Dr. Laverick began teaching at Lourdes University in 2017. Prior to higher education, Dr. Laverick taught for 13 years in public education as an English teacher for grades 7-12.

Dr. Laverick’s research interests are in educator improvement and reflection.  He has presented at numerous conferences and authored articles on these topics.

Publications

Laverick, V.T. (2021). Building your brand in the classroom and establishing a professional identity.  In A.M. Quinzio-Zafran & E.A. Wilkins (Eds.).  The new teachers guide to overcoming common challenges: Curated advice from award-winning authors. (pp.115-117). Kappa Delta Pi.

Laverick, V. (2020).  7 tips for surviving your first year of teaching when you don’t know what it will look like.  The Teacher Advocate 28(1). 2-3.

Laverick, V.T. (2018).  Reflection or metacognition: What are teachers really thinking about?  The Ohio Journal of Teacher Education 32(2).  5-23.

Laverick, V.T. (2018).  Dribbling activities to beat an opponent.  Soccer Journal 63(5). 80-81.

Laverick, V.T. (2017). Thinking about teaching: Does a student teacher impact the reflective practices of in-service teachers?  The Online Journal of New Horizons in Education 7(2). 87-95.

Laverick, V.T. (2017). Secondary teachers’ understanding and use of reflection: An exploratory study.  American Secondary Education 45(2). 56-68.

 

Conference Presentations

International

Interchanges- The Transatlantic Conference on Education, Research, and Community Engagement.  Renvyle, Ireland.  June 2019.  Presented “Hello from Ireland: The impact of imbedded destination experts on a short-term study away experience” with Verena Roe.

Interchanges- The Transatlantic Conference on Education, Research, and Community Engagement. Renvyle, Ireland.  June 2018.  Presented “Understanding the Thinking of Educators: Metacognition and Reflection in Ireland and the US.”

 

National

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).  Atlanta, GA. November 2016.  Presented “You Taught What?: The final results of using children’s books to teach challenging topics to students.”

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).  Minneapolis, MN. November 2015.  “The Effectiveness and Efficiency of Using Google Docs to Teach the Writing Process.”

 

Regional

Tech and Trek. Hiram, OH. May 2020.  Presented “Two parents’ perceptions of remote learning during COVID-19” with Dr. Erin Laverick.

Tech and Trek.  Hiram, OH.  June 2019.  Presented “I received an iPad, now what? How we bridged the gap from acquisition to effective use.”

Tech and Trek.  Hiram, OH.  June 2019.  Presented “Forming the iWolf pack: Implementation of a cultural shift involving technology in higher education” with Dr. Terry Keller, Dr. Kate Beutel, Carrie Griffith.

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Academy.  Findlay, OH.  May 2019.  Presented “Yeah, technology: Now what do we do with it?”

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Academy.  Tiffin, OH.  May 2018.  Presented “Learning by doing: The use of project-based learning in a classroom.”

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Academy.  Tiffin, OH.  May 2017.  Presented “The Impact of Audio Feedback on Student Perceptions and Satisfaction” with Drs. Cheri Hampton-Farmer and Robert Postic.

Mid-Western Educational Research Association (MWERA).  Evanston, IL.  October 2016.  Presented “Thinking about teaching: Does a student teacher impact the reflective practices of a cooperating teacher?”

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Academy.  Findlay, OH.  May 2016.  Presented “What are teachers thinking: Metacognition or reflection?”

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Academy.  Findlay, OH.  May 2015.  Presented “The Current Disconnect From Perceived Reflection and True Reflection in the Classroom.”

 

State

Quality Matters Annual Member Meeting.  Ashland, OH.  May 2020.  Presented “Easing online and hybrid course development for instructors: Creating a course blueprint for LMS application to all courses” with Alisa Smith.

Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Opportunities (OCTEO).  Dublin, OH. October 2019.  Presented “Supporting future teachers’ development with short-term study away in Ireland.”

Ohio Deans Compact on Exceptional Children.  Dublin, OH. February 2018.  Presented “Students learning through experience: Successes and challenges in preparing an on-campus panel” with Cody Culver, Regina Hanson, & Braelee Stewart.

Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Opportunities (OCTEO).  Dublin, OH. October 2017.  Presented “Supporting student satisfaction: An audio method to address the trauma of feedback.”

Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Opportunities (OCTEO).  Dublin, OH. March 2016.  Presented “You Taught What?: Using children’s books to teach challenging topics to students.”

College English Association of Ohio (CEAO).  Toledo, OH. April 2015.  Presented “Preparing Teachers to Teach Grammar in the Context of Writing: A Collaborative Effort” with Dr. Erin Laverick.

Ohio Confederation of Teacher Education Opportunities (OCTEO).  Dublin, OH. March 2015.  Presented “Student Teachers in the Reflective Practice of Cooperating Teachers and the Connection to High Stakes Testing.”

Service

School

Faculty Athletic Representative.  Aug. 2017 to present.

Faculty Leave/ Professional Development Committee.  Sept. 2020 to present

eLearning Committee. Aug. 2017 to Aug. 2020. Chair of Committee- Aug. 2018 to Aug. 2020

 

Professional Community

Adolescent Young Adult Integrated Language Arts Program Review Committee at Ohio Higher Education.  October 2020 to present.

Educator Prep Program Review Redesign Committee at Ohio Department of Higher Education.  June 2020 to present.

NAIA Council of Faculty Athletic Representatives.  May 2020 to present.

Toledo Workforce Development Committee on pre-k Initiatives.  November 2019 to present.

NAIA Learning Disability Advisory Committee.  May 2018 to present.

Penta Career Center Advisory Board. August 2018 to present

Quality Matters Peer Reviewer.  Jan. 2017 to present.

Quality Matters Master Reviewer.  July 2018 to present

Quality Matters Applying the Quality Matters Rubric facilitator.  January 2018 to present

Issues of Teacher Education Journal article submission peer reviewer.  Spring 2016- present.

English Language Arts- Content Advisory Committee: Ohio Department of Education.  Jan. 2018-Dec. 2018

Mid-Western Educational Research Association Proposal Peer Reviewer- Annual Convention.  June/July 2018.

edTPA Secondary ELA Scorer.  Nov. 2016 to May 2018.

American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Proposal Peer Reviewer- Annual Meeting.  June/July 2017.

Mid-Western Educational Research Association Proposal Peer Reviewer- Annual Convention.  June/July 2016.

Ohio Department of Education Panelist High School Language Arts Standard Setting Meetings for Ohio English Language Arts Tests.  Columbus, Ohio. December 2015.

 

Invited Speaker

The University of Findlay, Summer Ed.D. Symposium. July 2018.  Presented “Life After the Doctorate.”

 

Invited Professional Development

St. Peter’s Catholic School, January 2020.  Presented “Addressing Conflict in a School Setting”

Toledo Diocese Principal Formation, November 2019.  Presented “Invitational Education.”

Toledo Islamic Academy, August 2018-December 2018.  Presented “Effective Strategies to Implement Differentiation in a Classroom.”

Michigan Wolves-Hawks, October 2016.  Presented “Building Effective Relationships and Providing Effective Feedback.”

Anthony Wayne Local Schools, March 2012.  Presented “Ideas for Using Technology in Teaching the Research Process.”

 

Community

Golden Apple Award Judge.  Toledo Diocese.  Toledo, OH.  2020.

Spelling Bee Judge.  Lake Erie West ESC.  Maumee, OH.  February 2018, 2019, 2020

School Advisory Committee.  St. Joseph of Maumee, Maumee, Ohio.  July 2015 – July 2017

Test Analysis of Assessment of Catechesis Religious Education (ACRE) Test.  St. Joseph of Maumee, Maumee, Ohio.  May 2014.

Education

Graduate

Introduction to Graduate Studies and Applied Research (EDU 600)

Action Research Project Design (EDU 620)

Action Research Project (EDU 621)

 

Undergraduate

Foundations of Education Bridge Course (EDU 101)- online

Teaching Adolescents and Young Adults (EDA 210)

Child Development (EDE 210)

Education for Young Adolescents (EDM 210)

Multicultural and Social Issues in Education (EDU 216)

Reading Comprehension Skills and Strategies (EDU 220)

Educational Psychology (EDU 250)

Role of Phonics and Foundation of Reading (EDU 324)

Differentiated Instruction and Assessment (EDU 329)

Capstone: Middle Childhood Student Teaching (EDM 490)

Capstone: Adolescent Young Adult Student Teaching (EDA 490)

 

English

Undergraduate

Oral Communication (COM 100)

 

Interdisciplinary Studies

Undergraduate

How Does Place Shape Understanding: Ireland (ENQ 399)

 

Study Away

Undergraduate

Ireland- June 2019