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South Carolina Educators
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Home2015 Conference

26th Annual Conference of the

South Carolina Educators for the Practical Use of Research

February 26 - 27, 2015

South Carolina Archives and History Center

8301 Parklane Road, Columbia, SC 29223
 
Congratulations to Tammiee Dickenson, Ph.D., winner of the 2015 Distinguished Paper Award!  To read her paper, please click here 2015 Distinguished Paper
2015 Conference Matrix

 

 

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FEBRUARY

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Auditorium

Wachovia I

Wachovia II

Wachovia III

Plenary I*

9:00-10:30

Plenary I - Keynote

Dr. Courtney Bell, Managing Senior Research Scientist
Understanding Teaching Quality Center, ETS

Session 1

10:45-11:45

1A:Panel Discussion:

1B – Paper Session:

1C – Paper Session:

Informal Conversation

with

Courtney Bell

 

Lewis, Dickenson, Monrad, Ene, Ahang, Guo, Prince, Burgess, Leighton: A Team Based Approach to Qualitative Analysis for Program Evaluation

 

 

Pan, Rao, Tester, Knoph, Liu: A Multilevel Investigation of Factors Influencing Licensing Deficiencies in South Carolina

 

Sherlock, Rao, Tester, Knopf: A Multi-faceted Study of Access to Child Care for Low-Income Families

 

Jeffries, Reed: De-tracking Freshman Year Algebra I to Close the Achievement Gap: Mastering Mastery Learning

 

Andrews: A Comparison of Online to Traditional Instruction

 

Moderator: Tammiee Dickenson

 

Moderator: Fred Greer

 

Moderator: Kevin Andrews

11:45-12:45

Lunch

Plenary II*

12:45-1:45

Plenary II – Panel

Teacher Evaluation Opt-Out Proposals

Dr. Sheila Quinn (Clover), Anita Huggins (Charleston), Patty Fox (Greenville)

Moderator: Lisa Harris

Session 2

2:00-3:00

2A – Panel Discussion:

2B – Literature Review/ Workshop:

2C – Paper Session:

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Burgess, Lewis, Zhang, Fan, Jiang: Validity and Reliability: An Arts Assessment Story

 

Wang: A Literature Review on the Professional Development for Early Care and Education Workforce

 

Hon: The Real World Application of Early Warning and Intervention System in K-12 Schools

Givens, Jeffries: Barriers to Retaining Mentors in Rural, High Poverty Areas

 

Campbell: Breaking Barriers of Resistance

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moderator: Kristina Webber

 

Moderator: Lisa Harris

 

Moderator: Kevin Andrews

Reception

3:00-4:00

Reception

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Reception


 

 

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27

 

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Auditorium

Wachovia I

Wachovia II

Wachovia III

Plenary III*

9:00-10:00

Plenary III Teacher Evaluation Panel

Dr. Christina Schneider, Betsy Carpentier, Dennis Dotterer

 

Session 4

10:15-11:15

4A – Symposium:

4B – Invited Symposium/ Paper Presentation:

4C – Workshop:

Informal Conversation

With Plenary presenters

 

Greer, DiStefano, Jiang, Liu, McGuire, and Pan: Universal Screening of Social/Emotional Behavior: Investigations in the Early Childhood Environment

 

 

Waller: Need for Speed: The Newberry College RETAIN Center of Excellence’s Innovative Mentor Match-Up Program

 

Durbin: “If I taught a child from this culture, I would quit my job”: Excavating Preservice Teachers’ Cultural Mindsets

 

 

Pickett, Desai, Lott, Manning: Teacher Action Research in Pre-Kindergarten, High School, and Undergraduate Contexts

 

 

Moderator: Shane Phillips

 

Moderator: Carol Marchel

Moderator: April Lee

11:20-11:35

BUSINESS MEETING

11:40-12:40

Lunch

Plenary IV*

12:45-1:45

Plenary IV

Read to Succeed Update – Dana Yow and Rainey Night

Session 5

2:00-3:00

5A Paper Presentation:

5B – Paper Presentation:

5C Workshop/ Paper Presentations:

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Dickenson, Monrad, Johnson, Ene, Leighton, Ishikawa, Morgan: Lessons Learned from Evaluation and Research on Reading Initiatives in South Carolina

 

 

Shields, Harris: Addressing High-stakes Faculty Evaluations: Developing Valid and Reliable Teaching Evaluation Instruments

 

Fan, Burgess, Liu: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis of Test Anxiety in Chinese College Students

 

Morrison: On Learning to Teach: Identities and Narratives

 

Evans: Teacher Preparation and Place: An American Student Teacher in China

 

Hamel: Critical Reflections: Preservice Teachers’ Mindsets Towards Culture and School

 

Moderator: Liz Leighton

Moderator: Marleah Bouchard

Moderator: Linda Pickett

Door prizes

3:00

Door Prizes in the Auditorium

You must be present to win!!!










* All Plenary sessions will be held in the Auditorium