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Fellows Research Studies

TIPPS for Students

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Leandra Parris

Using an equity-centered, trauma-informed framework, this project will focus on developing and revising a Tier 2 curriculum for students experiencing traumatic stress associated with relational injustice. Specifically, we will be adapting the current curriculum for students holding marginalized identities (students with intellectual disabilities, racially/ethnically marginalized youth, LGBTQI2S+ youth). Implementation of the curriculum with middle school youth, along with teacher training using the partner modules, will occur in late Fall and Spring.

Aprendiendo y Creciendo Juntos

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Katherine Barko-Alva

In mutual collaboration with Dr. Jennifer Bickham-Mendez (Sociology, William & Mary) and local immigrant families within our community, we are designing a community-based research project to meet the linguistic, academic, sociocultural, and cognitive needs of multilingual learners and their families. The purpose of this project is to highlight our communities' resources and increase our networks of support.

Technology Integrations, Social Justice Understanding, and Culturally Relevant Pedagogy from Preservice Teachers’ perspectives

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ting Huang

This project reports perspectives from preservice teachers (PTs) on implementing technology, social justice, and culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP). All 24 PTs were recruited from a secondary teacher preparation program across various disciplines (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies). Interested fellows could explore outcomes in the following areas: (a) Technology Integrations, (b) Social Justice Understanding, and (c) Culturally Relevant Pedagogy.

Social-Emotional Learning for All

Faculty Mentor: Dr. Janise Parker

Using a culturally responsible dual-factor of mental health framework, this project will examine outcomes associated with a social-emotional learning program that was designed to help marginalized youth thrive. Specifically, we will interview key stakeholders about their experiences with implementing the program to understand how community-based mentoring can address marginalized youths’ limited access to social-emotional learning and structured support for fostering adolescent well-being.