Elizabeth Casey Profile

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Dr. J. Elizabeth Casey

  • Department Chair: Curriculum and Instruction, Associate Professor, Undergraduate and Graduate Program Coordinator
  • College of Education and Human Development
  • j.casey@tamuct.edu
  • 254-519-5491
  • Room: WH-322J

Dr. Elizabeth Casey earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Her areas of scholarship include innovative educational technology to enhance elementary students’ knowledge of programming, social studies literacy, and metacognitive strategy instruction with English learners. She was recently awarded a federal grant from the USDA in the amount of $150,000.00 that will provide professional development to in-service teachers to enhance 4-9 grade students' awareness of agricultural literacy.

Selected Publications:

Chapters in Book:

Casey, J. E. & Mireles, S. V. (2021). The miseducation of Hispanic children: Preparing preservice teachers to support the needs of diverse learners. Handbook of Research on Leading Higher Education Transformation With Social Justice, Equity, and Inclusion. (Reneau, C., & Villareal, M. Eds.). https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-7152-1.ch021

Journal Articles:

Casey, J.E., Pennington, L. K., & *Lopez, D. J. (2021). Increasing Hispanic students’ awareness and use of Floor-robots through structured activities. Contemporary Educational Technology, 13(1), 1-14, ep 281. https://doi.org/10.30935/cedtech/8706 .

Casey, J.E., Linn, D., Pennington, L. K., Mireles, S. V., *Lopez, D. J. (2020). Modified literature circles: Incorporating English and Spanish picture books to support English language learners during a fifth grade science lesson. Texas Journal of Literacy Education, 8(2), 62-75.

Casey, J.E., Pennington, L., & Mireles, S. V. (2020). Technology Acceptance Model: Assessing preservice teachers’ acceptance of floor-robots as a useful pedagogical tool. Technology, Knowledge and Learning. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10758-020-09452-8

Casey, J. E., & Pennington, L. K. (2020). Community strongholds: Military units adopt local schools. The Social Studies Texan.

Casey, J.E., Lin, R., Mireles, S.V., & Goonatilake, R. (2019). The impact of student success workshops on undergraduate Hispanic STEM students’ on the U.S.- Mexico border. IAFOR Journal of Education, 7(1). https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.7.1.03

Presentations: (*denotes graduate/**denotes undergraduate student)

Casey, J. E., & Kirk, J. (Accepted-2/2022). Increasing Preservice Teachers' Awareness of Virtual Reality Environments That May Engage High School Students on the Spectrum: A Service-Learning Project. Council for Exceptional Children (FL).

Casey, J.E., Kirk, J., **Martinez, A., & **Valentin, L. (2021). Preservice teachers and educational technology: A service-learning project. Round Table. CSOTTE. San Marcos, TX.

Kuklies, K., Casey, J.E., **Valentin, L., & **Hall, A. (2021). Exploratory service- learning in Mexico: “We’re not in Kansas anymore”. CSOTTE. San Marcos, TX.

Casey, J. E., & Harris, S. (2021). Co-teaching in Fifth through Ninth Grade General Education STEM Classrooms: Lessons learned through Project TALENT. The conference has moved to a virtual platform. (Dr. Casey presented via a videotaped presentation. Council for Exceptional Children).

Casey, J. E. (Oct., 2020) Project TALENT: Impacting Diverse Students’ Agricultural Literacy- learning through Collaboration with Community Partners. International Literacy Association. (Proposal accepted but Conference Canceled due to Covid)

Casey, J. E., & Harris, S. (in abstentia) (2020). Transforming STEM Literacy-learning & Enhancing Team-teaching to Support Diverse Learners. Council for Exceptional Children. Portland, Oregon.

Casey, J.E., & Pennington, L.K. (2019). Museums as Resource: Supporting Hispanic Students’ STEM Learning. PowerPoint presentation at National Science Teachers Association, St. Louis, Missouri.

Casey, J. E., Pennington, L. K., & Linn, D. (2019). Inclusive STEM on the border: Using floor-robots to support underserved populations. PowerPoint Presentation at Council for Exceptional Children (CEC). Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lopez, R.*, Lopez, D.*, Casey, J.E., & Pennington, L. (2018). Metacognitive strategies: Supporting students with exceptionalities in a social studies classroom. Poster session presented at the National Council for History Education (NCHE), San Antonio, Texas.