Publications of the faculty of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Teaching and Learning Department.


Submissions from 2020

Demonstration Shows: High School Students Performing Science Outreach, Corinne A. Fish and Merryn Cole

Development of the Smartphone and Learning Inventory: Measuring Self-Regulated Use, Kendall Hartley, Lisa D. Bendixen, Lori Olafson, Dan Gianoutsos, and Emily Shreve

Assessing Teacher Pedagogical Knowledge: The Video Assessment of Teacher Knowledge (VATK), Peter D. Wiens, Jori S. Beck, and Christina J. Lunsmann

Preservice Teachers’ Skills to Identify Effective Teaching Interactions: Does It Relate to Their Ability to Implement Them?, Peter D. Wiens, Jennifer LoCasale-Crouch, Anne Henry Cash, and Francisca Romo Escudero

Submissions from 2019

My First Blog Post of 2018 Borrows and an Equation: Reading = Hope x Change, Steven T. Bickmore

The 2018 Summit on the Teaching and Research of Young Adult Literature is Here!, Steven T. Bickmore

Addressing the Continuing Conundrum of Research and Practice, Randall Boone and Kyle Higgins

Learn From the Situation and Move Forward: A Talk with Deborah Deutsch Smith, Randall Boone PhD and Kyle Higgins

Learn From the Situation and Move Forward: A Talk with Deborah Deutsch Smith, Randall Boone PhD and Kyle Higgins

Nature of Science Views and Epistemological Views of College Biology Students, Lisa Borgerding and Hasan Deniz


Experiencing Anti-Immigrant Policies on Both Sides of the U.S./Mexico Borderland: A Comparative Study of Mexican and Iranian Families, Sandra L. Candel and Shahla Fayazpour


Critical Multicultureal Education: Working at the Intersections of Resistance, Restorative Justice, and Revolutionary Changes -- Introduction, Christine Clark and Norma A. Marrun


School Health Program: Impacting Physical Activity Behaviors Among Disadvantaged Students, Chia-Liang Dai

The Influence of an Engineering Design Experience on Elementary Teachers' Nature of Engineering Views, Hasan Deniz, Erdogan Kaya, Ezgi Yesilyurt, and Mohamed Trabia


“…4542 Miles from Home…”: Repositioning English Language Learners as Power Brokers and Teachers as Learners in the Study Abroad Context, Kenneth J. Fasching-Varner, Michaela P. Stone, Roberto Mora Mella, Francisco Olave Henriquez, and Macarena Yacoman Palma


Latinx Family Engagement in Schools and Surrounding Communities: Assessing the Impact of Parent (and Other Family Member) Development on Improving Student Educational Outcomes at Gene Ward Elementary School, Rosemary Q. Flores, Phyllis Morgan, Linda Rivera, and Christine Clark

Learning Formative Assessment in the Field: Analysis of Reflective Conversations Between Preservice Teachers and Their Classroom Mentors, Su Gao, Katrina Liu, and Marilyn McKinney

Smartphones and Self-Regulated Learning: Opportunities and Challenges, Kendall Hartley and Lisa D. Bendixen


Survey of Mennonite Schools Council Educators Final Report, Andromeda Hightower, Peter Wiens, and Paul Yoder


Self-Efficacy and Quality of Classroom Interactions of EFP Teachers in Niger, Bong Gee Jang, Hyonsuk Cho, and Peter Wiens

Independent Evaluation of Q-Interactive: A Paper Equivalency Comparison Using the PPVT-4 with Preschoolers, Shelley Kathleen Krach, Michael P. McCreery, Lindsay Dennis, Jessika Guerard, and Erika L. Harris

Critical Reflection and Generativity: Toward a Framework of Transformative Teacher Education for Diverse Learners, Katrina Liu and Arthena F. Ball

Extending the Apprenticeshop of Observation: How Mentee Experiences Shape Mentors, Christina J. Lunsmann, Jori S. Beck, Derek R. Riddle, Chyllis E. Scott, and Amy B. Adkins

A critical Race Theory Analysis of the ‘Demographic Diversity’ Gap in Schools: College Students of Color Speak Their Truth, Norma Marrun, Tara J. Plachowski, and Christine Clark

Can Video Games Be Used as a Stealth Assessment of Aggression?: A Criterion-Related Validity Study, Michael P. McCreery, S. Kathleen Krach, Catherine A. Bacos, Jeffrey R. Laferriere, and Danielle L. Head

Doctoral Programs in Mathematics Education: A Status Report of Size, Origin of Program Leadership, and Recommended Institutions, Robert Reys, Barbara Reys, Jeff Shih, and Farshid Safi

Mixed Methods for Human–Computer Interactions Research: An Iterative Study Using Reddit and Social Media, Peter G. Schrader, Mark C. Carroll, Michael P. McCreery, and Danielle L. Head

Three Modes of STEM Integration for Middle School Mathematics Teachers, Micah Stohlmann

Longitudinal Investigation of Primary Inservice Teachers’ Modelling the Hydrological Phenomena, Tina Vo, Cory Forbes, Laura Zangori, and Christina V. Schwarz


Teacher Training and Teaching Practice: The Case of Niger’s English as a Foreign Language Teachers, Peter Wiens, Elena Andrei, Annie Chou, April Smith, and Billa Anassour

Using the Log-Linear Cognitive Diagnosis Model to Classify Individuals in Career and Educational Assessment, Xue Xing

Editors’ Notes, Shaoan Zhang and Emily Lin

Professional Development Needs, Support, and Barriers: TALIS US New and Veteran Teachers’ Perspectives, Shaoan Zhang, Qingmin Shi, and Emily Lin

Professional Development Needs, Support, and Barriers: TALIS US New and Veteran Teachers’ Perspectives, Shaoan Zhang, Qingmin Shi, and Emily Lin

Submissions from 2018

Interactive Narratives, Counterfactual Thinking and Personality in Video Games, Catherine A. Bacos, Michael P. McCreery, and Jeffrey R. Laferriere

Impact of Model‐based Science Curriculum and Instruction on Elementary Students' Explanations for the Hydrosphere, Ben Baumfalk, Davarati Bhattacharya, Tina Vo, Cory Forbes, Laura Zangori, and Christina Schwarz

Understanding Teacher Turnover in Two Charter Schools: Principal Dispositions and Practices, Dana L. Bickmore and Margaret Mary Sulentic Dowell

Toward a More Visual Literacy: Shifting the Paradigm with Digital Tools and Young Adult Literature, Steven T. Bickmore

Young Adult Literature and the Digital World: Textual Engagement Through Visual Literacy, Steven T. Bickmore

Bick's Picks for 2018, Steven T. Bickmore

Books I Say You Should Read. Why? Because it is My Birthday!, Steven T. Bickmore

Brendan Kiely has a New Book and Laurie Halse Anderson is Going to be with him to Talk about Tradition., Steven T. Bickmore

Bridging Curricular Silos Through Collaboration, Steven T. Bickmore

Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora Colorado, Orlando, Las Vegas, and now Parkland., Steven T. Bickmore

Confronting Rape Culture with Powerful YA Texts., Steven T. Bickmore

Critical Reception from Sir Walter Scott to Contemporary Young Adult Literature, Steven T. Bickmore

Dr. Bickmore Comments on the Great American Read, Steven T. Bickmore

Finding Light and Hope in Young Adult Literature: A Response to the WSJ's Unbearable Darkness and Misappropriated Commentary., Steven T. Bickmore

Historical Fiction and Its Critics: From Sir Walter Scott to Contemporary Young Adult Literature, Steven T. Bickmore

I Wish I was Teaching a YA Class this Fall, Steven T. Bickmore

Revisiting ALAN 2018. It was so Fantastic!, Steven T. Bickmore

Students Representing the ALA Book Awards and a Few More: The 2018 Edition, Steven T. Bickmore

Two New Books! Young Adult Literature and the Digital World and Toward a More Visual Literacy, Steven T. Bickmore

After Postmodernism: Working Woke in the Neoliberal Era, Edward D. Boucher and Christine Clark

“This ain't got nuttin' to do with my life”: Art and imitation in Romeo and Juliet, Fawn Canady and Chyllis E. Scott

"This ain't got nuttin' to do with my life": Art and imitation in Romeo and Juliet, Fawn Canady and Chyllis E. Scott

A Gamified Approach to Beginning Reading and STEAM, Cindy Coleman, Steven Grubaugh, Daryl Coleman, Greg Levitt, Richard Speaker, and Penny Speaker


Spatial Thinking in Astronomy Education Research, Merryn Cole, Cheryl Cohen, Jennifer Wilhelm, and Rebecca Lindell

Evolutionary Theory as a Controversial Topic in Science Curriculum Around the Globe, Hasan Deniz and Lisa A. Borgerding

Evolution Education Around the Globe, Hasan Deniz and Lisa A. Borgerding

The Student Oral Language Observation Matrix (SOLOM): A psychometric study with preschoolers, Lindsay Dennis, Kathleen Krach, Michael P. McCreery, and S Navarro


The Student Oral Language Observation Matrix: A Psychometric Study With Preschoolers, Lindsay R. Dennis PhD; S. Kathleen Krach PhD, NCSP; Michael P. McCreery PhD; and Sarah Navarro BS

Death and War in A Separate Peace, Michelle M. Falter and Steven T. Bickmore

The Reading Pendulum: Phonics, Word Method, and Whole Language, Carly Gould and Chyllis E. Scott

What’s the Alternative? Advancing Learning Opportunities for Black Students, Iesha Jackson


"Color Does Not Equal Consciousness”: Educators of Color Learning to Enact a Sociopolitical Consciousness, Iesha Jackson and Michelle Knigh-Manuel

“Color does not Equal Consciousness”: Educators of Color Learning to Enact a Sociopolitical Consciousness, Iesha Jackson and Michelle Knight-Manuel

Investigating Computational Thinking Self-Efficacy Beliefs of Pre-Service Elementary Teachers, Erdogan Kaya, Ezgi Yesilyurt, Anna Danielle Newley, and Hasan Deniz

Sacrifices and scars, trials and triumphs, resilience and resolve: Reflections of refugee and immigrant experiences, Sophie M. Ladd and Amanda K. Melilli

Education and Indoctrination in the Social Sciences: Research-based Protocols for Best Practices of Teaching with Objectivity., Greg Levitt, Donald A. Deever, Steven J. Grubaugh, and Gabe Gonzales

Study Of The Upper Airway Of Obstructive Sleep Apnea Patient Using Fluid Structure Interaction, Yang Liu, Jennifer Mitchell, Yitung Chen, Woosoon Yim, Wenxiao Chu, and Robert C. Wang

The Power Of Ethnic Studies: Portraits Of First-generation Latina/o Students Carving Out Un Sitio And Claiming Una Lengua, N A. Marrun

My Mom Seems to have a Dicho for Everything!”: Family Engagement in the College Success of Latina/o Students, Norma Angelica Marrun

Whiteness as Property in Science Teacher Education, Felicia Moore Mensah and Iesha Jackson

Teaching K-8 Students Engineering Design Process through Zoombinis, Anna Newley, Erdogan Kaya, Hasan Deniz, and Ezgi Yesilyurt

Making in the Middle: Celebrity Statues, Anna Newly, Erdogan Kaya, Hasan Deniz, and Ezgi Yesilyurt

One Size Does Not Fit All: A Critical Race Theory Perspective on College Rankings, David A. R. Richards, Janet T. Awokoya, Brian K. Bridges, and Christine Clark

The what, when, and how of preservice teachers and literacy across the disciplines: A systematic literature review of nearly 50 years of research, Chyllis E. Scott, Diane M. Miller, Erin K. Washburn, and Erin M. McTigue

Contending with Gun Violence in the English Language Classroom, Shelly Shaffer, Gretchen Rumohr-Voskuil, and Steven T. Bickmore

A Vision for Future Work to Focus on the “M” in Integrated STEM, Micah Stohlmann

Middle School Students' Mindsets Before and After Open-Ended Problems, Micah Stohlmann, Xing Huang, and Lina DeVaul

The Impact of Technology Based Mathematical Modeling on Middle School Students’ Mindsets, Micah Stohlmann, Xing Huang, and Lina DeVaul

Building safe community spaces for immigrant families, one library at a time, Max Vazquez, Denise Davila, and Silvia Nogueron-Liu


Changes in Beliefs towards Children, Personality, and Future Social Studies Teachers: An Analysis of Survey Data, Peter D. Wiens

Expanding Circle: The Case of Nigerien EFL Teachers’ English, Training and Career Satisfaction, Peter D. Wiens, Elena Andrei, Bila Anassour, and April Smith


Five years of video-based assessment data: Lessons from a teacher education program, Peter D. Wiens and Matthew D. Gromlich


EFL teachers’ preparation and beliefs in Niger, Peter Wiens, Bong Gee Jang, Katrina Liu, Billa Anassour, and April Smith


How Middle Level Science Teachers Visualize and Translate Motion, Scale, and Geometric Space of the Earth-Moon-Sun System with Their Students, Jennifer Wilhelm, Merryn Cole, Cheryl Cohen, and Rebecca Lindell

Family Influences on Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy of Chinese Secondary Vocational Students, Xue Xing and Jay W. Rojewski

Submissions from 2017


Elementary teachers’ perceptions about the effective features of explicit-reflective nature of science instruction, E Adibelli Sahin and H Deniz

Comments from the editors, Angela T. Barlow and Travis A. Olson

AMTE Standards for Mathematics Teacher Preparation, Nadine Bezuk, Jennifer Bay-Williams, Douglas H. Clements, W Gary Martin, Julia Aguirre, Timothy Boerst, Elizabeth A. Burroughs, Ed Dickey, Elizabeth Hughes, DeAnn Huinker, Rochelle Gutierrez, Karen Karp, Jim Lewis, Travis A. Olson, Randolph Philipp, Nicole Rigelmann, Marilyn E. Strutchens, Dorothy Y. White, and Christine D. Thomas

The charter principal: Nuanced descriptions of leadership, Dana L. Bickmore and Marytza A. Gawlik

10 Young Adult Literature Web Resources You Should Know., Steven T. Bickmore

21,467,385 Attendees at the Jan 21, 2017 Women’s March Across the USA!! (An Alternate Fact) Don’t They Need Something to Read? Strong Women in YA Literature (and children’s)., Steven T. Bickmore

A Diverse Reading List for Betsy DeVos, Steven T. Bickmore

An Overview of the Work of Ellen Wittlinger and an Interview to Boot., Steven T. Bickmore

Bick's Picks for 2017, Steven T. Bickmore

Bound by Ice: A True North Pole Survival Story by Sandra Neil Wallace and Rich Wallace, Steven T. Bickmore

Catching up and Looking Forward., Steven T. Bickmore