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2014
Thursday, May 29th
1:00 PM

TBA

Jessica Sellers, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

1:00 PM

1:15 PM

Connections to the Child Care Center

Shawnti Peachy, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

1:15 PM

1:30 PM

Ideal Teacher Boot Camp

Ceclia Perez, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

1:30 PM

1:45 PM

Going Places

Camille Shupe, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

1:45 PM

2:00 PM

The Power of Valuing All Learners

Nancy Vasquez, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

2:00 PM

5:00 PM

A STEM Based Genetic Engineering Curriculum

Amanda F. Tuss, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Benefits of Visuals to Students’ Writing and Reading Development

Stephanie Strasdin, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Comparing Perspectives in Daily Journals with Words and Pictures: An Investigation through Action Research

Gregory M. Allen, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Content Literacy Strategies to Increase Student Understanding of Concepts in a Science Classroom

Sylvia Herrold, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Critical Thinking and its Effects on Self Efficacy and Self Perception in the Sixth Grade Language Arts Classroom

Whitney Duval, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Departure from the Textbook: Exploring Alternative Texts in Social Studies Education

Patrick Melby, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Elementary P.E. Curriculum Support for Homeroom Teachers

Brent Murrell, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

HTML for ELLs: Basic Coding and Web Design for English Language Acquisition in an ELD Classroom

Kirk Myrold, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Impact in Sport Through Tactical Teaching

Alex Ehnes, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Impact of Mixed Ability Language Grouping in an English Class

Lindsay Androy, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Incorporating Authentic Texts for All Levels in the Secondary Spanish Foreign Language Classroom

Rebecca M. Chadd, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Incorporating Common Core State Standards into a Social Studies Classroom and its Impact on Students

William Cook, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Integrating Competitive Games into the Classroom

Jamison Anderson, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

¡Juguemos!: Incorporating Interactive Gaming Pedagogy into the Secondary Spanish Classroom

Lacey Jean King, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Motivation and MVPA in Physical Education

Richard Lawrence Zeis, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Multicultural Education in a Homogenous Classroom

Andrew Jensen, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Silent Sustained Reading in the Classroom and its Impact on Students’ Reading Identities

Gabrielle Anne Hommes, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Study of Proficiency Based Grading on a 10th Grade Social Studies Class

Joel Everett, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Zero Period for Athletes

Derek A. Barnett, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

2015
Thursday, May 28th
9:00 AM

Philosophy of Education

Emily Allen, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

9:15 AM

My Music Education Philosophy

Louisa Finley, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

9:15 AM - 9:30 AM

9:30 AM

Education Philosophy: The Thinking Cap

Gregory Grimes, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

9:45 AM

Philosophy of Education: The Growing Seed

Jacob Mitchell, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

9:45 AM - 10:00 AM

10:00 AM

Philosophy of Education

Sarah Protheroe, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM

10:15 AM

My Philosophy of Education

Lacey Hice, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

10:30 AM

My Philosophy of Education

Spencer Luther, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

10:45 AM

Breaking the Box: My Education Philosophy

Sara Hankins, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM

11:00 AM

What is Bullying?

Mandy Campau, Western Oregon University
Christina Laramie, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

11:15 AM

Deaf Education in Residential and Mainstream Schools

Caitlin Henry, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

11:15 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM

My Ideal Classroom Model

Makayla Nelson, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

11:45 AM

Equality in the Classroom

Christina Budiselic, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Lost in Culture: A Presentation about my trip to Querétaro, México

Marissa Gowen, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

12:00 PM - 12:15 PM

12:15 PM

(Future) Bilingual Teachers’ Voices about Learning a Second Language

Annie Christiansen, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM

ESOL Querétaro Study Abroad Milestones

Hannah Meador, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM

12:45 PM

Drawing Connections Between Professional Development, Classroom Climate And Project Based Learning through Theoretical Study and Observation

Marcea Palmer, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 204/205

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

4:30 PM

A Classroom Management Technique for Proficiency-Based Grading Policies

Kara Tyler, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

A Culturally Relevant Public Speaking Course with a Focus on College and Career Readiness

Kacey Parks, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

A Multiplication Fluency Intervention Using Power of Ten

Debra Virden, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

An Examination of Academic Vocabulary Development in a Third Grade Classroom

Tracy McLaughlin, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Ancient Near East History Elective Course: Keeping the Social Sciences Rigorous and Relevant for Credit Recovery and Advanced Students

Mason Grine, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Cognitive Improvisation: Utilizing Music Theory to Improve the Soling Abilities of Students in a High School Jazz Band

Adam Harris, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Designing a High School Level Music History Elective Course

Elijah Heide, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Engaging Students through Technology in a Middle School Social Studies Classroom

Jerry McGuffee, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Enhancing Learning for Students who Struggle with Specific Skills

Bryan Huber, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Environment and Society

Ryan McQueen, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Games Approach to Physical Education

Kyle Meals, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

High School Biotechnology Curriculum Development

Matt Jones, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Improving Student Academic Success by Incorporating In-Class, Skill-Building and Eliminating Homework

Kimberly Hazel, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Incorporating Art Into Science: Illustrated Children’s Books in the Zoology Classroom

James John, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Increased Student Engagement During Instruction in a High School Math Class

Bryce Johnson, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Language Arts for the Cosmos

Cory Sprague, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Low Impact Physical Activity as an Alternative Practice in Physical Education

Timothy Mowry, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Mini-lessons in a Writing Workshop: Exploring Best Practices in Writing Instruction

Danielle Geissler, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Miscue Analysis for Assessment and Planning Instruction: A Case Study

Trisha Chapman, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Open-ended Response Strategies: Building Academic Language through Literature Discussions

Chelsea Cotton, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Teaching Resilience through a Narrative Text

Traci Porter, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Effect of Word Study on Student Achievement and Confidence

Jessica Wood, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Effects of Vocabulary Self-Collection Strategy on Fifth Grade Students “Word Warrior Wizardry”

Diana Sohn, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Effects of Words Their Way on Low-Performing Kindergartners

Angela Rieger, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

The Role of Reading Engagement in a Skills-Focused Intervention

Kristie Ahola, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Using Film as Literature to Engage High School English Students

Don Boles, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Writing Letter with a Pen Pal: Authentic Writing for Student Success

Courtney Small, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

6:30 PM

Best Practices for Student Engagement in the High School Language Arts Reading Workshop

Tasha Corrigan, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Can deliberate use of content area-literacy components in Physical Education improve critical thinking and high order thinking in 7th and 8th graders?

Christopher Cramer, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Clarity of High School Grades to Students

Daniel Shelton, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Curriculum Development: La historia de los Estados Unidos (History of the United States for Spanish Speakers)

Stacy Roberts, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Developing a High School Curriculum the Increases Civic Engagement Among Students through Service-Learning

Jon Pugsley, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Ecology Curriculum Aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards

Brad Johnson, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Effects of Graphic Organizers on Student Writing: Strategies to Improve Student Writing

Sara Brown, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Effects of Teaching Strategies on Students’ Mathematical Anxiety Levels

Jillian Johnson, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Improving Fifth Grade English Language Learners’ Vocabulary Through Morphology

Lindsay Strickler, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Improving Social Interactions Through Dance Education

Ashely Taylor, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Informing Kindergarten Writing Instruction with Funds of Knowledge Theory

Larren Vernoy, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Interactive Anatomy: Utilizing Interactive IPad Apps in High School Human Anatomy Classroom

Brynna Fuller, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Keeping High Achievers Engaged: An Investigation of Effective Strategies

Lisa Rogers, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Keyboarding Online

Ryan Graville, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Mini-lessons in a Writing Workshop: Exploring Best Practices in Writing Instruction

Danielle Geissler, Western Oregon University
Shannon Loggins, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

MS Ed Portfolio

Danielle Ambrose, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Reducing Math Anxiety for Students

Dawn Roden, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Small Changes, Big Impact: Increasing Joy and Self-Efficacy for Writing in Five Minutes a Day

Joy Eriksson, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Sports Medicine

Daniel Bowman, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

STEM-based, Next Generation Science Standard Biological Evolution: Unity and Diversity Curriculum Design

Mandy Elder, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Student Interest in Non-Fiction

Terri De Jager, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Teaching German through Grammar-focused Tasks

Jared Wilcox, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The 20th Century Through Film in Social Studies

Kati Armstrong, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

The Acquisition of Spanish Literacy in a Bilingual 1st and 2nd Grade Classroom: A Case Study

Anna Wooley, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Use of the Remind app and its effect on student attitude and performance in the classroom

Kristen Balch, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Utilizing Online Technology to Enhance Learning Experiences

Christine Knutson, Western Oregon University

Education (ED) 217

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

2016
Thursday, May 26th
5:00 PM

Anxiety and Mathematics Performance

Christopher Tasner, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Critical Literacy Strategies in the Secondary Language Arts Classroom

Max Perry, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Curriculum for Over-crowded Physical Education Classes

Shane Grimm, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Developing an Online Learning Object Repository for Outdoor School

Brian Daigle, Western Oregon University

ED 204 / 205

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Developing Resiliency in Students

Janet Costello-Plummer, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Effective Use of Modern and Personal Media in the Classroom

Kye Jonson, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Engaging High School Students Through a Social Studies Elective on the Social Justice of Food

Elizabeth Turner, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Inquiry-based Curriculum for the General High School Science Education Classroom: An Approach for Helping Fully Engage and Increase the Success Rate of Students with an Individual Education Plan

Justin Hoagland, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Integrating Multiple Content Areas to Engage and Extend a New Approach to Technical Theater for High School Students

Danielle Potter, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Investigating Visual Literacy -- Photography, Graphic Novels, and Technology

Ian Mulligan, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Looking at the World Through the Lens of Sociology: a High School Story

Peter Larson, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Reading Motivation and Engagement in a High School English Language Arts Classroom

Jordan Collins, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Refocusing Students on Study Habits: Seeking Achievement beyond Mathematics Exams

Esther Shephard, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Student Engagement in Social Studies: How Authentic, Relevant Lessons Improve Critical Thinking and Student Motivation

David Holcomb, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Application of Technology in a Classroom Setting

Jack Davis, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

The Use of Current Events in the Secondary Economics Classroom: A Social Science Curriculum to Increase Engagement, Relevance & Achievement

Jesse Skoubo, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Theater as the Bridge: Prosody and Theater Methods that Increase Reading Comprehension and Student Engagement

Doug Miles, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Using Young Adult Literature and Self-Discovery Practices to Develop Perspectives and Identity Through an Integrated Language Arts Curriculum

Mackenna Handeland, Western Oregon University

ED 217

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

5:15 PM

Open Source, Open Classroom: Collaborating to Identify Trends in OS Education

Jenn Kepka, Western Oregon University

ED 204 / 205

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

5:30 PM

Geogebra: Dynamic Math Worksheets for the K-12 Classroom

Carlee Nelson, Western Oregon University

ED 204 / 205

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM

5:45 PM

Outdoor Experience: A Week Long Journey into the Outdoors

Amanda Bustos, Western Oregon University

ED 204 / 205

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Beyond the Lecture: Using Texts to Engage Students in the Secondary Social Studies Classroom

Helen Gish, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Building Interactive Educational Presentations Online & Developing Professional Portfolios with Open Source Tools

Tamara Mitchell, Western Oregon University

ED 204 / 205

6:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Communicative Competence, Academic Language, and ELD

Torah Skelton, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Echnology in the Classroom: Engagement in the Digital Age

Benjamin Ark, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Homework in the Health Classroom

Jeffery Anderson, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Implementing Current Events into a Social Studies Curriculum

Corey Christensen, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Incorporating Literacy-based Extracurricular Activities into the Regular Curriculum

Kathryn Thomas, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Integrating Writing into the Mathematics Classroom

Elizabeth Struxness, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Integration of Digital Tools in the Language Arts Classroom

Kaylee Oakes, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Model of Flipped Instruction

Jennifer Morgan, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Moving Theatre Back to the Middle: Infusing Literacy and Theatre Arts

Megan Smith, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Paideia: Feasibility and Practice in Larger Schools

Tyler Garries, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Supporting Critical Thinkers Through Literacy: Using Literacy in Social Studies Classrooms to Support Higher-Level and Critical Thinking

Alexandra Greaves, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts: Moving Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay

Amelia Hess, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Effects of Dynamic Geometry Software on Secondary Students

Christopher Hartman, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Total Immersion in the Spanish Classroom

Elijah Neves, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Transitioning Writing to the Real World: Digital Writing in the Secondary Language Arts Classroom and its Effects on College Readiness

Kyle Brayton, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Using Graphic Novels in the History Curriculum

Joseph Hatfield, Western Oregon University

ED 217

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

6:15 PM

FREE Software; Apache Open Office

Jody R. Becker, Western Oregon University

ED 204 / 205

6:15 PM - 6:30 PM

6:30 PM

You're Gonna Love Writing

Kara Olsen-Becerra, Western Oregon University

ED 204 / 205

6:30 PM - 6:45 PM

6:45 PM

Learned Helplessness Diminishes Students’ Motivation and Academic Achievement: Implications to Teachers

Mike Royer, Western Oregon University

ED 204 / 205

6:45 PM - 7:00 PM

7:00 PM

Active Learning Promotes Information Retention

Julie Cooper, Western Oregon University

ED 204 / 205

7:00 PM - 7:15 PM

7:15 PM

Self-Regulation Among Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Sara Schneider, Western Oregon University

ED 204 / 205

7:15 PM - 7:30 PM

7:30 PM

Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader Portfolio

Kaitlin Hodgin, Western Oregon University

ED 204 / 205

7:30 PM - 7:45 PM

7:45 PM

Masters of Science in Education: Curriculum and Instruction and Elementary Mathematics Instructional Leader Specialization Professional Portfolio

Lisa Stone, Western Oregon University

ED 204 / 205

7:45 PM - 8:00 PM