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Cross-Country Heterogeneity In Students’ Reporting Behavior: The Use Of The Anchoring Vignette Method, Hana Vonkova, Gema Zamarro, Collin Hitt Dec 2017

Cross-Country Heterogeneity In Students’ Reporting Behavior: The Use Of The Anchoring Vignette Method, Hana Vonkova, Gema Zamarro, Collin Hitt

Gema Zamarro

Self-reports are an indispensable source of information in education research but they are often affected by heterogeneity in reporting behavior. Failing to correct for this heterogeneity can lead to invalid comparisons across groups. We use the parametric anchoring vignette method to correct for cross-country incomparability of students’ reports on teacher’s classroom management. Our analysis is based on the data from the Programme for International Student Assessment 2012. We show significant variation in implicit standards across countries. Correlations between countries’ average teacher classroom management levels and external variables like students test scores and public expenditure per pupil change substantially after ...


Courtroom And Classroom Across The Curriculum: The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Jason Goldsmith Mar 2016

Courtroom And Classroom Across The Curriculum: The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, Jason Goldsmith

Jason Goldsmith

The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde draws on Robert Louis Stevensons intimate knowledge of Victorian legal culture knowledge Stevenson acquired while studying law at the University of Edinburgh. (Although he was called to the Scottish bar in 1875, he abandoned the legal profession and never practiced it.) Its trace can be found in the work's title, main characters, and narrative structure: the title suggests a legal action; Mr. Utterson is the legal representative of Henry Jekyll, who is himself both a doctor of law (LLD) and a doctor of Civil laws (DCL); and the final two ...


Rti Success: Proven Tools And Strategies For Schools And Classrooms, Elizabeth Whitten, Kelli Esteves, Alice Woodrow Feb 2016

Rti Success: Proven Tools And Strategies For Schools And Classrooms, Elizabeth Whitten, Kelli Esteves, Alice Woodrow

Kelli Esteves

Response to Intervention (RTI) helps schools raise student achievement for all adn address learning difficulties before sever academic problems requiring special education services can develop. Written by three experienced practitioners in the field, RTI Success is a one-stop resource for teachers, administrators, special educators, and other support staff putting this innovative model into practices. Throughout the book, "Spotlight' features illustrate how to carry out important RTI processes.


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 ...


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 ...


Open Badges - Openness Symposium, Chris Haskell Sep 2015

Open Badges - Openness Symposium, Chris Haskell

Chris Haskell

No abstract provided.


The Conditions Of Reading Acquisition In Contexts Of Low Literacy, Prue Anderson, Mary Fearnley-Sander Aug 2015

The Conditions Of Reading Acquisition In Contexts Of Low Literacy, Prue Anderson, Mary Fearnley-Sander

Prue Anderson

No abstract provided.


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.


Research Methodologies In The “South”, Anjum Halai, Dylan Wiliam Apr 2015

Research Methodologies In The “South”, Anjum Halai, Dylan Wiliam

Anjum Halai

No abstract provided.


Mining Constructivism In The University: The Case Of Creative Mode, Jeffrey Brand, Penny De Byl, Scott Knight, James Hooper Apr 2015

Mining Constructivism In The University: The Case Of Creative Mode, Jeffrey Brand, Penny De Byl, Scott Knight, James Hooper

Jeffrey Brand

Extract: The reconstruction of the modern university is under way, and it extends beyond Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Just as the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) has re-imagined urban spaces in Minecraft (Mojang, 2011) through the block by block initiative (blockbyblock.org), so too have educators re-imagined the space and meaning of the University Campus. This chapter presents the potential of Minecraft to help students and professors re-think university spaces and university education by presenting a detailed case study of the integration of the standard, unmodified release of Minecraft operating in creative mode into an experimental university class.


Mining Constructivism In The University: The Case Of Creative Mode, Jeffrey Brand, Penny De Byl, Scott Knight, James Hooper Apr 2015

Mining Constructivism In The University: The Case Of Creative Mode, Jeffrey Brand, Penny De Byl, Scott Knight, James Hooper

Scott J. Knight

Extract: The reconstruction of the modern university is under way, and it extends beyond Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Just as the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-Habitat) has re-imagined urban spaces in Minecraft (Mojang, 2011) through the block by block initiative (blockbyblock.org), so too have educators re-imagined the space and meaning of the University Campus. This chapter presents the potential of Minecraft to help students and professors re-think university spaces and university education by presenting a detailed case study of the integration of the standard, unmodified release of Minecraft operating in creative mode into an experimental university class.


Confronting Public Nutrition Misconceptions: Using Timelines And Backchannels To Promote Engagement And Critical Reasoning, Carrie Hamady, Mary-Jon Ludy, Christine Haar, Emily Plaine Mar 2015

Confronting Public Nutrition Misconceptions: Using Timelines And Backchannels To Promote Engagement And Critical Reasoning, Carrie Hamady, Mary-Jon Ludy, Christine Haar, Emily Plaine

Carrie Hamady, MS, RD, LD

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 ...


Using Ipads In A Senior Seminar For Writing Majors: Words Did Not Come Easily, Karen Uehling Mar 2015

Using Ipads In A Senior Seminar For Writing Majors: Words Did Not Come Easily, Karen Uehling

Karen S. Uehling

No abstract provided.


Essay Question Formative Assessments In Large Section Courses: Two Studies Illustrating Easy And Effective Use, Andrea Curcio, Gregory Jones, Tanya Washington Mar 2015

Essay Question Formative Assessments In Large Section Courses: Two Studies Illustrating Easy And Effective Use, Andrea Curcio, Gregory Jones, Tanya Washington

Tanya Monique Washington

Do formative assessments, via practice exercises accompanied by generalized feedback, make a difference in student final essay and short-answer examination performance? If so, does the practice help some students more than others? We sought to answer these questions in two studies performed with law students. We also sought to devise a duplicable model for examining those same questions across disciplines. Finally, we hoped to develop an easily workable method to provide practice and feedback to large section courses without unduly burdening faculty. This chapter discusses our findings that practice exercises and generalized feedback formative assessments can be done in large ...


To Flip Or Not To Flip: A Study Of Student Performance And Perceptions In Applied Calculus, Lori Ziegelmeier Feb 2015

To Flip Or Not To Flip: A Study Of Student Performance And Perceptions In Applied Calculus, Lori Ziegelmeier

Lori Beth Ziegelmeier

No abstract provided.


We, The Students And Teachers: Teaching Democratically In The History And Social Studies Classroom, Robert Maloy, Irene Laroche Dec 2014

We, The Students And Teachers: Teaching Democratically In The History And Social Studies Classroom, Robert Maloy, Irene Laroche

Robert W. Maloy

We, the Students and Teachers shows history and social studies educators how to make school classrooms into democratic spaces for teaching and learning. The book offers practical strategies and lesson ideas for transforming democratic theory into instructional practice. It stresses the importance of students and teachers working together to create community and change. The book serves as an essential text for history and social studies teaching methods courses as well as professional development and inservice programs for history and social studies teachers at all grade levels


Thelma Perso And Colleen Hayward, Teaching Indigenous Students: Cultural Awareness And Classroom Strategies For Improving Learning Outcomes, Jacynta Krakouer, Troy Meston Dec 2014

Thelma Perso And Colleen Hayward, Teaching Indigenous Students: Cultural Awareness And Classroom Strategies For Improving Learning Outcomes, Jacynta Krakouer, Troy Meston

Jacynta Krakouer

How can cultural responsiveness towards Indigenous students be truly embedded in teaching
pedagogy and national standards? In this book, Perso and Hayward (2015) seek to provide
teachers with practical tools for working effectively with Indigenous students in school
settings. This book is written with the teacher in mind, presenting a contemporary tone
about the complexities of culturally responsive, quality teaching and learning, across
various stages of teaching and assessment. The authors preface their book by emphasising
the relevance of strategies for all students, thus demystifying the ‘exotification’ of Indigenous
learners, with competencies based upon the individualisation of learning for all ...


Advanced Placement Human Geography And The Reform Of Geographic Education, David Lanegran Dec 2014

Advanced Placement Human Geography And The Reform Of Geographic Education, David Lanegran

David Lanegran, Retired

No abstract provided.


Relationship Between Grades And Learning Mode, John C. Griffith, Donna Roberts, Marian C. Schultz Nov 2014

Relationship Between Grades And Learning Mode, John C. Griffith, Donna Roberts, Marian C. Schultz

John Griffith

A comparison of failure rates and grade distribution was conducted between four learning disciplines utilized by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide: Eagle Vision Classroom (synchronous classroom to classroom), Eagle Vision Home (synchronous home to home), Online and traditional classroom learning environments. Researchers examined 20,677 Embry-Riddle end-of-course student grades from the 2012-2013 academic year. Significant relationships between failing grades and learning environment (modes) were noted in courses from the English, Economics and Mathematics disciplines. Online courses experienced more failures relative to other modes of instruction in Humanities, Mathematics and Economics courses. The traditional classroom-learning mode had fewer failures relative to other modes ...


The Value Of Academic Group Work: An Examination Of Faculty And Student Perceptions, Joanne P. Labeouf, John C. Griffith, Marian C. Schultz Nov 2014

The Value Of Academic Group Work: An Examination Of Faculty And Student Perceptions, Joanne P. Labeouf, John C. Griffith, Marian C. Schultz

John Griffith

This research examined student and instructor perceptions on group work requirements in academic coursework. Results for 330 faculty and 1,589 students were examined. The study found that most faculty believed group work had academic value, had practical work applications and group project grades reflected individual contributions. Most faculty disagreed that all students working on a group project received the same grade regardless of effort; however the majority of students expressed the opposite view. Most students also indicated they would not take a course specifically due to a group project component, but that group work provided practical applications for work ...


Special Education At The Core: Where Do The Common Core State Standards Leave Our Students With Disabilities?, Lisa Beymer Nov 2014

Special Education At The Core: Where Do The Common Core State Standards Leave Our Students With Disabilities?, Lisa Beymer

Lisa Beymer

The oversimplification with which the new Common Core State Standards approach the instruction of students with disabilities leaves much to be desired on the part of the classroom teacher, who is left to determine how the standards will be made accessible for all students. The new standards require increased skill and application across the subject areas. Those students with specific learning needs may require additional support, altered classroom instruction and an increase in staff-to-specialist collaboration. At the same time, the new standards also provide an opportunity for students with disabilities to access higher-level thinking skills that may prove advantageous for ...


Using Twitter To Enhance Engagement In Undergraduate Nutrition Courses, Carrie Hamady, Mary-Jon Ludy, Dawn Anderson, Nailam El-Khechen Aug 2014

Using Twitter To Enhance Engagement In Undergraduate Nutrition Courses, Carrie Hamady, Mary-Jon Ludy, Dawn Anderson, Nailam El-Khechen

Carrie Hamady, MS, RD, LD

No abstract provided.


Perceptions Of Instructors And Students With Respect To Synchronous Video Learning, John Griffith, Marian C. Schultz Aug 2014

Perceptions Of Instructors And Students With Respect To Synchronous Video Learning, John Griffith, Marian C. Schultz

John Griffith

This research examined student and instructor perceptions on preference and perceived effectiveness of a university’s synchronous video learning based course delivery system. Instructors and students responded to surveys that asked if four learning modes (Classroom, Synchronous Classroom, Synchronous Home and Online) were equivalent. They were asked mode (modality) preference, effective in using Synchronous technology, if blending online components to a classroom course benefitted the learning experience, and if Veteran’s Affairs (VA) students chose class offerings based on reimbursement differences. The study found that respondents did not perceive mode to be equivalent, and indicated a preference for classroom instruction ...


International Service-Learning: A Synthesis Of The Research Literature, Roxanne Amerson Aug 2014

International Service-Learning: A Synthesis Of The Research Literature, Roxanne Amerson

Roxanne Amerson

There is an increased effort to prepare students in higher education to work and live in a global world, especially in health-related fields. The focus on global communities with a strong commitment to cultural diversity is a high priority for many institutions of higher learning. To reach this goal, educators need research-based pedagogies to facilitate optimal learning outcomes. This session will look beyond the literature that presents only personal experiences and anecdotal evidence of learning to review research conducted with international service-learning programs. The review of literature includes publications between 1998 and 2012 and documentation as a research study using ...


Digital Landscape: Embracing The Reality, Carol Sternberger Jul 2014

Digital Landscape: Embracing The Reality, Carol Sternberger

Carol S Sternberger

Educators must be responsive to industry’s dynamic, technology rich environment. It is important for universities to move beyond expecting graduates to have isolated technology skills. Designing curricula that will produce graduates who are comfortable using technology and possess the ability to interpret, analyze and synthesize data requires a different approach to education. The paper focuses on the various technologies integrated in a graduate course designed to prepare nurse educators to work in both academic and clinical environments. Best practices, evidence-based methods and integrated concepts from a requisite informatics course were foundational in the course assignments that focused on the ...


Creative, Low-Cost Technology Initiatives For The Active Learning Classroom, Carrie Hamady, Mary-Jon Ludy May 2014

Creative, Low-Cost Technology Initiatives For The Active Learning Classroom, Carrie Hamady, Mary-Jon Ludy

Carrie Hamady, MS, RD, LD

No abstract provided.