Toni Flanagan

Toni Flanagan

Office Phone: (540) 432-4590

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Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: CC 208

Toni has taught in the MA in Education program for several years, where she has enjoyed both teaching and mentoring MA candidates as they work on their action research projects. She earned a Doctorate in Education from Liberty University, a M.T. from the University of Virginia, and a B.S. from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her current research interests center on self-study and the modeling of co-teaching strategies for pre-service elementary teachers. Toni has also been involved in a NSF grant funded collaborative study with EMU faculty from the chemistry, biology, psychology and education departments, where she is working with a team of colleagues to assist in the development of several assessment tools for student learning. Before entering higher education Toni taught math and science at the upper elementary and middle school levels for 12 years. She currently resides in Montana, where she continues to teach on an adjunct basis, does academic editing, and enjoys her grandchildren.

Education
  • Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Liberty University, 2006
  • M.T., Science Education, University of Virginia, 1990
  • B.S., Biology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 1979
Publications

Leaman, L.H. & Flanagan, T.M. (2012). Authentic role-playing as situated learning: A self-study for reframing teacher education methodology for the 2011 INTASC benchmarks. Studying Teacher Education (under review).

Kishbaugh, T.L.S., Cessna, S., Horst, S.J., Leaman, L., Flanagan, T.M., Graber-Neufeld, D., Siderhurst, M. (2012). Measuring beyond content: A rubric bank for assessing skills in authentic research assignments in the sciences. Chemistry Education Research and Practice (in print).

Maynard, K.L., Flanagan, T.M., & Leaman, L.H. (2011, February). Effective co-teaching in higher education: A model for pre-service general and special education methods courses. Poster presented at the Third Annual Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Radford, VA. Abstract retrieved from http://www.cider.vt.edu/conference/proceedings1.html

Flanagan, T.M. (2007, November). Pre-service teachers and inquiry science: Putting the pieces together. Journal of Virginia Science Education, 2(1), 38-42.

Flanagan, T.M. (2006). The perceived effectiveness of a beginning teacher mentoring program in Central Virginia. Unpublished dissertation, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA.

Augusta County, VA Mentor Teacher Training Handbook (2007, December). Collaborated with a team from James Madison University, Mary Baldwin College, Bridgewater College, and Eastern Mennonite University to write a mentor teacher training handbook for the Shenandoah Mid-Valley Teachers Consortium, Harrisonburg, VA.

Scholarly Presentations and Abstracts

Flanagan, T.M. & Leaman, L.H. (2011, March). Tiering in tier 1: A model of tiered instruction for pre-service teachers. Virginia Association of College Teacher Educators annual conference, Sweetbriar College, Lynchburg, VA.

Maynard, K.L., Flanagan, T.M. & Leaman, L.H. (2011, February). Effective differentiation in the elementary classroom: Models of co-teaching for pre-service teachers. Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.

Flanagan, T.M., Horst, J., Leaman, L.H. & Cessna, S. (2010, September). Cross-disciplinary collaboration on rubric development. Virginia Education Research Association annual conference, Charlottesville, VA.

Cessna, S., Flanagan, T.M., Graber Neufeld, D., Horst, J., Leaman, L.H., Kishbaugh, T., Siderhurst, M. (2010, August). Collaborating for interdisciplinary learning. Faculty opening conference, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA.

Flanagan, T.M., Maynard, K.L. & Leaman, L.L. (2010, March). Effective differentiation in the elementary classroom: Models of co-teaching. Virginia Association of College Teacher Educators annual conference, Sweetbriar College, Lynchburg, VA.

Maynard, K.L. & Flanagan, T.M. (2009, February). Innovations in teaching practice: Passing fads or solid research-based methods? Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Smeltzer Erb, C., Brownscombe, S.L., & Flanagan, T.M. (2008, February). Documentation of student learning: The proof’s in the project. Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education annual conference, New Orleans, LA.

Flanagan, T.M., (2008, January). Hands-on/minds-on math strategies for the elementary and middle-school teacher. National Mennonite Educators Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Flanagan, T.M. (2007, August). Examining the research on beginning teacher mentoring: Does it make a difference? Presented at the Mid-Valley Teachers Consortium Mentor Teachers Workshop 1 for Augusta County teachers, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA.

Flanagan, T.M. (2007, September). Effective conferencing: A comparison/contrast of pre-service and beginning Teachers. Presented at the Mid-Valley Teachers Consortium Mentor Teachers Workshop 2 for Augusta County teachers, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA.

Flanagan, T.M. (2007, October). Effective classroom management: Helping your mentee diagnose the problem. Presented at the Mid-Valley Teachers Consortium Mentor Teachers Workshop 3 for Augusta County teachers, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA.

Flanagan, T.M. (2007, November). Effective formative assessment strategies. Presented at the Mid-Valley Teachers Consortium Mentor Teachers Workshop for Augusta County teachers, Mary Baldwin College, Staunton, VA

Honors, Awards and Grants
  • National Science Foundation Grant (NSF), 2009-2011
  • EMU Undergraduate Release Time (6 SH), 2010-2011
  • Metanexus Grant, 2009-2011
  • Certifications and Licenses

    Commonwealth of Virginia Teaching License, Biology

    EMU Service
    • Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chair, 2010-2011, Secretary, 2009-2010
    • Nel Noddings’ Book Study Leader, 2010
    • Student Education Association (SEA) Sponsor, 2007-2010
    • Teacher Education Admissions Committee (TEAC), 2007-2009
    • Council on Teacher Education (COTE), 2006-present
    • Committee on Reflective Practice (CORP), 2007-present
    • Shenandoah Anabaptist Science Society (SASS) steering committee recording secretary 2008-2010
    • Children First Day volunteer, 2009
    • Science Journal Club, 2006-2007, 2009
    • Tuesday Luncheon Presentation: Making Connections: How to Keep Your Students Awake During Lecture, November, 2007