Teaching with Heart: Three COE Students Recognized at 2017 Heart of Education Awards

Three members of the Educational Policy and Leadership cohort have been recognized by the Heart of Education Awards for Clark County Teachers. Debra Huckins and Cory Garr were named finalists and Bonnie Lamping received the Las Vegas Review Journal People’s Choice Award, presented along with a 2,500 dollar prize to the four teachers who receive the most votes in an open contest.

Educational Policy & Leadership Students, Debra Huckins, Bonnie Lamping and Cory Garr, were recognized at the 2017 Heart of Education Awards

Teachers can be nominated by anyone—students, parents, community members—for a Heart of Education award, and are recognized by how they’ve gone above and beyond to support students in their classrooms.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, along with the Rogers Foundation, launched the Heart of Education Awards with the goal of honoring, recruiting and retaining great educators in Southern Nevada. The awards seek to celebrate educators and what they have given to their students and our community.

First & Second Year Seminar Service Learning Showcase

An integration of volunteer experience, reflection, and research for our COE 102/202 students.

First and Second-Year Seminar Service Learning Poster Session

Description of Event
Students will be presenting the details of their Service Learning Project. Students will be engaging guests in discussion about their volunteer experience, personal reflection, and related research. Guests are encouraged to ask questions and visit with our students.

Time and Date
Monday, May 1st from 10:30am – 2:30pm

Location
Carlson Education Building (CEB) – First Floor

Invited Guests
All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend!

For further information contact: Dr. Nathan Slife.

Connect with the College of Education at AERA 2017

Check out the full list of UNLV students and faculty presenting at the AERA Annual meeting in San Antonio! Or download a PDF copy today.

Thursday, April 27

Paper Session • 2:15 to 3:45pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Bowie B
(Re)Envisioning Educational Equity: Explorations of Teacher Practice
Discussant: Steven T. Bickmore (UNLV)

Paper Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Third Floor, Bonham C
Scratchin’ and-a Survivin’: Contradictions of Diversity as Action at the Front Lines of the Neo-Democratic Postracial
Presenting Authors: Kenneth James Fasching-Varner, Lori Latrice Martin (Louisiana State University) andChristine Clark (UNLV)

Paper Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 209
Writing Tasks in Content-Area Instruction for Secondary Students: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Presenting Authors: Dianne M. Miller (University of Houston), Erin M. McTigue (Texas A&M) and Chyllis Elayne Scott (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 64:05 to 5:35pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3

  • What Is Happening in the Science Classroom When Academic Language Is Used With English Language Learners?
    Presenting Authors: Tiberio Garza, Margarita Huerta, Tracy Spies (UNLV), Rafael Lara-Alecio (Texas A&M), Beverly J. Irby and Fuhui Tong (Texas A&M-College Station)
  • Individual-Referent and Group-Referent Measures of Student Engagement: Linear and Nonlinear Evidence for Classroom Systems
    Presenting Authors: Johnathan C. Hilpert (Georgia Southern University) and Gwen C. Marchand (UNLV)

Friday, April 28

Seminar8:00 to 10:30am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Room 8B
International Session on Societal Challenges and Educational Research – German Institute for International Educational Research
Participant: Gwen C. Marchand (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 78:15 to 9:45am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
“Never Say Never”: Engendering Hope to Scaffold Collective Classroom Efficacy in Urban Schools
Presenting Authors: Suzanne H. Jones (Utah State University), LeAnn G. Putney (UNLV) and Brett D. Campbell (BYU)

Roundtable Session 88:15 to 9:45am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3
Vocabulary Instruction for Young Children
Chair: Sharolyn Pollard-Durodola (UNLV)

Invited Speaker Session8:15 to 10:15am
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Lone Star Ballroom Salon A
Rethinking Discipline and Incarceration: Examining Systemic and Pragmatic Issues that Limit and Promote Positive School and Community Climates
Discussant: Christine Clark (UNLV)

Symposium8:15 to 10:15am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Room 6A
Critically Engaging With Children’s and Young Adult Literature by, About, and With Latinas/os
Chair: Denise Dávila (UNLV)

Paper Session10:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 210 A
Web-Delivered Training to Improve Learning and Achievement for Underrepresented and First-Generation STEM Learners
Presenting Authors: Matthew L. Bernacki, Lucie Vosicka and Jenifer Utz (UNLV)

Paper Session10:35am to 12:05pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Mission A
Integrating Science, Language, and Literacy With Diverse Learners: One Teacher’s Perspective and Practice
Presenting Authors: Tracy Spies, Margarita Huerta, Tiberio Garza and Joseph John Morgan (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 1012:25 to 1:55pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1

  • Mentor-Mentee Self-Disclosure and Mentoring Preservice Teachers’ Learning to Teach in Field Experience
    Presenting Authors: Khaled Ismail Alnajjar and Shaoan Zhang (UNLV)
  • Exploring the Role of Information Literacy in Preservice Teachers’ Current and Future Lives
    Presenting Authors: Jennifer J. Wimmer (Brigham Young University) and Sophie Marie Ladd(UNLV)

Paper Session12:25 to 1:55pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 217 D
Establishing the Invariant Natures and Exploring the Variable Relations of Value and Cost
Presenting Authors: Rachel Part, Matthew L. Bernacki, Gwen C. Marchand (UNLV)

Paper Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 217 B
Defining Mentor-Mentee Self-Disclosure in Mentoring Preservice Teachers in Field Experience
Presenting Authors: Shaoan Zhang and Khaled Ismail Alnajjar (UNLV)

Paper Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 214 A
Strategies and Outcomes of Grassroots Organizing
Chair: Christine Clark (UNLV)

Structured Poster Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 221 D
What Can Be Inferred From Trace Data? Current Methods to Triangulate and Validate Traces of Learning Behavior
Presenting Authors: Matthew L. Bernacki (UNLV) and Philip H. Winne (Simon Fraser University)

Structured Poster Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 221 D
How Well Do Logged Events Represent Students’ Learning Processes? Aligning Students’ Reports With Trace Data
Presenting Authors: Lucie Vosicka and Matthew L. Bernacki (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 122:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3
Cuentos y Ciencia: Advancing Families’ Scientific Habits of Mind via Dual-Language Narratives
Presenting Authors: Denise Dávila (UNLV), Max Vazquez (University of Georgia) and Silvia C. Nogueron-Liu (University of Colorado, Boulder)

Roundtable Session 134:05 to 5:35pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Surveying the Frontiers of Research on Young Adult Literature: Speculation, Representation, Emotion, and Action
Chair: Denise Dávila (UNLV)

Invited Speaker Session4:05 to 6:05pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Lone Star Ballroom Salon A
Division K: Successful Proposal Submission and Reviewing Tips from Section Co-Chairs
Presenting Authors: Dana L. Bickmore, Steven T. Bickmore (UNLV)

Career and Technical Education SIG Business Meeting6:15 to 7:45pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Mission A
Overview of Journals in Career and Technical Education: Status, Issues, and Opportunities for Publication
Presenting Authors: Howard R. Gordon (UNLV)

Teacher Education SIG Business Meeting6:15 to 7:45pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Lone Star Ballroom Salon E
ePortfolios in Teacher Education: Challenges in Preparing Reflective Practitioners
Presenting Authors: Katrina Liu and Richard C. Miller (UNLV)

Literature SIG Business Meeting (Multi SIG Event)6:15 to 8:15pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, 302 A&B
Conversation and Reception With Texas Poet Laureate Dr. Carmen Tafolla
Organizer/Participant: Denise Dávila (UNLV)


Saturday, April 29

Symposium8:15 to 10:15am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 217 D
The Role of Situational Interest in Personalized Learning
Presenting Authors: Matthew L. Bernacki (UNLV) and Candace A. Walkington (Southern Methodist University)

Roundtable Session 158:15 to 9:45am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Assessing Study Quality Using the Methodological Quality Questionnaire: A Case Study of Novice Rater Training
Presenting Authors: Sandra T. Acosta (Texas A&M), Tiberio Garza (UNLV) and Hsien-Yuan Hsu (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)

Roundtable Session 168:15 to 9:45am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3
I Shouldn’t Be So Unique, but I Am: A Case Study on the Professional Identity of Teachers of Color
Presenting Authors: Katrina Liu, Brenda Anne Pearson and Steve Hayden (UNLV)

Paper Session10:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 207 A
But Was It Ethical? Dewey in China and Japan and the Perils of Translation
Presenting Authors: Richard C. Miller and Katrina Liu (UNLV)

Poster Session 810:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 4
A Quantitative Study of the Mentoring Needs of Contingent Faculty
Presenting Authors: Heidi Batiste (Heidi Batiste & Associates, LLC) and Cecilia Maldonado (UNLV)

Paper Session10:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 210 A
Mentoring and Identity as a Scientist: Insights From Ethnically Diverse Undergraduates and Their Research Mentors
Presenting Authors: Rachael Robnett (UNLV), Martin Chemers, Eileen Zurbriggen and Faye Crosby (UC Santa Cruz)

Symposium2:45 to 4:15pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Fourth Floor, Texas Ballroom Salon B

  • Data-driven Techniques that Complement Theoretical Study of Cognition and Learning with Technology
    Presenting Authors: Eric G. Poitras (University of Utah) and Matthew L. Bernacki (UNLV)
  • Examining Students’ Achievement Goals, Metacognitive Monitoring Behaviors, and Achievement Using Person-Centered and Data-Mining Approaches
    Presenting Authors: Wonjoon Hong and Matthew L. Bernacki (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 182:45 to 4:15pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Theorizing Teacher Induction Through Preservice Teachers’ Expectations of the Principal’s Role
Presenting Authors: Matthew Nishimoto, Shaoan Zhang, Dana L. Bickmore and Gene E. Hall (UNLV)

Poster Session 92:45 to 4:15pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 4
Relations of Teacher Personality With Teacher Self-Efficacy, Work Engagement, and Job Satisfaction: A Person-Centered Perspective
Presenting Authors: Harsha Perera (UNLV), Helena Granziera and Peter McIlveen (University of Southern Queensland)

Paper Session • 2:45 to 4:15pm
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter, Third Floor, Conference Room 17
The Relationship Between Teaching Efficacy and Teaching Quality of EFL Teachers in Niger*
Presenting Authors: Bong Gee Jang (Syracuse), Hyonsuk Cho (University of North Dakota) and Peter Wiens (UNLV)

*AERA SIG 54 International Studies Best Paper Award Winner


Sunday, April 30

Paper Session8:15 to 9:45am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 217 C
Web-Based Training to Improve Undergraduates’ Cognitive and Metacognitive Skills: Impact on Performance and Behavior
Presenting Authors: Megan Cogliano and Matthew L. Bernacki (UNLV)

Paper Session8:15 to 9:45am
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Lone Star Ballroom Salon D
They/She/He/Us: Provocative teacher alliances with the gender identities of students
Discussant: Christine Clark (UNLV)

Paper Session8:15 to 10:15am
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Bowie B
Prospective Teachers’ Perceptions of Classroom Disciplinary Action in Relation to Diversity
Presenting Authors: Katrina Liu, Sandra Candel, Ana Paola Zenteno and Yichen Yang (UNLV)

Poster Session 1010:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 4
The effect of analogical transfer on belief bias in scientific reasoning
Presenting Authors: Matthew T. McCrudden (Victoria University of Wellington) and Gwen C. Marchand(UNLV)

Roundtable Session 2110:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Expanding Circle: The Case of Nigerian EFL Teachers’ English, Training, and Career Satisfaction
Presenting Authors: Peter Wiens (UNLV) and Elena Andrei (Clevland State University)

Paper Session12:25 to 1:55pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Mission B
Transition Factors Bridging Secondary and Postsecondary Career and Technical Education
Discussant: Howard R. Gordon (UNLV)

Paper Session12:25 to 1:55pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 214 A
Improving College Access
Chair: Xue Xing (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 232:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1

  • General Education Preservice Teachers’ Attitudes and Beliefs/Knowledge Regarding Second Language Acquisition and English Language Learners
    Participating Authors: Ezgi Yesilyurt, Refika Turgut, Erdogan Kaya and Hasan Deniz (UNLV)
  • Case Studies of Teach For America Teachers’ English Language Learner Teacher Identity Development
    Presenting Authors: Refika Turgut and Steven G. McCafferty (UNLV)
  • Teacher Knowledge and Pedagogy in the Literacy Classroom
    Chair: Steven T. Bickmore (UNLV)

Paper Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Mission A
Curriculum and Academic Programs for Multicultural/Multiethnic Societies
Discussant: Christine Clark (UNLV)

Paper Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Room 6B
Examining the Impact of Culturally Engaging Campus Environments on College Students’ Self-Efficacy
Presenting Authors: Samuel D. Museus (University of Denver), Diana Lourdes (UNLV) and Michael Steven Williams (Baruch College-CUNY)

Poster Session 122:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 4
Engagement and Loss of Complexity During Interactive Instruction: A Multilevel Analysis of Energy Science Classrooms
Presenting Authors: Jonathan C. Hilpert (Georgia Southern University), Gwen C. Marchand (UNLV) and Jenefer E. Husman (University of Oregon)

Paper Session2:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Case Studies of Teach For America Teachers’ English Language Learner Teacher Identity Development
Presenting Authors: Refika Turgut and Steven G. McCafferty (UNLV)

Paper Session4:05 to 5:35pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Meeting Room Level, Room 218
Are There Benefits to Combining Social and Cognitive Writing Interventions? A Mixed-Methods Investigation
Presenting Authors: Manognya Murukutla, Celeste Calkins and Matthew L. Bernacki (UNLV)

Paper Session4:05 to 5:35pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Fourth Floor, Republic A

  • We Serve Them All: Social Capital and Resilience of Teachers in a Dual-Language Program
    Presenting Authors: Katrina Liu (UNLV) and Jorge Luis Inzunza (Delavan Darien School District)
  • The Color of Music: Resistance and Resilience in the Recital Hall
    Presenting Author: Richard C. Miller (UNLV)
    Chair: Emily Lin (UNLV)
    Discussant: Christine Clark (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 25 • 4:05 to 5:35pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Study of Stress, Stress Regulation, Executive Function, and Behavioral Outcomes of Students with Behavioral Problems
Presenting Authors: Michelle Cumming (UNLV) and Stephen W. Smith (University of Florida)

Paper Session4:05 to 6:05pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Bowie B
Hispanic Preservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Preparedness to Teach English Language Learners in Mainstream Classrooms
Presenting Authors: Elif Adibelli Sahin (TED University), Refika Turgut and Margarita Huerta (UNLV)

Poster Session 134:05 to 5:35pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Street Level, Stars at Night Ballroom 4
Developing Elementary Teachers’ Knowledge and Practice Through Designing Integrated Curriculum in a Professional Learning Community
Presenting Authors: Derek Jordan (Clark County School District), Shaoan Zhang, Marilyn McKinney andLeAnn G. Putney (UNLV)


Monday, May 1

Roundtable Session 288:15 to 9:45am
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3
Revealing the Detrimental Impacts of Teacher Evaluation Reform Upon Teachers’ Lives and Classroom Climate
Presenting Authors: Allison Smith (UNLV) and Alexandru A. Spatariu (Houston Baptist University)

Paper Session8:15 to 10:15am
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Second Floor, Lone Star Ballroom Salon E
STEM in Teacher Preparation
Chair: Steven T. Bickmore (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 2910:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Traditional Urban Principals’ Perceptions and Reactions to Charter School Competition
Presenting Author: Dana L. Bickmore (UNLV)

Paper Session10:35am to 12:05pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Fourth Floor, Republic A
Youth Seeking Well-Being
Discussant: Shahla Fayazpour (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 2910:35am to 12:05pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 1
Diverse perspectives on teachers and teaching
Chair: Christine Clark (UNLV)

Paper Session 12:25 to 1:55pm
Grand Hyatt San Antonio, Fourth Floor, Crockett B
Student-Athlete Mindset About Academic and Athletic Ability
Presenting Authors: Marissa Katherine Nichols and Alice J. Corkill (UNLV)

Roundtable 3212:25 to 1:55pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3

  • Constructing Multicultural Education Through Policy: A Response to Mexican American Studies in Arizona
    Presenting Authors: Leander D. Kellogg (UNLV) and Carrie Sampson (Arizona State University-West)
  • Family Discussions of Race Impacting Children’s Pre-K–12 Schooling
    Presenting Authors: Tarryn McGhie (UNLV) and Rebekah Piper (Texas A&M-San Antonio)

Paper Session12:25 to 1:55pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, River Level, Room 7D
Using Surveys in School Research
Discussant: Gwen C. Marchand (UNLV)

Roundtable Session 342:15 to 3:45pm
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Ballroom Level, Hemisfair Ballroom 3
Climate Science Learning Technologies and Assessments
Chair: E. Michael Nussbaum (UNLV)