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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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Lake Ontario Alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, maturation and reproduction dynamics, Tom Bianchi

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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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The Effects of Structured Physical Activity Programs for Gross Motor Development in Preschoolers., Matthew Farwell

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Physical Activity and its Impact on Cognitive Development, William Holland

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Hunting for Harmony: The Skaneateles Community and Utopian Socialism in Upstate New York - 1825-1853, Mitchell Jones

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

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Variations in Stream Sediment Microbial Communities Across a Natural Climate Gradient in Eastern Puerto Rico, Victoria Kaptein

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

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The Female Athlete Triad and It’s Long-Term Effect on High School Female Athletes, Sarah Lanier

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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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The Effect of Fan Behavior on the Mental Health of A Sports Official, Mitchell O'Donnell

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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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Collegiate Level Student-Athletes Identity and Academic Success, Alex Richardson

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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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Evaluation of Methods and Results in the Braddock Bay Wetland Restoration Project, Alexander Silva

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The effect of parental pressure on the stress, self-efficacy and overall well-being of athletes, Allison M. Spaschak

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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

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Body Percussion, Choreography and the Concert Stage: Developing Diasporic Literacy Among American Audiences, Audrey Woolever

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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Effective ways of teaching children with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Inclusive Physical Education Setting, Ruben Arroyo

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Supporting ELLs Literacy Outcomes by Using Tools, Amanda Bailey

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The Impact of Performance Anxiety on Female Athletes, Nina Barbero

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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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White-tailed deer herbivory impacts on plant community composition and recruitment in western New York deciduous forests, Kira Broz

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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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Parent’s Perspectives of Physical Activity Recreational Programs for Their Children with Disabilities, SCOTT CARACCI

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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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The Impact of Increased Physical Activity on Academic Achievement, John Conner

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The Impact of Increased Physical Activity on Academic Achievement, John Conner

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

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Seasonal habitat use and survival of brown trout (Salmo trutta) in Oatka Creek, Monroe County, New York, Kevin E. Corser Jr

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What is the Impact of Stretching on Injury Prevention During Physical Activity?, Sabrina DeBellis

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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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Is sport specialization worth the risk? Myths vs. reality, Justin Dueppengiesser

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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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How Does Pressure to be Perfect Impact Pre-Collegiate Gymnasts?, Caitlin J. Elsadek

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Does Sports Build Positive Youth Development?, Mark Federico

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Factors to Consider in Preparing Adapted Physical Education Teachers to Teach in Urban Settings, Joanessa Fequiere

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

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The Benefits of Physical Activity and Sport on Mental Health and Well-Being in School-Aged Children, Ian Gilhousen

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

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Investigation of how vegetation, small mammal interactions, and land-use determine blacklegged tick abundance, Claire Hartl

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Two Common Issues In Sports Officiaitng: Recruitment and Retention, Dylan Hill

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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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The Effects of Peer Tutoring on School-Aged Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities in Physical Education, Abbey Hume

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Wild West in Upstate New York: Native American Culture, Performances, and Public Debates about Indian Affairs, 1880s-1930s, Alexander Indovina

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Physical Activity Patterns of Students from Low-Socioeconomic Status, Elizabeth Johnson

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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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Does Physical Activity Improve Cognitive Functioning? A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Nathan Klos

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Experimental Evaluation of Self-directed Versus Instructor-assisted Online Applied Behavior Analysis Training: Examination of Post-Knowledge and Application Assessments with Minority Students, Laker Kwamogi

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Parents' Understanding of the Impact on Sport Specialization, Samuel LaCelle

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Parental Perspectives on Physical Education Services for Children with CHARGE Syndrome, Kristi Jo Lane

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Women Who Wear the Breeches: The REpresentation of Female Civil War Soldiers in Mid-Nineteenth Century Newspapers, Danni Leone-Poe

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Strategies to Retain High School Athletic Coaches, Kevon London-Hill

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Concussion Assessment Management in High School and Collegiate Athletics, Erin McNeely

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

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The Effects Socioeconomic Status, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Have on the Youth, Felix Morales

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

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Behavioral problems and solutions for children with intellectual disabilities in physical activity settings - A review of the literature, Robyn Owens

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

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The Impact of Extrinsic Motivation on Athletic Performance, Timothy Petranchuk Jr.

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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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Background Music: The Effects of Lyrics and Tempo on Reading Comprehension and Speed, Amanda Reed

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The Effect of Media Coverage of Female Athletes and the Impact on How These Athletes View Their Body, Hannah Rehbaum

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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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The Achievement Gap Between African American Athletes and Their White Counterparts in Higher Education, Hamed Shamseldin

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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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The Effects of Physical Activity on Inappropriate Behaviors of School-Aged Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Rachel Sherman

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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