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Dr. Lisa Buchanan

Associate Professor of Elementary Social Studies

Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education

EB 247
(910) 962-2890 Phone
(910) 962-3988 Fax
buchananl@uncw.edu

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Elementary Social Studies Kits Loaner Program for area teachers, free of charge:
http://elementaryresourcekits.weebly.com/


Courses Taught

EDN 300, Elementary Schools and Practices
EDN 334, Social Studies Curriculum and Instruction (K-6)
EDN 340, Reading Foundations (K-6)
EDN 344, Children's Literature
EDN 348 Communication Arts (K-6)
EDN 411, Elementary Internship Supervision
EDN 413, Classroom Management Seminar (K-6)
EDNL 332, Field Experience I EDNL 333, Field Experience I
EDN 524 Action Research in Elementary Schools (M.Ed.)
LIC 501, Research Based Instructional Design and Assessment (MAT)
LIC 534 Advanced Social Studies Methods (MAT)

Professional Service

Leadership in Professional or Scholarly Organizations
Vice Chair (2018-2019), NCSS Elementary Teacher of the Year Committee
President (2017-2018), North Carolina Professors of Social Studies Education
Delegate (2013-2015), House of Delegates, National Council for the Social Studies
Member (2013-present), North Carolina Geographic Alliance Steering Committee
NCSS 2019 Conference Planning Committee Member

Editorial Board Service
Social Studies and the Young Learner

Blinded Peer Reviews for Academic Journals
Theory and Research in Social Education
Journal of Teacher Education
Race and Social Problems
Teacher Education Quarterly
Social Studies Research and Practice
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, Social Studies Section
Social Studies and the Young Learner

Conference Proposal Reviews
Research in Social Studies SIG, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Division K, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies Annual Meeting
International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Meeting

Service at Professional Conferences
Chair, College and University Faculty Annual Meeting, Paper Session
Chair, Social Studies Research SIG, American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting
Chair, International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Annual Meeting Paper Session
Graduate Student Mentor, CUFA Annual Conference

Professional Development, K-12 Schools
Cape Fear Center for Inquiry, Wilmington, NC (October 2015)
In collaboration with Mr. Brian Brinkley, WCE, developed and provided professional development for CFCI faculty focused on teaching for historical thinking in K-8. Pro bono.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, NC (Summer 2014).
Developed and provided professional development for the Annual Global Symposium aimed at integrating social studies, specifically geography, into K-5 classroom instruction. Worked closely with the NC Geographic Alliance Steering Committee to plan and implement session. Pro bono.

Randolph County Schools, Asheboro, NC (January 2014)
Developed and provided professional development for Randolph County Schools lead classroom teachers aimed at integrating social studies content into English Language Arts instruction. Worked closely with the county Language Arts/Social Studies Director to plan sessions, select/purchase themed texts for classroom use, and create model lessons for circulation among lead teachers.

Charter Day School, Leland, NC (Summer 2012)
Created and implemented a pacing guide for K-2 teachers aligned with Common Core ELA Standards and core social studies themes for K-2.

Research Interests

Lisa Brown Buchanan is an Associate Professor of Elementary Social Studies at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Her research focuses on preparing preservice teachers to teach for topics of race, rights, immigration, family structure, and religion through the use of film, children’s literature, historical sources, and discussion.

Media Contributions

Buchanan, L. B. (2017). ConnectedBlog. National Council for the Social Studies. Teaching global citizenship and universals using children's literature: This is how we do it: One day in the lives of seven kids around the world. http://connected.socialstudies.org/blogs/lisa-buchanan/2017/10/22/this-is-how-we-do-it-one-day-in-the-lives-of-seven-kids-around-the-world

Buchanan, L. B. (2017). ConnectedBlog. National Council for the Social Studies. Teaching cultural universals using children’s literature: Mirror. http://connected.socialstudies.org/blogs/lisa-buchanan/2017/09/12/teaching-cultural-universals

College Park Book Club Program. (2017). Watson Chronicle. https://uncw.edu/newsletters/watson-chronicle/2017/11/book-project-connects-wce-students-and-college-park-fourth-graders.html

Buchanan, L. B., & Hilburn, J. (2016). Authors’ interview. Journal of Teacher Education Insider Blog.  http://edwp.educ.msu.edu/jte-insider/2016/buchanan-and-hilburn/

Sydney G. Fox. Student Awarded NCCSS Student Teacher of the Year. https://uncw.edu/newsletters/watson-chronicle/2018/04/sydney-fox-named-nccss-student-teacher-of-the-year.html

AnaMarie Neville. Student Awarded NCCSS Student Teacher of the Year. https://uncw.edu/newsletters/watson-chronicle/2017/03/wce-students-receive-teacher-of-the-year,-student-toty-honors.html

Charlotte Locke. Student Awarded NCCSS Student Teacher of the Year
http://uncw.edu/newsletters/watson-chronicle/2016/04/wce-senior-honored-as-nccss-student-teacher-of-the-year.html

Ag in the Classroom Grants Awarded
http://www.starnewsonline.com/article/20160209/news/160209701?tc=ar

Additional Information

2013 Recipient, Association of Teacher Educators Emerging Scholars Award
2009 AERA Professional Development School SIG Dissertation Mentee Award   

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