This collection features graduate projects from students in the Department of Education Graduate Program at Central Washington University.

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Graduate Projects from 2015

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The Opinions of Education Professionals on the Common Core State Standards, Katina Henderson

The Dyslexic Issue: Resources for Parents, Teachers, and Related Professionals, Shawn D. Murphy

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The Effects of Assessment Preparation for the Improvement of Course Placement and Student Satisfaction at Tacoma Community College, Kari Twogood

Graduate Projects from 2014

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Implementing Technological Change: Effects on Student Learning Through Implementation of a Learning Management System for Enhanced Two-Way Communication between School, Students and Parents, Courtney Lynn Curtis

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Connecting with Families of Poverty Handbook, Rebecca Christine Oren

Graduate Projects from 2013

A Handbook of Learner-Centered Projects to Suppliment Fifth Grade, Social Studies Curriculum, CharRe Margaretha Burnum

Strengthening Student Achievement Through Family Learning Events, Jacquelin Ann Charlton

A Hub Website of Online German Learning and Teaching: Resources for the Development of 21st Century Skills, Carrie Christensen

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Creative Multi-Disciplinary Learning Incorporating Da Vinci-Style Thinking for Gifted Students, Amelia Melissa Ferrell

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A Playground Plan for South Shore Prek-8 School, Barbara J. Mann

Effectively Teaching Students with Autism in Inclusive Elementary Classrooms, Christine Angelica McDowell

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Engaging Literacy Activities A Case Study, Tiffanie Dawn Meridth

Graduate Projects from 2012

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A Toolkit for Including Students with Autism into the General Education Classroom, Annika Winter Bibby

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Moving Forward in P-3 Alignemnt: Building Bridges in Public-Private Partnerships, Rachell Maza Foster

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Response to Intervention, Michelle Lynn Huguenin

A Substitute Teacher’s Guide: Helpful Resources and Information to Use in the Classroom, Kara Joanne Knutson

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Kindergarten Diagnostic Toolkit, Mayra Yuridia Navarro Gomez

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Student Behavior With and Without Principal’s Presence in the Cafeteria Setting, Derek Raymond O'Konek

Graduate Projects from 2011

Using Technology to Increase Interest in the Learning of Mathematics, Teresa May Anderson

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Rubrics in Use as an Assessment Tool for Elementary Physical Education, Megan Marie Brown

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Boys and Writing: Strategies to Support Struggling Boy Writers, Dionne Corinne Ellingsen

Bringing Physical Education Home: A Handbook of Fitness Activities for Use Outside of School, Nicholas Joseph Lombardo

Effective Professional Development Practices for Adult Educators, Jessica Lureen McGee

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Preparing Algebra Students for Washington State’s End of Course Exam, Mallory Jane Neher

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Does a Two-Week Pre-K Camp Have an Effect on the Outcomes of Kindergartners Over the First Two Grading Periods?, Jessica Virden

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K-5 Library Media Curriculum Map and Standards Crosswalk, Tessa Kateri Watters

Graduate Projects from 2010

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Looping: Building Strong Relationships Between Teachers, Students, Families, Gary Aguilar

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Differentiated Reading in Primary Grades, Cara Cathleen Axe

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Technology in the Classroom an Educator’s Guide to Technology & Learning, Joseph Lawrence Bishop

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Teaching Strategies for Increasing Computational Fluency in Middle School Students, Alejandra Rios Blakeslee

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Improving Delivery of Instruction Through Peer Coaching, James John Buckwalter

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Cultures In Our Community A Social Studies Unit, Anna Louise Buglino

Nonfiction Text Usage in the Primary Grades, Shanna Marie Carlson

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Third Grade Hands On Science Curriculum, Douglas Ray Cornwell

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A Washington State Elementary Teachers’ Guide to Bilingual Education, Maria G. Garcia-Bautista

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Chemistry Spanish Supplemental Resources for English Language Learners in a 9th Grade Bilingual Physical Science Class, Rebecca Minerva Guerrero

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“Read Well-Jell Well” Project: Intervention Tool for Teaching The “Read Well” Curriculum, Lisa VaLaire Hart

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Impact of Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol on Students Spanish Vocabulary Development, Janelle J. Hoff

A Curriculum Guide for the Inclusion of Ecopsychology in an Alternative Education Setting, Sara LeRoux

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Creating a Schedule That Increases Instructional Time, Heather Macey

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Preparing a Student With a Disability and Their Family for Transition Into Adulthood, Katherine Matwiczak-Weber

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A Teacher’s Guide for Increased Parent Involvement in Low Socioeconomic and Highly Diverse Areas., Alyssa Katheryn Newby

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A Reading Comprehension Guide Book for Upper Elementary School Students, Kaley Repp

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The Importance of High School Nutrition Education, Rebecca Toisie Swanson

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A Differentiated Unit of Instruction for a Secondary Social Studies Classroom, David Christopher Tempel

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Instructional Coaching: Improving Student Achievement and Building Teacher Efficacy, Rebecca J. Tonseth

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A CAD/CAM/CNC Curriculum for High School Students, Cory Patrick Torppa

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Spanish Science Resources for a Kindergarten Dual Language Classroom, Carmen Lorena Yanez

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Using Homework to Support Standards, Socorro Yanez-Garcia

Graduate Projects from 2009

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Dual Language Education in the Elementary Grades: What Are Some Constraints or Limitations of Dual Language in Kindergarten through Fifth Grade., Anna Alvarez

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Improving Second Graders’ Understanding and Use of Genre Through the Classroom Library, Melissa Kristene Arquette

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A Questionnaire for Incoming High School ELL Students to Better Assist Them in Entering the American Educational System, Narine Balayan

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A Resource Guide for Embedding Multicultural Capital into the Secondary Science Classrooms of Central Washington, Theresa Susan Bell

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Using Music with Read-Alouds, Michael James Bento

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Kindergarten Connection: An Early Literacy Intervention Through Home/School/Community Connections, Laurie Card-Roley

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What’s Your Perspective A Secondary Staff Cultural Proficiency Training, Jeanne A. Cunningham

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Shared Reading Lessons for Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Grade English Language Learners, Erin Marie Goin

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Increasing the Number of Checkouts by Classroom Teachers through Implementing a Levelized Class Set Library System, Beau Richard Hedrick

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Sitka School District Kindergarten Literacy Curriculum Handbook, Jacqueline Elizabeth Hedrick

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Natural and Necessary Language: A Newcomer Resource Manual, Shelley Joy Henry

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Professional Learning Communities: Perfect Pamphlet, Kathleen (KC) Heywood

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Writer’s Workshop: Promoting Peer Relationships on Early Literacy, Jim LaBrie

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Microsoft Word 2007 and Powerpoint 2007 Units for ELL Students in Introduction to Information Technology, Janel Jo LeMieux

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A Guidebook, Based on One School’s Journey in Implementing Response to Intervention, Pearl McKenzie

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Importance of School Readiness and Early Childhood Education, Amanda L. Moore

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Creating a Math Wall in an Elementary School, Lindsey Moorhouse

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Response to Intervention: Reading Project for Intermediate Level Educators, Kevin Wayne Newell

Benefits of Using Primary Sources in the High School United States History Classroom, Norene Lee Osborne

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A Manual for Improving the Working Relationship of Teachers through the Implementation of a Peer Coaching Model, Mitchell Bennett Richards

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Comprehensive Survival Guide for Substitute Teachers, Angela Jeanne Satterfield

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Quick Listening Activities to Improve Phonological Awareness in the Kindergarten Classroom, Jill Florence Stephens

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Enumclaw School District Summer Reading Program, Lea Kai Tiger

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The Culture of Poverty: How it Affects Middle School Students, Kaycie Anne Tuttle

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Second Language Teaching Strategies for Teaching the Human Body to Fourth Graders, Maria L. Vela

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A Guide to Teaching Writing in Kindergarten, Pamela Lynn Wangsness

Graduate Projects from 2008

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A Manual for Using Communication Strategies with Adolescents with Autism, Gayle J. Anderson

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“Starting Off on the Right Foot” A Guide for Elementary Physical Education Teachers to Assist Them in Successfully Beginning the School Year, Carrie Boers

Integrating Transformative Multicultural Practice into the Traditional Physical Education Curriculum, Kari Lea Breeden

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A Structured Approach to Teacher Collaboration Within Professional Learning Communities, Laura Ann Davis

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Benefits of a Parent Involvement Plan for Second Grade Students, Mila Hart

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Using a Balanced Reading and Spelling Approach to Enhance the “Spell to Write to Read” Program for Preschool to Fifth Grade, Dawn A. Heer

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Educational Games Increase Learning Effectiveness: A Case Study, Shonda R. Hoyt

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What Funding Resources Are Available to School Libraries and How to Best Access Them, Yvonne Marie Hughes

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Unlocking the Power of Multidimensional Literacy in a Language Arts Classroom: A Middle School Language Arts Curriculum, Andrew Raymond Kostelnik

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After-School Programs and Reading Achievement, Jamie M. Mack

Promoting Higher Academic Achievement Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students, Edna Morris

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Increasing Academic and Behavioral Success for ADHD Students in the Primary Classroom, Sandra Kay Munoz

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Redefining the Apartheid of American History: A Middle School History Curriculum, John Scott Sandberg

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An Integrated Nutrition Unit for Half-Day Kindergarten, Erin Spencer

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Student Government: Developing a Student Government in an Urban Elementary School, Nicole Lenee Sykes

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Motivating Students: Identifying and Motivating Reluctant Learners to Reach Their Academic Potential, Kim Yeager

Graduate Projects from 2007

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An Opportunity Gap: Focusing on the Issue of Boys’ Underachievement in School Literacy, Whitney Ann Cromwell

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A Guide to the Identification and Use of Field Trips and Guest Speakers-Pertaining to U.S. History-for the Seattle Area Social Studies Teachers, Jesse Daniel Flajole

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A Poetry Unit for Middle School Students, Dana Louise Longmire

Once Upon a Time: A Model Literature Based Approach to Teaching Social Studies in Early Childhood, Kristi Louisa Martone

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Enrichment Curriculum for Third Grade Mathematically Gifted Students, Brooke Anne McAllister

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Phonemic Awareness: The Nature and Role in Reading Acquisition, Toni Michelle Paganelli

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The Design and Implementation of an International Day Project to Foster Cultural Awareness and a Global Perspective in Tukwila Elementary School, Zakariya Salim Palsha

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Integrating the WASL into the High School Algebra Curriculum, Kent Stafford Pearsons

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Expressivist Pedagogy in the High School English Classroom: A Handbook for Curricular Integration, Michel Beth Pola