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Grade 6-8 Living Things, Theresa Gomez 2010 Pace University

Grade 6-8 Living Things, Theresa Gomez

Science

Abstract: This unit explores the characteristics of living things. Students must evaluate and classify various specimens to determine if they meet agreed upon criteria for life. The unit emphasizes the ways in which different organisms perform the same life functions, and reveals that non-living things may appear to perform some functions but do not perform all functions. The unit culminates in the relation that all living things are made of cells.


Grade 7 Native Americans, Bryan Fierson 2010 Pace University

Grade 7 Native Americans, Bryan Fierson

Social Studies

This lesson on Native American life will be a three-day lesson that includes, among other differentiated elements, a hook sparking the students' imagination through fantasy, a direct instruction session, two anchor activities, a group reading activity, a creative writing exercise, and performance tasks to measure student comprehension and learning.


Commentary On Gee’S “Science, Video Games, And Literacy: Situated Learning., Katherine R. Bruna 2010 Iowa State University

Commentary On Gee’S “Science, Video Games, And Literacy: Situated Learning., Katherine R. Bruna

Education Publications

A Mother and Multicultural Teacher Educator's Reflection


Understanding And Creating Comics With Seventh Graders, Amelia M. Carl 2010 Mid-Prairie Community School District

Understanding And Creating Comics With Seventh Graders, Amelia M. Carl

B Sides

During the spring semester of 2010, as part of my graduate program in English Education, I took a class titled American Comic Book. I took what I learned there, turned around, and immediately applied it to my own teaching. I teach 7th grade language arts and developed a unit on understanding and creating comics, pulling from what I was learning in the class at the University of Iowa, and utilized some other resources including Great Source's Daybook of Critical Reading and Writing, and ideas from other books on using graphic novels as a teaching tool. The unit was taught ...


Inquiry Based Mathematics Instruction Versus Traditional Mathematics Instruction: The Effect On Student Understanding And Comprehension In An Eighth Grade Pre-Algebra Classroom, Kyle Ferguson 2010 Cedarville University

Inquiry Based Mathematics Instruction Versus Traditional Mathematics Instruction: The Effect On Student Understanding And Comprehension In An Eighth Grade Pre-Algebra Classroom, Kyle Ferguson

Master of Education Research Theses

This quantitative study provides information obtained through the use of inquiry-based mathematics instruction verses traditional mathematics instruction. The use of each curriculum was implemented into two classrooms of eighth grade pre-algebra students. The study was based on data collected before and after each of the two units of study. Fifty-two suburban eighth grade students represented the sample population. Results of the SPSS analysis showed that both classes made improvement from their pre-test to their post-test for both units but students receiving instruction through inquiry-based instruction showed significantly more improvement on the second unit. These results can be useful for educators ...


Implementing Mandated Curriculum Reform: Sources Of Support For Teacher-Meaning Making, Janeen Therese Lamb 2010 Australian Catholic University

Implementing Mandated Curriculum Reform: Sources Of Support For Teacher-Meaning Making, Janeen Therese Lamb

Theses

The impetus for this study was a pragmatic concern for the implementation of the Mathematics Year 1-10 Syllabus (Queensland Studies Authority, 2004) at Hillside Primary School (pseudonym). The researcher's involvement with this school was as the Support Teacher: Learning Difficulties 2002-2004. During this time the researcher assisted teachers by working with students who had difficulty acquiring the necessary mathematical skills which enabled them to keep pace with their peers, and actively participate in their environment. During these collaborations it became evident that the teachers had a general unease with the teaching of mathematics, and this became heightened as draft ...


Grades 6-8 Ecology, Jessica Williams 2010 Pace University

Grades 6-8 Ecology, Jessica Williams

Science

This is a lesson for 6th-8th grade students on Ecology. This culminating activity has students creating a brochure or presentation on a National Park of their choice based on differentiated guidelines and rubrics. Through this lesson students will have an understanding of how their knowledge of ecology can be applied to the National Parks through collaborative group work.


A State Level Analysis Of Teach For America's Impact On Student Achievement, Steven Ferguson 2010 Claremont McKenna College

A State Level Analysis Of Teach For America's Impact On Student Achievement, Steven Ferguson

CMC Senior Theses

Teach For America (TFA) has seen its profile and list of donors expand tremendously in recent years. Despite its success in attracting support, research on the effectiveness of the program has been inconclusive. This study investigates the impact of TFA on student achievement measured at the state level. Panel data from grades 4 and 8 are analyzed to examine how the presence of TFA corps members in a state impacts student test scores compared to states which have no TFA corps members.


Whytry? A Program Evaluation, Tammie Knick 2010 Minnesota State University - Mankato

Whytry? A Program Evaluation, Tammie Knick

All Theses, Dissertations, and Other Capstone Projects

In Minnesota, one out of every five students fail to graduate from high school (Alliance for Excellent Education, 2009). Long before students decide to drop out of school, a host of risk factors or early predictors undoubtedly emerged in childhood. The purpose of this research pilot project was to determine the efficacy of the WhyTry? program in helping to reduce some of those risk factors such as: Truancy, Behavior problems in school, Low academic achievement, and School disengagement. The WhyTry? Program uses a strengths-based approach to help youth overcome their challenges and improve their outcomes at school. WhyTry? is based ...


Well-Prepared Middle School Teachers: Common Ground Or Subtle Divide Between Practitioners And University Faculty In The State Of Oregon, United States, Linda L. Samek, Younghee M. Kim, Jay Casbon, Micki M. Caskey, William L. Greene, Patricia Maureen Musser 2010 George Fox University

Well-Prepared Middle School Teachers: Common Ground Or Subtle Divide Between Practitioners And University Faculty In The State Of Oregon, United States, Linda L. Samek, Younghee M. Kim, Jay Casbon, Micki M. Caskey, William L. Greene, Patricia Maureen Musser

Curriculum and Instruction Faculty Publications and Presentations

This qualitative study followed a survey study that investigated university faculty, classroom teachers, and principals' perceptions of well-prepared middle school teachers in the state of Oregon in the United States. A qualitative approach allowed the researchers to explore and interpret the participants' views (Denzin & Lincoln, 1998). In spite of many similarities, a number of differences in emphasis or priority were found among the groups, including views on assessment, curriculum development, and the importance of family and community connections for beginning classroom teachers. This study provides a foundation for deeper analysis and discussion among university faculty and practitioners concerning the "what ...


A Case Study: The Evaluation Of The Graduate Middle School Education Program At A Southeastern University, Abbigail Armstrong 2010 Gardner-Webb University

A Case Study: The Evaluation Of The Graduate Middle School Education Program At A Southeastern University, Abbigail Armstrong

Education Theses, Dissertations and Projects

This dissertation was designed to determine reasons graduate students do not complete requirements for a Master's in Middle Level Education degree at the southeastern university. Since the program's initial on-campus cohort (2000) the graduation rate has decreased from 80% to 62.96% with the fourth on-campus cohort (2005). The current cohort currently has five students enrolled which will yield a 29% graduation rate depending on student choice. Program faculty is concerned about the increasing difference between the number of applicants and number of those completing the program.

The researcher conducted a program evaluation, using Guba and Lincoln's ...


The Redistricting Game: Teaching Congressional Gerrymandering Through An Online Simulation Game, Emily Juckett, Joseph R. Feinberg 2010 Cobb County School District

The Redistricting Game: Teaching Congressional Gerrymandering Through An Online Simulation Game, Emily Juckett, Joseph R. Feinberg

Middle and Secondary Education Faculty Publications

An innovative online simulation game that spotlights the problem of gerrymandering can help students understand the congressional redistricting process.


Principal Led In-Class Positive Behavioral Support Intervention, David Lavender, John W. Hill 2010 Omaha Public Schools

Principal Led In-Class Positive Behavioral Support Intervention, David Lavender, John W. Hill

Educational Leadership Faculty Publications

Results of this one-year study supported the use of an in-class behavioral intervention program that allowed 8th-grade students to reclaim themselves after verbally disruptive behavioral incidences with direct principal led administrator assistance resulting in student return to differentiated individualized instructional classroom activities. Students involved in a second verbally disruptive incident in the classroom were identified for intervention. Academic and behavioral improvement noted for verbally disruptive students with co-occurring below grade level reading test scores (n = 23) and verbally disruptive students with grade level reading scores (n = 12) suggests continued use of this intervention. All participants were in attendance in a ...


Teaching Teachers And Students About The Nature Of Science, Nelofer Halai 2010 Aga Khan University, Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

Teaching Teachers And Students About The Nature Of Science, Nelofer Halai

Institute for Educational Development, Karachi

This article advocates the teaching about the nature of science to both pupils in schools and teachers in teacher education institutions in Pakistan. Not knowing about science; teachers tend to continue to teach science as fixed knowledge and not as inquiry and this cycle continues. This cycle needs to be broken. This article first discusses the salient features about the concept of the nature of science and then illustrates these ideas with the help of a simple but a powerful activity which could be used both with teacher educators and pupils in secondary and lower secondary classrooms.


The Effect Of Learning Styles Strategies On Benchmark Eighth Grade Middle School Mathematics Achievement, Jean Ferrara 2010 Walden University

The Effect Of Learning Styles Strategies On Benchmark Eighth Grade Middle School Mathematics Achievement, Jean Ferrara

Walden Dissertations and Doctoral Studies

Low standardized mathematics scores resulted in a suburban middle school not reaching adequate yearly progress (AYP) for the 2 previous years. There were many possible factors contributing to this problem, among them the design of instruction. The purpose of this study was to identify learning styles of students and implement differentiated instructional strategies that address the learners' needs. The study was based on the Silver and Hanson's theory of learning style instruction and Gardner's multiple intelligences as a model for differentiating instruction. This sequential mixed methods quasi-experimental causal comparative design study investigated the effect of classroom intervention based ...


Ua94/7/2 Training School/College High - Alumni Personal Papers, Small Collections, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua94/7/2 Training School/College High - Alumni Personal Papers, Small Collections, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Small collections of items regarding students/alumni of the Training Schools. Some items have been digitized and made available online through TopScholar in Student/Alumni Personal Papers. Adams, Paul Class of 1946 (College High) Class of 1957 (College High) Cole, James Dearing, Dennis Denhardt, James Gilmore, Nellie Grise, Dorothy Grise, Mary Holder, Vernon Larkins, Betty Lightfoot, Sue Marshall, Florence Marshall, Laura McLellan, Susan Minton, John Jr. Moore, Pearl Myers, Kay Palmer, Virginia Payne, Fonis Payne, Margaret Rather, Jim Redd, Frances Snead, George Sumpter, Rita Tatum, Margaret Terry, Barbara Thomas, Charlotte Training School. History Class Wallace, Furman Willoughby, Carmen


Ua100/2/2 Training School/College High Departments, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua100/2/2 Training School/College High Departments, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by and about Training School / College High departments. Athletics Classes - includes grades and class lists English Library Music Theatre


Ua100/2/1 Training School/College High Administration, WKU University Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua100/2/1 Training School/College High Administration, Wku University Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by administrators of the school. Records include accreditation reports, attendance data, curriculum guides, textbook reports, letterhead, student teacher evaluations and commencement programs.


Ua100/2/6 Training School/College High Student Organizations, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua100/2/6 Training School/College High Student Organizations, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records documenting the extracurricular activities of classes and student organizations.


Ua100/2/3 Training School/College High Memorabilia Collection, WKU Archives 2010 Western Kentucky University

Ua100/2/3 Training School/College High Memorabilia Collection, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Memorabilia related to Training School & College High School.


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