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Using Ipads To Motivate Reluctant Readers During Literacy Instruction In Elementary School, Keri A. Mccarthy Sep 2016

Using Ipads To Motivate Reluctant Readers During Literacy Instruction In Elementary School, Keri A. Mccarthy

South Florida Education Research Conference

In today’s classrooms, iPads are used as innovative devices that provide opportunities to help motivate and engage reluctant readers. The purpose of this action research is to explore the benefits of using iPads for literacy learning support and the effect they have on student engagement, motivation, and comprehension reading skills.


Enhanced Alphabet Knowledge In Preschool Children, Ana Paz Dec 2015

Enhanced Alphabet Knowledge In Preschool Children, Ana Paz

South Florida Education Research Conference

Providing a child the opportunity to succeed in school is a main worry of parents and teachers. When children are able to connect letters with their corresponding sounds allows for literacy to grow. Using Enhanced Alphabet Knowledge (EAK) instruction will allow children to evolve their literacy skills by connecting.


Development And Application Of A Multi-Dimensional Strategy For Measuring Fidelity Of Implementation Of A Districtwide Intervention, Gerene K. Starratt, Maria R. Ligas, Russsell W. Clement, Isadore Newman, Steve J. Rios, Latrell Carr Sep 2015

Development And Application Of A Multi-Dimensional Strategy For Measuring Fidelity Of Implementation Of A Districtwide Intervention, Gerene K. Starratt, Maria R. Ligas, Russsell W. Clement, Isadore Newman, Steve J. Rios, Latrell Carr

South Florida Education Research Conference

This symposium describes a multi-dimensional strategy to examine fidelity of implementation in an authentic school district context. An existing large-district peer mentoring program provides an example. The presentation will address development of a logic model to articulate a theory of change; collaborative creation of a data set aligned with essential concepts and research questions; identification of independent, dependent, and covariate variables; issues related to use of big data that include conditioning and transformation of data prior to analysis; operationalization of a strategy to capture fidelity of implementation data from all stakeholders; and ways in which fidelity indicators might be used.


What Are The Effects Of The 6 +1 Writing Traits On The Attitudes And Writing Skills Of Fifth Grade Ells?, Leeann D. Forbes Sep 2015

What Are The Effects Of The 6 +1 Writing Traits On The Attitudes And Writing Skills Of Fifth Grade Ells?, Leeann D. Forbes

South Florida Education Research Conference

In the Bahamas, ELLs consist mainly of Haitian descent students. Unfortunately, this demographic of students continuously score below their Bahamian counterparts in Creative Writing. This research examined the affects the 6 + 1 Writing Traits assessment had on the attitudes and writing abilities of fifteen, fifth grade, Haitian descent students.


The Effects Of Copy-Cover-Compare Intervention On Students’ Spelling Abilities In A 3rd Grade, General Education Classroom Setting, Nicole R. Neto Dec 2014

The Effects Of Copy-Cover-Compare Intervention On Students’ Spelling Abilities In A 3rd Grade, General Education Classroom Setting, Nicole R. Neto

South Florida Education Research Conference

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Users Acceptance Of Online Enrollment Processes In A Higher Education Institution, Luis F. Rodriguez Dec 2014

Users Acceptance Of Online Enrollment Processes In A Higher Education Institution, Luis F. Rodriguez

South Florida Education Research Conference

Little is known about students’ perceptions of online enrollment processes. Student satisfaction is part of the assessment required for accreditation, but evidence suggests that college administrators are oriented to retention and graduation rates rather than to consumer perception. The purpose of this descriptive quantitative study was to develop and validate a model that enables the measurement of online enrollment processes by the analysis of the students’ perceptions. The theoretical framework used to support this study was the process virtualization theory while the conceptual framework was based on Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). TAM is the most valid framework for studying user ...


What Factors Influence Persistence Rates In Active Older Adult Group Exercise Programs?, Jennifer Danilowski Dec 2014

What Factors Influence Persistence Rates In Active Older Adult Group Exercise Programs?, Jennifer Danilowski

South Florida Education Research Conference

The purpose of this research is to determine factors that influence the persistence rates of active older adults participating in group exercise classes. During the study, group participants and instructors in a Florida facility were asked to respond to surveys ascertaining motivational factors regarding participation in active older adult classes. Utilizing participant data, instructors were given a professional development course as part of the treatment. Data indicates participants prefer working in group settings to prevent health related illness, for socialization, and for instructors. Research demonstrates that the instructor plays a critical role in advancing exercise understanding and providing motivation that ...


Engaged Scholarship: A Model For Creating An Education Research Lab, Gerene K. Starratt, Sashay Goodletty, Ivana Fredotovic, Stephanie Auguste, Lauren Shure Dec 2014

Engaged Scholarship: A Model For Creating An Education Research Lab, Gerene K. Starratt, Sashay Goodletty, Ivana Fredotovic, Stephanie Auguste, Lauren Shure

South Florida Education Research Conference

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Higher education, student affairs and lifelong learning


Teachnj: An Evaluation Of Two Years Implementation, Kathe Callahan, Leila Sadeghi Dec 2014

Teachnj: An Evaluation Of Two Years Implementation, Kathe Callahan, Leila Sadeghi

South Florida Education Research Conference

The Teacher Effectiveness and Accountability for the Children of New Jersey (TEACHNJ) Act was adopted by the New Jersey legislature in August 2012 with the intent to raise student achievement by improving the overall quality of instruction. As a result of this act, new teacher evaluation systems are being introduced in school districts across the state in an effort to more accurately assess teacher performance. The new teacher evaluations will be based on multiple classroom observations as well as the academic achievement of their students as measured on standardized tests. In addition, professional development opportunities are likely to change under ...