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Presentations

Nicole L. Thompson

Asst Professor

Instruction Curriculum Leadership

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  • Refereed Conference Presentations NATIONAL
  • *Torrence, N. L. (2002, March). Marginalization through policy: The termination and restoration of the Menominee Indian Nation. Paper presented at the Comparative and International Education Society, Orlando, FL.
  • *Torrence, N. L. (2002, November). The Menominee case: Preserving and maintaining American Indian identity while acquiring attributes of European society. Paper  presented at the American Anthropological Association, New Orleans, LA. 
  • *Torrence, N. L. (2003, November). Undergraduate middle school pre-service teachers and their preparation for community and classroom difference. Paper presented at the National Middle School Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Thompson, N. L., Big Crow, P., Banks, S., Wilson, C., Faircloth, S., Bowman, N., & Yazzie-Mintz, T. (2005, October). Prekindegarten-twelfth grade American Indian and Alaska Native issues across multiple contexts. Presented at the National Indian Education Association Annual Conference, Denver, CO.  
  • Grace, C., Shores, E. F., & Thompson, N. L. (2005, November). Rural gaps in early care and education. Paper presented at the Zero to Three Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Grace, C., Thompson, N. L., Todd, L., Shores, E. F., & Thornburg, K. (2005, December). Rural disparities: New initiatives for early childhood professional development in rural America. Paper presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Thompson, N. L., & Hare, R. D. (2006, June). Weaving external funds into Head Start programs. Presented at the National Indian Head Start Directors Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. 
  • Thompson, N. L., Grace, C., & Sempier, T. (2006, December). Early childhood Native American curriculum toolkit. Presented at the Zero to Three National Training Institute, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Thompson, N. L., & Grace, C. (2007, May). Early childhood Native American curriculum toolkit. Presented at the National Association Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies Professional Development Institute, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Sempier, T. T., Walker, S. H., Thompson, N. L., & Hare, R. D. (2008, March). Teacher perceptions of the Centers for Ocean Science and Education Excellence: Central Gulf of Mexico Program. Paper presented at the Ocean Sciences Meeting, Orlando, FL.
  • Fehringer, K., Sarche, M., Romero-Little, M. E., Spicer, P., & Thompson, N. L. (2008, June). Bi-directional longitudinal influences between parent-toddler engagement and young childrenís development in a Northern Plains American Indian Tribe. Presented as part of: Barreuco, S., Lopez, M., Spicer, P., Fehringer, K., Sarche, M., & Boyce, L. (June 2008). Parent-child interactions and development with American Indian, migrant, and seasonal farm worker families: Lessons learned for Head Start and Early Early Head Start. Head Start Research Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Miller, N. C., Thompson, N. L., & Franz, D. P. (2008, October). Evaluating the effects of looping on mathematics achievement of middle level students. Paper presented at the National Middle School Association, Denver, CO.
  • Thompson, N. L. (2009, April). Understanding the importance of Head Start in Michigan's nine American Indian communities: A photovoice project. Presented as part of: Spicer, P. G. & Sarche, M. C. (2009, April). Advancing Research on Early Childhood Education in Indian Country. Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.
  • Thompson, N. L., & Belleau, A. (2009, June). Viewing and applying voices and visions from Michiganís American Indian Head Start programs: A photovoice research project to document program needs. Presented at the National Indian Head Start Directors Association 19th Management Training Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Thompson, N. L., & Belleau, A. (2010, June). Understanding the role Head Start and Early Head Start programs in American Indian communities: A photovoice Project. Presented as part of: Sarche, M. C. (2010, June). The American Indian and Alaska Native Head Start Research Center: Showcasing the Work of University-Tribal Partnerships in Research. National Head Start Research Conference, Washington, DC.
  • Thompson, N. L., & Belleau, A. (2011, October). Methodological engagement: Using photovoice to empower American Indian communities. Presented at the 12th Annual National Outreach Scholarship Conference, East Lansing, MI.
  • Thompson, N. L., & Miller, N. C. (2011, November). Repeaters: Lessons learned from three non-traditional middle level education students. Paper presented at the Association for Middle Level Education, Louisville, KY.
  • Howell, P., Faulkner, S., Cook, C., Thompson, N. T., Miller, N. C. (2013, November). The Status of Middle Level Teacher Preparation: A Review of Programs in the Southeast US. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Middle Level Education - Symposium on Excellence in Teacher Preparation, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Thompson, N. T.,Miller, N. C., & Seed, A. (2013, November). Field Experience for Middle Level Preservice Teachers: What Has Been and What Will Be? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Middle Level Education - Symposium on Excellence in Teacher Preparation, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Thompson, N. L.& Miller, N. C. (2013, November). Engage, Empower, Motivate: Using Photovoice to Cultivate School and Community Environments. Annual meeting of the Association for Middle Level Education, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Burrow, L. S., & Thompson, N. L. (2014, March). Transforming Service/Learning into Engaged Scholarship: The Need for Rigorous Research when Investigating and Reporting Experiential Education in Teacher Education Programs. Paper to be presented at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Refereed Conference Presentations INTERNATIONAL
  • Thompson, N. L., & Pope, M. (2006, January). An examination of the cultural factors that influence American Indian and Alaska Native childrenís readiness for school.  Paper presented at the Hawaii International Conference on Education, Honolulu, HI.
  • Thompson, N. L., Yazzie-Mintz, T. J., & Faircloth, S. (2007, April). Mapping Ďcommon groundí through interactive dialogue: Fostering cross-cultural research  collaborations between Native educational research and research in the larger field of education. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Thompson, N. L., Hare, R. D., & Fuller, B. D. (2008, March). Looping in the middle grades and the usefulness of disaggregating test scores. Poster presented at the AmericanEducational Research Association, New York, NY.
  •  Thompson, N. L., Miller, N. C., & Franz, D. P. (2008, March). National middle grades research project on common planning time: Discussion of the use of protocols and preliminary findings. The American Educational Research Association, New York, NY Invited presentation, Presented as part of: Mertens, S. B., Roney, K., Anfara, V. A., Jr., & Caskey, M. M. (2008). National Middle Grades Research Project: Common planning time training manual. Washington, DC: Middle Level Education Research, a Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.
  • Thompson, N. L., & Miller, N. C. (2009, April). Voices and visions from Michiganís American Indian Head Start Programs: A photovoice project. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Thompson, N. L., Franz, D. P., & Miller, N. C. (2009, April). A comparison of teachersí perceptions of perceived barriers regarding the implementation of common planning time at two middle schools. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  •  Carlyle, G., Hare, R. D., & Thompson, N. L. (2009, April). Postsecondary transitions of Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians tribal scholarship program students. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA.
  • Miller, N., Thompson, N. L., & Xu, J. (2010, April). In the middle: Elementary education majorsí experience in middle level education and associated field experience. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Thompson, N. L., Franz, D. P., Walker, J. T., Hare, R. D., & Fuller, B. D. (2010, April). Unintended consequences of middle school organization: Curricula, classroom, and community influences on student achievement. Poster presented at the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  •  Faircloth, S. C., Lee, T., Jaime, A., & Thompson, N. L. (2011, April). Indigenizing the academy: Experiences of the past chairs of the indigenous peoples of the Americas special interest group. The American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA. Invited Presentation, Presented as part of The Indigenous Peoples of Americas Special Interest Groupís Annual Business Meeting, a Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.
  • Thompson, N. L., & Miller, N. C. (2012, April). Empowerment, engagement and outreach: Evidence from a photovoice project in an American Indian community. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Thompson, N. L. (2005, April). Tribal child care research: Current efforts and future directions: The early childhood Native American curriculum project and the assessment of American Indian and Alaska Native early care and education. Invited presentation at the National American Indian and Alaska Native Child Care Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Thompson, N. L. (2005, April). Ages and stages of child development. Invited presentation at the National American Indian and Alaska Native Child Care Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
  • Miller, N. C., Thompson, N. L., Xu, J. Xie, K., Franz, D. P., & Hare, R. D. (2013, April). Multi-User Virtual Environments for Middle Level Teacher Preparation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Middle Level Education, San Fransisco, CA.
  • Thompson, N. L., Pope, M., & Holland, J. (2005, July). American Indian/Alaska Native  school readiness. Invited presentation at the Rural Early Childhood Forum on American
  • Thompson, N. L. (2006, July). Cultural competence: What is it? How do we get it? Invited presentation at the Office of Child Care: Region IV State and Tribal Administrators Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Tadros-Connors, L., Farbe, B., & Thompson, N. L. (2007, May). High quality, culturally relevant curriculum development for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Invited presentation at the National American Indian and Alaska Native Child Care Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Tadros-Connors, L., & Thompson, N. L. (2007, May). Research to practice: What does research on American Indian and Alaska Native children tell us about curriculum development, family involvement, and effective practices to support healthy development? Invited presentation at the National American Indian and Alaska Native Child Care Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Thompson, N. L. (2007, August). Understanding and implementing growing and learning with young Native children (The Curriculum Toolkit). Invited presentation at the National Indian Child Care Association Conference, Uncasville, CN.
  • Thompson, N. L. (2008, May). Child development basics. Invited presentation at the National American Indian and Alaska Native Child Care Conference, Portland, OR.
  • Thompson, N. L. (2008, May). Developing a high quality, culturally relevant curriculum. Invited presentation at the National American Indian and Alaska Native Child Care Conference, Portland, OR.  
  • Thompson, N. L. (2008, October). Examining Michiganís Native American Head Start programs from a Native staff perspective: A photovoice project. Invited presentation at the Native Childrenís Research Exchange, Denver, CO.
  • Thompson, N. L. (2011, April). Whatís new in tribal early childhood research? Invited presentation at the 17th National American Indian and Alaska Native Child Care Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Invited Presentations STATE and LOCAL
  •  Thompson, N. L. (2005, July). Social interaction and games with infants and toddlers. Invited presentation at Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indiansí Division of Early Childhood Professional Development Conference, Choctaw, MS.
  • Thompson, N. L. (2008, September). Voices and visions from Michiganís American Indian Head Start programs: A photovoice project. Exhibit and invited presentation at Michigan Indian Days 2008. Michigan State University
  • Thompson, N. L. (2008, December). Overview of the proceedings from rural early childhood forum on American Indian and Alaska Native early learning & understanding the context of American Indian children and families. Invited presentation and meeting facilitator at the 2nd tribal gathering: Partnering for Success (Great Lakes Intertribal Council), Mole Lake, WI.
  • Thompson, N. L. (2010, February). Creating the early childhood tribal coalition: Using appreciative inquiry. Invited presentation and meeting facilitator at the 3rd Tribal Gathering: Partnering for Success (Great Lakes Intertribal Council), Wabeno, WI.
  • Professional Workshops
  • Salzman, L. J., & *Torrence, N. L. (1999, September). Thinking Maps, Part 1. Workshop for faculty and staff at Richlands Elementary School, Richlands, NC.
  • Salzman, L. J., & *Torrence, N. L. (2000, January). Thinking Maps, Part 2. Workshop for faculty and staff at Richlands Elementary School, Richlands, NC.
  • Salzman, L. J., & *Torrence, N. L. (2000, March). Thinking Maps, Part 3. Workshop for faculty and staff at Richlands Elementary School, Richlands, NC.
  • *Torrence, N. L. (2002, February). Let all that is Indian within you die: Native American education from the 1800s-1930s. Presented to undergraduate students enrolled in EFND 2030, Foundations of Education at The University of Georgia.
  • *Torrence, N. L. (2002, November). School law. Presented to undergraduate students enrolled in EDMS 5030, The Middle School Curriculum at The University of Georgia.
  • *Torrence, N. L. (2003, September). School law. Presented to undergraduate students enrolled in EDMS 5030, The Middle School Curriculum at The University of Georgia.
  • Seed, A., Thompson, N. L.,& Miller, N. C. (2013, November). Classroom Client Change for the Common Core. Annual meeting of Association of Middle Level Education, Minneapolis, MN.
  • * = maiden name


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