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Dr. Barbara Peterson

RESEARCH AGENDA  
Dr. Peterson’s primary research has been in the area reflective practice and the use of critical incidents to promote reflection in preservice teachers. She is especially interested in the potential of reflection to transform teaching beliefs. Dr. Peterson also has interests in school/university partnerships and the impact of field placements on school/university partnerships.

PROFESSIONAL WRITINGS

Bruster, B., & Peterson, B. (2012). Using critical incidents in teaching to promote reflective practice. Reflective Practice. International and Multidisciplinary Perspectives Journal. Nov. 1-13. DOI:10.1080/14623943.2012.732945

Harris, A.S., Bruster, B, Peterson, B. & Shutt, T., (2010). Examining and facilitating reflection to improve professional practice.  Latham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Henning, M, Peterson, B., & King, K. (2011, winter). Infusing science-technology society into an elementary teacher education program: The impact on preservice teachers. Teacher Education and Practice. 

Pirkle, S. & Peterson, B. (2009). Enhancing mentorship with podcasting: Training and retaining new and beginning teachers. National Social Science Journal. 32:2. p.164-169. On-line at http://www.nssa.us/journals.htm

Peterson, B. (2009). The characterization of reflection by student teachers using the critical incident technique. National Social Science Journal. 33:1, p. 93-101. Online at http://www.nssa.us/journals.htm

Henning, M, Peterson, B., & King, K. (2009 in press). Infusing science-technology society into an elementary teacher education program: The impact on preservice teachers. Teacher Education and Practice.

Peterson, B. & Henning, M. (2009, in progress). A case study: Implementing new STS curriculum in a school/university partnership.

Bruster, B., Peterson, B. & Pirkle, S. (2009 in progress). Transforming reflective practice using blogs and journaling with teacher candidates.

Peterson, B. (2008). Setting Sail on Tenure Track. National Social Science Association Newsletter, p. 3. On-line at http://www.nssa.us/newsletter.htm.

Pirkle, S. & Peterson, B. (2008). Enhancing mentorship with podcasting: Training and retaining new and beginning teachers. National Social Science Proceedings. 38(2), 166-173. On-line at http://www.nssa.us/journals.htm

Peterson, B. (2007). The characterization of reflection by student teachers using the critical incident technique. National Social Science Perspectives Journal. 37(1), 44-54. On-line at http://www.nssa.us/journals.htm

Peterson, B.R. (2000). Connecting teachers and mentors in long-term field-based placements. Thresholds in Education, 26, 41-47.

Peterson, B.R. (2000). Building better schools-It’s union work. The Instructor, University Professionals of Illinois/IFT/AFT Newsletter. p. 5.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

International Presentations: 

Peterson, B., Davidson, J., Kennedy, D., & Leibold, M. (2013, February). How to prevent a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day: A survival guide for teachers. 9th International Literacy Conference, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Peterson, B. & Bruster, B. (2010, May). Phases of reflective practice: Using blogs and journaling to improve instructional effectiveness. Conference presentation for American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO. 

National Presentations:

Peterson, B. (2013, October). Building Capacity for Critical Reflection: Use of the edTPA in a Teacher Education Program. 44th Annual Conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

Peterson, B. & Stewart, T. (2013, November). Use of the edTPA to build        Capacity for Critical Reflection. Annual conference of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Pensacola, FL

Stewart, T., Bruster, B. & Peterson, B. (2014, April). The reflective reformer: How the teacher performance assessment fosters educational leadership. Center for Scholastic Inquiry International Research Conference-San Francisco, CA.

Bruster, B. & Peterson, B, Stewart, T. (2013, April). Game Change: Reflections on the use of Portfolios vs. Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) in a Redesigned Teacher Education Program. Conference presentation (Accepted).  American Educational Research Association: San Francisco, CA.

Peterson, B., Bruster, B. & Stewart, T. (2013, April). Game change: Reflections on the use of Portfolios vs. Teacher Performance Assessment (TPA) in a Redesigned Teacher Education Program. Annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA

Peterson, B. & Slaughter, S. (2012, October). Information literacy: A key for success. National Social Science Association Professional Development Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Peterson, B. & Bruster, B. (2012, April). Using Teacher Performance Assessment  (TPA) data to construct insight from student teachers’ perspectives. Conference presentation for National Technology and Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Bruster, B., & Peterson, B. (2011, February). Reflective practice: Using focus groups and blogging to develop pre-service teacher competence. Conference presentation for Association of Teacher Educators, Orlando, FL.

Peterson, B. & Harris, A. (2011, February).  Utilizing reflection to improve teacher effectiveness. Conference presentation for American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, San Diego, CA. 

Peterson, B. & Slaughter, P. (2010, November).Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL): A tool for curriculum enhancement. Conference presentation for 57th Annual Conference of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators, Nashville, TN.  

Peterson, B. (2010, April). Beyond self: Promoting reflective practice through the use of critical incidents in teaching. Conference presentation for National Technology and Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV. 

Peterson, B. & Bruster, B. (2010, May). Phases of reflective practice: Using blogs and journaling to improve instructional effectiveness. Presentation for the American Educational Research Association conference, Denver, CO.

Peterson, B. (2010, April). Beyond self: Promoting reflective practice through the use of critical incidents in teaching. Paper presented for the National Technology and Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Peterson, B. & Harris, A. (2009, October).The usefulness of social book-marking.  Presentation for the National Social Science Association Professional Development Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Bruster, B., Peterson, B. & Harris, A. (2009, April). Using critical questions and
prompts while blogging to improve reflective practice. Presentation for the National
Technology and Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Bruster, B., Peterson, B. & Harris, A. (2009, April).Transforming reflective practice: Using blogs and journaling with teacher candidates. Presentation for the National Technology and Social Science Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

Peterson, B. & Shutt, T. (2008, August). Milestones, portfolios, artifacts and rationales:  Capturing student knowledge through reflective writing. Presentation for the National Social Science Association Professional Development Conference, Alaska.

Shutt, T., Bruster, B., Peterson, B. Pirkle, S., & Harris, A. (2008, April). Electronic portfolios: Training, retaining, hiring and firing. Presentation for the National Technology & Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Pirkle, S. & Peterson, B. (2008, April). Enhancing mentorship with podcasting: Training and retaining new and beginning teachers. Presentation for the National Technology & Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Peterson, B. (2007). Characterization of reflection by student teachers using the critical incident technique. Presentation at the National Social Science Association Professional Development Conference, Mexico.

Peterson, B., Henning, M., & Campbell, C. (2004). Developing science-technology society curriculum to improve student learning of science and social studies standards. Presentation for Holmes Partnership Conference, San Diego, CA.

Peterson, B., Henning, M., Elish-Piper, L., Downey, P., Pawlicki, M. (2003). Teaching Inquiry Projects. Presentation for the Holmes Partnership Conference, Washington, DC.

Farris, P., Downey, P., Elish-Piper, L., Peterson, B. ( 2002). Team approach to enhancing professional development of mentor and In service teachers. Presentation for the Holmes Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Wiseman, D., Strehle, L., Peterson, B., Ali, B., Sickele, M., Servais, K., Downey, P., Nehls, J., Sanders, K., Scott, R. (2001). Points of pride: Northern Illinois university school-university partnerships. Presentation for the Holmes Partnership
Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Peterson, B. (2001). Language of partnerships: Talking and communicating in school university partnerships. Paper presented at “Field Experiences in School-University Partnerships: Sharing the Responsibility for Creating Caring Competent New Teachers” session for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Dallas, TX.

Peterson, B. (2000). Extended long-term field-based placements in teacher education
programs. for American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Chicago, IL.

Regional Presentations:

Peterson, B. (2008). To ‘e’ or not to ‘e’: Promoting reflective thinking in a teacher
education program. Presentation at the Southeastern Regional Association of
Teacher Educators 55th Regional Conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Peterson, B. (2005). What is the impact of extended long-term field-based placements?
Presentation at the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators 52nd
Regional Conference, Nashville, TN.

Peterson, B. B. Ali, P. Farris, K. Servais, P. Downey, M. Sickle, K. Sanders (2001).
Creating a team of experienced teachers: The place of classroom teachers in
school university partnership work. Presentation for the Midwest Education
Research Association, Chicago, IL.

University Presentations:

Peterson, B. & Bruster, B. (2010, October). Using focus groups to examine reflective practice. Provost Lecture Series, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN.

Peterson, B. (2004).Teaching in a diverse society: A multi-cultural clinical model. Presentation for Project QUILL Summer Academy for Teacher Educators a Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.

Peterson, B., (2002, June). Internet-schmiternet: Successes and failures of getting on line in a school/university partnership collaborative project. Presentation for the CENTTER Project’s Summer Institute, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.

Peterson, B. (2002, May). Development of school/university partnerships through the use of the internet. Presentation for Verizon Technology Grant, College of Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.

Peterson, B.,& Opal, M. (2002, April). Wayfaring: evolution of the Glen Ellyn/NIU partnership. Presentation for Northern Illinois University, College of Education School University Partnership Linking Conference, Northern Illinois University,
DeKalb, IL.

Peterson, B. & Nehls, J. (2001, April). Glen Ellyn/NIU partnership: Focus on shared goals. Invited presentation for College of Education School-University Partnership Linking Conference, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.

Peterson, B (2001, April). Reflection and professional development. Invited presentation at School-University Partnership Linking Conference, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Peterson, B., Opal, M., Spratt, M., Nehls, J., & Lycette, C. (2000). Changing goals, changing roles for all learners. Presentation for Northern Illinois University, College of Education School-University Partnership Linking Conference, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Departmental Presentations:

Peterson, B., Servais, K. & Tomlinson, C. for (2000).The Invitation for extended placements. Presentation for School-University Partnerships, College of Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL.

OTHER PRESENTATIONS

Peterson, B. (2009). Field and clinical experiences at Austin Peay State University. Presentation to district liaisons from Christian County, KY; Cheatham County, TN; Houston County, TN; Humphreys County, TN, Austin Peay State University

Peterson, B. (2005-Present).Clinical Teaching and Teacher Education at Austin Peay State University. Presentation for K-12 administrators. Austin Peay State University

Peterson, B. (2005-Present). Mentor Teacher Orientation to Clinical Teaching. Austin Peay State University Mentor Teacher Training Sessions K-12 mentor teachers

Peterson, B. (2006). Clinical Teaching; Roles and Expectations. Presentation for Clarksville Montgomery County School System Mentor Teachers

Peterson, B. (2006). Learning to Teach: Stages of Development. Presentation for Fort Campbell, KY mentor teachers. Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Peterson, B. (2005 to present).Guidelines for Successful Clinical Teaching. Clinical Teaching Orientation Seminar for clinical student teachers, at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Peterson, B. (2005 to present). Expectations for Field Experiences. Presentation to all students in Foundations of Education at Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Peterson, B. (2005). Student Teaching-Questions and Answers, Presentation for West Cheatham Elementary School Mentor Teachers, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Peterson, B. (2005). Developmental Stages of Student Teaching. Presentation for Christian County, KY Mentor Teachers, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Peterson, B. (2005-2006). Writing your Supporting Statement. Presentation for Kappa Delta Pi, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Peterson, B. (2005-2006). So, You Have to do a Portfolio! Invited presentation for Kappa Delta Pi, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

Peterson, B. (2004, June).Goal Setting for Teacher Candidate Mentorship: Cooperating Teacher Session. Seminar for cooperating teachers in partnership school districts, Presentation for Northern Illinois University, Partnership Office

Peterson, B. (2004, July).Goal Setting for Teacher Candidate Mentorship: Liaison Session. Seminar for school liaisons in eight partnership school districts, presentation for Northern Illinois University, Partnership Office.

Peterson, B. (2004). Mentoring Pre-Service Students: The Art and Science. Collaborative seminar for Glen Ellyn mentor teachers, Glen Ellyn School Dist. #41 Partnership Liaison Team, Glen Ellyn, IL

Peterson, B. (2003).Quality Teachers: Preparing for a Profession. Presentation for Elementary and Early Childhood Student Teachers, Department of Teaching and Learning Student Teacher Orientation, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Peterson, B. (2003). Professional Knowledge and Practice in the Classroom. Collaborative seminar for second professional clinical students with Glen Ellyn Dist. #41Partnership Liaison Team, Glen Ellyn, IL

Peterson, B. (2002). Understanding the Culture of Schools. Collaborative seminar for second professional clinical students with Glen Ellyn Dist. #41 Partnership Liaison Team, Glen Ellyn, IL

Peterson, B. (2002). Using the Internet in the Classroom. Collaborative seminar for first professional clinical students with Glen Ellyn Dist. #41 Partnership Liaison Team, Glen Ellyn, IL

Peterson, B. (2001). Building Professional Understandings. Collaborative seminar for second professional clinical students with Glen Ellyn Dist. #41 Partnership Liaison Team, Glen Ellyn, IL

Peterson, B. (2000).Teacher Education: Where Have We Been, Where Are We Now, Where Are We Going? Symposium open to university faculty and local community, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Peterson, B. (1993-2001). Building Collaboration: Supervising and Mentoring Early Clinical Students. Seminar presented at In-Service training in 15 school districts through out the Northern Illinois clinical teaching service area.

2010 Peterson, B. & Bruster, B. ($5,000). Summer Research Fellow Award Program (SRFP).  Funded by Austin Peay State University.

RESEARCH

2008-2009 Infusing the Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) into a teacher preparation program

2007-present Developing Reflective Practice through Blogging and the New Literacies

2004-2006 Partnerships in Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2004-2007 Student Teachers’ Characterization of Reflection Using the Critical Incident Technique, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2000-2003 Research in Partnerships and Mentoring, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

GRANTS (Participation in grant sponsored projects)

2004-2005 LiveText Technology Grant ($2000.00), Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2004 Project QUILL, Summer Academy for Teacher Educators ($1000.00) Department of Literacy Education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2001-2002 Verizon Technology Grant ($1000.00/year), Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

2001 PT-3 Grant ($1000.00), Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

1997-1999 Goals 2000 ($1500.00/year) Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

1991 Pi Grant, ($1000.00) Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

K-12 COLLABORATION

2007-2009 Metro-Nashville Council on Teacher Education

2005-present Office of Clinical Teaching and K-12 service area, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN

1996-2005 Glen Ellyn School District #41 and NIU Partnership Office, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

2003 Chicago Public Schools partnership development with Northern Illinois University

2002-2003 Elgin U-46 Interconnect Forum, Partnership Development among Regional Universities and Elgin School District U-46