Dava M O

Dava M. O'Connor

Professor of Special Education, Director Project CREATE, & Director Teacher Cadet Program
Ph.D., University of South Florida (1997)
M.Ed., University of Massachuetts (1979)
B.A.(Hons), University of Massachuetts (1976)

Phone: (864) 388-8152
E-mail: doconnor@lander.edu


College: College of Education
Department: Department of Teacher Education


CLASSES TAUGHT
Course Num Course Title
EDPD-552 Evidence Based Inclusive Pract
EDUC-101 Careers in Teaching
EDUC-205 Teacher Ed. & Praxis Prep.
EDUC-302 Educational Assessment
EDUC-309 Global lssues in Education
EDUC-320 Teach Read in Content Area
EDUC-327 Mathematics Pedagogy
EDUC-371 Cross-Cultural Experiences
EDUC-371 Math Pedagogy
EDUC-371 Math Pedagogy for Diverse
EDUC-371 Teaching Fellows Jr Experience
EDUC-371 Teaching Fellows Soph Exper
EDUC-371 Teaching Fellows Sophomore Exp
EDUC-371 Teaching Fellows Sr Experience
EDUC-429 Field Experience III
EDUC-461 Directed Teaching
EDUC-490 Internship
EDUC-499 Teacher Education Seminar-Abrd
EDUC-607 Emotional/Behavior Disorders
EDUC-608 Tch Mthds for Emot/Behv Disord
EDUC-652 Proc. for Emo/Behav. Disorders
EDUC-652 Char of Emo/Behav Disorders
EDUC-652 Characteristics of EBD
EDUC-652 Evidence Based Inclusive Pract
EDUC-652 Practicum in ESOL
EDUC-652 Practicum in Mental Disabiliti
EDUC-652 Practicum Mental Disabilities
EDUC-652 Practicum_Emotional Disorders
EDUC-652 Proc. for Emo/Behav Disorders
EDUC-652 Procedures for EBD
EDUC-652 Procedures for MD
EDUC-652 Procedures for Mental Disabili
EDUC-652 Procedures for Teaching Mental
EDUC-652 Special Problems in Educ
EDUC-652 Tchng Students Emot/Behav Diso
EDUC-652 Teaching Severe Disabilities
EDUC-656 Classroom Management
EDUC-666 Student Teaching
EDUC-672 Teaching Perons/Learning Dis
EDUC-673 Practicum In Learning Disab
EDUC-676 Assessment of Diverse Learners
EDUC-677 Char. of Indv. with LD, ED,etc
EDUC-682 Field-Based Indiv Activities
EDUC-694 Professional Seminar
SPED-329 Special Educ Clinical II
SPED-356 Behavior & Classroom Mgmt.
SPED-423 Assessm of Div Learners, P-12
SPED-429 Special Education Clinical Exp
SPED-430 Special Educ Clinical Exp IV
SPED-451 Int Sec Curr and Instr for I
TFP-101 Student Development
TFP-102 Leadership Development
TFP-201 Teaching Fellows: SO Seminar I

ARTICLES - REFEREED
  • Project CREATE: State-wide Partnership for Producing Highly Qualified Special Education Teachers in Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina. (2010)
  • Readers' Theater: 'Hold on, let's read it again.' in TEACHING Exceptional Children. (2010)
  • High Standards Dilemma: Undergraduates with Learning Disabilities, in Academic Exchange Quarterly. (2002)
  • Inclusive Practices Through Teacher Research, in Remedial and Special Education. (1996)

PROCEEDINGS - Refereed (Full Paper)
  • : A New Kind of Relationship with Public Schools in South Carolina Association of Teacher Education. (1999)

PRESENTATIONS
  • A Decade of Growing Your Own in South Carolina: Reviews of Research. National Council for Exceptional Children. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (2014)
  • Teacher Candidate Poster Session - Impact on Student Learning. State Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Greenville, South Carolina. (2014)
  • Redesigning a Teacher Preparation Program: Process & Product. National CEC Teacher Education Division. Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. (2013)
  • A Decade of Growing Your Own in South Carolina: Reviews of Research. National CEC Teacher Education Division. Grand Rapids, Michigan. (2013)
  • Opportunities, Challenges, and Solutions: How Faculty in Small Programs Embrace the Future. National CEC Teacher Education Division. Grand Rapids, Michigan. (2012)
  • Developing Self-Determination & Self-Advocacy Skills. SC CEC State Conference. Columbia, South Carolina. (2011)
  • How Do We Do It All? Teacher Educators' Responsibilities in Addition to Teaching & Scholarship: Advisement, Committees, and Accreditation Reports. National CEC Teacher Education Division. St. Louis, Missouri. (2011)
  • Impact of Traditional and Alternative Teacher Preparation on EBD Student Behavior. National Council for Exceptional Children. Denver, Colorado. (2011)
  • Praxis II: Knowledge Barometer for Special Educators in Alternative Licensure Programs. National Council for Exceptional Children. Nashville, Tennessee. (April, 2010)
  • Training Teachers in Collaborative Inclusive Practice-A Comparison Between the United Kingdom and the United States. National Council for Exceptional Children. Baltimore, Maryland. (2010)
  • Inclusion: Working for Students with Disabilities. National Council for Exceptional Children. Nashville, Tennessee. (2010)
  • Brain-based Learning: Experience it Yourself. State Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (2010)
  • How Do We Do It All? Teacher Educators' Responsibilities in Addition to Teaching & Scholarship: Advisement, Committees, and Accreditation Reports. National CEC Teacher Education Division. St. Louis, Missouri. (2010)
  • Do' and Don'ts: Effective practices for sharing your classroom and supervising pre service teacher candidates. South Carolina CEC Teacher Education Division. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (2009)
  • Competency Differences Among Special Educators Prepared Through. National Council for Exceptional Children. Seattle, Washington. (2009)
  • Field Experiences that Shape Special Education Teachers. National Teacher Education Division: Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Dallas, Texas. (November, 2008)
  • Expectations for Preservice Teacher Candidates in Introductory and Intermediate Field Placements. National Teacher Education Division: Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Milwaukee, Minnesota. (November, 2007)
  • . Preparing Teachers for Inclusive Practices. National Council for Exceptional Children. Louisville, Kentucky. (April, 2007)
  • Evidence Based Inclusive Practices. State Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (February, 2007)
  • Nuts and Bolts of Online Courses: Student and Instructor Views,. National Teacher Education Division: Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Portland, Maine. (November, 2006)
  • Teaching Science: Ways to Integrate,. National Council for Exceptional Children. Salt Lake City, Utah. (April, 2006)
  • Effective Strategies for Teaching Reading: A Reader's Theatre. State Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (February, 2006)
  • Using Audio-Taped Literature to Improve Reading Ability Across Grade Levels, (K-12). National Council for Exceptional Children. Baltimore, Maryland. (April, 2005)
  • Effective Strategies in Mathematics for Secondary Students with Disabilities,. National Council for Exceptional Children. Baltimore, Maryland. (April, 2005)
  • Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Secondary Students with Disabilities,. National Council for Exceptional Children. New Orleans, Louisiana. (April, 2004)
  • GEAR UP, Improving Outcomes for Middle School Students with Disabilities,. National Council for Exceptional Children. New Orleans, Louisiana. (April, 2004)
  • Improving Outcomes for Pre-Service Teachers through Collaboration in Professional Development Schools. Southeastern Regional Professional Development Schools Conference. Orlando, Florida. (March, 2004)
  • Engaging Instruction for Secondary Students with Disabilities,. State Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Greenville, South Carolina. (January, 2004)
  • The Second Year: Measuring Dispositions and Achievement Data in Field Based Practice. National Teacher Education Division: Council for Exceptional Children Conference. Biloxi, Mississippi. (November, 2003)
  • Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Secondary Students with Disabilities. National Council for Exceptional Children. Seattle, Washington. (April, 2003)