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Learning and Design Cohorts 2018 - 2019


Benchell, Naomi
Benchell, Naomi
Capstone: Challenging the Dominant Narrative in Education: Designing a Restorative Justice Curriculum
Areas of Interest: Restorative Justice; Social Studies; Psychology; Epidemics in History

Costa, Andre
Costa, Andre
Capstone: Systems of Practice of the Disciplines and Students’ Funds of Knowledge to Inform Classroom Designs
Areas of Interest: K-12 School Management; Design of Learning Environments; Educational Technology

Dingus, Lizby
Dingus, Lizby
Capstone: Affirming Multilinguistic Identities in the Upper Elementary Classroom
Areas of Interest: Montessori Education; Integrated Learning; Multilinguistic Learners; Games for Learning; Learning Technology

Du, Xintong
Du, Xintong
Capstone: Culturally Responsive Empowerment: An Enriched English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Design for International Students in U.S. Higher Education
Areas of Interest: Secondary Social Studies; Civic Engagement; Culturally Responsive Teaching

Granger, Woody
Granger, Woody
Capstone: Consequential Learning: An Approach to Industrial Arts Education
Areas of Interest: Woodshop; Social Studies Education; Interdisciplinary Learning; Project-based Learning

Harel, Ben
Harel, Ben
Capstone: Democratic Schools
Areas of Interest: Middle School

Helling, Rachel
Helling, Rachel
Capstone: Warranting the Need for Community Gardens: Improving Food Security and Community Health in Urban Areas
Areas of Interest: Serving Minority Populations; English Language Learners; Inclusion Classrooms; Educational Policy

Jackson, Tiffany
Jackson, Tiffany
Capstone: Response-To-Intervention (RTI) Mathematics Re-envisioned
Areas of Interest: Math Intervention

Johnson, Van
Johnson, Van
Capstone: Relational Pedagogy in Academic Advising Settings
Areas of Interest: Early Childhood Development; Dialogic Collaboration in Shared Book Reading with Preschoolers

Kahle, Kylie
Kahle, Kylie
Capstone: Highest Leverage Practices in Preservice Literacy Teacher Education
Areas of Interest: Teacher Education; Literacy; Intervention

Levy, Sami
Levy, Sami
Capstone: Liberatory Science: Critiquing Standards Creating Critical and Culturally Affirming Science Classrooms
Areas of Interest: Classroom Teaching and School Leadership

Liu, Xiao Ling
Liu, Xiao Ling
Capstone: Current Sex Education in the U.S. for Elementary and Middle Schools
Areas of Interest: Curriculum Design; English Language Learners; Sex Education for Elementary Students

McDavid, Grace
McDavid, Grace
Capstone: Novice Teachers’ Advice Networks: How Networks Foster Personal Development and Ambitious Teaching Practices in Novice Teachers
Areas of Interest: Novice Teachers; Teacher Identity; Elementary Teaching

Quinn, Sara
Quinn, Sara
Capstone: Meaningful Work: A Case for Critical Literacy in the Intervention Setting
Areas of Interest: Anti-racist Education and Community Work; Transformative Literacy Intervention; Bookmaking and Children's Books; Teaching Critical and Creative Thinking

Reilly, Shawn
Reilly, Shawn
Capstone: Developing Session Plans for Working in Partnership with Transgender Youth to Design a Gender Inclusive Online Health Module
Areas of Interest: Community Organizing; Youth Advocacy; Youth Organizingl Out-of-School Learning; Sociopolitical Consciousness Development; LGBTQI Youth

Shays, Rosalie
Shays, Rosalie
Capstone: Making Math Meaningful: A Funds of Knowledge Approach to Elementary Math
Areas of Interest: Elementary Education and Family Engagement

White, Erin
White, Erin
Capstone: A Protocol for Mathematics for Social Justice
Areas of Interest: Middle School Mathematics, Math Coaching