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Bridging the Gap Between Practitioners & Researchers

Cherice Montgomery, Ph.D., Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
Presented at the Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT)
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.


Who are we? Who are you?

Activity: Popcorn (5)


Why would a K-12 teacher want to do action research?


Activity: Session Objectives (1)
Activity: Think-Pair-Share (4)

Research Questions

What do you want to know?

Activity: Quick Write (2)
Activity: Inside-Outside Circles (8)

Transition Slide: These are SOME of the questions that research can help us answer.

Planning Action Research

Activity: Guided GAPS Worksheet with Carrousel Brainstorming (20)

Examples: Research in Action

Activity: Videos & Change Partners Every Time the Slide Changes to Discuss (10)


Activity: Symbaloo (5)


Why would a K-12 teacher want to do action research?

Activity: PowerPoint (5)

Research Process

  • Permissions (District/IRB)
  • Informed Consent
  • Research Questions
  • Research Design


  • IRIS
  • Scholarship as a Tool
    • Hispania (Pedagogy Section) - AATSP
    • Unterichxpraxis - AATG

Q&A + Evaluations