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

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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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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

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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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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 1985

A Handbook for an Advisory Program in the Middle School, Deborah E. Brewer

Graduate Projects from 1983

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A Model Unit for Teaching Career Awareness to Fifth and Sixth Grade Special Education Students, Nancy H. Byers

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Curriculum Outline – Health Education Handicapped, Grades 7-12 Woodside School, Elaine A. Elliott

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The Development and Implementation of a Program of In-School-Suspension, Loren Grunenfelder

Teaching Health to the Learning Disabled, Sharon Marie Harter

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Remediating Spelling with Calligraphic Skills, Evelyn A. Heflen

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A Teacher’s Guide to Develop Strategies to Teach Vocabulary Meaning in Social Studies, Jennifer Helen Kyllo

Concept and Scope of Aerospace Education, Merridee L. Matson

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A Syllabus for First Grade Teachers: Introducing Reading as a Functional Skill Through Food-Related Activities and Food Preparation, Tonia Carlene McKenzie

A Mobile Summer Camp for the Mildly/Moderately Mentally Retarded, Jerrianne C. Sorensen

Graduate Projects from 1982

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A Family Budget Simulation for Use in Secondary Level Consumer Economics Class, Robert James Barrett

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Strategies in Reading Comprehension to Enhance the Reading of a Ninth Grade Standard First Aid and Personal Safety Text, James L. Bogert

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Developing a Leadership Program for the Secondary School, Gary W. Carlton

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Informational Teacher’s Manual for the Bellingham Vocational Technical Institute, Linda Rawlings Crawford

Home Language Acquisition Skills Notebook, Rosanna May Detering

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Development of K-12 Science Handbook for the Thorp School District, Sim Egbert

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An In-Service Model for the Training of Secondary Special Education Instructional Aides, Jane H. Evans

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A Handbook for Parents of Children with Specific Learning Disabilities in the Moses Lake Schools, Merla Mae Ferguson

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Native American Handbook for Gifted Education, Karlene Rae George

A Handbook Developed to Create a Better Understanding of the Gifted, Nan M. Hake

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An Item Analysis of Selected Subtests on the Project Palatisha Development Checklist, Kitty A. Hollow

Reading Workshops for Parents of Elementary School Children: Reading Aloud to Your Child, Carol Robin Logan

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An In-Service Program for Secondary Teachers to Increase Understanding of the Learning Disabled Student’s Response to Learning Styles, Marsha Nystrom

Language Experience and Learning Center Ideas and Activities a Supplement to the Basal Reader, Marcia Marie Rhone

A Program for Parents in Children’s Literature and Prereading Activities, James Patrick Rogers

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A Skill Based Approach to Organizing and Cataloguing Supplemental Reading Materials at the Elementary Level, Patricia E. Selby

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A Syllabus of Enrichment Activities to Enhance Content Area Reading in Science, Lynn Carol Swanson

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Administrative Internship Program & Intern Handbook for the Kennewick School District, Charles Douglas Watson

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Rationale and Model for Advisories in the Middle School, Charles L. Woodard, Jr.

Use of Supplemental Audiovisual Materials with Remedial Science Students, Marjorie Ruth Yergen

Graduate Projects from 1981

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Effectiveness of In-School Suspension as Used in Selected Washington State Public Schools, Lois J. Bernath

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A Process for Selecting Multi-Cultural Instructional Material, Edward E. Brown

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A Teacher’s Guide to Improve Vocabulary Development Through Strategies Using Pictures and Specific Written Practice Lessons, Diane Marie Danklefsen

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Systematic Practice in Following Directions, Linda Jensine Falk

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An Analysis of Secondary School Alternative Programs in Relationship to the Needs of Tumwater High School, Kathy Fryar-Odegaard

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Encouraging Academic Interests Outside School, Randall David Hauff

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A Service Delivery Model for a Handicapped Preschool in a Rural Area, Karen Louise Holenbeck

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Orientation Handbooks for Incoming Junior High Students and Their Parents for Winlock School District Number 232, Patricia J. Imler