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2012
Saturday, April 14th
9:00 AM

Ways to Involve Parents in and Outside the Classroom

Katherine Bell, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah A. Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Perceived Writing Self-Efficacy in a First Grade Classroom

Melissa Bittner, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Role of Gender in the Secondary English Classroom

Jessica Bozek, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Enhancing Classroom Discussion with Wiki Technology

Caitlin Carpenter, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Implementation of Group Interactions to Encourage Cooperative Learning: Cultivating an Environment That Simulates Participation Outcomes

Lauren Cowles, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Math Workshops: A Study of Constructivism, Problem Solving, And Differentiated Instruction

Claire Current, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Making Multi-Age Work

Mary Edwards, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Aspects of Parental Involvement that Increase Student Academic Success

Caitlin Eskew, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Making More Time For Social Studies: Intergrating Social Studies into Reading Instruction Through Whole Class Read-Alouds

Krista Felten, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Integrating "Just-Right" Books into the Science Curriculum

Samantha Ford, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Incorporating Authentic Assessment into Social Studies

Kirsten Fredrickson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Incorporating Visuals in a Secondary English Classroom

Anne Fritsch, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Building a Community of Writers: Implementing Writer's Workshop in a First Grade Classroom

Kristen Gattuso, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Athletic Expendiutres and Academic Achievement

Tommy Gilbert, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Students' Common Misconceptions on Basic Mathematics Skills

Brittany Gonio, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Anti-LGBTQ + Relational-Agression in Adolescents

Jessica Gorecki, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Retention Through Song One Teacher's Journey with Song in the Classroom

Susan Hager, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Utilizing the Classroom Library to Motivate Students

Jenna Jameson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Motivating High School English Students Through Practical and Creative Writing Assignments

Courtney Keenan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Impact of Divorce on Adolescent Students

John Koschnitzky, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Effect of Class Size on Lower Level Students Academic Achievement

Andy Kozlowski, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Making Sense of Instructional Classroom Technologies

Stephanie Krausen, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Daily Integration of Collaboration in the Classroom

Samantha Krueger, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Math Self-Efficacy and Performance

Olivia Lett, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Evaluating Education Within Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs and Juvenile Detention Centers

Blake Logan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

How Chemistry Students Learn in an Inquiry-Based Classroom

Kayla Mahoney, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Challenging the Current Curricula: A Look into Individualizing Teaching

Caroline McMahon, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Incorporating Song and Pneumonic Devices into Learning a Foreign Language

George Mitchell, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Using Hands-On Activities and Manipulatives in Kindergarten

Sarah Pierpoint, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Addressing Students' Anxiety Levels in a High School Mathematics Classroom

Robert Rachford, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Differentiating Reading: One Teacher's Journey Implementing Literature Circles

Jenifer Rank, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Untold History in Textbooks: The Bias and Absence of History in U.S. History Textbooks and the Impact on Black Students

Stephen Rudnicki, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Calculating an Approach to Differentiation in Math

Emily Schimick, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Global Education Through Children's Literature

Emily Schmidt, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Integration of Fine Arts into a Writer's Workshop

Amanda Stoeke, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Activities in the Mathematics Classroom that Promote Mathematical Fluency

Sevasti Tagaris, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

What We See and Why it Matters: How Competency in Visual Literacy Can Enhance Student Learning

Anneliese Tillmann, Illinois Wesleyan University
Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Teaching With Technology in a 2nd Grade Classroom

Karin Unruh, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Including the Interactive White Board in a Classroom

Andrew Werkema, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM