2014 Program

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Wednesday, May 21

6:00pm – 9:30pm  Welcoming dinner / Mystic Blue Cruise Tour

 

Thursday, May 22 – RIVERWALK ROOM B (Plenary Session)

7:45am-8:45am  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45am-9:00am  WELCOMING AND STUDENT PERFORMANCES

Opening Remarks: Mr. Gery J. Chico, Board Chair, Illinois State Board of Education

9:00am-9:45am KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Doc. PhDr. Dušan Čaplovič, Minister of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic 

 

10:00am-11:00am  BREAKOUT SESSIONS: (view paper submissions)

Breakout 1 – OHIO ROOM: The role of teacher training and experiential learning opportunities for aspiring teachers.

Moderator: Dr. Valerie J. Bristor, Dean and Professor of Reading/Language Arts Education at Florida Atlantic University.

Presenters:

Dr. Eugena K. Griffin, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, USA (Co-author: Dr. Trina Lynn Yearwood)

Paper Title: Uniformed Teacher Training: A 3-Factor Framework

Dr. Martina Dickson, Assistant Professor, Emirates College for Advanced Education, Abu Dhabi, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Paper Title: Newly Trained Teachers in the United Arab Emirates: How Practical and Student-Centered Is Their Classroom Teaching?

 

Breakout 2: MISSISSIPPI ROOM: The traits and best practices of effective leaders in education:

Moderator: Ember Reichgott JungeFormer Minnesota Senator, USA

Presenters:

Larry J. Walker, Research Fellow in the School of Graduate Studies, Doctoral Student at Morgan State University in the Urban Educational Leadership Program, USA

Paper Title: Teacher Retention in Urban Schools

Ms. Khatuna Katamadze, Doctorate Student, Akaki Tsereteli State University, GEORGIA

Face in Schools in Addressing the Development Needs of Children with Disabilities in Georgia

 

Breakout 3: ARKANSAS ROOM: The ingredients necessary to create productive parent and community involvement in schools and the education of our youth:

Moderator: Jennifer Heinhorst, Ed.D., Project Manager/Adjunct Instructor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

Presenters:

Dr. Kunle Oke Oloruntegbe, Senior Lecturer, Acting Director of Institute of Education, Adekunle Ajasin University, NIGERIA

Paper Title: Creating Productive Parent and Community Involvements in Science Education of the Youth

Mikhail Korenman, PhD, President, International Educational and Cultural Services, Chicago, USA

Co-author: Tamara Korenman, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Education, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, USA

Paper Title: Chess to Beat the Odds in Inner-city Schools

 

Breakout 4- COLORADO ROOM: (This session is scheduled from  10:00am till 11:20am) The changing role of technology and the ways to best utilize the many aspects of technological resources to create a thread between the teacher and student, administration and leadership, and parents and community:

Moderator:

Presenters:Noah W. Sobe (PhD. Wisconsin-Madison) is Associate Professor and Program Chair of the Cultural Policy Studies and International Higher Education programs in the School of Education

Jennifer Laffier, Senior Lecturer, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, CANADA (FULL PUBLISHED PAPER by ELA)

Paper Title: The Use of Social Media by Youth to Communicate Signs and Symptoms of Depression and Suicidal Ideation: Considerations for Educational Programs

Tim Thomasma, PhD, Educator, Information Technology Architect and Manager, USA, (FULL PUBLISHED PAPER by ELA)

Paper Title: Engaging the Learning Community with an Integrated E-Learning, Gaming and Social Networking Platform

Micheal M. Van Wyk, PhD, Professor, Department of Curriculum and instruction in the School of Teacher Education, College of Education, University of South Africa

Paper Title: Factors emerged as drivers for online learning: Is there a new pedagogy emerging for the 21st century classroom and beyond?

11:10am-12:10pm  Poster Session – RIVERWALK ROOM B 

Poster Presenters 

12:10pm – 12:30pm: Exhibitor Table Viewing – RIVERWALK ROOM B

 

12:30pm-1:30pm  Lunch – RIVERWALK ROOM B

 

1:40pm-2:40pm  BREAKOUT SESSIONS: (view paper submissions)

Breakout 1: OHIO ROOM: The ingredients necessary to create productive parent and community involvement 

in schools and the education of our youth:

Moderator: Dr. Regina Armour is currently the Director of School Development and Outreach for Concept Schools

Presenters:

Joyce Silva, PhD, Vice-Coordinator of the Master and Doctorate Program in Education, and Leila Maria Ferreira Salles, PhD, Universidade Estadual Paulista /UNESP- Campus Rio Claro/SP/ BRAZIL

Presenters:

Co-author: Leila Maria Ferreira SallesDoctorate in Education at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, Brazil(1993). Psicology of Education, adolescence and school violence. Professor at Universidade Estadual Paulista Júlio de Mesquita Filho , Brazil.

Paper Title: Family, School, and School Violence: Some Reflections

 

Breakout 2: MISSISSIPPI ROOM: The traits and best practices of effective leaders in education:

Moderator: Dr. Norman Weston, Professor Emeritus has been Director of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at National Louis University

Presenters:

Robert Wynter, Managing Director and Principal Consultant/Strategist, Strategic Alignment Limited, JAMAICA

Paper Title: Transforming Education in Jamaica through Governance, Leadership, Strategy, Accountability and Stakeholder Involvement

Kristen Dechert, Project Manager, Research and Curriculum Unit, Mississippi State University, USA (FULL PUBLISHED PAPER by ELA)

Co-authors: Alexis Nordin, Researcher, Research and Curriculum Unit, Mississippi State University
Lois Kappler,

Project Manager, Research and Curriculum Unit, Mississippi State University

Paper Title: Developing and Implementing Principal- and Teacher-Evaluation Systems in Mississippi

 

Breakout 3: ARKANSAS ROOM: The role of teacher training and experiential learning opportunities for aspiring teachers:

Moderator: D. Antonio Cantù, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Teacher Education, Bradley University / ~Executive Director, Illinois Council for the Social Studies / ~President, Illinois Association for Teacher Education in Private Colleges
Presenters:

Barbara Ridener, PhD, Chair, Department of Teaching and Learning, College of Education and Valerie J. Bristor, PhD, Dean, College of Education, Florida Atlantic University, USA

Co-Author: Valerie J. Bristor, PhDDean, College of Education, Florida Atlantic University

Paper Title: High-impact Teacher Training Transforming Geometry Knowledge and Instruction

Dr. Natchanok Jansawang,  Lecturer, Department of Chemistry,Faculty of Science and Technology, Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University, THAILAND

Co-author: Kannikar Thongdonpriang, Lecturer, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Rajabhat Maha Sarakham University, THAILAND

Paper Title: Development of Science Teachers’ Use of Local Natural Science Resources in Maha Sarakham, Thailand

 

Breakout 4: COLORADO ROOM: The traits and best practices of effective leaders in education:

Ember Reichgott JungeFormer Minnesota Senator, USA

Co-author: Carrie BakkenFounding Teacher at Avalon School, St. Paul, Minnesota

Paper Title: The Pioneering Charter School Story and Empowering Teacher Leadership

3:00pm-4:00pm  BREAKOUT SESSIONS: (view paper submissions)

Breakout 1: OHIO ROOM: The ingredients necessary to create productive parent and community involvement in schools and the education of our youth:

Moderator: Dr. Samina Hadi-Tabassum, Coordinator, ESL and Bilingual Education Programs, Associate Professor at Dominican University

Presenters:

Bilge Uzun Ozer, PhD, Faculty of Education, Department of Educational Sciences, Division of Psychological Counselling and Guidance, Cumhuriyet University, TURKEY

Paper Title: Role of Family Environment on the Relationship between Academic Procrastination and Satisfaction with Life in a sample of Late Adolescents

Veronica Makwinja Morara, PhD, Senior Consultant at the Institute of Development Management (IDM), Lecturer, University of Botswana, BOTSWANA

Co-author: Dineo Lekgetho, Deputy school head (Principal) at Phuduhudu primary school, Botswana

Paper Title: The Influence of the Basarwa Culture and Parental Involvement in the Education of Their Children

 

Breakout 2: MISSISSIPPI ROOM: The traits and best practices of effective leaders in education:

Moderator: Dr. Bette Bonder, Bette Bonder, Ph.D., OTR/L, Professor, Health Sciences and Psychology / Special Assistant to the Dean for the NEOMED-CSU Partnership at Cleveland State University.

Presenters:

Haim Shaked, Doctoral Candidate, School of Education, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan, ISRAEL

Co-author: Prof. Chen Schechter, PhD, Vice Director and Head of the Teacher Education Department, School of Education,

Paper Title: Systems School Leadership

Jennifer Heinhorst, Ed.D., Project Manager/Adjunct Instructor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA

Paper Title: Parental Involvement: An Examination of Elementary Principal Commitment, Sensemaking, and Leadership to Engage Low-Income and/or Minority Parents

 

Breakout 3: ARKANSAS ROOM: The role of teacher training and experiential learning opportunities for aspiring teachers:

Moderator: Vanessa L. Coe, PhD., Program Chair, Elementary and Early Childhood Education Coordinator, CMAT and MAT Programs / Assistant Professor, School of Education, Lindenwood University

Presenters:

Antonio Aguilar Diaz, PhD, Bilingual Developmental School Psychologist, USA
Co-authors: Joanna Dávila, PhD., Full Time Faculty, Ana G. Mendez University System’s Capital Area Campus
Ángel A. Toledo-López, Ph.D., J.D., Academic Director of Ana G. Méndez University System – Capital Area Campus
Luis J. Pentón-Herrera, M.Ed., M.S. Adjunct Professor, Ana G. Méndez University System-Capital Area Campus and Certified K-12 teacher in the state of Virginia

Paper Title: Bridging linguistic and teaching skills: the Discipline Dual Language Immersion Program

Paul C. Corrigan, EdD, Senior Education Development Officer, City University of Hong Kong, CHINA

Paper Title: Pre-Service Teacher Education for English for the Medium of Instruction (EFMI)

 

Breakout 4: COLORADO ROOM: The role of teacher training and experiential learning opportunities for aspiring teachers:

Moderator: Dr. Linda T. Chin, Associate Professor at St. John’s University in New York City.

Presenters:

Dr. Michael Amakyi, Lecturer, Educational Planning and Administration, University of Cape Coast, GHANA

Paper Title: Praxis in Trainee-Teacher Preparation in Ghana

Leslie Bohon, PhD Candidate, Higher Ed Administration, ESL Initiative Special Assistant, Reves Center for International Studies
The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA

Co-authors: Dr. Susan McKelvey, Managing Partner, Suna Associates, LLC, USA
Dr. Joan A. Rhodes, Associate Professor, Reading and Early/Elementary, School of Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Dr. Valerie Robnolt
, Associate Professor, Elementary Reading Education, Department of Teaching and Learning
Virginia Commonwealth University, USAPaper Title: Teacher Training for Aspiring Teachers of English Language Learners: Using Experiential Learning to Improve Instruction

5:30pm-8:30pm  Dinner and Awards Ceremony – SHERATON BALLROOM IV & V

 

 

Friday, May 23 – SHERATON BALLROOM IV & V (Plenary Session)

8:00am-8:40am  Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:40am-9:00am  Student Performances

 

9:00am – 9:40am Keynote Speaker: Dr. Charles R. Middleton, PhD, President, Roosevelt University (Plenary Session)

The Title of Keynote Address: Transformative Learning and Leadership for Better Education.

 

 

9:55am-11:00am  BREAKOUT SESSIONS: (view paper submissions)

Breakout 1: SHERATON BALLROOM 1: The traits and best practices of effective leaders in education:

Moderator: Renee Wright, PhD., English Faculty & Chair, Department of College Readiness

Presenters:

Denise Schares, EdD, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Post-secondary Education, University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, USA

Paper Title: Answering the Call to Teach: One State’s Collaborative Effort to Address Alternative Licensure

Gandham Rufus Jayanandam, PhD, Assistant Director, Ambedkar Open University, INDIA

Paper Title: Substituting the State: School Management Committees in Andhra Pradesh, India

 

Breakout 2: SHERATON BALLROOM 2: The role of teacher training and experiential learning opportunities for aspiring teachers:

Moderator: Dr. Tom Philion, Interim Dean, College of Education, Roosevelt University

Presenters:

Christian Anderson, Ed. D., District Coordinator, Baltimore County Public Schools, USA

Paper Title: The Beliefs and Practices of Urban School Mathematics Teachers

Elsayed Elshabrawy Ahmed Hassanein, PhD, Faculty of Education, Al-Azhar University, EGYPT

Paper Title: Changing Teachers’ Negative Attitudes towards Persons with Intellectual Disabilities

 

Breakout 3: SHERATON BALLROOM 3: The changing role of technology and the ways to best utilize the many aspects of technological resources to create a thread between the teacher and student, administration and leadership, and parents and community:

Moderator: Daniel Rezac, Editor in Chief of The EdReach Network.

Presenters:

Jennifer Laffier, Senior Lecturer, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, CANADA

Paper Title: Teacher Websites as a Method for Community Building and Parental Engagement in Student Learning

 

11:15am-12:30pm  BREAKOUT SESSIONS: (view paper submissions)

Breakout 1: SHERATON BALLROOM 1: The ingredients necessary to create productive parent and community involvement in schools and the education of our youth:

Moderator: Zeynep I. Ercan, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, College of Education and Public Policy, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne.

Presenters:

Stephen Olufemi Afolabi, Ph.D, Kwara State University Malete-Ilorin, NIGERIA

Paper Title: School-based Management Committee System: An Essential Ingredient Necessary for Community Involvement in Nigerian Schools

Arfe Ozcan, PhD, Full-time Doctoral Research Faculty, School for Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix, USA.

Co-author: Sharon K. Metcalfe, EdD, Associate Dean for Education Programs, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, USA

Paper Title: Experiences of First-generation Immigrant Turkish Mothers with the American Public Educational System

Ms. Heena Jiwani, Religious Teacher, Institute of Education, LONDON/ Aga Khan Council for USA

Paper Title: Exploring Immigrant Parental Engagement in Religious Education as a Teacher Leader

 

Breakout 2: SHERATON BALLROOM 2: The role of teacher training and experiential learning opportunities for aspiring teachers:

Moderator: Alice Ohlinger, Director of Clinical Practice and Field Experience at Dominican University

Presenters:

Tamara Korenman, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Education, Saint Xavier University, Chicago, USA

Paper Title: Citizenship Education: Current Perspectives from Secondary Student Teachers

Anthony Essien, PhD, Lecturer in Mathematics Education, School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand, SOUTH AFRICA, Associate Editor of Pythagoras Journal

Paper Title: Same Practices, Different Opportunities for Pre-service Teacher Education in Multilingual Teacher Education Classrooms

Joseph Adekunle AkandeHead Of Department, Primary Education Studies, Fct College Of Education, Zuba-Abuja
Nigeria 

Co-author: Caroline Aduke Tolorunleke, Lecturer, Department of Educational Psychology, FCT College of Education, Zuba-Abuja, Nigeria
Paper Title: A Survey of Experiential Learning Opportunities in Colleges of Education

 

Breakout 3: SHERATON BALLROOM 3: The traits and best practices of effective leaders in education:

Moderator: 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

Presenters:

John M. Fischer, PhD, Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Development, Bowling Green State University, USA

Co-author: Grzegorz Mazurkiewicz, PhD, Professor, Institute of Management, Jagiellonian University, POLAND

Paper Title: Educational Leadership in Poland and the United States: Constructing Concepts through Cross-Cultural and Cross-national Processes

Dr. Amy McCormack, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, Dominican University

Paper Title: Internationalization of College Campuses and the Role of Presidential Leadership

 

 

12:35pm-1:35pm:  Lunch – SHERATON BALLROOM IV & V (Plenary Session)

1:35pm-1:40pm:  CLOSING REMARKS

2:00pm-4:00pm: Educational Trip to ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY

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