This collection features graduate projects produced by graduate students 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

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Direction of the Musical: Hairspray, Craig Wrotniak

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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Direction of the Play: Twelve Angry Jurors, Frances Hopkins-Maxwell

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Direction of the Play: Buried Child, Kevin Wayne Loomer

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Direction of the Musical: Mulan, Jr, Juleen Murray Shaw

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Connecting with Families of Poverty Handbook, Rebecca Christine Oren

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Direction of the Musical: Seussical, Theresa Margaret Pohlhaus

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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Direction of the Musical: Children of Eden, Mark B. Daniels

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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

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Direction of the Play: Dracula: The Vampire Play, Nicholas T. Hutchinson

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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Direction of the Musical: Les Miserable School Edition, Mary B. Nickles

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

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Direction of the Musical: Fiddler on the Roof, Dennis J. Queenan

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Direction of the Play: The Arabian Nights, Heather Robertson

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Direction of the Play: Dead Man Walking, Patrick Williams

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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Direction of the Play: The Outsiders, Janice Carroll

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Direction of the Play: Beauty and the Beast Jr, Dara Evan Davis

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

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Direction of the Play: The House of Blue Leaves, Andrew Logan Fisher

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Direction of the Play: The Awesome 80's Prom, Shannon Lynna Hom

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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Direction of the Play: Blithe Spirit, Richard Shultz

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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

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Direction of the Play: For Black Boys Who Have Considered Homicide When the Streets Were Too Much, Cynthia Webb-Manly

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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Direction of the Play: Epic Proportions, David Franklin Crutcher

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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 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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Direction of the Play: Bocon, Christina Burbank

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

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Direction of the Play: Frankenstein, Ryan William Landmann

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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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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 Student Projects from 2008

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Direction of the Play: The Fantasticks, Robert Todd Meek

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Direction of the Play: Suessical, Elicia Mertens

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Direction of the Play: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Emily Rollie

Graduate Student Projects from 2007

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Direction of the Play: Bus Stop, Brett Eshelman

Graduate Student Projects from 2006

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Direction of the Play: Inuk And The Sun, Kari Glass

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Direction of the Play: Bocon, Amber Mae Peoples

Graduate Student Projects from 2005

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Direction of the Play: 1984, Jacob Dreiling

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Direction of the Play: Rumors, Taunya Lyn Page