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Discussion In The College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged And Participating In Person And Online. Jay R. Howard, 2015, Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, 224 Pp., $38.00 (Hardcover)., Tiffany Flowers 2016 Georgia Perimeter College

Discussion In The College Classroom: Getting Your Students Engaged And Participating In Person And Online. Jay R. Howard, 2015, Jossey-Bass: San Francisco, 224 Pp., $38.00 (Hardcover)., Tiffany Flowers

Journal of Research Initiatives

Discussion in the college classroom is an important and timely book for college level instructors who want to improve, revise, and deliver engaging courses across disciplines. The purpose of this work is to help college instructors understand the purpose behind fostering classroom discussions. Issues related to participation, classroom management, and class facilitation is discussed within this work. College instructors who teach face-to-face and online courses will find the content of this book useful. In the next section of this review, the reviewer provides a detailed overview of each chapter in the book and discusses the importance of this body of ...


Parental Perceptions Of Independence And Efficacy Of Their Children With Visual Impairments, Michael P. Munro, Maricela M. Garza M.Ed., Janiel R. Hayes M.Ed., Elizabeth A. Watt M.Ed. 2016 Stephen F Austin State University

Parental Perceptions Of Independence And Efficacy Of Their Children With Visual Impairments, Michael P. Munro, Maricela M. Garza M.Ed., Janiel R. Hayes M.Ed., Elizabeth A. Watt M.Ed.

Journal of Human Services: Training, Research, and Practice

Raising any child to become successful and self-sufficient presents challenges to all parents; however, the complexity of the decision-making in parenting may become more intricate for parents of children with visual impairments. It can be a challenge determining the balance between intense overprotection for reasons of safety versus the encouragement and attention to the participation in unique or challenging learning experiences. Parents of children with visual impairments may also struggle to find the fine line between viewing the child through he lens of the impairment (as other or less than) versus treating the child in the same manner other children ...


Bilingual Special Education: Investigating And Implementing Evidence-Based Practices In Schools, Diane Rodriguez 2016 Fordham University

Bilingual Special Education: Investigating And Implementing Evidence-Based Practices In Schools, Diane Rodriguez

Journal of Multilingual Education Research

Bilingual special education continues to be an important field to explore and understand in order to improve services for diverse students. The main goal of this special issue is to shed needed light on teaching and research practices currently implemented and explored in this field.


Outcome Of Implementing Multisensory Instruction With Second Grade Students Who Struggle With Reading, Elissa Anne Fisher 2016 Rowan University

Outcome Of Implementing Multisensory Instruction With Second Grade Students Who Struggle With Reading, Elissa Anne Fisher

Theses and Dissertations

Students struggling with reading are at risk for academic and reading failure. It is imperative to engage and motivate these students through the use of multisensory instruction which appeals to their learning style. To improve the decoding and spelling of sight words, second grade students in a small group instruction setting were given four weeks of multisensory instruction using various materials. Data was collected in a qualitative framework throughout the study using multiple data sources. What was found was that when the struggling students preferred a multisensory activity, after consistent use with that material, they performed better in weekly assessments ...


Organizing The Online Course, Kathleen A. Burke Ms. 2016 Winthrop University

Organizing The Online Course, Kathleen A. Burke Ms.

Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning

If you are new to online instruction or are a veteran looking for fresh ideas for designing your online courses, this presentation will demonstrate user-friendly design for online courses, including course menu links, instructions, content examples and tips for making the all-important first week of class work to make the whole semester more dynamic. Take away ideas to jump-start your course organization and create a meaningful learning experience for students.


A Spoonful Of Success: Undergraduate Tutor-Tutee Interactions And Performance, Jonathan Marx, Michelle Wolf 2016 Winthrop University

A Spoonful Of Success: Undergraduate Tutor-Tutee Interactions And Performance, Jonathan Marx, Michelle Wolf

Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning

We explore how the dynamics of the tutor-tutee relationship influence student self- reliance, and ultimately course performance. We examine 333 tutor and tutee pairs at a student success center at a public, comprehensive, university of about 5,000 undergraduates in over 60 different courses during the spring of 2015. We find as frequency and quality of the interactions between tutor and tutees increase that the tutors increasingly foster independent study habits on the part of the tutees. The incorporation of independent study habits was then associated with better course outcomes. In other words, the development of a positive, sustained relationship ...


Digital Badges As Micro-Credentials: An Opportunity To Improve Learning Or Just Another Education Technology Fad?, Patrick Guilbaud, Joyce Anne Camp, Andrew Vorder Bruegge 2016 Winthrop University

Digital Badges As Micro-Credentials: An Opportunity To Improve Learning Or Just Another Education Technology Fad?, Patrick Guilbaud, Joyce Anne Camp, Andrew Vorder Bruegge

Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning

Digital badges are online records of achievements that are awarded to learners for mastery of a specific set of educational contents. Often referred to as micro-credentials, digital badges are being used by many higher education institutions to assess and validate clearly defined chunks of knowledge, competency, or accomplishment.

At present, the use of digital badges is widespread. As a result, the perception exists that digital badges might be over-sold and over-hyped, as an assessment tool. Instructional design practice, however, reveals that learning objectives are best attained when course contents are broken into manageable chunks. In this context, digital badges, serving ...


Credits Earned, Credits Due: Forging New Degree Completion Pathways For Post-Traditional Students With The Aid Of Prior Learning Assessment Portfolios, Patrick Guilbaud, Greg Oakes 2016 Winthrop University

Credits Earned, Credits Due: Forging New Degree Completion Pathways For Post-Traditional Students With The Aid Of Prior Learning Assessment Portfolios, Patrick Guilbaud, Greg Oakes

Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning

In recent years, there has been a surge in the number of adult students who have expressed interest in returning back to school to complete their undergraduate degrees. Research, however, shows that many adult students who start degree completion programs do not complete them.

An oft-cited roadblock to degree completion by adult students is lack of recognition of prior learning obtained on the job or through other means. As a result, prior learning assessment (PLA) has now become an important tool used by colleges and universities to facilitate access to higher education by adult students.

The Council for Adult & Experiential Learning (CAEL) has developed a set of PLA standards to award course credit for significant life or career experiences. Based on those standards, an individual with extensive experience in accounting might well have already mastered the knowledge required to satisfy learning outcomes for an elementary accounting course; or ...


All Aboard, All Attuned And All Involved: Fostering Learner Engagement And Teamwork With Clickers In An Introductory Computer Science Course At Winthrop University, Patrick Guilbaud, Michael Whitney 2016 Winthrop University

All Aboard, All Attuned And All Involved: Fostering Learner Engagement And Teamwork With Clickers In An Introductory Computer Science Course At Winthrop University, Patrick Guilbaud, Michael Whitney

Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning

Modern education technology tools and learning systems provide the means for faculty to develop courses that offer connected and engaging learning opportunities. However, many courses, particularly those in the sciences and engineering disciplines, are not often designed to encourage collaboration, cooperation and teamwork.

Given the presence of a global and interconnected economy, it is critical for students to interact with classmates who hold diverse perspectives, experiences and opinions. Moreover, research shows that students who have had the opportunity to participate in learning activities with heterogeneous teams --early in their college life-- are more likely to develop lasting relationships with classmates ...


Critical Reading, Critical Research: Practical Strategies To Develop, Amanda L. Hiner 2016 Winthrop University

Critical Reading, Critical Research: Practical Strategies To Develop, Amanda L. Hiner

Winthrop Conference on Teaching and Learning

Perhaps no other skill affects students’ intellectual achievement more profoundly than the skill of critical reading. The analysis and assessment of written texts requires specific, learned skills in unpacking a text’s meaning, understanding its claims and implications, assessing its logic and coherence, evaluating its evidence, and drawing logical conclusions based on its claims. Both anecdotal evidence and qualitative research suggest that these skills are lacking in many high school and college students, and though teachers are intuitively aware of how crucial such skills are in the research and writing process, they often struggle to help students practice and apply ...


Teacher Stem Perception And Preparation: Inquiry-Based Stem Professional Development For Elementary Teachers, Louis Nadelson, Janet Callahan, Patricia Pyke, Anne Hay, Matthew Dance, Joshua Pfiester 2016 Boise State University

Teacher Stem Perception And Preparation: Inquiry-Based Stem Professional Development For Elementary Teachers, Louis Nadelson, Janet Callahan, Patricia Pyke, Anne Hay, Matthew Dance, Joshua Pfiester

Pat Pyke

Student foundational knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) is formed in their elementary education. Paradoxically, many elementary teachers have constrained background knowledge, confidence, and efficacy for teaching STEM that may hamper student STEM learning. The association between teacher preparation to teach STEM and student achievement in STEM motivated the authors' professional development program. The authors created and implemented a professional development program to address K–5 teacher confidence for, attitudes toward, knowledge of, and efficacy for teaching inquiry-based STEM. Using data from 2 independent cohorts the authors found significant and consistent increases in pre- to postinstitute assessments of ...


Science Demonstrations, Steven Smith 2016 Purdue University

Science Demonstrations, Steven Smith

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Use demonstrations to engage students and get them thinking about concepts through multiple science areas. Demos and brief discussions until we run out of time.


The Social Construction Of Teachers' Practical Knowledge In The Advisement Conference Group: Report Of A Case Study, Gail Hirsch 2016 Bank Street College of Education

The Social Construction Of Teachers' Practical Knowledge In The Advisement Conference Group: Report Of A Case Study, Gail Hirsch

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

The work described here concerns the phenomenon of teachers' practical knowledge and the dynamic processes involved in its articulation and development within the local context of the teacher education experience as these were examined in a longitudinal case study, Telling Tales Out of School (Hirsch, 1987).


A Theoretical Framework For Advisement, Dorothy Bloomfield 2016 Bank Street College of Education

A Theoretical Framework For Advisement, Dorothy Bloomfield

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

Describes the theory and practice of advisement, offering a glimpse of the developmental facet of advisement and the relationship involved between advisor and advisee.


Working With Teachers, Maja Apelman 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Working With Teachers, Maja Apelman

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

Discusses advisement work with teachers as part of their professional development within schools.


Advisement: From Bank Street To Binghamton, Margaret Yonemura 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Advisement: From Bank Street To Binghamton, Margaret Yonemura

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

The author describes her experience of adapting the Bank Street advisement model to a new master's program in early childhood/elementary education at the State University of New York at Binghamton.


The Advisement Process In School Reform, Esther Rosenfeld 2016 Bank Street College of Education

The Advisement Process In School Reform, Esther Rosenfeld

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

As the new Teacher Director at Central Park East II elementary school, the author chose to adapt Bank Street's advisement model to the staff development work at her school. She suggests that the process may be appropriately applied more broadly in efforts at school reform.


Developing Collaborative Leaders: Reflections On Leadership Advisement At Bank Street College, Lonnetta Gaines 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Developing Collaborative Leaders: Reflections On Leadership Advisement At Bank Street College, Lonnetta Gaines

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

Describes the educational leadership advisement process in its role in preparing collaborative leaders.


Storytelling In Advisement, Nina Jaffe 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Storytelling In Advisement, Nina Jaffe

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

As a folklore educator and storyteller, the author considers the role of storytelling as it occurs in advisement, not as performance art but as the primary role of communication in group meetings and individual conferences.


Advisement And Collaboration, Maureen A. Hornung, Ariel Katz, Claire Wurtzel 2016 Bank Street College of Education

Advisement And Collaboration, Maureen A. Hornung, Ariel Katz, Claire Wurtzel

Thought and Practice: (1987-1991) the Journal of the Graduate School of Bank Street College of Education

Describes a collaboration between two Bank Street College advisees who had different strengths and levels of experience within the classroom.


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