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School of Education
Dr. Constance Geier, Dean
Gerber Building 115
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401
Phone: 605-626-2417
Fax: 605-626-3102
E-mail: Jackie Blide
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Faculty Research and Publications

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Bortnem, G. “Teachers’ Perceptions of Read Alouds and Using Nonfiction in Early Childhood Classrooms”. Journal of College Teaching and Learning. December, 2008. *Best Paper Award


Francom, G., Gardner, J. (2013). How task-centered learning differs from problem-based learning: Epistemologies, influences, goals, and prescriptions. Educational Technology Magazine, 53(3), pp. 33-38.


Jay, J. and Bortnem, G. “Earth Science Learning Centers” The Counsel for Elementary Science International. July, 2009.


Wang, X., & Jay, J. (2012). Rocks and fossils may stimulate curiosity. The Earth Scientist, 27.


Kono, C. Northern State University Teacher Induction: Reflections and Assessments on First-Year Teaching Experiences, Refereed Journal of the Clute Institute, October 2008.


Neville, A. L., & Anderson, A. K. (2012, March 29). The Diminishment of the Great Sioux Reservation: Treaties, Tricks, and Time. To be presented at the 1862-2012: The Making of the Great Plains Symposium, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE.
Neville, A. L. (2012, February 7). Language Immersion in Just One Day. Teaching Tolerance [Web log article]. Retrieved from


Zaidel M, Guerro O: Globalization of Knowledge Discovery and Information Retrieval in Teaching and Learning; Journal of College Teaching and Learning, accepted for publication.


Zaidel M: Dynamic Evaluation of the Multimedia Interface in Computer Supported Learning; Journal of College Teaching and Learning, vol. 4(5), 25-32