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2024 CASE Summit

Join us on Tuesday, April 23, from 8:30 am to 1 pm in the James Hall Atrium for the 2024 CASE Education Summit, celebrating "100 Years of Educational Research and Practice."

This single-day conference brings together the esteemed faculty of the Rowan University College of Education, with a focus on diverse research topics encompassing K-12 & higher education, access, equity, inclusion, and AI policy.

Our distinguished keynote speaker, Dr. Bettina L. Love, the William F. Russell Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University, is renowned for her pivotal contributions to the establishment of abolitionist teaching in schools. Her address promises to provide valuable insights into the future of education. Dr. Love is also graciously signing copies of her books, which will be available to purchase at the Summit.

Throughout the event, attendees will also have the opportunity to engage with faculty presenters, delving into the latest educational research and practices. Covering a spectrum of topics, these presentations will foster dialogue and exploration, furthering our collective understanding of the evolving landscape of education.

Don't miss this unique chance to be part of a thought-provoking discussion that reflects on the past, analyzes the present, and envisions the future of education.  Join us at the 2024 CASE Education Summit as we celebrate a century of educational progress and innovation.

All session are free open to everyone.

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If you are attending the CASE Summit, please park in Lot C (behind Richard Wackar Stadium). For a campus map, click here.


Presented by Dr. Zalphia Wilson-Hill
10:00 am | Room 2098
An exploration of the academic, social and emotional components that teaching a multicultural class to graduate students through storytelling as a mode of instruction creates space for all students, and the professor, to share lived experiences that facilitates cultural competence through compassion for self and others.

Exploring Disabled Teachers Practices of Tempered Radicalism in Schools
Presented by Dr. Michelle L. Damiani & Olusola Ogundola (Graduate student)
10:00 am | Room 2093
The research presents an examination of an under addressed aspect of equity in teacher diversity and inclusion in education.

Roadblocks to Supporting Parental Caregivers’ Role in Early Emotional Development Post-Abuse/Neglect: Insights and Recommendations from Caseworkers and Family Court Judges
Presented by Dr. Nicole M. Edwards
10:00 am | Room 2094
This session will focus on better ways to address pervasive inequities post-abuse/neglect by embracing contributing roles across multiple levels of a child’s ecology to lay a stronger foundation for more children. In this session we will focus on key findings from recent analyses, and discuss implications for practice, research, and policy. If tailored recommendations for strengthening readiness to promote Early Emotional Development (EED) could be embedded in reunification plans, for example, this may bolster accountability for caseworkers to initiate discussion/resource sharing and for  parents to commit to efforts intended to build their capacity for emotion coaching during foster care placements and in preparation for reunification in the earliest years of development.

A Planning and A Process Period: Examining Educator SEL as a Tier 1 Response
Presented by Dr. Kara Ieva, Dr. Jordan Beasley, Melissa Fransozi, Indra Owens, Erica Figueroa, and Sam Steen, Ph.D.
10:00 am | Atrium
This presentation invites administrators, teachers, and school counseling practitioners and researchers to learn more about using critical reflection action research to develop and evaluate the implementation of an Educator SEL group counseling program for all school staff.

Developing policies for AI: Laying the Foundations
Presented by Dr. Cecile H. Sam and Dr. Jill Perry
11:00 am | Room 2093
Educators will receive foundational knowledge needed to make good institutional policy around the usage of GenAI. The presentation focuses on 5 major components: 1. Basic overview of GenAI and how it differs from more common AI; 2. The potential benefits and limitations of GenAI; 3. Ethical considerations regarding its usage; 4. How to think of GenAI using a Policy Process framework; and 5. Personal and Public Considerations moving forward.

Black Women State Legislators: Intersectional Identities and Education Policies
Presented by Dr. Magdalena Martinez
11:00 am | Room 2098
Drawing on intersectionality and representational identity theory, in this presentation I center Black women legislators’ collective and individual experiences to examine how their experiences shape their policy ways of knowing and education policy priorities.

The Ethical use of AI and Other Technology Tools in Qualitative Research
Presented by Dr. Zeynep Isik-Ercan
11:00 am | Room 2094
This presentation will offer an ethical framework for the use of AI and other technology tools in qualitative research that still allows diverse lenses and perspectives that individual researchers bring. Best utilization recommendations and examples from tools and software that can support the research analysis process will be presented.

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