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Are You Afraid Of Technology? Effects Of 1:1 Ipads On Standardized Assessment Scores, Michael Vowles 2017 The College at Brockport: State University of New York

Are You Afraid Of Technology? Effects Of 1:1 Ipads On Standardized Assessment Scores, Michael Vowles

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Lack of support at home and in school can be seen as the reason for low standardized test scores and/or low literacy skills. This study reviews the impact of technology (specifically 1:1 iPads) on students’ summative assessments by quantitatively analyzing the results achieved by the same teacher over a two-year period. The assessment includes results for each school year. Additionally, this study qualitatively examines the lessons, the training, and the implementation of the technology by the cooperating teacher to better understand it’s benefits. Results show that students who were taught using iPads displayed more growth and higher ...


Teacher Perceptions Of Professional Learning Communities On The Instructional Climate At Flintville Elementary School In Lincoln County, Tn, David Golden 2017 East Tennessee State University

Teacher Perceptions Of Professional Learning Communities On The Instructional Climate At Flintville Elementary School In Lincoln County, Tn, David Golden

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

A qualitative investigation was conducted to explore teacher perceptions of Professional Learning Communities on the instructional climate at Flintville Elementary School in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Participants in the study included five teachers, the evaluation supervisor, and one parent from Flintville Elementary School. Through the analysis of interviews and a review of documents collected from Professional Learning Communities (PLC) meetings in grades Pre-K through 8, the investigator was able to extract meaning and code the data into categories that led to an understanding of the perceptions being researched.

Professional Learning Communities at Flintville Elementary School have changed the instructional climate concerning ...


Students Taking A Right Stand – Male Youth Violence Prevention Through Positive Development And Role Modeling, Katie Dight, Rolanda Patrick, Corey Graham 2017 Cabarrus Health Alliance

Students Taking A Right Stand – Male Youth Violence Prevention Through Positive Development And Role Modeling, Katie Dight, Rolanda Patrick, Corey Graham

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Cabarrus STARS is a comprehensive program designed to promote positive youth development for minority male youth through a combination of system-, group-, and individual-level services. Program staff will discuss the successes and challenges they experience in working with a variety of schools, students, and families. Ideal for student support staff and community-based organizations focused on adolescent health.


A Student's Perspective On Poverty And Student Behavior/Responsibility In The Classroom, Wallis B. Johnson 2017 Johnson and Wales University

A Student's Perspective On Poverty And Student Behavior/Responsibility In The Classroom, Wallis B. Johnson

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Participants will be able to describe poverty, poverty in education, poverty in the classroom and have first hand knowledge of a student’s perspective on life in the school building. Many research studies have focused on school success in relationship with gender, ethnicity, race and culture, however, “poverty may be the most important of all student differences…” (Burney et al., 2008, p. 295).

Target audience: administrators, educators, boards of education


The Values Grounded Learning Environment: Developing A Positive School Culture And Student Success, Michael J. Redivo Ph.D., Lynn Coleman 2017 Desert Heights Academy

The Values Grounded Learning Environment: Developing A Positive School Culture And Student Success, Michael J. Redivo Ph.D., Lynn Coleman

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

The Values Grounded Learning Environment training provides educators with a comprehensive positive behavior management model, including basic strategies for effective limit setting and positive reinforcement. It is a user friendly model that can be implemented in a variety of educational settings and provides a framework for thoughtfully responding to student behaviors and emphasizing student and staff accountability.


The Intentional Student: Strategies To Help Students Of Low-Socioeconomic Status Succeed At Post-Secondary Institutions, Patrick L. Phillips 2017 Educational Empowerment Group, LLC

The Intentional Student: Strategies To Help Students Of Low-Socioeconomic Status Succeed At Post-Secondary Institutions, Patrick L. Phillips

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

The Intentional Student: Strategies to Help Students of Low Socioeconomic Status Succeed at Post-Secondary Institutions, is structured in three phases: The Prerequisites, The Process and The Exodus. Attendees will take a journey in the same manner students navigate the college experience. (The Prerequisites)-areas that are completed and mastered before college, (The Process)-tasks and areas that are mastered while in college and (The Exodus)-areas mastered upon conclusion of college to obtain gainful employment. The target audience is educators, school counselors, mentors, therapist, and school social workers.


Mindfulness – Helping Address The Needs Of The Whole Child (And The Adults Who Work With Them), Debra L. Fishwick 2017 Plymouth State University, Plymouth New Hampshire

Mindfulness – Helping Address The Needs Of The Whole Child (And The Adults Who Work With Them), Debra L. Fishwick

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Mindful practices may be the best way to develop social emotional well-being for your students, but how can educators integrate these practices into their school, your classroom, and within your own personal life, especially with the increased demands on academic achievement? This workshop will provide participants with simple and easy strategies to begin integrating mindful practices into their daily classroom routine as well as their personal life.


Sole (Self Organized Learning Environment) Time!, Hope Fuss 2017 Drexel University

Sole (Self Organized Learning Environment) Time!, Hope Fuss

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Welcome to SOLE Time! Imagine how your student’s perception of school would change if they were able to end each day choosing topics and creating amazing learning experiences with peers. SOLE (Self Organized Learning Environment) Time can improve student motivation and achievement levels in your classroom/school. The presenter will show how she took her elementary school through the implementation process of SOLE Time. Participants will leave with an overview of SOLE Time, implementation timelines, possible school schedules, and an online unit where they can begin their own SOLE journey and collaborate with colleagues.


Session E-1: Sharing Analogies And Demonstrations To Reinforce Chemistry Concepts, Dave DeVol, Angela Ahrendt 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session E-1: Sharing Analogies And Demonstrations To Reinforce Chemistry Concepts, Dave Devol, Angela Ahrendt

Professional Learning Day

Chemistry concepts can often be difficult for students to understand, in part due to the fact that we are discussing with students things that cannot be seen (atoms and molecules!). Analogies that relate chemistry concepts to things that students are more familiar with can be a powerful way to help them understand concepts, as can demonstrations that make concepts come to life visually. We will share a few of our favorite analogies/demos, and ask that each participant share one of their favorite analogies or demos. As we realize it would be difficult for visiting teachers to bring what they ...


Session E-5: Diy Microbial Fuel Cells, Peter Clancy, Mark Carlson 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session E-5: Diy Microbial Fuel Cells, Peter Clancy, Mark Carlson

Professional Learning Day

Energy is a ubiquitous concept that cuts across scientific disciplines and is well represented among standards. As part of a unit on alternative energy we use to satisfy NGSS Engineering standards, we build microbial fuel cells. While standard kits exist, their cost can become significant. We will lead participants in the creation of their own microbial fuel cells. They will also be given some of the more inaccessible electrode material to take with them.


Session E-4: Labs For Next Generation Science Standard: Waves And Electromagnetic Radiation, Brooke Schmidt 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session E-4: Labs For Next Generation Science Standard: Waves And Electromagnetic Radiation, Brooke Schmidt

Professional Learning Day

Participants will have the opportunity to participate in two labs aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards for Waves and Electromagnetic Radiation. The first explores the relationship between the speed, frequency, and wavelength of a wave while changing the medium, and the second lab demonstrates the wave nature of light through interference.


Session F-2: More Than Meets The Eye, Christine L. Moskalik, Carmela Jones 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session F-2: More Than Meets The Eye, Christine L. Moskalik, Carmela Jones

Professional Learning Day

What your eyes take-in and report to your brain is not necessarily exactly what you have seen. The eye is an important sensory organ allowing for vision but without light, vision is impossible. This session will engage participants in elementary lessons that introduce the physics of color and light and illustrate various aspects of human visual perception. Properties of light will be investigated by mixing the primary light colors (not pigments) and simple tests will be performed to measure peripheral vision and explore depth perception, pupil constriction/dilation, and the blind spot. Do you “see” yourself coming to this session?


Session D-5: Informal Comparative Inference: What Is It?, Karen Togliatti 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session D-5: Informal Comparative Inference: What Is It?, Karen Togliatti

Professional Learning Day

Come and experience a hands-on task that has middle-school students grapple with informal inferential reasoning. Three key principles of informal inference – data as evidence, probabilistic language, and generalizing ‘beyond the data’ will be discussed as students build and analyze distributions to answer the question, “Does hand dominance play a role in throwing accuracy?” Connections to the CCSSM statistics standards for middle-school will be highlighted.


Session D-1: Lies, Damn Lies, And Statistics, Peter Dong, Joseph Traina 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session D-1: Lies, Damn Lies, And Statistics, Peter Dong, Joseph Traina

Professional Learning Day

The crucial and sometimes difficult areas of data analysis and statistics can be made clearer by looking at examples of how they can be done badly - examples which, unfortunately, are easy to find. We share our experience teaching a short course which examines disingenuous graphs, biased surveys, deliberately misworded statements, and other methods of misrepresenting data. The negative examples provide an opportunity to discuss how statistics should properly be done, and explain what can happen when statistics are used incorrectly. We include a discussion of the failure of polls to predict the outcome of the presidential election.


Session B-5: Planning Your School's New Innovation/Makerspace, Britta W. McKenna 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session B-5: Planning Your School's New Innovation/Makerspace, Britta W. Mckenna

Professional Learning Day

Are you thinking about or moving forward with plans for your school to host a makerspace, entrepreneurship or innovation area? Take a tour of IN2, IMSA's new 6,400 square food innovation center and makerspace and get tips from IMSA's Chief Innovation Officer, who spent three years studying best practice, designing the center, hiring the staff, furnishing and launching programs. The session includes a 30 minute tour and 30 minutes of sharing lessons learned and answering questions from participants.


Session B-2: Forensic Metallurgy – A Challenge In Basic Measurements, Patrick Young 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session B-2: Forensic Metallurgy – A Challenge In Basic Measurements, Patrick Young

Professional Learning Day

Chinese antiquities may be readily found for sale on eBay. Ancient coins may be purchased for very reasonable prices. Are these authentic artifacts, or modern forgeries? An investigation will include measurements and calculations to identify the metals involved. Using only inexpensive, school-grade equipment, participants will be challenged to solve the mystery. Success will hinge on careful measurement, deductive reasoning, and a thoughtful consideration of experimental uncertainty.


Session C-1: Modeling Stem Activities Into Classroom Practice, Sowmya Anjur 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session C-1: Modeling Stem Activities Into Classroom Practice, Sowmya Anjur

Professional Learning Day

Students understand concepts better when they have had a chance to work hands on with relevant material. Examples will be presented from my classroom where difficult concepts have been modeled into simple experiments with considerable success in enhancing student understanding. Special focus will be given to selected topics that students seem to have the most difficulty grasping. The objective is to enable students to transfer their understanding to solve complex problems with considerable ease and apply their understanding to real world scenarios on assessments. Suggestions will also be provided for implementation of various concepts into the high school classroom.


Session A-3: Three-Act Math Tasks, Lindsey Herlehy 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session A-3: Three-Act Math Tasks, Lindsey Herlehy

Professional Learning Day

Participants will engage in a Three-Act Math task highlighting the application of properties of geometrical figures. Developed by Dan Meyer, an innovative and highly regarded mathematics instructor, Three-Act Math tasks utilize pedagogical skills that elicit student curiosity, collaboration and questioning. By posing a mathematical problem through active storytelling, this instructional approach redefines real-world mathematics and clarifies the role that a student plays in the learning process. Participants will be given multiple resources where they can access Three-Act Math tasks appropriate for upper elementary grades through Algebra and Geometry courses.


Session A-1: Bca Method, Focusing On Mole Ratios In Stoichiometry, Carmela Jones, Deb Scarano, Anita White 2017 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session A-1: Bca Method, Focusing On Mole Ratios In Stoichiometry, Carmela Jones, Deb Scarano, Anita White

Professional Learning Day

Traditionally stoichiometry is done using dimensional analysis. Although effective, it is confusing, messy, and does not focus on mole ratios. On the other hand, the BCA method (Before-Change-After), is clear, clean, and highlights the mole ratios in a chemical reaction. Participants will collect mass data in an experiment and learn how to use a BCA table. Teachers will bring the BCA method back to their classrooms and provide an extremely useful tool for the next generation of chemistry savvy students.


Session A-3: The Yin And Yang Of U.S.-China Relations 1840-Present, Diane Haleas 2017 Saint Ignatius College Prep

Session A-3: The Yin And Yang Of U.S.-China Relations 1840-Present, Diane Haleas

Professional Learning Day

The United States and China have experienced both difficult relations and positive relations. For over 150 years these interactions between the United States and China have resulted in significant influences on political, economic, and cultural decisions in both countries. This presentation will offer an overview of time periods, emphasize crucial events, and analyze the implications for U.S.-China relations today and in the future. Lesson plan ideas will be included.


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