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2011
Saturday, April 9th
9:00 AM

Motivating Young Readers: Creating and Implementing a Classroom Library That is Rsponsive to Students and Their Diverse Reading Interests

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

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Movement and Manipulatives in Math!

Shirley T. Alonzo, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Virtual Reality: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Video Game Play on Students' Learning

Joanna Baffes, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Use of Creative Writing to Change Students' Perceptions of Essays

Amy Bannon, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Facutly Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Integration of Health Education into Mathematics

Cameron Barnish, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Multiculturalsim and Metamorphoses: How Changing Racial Demographics in the United States are Influencing Museums in the 21st Century

Catherine Bayles, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Improving Students' Retention of Mathematics and Science Concepts: The Case of Two Teaching Experiments

Kristina Bennett, Illinois Wesleyan University
Stephanie Ross, illinois wes
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

What Works in Writing

Margaret Byrne, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

What is the Most Appropriate Late Work Policy?

Michael Czajkowski, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Facutly Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Personalized Learning in an Urban Classroom: Using Student Feedback to Design Lessons

Maribeth Dahlberg, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Impact of Incorporating Movement and Hands-On Experiences on Student Learning

Cara Deverman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Being Smart about Smartboards: A Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK) Analysis

Katie Dietrich, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Translating Shakespeare's Language into the Modern Classroom

Kathleen Ellison, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Facutly Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

It's Not Just About the PTA: How Families Can Get Involved in Their Child's Education

Jenna Frazier, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Utilizing Mathematic Manipulatives in the Elementary Classroom

Carlie Hoekstra, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cooperative Learning

Eleanor Holisky, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Understanding Life: Senior Perspectives in Creative Writing

Elizabeth Hudson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Facutly Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Implementation of Student-Centered Learning in the Elementary Classroom

Beth Izzo, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Bilingualsim vs. Special Needs: The Methods and Critiques of Diagnosing Language Acquisition Issues vs. Special Needs

Kristin Lee, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Implementing Group Interactions to Encourage Peer Teaching, Social Relationships, and Collaborative Problem Solving in Mathematics Classroom

Jessica Madigan, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Using Vocabulary to Enhance the Understanding of Mathematics as a Language

Jennifer Monaco, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Citizenship Education Through a Classroom Economy

Meg Nally, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Creating a Classroom Community

Erica Needles, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Facutly Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cultivating the Skilled Imagination: Teaching Grammar through Creative Writing

Stephanie Nudelman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Facutly Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Furthering Math Education through Differentiated Instruction

Amanda Packman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin` Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Creating a Community Within the Classroom

Kelsey Porter, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Integrating Physical Activity in the Elementary Classroom: High Five or Low Five on Academic Achievement

Alexandra Richardson, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Integrating the Fine Arts into the Science Curriculum

Katelyn Robisky, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Learning and Making Connections: Content Integration on the Secondary Level

Rachel Rock, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Readers for Life: How Differentiation in Reading Affects Motivation to Read

Kimberly Schuetz, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Parental Involvement in Elementary School and its Effects on Academic Achievement

Jacqueline Schwarzentraub, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ana Floriani, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Incorporating Literacy Strategies into the Freshman Literature and Composition Classroom

Claire Shoup, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Facutly Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Lesson Study: A Collaborative Process of Improving Instruction and Facilitating Students' Motivation

Danielle Wall, Illinois Wesleyan University
Ben Dombroski, Illinois Wesleyan University
Leah Nillas, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

The Light Bulb Lab: A Creative Writer's Workshop―Integrating the Fine Arts and Fiction into Second Grade Literacy Curriculum

Ariana Wilkey, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Shying Away from Questioning: Discourse and Participation in Mathematics Classrooms

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

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Self-Study Inquiry in Individualized Instruction

Genevieve Zachas, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jaclyn Morrison, Illinois Wesleyan University
Jeanne Koehler, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Promoting Academic and Social Success by Creating a Positive Learning Environment

Kathleen Zeman, Illinois Wesleyan University
Robin Leavitt, Faculty Advisor, Illinois Wesleyan University

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM