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Imagination To Innovation: Design Thinking For Young Learners, Lindsey Herlehy, Cassandra Armstrong 2023 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Imagination To Innovation: Design Thinking For Young Learners, Lindsey Herlehy, Cassandra Armstrong

Publications & Research

Design thinking is the intersection of engineering design and social-emotional learning. Today’s learners must be empathetic problem solvers capable of defining problems and designing appropriate solutions to meet the needs of the user. In this session, participants will experience design thinking through literature-based scenarios appropriate for early learners. They will analyze and compare their own models to those of others and compose a lesson that will engage students in the design thinking process.


“There's An Unspoken Set Of Rules”: Rural Education In The Northern Plains, Louise M. Yoho, Jarrett D. Moore 2023 Southern Illinois University Carbondale

“There's An Unspoken Set Of Rules”: Rural Education In The Northern Plains, Louise M. Yoho, Jarrett D. Moore

The Rural Educator

Teacher preparation programs that operate in rural areas need to consider the lived experiences of rural students when making instructional decisions. However, exploration of rural schools and educators is seriously limited. This study aims to gain an understanding of students enrolled in teacher preparation programs in rural areas of the Northern Plains and the unique experiences they bring to, and need from, preservice teacher training programs. Seventeen interviews were conducted with rural participants who were enrolled in teacher preparation programs. Based on the data collected, we do not recommend changing the traditional canon of teacher preparation but do recommend contextualizing …


Exploratory Case Study Of Online Teacher Professional Development At A Faith Based School Through The Lens Of A Community Of Inquiry Framework, Ericka Heide Hamilton 2023 Abilene Christian University

Exploratory Case Study Of Online Teacher Professional Development At A Faith Based School Through The Lens Of A Community Of Inquiry Framework, Ericka Heide Hamilton

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

As online education continues to expand, a need has arisen for online teacher professional developments (OTPDs) that are tailored to fit the individualized needs of teachers. This qualitative, exploratory case study explored one faith-based, virtual school’s OTPD program within a community of inquiry framework. This study used purposive sampling to describe six teacher participants’ perceptions of the design and implementation of their OTPD as well as the pedagogical changes resulting from effective OTPD. Data were collected using two focus group discussions, a community of inquiry survey, and end-of-the-year teacher self-evaluations. Data analysis revealed three themes to answer the three research …


Noticing Instructional Challenges In Artifacts Of Teaching, Tara Barnhart, Elizabeth van Es 2023 Chapman University

Noticing Instructional Challenges In Artifacts Of Teaching, Tara Barnhart, Elizabeth Van Es

Education Faculty Articles and Research

This study investigates challenges of enactment teachers notice when analyzing artifacts of teaching in a professional development focused on supporting the enactment of NGSS-aligned modeling instruction. Five secondary science teachers participated in a semester-long video club. Transcripts of the segments of their meetings in which they analyzed artifacts of practice were coded to characterize what they noticed in videos and student work samples from their own and others’ classrooms of students engaging in sensemaking. Through an inductive and iterative approach, three main linguistic challenges were identified related to the teachers’ noticing of students’ disciplinary thinking: learning how to communicate with …


The “Space Between”: Situated Professional Development To Enhance 4-H Educators’ Pedagogical Design Capacity For Effective Curriculum Enactment, Martin H. Smith, Gemma Miner, Lynn Schmitt-McQuitty 2023 University of California Davis

The “Space Between”: Situated Professional Development To Enhance 4-H Educators’ Pedagogical Design Capacity For Effective Curriculum Enactment, Martin H. Smith, Gemma Miner, Lynn Schmitt-Mcquitty

The Journal of Extension

Curricula are planned and written by curriculum developers; they serve as instructional guides for educators. Educators make adaptations to written curricula to meet learners’ needs and achieve intended learning outcomes. The efficacy of curriculum adaptations is enhanced when educators have a high pedagogical design capacity, which can be improved through effective professional development. Lesson study is a model of situated professional development centered around ongoing improvement of curriculum enactment. Educators work collaboratively to make curriculum modifications and data-driven decisions to improve their teaching practices. Lesson study occurs at regular intervals over an extended duration.


Becoming Knowledgeable Agents Of Change: Early Career Teachers Enacting Inquiry-Oriented Professional Learning, Tracy Harper 2023 Texas A & M University - Corpus Christi

Becoming Knowledgeable Agents Of Change: Early Career Teachers Enacting Inquiry-Oriented Professional Learning, Tracy Harper

Journal of Practitioner Research

In pursuit of more effective professional learning for early career teachers, this paper presents findings from a multiple case study of practitioner inquiry with beginning teachers. The study examined the lived experiences of Kelly, Sally, and Donna as they took up inquiry-oriented professional learning in their literacy classrooms. Over the course of a semester, the teachers identified a problem of practice, co-constructed professional learning plans, explored relevant professional learning, and implemented new literacy practices. The findings demonstrated that the individualized and responsive nature of inquiry-oriented professional learning supported the teachers in developing agency and self-efficacy as they addressed areas of …


Case Study Of An Sel Coach And Instructional Specialist: Understanding A New Role, Rachelle S. Savitz, Jacy Ippolito 2023 East Carolina University

Case Study Of An Sel Coach And Instructional Specialist: Understanding A New Role, Rachelle S. Savitz, Jacy Ippolito

Michigan Reading Journal

As social and emotional learning (SEL) moves to the forefront of elementary education, new roles are emerging: SEL coaches and instructional specialists. While these new roles may mirror literacy coaches in many ways, there is still much that is unknown. Therefore, this exploratory qualitative case study documents how a district-based SEL instructional specialist/coach describes her role and the impact of her work. Analyses focus on semi-structured interviews and artifacts, such as her formal role description and weekly sample schedules. Findings illustrate three main ways of synthesizing and integrating a multitude of professional SEL responsibilities: 1) through building relationships and ongoing …


Competency Needs Assessment Of 4-H Youth Development Professionals, Matt Benge 2023 University of Florida

Competency Needs Assessment Of 4-H Youth Development Professionals, Matt Benge

The Journal of Extension

Understanding and identifying the professional development needs of 4-H youth development professionals should be the first step in developing the Extension workforce. However, 4-H professionals find it challenging to use the Professional, Research, Knowledge and Competencies (PRKC), which consists of 348 unique competency items, to guide professional development trainings. The purpose of the study was to determine the professional development needs of National Association of Extension 4-H Youth Development Professionals (NAE4-HYDP) members. A Borich model was used to create a top 10 prioritized list of each PRKC domain to guide professional development of NAE4-HYDP members.


Conversations About Race Between Educators And K-12 Students, Elana Wolkoff, Ronda Goodale 2023 William James College

Conversations About Race Between Educators And K-12 Students, Elana Wolkoff, Ronda Goodale

Race and Pedagogy Journal: Teaching and Learning for Justice

Conversations about race between teachers and K-12 students have been found to improve racial attitudes for students of all races and to serve as a protective factor for students of color. This study examines perspectives of educators and youth in regard to these conversations, obstacles that impede them and factors that increase positive outcomes. Eighty-nine educators and 130 youth completed questionnaires that included multiple choice and open response questions. Samples were diverse in regard to race and geographic region within the US. Using descriptive statistics and thematic analysis, researchers found that these conversations generally have positive outcomes and often strengthen …


Diffractively Thinking About Teacher Identity In Body Mapping As Performance, Intersectional Positionality, And Material-Discursive Enactment, Jihea Maddamsetti 2023 Old Dominion University

Diffractively Thinking About Teacher Identity In Body Mapping As Performance, Intersectional Positionality, And Material-Discursive Enactment, Jihea Maddamsetti

The Qualitative Report

Teacher identity is integral for teachers' professional growth and shapes how they address persistent educational disparities and inequities. Teachers' embodied relationships with self, others, and the world play a vital role in the ways teachers (co-)construct and (re)negotiate their identities as professionals. Still, little is known about how the relations among teachers' bodies, material, and power may affect teacher identity. This study adopted a diffractive methodology to examine how elementary teacher candidates' (TCs) engagement in body maps—that is, arts-informed tools and processes of (re)presenting one's lived experiences and identities—may contribute to their embodied aspects of identity work. A diffractive methodology …


Seeds Of Trust Ripe As Luscious Fruits: Faculty Mentorship Forum At Aga Khan University Medical College, Rehana Rehman, Rahila Ali, Saira Khalid, Tazeen Saeed Ali 2023 Aga Khan University

Seeds Of Trust Ripe As Luscious Fruits: Faculty Mentorship Forum At Aga Khan University Medical College, Rehana Rehman, Rahila Ali, Saira Khalid, Tazeen Saeed Ali

Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Background & objective: Faculty members require mentoring in all stages of their professional development. Aga Khan University (AKU) has initiated mentorship programs for students and faculty at AKU Medical College (AKU- MC) and AKU School of Nursing and Midwifery (AKU-SONAM). This study aimed to explore perceptions of mentors, mentees, administrators (chairs, co-chairs, founder members and coordinators of the mentoring program) and leadership and further investigate the strengths and challenges faced by 'Faculty Mentorship Program' at AKU- MC.
Methods: We conducted a qualitative exploratory study from February till December 2021 after approval from AKU using purposive criterion sampling. Mentors, mentees, administrators …


Responses To General Capabilities Framework For Tertiary Education, Tony Shannon 2023 CESA Dean

Responses To General Capabilities Framework For Tertiary Education, Tony Shannon

International Journal for Business Education

The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment (DESE) is consulting on how best to develop a general capabilities framework for tertiary education. This is being done with NOUS, a business management consultancy, and the Assessment Research Centre of the University of Melbourne


Revisioning The K-12 Teacher Tenure Process, David Wolff 2023 Pittsburg State University

Revisioning The K-12 Teacher Tenure Process, David Wolff

Essays in Education

Earning tenure is monumental in the professional journey of most educators. However, the most common means of earning tenure is through an evaluation process that is likely primarily based on a supervisor’s series of classroom observations. This article proposes a holistic approach when envisioning the K-12 evaluation process that mirrors one used by institutions of higher education, the Professional Development Plan (PDP).


Time To Transform: Challenges And Opportunities For Teaching Practice During Covid-19 And Beyond, Muhammad Abid Malik MAM, Hina Amin HA, Saleha Ali SA 2023 Beaconhouse National University, Pakistan

Time To Transform: Challenges And Opportunities For Teaching Practice During Covid-19 And Beyond, Muhammad Abid Malik Mam, Hina Amin Ha, Saleha Ali Sa

The Qualitative Report

Teaching practice is one of the most significant components of a teacher education program that prepares prospective teachers for a fast-changing and technology-infused world. However, in many developing countries like Pakistan, it has remained stuck in the traditional methods (face-to-face, without proper utilization of technology) which made it vulnerable during COVID-19. This study explores teaching practice methods and strategies used by Pakistani universities before and during COVID-19. It further identifies the causes behind its deficiencies to prepare prospective teachers for the challenges of the current era. Using semi-structured interviews, data was gathered from nine teaching practice supervisors from nine different …


For The Love Of Teaching: Pre-Service Teachers’ Experience Of Moral Education, Anne Marie Foley Ruiz 2023 University of Massachusetts Amherst

For The Love Of Teaching: Pre-Service Teachers’ Experience Of Moral Education, Anne Marie Foley Ruiz

Doctoral Dissertations

Moral aspects of teaching arise each and every day, yet we lack information about how prepared teachers feel about this critical aspect of teaching. This multi-case study explores perceptions of five pre-service teachers in an elementary teacher education program in Western Massachusetts. A series of interviews explore their histories prior to the program and their experiences in the program as related to the pre-service teachers’ orientations to the moral work of teaching. Research questions address the awareness and self-efficacy of student teachers in implementing the moral aspects of teaching. Using Thematic Analysis (Braun & Clark, 2006), this study explores beliefs …


The Coaldrake And Joyce Reviews Into Australia's Tertiary Education Systems, Tony Shannon 2023 CESA Dean

The Coaldrake And Joyce Reviews Into Australia's Tertiary Education Systems, Tony Shannon

International Journal for Business Education

In October 2018 the Commonwealth Minister for Education, the Hon. Dan Tehan MP announced that Australia’s Higher Education Provider Category Standards will be reviewed to ensure the sector has the capacity to meet the evolving needs of students, employers and the wider community.


Continuing Professional Development And The Commercial Education Society Of Australia, Kathleen McKenzie, Jacob Munday 2023 CESA

Continuing Professional Development And The Commercial Education Society Of Australia, Kathleen Mckenzie, Jacob Munday

International Journal for Business Education

The Commercial Education Society of Australia (CESA) was founded in 1910 and incorporated in 1911 as a non-profit company limited by guarantee. The mission of the Society is to provide students with the opportunity to raise their standards of education so that they can take advantage of the opportunities for further education and employment. This is reflected in the Society’s coat-of-arms ‘Digne Ambulate’ — walk worthily.


Group Learning And Tutoring, Tony Shannon 2023 CESA Dean

Group Learning And Tutoring, Tony Shannon

International Journal for Business Education

There are some academic subjects, particularly problem-based units, where group learning is beneficial, particularly as so much professional work is conducted in groups, whether formal or informal. These notes are merely an introductory outline to what can be an important element of some learning and assessment.


Irish Catholic History In Australia's Oldest Secretarial College, David Ryan 2023 Campion College

Irish Catholic History In Australia's Oldest Secretarial College, David Ryan

International Journal for Business Education

Patrick Careers Academy, founded in 1923 by the Sisters of Mercy as St Patrick’s Commercial College began as a way of helping young working class women gain employment in Sydney’s corporate world with training as personal assistants and legal secretaries.


Academic Freedom And Academic Integrity, Tony Shannon 2023 CESA Dean

Academic Freedom And Academic Integrity, Tony Shannon

International Journal for Business Education

The demand for freedom, an intense desire in fact, is a positive characteristic of our era, but human freedom does not mean acting in accord with one’s caprices or without restraint by any law. Recent controversaries at universities in Queensland have raised questions about mandating the French Review in Australian higher education as the review deals with the related issues of academic freedom and integrity.


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