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Dr. Lisa Buchanan

Assistant 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

Visit Dr. Buchanan's website here: http://lisabrownbuchanan.weebly.com/

 

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
President-Elect (2015-2016), 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

Editorial Board Service
Social Studies and the Young Learner

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

Book Chapter Reviews
The state of global education: Learning with the world and its people (NY: Routledge).

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

Dr. Lisa Brown Buchanan is an Assistant Professor of Elementary Education in the Watson College of Education at UNC Wilmington. Her research and teaching interests include elementary social studies, interdisciplinary teaching with children's literature, classroom management, teaching with documentary film and discussion, and unpacking contentious topics with preservice teachers. She teaches various undergraduate and graduate elementary methods, curriculum design, and research classes.

Additional Information

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

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