Education

Asbury Education Student Wins Statewide Scholarship

Sarah Hatton ’17, a graduate student in Asbury’s School of Education, is passionate about improving schools through administrative leadership.
Sarah Hatton and student Mollianne Crawford load up materials for a Humane Society drive at Auburn Elementary School.

Asbury Hosts Math Night for K-12 Students

Asbury University’s Math Department will host its annual Math Night, open to all students in grades K-12, on April 10.

WILMORE, Ky. — Asbury University’s Math Department will host its annual Math Night, open to all students in grades K-12, on April 10 from 6-8 p.m. The registration cost is $5 per student (maximum $10 per family). Register for Math Night. 

Asbury’s Online Master’s in Education Opens Doors

Designed for working professionals, Asbury’s master’s programs in Education offer the benefits of face-to-face with the flexibility of online education.
Lorenzo Villalobos '13, currently completing his M.A. in Education at Asbury, was named “Teacher of the Year” at Wilmore Elementary School.

Innovative Classroom Equips Asbury Education Students

Asbury University’s School of Education offers a Model Classroom — a unique stepping-stone to real-life impact.

WILMORE, Ky. — Bright colors, book shelves and chart stands are just a few building blocks of an innovative new "Model Classroom" at Asbury University.

Asbury Education Students Learn by Serving

Students and faculty in Asbury University’s School of Education volunteer with schools in Knott County, Kentucky

WILMORE, Ky. — Anyone who’s heard of Asbury University’s School of Education already knows its track record of producing outstanding teachers. With experienced faculty, rigorous curriculum and impactful field experience, the program is worthy of its reputation.

Asbury “Math-letes” Present Research at State Conference

Three Asbury University student athletes recently presented research at a state conference for teacher education.
(From left): Haley Warren ’18, Emily Flaget ’20 and Kendall Anderson ’17 presented research at the Kentucky Association of Teacher Educators annual state conference.

Travel Courses

Travel Courses are faculty-led short-term travel or off-campus opportunities.  Students have the opportunity to participate in experiential learning while traveling and earning academic credit.  From time-to-time the Education Department will offer travel course options crafted specifically for education majors.  

 

Brittany Worthen

Instructor (Full Time)

I hold a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from Asbury University and spent eight years in the elementary classrooms in Nicholasville and Lexington, Kentucky. In addition, I taught two years for the University as an online instructor for the APS program in education. Currently, I am working on my doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Literacy at the University of Kentucky and feel honored to be back at Asbury teaching future teachers. I live in Lexington with my husband, Ryan, and our dogs, Rook and Runner.

Degrees: 

Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Asbury University.

Master's Degree in Teacher as Leader from Asbury University.

Other: 

I am currently working on my doctorate at the University of Kentucky. I am studying Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Literacy.

Dr. Sharon Bixler

Assistant Professor

Sharon Bixler is as an Assistant Professor of Education. She received her BA in Mathematics and her MAEd from Georgetown College and her PhD in STEM Education from the University of Kentucky. Her research interests involve the use of technology in the P-12 classrooms specifically in the areas of mathematics and science. Sharon lives in Lexington with her husband, Dwayne, and their two youngest of four children.

Degrees: 

BA Mathematics, Georgetown College

MAEd Education w/ Instructional Technology Endorsement, Georgetown College

PhD STEM Education, University of Kentucky

Selected/Recent Publications: 

Bixler, S. (2014). Using iPads to explore parabolas. Mathematics Teaching in the Middle
School, 20
(30), 174‐177.

Affiliations: 

Member of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Dr. Miriam Stroder

Professor of Literacy

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Degrees: 

BSE, Early Childhood and Elementary Education dual degree

MAE, Reading and Writing Endorsement

PhD – Curriculum and Instruction; Literacy Education

Selected/Recent Publications: 

Stroder, M. (2008). Effects of culturally responsive teaching practices on the literacy learning of

        Latino students (Masters Thesis).  Retrieved from TopSCHOLAR:

        http://digitalcommons.wku.edu/theses/29/

Presentations: 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

REFEREED – National

              Powers, S. W., Cox, A., Wheeler, T., & Stroder, M. (2016).  A personal and professional application: Sharing the framework of a collaborative self-excavation project for public scholars.  Roundtable forum presentation at AERA, Washington DC, April 10, 2016. 

             Powers, S. W., Cox, A., Wheeler, T., & Stroder, M. (2015).  A collaborative self-excavation project: Advancing justice in education for all students.  Paper/symposium presentation at AERA, Chicago, IL, April 18, 2015.  

            Powers, S. W., Cox, A., Wheeler, T., & Stroder, M. (2014).  Policy and practice: A call to abandon the continuation of the legacy of educational inequities.  Paper/symposium presentation at AERA, Philadelphia, PA, April 6, 2014. 

            Powers, S. W., Cox, A., Wheeler, T., Zippay, C., & Stroder, M. (2013).  Teacher educators: Using access to promote equity in the classroom and academy. Paper/symposium presentation at AERA, San Francisco, CA, May 1, 2013.

            Powers, S. W., Cox, A., Wheeler, T., Zippay, C., & Stroder, M. (2011).  Teacher educators: Using critical race theory as a "call to context.”  Paper/symposium presentation at AERA, New Orleans, LA, April 12, 2011.

            Stroder, M. (2010).  Effects of culturally responsive teaching practices on the literacy learning of Latino students. Paper/Symposium Session presentation at AERA, Denver, CO, May 4, 2010.

            Cox, A., Powers, S. W., Wheeler, T., & Stroder, M. (2010).  Walking the walk? Examining the cultural responsiveness of six elementary teachers through their literacy practices in diverse classrooms. Paper presented at AERA, Denver, Colorado, May 4, 2010.

 

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

            Powers, S. W., Wheeler, T., Cox, A., Zippay, C., & Stroder, M. (2012).  “When silence becomes a form of betrayal: Investigation of critical race theory and equity pedagogy.” Longwood University Faculty Professional Development Seminar, Farmville, VA, January 23-24.

Current research/scholarship: 

Research Interests

Research interests include socio-cognitive and sociocultural literacy learning and teaching aspects, multicultural education and culturally responsive literacy instructional applications and implications, teacher efficacy, and qualitative research methods.

2012- present - Dissertation Research Project: “Precursors of Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy

                        to Address the Literacy Learning of Diverse Students”

2011- present - A Scholarly Personal Narrative (SPN) approach to the Examination of Critical

                        Race Theory and Teacher Preparation, research project with Powers, S. W.,

                        Wheeler, T., & Cox, A.

Teaching Interests

Teaching interests include instructing undergraduate and graduate education classes, educating and researching collaboratively concerning literacy, culturally responsive instructional environments and teaching methods, disciplinary knowledge acquisition, as well as the appreciation and implementation of students’ home cultural languages to build new literacy skills.

Affiliations: 

American Education Research Association (AREA) (2009 to present)

International Literacy Association (ILA) (2004 to present)

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) (2010 to present)

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