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A Final Master's Portfolio, Martha Stai 2020 Bowling Green State University

A Final Master's Portfolio, Martha Stai

Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects

The following portfolio is submitted to meet the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in the field of English with a specialization in English Teaching through Bowling Green State University. The pieces selected for the portfolio range from analysis to pedagogy. Selections include two substantive research essays, a writing-based unit plan, and a critical essay, all of which reflect the rigor and analysis required in the courses at Bowling Green State University.


Multiple Intelligences In The Mathematics Classroom: A Curriculum Project On Linear Equations And Inequalities In One Variable, Angelina Rocchio 2020 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Multiple Intelligences In The Mathematics Classroom: A Curriculum Project On Linear Equations And Inequalities In One Variable, Angelina Rocchio

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This curriculum project explores the utilization of Howard Gardener’s Multiple Intelligences theory in the mathematics classroom. There are eight distinct multiple intelligences that can be found in heterogeneous classrooms of students and often students have a blend of these eight intelligences. This curriculum project discusses different methods for integrating certain multiple intelligences into the mathematics classroom. The multiple intelligences that have been included in this curriculum project are Verbal/Linguistic, Logical/Mathematical, Visual/Spatial, Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal. The Algebra unit this curriculum project focuses on is Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable. The curriculum provided includes a ...


Curriculum Coaches: Pre-Service Teachers Opinions And Perceptions Within The Field Of Education, Brooke Ann McIntyre, Catherine Scott 2020 Coastal Carolina University

Curriculum Coaches: Pre-Service Teachers Opinions And Perceptions Within The Field Of Education, Brooke Ann Mcintyre, Catherine Scott

Honors Theses

The role of a curriculum coach in the PK-12 school system is a valuable one; the curriculum coach can provide mentoring and instructional supports to new teachers as they enter the field. The importance of this aid can be easily overlooked, nonetheless, because teachers are often unaware of the type of support that is available to them. In this study, a survey was administered to preservice teacher education students at a liberal arts institution in the southeast to evaluate their perceptions of curriculum coaches and their role in the classroom. Findings are shared and implications discussed for both school systems ...


How To Make Services Sustainable Without Losing Friends Or Making Enemies, Jennifer Stout 2020 Georgia Southern University

How To Make Services Sustainable Without Losing Friends Or Making Enemies, Jennifer Stout

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The Teaching Librarians at Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries have traditionally offered in-person library instruction to all sections of UNIV 112 and UNIV 200, two writing and research intensive courses all students are required to take which are taught out of the Department of Focused Inquiry (FI). In Spring 2018, we realized that our teaching load had become unsustainable and, with the blessing of FI leadership, made the difficult decision to end in-person instruction for UNIV 112.

In this presentation, I will cover how we handled this transformation of services without jeopardizing the immensely positive relationship we have with FI. Over ...


The Impact Of A Hemp Farm Visit On Entrepreneurship Learning, Wayne Freeman, Joe Bunting, Chris Hitch 2020 Webber International University - St. Andrews Campus

The Impact Of A Hemp Farm Visit On Entrepreneurship Learning, Wayne Freeman, Joe Bunting, Chris Hitch

SoTL Commons Conference

Entrepreneurship is “complex, chaotic, and lacks any notion of linearity”. Yet, it is central to the U.S. economy and therefore, the responsibility of university educators to prepare students to succeed in these highly uncertain environments. This study focuses on field trips as a pedagogical tool and uses a quasi-experimental design to evaluate the impact of a site visit to a hemp farm on entrepreneurial learning among upper-level undergraduate business students attending a small liberal arts college in the southeastern United States. This study contributes to the literature on specific pedagogies in entrepreneurship education and suggests directions for future action.


Fumbling Towards Integrative Learning: Blending Sustainability With Computer Programming, Jeffrey A. Stone 2020 Penn State University

Fumbling Towards Integrative Learning: Blending Sustainability With Computer Programming, Jeffrey A. Stone

SoTL Commons Conference

This presentation will discuss a study which investigates how students perceive they integrate knowledge from one discipline (sustainability) with tools from another discipline (Computer and Information Science) to solve problems in introductory computer programming courses. The study uncovers the ways in which students bring knowledge from seemingly disjoint disciplines together, as well as identifying specific elements of information students perceive as important in solving the problem. The results of this study will provide attendees with insight into the methods by which students integrate knowledge from distinct disciplines, as well as potential avenues for both student engagement and integrative learning.


Citations As Expressions Of Fairness, Helpfulness, And Decorum, Drew Nathaniel Keane 2020 Georgia Southern University

Citations As Expressions Of Fairness, Helpfulness, And Decorum, Drew Nathaniel Keane

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Much of the literature on academic integrity focuses on misconduct; there is little discussion of what constitutes ethical academic practice (Macfarlane, Zhang, Pun (2014); Blum (2009); East and Donnelly (2012)). I argue for teaching ethical use of sources in terms of three social values that are expressed in context-specific aways: fairness, helpfulness, and decorum. I interrogate a number of examples to show how each of these values is necessary to make sense out of academic citation practice. Though we know concepts of originality, textual ownership, and citation are complex and differ across contexts, media, and cultures, plagiarism is still widely ...


Everyone Loves Gummi Bears! Removing The Intimidation Factor From Research Data Management With Yummy Fun., Dawn N. Cannon-Rech, Jeffrey M. Mortimore 2020 Georgia Southern University

Everyone Loves Gummi Bears! Removing The Intimidation Factor From Research Data Management With Yummy Fun., Dawn N. Cannon-Rech, Jeffrey M. Mortimore

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

How do you get students excited about research data management and attract over 70 participants to a voluntary workshop? How do you get Librarians excited about teaching a research data management workshop to undergraduates? With the promise of Gummi Bears and hands-on fun! During this workshop session, presenters will break down their experience overhauling a faculty workshop into an active learning session to expose students of all experience levels to basic research data management concepts and techniques. Presenters will walk participants through their design process from inception to delivery, highlighting how Gummi Bears lessened students’ intimidation with this complex topic ...


Come Together: Developing A Successful Cross-Campus Collaboration To Improve The Information Literacy Skills Of Novice Researchers, Denise A. Wetzel, Liz Dunne 2020 Florida State University

Come Together: Developing A Successful Cross-Campus Collaboration To Improve The Information Literacy Skills Of Novice Researchers, Denise A. Wetzel, Liz Dunne

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

During the 2018-2019 year, Florida State University (FSU) Libraries began a pilot partnership with the FSU’s Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement (CRE) to create a cross-campus collaboration for undergraduate students in the FSU Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP), with a heavy emphasis on information literacy. 1st-year, 2nd-year, and new transfer students in this program attend a year long course while learning the basics of research by participating in an individual research project mentored by faculty, staff, post docs, or graduate students on the FSU campus. Developing a successful campus partnership is crucial to the holistic development of ...


The Stories We Tell Ourselves In Sotl Research, Rebekah J. Bennetch 2020 University of Saskatchewan

The Stories We Tell Ourselves In Sotl Research, Rebekah J. Bennetch

SoTL Commons Conference

As reflective practitioners, how often do we take the time to examine the motivations behind our chosen areas of research? This interactive discussion will use a narrative inquiry approach to examine the sacred, cover, and secret stories that shape research in the field of the scholarship of teaching and learning. Using these sets of stories as a conceptual framework, my session will work with participants to have a better understanding of how we view our work within the SoTL field and the hierarchy of evidence that we accept as legitimate.


Archives And Stem: The Perfect Formula For Immersive Cross-Disciplinary Instruction., Dawn N. Cannon-Rech, Autumn Johnson 2020 Georgia Southern University

Archives And Stem: The Perfect Formula For Immersive Cross-Disciplinary Instruction., Dawn N. Cannon-Rech, Autumn Johnson

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Reaching out to STEM Students beyond the one-shot requested instruction sessions is challenging. Creating faculty buy-in for non-traditional STEM instruction is doubly challenging. This poster will highlight a recent activity designed to draw STEM participation in utilizing a unique set of resources from the institution’s Archival Collections. Normally viewed as primarily relevant to history and humanities students, this collection provides the backbone for a fully immersive Escape Room Activity and exposure to primary sources normally not considered part of the normal STEM course work. The hands-on activity provides an opportunity for critical thinking, reflection, and teamwork. The poster will ...


The Developmental Impact Of Reflective Practice In Educator Preparation, Mary L. Slade, Tammy Burnham, Sarah Marie Catalana 2020 Towson University

The Developmental Impact Of Reflective Practice In Educator Preparation, Mary L. Slade, Tammy Burnham, Sarah Marie Catalana

SoTL Commons Conference

Reflection is a high-impact practice that develops teacher candidates’ competence in making pedagogical changes that support students’ social and academic development. Critical reflection requires preservice educators to continually examine their own potential assumptions and bias in order to make the type of changes necessary to transition into the role of classroom teacher. A study was conducted in order to determine the impact of reflective practice on teacher candidates enrolled in three sequential field-based courses. Results demonstrate the developmental impact of reflective practice on teacher candidates to make pedagogical changes and to become self-aware.


To Engage Or Not To Engage? Is The Instructor The Answer?, Tracey Muir, Sharyn Livy 2020 University of Tasmania, Australia

To Engage Or Not To Engage? Is The Instructor The Answer?, Tracey Muir, Sharyn Livy

SoTL Commons Conference

Online learning has made higher education accessible for more students, yet there are ongoing concerns about low student engagement, retention and progression rates in this sector. Online students often experience a sense of isolation and disconnection with their studies and institution, with instructor presence identified as an influential factor in terms of student motivation to engage. This presentation will share the results of a study that investigated the factors which impacted upon students’ engagement with a fully online course. Findings indicated that the presence of the instructor was particularly influential in motivating students to engage with the course.


Conference Program 2020, Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy 2020 Georgia Southern University

Conference Program 2020, Georgia International Conference On Information Literacy

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Conference Program


Reflective Practice: Documenting Unconventional Scholarship, Scott Greenberger, Rick Holbeck 2020 Grand Canyon University

Reflective Practice: Documenting Unconventional Scholarship, Scott Greenberger, Rick Holbeck

SoTL Commons Conference

Reflective practice involves learning from experience for greater self-awareness and enhanced practical problem solving. SoTL scholars have embraced reflective critique, and it is now instrumental to rigorous SoTL scholarship. The purpose of this presentation is to present the development and reapplication of a reflective practice manuscript guide for the Journal of Scholarly Engagement. The presentation will include a discussion of the development of the guide, its application to the current journal, its reapplication to a SoTL journal, and lessons learned. Attendees will be able to assess the value of the reflective practice guide for documenting both application/integration and SoTL ...


What Do Sotl Practitioners Need To Know About Learning?, Hillary H. Steiner, Chris Hakala 2020 Kennesaw State University

What Do Sotl Practitioners Need To Know About Learning?, Hillary H. Steiner, Chris Hakala

SoTL Commons Conference

An awareness of how humans process and remember information can be a student's key to unlocking effective and transferable learning strategies. For instructors, it can also provide a foundation for the scholarship of teaching and learning. This workshop, which draws from the latest research in educational and cognitive psychology, will engage participants in discussion on 1) how to embed instruction on how people learn into course content; and 2) how to translate the results of the science of learning into a foundation for SoTL projects.


Improvement In Student Research Skills Through An Undergraduate Research-Focused Qep, Timothy D. Champion 2020 Johnson C Smith University

Improvement In Student Research Skills Through An Undergraduate Research-Focused Qep, Timothy D. Champion

SoTL Commons Conference

The 2017-2022 Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) at JCSU is focused on Undergraduate Research. Previously, we reported development and validation of a Research Product Rubric (RPR) based on the Research Skill Development Framework. The RPR was used to evaluate Senior Investigative Papers (SIP) produced before and during the QEP. Comparison of ratings of papers sampled from 2013-2015 to those 2017-2018 show improvement across all six facets of the RPR since the initiation of the QEP; significant improvement is seen in Embark&Clarify and Find&Generate. As the project and the assessment dataset are not complete, this is an interim report only.


Showcasing Soft Skills And Outcome Mastery In The Msn Professional E-Portfolio, Francine M. Parker EdD, MSN, RN 2020 Auburn University Main Campus

Showcasing Soft Skills And Outcome Mastery In The Msn Professional E-Portfolio, Francine M. Parker Edd, Msn, Rn

SoTL Commons Conference

Employers of advanced practice nurses seek individuals who are highly competent. Equally important, is the possession of soft skills, such as effective communication, professionalism, an ability to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams and a high level of emotional intelligence, i.e. self-awareness. A professional e-Portfolio is an effective teaching learning strategy that provides graduate level nursing students the opportunity to reflect on, integrate and showcase learning experiences relevant to defined program curricular outcomes. Through various ‘artifacts’, the student provides evidence of outcome mastery, that demonstrate achievement of advanced knowledge. In congruence with outcome mastery, the student illustrates individual soft skills in ...


2 - Engaging Across Disciplines – Transformative Education In The Human Services, Lorry-Ann Austin, Tanya Pawliuk 2020 Thompson Rivers University

2 - Engaging Across Disciplines – Transformative Education In The Human Services, Lorry-Ann Austin, Tanya Pawliuk

Teaching Practices Colloquium

Education that prepares students to work ethically in the margins with vulnerable and diverse populations demands deep learning and exploration of self to challenge biases and develop new ways of understanding complex social issues. Human service work is about societal transformation as well as individual transformation. Human service learning itself can be difficult and transformational. We do not seek to develop static knowledge about theory. We aim to empower students to develop critical and compassionate thinking so that they may be empowered to create social change. To accomplish this deep learning, we must transcend the interdisciplinary knowledge base at the ...


An Innovative Approach To Marketing Curriculum That Prepares Students For The Workforce, Diane R. Edmondson, Lucy M. Matthews 2020 Middle Tennessee State University

An Innovative Approach To Marketing Curriculum That Prepares Students For The Workforce, Diane R. Edmondson, Lucy M. Matthews

Atlantic Marketing Association Proceedings

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