Education in Action

2015-16 Academic Year


Amanda Villagomez

  • Lenski, S., Larson, M., McElhone, D., Davis, D. S., Lauritzen, C., Villagómez, A., … Scales, W. D. (2016). What teachers want: A statewide survey of reading and ELA teachers’ instructional materials, preferences, and practices. Literacy Research & Instruction, DOI: 10.1080/19388071.2016.1156202
  • Villagómez, A., Easton-Brooks, D., Gomez, K., Lubbes, T., & Johnson, K. (2016). Oregon Teacher Pathway: Responding to national trends. Equity & Excellence in Education, 49(1), 100-114.

Donna Rainboth

Michael O’Connor

  • Collaborative Success: Teaching Mathematics Using Collaborative Instruction in a Low-Income, Culturally Diverse Middle School, Journal of Modern Educational Review.


Ronda Fritz and Rae Ette Newman 

Amanda Villagomez

  • Illosvay, K.,  Villagómez, A., & Landon-Hays, M. (2015, November 21). Material matters: What teachers have to say about the curriculum. In Cultivating and assessing educator knowledge across secondary, two-year, and library contexts. Panel presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Minneapolis, MN.

Tawnya Lubbes

  • Who I Am is How I Teach: Culturally Responsive Teacher Identity Development to Promote Social Change, Teaching with Purpose Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Responding to the Rural Opportunity Gap Through Partnership Initiatives Centered in Culturally Responsive Practices, co-presented with Karyn Gomez, Kristin Johnson, Donald Easton-Brooks and Heidi Thorstad at the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Invited speaker for the Constructivist Research, Theory, and Practice Special Interest Group meeting at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) annual meeting in Chicago, IL.

Teresa Farrell, Ed.D.

  • International Visual Literacy Association conference:  Integrating Visual Literacy Skills in PK-12 Education, November 2015.
  • Co-presenting Vodcasting Methods to Increase Literacy Skills Development with Liz Becker at College Reading and Learning Association Conference, November 2015.

Miriam Munck

  • Accepted paper January 2016-Association of Science Teacher Educators International Conference: Rural STEM Professional Development.

Faculty Scholar’s

New EOU Literacy Club donates books to kids
Milton-Freewater educator named 2015 Culturally Responsive Teacher Leader

2014-15 Academic Year

EOU’s online early childhood education major among most affordable


Teresa Farrell, Ed.D.

  • Visual Literacy (VL) in Teacher Preparation: Measurement to Direction in the Journal of Visual Literacy, Vol. 34, No. 1, Spring 2015.

Amanda Villagomez, Kerri Wenger, & Ernst-Slavit

  • Blogging the Way to Understanding: Constructing Meaning Through Reflection and Interaction. In L.C. de Oliveira, M. Klassen, & M. Maune (Eds.), Common Core State Standards in Language Arts, Grades 6-12: For English Language Learners (pp. 95-110). Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press.

Donna Rainboth and Miriam Munck

  • Contributing authors to the book A Few of Our Favorite Things, Teaching Ideas for K-12 Science Methods Instructors.  Available here.

Tawnya Lubbes, Heidi Harris, Nancy Knowles, and Jacob Harris

  • Translation, Transformation, and “Taking it Back”: Moving between Face-to-Face and Online Writing in the Disciplines.  The article can be found here.

Aimee Alexander-Shea

  • Understanding Resistance to Content Literacy by Pre-service Social Studies Teachers will be published in The Journal of Social Studies Research.


Teresa Farrell, Ed.D.

  • Oregon Association of Teacher Educators (ORATE) conference: Integrating Visual Literacy Skills in PK-12 Education.
  • Colloquium: Visual Literacy in Pre-Service Teacher Preparation.
  • Oregon Association of Career and Technical Education (OACTE) conference: Integrating Visual Literacy Skills into the CTE Classroom.

Miriam Munck

  • Association of Science Teacher Educators International Conference Paper presentation: Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding of NGSS Science Practices and Their Ability to Incorporate Science Practices in Science Teaching.
  • Oregon Science Teacher Association State Conference: Engineering Curriculum.
  • National Science Teacher Association Conference: STEM Professional Development and Teacher Implementation.

Aimee Alexander-Shea

  • Accepted to present From Binder to Blackboard: Examining the Professional Evolution from Student to Teacher at The Hawaii International Conference on Education.
  • I’m NOT a Reader Teacher!: Refocusing on the Social Studies presented by the 94th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies.


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