We are really proud of how Mia (and all of our 2015 grads) will be taking the spirit and mission of SMCM into the public schools, and as always, we appreciate your support of the MAT program.
Tuesday, June 2nd, 2015 – Goodpaster Hall, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
3:30 – 6:15 pm
- 3:45 – 4:45 Session 1
- 4:45 – 5:15 Reception
- 5:15 – 6:15 Session 2
Session 1, 3:45 – 4:45
Goodpaster 184- Social Studies and History at Leonardtown High School
- Gretchen Winch. Not Just His Story: Using Biography and Diversity to Increase Relevance in the Social Studies Classroom.
- Kyle Blackiston. Light ‘Em Up: Increasing Student Enjoyment in Secondary Social Studies Classes.
- Samantha Cameron. Talking it out: Social construction of knowledge about Israel and Palestine.
Goodpaster 185– English at Leonardtown High; Math at Chopticon High
- Elizabeth Kelley. Shakespeare in translation: Using linguistic and contextual translation to teach Hamlet.
- Amanda Squires. Group Projects with Technology: RealtimeBoard in a Math Classroom.
- Leigh Emig. Combining Young Adult Literature and the Classics in a Secondary English Classroom.
Goodpaster 186- Social Studies and English at Spring Ridge Middle School
- Lizi Pinkus. Globally Relevant Pedagogy in a Social Studies Classroom.
- Jacob Lang. Discourse and Awareness: Blogging to Support Academic Writing in the Secondary English Classroom.
- Katie Henry. Web-Based Discourse: Reflective Blogging to Encourage Student Enjoyment, Engagement, and Community in the Social Studies Classroom.
Goodpaster 197– Art and Physics at Great Mills High; Social Studies at Esperanza Middle School
- Rachel Heiss. The Art of Conversation: Communication to Increase Sense of Belonging and Engagement.
- Allyson Devers. Thinking about Intelligence: How student views of intelligence influence academic performance.
- Whitney Nyman. Social Justice in the Social Studies Classroom: Using Culturally Relevant Pedagogy to Promote Civic Engagement.
Goodpaster 198– Tuning In: Inclusive Music Practices at Carver Elementary, Esperanza Middle and Spring Ridge Middle
- Gino Hannah. Elementary Particles: Self-Organizing Music Ensembles.
- Gabriela Principe. Preaching to the Choir: Incorporating Culturally Responsive Teaching in the Middle School Choral Classroom.
- Grace White. Soundbrush: Using Musical Creation as Differentiation.
Session 2, 5:15 – 6:15
Goodpaster 184- Looking Through The Mirror of Self-Reflection
- Kaitlyn Lindsay. Reflective Discipline: Understanding the Influence of Self-Reflection on Student Behavior.
- Natalie Ulrick. 1-2-3 Reflect: Understanding How Reflection Influences Behaviors.
- Kristen Kamin. Holding a Mirror to Behavior: The Power of Reflecting on Positive and Negative Behaviors.
Goodpaster 185– George Washington Carver Elementary School
- Emily Grey. Jigsaw Instruction: Improving Student-Peer Relationships and the Effects on School Performance.
- Leila Kurman. “Can You Hear Me Now?”: Understanding English Learners’ Oral Language Proficiency through QuickVoice Recorder.
- Marisa Steiger. “Can You Hear Me Now?”: Understanding English Learners’ Oral Language Proficiency through QuickVoice Recorder.
Goodpaster 186- Park Hall Elementary School
- Julia Gardner. Tell Me About Your Day: Do Informal Conversations with Elementary School Students Improve Engagement, Relatedness, and Belonging?
- Sarah Harnish. The Impact of a Classroom Garden in the Inclusive Classroom.
Goodpaster 197– Building Strengths and Defining Power- the Dynamics of the Elementary Classroom
- Margaret Schmidt. Flexing the wings of presentation skills: How teaching improvisation skills builds students’ confidence in public speaking.
- Elena Collett. You Have a Choice: The Power of Options in the Intrinsic Motivation of Kindergarten Students.
- Mia Bullock. What Makes a Good Teacher? Exploring Student and Teacher Beliefs on Good Teaching.
Goodpaster 198– Hollywood Elementary School
- Jenny Kolb . “Carving Out Time for Curiosity”: The Effects of Student Questions on Intrinsic Motivation.
- Gabrielle Collins. Language to Motivate Learning: the Power of Inspirational Quotes.
- Amanda Kind. Teaching Computer Science In Early Elementary: Is There A Gender Difference In Self-Efficacy, Attitude, And Confidence?
Master of Arts in Teaching 2015 Graduation
Saturday, June 6, 2015 – 11:00 am Outdoor Ceremony in the Schaefer-Goodpaster Courtyard
In the event of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Michael P. O’Brien Athletics & Recreation Center (ARC)
10:00 am – Reception Goodpaster Hall Breezeway
MAT ‘11 alum, Kelsey Huber, was recognized as a shining star at Leonardtown Elementary School for her involvement in the after-school program.
Three current MAT students–Leila Kurman, Marisa Steiger, and Sarah Harnish–are finalizing the tech-based projects that they will present as Roundtable Papers at the 2015 EdMedia Conference in Montreal, Canada, in late June, just after they graduate the MAT.