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Sharon Pratt

Assistant Professor

Hawthorn Hall 351

Research

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS



Peer Reviewed:


Pratt, S. M. & Martin, A. (working paper). Methods for discovering metacognition of beginning readers. Reading Psychology.

Kim, E. J. & Pratt, S. M. (woulrking paper). Bilingual or language disorder? A journey of an Asian family of a child with language delay. Multiple Voices. 

Pratt, S. M., Imbody, S., Wolf, L., Patterson, A. (in press). Co-planning in co-teaching: How it can practically work. Intervention in School and Clinic.

Pratt, S. M. & Urbanowski, M. (in press). Teaching early readers to self-monitor and self-correct. The Reading Teacher.

Spaulding, L. S. & Pratt, S. M. (2015). A review and analysis of the history of special education and disability advocacy in the United States. American Educational History Journal, 42 (1 & 2)91 – 109.

Pratt, S. M. (2014). Building mentorships: How administrators can support co-teachers in mentoring and coaching each other. Research to Practice: K-12 Scholarship Journal. http://community.cec.sped.org/va/journal/editions

Pratt, S. M. (2014). Achieving Symbiosis: Working through challenges found in co-teaching to achieve effective co-teaching relationships. Teaching and Teacher Education, 41, 1-12. 

Gerst, S. (Summer 2012). Co-teaching: How does it affect students? Research to Practice: K-12 Scholarship Journal, 2(1), 5-21.  http://www.virginiacec.org/journal_virginia_cec.htm




Invited Book Chapter:

 

Pratt, S. M. & Spaulding, L. S. (2014). Working with people: Professional collaboration. In A.J. Rockinson-Szapkiw & L.S. Spaulding (Eds.), Navigating the doctoral journey: A handbook of strategies for success. Lanham, MD: R & L Education.

 


Dissertation:

 

Gerst, S. (2012). The co-teaching journey: A systematic grounded theory study investigating how secondary school teachers resolve challenges in co-teaching. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from ProQuest. (1033343450)

 


Master’s Research Paper:

 

Gerst, S. (2007). Partnering with homeschoolers: Collaborations between homeschoolers and public schools. (Masters’ research paper). University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA. Retrieved from http://cdm15897.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/mast/id/8/rec/9

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS:

Kim, E.J. & Pratt, S. (Proposal accepted for April 2016). Teaching Co-Teaching by Modeling It: A collaborative co-teaching journey between a special education faculty and a literacy faculty. Council of Exceptional Children Convention 2016. St Louis, MO.

Pratt, S., Imbody, S., Wolf, L., & Patterson, A. (Proposal accepted for March 2016). A practical guide for co-planning in co-teaching. Best Practices Showcase. Fort Wayne, IN.

Pratt, S. & Kim, E.J. (2016, February 15). Effect of a co-teaching partnership on faculty professional growth and pre-service teachers’ understanding of collaboration. Association of Teacher Educators National Conference 2016. Chicago, IL.

Pratt, S. (2015, September). Reading inside the minds of developing readers. Indiana State Reading Association Annual Conference 2015. Indianapolis, IN.

Pratt, S., Urbanowski, M., Burgher, L. (2015, June). Making classroom discussions meaningful: Strategies to increase student participation and higher-order thinking. Iowa Reading Association ESEA Title 1 Conference. Ames, IA. 

Imbody, S. Patterson, Al. & Wolf, L., Pratt, S., & Kim, E. J. (2015, February). Co-Teaching: How to achieve a successful co-teaching relationship. Best Practices Showcase. Fort Wayne, IN.

Pratt, S., Kim, E. J., Wolf, L., Patterson, A., & Imbody, S. (2015, February). Using the expertise of both teachers in a successful co-teaching relationship. Indiana Council for Exceptional Children’s 2015 Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Pratt, S., Imbody, S., Patterson, A., & Wolf, L. (2014, November). Using co-teaching to provide differentiation in reading/language arts instruction. Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division 37th Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Kim, E. J. & Pratt, S. (2014, November). Bilingual or language disorder? A journey of an Asian family of a child with language delay. Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division 37th Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN.

Pratt, S., Urbanowski, M., & Evans, A. (2014, June). Teaching the language of math: Integrating reading comprehension and vocabulary strategies into math instruction. Iowa Reading Association ESEA Title 1 Conference. Ames, IA.

Pratt, S. & Spaulding, L.S. (2013, November). Preparing special educators with effective instructional practices for using math manipulatives. Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division 36th Annual Conference. Fort Lauderdale, FL.

Pratt, S. (2013, October 12). Visual representations bridge the gap between concrete manipulatives and abstract symbolic representations in teaching mathematics. American Association for Teaching and Curriculum Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. 

Pratt, S. & Urbanowski, M. (2013, June 26). Teaching self-correction strategies to early learners in a collaborative group setting. Iowa Reading Association ESEA Title 1 Conference. Ames, IA.

Gerst, S. (2012, November 9). Overcoming co-teaching challenges: Preparing future educators for effective collaboration. Council for Exceptional Children Teacher Education Division 35th Annual Conference. Grand Rapids, MI.

Gerst, S., & Spaulding, L.S. (2012, November 2). Two Can be Better Than One: Blending Different Perspectives on Classroom Management to Resolve Challenges Found in Co-Teaching. Virginia CEC Annual Fall Conference, Lynchburg, VA: Virginia Federation of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

Gerst, S. & Spaulding, L.S. (2012, April 30). Overcoming co-teaching challenges: How special and general education co-teaching partners overcome challenges inherent in the co-teaching process. YAI Network’s 33rd Annual International Conference on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. New York: NY.