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Dr. Michael Perrotti

Education

  • B.S Secondary Education: Mansfield University
  • M.S. Education: Social Studies, Wilkes University
  • Ph.D.: Human Development and Instruction, Marywood University

Biography

Dr. Perrotti has 15 years of teaching experience in public schools, including as chair of the social studies department.

Research, Publications and Presentations

  • “Predicting Achievement on State Tests Based on School Health and Teacher Self-­‐Evaluation.” (Dissertation, 2011)
  • “Download This!: Making Social Studies Instruction Relevant In the Age of Social Networking and
Online Instruction.” Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies State Conference, October 2012.
  • “The Classroom Detective: Using Investigation and Debate to Enhance Literacy in Social Studies Classrooms.” Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies State Conference, October 2013
  • “The Classroom Detective: Using Primary Sources in the Era of Common Core Accountability.” Pennsylvania Council for the Social Studies State Conference. October 2013 

Research Interests

  • Improving teacher retention
  • Building teacher-community partnerships
  • Content-based literacy 

Grants Written

Co-Investigator/Researcher: PASSHE Innovation in Teaching Grant: 2014 "Creating a Teacher Education Model of Common Core State Standard Profession Development"

 

University Responsibilities

  • Member-General Education Committee
  • Member-Faculty Professional Development (FPDC) Grants and Contracts Subcommittee 
  • Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership Department Webmaster 

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Secondary Education and Administrative Leadership

Academic Program(s)

  • Secondary Education Certification
  • M.A. Advanced Studies in Secondary Education
  • M.A. Advanced Studies in Secondary Education (Certification)

Contact Information

Email:
perrotti@calu.edu

Phone:
724-938-5678

Office:
Keystone Hall 131

Quotable

“My classes are fully interactive experiences. I like to combine my experiences in teaching with current trends in research so students get a well rounded view of the teaching profession. The best part of my job is getting the chance to see my students seek out their dream of being a teacher, just like I did many years ago."

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