Undergraduate Research Symposium
April 21, 2016
James Scholars presented research from CI 199 this semester at the University level. See a list of presenters and topics below the photos. More photos are available on Facebook.
Using Modified Science Trade Books to Enhance Elementary Science Instruction - Grace Liu, Freshman, Elementary Education
Community-Based Instruction: What Happens to Students with Disabilities After High School? - Stefanie Ayala, Freshman, Special Education
The Importance of Literacy in Spanish-Speaking Homes and their Communities - Gabriella Mizgala, Sophomore, Elementary Education
Use of Technology and Movement in the Classroom to Improve Understanding - Jacqueline Shannon, Freshman, Elementary Education
Rapport Study - Caitlin Nagle, Freshman, Special Education and Kelsey Linning, Freshman, Special Education
Coordinating Multiple Representations: A Comparison of Eye Gaze Patterns of High School Students Who Enroll in Calculus - Emily Gajos, Sophomore, Elementary Education
Development and Conservation - Ashley Imyak, Freshman, Elementary Education and Jamie Gorden, Freshman, Elementary Education
Trends in Academic Qualifications of University of Illinois Education Students - Emily Katz, Sophomore, Elementary Education and Hannah Bohn, Sophomore, Elementary Education
The Effects of Outdoor Play/Physical Activity on Upper-Level Elementary School Students - Victoria Robert, Sophomore, Elementary Education and Lindsey Pingsterhaus, Sophomore, Early Childhood Education
Perceptions of Teacher Education Preparation Programs at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign - Sydney Cooper, Freshman, Elementary Education and Megan Balk, Freshman, Elementary Education
Parent Advocacy - Hannah Curtis, Junior, Elementary Education and Corey Bilger, Junior, Elementary Education
Computer Science Integration in the Elementary Grades - Amanda Bila, Junior, Elementary Education
James Scholar Recognition Brunch
April 2, 2016
The James Scholar Recognition Brunch is an opportunity to celebrate the research and accomplishments of our undergraduate Education students. In addition, we honor community members who demonstrate the relentless pursuit of and passion for education in the areas of service, learning, and teaching. The Recognition Brunch is attended by the honorees, students, parents, faculty, and staff.
Study Abroad: Australia Presentation
October 28, 2015
Students participating in the College of Education James Scholars program presented their research findings from the summer 2015 Study Abroad trip to Australia.
Megan Simpson, Elizabeth Oroni, Nicole Pinnella, Colleen Ross, and Lindsay Duffy highlighted what they learned from the experience and talked about the similarities and differences in the educational systems.
The five students were among 26 Education students who attended the summer 2015 study abroad trip to Australia to conduct research on various aspects of Australian education.
Check out the video.
Professor Adam Poetzel and his EDUC 102 James Scholar students hosted a poster session on December 10, 2015, at the College of Education. Faculty, staff, and peers interacted with the James Scholar Education students as they shared their research. See more photos from the event. The research topics included:
Chelsey Baker: Life Skills in a Special Education Classroom
Ziyue Li: How Effective has Teach for All been in Improving Educational Outcomes in China, South Africa and UK?
Sara Folliard and Anna Senteno: Poverty and Education: The Achievement Gap and What We Can Do
Paola Flores & Heather Hoftiezer: To what extent have charter schools affected academic achievement?
Alyssa Chlebek & Karen Perez: What are the pros and cons of standardized testing?
Margaret Parks: Benefits & Drawbacks of Inclusion
Samantha Calderaro and Zining Chen: What Impact Does Inclusion Have on Special Education and Regular Education Students Academically and Socially?
Hannah Miller: Creativity in the Classroom
Caitlin Nagle: Student’s Mental Health: How do Mental Health Issues Impact Student Learning?
Kelsey Linnig & Stefanie Ayala: How is classroom placement decided for students with disabilities in order for them to be the most successful?
Julia Rush: The Issue with Children’s Picture Books
Brittany Barajas: Why Does the Gap Between Male and Female S.T.E.M. Exam Scores Exist?
Jackie Shannon: Montessori Schooling
Grace Liu: Closing the Gender Gap in STEM Fields
Ashley Imyak and Jamie Gorden: The Common Core: A Teacher’s Perspective
Chloe O’Dekirk: What is Teach for America and are the teachers making a difference in schools?
Megan Balk & Sydney Cooper: What impact does participation in the ARTS have on students?
Madeline Corbett & Shannon Hegarty: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Standardized Testing