21st Annual Celebration of Student Research 2021-2022
5:00-5:15 PM Zoom
See Zoom links on individual roundtables
The Celebration of Research conference offers New York City teachers a professional forum to exchange ideas. Our primary objectives are to provide a stimulating and supportive venue for scholarly presentations; to share/discuss educational practices; and to promote the development of skills in conducting research. The conference, which repre-sents teachers across all disciplines and grade levels, provides a meaningful vehicle for the preparation and presentation of scholarly work by students who are at the end of their graduate education. By recognizing the diverse applications of (and inquiries into) educational research represented in conference presentations, we can better learn about and serve the diverse needs of our students and schools.
Celebration of Inquiry & Research 2020-2021
Vivian Shulman, Coordinator
President: Timothy G. Lynch
Provost: J. Michael Parrish
Interim Associate Provost: Dante Tawfeeq
Dean: Burnett Joiner
Department Chair, Educational Studies:
Department Chair, Curriculum & Instruction: David Allen
The Educational Research Faculty wishes to thank those who graciously consented to read for “Best Paper Award”:
Professor Igor Arievitch
Professor Stephanie Schmier
Professor Greg Seals
Facilitator: Professor Rachel Grant
Life of a first-year Special Education Teacher: The truth
Kye Anderson & Albert Curry
The impact of social media on adolescent development and education
The role of language and family literacy in developing early readers
A revisit of school engagement after 18 years: A comprehensive literature review
The effects of using technology to take mathematics assessments on mathematics performance
Is homework an effective tool in helping 4th graders succeed within the classroom
How do Gen Z students feel about social studies?
The impact of cultural relevance
Facilitator: Professor Gene Fellner
Does field experience make you a better teacher?
Strategies of motivating students learning in science classrooms
Teacher preparedness for teaching English Language Learners
Fify Deef & Jacqueline Pecoraro
The culturally inclusive classroom
Arianna Virone & Jameela Ismail
There is a relationship between self-determination and self-esteem among secondary students with disabilities
What are the effects of iPads on student achievement and engagement in high school Geometry?
Sofia Belfiore & Thomas O’Day
What are the perspectives of educators, students and parents regarding the way English Language Learners are classified?
Diana LaBarca & Chrissie Mendez
The impact of three-dimensional art activity on the social-emotional learning of ELLK with special needs: Qualitative case study
Facilitator: Professor Judit Kerekes
The impact the Covid-19 pandemic had on teachers and students teaching and learning remotely
Gianna Chianchiano & Wiola Mudryk
The impact of art on second language acquisition
The misidentification of ELL students in special education
Danielle DiCarlo & Anwaar Elwahwah
The effects of sensory tools on on-task behavior of students with ASD
The effectiveness of verb packets on academic performance in second language classrooms in secondary education
Rewording Pre-Calculus word problems for increased comprehension
Would teaching in a students’ native language impact their academic achievement/learning outcomes?
Leigh Ann Gonzalez
Can translanguaging improve academic achievement and social-emotional learning?
Diversity and inclusion in the classroom
Facilitator: Professor Bethany Rogers
Effects of Covid-19 on the academic success of students in 3rd grade: Did academics decline or increase?
The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on students socially and emotionally
SEL curriculum’s impact on English Language Learner participation
Claudia Dollard & Lucia Piatkowski
The effect of time of day a mathematics test is administered to first graders on their mathematics test scores
Does teacher happiness relate to job satisfaction?
What effect do standardized tests have on the perception and quality of learning of high school students, college students and teachers?
The impact of grading practices on student mastery in science
The relationship between number of absences and reading achievement in the first grade
Facilitator: Professor Gail Rosenberg
Token economies to serve students with disabilities: Do they work or not?
Mental health in education
Using social stories to develop self-regulation of students with autism
The relationship between attitude towards mathematics and mathematics achievement among second graders
Using technology to strengthen students’ writing skills
Writing at the college level using T.E.A.R. paragraph structure
Supporting students through a positive classroom environment
Taylor Faye Fox
Addressing social-emotional learning in a third-grade classroom
Facilitator: Professor Liqing Tao
Polarized perspectives: An arts-based narrative on mental health
Pros and cons of extra-curricular activities
The impact on children of immigrants when language brokering
The effects of mindfulness practice on mathematics assessment among fourth grade students
The effects of positive reinforcement on in-seat behavior in preschool students with ASD
Supporting ELL’s language skills with visual art
It’s all about perspective: A study of views held by children of immigrants and their parents on education
Benefits and challenges of participation in after-school theatre programs
Facilitator: Professor Susan Sullivan
The effects of flexible seating
Math is fun
Printed word processing between language writing systems with different orthographic depths: A meta analysis
The effectiveness of mathematics manipulatives for multiplication and student achievement among third graders
Carly Ann Cogliano
Predictive relationship between text anxiety and students’ academic achievement
What are teachers’ and students’ views on visual support for ELL students?
Covid-19: What changed in our students? A comprehensive investigation of the effect of Covid-19 on secondary students
Multicultural education: Exploring the benefits of independent reading and student choice in the classroom
Facilitator: Professor Nelly Tournaki
Developing a personal approach to classroom management
Teaching mathematics online
The Strategic Effect educational software impacts multi-language learners in the target language
The effectiveness of Origami breaks on the on-task behavior of fifth graders
Special education teachers’ happiness has a significant relation with their attitudes towards inclusion
Mental health challenges in remote learning
Student and teacher perceptions on the purposes of homework
A Comprehensive Investigation of the Effect of Science Education on English Language Learners
Facilitator: Professor Ken Gold
Inclusion in the classroom
Grow your mindset
Aduragbemi Joseph Odumosu
Coping, managing and minimizing stress in the classroom
Danielle M. Profaci
The relationship between special education teachers’ burnout and their teacher self-efficacy
Omar N, Elngaawy
Using iPads as instructional tools to improve task completion in students with ASD
Carina Marie Sosa
The uprise of social emotional learning: An analysis of the attention to emotions in mathematics classrooms
Kaitlyn Trost & Joshua Siegel
Is film more than just entertainment? The learning implications of film and other videos in the classroom
English Language Learners and their teachers
Jaylene Ocasio & Krystal Cordero
Facilitator: Professor Vivian Shulman
Technology in the classroom
Technology use in and outside the classroom
Academic benefits of culturally relevant pedagogy
Effects of early reading interventions with struggling readers in early childhood
The effect of computer-based instruction on student achievement in mathematics for middle school students
Can implementing a play-based learning approach in second grade mathematics and science classrooms enhance students’ achievement?
Nicole Vierno & Arlinda Hasanbelli
The incorporation of positive learning reinforcement and its impact inside the classroom
Facilitator: Professor Marta Cabral
Comparative study of America/Nigeria elementary education regarding policy implementation
Effective strategies for literacy development for English Language Learners
How effective is translation software in the classroom?
The number of absences in preschool has a negative relation to the academic and social-emotional progress of Pre-K general and special education students
How effective is guided reading in an ELA classroom?
Successful collaborative learning in the classroom
The benefits different note-taking methods have on students
What makes math learning fun?