Thesis manuscripts or products are the culmination of a sustained process with any combination of creative activity, research and writing. These projects can take numerous scholarly and creative forms, including written papers, visual art, performance, videos or other media. The nature of each project will depend upon the norms of the particular academic discipline of the thesis topic.

Collected here are both current and past theses produced by graduate students at the College at Brockport.

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Theses from 2017

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Video Games In Education, Matthew C. Heins

Theses from 2016

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Social Media in the Classroom, Courtney Altenbach

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A Culturally Relevant Conceptual Unit Plan for the Engagement of African American Male Adolescents in the Rochester City School District, Quiana D. Beasley

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Accountable Talk as a Strategy to Increase Reading Comprehension for All Children, Kelly A. Bellamy

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Using Choice to Promote Intrinsic Motivation within Students during their Literacy Activities, Nicole M. Berntsen

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Response to Intervention Through the Lens of One Middle School, Maribeth L. Doyle

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Going Beyond the Literal, Lindsay M. Falzano

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i-Ready, Are You?, Alicia M. Federico

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Integrating Social Studies and Literacy through Project-Based Learning, Katie L. French

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A Curriculum Project on the Design and Implementation of Cognitive Load Theory in Mathematics, Kevin D. Gaydorus

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Special Educator’s Role within the Co-Taught Classroom, Lisa S. Haller

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Anxious Behaviors Among Elementary Aged Children: Implications for Teachers and Schools, Tara L. Jackson

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Adapted Living Environment Lessons to Support All Students: A toolkit of strategies and scaffolds for teaching science to students with learning disabilities in an inclusive setting, Kristen M. Kimble

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Metacognition and Student Achievement in Mathematics, Nancy Laistner

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Literacy Strategies to Challenge Advanced Readers, Gabrielle Marianetti

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Literacy Becomes “Popular” for a Male Student, Cody J. Miller

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Changes in Society: The Increasing Diversity in Society Results in an Increasingly Diverse ELA Classroom and the Increasing Need for Inclusion in ELA, Amanda Leigh Mills

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Teaching to Think & Read Like a Historian, Erin E. Moses

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The Question of Digital Game Based Learning: An Investigation into the Potential Promises and Perils of Education's Golden Goose, Molly E. O'Riley

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Fatty Acid Profiles of Major Prey and Predator Fish in Lake Ontario: Use in Assessing Food Web Interactions, Robert G. Pattridge III

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Students with Interrupted Formal Education: Teacher Perspectives, Jennifer Adelia Raponi

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A First Grade Student’s Affect and Self-Perception Regarding Literacy, Jami Saladin

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The Importance of the Implementation and Learning of Spanish Language Arts, Adrializ Serrano

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The Changing Nature of Society, its Effect on (ELA) Education, and the need for Adaptability, William W. Smarcz

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A Curriculum Study About Trigonometric Applications Aligned with the Common Core State Standards, Timothy F. Wilson

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Swipe, Tap, and Read: Research on E-book Tools, Features, and Student Engagement, Amanda R. Winans

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Swipe, Tap, and Read: Research on E-book Tools, Features, and Student Engagement, Amanda R. Winans

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Involvement Matters, Sarah Zink

Theses from 2015

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Co-teaching Using the Common Core State Standards in a Secondary Mathematics Classroom, Stacy M. Adams

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Reading and the Perception of Gender Roles, Kelley L. Anzalone

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Changes in the Benthic Macroinvertebrate Community of Southwestern Lake Ontario Following Invasion by Dreissena Mussels, the Amphipod Echinogammarus ischnus, and the Round Goby Neogobius melanostomus: A Long-term (1983-2014) Perspective, Katherine L. Bailey

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Differentiating Science Instruction for All Learners in Problem-Based Learning, Brian Battle

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Rochester City School District Charter Schools: Decreasing the Achievement Gap?, Kathryn M. Beaumont

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Higher Levels of Differentiation in Reading Instruction: a potential framework, Maria Behncke

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The Development of the Corporation in New Hampshire From 1760 to 1820, Robert Bermudes

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Moments of Geopolitical Choreography: Performance of Cultural Ideals in Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union and Beyond, Allison Bohman

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Using Retrospective Miscue Analysis to Revalue Reading: A Case Study, Catherine D. Bulmahn

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Working Memory Deficits in Students with ADHD: Implications for Developing Curriculum on Introductory Trigonometric Functions and the Unit Circle, Christian N. Case

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Motivation to Read: A Study of Three Primary Age Students, Kacie Castle

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How to Increase Reading Motivation among Elementary Children Based on Teachers’ Perspectives and Teaching Methods, Gina M. Chinappi

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Katherine Dunham Technique and Philosophy: A Holistic Dance Pedagogy, Molly E. Christie Gonzalez

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Soothing the Savage Beast: Music in the Cultural Cold War, 1945-1991, Shellie M. Clark

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Response to Intervention: Importance of Parental Involvement, Yanisvel Cordero

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Student-Engaged Assessment-A Meta-Analysis of EL Assessment Practices, Joshua Cornue

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A Case Study: The Effect of Repeated Read-Alouds of Complex Texts on the Comprehension of a Preschool Student, Stephanie J. Cottrell

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Exploring the Impact of Assistive Technologies in the Classroom for Students with Disabilities, Katie Coulon

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Differentiated Math Instruction: Instruction that Incorporates the Common Core State Standards and Effectively Addresses the Needs of Sixth Grade Students. A Self-Study., Nicole A. Cubiotti

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How is Response to Intervention Doing? A Self-Study Approach, Mary K. Daloia

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Implementing Technology in an Algebra Classroom, Jennifer M. Damick

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Educating All Students? Successfully Supporting Students with Emotional Disabilities, Emily R. Davis

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Using Direct Instruction to Teach Self-Monitoring Strategies for Accuracy, Sarah DeGoey

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Water Chestnut: Field Observations, Competition, and Seed Germination and Viability in Lake Ontario Coastal Wetlands, Kathryn Des Jardin

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A Self-Analysis of a Substitute Teacher, Christina M. Donofrio

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Single-Sex Classrooms: Effects of Boys’ Achievement A Meta-Analysis, Alisha A. Duffina

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Homeless Children & Academic Achievement: What Do Adults Who Experienced Homelessness As Children Believe Teachers Can Do To Ensure Their Homeless Students Achieve Academic Success?, Debra S. Dumuhosky

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How the Shift in High Stakes Testing Impacts Students of Low Socioeconomic Status in a Suburban Junior High School, Amanda M. Eagan

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A Spiraling Curriculum Project on Factoring in Algebra I Aligned with the New York State Common Core State Standards, Katie Elkins

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Academic Language Acquisition, Rebekah R. Feller

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Anti-Bullying Interventions in the Middle School Literacy Instruction, Ashley Fotopoulos

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Applying Cooperative Learning to the New York State Living Environment Curriculum, James R. Franklin

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An investigation into the impacts of peer discourse on students' comprehension proficiency with a specific focus on English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities: A meta-analysis, Laura A. Gallagher

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Technology-Enhanced Formative Assessment Question-Driven Instruction Using Student Response Systems in High School Life Science Classes, Jennifer Gardinier

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Enhancing Reading Comprehension in Students with Disabilities Through Differentiated Instruction, Allison W. Ghyzel

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Exploring Social Development in a Child with Autism Who Uses the Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP) Treatment Approach, Danielle L. Giangrasso

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Somatic Value System for Life and its Integration into Dance Practices, Bethany Good

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The Effects of Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling Accidents on Wallace Mine Fen in the Moshannon State Forest, Pennsylvania, Andie Graham

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Multiliteracies: Bringing Multimodality into Schools, Daniel C. Greco

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Exploring the Effects of Using the Words Their Way Program with Teenage Boys with Autism, Emily A. Gutknecht

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Technology Enhancing Kindergarten Students’ Literacy Skills in Math, Alannah N. Heale

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Exploring the Implementation of Words Their Way in a First Grade Classroom, Kathryn J. Horch

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Fusing Literacy and the Arts to Meet Common Core Standards, Justin Jackson

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A Closer Look into Discipline Specific Literacy Strategies for Mathematics, Kaitlyn Johnson

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The Impact of Increased Spanish Instruction, Nicole M. Johnson

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How Schools Can Support Students with Mental Illness, Elizabeth J. Jones

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Traditional vs. Electronic Learning Environment, William T. Kaufman

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Science Literacy: Collection of Earth Science Lessons Emphasizing Writing in Science, Amanda Klein

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A Self-Study Exploring My Literacy Beliefs, Brittany Kline

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A Curriculum Project on the Utilization of the Rule of Four to Enable Students to Work in Their Zone of Proximal Development, Valerie L. Kondolf

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Implementing Blended Classroom Pedagogy to Deepen Student Understanding in High School Biology, David J. Krebs

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Abstract Language and Student Response During Guided Play, Jessica M. LaManna

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Reflective Peace in the At-Risk Classroom, Aaron C. Lawrick

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Finding the Most Meaningful Forms of Parental Involvement: A Synthesis of Meta-Analyses, Sarah Lawson

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Utilizing Problem-Based Learning Activities in Science with Students with Disabilities, Sarah E. Lenhard

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The Impact of Digital Storytelling on Fourth Grade Students’ Motivation to Write, Chelsea LoBello

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GoNoodle Movement Breaks in the Classroom, Brittany Lotta

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Using Mentor Texts to Teach Argumentative Writing through Writing Conferences, Lesya Lukomskaya

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The Use of Argumentation in Socio-Scientific Issues: Enhancing Evolutionary Biology Instruction, Heath R. Marchand

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Parent Involvement and Literacy Achievement: A Case Study, Jessica M. Martorana

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Socioeconomic Factors That Affect Children’s Literacy Experiences, samantha mckenzie

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Creating a Curriculum for Heritage Language Learners of Spanish, JoAnna Menzie

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Classic Literature and Struggling Readers in Middle School Grades Five through Eight, Susan A. Merriam

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Effectiveness of Early Childhood Education Programs on the Literacy Learning of Children from Low Socioeconomic Status Backgrounds, Alyssa Morris

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Curriculum Redesign with an Emphasis on Mathematical Literacy in an 8th Grade Function Unit, Caitlin A. Mosher

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High School Calculus: Is AP Calculus the best option?, Katrijn Moulin

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Fourth and Fifth Grade Teachers’ Perspectives of the Benefits of Incorporating Cooperative Learning Activities, William G. Nyhof

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Using Technology and Multimodal Literacy to Actively Engage Struggling and Disengaged Readers, Elizabeth K. O'Donnell

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Robert Bly, C.K. Williams & Michael Klein: Corporate Intimacy in Prose Poetry, Julie M. Oyer

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Effects of Poverty on the Brains of Children and Effective Teaching Strategies to Meet Their Specific Needs, Kimberly D. Palmer

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The Italian Immigrants’ Assimilation into American Culture and the Subsequent Impact on Food, Language and Last Names, Joseph S. Pechie

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The Affects of Executive Functions in Children with ADHD and the Impact on Their Literacy Development, Nicole Pettrone