High-Leverage and Evidenced-Based Practices in Collaborative Settings

Kera Ackerman, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Rehabilitation Counseling, studies teachers’ use of high-leverage and evidenced-based practices in collaborative settings and the impact these strategies have on student achievement and behavior. She is currently collaborating with doctoral student Mark Samudre and master’s students … Read More

Measuring Confidence in Teaching: Lessons from One University Health Course

Elizabeth Whitney, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion, teaches a health course for elementary education majors in the College of Education. The purpose of this course is to prepare pre-service teachers to recognize and respond to a wide-range of health risk behaviors confronting children. Because … Read More


This research project explores how students engage in problem-based learning and community action through integration of critical literacy and mathematics learning. Cindy Jong, Ph.D., an associate professor in STEM Education, and Kristen Perry, Ph.D., an associate professor and Director of Graduate Studies in Curriculum and Instruction, along with two undergraduate … Read More

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