Graduate Student Research

Graduate Student Research

 

A collection of Graduate Student Research by students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction including electronic theses and dissertations, graduate research papers, and presentations given at the Annual Graduate Student Symposium.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Early childhood professional learning facilitators: A self-study within a new delivery model, Allison Jane Barness Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Teacher perceptions of understaffed school libraries, Amanda Bonjour Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effect of gamification on student motivation, David A. Brahn Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of gamification on student engagement and motivation, Sara Butcher Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Computer science is elementary: Comprehensive plan for computer science implementation at the elementary level, Erin Chute Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using critical literacy and emotionally responsive teaching to discuss racism in a literature circle unit, Autumn Rose Den Boer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student engagement within the use of graphic novels, Melissa Felsenthal Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Understanding ESL Undergraduate Students' Beliefs About Learner-Centered Instruction, Mahjabeen Hussain Open Access Oral Presentation 2019 Award

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Understanding ESL undergraduate students' beliefs about learner-centered instruction, Mahjabeen Hussain Open Access Dissertation

"If It Wasn't My Race, It Was Other Things like Being a Woman, or My Disability": A Qualitative Research Synthesis of Students of Color with Disabilities in Education, Shehreen Iqtadar Oral Presentation 2019 Award

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Is there a correlation between oral reading rate and social conversational speaking rate?, Sarah C. Mason Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Portrayal of females in agriculturally themed children's books, Malinda Mick Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of a makerspace curriculum on the 4C's in education, Staci Novak Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Play Element and Dynamics of Interaction in an Adult Second Language Classroom, Marine Pepanyan Oral Presentation

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The effect of digital game-based learning on student learning: A literature review, Katrina Serrano Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective professional development design, Katie Stull Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The effectiveness of using intelligent tutoring systems to increase student achievement, Tedi Swanson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Teacher Well-Being: Voices in the Field, Abby Weiland Oral Presentation 2019 Award

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The effects of computer coding on elementary students, Cassidy Winslow Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Exploring the academic, social, and cultural experiences of English language learners from Saudi Arabia at a Midwest university in the U.S., Sukainah A. Al Subia Open Access Dissertation

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Shift into ctrl: Integrating digital citizenship into high school freshman transition curriculum, Ellen Fairfield Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Blended learning and second language acquisition in the classroom, Victoria R. Hamilton Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Transforming Professional Learning Using Self-Study in an EFL Context, Mahjabeen Hussain Open Access Oral Presentation 2018 Award

Personal Experiences of Students at the Intersection of Race, Gender, and (Dis)ability, Shehreen Iqtadar Poster Presentation (Electronic Copy Not Available) 2018 Award

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Blended learning in credit recovery, Robin Kuhn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of text-to-speech on students with reading disabilities, Melissa Oberembt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Exploring the effects of web-based parenting support on access to information and resources for rural families, Anne Plagge Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The role of virtual environment and virtual reality for knowledge transfer, Michelle Rice Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teachers' pedagogical practices, shift, and professional growth in online courses, Maryam Rod Szabo Open Access Dissertation

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An investigation of early childhood outdoor play areas and social and emotional play, Brandy A. Smith Open Access Dissertation

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Piecemeal Change in Higher Education: An Example of Curriculum Re-conceptualization, Dessy Stoycheva Open Access Poster Presentation

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The effects of a station-rotation model of blended learning on student engagement, Melinda Tremmel Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Events from 2017

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Second-Graders Beautify for Butterflies, Andrea Anderson Open Access Poster Presentation

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Fluency and instruction in the elementary grades, Stacey Bakken Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Taking university business courses online : an instructional designer's perspective, Zachary P. Benton-Slocum Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Ultrasound simulators: determining the simulator's role in diagnostic medical sonography programs, Lisa Bindert Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Vocabulary matters : why vocabulary instruction is important and how to implement quality instruction in preschool, Melanie Blocker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Visual phonics : its impact as an instructional tool to promote literacy development in kindergarten students, Lori J. Bower Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of peer coaching on peer relationships and the distribution of knowledge in pre-service teachers, Kelsey J. Bowers Open Access Thesis

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Going 1:1 across the district, Kim Carlson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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TPACK learning activity types for secondary computer science courses, Rebecca Carton Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Exploring Technology through the Integration of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy and Issues of Social Justice, Courtney Clausen Open Access Poster Presentation 2017 Award

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Living and teaching for social justice: teacher educators' stories and experiences, Courtney Kay Clausen Open Access Dissertation

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Invented spelling and its effect on kindergarten students' reading and writing abilities, Kelli A. Daly Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Students' perceptions of the impacts of dual enrollment programs on later college experiences, Caralee K. Doak Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Using Google tools to enhance secondary writing instruction, Sarah Ebener Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The power of professional learning communities, Amanda Eller Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The value of inquiry-based science instruction for elementary students, Jessica Renae Enger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of blended learning on K-12th grade students, Laura Hesse Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Making Inventions Using SCAMPER and Animal Adaptation Ideas with Elementary Students, Mahjabeen Hussain Open Access Poster Presentation

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Impact of family engagement on child outcomes in preschool, Kathryn S. Ingham Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of using technology to enhance and enrich music instruction, Megan L. Kannenberg Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Dungeons and Dragons and literacy: The role tabletop role-playing games can play in developing teenagers' literacy skills and reading interests, Stefanie L. B. Kaylor Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher librarians and technology leadership, Jennifer Kizer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of using digital tools to support writing in the ELL classroom, Katrina Lint Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Play-based early childhood classrooms and the effect on pre-kindergarten social and academic achievement, Amy McGinn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The use of touchscreen devices to support writing development of preschoolers, Celeste Mortvedt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A Literature Review: Pre-service Teachers’ Self-efficacy to Deal with Student with Special Needs, pujaningsih pujaningsih Open Access Poster Presentation

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The impact of content knowledge, specialized content knowledge, peer analysis and self-analysis on pre-service physical education teachers' error detection abilities, Debra S. Sazama Open Access Dissertation

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Prep-kindergarten teachers' beliefs : basic skills versus child-centered orientation, Katie Stundahl Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Vocabulary development with instructional coaching support, Jessica L. Swaab Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Outcomes, perceptions, and experiences in one CPED-aligned educational doctorate (EdD) program, Jolene Kay Farley Teske Open Access Dissertation

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Parent-child interaction : how it impacts language and literacy skills, Angie Thurman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Infant and toddler care, Maggie Trecker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Technology and young children, Jamie Vircks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Benefits of movement for academic achievement and classroom behaviors, Allison A. Waltz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Recreational reading in secondary schools through book clubs, Briana White Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2016

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The effect of flipped instruction on student learning : perspectives from students and teachers, Britta Adams Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fostering reading with a summer literacy unit for elementary students, Diane M. Bahrenfuss Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The development and support of geometric and spatial concepts in preschool- and kindergarten-aged children, Laura J. Becker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective professional development for teachers : read-alouds in the middle level, Kelly Ann Behmer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of digital storytelling on student motivation and student engagement, Robyn Bredvick Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Increasing vocabulary and oral language skills of pre-K English language learners through shared storybook reading and take-home literacy bags, Angela Butler Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Supporting reading curriculum without restricting access to library materials: Resources for teacher librarians, Tricia Carty Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using interactive read-alouds to support students' comprehension, Emily D. Chaffin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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How can a child's fluency be improved and provide support for comprehension?, Sharon Marie Collins Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Exploring effective classroom management techniques in a 1:1 classroom setting, Kenton Engels Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of specific interventions on child engagement in a preschool classroom, Sarah Elizabeth Farber Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of using digital storytelling for fourth graders' literacy learning, Benjamin J. Feight Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of flipped learning on students in secondary education, Abigail M. Fish Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Word study and its importance to reading and writing in the primary classroom, Korie Frazier Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Female sexuality in current young adult literature, Joanna M. Freking-Smith Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Sign language in the preschool classroom : a self-study, DiAnna Geiger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Readers' advisory program for non proficient readers, Lisa Gogel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Make it so: Employing a multi-player starship bridge simulator in a military-based leadership course, Robert Green Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A unit design : learning to code with Finches, William V. Gruman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A selective annotated list of reading promotion events recommended for elementary students, Nicole Nadine Guldager Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A twist on happily ever after : Fractured fairy tales for young adults, Kathryn Hale Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Critical literacy and digital technology with a novel unit, Brandon Harrison Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The use of mentor texts to teach writing in kindergarten, first and second grades, Mary Heeringa Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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E-readers and struggling middle school readers, Abigail L. Hendrickson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The impact of augmented reality on curriculum and training design, Destery K. Hildenbrand Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Content analysis of two libraries resources for supporting primary economics instruction, Lindsey J. Hilts Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Syntactic structures in dialogue: The role of influence, Brenda Ellen Hite Open Access Thesis

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Self-management of cognitive load in children: Exploring effective strategies by manipulating informational text, Marcus J. Hora Open Access Thesis

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Enhancing student motivation and success in reading through learning clubs, Sarah Pamela Jackman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Strengthening early mathematics in early childhood classrooms : a professional development project, Jennifer Lynn Jansen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Empowering elementary teachers to explore critical literacy through drama-based instruction, Courtney J. Jensen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Utilizing local project experts to provide professional development for early childhood educators : a professional development project, Dawn Janette Johnson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cinematherapy in gifted education identity development : integrating the arts through STEM-themed movies, Timothy Carl Kangas Open Access Graduate Research Paper