Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Welcome to Action Research EA 1253

First and foremost, congratulations on your sensational initiative, enthusiasm, and effort to develop your action research plan. As promised, we are trying to help support your action research project, along with assisting your internship experiences, and we have created a Faculty Intern/Action Research Blog for your particular section in this course.

With your Faculty Intern/Action Research Section Blog, you can post your blog address and share comments about the progress of your action research and your internship, and this will provide a location for faculty members assigned to your group to support your progress in your research and in the program.

We plan to have a faculty member assigned to your section by mid-September, so be sure to check this Blog and add it to your blog links. We believe this will continue to be an important source for sharing your action research and receive valuable feedback from our faculty.

We will continue to revise and refine the large Faculty Action Research Blog where we have identified 10 topic areas. We are trying to find the best means of sharing your action research progress while you review how others are pursuing their similar action research projects. We will be sending information to you regarding our revision of this topical blog!

Please create a new post
• sign in and share your Action Research blog name and blog address
• provide your frequently used email address and a contact telephone number
• provide an email address, and if possible, telephone number for your site supervisor(s)

Your section faculty member will use this Faculty Intern/Action Research Section Blog to communicate with you as you continue your work on your action research plan and your internship. The faculty member will be using a variety of means (e.g., Web Conferences, emails, telephone calls, Skype, etc.) to continually communicate with you, and periodically to communicate with your site supervisor(s) to discuss your progress in the internship, implementing the action research plan, and overall suggestions regarding the Leadership preparation program.

We will expect you to post on this blog once a week and this will be the location for you to communicate to the assigned faculty member who will be making sure that you are completing all of the work in the internship as well as assist you with the action research! Please note that we are also asking you to grant permission to us to share your Action Research blog information with other faculty and doctoral students. We assure you none of your research will be shared or published without your participation and consent. If data from the action research project and program evaluation are used, confidentiality will be maintained. And as we have emphasized, you are participating in laboratories of leadership and learning, and we will work with you to help you prepare submissions to present and/or publish your action research project, findings and recommendations to professional associations (e.g., Texas Association of School Administrators – TASA; Texas Association of Secondary School Principals – TASSP; Texas Elementary Principal and Supervisors Association – TEPSA; Texas ASCD; Texas Council on Staff Development; International Society for Technology in Education, ISTE; and specialized associations – Bilingual, G/T, Special Education).

Remember, the faculty assigned to your section will be available to assist you with some of the policy and procedure issues, and please ask for guidance. If you cannot reach the assigned faculty, feel free to contact any of the professors listed below since we are all familiar with the action research course and internship.

Wishing you the very best!
Dr. Steve Jenkins, Dr. Elvis Arterbury, Dr. Gary Martin, Dr. Kay Abernathy, Dr. Lu Stephens, Cindy Cummings, and other faculty who will be working with this follow-up initiative


  1. The name of my blog is "Cassie Herndon's Adventurous Active Research." The URL address is: My frequently used email address is My contact number is 832-731-3503. The email of my supervisor is The contact phone number for Kristi Giron is 281-463-5400.

  2. Hi! The name of my blog is "Bonnie Butler's Action Research Experience". The URL address is My email address is My site supervisor is Dr. Bean and the email address is

  3. Thank you for setting up this blog so that those of us pursuing our principal's certification have a place where we can collaborate and begin the formation of a professional learning community! It is exciting and valuable to have colleagues with whom you can share ideas and struggles. Anywa, on with the show... My name is Gabriel Verrone and I am in my sixth year as an educator. I have a bilingual EC-4 certification and have taught all of these grade levels with the exception of 3rd grade. I am currently teaching a self-containd bilingual 2nd grade classroom. My blog address is, and the primary web address I will be using during the duration of this course is: I look forward to learning more about the action inquiry process and also actually engaging in the process. I believe it will go a long way towards shaping me as an expert in administrative leadership and benefitting those under my eventual charge.

  4. My blog is Heather's Action Research Extravaganza and can be found at

    My email address is and phone number is 214.724.2474.

    My site supervisor, Georgeanne Warnock and she can be reached at or 972.968.5400.

  5. Hello!
    My blog is Renee's Research In Action and the link is

    My email is (ugh...I hate that my first name goes on everything when I have never gone by it in my life)! My phone is 832-692-8718.

    My site supervisor is my principal, Stacia Carew, or 281-897-4340.

    I look forward to working with you all again!

  6. Hi to every one!

    My blog is Candice's Plan of Action. You can find it at

    My email is and my phone number is 832-414-6780.

    My site supervisor is Mike Niemeyer. His email address is and a phone number for him is 281-452-1154.

  7. We are to post here each week, right?
    The purpose of my action research project is to determine how an instructional coach can assist in planning quality first time instruction.

    This is of particular importance to me. My principal believes I can make more of an impact on our campus from spending the majority of my time engaged with teachers in planning quality instruction than by pulling groups of students for remediation. Although I do feel somewhat confident in my teaching and management strategies (since I have had over 20 years to learn from my mishaps - ha ha), I do not feel the same about my coaching skills. I want to learn what coaching strategies will help me support teachers as they learn to consider "how will my students learn this" before they consider "how do I want to teach this".

    Any suggestions on how to focus my research?

  8. My blog name is Ashley's Action Research! The URL is My email is My contact number is 580-334-5402. My site supervisor is John Bean. His email is

  9. My blog name is Chris' Action Research Exploration, and the link is

    My email address is, and my contact number is 972-821-3190.

    My site supervisor is Barbara Warner, and her email address is Her contact number is 469-633-5150.

  10. My blog name is Plans for Change, and the link is

    My e-mail is My contact number is 281-480-7140. My site supervisor is Lauren Ambeau. Her e-mail is

  11. The name of my blog is "Amber Ivy's Action Research". The URL is My email address is, and my contact number is 940-390-9762. My site supervisor is Her contact number is 817-202-2030.

  12. Ann Moody: 214-532-7911
    Blog Name: Annie in Action
    Blog URL:

    Site Supervisor: Ellen Perry, Principal

  13. I read in the email from John Bean to post here about our recent Action plan...Really, I can't wait to start! My topic is something that is a true question that interest me so I'm ready for the holidays so I can check resources to learn more about it!

  14. My action research plan is to help teachers become more effective teaching the ELL students through professional development to ensure the ELL students become more successful with the curriculum and achieve better scores on TAKS.

    I have seen how these students struggle year after year and want to provide teachers with better tools to help reach these kids.

    I am really hoping to support both the teachers and the students with my plan of action for this research.

    My blog's name: Jennifer Boyd's Road to Action