Theses and projects in the Department of Education and Human Development include action research, curriculum projects, and analytic reviews. They also include a wide variety of topics and approaches which reflect originality, creativity, and rigor.

Collected here are both current and past theses and projects produced by graduate students from the Department of Education and Human Development at the College at Brockport.

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Theses from 2020

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Factoring in Algebra through a Flipped Classroom, Nicole Arbore

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Lack of Preparation for Mainstream Teachers of English Language Learners, Hannah Barone-Crowell

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Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies for ELL SLIFE, Patrick Chin

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Exploring Angles, Lines and Triangles Through Project-Based Learning, Micah Court

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Structures and Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder in the Eighth Grade Mathematics Classroom, Felicia Dobbins

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Increasing ELL Inclusion by Developing a Community of Practice that Creates Equitable Opportunities for ELLs within the School Community, Austin Donroe

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English Language Learners’ Adjustment to School Culture in the United States, Catherine Eliasson

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Solving Systems of Equations and Inequalities using Technology and Virtual Manipulatives, Matthew Juba

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Using Culturally Responsive Teaching to Educate English Language Learners in the Elementary Literacy Classroom, Mitchell Lalik

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Revised Bloom's Taxonomy: Providing Structure for Levels of Learning Required in Systems of Equations in Algebra 1, Michael Larkin

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Controversial Conversations in the ELA Classroom: Using Banned Books to Enhance Learning, Whitney Markwica

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How to Create and Sustain Effective Two-way Bilingual Programs, Thalia Nunez

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Tarsia Puzzle: An Interactive Activity for the Middle School Mathematics Classroom, Mary OConnor

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WELCOMING OUR IMMIGRANT STUDENTS: Using Folklore to Bridge the Gap in Multicultural Classrooms, Amy L. Powers

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Getting to Know English Language Learners: A guide for Assessment and Instruction, Zaida Requeno

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Challenges of English Language Learners with Testing, Stephanie Riccardo

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Multiple Intelligences in the Mathematics Classroom: A Curriculum Project on Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable, Angelina Rocchio

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Integrating Culture in Instruction for ELLs, Caitlin Ruggiero

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Embracing Young Adult Literature to Support Struggling and Reluctant Readers from Disadvantaged Backgrounds, Richard J. Taddonio III

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Implementing a Flipped Classroom in a Unit on Slope, Ryan Tuggle-Haskins

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INCREASING SOCIAL INTEGRATION for ELLS, Melinda Vilches

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A Phenomenology of Homeschoolers’ Parents’ Experiences of Teaching Mathematics, Melissa Wenzel

Theses from 2019

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You CAN Handle the Truth: How to Create a Caring Classroom Culture in which to Address Uncomfortable Topics, Delia Andalora

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Supporting ELLs Literacy Outcomes by Using Tools, Amanda Bailey

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Qualifying the potential impact of civic educators: A literature review of dispositions, behaviors, and student outcomes, Collin Bowen

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Rethinking Mathematical Proofs and the Opportunity to Learn, Robert Burgett

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Creating a Discourse-Rich Classroom Culture to Enhance Academic Discussions Across Content Areas, Briana Cammarata

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Improving Depth of Student Understanding of Physics Content Using Standards Based Grading, Elizabeth Carbone

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Eliminating Low Expectations for ELLs, Nastasha Carrasquillo Deliz

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Barriers of Reclassified Former ELLs: Strategies for Success in the Mainstream Classroom, Lyndsay Corey

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Fostering Motivation with an Authentic Task Based Unit on Linear Modeling, Brandon Derue

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Using Student Generated Data to Promote Conceptual Understanding: A Student Led Approach to Statistics, Charles DiNottia

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Strategies for Math Teachers to Help ELLs Succeed, Renee DiPiano

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Implementing Comprehensible Input in the World Language Classroom, Anna DiSabatino

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The Effects of Balanced Literacy Strategies on English Language Learners, Brenna Earle

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The Effects of Balanced Literacy Strategies on English Language Learners, Brenna Earle

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Equity and Democracy: A Push Towards Social Justice in the ELA Classroom, Sean Formato

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Research-Based Instructional Strategies to Support Newcomers in the Mainstream Classroom, Melissa Gonzalez

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Advancing Student Learning in Trigonometry: Purposeful Questioning and Investigative Problem Solving in an Inquiry-Based Classroom, Anna Holcomb

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Reaction Rates in Chemistry: A Learning Segment Using the 5E/GRC Instructional Model, Corey Hollister

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Implementing Digital Tools in Assessments for Algebra, Brandon M. Kapcinski

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CURRICULUM REDESIGN WITH AN EMPHASIS ON RELATIONAL UNDERSTANDING IN A 7TH GRADE PROPORTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS UNIT, Carolyne Kinne

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A Spiraling Curriculum Project on Factoring for Grade 7-Algebra 2, Marissa Meehan

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The Truth Still Matters: Teaching Information Literacy to Combat Fake News and Alternative Facts, Alexander Mulroy

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Curriculum to Support the Flipped Classroom in 8th Grade Mathematics, Haley Parker

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High School Chemistry Curricular Redesign: The Spiral Curriculum, John Posillico

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Using Multicultural Literature to Enhance the Reading Skills of Youth of Color, Jessica Rapp

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Culture Shock and Dealing with the Impact of Cultural Differences in Our Classrooms, Amanda Ritson

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Literature Healing, Courtney Robinson

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Increasing Growth Mindset through Collaborative Learning in Algebra 1, Brianna Rogers

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Culturally Responsive Reading Materials in the Middle School Foreign Language Classroom, Samantha Roman

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Developing Phenomena-Based Storylines for Middle School Next Generation Science Standard Units, Kelly Russo

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Science Concepts Visualization and Classroom Engagement Through Technology and Simulations, Kaylee Santos

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A PROJECT-BASED LEARNING APPROACH TO FINANCIAL LITERACY, Kristen Saville

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Developing a Curriculum for the ELA Inclusive Classroom That Meets the Shifts in the CCSS, Allison Sharpe

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Teaching a Geometry Unit on Solids Incorporating Blending Learning, Allison Shields

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Integrating Culturally Relevant Text to Reach English Language Learners in the ELA Classroom, Anna Sova

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Teaching Exponential Functions to Students of the Digital Era, Marian Tufano

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The Purposeful Position of PhET Simulations in a 5E Model: A Rationale for PhET Integration in the Explore (Introduction), Explain (Core Instruction) and Elaborate (Assessment) Phases of NYS Chemistry Units, Zackary D. Waild

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The Impact of Integrated Co-Teaching on Special Education Students in the High School English Language Arts Classroom, Emily Werner

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Creating Quality Assessments for English Language Learners, Kerianne Wilson

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Creating Quality Assessments for English Language Learners, Kerianne Wilson

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Implementing Technology in a Geometry Curriculum, Stephanie Zimmerman

Theses from 2018

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A Focus on Mathematical Literacy to Increase Student Understanding and Performance, Rachel Alvarez

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A Focus on Scientific Inquiry in CTE Through a Green Space, Emily Anderson

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A Project Based Learning Approach to Teaching Geometry in a 7th Grade Classroom, Jamie Bish

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Rethinking Mathematical Proofs and the Opportunity to Learn, Robert Burgett

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Autonomy, Education, Virtue, Seamus Clarkin

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The Importance of Developing Classroom Community, Heather Geller

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Alternative Assessments: Moving Learning Forward in a Geometry Classroom, Lindsey Hadzima

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Using Haptic Virtual Reality to Increase Learning Gains and Construct Knowledge of Unobservable Phenomena, Devin Hagendorn

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The Development and Integration of Nearpod Materials into a High School Biology Curriculum, Matthew Halloran

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Experiential Learning in the Middle School Living Environment Classroom, Andrea G. Heinlein

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Culturally Responsive Teaching Practices for Educators of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, Tyler Jarosinski

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Preparing New Teachers to Manage the Modern Classroom, Cody Kaminska

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The Inclusion of Media Literacy in the English Curriculum, Nicole Manioci

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A Practical Guide to Incorporating Best Practices into a College-level Instrumental Methods Course, Keith Osgood

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Augmented Reality Technology Used To Enhance Informal Science Learning, Erin Reidy

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Rethinking Metacognitive Intervention: A Scaffolded Exam Wrapper Strategy, Aaron Ridall

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Understanding Cultural Differences Between Home and School for Latino Students, Leslie Rivera

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Teaching Science Through Multimedia: Transitioning from a Technology-Centered Approach to a Learner-Centered Approach, Daniel Roberti

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An Introduction To Implementing Technology In The Classroom Using Interactive Web-Based Applications, Matthew Rybak

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Embracing Audiobooks as an Effective Educational Tool, Stacy Waite

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Credit Card Interest Curriculum for Algebra 1 and Algebra 2, Agnieszka Wallace

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Physics Curriculum using Project Based Learning, Miranda Wharram-Santillo

Theses from 2017

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Reading habits of adults: What drives the choice to read or not read?, Jessica Annable

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A Study of the Performance of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students in High School Mathematics on Conceptual Understanding, Procedural Fluency, and Mathematical Reasoning Tasks, Bridget Ashmore

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Using the Superkids Reading Program with a First Grade Inclusive Class, MacKenzie Bailey

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Using Inquiry to Teach the Common Core State Standards: Two Exemplars, Rachel Bardun

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First Grade Teachers' Literacy Instructional Practices Influence on the Learning of Elementary School Students in English Language Arts (ELA) and Reading, Carole A. Barkin

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The Use of Confidence Building Strategies and Self-Concept of Emergent Readers, Gina Bessing

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Listen Up! The Impact of Music on Students' Reading Comprehension, Jenna Bird

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The Impact of Metacognitive Learning of Reading on Students’ Cross Curricular Success, Katherine Bretsch

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An Exploration of Consultant Teaching: Instructional Methods and Materials to Support Struggling Learners, Karen E. Burdick

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The Effects of the Location of Instruction on Student Engagement., Katherine Burgstrom

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The Impact of Student Completion Requirements Using an LMS (Learning Management System) on Student Achievement and Differentiated Instruction in The Classroom., Laura Burgstrom

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Introductory Strategies for Evaluating Digital Technology Viability in Contemporary Classrooms, Brian Crawford

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A Global Mind is a Nurtured Mind: The Demand to Consider and Cure the Deprivation of Multicultural Education, Amber D'Ambrosia

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Using Read Alouds to Support a Pre-Kindergarten Student's Emergent Literacy Skills, Kaitlin Dennis

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“How Many More Pages?” One Child’s Reading Experience, Samantha De Rosa