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The Effects Of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports On Student Achievement And Other Outcomes, Gail Pamela Angus Jan 2011

The Effects Of School-Wide Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports On Student Achievement And Other Outcomes, Gail Pamela Angus

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports (SWPBIS) on student academic performance and other outcomes. The participants in the study are eight middle schools from an urban Southern California school district that were mandated to implement SWPBIS in 2005.


An Integrated Approach To Writing: Using Writer's Workshop, Step Up To Writing And Six Traits Of Writing To Teach The California State Standards, Daisy Marie Tawney Jan 2007

An Integrated Approach To Writing: Using Writer's Workshop, Step Up To Writing And Six Traits Of Writing To Teach The California State Standards, Daisy Marie Tawney

Theses Digitization Project

This project researcher designed, implemented and collected data on an integrated approach to writing instruction for her third grade students in the Etiwanda School District. The literature review showed the importance of teaching students the purpose for writing, the traits of writing and the process of writing. Research showed the effectiveness of teaching students the six traits of writing and the writing process as indicated by student writing achievement scores.


Motivating Readers Through Policies And Classroom Practices, Christi Lynn Worthington Jan 2007

Motivating Readers Through Policies And Classroom Practices, Christi Lynn Worthington

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project examined the role of motivation on literacy, through a specific method of teaching called Concept Oriented Reading Instruction (CORI). The CORI program is designed to encourage reading motivation and comprehension through thematic teaching strategies designed around science concepts.


Using Standardized Test Reading Comprehension Software To Improve Student Academic Achievement In Reading Comprehension, Andy James Kubitza Jan 2007

Using Standardized Test Reading Comprehension Software To Improve Student Academic Achievement In Reading Comprehension, Andy James Kubitza

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this quantitative design research study for fourth grade students was to examine whether a web-based Standardized Test Preparation Intervention for reading comprehension was more effective and efficient in improving student academic achievement in reading comprehension than a paper-based Standarized Test Preparation Intervention. It was found that the paper-based reading comprehension intervention was equally effective as the web-based.


The Use Of Reciprocal Teaching As A Mediational Tool To Enhance Reading Comprehension, Luz Elena Nguyen Jan 2007

The Use Of Reciprocal Teaching As A Mediational Tool To Enhance Reading Comprehension, Luz Elena Nguyen

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project was to study how Reciprocal Teaching can best serve students in a third grade classroom for reading comprehension. A curriculum was developed to help the classroom teacher find a better way to teach reading comprehension using four important reading strategies: predicting, summarzing, clarifying and questioning. Several mediated tools were developed to enhance reading comprehension with clear explanations on how to implement Reciprocal Teaching with the current curriculum and California Standards on comprehension.


Dual-Language Drama As A Door To Classic Literature, Ezekiel Glenn Stear Jan 2007

Dual-Language Drama As A Door To Classic Literature, Ezekiel Glenn Stear

Theses Digitization Project

The author believes that the mediation of classic literature through drama would increase student's opportunity for academic success on the secondary and post-secondary levels of education. This project develops curriculum and materials using dramatic adaptations of ancient literature created by the author.


Increasing Fluency In Struggling Readers Through Newspaper Reading, Kimberly Bonice Koch Jan 2007

Increasing Fluency In Struggling Readers Through Newspaper Reading, Kimberly Bonice Koch

Theses Digitization Project

The focus on this study was on improving the oral reading fluency of third grade students who struggle in reading. One third grade teacher and six of her students participated in this 4 week study that examined the effect on fluency of newspaper reading and various constructive reading and engagement activites. These six students were assigned to an Optimal Learning Model pull-out fluency instruction using the newspaper as text. Results from the Developmental Reading Assessment instrument reveal significantly improved effects in the number if miscues, correct words per minute, and prosody for the six students. From the results, it is ...


Creating A School Based Family Literacy Institute, Teresa Ann Cimino Jan 2007

Creating A School Based Family Literacy Institute, Teresa Ann Cimino

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to assist parents, through the development of a school-based Family Literacy Institute, to learn to actively help their children when they read at home. The study will teach parents how to pick appropriate books for and with their children and use them as a read aloud. It is, also, to get parents involved with their children's literacy development and to support their educational experiences from elementary school through high school.


21st Century Skills For 21st Century Learners, Jennifer Lynne Shopshear Jan 2007

21st Century Skills For 21st Century Learners, Jennifer Lynne Shopshear

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the project was to develop and implement a survey for the purpose of better understanding how teacher's attitude affect their ability to achieve success and overcome challenges associated with the implementation of a 1 on 1 Learning Program. This project was intended to increase awareness as to how teachers currently use technology, their attitudes about the technology they use, and their perceptions as to how students will use technology. Research in this study affirms this can improve teacher/student achievements; promote creativity and motivation through effective communication. The significance of this project was to identify teacher ...


Crime And The Sorcerer's Stone: Using Harry Potter To Teach Theories Of Crime, Julie Elizabeth Humphrey Jan 2007

Crime And The Sorcerer's Stone: Using Harry Potter To Teach Theories Of Crime, Julie Elizabeth Humphrey

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to take a piece of popular culture, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and use it as a pedagogical tool in a graduate criminal theory course to serve as a pilot study. Evaluation data showed that using the Sorcerer's Stone is an effective way to teach students how to apply criminological theory hypothetical examples of behavior.


Use Of Read Alouds To Increase Reading Comprehension, Heather Cynthia Williams Jan 2006

Use Of Read Alouds To Increase Reading Comprehension, Heather Cynthia Williams

Theses Digitization Project

There is a shift from learning to read towards reading to learn beginning in the fourth grade. This project focuses on the use of read alouds to teach concepts such as inference, generalization, and drawing conclusions to increase reading comprehension in fourth graders.


Measure It!: Developing An Electronic Resource For Scientific Measurement Skills, Gregory Berenato Jan 2005

Measure It!: Developing An Electronic Resource For Scientific Measurement Skills, Gregory Berenato

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the project was to develop an electronic resource that would provide a tutorial for students and offer opportunities for practice of measurement skills.


Online Tutor Training: An Alternative To Person-To-Person Training, David James Reyes Jan 2005

Online Tutor Training: An Alternative To Person-To-Person Training, David James Reyes

Theses Digitization Project

This project examines the creation of an online tutor training Web site designed to teach those tutors at the California State University, San Bernardino's Learning Center who cannot attend tutor training in person. The training Web site utilizes the instructional design ADDIE model.


Adult Learning Outcomes Based On Course Delivery Methodology, Timothy Edward Jenkins Jan 2005

Adult Learning Outcomes Based On Course Delivery Methodology, Timothy Edward Jenkins

Theses Digitization Project

This study compared student satisfaction and academic performance in online and face-to-face classes. 105 ITT Technical Institute students who were simultaneously enrolled in one online course and two on-campus courses were surveyed and interviewed. Factors examined included student to instructor communication, student to student interaction, content selection for online courses and course management for online courses. Sixty-four percent of the students did not pass their online courses and expressed dissatisfaction with the learning process. Course components and processes that could be improved were identified.


The Pros And Cons Of Using Technology In Primary Education, Astrid Ryterband Jan 2005

The Pros And Cons Of Using Technology In Primary Education, Astrid Ryterband

Theses Digitization Project

The aim of this thesis is to examine computer technology as an educative tool in primary education and to discover how it's affecting instruction and learning. The writer of this thesis believes that the integration of literacy and computer technology can be successful, provide that government, administration, faculty, parents and students work together.


Improving Student Achievement Through Parent Involvement, Bridget Anderson Hardesty Jan 2005

Improving Student Achievement Through Parent Involvement, Bridget Anderson Hardesty

Theses Digitization Project

This project consisted of four parent workshops designed to examine and strengthen home-school communication for Banks Elementary School students, teachers, and parents. The goals of the workshops were to improve parent-teacher relations, increase parent usage of school resources, and increase parent student interaction in the home. Workshop topics included providing parents with information on state-mandated testing, literacy issues, reading strategies, and homework.


Implementing The Teaching Strategy: "Identifying Similarities And Differences", Karilyn Dangleis Jan 2004

Implementing The Teaching Strategy: "Identifying Similarities And Differences", Karilyn Dangleis

Theses Digitization Project

In order to enhance academic achievement it is necessary to implement a teaching strategy which provides students with tools needed to improve classroom performance. This study will produce data showing whether the implementation of "Indentifying Similarities and Differences" is an effective teaching strategy.


Development Of A Website To Improve Communication And Learning, Rebecca Sue Bonheim Jan 2004

Development Of A Website To Improve Communication And Learning, Rebecca Sue Bonheim

Theses Digitization Project

This project was developed to address the complex issue of disseminating information to high school students via the World Wide Web. Topics include: the need for greater communication among instructors, students and parents, the need to utilize instructional design techniques, the backwards design process in the development of web based projects; and the need to integrate internet technology for promoting instruction and learning.


Visual Literacy In Kindergarten: How Can Visual Literacy Be Used As A Tool To Promote Student Learning In The Kindergarten Classroom?, Arcelia Anguiano Jan 2004

Visual Literacy In Kindergarten: How Can Visual Literacy Be Used As A Tool To Promote Student Learning In The Kindergarten Classroom?, Arcelia Anguiano

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is to create a guide for planning effective use of visuals. Recent studies demonstrate the effectiveness of using visuals in classroom instruction, including the fact that English language learners benefit from using this tool.


Zoophonics Keyboards: A Venue For Technology Integration In Kindergarten, Marie Bess Forst Jan 2004

Zoophonics Keyboards: A Venue For Technology Integration In Kindergarten, Marie Bess Forst

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the project was to create a program of instruction that seamlessly meshed with my current emergent literacy curriculum, a popularly used phonics program entitled Zoo-phonics, which can easily be applied by other kindergarten teachers using the same phonics instruction program.


Eureka: A Gold Rush Play Integrating The Performing Arts Into Elementary Social Studies Curriculum, Jean Collins Merrill Jan 2004

Eureka: A Gold Rush Play Integrating The Performing Arts Into Elementary Social Studies Curriculum, Jean Collins Merrill

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is two-fold. The first purpose is to explore the benefits of incorporating the arts in the education of all students. Incorporating the arts into other curricular areas enhances learning and makes it more meaningful to the student. The second purpose is to develop a performance program that brings the California Gold Rush era and the cultural diversity of that period of history alive.


A Multimedia Website For The Battle Of Gettysburg, Mark Norman Rasmussen Jan 2004

A Multimedia Website For The Battle Of Gettysburg, Mark Norman Rasmussen

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis explains the development of a website for eighth graders about the Battle of Gettysburg. One purpose of the project is to provide several primary source documents, pictures, video from a reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg, clips from movies about the Civil War, and other material that suppport the students in their learning. The second purpose is to fulffill standard 8.10 of History-Social Science Content Standards for eight grade. This project will help students fulfill this requirement.


The Effects Of Cooperative Learning On Student Attitude And Achievement In A Middle School Science Classroom, Elizabeth Ann Krome Jan 2004

The Effects Of Cooperative Learning On Student Attitude And Achievement In A Middle School Science Classroom, Elizabeth Ann Krome

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project was to test the hypothesis that student enthusiasm, participation, and comprehension would increase when using cooperative learning techniques in a classroom context.


Enhancing Foreign Language Learning Through The Integration Of Computer Technology, Suzanne Florence Marsolais-Johnson Jan 2004

Enhancing Foreign Language Learning Through The Integration Of Computer Technology, Suzanne Florence Marsolais-Johnson

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis demonstrates the effectiveness of using computer technology and the Internet to enhance classroom teaching. A variety of computer and internet based projects that complement lessons initiated by the classroom teacher provide real life situations for additional practice, reinforcement, motivation and greater student achievement.


The Art Of Self-Discovery: Integrative Opportunities For Alternative Settings, Mary Elizabeth Harrigan Jan 2004

The Art Of Self-Discovery: Integrative Opportunities For Alternative Settings, Mary Elizabeth Harrigan

Theses Digitization Project

This study examines the literature on identifying alternative methods of coming to a deeper understanding of one's physical, mental, and spiritual self. It provides information on one particular alternative program, and presents lesson ideas and options that demonstrate how an art-based emphasis in elective coursework can allow for the next step in each student's journey of personal growth and development.


Applying Technology To Meet Correctional Educator Needs, Susan Marie Bley Jan 2004

Applying Technology To Meet Correctional Educator Needs, Susan Marie Bley

Theses Digitization Project

This study focuses on defining correctional education and correctional educators and identifying characteristics of correctional students. This study specifically focuses on the Tri-County Correctional Education Association. A Web site has been developed for this association in order to support and inform the correctional educators.


Teacher Attitude Towards Technology: Usage In K-2 Classrooms, Lilia Reyes Granillo Jan 2004

Teacher Attitude Towards Technology: Usage In K-2 Classrooms, Lilia Reyes Granillo

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis is designed for teachers in early elementary education. It focuses on how and if, these teachers are integrating technology while meeting the many State Standards required by the State of California.


Developing And Implementing A Peer Tutoring Program At The Middle School Level, Mark Derryl Witvliet Jan 2004

Developing And Implementing A Peer Tutoring Program At The Middle School Level, Mark Derryl Witvliet

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to design a peer tutoring program in the middle school setting that help students who are not reaching their full potential.


Designing An Online Support Community For Novice Computer Users, Thomas Hubbard Caswell Jan 2004

Designing An Online Support Community For Novice Computer Users, Thomas Hubbard Caswell

Theses Digitization Project

This project seeks to identify characteristics of successful online communities and apply them to designing and prototyping an online discussion forum where novice computer users can share computer questions and answers. Usability and sociability are identified as essential goals in the development of online communities. Appropriate and effective Computer Mediated Communication (CMC) software is evaluated and selected to run the discussion forum.


Improving Communication In A Transportation Company By Using A Web Page, Cristina Logofatu Jan 2004

Improving Communication In A Transportation Company By Using A Web Page, Cristina Logofatu

Theses Digitization Project

The Internet has become a very powerful tool in improving communication, making it easier, more convenient, and faster to access or exchange information. This project takes advantage of the strengths the Internet provides by improving communication by developing a web site for a transportation company.