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Karen Capraro

Henry Barnard School (HBS) 118
(401) 456-9733
kcapraro@ric.edu

Academic Background

MAT 2003 Rhode Island College Elementary Education
BA 1995 University of Rhode Island Art History

Courses Taught

Second Grade Teacher
ECED 420; Early Childhood Mathematics/Practicum Instructor
SPED 312; Assessment Procedures for Children and Youth with Disabilities/Practicum Instructor
Teacher Candidate Preparation Co-teaching Model/Mentor Teacher

Research Interests

Classroom Environment
Metacognition
School Reform
Educational Policy

Presentations

Capraro, K., Nonis, M. (March, 2011). We Can Add! Incorporating Music, Art, Poetry and Movement to Teach Basic Facts to Young Learners. Presented at the One Voice International Conference for Educators, Washington DC.
Capraro, K., Kingsley, S. (November, 2009). Magical Classroom Design for Kindergarten and the Early Primary Grades. Presented at the National Association for the Education of Young Children 2009 Annual Conference and Expo, Washington, DC

Capraro, K., Barker, L. (April 2008). Awaken Your Imagination; Image Making Within the Writing Process. Presented at the International Association of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools, Providence, RI

Capraro, K., Percoco, V. (April 2008). LA Buddies. Presented at the International Association of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools, Providence, RI

Capraro, K., Barker, L. (2006) Awaken Your Imagination; Image Making Within the Writing Process. Presented at the Rhode Island State Council of the International Reading Association, Warwick, RI

Capraro, K., Parkerson, L., Arango, J. (2006) Veggie Power; Alternate Sources of Energy. Presented at the Alliance for the Study and Teaching of Adolescent Literature, Providence, RI

Publications

Capraro, K. (2011). Let's Squink about It! A Metacognitive Approach to Exploring Text in a Second Grade Classroom. Young Children, 66(5), 14-19.

Professional Development

2011 One Voice International Conference for Educators, Washington DC (presenter)

2011 NSTA National Conference on Science Education, San Francisco, CA

2010 Staff Development Resource Seminar, Seekonk, MA

2009 National Association for the Education of Young Children Conference, Washington, DC (presenter)

2009 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference, Washington, DC

2008 International Association of Laboratory and University Affiliated Schools Conference, Providence, RI (presenter)

2008 Staff Development for Educators Pre-K-4 Conference, Manchester, NH

2006 Rhode Island State Council of the International Reading Association Conference, Warwick, RI (presenter)

2006 Alliance for the Study and Teaching of Adolescent Literature Conference, Providence, RI (presenter)

2005 Rhode Island Mathematics Teachers Association Conference, Providence, RI

Professional Organizations

National Science Teachers Association
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
National Association of Laboratory Schools

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