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The Nature Of Teaching: Connecting K-5 Teachers And Students With Nature, Rebecca Busse Dec 2018

The Nature Of Teaching: Connecting K-5 Teachers And Students With Nature, Rebecca Busse

Engagement & Service-Learning Summit

No abstract provided.


Library Sprouts: Cultivating Innovative Partnerships For Early Learning, Mary Jane Eisenhauer Dec 2018

Library Sprouts: Cultivating Innovative Partnerships For Early Learning, Mary Jane Eisenhauer

Engagement & Service-Learning Summit

No abstract provided.


Q & A / Closing Remarks, King Banaian Nov 2018

Q & A / Closing Remarks, King Banaian

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

Wrap-up of the symposium.


Enrollment In A Time Of Turbulence: Understanding Key Market Forces Redefining The Enrollment-Management Change, Caroline Painter, Anika Olsen Nov 2018

Enrollment In A Time Of Turbulence: Understanding Key Market Forces Redefining The Enrollment-Management Change, Caroline Painter, Anika Olsen

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

EAB is a firm that provides best practices research and data-driven solutions for enrollment management, student success, and operational efficiencies to generate academic program revenues. This presentation discusses the five challenges facing higher education recruitment, enrollment, and retention and how EAB may be able to assist St Cloud State University address these challenges.


Lunch On Your Own, Strategic Enrollment Management Nov 2018

Lunch On Your Own, Strategic Enrollment Management

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

Lunch break.


Who Are Our Students? Student Demographics At St. Cloud State, Brent Donnay Nov 2018

Who Are Our Students? Student Demographics At St. Cloud State, Brent Donnay

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

SCSU Director of Analytics and Institutional Research Brent Donnay presents SCSU undergraduate and graduate student demographics through a variety of analytics. He introduces the concept of "Experience Management", where the university monitors analytics to spot opportunities for improvement.


Educational Deserts And Trade Areas: Scsu And The Geography Of College Opportunity, David Wall Nov 2018

Educational Deserts And Trade Areas: Scsu And The Geography Of College Opportunity, David Wall

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

SCSU Geography and Planning Professor David Wall defines the terms "educational desert" and "trade area" in the context of St. Cloud State University and the geographic area where it attracts the majority of its students.


Students' Sense Of Belonging As A Predictor Of Retention, Glenn Davis, David Robinson Nov 2018

Students' Sense Of Belonging As A Predictor Of Retention, Glenn Davis, David Robinson

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

According to the Fall 2017 SCSU Student Survey and campus analytics, students who struggle with their sense of belonging have lower retention and graduation rates. Interim Dean of University College Glenn Davis presents an outreach plan to improve student belonging at St. Cloud State University, as well as a means to assess it.


"Does The Business Cycle Impact Our Enrollments?", King Banaian Nov 2018

"Does The Business Cycle Impact Our Enrollments?", King Banaian

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

Data analysis of demographics and business cycles using two naive models and a VAR model shows that a relationship exists between unemployment rates and student enrollment.


Who Are Our Students? Student Demographics At St. Cloud State, Brent Donnay Nov 2018

Who Are Our Students? Student Demographics At St. Cloud State, Brent Donnay

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

This presentation provides the Fall 2017 undergraduate and graduate student demographics, headcount, and FYE of St. Cloud State University. It also provides information on the incoming classes of Fall 2014 and Fall 2018. Finally, the presentation introduces the concept of "experience management", which involves monitoring and measuring every interaction to locate opportunities for improvement, and using analytics to predict patterns and optimize experiences.


Students' Sense Of Belonging As A Predictor Of Retention, Glenn Davis, David Robinson Nov 2018

Students' Sense Of Belonging As A Predictor Of Retention, Glenn Davis, David Robinson

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

This presentation introduces the theoretical foundations of student belonging, and discusses the Fall 2017 St. Cloud State University Student Survey responses on belonging. Research questions for a longitudinal study on student belonging at St Cloud State University discussed, as well as a plan for outreach to those students who may report a low sense of belonging.


Educational Deserts And Trade Areas: Scsu And The Geography Of College Opportunity, David Wall Nov 2018

Educational Deserts And Trade Areas: Scsu And The Geography Of College Opportunity, David Wall

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

This presentation defines the terms "educational desert", "trade area", and "proportional market area" within the context of St. Cloud State University and the regions within the state from which it recruits students. Several profiles of incoming students at other 4 year Minnesota State institutions emerge from the data.


"Does The Business Cycle Impact Our Enrollments?", King Banaian Nov 2018

"Does The Business Cycle Impact Our Enrollments?", King Banaian

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

This presentation shows the relationship between unemployment rates, labor shortages, migration, and higher education enrollments.


Demographic Change: Challenges And Opportunities For Private Colleges, Nathan Grawe Nov 2018

Demographic Change: Challenges And Opportunities For Private Colleges, Nathan Grawe

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

Fertility rates, trends in population growth, and parent education level have an impact on college enrollment. This presentation introduces the HEDI Model (probability-weighted demand forecasts) to challenge assumptions about college attendance and their relationship to migration and immigration patterns, and provides some recommendations for improvement in enrollment and retention strategies.


Keynote: Demographic Change: Challenges And Opportunities For Private Colleges, Nathan Grawe Nov 2018

Keynote: Demographic Change: Challenges And Opportunities For Private Colleges, Nathan Grawe

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

This presentation depicts the demographic changes taking place locally and nationally that impact private college enrollment. The presenter provides recommendations on how to improve enrollment and retention strategies based on these changes.


Welcoming Remarks, King Banaian, Robbyn Wacker, Annesa Cheek Nov 2018

Welcoming Remarks, King Banaian, Robbyn Wacker, Annesa Cheek

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

Welcoming remarks to open the symposium.


Enrollment In A Time Of Turbulence: Understanding Key Market Forces Redefining The Enrollment-Management Change, Caroline Painter, Anika Olsen Nov 2018

Enrollment In A Time Of Turbulence: Understanding Key Market Forces Redefining The Enrollment-Management Change, Caroline Painter, Anika Olsen

SCSU Data-Informed Symposium

EAB is a firm that helps colleges and universities improve enrollment and retention through best practices research and data analytics. In this presentation Painter and Olsen present the five key market forces that are forcing higher education institutions to change how they do business.


The Critical Need For Mental Health Education To Be Mandated In New Mexico's Public Schools, Bonnie L. Murphy Nov 2018

The Critical Need For Mental Health Education To Be Mandated In New Mexico's Public Schools, Bonnie L. Murphy

Shared Knowledge Conference

Based on a review of research and best practices in mental health awareness and skills, this inquiry project argues for state legislative policies that would require mental health awareness and skills in the K-12 curriculum. Mental health affects individual accomplishments in every stage of people’s lives beginning in early childhood and throughout the life cycle. Prevention and treatment of mental illness plays a key role in the ability of an individual to cope with loss and develop resiliency and perseverance in challenging times and to make better decisions that improve the individual’s life and the lives of those ...


5 - Sustainability Of An Established Cure Curriculum At Primarily Undergraduate Institutions, Nicole Scheuermann, Sue Ellen Dechenne-Peters Nov 2018

5 - Sustainability Of An Established Cure Curriculum At Primarily Undergraduate Institutions, Nicole Scheuermann, Sue Ellen Dechenne-Peters

Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference (GURC)

Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experiences (CUREs) are laboratory curriculum designed to expand the inclusivity of research opportunities for undergraduate students. CUREs provide the experience and benefits of scientific research, and those benefits and experiences at an earlier point in students’ education. These qualities mean CUREs can be of great value to primarily undergraduate institutions (PUIs), but faculty at these institutions who wish to design and/or implement a CURE can face major barriers including lack of time and resources.

We provided professional development and ongoing support for the implementation of an established CURE at two PUIs. The CURE was taught by ...


Infusing Undergraduate Scholarship Into Teacher Education, Tunde Szecsi, Hasan Aydin Oct 2018

Infusing Undergraduate Scholarship Into Teacher Education, Tunde Szecsi, Hasan Aydin

Florida Statewide Symposium: Best Practices in Undergraduate Research

Students majoring in education are underrepresented in undergraduate scholarship. To enable teacher candidates to develop and demonstrate their skills in scholarly activities and products, we implemented a well-orchestrated infusion of problem-solving, critical thinking, oral and written communication, collaboration into courses.

In this presentation, we will describe this systematic course-based infusion of scholarly endeavors with examples from courses. In addition, during the past three years, annually we assessed teacher candidates’ scholarly products for critical thinking, informational literacy and writing. Here we will share what we learned from the data, and how we used it to strengthen undergraduate scholarship for future teachers.


And There Was Ds For All: Extending Access Throughout The Library For A Sustainable Service Model, Kimberly D. Hoffman, Eileen Daly-Boas, Kristen Totleben, Emily Sherwood Oct 2018

And There Was Ds For All: Extending Access Throughout The Library For A Sustainable Service Model, Kimberly D. Hoffman, Eileen Daly-Boas, Kristen Totleben, Emily Sherwood

Bucknell University Digital Scholarship Conference

In order to create a sustainable service model for Digital Scholarship (DS), River Campus Libraries recognized the need to expand staff expertise and advocacy beyond the Digital Scholarship Lab (DSL). The challenge: Training everyone in a way that is both timely and fiscally responsible. The solution: Leveraging costly, intensive professional development opportunities to re-create a modified peer-to-peer learning experience. By increasing staff access to foundational DS theories, concepts, methodologies, and tools, libraries can foster a community of experts toward advocating for and working collaboratively to facilitate DS projects.

In this interactive workshop, presenters will share benefits resulting from collaborative professional ...


Writing, Developing, And Publishing Your Aviation Book, Suzanne K. Kearns Ph.D. Aug 2018

Writing, Developing, And Publishing Your Aviation Book, Suzanne K. Kearns Ph.D.

National Training Aircraft Symposium (NTAS)

As the aviation industry faces a projected shortage of aviation professionals internationally, it is increasingly important to guide and support the next generation on their path towards competence. Part of this support will require skilled teachers and researchers to contribute to aviation education through the publication of their knowledge and expertise within books.

A challenge is that, through their educational journey, most aviation academics are taught the process of writing and publishing their research within academic journals. Very little direct guidance on the process, types, and publication venues of books is available.

The purpose of this presentation is to outline ...


Small Teaching: From Minor Changes To Major Learning, James Lang Ph.D. Aug 2018

Small Teaching: From Minor Changes To Major Learning, James Lang Ph.D.

Tools for Teaching Conference

Research from the learning sciences and from a variety of educational settings suggests that a small number of key principles can improve learning in almost any type of college or university course, from traditional lectures to flipped classrooms. This session will introduce some of those principles, offer practical suggestions for how they might foster positive change in higher education teaching and learning, and guide faculty participants to consider how these principles might manifest themselves in their current and upcoming courses.


Teaching Quality: Core Content Implemented Through Evidence-Based Methods With Structure, Support And Challenge, Eckhard Klieme Aug 2018

Teaching Quality: Core Content Implemented Through Evidence-Based Methods With Structure, Support And Challenge, Eckhard Klieme

2009 - 2019 ACER Research Conferences

Educational research aims to replace traditional notions of ‘good teaching’ with evidence-based theories of ‘successful teaching’ and develop concepts and measures of teaching quality that can inform teacher training, professional development and evaluation. Scholars have presented various conceptualisations, including constructivist as well as direct instruction models, Western and Eastern approaches, comprehensive paradigms (e.g. ‘mastery learning’ or ‘inquiry-based science education’) as well as discrete teaching practices such as scaffolding, peer tutoring or formative assessment. Content coverage and the quality of the subject matter taught (also called ‘opportunity to learn’) have been identified as strong factors. This keynote presentation will attempt ...


Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment: An Intervention Project At The Intersection Of Standards, Professional Knowledge And Assessment, Claire Wyatt-Smith Aug 2018

Graduate Teacher Performance Assessment: An Intervention Project At The Intersection Of Standards, Professional Knowledge And Assessment, Claire Wyatt-Smith

2009 - 2019 ACER Research Conferences

The benchmarking of education systems has been accompanied by an increasing policy interest in the evidence base for initial teacher education and the related claims about graduate quality. In some countries, this has also fuelled the move to install standards that seek to specify competence on entry to teaching and at stages of career progression. In Australia, referents for these efforts include the Australian professional standards for teachers: Graduate teachers (AITSL, 2011), and National Program Standards (AITSL, 2015). It was in the context of policy-driven reform in Australian initial teacher education (ITE) that a consortium of 13 ITE providers from ...


Assessing Accomplished Teaching With Reliability And Validity: The Acer Portfolio Project, Lawrence Ingvarson Aug 2018

Assessing Accomplished Teaching With Reliability And Validity: The Acer Portfolio Project, Lawrence Ingvarson

2009 - 2019 ACER Research Conferences

We know that good teachers are worth their weight in gold. But if good teaching is to be truly valued, the teaching profession must be able to demonstrate that it can evaluate itself in ways that are reliable, valid and fair. This capacity is central to any profession. It is also central to lifting the status of teaching, rewarding accomplished teaching and enabling teaching to complete with other professions for our ablest graduates. Recent OECD reports emphasise the necessity of strengthening the teaching profession, which depends upon widespread use of evidence-based teaching practices. Building the capacity for evaluation is the ...


Making A Difference Through Quality Teaching Rounds: Evidence From A Sustained Program Of Research, Jennifer Gore Aug 2018

Making A Difference Through Quality Teaching Rounds: Evidence From A Sustained Program Of Research, Jennifer Gore

2009 - 2019 ACER Research Conferences

Through rigorous forms of research, including a randomised controlled trial, Quality Teaching Rounds (QTR) has been shown to make a positive difference to the quality of teaching, teacher morale and school culture. This presentation will draw on both quantitative and qualitative evidence to demonstrate the impact of QTR, outlining its effects across a range of NSW primary and secondary schools and for teachers at very different stages of their careers. The essential components of QTR will be elaborated with analysis of the underlying mechanisms that contribute to the effectiveness of this form of professional development in improving teaching practice. As ...


Transforming Learning With Information And Communication Technologies: Insights From Three Decades Of Research, Romina Jamieson-Proctor Aug 2018

Transforming Learning With Information And Communication Technologies: Insights From Three Decades Of Research, Romina Jamieson-Proctor

2009 - 2019 ACER Research Conferences

Since computers first appeared in classrooms, educators have sought to integrate information communication technologies (ICT) into teaching and learning. In Australia, as elsewhere, ICT are widely regarded as critical facilitators of student learning. The ability to use ICT effectively is specified in Australia’s national curriculum as a required general capability. However, despite the educational environment being replete with ICT related programs, our understanding of how students use ICT for learning is still limited. This paper presents insights from the past 30 years of research, which suggest that even though the current ‘climate’ in Australian schools is favourable, teacher confidence ...


Acer Research Conference Proceedings (2018), Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer) Aug 2018

Acer Research Conference Proceedings (2018), Australian Council For Educational Research (Acer)

2009 - 2019 ACER Research Conferences

There is no shortage of opinion about more and less effective ways of teaching. Schools are continually presented with strategies, programs and approaches that claim to be ‘research-based’, ‘evidence-based’ or even ‘brainbased’. Vocal advocates of particular teaching methods promote their proposed solutions in the media. But how many of these programs and methods have solid foundations in research? And how can teachers and school leaders distinguish exaggerated marketing claims from teaching strategies shown through research to be effective in improving student outcomes? Research Conference 2018 examines research evidence around teaching practices that make a difference. It brings together leading international ...


Ally Scholarship: The Rocky Path Of Trying To "Walk In Their Shoes" Or Rather "Roll In Their Wheelchairs.", Ellen Hotchkiss Jun 2018

Ally Scholarship: The Rocky Path Of Trying To "Walk In Their Shoes" Or Rather "Roll In Their Wheelchairs.", Ellen Hotchkiss

Curriculum Studies Summer Collaborative

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