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Investing In Our Teachers, Lawrence C. Ingvarson 2015 ACER

Investing In Our Teachers, Lawrence C. Ingvarson

Dr. Lawrence Ingvarson

Although Australia has been investing more money in education, it has not been making a serious investment in what really counts –offering salary structures that enable teaching to compete with other professions for our best high school graduates, and provide irresistible incentives for all teachers to work towards achieving high professional standards.


A Mixed Method Study Of The Effectiveness Of Gaining Early Awareness And Readiness For Undergraduate Programs (Gear Up) Federal Incentive Program In Southern Mississippi Public Secondary Schools, David M. Maxwell 2015 University of Southern Mississippi

A Mixed Method Study Of The Effectiveness Of Gaining Early Awareness And Readiness For Undergraduate Programs (Gear Up) Federal Incentive Program In Southern Mississippi Public Secondary Schools, David M. Maxwell

Dissertations

The Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) incentive program has been in place since the late 1990s nationally. This grant, which covers a time span of six years and offers up to eighteen million dollars in federal funds, is designed to increase college readiness and decrease dropout rate among high school students. This study examines the effectiveness of this grant in southern Mississippi for the graduating class of 2014. Utilizing both quantitative and qualitative methods to determine the effectiveness of this grant, this study draws some conclusions and recommendations for this incentive program.


Teachers' Perceptions Of Their Ability To Respond To Active Shooter Incidents, Carole F. Rider 2015 The University of Southern Mississippi

Teachers' Perceptions Of Their Ability To Respond To Active Shooter Incidents, Carole F. Rider

Dissertations

The purpose of this research study was to determine Mississippi high school teachers’ perceptions regarding their preparedness for an active shooter incident. The study included an extensive literature review that included background and policy context, theoretical foundations, pertinent research and professional perspectives and a worldwide timeline of school shootings. The study also included data collection and analysis, results, conclusions, recommendations for policymakers and educational leaders, and recommendations for further research.

The study was conducted to determine if there was a relationship between school planning procedures, participation in practice and drill activity, and administrator preparedness for an active shooter incident and ...


The Rise Of Adhd And Effects Of Alternative Treatment In Adolescents, Jennifer Villarina 2015 Dominican University of California

The Rise Of Adhd And Effects Of Alternative Treatment In Adolescents, Jennifer Villarina

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a syndrome that makes it difficult for people to focus, control behavior and regulate activity. Many with ADHD move constantly and are impulsive. They cannot seem to follow directions and are easily bored or frustrated with tasks. Although these behaviors are normally observed in children, they are more severe in those with ADHD. The symptoms of ADHD make it difficult for children to function at school and home. Exposure to toxins, injury to the brain and imbalance of neurotransmitters can affect the development of the brain (LeFever, Arcona & Antonuccio, 2003). The most common way ...


P17 Black Male Summit, Brandon Jackson 2015 Greatness Camp

P17 Black Male Summit, Brandon Jackson

Black Male Summit

Tale of Two African American Males and Their Journey to Ivy League Schools: A Case Study

How do we get more African American males to show their GREATNESS and academic prowess? Can Black Males attend Ivy League schools? How do we prepare our Black Male Scholars for college and career readiness to maximize their education?


P18 Black Male Summit, Brandon Jackson 2015 Greatness Camp

P18 Black Male Summit, Brandon Jackson

Black Male Summit

GRAB “A Hands-On Approach to Student Engagement and Academic Performance for African American Males”

Can a handful of words change the trajectory of a persons’ life? Can this acronym G.R.A.B. lead to enhanced college and career readiness in addition enhance their quality of life?


The Positive Impact Of Project-Based Learning On Attendance Of An Economically Disadvantaged Student Population: A Multiyear Study, Casey Creghan, Kathleen Adair-Creghan 2015 Sam Houston State University

The Positive Impact Of Project-Based Learning On Attendance Of An Economically Disadvantaged Student Population: A Multiyear Study, Casey Creghan, Kathleen Adair-Creghan

Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning

Students who do not regularly attend high school are at an increased risk of failure in the classroom and may eventually contribute to a higher dropout rate. More specifically, the attendance rates of students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds have traditionally been lower than those with average means. Therefore, the purpose of this quantitative study was to examine the effects of a project-based learning (PjBL) environment on economically disadvantaged high school students in regard to their attendance rates. Data were collected in order to compare attendance rates of a school utilizing traditional teaching methodologies with a school using PjBL as the ...


Promoting Success And Well-Being Through A Chair Support Group, Grace A. Mims Ph.D., Kenneth E. Anderson Ph.D., Richard C. Meyer Ed.D., Nita Unruh Ed.D. 2015 University of Nebraska at Kearney

Promoting Success And Well-Being Through A Chair Support Group, Grace A. Mims Ph.D., Kenneth E. Anderson Ph.D., Richard C. Meyer Ed.D., Nita Unruh Ed.D.

Academic Chairpersons Conference Proceedings

Department chairs are often exposed to occupational stressors that may lead to burnout. The presenters will discuss a chair support group they developed to provide one another support, insight, perspective, collaboration, advocacy, and resources. Implementation strategies for a variety of initiatives will be offered.


The Learning Experience: Training Teachers Using Online Synchronous Environments, Stuart Woodcock Dr, Ashley Sisco Dr, Michelle Eady Dr 2015 Macquarie University

The Learning Experience: Training Teachers Using Online Synchronous Environments, Stuart Woodcock Dr, Ashley Sisco Dr, Michelle Eady Dr

Journal of Educational Research and Practice

This study examined the effectiveness of an online synchronous platform used for training preservice teachers. A blended learning approach was implemented. Fifty-three students participated in the course. Qualitative interview data and quantitative survey data were collected about students’ experiences using the platform, and analyzed via thematic content analysis and statistical analysis, respectively. The findings show that e-learning synchronous technology is an effective learning tool in enhancing preservice teachers’ e-learning competency in subject matter and information communication technology skills. However, preservice teachers’ competency to learn and implement e-learning for students is dependent on four hierarchal conditions (a) ease of use, (b ...


Art And Art Education In The Multicultural Society Of South Korea, Yoonjung Kang 2015 Ewha Womans University

Art And Art Education In The Multicultural Society Of South Korea, Yoonjung Kang

Journal of Art for Life

The purpose of this article is to examine how the goals and practices of multicultural art education in South Korea may be expanded in order to address current issues related to cultural diversity in society. In traditionally homogenous South Korea public communication and multicultural education have focused on the need for culturally different “others” to assimilate, an approach that has failed to cultivate understanding and tolerance in students. Art education may be a tool to rectify this disparity. Incorporating contemporary South Korean art that reflects cultural diversity issues can play an important role in educating students about cultural diversity, since ...


The Expressive Teacher: Renewing Vitality Through Arts-Based Professional Development, Jane E. Dalton 2015 University of North Carolina

The Expressive Teacher: Renewing Vitality Through Arts-Based Professional Development, Jane E. Dalton

Journal of Art for Life

The arts can offer a valuable professional development model inviting teachers to reflect critically on their practice while gaining new knowledge and beliefs about teaching and learning. This paper documents the results of a study designed to investigate the changes K-12 teachers experienced when participating in arts-based professional development workshop. All participants reported experiencing either or both professional and personal benefits from the workshop. Teachers described forming new interpretations, differentiating among previously constructed ideas, and transforming these into new knowledge, which they reported gave them a new lease on their teaching careers.


Persistence Of African-American/Black Signed Language Interpreters In The United States: The Importance Of Culture And Capital, Erica West Oyedele 2015 Western Oregon University

Persistence Of African-American/Black Signed Language Interpreters In The United States: The Importance Of Culture And Capital, Erica West Oyedele

Master's Theses

This study investigates cultural competence in the field of signed language interpreting and the persistence of African American/Black signed language interpreters in the field. To date, no research in the discipline of signed language interpreting studies has looked at how the cultural competence of practitioners impacts colleague dynamics, nor has there been identification of how cultural competence impacts interpreters’ persistence in the field. Data for this study were collected over a period of several months utilizing ethnographic research methods. Face-to-face focus groups, a large-scale questionnaire, and follow up interviews were conducted. A search of the literature revealed that while ...


Class 6 Proficiency In Afghanistan 2013: Outcomes Of A Learning Assessment Of Mathematical, Reading And Writing Literacy, Tom Lumley, Juliette Mendelovits, Rachel Stanyon, Ross Turner, Maurice Walker 2015 ACER

Class 6 Proficiency In Afghanistan 2013: Outcomes Of A Learning Assessment Of Mathematical, Reading And Writing Literacy, Tom Lumley, Juliette Mendelovits, Rachel Stanyon, Ross Turner, Maurice Walker

Monitoring Trends in Educational Growth

In 2012, the Ministry of Education, Afghanistan, engaged the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) as a partner to support the development of a national learning assessment program in Afghanistan. To achieve this goal, the Learning Assessment unit of the Ministry of Education and ACER have collaborated to design and implement the Monitoring Trends in Educational Growth (MTEG) program in Afghanistan. MTEG is designed as a long-term monitoring program with one focus on trends in achievement outcomes in single class levels over time, and another focus on the growth of achievement in cohorts throughout the school cycle, from Class 3 ...


Session E-7: Is There An App For That?, Ed Caster 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session E-7: Is There An App For That?, Ed Caster

Professional Learning Day

This presentation will show a variety of different apps for tablets, smart phones, etc. that have educational uses. A number will be presented and demonstrated. Teachers who attend will also be asked to share apps that they use have found valuable, or simply ones that they like.


Session E-4: Developing Middle School Science Activities, Ron Hurlbut 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session E-4: Developing Middle School Science Activities, Ron Hurlbut

Professional Learning Day

This “hands on” session will equip Middle School Teachers to develop activities for their students which will produce high quality data that will be used to reveal Newton’s laws of motion by using inexpensive materials and equipment such as stop watches and a meter stick.


Session E-6: Aerodynamic Wing Design, Carmela Minaya, Aziza Darwish, Heather Richardson 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session E-6: Aerodynamic Wing Design, Carmela Minaya, Aziza Darwish, Heather Richardson

Professional Learning Day

Teachers will walk away with an activity for their students that will utilize materials readily available for students to experiment with various aspects of aerodynamic wing design.


Session E-3: Constructivist Science Vocabulary, Brian Grublesky 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session E-3: Constructivist Science Vocabulary, Brian Grublesky

Professional Learning Day

Instructors often grapple with the teaching of vocabulary. Well, in this dynamic session, participants will learn the constructivist approach to teaching science vocabulary. Session participants will walk away with new teaching strategies along with deeper appreciation for constructivist learning.


Session D-1: Building Stonehenge, Patrick Young 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session D-1: Building Stonehenge, Patrick Young

Professional Learning Day

Building Stonehenge is a series of problem centered activities in which students use simple machines to construct a scale replica of a Stonehenge Trilithon. Using only materials available to Neolithic engineers and a scaled quantity of force, students must devise a way to lift heavy stones into the proper position without ever touching them with their hands. Problem-centered activities are a great way to integrate multiple STEM concepts and practices into an enjoyable learning experience.


Session D-4: Particle Physics, Peter Dong 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session D-4: Particle Physics, Peter Dong

Professional Learning Day

Particle physics is generally seen as far too difficult, too abstract and mathematical, to teach at the high school level — which is a pity, since particle physics is most likely to get students interested in the subject (witness the response to the discovery of the Higgs boson). However, the day-to-day work of experimental particle physicists is remarkably understandable, even for high school students willing to do a little work. We will examine assignments given at IMSA in this vein, including a class-wide analysis that simulated the search for a super symmetric Higgs boson, and discuss how they worked. Attendees will ...


Session D-6: Strong Structure By Design, Carmela Minaya, Aziza Darwish, Heather Richardson 2015 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Session D-6: Strong Structure By Design, Carmela Minaya, Aziza Darwish, Heather Richardson

Professional Learning Day

Strengthen your pedagogy by learning how the monolithic dome, inspired by the shape of an egg, is one of the strongest existing architectural structures. They will go back to their schools with an inexpensive activity challenging student to make a 3D structure from a 2D picture, then combining several 3D structures to create a monolithic dome.


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