Deborah L. Rooks-Ellis
5766 Shibles Hall, Rm 303
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5766
phone: (207) 581-2352
fax: (207) 581-2423
Assistant Professor, Special Education
Inquiry-based approaches to teaching
University of Arizona (2009, Ph.D., Visual Impairment)
The Johns Hopkins University (1993, MSEd., Visual Impairment)
University of Georgia (1990, BSEd., Early Childhood Education)
Books and Book Chapters:
Rooks, D.L. (2000). Taking Inquiry Outdoors: Reading, Writing, and Science Beyond the Classroom Walls. Stenhouse Publishers, chapter 9.
Invited and Peer Reviewed Articles:
Rooks, D.L. (in review). Investigating preconceptions and conceptual understanding about lunar phases with students with visual impairment: The case of Kyle. Research and Practice in Visual Impairment and Blindness.
Harris, C.J., & Rooks, D.L. (2010). Managing inquiry-based science: Challenges in enacting complex science instruction in elementary and middle school classrooms. Journal of Elementary Science Education, 21, 227-240.
Rooks, D.L., & Maker, C.J. (2009). Inquiry: A teaching approach for gifted visually impaired learners. Gifted Education International, 25, 171-186.
2011 OSEP Project Director’s Conference, Using a Special Education Framework for Program Review: Findings from the Training Opportunities for Personnel (TOP): Birth-5 Personnel Preparation Program
2009 OSEP Project Director’s Conference, Fostering a Community of Practice for Students in Training Opportunities for Personnel (TOP) Birth–5: Examining Learner Choice for Participation in Online Discussions
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