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Corey McKennaCorey McKenna

Associate Professor
Director, Evening Teacher Certification

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4269
Fax: 509.777.None listed
Office Location:
Email: cmckenna@whitworth.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

M.A., California State University, Fresno

CLAD credentials, National University

B.A., California State University, Fresno

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty

2012

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Math and science methodology

Assessment

Curriculum design and implementation

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Publications: "The Development and Implementation of an Integrated Curriculum at an Elementary Math, Science and Technology Magnet School: A Case Study," National Social Science Journal (forthcoming), "Learning by Doing: A Constructivist Approach to Assessment and Research in Professional Learning Communities," National Social Science Journal, (2012); "Writing the Qualitative Dissertation: 21st-Century Learning by Doing," Routledge-Taylor Francis (2011); "The Development and Implementation of an Integrated Curriculum at a Math, Science & Technology Magnet School: A Case Study," Journal of Science Teacher Education (2011); "There’s an App for That: How Two Elementary Classrooms Used iPads to Enhance Student Learning," California Education Research Association annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif., (2011); "A Look at One Mild to Moderate Special Education Classroom’s Journey Through the Possible Selves Program," Exceptional Children: Council for Exceptional Children (2011); "The Effects of Self-Correcting Mathematics Problems on Student Achievement in a 5th Grade Classroom," Journal of Research in Mathematics Education: National Council for Teachers of Mathematics (2011); "The Effects of a Before-School Physical Education Program on State Achievement Tests and Student Classroom Grades," Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (2011).

Presentations: "Build it, Show it, Know it: Understanding math manipulatives," National Council for Teachers of Mathematics annual meeting in Philadelphia, (2012); "Learning by Doing: A Constructivist Approach to Assessment and Research in Professional Learning Communities," California Education Research, Association annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif. (2011); "There’s an App for that: How Two Elementary Classrooms Used iPads to Enhance Student Learning," California Education Research Association annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif., (2011); "The Effects of a Before-School Physical Education Program on State Achievement Tests and Student Classroom Grades," National Association of Social Science annual meeting in Las Vegas, (2011); "Learning by Doing: A Constructivist Approach to Assessment and Research in Professional Learning Communities," National Association of Social Science annual meeting in Las Vegas (2011); "Understanding Thematic Instruction by Design," Presentation accepted for the 2010 ASCD annual conference in San Antonio, (2010).

Research & Scholarship

"The Roots of Low Student Self-Efficacy in Math: An Investigation at One Middle School (forthcoming); "Seeing Science and Math through the Eyes of an Elementary School Classroom" (forthcoming): "The Emergence of the Triathlon Sport Culture and its Impact Upon Students in the Intermediate Grades: An Ethnographic Study," Whitworth University, Spokane, Wash. (forthcoming); "The Effects of Exercise on Student Achievement in Elementary School Classrooms," Point Loma Nazarene University, Bakersfield Regional Center (forthcoming); There’s an App for That: The Effectiveness of iPads as a Learning Tool in Two Elementary Classrooms," Point Loma Nazarene University, Bakersfield Regional Center (2011); "How do Assessment Results Differ in High-Performing Schools Versus Low-Performing Schools and What are the Effective Teaching Practices that Contribute to these Differences," Point Loma Nazarene University and Bakersfield City School District (2009); "The Effects of a Before-School Physical Education Program on State Achievement Tests and Student Classroom Grades," Fairfax School District (Virginia), Fairhill Elementary School and Point Loma Nazarene University. Bakersfield Regional Center (2009).