UMaine faculty and students participate in NEERO annual meeting

Faculty members and students from the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development attended the annual meeting of NEERO, the New England Educational Research Organization, held virtually April 28-30. Participants in the conference included:

  • Assistant professor of curriculum, assessment and instruction Rebecca Buchanan, and undergraduate students Moriah Weitman and Mikayla Palmer, who presented a paper titled “How Pre-Service Teachers Learn About Social Justice Through Social Media.”
  • Buchanan also presented with Margaret Clark (Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts) on a self-study project, titled “Creating Critical Spaces: Writing as a Path to Collaborative Reflective Pedagogies.”
  • Julie DellaMattera, director of the School of Educational Leadership, Higher Education and Human Development, and former UMaine lecturer of human development Patrick Cheek presented a paper titled “Using Contract Grading in Undergraduate Courses and Their Influence on Students’ Self-Efficacy.”
  • DellaMattera also chaired a paper session on “Improving and Rethinking Research Methods.”
  • Associate professor of educational leadership Catharine Biddle was a discussant on a panel titled “Inquiry and Evidence in a Rural Teacher Residency Program.”