Professional Bio

Degrees

  • Ph.D., Education, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, 2010
  • M.T. (Teaching), Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Virginia Commonwealth University, Concentration: Child Development and Instruction, 1998
  • Bachelor of Science,Economics, Virginia Commonwealth University, 1993

Professional Credentials & Memberships

  • American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • Association for Mindfulness in Education (AME)
  • Yoga Alliance (YA)
  • Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT-200)

Academic & Professional Experience

Research & Academic Positions
  • Assistant Professor, School of Education, Regis University, 2013-present
  • Senior Researcher, Mid-continent Research for Education & Learning (McREL), 2008-2013
  • Teaching Assistant, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, 2006-2008
  • Research Assistant, Center for Advanced Study of Teaching & Learning (CASTL), 2004-2008

Public Teaching Experience

  • Group Facilitator, Educators with Contemplative Practice Network, 2013-present
  • Instructor for the Boettcher Teacher Residency Program, Boettcher Teacher Residency, Public Education Business Coalition (PEBC), 2013-present
  • Elementary Teacher, Littleton Public Schools, CO, 1999-2004
  • Elementary Teacher, Henrico County Public Schools, VA, 1997-1999

Research & Scholarship

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

  • Apthorp, H., Igel, C., Dean, C. (2012). Using similarities and differences: A meta-analysis of its effects and emergent patterns. School Science and Mathematics, 112(4), 204-216.
  • Igel, C., & Urquhart, V. (2012). Generation Z, meet cooperative learning. The Middle School Journal 43(5), 16-21.
  • Tatum, N.T., Bradley, R., & Igel, C. (2011). Therapeutic yoga to improve balance and floor transfer in older adults. Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, 27(2), 134-141.
  • Tatum, N.T., Igel, C., & Bradley, R. (2009). Effect of therapeutic yoga on balance and the ability to transfer from the floor in an older adult population. International Journal of Yoga Therapy, 19, 69-77.

Non-Peer Reports & Papers

  • Igel, C., Rainey, J., Shebby, S. (2013). Proposed new design of the NASA Science Mission Directorate Education and Public Outreach Workspace. Denver, CO: McREL.
  • Lehto, M., Steward, J., Igel, C., Cicchinelli, L. (2013). Initial validation of the Standards-based Teacher Observation System using Rasch modeling. Denver, CO: McREL.
  • Cheryl, M., Maier, S., Igel, C. (2013). McREL’s Standards-based Teacher Observation System: Theory and logic model. Denver, CO: McREL.
  • Waters, T., Davis, T., Igel, C., & Goodwin, B. (2012). 9-Questions to ask about personnel evaluation systems. Denver, CO: McREL.
  • Igel, C., Apthorp, H., & Beesley, A. (2010). Research methods. In A. Beesley & H. Apthorp (Eds.), Classroom Instruction that Works (2nd Edition) research report (pp. 1-13). Denver, CO: McREL.
  • Igel, C., Clemons, T., Apthorp, H., & Bachler, S. (2010). Summarizing and note taking. In A. Beesley & H. Apthorp (Eds.), Classroom Instruction that Works (2nd Edition) research report (pp. 32-45). Denver, CO: McREL.
  • Clemons, T., Igel, C., & Beesley, A. (2010). Reinforcing effort and proving recognition. In A. Beesley & H. Apthorp (Eds.), Classroom Instruction that Works (2nd Edition) research report (pp. 46-55). Denver, CO: McREL.
  • Igel, C., Clemons, T., & Clark, T. (2010). Homework and practice. In A. Beesley & H. Apthorp (Eds.), Classroom Instruction that Works (2nd Edition) research report (pp. 56-71). Denver, CO: McREL.
  • Clemons, T., Igel, C., & Gopalani, S. (2010). Nonlinguistic representations. In A. Beesley & H. Apthorp (Eds.), Classroom Instruction that Works (2nd Edition) research report (pp. 72-83). Denver, CO: McREL.
  • Igel, C. (2010). Cooperative learning. In A. Beesley & H. Apthorp (Eds.), Classroom Instruction that Works (2nd Edition) research report (pp. 84-104). Denver, CO: McREL.
  • Igel, C., Clemons, T., & Apthorp, H. (2010). Setting objectives and providing feedback. In A. Beesley & H. Apthorp (Eds.), Classroom Instruction that Works (2nd Edition) research report (pp. 105-113). Denver, CO: McREL.
  • Clemons, T., Germeroth, R.C., & Igel, C. (2010). Urban Teacher Partnership evaluation report. Denver, CO: McREL.
  • Apthorp, H.S., Igel, C., Clark, T., Allen, J., & Gopalani, S. (2009). Updating the research base of Classroom Instruction that Works: A technical report of findings from relevant and rigorous studies published between 1998 and 2008. Denver, CO: McREL.
  • Harris, R.C., Igel, C., & Clemons, T. (2008). Promising practices in university-school district urban teacher preparation programs. Denver, CO: McREL.

Refereed Conference Papers & Presentations

  • Hansen, U.J., & Igel, C. (2011, September). A framework for integrating student growth into teacher evaluations: Colorado’s educator evaluation system. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Evaluation Institute’s CREATE Conference, Oxford, MS.
  • Igel, C., Ewert, B., Lunsford, B., Englert, K., & Allen, J. (2011, June). Issues around the validation of evaluation systems. In C. Igel (Chair), Evaluation systems: Context, issues, and perspectives. Symposium conducted at the CCSSO National Conference on Student Assessment, Orlando, FL.
  • Igel, C. (2011, April). Using cooperative learning to promote a culturally responsive classroom. Roundtable session conducted at the Great Teachers for Our City Schools Annual Summit, Denver, CO.
  • Apthorp, H., McKeown, M., Igel, C., Clemons, T., Randel, B., & Clark, T. (2011, March). Proximal effects of robust vocabulary in primary and intermediate grades. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, Washington, D.C.
  • Igel, C., Apthorp, H., & Clemons, T. (2010, June). Mid-study effects of Robust Vocabulary Instruction in high-needs elementary schools. Poster session presented at the Fifth Annual IES Research Conference, National Harbor, MD.
  • Igel, C. (2010, April). The effect of cooperative learning on K-12 student achievement: A meta-analysis. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Clemons, T., & Igel, C. (2010, April). The effect of the Elements of Reading (EOR) Vocabulary Program on third-grade vocabulary scores. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Mazzeo, D., & Igel, C. (2010, April). Language status as a moderating variable in a randomized control trial of robust vocabulary instruction. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.
  • Igel, C. (2010, April). The use of cooperative instruction to support learning and cultural differences. Roundtable session conducted at the Great Teachers for Our City Schools 3rd Annual Summit, Denver, CO.
  • Clemons, T., Igel, C., & Germeroth, C. (2009, October). Fifth year findings of a TQE Partnership Grant evaluation for urban teacher preparation. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Evaluation Institute’s CREATE Conference, Louisville, KY.
  • Clemons, T., Igel, C., & Harris, R.C. (2009, April). Components of urban preparation programs. In P. Lingenfelter (Chair), Preliminary Urban Teacher Partnership evaluation report. Symposium conducted at the Great Teachers for Our City Schools 2nd Annual Summit, Denver, CO.
  • Clemons, T., Igel, C., & Harris, R.C. (2008, November). Perspectives on the evaluation of a college and school district partnership for urban teacher preparation. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Evaluation Association, Denver, CO.
  • Igel, C. (2008, September). University-school district urban teacher preparation models. Paper presented at the Urban Teacher Partnership Retreat, Denver, CO.
  • Igel, C. (2008, March). Examining the relationship between teacher qualifications, instruction, and student learning. Research presented at the meeting of the American Education Research Association, New York, NY.
  • Igel, C. (2007, October). Systematic assessment and use of teacher candidate data within teacher education. Paper presented at the Academy of Educational Development Learning Network Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Igel, C. (April, 2007). Sustaining and disseminating change. In. E. Crowe (Chair), Developing an evidentiary base for teacher preparation. Symposium conducted at the Teachers for a New Era 2007 Institute, Washington, DC.
  • Igel, C., & Haynes, N. (2007, April). Reframing research on teacher education: Insights and analyses from Teachers for a New Era at the University of Virginia. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Invited Presentations & Seminars

  • A short cycle R&D methodology for education; Summit for Innovative Education; McREL, Denver, CO (February, 2013)
  • Panel member for review of Colorado’s Educator Evaluator System; State Council on Educator Effectiveness; Colorado Legacy Foundation, Denver, CO (August, 2011)
  • A short cycle R&D methodology for high reliability systems; High Reliability Organizations Summit; Lockheed Martin; Orlando, FL (September, 2011)
  • Successful urban teacher preparation programs; Center for Urban Education at the Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO (September, 2008)
  • Structural equation modeling for theory development; Center for the Advanced Study of Teacher and Learning at the University of Virginia; Charlottesville, VA (March, 2008)

Awards & Recognition

Grants Awarded

  • Development and Validation of School and Classroom Climate Observation Instruments $650,000. Victoria Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (2013-2015)
  • Development and Delivery of Mindfulness-based Course for Teacher Residents $10,000. Boettcher Teacher Residency Program, Public Education Business Coalition (2013-2014)
  • Development and Validation of the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System $1.7M annual. North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (2010-2013)
  • Evaluation of the NASA Planetary Science Education and Public Outreach Forum $50,000. NASA Science Mission Directorate (2010-2014)
  • Development and Scoring of Case Studies for Teacher Performance $115,000. Institute for Education Sciences Regional Educational Laboratory Contract (2011-2012)