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


Submissions from 2019


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

Improving pre-service elementary teachers engineering teaching efficacy beliefs with 3D design and printing, Hasan Deniz, Erdogan Kaya, Anna Newley, and Ezgi Yesilyurt

Examining the Impact of a Computational Thinking Intervention on Pre-service Elementary Science Teachers’ Computational Thinking Teaching Efficacy Beliefs, Interest and Confidence, Hasan Deniz, Erdogan Kaya, Ezgi Yesilyurt, and Anna Newley

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

A Pilot Survey of a Self-Efficacy Tool for Career and Technical Education Administrators, Howard R. D. Gordon, David M. Yost, Michelle Conrad, Larae Watkins, and Kemaly Parr

Analysis of Subject Matter Topics Presented at Career and Technical Education Research and Professional Development Conferences: 2009-2016, Howard Gordon, Sara Shaw, and Xue Xing

A Qualitative Study of Ethnographic Variables Affecting Exchange of Knowledge among Online Help Seekers and Elite Digital Natives with Recommendations for Getting the Best Technology Assistance Possible, Steven Grubaugh, Donald Allen Deever, Gabe Gonzalez, and Greg Levitt

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

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy in Teacher Education, Iesha Jackson, Conra Gist, Bianca Nightengale-Lee, and Keisha Allen


Self-Efficacy and Quality of Classroom Interactions of EFL 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

Mehr als Matchbox?!, Kim Lange-Schuburt, Florian Böschl, Tina Vo, and Cory Forbes

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

A Long Arc Bending Toward Equity: Tracing Almost 20 Years of ELA Teaching with Technology, Stephanie Loomis, Katie Rybakova, Mary Rice, Clarice Moran, Lauren Zucker, Maureen McDermott, Ewa McGrail, Amy Piotrowski, Merideth Garcia, Hannah R. Gerber, Rick Marlatt, and Thor Gibbons

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

Practical Implications for Extending Planetarium Instruction Using Motion Sensor Devices and Head-Mounted Displays., Pamela A. Maher, Janelle M. Bailey, and P. G. Schrader

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

Assessing Learning from, with, and in Games Revisited: A Heuristic for Emerging Methods and Commercial Off-the-Shelf Games, Michael Mccreery, P. G. Schrader, Mark C. Carroll, Danielle L. Head, and Jeffrey R. Laferriere

Dissecting Curricular Reasoning: An Examination of Middle Grade Teachers' Reasoning behind Their Instructional Decisions, Travis A. Olson, Shannon W. Dingman, Dawn Teuscher, and Lisa Kasmer

Discontinuity in Enacted Scope and Sequence of Middle Grades Mathematics Content, Travis Olson, Lisa Kasmer, Dawn Teuscher, and Shannon Dingman

Fourth to Sixth Grade Teachers’ Invented Real World Problems and Pictorial Representations for Fraction Division, Travis Olson, Micah Stohlmann, Yichen Yang, and Xing Huang

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

Examining Designed Experiences: A Walkthrough for Understanding Video Games as Performance Assessments, Peter Schrader, Michael P. McCreery, S. Kathleen Krach, Jeffrey R. Laferriere, Catherine A. Bacos, and Joseph P. Fiorentini

Developing a community of academic writers: Using social media to support academic accountability, motivation, and productivity, Chyllis Scott, Nicola L. Ritter, Rhonda M. Fowler, and A. Dean Franks

Assessment in Mathematics Education Contexts: Theoretical Frameworks and New Directions, Jeffrey Shih, Jonathan D. Bostic, and Erin Krupa

The Influence of Students’ Self-Perceptions and Mathematics Experiences on Learning More Mathematics in the Future, Jeffrey Shih, Marsha Ing, Julia Phelan, Richard Brown, and Cathrine Maiorca

Doctoral Preparation in Mathematics Education: Time for Research and a Widespread Professional Conversation, Jeffrey Shih, Robert Reys, and Barbara Reys

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

New Directions for Technology Integration in K-12 Mathematics, Micah Stohlmann and Alfred Acquah

Getting to the Bottom of the Truth: STEM Shortage or STEM Surplus?, Micah Stohlmann, Cathrine Maiorca, and Emily Driessen

CCCs as Epistemic Heuristics to Guide Student Sense-Making of Phenomena, Tina Vo, Charles A. Anderson, Brian Gane, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, and Lindsey Mohan

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

Development of the Draw-An-Engineering-Teacher Test (DAETT), Tina Vo and Rebekah J. Hammack


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

New Teacher Mentoring and Teacher Retention: Examining the Peer Assistance and Review Program, Peter D. Wiens, Annie Chou, David Vallett, and Jori S. Beck

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

Factors Influencing High School Students' Career and Technical Education Enrollment Patterns, Xue Xing, Tiberio Garza, and Margarita Huerta

Analysis of Subject Matter Topics Presented at AERA’s CTE Annual Meetings, Xue Xing, Howard R. D. Gordon, and Sara Shaw

Novice and Experienced Science Teachers’ Knowledge of Evolutionary Theory Within the Context of Micro-and Macroevolution, Ezgi Yesilyurt, Ceren Oztekin, Jale Cakiroglu, and Hasan Deniz

Editors’ Notes, Shaoan Zhang and Emily Lin

Preservice Teacher Expectations of the Principal’s Role in Teacher Induction, Shaoan Zhang, Matthew Nishimoto, and Yan Liu

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

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

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

Culturally Responsive Teaching Across PK-20: Honoring the Historical Naming Practices of Students of Color, Norma A. 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

Looking Forward: Setting an Agenda for Research into the Crosscutting Concepts, Jeffrey Nordine, Sarah Fick, Kevin McElhaney, Lauren Barth-Cohen, Brian Gane, TJ McKenna, and Tina Vo

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