The JUSTICE Project at Canisius College, in conjunction with the Buffalo Teacher Center, will host a Teacher Research Showcase on Wednesday, April 20 from 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Grupp Fireside Lounge. The event is free and open to the public.
The Teacher Research Showcase will feature approximately 40 projects as part of the Professional Development Series and Livescribe Pilot Project. These projects are the culmination of a year-long study in which teams of professionals identified classroom challenges and tested interventions to improve student achievement.
Throughout the year, teachers developed inquiry studies that monitored student outcomes. Data collection methods were utilized to measure and analyze the use of various instructional strategies within classrooms. Participants will share their findings in a poster session during the professional development event. During this session attendees can learn more about the research studies, ask questions and engage in professional dialogue to develop a deeper understanding of how to embed practical, evidence-based interventions into their own everyday practices.
The JUSTICE Project at Canisius is funded by the U.S. Office of Special Education Programs. Its mission is to revise and enhance the curricula and field experiences of special education and childhood education programs to ensure that undergraduate and graduate teacher education candidates meet the highly-qualified teacher (HQT) guidelines, and to help improve urban education and the education of students with high-incidence disabilities.
In the spotlight: Dana Moshides ’17 shares findings from her study “Vocabulary Intervention Packet for Students with Special Needs and ELL” in the Teacher Research Showcase.
Extra picture: Buffalo area educators showcase inquiry projects on Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, academic affairs