FULL PROGRAM 2015

Master of Ceremonies: Mr. Don Shanahan

                                                                                MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015

6:30pm – 9:30pm Welcoming Dinner and Lake Michigan Cruise

                                                                               TUESDAY, MAY 26 – ZURICH ABCD (Plenary Session)
7:30am-8:30am Check-in and Breakfast
8:30am-8:50am Welcoming Remarks and Student Performances by CMSA Band
8:50am-9:50am Panel Discussion: TAKING THE PULSE OF TEACHER TRAINING IN 2015

Panel Speakers:
Moderator: Dr. D. Antonio Cantu, Professor and Chair of Teacher Education, Bradley University, IL
Dr. Cynthia Bice, Dean, College of Education, Lindenwood University, St. Charles/MO
Dr. Valerie Bristor, Dean, College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, FL
Dr. Tom Philion, Dean, College of Education, Roosevelt University, IL

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                                                                                10:00am-11:00am BREAKOUT SESSIONS

ZURICH E: Opening Doors by Overcoming Socio-Economic Barriers in Schools
Moderator: Dr. Lynda Leavitt, Associate Professor, School of Education Department of Educational Leadership / Editor, Journal of Educational Leadership in Action, Lindenwood University, MO/USA
Presenters:
Dr. Nicholas Ceglarek, Superintendent, Hudsonville Public Schools, MI/USA
Paper Title: An Investigation of the Relationship between Michigan Department of Education School Achievement Rankings and the School’s Percentage of Economically Disadvantaged Students
Prof. (FH) Dr. Richard Pircher, Professor, Program Director, University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna, AUSTRIA
Paper Title: Self-regulative competencies for overcoming socio-economic barriers

ZURICH F: Teachers at the Top of Their Game: Training and Professional Development
Moderator: Amanda N. Aldridge, Faculty Instructor, Lindenwood University School of Education, MO/USA
Presenters:
• Dr. Denise Schares, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education, University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, USA
Paper Title: Engaging Adult Learners
• Jennifer Laffier, Senior Lecturer, Bachelor of Education program, University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), CANADA
Paper Title: Developing effective mental health training for teachers: Evidence based practices and lessons learned from pre-service teacher training   

ZURICH G: The Evolution of Student Assessment Strategies and Measurement Tools
Moderator: Dr. Mabel CPO Okojie, Professor, Mississippi State University, USA
Presenters:
Lyla Alsalim, PhD. Student, Simon Fraser University, CANADA
Paper Title: The Saudi General Aptitude Test
Dr. Merlin John, Lecturer (Physical Sciences Education), Walter Sisulu University, SOUTH AFRICA
Paper Title: Using a Four-Tier Optics Diagnostic Instrument to Assess South African Grade 11 Learners’ Conceptual Understanding of Total Internal Reflection.

 

                                                                               11:15am-12:15pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
ZURICH E: Effective (and Ineffective) Use of Educational Technology
Moderator: Dr. Timothy McNichols, Lecturer, Institute of Art, Design & Technology in Dublin, IRELAND
Presenters:
Dr. Thomas M. Langdon, Superintendent, Sturgis Public Schools, MI/USA
Paper Title: Significantly Increasing the Use of Technology Within a Low Socio-Economic K-12 Environment: Effects on Student Learning.
Dr. Patricia Mclaughlin, Senior Researcher, Science, Health and Engineering Educational Research Center ( SHEER), RMIT University, College of Science, Engineering and Health, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA
Co-author: Dr. Belinda Kennedy, Project Manager STEM Ecosystem, RMIT University, AUSTRALIA
Paper Title: Making Something out of Mathematics: using advanced technology to interest secondary school girls in mathematics

ZURICH F: The Evolution of Student Assessment Strategies and Measurement Tools
Moderator: Dr. Amy McCormack, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, Dominican University
Presenters:
Dr. Yael Israel-Cohen, Post Doctoral Fellow, Northwestern University, IL/USA
Co-authors: Dr. Gabriela Kashy-Rosenbaum, Ph.D, is a lecturer in the department of Education at Ashkelon Academic College, Israel, and a researcher at the Feurstein Institute,ISRAEL
Prof. Oren Kaplan, Ph.D, Professor of Psychology, Clinical Psychologist, Economist, Dean of the School of Business Administration at the College of Management, ISRAEL
Paper Title: Is a good student also a happier one? Traditional measures of school functioning and connectedness as predictors of students’ subjective well-being
Dr J-F, Lecturer in Human Development, Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
Co-authors: Associate Professor Karen Swabey, Head of School, University of Tasmania AUSTRALIA
Dr. Darren Pullen, Lecturer, University of Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
Mr. Seyum Getenet, PhD. Candidate, University of Tasmania, AUSTRALIA
Dr. Tony Dowden, Senior Lecturer, School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood, University of Southern Queensland, AUSTRALIA
Paper Title: Teenagers’ perceptions of teachers: A developmental argument

ZURICH G: Teachers at the Top of Their Game: Training and Professional Development
Moderator: Dr. Regina Armour, Director of New School Development and Community Outreach, Concept Schools
Presenters:
Courtney A. Brewer, Graduate Student / Instructor, Western University (Educational Policy) / Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University (Education & Arts and Science), CANADA
Co-authors: Taunya Wideman-Johnston, Western University (Educational Policy) / Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University (Education & Arts and Science), CANADA
Dr. Michael McCabe, Western University (Educational Policy) / Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University (Education & Arts and Science), CANADA
Paper Title: Critical Friendship in Early Career Academic Settings: Issues and Responses
Hye Sun You, PhD. Candidate, STEM Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Texas at Austin, USA
Paper Title: Rasch Calibration of Measuring Math Teachers’ Use of Cognitive‐Activation Strategies

 

12:15pm – 1:00pm LUNCH – ZURICH ABCD (Plenary Session)

                                                                  

                                                                             1:15pm-2:15pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
ZURICH E: Opening Doors by Overcoming Socio-Economic Barriers in Schools
Moderator: Wm. Gregory Harman, Ed.D., Asst. Professor, School of Education, Dominican University, IL
Presenters:
Dr. Joanna Simpson, Director of Academic Programs/Associate Professor, Grand Canyon University, College of Education, USA
Co-author: Dr. Megan Adams, Assistant Professor, Kennesaw State University, USA
Paper Title: Accepting the Exceptional: Marginalized Gifted Youth
Dr. Lawrence Besra, National Coordinator-Knowledge Management and Research, World Vision Bangladesh, National Office, Dhaka, BANGLADESH
Paper Title: The impact of linguistic policy and planning on inclusive education for the Indigenous children in primary education in Bangladesh

ZURICH F: Effective (and Ineffective) Use of Educational Technology
Moderator: Dr. Philip Acree Cavalier, Professor of English, Eureka College, IL/USA
Presenters:
• Dr. Timothy McNichols, Lecturer, Institute of Art, Design & Technology in Dublin, IRELAND
Paper Title: Engaging and Motivating Students through Collaborative Online Games 
Beth Leidolf, 9-12 instructor at York Community High School in Elmhurst, IL. She is a Google Certified Educator as well as a Nationally Board Certified Teacher in World Languages
Presentation Title: Measurable Moments: Using Tech Tools for Reflection and Feedback to Foster Student Growth

ZURICH G: The Habits of Highly Innovative School Leaders
Presenter:
• Ali Yilmaz, Director of Human Resource and Management, Concept Schools / University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
Paper Title: High Teacher Turnover in Urban Public Schools and Potential Solutions

                                                          

                                                                              2:30pm-3:30pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
ZURICH E: Opening Doors by Overcoming Socio-Economic Barriers in Schools
Moderator: Alice Ohlinger, Director of Clinical Practice and Field Experience at Dominican University
Presenters:
Dr. Teresa Sanders, Adjunct Faculty, University of Phoenix, USA
Paper Title: Special Education: Increasing Parental Involvement in Education Among Economically Disadvantaged, African American Families
Dr. Robert Osgood, Professor and Chair, Teacher Education, St. Norbert College, USA
Paper Title: Special Education and the Challenges of Inclusive Schooling in Indonesia

ZURICH F: The Habits of Highly Innovative School Leaders
Presenter:
Ali Yilmaz, Director of Human Resource and Management, Concept Schools / University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
Paper Title: High Teacher Turnover in Urban Public Schools and Potential Solutions

ZURICH G: Teachers at the Top of Their Game: Training and Professional Development
Moderator: Dr. Denise Schares, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Postsecondary Education, University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, USA
Presenters:
• Dr. Roberta Gentry, Assistant Professor, University of Mary Washington, USA
Paper Title: The use of simulated learning environments in teacher education
Professor Dr. Ananda Kumar Palaniappan, Educational Psychologist at the Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, MALAYSIA
Paper Title: Creative Teaching for Equality and Equity across Cultures

3:35pm-4:35pm POSTER PRESENTATIONS  – ZURICH ABCD

4:45pm-5:45pm: NETWORKING RECEPTION (SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS – SIGs)
1. EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM (Central Time)
Location: Room: Montreux 1

2. TEACHER EDUCATION
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM (Central Time)
Location: Room: Montreux 2

3. EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY (SIG HOST: HANNA KIM, Ph.D.)
Date: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 5:00 PM – 5:45 PM (Central Time)
Location: Room: Montreux 3

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6:00pm-8:00pm DINNER AND AWARD CEREMONY – ZURICH ABCD (Plenary Session)
Best Paper Awards: 2013 PAPER Awards VIDEO, 2014 PAPER Awards VIDEO
Best Poster Awards: 2014 POSTER Awards VIDEO
Student solo performances by Chicago Center for Music Education

                                                                           WEDNESDAY, MAY 27 – ZURICH ABCD
8:00am-8:50am Check-in and Continental Breakfast
8:50am – 9:50am Panel Discussion: THE HABITS OF HIGHLY INNOVATIVE SCHOOL LEADERS

Panel Speakers:
Dr. Carlos Azcoitia, Distinguished Professor of Practice, Educational Leadership Program, National Louis University / Board Member of Chicago Board of Education and is Chair of the Board of Trustees at Northeastern Illinois University
Dr. Thomas M. Langdon, Superintendent, Sturgis Public Schools, MI/USA
Moderator: Mrs. Ailene Mitchell, Principal, Middle School 88, NY/USA

                                                                           10:00am-11:00am BREAKOUT SESSIONS

ZURICH E: The Habits of Highly Innovative School Leaders
Moderator: Dr. Norman WestonProfessor Emeritus has been Director of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at National Louis University
Presenters:
Dr. Mark Fredisdorf, Superintendent, Pleasantdale School District 107, IL/USA
Paper Title: Improving Student Achievement Through, Trusting Relationships, Effective Organizational Decision Making and Efficient Meeting Facilitation
Mrs. Ailene Mitchell, Principal, Middle School 88, NY/USA
Paper Title: Accelerating Personalized Learning And Its Importance For Middle School Students

ZURICH F: Keeping Up with Curriculum Design and Implementation Trends
Moderator: Dr. Regina Armour, Director of New School Development and Community Outreach, Concept Schools
Presenters:
• Dr. Chassidy Green, Curriculum Coordinator, Texas Wesleyan University, TX/USA
Paper Title: Prescribed Curriculum: An Analysis of Student Achievement in Texas School Districts Who Use the Curriculum Model CSCOPE in Grades 5 and 8 Mathematics
• Dr. Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Coordinator, ESL and Bilingual Education Programs, Associate Professor at Dominican University  

ZURICH G: Opening Doors by Overcoming Socio-Economic Barriers in Schools
Moderator: Dr. Lynda Leavitt, Associate Professor, School of Education Department of Educational Leadership / Editor, Journal of Educational Leadership in Action, Lindenwood University, MO/USA
Presenters:
• Dr. Nicholas Ceglarek, Superintendent, Hudsonville Public Schools, MI/USA
Paper Title: An Investigation of the Relationship between Michigan Department of Education School Achievement Rankings and the School’s Percentage of Economically Disadvantaged Students
• Prof. (FH) Dr. Richard Pircher, Professor, Program Director, University of Applied Sciences bfi Vienna, AUSTRIA
Paper Title: Self-regulative competencies for overcoming socio-economic barriers

                                                                             11:10am-12:10pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS
ZURICH E: Effective (and Ineffective) Use of Educational Technology
Moderator: Dr. Hanna Kim, Assistant Professor, Teacher Education, Northeastern Illinois University, IL
Presenters:
Dr. Mabel CPO Okojie, Professor, Mississippi State University, USA
Co-author: Dr. Anthony A. Olinzock, Professor and Head, Department of Technology and Education, Mississippi State University
Paper Title: Teaching Pedagogy and Technology Infusion
Dr. May George, Faculty, Indiana University in PA, USA
Paper Title: A Comprehensive Literature Review on Teaching How to Use Technology by Pre-service and In-service Elementary Teachers as an Important Pedagogical Tool in the Classroom

ZURICH F: Teachers at the Top of Their Game: Training and Professional Development
Moderator: Dr. Teresa Sanders, Adjunct Faculty, University of Phoenix, USA
Presenters:
• Professor Xue Han, Associate Professor, School of Education, Dominican University, IL
Paper Title: Lesson study as an approach to develop mathematics teachers in the US and China

Dr. Mary Ruettgers, Assistant Professor of Teacher Education and the Middle/Secondary School Program Chair at Lindenwood University, MO / USA
Paper Title: Preparing graduates of teacher preparation programs for the 21st Century Classroom

ZURICH G: Keeping Up with Curriculum Design and Implementation Trends
Moderator: Dr. Regina Armour, Director of New School Development and Community Outreach, Concept Schools
Presenters:
Dr. Chassidy Green, Curriculum Coordinator, Texas Wesleyan University, TX/USA
Paper Title: Prescribed Curriculum: An Analysis of Student Achievement in Texas School Districts Who Use the Curriculum Model CSCOPE in Grades 5 and 8 Mathematics
Dr. Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Coordinator, ESL and Bilingual Education Programs, Associate Professor at Dominican University                                                                         

                                                                             12:20pm-1:20pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS

ZURICH E: Keeping Up with Curriculum Design and Implementation Trends
Moderator: Dr. Valerie Bristor, Dean, College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, FL
Presenters:
Dr. Annissa Furr, Faculty, General Education Science, AZ/USA
Paper Title: Engaging different learning styles through creative curriculum design

ZURICH F: Teachers at the Top of Their Game: Training and Professional Development
Moderator: Dr. Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Coordinator, ESL and Bilingual Education Programs, Associate Professor at Dominican University
Presenters:
Dr. Roberta Gentry, Assistant Professor, University of Mary Washington, USA
Paper Title: Have you considered using electronic mentoring to support beginning teachers?
Professor Kimberly Garrett, Coordinator, Alternative Licensure Program, School of Education, Dominican University, IL
Paper Title: Developing New Teachers: The Psychosocial Stages of Professional Development

ZURICH G: Effective (and Ineffective) Use of Educational Technology (WORKSHOP)
Jay Eitner, Superintendent, The Lower Alloways Creek School District, NJ
Workshop Title: Breaking Down Barriers in Classrooms and communities.

 

1:20pm-2:00pm: LUNCH – ZURICH ABCD (Plenary Session)
• Student Performances by Schurz High School “Studio 51″ Jazz Band
2:00pm -2:10pm: CLOSING REMARKS
2:10pm – 4:00pm: Educational Trip (RSVP required)
Loyola University Chicago
HSA McKinley Park (K-12 School in Chicago)

 

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