In addition to performing district-based research, the Partnership also participates in professional conferences and publishes our work in professional journals and additional educational resources. A summary of our most recent accomplishments is below.
Oregon Association of Teacher Educators 2017
ORATE President, University of Portland’s own Dr. Nicole Ralston, led the 2017 ORATE conference through another successful year. MCPER presentations included:
- Using Self-reflection as a Method for Educating Pre-service Teachers in Culturally Responsive Teaching
- Trauma and Teaching: How to Effectively Support Educators
- Increasing Gray Matter Matters: Using Brain Research to Enlighten Classroom Practice
uLead Summit of Educational Leadership 2017
The annual uLead Summit of Educational Leadership conference in Banff, Alberta, Canada is a great opportunity for MCPER leaders to forge international partnerships. University of Portland faculty and Partnership leaders Dr. Jacqueline Waggoner and Dr. Nicole Ralston will share their research entitled:
- Using Data to Move Schools Forward
Doctoral Fellow Rebecca Smith will also be presenting the following paper:
- Professional Learning of Catholic School Educators: An Investigative Study
American Education Research Association 2017
Partnership members are excited to present three separate research projects at this year’s AERA conference in San Antonio, TX. The tiles of the presentations are:
- District-driven Problems of Practice: What can Practitioner-scholars Learn and How do Districts Benefit?
- Professional Learning that Empowers Teachers with Choice: A Conference Approach
- Raising Community Literacy Using a Collaborative Intervention Model
Hawaii International Conference on Education
University of Portland Doctoral Fellow, Matt Thul, presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education (HICE) in January 2017 in Honolulu. His presentation was titled:
- Movement’s Role in Learning: A Neuroeducational Perspective
National Association for Multicultural Education
Doctoral Fellow Zuly Naegele presented at the 2016 National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) Conference in Ohio. Her presentation was titled:
- Increasing Ethnic Studies Courses in Schools
Zuly also presented at the University of Portland’s Diversity Dialogues week with a presentation called:
- A Dialogue About the Ethnic Studies Ban in Arizona
Partnership members work hard to share our research with other Education professionals around the world. We have published our work in peer reviewed journals and in other online platforms.
- Ralston, N.C., Tarasawa, B., Waggoner, J.M., Smith, R., & Naegele, Z. (2016). Developing practitioner-scholars through university-district research partnerships. Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education.
- Tarasawa, B., Ralston, N.C., & Waggoner, J. (2016). Leveraging university-school district research partnerships: Exploring the longitudinal effects of an early kindergarten transition program. Journal of Applied Research on Children, 7(1), 1-14.
- Ralston, N.C., Weitzel, B., Waggoner, J., Naegele, Z., & Smith, R. (2016). The partnership pact: Fulfilling school districts’ research needs with university-district partnerships. AILACTE (Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education) Journal.
- Ralston, N.C., Waggoner, J., Tarasawa, B., & Jackson, A.A. (2016). Concurrent validity of the independent reading level assessment framework and a state assessment. Journal of At-Risk Issues, 19(2), 1-8.
- Tarasawa, B., & Waggoner, J. (2015). Increasing parental involvement of English Language Learner families: What the research says. Journal of Children and Poverty. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10796126.2015.1058243
Northwest Evaluation Association Blog Contributions
- University of Portland School of Education’s Doctoral Fellow, Zuly Naegele, is one of few Latinos in higher education and even fewer Latinas. According to a 2014 report, of the 3% of Americans with a doctorate degree, only 7% were Latinos compared to 73% who were White. As Zuly works to complete her Doctor of Education, she hopes to add to that number “one day soon.” Please click on the link to read about her thoughtful reflections on seeing life through a multicultural and equity lens. Read her story.
- University of Portland Doctoral Fellow, Rebecca Smith shared her experiences as a student, a teacher, and a researcher in a blog by the Northwest Evaluation Association, NWEA. To learn more, click here: Reflections from a Doctoral Fellow