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The Mid-South Educational

Vol. 44 No.3

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Mobile, Alabama November 2-4, 2016 What’s Inside‌

Member States: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee

President's Message 1 Cliff Hofwolt Tribute 2 Nominees for Executive Board 3 Constitution/Bylaw Revisions 7 Program Overview 13 Program Sessions and Events 15 MSERA Committee Chairs and MSER Foundation Board 32 Presider and Evaluation Information 34


Welcome to Our 45th Annual Meeting

2016 Annual Meeting – President’s Message 2016 DSERA Board of Directors President Dustin Hebert Northwestern State University of Louisiana Vice President/President-Elect Franz Reneau Florida A&M University Shannon Chiasson University of New Orleans Gail Hughes

Secretary Past President

University of Arkansas-Little Rock Jane Nell Luster Com-Link, LLC Alabama Director Nancy Gaillard Historian

Arkansas Director

University of South Alabama Rachelle Miller University of Central Arkansas Franz Reneau

Florida Director

Florida A&M University Yuejin Xu

Kentucky Director

Murray State University Louisiana Director Suzanna Craig Southern University-Baton Rouge Mississippi Director Rebecca Robichaux-Davis Mississippi State University Tennessee Director Jwa Kim Middle Tennessee State University Graduate Student Representative

Kasia Gallo Mississippi State University

Abraham Andero Albany State University Lindsey Diulus Nunez Community College Deborah King McNeese State University Deborah McCarthy Southeastern Louisiana University

At-Large Representatives

2016 Publications Editors MSERA Proceedings

Rebecca Robichaux-Davis Mississippi State University

Research in the Schools

John Slate Anthony Onwuegbuzie

Welcome to Mobile and the 2016 Annual Meeting! Our schedule of events this year is filled with sessions and trainings that encompass a spectrum of interests. From STEM research to grant-writing to theory-into-practice scholarship to on-going research across disciplines to networking functions, I am confident that you will find sessions that foster ideas of where your scholarship may take you. I hope you also discover opportunities to collaborate with fellow MSERA members. This Annual Meeting has become a reality only because many committed MSERA members devoted their time and talents to organizing every detail to ensure that your experience is engaging and productive. Our local arrangements team from the University of South Alabama, Gahan Bailey and Nancy Gaillard, worked closely with hotel staff and board members to plan every moment of each day. Our Program Chair, Tina Allen, coordinated the proposal submission and review process and worked with reviewers to build a program of sessions that appeal to a broad audience. Our Secretary, Shannon Chiasson, assisted each of you in processing registrations and responding to questions and comments about the Annual Meeting. Our Researcher Editors, Randy Parker and Julie Holmes, collected, edited, and compiled multiple issues of the publication to promote our 2016 activities. Our state directors, at-large directors, and committee chairs shared the many to-do list items leading up to this Annual Meeting. To all of you, I extend my deepest gratitude. We could not be here today without your work. I must extend a special thanks to our executive committee, Franz Reneau, President-Elect; Gail Hughes, Past President; and Shannon Chiasson, Secretary. After the sudden death of our Executive Director and friend, Cliff Hofwolt, in July, Franz, Gail, and Shannon agreed to help me carryout Cliff’s duties in preparation for this Annual Meeting. For many years, Cliff took upon himself many duties of the association that extended beyond his job description, and this leadership team helped me ensure that, while Cliff’s absence is felt, his work continued. As you review the program, please make special note of these events: member luncheon, IR session, graduate student/new member social, President’s Reception, and business meeting. Please make plans to attend the Thursday afternoon business meeting. We will be electing State Directors, Secretary, and President-Elect. We will also be voting on changes to the constitution and bylaws, and your vote counts. I hope sincerely that you enjoy your experience at this Annual Meeting and that it sparks an interest in engaging in MSERA. We have many opportunities for you to become involved through committees and officer positions. Please speak with any board member about the opportunities that await you.

Sam Houston State University

The Researcher

Randy Parker Julie A. Holmes Louisiana Tech University

MSERA Web Page

Dustin Hebert

Dustin Hebert

Northwestern State University of Louisiana

2016 MSERA President

www.msera.org


in memoriam

MSERA Executive Director, Friend, Educator On July 5, 2016, Dr. Clifford Hofwolt, MSERA’s Executive Director and former President, passed away at his home in Nashville, Tennessee. Cliff was both a long-time member of MSERA and a faculty member in the Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. His contributions to MSERA are long-lasting, and the void his absence creates is felt. There will be an empty chair at registration. Each year, Cliff greeted old members and oriented new ones. He was always there for us, throughout the conference: loyal, dependable, reliable, efficient, and responsible. Some would add gruff, rigid, and independent. But that might have been necessary to do all the tedious, pre and post, clerical work—and then to solve problems at registration for the duration of the conference—for so many years. Like a number of us, he was a dinosaur. But he didn’t roar; he just kept his head down and tended to the tasks that kept our annual meetings going for all these years. Everyone knew Cliff—and everyone, deep down, loved him—and will miss him.

— Walter M. Mathews, a saddened friend

Cliff, as a longtime faculty member since 1972, and I, as a graduate school alumnus having received Master’s and Doctoral degrees in 1964 and 1966 respectively, shared a genuine fondness for Peabody College of Vanderbilt University. Our friendship began during the 1970s when Cliff became a Peabody faculty member and joined MSERA early in the history of the association. Our friendship grew as we worked together jointly to promote MSERA through participation in MSERA board meetings and annual meetings. When I would see him early in our relationship, he would update me on the latest news regarding faculty members whom I knew from my days as a graduate student at Peabody College. He was very proud of the outstanding national rankings of the graduate programs offered at Peabody College and kept me informed of the latest pace-setting rankings as they were published each year. I will miss Cliff’s reports on my graduate school alma mater and the relationship that we Born in Oak Creek, Colorado, enjoyed over the years as a result of our Hofwolt was the first of three sons of affiliations in our respective roles with Clifford and Anne Hofwolt of Peabody College. Cliff will be Palisade, Colorado. remembered by all of his associates for his significant contributions to Peabody He is survived by his wife, Mary; College as a faculty member and to daughter, Dawn; and son, Charles; MSERA as a leader who served in many and a daughter, Ashley, from his capacities over several decades. I am first marriage. He also is survived grateful for my long-term professional by three loving granddaughters: and personal association with Cliff and Julie, Jenny, and Natalie. Survivors will always treasure my memories of our also include a beloved younger special relationship. brother, Jerry. —Harry Bowman


Slate of Executive Office Candidates For Terms Beginning 2017 Additional Nominations for Vice President/President Elect and Secretary may be made by any member in good standing from the floor at the Business Meeting on Thursday Evening

For Vice President/ President Elect

Rebecca Robichaux-Davis Mississippi State University

Rebecca Robichaux-Davis is an Associate Professor of Mathematics Education at Mississippi State University, where she teaches mathematics education courses and mathematics strategy courses for struggling freshmen. Her research focuses on the mathematical content knowledge of pre-service and in-service teachers. She has been an active member of MSERA since 1999, serving on committees and presenting her research and presiding over mathematics education sessions at annual meetings. She has previously co-chaired the Membership Committee, served on the Nominations Committee, the Awards Committee, and as an At-Large Director. In 2015, she was the Program Chair and as the Mississippi Director presented to the MSERA board a cost-effective proposal for hosting the 2017 annual meeting at The Mill in Starkville, Mississippi. Currently, she serves on the MSER Foundation Board and is completing her second term as Mississippi Director. She would be honored to continue her service to MSERA as Vice-President/President-Elect.

For Secretary

Rachelle Miller University of Central Arkansas

Rachelle Miller is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA). She has been an active MSERA member since 2014 and began her membership career as the MSERA Arkansas Director. As the Arkansas Director, she has promoted both faculty and university memberships. In addition, she has presented research, served as a reviewer for the McLean Distinguished Paper Award and the Handly Outstanding Thesis/Dissertation Award, and participated in panel sessions at MSERA. She will also serve as a session chair during the 2016 MSERA Annual Conference. Rachelle is dedicated to research at her university where she currently serves as the chair of her department’s research committee and as the College of Education representative for UCA’s Institutional Review Board.


Slate of State Director Candidates for Terms Beginning 2017 One to be elected from each Member State. Additional Nominations may be made for each State Director position from the floor by any member in good standing from the specified state at the Annual Business Meeting on Thursday Evening. For Alabama Director

Nancy Gaillard is a veteran educator, beginning her career in 1970. She taught in the classroom for 17 years and was an elementary public school principal in Charlotte, N.C. for 13 years. After retiring and locating in Mobile, Alabama, Nancy began teaching in the elementary teacher education program at the University of South Alabama where she continues to teach and supervise student teachers. Nancy finished her doctorate in May, 2016 at The University of Alabama, her final professional goal. She has been a member of MSERA since 2012 and has served as the Alabama State Director. She is co-chair of the local arrangements committee for the November 2016 MSERA Conference in Mobile. Her professional interests are in early childhood education and teacher training and supervision.

Nancy Gaillard For Arkansas Director

Valerie Couture

Nancy P. Gallavan

Janet Heath

Valerie Couture is an Assistant Professor in School Counseling at the University of Central Arkansas. This is her first year teaching for the program and she is currently completing her dissertation on assessing counselor preparedness levels to counsel with transgender students. She will graduate with her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision at the University of Arkansas in December 2016. Valerie is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arkansas and her research interests include multicultural counseling competencies for counselors, counselor skill development, and social justice advocacy. Valerie has presented at national counseling and higher education conferences, such as ACES, NASPA, and SACES. Valerie is a new member of the Mid-South Educational Research Association and is interested in becoming actively involved through being the Arkansas Director. Nancy P. Gallavan is a Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) with 22 years of experience preceded by 20 years of teaching elementary and middle school in the Cherry Creek School District, Colorado. She specializes in classroom assessments, cultural competence, social studies education, and teacher self-efficacy. With 160+ authored or edited books, chapters, and articles, Nancy is active in American Education Research Association (AERA), Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Kappa Delta Pi (KDP), National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME), and National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). She served as the 2008-11 AERA Research in Social Studies Education SIG chair/program chair, 2013-14 ATE President, and 2012-18 co-editor of the ATE Yearbook. Nancy was initiated into the 2013 (inaugural) KDP Eleanor Roosevelt Legacy Chapter, received the 2016 ATE Distinguished Member Award, and has received awards in teaching, scholarship, and service in her college, university, and several professional organizations. Janet Heath’s career has spanned 46 years of teaching in higher education. She currently serves as Professor of Mathematics at Baptist College of Health Sciences in Memphis where she has served on various academic committees and includes being chair of the Committee on Committees. She is also a member of a Research and Statistics team where she mentors other faculty who are seeking a doctoral degree. Before coming to Baptist, she taught at The University of Memphis where her duties included teaching remedial and developmental math, and undergraduate and graduate courses in the Education and Psychology division. Her educational background includes receiving the B.S.E. degree from Henderson State in Arkadelphia, AR, and a M.S.E. degree from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, AR. She also obtained an Ed.D. from The University of Memphis with an interdisciplinary focus on Research and Statistics. She has also been a presider and presenter at the MSERA conferences over the last 13 years.


Katina Leland

Amy Thompson

For Florida Director

Katina Leland is an Associate Professor of Elementary Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has presented paper presentations and participated in symposia at MSERA Annual Meetings. Professionally, she serves as a UALR member of the AACTE Changing the Demographic Makeup of the Teaching Workforce Networked Improvement Community Retention Driver Team. She is also an article reviewer for the Open Journal of Education. Her research interests include effective practices of teacher preparation as well as promoting literacy autonomy in elementary students.

Amy Thompson began her career in education teaching third and fourth grades in the largest urban school district in Arkansas. After fourteen years in the classroom, Amy pursued her lifelong dream of educating future teachers. She is currently a Clinical Instructor at the University of Central Arkansas serving as the Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program Director as well as the Field Placement Coordinator for MAT. She is also a doctoral student and plans to complete her degree in Interdisciplinary Leadership by 2018. Amy has attended the MSERA Annual Meetings in 2014, 2015, and will be in Mobile in 2016. Amy has presented Research in Progress sessions for 2 of the last 3 conferences as well as paper sessions with colleagues in her department. Her research interests include teacher preparation in literacy, struggling readers, diagnostic reading, and dyslexia.

Jerry Johnson is a Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Central Florida. He has been involved with MSERA since 2007. The author of more than 50 publications in educational policy and leadership, his research has been cited in state school finance litigation and legislation and he has testified before state legislatures, presented research briefings on Capitol Hill, and contributed to the development of state and federal legislation and regulations regarding the funding and operation of public schools. His work has been supported by funding from the Institute for Education Sciences, state departments of education, private foundations, and local school districts. Current leadership roles include serving as Associate Editor of the Journal of Research in Rural Education, Editorial Advisor to the journal Education Leadership Review – Doctoral Research, Advisory Board Member for the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning, and President-Elect for the Florida Association of Professors of Educational Leadership.

Jerry Johnson

For Kentucky Director Natasha Gerstenschlager is an associate professor of mathematics education in the Department of Mathematics at Western Kentucky University. She earned her M.S. in Mathematics and Ph. D. in Mathematics and Science Education from Middle Tennessee State University. She currently teaches future elementary teachers and middle and secondary mathematics teachers in their content courses. Her research interests include improving content knowledge for K-12 mathematics teachers via professional development for in-service teachers and reform-based content courses for pre-service teachers. She has been a member of MSERA since 2015 and presented at the Annual Meeting that year as well.

Natasha Gerstenschlager


For Louisiana Director Susannah Fowler Craig is an Associate Professor in the Science/Mathematics Education Department Ph.D. program at Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Susannah has a 25 year history in education as a teacher, state department of education manager, and now a higher education faculty member. She joined MSERA in 2014 and was elected as the Louisiana Director at the 2014 MSERA meeting in Knoxville, Tennessee. As Louisiana Director, Susannah has informed post-secondary institutions, local school districts, and the Louisiana Department of Education about MSERA opportunities. Susannah spends most of her time teaching curriculum and education research courses for Ph.D. students in the STEM fields. At her university, she is a member of the SACS writing team and serves on the Dean’s Council for the College of Sciences and Engineering.

Susannah Fowler Craig

For Mississippi Director

Kenneth V. Anthony

Kenneth V. Anthony is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Special Education at Mississippi State University where he teaches social studies methods courses in the elementary education program. He serves as Undergraduate Coordinator for the Elementary Education Program. His current research agenda includes preservice teachers' knowledge and ability to teach social studies disciplines and using primary sources in the classroom. He has been Co-Primary Investigator on two Library of Congress Teaching with Primary Sources Grants. He is a member of MSERA since 2008. He has presented at MSERA Conferences, served on the Membership Committee, and has served as a facilitator during MSERA. He serves as the Executive Director of the Mississippi Council of the Social Studies (MCSS), is a Past President of MCSS, and has served in elected and appointed positions in the National Council of the Social Studies (NCSS).

For Tennessee Director

Amy Elleman

Amy Elleman is currently an Assistant Professor in the Ph.D. in Literacy Studies Program at Middle Tennessee State University. She earned her doctoral degree from Vanderbilt University where she became interested in designing interventions to improve comprehension, especially for children at risk of developing late emerging reading difficulties. She has expertise in metaanalyses, assessment development, and designing innovative comprehension interventions. As a researcher with extensive practical experience, she is often invited to speak for audiences of educators interested in bridging the research to practice gap. She has published in leading education journals including the Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness and the Journal of Educational Psychology. Her current research includes conducting a meta-analysis to synthesize the comprehension intervention research in grades K-12 and designing intensive comprehension interventions for adolescents.

Please plan to Attend and Participate in the 2016 MSERA Annual Business Meeting on Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Investigating today to improve education tomorrow


Proposed Revisions to MSERA Constitution and Bylaws Revisions approved by the MSERA Board of Directors will be voted on by the membership present at the Annual Business Meeting on Thursday Evening. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY September 2016 Introduction Pursuant to Article XI, Section 1 of the MSERA constitution, this executive summary and accompanying full-text version of the association’s constitution and bylaws denoting proposed revisions via comments, strikethrough text, track changes, and highlights are presented to the membership not less than 30 days prior to the 2016 Annual Meeting. Article XI, Section 1 stipulates that any revisions to the constitution or bylaws be reviewed and approved by the governing board of the association prior to a vote by the membership on said revisions. To expedite this process, these revisions are being presented to board members and the full membership collectively. The board will meet and vote on revisions at its regular fall meeting on November 1, 2016. At that time, should the board vote against any proposed revisions presented in this release, the revisions voted down will be removed from membership consideration at the November 3, 2016, business meeting; all proposed revisions presented in this release that are approved by the board on November 1 will be presented for membership vote on November 3. Due to the “30-day rule,” any revisions proposed by the board on November 1 in addition to those presented in this release will be presented to the membership for vote at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

The full-text constitution and bylaws with proposed revisions are available online at msera.org for membership review. Dustin Hebert 2016 MSERA President Format of the Proposed Revisions Proposed revisions are noted via comments in the document margins, strikethrough text to show proposed deletions, and track changes and highlights to show proposed rephrasing or additions. General Formatting A number of proposed revisions are related to document formatting only. To ensure consistency in text and paragraph attributes, numerous adjustments were made throughout the document. The “working”


view of this release does not reflect these consistency adjustments in each instance. The final document will be formatted consistently. Addition of Office and Constituent State At the spring 2016 board meeting, the board approved the creation of an Associate Executive Director position. The position description for this office was added, and this title was added throughout the document where appropriate to reflect the duties of this position. At the 2014 Annual Meeting, the membership voted to add Florida as a constituent state. All references to constituent states were amended to include Florida in both name and number of states. Clarification of Executive Director Position Description Passages within the description of executive director duties were refined to add clarity to specific tasks and timelines for when those tasks are to be completed. Clarification of Membership The term of membership was clarified with dates rather than general references to years. The principle of “courtesy membership� was added to Article III of the bylaws to grant voting privileges to any Annual Meeting registered attendee whether that person has an active membership during said membership year. Revisions to the Operations Manual Substantive revisions to the Operations Manual are being proposed. These revisions, however, require only board approval to be enacted. Thus, the membership vote on November 3 will be to adopt revisions to only the constitution and bylaws. Proposed Operations Manual revisions include 1) alignment of policies and procedures to proposed revisions to the constitution and bylaws, 2) restructuring of committees to streamline operations and foster greater collaboration on initiatives, and 3) clarifying procedures for certain functions and roles of certain association officers and committees. Members are encouraged to review the Operations Manual, however, because it provides more granular detail on the association and how it functions than the constitution and bylaws do.

Investigating today to improve education tomorrow MSERA is a nonprofit incorporated educational organization whose purposes are to encourage quality educational research in the Mid-South and to promote the application of the results of quality educational research in the schools.


MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, Louisiana 2015 Herbert Handley Dissertation/Thesis Award Recipient

James Bridgeforth

2015 Harry L. Bowman Service Award Recipient

Jane Nell Luster

2015 James McLean Outstanding Research Paper Award Recipient

Suzanne Franco

2015 Walter Mathews Historical Contribution Award Recipient

Randy Parker


MSERA 2015 – Lafayette, Louisiana

MSERA 2015 Research-In-Progress (RIP) Award Recipients

MSERA Past-Presidents 2015 Annual Meeting Lafayette, Louisiana


Welcome to Mobile and MSERA 2016 We want to welcome each of you to our beautiful and historic city of Mobile, Alabama. There are not many cities in the U.S. where you actually feel as though you are in a truly different place from other places you may have visited. We think Mobile has just that look and feel. The live oaks, the beautiful waterways, the many downtown places to sit and relax, the family oriented museums and art galleries, a variety of restaurants and bars that offer both international and local cuisines and live music, all create a welcoming and friendly place for your visit. We want you to enjoy your stay and take advantage of all Mobile has to offer. Never hesitate to ask the locals for help or directions. And please come back so you can enjoy what you might have missed.

Gahan Bailey

Nancy Gaillard

MSERA 2016 Local Arrangements Co-Chairs

MSERA 2017 – The Mill at MSU MSERA Members from Mississippi State University hope you have a Great Time in Mobile and remind you to plan on joining them for MSERA-2017 next November at the Mill at MSU!! Hail State – More Cow Bell !!!


2016 Annual Meeting Greetings from your 2016 Program Chair

Welcome to MSERA 2016 and Mobile, Alabama! The road to get here has been challenging, beginning with the loss of our Executive Director, Dr. Clifford Hofwolt. Cliff was deeply involved in every aspect of MSERA, not the least of which was his involvement in the proposal submission and review process. He was and will continue to be greatly missed. I appreciate everyone who stepped up to provide guidance and advice along the way. I could not have done it without your help. Despite the challenge we have reached the finale with a great program that has much to offer. The sessions to choose from include 3 symposia, 6 trainings, 42 research paper sessions, 9 Research in Progress sessions and a mentor session. In addition, the 13th IR session, which is always a crowd pleaser, is on the schedule for Wednesday afternoon. Along the way you will have various occasions to network and socialize. I hope you will take advantage of each opportunity. As you mingle between sessions, take some time to check out What’s Funny About Education? a display of seven dozen cartoons compiled by Jane Nell Luster and Walter M. Mathews and be sure to vote for your favorites! So grab your program, choose your sessions, and join me as we “celebrate” MSERA!

Tina L. Allen

2016 MSERA

2016 MSERA Program Chair

Annual Meeting Highlights Wednesday, November 2 8:30-3:30

9:00-2:50 9:00-11:50 12:00-1:15 1:30-2:20 2:30-3:20 3:30-4:20 5:30-6:30

Thursday, November 3

Registration 7:00-8:00 (2nd Floor Atrium) Concurrent Sessions 8:00-4:30 Research In Progress 8:30-3:30 (Riverboat) 8:30-2:50 MSERA Member 12:00-1:30 Luncheon (TBD) Mentoring Session 3:00-3:50 (Riverboat) 4:30-6:00 Displays (Preconvene 2) 6:00-7:30 IR 13 Session (TBD) Graduate Student/New Member Reception (TBD)

Friday, November 4

Graduate Student/New Member 7:30-8:45 Breakfast (TBD) Registration (2nd Floor Atrium) 8:30-10:30 Concurrent Sessions 9:00-9:50 Research In Progress 9:00-11:50 MSER Foundation Board Member Luncheon (TBD) Displays (Preconvene 2) MSERA Annual Business Meeting MSERA President's Reception (TBD)

Breakfast for MSERA Past Presidents (TBD) Registration (2nd Floor Atrium) Outstanding Papers (Windjammer) Concurrent Sessions

All Graduate Students and New Members are encouraged to actively participate, make connections, and reach their professional goals through involvement in our 2016 Annual Meeting. Please plan to attend the special opportunities noted below while in Mobile: * Research In Progress (RIP) Sessions * * * *

* Graduate Student/New Member Breakfast - Thursday MSERA Member Luncheon – Wednesday *MSERA Business Meeting - Thursday Mentoring Session - Wednesday * President’s Reception – Thursday Training Sessions and Workshops * Displays - Wednesday and Thursday Graduate Student/New Member Reception - Wednesday


Riverboat 8:30 9:00

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

10:00

11:00

Session 1 Research in Progress: Educational Issues Session 6 Research in Progress: ELL/ESL Session 11 Research in Progress: Higher Education

12:00 Session 15 Mentor Session 1:30

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Registration All Day – 2nd Floor Atrium Session 2 Session 3 Session 4 Science At-Risk Research

Session 7 Arts

Session 12 Technology

Session 8 Training (2 hour): Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review: A Multimodal and Cultural Approach

Session 21 Research in Progress: Higher Education

Grand Bay I/II

Session 5 STEM

Session 9 Higher Education

Session 10 Teacher Preparation

Session 13 Technology

Session 14 Technology

MSERA Member Luncheon – TBD Session 16 Session 17 Session 18 Training: Teacher International Addressing Standards: Development Issues Curriculum Development for Introductory/ Foundations Coursework for Preservice Teachers

2:30

2:30

Windjammer Mobile Bay III Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Session 19 Pre-Service Teachers

Session 20: Displays – Preconvene 2 Session 22 Session 23 Session 24 Training: Classroom Teachers Secondary The Emergence of the Education

Faculty Senate Leader: Creating Shared Governance through Transformational Leadership and Stakeholder Relationships [IR]13: Irrational Reasoning for Improbable Research with Impossible Replicability and Irreproducible Results by Irresponsible Researchers--Ineptly Represented, Inexplicably Rendered, Inappropriately Rehashed and Incomprehensibly Resurrected by Irascible Recreants who Interpolate Randomly with Irreconcilable Reliability presented by Irreverent Reprobates - TBD

5:30

Graduate Student/New Member Reception – TBD

Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:00 8:30

Thursday, November 3, 2016

8:30

9:30

10:30

Session 25 Research in Progress: Teacher Perceptions Session 30 Research in Progress: Technology Session 35 Research in Progress: Science

12:00

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Session 38 Research in Progress: Teacher Preparation

Graduate Student/New Member Breakfast – TBD Registration All Day – 2nd Floor Atrium Session 26 Session 27 Session 28 Training: Student Achievement Teacher Using Matrices Like Puzzle Education

Session 29 K-12 Issues

Pieces to Frame a Literature Review

Session 31 Elementary Education Session 36 Higher Education

Session 32 Training (2 hour) A Meta-Framework for Collecting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Verbal and Nonverbal Data in Qualitative and Mixed Research Studies

Session 33 Administration

MSERA Foundation Board Members’ Luncheon – TBD Session 39 Session 40 Session 41 Training (2 hour) Cultural Awareness Curriculum Maximizing Publishing Potential with APA Formatting

Session 34 Mathematics

Session 37 Educational Issues

Session 42 Educational Issues


Riverboat 2:00

Windjammer

Session 43 Research in Progress: Science

Session 44 In-Service Teachers

Session 48

Session 49

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3:00

Mobile Bay III

Clipper Session 45 Higher Education

Session 47: Displays – Preconvene 2 Session 50 Session 51 Symposium: Symposium: Pre-Service Crisis Management in Translating Research into Teachers

Symposium: So You Want to Be a Faculty Member?

Academia: A Personal Account and Lessons Learned

4:30 6:00

Practice: 100 Years of Research on International Student Studies

MSERA Business Meeting – TBD MSERA President’s Reception - TBD

Friday, November 4, 2016

Friday, November 4, 2016 7:30 8:30

10:00

Session 52 Teacher Perceptions Session 55 Mathematics

11:00

Session 58 At-Risk

9:00

Breakfast for MSERA Past Presidents– TBD Registration 8:30-10:30 a.m. – 2nd Floor Atrium Session 53 Session 54 Outstanding Papers Special Education Session 56 Session 57 Instructional Design Instruction in Higher Ed Session 59 Higher Education

Session 60 Literacy

Renaissance Riverview Plaza – Meeting Rooms

First Floor

Second Floor

Grand Bay I/II Session 46 eLearning


Wednesday, November 2, 2016 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

REGISTRATION

2nd Floor Atrium

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Educational Issues Session: 1 Session Chair: Larry Daniel, The Citadel

Riverboat

Exploring the Experiences of Success among First-year Students Enrolled in a Public Physical Therapist Education Program: Pilot Study Thuha T. Hoang, University of New Orleans Exploring the Impact of the Emotional Intelligence of School Leaders Ellen Caillouet, University Of New Orleans Racism as a Nationalist Myth of Homogeneity and Its Implication on Education: The Case of Japan Kaori Shimizu, Louisiana State University A Meta-Analytic Comparison of Group versus Individual CBT for Anxiety Fawn Hyland Keen, Karla Weir, and Chelsey L. Hess-Holden, Mississippi State University

SCIENCE Session: 2

Windjammer Session Chair: Mindy Crain-Dorough, Southeastern Louisiana University

The Effect of Note Taking Techniques on Eighth Grade Student Exam Scores in Science Steven L. Marise, Chester County Schools System; Stephen R. Marvin and Aarek Farmer, Freed-Hardeman University The Use of Second Life as an Effective Means of Providing Informal Science Education to Secondary School Students Haytham A. Amous, Moustapha Diack, and Luria Young, Southern University and A&M College Is the Textbook Your Favorite Book? Teaching Science through Trade Books Gail D. Hughes, Tony Hall, Kelly Chaney, Sandra Leiterman, Anne Lindsay, and Nancy Hamilton, University of Arkansas at Little Rock

AT-RISK Session: 3

Mobile Bay III Session Chair: Kathy Campbell, Southeastern Louisiana University

The Impact of Race and Socioeconomic Status on the Reading Comprehension Growth Trajectories of Adolescents Tyra W. Pickens, Jwa Kim, Eric Oslund, and Amy Elleman, Middle Tennessee State University Nurturing the Diversity of the Reading Experience Ying Wang, Mississippi Valley State University and Duane Shuttlesworth, Delta State University First Generation American Students Vocabulary Acquisition Suhair A. Mrayan, Arkansas State University

MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


RESEARCH Session: 4

Clipper Session Chair: Jane Nell Luster, COM-LINK, LLC

The Impostor Syndrome: Using Factor Analysis for Instrument Validation Marsha E. Simon, University of Alabama Examination of Research Methods Used in Ed.D. Dissertations Related to Educational Leadership Thomas A. DeVaney, Southeastern Louisiana University Exact Tests for a Correlation Coefficient: Revising the Exact Permutation Paradigm of Odiase and Ogbonmwan David Morse, Mississippi State University Confronting the Research-to-Practice Gap: Translating Research for Multiple Audiences Bridget E. Thomas, George Mason University STEM Session: 5

Grand Bay I/II Session Chair: Steven Yates, University of Alabama

NGSS and Writing: Initial Findings of a Teacher Survey from Year 3 of a STEM Professional Development Program Shoudong Feng, Uma Garimella, and Carolyn Pinchback, University of Central Arkansas Nurturing a STEM Partnership: A Four Year Synthesis of Lessons Learned Deborah L. McCarthy, Southeastern Louisiana University More IS Better: Increasing the Quantity and Quality of STEM Teachers Gail D. Hughes, Tony Hall, Kelly Chaney, and Sandra Leiterman, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Alicia Cotabish, University of Central Arkansas 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: ELL/ESL Session: 6 Session Chair: Abraham Andero, Albany State University

Riverboat

Analyzing Growth and Change between ELL and Non-ELL Examinees: Latent Growth Curve Modeling Applied to Reading Comprehension Test Daren Li, Middle Tennessee State University Using DIF to Identify the Impact of the ESL Status on the First Grade Students' Achievements in Reading Skills Test Zahya Ahmed, Middle Tennessee State University Instructional Writing Strategies for ELL Adolescent Learners: A Meta-Analysis Stacy Fields, Victoria Gay, Summer Talbert, and Amy M. Elleman, Middle Tennessee State University

ARTS Session: 7

Windjammer Session Chair: Nancy Gallavan, University of Central Arkansas

The Effects of Integrating Theatre-Arts Strategies and Traditional Strategies on Student Performance in an English Classroom at a Selected High School Lacie N. Black and Patrick N. Kariuki, Milligan College Teachers' Perceptions of Implementing the Arts into STEM Rachelle Miller, University of Central Arkansas and Kim Wilson, Walden University Arts Build Communities: Art and History for Community and Social Change Denise L. Winsor, University of Memphis MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


TRAINING SESSION (double session) Session: 8

Mobile Bay III

Seven Steps to a Comprehensive Literature Review: A Multimodal and Cultural Approach Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Sam Houston State University

HIGHER EDUCATION Session: 9 Session Chair: Jobina M. Khoo, University of Southern Mississippi

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Metacognitive Measures and their Relationship to College Success Tara L. Romes Beziat, Auburn University at Montgomery Retention of Undergraduate Students: Practices that Make a Difference Linda Flynn-Wilson, University of New Orleans and Maria Ruiz, University of Louisiana atLafayette Academic Retention and Graduation Success for African American Females at an HBCU Errick D. Farmer, Florida A&M University; Adriel A. Hilton, Grambling State University, and Franz H. Reneau, Florida A&M University

TEACHER PREPARATION Session: 10 Session Chair: Daina Zhu, Mississippi State University

Grand Bay I/II

Improving Teacher Candidates' Performance with Innovative Virtual Coaching Tammy Benson, Alicia Cotabish, Donna Wake, and Debbie Dailey, University of Central Arkansas Using Group Discussion Boards to Educate Teacher Candidates on Feedback Nancy P. Gallavan and Debbie Dailey, University of Central Arkansas From Online to Outdoors: Connecting Future Teachers of Texas Paula B. Griffin and Alan B. Sowards, Stephen F. Austin State University

11:00 AM - 11:50 AM RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Higher Education Session: 11 Session Chair: Kasia Gallo, Mississippi State University

Riverboat

Pathways among African American College Students’ Racial Ethnic Identity, Hope and Engagement: A Multi-group Mediation Model Sarah C. Davis, University of Alabama Ontological Dichotomies in Science Teacher Induction Maria F. G. Wallace, Louisiana State University Faculty Senate President Leadership during a Major Higher Education Financial Crisis in Louisiana Joslin M. Pickens, Louisiana State University Shreveport Influences of Black Fathers on their Black Sons’ Experiences While their Sons are Enrolled at Institutions of Higher Education Shannon D. Williams, University of Central Arkansas

MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


TECHNOLOGY Session: 12

Windjammer Session Chair: Ava F. Pugh, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Media Multitasking in Relation to Cognition and Socio-emotional Well-being: A Literature Review Kaitlyn E. May and Anastasia Elder, Mississippi State University Effects of iPad-Based Instruction versus Traditional Music Instruction Amy L. Sedivy-Benton, University of Arkansas at Little Rock and Brian K. Cocke, Trussville School District The Effects of 3D Digital Design on Elementary Students’ Spatial Visualization Skills Jason Trumble, University of Central Arkansas

TECHNOLOGY Session: 13

Clipper Session Chair: David Morse, Mississippi State University

High School Principals’ Practices Concerning Technological Competencies in the Selection Criteria for Potential Teachers Sarah Acker and Margaret Rice, University of Alabama Alabama District Technology Coordinators: Roles, Responsibilities, and Pathways to Acquiring the Position Peggy T. Collum and Margaret Rice, University of Alabama The Use of Computers in Education: A Comparison of US and Japan Turki M. Althomali, Minadene Waldrop, and Bobby Franklin, Mississippi College

TECHNOLOGY Session: 14

Grand Bay I/II Session Chair: Carolyn Casale, Delta State University

Evaluating the Effectiveness of a Personalized, Pedagogy-Based Technology Professional Development Model in Teacher Preparation Programs Maegan E. Slaten Biehn and Margaret Rice, University of Alabama Teacher Candidates’ Experiences with Instructional Data Tools Rachelle Miller, Amy Thompson, Jeff Whittingham, and Sunny Styles-Foster, University of Central Arkansas Reflective Practice in Teacher Education Carolyn Casale, Delta State University 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

MSERA MEMBER LUNCHEON

TBD

1:30 PM - 2:20 PM MENTOR SESSION Session: 15 Session Chair: Linda W. Morse, Mississippi State University

Riverboat

Hosted by MSERA Mentors, this session will provide opportunities for attendees to collaborate with one or more long-term members of MSERA about attendees’ existing or potential research projects, proposed or draft manuscripts, dissertation ideas, data analysis, program evaluation projects, and other research-related topics. These sessions are offered primarily for new graduate student and professional members of the Mid-South Educational Research Association. MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


TEACHER DEVELOPMENT Session: 16 Session Chair: Errick D. Farmer, Florida A&M University

Windjammer

The SoTL Studio: Launching a Faculty Learning Community to Improve Student Learning Sue Mattson, Elizabeth Allison, Kelly Byrd, Angela Rand, Pam Johnson, Jennifer Anderson, and Bridget Moore, University of South Alabama Social Media-Based Professional Development for Teachers of BYOD Classrooms Michael S. Mills, University of Central Arkansas A Comparative Case Study: The Impact of Professional Development on High School Physics Teachers Tara Y. Ray and Justina Ogodo, University of Alabama

TRAINING SESSION Session: 17

Mobile Bay III

Addressing Standards: Curriculum Development for Introductory/Foundations Coursework for Preservice Teachers Erin F. Klash, Tara Beziat, and Sherry Campbell, Auburn University at Montgomery

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES Session: 18 Session Chair: David Lausch, University of Wyoming

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Comparison of Kindergartens in France and Turkey Amal I Aladwani, Bobby Franklin, and Michele Morton, Mississippi College Looking for How Creativity is Encouraged in American and Chinese Classrooms Weam Alshenaifi and Bobby Franklin, Mississippi College Student Motivation in Saudi Arabia and South Korea Schools Dalal I Al Mohsen, Bobby Franklin, and Michele Morton, Mississippi College Comparing Private and Public Schools in India and United States Saad H. Aldayel, Michele Morton, and Bobby Franklin, Mississippi College

TEACHER PREPARATION Grand Bay I/II Session: 19 Session Chair: Joslin Mar-Dai Pickens, Southern University at Shreveport A Case Study of the Initial Implementation of a Year-Long Teaching Residency Pilot Program Mindy Crain-Dorough and Cynthia Elliott, Southeastern Louisiana University Piloting a Year-long Internship: A Case Study Myra B. Lovett, Shalanda Stanley, Sherlyn Powell, and University of Louisiana at Monroe Cooperating Teachers as Models of Best Practice: Student Teachers' Perceptions Connie Melder and Dustin M. Hebert, Northwestern State University of Louisiana Efficacy Beliefs of Special Education Teachers Completing an Alternative Certification Program and Special Education Teachers Completing a Traditional Certification Program Hunter Beasley, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


2:30 PM - 3:20 PM DISPLAYS: Educational Issues Session: 20

Preconvene 2

A Holistic Approach to Technical Assistance: Allies for Quality Care Louise E. Davis, Michael E. Newman, Lori Elmore-Staton, Brandi Burton, Charles E. Allgood, Julie C. Parker, Lydia Bethay, Jamila Taylor, Tia M. Gregory, Amanda C. Beck, and Karen Crow, Mississippi State University The Effects of Race and Gender on the Satisfaction Levels of Entering and Advanced Level Doctoral Students Tiffany N. Labon, University of Alabama Mathematics Self-Efficacy and Content Knowledge: Exploring the Connection for Elementary Preservice Teachers Kelly Byrd, Rebecca M. Giles, and Angelia Bendolph, University of South Alabama Using Graduate Level Action Research to Impact College and Career Readiness Jennifer Chambers, University of the Cumberlands Advice for Young Academics: Curriculum Vita Development to Reflect Teaching, Research, and Service Vivian H. Wright, University of Alabama Exploring Individuals’ Perceptions of the Role of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Factors in their Ability to Complete a Doctoral Program in Special Education Maria Isolina Ruiz, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Higher Education Session: 21 Session Chair: Denise Winsor, University of Memphis

Riverboat

Tenured and Tenure-Track Professors’ Technology Usage in College Classrooms Katie Johnson, University of Alabama Impact of a Co-Requisite Statistics Course on the Learning Experience of Underprepared Community College Students Derek K. Smith, Middle Tennessee State University Investigating Adjunct Faculty Preparation at a State Flagship University Steven D. Yates, University of Alabama

CLASSROOM TEACHERS Windjammer Session: 22 Session Chair: Deborah L. McCarthy, Southeastern Louisiana University Becoming Teacher Educators: Transformational Journeys of Classroom Teachers Nancy P. Gallavan, University of Central Arkansas Experiences from our First Year Out: Reflections from First Year Teachers Amy Sedivy-Benton and Katina Leland, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Child? Novice? A Re-vision from Deleuze and Guattari Shaofei Han and Maria Wallace, Louisiana State University

MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


TRAINING SESSION Session: 23

Mobile Bay III

The Emergence of the Faculty Senate Leader: Creating Shared Governance through Transformational Leadership and Stakeholder Relationships Joslin M. Pickens, Harolyn Wilson, and Sonya D. Hester, Southern University at Shreveport

SECONDARY EDUCATION Session: 24 Session Chair: Katherine Garth, University of South Alabama

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Exploring Classroom Microblogs to Improve Writing of Middle School Students Janie S. Jones and Margaret L. Rice, University of Alabama Implementing Personalization: Exploring the Proximal Outcomes of an Academic and Social Emotional Initiative in Three High Schools Stacey Rutledge and Stephanie Brown, Florida State University; Christopher Harrison, Northwestern University, and Courtney Preston, Florida State University Secondary Education Majors: Preferences for Teaching Middle School or High School Gahan Bailey, University of South Alabama

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM SYMPOSIUM Organizer: Walter M. Mathews, Evaluation Associates of New York and Virginia

TBD

[IR]13: Irrational Reasoning for Improbable Research with Impossible Replicability and Irreproducible Results by Irresponsible Researchers--Ineptly Represented, Inexplicably Rendered, Inappropriately Rehashed and Incomprehensibly Resurrected by Irascible Recreants who Interpolate Randomly with Irreconcilable Reliability presented by Irreverent Reprobates Assorted Vocabularies with Multiple Subject Matter and Formats Harry Bowman, Council on Occupational Education [ret.] Research Results You Didn't Know You Needed to Know, Part VII David Morse, Mississippi State University The Inescapable Revelations of Signs, Charts, and Graphs Randy Parker and Julie A. Holmes, Louisiana Tech University The Improbability Principle and Educational Research: Improbable Results from Ingenious Researchers Larry G. Daniel, The Citadel The Imaginary Researchers (Boudreaux and Thibodeaux) Present Inexcusable Results Kathleen Campbell, Southeastern Louisiana University and Dustin M. Hebert, Northwestern State University of Louisiana

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM

GRADUATE STUDENT / NEW MEMBER SOCIAL

MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4

TBD


Thursday, November 3, 2016 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM

GRADUATE STUDENT/NEW MEMBER BREAKFAST

8:29 AM - 4:30 PM

REGISTRATION

TBD 2nd Floor Atrium

8:30 AM - 9:20 AM RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Teacher Perceptions Session: 25 Session Chair: Audri A. Brown, Mississippi State University

Riverboat

Teacher Perceptions of Indigenous Representations in History Joshua C. Tipton, East Tennessee State University The Role of Mistakes from the View of Teachers with Different Mindsets Lucy A. Watson and Kristin S. Hartland, Middle Tennessee State University Comparative Perceptions of Teacher Candidates’ Reading Clinical Experiences Amy D. Thompson, University of Central Arkansas

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Session: 26 Session Chair: Julie A. Holmes, Louisiana Tech University

Windjammer

Effect of Teachers’ Leadership on Students’ Academic Achievement Mashael A. Ghabban, Bobby Franklin, and Minadene Waldrop, Mississippi College Teacher and Student Advancement Program (TAP) School Model: What is it and does it Make a Difference in Student Achievement? Suzanne Harris and Kathleen Campbell, Southeastern Louisiana University Creating a Positive Classroom Environment to Meet the Needs of the Foster Child Misty LaCour, Kaplan University; Laura Dees, University of West Florida, and Penny McGlawn, Harding University

TRAINING SESSION Session: 27

Mobile Bay III

Using Matrices Like Puzzle Pieces to Frame a Literature Review Jobina Khoo, University of Southern Mississippi and Dustin M. Hebert, Northwestern State University of Louisiana

TEACHER EDUCATION Session: 28 Session Chair: Sharon Rouse, University of Southern Mississippi Exploring the Dichotomy between Skills and Confidence of Teacher Candidates Barbara R. Peterson and Linda Davis, Austin Peay State University The Effect of Using Measurement Benchmarks on the Beliefs and Metric Knowledge of Preservice Elementary Teachers Audrey N. Bullock, Austin Peay State University Understanding Prospective Teacher Beliefs and Concerns Regarding Education Keri J. Tawater, Anastasia Elder, and Nicole Miller, Mississippi State University MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4

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K-12 ISSUES Session: 29

Grand Bay I/II Session Chair: Teresa Clark, Murray State University

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and Rural Schools: A Policy Analysis Jerry D. Johnson, University of Central Florida Balancing School Safety and K-12 Public School Students’ Fourth and Fifth Amendment Rights: Court Cases from 2004 to 2015 Nancy Gaillard, University of South Alabama Restructuring in Place of Reform: Year Round Schooling Tammy L. Edwards, Arkansas State University

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Technology Riverboat Session: 30 Session Chair: Amanda S. Mayeaux, University of Louisiana at Lafayette A Policy-to-Practice Study of the Implementation of Digital Citizenship and Internet and Cell Phone Safety Education in Louisiana Public Middle Schools and High Schools Teresa M. Bourgeois, Southeastern Louisiana University Gaming in Cognitive Acquisition of Second Language Katerina Sergi, Mississippi State University Prototype Design and Testing of a Multimedia Learning Object for Teaching Basic Spanish Language in Elementary School Temitope O. Olokunde and Moustapha Diack, Southern University A&M College

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION Session: 31 Session Chair: Rose Jones, University of Southern Mississippi

Windjammer

Synergizing Native American Ways of Knowing with Elementary Education Research Amy Pauls and Kristin Javorsky, Mississippi State University Coping Strategies among Expert Elementary Teachers: Application of the Social Ecological Model Katherine D. Garth, University of South Alabama A Comparison of Basic Subject Content Exam Scores For Six Consecutive Years (12 Semesters) Ava F. Pugh, Rhonda Mann, Kris Bista, and Teresa HIbbets, University of Louisiana at Monroe, and Fred Groves, Missouri State University Not Just ABCs and 123s: The Critical Role of Emotional Development in School Readiness Bridget E. Thomas, George Mason University

TRAINING SESSION (double session) Session: 32

Mobile Bay III

A Meta-Framework for Collecting, Analyzing, and Interpreting Verbal and Nonverbal Data in Qualitative and Mixed Research Studies Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Sam Houston State University

MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


ADMINISTRATION Session: 33 Session Chair: Saeed A. Alqahtani, Mississippi College

Clipper

What Aspiring Principals Need to Know: A Comparative Analysis of Rural and Urban Leaders PHC Erica L. Farnham, Charles E. Yeager, F. Jane Cobia, and Peggy H. Connell, Samford University Students' Rights of Freedom of Expression, School Board Policy, and Disciplinary Procedures: Perceptions and Practices of Public School Administrators Pamela H. Scott, East Tennessee State University A Comparison of Field Experiences among Louisiana University Principal Preparation Programs Kathleen Campbell, Southeastern Louisiana University; Randy Parker, Louisiana Tech University, and Mindy Crain-Dorough, Southeastern Louisiana University Background Factors Common among African-American Female Administrators in Tennessee Barbara L. Howard, Jackson State University and Donald Snead, Middle Tennessee State University

MATHEMATICS Session: 34 Session Chair: Landon Clark, Murray State University

Grand Bay I/II

Teacher Characteristics and Their Effects on End-Of-Course Mathematics Student Achievement Scores of High School Students in Rural West Tennessee Macklin Smith, Union University Pathways to Mathematics: Addressing a Critical Need in 6-12 Education Susan F. Martin, Andre Green, Madhuri Mulekar, and Andrea Moore Kent, University of South Alabama Building Capacity through Building Numeracy Lynn G. Patterson and Yuejin Xu, Murray State University EEG Analysis as a Tool to Examine Cognitive Workload in Solving Mathematics Problems Yuejin Xu, Murray State University

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Science Session: 35 Session Chair: Jwa Kim, Middle Tennessee State University

Riverboat

Integrating Literacy and Science in Grades K-12: A Meta-Analysis Summer K. Talbert, Jennifer Parrish, Amy M. Elleman, Middle Tennessee State University Instructional Strategies in Adolescent Literacy: The Process Science Teachers Use to Integrate Strategies, and How Their Students Utilize Them Erin Klash, Auburn University Examining the Situated Epistemic Cognition of In-Service Mathematics Teachers in a Technology-Driven Teaching Methods Professional Development Seminar Eric W. Hosman, University of Memphis

MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


HIGHER EDUCATION Session: 36 Session Chair: Rachelle Miller, University of Central Arkansas

Windjammer

Survey of Student Disabilities Services Current Perceptions on Concussions and/or Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries and Current Disability Access Accommodations Available to Recovering Collegiate Athletes Andrew J. Jakiel, University of North Georgia Prediction of Dyslexia Based on Parent Evaluations Weon H. Kim and James Herman, Middle Tennessee State University Sports Nutrition Knowledge of Volleyball Players Shelly L. Holden, Brooke E. Forester, Steven F. Pugh, Christopher M. Keshock, University of South Alabama

EDUCATIONAL ISSUES Grand Bay I/II Session: 37 Session Chair: Gail D. Hughes, University of Arkansas at Little Rock Equity Audit of St. Tammany Parish Special Education and Distance Education Almecia J. Dupree, Southeastern Louisiana University A Study of Differentiated State Support to Priority Schools in Alabama Natalia A. Dooley, Kimberly H. Vivanco, Peggy H. Connell, and Julie P. Hannah, Samford University

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

MSERA FOUNDATION BOARD MEMBER LUNCHEON (Foundation Board Members Only)

TBD

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Teacher Preparation Session: 38 Session Chair: Barbara R. Peterson, Austin Peay State University

Riverboat

A Comparison of Alternate Route Certified Middle School Teachers’ Beliefs Before and After First Years Teaching Audri A. Brown, Nicole C. Miller, and Anastasia D. Elder, Mississippi State University

CULTURAL AWARENESS Session: 39 Session Chair: Shelly L. Holden, University of South Alabama

Windjammer

Increasing Cultural Awareness of Teacher Candidates: A Short-Term Study Abroad Experience Paula B. Griffin, Stephen F. Austin State University A Quasi-Experimental Study of the Impact of Teaching Intercultural Sensitivity on Foreign Language Motivation Chunling Niu, Western Kentucky University

MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


TRAINING SESSION Session: 40

Mobile Bay III

Maximizing Publishing Potential with APA Formatting Jacqueline S. Craven and Ensley Howell, Delta State University

CURRICULUM Session: 41

Clipper Session Chair: Chau B. Vu, Louisiana State University

Tracing the “Civilization” Discourse through the Curriculum in Vietnam during French Colonial Period Chau B. Vu, Louisiana State University

EDUCATIONAL ISSUES Session: 42 Session Chair: Peggy Connell, Samford University

Grand Bay I/II

The Emergence of Competency-Based Higher Education in the United States Teresa B. Clark and Landon Clark, Murray State University From Knowing to Understanding: A Constructivist Perspective Franco Zengaro and Sally Zengaro, Delta State University, and Mohamed A. Ali, Grand Canyon University The Emergence of Competency-Based Education in Christian Higher Education Teresa B. Clark and Landon Clark, Murray State University

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM RESEARCH IN PROGRESS: Science Session: 43 Session Chair: Erin Klash, Auburn University

Riverboat

Increasing Environmental Knowledge and Attitude of High School Students through Experiential Learning Anita B. Salinas, University of South Alabama A History of Biology Education Research from 2002-2015: A Synthesis of Methodological Trends Joshua W. Reid, Grant E. Gardner, Penny Carroll, Vee Napoleon-Fanis, and Emily Smith, Middle Tennessee State University

IN-SERVICE TEACHERS Session: 44 Session Chair: Almecia Dupree, Southeastern Louisiana University

Windjammer

A Review of the Literature Related to Data Software for General and Special Education Teachers Rose Jones and Sharon Rouse, University of Southern Mississippi, and Jonnie Cleveland, Educational Consultant Teachers who Bully: Fiction or Fact Kathleen G. Burriss and Donald Snead, Middle Tennessee State University Assessing Teacher Concerns Regarding Response to Instruction and Intervention Donald Snead and Kathleen Burris, Middle Tennessee State University and Darlene McKinney, Rutherford County School District MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


HIGHER EDUCATION Session: 45 Session Chair: Hannah Szatkowski, University of South Alabama

Clipper

An Examination of Market-Rate Tuition in Florida Jennifer Nabors, State University System of Florida Board of Governors CAEP Challenges for a Mid-South U.S. College Teacher Education Program David Moffett, Lindsey Wilson College Electronic Versus Traditional Print Textbooks: An Evaluation of Student Achievement and Instructor Levels of Use of the Innovation in a Community College Kim C. Roberts, Athens State University

eLEARNING Session: 46

Grand Bay I/II Session Chair: Sandra A. Rogers, University of South Alabama

Does a Constructivist Online Learning Experience Affect Students’ Perceptions of e-Assessments? Jennifer A. Byrom and Tara Beziat, Auburn University at Montgomery Rubric to Evaluate Online Course Syllabi Plans for Engendering a Community of Inquiry Sandra A. Rogers and James Van Haneghan, University of South Alabama Developing Self-Regulation in Distance Learning Through Student-Generated Success Strategies Sylvia E. Rogers, University of South Alabama Effect of Visualization and Animation in an eLearning Presentation Michael S. Mills, Jason Trumble, and Rachelle Miller, University of Central Arkansas

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM DISPLAYS: Educational Issues Session: 47

Preconvene 2

Battery Interrupters to Help Develop Switch Access for the iPad Cynthia Connor, Jacksonville State University Navigating an Early Childhood Program through the Aftermath of a Natural Disaster: A Snapshot of Success Louise E. Davis, Michael E. Newman, Lori Elmore-Staton, Brandi Burton, Charles E. Allgood, Julie C. Parker, Lydia Bethay, Jamila Taylor, Tia M. Gregory, Amanda C. Beck, and Karen Crow, Mississippi State University A Summer STEAM Program: Infusing the STEM Disciplines with Content Based Arts Experiences Paige Vitulli and Susan Ferguson Martin, University of South Alabama Assessing the Replacement Behavior Linda M. Reeves, University of South Alabama Pathways to Science: Recruiting and Sustaining Science Teachers in High Needs School Susan F. Martin, Andre Green, Justin Sanders, and James VanHaneghan, University of South Alabama Mixed-Methods Study of Relationships among School Culture, Internal Factors, and State of Flow: Quantitative Findings Amanda S. Mayeaux, University of Louisiana at Lafayette MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


SYMPOSIUM Session: 48

Riverboat

So You Want to Be a Faculty Member? Organizers: Dustin M. Hebert, Northwestern State University of Louisiana; Franz H. Reneau, Florida A&M University; and Mindy Crain-Dorough, Southeastern Louisiana University

SYMPOSIUM Session: 49

Windjammer

Crisis Management in Academia: A Personal Account and Lessons Learned Organizer: James E. McLean, University of Alabama

SYMPOSIUM Session: 50

Mobile Bay III

Translating Research into Practice: 100 Years of Research on International Student Studies Organizers: Krishna Bista and Ava F. Pugh, University of Louisiana at Monroe; Anita Gopal, University of Maryland; Nara Martirosyan, Sam Houston State University; Diane Strozewski, University of Louisiana at Monroe; Jin Hwang, Sam Houston State University; Zack Ritter, University of Redlands; Chetanath Gautam, Stephen F. Austin State University; and Michael G. Strawser, Bellarmine University

PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS Session: 51 Session Chair: Suzanne Harris, Southeastern Louisiana University

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A Review of the Literature Related to Gamification Usage in Elementary Education Teacher Preparation Programs in Institutions of Higher Learning Sharon Rouse and Rose Jones, University of Southern Mississippi, and Jonnie Cleveland, Educational Consultant Enhancing Interview Skills of Pre-Service Teachers Susan P. Santoli, Susan Martin and Christopher Parrish, University of South Alabama Connecting Theory to Practice: Preservice Teachers’ Experience in College and in the Field Leilya A. Pitre, Louisiana State University

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

MSERA BUSINESS MEETING

TBD

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

MSERA PRESIDENT’S RECEPTION

TBD

MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


Friday, November 4, 2016 7:30 AM - 8:45 AM

BREAKFAST FOR MSERA PAST PRESIDENTS

8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

REGISTRATION

TBD

2nd Floor Atrium

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM TEACHER PERCEPTIONS Session: 52 Session Chair: F. Jane Cobia, Samford University

Riverboat

Perceptions of Teachers' Organizational Commitment in High-performing, Low-socioeconomic Schools; High-performing, Average-socioeconomic Schools; and High-performing, Highsocioeconomic Schools MaQuita Warren-Lewis, Leslie S. Ennis, and Pat H. Hodge, Samford University Using Transition Theory to Understand and Support Teacher Retention in Urban Schools Shannon D. Williams, University of Central Arkansas Dispositions of Effective Teachers: Is the Perception Changing? Tarrah C. Davis and Nancy P. Autin, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

OUTSTANDING PAPERS Session: 53 Session Chair: Franz H. Reneau, Florida A&M University

Windjammer

SPECIAL EDUCATION Clipper Session: 54 Session Chair: Angelique M. Troelstrup, Middle Tennessee State University Using Technology with Students in Special Education in the United States and Saudi Arabia Saeed A. Alqahtani, Michele Morton, Bobby Franklin, Mississippi College What are the Perceptions of Teachers, Parents, and Students of Adolescent Giftedness in the Gifted Pull-Out Programs? A Case Study of Rural Northeast Louisiana Schools Tia Neal, Krishna Bista, Kioh Kim, Amy Dagley, Dorothy Schween, University of Louisiana at Monroe Modifying Curriculum for Special Education Students: A Comparative Study on Special Needs Students in the United States and India Rowan Alhakami, Minadene Waldrop, Bobby Franklin, Mississippi College

MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


10:00 AM - 10:50 AM MATHEMATICS Session: 55 Session Chair: Nancy Gaillard, University of South Alabama

Riverboat

Does AMSTI Effect Changes in Students' and Teachers' Attitudes/Perceptions of Mathematics in Grades 6 - 8 Evelyn S. Bliss, Roy G. Bliss, Aaron R. Burks, F. Jane Cobia, Monique G. Witherspoon, Samford University Gender Differences in Mathematics Competitions Martha Tapia, Berry College Middle School Mathematics Teachers’ Beliefs about Inclusion of Students with Learning Disabilities Roben W. Taylor and Jacquelyn Mesco, Dalton State College

INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN Session: 56 Session Chair: Sandra A. Rogers, Spring Hill College

Windjammer

Course Redesign of First-Year Library Instruction Angela Rand, Jason Ezell, Beth Rugan Shepard, University of South Alabama Magis Instructional Design Model for Ignatian-based Distance Education Sandra A. Rogers, Spring Hill College Instructional Design in Higher Education: Identifying the Connection between Theory and Practice Tasha M. Brown and Angela D. Benson, University of Alabama

INSTRUCTION IN HIGHER EDUCATION Session: 57 Session Chair: Shannon Chiasson, University of New Orleans

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Using Collaborative Concept Mapping Activities to Identify Ecological Misconceptions in Undergraduate Biology Majors: What Could go Wrong? Angelique M. Troelstrup, Grant E. Gardner, and Jennifer C. Parrish, Middle Tennessee State University Using Body Language in the Classroom to Enhance Learning Process from Students' Perspectives Haytham F. Aloufi, University of Southern Mississippi Active University Teaching and Engaged Student Learning: A Mixed Methods Approach Celeste A. Wheat, Yan Sun, Jessica C. Wedgworth, and Martha M. Hocutt, University of West Alabama

MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


11:00 AM - 11:50 AM AT-RISK Session: 58

Riverboat Session Chair: Angela Rand, University of South Alabama

Perceptions of Education Professionals Regarding Barriers to Implementation of Early Intervention Programs for Dropout Prevention Elizabeth H. Parker, Jodi B. Newton, and F. Jane Cobia, Samford University Rerouting the School to Prison Pipeline: A Phenomenological Study of the Educational Experiences of African American Males Who Have Been Expelled from Public Schools Jennifer Grace, St. Helena Parish School District Effect of School-Based Mentoring on School Performance of At-Risk Elementary Students Jay Feng, Mercer University

HIGHER EDUCATION Session: 59 Session Chair: Tina Allen, Marshall University

Windjammer

Authentic Simulations for Collaboratively Preparing Nurses and Signed Language Interpreters in Higher Education Sherry L. Shaw, Laura Jackson, and Linda Connelly, University of North Florida Are Medical Students More or Less Motivated to Study After Their First Year of Medical School? Jasna Vuk, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Bruce W. Newton, Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine Analysis of the Effects of Aquatic Exercise on Physical and Quality of Life Indicators of Breast Cancer Survivors Ellen Broach and Phillip Norrell, University of South Alabama

LITERACY Session: 60

Clipper Session Chair: Jwa Kim, Middle Tennessee State University

Supporting the Teaching of Integrated Science and Literacy in Grades 1-2: Outcomes of a Professional Development Series on Student Achievement Outcomes Nancy Romance, Florida Atlantic University Effects of Attending Prekindergarten on Kindergarten Emergent Literacy Skills Donald Snead and Kathleen Burris, Middle Tennessee State University and Kimberly Osborne, Rutherford County School District BearsRead Camp: Investigation, Improvement, Innovation in Literacy for K-12 Learners Tammy R. Benson, Amy Thompson, and Donna Wake, University of Central Arkansas

MSERA 2016 – Mobile, AL - November 2-4


MSERA 2016 Committee Chairpersons and Other Leadership Team Members

Budget Review Randy Parker, Louisiana Tech University

Graduate Student Mentors Linda Morse, Mississippi State University

SRERA Liaison Harry Bowman, Council on Occupational Education

LERA Liaison Julie A. Holmes, Louisiana Tech University

Constitution and By-laws Harry Bowman, Council on Occupational Education Bobby Franklin, Mississippi College

2016 Local Arrangements Gahan Bailey, University of South Alabama Nancy Gaillard, University of South Alabama

Membership Development Kenny Anthony, Mississippi State University Larry Daniel, The Citadel Michelle Haj-Broussard, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Bob Rasmussen, Louisiana State University Distinguished Awards Dustin Hebert, Northwestern State University of Louisiana

Nominations Gail Hughes, University of Arkansas-Little Rock

Distinguished Papers Franz Reneau, Florida A&M University

Proceedings Rebecca Robichaux-Davis, Mississippi State University

Evaluation Mindy Crain-Dorough, Southeastern Louisiana University Carol Christian, Morehead State University

Publications Vacant

MSER Foundation Ava Pugh, University of Louisiana at Monroe

Research in the Schools Editors Tony Onwuegbuzie, Sam Houston State University John Slate, Sam Houston State University

Future Site Gahan Bailey, University of South Alabama Kathy Campbell, Southeastern Louisiana University

Researcher Editors Julie A. Holmes, Louisiana Tech University Randy Parker, Louisiana Tech University

Graduate Student Advisory Suzanne Franco, Wright State University Lindsey Diulus, Nunez Community College

Technology Tina Allen, Marshall University Dustin Hebert, Northwestern State University of Louisiana

2016 Current MSER Foundation Board Members Alabama: Arkansas: Kentucky: Louisiana: Mississippi: Tennessee: At-Large:

Gahan Bailey Carolyn Williams, Gail Hughes Ann Chapman, Beverly Klecker Julie A. Holmes, Ava Pugh Rebecca Robichaux-Davis, David Morse James Lampley, Patrick Kariuki Randy Parker, Larry Daniel

2016 Current MSER Foundation Officers President: Ava Pugh Vice President: David Morse Ex-Officio Members: Gail Hughes – MSERA Past President Dustin Hebert – MSERA President


MSERA 2016

Mobile, Alabama

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Presenters must provide their own laptops or devices. If one presenter is willing to offer his/her laptop or device for all presenters to share, transition time between presenters will be saved. Some presenters may be comfortable with this; some may not, and we ask that this be respected. Contact registration desk staff if you have technical difficulties, but do not delay the presentations. If you encounter technical difficulties, please contact the registration desk staff in person or by texting 337.502.9073. Someone will assist you if available, but tech support staff may not be available during every session. “Take attendance” to determine if all presenters are present. Based on the number of presenters present, determine how many minutes to allot each presentation. Remember to leave time for Q&A. A brief Q&A may follow each presentation, or Q&A for all presenters may be moderated after all presentations conclude. Tip: Q&A following each presentation allows the next presenter to setup without audience down time during the transition. Report to registration desk staff the name(s) of any presenter(s) who do not attend. We ask this to ensure the proceedings reflect only those presentations that were delivered. Introduce each presentation briefly. Announcing only the title and presenter(s) is acceptable. Sit in sight of the presenter(s) and provide 5-minute and 2-minute warnings. Call time when the presenter(s) time has expired. Explain to the presenter(s) that you will give time warnings and then call time if necessary. Although this may be uncomfortable to do, we must maintain the schedule to ensure that all presenters are provided equal presentation time. Sessions must conclude on time. Time in the schedule between sessions is for breaks and setup. A single session exceeding the scheduled time could impact events in a particular room for the remainder of the day. Please remind presenters to email their final paper drafts to mseratech@gmail.com for archiving. PDF versions of all papers will be made available to attendees after the Annual Meeting concludes. Hard copies of papers are not being collected.

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