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Publications

(P = Peer Reviewed; I = Invited)

  • Reyes, C., & Bishop, P. (2019, in press). What visualizing strategic reading means for young adolescents. Journal of Visual Literacy, 38(4). (P)
  • Bishop, P., & Downes, J.M. (2019). Optimizing teacher and learning in the middle grades. Remaking Middle School working paper series. Curry School of Education and Youth-Nex Center, University of Virginia. (I)
  • Olofson, M., & Bishop, P. (2018). Crossing MGLS with the Middle Grades Research Agenda: A Guide for Researchers.Middle Grades Review 4(2), 1-24. (P)
  • Bishop, P., Downes, J., Netcoh, S., DeMink-Carthew, J., Farber, K., LeGeros, L., & Stokes, T. (2018). Middle grades teachers’ dispositions in a personalized learning context. In P. Howell (Ed.), Preparing Middle Level Educators for 21st Century Schools: Enduring Beliefs, Changing Times, Evolving Practices. Volume X in The handbook of research in middle level education. American Educational Research Association’s Middle Level Education Research Special Interest Group. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing.
  • Olofson, M. Downes, J., Smith, C., LeGeros, L., & Bishop, P. (2018). An Instrument to Measure Teacher Practices to Support Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades. RMLE Online, 41(7). https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19404476.2018.1493858. (P)
  • Farber, K. (2017). Learning by doing: Service learning as a means of personal growth in the middle gradesCurrent Issues in Middle Level Education, 22 (1), 1-9. (P)
  • Demink-Carthew, J., Olofson, M., LeGeros, L., Netsoh, S., & Hennessey, S. (2017). An analysis of approaches to goal setting in middle grades personalized learning environmentsRMLE Online, 40(10), 1-11. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/19404476.2017.1392689. (P)
  • DeMink-Carthew, J., & Bishop, P. (2017). Passion is not enough: Preparing middle level preservice teachers to be advocates for change. Middle School Journal, 48(2), 14-23. (P)
  • Netcoh, S., Olofson, M., Downes J., & Bishop, P. (2017). Professional learning with action research in innovative middle schools. Middle School Journal, 48(3), 25-33.
  • Bishop, P., Downes, J., & Nagle, J. (2017). How personal learning Is working in Vermont. Educational Leadership, 74(6). Online only.
  • Netcoh, S. (2017). Balancing freedom and limitations: A case study of choice provision in a personalized learning classTeaching and Teacher Education, 66, 383-392.
  • DeMink-Carthew, J. (2017). Reform‐Oriented Collaborative Inquiry as a Pedagogy for Student Teaching in Middle School. MGRJ, 11(1), 13-27. 

Full listing of publications available here

National & International Presentations

  • Bishop, P. Optimizing Teaching and Learning in the Middle Grades. Remaking Middle School Summit. Curry School of Education and Youth Nex Center, University of Virginia. (2019).
  • Bishop, P., Downes, J., Farber, K., Hennessey, S., Demink-Carthew, J., Stokes, T., Mark, R. (2018). Pathways to Personalization: Teacher Roles. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. New York, NY. (April 2018).
  • Tinker, A., Demink-Carthew, J., Smith, C., Tinker, B., (2018). Engaging in Reform-Oriented Collaborative Inquiry to Advance Proficiency-Based Learning in Teacher Education. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. New York, NY. (April 2018).
  • Demink-Carthew, J., Smith, C., Tinker, A., Tinker, B., (2018). The impact of proficiency-based learning on the assessment literacy of preservice teachers. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. New York, NY. (April 2018).
  • Legeros, L., Netcoh, S., Downes, J., Bishop, P., (2018). Genius Hour as an Anchor Experience for Implementing Personalized Learning in a VT MS. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. New York, NY. (April 2018).
  • Olofson, M., Downes, J., Bishop, P., & Smith, C., (2018). Can PD Move the Needle on Personalized Pedagogical Practices? Evidence from the Middle Grades. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference. New York, NY. (April 2018).
  • Hennessey, S., LaClair, P., Lisai, L. (2018). Schools Reimagined: Students as Change Agents. Deeper Learning Conference. San Diego, CA. (March 2018). 
  • Bishop, P. Redefining Rigor in the Middle Grades. Invited Session at the Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA. (November 2017).
  • Bishop, P.  Supporting Successful Transitions from Middle School to High School. Webinar. Mid-Atlantic Regional Educational Laboratory. (November, 2016).
  • Bishop, P. Advocating for Middle Level Teacher Preparation: Panel Presentation.Teacher Education Symposium of the Association for Middle Level Education. Austin, TX (October, 2016).
  • Bishop, P., Caskey M.M., Chodak, D., Smith, M., Pope, M., (2016). Advocating for middle-level teacher preparation. Panel presentation. Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference. Austin TX. (October 2016).
  • Bishop, P., Andrews, G., Caskey, M.M., Mertens, S.B., Virtue, D.C. (2016). Yes, You Can! Conducting Research in Your Own School. Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference. Austin TX. (October 2016).
  • Middle Level Education Research Special Interest Group (2016). The Middle Level Research Education SIG Presents a New Agenda for Middle Level Education Research. Speed Learning Session. Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference. Austin TX. (October 2016).
  • Bishop, P., Hubbard, D., Virtue, D.C. (2016). Let us help you publish your scholarship, research and creative activity. Speed Learning Session. Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference. Austin TX. (October 2016).
  • Olofson, M.W., Bishop, P., Downes, J., Hennessey, S., LeGeros, L., Mark, R., Netcoh, S., Smith, C., Thompson, S. (2016). Personalized and ubiquitous learning: opportunities and challenges in the research in the emergent phenomena of the middle grades. Middle Level Education Roundtable. Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference. Austin TX. (October 2016).
  • Hennessey, S., LeGeros, L., Mark, R., Thompson, S., Netcoh, S., Olofson, M.W., Downes, J., Bishop, P. (2016). Student goal-setting within a personalized learning context: a multiple case study. Middle Level Education Roundtable. Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference. Austin TX. (October 2016).
  • Bishop, P., DeMink-Carthew, J. (2016). Passion is not enough: Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to be Diplomats for Change. Teacher Education Symposium of the Association for Middle Level Education. Austin TX. (October 2016).
  • Bishop, P., Downes, J., Hennessey, S., Thompson, S. (2016). The power of teacher-directed professional development. Teacher Education Symposium of the Association for Middle Level Education. Austin TX. (October 2016).

Full listing of national and international presentations available here

Local Presentations

  • Grow Community Through Service Learning and Leadership. Katy Farber & Peter Stratman. Presented at Vermont Fest, November 2018.
  • Conversations About Micro-Credentialing. Susan Hennessey & Tim O'Leary. Presented at Vermont Fest, November 2018.
  • Ideas Into Action Through School-Driven Change. Penny Bishop, John, Downes, Scott Thompson, and Life LeGeros. Presented at Rowland Conference at UVM, October 2018.
  • Projects for Hope: Global Loals Inspired, Local Community Supported PBL for 8th Grade. Katy Farber & Morgan Moore. Presented at Dynamic Landscapes, May 2018.
  • Design Thinking and STEAM in the Early Grades (K-5): A Year Long Journey. Katy Farber, Cathy Newton, & Rebecca Whitney. Presented at Dynamic Landscapes, May 2018.
  • EXTENDED SESSION: Leveraging the National School Library Standards to Personalize Learning. Jeanie Phillips & Rebecca Soffman. Presented at Dynamic Landscapes, May 2017.
  • Student Leadership with Brainado! Jennifer Hempey & Life LeGeros. Presented at Dynamic Landscapes, May 2017.
  • Students as Partners in Change. Life LeGeros & Allison Schlageter. Presented at Dynamic Landscapes, May 2017.
  • PBL or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Learner Centered Education. Ben Curtis & Katy Farber. Presented at Dynamic Landscapes, May 2017.
  • Student Agency in the Classroom. Susan Hennessey. Presented at Dynamic Landscapes, May 2017.
  • Virtual Reality Can Teach Empathy. Charlie Herzog & Rachel Mark. Presented at Dynamic Landscapes, May 2017.
  • Find Your Superpower: Specializing in the Library. Presented at Dynamic Landscapes, May 2017.
  • Project-based learning as a path to personalized and flexible pathways. Scott Thompson, Diana Rich, & Sam Nelson. Presented at Vermont Fest, November 2017. 
  • Digital Badging & Micro-credentialing VT Style. Susan Hennessey, Ric Reardon, Peter Drescher, & Matt Henchen. Presented at Vermont Fest, November 2017.
  • The Digital Learning Dance: SIS, LMS, Act 77, Grading and Stakeholders. Susan Hennessey, Jonah Ibson, Maura Kelley, & Chris Bologna. Presented at Vermont Fest, November 2017.
  • Making History: Using Social Media to Connect with Our Community. Joe Rivers (Brattleboro). Presented at Vermont Fest, November 2017.
  • Directing Self-Direction: Helping Our Students Cultivate Self-Direction. Adam Rosenburg (Rutland). Presented at Vermont Fest, November 2017.
  • Extending and Deepening PBL: Service Learning. Katy Farber. Presented at Vermont Fest, November 2017.
  • Finding & Using Open Education Resources. Erica Zimmer (Rutland). Presented at Vermont Fest, November 2017.
  • Personalization: Thinking Small & Going Big. John Craig (Hazen). Presented at Vermont Fest, November 2017.

Full listing of local presentations available here

 

Our Latest Presentations

Join us at AERA in Toronto, Ontario ~ April 4-9!

Middle School Student Experiences Making Decisions in How They Learn  Tuesday, April 9 from 8:00am-10:00am, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Mezzanine Level, Nova Scotia.

Deeper Learning 2019 at High Tech High in San Diego, CA March 26-29

Susan Hennessey and Emily Hoyler presented along with two of our partner educators from Proctor Jr. Sr. High School, Sarah Marcus and Alena Digan.  

The Hero’s Journey: Teacher Leaders as Agents of Change in School Transformation. Wednesday, March 27, Workshop Round 2 from 2:00pm-3:30pm