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 2013

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

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Building a Community of Writers: Implementing Writer's Workshop in a First Grade Classroom, Kristen Gattuso and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Athletic Expendiutres and Academic Achievement, Tommy Gilbert and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

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Students' Common Misconceptions on Basic Mathematics Skills, Brittany Gonio and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Anti-LGBTQ + Relational-Agression in Adolescents, Jessica Gorecki and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

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Retention Through Song One Teacher's Journey with Song in the Classroom, Susan Hager and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Utilizing the Classroom Library to Motivate Students, Jenna Jameson and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Motivating High School English Students Through Practical and Creative Writing Assignments, Courtney Keenan and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

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The Impact of Divorce on Adolescent Students, John Koschnitzky and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

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The Effect of Class Size on Lower Level Students Academic Achievement, Andy Kozlowski and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

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Making Sense of Instructional Classroom Technologies, Stephanie Krausen and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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The Daily Integration of Collaboration in the Classroom, Samantha Krueger and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Math Self-Efficacy and Performance, Olivia Lett and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Evaluating Education Within Disciplinary Alternative Education Programs and Juvenile Detention Centers, Blake Logan and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

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How Chemistry Students Learn in an Inquiry-Based Classroom, Kayla Mahoney and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Challenging the Current Curricula: A Look into Individualizing Teaching, Caroline McMahon and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

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Incorporating Song and Pneumonic Devices into Learning a Foreign Language, George Mitchell and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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Using Hands-On Activities and Manipulatives in Kindergarten, Sarah Pierpoint and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Addressing Students' Anxiety Levels in a High School Mathematics Classroom, Robert Rachford and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Differentiating Reading: One Teacher's Journey Implementing Literature Circles, Jenifer Rank and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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The Untold History in Textbooks: The Bias and Absence of History in U.S. History Textbooks and the Impact on Black Students, Stephen Rudnicki and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

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Calculating an Approach to Differentiation in Math, Emily Schimick and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Global Education Through Children's Literature, Emily Schmidt and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Integration of Fine Arts into a Writer's Workshop, Amanda Stoeke and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Activities in the Mathematics Classroom that Promote Mathematical Fluency, Sevasti Tagaris and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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What We See and Why it Matters: How Competency in Visual Literacy Can Enhance Student Learning, Anneliese Tillmann and Sumer Seiki, Faculty Advisor

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Teaching With Technology in a 2nd Grade Classroom, Karin Unruh and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Including the Interactive White Board in a Classroom, Andrew Werkema and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

Events from 2011

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Motivating Young Readers: Creating and Implementing a Classroom Library That is Rsponsive to Students and Their Diverse Reading Interests, Emily Alford and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Movement and Manipulatives in Math!, Shirley T. Alonzo and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Virtual Reality: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Video Game Play on Students' Learning, Joanna Baffes and Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor

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Use of Creative Writing to Change Students' Perceptions of Essays, Amy Bannon and Jeanne Koehler, Facutly Advisor

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Integration of Health Education into Mathematics, Cameron Barnish and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Multiculturalsim and Metamorphoses: How Changing Racial Demographics in the United States are Influencing Museums in the 21st Century, Catherine Bayles and Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor

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Improving Students' Retention of Mathematics and Science Concepts: The Case of Two Teaching Experiments, Kristina Bennett; Stephanie Ross; and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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What Works in Writing, Margaret Byrne and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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What is the Most Appropriate Late Work Policy?, Michael Czajkowski and Jeanne Koehler, Facutly Advisor

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Personalized Learning in an Urban Classroom: Using Student Feedback to Design Lessons, Maribeth Dahlberg and Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor

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Impact of Incorporating Movement and Hands-On Experiences on Student Learning, Cara Deverman and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Being Smart about Smartboards: A Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) Analysis, Katie Dietrich and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Translating Shakespeare's Language into the Modern Classroom, Kathleen Ellison and Jeanne Koehler, Facutly Advisor

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It's Not Just About the PTA: How Families Can Get Involved in Their Child's Education, Jenna Frazier and Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor

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Utilizing Mathematic Manipulatives in the Elementary Classroom, Carlie Hoekstra and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Cooperative Learning, Eleanor Holisky and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Understanding Life: Senior Perspectives in Creative Writing, Elizabeth Hudson and Jeanne Koehler, Facutly Advisor

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Implementation of Student-Centered Learning in the Elementary Classroom, Beth Izzo and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Bilingualsim vs. Special Needs: The Methods and Critiques of Diagnosing Language Acquisition Issues vs. Special Needs, Kristin Lee and Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor

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Implementing Group Interactions to Encourage Peer Teaching, Social Relationships, and Collaborative Problem Solving in Mathematics Classroom, Jessica Madigan and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Using Vocabulary to Enhance the Understanding of Mathematics as a Language, Jennifer Monaco and Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor

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Citizenship Education Through a Classroom Economy, Meg Nally and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Creating a Classroom Community, Erica Needles and Jeanne Koehler, Facutly Advisor

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Cultivating the Skilled Imagination: Teaching Grammar through Creative Writing, Stephanie Nudelman and Jeanne Koehler, Facutly Advisor

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Furthering Math Education through Differentiated Instruction, Amanda Packman and Robin` Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Creating a Community Within the Classroom, Kelsey Porter and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Integrating Physical Activity in the Elementary Classroom: High Five or Low Five on Academic Achievement, Alexandra Richardson and Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor

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Integrating the Fine Arts into the Science Curriculum, Katelyn Robisky and Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor

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Learning and Making Connections: Content Integration on the Secondary Level, Rachel Rock and Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor

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Readers for Life: How Differentiation in Reading Affects Motivation to Read, Kimberly Schuetz and Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor

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Parental Involvement in Elementary School and its Effects on Academic Achievement, Jacqueline Schwarzentraub and Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor