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Holder, A. (2017). Reading Teachers’ and Administrators’ Perceptions of the Factors that Promote or Inhibit Reading Achievement in Selected North Carolina Elementary Schools. Proquest.

Under Review

“Elementary Administrators’ Exploring the Factors That Promote or Inhibit Reading Achievement”

This article is currently pending approval from The Journal of Research Initiatives. The

researchers touch on factors that both promote and inhibit reading achievement, according

to administrators at Title I schools in North Carolina.

 In Progress

“Book Review of Choice Words by Peter Johnston”
In productive classrooms, teachers don’t just teach children skills: they build emotionally and relationally healthy learning communities. Teachers create intellectual environments that produce not only technically competent students, but also caring, secure, actively literate human beings.

“Creating and Using Digital Notebooks for CORE Subjects”
In this session, attendees will learn how to implement the use of Google Classrooms and digital notebooks. Research shows that going digital enhances student engagement and performance. Digital notebooks help students to personalize and individualize learning along with increasing collaboration with teachers and peers. Students may express their thinking through videos, apps, text, and pictures. Digital notebooks enables teachers to create learning templates to drive instruction and students are able to layer information on top of each other. In addition, students are able to hyperlink to third party apps. After the session, attendees will have all the tools they need to implement digital notebooks with confidence and ease.

“North Carolina Administrators’ and Reading Teachers’ Perceptions of the Factors that Promote or Inhibit Reading Achievement”
This proposal is to present my qualitative research is pending approval. If accepted, I will be presenting at the 49th annual NC Reading Conference at the Raleigh Convention Center March 18-20, 2018

“The Effectiveness of i-Ready -Literacy in Public Schools”
Researchers track i-Ready data for two years to determine effectiveness of the program’s impact in public schools.

“Where Do You Start?” edTpa Realignment”

This proposal has been accepted for the NC-ACTE Fall Forum on September 21 and 22, 2017 at the North Raleigh Hilton, Raleigh. This session will provide a brief overview of edTPA and suggestions on where to start when initiating this process. Examples of strategies and supports that have been found effective will be shared and participants will be involved in investigating and developing supports aligned with Task 1, 2 and 3.