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Tarrant Institute researchers will be presenting this November at the Annual Middle Level Education conference in Nashville, Tennessee.

A Methodological Approach in Evaluating Digital-Age Instruction and Professional Development in Middle Grades Classrooms
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

The Impact on Teacher Practice of Using Learning Management Systems in 1:1 Classrooms

Thursday, November 6, 2014, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM


Augmented Reality in the Classroom: Deeper Meaning through Technology
Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM


Middle School Assessment: Authentic and Technology Rich
Friday, November 7, 2014, 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM



  • Downes, J., & Bishop, P. (forthcoming). Enhancing family involvement through technology. Middle Ground.
  • Bishop, P., & Downes, J. (forthcoming). Building stronger teams through technology. Middle Ground
  • Bishop, P. & Downes, J. (forthcoming) Technology and learning in the middle grades. In P.G. Andrews (Ed.). Research to guide practice in middle grades education. Westerville, OH: Association for Middle Level Education.
  • Bishop, P. & Downes, J. (2013). Authentic assessment through technology. Middle Ground, pp 44-45.
  • Downes, J., & Bishop, P. (2012). Responsive technologies for young adolescents. In F. Miller (Ed.). Transforming learning environments: Strategies to shape the global generation. Emerald Publishing, pp. 153-169.
  • Andrews, C., & Bishop, P. (2012). Middle years transitions across the globe. Middle School Journal, 44(1), 8-14.
  • Downes, J., & Bishop, P. (2012). Engaging digital natives: Learning from young adolescents? technology lives. Middle School Journal, 43(5), 6-15.
  • Bishop, P. (2012). Multiple discourses and missing voices. In M. Vagle (Ed.). Not a stage! A critical re-conception of young adolescent education. New York: Peter Lang, pp. 163-174
  • Advancing the Long View of Middle Grades Education: Leading through Research. Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Education. (November 2013).
  • What Research Says about Technology in the Middle Grades: Learning from 1:1 Programs. Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN. (November 2013).
  • Engaging Learners Through Digital Credentialing. Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference. Minneapolis, MN. (November 2013).
  • ePortfolios and Badges: A New Framework for Learner Engagement. VermontFest. Killington VT. (November 2013)
  • Virtual Pictures at an Exhibition: Augmented Reality in the Classroom. VermontFest. Killington VT. (November 2013).
  • ARIS Through the Looking Glass: Hands-On With Game Creation. VermontFest. Killington VT. (November 2013)
  • Social Reading. VT Department of Libraries Annual Conference, Lake Morey, VT. (May 2013).
  • Engaging Learners Through Badges and ePortfolios. University of Vermont College of Education and Social Services Scholarship Symposium. Burlington VT (May 2013).
  • DCF Book Run: a Mobile iOS Game of Reading Comprehension. University of Vermont College of Education and Social Services Scholarship Symposium. Burlington VT (May 2013)
  • A Praxis of Participatory Action Research: Creating 21st Century Learning Opportunities for Young Adolescents. Paper presentation at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (April 2013).
  • Curriculum Issues in Middle Level Schools. Paper presentation at American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (April 2013).
  • The Impact of Technology on Student Engagement in a Middle School Classroom. New England Educational Research Organization Annual Conference. Portsmouth NH. (April 2013).
  • The Effects of Game Play and Collaboration on Student Engagement. New England Educational Research Organization Annual Conference. Portsmouth NH. (April 2013).
  • Engaging Learners Through Participatory Action Research. American Middle Level Educators. Portland OR. (November 2012).
  • ARIS in Wonderland: How we're building mobile place-based games with students. VermontFest, Killington VT. (November 2012).
  • Beyond Success: 1:1 As A Transformative Journey. Keynote speech, VT 1:1 School Conference, Lake Morey VT. (September 2012).
  • Bookmapping. Susan Hennessey. Presented at the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Awards, 2012. Originally presented as a Tech Tips session in November 2011.


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