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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Examining the Use of Technology and Non-Traditional Texts in the Contemporary ELA Classroom, Oona Jeanne Atwater

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

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Mathematical Modeling: Helping Middle School Students with Disabilities Understand Functions, Amanda Bartolotta

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Scaffolding for ELLs: Increasing Academic Success in Literacy, Amber Bartone

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Teaching Ecology in the NYS North Country to promote Environmental Appreciation and foster more Scientifically Literate Citizens, Jeffrey Blackburn

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Using Desmos to Support Conceptual Understanding of Quadratic Equations and Their Graphs, Shannon Bromley

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Culture Shock and its Effect on English Language Learners, Lauren Brown

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Implementing Translanguaging with Multilingual ELLs in the Science Classroom, Shannon Burleigh

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Effective Use of PHET Simulations in Middle School Science Classrooms, Spencer Byrne

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Combating Banned Books and Censorship in the English Classroom, Jenna Lee Caskinett

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English and Literacy Integration in Career and Technical Education (CTE), Chelsea A. Caswell

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Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies for ELL SLIFE, Patrick Chin

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Increasing Opportunities for Academic Success of English Language Learners By Strengthening Home and School Relations, Caitlin Clinton

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

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Social Emotional Learning and English Language Learners, Amanda Crisafulli

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Proper Diagnosis and Placement for English Language Learners, Christina DeSalvo

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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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Creating Affirming Spaces for LGBTQ Youth: An ELA Based Approach, Kaitlyn Mary Evans

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Using Mathematical Discourse to Connect Exponents to Logarithms with Partner Activities, Bethanie Fink

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Science In The Garden: A Personal Journey of National Science Foundation Grant For The Construction and Use of a Greenhouse and Related Facilities, Mikayla Fowler

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Overcoming Challenges with Mainstream and TESOL Teacher Collaboration, Danielle Grunert

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Graphing Quadratics: An inquiry based lesson to support ELL Honors students in Middle School Algebra, Maggie Hale

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ACEs and Trauma-Informed Teaching in the English Classroom, Shannon L. Herr

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A Unit on Simultaneous Equations Designed to Limit Math Anxiety and Increase Interest for All Learners, Lisa Iaccarino

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Equasher: The educational app designed to support the concept of equality in equation solving, Kyle Ingalls

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Inquiry-Based Learning in the Science Classroom: A Focus on English Language Learners and Literacy, Chelsea Jones

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

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Critical Literacy in Literature Instruction: Canonical vs. Young Adult Literature, Julia Kesel

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Preparing English Language Learners to Succeed After High School, Megan Klemm

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

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Improving Abstract Reasoning Skills Using the Integration of Proof within a Historical Context, Kaitlynn Lane

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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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Implementing Universal Design for Learning in a Unit on Arithmetic Sequences, Aleni Lemen

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Claim, Evidence, Reasoning Framework within Biology Laboratories on Scientific Literacy and Argumentation, Taylor LeRoy

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Incorporating Socio-Scientific Issues into the 5E Model for Learning: Engaging Students in Science through Emotional Connection, Kinesthetic Movement and Real World Phenomenon., Alexis Lodico

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How Can Teachers Support the Social-Emotional Well Being of Elementary Age ELLs to Ensure Academic Success?, Michelle Lupoli

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

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Culturally Relevant Pedagogy: Teaching Toward Student Interest in an Algebra Classroom, Dillon Monday

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Building Success in Geometry Through Culture, Language, and Identity, Kevin Murphy

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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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The Importance of Student Choice, and Culturally Responsive Pedagogy, Fowzia F. Shaham

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Considering Contemporary: Finding Purpose for Canonical Works in the Modern Classroom, Logan Sheils

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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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STEM for Students with Blindness and Visual Impairments: Tenets of an Inclusive Classroom, Alexa Wandy

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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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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