Professional Development Schools Network

Presentations

This section will include BSU PDS Network Presentations and Presentation Proposals That Have Been Accepted.

2000-2007 Presentations


Miels, J. (2007, February). Ball State University department of elementary education distinguished program in teacher education (PDF). Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, San Diego, CA.



Miels, J., & Swetnam, R., (2007, February). PDS in 3-D (PDF): Designing, developing, and documenting. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, San Diego, CA.



Miels, J., & Swetnam, R., (2007, February). Assessing the PDS landscape (PDF). Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, San Diego, CA.



Miels, J., & Swetnam, R., (2007, February). PDS Stories: Evidence of renewed hope, heart, and vision in teacher education. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, San Diego, CA.



Flanary, M. A., Miels, J., & Swetnam, R., (2006, March). A PDS assessment process that works. Presentation at the Professional Development Schools National Conference, Orlando, FL.



Flanary, M. A., Miels, J., & Swetnam, R., (2006, March). From a failing school to a national blue ribbon school: A partnership story. Presentation at the Professional Development Schools National Conference, Orlando, FL. 



Graham, B. (2005, February). Learning well from field experiences: Student perception of personal and professional learning in urban settings. Presentation at the 16th Annual Conference of the European Teacher Education Network, Leiden, Netherlands.



Swetnam, R., (2006, February). Promoting and sustaining inquiry through a university-community collaborative. Presentation at the Association of Teacher Educators 2006 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.



Stillisano, J., & Swetnam, R. (2006, February). Promoting and sustaining inquiry through a university-community collaborative. Presentation at the 2006 Holmes Partnership Tenth Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.



Weaver, R., Miels, J., Swetnam, R., Lantrip, L., Brisco, M., & Flanary, M. (2006, February). A professional development school partnership: Ball State University and Rhoades Elementary School. Presentation at the 2006 Holmes Partnership Tenth Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. 


 
Powell, J., & Graham, B. (2006, February). Finally, a business model that actually works for education. Presentation at the 2006 Holmes Partnership Tenth Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.



Siebert, C., Sellers, A., & DeLaVergne, K. (2006, February). Best practices in teacher education in a PDS: From "cultual competency" to standards-based instruction. Presentation at the 2006 Holmes Partnership Tenth Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.



Smith, L., & Swetnam, R. (2005, March). Action research takes flight. Presentation at the Professional Development Schools National Conference, Orlando, FL.



Siebert, C. (2005, February). Collaborating for general education preservice teacher success in inclusive classrooms: A professional development school field-based initiative. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.



Ross, A. L., Dubetz, N., Beyerbach, B., Walker, W., Swetnam, R., Pilato, V., & Castle, S. (2005, February). Professional development school partnerships. Panel Discussion at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.



Miels, J., Clark, P., Ford, K., McVicker, C., Salsbury, D., Schoenfeldt, M., Stroud, J., & Putman, M. (2005, February). Comprehensive curriculum reform in elementary education: Engaging stakeholders, measuring and documenting outcomes, integrating technology and monitoring quality. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC.



Swetnam, R. E., & Miels, J. (2005, January). Beginning, nurturing, and assessing partnerships using the NCATE PDS Standards. Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Ninth Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.



Flanary, M. A., Briscoe, M., & Luczak, L. (2005, January). Preparing and supporting todays' teachers in diverse cultural classrooms. Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Ninth Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.



Minnick, C., Kunkel, R., Blankenhorn, C., Swetnam, R. E., & Miels, J. (2005, January). Professional development schools recruitment and the scaling up of partnerships. Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Ninth Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.



Siebert, C., DeLaVergne, K., & Lumbis, B. (2005, January). Expanding roles in a professional development school: Cooperating teachers as university field instructors. Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Ninth Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.



Tucker, S. A., Weaver, R. A., Swetnam, R. E., & Stillisano, J. (2004, April). The rise and fall (and rise) of PDS action research: A four-year odyssey across 25 schools. Roundtable session at the American Educational Research Association 2004 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.


Rosenman, A. A., Graham, B. M., Powell, J. H., & Dixon, D. N. (2004, April). The chimera of secondary PDS research: What matters and to whom? Roundtable session at the American Educational Research Association 2004 Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA.



Clark, P., & Kragler, S. (2004, March). Writing and young children's early literacy development. Workshop at the Indiana Early Childhood Conference, Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children, Indianapolis, IN.


Miels, J., Stillisano, J., & Swetnam, R. (2004, February). Quality in a professional development schools network: Building on the NCATE PDS standards. Presentation at Association of Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.



Clark, P., Ford, K., Miels, J., Schoenfeldt, M., Smith, L., & Stroud, J. (2004, February). Model and methods for comprehensive curriculum reform in elementary education. Preconference workshop at AACTE 56th Annual Meeting & Exhibits, Chicago, IL.



Hughes, J. (2004, February). Preparing general education preservice teachers for teaching in urban schools. Presentation at European Teacher Education Network Conference, Viana do Castelo, Portugal.



Siebert, C., & Hill, C. (2004, January). Promoting effective collaboration with parents and community: Sharing our successes, identifying the obstacles. Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Eighth Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.



Smith, L., & Smith, B. (2004, January). Strategies for public engagement: Three cases. Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Eighth Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.



Brown, L., Kinkade, D. A., Purtlebaugh, R., Stillisano, J., & Swetnam, R. (2003, December). Strengthening school-university partnerships through p-20 professional learning. Presentation at the Teacher Quality Enhancement 2003 Directors Conference, Los Angeles, CA.



Stillisano, J., & Swetnam, R. (2003, December). Action research: A user-friendly form of professional learning. Workshop at the National Staff Development Council's 35th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.



Kragler, S., & Clark, P. (2003, November). The effect of incorporating writing materials in early childhood classrooms on young children's early literacy development. Poster session at the Annual Conference of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, Chicago, IL.



Martin, L. (2003, November). The writing process in first grade: On teacher and students' reflections on a year-long process. Presentation at the 47th Annual College Reading Association Conference, Corpus Christi, TX.



Thacker, S., & Nauman, K. (2003, November). Reading/writing connections. Presentation at Ball State University 24th Annual Reading Conference, Muncie, IN.



Flanary, M. A., & Shelton, K. (2003, November). Enhancing literacy with technology. Presentation at Ball State University 24th Annual Reading Conference, Muncie, IN.



McVicker, C., & Wauzzinski, C. (2003, November). Camp read-and-write-a-lot at Minnetrista. Presentation at Ball State University 24th Annual Reading Conference, Muncie, IN.



Leitze, A., & Melser, N. (2003, October). Urban semester program: A pre-student teaching field experience for elementary education majors. Presentation at School Science and Mathematics Association, Columbus, OH.



Siebert, C. J., & Matthews, E. (2003, February). The power of partnership: Supporting preservice education by linking theory through practice via a union supported educational research and dissemination initiative. Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Seventh Annual Conference, Washington, DC.



Siebert, C. J., Currie, B. A., Spencer, L. & Matthews, E. (2003, February). Preparing general education preservice teachers for inclusive classrooms through field-based experiences in a professional development high school. Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Seventh Annual Conference, Washington, DC.



Stillisano, J., & Swetnam, R. (2003, February). Using action-research in a university/school partnership to optimize the professional development potential of a national conference. Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Seventh Annual Conference, Washington, DC.



Leitze, A. R., Melser, N. A., Godsoe, C. A., Roberts, K., & May, E. (2003, January). Preparing preservice elementary teachers for teaching in urban schools: Essential features for success. Presentation at the 55th Annual Meeting and Exhibits of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in New Orleans, LA.



Miels, J., Swetnam, R., Stillisano, J., Graham, B., & Powell, J. (2003, January). Defining boundaries: Using standards to build a pds network. Presentation at the 55th Annual Meeting and Exhibits of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in New Orleans, LA.



Graham, B., Powell, J, Stillisano, J., & Swetnam, R. (2003, January). Multiple story lines: The organic life of the secondary pds. Presentation at the 55th Annual Meeting and Exhibits of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education in New Orleans, LA.



Stillisano, J., & Swetnam, R. (2002, December). Action research: A user-friendly form of staff development. An interactive session at the 35th Annual National Staff Development Council Conference in Boston, MA.



Melser, N. A., & Leitze, A. R. (2002, November). Transforming the curriculum for diversity: The urban semester program at Ball State University. Presentation at the Enhancing Minority Attainment Conference in Kokomo, IN.



Weaver, R., Dixon, D., Graham, B., Schoenfeldt, M., Lantri, L., Shelton, K., & Swetnam, R. (2002, November). A model of candidate work review—Learning assessment model and BSU PDS signature work—Evaluation of student teachers guidebook and student teachers portfolio handbook. Presentation at the National Education Association PDS Development Network Symposium in Washington, DC.



Graham, B., & Monk, J. (2002, October). Enabling conditions for successful student teaching experiences. Presentation at the MidWestern Educational Research Association in Columbus, OH.



Siebert, C., Britten, J., Currie, B. A., & Spencer, L. (2002, October). Preparing general education preservice teachers for special needs students through a professional development school field-based initiative. Presentation at the Mid-Western Educational Research Association annual meeting in Columbus, OH.



Leitze, A. R., Mitchell, M. A., Melser, N. A., & Godsoe, C. A. (2002, October). Ball State University urban semester family night. Presentation at the School Science and Mathematics Association 101st Annual Conference in Rochester, NY.



Catoe, S., Haltom, C., & Russell, S. (2002, March). Assessment "done right": Performance-based evaluation for preservice teachers. Presentation at the 2002 Urban Conference on Middle Level Initiatives, National Middle School Association, Chicago, IL.



Catoe, S., Haltom, C., & Russell, S. (2002, March). The butcher, the baker, and the candlestick maker: Service learning as a preservice teaching experience. Presentation at the 2002 Professional Development Schools National Conference, Orlando, FL.



Clark, P., Huber, L., Stroud, J., & Williams, D. (2002, March). New house on the block: Early childhood professional development school partnerships. Presentation at the 2002 Professional Development Schools National Conference, Orlando, FL.



Siebert, C., Bliton, M., Clark, A., deWolf, M., & Manikas, D. (2002, February). Sowing the seeds to grow strong teachers: The professional development school's role in preparing new teachers ready to face the realities of contemporary classrooms. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators, Denver, CO.



Siebert, C. (2002, January). Highlights of BSU secondary initiatives. Points of pride presentation at the Holmes Partnership Sixth Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.



Swetnam, R. (2002, January). Highlights of the BSU PDS network activities. Points of pride presentation at the Holmes Partnership Sixth Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.



Catoe, S., & Flanary, M.A. (2002, January). Who should be involved in the education of teachers? Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Sixth Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.



Purtlebaugh, R., & Mikus, P. (2002, January). Increasing student achievement through action research involving the writing process. PowerPoint presentation at the Holmes Partnership Sixth Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.



Purtlebaugh, R., & Mikus, P. (2002, January). State standards, Public Law 221: What's a school to do? Table top session at the Holmes Partnership Sixth Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.



Powell, J., Dixon, D. N., & Graham, B. (2002, January). Silk purses and sows ears: Research in professional development schools. Table top session at the Holmes Partnership Sixth Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.



Siebert, C., Graham, B., Powell, J., Dixon, D., & Bardos, D. (2002, January). Optimizing the power of pre-service field experiences through PDS partnerships. Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Sixth Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX.



Huber, L., Clark, P., Landon, C., Thompson, J., Miller, J., & Keever, A. (2001, October). Everybody wins: Early childhood program - university partnerships. Presentation at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.



Wessel, G. (2001, March). Administrative perspectives on professional development and student learning. In J. Miels (Critic/Discussant), Improving student learning through professional development: One school's journey. Symposium conducted at the 53rd Annual Meeting and Exhibits of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Dallas, TX.



Weaver, J. (2001, March). Professional development in an at-risk school. In J. Miels (Critic/Discussant), Improving student learning through professional development: One school's journey. Symposium conducted at the 53rd Annual Meeting and Exhibits of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Dallas, TX.



Bottomley, D., & Popplewell, S. (2001, March). Reflecting on literacy instruction: Teacher changes and student outcomes. Roundtable session at the 53nd Annual Meeting and Exhibits of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Dallas, TX.



Miels, J. (2001, March). The integration of service-learning with asset development. In K. Church (Critic/Discussant), Examining asset development in today's youth: A framework for developing positive social values in education majors. Symposium conducted at the 53rd Annual Meeting and Exhibits of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Dallas, TX.



Richard, J. (2001, March). Classroom teacher's experiences and the student teaching assessment rubric. In R. Weaver (Critic/Discussant), Take a look at this: A student teaching assessment rubric that might help you accomplish assessment, accountability, curriculum articulation, student accountability, and simultaneous renewal. Symposium conducted at the 53rd Annual Meeting and Exhibits of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Dallas, TX.



Stickle, M. K. (2001, March). Simultaneous renewal through the student teaching assessment rubric. In R. Weaver (Critic/Discussant), Take a look at this: A student teaching assessment rubric that might help you accomplish assessment, accountability, curriculum articulation, student accountability, and simultaneous renewal. Symposium conducted at the 53rd Annual Meeting and Exhibits of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Dallas, TX.



Purtlebaugh, R., & Richard, J. (2001, January). Small school serves notice (INTASC standards). Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Fifth Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.



Johnson, S., & Hughes, P. (2001, January). The urban experience: A project of simultaneous renewal for Ball State University and Indianapolis Public Schools. Presentation at the Holmes Partnership Fifth Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.



Schroeder, T., Stillisano, J., Swetnam, R., & Weaver, R. (2001, January). Ball State University: Improving teacher quality and school though collaborative partnerships. Table top presentation at the Holmes Partnership Fifth Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.



Yssel, N., & Williams, D. (2000, November). Professional development schools: Quality teacher education or "lost opportunity?" Poster session presented at the Twenty-third Annual Conference, Teacher Education Division, Council for Exceptional Children, Las Vegas, NV.



Clark, P., Stroud, J., Huber, L., & Williams, D. (2000, November). Creating Early Childhood Professional Development Schools. Presentation at the National Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.



Melser, Nancy, Leitze, Annette, Wible, Bonnie, Nakarado, Cindy, & Hastings, Karen. (2000, March). The urban semester program: What textbooks can't teach. Paper presented at the National Middle School Urban Conference, Chicago, IL.



Stickle, M. Kay, & Cowan PDS Staff. (2000, February). Making a difference in the quality of teachers in a rural PDS. In Making a difference in the quality of teachers through PDS: Lessons learned in inner city and suburban early childhood centers, and parochial, rural, urban and at-risk elementary schools. Symposium conducted at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.



Clark, Patricia, & Huffer Memorial Children's Center PDS Staff. (2000, February). Making a difference in the quality of teachers in an inner city early childhood PDS. In Making a difference in the quality of teachers through PDS: Lessons learned in inner city and suburban early childhood centers, and parochial, rural, urban and at-risk elementary schools. Symposium conducted at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.



Stroud, James, & Castleton United Methodist Nursery School PDS Staff. (2000, February). Making a difference in the quality of teachers in a suburban early childhood PDS. In Making a difference in the quality of teachers through PDS: Lessons learned in inner city and suburban early childhood centers, and parochial, rural, urban and at-risk elementary schools. Symposium conducted at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.



Bottomley, Diane, & St. Mary's PDS Staff. (2000, February). Making a difference in the quality of teachers in a parochial PDS. In Making a difference in the quality of teachers through PDS: Lessons learned in inner city and suburban early childhood centers, and parochial, rural, urban and at-risk elementary schools. Symposium conducted at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.



Popplewell, Scott, & Storer PDS Staff. (2000, February). Making a difference in the quality of teachers in an urban PDS. In Making a difference in the quality of teachers through PDS: Lessons learned in inner city and suburban early childhood centers, and parochial, rural, urban and at-risk elementary schools. Symposium conducted at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.



Miels, Jill, & Washington-Carver PDS Staff. (2000, February). Making a difference in the quality of teachers in an at-risk PDS. In Making a difference in the quality of teachers through PDS: Lessons learned in inner city and suburban early childhood centers, and parochial, rural, urban and at-risk elementary schools. Symposium conducted at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.



Swetnam, Ruth. (2000, February). Administration of PDSs that make a difference in the quality of teachers. In Making a difference in the quality of teachers through PDS: Lessons learned in inner city and suburban early childhood centers, and parochial, rural, urban and at-risk elementary schools. Symposium conducted at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.



Hughes, Patricia. (2000, February). Planning and creating the student teacher assessment rubric. In R. A. Weaver (Critic/Discussant), Step right up to examine a student teaching assessment rubric that might relieve your stress over assessment, accountability, curriculum articulation, student accountability and simultaneous renewal. Symposium conducted at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.



Smith, Lawrence. (2000, February). Articulating the rubric and the teacher education program. In R. A. Weaver (Critic/Discussant), Step right up to examine a student teaching assessment rubric that might relieve your stress over assessment, accountability, curriculum articulation, student accountability and simultaneous renewal. Symposium conducted at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.



Proctor, Sheryl, & Dykins, Fred. (2000, February). Creating confident student teachers with the rubric. In R. A. Weaver (Critic/Discussant), Step right up to examine a student teaching assessment rubric that might relieve your stress over assessment, accountability, curriculum articulation, student accountability and simultaneous renewal. Symposium conducted at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.



Stickle, M. Kay, & Richards, Jan. (2000, February). Simultaneous renewal through the use of the rubric. In R. A. Weaver (Critic/Discussant), Step right up to examine a student teaching assessment rubric that might relieve your stress over assessment, accountability, curriculum articulation, student accountability and simultaneous renewal. Symposium conducted at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.



Popplewell, Scott, & Bottomley, Diane. (2000, February). Improving literacy instruction of all students: Staff development in two professional development schools. Roundtable session at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.



Powell, James. (2000, February). Who controls the vision: Restructuring student teaching to meet performance based assessments. Roundtable session at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.



Warden, Melissa, Leitze, Anne, & Melser, Nancy. (2000, February). Cross-college collaboration in teacher preparation: Opportunities and obstacles. In B. J. Conaway (Critic/Discussant), Extending the collaboration network. Symposium conducted at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.



Melser, Nancy, & Warden, Melissa. (2000, February). Arts and sciences and education collaboration in the urban semester: Opportunities and challenges. Poster session presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.
Professional Development Schools Network
Peggy Lewis, Director, BSU PDS

Teachers College (TC), Room 1008
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