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COE Research Brownbag

The COE Research Committee representatives would like to invite you to the next Brownbag event scheduled for Tuesday, February 19, from 12:00-1:00 pm in the Dean's Conference Room (COE 1100J) of the Statesboro Campus. There will be three presentations on the research of Drs. Alisa Leckie and Amanda Wall; Dr. Elizabeth Prosser; and Dr. Peggy Shannon-Baker. A brief description of each COE Research Committee-funded project is below for your information.

Drs. Alisa Leckie and Amanda Wall

Our project was "Supporting Teachers of Emergent English Learners in Rural Contexts," and it involved collaboration with four teachers and their emergent EL students in a partner elementary school. Although the teachers had extensive experience and credentials, they had had very few EL's in their classes.The purposes of this research were to explore ways to support general education teachers as they teach emergent EL's and to identify support structures that use students' native languages, facilitate integration of vocabulary development, and draw on visual supports. We used a formative and design experiments model to trace how cycles of coaching and goal-setting impacted teachers' practices and students' growth in regular educational settings. We will highlight findings and impacts through an exemplary case of one student and her two teachers.

Dr. Elizabeth Prosser

Title: Increasing home access to print through a summer book club: Effects on first-grade students’ reading achievement and cognitive motivation.

The purpose of this year-long investigation is to evaluate the impact of increasing home access of books for first-grade students reading below grade level. In this presentation, findings from the summer portion of this program will be presented. By providing home access to books that children chose to read and were able to read, students' overall reading skills and reading motivation increase.

Dr. Peggy Shannon-Baker

Peggy Shannon-Baker and Shaqueena Moore will present on their research developing a theory of Critical Race Hermeneutics. This theory combines Critical Race Theory and hermeneutics to interpret "texts" such as curricula, teaching practices, school policies, etc. for how they reinforce, strengthen and/or support systems of oppression based on race and other identities. They will share the core tenets and potential applications for the theory as well as how the project developed and where it is now. 

Please join us for an hour of research discussion, and feel free to bring your lunch! :-)

Tuesday, February 19 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

College of Education (Statesboro Campus), 1100J
275 C.O.E. Dr., Statesboro, GA 30458

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