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Introduction To The Msp-Pe Special Issue On Math And Science Partnership Program: A First Comprehensive Evaluation, Kenneth K. Wong, Robert K. Yin, Patricia Moyer-Packenham, Jennifer Scherer Oct 2008

Introduction To The Msp-Pe Special Issue On Math And Science Partnership Program: A First Comprehensive Evaluation, Kenneth K. Wong, Robert K. Yin, Patricia Moyer-Packenham, Jennifer Scherer

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

The United States faces significant challenges in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (often collectively referred to as STEM). Numerous reports from governmental, scientific, and civic communities have raised concerns over the quality of STEM education at all levels of the educational system, the shortage in the STEM labor force, and the decreasing competitiveness of student performance in STEM fields at the international level.


Virtual Manipulatives Used By K-8 Teachers For Mathematics Instruction: Considering Mathematical, Cognitive, And Pedagogical Fidelity, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham, Gwenanne Salkind, Johnna J. Bolyard Jan 2008

Virtual Manipulatives Used By K-8 Teachers For Mathematics Instruction: Considering Mathematical, Cognitive, And Pedagogical Fidelity, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham, Gwenanne Salkind, Johnna J. Bolyard

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

This study examined teachers’ uses of virtual manipulatives across grades K-8 after participating in a professional development institute in which manipulatives and technology were the major resources used throughout all of the activities. Researchers analyzed 95 lesson summaries in which classroom teachers described their uses of virtual manipulatives during school mathematics instruction. The findings indicated that the content in a majority of the lessons focused on two National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (2000a) standards: Number & Operations and Geometry. Virtual geoboards, pattern blocks, base-10 blocks, and tangrams were the applets used most often by teachers. The ways teachers used the ...


The Assessment Of Mathematics And Science Teacher Quality, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham, Johnna J. Bolyard, Anastasia Kitsantas, Hana Oh Jan 2008

The Assessment Of Mathematics And Science Teacher Quality, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham, Johnna J. Bolyard, Anastasia Kitsantas, Hana Oh

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

The purpose of this study was to examine the types of instruments being used to document mathematics and science teacher quality characteristics in 48 nationally funded mathematics and science education awards. Each of the 48 projects operationalized teacher quality and determined how to assess it. The main research questions examined the instruments awardees used to gather data on mathematics and science teacher quality, and the main characteristics of teachers examined by awardees. Results showed that awardees most frequently used surveys or questionnaires to assess characteristics of mathematics and science teacher quality. The most common teacher characteristics examined by awardees' included ...


Lessons Learned From Test Writing, Todd Campbell Jan 2008

Lessons Learned From Test Writing, Todd Campbell

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

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Do You Want To Know What I Learned? Using Informational Trade Books As Models To Teach Text Structure, Sylvia Read, D. Ray Reutzel, P. Fawson Jan 2008

Do You Want To Know What I Learned? Using Informational Trade Books As Models To Teach Text Structure, Sylvia Read, D. Ray Reutzel, P. Fawson

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. Informational text is an important resource for classroom teachers that places unique comprehension demands on young students. Research on teaching expository text structure to young children shows that explicit instruction improves student comprehension. This practical article addresses how to use "well-structured" expository trade book titles to teach text structure. A lesson plan template and an extended example of an explicit lesson on order/sequence are provided.


A Review Of The Literature On Mathematics And Science Teacher Quality, Johnna J. Bolyard, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham Jan 2008

A Review Of The Literature On Mathematics And Science Teacher Quality, Johnna J. Bolyard, Patricia S. Moyer-Packenham

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

A large body of literature exists that examines teacher quality characteristics and the relationship of indicators of those characteristics to teacher effectiveness. This existing research literature broadly views teacher quality research without illuminating specific areas of teacher quality, such as mathematics and science. In an effort to focus the literature base for researchers and policymakers more narrowly, this review specifically examines teacher quality as it relates to mathematics and science teaching and learning. The review highlights key policy and practitioner perspectives, provides a focused synthesis on current research findings on mathematics and science teacher quality, and suggests areas of research ...