The posters in this collection are the outcome of senior inquiry projects by IWU Educational Studies students. Projects begin with a deep literature review, data collection and analysis, a research paper, and conclude with a presentation at the John Wesley Powell Undergraduate Research Conference. The Educational Studies Department thanks all the supervising teachers at area schools for their support and mentorship of IWU student teachers and their scholarly pursuits.

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Events from 2016

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Implementing Differentiated Mathematics Instruction: A Self-Study, Alexandra Burnside and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Understanding the Implications and Addressing Defiance in the Classroom, Devon Busbia and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Developing Life Skills in Young Students, Alyssa Davis and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Individualizing Behavior Management: Impact on Student Achievement, Angela Herrmann and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Inquiry Based Learning: Effects on Student Learning, Gina Mayer and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Fostering Engagement in a Middle School Classroom, Lauren McAnally and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Creative Teaching Strategies and Student Learning, Emma Moris and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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One-to-One Computers in the Classroom: One Size Fits All?, Anna Oliveri and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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How Families’ Lifestyles are Impacted When There is a Child or Parent with a Cognitive Disability, Lauren Pavich and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Using Strategies to Promote Students’ Critical Thinking Abilities, Kellie Pilalis and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Beyond the Literary Canon: Incorporating Young Adult Literature into the Classroom, Rebekah Smith and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Socioeconomic Status and Student Academic Performance, Ashley Spain and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Making Academic Language Accessible For English Language Learners, Frank Toland and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

Events from 2015

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Enhancing Intrinsic Reading Motivation in Elementary Students, Alexandra Bidner; Kasey Reaber; and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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The Transition to Standards-Based Grading, John Blumenreich and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Mathematics as a Language, Sean Curtain and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Note Taking: Teaching Students Strategies for Success, Jessica Davis and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Going Against the Norm: The Use of Student-Designed Assignments, Amy DeBoer and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Current Event Integration to Facilitate Historical Concept Literacy, Donald DeSalvo and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Teaching of Inference Making in the Adolescent Classroom, Meagan DeSalvo and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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#SemanasSociales: Using Authentic Materials to Improve Students’ Spanish Writing, Nathan Douglas and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Disciplinary Integration in the Fifth Grade Everyday Mathematics Textbook, Sarah Goth and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Emerging Trends in Classroom Management Research, Kelli Herlitz and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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More Than Games: Utilizing Games in the Second Language Classroom, Brad Jenisch and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Child Sexual Abuse Counseling Strategies, Johanna Linman and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Late Work Policies: Their Impact on Student Achievement, Michelle Lui and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Incorporating Multicultural Literature in an Elementary Language Arts Classroom, Melissa Mariotti and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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The Incorporation and Effects of Dynamic Geometry Software on Students in a Geometry Classroom, Gwenyth Naftzger and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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One Eye to the Future: A Study of Student Exploration With Google Glass, Kyle O'Daniel and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Brain Breaks: An Innovative Tool to Re-Engage Students, Alexandra Partipilo and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Engaging HS Geometry Students Through Student-Centered Activities, Krystal Randazzo and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Implementing Constitutional Rights into the History Classroom, Colin Rathe and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Becoming Critical Reviewers of Literature: Learning the Writing Process, Alexander Samuel and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Putting the “Inter-” in Interdisciplinary Education, Angel Sanchez and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Process Differentiation: The Key to Student Learning and Engagement, Colleen Swanson and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

Events from 2014

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Total Physical Response: Shaking Up the Classroom, Cassandra Anderson; Tara Drazner; and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

Accommodating for Diverse Learning Needs Through Differentiated Instruction in Third Grade Mathematics, Callie Ault and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

Comprehending Mathematics: Improving Students' Math Language, Lindsey Bakewell and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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Valuing Learning Styles' Role in Stimulating Positive Learning Experiences, Danielle Burge and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Using Mobymax to Differentiate Elementary Mathematics Instruction, Athena Cocallas and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

Cooperative Learning and Problem Solving: Decreasing Student Anxiety in the High School Mathematics Classroom, Matthew Conrad and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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Teaching Social Justice Issues Using Informational Texts, Baylie Gregurich and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

Watching Your Way to Literacy: Using Film in the English Classroom, Aaron Guenther and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Empowering Students with Classroom Leadership Opportunities, Victoria Halevy and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Differentiation Strategies Through Reading Centers, Shelby Kottemann and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

Mathematical Teamwork: Collaborative Learning in the High School Classroom, Brady Olson and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Bringing the Past to Present: Incorporating Technology in Primary Source Learning, Kyle Pfister and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Bringing Language to Life: Culture in Foreign Language Learning, Kelsey Quitschau and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Influencing Student Literacy: Authentic Texts in the Spanish Secondary Classroom, Kathryn Robinette and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Engaging in History Through Debate: Improving Student Engagement and Citizenship Skill Development, Matthew Simon and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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Snails? Incorporating the Nature of Science and Primary Literature into the High School Biology Classroom, Elizabeth Smith and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Motivation in an Urban High School Math Classroom: Different Instructional Strategies and Implementing Technology, Ryan Smith and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Harmonic Language Arts: Music Inclusion in the Secondary English Language Arts Classroom, Julieanne Sthay and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

¿Qué pasa Dude? : Getting Students to Converse in Spanish Beyond the Classroom, Brynn Tomko and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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Tech-Talk: Using Technology to Teach Bilingual Students, Erica Vrkljan and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

Reading Without Understanding: Literacy in the Secondary History Classroom, Amanda Watts and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Events from 2013

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Connections and Reflection: Examining a Structured, Socialized Curriculum in a Kindergarten Classroom, Elise Anderson and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Military Brats: What do Teachers Need to Know?, Hillary Anderson and Summer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

The Effects of Athletic Participation on Academic Performance and Character Development, Michelle Bilek and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

Finding the Drive: Motivating Special Education Students to Read in the High School English Classroom, Jessica Brewer and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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Improving Language Comprehension in the French Classroom: The Role of Active Learning Strategies, Samantha Calhoun and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Types of Motivation and Fostering Student Independence, DeAnna Carter and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Fostering a Positive and Collaborative Classroom Commnuity in the Elementary Classroom, Caitlin Collins; Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor; and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Benefits of Incorporating Primary Sources in the Secondary History Classroom, Emma Craig and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Teaching Social Justice Through Children's Literature, Hillary Davis; Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor; and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

Adapting the Mandated Math Curriculum in an Engaging Way to Best Promote Students' Learning, Rosaleen Egan and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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Emerging Writers Learn to Revise and Edit, Elizabeth Exo; Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor; and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

Over Represented in Special Education: Minority Students at Risk, Caitlin Garrison and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

Harry Potter and the Literacy Classroom: The Importance and Influence of Student Choice, Melissa Graffy and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Effective Intervention Strategies for Reducing Bullying in Schools, Cory Grapenthien and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

Balancing the Flip: Technology in the High School Math Classroom, Philip Johnson and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Transitioning to Informational Texts: Exploring Informational Text Comprehension in Upper Elementary, Amand Knezovich and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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Teacher Immediacy, Daniel LaRocca and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

Diving into the Digital Age: Blogging as a Learning Experience, Andrea Lenz and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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Giving Students a Voice in the Grading Process, Scott Meyers and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

Teacher Immediacy in a Secondary Science Classroom, Nathaniel Nesbit and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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Readers' Workshop Conferences: Fostering Relationships and Reading Ability, Ashley Nykolajiszny-DeSantis and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Comparing the Implementation of Social and Emotional Learning Programs and the Effects on Academic Achievement, BetsyAnne Pacey and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

The Treatment of Anxiety in a School Setting, Taylor Parsons and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

Perceptions of Gender in a Fourth Grade Classroom, Margaret Principi; Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor; and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Building Bridges: Analogies and Media in the Secondary Mathematics Classroom, Karianne Randick and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

The Impact of Dietary Choices on Student Achievement in Adolescents, Lauren Rock and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

Kindergarten Transition Programs, Ellie Savage and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

Target Language Cultural Materials in the Spanish Classroom, Olivia Semeria; Kylene Wolfe; and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Incorporating Multiple Intelligences into the Classroom: An Attempt to Engage Students in Learning, Sejal Soni and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Disillusionment of Differentiation: Jumping off the Differentiation Bandwagon, Emily Susin and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Making the Abstract Concrete: An Effective and Engaging Approach to Introducing Addition to Kindergarten Students, Lauren Venlos; Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor; and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

Single-Parent Households and Educational Achievment, Ethan Wood and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

Events from 2012

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Ways to Involve Parents in and Outside the Classroom, Katherine Bell and Leah A. Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Perceived Writing Self-Efficacy in a First Grade Classroom, Melissa Bittner and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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The Role of Gender in the Secondary English Classroom, Jessica Bozek and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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Enhancing Classroom Discussion with Wiki Technology, Caitlin Carpenter and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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The Implementation of Group Interactions to Encourage Cooperative Learning: Cultivating an Environment That Simulates Participation Outcomes, Lauren Cowles and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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Math Workshops: A Study of Constructivism, Problem Solving, And Differentiated Instruction, Claire Current and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Making Multi-Age Work, Mary Edwards and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Aspects of Parental Involvement that Increase Student Academic Success, Caitlin Eskew and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

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Making More Time For Social Studies: Intergrating Social Studies into Reading Instruction Through Whole Class Read-Alouds, Krista Felten and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Integrating "Just-Right" Books into the Science Curriculum, Samantha Ford and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Incorporating Authentic Assessment into Social Studies, Kirsten Fredrickson and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Incorporating Visuals in a Secondary English Classroom, Anne Fritsch and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor