Nativity Miller – Final Defense

Apr 11 @ 9:30 LSC 1148 Investigating the CDE ELD Implementation Rubric and Needs Assessment of ELL Professional Development Standards for Principals and Teachers in the Weld RE8 School District This quality improvement study sought to identify the perceived implementation status on the Colorado Department of Education’s ELD program rubric. Additionally, identifying how the Weld […]

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Thesis Final Defense – Theresa Rosasco

Implementation of Literacy Programming in Two Small Rural Elementary Schools Apr 12 @ 8:45 LSC 700 In a small rural Colorado school district, two elementary schools implement different literacy programs and are given the autonomy to continue their literacy programming. This study will use the Concerns Based Adoption Model (CBAM) to help school leaders in […]

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Nicole Rudman – Final Defense

STEM in Early Childhood: Influence of a Professional Learning Community Apr 15 @ 10 am LSC 700 This study examines the influences of teachers’ self-selected participation in a STEM professional learning community designed to promote early childhood personalized and collaborative learning on their understandings of STEM, both as a paradigm for teaching/learning and their implementation […]

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Steven Linenberger – Final Defense

Campus Climate Environments for LGBTQ Undergraduate Students Attending a Jesuit College March 19 @ 10 AM LSC 700 Acceptance on university campuses of students who identify as LGBTQ has progressed over the past several years. However, students who do identify as LGBTQ often still report feeling that campus environments are negative, hostile, and discriminatory toward […]

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