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Lesson 2: Tampa’S Cuban Sandwich, Samantha Cook 2012 Bloomingdale High School, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 2: Tampa’S Cuban Sandwich, Samantha Cook

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Some historians maintain that the Cuban sandwich has more to do with Tampa than with Havana. In this lesson, students will learn how, with the input of several immigrant groups in Tampa, the “mixto” became the iconic Cuban sandwich.


Lesson 1: Spanish Exploration Of Florida, Samantha Cook 2012 Bloomingdale High School, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 1: Spanish Exploration Of Florida, Samantha Cook

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Using Garner’s multiple intelligence learning theory, the Teachers Curriculum Institute’s visual discovery strategies, and CRISS reading strategies, students will become familiar with the exploration of Florida by Juan Ponce de León.


Lesson 2: St. Augustine’S Turn Around: From A Small Town To A Tourist Destination For Presidents, Amanda Colborne 2012 Stewart Middle Magnet School, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 2: St. Augustine’S Turn Around: From A Small Town To A Tourist Destination For Presidents, Amanda Colborne

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Once a small town with few residents, St. Augustine went through remarkable changes in the beginning of the 20th Century, transforming into a major tourist attraction. This lesson explores the transformation of St. Augustine from small town to major tourist attraction in the beginning of the 20th century.


Lesson 1: Retracing The Steps Of De León And De Soto, Amanda Colborne 2012 Stewart Middle Magnet School, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 1: Retracing The Steps Of De León And De Soto, Amanda Colborne

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Juan Ponce de León and Hernando de Soto both explored Florida in the 16th century. By reading short passages and annotating maps, students will learn more about these historic voyages.


Lesson 5: Spanish Explorers In Florida, Alesha Looper 2012 Lawton Chiles Elementary, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 5: Spanish Explorers In Florida, Alesha Looper

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Students will work in pairs to log facts about the Spanish exploreres and their personal background, sponsors, motives, dates, the route they traveled, and their impact on Florida today. Each pair of students will learn about their Spanish explorer and then will report out through creating a matrix.


Lesson 4: Spanish Ybor City In The 19th & 20th Centuries, Today, And Tomorrow, Alesha Looper, Daryl Saunders 2012 Lawton Chiles Elementary, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 4: Spanish Ybor City In The 19th & 20th Centuries, Today, And Tomorrow, Alesha Looper, Daryl Saunders

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

This lesson addresses the beginning years of the Spanish influence in Ybor City, its current status, and trends for the future.


Lesson 3: Operation Pedro Pan - How 14,000 Children Came To Live In America Without Their Parents, Alesha Looper, Daryl Saunders 2012 Lawton Chiles Elementary, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 3: Operation Pedro Pan - How 14,000 Children Came To Live In America Without Their Parents, Alesha Looper, Daryl Saunders

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Operation Pedro Pan was the name given to the 22-month clandestine program involving the political exodus of more than 14,000 Cuban children to the United States in the early 1960s. Fearing communist indoctrination and the rumor of patria potestad — the government assuming legal guardianship of their children— Cuban parents sent their unaccompanied (minor) children to the United States.


Lesson 2: Life In Colonial Florida, Alesha Looper 2012 Lawton Chiles Elementary, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 2: Life In Colonial Florida, Alesha Looper

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

Creating mental maps are useful tools for clarifying assumptions and comprehension of a given place. This lesson affords students the opportunity to reflect on their own neighborhood and consider how cultural, social, and economic components influence its composition. They will also learn how early Spanish settlers helped to contribute to the cultural, social, and economic dimensions of Florida.


Lesson 1: Juan Ponce De León The Explorer, Alesha Looper, Bárbara C. Cruz, Daryl Saunders 2012 Lawton Chiles Elementary, School District of Hillsborough County

Lesson 1: Juan Ponce De León The Explorer, Alesha Looper, Bárbara C. Cruz, Daryl Saunders

Hispanic Heritage of Florida Conference 2012

The purpose of this lesson is for students to learn who Ponce de León was, why he is an important figure in Florida’s history, and what an explorer is and does.


Original Political Cartoon Methodology And Adaptations, John H. Bickford III 2012 Eastern Illinois University

Original Political Cartoon Methodology And Adaptations, John H. Bickford Iii

Faculty Research and Creative Activity

This paper is grounded on the premise that effective educators base lessons on rich and intriguing content which is relevant to students’ lives, implement the content using engaging and age-appropriate methodology, and measure students’ learning through authentic assessments. In order to support practicing teachers’ effective implementation of best practice methodology and assessment, educational researchers investigate the interconnections between content, methodology, and assessment. As technology facilitates teaching methodologies and learning assessments, meaningful activities such as students’ original political cartooning should be examined, detailed, and adapted. In this article, the methodological suggestions for, and adaptations of, students’ original political cartoons guide educators ...


Who Is Participating In Geoscience Teacher Education Workshops, Why Are They Doing It, And What Are They Learning?, Scott A. Nowicki 2012 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Who Is Participating In Geoscience Teacher Education Workshops, Why Are They Doing It, And What Are They Learning?, Scott A. Nowicki

Scott A Nowicki

Presented here are evaluation results from the geoscience teacher education workshop: Invigorating High School and Middle School Earth Science Through Inquiry and Student Research (2010) and Climate Change Science: Content and Inquiry Methods for Secondary Teachers (2011). This program was conducted by PI Dr. Larry Rudd at Nevada State College and Co-I Dr. Steve Rowland at UNLV under the state-funded Nevada Collaborative Teacher Improvement Program (NeCoTIP). During five years of summer workshops (2007-2011) over 70 middle and high-school in-service teachers in the Clark County School System participated in a combination classroom and field-based professional development program focused on local geologic ...


Beyond The Numbers: A Benjamin Banneker Association Conference Series, Jacqueline Leonard, Erica R. Davila, David W. Stinson 2012 Arcadia University

Beyond The Numbers: A Benjamin Banneker Association Conference Series, Jacqueline Leonard, Erica R. Davila, David W. Stinson

Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology Faculty Publications

The authors discuss how the "white male math myth" can be effectively debunked by conferences such as the Benjamin Banneker Association Beyond the Numbers conference series, which focus on urban mathematical education and highlight the achievements of black children.


On The Brilliance Of Black Children: A Response To A Clarion Call, Erika Bullock, Maisie Gholson, Nathan Alexander 2012 Georgia State University

On The Brilliance Of Black Children: A Response To A Clarion Call, Erika Bullock, Maisie Gholson, Nathan Alexander

Middle-Secondary Education and Instructional Technology Faculty Publications

In this editorial, three dotoral students in Mathematics Education reflect on their experiences as conference organizers and co-editors of the Proceedings of the 2010 Philadelphia and 2011 Atlanta Bejamin Banneker Associaton Conferences.


Teacher Professional Development Through A School-University Partnership. What Role Does Teacher Identity Play?, John Trent 2012 Hong Kong Institute of Education

Teacher Professional Development Through A School-University Partnership. What Role Does Teacher Identity Play?, John Trent

Australian Journal of Teacher Education

This study examines the continuing professional development of one group of secondary school English language teachers who participated in a school-university partnership in Hong Kong. Grounded in a framework of teacher identity and using in-depth interviews conducted over the entire 12 month period of the partnership, the study explores the teacher’s professional development experiences in terms of their negotiation of membership within and across multiple communities. Results suggest that the teachers’ experienced professional development through partnership partly as identity conflict, as they negotiated recognition of the competencies they associated with the partnership within the different communities of teachers in ...


Great Books For Late Summer Reading, Terrell A. Young, Barbara A. Ward 2012 Washington State University

Great Books For Late Summer Reading, Terrell A. Young, Barbara A. Ward

Reading Horizons

For decades now, reading experts have expressed concern that the competence gained by struggling readers during the academic year is lost during the summer months. While academic enrichment and remediation programs can reduce that loss, one of the best practices to build better readers is by having them read during breaks from school. At least one study clearly supports this suggestion. In his study of 1,600 elementary students in the mid-Atlantic area, researcher James Kim (2009) found that regardless of previous achievement level or race or socioeconomic level, children who read more books performed better on reading comprehension tests ...


Assessing Impulsive-Analytic Disposition: The Likelihood-To-Act Survey And Other Instruments, Kien Lim, Amy Wagler 2012 University of Texas at El Paso

Assessing Impulsive-Analytic Disposition: The Likelihood-To-Act Survey And Other Instruments, Kien Lim, Amy Wagler

Kien H Lim

The likelihood-to-act (LtA) survey is a 32-item instrument that measures impulsive and analytic dispositions in solving math problems. In this research report, we compare it to other instruments related to the impulsive-analytic construct such as Frederick’s Cognitive Reflection Test (CRT) and the Barratt Impulsive Scale in terms of mean scores, Cronbach alpha values, and correlation values. Both LtA-Impulsive and LtA-Analytic subscales have acceptable reliabilities of 0.79 and 0.83 respectively. The LtA-Analytic and LtA-Difference (analytic-impulsive difference) correlated well with other the Need for Cognition subscale and CRT scores. The correlations involving LtA-Impulsive subscale were unexpected and call for ...


The Hammer-And-Nail Phenomenon In Mathematics Education, Kien Lim 2012 University of Texas at El Paso

The Hammer-And-Nail Phenomenon In Mathematics Education, Kien Lim

Kien H Lim

"For a person with a hammer, everything looks like a nail" is a proverb that can be used to highlight the phenomenon that students tend to rely on familiar ideas as opposed to taking time to think about and analyse a problem. Presented in this theoretical paper is the usefulness of the hammer-and-nail metaphor, other related theoretical constructs, pedagogical causes of student impulsive behaviours, and pedagogical suggestions for addressing them.


Impulsive-Analytic Disposition In Mathematical Problem Solving: A Survey And A Mathematics Test, Kien H. Lim, Amy Wagler 2012 University of Texas at El Paso

Impulsive-Analytic Disposition In Mathematical Problem Solving: A Survey And A Mathematics Test, Kien H. Lim, Amy Wagler

Kien H Lim

The Likelihood-to-Act (LtA) survey and a mathematics test were used in this study to assess students’ impulsive-analytic disposition in the context of mathematical problem solving. The results obtained from these two instruments were compared to those obtained using two widely-used scales: Need for Cognition (NFC) and Barratt Impulsivity Scale (BIS). The exhibited correlations of the LtA scores with the NFC, BIS, and a math test provide evidence of the criterion validity of the analytic LtA items, and suggests further revision of the impulsive LtA items to improve the overall measurement validity of the LtA scale. Students LtA scores were found ...


Review Of The Children's And Young Adult Literature Handbook: A Research And Reference Guide, Kathyanne W. Dobda 2012 Cleveland State University

Review Of The Children's And Young Adult Literature Handbook: A Research And Reference Guide, Kathyanne W. Dobda

Kathyanne W. Dobda

This article is a book review of The Children's and Young Adult Literature Handbook by John Thomas Gillespie


Review Of Best Books For Middle School And Junior High Readers, Kathyanne W. Dobda 2012 Cleveland State University

Review Of Best Books For Middle School And Junior High Readers, Kathyanne W. Dobda

Kathyanne W. Dobda

This article is a book review of Best Books for Middle School and Junior High Readers by John T. Gillespie and Catherine Barr.


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