Ph.D. in Education student Michelle McCabe Trofort will use her research funding to improve the practices of elementary school math teachers.

Ph.D. in Education student Michelle McCabe Trofort will use her research funding to improve the practices of elementary school math teachers.

Each year, Walden University awards a Don E. Ackerman Research Fellowship in Education Leadership to a doctoral student or faculty member. The fellowship, of up to $10,000, supports research that advances leadership in education through better understanding or practice.

Recipient: Michelle McCabe Trofort, Ph.D. in Education student

Title of Study: “Changing Teaching Practice through Online Reflection”

Purpose of Study: Examine the use of online professional activities, such as an online forum, to facilitate changes in the instructional practices of elementary mathematics teachers.