My research interests are in areas that affect learning in the elementary grades: effects of sociological influences, evolving curricula, technology integration, and classroom management issues.
PROFESSIONAL WRITINGS AND RESEARCH
Jerles, J. (2012). Blogging in elementary school: Why, how, and what teachers can do to encourage writing. National Teacher Education Journal, (5)3, 85-88.
Jerles, J. (2011). Left behind: Children of soldiers, Journal of the Southeastern Association of Teacher Educators, (20)1, 21-26. [online publication]
Jerles, J. (2010). Including music with reading activities. Tennessee Reading Teacher, 38(1), 50-55.
Jerles, J. (December, 2012). Technology: Leading the way to improved literacy skills. Presentation at the Tennessee Reading Association state conference, Murfreesboro, TN.
Jerles, J. (October, 2012). A fly on the wall: Using technology for virtual field observation. Presentation at the Southeast Regional Association of Teacher Educators regional conference, Little Rock, AR.
Jerles, J. (November, 2011). Effects of parental deployment on elementary school children: Recent studies and anecdotal evidence from the field. Presentation at the Southeast Regional Association of Teacher Educators regional conference. Savannah, GA
Jerles, J. (2011). “Using Video Critique in Pre-service Teacher Preparation.” National Social Sciences Association [national conference]. Las Vegas, NV. 18 Apr. 2011.
Jerles, J. & Lowrance, L. (2010). “Left Behind: Children of Soldiers – An Exploration of Classroom Issues.” Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators [conference]. Nashville, TN. 29 Oct. 2010.
Luck., D., & Jerles, J. (2010). Web 2.0 and Web application in an Online Course Setting. National Technology and Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Jerles, J. (2009). Finding, creating, and using podcasts in the classroom. Workshop and presentation at National Social Sciences Association national conference. Las Vega, NV.
Luck., D., & Jerles, J. (2009). Web application. National Technology and Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
Grants submitted but not funded:
Jerles, J. ($3500+) A Coach in the Ear. Austin Peay State University. TAF grant to aid communication with field-based pre-service students. (Funding TBA)