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A Violence Of “Best Practice” And Unintended Consequences?: Domestic Violence And The Making Of A Disordered Subjectivity, Tracey Pyscher Oct 2019

A Violence Of “Best Practice” And Unintended Consequences?: Domestic Violence And The Making Of A Disordered Subjectivity, Tracey Pyscher

Tracey Pyscher

Often, efforts by schools to standardize marginalized children with histories of domestic violence have alarming effects. More recent efforts of standardization typically find a sustained existence in the discourse of “best” practices predicated upon a religious-like adherence to behavioral data driven frameworks. This article traces how children and youth with histories of domestic violence (or HDV youth) navigate and resist deficit laden school subjectivities shaped by special education discourses of medicalization and pathologization. In one case study, I spell out how an elementary school created and maintained an HDV child’s EBD (emotional behavioral disordered) subjectivity with detrimental effects. The ...


Teacher And Students' Perceptions Of A Modified Inclusion Classroom Environment, Elizabeth Kirby Fullerton Ph.D., Caroline Guardino Ph.D. Aug 2019

Teacher And Students' Perceptions Of A Modified Inclusion Classroom Environment, Elizabeth Kirby Fullerton Ph.D., Caroline Guardino Ph.D.

Caroline Guardino

The purpose of this study was to examine how modifying the inclusion classroom impacts teacher and students’ perceptions of their learning environment. Prior to intervention the teacher was interviewed providing information about her preferred modifications. Following the intervention the teacher completed a rating scale and a post interview. The students completed a classroom environment student survey (CESS), to assess their perceptions of the classroom before, during, and after modifications were made. Twenty fourth grade students, as well as their teacher participated in the study. Implications for practitioners and researchers are discussed.


Preparation Of School Counselors And Response To Intervention: A Profession At The Crossroads, Melissa S. Ockerman, Eva Patrikakou, Amy Feiker Hollenbeck Jun 2019

Preparation Of School Counselors And Response To Intervention: A Profession At The Crossroads, Melissa S. Ockerman, Eva Patrikakou, Amy Feiker Hollenbeck

Eva N. Patrikakou

As a result of the Response to Intervention (RTI) mandate in schools across many states, school counselors are uniquely positioned to a take a leadership role within its implementation. This research study examines how school counselors in one such state perceive their training and knowledge of RTI and thus their confidence in implementing it. Implications for training, supervision, professional development and future research are discussed.


The National Board For Professional Teaching Standards: Professional Assessment For Teachers Of Students With Exceptional Needs, Ronald G. Helms Ph.D. Jun 2019

The National Board For Professional Teaching Standards: Professional Assessment For Teachers Of Students With Exceptional Needs, Ronald G. Helms Ph.D.

Ronald Helms

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) has established five areas of Exceptional Needs as new certification areas: Early Childhood through Young Adult/Exceptional Needs (birth to 8 years), Mild and Moderately Impaired (5 to 21+ years), Severe and Multiply Impaired (5 to 21+ years), Visually Impaired (birth to 21+ years), and Deaf/Hard of Hearing (birth to 21 + years). Pre K - 12+ Exceptional Needs teachers may now be recognized by their schools, communities, state, and nation as master teachers. Teachers are clearly central to planning, implementing, developing, and modifying NBPTS policies and procedures. Only Special Needs educators will ...


Exemplary Inclusion Lessons, Ronald G. Helms Ph.D., Colleen A. Finegan Ph.D. Jun 2019

Exemplary Inclusion Lessons, Ronald G. Helms Ph.D., Colleen A. Finegan Ph.D.

Ronald Helms

The Great Ocean Rescue is an outstanding computer application for students of many ages and abilities. The authors have used The Great Ocean Rescue for several years with students from grades 2 through college. The Great Ocean Rescue is an outstanding software application for teaching about a variety of environmental and social issues.

In addition to the software options, the kit offers a teacher's guide and 28 student map resource booklets(seven sets of four), lesson plans, activities, and blackline masters. The CD-ROM version includes one set of students references. All versions contain a library of over 85 short ...


Alexa?: Possibilities Of Voice Assistant Technology And Artificial Intelligence In The Classroom, Patrick D. Hales, Melissa Anderson, Tonya Christianson, Amber Gaspar, Billi Jo Meyer, Beth Nelson, Krista Shilvock, Mary Steinmetz, Makenzi Timmons, Michelle Vande Weerd Apr 2019

Alexa?: Possibilities Of Voice Assistant Technology And Artificial Intelligence In The Classroom, Patrick D. Hales, Melissa Anderson, Tonya Christianson, Amber Gaspar, Billi Jo Meyer, Beth Nelson, Krista Shilvock, Mary Steinmetz, Makenzi Timmons, Michelle Vande Weerd

Patrick Hales

The following paper represents the combined effort of 10 educators exploring the experience and use of voice assistant technology in classrooms. This reflection and study of our classrooms looks to better understand both our use of technology and students’ use of technology in very specific ways. Is there a place for voice assistant technology in our classrooms? What benefits are there? What obstacles exist? We tell our stories and experiences here with the intent to provide context and continue the discussion among more of our colleagues.


Turning Pages Together: Supporting Literacy And Social Engagement, Cynthia R. Chambers Feb 2019

Turning Pages Together: Supporting Literacy And Social Engagement, Cynthia R. Chambers

Cynthia R. Chambers

No abstract provided.


Spreading The Word: Reading, Journaling, And Social Engagement, M. Owens, Cynthia R. Chambers Feb 2019

Spreading The Word: Reading, Journaling, And Social Engagement, M. Owens, Cynthia R. Chambers

Cynthia R. Chambers

No abstract provided.


Pop Arts Enhances Skills, Creates Community, Cynthia R. Chambers Feb 2019

Pop Arts Enhances Skills, Creates Community, Cynthia R. Chambers

Cynthia R. Chambers

No abstract provided.


Learning With Laz, Cynthia R. Chambers Feb 2019

Learning With Laz, Cynthia R. Chambers

Cynthia R. Chambers

No abstract provided.


Creating Meaningful, Community-Based Social Networks, Cynthia R. Chambers Feb 2019

Creating Meaningful, Community-Based Social Networks, Cynthia R. Chambers

Cynthia R. Chambers

No abstract provided.


Reading Curriculums And Interventions, Andrew P. Johnson Feb 2019

Reading Curriculums And Interventions, Andrew P. Johnson

Andrew P. Johnson, Ph.D.

This paper describes some ideas for designing and implementing research-based reading interventions for struggling readers (mild, moderate, and severe).


Supporting Communication Using Pictures And Symbols, Lori J. Marks Feb 2019

Supporting Communication Using Pictures And Symbols, Lori J. Marks

Lori J. Marks

Boardmaker templates mentioned in the presentation are available here.


Modifications For Students With Learning Disabilities, Lori J. Marks Feb 2019

Modifications For Students With Learning Disabilities, Lori J. Marks

Lori J. Marks

Presentation discusses assistive technology devices: Simon Soounds It Out, WordMaker, Pix Writer, Co:Writer, Write:Outloud, WYNN and WYNN Wizard, Written Expression Software, Kidspiration, Start-to-Finish Reading Series,Neo, AlphaSmart 300, DANA, Lottie Kit.


Creating Talking Books Using Powerpoint, Lori J. Marks Feb 2019

Creating Talking Books Using Powerpoint, Lori J. Marks

Lori J. Marks

Presentation contains instructionson how to make a talking book using Microsoft PowerPoint. For examples of presentations, visit: http://faculty.etsu.edu/marks/workshops/05-06%20workshops/2005-2006workshops.htm


Indiana Social-Emotional Learning Competencies, Brandie M. Oliver, Lori Desautels Dec 2018

Indiana Social-Emotional Learning Competencies, Brandie M. Oliver, Lori Desautels

Brandie M. Oliver

No abstract provided.


South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center Annual Report, Stephen Fitzmaurice Dec 2018

South Carolina Educational Interpreting Center Annual Report, Stephen Fitzmaurice

Stephen Fitzmaurice

Clemson University and its partners at the South Carolina State Department of
Education and the South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind manage the South
Carolina Educational Interpreting Center (SCEIC) at the University Center in Greenville, South
Carolina. The SCEIC provides national performance and knowledge assessments, mentoring
and educational opportunities for South Carolina Educational Interpreters. This annual report
details the SCEIC outputs and outcomes for Educational Interpreters in the state for the 2018-
2019 funding year.


The Winding Road To Community Partnerships In Appalachia: A Faculty Perspective, Lori J. Marks, A. L. Nelson, J. P. Burngham, T. Coates, J. Duncan, E. Lowe, A. Lowery, E. Seier Nov 2018

The Winding Road To Community Partnerships In Appalachia: A Faculty Perspective, Lori J. Marks, A. L. Nelson, J. P. Burngham, T. Coates, J. Duncan, E. Lowe, A. Lowery, E. Seier

Lori J. Marks

In 1998, the W.W. Kellogg Foundation provided funding for four universities to collaborate with surrounding communities on mutually beneficial projects, through the Expanding Community Partnerships Program. In a series of innovative learning collaborations, East Tennessee University, the University of Texas at El Paso, West Virginia University, and Northeastern University established strong, sustainable partnerships with organizations in their local communities. Although each university approached its partnering differently, they all shared the goal of benefiting the underserved communities where they are located and transforming their institutions by enhancing students’ educational experiences and strengthening faculty, student, administration, and staff relationships with local ...


Take The Route To Effective Instruction: Evidence-Based Practices In Math Education For Students With Learning Disabilities, Lori J. Marks, Mollie E. Bellows, Tina M. Hudson Nov 2018

Take The Route To Effective Instruction: Evidence-Based Practices In Math Education For Students With Learning Disabilities, Lori J. Marks, Mollie E. Bellows, Tina M. Hudson

Lori J. Marks

No abstract provided.


Meeting The Federal Mandates: Research On Effective Reading Instructional Programs And Implications For Classroom Teachers, Sekhar Pindiprolu, David Forbush, Lori J. Marks Nov 2018

Meeting The Federal Mandates: Research On Effective Reading Instructional Programs And Implications For Classroom Teachers, Sekhar Pindiprolu, David Forbush, Lori J. Marks

Lori J. Marks

Both the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandate (2001) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) (2004), call for use of scientifically validated reading instructional practices, curricula, and accountability for successful learning outcomes. This paper highlights one of the reading programs identified as scientifically validated by independent research groups and discusses its implications for classroom teachers. On the other hand, we do not embrace the idea that other reading programs are ineffective. We believe that there is no one single method or program to teach all children effectively. However, we believe that use of programs that have been ...


Capturing Success! Using Remote Observation Technology For Teacher Candidate Supervision: What Does The Research Say?, Tina M. Hudson, Cathy Galyon Keramidas, Lori J. Marks Nov 2018

Capturing Success! Using Remote Observation Technology For Teacher Candidate Supervision: What Does The Research Say?, Tina M. Hudson, Cathy Galyon Keramidas, Lori J. Marks

Lori J. Marks

Excerpt: In response to the shortage of special education teachers in rural areas, many teacher preparation programs are providing supervision to pre-service teachers via distance education technologies.


An Analysis Of Assistive Technology Team Evaluations, Lori J. Marks, M. L. Mcmurray, C. Hales, M. K. Young Nov 2018

An Analysis Of Assistive Technology Team Evaluations, Lori J. Marks, M. L. Mcmurray, C. Hales, M. K. Young

Lori J. Marks

No abstract provided.


Orca Travel Grants Proposal Document - Student_Faculty Application.Docx, Clare Curran Oct 2018

Orca Travel Grants Proposal Document - Student_Faculty Application.Docx, Clare Curran

Clare Curran

We are presenting our research on best practices for helping students with disabilities make a successful transition from high school to college.     


Parent Priorities And Knowledge Regarding Transition To Adulthood For Middle School Students With Significant Disabilities, Laura Hackwell Aug 2018

Parent Priorities And Knowledge Regarding Transition To Adulthood For Middle School Students With Significant Disabilities, Laura Hackwell

Laura Hackwell

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 requires transition planning to begin at age 16 years, but many states require transition planning to begin even earlier. In Utah, the amended age for starting transition planning is 14 years.  Early implementation of transition planning requires collaboration between middle school teachers, parents, and adult service agencies. Parents of middle school students with significant disabilities completed an online survey to identify postsecondary transition related priorities and knowledge. Participants identified top priorities within seven transition outcomes, as well as the information needed to understand and support their student within each specific transition area ...


An Analysis Of Trends Across Variables In Placement And Referral Decisions For Students Enrolled In A Center-Based Emotional Support Program, Donald Mangan Apr 2018

An Analysis Of Trends Across Variables In Placement And Referral Decisions For Students Enrolled In A Center-Based Emotional Support Program, Donald Mangan

Donald Mangan


A student’s educational placement should be an IEP team decision driven by the needs of the student in conjunction with the availability of the resources to meet the needs of the student. However, given the individual nature of special education processes, IEP teams may arrive at different decisions for very similar students. Additionally, special education legislation asserts that students must be educated in the Least Restrictive Environment. Existing research related to trends in educational placement has identified large scale factors that may influence educational placement decisions. Other research has focused on small case studies of students, and the specific ...


Plan, Do , Study, Act: Engaging In Systems Level Change To Support Positive Outcomes For Youth, Dawn A. Rowe Mar 2018

Plan, Do , Study, Act: Engaging In Systems Level Change To Support Positive Outcomes For Youth, Dawn A. Rowe

Dawn A. Rowe

No abstract provided.


Infusing Udl Into Preservice Methods Courses, Leigh Rohde, Anneliese M. Worster Mar 2018

Infusing Udl Into Preservice Methods Courses, Leigh Rohde, Anneliese M. Worster

Leigh Rohde

In this study, we examined the effects and impacts of infusing UDL teaching strategies into a semester-long, elementary social studies methods course for students enrolled in a BA/M.Ed. program. Faculty planned and then spiraled UDL content into the course. We provided support to Teacher Candidates (TCs) with course instruction and materials, lesson modeling, video examples, and targeted assignments to increase their knowledge, and use of, UDL and CRT principles and guidelines in their lesson planning. Lesson plan assignments, teaching reflections, and a pre/post survey were analyzed, looking for trends in using teaching methods, UDL strategies, and connections ...


An Investigation Of The Attitudes Of Catholic School Principals Towards The Inclusion Of Students With Disabilities, Michael J. Boyle, Claudia M. Hernandez Jan 2018

An Investigation Of The Attitudes Of Catholic School Principals Towards The Inclusion Of Students With Disabilities, Michael J. Boyle, Claudia M. Hernandez

Michael Boyle

Catholic school principals typically serve as the prime decision-makers in admission and enrollment issues. A key factor in this decision-making can be the principals’ perceptions and attitudes about servicing students with disabilities within a Catholic school context. The purpose of the present study is to investigate the attitudes and perceptions of Catholic school principals toward inclusion of students with disabilities in Catholic schools. Overall, a majority of surveyed principals reported a positive attitude toward including students with disabilities. Some significant relationships were found between principal’s pervious experiences with students with disabilities and the principals’ willingness to enroll students with ...


Support Services For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder In Higher Education, Deanna L. Keith Dr. Dec 2017

Support Services For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder In Higher Education, Deanna L. Keith Dr.

Deanna Keith

The purpose of this qualitative case study is to identify the factors that impact learners
with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in a postsecondary setting. The central research
question is: What factors of the disability support services offices impact learning in
university students with ASD? The subquestions include: (a) How do students with ASD
describe their experiences with the University’s disability support services offices? (b)
How do University faculty describe their role in supporting students with ASD? (c) What
factors of the disability support services offices are perceived by students and faculty as
having a positive impact on student learning ...


Capturing Success! Using Remote Observation Technology For Teacher Candidate Supervision: What Does The Research Say?, Tina M. Hudson, Cathy Galyon Keramidas, Lori J. Marks Aug 2017

Capturing Success! Using Remote Observation Technology For Teacher Candidate Supervision: What Does The Research Say?, Tina M. Hudson, Cathy Galyon Keramidas, Lori J. Marks

Cathy Galyon Keramidas

Excerpt: In response to the shortage of special education teachers in rural areas, many teacher preparation programs are providing supervision to pre-service teachers via distance education technologies.