Day 1, Feb 22, 2019
08:00AM - 09:00AM
Silverstein Forum
Breakfast
08:00AM - 04:00PM
Stitler Foyer
Registration
08:30AM - 09:00AM
Stitler Hall Room B6
Opening Session: Welcome & Introductory Remarks
Conveners: Dr. Vivian L. Gadsden, Walter T. Carter Professor of Child Development and Education, and Dr. H. Gerald Campano, Professor of Education, with Associate Dean Matthew Hartley.   Dr. Vivian Gadsden and Associate Dean Matthew Hartley will deliver welcoming remarks after which Dr. Gerald Campano will offer a context for the Forum and highlight the theme.
09:15AM - 10:30AM
GSE 200
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Pedagogical Decision-Making in Times of Diversity
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Brian Girard, The College Of New Jersey
Katherine Von Duyke, Neumann University
Marjorie Madden, Rowan University
Susan Browne, Rowan University
Christine Strimel
Elizabeth Schuster
“I Hope I Don’t Get Any Emails Tonight”: History Teachers’ Attention to Community and Students in Curricular Decisions
Presented by :
Brian Girard, The College Of New Jersey
Co-authors :
Lauren McArthur Harris, Arizona State University
Do Teacher Examinations Negatively Impact Candidates with Experience in the Classroom?
Presented by :
Katherine Von Duyke, Neumann University
Constructing A Knowledge-base Across Contexts: Pre-service Teachers Examine Language and Literacy in an Urban Head Start Program
Presented by :
Marjorie Madden, Rowan University
Susan Browne, Rowan University
Elizabeth Schuster
Christine Strimel
09:15AM - 10:30AM
GSE 203
Bursting the Bubble: Exploring Student Life in Independent Schools through a Critical Lens
Format : Panel Group Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Nora Gross, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Charlotte Jacobs, Earned Ph.D. In Teaching, Learning And Teacher Education In 2017, University Of Pennsylvania
Adam Lewis, New York City Public Schools
Rekha Marar, Columbus Academy
Jackson Collins, Prep For Prep
Emily Bailin Wells, Independent Scholar
The papers in this panel provide a snapshot of an aspect of student life in independent schools that is not often presented or discussed within education literature. Through the use of critical lenses and centering the voices of young people, these papers contribute to a much needed conversation about the workings of independent school culture and what work remains to make these schools places that will support the positive development of all their students.
09:15AM - 10:30AM
Stitler B26
Contextualizing Teacher Professional Development: Tensions and Possibilities
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Chandler Miranda, NYU
Sarah Klevan, New York University
Danielle Sutherland , Doctoral , Temple University
Daniel Levin, University Of Maryland, College Park
Jennifer Mesiner, University Of Maryland, College Park
Alexander Chumbley, University Of Maryland, College Park
Problems and Possibilities in the Tensions between Teaching Interns and Their Mentors
Presented by :
Daniel Levin, University Of Maryland, College Park
Jennifer Mesiner, University Of Maryland, College Park
Co-authors :
Alexander Chumbley, University Of Maryland, College Park
Natalia Galvez-Molina
The Professionalization of Teachers within the Internationals Network for Public Schools
Presented by :
Sarah Klevan, New York University
Chandler Miranda, NYU
Sink or Swim: A Case Study of Teacher Residents’ Experiences with Induction
Presented by :
Danielle Sutherland , Doctoral , Temple University
09:15AM - 10:30AM
GSE 120
Data Analysis Session I
Format : Data Session
Speakers
Michael Porter, UPenn/GSE
Mavreen Rose Tuvilla, Doctoral Candidate, Chemistry (Chemistry Education), Purdue University
Moderators
Amy Stornaiuolo
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas
Multimodal Analysis of Minoritized Learners' Science Engagement in an Afterschool Science Program
Presented by :
Mavreen Rose Tuvilla, Doctoral Candidate, Chemistry (Chemistry Education), Purdue University
Artful Learning: Symbolic Creativity in a Poetry Session
Presented by :
Michael Porter, UPenn/GSE
09:15AM - 10:30AM
GSE 007
Doing Ethnography With
Format : Panel Group Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Ebtissam Oraby, EdD Candidate, George Washington University
Sandra Vanderbilt, George Washington University
Rachel Talbert, Doctoral Candidate, George Washington University
Arshad Ali, George Washington University
This panel brings together three researchers to discuss their individual and shared experiences of conducting Ethnography with participants. Each panelist will examine and further questions related to ethical ethnographic engagement with communities and issues of representation and dissemination of findings. The three authors approach ethnography with awareness of the challenges of encountering otherness and the possibilities of an ethical encounter, in which the production of knowledge is the collaboration between researchers and participants. The panelists come from different critical perspectives and use ethnographic methods to explore ethnographic field work and representation from an ethical stance.
09:15AM - 10:30AM
GSE 114
Establishing Text-To-Life Collections: An Exploration of Text Selection
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Mary Coakley-Fields, Assistant Professor, Manhattanville College
Kelcey Grogan, Doctoral Student, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Thomas Hill, University Of Pittsburgh
Katrina Bartow Jacobs, University Of Pittsburgh
Considering Text Selection and Identity
Presented by :
Kelcey Grogan, Doctoral Student, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
“It Just Looks Like a Girl Somehow”: Young Children’s Talk About Gender Between Human and Nonhuman Characters In Picturebooks
Presented by :
Thomas Hill, University Of Pittsburgh
Co-authors :
Katrina Bartow Jacobs, University Of Pittsburgh
Book Stories and Life Stories: Narrating (Dis)connections between Fiction and Life to Build Social and Academic Inclusion in a 4th Grade Classroom
Presented by :
Mary Coakley-Fields, Assistant Professor, Manhattanville College
09:15AM - 10:30AM
Stitler B30
Multiple Perspectives and Identities: Investigation of multiple voices
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Melissa Martinez, Doctoral Student/curriculum And Instruction, Texas Tech University
Emily Tancredi-Brice Agbenyega, La Guardia Community College
Camille Lester, Doctoral Student , City University Of New York, Graduate Center
A Teacher’s Lens: A Connection with Emotions to Teacher Retention through Photo-Voice
Presented by :
Melissa Martinez, Doctoral Student/curriculum And Instruction, Texas Tech University
“…Ain’t I a Mother?” Exploring the Intersecting Alleys of Social Cognition and Black Motherhood
Presented by :
Camille Lester, Doctoral Student , City University Of New York, Graduate Center
"The Elephant in the Room": Exploring the Role of Identity in the Career Trajectories of Latina Professional Engineers
Presented by :
Emily Tancredi-Brice Agbenyega, La Guardia Community College
09:15AM - 10:30AM
Stitler B32
Sound, Sentience, and Schooling: Writing the Field Recording in Educational Ethnography
Format : Panel Group Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Jon Wargo, Boston College
Cassie Brownell, University Of Toronto
Gabrielle Oliveira, Boston College
Working across empirical projects from three diverse North American contexts, presenters examine how sound - as a modal resource for representation and atmospheric partner - can attune educational researchers to writing the qualitative Ì¢åÛå÷fieldÌ¢åÛåª in new ways. In particular, panelists ask: how might cultivating practices of writing the field recording with sound reorient the field note as an ethnographic tool and object of inquiry? Reconsidering field notes less as a description of an event and more as an activity of prolonging encounters, this presentation thinks-with-sound to reframe inquiry and disrupt what is traditionally read as experience in writing research.
09:15AM - 10:30AM
GSE 121
Unseating Traditional Researcher-Participant Paradigms: Affordances and Innovations of the Ethnographic Method
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Joanne Larson, University Of Rochester
Ah-Young Song, Doctoral Student In English Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Eugene Matusov, University Of Delaware
Ana Marjanovic-Shane, Independent Scholar
Ethnography in Educational Research As Dialogic Research Art
Presented by :
Eugene Matusov, University Of Delaware
Ana Marjanovic-Shane, Independent Scholar
Ethnographic Participant Observations as an Ethico-Onto-Epistem-ological Practice
Presented by :
Ah-Young Song, Doctoral Student In English Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dismantling Academic Armor: Ethnography, Heterotopia, and Complexity
Presented by :
Joanne Larson, University Of Rochester
10:45AM - 12:00 Noon
Stitler B30
Anti-Oppression across the Curriculum: From Community School to the STEM Lab
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Wintre Johnson, Doctoral Student, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Rhianna Thomas, Doctoral Candidate, University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Education
Young Urban African American Children’s Use of Multiple Literacies to Express Interpretations of Contemporary and Historical Racism
Presented by :
Wintre Johnson, Doctoral Student, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
White Racial Socialization in the Age of Trump: One Family’s Experience
Presented by :
Rhianna Thomas, Doctoral Candidate, University Of Missouri Kansas City School Of Education
Gendered Raced and Classed Spaces: Intersectionality Analysis of Diverse STEM Labs
Presented by :
Leona Donaldson, Drexel University
10:45AM - 12:00 Noon
GSE 200
Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education: Exploring the Production of Teacher and Student Identities Within and Beyond the Classroom
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Rebecca Robertson, Oregon State University
Hannah Jardine, University Of Maryland
Carol Rinke, Marist College
Stacy Williams, Marist College
Victoria Conlin, Educational Psychology Master's, Marist College
Sarah Coshal, Educational Psychology Master's, Marist College
Exploratory Case Study of Instructional Partnerships Between Faculty and Undergraduate Teaching and Learning Assistants
Presented by :
Hannah Jardine, University Of Maryland
Evaluating the Impact of a Faculty Development Intervention in Shaping an Inclusive Higher Education Curriculum
Presented by :
Carol Rinke, Marist College
Stacy Williams, Marist College
Victoria Conlin, Educational Psychology Master's, Marist College
Sarah Coshal, Educational Psychology Master's, Marist College
Ambiguity, Neoliberalism, and Non-performativity: Examining Higher Education Diversity Work through Counter-hegemonic Student #Activism
Presented by :
Rebecca Robertson, Oregon State University
10:45AM - 12:00 Noon
Stitler B32
Embracing the Difference: The Self and Others
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Blake Silver, George Mason University
Miaoyan Yang, I Have Completed My Doctoral Study, Xiamen University
Brian Zang, Doctoral Student In American Studies, Penn State Harrisburg
Identity and Inclusion: Doing Gender in the College Extracurriulum
Presented by :
Blake Silver, George Mason University
Learning to Walk out the Privileged Land: Educational Mobilities, the Reflexive Project of the Self and Ethnic Han Youth with Tibet Household Registration
Presented by :
Miaoyan Yang, I Have Completed My Doctoral Study, Xiamen University
Salvaging Jewish Identity: Conservative Jewish Educational Methodologies in Harrisburg, PA
Presented by :
Brian Zang, Doctoral Student In American Studies, Penn State Harrisburg
10:45AM - 12:00 Noon
Stitler B26
Ethnographic Threading: Multi-sited Orientations toward Analyses of Urban Youths' Engagements in an Afterschool Documentary Filmmaking Program
Format : Panel Group Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Jasmine Ma, New York University
Hui-Ling Malone, New York University
Suzy Vucetaj, New York University
Noor Jones-Bey, New York University
Sarah Radke, New York University
Shruti Krishnamoorthy, New York University
This panel explores a multi-sited ethnographic orientation toward analysis within a single-sited study of an afterschool documentary filmmaking program for urban high school students. Each analysis focuses inward, to illuminate how participants make sense of activity within DS, and outward, to understand connections to a broader ecology of development. We explore how de-centering, analytically, official practices, learning goals, and rules that serve to organize the local context, may illuminate youths’ engagements as sensible in relation to a history of participation within and across contexts. In addition to those listed, co-authors include Molly L. Kelton and Jessie Levandov.
10:45AM - 12:00 Noon
GSE 114
Examining Boundaries, Shifting Categories: Three Critical Approaches to Research
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Cedric Deschrijver, Doctoral Student (recently Completed), King's College London
Eugene Matusov, University Of Delaware
Ana Marjanovic-Shane, Independent Scholar
Deborah Bieler, University Of Delaware
Beyond Equality: Educational Justice as Dialogic Recognition of the Uniqueness of Authorship
Presented by :
Eugene Matusov, University Of Delaware
Ana Marjanovic-Shane, Independent Scholar
Needing the Oppressor’s Language? A Case for Including Humanizing Quantitative Methods in Ethnography
Presented by :
Deborah Bieler, University Of Delaware
Explicit Metalanguage as a Heuristic of Sharedness: The Case of Economic and Financial Terms in Online Interaction
Presented by :
Cedric Deschrijver, Doctoral Student (recently Completed), King's College London
10:45AM - 12:00 Noon
GSE 007
Liberatory and Restorative Literacies in Classrooms and Communities
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Brian Gibbs, UNC-Chapel Hill
OreOluwa Badaki, Doctoral Student, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Deborah Appleman, Carleton College
Responsive Health Literacy Assessments: Engaging Culture and Community for Sustained Wellness in African Diasporic Contexts
Presented by :
OreOluwa Badaki, Doctoral Student, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Weighing Horror and Hope: Engaging a Liberating Education When Teaching War and Lynching
Presented by :
Brian Gibbs, UNC-Chapel Hill
Words No Bars Can Hold: Rewriting the Narratives of the Incarcerated through Literacy Education
Presented by :
Deborah Appleman, Carleton College
10:45AM - 12:00 Noon
GSE 121
Negotiating the Deployment of Knowledge in the Classroom: Examining Ideologies in Three International Classrooms
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Yecid Ortega, OISE/University Of Toronto
Brenda Sarmiento, University Of Texas At San Antonio
Qumrul Hasan Chowdhury, Doctoral Student, King's College London
“I am affected by them”: A Critical Ethnographic Approach to Unveil the Complex Layers of English Language Education in a Colombian Urban High School
Presented by :
Yecid Ortega, OISE/University Of Toronto
English and Development Discourses at a Madrasa in Rural Bangladesh
Presented by :
Qumrul Hasan Chowdhury, Doctoral Student, King's College London
"Todos hablamos el mexicano": Language Ideologies of Syrian Refugee Students and Mexican Teachers in a Spanish Language Class in Mexico
Presented by :
Brenda Sarmiento, University Of Texas At San Antonio
Co-authors :
Martha Sidury Christiansen, University Of Texas At San Antonio
10:45AM - 12:00 Noon
GSE 203
Political Engagement and Identity Exploration: Negotiating Dynamics Within and Beyond the Classroom
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Kira Baker-Doyle, Arcadia University School Of Education
Sonia Rosen, Villanova University
Lynnette Mawhinney, University Of Illinois-Chicago
Samuel Conver, Doctoral Student In Policy And Organizational Studies, Urban Education Concentration, Temple College Of Education
Racial Identity and Commitment to Teaching: Counter-Storytelling of Students of Color in Social Foundations of Education
Presented by :
Samuel Conver, Doctoral Student In Policy And Organizational Studies, Urban Education Concentration, Temple College Of Education
Co-authors :
Joseph Taylor , Temple College Of Education
Social Geographies of Teachers of Color in Activist Teacher Networks: Making Space for Racial Justice and Healing
Presented by :
Kira Baker-Doyle, Arcadia University School Of Education
Sonia Rosen, Villanova University
Lynnette Mawhinney, University Of Illinois-Chicago
Gender, Guns and Schools: Shifting Frames and Negotiated Strategies Among Teacher Activists
Presented by :
Katelyn Alderfer, PhD Candidate, Drexel University
Co-authors :
Kristy Kelly, Drexel University
10:45AM - 12:00 Noon
GSE 120
Supporting and Designing Curriculum for Students in Varied Contexts
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Beth Fornauf, Doctoral Student Education , University Of New Hampshire
Lisa Auslander, Graduated With Doctoral Degree, Bridges To Academic Success, CASE, Graduate Center, CUNY
Changing the Narrative on Immigration: Educators Collaborating to Transform the Newcomer Student Experience
Presented by :
Lisa Auslander, Graduated With Doctoral Degree, Bridges To Academic Success, CASE, Graduate Center, CUNY
Breaking Down Barriers: A Collaborative Autoethnography of a Teacher Residency Program
Presented by :
Beth Fornauf, Doctoral Student Education , University Of New Hampshire
Thomas Higginbotham, University Of New Hampshire
Kathryn McCurdy, University Of New Hampshire
Emilie Reagan, University Of New Hampshire
12:15PM - 01:15PM
Senior Scholars' Brown Bag Lunch
Our ten Senior Scholars will host informal lunch-time conversations with graduate students from various campuses. Graduate students will have the opportunity to sign up shortly. The locations will be announced later to participants.
01:30PM - 02:45PM
Stitler Hall Room B6
Afternoon Plenary
"Views by Two" Dr. Stacey Lee, Professor of Education Policy Studies, University of Wisconsin. Dr. Fabienne Doucet, Associate Professor of Early Childhood and Urban Education, New York University. Ankhi Thakurta, doctoral student, and Wintre Foxworth Johnson, doctoral candidate, both from the Literacy, Culture and International Education (LCIE) Division, Reading/ Writing/ Literacy Program, will introduce Drs. Lee and Doucet respectively. Dr. Vivian Gadsden will moderate the session.   "National Emergency: Immigration, Xenophobia, and the Hegemony of Hate"   In this "Views by Two" conversation, Dr. Stacey Lee and Dr. Fabienne Doucet will share insights from their work with Asian and Black immigrants, arguing that while there is no unified immigrant experience, the grip of white supremacy on the United States produces recurring themes. They will offer suggestions for how educators can support and work strategically with immigrant students and their families, and how educators can bolster themselves for resisting the politics of divide-and-conquer.
03:00PM - 04:00PM
GSE 1st Floor Lounge
Graduate Student Coffee & Networking Event
A special opportunity for graduate students to take a break, enjoy beverages and snacks, and network with peers from other institutions.
03:00PM - 04:15PM
Stitler B30
Breaking the Cycle of Past Generations: Students of Color Finding Power in Collectivity in a Predominantly White Teacher Preparation Program through a Student Led Organization
Format : Alternative Format Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Anne Denerville, University Of Connecticut
Kimberly Duhart, University Of Connecticut
Danielle Fontaine
Kyre McBroom
Grace Player, University Of Connecticut
Shanza Hussain, University Of Connecticut
This presentation will explore a work-in-progress inquiry into the efforts of a student of color led organization in a predominately white school of education. This presentation will explore the ways this organization constructs a support system for students of color and provides pathways for youth of color to enter the education field by creating belonging, opening opportunities for leadership, and providing a platform to discuss identity as it relates to teaching in a safer space than some classrooms.
03:00PM - 04:15PM
Stitler B21
Caring and Being There - Complicating Qualitative Research with Youth of Color in School Settings
Format : Panel
Speakers
Nora Gross, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Veena Vasudevan, Not Grad Student, American Museum Of Natural History
Pavithra Nagarajan, Teachers College, Columbia University
Katie Clonan-Roy, NA, Cleveland State University
Lalitha Vasudevan, Teachers College, Columbia University
This session explores the complexities of doing research on youthÌ¢åÛåªs lives in schools. We examine how traditional researcher-participant dynamics are challenged by the relationships we develop with youth through and for research, and how these relationships, in turn, complicate the process and outcomes of the research itself. The authors draw on theories of care, loved-based approaches to qualitative data, and culturally relevant pedagogy. These papers highlight the value and necessity of building trusting relationships with research participants Ì¢åÛåÒ which is not only important for the data gathered, but for reciprocity and conducting responsible and ethical research with youth.
03:00PM - 04:15PM
Stitler B26
Creating and Reinventing Belonging: Ethnographic Perspectives on Leadership and Agency
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Lauren Erdreich, Beit Berl College
Deborah Golden, University Of Haifa
Taylor Hausburg, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Sharon Ravitch, Penn GSE
Nicole Mittenfelner Carl, Penn GSE
Sarah Welsh, Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Frostburg State University
Scaffolding Spatial Literacy: Palestinian-Israeli Mothers Teach Their Children to Read Social/Spatial Relations
Presented by :
Lauren Erdreich, Beit Berl College
Co-authors :
Deborah Golden, University Of Haifa
Female Leadership and Activism in Appalachia: Awakened Giants
Presented by :
Sarah Welsh, Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Frostburg State University
Education and Agency Development by and for Women in India: An Examination of Women’s Support Systems
Presented by :
Nicole Mittenfelner Carl, Penn GSE
Taylor Hausburg, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Sharon Ravitch, Penn GSE
03:00PM - 04:15PM
Stitler B32
Critical Approaches to Interpersonal Interactions: Views From Teachers and Students
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Mark Smith, Consocio (Tokyo, Japan)
Ruth Unsworth , Doctoral Student, Durham University, UK
Ysaaca Axelrod, Ed.D., University Of Massachusetts, Amherst
“Yo no sabo español”: A Critical Examination of Interviewing and Using Interview Protocols with Children
Presented by :
Ysaaca Axelrod, Ed.D., University Of Massachusetts, Amherst
An Actor-Network Theory Analysis of Actors Influencing the Formation of Teacher Professionalism.
Presented by :
Ruth Unsworth , Doctoral Student, Durham University, UK
Addressing Bullying and Interpersonal Conflict from a "Dialogic Event" Perspective
Presented by :
Mark Smith, Consocio (Tokyo, Japan)
03:00PM - 04:15PM
GSE 203
Critical Ethnographies: Case Studies of Identity, Intergenertional Wealth, and Urban Renewal
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Pamela Jones, Doctoral Student , New York University
John Balzarini, Delaware State University
Andre Black
Gerald Bolling, N/A, Black Bottom Association
Edward Epstein, Doctoral, Penn GSE
Emmanuel Tabi, Doctoral Student, OISE/University Of Toronto
Walter Palmer, Penn SP2
A Legacy of Imagination: On the Origins of Artistic Literacies in an Intergenerational African-American Family
Presented by :
Pamela Jones, Doctoral Student , New York University
The Words Spoken of the Lives Lived: Activism and Education in Black Canada through Spoken Word and Rap
Presented by :
Emmanuel Tabi, Doctoral Student, OISE/University Of Toronto
Bringing “Brainsville” to West Philadelphia: Penn’s Launch of Educational Outreach During the Period of the Black Bottom Removals
Presented by :
Edward Epstein, Doctoral, Penn GSE
Co-authors :
Walter Palmer, Penn SP2
John Balzarini, Delaware State University
Gerald Bolling, N/A, Black Bottom Association
03:00PM - 04:15PM
GSE 007
Ethnographic Tracings of Educational Methodologies and Processes
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Ariella Suchow, Boston College Lynch School Of Education
Mary Gatta, CUNY- Guttman Community College
Nancy Hoffman, Jobs For The Future
Esther Liu, M.S.Ed Student, UPenn GSE
Ethical Ethnography in Emancipatory Education: Methods and Field Gleanings from South Africa
Presented by :
Esther Liu, M.S.Ed Student, UPenn GSE
Putting Vocation at the Center of the Curriculum: The Student Experience in CUNY’s Ethnographies of Work Course
Presented by :
Mary Gatta, CUNY- Guttman Community College
Nancy Hoffman, Jobs For The Future
Playing Well with Others: An Ethnographic Examination of the Converge Theatre Project, a Science-Theatre Collaboration
Presented by :
Ariella Suchow, Boston College Lynch School Of Education
03:00PM - 04:15PM
GSE 200
Hearts and Minds: The Possibilities and Pitfalls of Researching Youth Civic Identity Development across Formal, Informal, and Multimodal Learning Spaces
Format : Panel Group Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Christina Puntel, None, G.W. Carver High School For Engineering And Science
Nicole Mirra, Rutgers University Graduate School Of Education
Lauren Kelly, Rutgers University Graduate School Of Education
Christina Cantrill, National Writing Project
This session highlights the work of researchers who are exploring the language and literacy practices that youth and teachers are leveraging to forge civic identities across a variety of learning contexts. The studies examine how classrooms, media production and annotation platforms, and research-practice partnerships each present unique potential and tensions for ethnographers seeking to advocate for the development and enactment of critical consciousness in educational settings. The presenters discuss how they navigate their roles as co-constructors of knowledge with their research participants and attempt to document the overlapping influences on identity development in the face of systemic inequities
03:00PM - 04:15PM
GSE 120
Remaking Sources of Knowledge: Learning Through and In Addition to the Curriculum
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Aaron Benavidez, Harvard University
Justin Coles, Fordham University Graduate School Of Education
Emily Schwab, University Of Pennsylvania
A BlackCrit Ethnographic Re/Imagining of Social Education through Urban Youth’s Enactments of Black Storywork
Presented by :
Justin Coles, Fordham University Graduate School Of Education
Stop-Out City: How Urban Community College Students Navigate Disadvantage and Educational Aspiration
Presented by :
Aaron Benavidez, Harvard University
Building a Fluid Curriculum: Rethinking the Issue of "Persistence" in Adult Literacy Education
Presented by :
Emily Schwab, University Of Pennsylvania
03:00PM - 04:15PM
GSE 114
Rethinking the Possibilities of Ethnographic Inquiry in Education: Innovations from the Field
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Julissa Ventura, University Of Colorado Boulder
Lucy El-Sherif, Doctoral Candidate, University Of Toronto/Ontario Institute For Studies In Education
Luzkarime Calle-Diaz, Doctoral Student, Universidad Del Norte
Weaving Together Critical Ethnography and Participatory Research with Latinx Youth: Documenting and Building Spaces of Possibility
Presented by :
Julissa Ventura, University Of Colorado Boulder
“What do you want your work to lift up?" Upholding a Mom Methodology Through Critical Performance Ethnography
Presented by :
Lucy El-Sherif, Doctoral Candidate, University Of Toronto/Ontario Institute For Studies In Education
Critical Ethnography in Peace Education Research: Discourse Analysis from a Colombian Classroom
Presented by :
Luzkarime Calle-Diaz, Doctoral Student, Universidad Del Norte
03:00PM - 04:15PM
GSE 121
The Bilingual Education Project: Ethnographic Perspectives on Language Policy
Format : Panel Group Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Jennifer Phuong, PhD Candidate, Educational Linguistics, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Karla Venegas, UPenn GSE
Nelson Flores, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
The Bilingual Education Project (BEP) seeks to examine bilingual education in large northeastern city in historical and contemporary contexts. The presentations will all present findings from an ongoing collaborative ethnographic study conducted in an elementary school dual language program in a large Northeastern city through an examination of teacher and student language practices. BEP ultimately Ì¢åÛåÏslice[s] the onion [of language planning and policy] ethnographicallyÌ¢åÛå (Hornberger & Johnson, 2007, p. 509), with the goal of developing frameworks that will promote and value bilingual education programs.
04:30PM - 05:45PM
GSE 007
Behind code-switching and translanguaging: The role of racial ideologies in classroom linguistic practices
Speakers
Dean Schmeltz, Alumnus Of ICC Program, Current High School ELD Specialist In Denver, CO, Penn GSE
Xolisa Guzula, University Of Cape Town
Gabriela Dolsa, Doctoral Candidate, University Of Texas At El Paso
"Code Switch" at an Alternative High School
Presented by :
Dean Schmeltz, Alumnus Of ICC Program, Current High School ELD Specialist In Denver, CO, Penn GSE
Translation as a Translanguaging Pedagogical Strategy to Enhance Children’s Biliteracy Development in an Afterschool Literacy Club for Children
Presented by :
Xolisa Guzula, University Of Cape Town
Conceptualizing Translanguaging Pedagogy. An Analysis of DL Educators' Colonial Discourses.
Presented by :
Gabriela Dolsa, Doctoral Candidate, University Of Texas At El Paso
04:30PM - 05:45PM
Stitler B30
Centering Educators: inquiries into Experiences, Narratives, and Pedagogic Approaches
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Ty Walkland, Doctoral Student, Curriculum Studies And Teacher Development, OISE/University Of Toronto
Nakeiha Primus Smith, Millersville University
Tiffany Nyachae, SUNY At Buffalo State
“We Have to Juggle to Get Where We Want to Be”: Taking an Inquiry Stance on Occasional Teaching in Precarious Times
Presented by :
Ty Walkland, Doctoral Student, Curriculum Studies And Teacher Development, OISE/University Of Toronto
Shifting Stance: Auto-ethnography as Social Justice in Teacher Education
Presented by :
Nakeiha Primus Smith, Millersville University
Facilitation Processes of a Black Feminist Pedagogue made Visible in an Ethnographic Case Study of 'Race Space' Critical Professional Development
Presented by :
Tiffany Nyachae, SUNY At Buffalo State
04:30PM - 05:45PM
GSE 114
Learning English as a Second Language: Critical Approaches to Language Policy across the US
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Heonsook Cho, A Doctoral Student, Program Of Study: Language, Literacy And Culture, Teacher Education And Curriculum Studies , University Of Massachusetts, Amherst
Crissa Stephens, Georgetown University
Andrea Stairs-Davenport, University Of Southern Maine
Meaghan Bradbury, MSEd In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL), University Of Southern Maine
Sabrina Wesley-Nero, Georgetown University
Teaching Writing as Access to Power
Presented by :
Heonsook Cho, A Doctoral Student, Program Of Study: Language, Literacy And Culture, Teacher Education And Curriculum Studies , University Of Massachusetts, Amherst
Practicing Teachers’ Perspectives on Learning to Teach ELLs in a Linguistically Heterogeneous State
Presented by :
Andrea Stairs-Davenport, University Of Southern Maine
Meaghan Bradbury, MSEd In Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages (TESOL), University Of Southern Maine
A Critical Approach to Teacher Identity: Race, Language, and Equity in Multilingual Classrooms
Presented by :
Crissa Stephens, Georgetown University
Co-authors :
Sabrina Wesley-Nero, Georgetown University
04:30PM - 05:45PM
Stitler B32
Ethnography in Action: Making Meaning of Choices Around Participation in Three Contexts
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Katherine Haq, Independent Scholar
Amanda Jones-Layman, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Homeless Youth and Civic Engagement:Obstacles and opportunities
Presented by :
Katherine Haq, Independent Scholar
“Here’s What Should Happen If You Want This Program”: Social Enterprise Scale Up and Collaboration with Schools
Presented by :
Amanda Jones-Layman, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
04:30PM - 05:45PM
GSE 200
Making sense of displacement: Narrations and experiences of youth in the diaspora
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Sarah Gallo, The Ohio State University
Samiha Rahman, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Emmanuel Tabi, Doctoral Student, OISE/University Of Toronto
Andrew Allen, Faculty Member, Education, University Of Windsor
Mixed-Status Siblings Back in Mexico: How US Documentation Status Shapes Educational Trajectories
Presented by :
Sarah Gallo, The Ohio State University
Examining The Narratives And Experiences Of High School Students Participating In The African Diaspora Youth Conference At The University Of Windsor: A Work-In-Progress
Presented by :
Emmanuel Tabi, Doctoral Student, OISE/University Of Toronto
Andrew Allen, Faculty Member, Education, University Of Windsor
Learning to serve and serving to learn: Islamic Education, Migration, and Community Mobility amongst African-diasporic youth in Senegal
Presented by :
Samiha Rahman, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
04:30PM - 05:45PM
Stitler B21
Media in and as Research and Scholarship
Format : Alternative Format Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Elyse Blake, Teachers College, Columbia University
Kyle Oliver, Doctoral Student, Teachers College, Columbia University
Joseph Riina-Ferrie, Teachers College, Columbia University
Lalitha Vasudevan, Teachers College
At The Media and Social Change Lab at Teachers College, Columbia University, we support and explore the creation of media in and as scholarship. In this session, we will present media from three of the ongoing projects at [group name]: a video project interviewing alumni of a youth media organization, a podcast documenting a digital storytelling research project in a faith-based setting, and excerpts from a podcast series we are producing at [institution name]. We will facilitate media creation among attendees as part of our discussion of this work as a way of actively engaging in media (as) scholarship
04:30PM - 05:45PM
GSE 120
Mining Student-Teacher Relationships: Observing Instructor-Learner Dynamics in Three Different Contexts
Speakers
Robert LeBlanc, University Of Lethbridge
Maleka Donaldson, Assistant Professor Of Early Elementary Education, University Of Hartford
Brian Gibbs, UNC-Chapel Hill
Eleni Oikonomou, Doctoral Student , King's College London
Transforming Mistakes into Melodies
Presented by :
Maleka Donaldson, Assistant Professor Of Early Elementary Education, University Of Hartford
Taking Up Student Voice: Reported Speech and Post-Traditional Classroom Discourse
Presented by :
Robert LeBlanc, University Of Lethbridge
Non-humorous laugher: a diverse communication tool
Presented by :
Eleni Oikonomou, Doctoral Student , King's College London
04:30PM - 05:45PM
GSE 121
Online Ethnography as a Method to Explore Digital Literacies
Format : Panel Group Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Talia LINKCHORST, Masters Student. Reading/Writing/Literacy , University Of Pennsylvania
Sijia Chen, Master's Student, University Of Pennsylvania
Doricka Menefee, Master's Student Reading, Writing, And Literacy , University Of Pennsylvania
Xue Zhong, Master’s Student, Intercultural Communication, Penn GSE, University Of Pennsylvania
This panel group session examines how online ethnography can be employed in different contexts of online communities to explore young peopleÌ¢åÛåªs digital literacies. Presenters explore four different interest-driven online communities for women, fans of a novel, food, and Chinese popular culture. Based on the preliminary findings, the session will explore how the presenters draw upon online ethnography as a method to explore online communities to trace a central node and collaborative reading and address social issues. As a collaborative inquiry, this session will offer valuable insights for ethnographic research online for digital literacies.
04:30PM - 05:45PM
Stitler B26
Spotlighting STEM in Urban Education
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Diane Codding, Doctoral Student, Sociocultural And Community-Based Approaches In Education , University Of Delaware
Libby Herbert-Wasson, Teachers College
Colin Hennessy Elliott, Doctoral Candidate, New York University
Jooeun Shim, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Computing for Communities: An Ethnographic Examination of a Culturally Responsive Computer Science Program
Presented by :
Diane Codding, Doctoral Student, Sociocultural And Community-Based Approaches In Education , University Of Delaware
Co-authors :
Rosalie Rolon-Dow, University Of Delaware
A Multiple Case Study of Resource Activation to Support the Integration of Computational Activities in the Science Classroom
Presented by :
Jooeun Shim, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Co-authors :
Nora Noushad, Heritage Xperiential Learning School
Susan Yoon, University Of Pennsylvania
"Wanna try it?" STEM Learning as Contribution to a Robotics Team
Presented by :
Colin Hennessy Elliott, Doctoral Candidate, New York University
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Stitler Foyer
Student Performance
Modero Company of South Philadelphia will perform traditional Indonesian dance.
06:15PM - 06:45PM
Silverstein Forum
Pre-Plenary Reception
06:45PM - 08:00PM
Stitler Hall Room B6
Evening Plenary
Dr. Na'ilah Suad Nasir, President of the Spencer Foundation. Dean Pam Grossman, Chair of the Spencer Foundation Board of Directors, will introduce Dr. Nasir. "Creating Spaces of Love for Black Boys in Schools: Reflections on Teaching for Transgression." In this talk, Dr. Nasir explores the nature of teaching and learning in all-Black, all-male classroom spaces. Drawing on findings from a study of the African American Male Initiative in Oakland, Ca, she describes the pedagogical approach, the relationship between students and teachers, the preparation for teachers, and the curriculum of the initiatives’ signature program, the Manhood Development Program (MDP). She explores how the structure and processes within the MDP classes reframed the experience of school for Black boys, and created spaces of love which were transformative as learning and developmental spaces. The presence of loving spaces for Black boys was transgressive in disrupting the criminalization and devaluing of Black boys in schools, and also shifted the nature of the school environment through the creation of a new discourse and practices. 
Day 2, Feb 23, 2019
08:00AM - 09:00AM
Silverstein Forum
Breakfast
08:00AM - 04:00PM
Stitler Foyer
Registration
08:30AM - 09:45AM
Stitler Hall Room B6
Morning Plenary
Dr. Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, Vice President for Program Initiatives, American Indian College Fund. Dr. H. Gerald Campano will introduce Dr. Yazzie-Mintz.    "On the Other Side of Invisibility: Community-Based Inquiry from within Indigenous Educational Contexts"  In this talk, Dr. Yazzie-Mintz examines a longstanding notion that Natives are invisible. On the other side of invisibility are vibrant Indigenous communities of educational practitioners engaged in collective inquiry to transform Native education from within tribal communities. But what is invisibility? Invisibility is how Native people, Native communities, and Native research are seen when looking from the mainstream—borne from the onslaught of research studies that include “insignificant” numbers of Native participants; the pervasive myths of Native communities as lost in the past; the co-optation of arts, science, literature, education, and inquiry in Native communities by non-Native artists, scientists, writers, educators, and researchers. However, going straight into what looks like a great void, from the mainstream side, gets us to the other side of invisibility. Reframing the inquiry stance from within tribal communities opens up the possibilities of seeing and understanding all the ways in which Indigenous and tribal communities are vibrant and empowered to address historical inequities, including invisibility. Standing on the other side of invisibility, we witness Native teachers, parents, community members, and their early learning partners engage in innovations in culture-based education and community transformation. These highly visible communities contribute knowledge from research and practice within early learning environments across Native communities—knowledge that strengthens early learning for all children.
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Stitler B26
Special Session: Educational Leaders Taking an Inquiry Approach to Reducing Inequality and Discrimination
Format : Panel
Speakers
Nimet Eren , Doctoral Student, Kensington Health Sciences High School
James Lytle, Penn GSE
Mary Libby
Matthew Riggan, Penn Faculty , University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Marquitta Speller
Taking an inquiry stance on one's leadership practice differs from the evaluative, diagnostic approaches often emphasized in today's climate of accountability. As "practitioner scholars", presenters in this session have consciously chosen to take an "inquiry stance" recognizing that the choice of an ethnographic approach to leading requires a deliberate period of data collecting, as well as the trust, patience, and collaboration of others. All urban school leaders, they have taken time to read and understand their contexts, established trust with colleagues and stakeholders, and worked toward collaboratively "learning new ways" of thinking, being, and doing toward social justice ends.
10:00AM - 11:15AM
GSE 114
A Journey in Collaborative Inquiry : Special Education in Urban Toronto
Format : Alternative
Speakers
Esther Leung Tou, Curriculum Teaching Learning, PhD Student, OISE/University Of Toronto
Anju Pundeer, TDSB
Lydia Tisma, -, Toronto District School Board
Erica Denburg, MA Education, TDSB ON CANADA & OISE/UT
Principals and their teaching teams co-lead in their sites of knowledge have been documented in collaborative inquiry. The context and unique opportunities at a congregated site requires us to come to terms with the evolving definitions of equity. We worked collaboratively to negotiate the guidelines of an alternative curriculum for students with intellectual disabilities. The documentation (feed-back, schedules, sample inquiry questions and observations) of the journey of collaborative inquiry seeks to improve the way we prepare learning opportunities. This allows us to better understand practitioner research and collaborative inquiry in the context of supporting students with developmental disabilities.
10:00AM - 11:15AM
GSE 120
Critical Relational Methodologies: intimacy, complicity and (disrupted) storytelling
Format : Panel
Speakers
Marianne Madoré, Doctoral Student, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Noor Jones-Bey, New York University
William Orellana, CUNY Graduate Center
Khanh Le, The Graduate Center, CUNY
We write as a set of diverse emerging scholars, immersed in a commitment to decolonizing epistemologies, working through the academic endorsement of epistemologies of privilege, and - in our practice as educators - our own complicity in systems we love, to hate. We try to radically reimagine the sites of teaching and learning in which we are engaged. In this panel, drawing on work that centers black feminist thought, translanguaging, critical whiteness and the proliferation of the terror/defense global industry, we interrogate through autoethnography the intimacies of our own contradictions as entry points as to what matters in education and academic research.
10:00AM - 11:15AM
GSE 200
Fostering Student Agency and Optimal Development through Possibility Mentoring at the McCall School
Format : Panel
Speakers
Moon Choi, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Andy Danilchick, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Aakanksha Lahoti, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Xiaoci Li, Penn GSE ISHD
Shunan Lyu, University Of Pennsylvania
Kaitlin McCann, University Of Pennsylvania
Michael Nakkula, University Of Pennsylvania
Hungtzu Tai, Penn GSE
Jinxi Yu, University Of Pennsylvania
Hang Zhou, UPenn GSE
Naiyan Zhou, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
A research team of graduate students met weekly with 6th and 7th grade students at a Philadelphia middle school conducting group mentoring sessions using a 5-step possibility process. Mentors studied student progress and their own practice through observation notes, research memos, group debriefing and analysis sessions. Findings indicate that mentors: (1) engaged in a process of reciprocal transformation with their students, (2) took diverse pathways and used various scaffolds to engage their students in possibility development work, and (3) utilized the weekly support sessions to develop essential skills, share their experiences, and receive support for various problems of practice.
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Stitler B32
Hashtags & High School: Motivating Critical Citizenship in Young People
Format : Individual Paper Session (Traditional Research)
Speakers
Elizabeth Radday, EdAdvance
Emily Plummer, Doctoral Student, Reading/Writing/Literacy, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Velta Douglas, OISE/University Of Toronto
Journalism and Activism Anew: Participatory Movements with Adolescents Writing for Change
Presented by :
Emily Plummer, Doctoral Student, Reading/Writing/Literacy, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Using Practitioner Inquiry to Investigate How Students Conceptualize Environmental Texts
Presented by :
Velta Douglas, OISE/University Of Toronto
STEMStarter: A Capstone Program for High School Seniors
Presented by :
Elizabeth Radday, EdAdvance
10:00AM - 11:15AM
GSE 203
Hearing Social Justice: Cultivating Critical Consciousness through History, SFE Coursework, and Sound
Format : Individual Paper Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Douglas Friesen, Doctoral Student, University Of Toronto/Ontario Institute For Studies In Education
Danielle Sutherland , Doctoral , Temple University
Monica Clark, Temple University
Ben Gallagher, Doctoral Student - Curriculum Studies, OISE
Rob Simon, OISE
Ty Walkland, Doctoral Student, Curriculum Studies And Teacher Development, OISE/University Of Toronto
“Sick Beats”: Hearing and Describing as Reading
Presented by :
Douglas Friesen, Doctoral Student, University Of Toronto/Ontario Institute For Studies In Education
The Role of Sociocultural Foundations Coursework in the Development of Preservice Teachers’ Critical Consciousness
Presented by :
Danielle Sutherland , Doctoral , Temple University
Monica Clark, Temple University
“Permanently etched in my mind”: Bearing Witness, Respectful Play, and the Emotional Landscape of Creative Inquiry
Presented by :
Ben Gallagher, Doctoral Student - Curriculum Studies, OISE
Sarah Evis, TDSB
Ty Walkland, Doctoral Student, Curriculum Studies And Teacher Development, OISE/University Of Toronto
Douglas Friesen, Doctoral Student, University Of Toronto/Ontario Institute For Studies In Education
Co-authors :
Rob Simon, OISE
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Stitler B21
Inquiry to Sustainable Communities
Format : Individual Paper Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Mara Imms, N/A, Aquinas Center
Irteza Binte-Farid, Penn GSE
Emily Schwab, University Of Pennsylvania
Kelcey Grogan, Doctoral Student, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Ryan Miller, University Of Pennsylvania/Weingarten Learning Resources Center
Alexander Derry, University Of Pennsylvania
Daris McInnis, Doctoral Student, University Of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Kobrin, University Of Pennsylvania
A Postsecondary Learning Center as a Site of Ongoing Inquiry
Presented by :
Kelcey Grogan, Doctoral Student, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Ryan Miller, University Of Pennsylvania/Weingarten Learning Resources Center
Alexander Derry, University Of Pennsylvania
Daris McInnis, Doctoral Student, University Of Pennsylvania
Jennifer Kobrin, University Of Pennsylvania
Reimagining the Adult ESOL Teacher: The Implications of an Inquiry Approach to Teacher Preparation in a Community-Based ESOL Class
Presented by :
Emily Schwab, University Of Pennsylvania
Mara Imms, N/A, Aquinas Center
Ethnography in Action: Highlighting Bangladeshi Muslim Youth Counter-narratives in Philadelphia
Presented by :
Irteza Binte-Farid, Penn GSE
10:00AM - 11:15AM
GSE 007
Moving from Knowledge to Practice and Back Again: Navigating New Roles as Teacher Educators
Format : Panel
Speakers
Erin Whitney, Assistant Professor, California State University, Chico
Bethany Silva, University Of New Hampshire
Karin Lange, Loyola University
The papers shared in this session will collectively investigate the presenters’ experiences as teacher educators having recently completed doctoral programs and transitioned into academic positions. Drawing upon our current work with preservice and in-service K-12 teachers, we use practitioner inquiry as a theoretical framework for understanding how we are engaging social justice and critical theories in our work with math, literacy, and special education teachers, what obstacles we face, and how we might do this work more effectively and robustly.
10:00AM - 11:15AM
GSE 121
Putting Perspective in Place and Place in Perspective
Format : Individual Paper Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Keith Benson, Camden Education Asociation
Nastasia Lawton-Sticklor, Clark University
Michelle Honeyford, University Of Manitoba
Scott Bodamer, M.Ed., Claremont Academy
When Times Get Tough: Sustaining Practitioner Research in Challenging Climates
Presented by :
Nastasia Lawton-Sticklor, Clark University
Scott Bodamer, M.Ed., Claremont Academy
Unsettled and Unsettling: An Inquiry into Knowing, Writing, and Teaching in Place
Presented by :
Michelle Honeyford, University Of Manitoba
School Choice and Urban Residency: The Impact of Expanded Choice on Camden Housing Decisions
Presented by :
Keith Benson, Camden Education Asociation
10:00AM - 11:15AM
Stitler B30
Shaping Achievement and Ability: Exploring Ideological Underpinnings of Assessments
Format : Individual Paper Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Christopher Spence, Doctoral Student University At Buffalo, Educational Leadership And Policy, University At Buffalo
Kim Fernandes, University Of Pennsylvania
Kristen White, Northern Michigan University
Ontologies of Difference in Data Collection: Making Disability in the Indian Census
Presented by :
Kim Fernandes, University Of Pennsylvania
The Impact of Standardized Testing on Teachers’ Expectations of Students’ Behavior and Academic Prowess
Presented by :
Christopher Spence, Doctoral Student University At Buffalo, Educational Leadership And Policy, University At Buffalo
The Mis-Educative Experience of Assessment: You, Me, and the DRA
Presented by :
Kristen White, Northern Michigan University
11:30AM - 12:45PM
Stitler B30
Data Analysis Session II
Format : Data Session
Speakers
Tabbetha Greco, Doctoral Student, The Ohio State University
Moderators
Betsy Rymes, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Alex Posecznick, University Of Pennsylvania, Graduate School Of Education
Illness Narratives of Hospitalized Students
Presented by :
Tabbetha Greco, Doctoral Student, The Ohio State University
11:30AM - 12:45PM
GSE 007
Deepening engagement in learning: Teaching the skills of ethnography to young students
Format : Panel
Speakers
Linda Deafenbaugh, Folk Arts - Cultural Treasures Charter School
Debra Repak, District Teacher/Presenter, Folk Arts - Cultural Treasures Charter School
Lucinda Megill, Folk Arts - Cultural Treasures Charter School
Avalon Nemec, Folk Arts - Cultural Treasures Charter School
Students in a K-8th grade school dedicated to folk arts education learn and use the skills of ethnography (data collection, data analysis, and re-presentation) as important tools for exploring and understanding the culturally diverse world. These skills are especially important for newcomer students learning English and how to negotiate life in a new country. We examine what young students gain from learning the skills of ethnography and from using these skills as learning tools when studying with folk artists. We explore what constitutes productive instructional practices for teaching the skills of ethnography to elementary and middle-school students.
11:30AM - 12:45PM
GSE 121
Building space in schools for Black girls to explore their identities and close the leadership gap
Format : Alternative
Speakers
Rebecca Coven, The Workshop School
Swetha Narasimhan, The Workshop School, School District Of Philadelphia
Jacqueline Dawson, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
This study follows the implementation of an afterschool program whose goal is to help young women of color confront the compounded racism and sexism in their lives. We examine question: How do we build a space in schools for Black girls to explore their identities while also closing the leadership gap (gender biases that favor male leadership)? Using a practitioner inquiry stance, we document and analyze the program and its effect on students’ narratives and propensity to lead. We center the voices of students as they engage in a co-designed curriculum that accesses personal narratives alongside content-focused learning.
11:30AM - 12:45PM
GSE 120
Enculturating Teachers' Education: Using Cultural Knowledge to Change Schools
Format : Individual Paper Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Emma Bernhardt
Christa Bialka, Villanova University
Phoebe Brown, Alliance Of Families For Justice
Madison Davis
Rachel Skrlac Lo, Villanova University
Rhiannon Maton, N/a, State University Of New York College At Cortland
Jasmine Thornton
Jessica Watkin, Miss Porter's School
Supporting Students with Incarcerated Loved Ones: Teachers’ Collaborative Learning through Inquiry
Presented by :
Rhiannon Maton, N/a, State University Of New York College At Cortland
Phoebe Brown, Alliance Of Families For Justice
“My culture… is just another number for the school to put on their website.” Asian and Asian-American Students’ Sense of Belonging at a Boarding School
Presented by :
Jessica Watkin, Miss Porter's School
Twelfth Grade Researchers, Miss Porter's School
“I never knew I would have to think about my own social learning”: Integrating Dispositional Development Frameworks into an Undergraduate Teacher Education Program
Presented by :
Rachel Skrlac Lo, Villanova University
Emma Bernhardt
Jasmine Thornton
Co-authors :
Christa Bialka, Villanova University
Madison Davis
11:30AM - 12:45PM
Stitler B26
Flipping the Script: Putting Practitioners at the Center of Research to Practice Partnerships
Format : Panel
Speakers
Ted Domers, School District Of Philadelphia, Carver E&S High School
Erika Kitzmiller, Teachers College, Columbia University
Christina Puntel, None, G.W. Carver High School For Engineering And Science
This paper will provide an analysis of the creation and implementation of a research to practice partnership that put practitioners at the center of the research design and implementation to understand whether and how participation in the creation of this study—from university researchers, school administrators, and high school teachers—affects the degree to which teachers embrace, critique, and sustain the instructional reforms that we seek to generate. This paper builds on and contributes to this research by providing a close examination of the ways that practitioners view and react to the implementation of a research to practice partnership in their school.
11:30AM - 12:45PM
Stitler B21
Narrating the Self in Education From Doctoral Student, to Teacher, to Union Leader
Format : Individual Paper Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Keith Benson, Camden Education Asociation
Grace Player, University Of Connecticut
Patricia Gibson, Alumni, Teachers College, Columbia University
Angeline Dean, My Eternal Family
Anne Denerville, University Of Connecticut
Kimberly Duhart, University Of Connecticut
Shanza Hussain, University Of Connecticut
Keep on Pushing: An Autoethnography of a Teacher Union President's Effort to Save an Urban District from Neoliberal-Orchestrated Collapse
Presented by :
Keith Benson, Camden Education Asociation
The Whiteness of Academia and the Making of a Slave
Presented by :
Angeline Dean, My Eternal Family
Exploring the (Im)Possibilities of (Re)Presenting "Curriculum" and Teacher "Narratives"
Presented by :
Patricia Gibson, Alumni, Teachers College, Columbia University
11:30AM - 12:45PM
GSE 200
Reimagining Senior Project: Tackling Wicked Problems
Format : Panel
Speakers
Charles McGeehan, The U School
Phil Nichols, Baylor University
Samuel Reed, The U School / School District Of Philadelphia
Diamond Thompson, Mansfield University
This Panel Group Session will showcase the way that one non-selective Philadelphia high school has reimagined the Senior Project process in order to make the resulting work richer and more complex. In this session, former students, current students, educators, and a university-based partner/researcher will share their work in this process.
11:30AM - 12:45PM
GSE 203
Scaling Transition: Crossing Boundaries of Gender and Context
Format : Individual Paper Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Erin Whitney, Assistant Professor, California State University, Chico
Amy Damrow, Kent State University At Stark
Jacquelyn Sweeney, Bowie State University
Yolanda Gayol, N/A, Fielding Graduate University / Universidad De Guadalajara
Bringing Trans* Inclusive Education to a Small School District: Community, University, and Parent/ Teacher Activists in Collaboration
Presented by :
Erin Whitney, Assistant Professor, California State University, Chico
Julie Anderson-Nilsson, Educator
Conner Wenzel, Stonewall Chico
Javi Pinedo, Stonewall Chico
Jennifer Cox, Orland School District
Building Relationships, Strengthening Professional Learning, and Inspiring a Play: A Story of Peer-to-Peer Dialogue across Institutional Boundaries
Presented by :
Amy Damrow, Kent State University At Stark
Jacquelyn Sweeney, Bowie State University
Building a Transnational Program of Critical Literacy Education in Mexico: An Emergent Paradigm
Presented by :
Yolanda Gayol, N/A, Fielding Graduate University / Universidad De Guadalajara
11:30AM - 12:45PM
GSE 114
When Teachers Lead the Learning: An Inquiry Approach to Professional Development
Format : Alternative
Speakers
Amanda Schear, N/a, Kensington High School
This session will offer an opportunity for participants to hear about the implementation of an inquiry model of schoolwide professional development at a Philadelphia public high school. Following an overview of the program, including successes and failures to date, participants will be invited to engage in dialogue with the presenter and shared discussion with fellow participants to consider how to replicate this model in their own contexts. A problem-solving approach will be adopted for the discussion portion of the session, focusing on how to support those participants seeking to create inquiry professional development models in their own schools.
01:00PM - 02:15PM
Stitler Hall Room B6
Featured Session: JOURNEYS THROUGH COMMUNITY BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH
Co-authors, co-researchers, and co-implementers: Joanne Larson, University of Rochester Joyce Duckles, University of Rochester George Moses, Northeast Area Development/ Freedom School/ Sankofa CommUniversity Robert Moses, Northeast Area Development/ Freedom School/ Sankofa CommUniversity Jeremy Smith, Northeast Area Development/Freedom School Kevin White, Rochester Housing Charities/ Sankofa CommUniversity Ryan van Alstyne, Rochester Housing Charities/ Sankofa CommUniversity Addie Sturgess, Sankofa CommUniversity/ ENGOAL/ Rochester Housing Charities Barbara Cole, Sankofa CommUniversity/ ENGOAL Pamela Lennon Blythe, Growing a Healthy Community/ ENGOAL/ Sankofa CommUniversity Vernice Murphy, Growing a Healthy Community/ ENGOAL   Building on more than a decade of collaboration, we will discuss how our work came to be, how we built trusting relationships over time and through difficulties, and how this collaboration has changed us and the community. Our expanding, intergenerational team will discuss our argument that limiting research and knowledge production to the academy dramatically reduces what humans can learn about ourselves and our world. By collaborating with community in authentic ways, what we learn, and how we learn it, expands in unexpected ways that, in turn, build knowledge that would not have been possible without the collaboration.
02:30PM - 03:45PM
Stitler Hall Room B6
Special Session: Honoring the Legacy of Brian Street
Format : Alternative
Speakers
Nancy Hornberger, UPenn GSE
Susan Lytle, UPenn GSE
Phil Nichols, Baylor University
Rob Simon, OISE
Ursula Wingate, King's College London
Moderators
Maria Paula Ghiso, Teachers College Columbia
This featured symposium is in honor of the life and legacy of Brian Street. Brian, a trained anthropologist, was a Professor Emeritus of language education at King’s College London, and was affiliated with the Reading/Writing/Literacy Program at the University of Pennsylvania. A titan in the field of literacy, his theorization of socio-cultural literacy, his founding work of the New Literacy Studies, and his critique of the autonomous model of literacy shifted paradigms in the field. The panelists – colleagues, students, and friends of Brian – will reflect on Brian’s intellectual and personal legacy and his influence on generations of scholars at Penn and beyond.
02:30PM - 03:45PM
GSE 200
Connecting and Creativity: Engaging Text and Context
Format : Individual Paper Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Lisa Chong, Doctoral Student In English Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
Jessica Whitelaw, University Of Pennsylvania
Shira Walinsky, Mural Arts Philadelphia
Hitomi Yoshida, University Of Penn Museum
Kelly Wissman, University At Albany-SUNY
Amal Aldaej, Doctoral Student, Literacy Teaching And Learning, University At Albany-SUNY
Generating Stories of Refugee Youth Through Bookmaking, Creative Placemaking, and Arts-Based Literacies
Presented by :
Jessica Whitelaw, University Of Pennsylvania
Shira Walinsky, Mural Arts Philadelphia
Hitomi Yoshida, University Of Penn Museum
Dialogic Discourse in an Out-of-School Space: The Experiences of Three Korean American Adolescents in a Book Group
Presented by :
Lisa Chong, Doctoral Student In English Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
“Jeanette Winter, We Need You to Change the Book”: Arabic-Speaking Students’ Responses to Children’s Literature about the Middle East
Presented by :
Amal Aldaej, Doctoral Student, Literacy Teaching And Learning, University At Albany-SUNY
Kelly Wissman, University At Albany-SUNY
02:30PM - 03:45PM
Stitler B32
Learning From Experience: When the "œClinic" is Set out of Bounds
Format : Alternative
Speakers
Tom Meyer, PhD, SUNY New Paltz
Mary Sawyer, SUNY New Paltz
In this interactive session, a small team including teacher educators, K12 teacher leaders, and a future teacher, will describe an innovative "€œclinical"€ field experience in which future teachers (“teacher candidates”) co-teach and co-plan adolescent youth writing programs with mentor teachers from a site of the National Writing Project. Session participants will examine a small preliminary data including “digital journals,” adolescent writing, and videotape interviews collected over the past two years connected to the immersive, summer writing programs. We will consider what is gained and lost by practicing to teach - writing - in clinical settings away from “regular school.”
02:30PM - 03:45PM
Stitler B30
Reflexive and Interventionist Methodological Approaches: Researching Dispossession and Marginalization
Format : Individual Paper Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Sohel Bagai, High School Student, El Modena High School
Seema Rivera, Clarkson University
Bianca Suarez, Recent Doctoral Graduate, Social And Cultural Studies In Education, Wayne State University
Toward Answerable Research: Disassembling Differential Participation in Settler Knowledge Systems
Presented by :
Bianca Suarez, Recent Doctoral Graduate, Social And Cultural Studies In Education, Wayne State University
Fighting the Bullying Epidemic: A Practitioner Inquiry into the Effects of an Intervention Strategy on Reaction to Bullying in School-Aged Children with Speech Disabilities
Presented by :
Sohel Bagai, High School Student, El Modena High School
Preservice Teachers and their Views on Diversity in STEM
Presented by :
Seema Rivera, Clarkson University
02:30PM - 03:45PM
GSE 203
Rethinking the College Major: A New Interdisciplinary Major -- Community, Youth, and Education Studies (CYES) as a Case Study in Disrupting Schooling Traditions in Higher Education
Format : Panel
Speakers
Sarah Michaels, Clark University
Eric DeMeulenaere, Clark University
Jie Park, Clark University
Naomi Weintraub, Clark University
Micky Strachota, Clark University
Nia Slater-Bookhart, Clark University
Brittany Richard, Clark University
Ben Forman, Clark University
Linda Mindaye, Clark University
The purpose of this session is to provide a theorized exploration of the case of CYES (Community, Youth, and Education Studies) -- a new interdisciplinary major at a liberal arts college in Northeastern U.S. In this panel, made up of undergraduates and faculty, the undergraduates show how they made sense of their work, struggles, and praxis-based learning, and the faculty describe their practitioner inquiry research on how the praxis course sequence fostered a community of practice -- one that is inherently challenged by uncertainty on the part of the faculty and students engaged in social change praxis.
02:30PM - 03:45PM
GSE 007
Stillness and Motion: Using Body Mindfulness to Observe and Connect
Format : Alternative
Speakers
Nancy Watterson, Cabrini University
Lan Tran, Cabrini University
Ezekiel Mathur, UPenn Alum 2016
Richard Kelly, Zhong Xin Dao/I Liq Chuan And The Living Seed Holistic Health Center
What do ethnography and mindful movement have in common? This session goes beyond the typical observation of the external world to turn the lens on ourselves—our bodies are the field-sites for the internal sensing or interoception. Participants are introduced to several easy-to-do foundational exercises to become attentive to their own body-based awareness. Workshop practitioners, many already skilled ethnographers, will refine how they attune to and respond to emerging conditions. What makes this session distinctive are the simple activities that develop whole-body “listening” skills Participants will grasp—with their minds and bodies—skills useful in many learning contexts.
02:30PM - 03:45PM
GSE 121
Visualizing the Emotional Art of Gender and Race
Format : Individual Paper Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Robyn St Hilaire, Master - Teaching & Curriculum, Pennsylvania State University
Sung Ryung Lyu, Pennsylvania State University
Grace Player, University Of Connecticut
Artistic Resistance: Self-Portraiture with Girls of Color
Presented by :
Grace Player, University Of Connecticut
Nothing Comes Easy: How Black Male High School Students Articulate Navigating School Connection
Presented by :
Robyn St Hilaire, Master - Teaching & Curriculum, Pennsylvania State University
Co-authors :
Martha Strickland , Pennsylvania State Harrisburg
“You are not a teacher, you are not an aunt, so you are our unnie”: Rethinking Multicultural Curriculum through Asians in a White-Dominant Classroom
Presented by :
Sung Ryung Lyu, Pennsylvania State University
"Wanna try it?" STEM Learning as Contribution to a Robotics Team
Presented by :
Colin Hennessy Elliott, Doctoral Candidate, New York University
02:30PM - 03:45PM
Stitler B21
Students Lead the Way: Three Studies on Students' Identity and Expression in Multimodal Literacy Practices
Format : Individual Paper Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Jin Kyeong Jung, Doctoral Student, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Velta Douglas, OISE/University Of Toronto
Tiffany DeJaynes, Lehman College
Daniela Bascunan, University Of Toronto/Ontario Institute For Studies In Education
Dae Kim, Holy Angels
Ashley Kong, High Schooler
Emmanuel Lee, High Schooler
Hanna Lee, High Schooler
Alissa Lee, High Schooler
Re-imag(in)ing in School Hallways: Multimodal Counter-storytelling as Youth Civic Engagement
Presented by :
Tiffany DeJaynes, Lehman College
Christopher Curmi, New York City Dept Of Education
Disruption as a site of possibility: K-12 students re-negotiate relationships with Indigenous knowledge and settler colonialism through practitioner inquiry
Presented by :
Daniela Bascunan, University Of Toronto/Ontario Institute For Studies In Education
Velta Douglas, OISE/University Of Toronto
Fiona Purton, Ontario Insitute For Studies In Education
Visual Representations of Transnational Identity
Presented by :
Jin Kyeong Jung, Doctoral Student, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Dae Kim, Holy Angels
Ashley Kong, High Schooler
Hanna Lee, High Schooler
Emmanuel Lee, High Schooler
Alissa Lee, High Schooler
02:30PM - 03:45PM
GSE 120
Visibility: Reimagining Space through Language Exploration
Format : Individual Paper Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Nastasia Lawton-Sticklor, Clark University
Mama Adobea Nii Owoo, Doctoral Student, University Of Toronto/Ontario Institute For Studies In Education
Katerine Bielaczyz, Clark University
Nicola Williams, Faculty, Arlington Public Schools (VA)/City University Of New York-CSI
Provoking Saudade: Afro-Portuguese Music, and the Design of New Community Spaces for Teaching Social Emotional Learning
Presented by :
Nicola Williams, Faculty, Arlington Public Schools (VA)/City University Of New York-CSI
Design Ethnography in an Indigenous Bilingual Education Makerspace.
Presented by :
Mama Adobea Nii Owoo, Doctoral Student, University Of Toronto/Ontario Institute For Studies In Education
Facilitating Emotional Connectedness in Teacher Education: A Practitioner Inquiry
Presented by :
Nastasia Lawton-Sticklor, Clark University
Katerine Bielaczyz, Clark University
02:30PM - 03:45PM
GSE 114
Who's Learning Here? An Examination of Mentoring Relationships in Teacher Education Programs
Format : Alternative
Speakers
Taylor Hausburg, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Sarah Gudenkauf, University Of Pennsylvania, Graduate School Of Education
Mentorship is a key element of many teacher education programs. PennGSE houses three teacher education programs, all of which include a mentoring component. This practitioner inquiry and innovative presentation will examine mentoring relationships across these three programs, in order to uncover how (1) novice teachers and mentors learn from and with each other, and (2) mentoring experiences vary across diverse contexts. Multiple artifacts of mentoring work will be analyzed to inform a panel discussion with novice teachers and their mentors, as well as a roundtable problem-solving session where panelists and audience members cogenerate solutions to authentic problems of practice.
03:00PM - 04:00PM
GSE 1st Floor Lounge
Graduate Student Coffee & Networking Event
A special opportunity for graduate students to take a break, enjoy beverages and snacks, and network with peers from other institutions.
04:00PM - 05:15PM
Stitler B21
Collaborative Inquiry and Research into College Access and Educational Equity
Format : Alternative
Speakers
Aisha Ali
Maria Cabrales, Penn Undergraduate
Gerald Campano, University Of Pennsylvania
Maria Paula Ghiso, Teachers College Columbia
Frederick Hiyadat
Jazaret Isidoro
Chloe Kannan, Doctoral
Yaretzy Lorenzo
Erick Perez
Martin Ponce
Owen Setiawan
Timothy Suntono
Olivia Vazquez
This alternative session aims to present findings of a collaborative inquiry of 27 high school students and facilitators of color across Philadelphia around issues of educational equity and social justice pertaining to college. Situated within a larger eight-year partnership between university researchers and a community center located within a multiethnic faith-based community in South Philadelphia, this specific project aims to provide participatory research around issues that are disproportionately affecting students of color on college campuses. This research has sought to understand how youth work across linguistic, cultural, and racial boundaries to advocate for a more equitable university system.
04:00PM - 05:15PM
GSE 120
Come co-produce with us! Attending to multimodal embodiments and co-productions through work with court involved youth
Format : Alternative Format Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Libby Herbert-Wasson, Teachers College
Eva Neves , Teachers College
Katherine Newhouse, Teachers College, Columbia University
Ahram Park , Teachers College
Lalitha Vasudevan, Teachers College
Drawing from our participatory work alongside court-involved young people in an alternative-to-detention program (ATDP), this alternative format session (for practitioners) engages two methodological practices: multimodal embodiment (Price & Jewitt, 2013) and co-production (Bell & Pahl, 2018; Soep & Chavez, 2005) to explore how youth participants took up literacy practices across various workshop cycles. Following two short presentations which discuss multimodal approaches, we invite attendees to explore and analyze the artifacts produced by our youth participants through concepts rooted around multimodal literacies, participatory culture and ethnographic methods, which we refer to as multimodal approaches.
04:00PM - 05:15PM
GSE 203
Gender is Like An Ocean: Adolescents and Teachers Grappling with All-Gender Identity and Inclusion
Format : Alternative
Speakers
Velta Douglas, OISE/University Of Toronto
Rob Simon, OISE
Ty Walkland, Doctoral Student, Curriculum Studies And Teacher Development, OISE/University Of Toronto
Moderators
Deborah Appleman, Carleton College
This alternative session features a screening of Gender is Like An Ocean, a 45-minute film that documents a group of adolescents and teachers as they grapple with questions about gender, identity, representation, and inclusion. The film traces a several-month process of inquiry involving middle school students and teacher candidates from the University of Toronto who co-authored critical literacy curriculum for Kirstin Cronn-Mills’s young adult novel, Beautiful Music for Ugly Children (2012) and co-researched that process.
04:00PM - 05:15PM
GSE 200
La vida y Sueños [Life and Dreams]: Dialogic Arts Pedagogy for New Epistemologies
Format : Alternative
Speakers
Holly Link, No, Centro De Cultura, Arte, Trabajo Y Eduación
Obed Arango, Centro De Cultura, Arte, Trabajo Y Educación
Michael Porter, UPenn/GSE
In this alternative format session, teachers and young people from local a non-profit community center will share with participants how they are exploring new ways of knowing and being through dialogic arts pedagogy. Through a guided poetry creation experience, a viewing of two short experimental films, and a brief presentation on the center’s poetry- and film-making process, panel attendees will learn first-hand about how educators at the center draw on dialogic arts pedagogy for the development and celebration of new epistemologies.
04:00PM - 05:15PM
Stitler B32
Lessons in Sound Thinking : Young Women, Applied Theatre & Music Technology
Format : Alternative
Speakers
Ah-Keisha McCants, Project Director / Professor, Creative Arts Team - Sound Thinking NYC / City University Of New York
Paola Messina, CUNY-CAT; Sound Thinking NYC
Sound Thinking NYC was designed to support diverse representation in the music industry, with a focus on gender equity. Our panel is interactive, collaborative and participant-centered, co-facilitated by our cohort of 11th and 12th grade women. Using applied theatre as a strategy to promote technical skill-building and critical thinking, we will explore the role gender plays when it comes to opportunity as well as what role the arts play in addressing inequity while encouraging achievement and self-actualization from an asset-based perspective.
04:00PM - 05:15PM
GSE 007
Modes, Materials, and Movement: Creative Approaches to Critical Pedagogy
Format : Individual Paper Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Mara Imms, N/A, Aquinas Center
Bethany J. Welch, Aquinas Center
Amir Kalan, Academic Director For UDayton Global, OISE/University Of Toronto
Michelle Troberg, University Of Toronto Mississauga: Department Of Language Studies
Bethany Monea, University Of Pennsylvania
Lily Applebaum, Aquinas Center
The Media and Materiality of Making a Literary Arts Magazine
Presented by :
Bethany Monea, University Of Pennsylvania
Fostering Critical Pedagogy in a Large Online Undergrad University Course
Presented by :
Amir Kalan, Academic Director For UDayton Global, OISE/University Of Toronto
Michelle Troberg, University Of Toronto Mississauga: Department Of Language Studies
Creativity and Belonging: Crafting an Intergenerational Project-Based ESOL Class
Presented by :
Mara Imms, N/A, Aquinas Center
Co-authors :
Bethany J. Welch, Aquinas Center
Lily Applebaum, Aquinas Center
04:00PM - 05:15PM
Stitler B26
Possibility Mentoring at the Meade School: Students Blazing Pathways towards Academic and Life Success
Format : Panel
Speakers
Erika Clark, University Of Pennsylvania
Andy Danilchick, University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education
Michael Nakkula, University Of Pennsylvania
Shiyu Sun, Penn GSE
A research team of graduate students met weekly with 7th grade students at a Philadelphia middle school conducting group mentoring sessions using a 5-step possibility process. Mentors studied student progress and their own practice through observation notes, research memos, group debriefing and analysis sessions. Findings indicate that mentors: (1) engaged in a process of reciprocal transformation with their students, (2) took diverse pathways and used various scaffolds to engage their students in possibility development work, and (3) utilized the weekly support sessions to develop essential skills, share their experiences, and receive support for various problems of practice.
04:00PM - 05:15PM
GSE 114
Transmodal Performativity: Transmediating the Ethnographic Page to the Stage through Multimodal Composition
Format : Panel Group Session (Practitioner Inquiry)
Speakers
Melinda Smith, Doctoral Student , Hofstra University
Josefa Pace
Marilyn Buono, Hofstra University
This panel will interrogate the value of ethnographic insight into the transmodal performative nature of multimodal composition. Borrowing from the methodology of performance ethnography (Alexander, 2005; Denzin, (2003), this panel examines the triangularity of composition performance as it involves student-performer as well as audience and instructor reactionary performances. Through our ethnographic research as well as textual and visual artifactual data gleaned through our classwork, we will discuss our ethnographic findings and demonstrate the agentive performative value of a multimodal approach to composition.
04:00PM - 05:15PM
Stitler B30
Transnational Teacher Education from Nepantla: A Critical Analysis of a Study Abroad Project in Oaxaca, Mexico
Format : Alternative
Speakers
Stephanie Abraham, Rowan University
Juliana Frankenfield, Vineland Public Schools
Sara Weber, Rowan University
This study documents a month long study abroad project, funded by the Fulbright Organization, in Oaxaca, Mexico during the summer of 2018 for 12 K-12 pre-service and in-service educators from New Jersey. Positioning this project as choque, and the participants as Nepantleras, we looked for moments that we could see through fictions and look violations in "other people's ways of knowing". We used testimonio to understand how pre-service and in-service teachers engage in learning an additional language and what teacher ideologies can be developed through this study abroad experience that foster critical language pedagogies.
06:00PM - 06:15PM
Stitler Hall Room B6
Ethnography in Education Book Award
Dr. Alex Posecznick will announce the winner of the first "Ethnography in Education Book Award."
06:15PM - 07:45PM
Stitler Hall Room B6
Evening Plenary: Ethnography in Education: Critical Issues in the Future of the Field
Drs.Vivian Gadsden and H. Gerald Campano will introduce and facilitate this panel of accomplished scholars: Dr. Katrina Bartow Jacobs, Dr. Ed Brockenbrough, Dr. Frederick Erickson, Dr. Maria Paula Ghiso, Dr. Kathleen Hall, Dr. Nancy Hornberger, Dr. Jie Park, and Dr. Krystal Strong.   This panel will include past conveners of the Forum in conversation with scholars representing different generations in our field, who have participated in the Forum at different points in its history. Panelists will offer short commentaries on a single issue they believe is critical for strengthening ethnographic research—to unravel important educational and social dynamics affecting diverse communities. The commentaries will be followed by a question-and-answer discussion among the panelists and with the audience.  The discussion is intended to encourage attendees to weigh the theme of the meeting in the context of persistent debates regarding knowledge and the use of knowledge to effect change and promote equity and social justice.      
07:45PM - 09:00PM
Silverstein Forum
Evening Dinner