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Changing Course Requirements For The Chemistry Major And For The Acs Certified Chemistry Major, The College At Brockport, College Senate Dec 2011

Changing Course Requirements For The Chemistry Major And For The Acs Certified Chemistry Major, The College At Brockport, College Senate

College Senate Resolutions

Requiring a foundation course for inorganic chemistry and removing elective requirement. For the ACS certified BS degree in chemistry also allowing more upper-division electives. Accepted by President Halstead 2/20/12 - Effective Immediately


Change Course Requirements For The Biochemistry Major, The College At Brockport, College Senate Dec 2011

Change Course Requirements For The Biochemistry Major, The College At Brockport, College Senate

College Senate Resolutions

Requiring a foundation course for inorganic chemistry, adding a lab course for physical chemistry for life sciences, and removing requirement of analytical chemistry. Accepted by President Halstead 2/20/12 - Effective Immediately


Using Reader's Theater To Engage Struggling Readers In A Fifth Grade Urban Setting, Eric Bellinger Dec 2011

Using Reader's Theater To Engage Struggling Readers In A Fifth Grade Urban Setting, Eric Bellinger

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to investigate the benefits of reader’s theater and how it related to student’s engagement, fluency and comprehension development. Two fifth grade case study students were chosen to participate in the six-week study. The students both attend an urban school and are from low-income families. Both students were recommended by the reading specialist to help improve their reading fluency and comprehension skills. In order to determine the effectiveness of reader’s theater, several forms of data collection were used. Observational notes, interview questions, running records and comprehension questions were chosen to gather the ...


Multimodal Texts And Student Motivation In School Writing, Jenna Cortash Dec 2011

Multimodal Texts And Student Motivation In School Writing, Jenna Cortash

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this research is to explain the benefits of using multimodal texts in a classroom environment. So much emphasis is placed on fluency, accuracy of words read, expression and pace. While these elements are crucial for successful readers, I aim to suggest that a reader can demonstrate reading behaviors with wordless picture books. Students generate a storyline, and feel ownership toward the book because they have connection. Every student will notice various details and not everyone's story will be alike. The research questions that will be answered in my work are 1) How can a teacher use ...


Unraveling Anti-Federalist Ideology Through A Conceptual Framework Of Natural Rights, Jacob D. Solt Dec 2011

Unraveling Anti-Federalist Ideology Through A Conceptual Framework Of Natural Rights, Jacob D. Solt

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This master thesis begins with a detailed telling of the history of the Anti-Federalist movement. At the time, the United States was undergoing a huge change. The entire government was in the process of being replaced with a fundamentally different one. Dismantling all pre-existing state and local governments, and forming one unitary government. Some people were understandably fearful of this and Anti-Federalism was born.

The Anti-Federalist group was extremely diverse, with internal disagreements on nearly every concept. The author argues that the one thing that all Anti-Federalists mutually agreed upon was the existence of inalienable natural rights including the natural ...


Hands-On Or Hands-Off: Effective Elements Of Elementary Social Studies Hands-On Lessons, Justin Jackson Dec 2011

Hands-On Or Hands-Off: Effective Elements Of Elementary Social Studies Hands-On Lessons, Justin Jackson

Senior Honors Theses

In today’s American school system a hole has begun to form in elementary schools as social studies education has been on the decline, or in some cases, cut out entirely in order to allow more time for mathematics and literacy instruction. Modern educators have begun to acknowledge this gap and want to develop new ways of instructing social studies as a way to keep the subject current, interesting, and effective. Hands-on learning may be one solution for this issue. The purpose of this study was to describe what happened in regard to students’ understanding of and engagement in social ...


The Achiever: December 2011, The College At Brockport Dec 2011

The Achiever: December 2011, The College At Brockport

EOP Newsletters

The College at Brockport Educational Opportunity Program Newsletter:

Contents:

-From the Director p.1
-Tutoring Center p.1
-Financial Aid News p.2
-Students Spotlight p.3
-XAE Induction Ceremony p.4


The Effect Of Family Literacy On Kindergarten Success, Tracey Miranda Burgio Nov 2011

The Effect Of Family Literacy On Kindergarten Success, Tracey Miranda Burgio

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The Effect of Family Literacy on Kindergarten Success study took place in a rural school district located in western New York. Five students were randomly chosen out of a kindergarten class that contained sixteen students. Parent surveys, a teacher interview and four classroom observations were conducted in order to collect research. Data was analyzed and four conclusions were made. Conversation is an important part of students' success in kindergarten. Parents included creative responses when answering what types of literacy activities they participate in with their children. Few parents reported daily reading and writing activities with their children. Lastly, it was ...


Sabbatical Task Force Report, The College At Brockport, College Senate Oct 2011

Sabbatical Task Force Report, The College At Brockport, College Senate

College Senate Resolutions

Recommend approval of the recommendations made by the Sabbatical Task Force


Communication Graduate Curriculum: Slight Changes, The College At Brockport, College Senate Oct 2011

Communication Graduate Curriculum: Slight Changes, The College At Brockport, College Senate

College Senate Resolutions

Revise the required course offerings in the Graduate Curriculum: Require CMC 601, Quantitative Methods AND CMC 602, Qualitative Methods, Require 9 credits of electives instead of 12 credits. FYI to President Halstead - Received and Acknowledged by President Halstead 2/20/12 - Effective Immediately.


Teacher Perceptions Of The School Counselors Role, Jenna M. Marchetta Oct 2011

Teacher Perceptions Of The School Counselors Role, Jenna M. Marchetta

Counselor Education Master's Theses

This manuscript examines faculty perceptions of the school counselor’s role. The study takes place in a rural intermediate school district where the participants are the faculty. Participants were asked to strongly agree, agree, strongly disagree or disagree with statements based on what School Counselor’s role should be which current research identifies as being the most important responsibilities of a School Counselor. Results of this study reflect that the teachers and staff of this school do value the important responsibilities. However, participants who had more than 10 years of experience, were less likely to value certain roles such as ...


Teacher Perceptions Of The American School Counselor Association’S National Model In An Urban Setting, Bryan O. Rivera Oct 2011

Teacher Perceptions Of The American School Counselor Association’S National Model In An Urban Setting, Bryan O. Rivera

Counselor Education Master's Theses

The development of the ASCA’s National Standards and Model has helped define the profession and provided a framework for school counselors to implement in designing a program. Despite recent clarity in the school counseling profession, barriers still exist, especially in urban settings. As collaborators, teachers perceptions were measured in regards to urban school counselors implementing ASCA’s Model and its components (Elements/ Themes). Overall, results showed that teachers were in favor of the ASCA National Model and its components. Teacher’s gender and number of years teaching did not significantly influence responses to survey questions. Despite high perceptions of ...


Urban High School Climate: Students’ Perceptions Of Bullying And Homophobic Remarks In School, Joseph Navarra Oct 2011

Urban High School Climate: Students’ Perceptions Of Bullying And Homophobic Remarks In School, Joseph Navarra

Counselor Education Master's Theses

Implications of bullying and homophobic remarks heard in school can be harmful to students and create an unsafe school environment. Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth are often targets of negative and derogatory comments (GLSEN, 2009). This paper defines homophobic bullying, specifically in school settings, and addresses key issues. Several issues researched in this paper include; the implications of harassment, absenteeism, academics, and the roles of personal characteristics of students who heard homophobic remarks in schools. The research addresses the significance of students who report victimization of negative and harmful remarks. Resiliency and risk factors of students are essential issues ...


The Impact Of A Comprehensive School Counseling Plan, Sara W. Thomas Oct 2011

The Impact Of A Comprehensive School Counseling Plan, Sara W. Thomas

Counselor Education Master's Theses

Many attempts have been made to mold the role of the school counselor over the last century. Reviewing the history of the school counselor helps identify the discrepancies within the role of the school counselor and highlights the need for a comprehensive school counseling program. As schools reform to keep up with present day issues and problems, school counselors must also clarify their role to continue to support student’s academic, career and personal/social success. The ASCA National Model provides a structured plan for school counselors to implement into their school district to be the most effective. A qualitative ...


Time Lines Fall 2011, Teri Rombaut Oct 2011

Time Lines Fall 2011, Teri Rombaut

History Newsletters

The Fall 2011 edition of Time Lines is filled with news of changes, to both the History department and college-wide. It also contains expanded opportunities to study abroad, news of faculty and student scholarship, and an expanded alumni section.

Volume 24


The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction And Disclosure Of Disability Status Of College Students With Disabilities, Janine M. Rowe Oct 2011

The Relationship Between Job Satisfaction And Disclosure Of Disability Status Of College Students With Disabilities, Janine M. Rowe

Counselor Education Master's Theses

The increased number of students with disabilities in higher education promotes the need for specified career services for this population. Individuals with disabilities have historically struggled in employment settings, facing unemployment, underemployment, and wage disparities. Employees with disabilities are faced with the choice of whether or not to disclose their status to employers. A survey was designed to assess the relationship between the act of disclosing and other individual differences, such as type of disability, age at disability onset, use of informal compensatory strategies, use of formal accommodations, and work satisfaction. Disclosing disability status was found to have a significant ...


Teacher’S Perceptions And Awareness Of Cyberbullying Among Middle School Students, Andrew Beringer Oct 2011

Teacher’S Perceptions And Awareness Of Cyberbullying Among Middle School Students, Andrew Beringer

Counselor Education Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine teachers’ perceptions and awareness of cyberbullying among middle school students. Teachers from a rural school district were surveyed about their concern and awareness of cyberbullying, their confidence in identifying and managing cyberbullying, who should implement cyberbullying programs, and who should help students manage the issue. The results indicated that teachers are concerned about cyberbullying in their schools, but are unsure how to identify and manage it. Furthermore, they believe that school counselors, administrators, and teachers should all play a role in implementing cyberbullying programs in the school. Interpretations and implications of the ...


Assessing The Counseling Needs Of High School Students: The Role Of Needs Assessments In Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (Cscps) And The Asca National Model, Nicholas Sculli Oct 2011

Assessing The Counseling Needs Of High School Students: The Role Of Needs Assessments In Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (Cscps) And The Asca National Model, Nicholas Sculli

Counselor Education Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to identify student counseling needs at the high school level. Furthermore, the role of these needs and the role of needs assessments were explored in the context of the current movement towards Comprehensive School Counseling Programs (CSCPs) and the ASCA National Model. In other words, this study aimed to examine how counselors should use data and student feedback in the implementation and maintenance of their counseling programs. Students were asked to identify their counseling needs in three categories of the career, academic, and personal/social domains. Students reported the most need in the career ...


Inquiry-Based Instruction: Not All Fun And Games, Sharon Kinsley Oct 2011

Inquiry-Based Instruction: Not All Fun And Games, Sharon Kinsley

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study seeks to examine the role of play in learning in order to define how games may be used as an effective tool for instruction in an inquiry-based classroom. Given the multitude of games that are available that purport to be educational, an effective means of choosing games for the classroom is explored. The connection between the use of inquiry-based instruction and games is investigated with an eye toward developing criteria for assessing games for use in the classroom. Numerous online games were evaluated from four different websites to determine the usefulness of these criteria for discriminating between games ...


Interactive Whiteboards: Impact On Fifth-Grade Writing Skills, Danielle Marie Mooney Oct 2011

Interactive Whiteboards: Impact On Fifth-Grade Writing Skills, Danielle Marie Mooney

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Given current societal emphasis on technology mixed with the community pressures to succeed in an increasingly technological world, teachers and school districts find themselves focusing efforts on integrating technology and instruction more readily in their classrooms; their goal - to improve instructional practices and keep up with the developing, tech-savvy world. This thesis project discusses several clarifying questions - How much technology should schools be expected to provide? What types of instruction would most benefit students? The research study addresses the influence of the SMART board on students’ academic development, specifically in writing with regard to motivation and literacy. The project’s ...


A Basal Program Does Not Stand Alone: The Roles Professional Choice, Principled Practice, And Finessing Play In Elementary Teachers’ Negotiation Of A Basal Program, Ashley Roberts Aug 2011

A Basal Program Does Not Stand Alone: The Roles Professional Choice, Principled Practice, And Finessing Play In Elementary Teachers’ Negotiation Of A Basal Program, Ashley Roberts

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Basal programs can be useful guides for teachers. They provide structure and useful material for a lesson plan. However, in school districts where the program plan is required to be taught with little to no flexibility the programs become restrictive and cumbersome. Most teachers find it necessary to alter the programs in specific ways. In this master thesis, the author considered how elementary school teachers actually use basal programs within the classroom.

The thesis begins with a thorough history of basal programs, including the evolving approaches of teaching. Nine elementary teachers were interviewed, teaching grades one through four. All of ...


Using Classroom Management Strategies In An Inquiry Classroom, Angelica Matias Aug 2011

Using Classroom Management Strategies In An Inquiry Classroom, Angelica Matias

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Current research strongly advocates for the use of a more student -centered model of instruction which goes along with the inquiry-based learning model. Because teachers face certain management challenges when attempting to implement this style of instruction in their classroom, I thought it would be useful to explore the different management strategies that could help teachers to allow students the freedom necessary to complete inquiry-based activities. The goal is to lessen teacher frustration by directly relating management strategies to inquiry lessons. The strategies would be targeted at the specific challenges that teachers face when attempting to "teach" lessons that are ...


The Use Of Student Writing In Algebra To Gain Conceptual Understanding, Emily M. Gloss Aug 2011

The Use Of Student Writing In Algebra To Gain Conceptual Understanding, Emily M. Gloss

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This quantitative, action research project sought to find out how the use of writing prompts in algebra could help students to i1nprove their conceptual understanding of the content. Before starting final exam review, thirty-five students from New York algebra classes were pre-tested on several concepts. The concepts that they scored the weakest in were used in the study. Brief instructional lessons, si1nilar to the lessons taught in the original units, were reviewed. Short writing prompts were given after each lesson. In an effort to improve students conceptual understand of the content, the writing prompts asked students to explain concepts, make ...


"All My Life I'Ve Been Using Microsoft Word!": Incorporating Kidspiration, Power Point And Word Into A Second Grade Writing Workshop, Ashley Murawski Aug 2011

"All My Life I'Ve Been Using Microsoft Word!": Incorporating Kidspiration, Power Point And Word Into A Second Grade Writing Workshop, Ashley Murawski

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In this study, I investigated how the integration of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Power Point and Kidspiration into writing workshop influenced the writing processes and abilities of my second graders. They were provided with an open-ended writing project and had the opportunity to decide which computer program would be the most effective for presenting their writing. I used anecdotal notes and interviews to gain insight into several students' thinking, primarily focusing on their decision making regarding the use of the computer programs, the process of using the computer program he/she selected, and his/her reflections on the quality of the ...


Outside Of School Activities That May Foster Emergent Literacy Abilities Of First Graders, Kristen K. Maxwell Aug 2011

Outside Of School Activities That May Foster Emergent Literacy Abilities Of First Graders, Kristen K. Maxwell

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

As I have shown through the finding of my research, reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and visually representing begin at an early age and involves parents and other family members as well as the children themselves. I have learned through my study that each child partakes in literacy in his or her own way. Aspects of gender, race, and socio-economic status did not play a large role in the students' involvement in literacy activities outside of the classroom. The literacy experiences do often vary, depending on these factors, but each child in my classroom participated in literacy in one way ...


Hitler: The Spread Of Nazism 1919-1945, Peter C. Osadnick Aug 2011

Hitler: The Spread Of Nazism 1919-1945, Peter C. Osadnick

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to look at the causes of Nazi Germany's rise and its eventual era of violence. The Nazi party was the political party led by Adolf Hitler that took control in Germany from 1933-1945. Their political stance was to unify a broken Germany and to spread hatred against Jewish people. They wanted to use Jews as the scapegoat for their problems. Hitler took over the presidency in 1933 after then-president Paul von Hindenburg died. He fused together the presidency with his previously held chancellorship into a dictatorship. Furthermore, the Nazi party was known as ...


Teacher Perceptions Of Guided Reading, Casie A. Reeves Aug 2011

Teacher Perceptions Of Guided Reading, Casie A. Reeves

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to explore teacher understandings and practices of the guided reading process. Guided reading is a process coined/originated in the United States by Irene C. Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell, literacy teachers and researchers who have made numerous contributions to the education field with their books and programs. Fountas and Pinnell (2001) state that the purpose of guided reading is to "meet the varying instructional needs of all the students in [a] class, enabling them to greatly expand their reading powers" (p. 191).

Data was collected to answer the following question: What are teacher ...


Exploring The Impact Of Learning Targets And Self-Reflection With Three Fifth Graders Who Have Special Needs, Nicole Marie Mccoy Aug 2011

Exploring The Impact Of Learning Targets And Self-Reflection With Three Fifth Graders Who Have Special Needs, Nicole Marie Mccoy

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The use of learning targets is one of the assessment for learning practices that my colleagues and I are expected to incorporate within our teaching. I wanted to be become more proficient in the implementation of learning targets into my lessons, and more effective at defining learning targets that align with New York state standards. I think it is important that as a special educator I become better able to guide my students towards being active learners who take responsibility for and ownership of their learning. I want my students to be successful and realize that they can achieve their ...


The Concept Of Citizenship In The American Education System, Christine E.M. Epping-Plaisted Aug 2011

The Concept Of Citizenship In The American Education System, Christine E.M. Epping-Plaisted

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Citizenship education in the social studies curriculum has traditionally stressed the importance of the freedoms, rights and responsibilities bestowed on the American people as a privilege and an honor. U.S. citizenship has been held in esteem with such enduring American images of Ellis Island, war propaganda and rallying cries from politicians on what it means to be a citizen of the United States. This paper strives to shatter some of those long held ideals and encourage an open dialogue of citizenship rights and denials throughout the history of the United States. Citizenship education needs to examine the differing interpretations ...


Groundbreaking Training: Providing Teachers With Extensive Mentor-Based Technology Integration Support, Jacquelyn Gilmore Aug 2011

Groundbreaking Training: Providing Teachers With Extensive Mentor-Based Technology Integration Support, Jacquelyn Gilmore

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This research looks to show the effectiveness of the mentor based training progran1 for teachers and the teachers' ability to implement the technology as well as improve student achievement.