Kathleen Magiera, Ed.D.
Associate Professor, Special Education
Office: TH E 280 Phone: (716) 673-4803
Dr. Magiera is an associate professor specializing in special education courses.
- Childhood Inclusive Education Program Improvement Grant with Dr. Rhea Simmons and Dean Christine Givner: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Project RAISE-UP (Redesigning and Improving Special Education - Undergraduate Program), funded July 1, 2009. Project Director for five year grant designed to enhance the current Childhood Inclusive Education Program.
- Research interests focused on co-teaching between special and general education teachers within a general education classroom.
- Another research interest is blogging as a follow-up tool for undergraduate teacher candidates in an after-school tutoring program.
- Second author (in press) with Dr. Naomi Zigmond (University of Pittsburgh) and Dr. Rhea Simmons and Dr. Victoria Volonino invited book chapter entitled, " Strategies for Improving Outcomes in Co-Taught General Education Classes" within the text Best Practices for Improving Academic Outcomes by Chard/Tankersley/Cook.
- First author (Spring 2010) with Dr. Rhea Simmons, Dr. Cindy Bird, Dr. Laura Geraci, Dr. Clara Beier, and Dr. Jennifer Moon Ro, “Undergraduate Teacher Candidate Beliefs and Knowledge about Reading” Exceptional Individuals 34(3) 7-10.
- First author (November 2008) with Dr. Rhea Simmons and Ms. Sharon Hance, “Secondary Co-Teaching: A Quality Process,” Impact on Instructional Improvement, 34(1) 18-24.
- Second author (April 2008) with Dr. Rhea Simmons, Ms. Barbara Cummings, and Mr. Marc Arena, “Co-Teaching in Secondary Mathematics: How the Special Education Teacher Fits into the Equation,” New York State Mathematics Teachers’ Journal (invited article).
- Second author (January 2007) with Dr. Rhea Simmons, “Evaluation of Co-Teaching in Three High Schools within One District: How Do You Know When You are TRULY Co-Teaching?” TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 3(3) art4.
- Cited first author study (Summer 2007) in “Co-Teaching in Inclusive Classrooms: A Metasynthesis of Quality Research,” Exceptional Children, 73(4) 399, 406.
- First author (Fall 2006) with Dr. Jill Marshall, Dr. Trenia Walker, and Dr. Naomi Zigmond, “Co-Teaching: Best Practices in Diverse Secondary Social Studies Classes,” Exceptional Individuals, 31(1) 10-12.
- First author (May 2006) with Dr. Diana Lawrence-Brown, Ms. Kristie Bloomquist, Ms. Connie Foster, Ms. Andrea Figueroa, Ms. Kirsten Glatz, Ms. Denise Heppler, and Ms. Pamela Rodriguez, “On the Road to More Collaborative Teaching: One School’s Experiences,” TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2(5) 1-12.
- Magiera, K.A., & Simmons, R. J. (2005 February). Magiera-Simmons Quality Indicator Model of Co-Teaching. United States Copyright Office.
- First author (Spring 2005) with Dr. Rhea Simmons, Ms. Anne Marotta, and Ms. Barbara Battaglia, “A Co-Teaching Model: A Response to Students with Disabilities and Their Performance on NYS Assessments,” School Administrators Association of New York State Journal, 34(2), 9-12.
- Magiera, K., Smith, C., Zigmond, N., & Gelbauer, K. (2005). Benefits of co-teaching in secondary mathematics classes. Teaching Exceptional Children, 37(3), 20-26
- “Raising the Bar through Curriculum Enhancement” poster presentation with Dr. Rhea Simmons and Dr. Christine Givner at the US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs Project Directors Conference, Washington, D.C., July 19, 2010
- “Raising the Bar through Curriculum Enhancements: SUNY Fredonia's 325T” Grant invited presentation with Dr. Rhea Simmons and Dr. Christine Givner to the New York State Higher Education Task Force on Quality Inclusive Schooling in Albany, New York, March 26, 2010.
- “Secondary Co-Teaching: A Statewide Perspective” presentation with Dr. Rhea Simmons and Dr. Margaret McLane at the National Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Nashville, Tennessee, April 23, 2010.
- “Blogs as Literacy Coaching Tool: Undergraduate and Graduate Students Talk about Literacy and Assessment” with Graduate Literacy Students, Dr. Jennifer Moon Ro, and Dr. Rhea Simmons College of Education Research Symposium, Fredonia, New York, March 27, 2010.
- “Secondary Co-Teaching: A Statewide Perspective” presentation with Dr. Rhea Simmons and Dr. Margaret McLane at the New York State Council for Exceptional Children Convention, Niagara Falls, New York, October 24, 2009.
- Recently presented on co-teaching at the Western New York Regional Mathematics conference.
- New York State School Improvement Grant with the Jamestown Public Schools, funded September 1, 2005.
- Projector Director with Co-Principal Investigators Dr. Rhea Simmons and Dr. Christine Givner, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Project RAISE-UP (Redesigning and Improving Special Education - Undergraduate Program) grant #H325T090014 funded July 1, 2009.