Our Research and Publications


Research
Interactive websites for teachers

Center for School Improvement: (2007). Dana, N.
http://www.coe.ufl.edu/web/?pid=903

Duval Urban Elementary Education Apprenticeship Program: (2009). Tricarico, K.
http://education.ufl.edu/school/Programs/Elem/EPI/index.html

Research Says! Family Literacy module. (2006). Lane, H., Campbell, R.
& Rodgers, A. Tallahassee, FL: Florida Family Literacy Initiative.
Available online with registration http://www.paec.org/FloridaFamilyLiteracy/ResearchSays/

Ready Schools Miami. Ready Schools Miami Partners (2008).
Gainesville, FL: Lastinger Center Clearinghouse http://www.readyschoolsmiami.org/

Secrets of Successful Teaching, Excellence in Teaching Program, Foundation for Excellence in Education. (2010). Ross, D.D., Adams, A., Adams, T., Jacobbe, T., McArthur, K., Pace, B., & Pape, S. http://www.excelined.org/secrets/about.html

Publications
Inquiry

Adams, A., & Dana, N. (Eds.) (2005). Actualizing job embedded/teacher professional development and teacher inquiry in high poverty/high need schools in the state of Florida: A report on the impact of year one of the Lastinger Center Teacher Fellows Project. Gainesville, FL: Lastinger Center Clearinghouse.

Bondy, E., & Williamson, P. (2009). Dialogue as support in teacher collaborative inquiry. In Slavit, D., Nelson, T., & Kennedy, A. (Eds.), Perspectives on supported collaborative teacher inquiry (pp. 99-118). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Dana, N. F., & Yendol-Hoppey, D. (2010). The role of inquiry-oriented learning communities and protocols in sustaining and enhancing teacher reflectivity throughout the professional lifetime. In The purposes, practices, and professionalism of teacher reflectivity: Insights for 21st century teachers and students.  Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield.

Dana, N. F.  (2009). Leading with passion and knowledge:  The principal as action researcher. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Dana, N. F., & Yendol-Hoppey, D.  (2009). The reflective educator’s guide to classroom research: Learning to teach and teaching to learn through practitioner inquiry (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press.

Dana, N. F., Smith, J., & Yendol-Hoppey, D. (in press). Teacher research in the PDS: How do we define quality? In Handbook of research studies on professional development schools, (Vol. 4). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Dana, N. F., & Delane, D. C. (Eds.). (2009). Special issue on teachers as leaders and learners: Facing dilemmas in middle school practice through practitioner inquiry. Florida Middle School Journal, 3-5.

Dana, N. F. & Delane, D. C. (2009).  The professional development match made in heaven: Middle school teachers and action research. Florida Middle School Journal, 29-32.

Poekert, P. (in press). The pedagogy of facilitation: Teacher inquiry as professional development in a Florida elementary school. Professional Development in Education.

Yendol-Hoppey, D., Dana, N. F., & Delane, D. (2009). Inquiry-oriented mentoring in the professional development school. School-University Partnerships, 3(1), 6-13.

Yendol-Hoppey, D., & Dana, N. F. (2010).  Powerful professional development: Building expertise within the four walls of your school.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press.

Yendol-Hoppey, D., & Dana, N. F.  (2009). Commingling action research and professional learning communities: An illustration of key components. In C. J. Craig & L.F. Deretchin (Eds.). Teacher learning in small-group settings (pp. 54-65). Lanham, MD:  Rowman & Littlefield Education.

School Reform

Adams, A. (2004, Fall). Transforming high poverty elementary schools into high performing schools: The Florida Teacher Fellows Program.  Florida Association for Staff Development Newsletter, 14(1), 4-7.

Ballack, E. K. (2007). What happens when we intentionally reflect on our CFG’s work? Connections: The Journal of the National School Reform Faculty, 8, 21-22.

Bondy, E., Mayne, D., Langley, L., & Williamson, P. (2005). From F to A in 180 days. Educational Leadership, 62, 1-5. Retrieved from www.ascd.org 

Cochie, M. (2004, Fall). Making the Grade: UF’s Lastinger Center for Learning partners with underachieving elementary schools to improve students’ education. UF Today, 18-19.

Kays, J. (Ed.). (2005, Spring). Education doctoral student helps failing school turn around. Explore: Research at the University of Florida, 43.

Lansford, L. (2005, Summer). Help for high-poverty schools: Wachovia grant boosts UF-led school network. Education Times, 12-13.

Ohlson, M. A. (2009). K-20 partnerships for school improvement. Journal of Civic Commitment.

Professional Learning Communities

Adams, A., Ross, D., & Pemberton, D. (2008). Ready Schools Miami: Ensuring the professional development of teachers/principals. Proceedings of the Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society. Paris, France: Analytrics.

Dow, J. (2002). The Florida Teaching Fellows Program: A vision of professional development. Lastinger Center Report 02-02.

Vescio, V., Ross, D., & Adams, A. (2008).  A review of research on the impact of professional learning communities on teaching practice and student learning. Teaching and Teacher Education, 24, 80-91.

Pedagogy

Adams, T. L., LaFramenta, J., & Peterek, E. (2007). They say I was made for teaching: Teaching mathematics across multiple intelligences. Gainesville, FL: Lastinger Center for Learning. [Professional development module hardcopy with accompanying video]

Bishop, A. G., Brownell, M. T., Klingner, J., Leko, M., & Galman, S. (in press). Understanding differences in beginning special education teachers: The influence of personal attributes, preparation, and school environment on classroom reading practices. Learning Disabilities Quarterly.

Bondy, E., Langley, L., Mayne, D., Williamson, P., & Sadler, R. (in press). Making it meaningful and memorable: Responsive teaching in a high stakes environment. Florida Educational Leadership.

Bondy, E., & Ross, D. D. (2008). The teacher as warm demander. Educational Leadership, 66(1), 54-58.

Bondy, E., Ross, D., Gallingane, C., &  Hambacher, E. (2007). Creating environments of success and resilience: Culturally responsive classroom management and more. Urban Education, 42(4), 326-348.

Bonner, E. P. (2009). Achieving success with African American learners: A framework for culturally responsive mathematics teaching. Childhood Education, 86.

Bonner, E. P.  (in press).  Gloria’s story: A journey of mathematics and culture. Lanham, MD: Hamilton Books.

Clark, M. A., Brooks, M., Lee, S., Daley, L. P., & Crawford, Y. (2006). Factors influencing the educational success of minority pre-service educators. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 8(1),1-19.

Dow, J., Pemberton, D., Huggins, J. (2002). Trials and triumphs: Teaching in Florida’s high poverty elementary schools. Lastinger Center Report 02-01.

Lane, H. B., & Wright, T. L.  (2006). Governor’s family literacy initiative: Effective practices review (final report). Gainesville, FL: Lastinger Center for Learning.

Lane, H. B., & Arriaza-Allen, S. (2010).  The vocabulary-rich classroom:  Modeling sophisticated word use to promote word consciousness and vocabulary growth. The Reading Teacher, 63, 362-370.

Merzer, M. (2010). Molding master teachers: Florida Master Teacher Initiative. Gainesville, FL: Lastinger Center Clearinghouse.

Ohlson, M. A. (2008). Examining instructional leadership: A study of school culture and teacher quality characteristics influencing student outcomes. Florida Journal of Educational Administration and Policy.

Peterek, E., & Adams, T. L. (2009). Meeting the challenge of engaging students for success in mathematics by using culturally responsive methods. In D. Y. White & J. S. Spitzer (Eds.), Mathematics for every student: Responding to diversity (pp. 149-159). Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

Ross, D. D., Bondy, E., Gallingane, C., & Hambacher, E. (2008). Being a “warm demander:” The role of insistence in fostering achievement motivation. Childhood Education.

Ross, D. D., Dodman, S. L., & Vescio, V. (2010). The impact of teacher preparation for high-need schools: Background and theoretical framework. In A. J. Stairs & K. Donnell (Eds.), Research on urban teacher learning: Examining contextual factors over time. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Ross, D. D.,  Halsall, S., Howie, S., & Vescio, V. (2006). No excuses: Preparing novice teachers for poverty schools. Teacher Education and Practice, 84(3), 142-146.

Ross, D. D., Adams, A., Pape, S., Adams, T., Jacobbe, T., McArthur, K.,…Merzer, M. (2010). Secrets of successful teaching. Gainesville, FL: Lastinger Center for Learning.

Tricarico, K., & Yendol-Hoppey, D. (2010). Navigating the first year: The experiences of alternatively certified urban teachers. In A. J. Stairs & K. Donnell (Eds.), Research on urban teacher learning: Examining contextual factors over time. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Vescio, V., Bondy, B., & Poekert, P. (2009).  Preparing multicultural teacher educators: Toward a pedagogy of transformation. Teacher Education Quarterly, 36(2), 5-24.

Williamson, P., Bondy, E., Langley, L., & Mayne, D. (2005). Meeting the challenge of high-stakes testing and maintaining child-centered pedagogy. Childhood Education, 81(4), 190-195.

Other publications
Dissertations

Langley, L. K. (2008). From a distance: Supporting beginning alternatively certified urban teachers via e-mentoring. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Marks, D. (2005). Culture and classroom management: Grounded theory from a high-poverty predominantly African American elementary school. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Ohlson, M. A. (2009). A study of school culture, leadership, teacher quality and student outcomes via a performance framework in elementary schools participating in a school reform initiative. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Peterek, E.  (2009). Culturally responsive teaching in the context of mathematics: A grounded theory approach. (Doctoral Dissertation).  University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Poekert, P. (2008). Ready Schools Miami: The impact of a collaborative professional development initiative on teacher practice. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Williamson, P. (2006). Grade-level inclusion team meetings: How dialogue shapes teacher problem and response constructions. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Florida, Gainesville, FL.

Inquiry monographs

Adams, A., Boynton, S., Church, L., & Gould, C. (Eds.). (2007). Improving Immokalee schools through teacher inquiry: Proceedings from the 2006 Immokalee Inquiry Expo. Gainesville, FL: Lastinger Center Clearinghouse.

Dana, N., & Delane, D. (Eds.). (2007). Improving Florida Schools through teacher inquiry:

Proceedings from the 2006 Teaching, Inquiry, and Innovation Showcase. Gainesville, FL: Center for School Improvement.

Dana, N., & Baker, J. (Eds.). (2006). Improving Florida schools through teacher inquiry: Proceedings from the 2005 Teaching, Inquiry, and Innovation Showcase. Gainesville, FL: Center for School Improvement.

Gould, C. (2009). Improving Immokalee schools through teacher inquiry: Proceedings from the 2008 Immokalee Inquiry Expo. Gainesville, FL: Lastinger Center Clearinghouse.

Gould, C., & Boynton, S. (2008). Improving Immokalee Schools through inquiry: Proceedings from the 2007 Immokalee Inquiry Expo. Gainesville, FL: Lastinger Center Clearinghouse.

National, state, and international conference presentations (by topic)
Inquiry

Adams, A., Dana, N., Bondy, E., Ross, D., Bermudez, P., Clark, M. A.,…Wright, T. (2005). Teacher inquiry in action: High poverty elementary schools using inquiry to improve student achievement. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Adams, A., & Ross, D. (2006). Teacher research: Inquiring minds want to know! Paper presented at the meeting of the Florida Association of Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.

Boynton, S., Christensen, K., and Salazar, L. (2008). Collaborative leadership and teacher inquiry to enhance student achievement. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education, Tampa, FL.

Dana, N., Adams, A., Bondy, E., Clark, M. A., Lane, H., Ross, D., & Yendol-Hoppey, D. (2005). Teacher inquiry: A primary and powerful vehicle for improving conditions for teachers and students in high need/high poverty schools. Session presented at the meeting of the Association for Teacher Educators, Chicago, IL.

Dana, N. F., Dawson, K., & Sessums, C.  (2009, March).  Using Web 2.0 technologies to coach action research.  Workshop presented at the meeting of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Orlando, FL.

Dana, N. F., & Yendol-Hoppey, D. (2009, March). Enhancing the quality of prospective and practicing teacher research in the professional development school.  Session presented at the meeting of the National Association of Professional Development Schools, Daytona Beach, FL.

Dana, N. F., & Stoicovy, D. (2009, July). Cultivating the role of PDS principals as head learners in their schools through inquiry.  Session presented at the Pennsylvania State University Conference for Partnerships and Professional Development Schools, State College, PA.

Dana, N. F. (2009, May).  Creating and managing powerful professional learning teams.  Invited webinar for Teaching.

Dana, N. F. (2009, October).  Teacher research and the teacher educator.  Invited keynote address at the meeting of the New York State Association of Teacher Educators and New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Albany, NY.

Dana, N. F., Delane, D., & George, P. (2009, November). Practitioner inquiry and the middle school teacher: Charting a new course for professional development.  Session presented at the meeting of the National Middle School Association, Indianapolis, IN.

Dana, N. F. (2010, January).  The PDS principal as action researcher.  Session presented at the meeting of the Holmes Partnership, Charleston, SC.

Dana, N. F., & Ogg, A. (2010, February).  Action research for the next generation of teachers:  A teacher educator’s guide to updating the action research experience for preservice and inservice teachers. Session presented at the meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Chicago, IL.

Dana, N. F., & Yendol-Hoppey, D. (2009, March).  Enhancing the quality of prospective and practicing teacher research in the professional development school.  Session presented at the meeting of the National Association of Professional Development Schools, Daytona Beach, FL.

Dana, N. F. (2009, February).  Enhancing the quality of action research in the era of accountability. Session presented at the meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Dallas, TX.

Dana, N. F., Yendol-Hoppey, D., Smith, J., & Ogg, A. (2009, February). Coaching inquiry-oriented learning communities.  Clinic presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Dallas, TX.

Dana, N., Yendol-Hoppey, D., & Adams, A. (2006). Closing the achievement gap through teacher inquiry. Presented at the UF COE Centennial Conference, St. Petersburg, FL.

Dana, N. F. (2008, November).  Understanding the principal’s role in action research.  Paper presented at the meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration, Orlando, FL.

Dana, N., Adams, A., Bondy, E., & Ross, D. (2007). Lessons learned: Inquiry as staff development in high need, high poverty schools. Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Conference, San Antonio, TX.

McDonald, M., Bracewell, M., & Dana, N. F. (2008, July).  Creating and coaching inquiry-oriented learning communities.  Presentation at the meeting of the National Staff Development Council, Orlando, FL.

Poekert, P. (2008, March). Teacher inquiry in the Lastinger Teacher Fellows Program: Facilitating teacher learning. Presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Poekert, P. (2007, October). Teacher inquiry as professional development. Florida Association of Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.

School reform

Adams, A., Ross, D., Pemberton, D., & Butler, T. (2008). Ready Schools Miami: Partnership in comprehensive PK-3 reform. Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Conference, Orlando, FL.

Adams, A., Ross, D., Quinn, D., Pemberton, D., Leite, W., & Dana, N. (2007, Winter). Tools and strategies for documenting the impact of school partnership reform efforts. Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Ballock, E. (2007, Winter). Developing a process for purposefully examining and improving CFG work. Paper presented at the Research Pre-Conference for the meeting of the National School Reform Faculty, Seattle, WA.

Bondy, E. (2005). From F to A in a high poverty school: Factors of school success. Paper presented at the Holmes Partnership Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Bondy, E., Langley, L., Mayne, D., & Williamson, P. (September, 2005). Going from F to A: How one school did it. Paper presented at the meeting of the Florida Council on Elementary Education, Orlando, FL.

Castañeda, M., & Poekert, P. (2008, September). Ready Schools Miami: A collaborative school reform initiative. Paper presented at the meeting of the Florida Association of Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.

Clark, M. A., Amatea, E., & Daniels, M. H. (2005, October). Partnering for school-wide change: Lessons learned by counselor educators. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, Pittsburgh, PA.

Leite, W., Adams, A., Ross, D., & Butler, T. (2008). Impact of comprehensive school reform on student achievement in high poverty elementary schools. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

MacInnes, J., Adams, A., Leite, W., & Ross, D. D. (April, 2009). Do students benefit equally from comprehensive school reform? A comparison of student gains in reading and mathematics achievement. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Ohlson, M. A. (2009). A study of school culture, leadership, teacher quality and student outcomes via a performance framework in elementary schools participating in a school reform initiative. Paper presented at the meeting of the University Council for Educational Administration Conference, Anaheim, CA.

Packer, C. S., & Dana, N. F. (2010, February).  Improving schools and enhancing student learning through teacher leadership: The University of Florida teacher leadership for school improvement graduate program. Session presented at the meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Chicago, IL.

Ross, D., Dodman, S., and Vescio, V. (2010). Research on urban teacher leadership: The role of contextual factors across the professional curriculum. Symposium presented at the meeting of American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Professional Learning Communities

Adams, A., Andrews, D., Clark, P., Coogan, C., Dana, N., Lastrapes, W.,…Ross, D. (2006) Engaged scholarship: Centers and institutes building school-community-university partnerships. Presented at the UF COE Centennial Conference, St. Petersburg, FL.

Adams, A., Brown, V., Casteñeda, M., Coffman, J., Golan, S., Poekert, P.,…Wechsler, M. (April, 2009). Ready Schools Miami Symposium. Presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Adams, A., Bondy, E., Dana, N. F., & Ross, D. (January, 2010). Addressing the achievement gap by building teacher leadership:  A graduate program for practicing teachers in university partner schools. Session presented at the Holmes Partnership Conference, Charleston, SC.

Adams, A., & Castaneda, M. (2007). Ready schools need ready teachers: UF’s job-embedded graduate degree programs as professional development. Presented at the meeting of the Florida Association of Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.

Adams, A., Pemberton, D., Dana, N., Bermudez, P., Bondy, E., Clark, M. A.,…Wright, T. (2005). Florida flagship schools: Thriving learning communities in high poverty elementary schools. Paper presented at the Holmes Partnership Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Adams, A., Ross, D., Vescio, V., & Pemberton, D. (2006). Professional learning communities in high poverty elementary schools: Professional development that makes a difference. Roundtable presentation at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Adams, A., Ross, D., Dana, N., Leite, W., Pemberton, D., & Quinn, D. (2007, Winter). PLC reform in high poverty elementary schools: Formative and summative assessment of impact. Presented at the annual Research Pre-Conference for the meeting of the National School Reform Faculty, Seattle, WA.

Adams, A., Ross, D., & Pemberton, D. (2008). Ready Schools Miami: Ensuring the professional development of teachers/principals. Symposium presented at the Paris International Conference on Education, Economy & Society, Paris, France.

Bermudez, P., Boynton, S., & Poekert, P. (2009). Drilling down into collaboration: Facilitating learning communities. Paper presented at Kamehameha Institute, Honolulu, HI.

Boynton, S., (2010). Elementary ESOL teachers collaborate in building a community of practice. Paper presented at TESOL International, Boston, MA.

Castañeda, M., & Poekert, P. (2010, January). Ready Schools Miami: Universities, social service agencies, early care and education programs, and a school district working together to improve PK-5 outcomes. Paper presented at the Holmes Partnership Conference, Charleston, SC.

Dana, N. F. (2010, February).  The power of learning communities.  Preconference workshop presented at the meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Chicago, IL.

Poekert, P. (2009, April). Ready Schools Miami: The impact of a collaborative professional development initiative on teacher practice. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Ross, D., & Adams, A. (2006). The impact of job embedded professional development on school grades in poverty schools. Presented at the meeting of the Florida Association of Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.

Ross, D., Adams, A., Bermudez, P., Bondy, E., Clark, M. A., Lane, H., & Yendol-Hoppey, D. (2005). School-University collaboration in high poverty elementary schools: Dilemmas of external facilitation. Paper presented at the Holmes Partnership Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Vescio, V., Ross, D., & Adams, A. (2006, Winter).  A review of research on professional learning communities: What do we know? Paper presented at the Research Pre-Conference meeting of the National School Reform Faculty, Denver, CO.

Yendol-Hoppey, D., Gibbs, L., Tricarico, K., Dunn, L., & Cobbin, B. (2007).   An alternative certification PDS: Understanding structures, roles, and research within the partnership. Paper presented at the 2007 Professional Development Schools National Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Williamson, P., & Bondy, E. (2007). Examining contexts for learning in teacher learning communities. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Pedagogy

Adams, A., Amatea, E., Bondy, E., Clark, M. A., Dana, N., Emihovich, C.,… Vandiver, F. (2005). Putting engagement into scholarship: Blurring the boundaries across teaching, research, and service. Invited session presented at the National Outreach Scholarship Conference, Athens, GA.

Adams, A., Dixon, K. V., McNealy, L., Dana, N., Pemberton, D., Ross, D., & Vescio, V. (2006). Evaluating the impact of professional development on student achievement: The gold standard. Roundtable presented at the Holmes Partnership Conference, Chicago, IL.

Adams, T. L., & Bonner, E. (2010, April). Building cultural congruity for African American learners of mathematics. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, San Diego, CA.

Adams, T. L., Peterek, E., & LaFramenta, J. (2008, January). “They say I was made for teaching”: A project for empowering teachers of mathematics. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators, Tulsa, OK.

Boynton, S., Damsky, L., & Harper, C. (2008). Collaboration in preparing ESOL, reading, and content area teachers to work effectively with ELLs.  Paper presented at the Just Read, Florida! K-12 Leadership Conference, Orlando, FL.

Boynton, S., Castaneda, M., Diaz, R., Ohlson, M. A., & Poekert, P. (2010). School culture and teacher quality characteristics: Examining student outcomes via a performance framework. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Bondy, E., Jandik, A., Ohlson, M., & Ross, D. (2007). Closing the achievement gap through partnerships: Portraits of culturally responsive classroom management. Paper presented at the UF COE Centennial Conference, St. Petersburg, FL.

Bondy, E., Williamson, P., Langley, L., Mayne, D., & Forman, R. (September, 2005). Preparing low-income students of color for FCAT success: How exemplary teachers do it. Paper presented at the meeting of the Florida Council on Elementary Education, Orlando, FL.

Dodman, S., Ross, D. D., & Vescio, V. (April, 2009). Student teacher to urban teacher: How internship context impacts beginning teaching experiences in high-need schools. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Ohlson, M., Poekert, P., Castañeda, M., Adams, A. J., Diaz, R., & Boynton, S. (2010, May). School culture and teacher quality characteristics: Examining student outcomes via a performance framework. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Ohlson, M. A. (2009). K-20 educational leadership partnership.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Charleston, SC.

Ohlson, M. A., & Hanes, C. (2009). Technology professional development: Accomplishing more with less. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, Charleston, SC.

Ohlson, M. A. (2008).  K-20 educational leadership partnership. Roundtable presented at the meeting of the Florida Institute on Service-Learning and Engaged Scholarship, Orlando, FL.

Peterek, E. (2009, April). Culturally responsive mathematics teaching: A grounded theory approach. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

Peterek, E. (2009, April). Exploring practices of successful teachers of African American children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Washington, DC.

Peterek, E., Adams, T. L., & Laframenta, J. (2007). Culturally responsive mathematics teaching on the frontline. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Atlanta, GA.

Peterek, E., & Merriex, G. (2007, September).  Rapping with math. Paper presented at the meeting of the Florida Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Orlando, FL.

Poekert, P., Diaz, R., Ohlson, M., Castañeda, M., & Boynton, S. (2010, May). Teacher leadership for student learning: “Where are we now?” Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Ross, D., & Adams, A. (January, 2010). Secrets of success: Highly effective teachers share their secrets for achieving student success in a high stakes environment.  Paper presented at the Holmes Partnership Conference, Charleston, SC.

Ross, D. D., Adams, A., Pape, S., Adams, T., Jacobbe, T., McArthur, K., & Pace, B. (2010). Good teaching and high gains on high stakes tests: Lessons learned from award winning teachers. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Ross, D. D., & Marks, D. (2005).  Learning to teach in a high poverty, minority elementary school: Lessons from novice teachers. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Ross, D. D., Vescio, V., & Dodman, S. (2008). The impact of an urban internship on novice teachers. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Ross, D., Vescio, V., & Dodman, S. (2007). Preparing teachers for urban schools: A study of the impact of the Urban Internship Semester at the University of Florida. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Florida Association of Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.

Vescio, V. (2010). Identification with academics: The early school experiences of six African American boys. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Vescio, V., Bondy, B., & Poekert, P. (2008). Preparing the preparers: Transformative education for future teacher educators. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York, NY.

Vescio, V., & Bondy, B.  (2008). Preparing culturally responsive teacher educators: Toward a pedagogy of transformation.  Paper presented at the meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, New Orleans, LA.

Job-embedded graduate programs

Boynton, S., Castañeda, M., Diaz, R., Ohlson, M., & Poekert, P. (2010, May). Job-embedded graduate education for teachers: Working intensively in high-needs schools. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Ross, D. D., Adams, A., Bondy, E., Dana, N., & Dodman, S. (2010).  Preparing teacher leaders: The impact of a cohort based, job embedded, blended teacher leadership program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Poekert, P., Boynton, S., Castañeda, M., Diaz, R.M., Grosland, T., & Spillman, C. (In press). The professor-in-residence as coach. Educational Leadership.