Areas of Expertise (5)
Samford University: Education Leadership, Ed.D. 2009
Lincoln Memorial University: Ed.S., Educational Leadership 2003
Clemson University: M.Ed., Special Education 1998
Clemson University: B.S., Elementary Education 1996
- American Educational Research Association (AERA)
- Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
- American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
- Georgia Association of Teacher Education (GATE)
- Council for Exceptional Children
- Teacher Education Division
Event Appearances (5)
2018 meta-analysis on co-teaching: A report from the data
2018 Council for Exceptional Children – Teacher Education Division Conference Las Vegas, NV
Data on co-teaching: Sharing multi-state research and continuous improvement models
2018 Council for Exceptional Children Conference Tampa, FL
The impact of deliberate practice of high leverage practices in a mixed reality environment on the pedagogical skills of preservice teachers
2017 Council for Exceptional Children – Teacher Education Division Conference Savannah, GA
What’s Really Going On? A Multi-State Study on Fidelity to Co-Teaching
2017 Council for Exceptional Children Boston, MA
Impact & Innovations: Growing the PDS model one school at a time
Presentation at the National Professional Development School Conference Washington, DC
Research Grants (4)
Teaching & Learning Grant
Brooksher, K. S. & Serianni, B. A.
TeachLive: A virtual classroom for teacher education
Provost’s RFP for Year End Funding
Serianni, B. A. & Brooksher, K. S.
Evaluating co-teaching in the classroom: A nationwide validation study of the Co-Teaching Observation System
Research & Scholarship Grant
Serianni, B. A. & Brooksher, K. S.
Participation of Students with Disabilities in STEM Extracurricular Activities
Georgia Southern University, College of Education
Brooksher, K. S., & Fisher, K.
B Serianni, K Brooksher
Further exploration into the mandates that require an increase in academic rigor within classrooms to ultimately prepare all students to be college and career ready. After acquiring the foundational skills of understanding rigor, building rigor into their instruction, and applying the four levels of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge. Rigor Demystified, Now What?: Applying & Aligning Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to Literacy & Math Instruction will address these issues specifically in the content areas of literacy and mathematics.
K Brooksher, B Serianni
Mandates to prepare all students to be college and career ready require an increase in academic rigor in today’s classrooms. It is critical that educators understand rigor, how to build rigor into their instruction, and how to apply the four levels of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge to deepen students’ knowledge. Demystifying Rigor: Dissecting Webb’s Depth of Knowledge for the Classroom will address these issues and provide practical tips for increasing rigor for reluctant and below grade level learners.
During the session, there will be a brief overview of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and how one may utilize the DOK wheel to optimize learning. The session will then analyze the teacher’s and students’ roles at each DOK Level. Next the session will move into interpreting state standards to ensure that teachers provide students learning opportunities at the correct thinking level. Then participants will participate in an activity where they will read a state standard and then create an aligned activity. Lastly, participants will engage in a discussion about differentiation and the use of Webb’s Depth of Knowledge.