Publications by the Teacher Education Department faculty members are collected here.

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Submissions from 2019

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Can education change society? Michael Apple’s simple question and complex answer, Connie Schaffer

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Exploring Secondary Science Teachers' Use of Classroom Physical Activity, Shane Warehime, Kailey Snyder, Connie L. Schaffer, Matthew Bice, Megan Adkins-Bollwit, and Danae Dinkel

Submissions from 2018

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Building Automation and the Contextualization of Information Technology: The Journey of a Midwestern Community College in the U.S., Neal Grandgenett, Pam Perry, Thomas Pensabene, Karen Wegner, Robert Nirenberg, Phil Pilcher, and Candi Otterpohl

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Summary Report of the 2018 Educator Focus Groups on the Nebraska Social Studies Standards, Connie Schaffer

Submissions from 2017

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Teachers of Teachers: what they may and may not know about military-connected children, Brianna Conway and Connie Schaffer

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How do undergraduate STEM mentors reflect upon their mentoring experiences in an outreach program engaging K-8 youth?, Kari L. Nelson, Jamie Sabel, Cory Forbes, Neal Grandgenett, William E. Tapprich, and Christine E. Cutucache

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Beyond Sanctioned Activism in Carl Hiaasen’s Flush: Sacrifice Zones in Realistic Fiction, Alexandra Panos

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The Seven Step Strategy, Connie Schaffer

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A Tale of Three Cities: Defining Urban Schools Within the Context of Varied Geographic Areas, Connie Schaffer, Meg White, and Corine M. Brown

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Social Studies Instruction in Nebraska, Jamie Wagner and Connie Schaffer

Submissions from 2016

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The Place for Dual Enrollment in College to Career Readiness, Phyllis K. Adcock, Kelly M. Gomez Johnson, and Ferial Pearson

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NE STEM 4U: an out-of-school time academic program to improve achievement of socioeconomically disadvantaged youth in STEM areas, Christine E. Cutucache, Jamie L. Luhr, Kari L. Nelson, Neal Grandgenett, and William E. Tapprich

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Instructional Coaching Implementation: Considerations for K-12 Administrators, Kelly Gomez Johnson

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They’re lovin’it: how preschool children mediated their funds of knowledge into dramatic play, Anne E. Karabon

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Classroom Management with Voice-Movement-Task, Victoria Lentfer

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The Redirect Behavior Model and the Effects on Pre-service Teachers' Self-Efficacy, Victoria Lentfer and Bridget A. Franks

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Reflection, Growth, and Mentoring of Beginning Science and Mathematics Teachers, Sheryl McGlamery and Saundra Shillingstad

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Engineering Education in Nebraska Schools, Derrick A. Nero

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Coming to Know about Sacrifice Zones and Eco-Activism: Teaching and Learning about Climate Change, Alexandra Panos and James Damico

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Identification of the Emergent Leaders within a CSE Professional Development Program, Tracie Evans Reding, Brian Dorn, Neal Grandgenett, Harvey Siy, Jon Youn, Qiuming Zhu, and Carol A. Engelmann

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Enhancing the STEM Ecosystem through Teacher-Researcher Partnerships, William E. Tapprich, Neal Grandgenett, Heather Leas, Steven N. Rodie, Robert Duncan Shuster, Chris Schaben, and Christine E. Cutucache

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Transforming teacher-family relationships: Shifting roles and perceptions of home visits through the Funds of Knowledge approach, Kristin Whyte and Anne E. Karabon

Submissions from 2015

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Our Practice is Progress, Sarah K. Edwards

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Community Chairs as a Catalyst for Campus Collaboration in STEM, Neal Grandgenett, David Boocker, Hesham Ali, Angela M. Hodge, Brian Dorn, and Christine E. Cutucache

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Imagining a Future in PreK: How Professional Identity Shapes Notions of Early Mathematics, Elizabeth Graue, Anne E. Karabon, Katherine Kresin Delaney, Kristin Whyte, Jiwon Kim, and Anita Wager

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The power of improvisational teaching, Elizabeth Graue, Kristin Whyte, and Anne E. Karabon

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The Redirect Behavior Model and the Effects on Pre-Service Teachers’ Self-Efficacy, Victoria Lentfer and Bridget A. Franks

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Taking Aim at Solutions: Teaching English Through Anthropogenic Global Warming, Alexandra Panos, James Damico, Hyona Park, Su Jin Park, Yeoeun Park, and Jaclyn Sylvia

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Is Service-Learning the Answer? Preparing Teacher Candidates to Work with ELLs through Service-Learning Experiences, Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo

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Review of Can Education Change Society? by M.W. Apple, Connie Schaffer

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The Demonstration of Effective Pedagogy to Secondary Education Candidates in an Early Field Experience, Kelly Welsh and Connie L. Schaffer Dr

Submissions from 2014

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Meeting Unique Needs of an Urban School District through a University-School Partnership, Abigail J. Burke

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Art Play: Stories of Engaging Families, Inspiring Learning, and Exploring Emotions, M. Susan McWilliams, Ashley Brailsford Vaughns, Anne O'Hara, Loretta S. Novotny, and Theodora Jo Kyle

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Gait Mechanics And Proprioceptive Adaptations From Minimalistic “Five-Finger” Shoe Use, Holly N. Remmenga, M. L. McGrath, Sara A. Myers, Neal Grandgenett, and T. L. Grindstaff

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Culture Walks - Changing Pre-Service Teachers' Perceptions of Urban Communities, Connie Schaffer

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Unmasking the Reformers: An Essay Review of Ravitch’s Reign of Error, Connie Schaffer

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When Assessment and Accountability Intersect, Good Things Can Happen, Connie Schaffer

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How to Thrive During Your Field Experiences, Connie Schaffer and Kelly Welsh

Submissions from 2013

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Academic Librarians' Role in Gatekeeping: The Influence of Vendor Labeling on Academic Library Collections, Melissa Cast-Brede

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Getting the Conversation Started: School Library Candidates Speak Out About the Importance of Culturally Responsive Teaching, Bridget Kratt and Courtney Pentland

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Raise Awareness--Raise Confidence: Culturally Responsive Instruction for School Library Candidates, Bridget Kratt and Courtney Pentland

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Early-Childhood Teacher Candidates’ Service Learning with Family Book Celebrations, M. Susan McWilliams

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Envisioning a Literacy Partnership: The University of Nebraska at Omaha’s Criss Library and Girls Inc., Joyce Neujahr, Nora Hillyer, and Melissa Cast-Brede

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Exploring Logarithms with a Ruler, Elliott Ostler

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Exploring Logarithms with a Ruler, Elliott Ostler

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The Never Ending Story of Language Policies in Puerto Rico, Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo

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The Never Ending Story of Language Policy in Puerto Rico, Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo

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Bringing Latino Images and Voices to the Mainstream Classroom, Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo and Kathy Everts Danielson

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Ready, Eager, & Well-Prepared: A mantra for military personnel and teachers, Connie Schaffer

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Multicultural Dispositions: A Viable Tool for Teacher Training, Franklin Titus Thompson

Submissions from 2012

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The Sunflower Forest: An Educator’s Resource Guide, Kathy Everts Danielson

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Supporting the Scientific Thinking and Inquiry of Toddlers and Preschoolers through Play, Maria Hamlin and Deborah Basler Wisneski

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TPACK Development in Teacher Education: A Longitudinal Study of Preservice Teachers in a Secondary M.A.Ed. Program, Mark Hoffer and Neal Grandgenett

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Urban immersion: Working to dispel the myths of urban schools and preparing teachers to work with diverse and economically disadvantaged students, Connie Schaffer

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Finding Your Unique Strengths: Book Review of StrengthsFinder 2.0, Saundra Shillingstad

Submissions from 2011

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Compartiendo Nuestras Historias: Five Testimonios of Schooling and Survival, Wanda Alarcón, Cindy Cruz, Linda Guardia Jackson, Linda Prieto, and Sandra Rodriguez-Arroyo

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Supporting Native Indian Preschoolers and Their Families Family–School–Community Partnerships, M. Susan McWilliams, Tami Maldonado-Mancebo, Paula S. Szczepaniak, and Jacqueline Jones

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Nurturing Urban Native American Families through Preschool Family Literacy Celebrations, M. Susan McWilliams, Tami Maldonado, and Paula Szczepaniak

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Solo But Not Separate: Preparing 21st-Century School Library Professionals Who Can "Go It Alone", Becky Pasco

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The Impact of Revisionist History on Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Worldviews, Franklin Titus Thompson and William P. Austin

Submissions from 2010

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Pairing Educational Robotics with Geospatial Technologies in Informal Learning Environments, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett, Gwen Nugent, and Viacheslav I. Adamchuk

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Robots, GPS/GIS, and Programming Technologies: The Power of "Digital Manipulatives" in Youth Extension Experiences, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett, Gwen Nugent, and Viacheslav I. Adamchuk

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Generous Leadership, Lana Danielson and Saundra Shillingstad

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Single Point Rubric: A Tool for Responsible Student Self-Assessment, Jarene Fluckiger

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Formative Feedback: Involving Students as Partners in Assessment to Enhance Learning, Jarene Fluckiger, Yvonne Tixier y Vigil, Rebecca J. Pasco, and Kathy Everts Danielson

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“Grounded” Technology Integration: Instructional Planning Using Curriculum-Based Activity Type Taxonomies, Judith B. Harris, Mark J. Hofer, Denise A. Schmidt, Margaret R. Blanchard, Neal Grandgenett, and Marcela Van Olphen

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Midlands Voices: Student literacy gets major boost, Charles Johanningsmeier and Sarah K. Edwards

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The Impact of Content Courses on Pre-service Elementary Teachers’ Mathematical Content Knowledge, Michael Matthews, Janice Rech, and Neal Grandgenett

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A Community Coalition Promotes Family Literacy with Story Celebrations, M. Susan McWilliams

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Impact of Robotics and Geospatial Technology Interventions on Youth STEM Learning and Attitudes, Gwen Nugent, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett, and Viacheslav I. Adamchuk

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Improving Student Attitudes about Science by Integrating Research into the Introductory Chemistry Laboratory: Interdisciplinary Drinking Water Analysis, Dana Richter-Egger, James P. Hagan, Fredric C. Laquer, Neal Grandgenett, and Robert Duncan Shuster

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The Gender Role Perceptions of Male Students at a Prestigious, Single-Gender Catholic High School, Franklin Titus Thompson and William P. Austin

Submissions from 2009

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A New Model of 4-H Volunteer Development in Science, Engineering, and Technology Programs, Bradley S. Barker, Neal Grandgenett, and Gwen Nugent

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Reading and Responding to Children’s Books About Bullying, Kathy Everts Danielson and Jan LaBonty

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Grounded Technology Integration in Mathematics, Neal Grandgenett, Judi Harris, and Mark Hofer

Submissions from 2008

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Evolution of teaching and learning through technology, Phyllis K. Adcock

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Examining 4-H Robotics and Geospatial Technologies in the Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Topics, Bradley S. Barker, Gwen Nugent, and Neal Grandgenett

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Examining 4-H Robotics in the Learning of Science, Engineering and Technology Topics and the Related Student Attitudes, Bradley S. Barker, Gwen Nugent, Neal Grandgenett, and Amy Hampton

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A partnership in Nebraska with the Humane Society, Sarah K. Edwards, Rebecca J. Pasco, M. Susan McWilliams, and Kathy Everts Danielson

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Multiple Paths to Critical Reflection: A Flexible Model of Teacher Learning and Its Impact on Student Achievement, Susan B. Koba and Carol Mitchell

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Children’s Choices for 2008: A project of the International Reading Association and The Children’s Book Council, Wilma Kuhlman and Kathy Everts Danielson

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Rethinking Mathematics Assessment: Some Reflections on Solution Dynamics as a Way to Enhance Quality Indicators, Elliott Ostler, Neal Grandgenett, and Carol Mitchell

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The Development and Validation of the Diversity Dispositions Index, Laura E. Schulte, Sarah Edwards, and Nancy A. Edick Dr.

Submissions from 2007

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Evaluating a Four State Workforce Education Project: Questions of Investigative Interest and Impact, Neal Grandgenett, Elliott Ostler, Applied Information Management Institute, and Jeanne L. Surface

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Analyzing an Urban University's Diversity Dilemma, Melodee Landis, Angela Ferguson, Ana Carballal, Wilma Kuhlman, and Sandra Squires

Submissions from 2006

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The Value of lnformation Literacy Skills for Teaching and Learning, Phyllis K. Adcock and Melissa Cast-Brede

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Mentoring Teacher's Stories: Caring Mentors Help Novice Teachers Stick with Teaching and Develop Expertise, Jarene Fluckiger, Sheryl McGlamery, and Nancy Edick

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University students of tomorrow: Changing experiences, changing expectations, changing brains, Neal Grandgenett and Neal Topp

Submissions from 2005

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Implementing Handheld Computers as Tools for First-Grade Writers, Wilma Kuhlman, Kathy Everts Danielson, Elizabeth J. Campbell, and Neal Topp

Submissions from 2004

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The CADRE Project: A Retention Study, Sheryl McGlamery and Nancy A. Edick Dr.

Submissions from 2003

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Plagiarism, Melissa Cast-Brede

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Sundials and Their Shady Past, Elliott Ostler and Neal Grandgenett

Submissions from 2002

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The Development and Validation of the Ethical Climate Index for Middle and High Schools, Laura E. Schulte, Franklin Titus Thompson, Jeanie Talbott, Ann Luther, Michelle Garcia, Shirley Blanchard, Laraine Conway, and Melanie Mueller

Submissions from 2001

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Internet use policies and implications for health education: A survey of Nebraska school board presidents, David Dennison, David Corbin, Manoj Sharma, and Neal Grandgenett

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Bridging the Gap: Connecting School and Community with Service Learning, Sarah K. Edwards

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A Comparison of Interaction in AV-Based and Internet-Based Distance Courses, Melodee Landis

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The New Techie: The Times They Are A-Changing, and Techies Along with Them, Melodee Landis

Submissions from 1999

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‘‘Going Where the Questions Are’’: Using Media to Maintain Personalized Contact in Reference Service in Medium-Sized Academic Libraries, Sarah Brick Archer and Melissa Cast-Brede

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Correlates with Use of Telecomputing Tools: K-12 Teachers' Beliefs and Demographics, Judith B. Harris and Neal Grandgenett

Submissions from 1998

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Nebraska Internet Evaluation Report, Year 5, Neal Topp, Neal Grandgenett, Elliott Ostler, and Robert Mortenson