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Collaborative Writing With Google Docs, John F. Murphy Mar 2016

Collaborative Writing With Google Docs, John F. Murphy

John F. Murphy

No abstract provided.


Raising The Bar For Instructional Outcomes: Toward Transformative Learning Experiences, Brent Wilson, Patrick Parrish Mar 2016

Raising The Bar For Instructional Outcomes: Toward Transformative Learning Experiences, Brent Wilson, Patrick Parrish

Brent Wilson

Most instructional technologists understand that instruction aims to be effective, efficient, and appealing. These three quality indicators have proven useful in establishing desired outcomes. In this article the authors suggest an expanded set of indicators, with more attention to social impact, engagement, and the learner's experience. By broadening and deepening expectations, the authors hope to encourage more research on instruction, leading to powerful or transformative learning.


Struggling Reader To Struggling Reader: High School Students' Responses To A Cross-Age Tutoring Program, Patricia Paterson, Lori Elliott Feb 2016

Struggling Reader To Struggling Reader: High School Students' Responses To A Cross-Age Tutoring Program, Patricia Paterson, Lori Elliott

Lori Elliott

This qualitative study examines the perceptions and responses of struggling ninth-grade readers who are teaching reading to struggling second- and third-grade students in a cross-age tutoring program. The program was designed to overcome the entrenched, negative affective barriers that older students often bring to the required reading class by placing them in a leadership role. It also intended simultaneously to improve their vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension.

Results indicate that the older students developed strong mirroring relationships with their younger counterparts based on shared community strengths and norms, shifted their perspective to see themselves as increasingly competent role models, and applied ...


From The Inside In: An Examination Of Common Core Knowledge & Communication In Schools, Jonathan Supovitz, Ryan Fink, Bobbi Newman Feb 2016

From The Inside In: An Examination Of Common Core Knowledge & Communication In Schools, Jonathan Supovitz, Ryan Fink, Bobbi Newman

Bobbi Newman

In this report, CPRE researchers explore how Common Core knowledge and influence are distributed inside of schools and how these configurations may help teachers to engage with the Common Core and influence their understanding and implementation. To do so, we used a mixed-method approach to examine knowledge and influence in eight schools, including five elementary schools and three middle schools. Our central method was a survey of knowledge and influence of all faculty members in a sample of eight schools. These data are supplemented with interview data from a purposeful sample of teachers and administrators in the eight schools.

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Evaluation Of The Ge Foundation-Supported Demonstration Schools Initiative In Milwaukee Public Schools, Sy 2012-2013, Cecile Sam, Anne Darfler, Jonathan Supovitz, Daniella Hall, Bobbi Newman Feb 2016

Evaluation Of The Ge Foundation-Supported Demonstration Schools Initiative In Milwaukee Public Schools, Sy 2012-2013, Cecile Sam, Anne Darfler, Jonathan Supovitz, Daniella Hall, Bobbi Newman

Bobbi Newman

The Milwaukee Public School district (MPS) Demonstration Schools Initiative provided intensive support to 10 MPS elementary and middle schools implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics and English language arts. This evaluation report was designed to answer two overarching questions: How did MPS implement the Demonstration Schools Initiative in Year One, and what factors shaped the implementation? Is there evidence of teachers' adoption of the instructional shifts associated with the CCSS? This evaluation found that teachers in the Demonstration Schools ended the 2012-2013 school year with significantly higher CCSS knowledge in both mathematics and English language arts than ...


Evaluation Of The Ge Foundation-Supported Coaching & Demonstration Schools Initiative In Erie Public Schools, Sy 2012-2013, Jonathan Supovitz, Cecile Sam, Bobbi Newman, Anne Darfler Feb 2016

Evaluation Of The Ge Foundation-Supported Coaching & Demonstration Schools Initiative In Erie Public Schools, Sy 2012-2013, Jonathan Supovitz, Cecile Sam, Bobbi Newman, Anne Darfler

Bobbi Newman

This evaluation report summarizes the evidence of the implementation and early impacts of the General Electric Foundation’s (GEF) Demonstration Schools Initiative in the Erie Public School district (EPS) conducted by the Consortium for Policy Research in Education (CPRE) during the 2012-2013 school year. The Demonstration Schools Initiative provided intensive support to four schools (two elementary, one middle, and one high) implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics and English language arts. Concurrently during the 2012- 2013 school year, EPS also continued their implementation of another GEF-supported initiative— the Coaching Initiative—using a cadre of instructional coaches in ...


Developing Curricula, Resources And A Cultural Immersion To Prepare Medical Students To Work With And Improve The Health Of Indigenous Australians, Janie Smith, Shannon Springer, Bradley Murphy, Christina Wolfe, John Togno, M Martin, Sally Sargeant, Katrina Bramstedt, David Waynforth Feb 2016

Developing Curricula, Resources And A Cultural Immersion To Prepare Medical Students To Work With And Improve The Health Of Indigenous Australians, Janie Smith, Shannon Springer, Bradley Murphy, Christina Wolfe, John Togno, M Martin, Sally Sargeant, Katrina Bramstedt, David Waynforth

Sally Sargeant

All medical, nursing and allied students require an understanding of different cultures to be able to work effectively and safely, with all of their patients, clients and other team members.


College-Level Mandarin Chinese Study Abroad Pedagogy From An Ecological And Sociocultural Perspective (Peer-Reviewed), Li Jin Dec 2015

College-Level Mandarin Chinese Study Abroad Pedagogy From An Ecological And Sociocultural Perspective (Peer-Reviewed), Li Jin

Li Jin

No abstract provided.


Contemplative Practices In The Classroom: A Cross-Discipline Discussion, Mark Brenner, Margaret Lowe, Michelle Mamberg, David O'Malley Dec 2015

Contemplative Practices In The Classroom: A Cross-Discipline Discussion, Mark Brenner, Margaret Lowe, Michelle Mamberg, David O'Malley

Margaret Lowe

Introducing contemplative practices, such as meditation, reflective listening, or directed silence, into the classroom can provide students with methods for the development of awareness, attentiveness and mindfulness. Higher education is traditionally grounded in a detached approach to learning, done in the service of fostering critical thinking. While objective analysis is a vital skill, such an approach may leave out the students’ lived experience. Incorporating contemplative practices fosters a student’s development of self- knowledge, compassion and the ability to embody theory in practice.

This roundtable discussion will provide attendees with an introduction to contemplative practices and their use in higher ...


Plenary 4: Engaged Student Learning Across Disciplines: Reflection Within And Beyond The Classroom, Michelle Mamberg, Margaret Lowe, David O'Malley, Laura Mcalinden Dec 2015

Plenary 4: Engaged Student Learning Across Disciplines: Reflection Within And Beyond The Classroom, Michelle Mamberg, Margaret Lowe, David O'Malley, Laura Mcalinden

Margaret Lowe

Contemplative pedagogy introduces a range of methods into our courses which aim to explore various mindfulness-based practices which have been shown to improve engaged student learning. By incorporating reflection on one's own immediate experience, faculty and students can better explore such analytic categories as objectivity, bias, point-of-view, acquired knowledge, and argumentation. In addition, supporting BSU's social justice initiative, recent research has demonstrated that training in reflective practices fosters development of self-knowledge, compassion (for oneself, others and the planet), and community-building. Based on the enthusiastic response to our 2010 roundtable, we plan to provide attendees further examples of such ...


Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar Nov 2015

Advocating For Mother Earth In The Undergraduate Classroom: Uniting Twenty-First Century Technologies, Local Resources, Art, And Activism To Explore Our Place In Nature, Christina Triezenberg, Ilse Schweitzer Vandonkelaar

Christina Triezenberg

Despite the growing evidence of humanity’s impact on the natural world and the urgent need to shape citizens who understand the impact that their choices and actions have on their local and global environments, colleges and universities throughout the United States have been slow to add environmental education as a core component of their undergraduate curricula. Harnessing our shared interest in environment issues and the humanities, we designed and taught an experimental course in environmental literature for the honors program at Western Michigan University that we hope will become a template of what is possible in postsecondary environmental education ...


Interprofessional Education, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Patty Roberts, Emily Suski, Robert Pettignano Nov 2015

Interprofessional Education, Lisa Bliss, Sylvia Caley, Patty Roberts, Emily Suski, Robert Pettignano

Sylvia B. Caley

As legal educators consider how to improve the outcomes of legal education, maximizing the knowledge, skills, and values taught during the law school experience, consideration should be given to increasing interprofessional learning opportunities in the curricula. As Best Practices for Legal Education suggested, the creative thinking necessary for effective problem-solving includes an understanding of interprofessional dimensions of practice, but interprofessional opportunities are still the exception rather than the norm in legal education. Interprofessional legal education intentionally asks law students to blend the knowledge, skills, and values of two or more professions in order to address complex legal problems. Placing students ...


Personal Therapy In Music Therapy Undergraduate Education And Training In The Usa: Prevalence And Potential Benefits, Nancy Jackson, Susan Gardstrom Nov 2015

Personal Therapy In Music Therapy Undergraduate Education And Training In The Usa: Prevalence And Potential Benefits, Nancy Jackson, Susan Gardstrom

Susan Gardstrom

No abstract provided.


Use Of The Early Warning System Within An Rti Framework In High School, Evelyn Johnson, Carrie Semmelroth Sep 2015

Use Of The Early Warning System Within An Rti Framework In High School, Evelyn Johnson, Carrie Semmelroth

Carrie Semmelroth

No abstract provided.


What Makes For An Effective Special Education Teacher?, Evelyn Johnson, Carrie Semmelroth Sep 2015

What Makes For An Effective Special Education Teacher?, Evelyn Johnson, Carrie Semmelroth

Carrie Semmelroth

No abstract provided.


Piloting New Sld Identification Criteria: Implications For Policy, Practice And Students, Evelyn Johnson, Carrie Semmelroth, Daryl Mellard Sep 2015

Piloting New Sld Identification Criteria: Implications For Policy, Practice And Students, Evelyn Johnson, Carrie Semmelroth, Daryl Mellard

Carrie Semmelroth

No abstract provided.


Sources Of Variance In A Special Education Teacher Observation Tool, Evelyn Johnson, Carrie Semmelroth Sep 2015

Sources Of Variance In A Special Education Teacher Observation Tool, Evelyn Johnson, Carrie Semmelroth

Carrie Semmelroth

No abstract provided.


Examining The Validity Of A Special Education Teacher Observation Tool, Evelyn Johnson, Carrie Semmelroth Sep 2015

Examining The Validity Of A Special Education Teacher Observation Tool, Evelyn Johnson, Carrie Semmelroth

Carrie Semmelroth

No abstract provided.


Validating An Observation Tool To Measure Special Education Teacher Effectiveness, Carrie Semmelroth, Evelyn Johnson Sep 2015

Validating An Observation Tool To Measure Special Education Teacher Effectiveness, Carrie Semmelroth, Evelyn Johnson

Carrie Semmelroth

This presentation uses Kane’s (2006) validity argument approach to validate an observation tool that evaluates special education teacher effectiveness through the implementation of evidence-based instructional practices. Relevant evidence for two of the four validity inferences (scoring and generalization) will be interpreted and applied towards the development of the special education observation tool.


Sources As Topoi: Making A Place For Information Literacy, Grace Veach Aug 2015

Sources As Topoi: Making A Place For Information Literacy, Grace Veach

Grace Veach

See presentation description.


Research Design For Educators: Real-World Connections And Applications, R. Landrum Jul 2015

Research Design For Educators: Real-World Connections And Applications, R. Landrum

R. Eric Landrum

Research Design for Educators: Real-World Connections and Applications is a practical guide written for educators who want to have more insight into the role that research can play in informing practice and outcomes in the classroom. By focusing on real-world research scenarios that teachers encounter in the school system, this textbook addresses how to investigate current issues in teaching and learning. By providing realistic critical thinking questions throughout the chapters, the text provides opportunities to connect with educational research, explore how it applies to our classrooms, and learn to use it to solve problems and improve teaching practice.


A University-Community College Collaborative Project To Create Co-Requisite Offerings And Reduce Remediation, Heidi Estrem, Karen Uehling, Meagan Newberry, Lori Chastaine, Abigail Wolford Jul 2015

A University-Community College Collaborative Project To Create Co-Requisite Offerings And Reduce Remediation, Heidi Estrem, Karen Uehling, Meagan Newberry, Lori Chastaine, Abigail Wolford

Karen S. Uehling

No abstract provided.


El Debate Sobre Los Toros ¿Se Deben Prohibir Las Corridas De Toros?, Carmela Ferradans Jun 2015

El Debate Sobre Los Toros ¿Se Deben Prohibir Las Corridas De Toros?, Carmela Ferradans

Carmela Ferradans

TMS 170, The Bullfighting Debate in Spain: Intermediate Spanish. How to make an effective argument. Vocabulary: discussion and debate. Grammar: the subjunctive in nominal clauses.
This project has been possible thanks to an IWU Re-centering the Humanities Mellon Foundation grant.


Session A-1: Coolhub.Imsa: Collaborative Innovation Networks, James Gerry, Carl Heine, Branson Lawrence, Aracelys Rios May 2015

Session A-1: Coolhub.Imsa: Collaborative Innovation Networks, James Gerry, Carl Heine, Branson Lawrence, Aracelys Rios

Carl Heine

The use of social networking for students to learn from each other and experts around the world.


Session C-1: Coolhub.Imsa: Collaborative Innovation Networks, James Gerry, Carl Heine, Branson Lawrence, Aracelys Rios May 2015

Session C-1: Coolhub.Imsa: Collaborative Innovation Networks, James Gerry, Carl Heine, Branson Lawrence, Aracelys Rios

Carl Heine

The use of social networking for students to learn from each other and experts around the world


Session D-4: Coolhub.Imsa: Collaborative Innovation In Action, Carl Heine, James Gerry May 2015

Session D-4: Coolhub.Imsa: Collaborative Innovation In Action, Carl Heine, James Gerry

Carl Heine

Transform STEM teaching and learning with CoolHub.IMSA, a free virtual platform where youth and adults collaborate on projects they create. Explore the site through the eyes of project members and discover powerful ways to collaborate, innovate and network for learning.


Session D-4: Creating Globally Connected Stem Classrooms, James Gerry, Carl Heine May 2015

Session D-4: Creating Globally Connected Stem Classrooms, James Gerry, Carl Heine

Carl Heine

Take learning outside the walls of your classroom and school. Connect to classrooms around the world. Find experts to mentor your students. Global connections and collaboration are simplified using innovative networking tools such as CoolHub.IMSA. Explore exciting online STEM projects to join or create a project of your own and invite others to join.


Cultural Immersion – What Impact Does It Have?, Janie Smith, S Springer, B Murphy, C Wolfe, J Togno, Katrina Bramstedt, Sally Sargeant Apr 2015

Cultural Immersion – What Impact Does It Have?, Janie Smith, S Springer, B Murphy, C Wolfe, J Togno, Katrina Bramstedt, Sally Sargeant

Sally Sargeant

No abstract provided.


Student Engagement And Learning-By-Doing: A Multiple Technique Approach To Teaching Global Business Strategy, Ingrid Bonn Mar 2015

Student Engagement And Learning-By-Doing: A Multiple Technique Approach To Teaching Global Business Strategy, Ingrid Bonn

Ingrid Bonn

Global Business Strategy is a complex and multifaceted subject which is challenging to teach to undergraduate students because of their lack of real-world work experience and the requirement to adopt an international perspective in all thought processes and activities. The purpose of this article is to present a semester-long teaching approach that is based on the assumption that global strategy content and behavioural skills must be simultaneously addressed when teaching the subject. This teaching approach, which fosters student engagement when dealing with diverse, complex and competing demands of global strategy development and implementation, has been used and refined over a ...


The Problem Is The Thing, Serena Hicks Feb 2015

The Problem Is The Thing, Serena Hicks

Serena Hicks

Are you ready to do real stuff to help your students solve problems in the world around them? Using your students’ culture as a framework, you will learn how to connect culture, content, and an authentic problem to build relevant instruction. Join us for this face-paced, hands-on planning session.