Donna Schumacher Douglas, Ph.D.
618-0606 Schindler Education Center
2221 W. 23rd Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0606
1992 PhD Florida State University--Educational Leadership
Dissertation Director: Dr. Judith Irvin
Topic: Five Middle Level Teams and Cross-Curricular Connections
1981 MAE University of Central Florida-Elementary Education
Thesis Director: Dr. Rosie Joels
Topic: Silent Sustained Reading and Hands-On Science Activities
1979 BA University of Central Florida--Elementary Education
Academic Honor: Magna Cum Laude
Middle Level Educational Programs and Practices
*Interdisciplinary Team Organization
*Elective and Exploratory Courses
*Intramural Academic and Athletic Activities
*Advisory/Small Group Guidance Programs
Data Driven Decision-Making
Curricular Connections (intra- and inter- disciplinary connections)
InTASC (2011) and INTASC (pre-2011) Standards and Teacher Competencies
Core Curriculum Grades K-8--National and Iowa Documents
English Language Structures (e.g., grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure) for K-8 Educators
Middle Level Schools and Interdisciplinary Common Planning Time
Plagiarism: Prevention, Intervention, and Consequences
Personal Characteristics and the Factors Influencing the Career Choice of Teacher Education Majors in Early Childhood, Middle Level, and Elementary Education
Implementing the Tenets of *This We Believe* published by the National Middle School Association (2011)
210:120 Elementary Classroom Management
210:122 Middle Level Classroom Management
210:135g Socialization and Instructional Strategies
210:150g Middle Level Curriculum
230:117g Content Area Literacy in Middle and Secondary Levels
230:155g Grammar for Middle Level Education Educators
210:186g Studies in Middle Level Curriculum
210:201 Issues and Trends in Elementary Education
210:204 Curriculum Construction
210:270 Recent Developments in Middle Level Curriculum
210:352 Curriculum Theory and Development
Fellowship, Florida State University (1989-1990)
Scholar, Center for the Study of the Young Adolescent, UNI (1994)
International Student Film Association's Student Video Production Award (2006)
AMLE (formerly NMSA)--Association for Middle Level Education
AERA--American Educational Research Association
ASCD--Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
IAMLE--Iowa Association for Middle Level Education
SAMLE--UNI Student Association of Middle Level Educators
Galloway, R., Douglas, D. S. & Schneider, J. S. (2008). Clickers project proposal: Turning Points Student Response System Classroom Set for IRTS Laboratory. Grant of $1813. Submitted October 17, 2008. Proposal granted, November 2008.
Schneider, J. S. & Douglas, D. S. (2008). College of Education Mini-Grant for Research: NMSA Common Planning Time National Project. Submitted May 2008. Grant of $297.38. ($100 to be granted from Department of Curriculum and Instruction).
Schneider, J. S. & Douglas, D. S. (2002-2005, 2010) Intercollegiate Academics Fund: Conference of the National Middle School Association. Registration fees for students attending conference.
INTERNATIONAL PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL
Schneider, J. S. & Douglas D. S. (2010). E Pluribus Unum: Out of Many, One. Middle School Journal, 41(3), 13-22.
NATIONAL PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL
Arowosafe [Schumacher], D. & Irvin, J. L. (1992). Transition to a middle level school: What kids say. Middle School Journal, 24(2), 15-20. EJ 454 360.
INVITED ERIC DIGEST PEER-REVIEWED
Schumacher, D. (1998). The transition to middle school (Report No. EDOPS-98-6). Washington, DC: Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 422 119)
Schumacher-Douglas, D., Ramos, D.J., & Randrianilana, A. (2005). Combination Crisis: Opening a Combination Lock. Cedar Falls, IA: University of Northern Iowa. Producer: Donna Schumacher-Douglas. Reviewer: Dr. Joseph Marchesani.
HONOR: Received ISFA 2006 Student Video Production Award.