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May 18, 2016 - King’s College graduate students recently participated in the Education Department’s Master’s Symposium. The presentations were a culmination of research projects on a variety of topics to fulfill requirements in the College’s Master of Education programs. Reading research project topics included smart and mobile technology, student motivation, comprehension, note-taking technology, and project-based learning. Presentations for the curriculum and instruction program focused on English as a Second Language initiatives, computer-assisted instruction, telemedicine, phonemics, virtual field trips, effects of sports participation on academic performance. 

Local research participants were: Christina Jeckell, Mountain Top, School Nurse, Maple Manor Elementary Middle School, “The Impact of Comprehensive School-Based Teenage Pregnancy Programs”; Alicia Garavaglia-Mikluscak, Hanover Twp., 5th Grade Learning Support, State Street Elementary, “Computer Assisted Instruction and Its Effect on Math Students in a Learning Support Setting”; Edward Rosengrant, Wilkes-Barre, Preschool-Lead Teacher, King’s College Early Learning Center, “The Effects of Technology on the Development of Phonological Awareness in Preschool Students”; Brittany Scarnulis, Hughestown, 7th and 8th grade math teacher, Wilkes-Barre Area School District, “The Effectiveness of Writing Out Solutions to Mathematics Problems”; and Kate Reynolds, West Pittston, Business Teacher, West Side Career Technical School, “Assessing the Importance of English Language Learners’ Writing Progression Through Writing Portfolios.”

Eighteen King’s graduate students presented abstracts and answered questions from the College’s faculty and fellow students. The event was coordinated by Dr. Denise Reboli, chair and professor of education; Dr. Deb Carr, director, graduate program in curriculum and instruction; and Dr. Jill Yurko, director, graduate program in reading.

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King’s College graduate students who presented their research during the Education Department’s annual symposium, seated from left: Mary Breznitsky, Jordan Zande, Brittany Scarnulis, Anna Stiegher, Paula McQuestion, and Meghan Bell. Standing: Donna LaPorte, Jason Smolinsky, Katie Reynolds, Edward Rosengrant, Stephanie Widdoes, Jennifer Wilson, Jenn Mason, Alicia Garavaglia-Mikluscak, Kelly Sandrock, Christina Jeckell, and Heather Rosato. Absent from photo: Mary Joyce Stefanowicz.