Sixteen of the University of Washington College of Education's doctoral students will discuss their research projects on Nov. 7, with topics ranging from designing community in online collaborative spaces for K-12 students to the measurement of teachers' sense of self-efficacy to how elementary teachers can facilitate productive science talk.

The Research and Inquiry Presentations, a major milestone in each Ph.D. candidate's studies at the College of Education, will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Miller Hall Rooms 212 and 104. They are free and open to the public.

This quarter's presentations are:

  • 9:00 a.m. — "Who Makes the Grade? Social Emotional Competency and Academic Achievement in Elementary School Students," Michelle Proulx
  • 9:30 a.m. — "Brain Bounce: Defining and Designing Community in Online Collaborative Spaces for K-12 Students," Cathleen Kim
  • 10:00 a.m. — "Making Visible the Dynamics of Teacher Decision-Making Activities: A Framework for Comparing Instructional Decision Making Across Elementary Grades," Sajida Rehman
  • 10:30 a.m. — "Predicting and Promoting Quality in Community College Early Childhood Teacher Preparation Programs," Nick Gillon
  • 11:00 a.m. — "Cultural Frames of Social and Emotional Learning," John Benner
  • 11:30 a.m. — "A Focus on Responsiveness and Rigor: How Elementary Teachers Facilitate Productive Science Talk," Carolyn Joanne Colley
  • 11:30 a.m. — "I'm Half Chinese, I'm Half English," Youngmin Seo
  • 12:00 p.m. — "Becoming AP: Developing Identity in an Evolving Context," Alexandra Goodell
  • 12:00 p.m. — "Ontologies of Ecological Relations on Family Forest Walks," Priya Pugh
  • 12:30 p.m. — "Every Suicide Dies Alone: Individual and Collective Constructions of Identity Across Time," Emma Elliott
  • 12:30 p.m. — "The Perceived Influence of Parental Expectations on Asian American Women Who Entered College Early," Rachel Chung
  • 1:00 p.m. — "Let's Talk about That: On Reflective Discourse," Joh M.E. Howard
  • 2:00 p.m. — "Whose Gender? A Perspective on Gendering and Queer Issues in a High School ELL Teacher’s Practice," Anthony Longoria
  • 3:00 p.m. — "Who's the Man: An Analysis of Jamaican American Masculinity," Winston Benjamin
  • 3:30 p.m. — "Exploring Elementary School Teacher Candidates' Perspectives on How They Are Prepared for Diversity in a Social Justice Oriented Teacher Education," Jiyoung Kim
  • 4:00 p.m. — "Measuring Teacher Sense of Self Efficacy," Sylvia Valdes-Fernandez

Research and Inquiry Presentations immerse students in issues of content and method directly pertinent to their chosen specializations, provide practical experience in the use of methods and the application of content learned in coursework, and afford an opportunity for students to present research to a professional audience and to stimulate discussion about important matters impacting education research and practice.


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