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From Large To Small Classes: A Classroom Window, Boris Handal, Marguerite Maher, Kevin Watson May 2016

From Large To Small Classes: A Classroom Window, Boris Handal, Marguerite Maher, Kevin Watson

Boris Handal

Over the past three decades the class size debate has been prominent in
not only educational discourse but also the subject of public opinion and
politics. While much has been debated about the instructional benefits
and the financial implications of low teacher to student ratios, little has
been written about how teachers teach when they teach smaller classes.
Do they continue to use the same teaching strategies employed to teach
larger classes or do they use different strategies and if so, what are those
teaching strategies and why are they used? This study examined over
one thousand teacher responses to ...


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.


Southeast Asian American Undergraduate Achievement In Higher Education, Kimberly Truong, Ronald Brown, Tryan Mcmickens Aug 2015

Southeast Asian American Undergraduate Achievement In Higher Education, Kimberly Truong, Ronald Brown, Tryan Mcmickens

Ronald Brown

No abstract provided.


Southeast Asian Americans Transitioning From High School To College, Tryan Mcmickens, Ronald Brown, Kimberly Truong Aug 2015

Southeast Asian Americans Transitioning From High School To College, Tryan Mcmickens, Ronald Brown, Kimberly Truong

Ronald Brown

No abstract provided.


Desk-Based Evaluation Of Workbooks And Textbooks, Mary Kimani, Rachel Outhred, Jenny Wilkinson, Marion Meiers Jul 2015

Desk-Based Evaluation Of Workbooks And Textbooks, Mary Kimani, Rachel Outhred, Jenny Wilkinson, Marion Meiers

Marion Meiers

Report to South Africa UNICEF Country Office


Forming A Coalition To Decrease Freshout Rampup Time In The Engineering Workplace: A Business Plan For An Academic, Industry, And Government Partnership, Steven Villachica, Donald Plumlee Dec 2014

Forming A Coalition To Decrease Freshout Rampup Time In The Engineering Workplace: A Business Plan For An Academic, Industry, And Government Partnership, Steven Villachica, Donald Plumlee

Steven W. Villachica

Having spent more than three years trying to change the engineering curriculum at one university, the Engineering Education Research to Practice (E2R2P) team has realized that wonder workshops for faculty, visible redesigns of courses, and other subsystem solutions don’t work. Stated simply, engineering faculty often face significant time barriers to implementing research-based instructional strategies. Changing the curriculum requires re-engineering the larger engineering education system and the ways in which it academic, government, and industry components interact to produce and onboard newly hired and graduated “freshout” engineers. In other words, there is an unmet need to use systems engineering to ...


Creating A Stem Identity: Investment With Return, Janet Callahan, Patricia Pyke, Susan Shadle, R. Eric Landrum Dec 2014

Creating A Stem Identity: Investment With Return, Janet Callahan, Patricia Pyke, Susan Shadle, R. Eric Landrum

R. Eric Landrum

Establishing a strong STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) identity at Boise State University, a metropolitan campus with approximately 3,655 undergraduate STEM students and a total undergraduate enrollment of approximately 19,042 (16,136 FTE) has been an important step toward creating a climate conducive to facilitating fundamental change. Examples of such change include building collaborations among faculty within and across departments, establishing the identity of students as part of a community beyond their chosen major, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of university systems, and perhaps most importantly, developing a framework to think deliberately about ways to effect change ...


Supporting Graduate Employability From Generalist Disciplines Through Employer And Private Institution Collaboration, Shelley Kinash, Linda Crane, Mark Schulz, Sally Kift, Kirsty Mitchell, Matthew Mclean, Laura Hougaz, Cecily Knight, David Dowling Dec 2014

Supporting Graduate Employability From Generalist Disciplines Through Employer And Private Institution Collaboration, Shelley Kinash, Linda Crane, Mark Schulz, Sally Kift, Kirsty Mitchell, Matthew Mclean, Laura Hougaz, Cecily Knight, David Dowling

Linda Crane

Aims: The aims of this project are to collect, collate and disseminate existing best practice strategies and emerging innovations to improve employability of higher education graduates from the disciplines of humanities, visual/performing arts, life sciences and computer science. The project will derive and disseminate recommended practical strategies to improve graduate employability.

Abstract: The project addresses how educators and employers can best support graduate employability. Employability means that higher education institutions and employers have supported knowledge, skills and attributes leading to career success for graduates. The focus is on generalist disciplines including visual/performing arts, life sciences, humanities and computer ...


Student Created Websites: Demonstration Of Information Literacy Skills, Sarah Beckman, Cheryl Sorge, Tabitha Bane Dec 2014

Student Created Websites: Demonstration Of Information Literacy Skills, Sarah Beckman, Cheryl Sorge, Tabitha Bane

Sarah J. Beckman

Senior students are held accountable for learning outcomes in a junior level informatics course. Design skills were applied in the creation of websites used for classroom presentations on select leadership topics. These websites were used as educational tools in the practice setting. Two websites will be featured.


Millinnals Educated And Empowered With Technology, Sarah Beckman, Cheryl Sorge, Tabitha Bane Dec 2014

Millinnals Educated And Empowered With Technology, Sarah Beckman, Cheryl Sorge, Tabitha Bane

Sarah J. Beckman

How do faculty meet the “net generation” learning needs? The challenge of engaging students was accomplished in this senior leadership course using a variety of strategies. Course requirements included a classroom presentation, multimedia applications, and a quality improvement project completed in a 90 hour practicum. Student-developed websites will be featured and evaluated for design, flow, evidence-based information, credibility, currency, and relevancy to practice. Learning outcomes will be assessed using undergraduate curriculum foundations. Participants will be invited to share strategies that were successful for them in engaging the net generation in meaningful coursework.


Marc Jr. For Techboston Academy: Evaluating The Effectiveness Of A Guidance Curriculum For 11th Grade Students In An Urban Setting, Carly Holbrook, Jill Amicangelo, Laura Hayden Dec 2014

Marc Jr. For Techboston Academy: Evaluating The Effectiveness Of A Guidance Curriculum For 11th Grade Students In An Urban Setting, Carly Holbrook, Jill Amicangelo, Laura Hayden

Laura A Hayden

The field of school counseling is becoming increasingly evidence-based and results-driven. As a way to help Massachusetts’ schools develop school counseling programs, the Massachusetts School Counselors Association created the Massachusetts Accountability Report Card (MARC). We are school counseling interns at TechBoston Academy, a Boston Public School. Over the course of the 2010-2011 school year, we measured the effectiveness of our interventions and compiled them into a “MARC Jr.” The information we will present is a review of our MARC Jr., which focused on our school counseling curriculum for 11th grade students.


Millinnals Educated And Empowered With Technology, Sarah Beckman, Cheryl Sorge, Tabitha Bane Dec 2014

Millinnals Educated And Empowered With Technology, Sarah Beckman, Cheryl Sorge, Tabitha Bane

Cheryl L Bruick-Sorge

How do faculty meet the “net generation” learning needs? The challenge of engaging students was accomplished in this senior leadership course using a variety of strategies. Course requirements included a classroom presentation, multimedia applications, and a quality improvement project completed in a 90 hour practicum. Student-developed websites will be featured and evaluated for design, flow, evidence-based information, credibility, currency, and relevancy to practice. Learning outcomes will be assessed using undergraduate curriculum foundations. Participants will be invited to share strategies that were successful for them in engaging the net generation in meaningful coursework.


Student Created Websites: Demonstration Of Information Literacy Skills, Sarah Beckman, Cheryl Sorge, Tabitha Bane Dec 2014

Student Created Websites: Demonstration Of Information Literacy Skills, Sarah Beckman, Cheryl Sorge, Tabitha Bane

Cheryl L Bruick-Sorge

Senior students are held accountable for learning outcomes in a junior level informatics course. Design skills were applied in the creation of websites used for classroom presentations on select leadership topics. These websites were used as educational tools in the practice setting. Two websites will be featured.


Interview With Ben Mikaelsen, Stanley Steiner, James Armstrong Dec 2014

Interview With Ben Mikaelsen, Stanley Steiner, James Armstrong

James Armstrong

No abstract provided.


Interview With Louis Sachar, James Armstrong, Stanley Steiner Dec 2014

Interview With Louis Sachar, James Armstrong, Stanley Steiner

James Armstrong

No abstract provided.


Creating And Marketing Your Demo Cd, Daniel Rager Dec 2014

Creating And Marketing Your Demo Cd, Daniel Rager

Dan Rager

A "one stop book" used in ALL genres of music today and is a required text for many college and university music business courses.

A complete guide on how to create successful DEMO's along with the tools of the trade on getting published, Record deals, Funding, obtaining Copyrights, Contracts, Press Kits, Band business, Touring and much more.

This book is an insightfully direct and informational text without the fluff of other musical books on the subject. It shows the MAZE and money flow of the music business and has a listing of 680 Publishing companies and 125 Record labels ...


The Australian Baccalaureate: A Preliminary Study, Christine Cunningham Dec 2014

The Australian Baccalaureate: A Preliminary Study, Christine Cunningham

Dr. Christine Cunningham

DURING THE 2010 AUSTRALIAN federal election campaign, the Gillard Government announced plans for a new, internationally recognised senior-school qualification termed the Australian Baccalaureate. This paper details a research project on the new Australian Baccalaureate which investigated its proposed aims, framework and timeline for planning and implementation. The intent of the project was to analyse both the practical and political implications of adding an elite level of secondary curriculum to the roll out of the K-12 Australian Curriculum; compare it to the longer standing International Baccalaureate; and examine the Australian Baccalaureate within the context of internationalising Australia's curriculum qualifications.


Professional Learning Communities: What Are The Important Questions For An Educator To Ensure A Sustainable Community?, Catherine Pearn Nov 2014

Professional Learning Communities: What Are The Important Questions For An Educator To Ensure A Sustainable Community?, Catherine Pearn

Catherine Pearn

No abstract provided.


Critical Components Of Transforming Teaching And Leading: Recognizing Educational Success Professional Excellence, And Collaborative Teaching (Respect), Samuel Hinton Nov 2014

Critical Components Of Transforming Teaching And Leading: Recognizing Educational Success Professional Excellence, And Collaborative Teaching (Respect), Samuel Hinton

Samuel Hinton

The purpose of this commentary is to disseminate significant content and to trigger discussion on the seven components of “A Blueprint for R.E.S.P.E.C.T. RECOGNIZING EDUCATIONAL SUCCESS, PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AND COLLABORATIVE TEACHING (2012).” Teacher preparation programs in the United States are moving in the direction of a clinical model. Some reasons for doing so are to facilitate teacher leadership and respect, earn higher professional recognition, acquire higher financial compensation, and embrace more collaborative teaching. This formula should lead to American students receiving an education that meets competitive global standards. Highly effective teachers accelerate student learning ...


Cold Water: Women And Girls Of Lira, Uganda, Jody Mcbrien, Julia Byers Nov 2014

Cold Water: Women And Girls Of Lira, Uganda, Jody Mcbrien, Julia Byers

Jody Lynn McBrien Ph.D.

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 ...


Bridge To A Millennium, Daniel Rager Nov 2014

Bridge To A Millennium, Daniel Rager

Dan Rager

1) Sedona (D. Rager) 2) As Torrents in Summer (Elgar/D. Rager) 3) Percussive Soundscapes - 4 mvts, percussion septet (D. Rager) 4) Ever Endeavor (D. Rager) 5) Bridge to a Millennium - Symphony No. 1 (D. Rager)


Colours Of Saratov, Daniel Rager, Natalya Rager Nov 2014

Colours Of Saratov, Daniel Rager, Natalya Rager

Dan Rager

The International Orchestral and Symphonic Wind Music of Dan Rager


Large Scale Writing Assessment Models: Afghanistan, Juliette Mendelovits, Tom Lumley Nov 2014

Large Scale Writing Assessment Models: Afghanistan, Juliette Mendelovits, Tom Lumley

Juliette Mendelovits

No abstract provided.


Uganda And Dominican: The Evolution Of A Partnership, Leeann Bartolini, Sr. Carla Kovack Nov 2014

Uganda And Dominican: The Evolution Of A Partnership, Leeann Bartolini, Sr. Carla Kovack

LeeAnn Bartolini

No abstract available


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 ...


Education Resources In Remote Australian Indigenous Community Dog Health Programs: A Comparison Of Community And Extra-Community-Produced Resources, Sophie Constable, Roselyn Dixon, Robert Dixon Nov 2014

Education Resources In Remote Australian Indigenous Community Dog Health Programs: A Comparison Of Community And Extra-Community-Produced Resources, Sophie Constable, Roselyn Dixon, Robert Dixon

Rose Dixon

Commercial dog health programs in Australian Indigenous communities are a relatively recent occurrence. Health promotion for these programs is an even more recent development, and lacks data on effective practices. This paper analyses 38 resources created by veterinary-community partnerships in Indigenous communities, to 71 resources available through local veterinary service providers. On average, community-produced resources used significantly more of the resource area as image, more imagery as communicative rather than decorative images, larger fonts and smaller segments of text and used images of people with a range of skin tones. As well as informal registers of Standard Australian English, community-produced ...


Approaches To Dog Health Education Programs In Australian Rural And Remote Indigenous Communities: Four Case Studies, S Constable, R Dixon, R Dixon, J Toribio Nov 2014

Approaches To Dog Health Education Programs In Australian Rural And Remote Indigenous Communities: Four Case Studies, S Constable, R Dixon, R Dixon, J Toribio

Rose Dixon

Dog health in rural and remote Australian Indigenous communities is below urban averages in numerous respects. Many Indigenous communities have called for knowledge sharing in this area. However, dog health education programs are in their infancy, and lack data on effective practices. Without this core knowledge, health promotion efforts cannot progress effectively. This paper discusses a strategy that draws from successful approaches in human health and indigenous education, such as dadirri, and culturally respectful community engagement and development. Negotiating an appropriate education program is explored in its practical application through four case studies. Though each case was unique, the comparison ...