Amanda R. Hurlbut, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction

ELDR Program Coordinator

Teacher Education

Amanda R. Hurlbut, Ph.D.

Contact

ahurlbut1@twu.edu
940-898-2280
SH 209

Biography

Amanda Hurlbut, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction in the Teacher Education Department at TWU. She received her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of North Texas, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University, and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from UNT. She has served in public education for over 15 years as an elementary teacher, instructional specialist, campus administrator, and teacher educator. Her primary research interests include pre-service teacher education, response to intervention and special education practices in general education classrooms, and technology implementation in K-12 and higher education settings. Her teaching specializations include foundations of education, instruction and assessment practices, classroom management, and supervision of elementary student teachers.

Education

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of North Texas
M.Ed., Educational Leadership, Dallas Baptist University, Dallas, Texas
B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies with Early Childhood through 4th Grade Certification, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

Expertise

Pre-Service Teacher Education; Online and Hybrid Learning Contexts; Pre-Service Teacher Data Literacy; High-Leverage Teaching Practices; Qualitative Methodology; Supervision of Student Teachers

Latest Articles

Building bridges: Strengthening new teacher induction through digital means
TxEP: Texas Educator Preparation (2020)
Amanda Hurlbut, Sarah McMahan

Where do we start?: Initiating a practice-based teacher education program
Journal of Teacher Education and Educators (2020)
Amanda Hurlbut, Daniel Krutka

Traditional vs. cyber CATS: Different breeds for different needs
Online Classroom (Magna Publications) (2019)
Amanda Hurlbut, Karen Dunlap

Finding opportunities outside the academy to enhance student learning.
Kentucky Journal of Excellence in College Teaching & Learning (2018)
Rebecca Fredrickson, Sarah McMahan, Karen Dunlap, Amanda Hurlbut

Implementing accessible course policies
The Teaching Professor (2018)
Paige Hoffmann, Amanda Hurlbut

Online vs. traditional learning in teacher education: A comparison of student progress
American Journal of Distance Education (2018)
Amanda Hurlbut

Elementary pre-service teachers' perceptions and experiences with mathematics intervention
New Waves - Educational Research and Development (2018)
Amanda Hurlbut, Jeanne Tunks

Checking for understanding
The Teaching Professor (2018)
Amanda Hurlbut

Elementary pre-service teachers' experiences with response to intervention
Teacher Education Quarterly (2016)
Amanda Hurlbut, Jeanne Tunks

Pre-Service teacher preparation in Texas: Training general educators to teach students with disabilities
Texas Teacher Education FORUM (2015)
Amanda Hurlbut

Chapters

Facilitating accessible course policies
in Planning and designing your college course | Magna Publications (2020)
Paige Hoffman, Amanda Hurlbut

From traditional to cyber CATS: Different breeds for different needs
in Planning and designing your college course | Magna Publications (2020)
Amanda Hurlbut, Karen Dunlap

From start to finish: A programmatic approach to digital literacy in teacher education
in Handbook of Research on Literacy and Digital Technology Integration in Teacher Education | IGI Global (2020)
Amanda Hurlbut, Sarah McMahan, Aimee Myers, Rebecca Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap

Facilitating authentic practice in teacher education through pedagogies of enactment
in Engaging teacher candidates and language learners with authentic practice | IGI Global (2019)
Amanda Hurlbut

Scaffolding digital writing and storytelling in online-only teacher education courses
in Handbook of research on learner-centered pedagogy in teacher education and professional development | IGI Global (2017)
Peggy Semingson, Amanda Hurlbut, Dana Owens, Marla Robertson

Recent Presentations

The flipped classroom approach: A conduit for effective online teaching
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) (2021)
Poster | Amanda Hurlbut, McMahan Sarah, Bush Brandon

Start to finish: A programmatic approach to digital literacy for preservice teachers
International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) (2020)
Poster | Amanda Hurlbut, McMahan Sarah, Bush Brandon, Dunlap Karen, Myers Aimee

Measuring digital literacy: Instrument development to assess technology usage and integration for continuous program improvement
Society for Information Technology and teacher Education Annual Meeting (2020)
Paper | Amanda Hurlbut, Brandon Bush

Using a flipped classroom approach as a conduit for online teaching
TWU Teaching and Learning Symposium (2020)
Paper | Amanda Hurlbut

Development of a standardized interview protocol for admission to a teacher education program
National Academic Advising Association Annual Conference (NACADA) (2020)
Paper | Bush Brandon, McMahan Sarah, Hurlbut Amanda

Unlocking the data puzzle
TWU Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium (2019)
Poster | Rachel Langston

The importance of using data to drive instruction
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (2019)
Poster | Katelynn Hogan, Victoria Walker

It's more than just preparation: Supporting candidates during the transition into the first year of teaching
Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) (2019)
Round Table | Sarah McMahan, Rebecca Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap, Gina Anderson, Amanda Hurlbut

Planting the seed of parent involvement to harvest the fruits of student success
TWU Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium (2019)
Poster | Eva Gutierrez

Traditional vs. cyber CATS: Different breeds for different needs
The Teaching Professor Annual Conference (2019)
Paper | Amanda Hurlbut, Karen Dunlap

Understanding by design framework in physical education
TWU Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium (2019)
Poster | Agueda Gomes

Enhancing teacher success following completion of an EPP: Supporting new teachers as they transition into the first year of teaching
Texas Association of Educators (TxATE) (2019)
Paper | McMahan Sarah, Rebecca Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap, Amanda Hurlbut, Gina Anderson

Moving outside the walls of the university: Enrichment for preservice teachers through experiential learning activities
Texas Association of Educators (TxATE) (2019)
Paper | Rebecca Fredrickson, Sarah McMahan, Karen Dunlap, Amanda Hurlbut, Gina Anderson

Classroom assessment techniques (CATS): Different breeds for different needs
TWU Teaching and Learning Symposium (2019)
Paper | Amanda Hurlbut, Karen Dunlap

Learning through play - A center-based approach
TWU Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium (2019)
Poster | Nazlee Burney

Giving preservice teachers unique opportunities to explore and grow: Experiential learning with community partnerships
Texas Association of Educators (TxATE) (2018)
Paper | Rebecca Fredrickson, Sarah McMahan, Karen Dunlap, Amanda Hurlbut

Building data literacy in a practice-based teacher education program
Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) (2018)
Round Table | Amanda Hurlbut

Creating initiatives that support beginning teachers to meet the needs of diverse learners in 21st century schools
Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) (2018)
Round Table | Sarah McMahan, Gina Anderson, Karen Dunlap, Rebecca Fredrickson, Amanda Hurlbut

Wisdom of practice: A programmatic approach to creating, developing, and implementing practice-based teacher education
American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (2018)
Paper | Amanda Hurlbut, Daniel Krutka

New teacher academies: Building digital teacher induction through blogs and social media
Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (2018)
Paper | Amanda Hurlbut, Sarah McMahan, Rebecca Fredrickson, Karen Dunlap

Using nearpod for data talks
Texas Association of Educators (TxATE) (2018)
Paper | Karen Dunlap, Rebecca Fredrickson, Sarah McMahan, Amanda Hurlbut

Using data to drive instruction: How teacher candidates enact data literacy practices
Annual Meeting of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (2018)
Paper | Amanda Hurlbut

Real time tools for seamless teaching in hybrid contexts
TWU Teaching and Learning Symposium (2018)
Paper | Amanda Hurlbut, Karen Dunlap

Increasing instructional effectiveness in the classroom through service learning
TWU Student Creative Arts and Research Symposium (2018)
Poster | Victoria Walker, Katelynn Hogan, Karissa Higley, N. Chau, Isabella Sanchez

Experiential learning to increase instructional effectiveness for preservice teachers
National Conference on Undergraduate Research (2018)
Poster | Victoria Walker, Katelynn Hogan, Karissa Higley, N. Chau, Isabella Sanchez

Boldly learning by doing: Working with diverse learners through a community reading program
Pioneer Research at the Mall in conjunction with the Texas Woman's University College of Arts and Science and the SENCER Center for Innovation Southwest (2018)
Poster | Victoria Walker, Gwendolyn Young, Allie Worthington, Karissa Higley, Megan Gerlach

Go boldly and serve: Using a community reading program to improve instruction in the K-12 classroom
Pioneer Research at the Mall in conjunction with the Texas Woman's University College of Arts and Science and the SENCER Center for Innovation Southwest (2017)
Poster | Bri Maray, Isabella Sanchez, Victoria Walker, Mallory Frazier

Online learning in pre-service teacher education: A comparison of student progress in a traditional and online development and learning theory course
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (2017)
Paper | Amanda Hurlbut

Elementary pre-service teachers' perceptions and experiences of mathematics intervention
Annual Meeting of the American Association for Teaching and Curriculum (2016)
Paper | Amanda Hurlbut

Pre-service teacher's program and field-based experiences with response to intervention
National Network for Educational Renewal (2016)
Paper | Amanda Hurlbut

Innovating with digital teacher induction to reach new teacher graduates
National Network for Educational Renewal (2016)
Paper | Peggy Semingson, Denise Collins, Holli Hungerford-Kresser, Amanda Hurlbut, Joyce Meyers

Digital teacher induction via webinars and social media
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education (2016)
Paper | Peggy Semingson, Denise Collins, Holli Hungerford-Kresser, Amanda Hurlbut, Joyce Meyers

Pre-service teacher preparation in Texas: Training general educators to teach students with disabilities
American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2015)
Round Table | Amanda Hurlbut

Elementary pre-service teachers' perceptions and experiences of mathematics intervention: A pilot study of course embedded response to intervention practices
American Educational Research Association (AERA) (2015)
Round Table | Amanda Hurlbut

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Teaching and Curriculum
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education
  • Texas Association of Teacher Educators

Honors & Awards

  • TWU Distinction in Distance Education Award, Texas Woman's University (2021)
  • Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy Mentor, TWU Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy (2019)
  • Students for Teaching and Assignment Recognition Symposium, TWU CFE (2019)
  • Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy Scholar, TWU Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy (2018)
  • ACUE Course in Effective Teaching Practices Cohort Member, TWU (2017)
  • Favorite Faculty Member, TWU (2017)