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Approaches To Evaluating Blended Courses, Mateja R. Savoie-Roskos, Stacy Bevan, Rebecca Charlton, Marlene Israelsen Graf 2018 Utah State University

Approaches To Evaluating Blended Courses, Mateja R. Savoie-Roskos, Stacy Bevan, Rebecca Charlton, Marlene Israelsen Graf

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

Blended learning, sometimes referred to as hybrid or flexible learning, is becoming increasingly common in higher education. Unfortunately, many instructors receive limited training on how to effectively evaluate blended courses, and as a result, commonly rely solely on end-of-semester evaluations. Due to the more complex nature of how blended courses are designed and implemented, instructors should consider utilizing a variety of course evaluation methods. This article includes researched-based approaches for evaluating blended courses based on feedback from students, peers, and instructional designers. This combination of formalized feedback is offered as one strategy to ensure instructors achieve course learning objectives and ...


About This Issue, Mike A. Christiansen 2018 Utah State University

About This Issue, Mike A. Christiansen

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

Volume two, issue one is here! With great enthusiasm, we welcome you back to the Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence, or JETE.


Full Issue: Journal On Empowering Teaching Excellence, Volume 2, Issue 1, 2018 Utah State University

Full Issue: Journal On Empowering Teaching Excellence, Volume 2, Issue 1

Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence

The full Spring 2018 issue (Volume 2, Issue 1) of the Journal on Empowering Teaching Excellence.


Centres For Teaching And Learning Across Canada: What’S Going On?, Sarah E. Forgie, Olive Yonge, Robert Luth 2018 University of Alberta

Centres For Teaching And Learning Across Canada: What’S Going On?, Sarah E. Forgie, Olive Yonge, Robert Luth

The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Post-secondary institutions, especially those with a research focus, face a challenge in ensuring consistent and high-quality teaching, in part because many members of the teaching faculty have backgrounds in research instead of teaching. A common part of meeting this challenge is the presence of Centres for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) on university campuses. This study examines the situations of CTL directors at research and teaching-intensive post-secondary institutions across Canada, with an aim to develop an understanding of the current context in which Canadian CTLs are operating, as well as the experiences of those who lead the CTLs. The qualitative study ...


The Predictors Of Juvenile Recidivism: Testimonies Of Adult Students 18 Years And Older Exiting From Alternative Education, La Toshia Palmer 2018 Brandman University

The Predictors Of Juvenile Recidivism: Testimonies Of Adult Students 18 Years And Older Exiting From Alternative Education, La Toshia Palmer

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Purpose: The purpose of this descriptive, qualitative study was to identify and describe the importance of the predictors of juvenile recidivism and the effectiveness of efforts to prevent/avoid juvenile recidivism as perceived by previously detained, arrested, convicted, and/or incarcerated adult students 18 years of age and older exiting from alternative education in Northern California. A second purpose was to explore the types of support provided by alternative schools and the perceived importance of the support to avoid recidivism according to adult students 18 years of age and older exiting from alternative education.

Methodology: This qualitative, descriptive research design ...


Valuing Curriculum Evaluation As Scholarship: A Process Of Developing A Community Of Scholars (Valoriser L’Évaluation De Programmes D’Études Comme Forme De Scholarship : Un Processus De Création D’Une Communauté De Chercheuses), Betty Tate, Marilyn Chapman, Cheryl Zawaduk, Doris Callaghan 2018 North Island College (Retired)

Valuing Curriculum Evaluation As Scholarship: A Process Of Developing A Community Of Scholars (Valoriser L’Évaluation De Programmes D’Études Comme Forme De Scholarship : Un Processus De Création D’Une Communauté De Chercheuses), Betty Tate, Marilyn Chapman, Cheryl Zawaduk, Doris Callaghan

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Curriculum evaluation is an essential and complex activity intended to foster understanding of how teaching-learning practices serve to meet educational goals. This position paper provides a retrospective from the authors' lived experience of one multi-institutional collaborative nursing programs' history of curriculum evaluation and scholarship growth over twenty-five years. Key themes include an overview of collaborative curriculum evaluation underpinned by three philosophical perspectives, the influence of accreditation and re-mandated post-secondary institutions on scholarship development, an affirmation of curriculum evaluation as a form of knowledge development as supported by Boyer’s model of scholarship, and the development of scholarship expertise across collaborative ...


Challenges And Opportunities In Rural Nursing Preceptorship: What Multimedia Participant Action Reveals (Défis Et Possibilités Du Préceptorat Infirmier En Milieu Rural : Ce Qu’Une Participation Multimédia Révèle), Olive Yonge, Florence L. Luhanga, Vicki C. Foley, Deirdre M. Jackman, Florence Myrick, Tracy Oosterbroek 2018 University of Alberta

Challenges And Opportunities In Rural Nursing Preceptorship: What Multimedia Participant Action Reveals (Défis Et Possibilités Du Préceptorat Infirmier En Milieu Rural : Ce Qu’Une Participation Multimédia Révèle), Olive Yonge, Florence L. Luhanga, Vicki C. Foley, Deirdre M. Jackman, Florence Myrick, Tracy Oosterbroek

Quality Advancement in Nursing Education - Avancées en formation infirmière

Background: Rural health care sites struggle to attract new nurses, owing to a widespread perception that the hardships of rural practice far outweigh the benefits. Preceptorships are a key means of recruiting nursing staff to rural locations, but innovative, firsthand messaging is needed to promote rural preceptorships and nursing careers. Objectives: The researchers sought to elicit compelling, multimedia, firsthand accounts of the challenges and opportunities of rural preceptorship through participant action. Additional goals were to explore the ways in which participants reify their experiences through digital media, and the potential for digitally-based participant action research to empower participants. Methods: The ...


Review Of "The Age Of The Crisis Of Man: Thought And Fiction In America, 1933-1973", Tim Lacy 2018 Northwestern University

Review Of "The Age Of The Crisis Of Man: Thought And Fiction In America, 1933-1973", Tim Lacy

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Using Landscapes To Tell Spatial Stories, Sandra Schmidt 2018 Columbia University

Using Landscapes To Tell Spatial Stories, Sandra Schmidt

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This paper repurposes the concept of landscape as a useful way of thinking how we narrate abstract and concrete space. I explore an assignment in my class wherein student embody and narrate a concrete space. I analyze it through landscapes and consider how that discussed positionality, presentation, and layers. I conclude with exploring how the landscape can similarly be used to think critically about how we discuss faraway places in geography classes.


Strengthening Geography Pedagogy With Authentic Intellectual Work, Prentice Chandler Ph.D., Danielle Munch 2018 University of Cincinnati

Strengthening Geography Pedagogy With Authentic Intellectual Work, Prentice Chandler Ph.D., Danielle Munch

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This article examines the use of Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) as a teaching framework in the geography classroom. Authentic Intellectual Work focuses on 1) construction of knowledge, 2) disciplined inquiry, and 3) value beyond school as criteria to inform and drive classroom instruction. This article highlights the applicability of AIW to current geography reform efforts and enacted inquiry pedagogy. Sample teaching ideas are provided.


The Green Book: Race, Geography, And Critical Understanding, Mark Pearcy Ph.D. 2018 Rider University

The Green Book: Race, Geography, And Critical Understanding, Mark Pearcy Ph.D.

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

Social studies teachers face a number of disciplinary challenges--for instance, insufficient geographic knowledge, fewer opportunities for critical analysis amid shrinking instructional time--and, in terms of confronting discrimination and disparity, an increasingly racially segregated society. Teachers can, however, make excellent use of historical resources and modern mapping tools to empower students in their analysis of the Jim Crow era and segregation in American daily life. This article describes the use of The Negro Motorist Green Book, a guide produced from 1937 to 1963 for African-American drivers which detailed American businesses which catered to black travelers. Using the data from these books ...


Review Of "1177 B.C. The Year Civilization Collapsed", Jessica Mills 2018 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Review Of "1177 B.C. The Year Civilization Collapsed", Jessica Mills

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


Teaching The First American Civilization Recognizing The Moundbuilders As A Great Native-American Civilization, Jack Zevin 2018 Queens College/CUNY

Teaching The First American Civilization Recognizing The Moundbuilders As A Great Native-American Civilization, Jack Zevin

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

The Moundbuilders are a culture of mystery, little recognized by most Americans, yet they created farms, villages, towns, and cities covering as much as a third of the United States. Social studies teachers have yet to mine the resources left us over thousands of years by the native artisans and builders who preceded the nations European explorers came into contact with after 1492. Several of the Moundbuilder cities grew to sizeable proportions and one in particular, Cahokia, Illinois, not far from East St. Louis became a kind of center for the many peoples inhabiting the surrounding tributaries of the Mississippi ...


Introduction, Mark Newman 2018 National-Louis University

Introduction, Mark Newman

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


The Use Of Discussion Protocols In Social Studies, Prentice Chandler Ph.D., Suzanne Ehrlich Ed.D. 2018 University of Cincinnati

The Use Of Discussion Protocols In Social Studies, Prentice Chandler Ph.D., Suzanne Ehrlich Ed.D.

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

This article examines the use of protocols to improve discussion pedagogy in social studies. Discussion protocols, defined as a method of guided discussion, empowers students to engage with social studies content by providing specific and clear roles for participation. This article highlights the pedagogical relevance as well as the practical application of protocols for improved discussion in social studies. Sample protocols and further resources are provided.


Cross Curriculum Lesson With The Aid Of Google’S Ngram, Peggy Hopper, Lindon Ratliff, Willie Brown 2018 Mississippi State University

Cross Curriculum Lesson With The Aid Of Google’S Ngram, Peggy Hopper, Lindon Ratliff, Willie Brown

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

The paper examines the use of Google's Ngram in the social studies classroom. With the rise of common core standards and a renewed focus for using technology with all of its benefits in the classroom, middle school teachers have the opportunity to embrace the strengths of technology through a relatively new database, Google Ngram. The purpose of the article was to explore Ngram and how it can assist everyday public school teachers. A sample lesson plan is provided.


Review Of "Eclipse Of Man, Human Extinction And The Meaning Of Progress", Michael Palmer 2018 Parkway Schools

Review Of "Eclipse Of Man, Human Extinction And The Meaning Of Progress", Michael Palmer

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


The End Of A War And The Rise Of A Nation: A Lesson On The American Revolution, Joshua Kenna, William Russell III 2018 University of Tennessee

The End Of A War And The Rise Of A Nation: A Lesson On The American Revolution, Joshua Kenna, William Russell Iii

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

History is a means to categorize past events in order to create meaning for present circumstances. However, teachers; particularly at the elementary level, are not equipping students with the appropriate skills to master and understand history. This article establishes the necessity of incorporating the process of historical inquiry, especially for the upper elementary grades (e.g. 4th and 5th), and it provides a sample lesson on the American Revolutionary War.


Integrating Creative, Critical, And Historical Thinking Through Close Reading, Document- Based Writing, And Original Political Cartooning, John H. Bickford III 2018 Eastern Illinois University

Integrating Creative, Critical, And Historical Thinking Through Close Reading, Document- Based Writing, And Original Political Cartooning, John H. Bickford Iii

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

State and national education initiatives prescribe diverse thinking through age-appropriate content area literacy tasks at all grade levels. History education researchers encourage teachers to intentionally integrate content, methods, and assessment in discipline-specific ways. This paper—targeting middle level and secondary students—proposes a fusion between scrutiny of juxtaposed texts, evidentiary writing, and creative expression of newly generated understandings. This model elicits students’ content area literacy through close reading and text-based writing; it evokes students’ criticality through historical thinking and creation. Interested teachers are offered a representative sample of student work.


Review Of "A War For The Soul Of America: A History Of The Culture Wars", Tim Lacy 2018 Northwestern University

Review Of "A War For The Soul Of America: A History Of The Culture Wars", Tim Lacy

The Councilor: A Journal of the Social Studies

No abstract provided.


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