna Claybourne, Lacey D. Huffling

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Understanding African-American Students’ Problem-Solving Ability in the Precalculus and Advanced Placement Computer Science Classroom, Cristal Jones-Harris and Gregory Chamblee

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Language for Science: Pre-Service Teachers Develop Science Concepts Through Language Study, Alisa Leckie and Amanda Wall

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Promises and Practices: A Case Study on Compulsory Education Policy Implementation in a Large Migrant-Inflow City in China, Shuyin Liu, Wenyang Sun, and Elizabeth C. Barrow

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Toad-ally cool math and science integration, Catherine E. Matthews, Melony Allen, Lacey D. Huffling, and Katie Brkich

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21st Century Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Science Teaching and Learning, Scott Slough and Gregory Chamblee

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21st Century Pedagogical Content Knowledge and Science Teaching and Learning, Scott Slough and Gregory Chamblee

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Envisioning Our Practice: Examining and Interpreting Pedagogical Visions of Four Early-Career Teacher Educators, Margaret Vaughn, Seth A. Parsons, Roya Q. Scales, and Amanda Wall

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Taking it to the Streets: Teaching Methods and Curriculum Courses On-Site with Partner Schools, Amanda Wall and Christine Draper