Publications

Books:

Riley, G. (2020). Unschooling: Exploring learning beyond the classroom. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Available at: https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783030492915.

Riley, G. (2021). The Homeschooling Starter Guide. Rockridge Press. Available at: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/The-Homeschooling-Starter-Guide/Gina-M-Riley/9781648765131

Ricci, C. & Riley, G. (2022). The Joys of Self-Determined Learning: A Collection of Essays. Toronto: Ricci Publishing.

Book Chapters:

Riley, G. (2020). The Academic and Social Outcomes of those who have Homeschooled. In Global Perspectives on Home Education in the 21st Century, edited by Rebecca English. Hersey, Pennsylvania: IGI Global. Available at: https://www.igi-global.com/book/global-perspectives-home-education-21st/256633.

Riley, B. & Riley, G. (2022). A Unique Education: Unschooling to Adulthood. In This is Homeschooling: Stories of Unconventional Learning Practices On the Road and In Nature, edited by Katie Rybakova Mathews. London, United Kingdom: Routledge, 2022. Available at: https://www.routledge.com/This-is-Homeschooling-Stories-of-Unconventional-Learning-Practices-On-the/Mathews/p/book/9781032201405.

Riley, G. & Rivera-Wilson, J. (2023). HyFlex K-12: A Hybrid and Flexible Learning Option Given the Appropriate Circumstances and Conditions. In Brian Beatty’s HyFlex and Flexible Course Design. https://edtechbooks.org/hyflex.

Scholarly Articles:

Gray, P. & Riley, G. (2013). The challenges and benefits of unschooling, according to 232 families who have chosen that route. Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning, Volume 7, Issue 14. Available at: https://jual.nipissingu.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2014/06/v72141.pdf.

Riley, G. (2015). Differences in competence, autonomy, and relatedness between home educated and traditionally educated young adults. International Social Science Review, 90 (2), 1 – 27. Available at: https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1093&context=issr.

Gray, P. & Riley, G. (2015). Grown unschoolers’ evaluations of their unschooling experience: Report I on a survey of 75 unschooled adults. Other Education, Volume 4, Issue 2, 8 – 32. Available at: https://www.othereducation.org/index.php/OE/article/view/104.

Riley, G. & Gray, P. (2015). Grown unschoolers’ experiences with higher education and employment: Report II on a survey of 75 unschooled adults. Other Education, Volume 4, Issue 2, 33 – 53. Available at: https://www.othereducation.org/index.php/OE/article/view/105.

Riley, G. (2015). Entries on Altered States of Consciousness, Christian Counseling, Creativity, Dr. Phil McGraw, Luminosity, and Reality TV. Published in Moglia, P. (Ed). Psychology and Behavioral Health. New York: Grey House Publishing. Available at: https://www.salempress.com/health_psychology_behavioral_health.

Riley, G. (2015). Entries on Buying Local, Networking, Teen Parenting: Becoming a Mother, Sleep, and Finding the Right College and Paying for It. Published in Moglia, P. (Ed). Adolescent Wellness. New York: Grey House Publishing. Available at: https://salempress.com/salem_health_adolescent_health_wellness.

Riley, G. (2016). Unschooling in Hong Kong: A case study. Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning. 10, 1 – 15. Available at: https://jual.nipissingu.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2016/03/v10201.pdf.

Riley, G. (2016). The role of Self Determination Theory and Cognitive Evaluation Theory in home education. Cogent Education. 3, 1 – 7. Available at: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/2331186X.2016.1163651?needAccess=true.

Riley, B. & Riley, G. (2017). Innovation in graduate medical education: Using a competency based medical education curriculum. International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 23, 36 – 41. Available at: https://www.journalofosteopathicmedicine.com/article/S1746-0689(16)30049-9/fulltext.

Riley, G. (2017). Worldschooling: Homeschooling away from home. International Journal of Education. 9, pp. 186 – 191. Available at: http://www.macrothink.org/journal/index.php/ije/article/view/10798/8813.

Riley, B & Riley, G. (2017). Using simulation to assist in treating the patient who is transgender. Journal of Medical Education and Training, 1, 19 – 20. Available at: http://www.scientificoajournals.org/pdf/jmet.1019.pdf.

Riley, G. (2018). A qualitative exploration of the experiences of individuals who have identified as LGBTQ and who have homeschooled or unschooled. Other Education, 7 (1). 3 – 18. Available at: https://www.othereducation.org/index.php/OE/article/view/174.

Riley, G. (2018). Unschooling: A direct application of Deci and Ryan’s Self Determination Theory and Cognitive Evaluation Theory. European Journal of Alternative Education Studies, 3 (1), 54 – 61. Available at: https://www.oapub.org/edu/index.php/ejae/article/view/1482.

Riley, G. (2018). Exploring unschoolers’ experiences in learning to read: How reading happens within the self-directed learning environment. Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning, 12 (24), 1 – 33. Available at: https://jual.nipissingu.ca/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2018/10/v12241.pdf.

Riley, G. (2019). Supported Decision Making: Mentoring Manual. SDMNY.org. Available at: https://sdmny.hunter.cuny.edu/.

Riley, G. (2021). Defining Hybrid Homeschools in America: Little Platoons by Eric Wearne (Book Review). Other Education, 10 (2), 71-73.

Gray, P., Riley, G., Currie-Knight, K. (2021). Former students’ evaluations of experiences at a democratic school: Roles of the democratic processes, staff, and the community of students. Other Education, 10 (2),  4-25.

Riley, G. (2023). Unschooling students with disabilities. Journal of Unschooling and Alternative Learning. 17 (34), 1-23.

Schnell-Peskin, L, Riley, G., Hodnett, K., Gryta, V., Kisamore, A. (2023). Meeting the needs of students in higher education multigenerational classrooms: What can educators do? International Journal of Information and Learning Technology, 40.

Conference Presentations:

Facilitating Your Child’s Intrinsic Motivation to Learn. Presented at the Alliance For Parental Involvement in Education’s 2002 Conference. Albany, New York October 2002

Facilitating Your Child’s Intrinsic Motivation to Learn. Presented at the La Leche League – New York East 2002 Parenting Conference, New York, November 2002.

The Facilitation of Intrinsic Motivation in the Healthcare of Children and Adults.

Presented at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, New York, February 2003.

Introduction to APA style and APA Research. Presented at Mercy College, White Plains, New York, May 2003.

Working with Students in Remote Locations Using Adobe Connect and Blackboard. Presented at the Hunter College ICIT Technology Conference. New York, February 2010.

Intrinsic Need Satisfaction in Homeschooled and Non-Homeschooled Young Adults. Presented at the Kennedy Caucus Room at the Russell Senate Building. Washington, D.C., October 2011.

WordPress as a Primary Online Learning Portal: Educational, Efficient and Exciting. Presented at the NERCOMP Conference for Teaching and Learning. Norwood, Massachusetts, October 2012.

Differences in Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness in Home Educated and Traditionally Educated Young Adults. Presented at the Alternative Education Resource Organization’s (AERO) International Conference. LIU – Post, Brookville, New York, May 2013.

Self Determination in Women’s Mental Health. Presented at the Regional Osteopathic Medical Convention – (ROC-NY). Hauppauge, New York, February 2013.

Love, Play, and The Brain. Presented at the La Leche League of Garden State Conference. Jamesburg, New Jersey, April 2014.

A Survey of Young Adult Unschoolers. Presented at the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) International Conference. LIU – Post, Brookville, New York, May 2014.

Supported Decision Making Facilitation Training – Phase 1. Presented at the Hunter College School of Social Work. January & July 2017.

Creating Culture. Presented at the Build Your MicroSchool Summer Institute. San Francisco, California, July 2017.

Unschooling: A Review of the Research. Presented at the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) International Conference. LIU – Post, Brookville, New York, August 2017.

Supported Decision Making – New York. Presented at the State of the Art Conference (SOTA) for Post Secondary Education of Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. Syracuse University Sheraton, Syracuse, New York, November 2017.

Designing an Accessible Classroom @ CUNY: Lessons from Universal Design For Learning (with Prof. Kristen Hodnett). Presented at the ACERT Lunchtime Seminar: Hunter College. February 2018.

Supported Decision Making Facilitation Training – Skills and Strategies. Presented at the Hunter College School of Social Work, New York. March 2018.

Supported Decision Making (with Hon. Kristin Booth Glen). Presented at the 1st Annual CUNY Neurodiversity Conference. Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York. March 2018.

Increasing Intrinsic Motivation in Secondary Students. Presented at the Hunter College School of Education’s Faculty Showcase. Hunter College, New York. March 2018.

Homeschooling and Unschooling Research: Why It Matters. (TED Talk) Presented at the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) International Conference. LIU Post, Brookville, New York. July 2018.

Supported Decision Making Facilitation Training III – Skills and Strategies. Presented at the Hunter College School of Social Work, New York. October 2018.

Supported Decision Making Facilitation Training IV – Skills and Strategies of SDM Facilitation. Presented at the Hunter College School of Social Work, New York. January 2019.

Supported Decision Making. Presented at the Hunter College Special Education Department’s “For Us, By Us” series. Hunter College, New York, February 2019.

Increasing Self Determination in Adolescents. Presented at the Hunter College School of Education’s Career Services Showcase. Hunter College, New York. February 2019.

Unschooling: Understanding the Past, Living the Present, Looking Towards the Future (Keynote). Presented at the Rooted Us Conference. Interference Archive, Brooklyn, New York. June 2019.

Supported Decision Making Facilitation Training V – Phase 1 of SDM Facilitation. Presented at the Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, September 2019.

Using Self Determination Theory to Support Teacher Candidates in Culturally, Linguistically, and Neurodiverse Settings. Presented at the NYSATE – NYACTE Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, New York. October 2019.

Creating a Fully Online Multisensory Teacher Education Program at CUNY. Presented at the CUNY IT Conference, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York. December 2019.

Using Self Determination Theory to Assist Struggling Adolescent Readers. Presented at the Everyone Reading Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, February 2020. https://na.eventscloud.com/file_uploads/bcc4e675ec8c149650de79287145f37a_FINAL-2020ConferenceProgram.pdf

Intrinsic Motivation in the Classroom. Presented as part of Hunter School of Education’s Invest in Your Success Week. Hunter College, New York. February 2020.

Supported Decision Making Facilitation Training VI – Phase I and 2 of SDM Facilitation. Presented at the Hunter College School of Social Work, New York, March 2020. https://sdmny.hunter.cuny.edu/about-sdmny/facilitation/

Homeschooling and Unschooling Research: Why it Matters Now More Than Ever (Opening Keynote). Presented at the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) International Conference. June 2020. https://www.aeroconference.org/mini-talks-1/

Academic Research on Self Directed Learning Outcomes: Why It Matters Now More than Ever (Opening Keynote). Presented at the Math Codes Getting It Together Summit. August 2020.

Book Talk: Unschooling – Exploring Learning Beyond the Classroom. Presented by Hunter College ACERT. October 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vi4p1sUeAKc

Intrinsic Motivation and Self Determination in Learning. Presented at the Homeschooling Global Summit. October 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ruxmp6jfQmY&t=15s

Unschooling: Exploring Learning Beyond the Classroom. Presented at the Emergency Home Learning Conference @ Learning Revolution. November 2020. https://www.homelearningsummit.com/categories-detailed/

Supported Decision Making in the Education System. Presented at the Supported Decision Making New York Advisory Council Conference. November 2020.

Having a Sense of Competence, Autonomy, and Relatedness. (Keynote). Presented at the Emergency Home Learning Conference @ Learning Revolution. November 2020. https://www.homelearningsummit.com/talks/ginariley/

Unschooling: Exploring Learning Beyond the Classroom. Presented at the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AEROx) conference. February 2021.https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/play/EgzmuJEKr-k7HXMj3-C0xdViTYJyqRGACVqIVaq5E-fQ9w_w6PnxgFEd3iTMlPf0hJNg_6BAb0ETFy3u.vDyBO9xdaBHiSfdG?startTime=1613178028000&_x_zm_rtaid=IOcrdRXBSAKug53niyRz_A.1626106004588.eadb2acd4d06e4383e28dd8d58f20d6b&_x_zm_rhtaid=888.

Homeschooling and Unschooling 2021: A Summary of the Research. Presented at the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO) conference. June 2021. https://www.aeroconference.org/workshops?pgid=knqv8a09-14ba8c43-697f-4c16-8462-dda79ccbb422.

Keynote 1: Confident. Presented at the How To Be An Awesome Homeschooler conference. August 2021. https://howtobeanawesomehomeschooler.com/#gina

Unschooling, Ungrading, Unlearning: Facilitating Intrinsic Motivation in the Post Pandemic Classroom. Presented at the New York State Association of Teacher Educator (NYSATE/NYACTE) Conference. (Remote). October 2021.

Intrinsic Motivation in Education at Summerhill: Exploring Self Determination Theory and Cognitive Evaluation Theory. Presented at the Summerhill Festival of Childhood. October 2021.

Connection, Communication, and Creative Partnerships: Nurturing Student Leaders and Alumni Through Intentional Relationships (with Prof. Kristen Hodnett). Presented at the CUNY Professional Development Conference. November 2022.

Supported Decision Making: A Viable Alternative to Guardianship for Individuals with Disabilities. Presented at the 24th Annual Special Education Task Force Conference. April 2022.

Unschooling and Intrinsic Motivation. Presented at the Learn Free Conference. London, England. May 2022.

Intrinsic Motivation in Education (Keynote). Presented at the Microschool Summit (Remote). May 2022.

Former Students’ Evaluations of Experiences at a Democratic School: Hudson Valley Sudbury School. Presented at the Alternative Education Resource Organization (AERO Conference). June 2022.

Intrinsic Motivation in Education at Summerhill. Presented at the Summerhill Festival of Childhood. London, England. August 2022.

Utilizing the HyFlex Instructional Approach to Offer Universally Designed Learning Experiences in Higher Education. (Online). Presented with Kristen Hodnett, Virgina Gryta, and Lauren Schnell at the 12th International Conference on Education and Justice. October 2022.

The Challenges (and Solutions) Inherent in HyFlex Teaching and Learning. (Online). Presented with Kenny Hirschmann at the SoTL@CUNY Conference. October 2022.

Creating a Supported Decision Making Curriculum for Students with Disabilities. Presented at the State of the Art Inclusive Education Conference. Syracuse, New York. October 2022.

HyFlex K-12 for In-Service and Pre-Service Teachers. Presented at the New York State Association of Teacher Educator Conference. Saratoga, New York, October 2022.

Flipping the Script: Managing HyFlex Instruction Methodically. Presented with Kenny Hirschmann, Shiao-Chuan King, and Shiraz Biggie. 21st Annual CUNY IT Conference. Jon Jay College, New York. December 2022.

Navigating the Self-Directed Learning World within a Traditional School of Education. Panel presentation with Kevin Currie-Knight at the International Society for Self-Directed Learning Symposium. Cocoa Beach, Florida. February 2023.

Unschooling: Exploring Learning Beyond the Classroom (Keynote). Presented at the International Society for Self-Directed Learning Symposium. Cocoa Beach, Florida. February 2023.

Strategies to Mitigate the Challenges of HyFlex Instruction. Presented with Kenny Hirschmann at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education International Conference. New Orleans, Louisiana. March 2023. Published proceedings.

Homeschooling and Unschooling: A Direct Application of Self Determination Theory and Cognitive Evaluation Theory. 8th Annual Self Determination Theory Conference. Orlando, Florida. June 2023.

Unschooling Students with Disabilities. Alternative Education Resource Organization Annual Conference, Brookville, New York. June 2023.

Strategies to Mitigate the Challenges of HyFlex Instruction. Presented with Kenny Hirschmann at the 1st Annual HyFlex Collaborative Conference, Albany, New York. June 2023.

HyFlex for all Learners Post Pandemic. Panel Presentation at the 1st Annual HyFlex Collaborative Conference, Albany, New York. June 2023.

HyFlex K-12: A Hybrid and Flexible Option Given the Appropriate Circumstances and Conditions. Presented with Dr. Jerusalem Rivera-Wilson at the 1st Annual HyFlex Collaborative Conference, Albany, New York. June 2023.

Building a Hybrid Flexible (HyFlex) Future for All Learners. Panel Presentation with Dr. Brian Beatty, Dr. Jerusalem Rivera-Wilson, and Dr. Kenny Hirschmann. Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Interactive Conference. Online. August 2023.

HyFlex K-12: A Hybrid and Flexible Learning Option Given The Appropriate Circumstances and Conditions. Presented with Dr. Jerusalem Rivera-Wilson. Association for Teacher Educator (ATE) Conference. Washington, D.C. August 2023.

The Perceptions of Higher Education Faculty Regarding HyFlex in K-12 Schools. Presented at the  New York State Association of Teacher Educator (NYSATE/NYACTE) Conference. Saratoga Springs, New York. October 26, 2023. (Conference Co-Chair/Organizer)

10 Ways to Improve Self Care for Professionals in Higher Education. Presented with Elizabeth Klein and Kenny Hirschmann at the CUNY Professional Development Conference. Online. November 2023.

Grants

Recipient (along with Kristin Booth Glen, Michael Stiller, Michelle Ballan, and John Brown) of a New York State Developmental Disability Planning Council Grant to develop and pilot Supported Decision Making models for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (1.4 million dollars over 5 years, 2015 – 2021, extension 2021 – 2022, renewed 2022 – 2025). Became a legal alternative to guardianship in New York State in July of 2022.

PSC – CUNY Grant (Traditional A, $3,500).

Grant Project Title: How Unschoolers Learn to Read (2015)

Supported Decision Making Curriculum Committee Grant (2017) ($3,000)

Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology (FITT) Grant (2017)

Creating Interactive and Dynamic Online Options (with Professor Kristen Hodnett) ($3,500).

Faculty Innovations in Teaching with Technology (FITT) Grant (2019)

Video Supervisory Training for Students in an Online Teacher Education Program -including OER module. ($3,000)

New York Community Trust Grant (with Hon. Kristin Booth Glen) (2019) Training Adolescent Special Education Students in Supported Decision Making Facilitation. ($5,000)

PSC – CUNY Grant Cycle 52 (Traditional A, $3,500). (2021). Grant Project Title: Unschoolers with Special Needs

New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (NYS DDPC). (2022 – 2028). Grant Title: Creating a Decision-Making Curriculum for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) in K-12th grade. ($200,000 per year for 4 years – $800,000 total).