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Vescio, Vicki A.



VESCIO, Vicki (9-9-10) 037Vicki A. Vescio
Clinical Assistant Professor
School of Teaching and Learning
College of Education
University of Florida
PO Box 117052
Gainesville FL 32611
352-273-4226
vescio@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

My research interests are focused in the areas of equity and social justice as well as pre and in-service teacher professional development. My current research endeavors include examining the role of instructional coaching on preservice teacher development; exploring preservice teachers understanding of LGBTQ issues in schooling, and studying the impact of implementing edTPA on student teaching interns. I have also been involved in research projects to examine pre-service teachers’ work in high poverty schools, and transformation in the perspectives of teacher educators toward a social justice standpoint. I was also the lead researcher on a project that completed a detailed literature review on Professional Learning Communities. I spent three years working with a team that interviewed award-winning teachers about their classroom practices, mentoring, and professional development. My dissertation was on the identification with academics of six African American boys living in poverty. During my time as a Professor in Residence in Pinellas County, I lead a small research group that studied the impact of teacher inquiry as a professional development strategy for practicing teachers.

Degrees

2010 University of Florida; Gainesville, Florida, Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction (focus on Multicultural and Urban Education)

2003 Sonoma State University; Rohnert Park, California, Master of Arts in Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning

1986 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Blacksburg, Virginia, Bachelor of Science in Education (Major – Health Education; Concentration – Physical Education and Exercise Science), Graduated Summa Cum Laude.

Key Professional Appointments

2013-Present–University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida, Clinical Assistant Professor; School of Teaching and Learning

2010-2013–University of Florida – Gainesville, Florida, Clinical Assistant Professor; School of Teaching and Learning, Serve as a Professor-in-Residence in Pinellas County, Florida.

Activities and Honors

Conference Presentations

Vescio, V., and Bowie, M. (2015, October). Diversity in a college of education faculty: A critical self-study of recruitment and retention practices. Paper presented at the Annual National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Beck, B., Vescio, V. (2015, October). Queering pre-service teacher education: Past achievements and current dilemmas. Paper presented at the Annual National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Rodgers, M.K., Vescio, V., Burns, J., Gibbs, L. (2015, April). A transformative method of intern supervision: Using Instructional Coaching to support preservice teacher development. Paper presented at the Annual AERA Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Vescio, V., Rodger, M.K., Hooser, A. (2015, April). Beginning in different places: Facilitation preservice teachers’ connections between theory and practice in an internship. Roundtable presentation at the Annual AERA Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Rodgers, M.K., Vescio, V., Burns, J., Gibbs, L. (2015, February). An alternative method of intern supervision: Using Instructional Coaching for preservice teacher development. Paper presented at the Annual Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

Vescio, V., Ridgewell, N., Pierini, K. (2015, February). Advocating for a common voice: Connecting teacher and students’ funds of knowledge, a participatory action research study. Paper presented at the Annual Association of Teacher Educators Conference, Phoenix, Arizona.

Vescio, V., Beck, B., Bondy, B., Munro, M. (2014, November). Queering education workshops with preservice teachers: Lessons for teacher educators. Paper presented at the Annual National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, Tucson, Arizona.

Vescio, V., Rodgers, M.K., Hooser, A. (2014, February). The distance internship: Challenges and benefits of job-embedded learning during a yearlong field placement. Paper presented at the Annual Association of Teacher Educators Conference, St. Louis, Missouri.

Selected Publications

Vescio, V. and Adams, A. (2015). Learning in a Professional Learning Community: The challenge evolves. In D. Scott and E. Hargreaves (Eds.). The Sage handbook of learning (Chapter 26). New York and London: SAGE Publications.

Ross, D.D., Vescio, V., Tricarico, K., Short, K. (2011). Secrets for mentoring novice teachers from award winning teachers. Gainesville, FL: Lastinger Center for Learning.

Ross, D.D., Dodman, S., Vescio, V., Adams, A., Humphries, E. (2011). Secrets for supporting professional learning from award winning teachers. Gainesville, FL: Lastinger Center for Learning.

Ross, D., Dodman, S., Vescio, V. (2010).  The impact of teacher preparation for high-needs schools.  In A. Stairs and K. Donnell (Eds.), Research on Urban Teacher Learning: The Role of Contextual Factors Across the Professional Continuum. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Articles

Adams, A. and Vescio, V. (2015, April). Tailored to fit: Structure professional learning communities to meet individual needs. Journal of Staff Development, 36(2), 26-30.

Vescio, V., Bondy, B., Pokert, P. (2009).  Preparing multicultural teacher educators: Toward a pedagogy of transformation. Teacher Education Quarterly, 36(2), 5-24.

Vescio, V., Ross, D., Adams, A. (2008). A review of research on the impact of professional learning communities on teaching practice and student learning. Teaching and Teacher Education, 24(1), 80-91.