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Ten Ways To Incorporate Technology Into A Tesol Teacher Preparation Program, Audrey Cohan Ed.D, Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D., Vicky Giouroukakis Ph.D., Maureen Walsh Ed.D. 2018 Molloy College

Ten Ways To Incorporate Technology Into A Tesol Teacher Preparation Program, Audrey Cohan Ed.D, Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D., Vicky Giouroukakis Ph.D., Maureen Walsh Ed.D.

Audrey Cohan

A comprehensive approach for integrating technology into a TESOL teacher preparation program is described. Ten specific ways to assure constructivist technology use in teacher education are highlighted. These techniques have been synthesized into a compact model with three pillars: (a) electronic assessment system (e-portfolios for individual assessment and program evaluation), (b) teacher candidates’ technology-based course assignments and performances, and (c) Web-based instruction and communication. The authors claim that within this three-pronged model flexibility of implementation is key to success for preservice and in-service teachers.


Piloting A Pre-Referral Data Collection Tool: A Documentary Account, Audrey Cohan Ed.D, Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D. 2018 Molloy College

Piloting A Pre-Referral Data Collection Tool: A Documentary Account, Audrey Cohan Ed.D, Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D.

Audrey Cohan

During the last few years, the number of ELLs has risen dramatically across the United States. Teachers have needed to adapt their instructional practices to better meet the needs of these children. Statistics show that nearly 1 in 5 Americans speaks a language other than English at home (Shin & Bruno, 2003). Additionally, births to foreign-born women account for 1 in 5 births in the United States; this is up from 1 in 20, three decades ago (Shin & Bruno, 2003). At the same time, teachers are questioning the placement of ELLs within their school districts. The type of placement often depends on the number of ELLs within a district, the educational philosophy, and the resources available.


A Self-Study Of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy And Reflective Practice, Audrey Cohan Ed.D, Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D., Ingrid Spatt 2018 Molloy College

A Self-Study Of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy And Reflective Practice, Audrey Cohan Ed.D, Andrea Honigsfeld Ed.D., Ingrid Spatt

Audrey Cohan

This article describes a collaborative self-study implemented to improve and refine three teacher educators’ instructional practices to better assist their teacher candidates in developing culturally responsive pedagogy and becoming reflective practitioners. The self-study is situated in three theoretical frameworks: Banks’s (2005) framework for multicultural education, Gay’s (2000, 2002, 2010) framework for culturally responsive practice, and the four pillars of the Dominican tradition at Molloy College (Donovan, 2004). This work contributes to the expanding research base of reflection and diversity in teacher education and refines articulation of the methodology of self-study. Findings reveal a need to hone and deepen ...


Copyright Information, 2018 Rochester Institute of Technology

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Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

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Call For Manuscripts!, 2018 Rochester Institute of Technology

Call For Manuscripts!

Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities

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Sotl 101: An Introduction To The Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning, Andy Gavrin 2018 Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis

Sotl 101: An Introduction To The Scholarship Of Teaching And Learning, Andy Gavrin

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Workshop

In this workshop held at Marian University Dr. Andy Gavrin discusses the power of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), how SoTL research is completed, and how to develop one's own plan for conducting SoTL research in the classroom.

Dr. Andy Gavrin is Associate Professor and Chair of Physics at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), and a member of IUPUI’s University College faculty. He is a co-developer of the Just-in-Time Teaching method, and a “serial adopter” of educational technologies. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) and winner of the AAPT ...


Students' Perception Of A Required Community Service Program In Kenya, Rispa Achieng' Odongo 2018 Walden University

Students' Perception Of A Required Community Service Program In Kenya, Rispa Achieng' Odongo

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

The use of community service to promote learning and civic responsibility in higher education has blossomed since the 1980s. The problem addressed in this study was that although the X University initiated the required community service program in 2004, it had not assessed the effectiveness of the program from students' perspectives. Using Kolb and Kolb's conceptual framework on experiential learning, a qualitative case study was used to evaluate the perceptions of 13 4th-year students who had participated in the required community service program during their 1st-year of study. The research questions were focused on students' perceptions on how community ...


Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb 2017 Rochester Institute of Technology

Finding Lost & Found: Designer’S Notes From The Process Of Creating A Jewish Game For Learning, Owen Gottlieb

Articles

This article provides context for and examines aspects of the design process of a game for learning. Lost & Found (2017a, 2017b) is a tabletop-to-mobile game series designed to teach medieval religious legal systems, beginning with Moses Maimonides’ Mishneh Torah (1180), a cornerstone work of Jewish legal rabbinic literature. Through design narratives, the article demonstrates the complex design decisions faced by the team as they balance the needs of player engagement with learning goals. In the process the designers confront challenges in developing winstates and in working with complex resource management. The article provides insight into the pathways the team found ...


The Writing Problem: Teacher Self-Efficacy And Instruction, Catherine Haskins 2017 University of Toledo

The Writing Problem: Teacher Self-Efficacy And Instruction, Catherine Haskins

Learning to Teach

Writing is a struggle for many secondary students. The Common Core State Standards and state testing cause an increased focus on writing, but there has been little improvement in performance. The writing problem is no longer an English Language Arts (ELA) problem. All content areas need to work to improve student writing ability. This article explores two causes of low student writing ability: low teacher self-efficacy and ineffective teacher education programs. In order for students to become better writers, teachers not only need to become better writers, but also believe that they are better writers. And teacher education programs need ...


The Core Of Professional Growth In Work-Related Teacher Education, Leena Aarto-Pesonen, Päivi Tynjälä 2017 University of Jyväskylä

The Core Of Professional Growth In Work-Related Teacher Education, Leena Aarto-Pesonen, Päivi Tynjälä

The Qualitative Report

This paper presents a Glaserian grounded theory study of adult students’ holistic professional growth in a two-year tailored, work-related, teacher qualification program in physical education. The data consisted of reflective learning diaries, interviews and the written texts of 20 adult students. The data analysis followed the stages of Glaserian grounded theory analysis with substantive and theoretical coding processes carried out using the constant comparative method. The article presents the emotional core and its properties (criticality, ethicality and empowerment) of physical education teacher students’ professional growth. In addition, the article introduces a substantive theory of a process of adult students’ multifaceted ...


The Interconnectedness Of Scholarship-Practice: A Perspective From A Practitioner-Scholar, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf 2017 Iowa State University

The Interconnectedness Of Scholarship-Practice: A Perspective From A Practitioner-Scholar, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf

Ann M Gansemer-Topf

As a new faculty member teaching graduate students in student affairs, I am keenly aware that my responsibility is not simply to disseminate knowledge from the field, but to engage students in the process of developing and defining their roles as scholar-practitioners. In designing my course syllabi or planning course learning outcomes, I attempt to answer these questions: How will this information enhance their work as scholars? How will this information enhance their skills as practitioners? Having worked in a variety of administrative, programming, and advising positions within higher education - both in student and academic affairs for almost 20 years ...


Teaching Students How To Make Their Dreams Come True: An Autoethnography Of Developing And Teaching The Dream Reseach Methods Course, E. James Baesler 2017 Old Dominion University

Teaching Students How To Make Their Dreams Come True: An Autoethnography Of Developing And Teaching The Dream Reseach Methods Course, E. James Baesler

The Qualitative Report

How to make students’ dreams come true is the central focus of this autoethnography that chronicles the story of the transformation of a traditional undergraduate communication research methods course into a new and creative dream research methods course. Pedagogical and institutional issues in teaching the traditional methods course join personal influences in my life story to birth the new dream research methods course. The content and format of the new course are described chronologically using personal stories, student perspectives, advice to teachers, and reflection questions. I encourage teachers, by experimenting with the ideas in the dream research methods course, to ...


Navigating A Social Justice Motivation And Praxis As Student Affairs Professionals, Nadeeka D. Karunaratne, Lauren M. Koppel, chee ia yang 2017 University of California Irvine

Navigating A Social Justice Motivation And Praxis As Student Affairs Professionals, Nadeeka D. Karunaratne, Lauren M. Koppel, Chee Ia Yang

Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs

While diversity and social justice are espoused values of the field of student affairs, student affairs professionals are socialized to varying degrees in regard to the awareness, knowledge, and skills necessary to be social justice advocates. Through qualitative interviews with nine entry- and mid-level student affairs professionals, we explored the motivations and experiences of student affairs professionals who enact values of social justice in their praxis. Participants shared strategies to navigating the field and their advocacy, the influence of theirs and others’ identities on their work, techniques for implementing intentional social justice praxis, challenges faced in their advocacy, and how ...


Graduate Student Perspectives Of Interdisciplinary And Disciplinary Programming For Teaching Development, Katherine E. Bishop-Williams, Kaitlin Roke, Erin Aspenlieder, Meagan Troop 2017 University of Guelph

Graduate Student Perspectives Of Interdisciplinary And Disciplinary Programming For Teaching Development, Katherine E. Bishop-Williams, Kaitlin Roke, Erin Aspenlieder, Meagan Troop

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Interdisciplinary (i.e., university-wide programming) and disciplinary (i.e., programming open to participants from one college or department) teaching development programs for graduate students have been used for many years in higher education. Currently, research on the benefits of these teaching models remains scant in terms of a contextualized understanding, and empirical studies are needed. The purpose of this study was to determine graduate students’ perspectives related to interdisciplinary and disciplinary teaching and learning experiences. Two online surveys were used: a quantitative survey and a qualitative follow-up survey. Three participatory focus groups were also conducted to allow for further in-depth ...


Pre-Service Teachers With Disabilities: Challenges And Opportunities For Directors Of Student Teaching In Western Canada, Laura Sokal, Debra Woloshyn, Alina Wilson 2017 University of Winnipeg

Pre-Service Teachers With Disabilities: Challenges And Opportunities For Directors Of Student Teaching In Western Canada, Laura Sokal, Debra Woloshyn, Alina Wilson

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

In response to the lack of Canadian research about the practicum experiences of pre-service teachers with disabilities, a survey of ten Directors of Student Teaching in Western Canadian universities was conducted and revealed both strengths and challenges in current practices. Recommendations for teacher education are explored, and several future research directions are highlighted.

En réponse à l’absence de recherche sur les expériences de stage des enseignants en formation souffrant d’invalidité, un sondage a été effectué auprès de dix directeurs de stagiaires dans des universités de l’Ouest du Canada. Le sondage a révélé à la fois les points ...


The Rights Of The Learner: A Framework For Promoting Equity Through Formative Assessment In Mathematics Education, Crystal A. Kalinec-Craig 2017 University of Texas at San Antonio

The Rights Of The Learner: A Framework For Promoting Equity Through Formative Assessment In Mathematics Education, Crystal A. Kalinec-Craig

Democracy and Education

An elementary mathematics teacher once argued that she and her students held four Rights of the Learner in the classroom: (1) the right to be confused; (2) the right to claim a mistake; (3) the right to speak, listen and be heard; and (4) the right to write, do, and represent only what makes sense. Written as an emerging framework to promote equity in the mathematics classroom through divergent formative assessment, the RotL assumes that students can take more explicit ownership of their learning, both in writing and in oral communication. Foregrounded in the literature, this paper discusses how the ...


The Evolution Of Pre-Service Teachers Tpack After Completing An Undergraduate Technology Integration Course, Sherri Booker 2017 Kennesaw State University

The Evolution Of Pre-Service Teachers Tpack After Completing An Undergraduate Technology Integration Course, Sherri Booker

Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology Dissertations

The steady momentum of emerging technology tools continues to impact the educational environment, generating dramatic changes over the past five years (Spalding, 2016). According to the 2016 National Educational Technology Plan (NETP), educational institutions that prepare educators often fail to give teachers the technology skills required to do their job well. Many teacher preparation programs claimed technology was integrated throughout the courses within the program; however, the comfort level with technology for pre-service teachers entering the teaching field remained low (Moore-Hayes, 2011; Giles & Kent, 2016; NETP, 2016; Niess & Gillow-Wiles, 2016). As members of the educational learning community, teacher preparation programs must remain ...


Cul-De-Sacs And Narrative Data Analysis – A Less Than Straightforward Journey, Gwyneth James 2017 University of Hertfordshire

Cul-De-Sacs And Narrative Data Analysis – A Less Than Straightforward Journey, Gwyneth James

The Qualitative Report

This article focuses on the methodological journey I took as a novice narrative inquirer, particularly regarding data analysis, for my doctoral data; a journey characterised by floundering, meandering, wrong turns and cul-de-sacs. It explains the initially overwhelming process of moving from collecting “data” to constructing the narratives of five postgraduate international students, challenges faced as well as lessons learned. Despite its complexities, narrative data analysis enables colour and emotion to be added to research. This article continues to add to a somewhat meagre research literature about how to move from collecting “data” to constructing narratives.


Writing Coaches Of Montana: Providing In-Class Support To Middle And High School Writers, Beverly Ann Chin Ph.D, Catherine Filardi Ph.D 2017 University of Montana

Writing Coaches Of Montana: Providing In-Class Support To Middle And High School Writers, Beverly Ann Chin Ph.D, Catherine Filardi Ph.D

The Montana English Journal

Teachers of writing know the importance of giving students feedback throughout the writing process. Teachers of writing also know the value of having students write for authentic audiences. However, classroom teachers often face challenges in these two areas. Writing Coaches of Montana (WCM) is a non-profit, independent, community-based organization that addresses these challenges. WCM’s mission is to help Montana students write competently, think critically and express themselves confidently. WCM supports teachers by recruiting, training and supervising community volunteers who work individually with students in middle and high school classrooms on writing assignments that require critical thinking and revision. The ...


The Influence Of Previous Subject Experience On Interactions During Peer Instruction In An Introductory Physics Course: A Mixed Methods Analysis, Judy A. Vondruska 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Influence Of Previous Subject Experience On Interactions During Peer Instruction In An Introductory Physics Course: A Mixed Methods Analysis, Judy A. Vondruska

Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences

Over the past decade, peer instruction and the introduction of student response systems has provided a means of improving student engagement and achievement in large-lecture settings. While the nature of the student discourse occurring during peer instruction is less understood, existing studies have shown student ideas about the subject, extraneous cues, and confidence level appear to matter in the student-student discourse. Using a mixed methods research design, this study examined the influence of previous subject experience on peer instruction in an introductory, one-semester Survey of Physics course. Quantitative results indicated students in discussion pairs where both had previous subject experience ...


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