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The Development Of English Learners As Writers Of Opinion Pieces, Auri Ann Squire 2017 Utah State University

The Development Of English Learners As Writers Of Opinion Pieces, Auri Ann Squire

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The population of English learners (ELs) is growing rapidly across the U.S. Concurrently, elementary students throughout the country are being required to produce more sophisticated writing products than ever before as a result of the heavy emphasis on writing instruction in the recently adopted Common Core State Standards. This qualitative study examined how to best support ELs as they develop as writers. It also addressed the strong need to investigate the impact of students discussing ideas with a partner throughout the writing process.

In order to determine how ELs develop as writers, a multiple case study was conducted in ...


Reveille (Spring 2017), Veterans Upward Bound Program, Western Kentucky University 2017 Western Kentucky University

Reveille (Spring 2017), Veterans Upward Bound Program, Western Kentucky University

Veterans Upward Bound Publications

Frequently Asked Questions.; Hot Rods Military Appreciation Day; VACBOC Clothing Drive; Million Veteran Program Update: Important Phone Numbers and Dates


Redbird Scholar, Volume 2 Number 2, Illinois State University 2017 Illinois State University

Redbird Scholar, Volume 2 Number 2, Illinois State University

Redbird Scholar

No abstract provided.


Enhancing Students’ Higher Order Thinking Skills Through Computer-Based Scaffolding In Problem-Based Learning, Nam Ju Kim 2017 Utah State University

Enhancing Students’ Higher Order Thinking Skills Through Computer-Based Scaffolding In Problem-Based Learning, Nam Ju Kim

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This multiple paper dissertation addressed several issues in Problem-based learning (PBL) through conceptual analysis, meta-analysis, and empirical research. PBL is characterized by ill-structured tasks, self-directed learning process, and a combination of individual and cooperative learning activities. Students who lack content knowledge and problem-solving skills may struggle to address associated tasks that are beyond their current ability levels in PBL. This dissertation addressed a) scaffolding characteristics (i.e., scaffolding types, delivery method, customization) and their effects on students’ perception of optimal challenge in PBL, b) the possibility of virtual learning environments for PBL, and c) the importance of information literacy for ...


Intentional Mentoring Through 4-H: The Role Of 4-H In A Successful Mentoring Program Between Youth And Adults, Emily Ann Shepperd 2017 Utah State University

Intentional Mentoring Through 4-H: The Role Of 4-H In A Successful Mentoring Program Between Youth And Adults, Emily Ann Shepperd

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

4-H Youth and Families with Promise (4-H YFP) is a one to one youth mentoring program that aims to help youth obtain skills that will help them to be successful. The purpose of this research was to determine if any positive outcomes were shown of youth participating in 4-H YFP. Positive outcomes were identified as peer social competence, greater ability to make positive choices, the development of effective communication skills, building connections, and contributing to the community. Results show that these outcomes positively increased among youth participants in the 4-H YFP program- but the changes were too small to be ...


An Exploratory Study Of Fifth-Grade Students’ Reasoning About The Relationship Between Fractions And Decimals When Using Number Line-Based Virtual Manipulatives, Scott Smith 2017 Utah State University

An Exploratory Study Of Fifth-Grade Students’ Reasoning About The Relationship Between Fractions And Decimals When Using Number Line-Based Virtual Manipulatives, Scott Smith

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Understanding the relationship between fractions and decimals is an important step in developing an overall understanding of rational numbers. Research has demonstrated the feasibility of technology in the form of virtual manipulatives for facilitating students’ meaningful understanding of rational number concepts. This exploratory dissertation study was conducted for the two closely related purposes: first, to investigate a sample of fifth-grade students’ reasoning regarding the relationship between fractions and decimals for fractions with terminating decimal representations while using virtual manipulative incorporating parallel number lines; second, to investigate the affordances of the virtual manipulatives for supporting the students’ reasoning about the decimal-fraction ...


Black Deans In The Academy, Terence Hicks 2017 East Tennessee State University

Black Deans In The Academy, Terence Hicks

Terence Hicks, Ph.D., Ed.D.

This edited volume will explore stories of resiliency, success, and achievement among Black Deans who work at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI) or at a Historically Black College University (HBCU) throughout the United States. Specifically, the sources of these stories will be personal narratives from Black Deans from various disciplines.


Black Deans In The Academy (2017 Release Date), Terence Hicks 2017 East Tennessee State University

Black Deans In The Academy (2017 Release Date), Terence Hicks

Terence Hicks, Ph.D., Ed.D.

This edited volume will explore stories of resiliency, success, and achievement among Black Deans who work at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI) or at a Historically Black College University (HBCU) throughout the United States. Specifically, the sources of these stories will be personal narratives from Black Deans from various disciplines.


Games=Fun=Learning?, Marsha Beal 2017 Andrews University

Games=Fun=Learning?, Marsha Beal

Andrews University Teaching and Learning Conference

Games are not just for extracurricular activities with your friends. Games can be used effectively as a way to assist learners in better understanding the materials for a course. Games use a part of our brain that is known to help us remember key components of concepts and theories. Learners also get so caught up in the game that learning becomes fun and not just drudgery. Games in courses are effective at all levels of education and should not be limited.


Managing For Quality In Higher Education: A Biblical Perspective, Ben A. Maguad 2017 Andrews University

Managing For Quality In Higher Education: A Biblical Perspective, Ben A. Maguad

Andrews University Teaching and Learning Conference

Although higher education has long been committed to excellence, its pace of change and improvement has been slow and episodic at best due to external pressures. To overcome the many obstacles confronting it, strong leadership is needed in all areas: academic, administrative, student life, and service. The challenge is to clarify the principles, knowledge, and skill bases necessary for effective higher education leadership. The spiritual dimension is perhaps the missing piece that today’s institutions need to effect lasting and meaningful change in the behaviors or attitudes of their people from the top administrator to the entry-level employee.


Faith Integration Roundtable: Sharing Your Practices, Duane Covrig, Glynis Bradfield, Denise Shaver 2017 Andrews University

Faith Integration Roundtable: Sharing Your Practices, Duane Covrig, Glynis Bradfield, Denise Shaver

Andrews University Teaching and Learning Conference

A goal of Andrews University is to help faculty, staff, and students “affirm faith.” The AU website lists the “first hallmark” as “A Faith-Based University: … Our Seventh-day Adventist Christian faith and values set us apart. Whether or not you share our distinct perspective, we invite you to respect it and be open to the conversation. It really is the basis for everything we do!” How is faith a part of your AU learning, teaching, advising, research, and service? Come and share your best practices. If you are not at AU, come and share how you integrate faith in your professional ...


Transcending Institutions And Borders: 21st Century Digital Scholarship At K-State, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Rachel Miles, Ryan Otto, Charlene N. Simser 2017 Kansas State University

Transcending Institutions And Borders: 21st Century Digital Scholarship At K-State, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Rachel Miles, Ryan Otto, Charlene N. Simser

Rebel Cummings-Sauls

Digital scholarship of the 21st century transcends institutions and borders with its freedom from print and physical locations. This case study reviews aspects of establishing a sustainable digital scholarship center, supporting open access through the institutional repository (K-State Research Exchange - K-REx) and an open access publishing platform (New Prairie Press – NPP) along with other outreach efforts. The Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship (CADS) at K-State Libraries serves our campus community, but digital scholarship extends K-State's impact far beyond Manhattan, Kansas. Highlighting the scholarship at our campus is only one small piece of the landscape. Collaboration on campus ...


Oooh, It’S Sooo Good!!!: Black Adolescent Females Experiencing The Delicacy Of Reading, Jacqueline B. Koonce 2017 University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Oooh, It’S Sooo Good!!!: Black Adolescent Females Experiencing The Delicacy Of Reading, Jacqueline B. Koonce

The Qualitative Report

Black adolescent females have largely been neglected in the research literature on their avid reading. While Gibson (2010) explained that Black girls are often portrayed in the literature as struggling and even “remedial” readers, those Black adolescent females who are avid readers receive even less attention. The purpose of this study, then, was to investigate the voracious reading proclivities of this population in order to provide a balanced view of Black adolescent females’ reading lives. The findings of this phenomenological study indicate that these five participants go beyond loving reading; they crave it. The meaning of reading for these participants ...


The Economies Of Scholarship And Publication: Emerging Platforms, Erika Gearing, Martin Sivula 2017 Johnson & Wales University, Providence

The Economies Of Scholarship And Publication: Emerging Platforms, Erika Gearing, Martin Sivula

Erika Gearing

No abstract provided.


Open Access And The #11;Institutional Repository, Erika Gearing 2017 Johnson & Wales University, Providence

Open Access And The #11;Institutional Repository, Erika Gearing

Erika Gearing

No abstract provided.


Increasing Visibility, Accessibility, And Citations Through Open Access Publishing, School Of Arts & Sciences Faculty Orientation, Erika Gearing 2017 Johnson & Wales University, Providence

Increasing Visibility, Accessibility, And Citations Through Open Access Publishing, School Of Arts & Sciences Faculty Orientation, Erika Gearing

Erika Gearing

No abstract provided.


The Impacts Of Peer Assisted Learning On Rhythm Counting In A Middle School String Orchestra Classroom, Christopher R. Kusek 2017 Olivet Nazarene University

The Impacts Of Peer Assisted Learning On Rhythm Counting In A Middle School String Orchestra Classroom, Christopher R. Kusek

Scholar Week 2016 - present

Ethical Leadership Colloquium

Members of the Ed.D. Class of 2016-17, Cohort XII


Cultural Diversity In Student Ministry Leadership, Steven Zhou 2017 Pepperdine University

Cultural Diversity In Student Ministry Leadership, Steven Zhou

Seaver College Research And Scholarly Achievement Symposium

In an attempt to contribute to how ministries and Christian academia is addressing issues of diversity, I am conducting a study to analyze correlations between ethnicity and styles/values of leadership. The goal is to uncover whether or not a particular ethnicity generally prefers one style of leadership over another. Past research on the subject has already seen that, in the business world, certain practices work better than others. For example, those from an Asian culture are more likely to prefer formality and authority as opposed to the collaborative and relationship-oriented style of leadership found in America. I will contribute ...


Alternative Facts: Learning Only Happens In The Classroom, Jessica Martin, Amy Phillips, Clarissa Elmore 2017 Winthrop University

Alternative Facts: Learning Only Happens In The Classroom, Jessica Martin, Amy Phillips, Clarissa Elmore

Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning

Just as learning occurs in the classroom, it also occurs out of the classroom. In Winthrop University’s Department of Residence Life, professional and student staff instructs residential students in the “laboratory of life” with emphases on civility, integrity, communication, conflict management, and community building. With an increased demand from employers looking for students with strong soft skills and the ability to communicate with others, the value of a residential education cannot be overstated. Residential Learning Coordinators get to facilitate this out-of-the-classroom learning regularly. Attend this session to discover ways that Residence Life professional staff blends students’ academic and residential ...


Digital Storytelling With Sway, Stephanie D. Jacobs 2017 Winthrop University

Digital Storytelling With Sway, Stephanie D. Jacobs

Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning

Sway is a NEW innovative web-based learning tool that can be used on any device you may have access to in the classroom. Develop your most creative and innovative abilities. This tool can be used to share your stories, experiences, or reflections. Join us as we learn how you can use Sway to build important skills such as research, writing, organizational, problem solving, presentation, assessment and communication. Students can easily create great digital stories also. Learn how to integrate a variety of media components (audio, videos, images, music, social media, documents/charts) in a matter of minutes. Bring your device ...


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