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Reflections (2015 Issue), College Of Health Professions Dec 2015

Reflections (2015 Issue), College Of Health Professions

College of Health Professions Newsletters & Magazines

In the annual Reflections magazine, Dean Patricia Walker and the College of Health Sciences present some of the highlights and accomplishments in teaching, service and scholarship from the past year.


Introduction (Online Learning December 2015 Special Issue), Anissa Lokey-Vega, Michael K. Barbour Dec 2015

Introduction (Online Learning December 2015 Special Issue), Anissa Lokey-Vega, Michael K. Barbour

Education Faculty Publications

While at an admittedly slower rate than the growth in enrollments, research in K-12 online learning has been picking up pace in the past decade and a foundation in best practice is now being laid. A special K-12 issue of Online Learning is an ideal avenue for an academic dialogue. The focus of this special issue of Online Learning is to present rigorous research specific to the context of K-12 education including systematic inquiry into promising practices, various schooling models, measures of quality, and parent and teacher experience. All authors have provided explanations of K-12-specific terminology to support readers new ...


State Of The Nation: K-12 E-Learning In Canada, Michael K. Barbour, Randy Labonte Dec 2015

State Of The Nation: K-12 E-Learning In Canada, Michael K. Barbour, Randy Labonte

Education Faculty Publications

Current research in K-12 online learning in Canada has focused on defining distance learning and its current strengths and weaknesses. Yet, the proliferation of technologies and digital learning spaces has led to the emergence of new instructional strategies and digital learning practices for teachers in many K-12 classrooms, both online and onsite. Traditional school-based classrooms are incorporating technology-supported open learning options, creating “blended learning” opportunities where at least part of instruction occurs in a classroom, part online at a distance to the teacher, both combined with some element of choice in learning for students. For these emerging practices little is ...


Real-Time Virtual Teaching: Lessons Learned From A Case Study In A Rural School, Michael K. Barbour Dec 2015

Real-Time Virtual Teaching: Lessons Learned From A Case Study In A Rural School, Michael K. Barbour

Education Faculty Publications

Due to the challenges facing rural schools, many jurisdictions have resorted to the use of virtual school programs to provide curricular opportunities to their students. While the number of virtual schools that rely on synchronous instruction as a primary or significant method of delivery is quite small, there are some programs that do (and a growing number of virtual schools that use it with small groups or individuals). This case study examined the use of synchronous online instruction by one virtual school with students in a single rural school in Newfoundland and Labrador. The data from a variety of collection ...


Professor Bronwyn Cross-Denny Earns Social Work Award, Bronwyn Cross-Denny Dec 2015

Professor Bronwyn Cross-Denny Earns Social Work Award, Bronwyn Cross-Denny

Bronwyn Cross-Denny

From Wall Street to social worker, Sacred Heart University’s Bronwyn Cross-Denny’s ability to effectively teach social work research to students in an innovative way led to her winning the SAGE Publications and Council of Social Work Education (CSWE) Award for Innovative Teaching in Social Work Education this year.


Spectrum, Volume 35, Issue 9, Sacred Heart University Nov 2015

Spectrum, Volume 35, Issue 9, Sacred Heart University

Newspapers (Obelisk & Spectrum)

Highlights include: Gov. Dannel Malloy proposes raising the age of juvenile responsibility --SHU participates in The Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership, or VITAL, a program that works to provide healthcare and mental health support for returning veterans, while also helping them adjust to college and university lifestyles --Club Spotlight: SHU Sailing --SHU students compete in Federal Reserve Bank Challenge --New app, RydeHopper, is a ride sharing platform exclusive to college affiliates in Connecticut --"Twelfth Night",Theatre Arts newest program --SHU's band program --Ponging for Hunger brings athletes out for a good cause --Cross country teams compete at Northeast Regionals ...


Spectrum, Volume 35, Issue 7, Sacred Heart University Nov 2015

Spectrum, Volume 35, Issue 7, Sacred Heart University

Newspapers (Obelisk & Spectrum)

Highlights include: Jack Welch College of Business named on Bloomberg's Best Business Schools of 2015 -- Sacred heart reacts to News 12 neighbor complaints -- SHU hosts writing workshop for student veterans and their families -- SHU responds to Halloween sexual assault on student -- Professor Jonas Zdanys named poet-in-residence -- New health-conscious grocery store opens in Fairfield -- SHU announces new American History Minor -- Gifford inducted into broadcasting and cable hall of fame -- Woman's gold ties for third at ST.Johns Invitational -- Fencing team prepare for a big season -- Wrestling team starts season


"Sometimes The Perspective Changes": Reflections On A Photography Workshop With Multicultural Students In Italy, Robin L. Danzak Nov 2015

"Sometimes The Perspective Changes": Reflections On A Photography Workshop With Multicultural Students In Italy, Robin L. Danzak

Speech-Language Pathology Faculty Publications

This article describes and evaluates an 8-week photography workshop, FotoLab, conducted in Italy at an afterschool-tutoring program for students acquiring Italian as an additional language. Seventeen students, age 8-17 and originating from 9 countries, participated. Co-facilitated by three international educator-researchers, FotoLab's purpose was to promote self-expression, collaboration, and visual literacy. Through a qualitative inquiry of the FotoLab curriculum, photographs and videos, field notes, and student questionnaires, this article reflects on themes of multiculturalism and multilingualism, collaboration, and visual literacy within a sociocultural animation framework. While expressions of cultural and linguistic identity emerged, findings emphasize the challenges and benefits of ...


O Collegio De Pedro Ii E A Formação Da Mocidade Brasileira (1838-1889), Ariclê Vechia, Karl M. Lorenz Nov 2015

O Collegio De Pedro Ii E A Formação Da Mocidade Brasileira (1838-1889), Ariclê Vechia, Karl M. Lorenz

Education Faculty Publications

A organização do ensino secundário brasileiro, mantido pelo Estado, se inscreve no contexto dos debates sobre as finalidades do ensino secundário verificados na Europa, no século XIX. A criação do Imperial Collegio de Pedro II tinha entre outras, a meta de formar uma elite dirigente capaz de exercer as mais elevadas funções do Estado dignificando-o entre as nações mais ilustres e de assegurar o desenvolvimento do país. Os conhecimentos contemplados nos planos de estudos do colégio e a ênfase a eles atribuída, no período imperial, refletem o debate sobre a definição das finalidades do ensino secundário e a importância dos ...


Spectrum, Volume 35, Issue 6, Sacred Heart University Oct 2015

Spectrum, Volume 35, Issue 6, Sacred Heart University

Newspapers (Obelisk & Spectrum)

Highlights include: Sacred Heart welcomes families for 25th annual family weekend --Graffiti walls and chalk are all part of a new gallery display located in SHU's Edgerton Art Gallery --Perspectives: Is Sacred Heart getting too big? --Poet's corner --Graduate Student Spotlight: Meaghan McGann --Veteran Spotlight: United States Marine Corps Sergeant Nicholas Quinzi --Deborah Noack named Director of Communications --Theatre Arts Program is preparing for their newest Little Theatre musical, “They’re Playing Our Song” --Men's rugby looking to win championship --Strength & conditioning coaches keep athletes primed to perform --Men’s and women’s basketball teams took part ...


Jonas Zdanys Named Shu Poet-In-Residence, Jonas Zdanys Oct 2015

Jonas Zdanys Named Shu Poet-In-Residence, Jonas Zdanys

Jonas Zdanys

Sacred Heart University announces the appointment of Jonas Zdanys to the position of poet-in-residence. To date, Zdanys has published 44 books of both his own poetry as well as translations of Lithuanian literature into English; another two books of original verse are scheduled for release in 2016.


Flipping In A Technological Rich Classroom, John W. Budge Oct 2015

Flipping In A Technological Rich Classroom, John W. Budge

EDL Sixth Year Theses

The purpose of this study was to explore eighth grade students’ perception of a flipped classroom environment. It is difficult to engage and motivate eighth grade students. This study was created in order to determine if a flipped classroom would spark more interest and therefore eventually lead to an increased ability. More specifically, this study investigated how students perceive their learning is progressing in a flipped math classroom, and how engaged are they using the technology compared to the traditional classroom setting. The classroom environment was switched to a flipped classroom at the start of a new unit in October ...


The Impact Of Early Numeracy Intervention On Kindergarten Students, Jennifer L. Hill Oct 2015

The Impact Of Early Numeracy Intervention On Kindergarten Students, Jennifer L. Hill

EDL Sixth Year Theses

The purpose of this study was to explore the effectiveness of early numeracy intervention with kindergarten students. In order to grow a stronger understanding of how providing mathematics intervention can benefit students, the intervention was provided to kindergarten students aimed to seek answers to how providing the earliest possible intervention can positively impact the achievement gap and a child’s understanding of number. This study explored the impact early numeracy intervention had on five kindergarten students and compared their growth to those of their peers not receiving intervention to determine the positive impact providing Response to Intervention had on kindergarten ...


A Case Study Of Teacher Leadership At An Elementary School, Allison Wills Oct 2015

A Case Study Of Teacher Leadership At An Elementary School, Allison Wills

EDL Sixth Year Theses

The purpose of this research study was to explore the status of teacher leadership at one elementary school. With increased attention on accountability for student achievement, educators have begun to look for ways to take the lead in reform efforts. But, little research has been done to identify why particular teachers emerge as leaders. This study explored the philosophies and leadership behaviors of a group of elementary teachers at Center Trail School. Quantitative and qualitative methods of data were collected using three surveys- Philosophy of Education Inventory, Teacher Leadership Self-Assessment, and Teacher Leadership School Survey- and individual interviews. Descriptive statistics ...


Male Gender Disparity Gap: Does Gender Impact Education, Laura D. Smith Oct 2015

Male Gender Disparity Gap: Does Gender Impact Education, Laura D. Smith

EDL Sixth Year Theses

This case study focuses on male gender disparity in education and the large numbers of males referred and receiving special education services. The data indicates that females outperform males academically, and that the males behaviors impacts their academic success. The connection to males at a young age being placed in low ability reading groups based upon behaviors, and their motivation and academic achievement is affected negatively. The eighth grade students at a PK - 8th grade rural Connecticut school participated in this researcher’s case study. The case study looked at, how students perceived their education, and what role their education ...


Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports: Effects Of Check In-Check Out, Jacklyn A. Angelone Oct 2015

Positive Behavior Interventions And Supports: Effects Of Check In-Check Out, Jacklyn A. Angelone

EDL Sixth Year Theses

This case study focuses on how a Tier II positive behavior intervention support impacts middle school students that require an additional behavior management intervention to support success accessing Tier I instruction in the general education classroom. The support studied for this case was the Check In/Check Out (CICO) intervention as implemented to a group of five boys.


The Importance Of Highly Effective School Library Media Programs On School Learning Environments, Alexandra M. Juch Oct 2015

The Importance Of Highly Effective School Library Media Programs On School Learning Environments, Alexandra M. Juch

EDL Sixth Year Theses

The purpose of this study was to explore the characteristics of a previously identified successful school library program (SLMP) in a Connecticut public school. The primary goals of this research are to answer these questions by conducting a single case study to examine the nature of this previously identified SLMP so that promising practices identified from this study can be applied to other SLMPs in Connecticut public schools. The data collection methods embodied both qualitative and quantitative instruments that included surveys, interviews and documents. Qualitative data analysis included preparation, familiarization, coding and general meaning that was entered into a table ...


The Impact Of Professional Development On Blended Learning On High School Teachers, Laura A. Kulpa Oct 2015

The Impact Of Professional Development On Blended Learning On High School Teachers, Laura A. Kulpa

EDL Sixth Year Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of professional development on blended learning on high school teachers. In order to learn about teacher’s feelings about technology training, professional development was delivered in a blended learning environment utilizing the learning management system Schoology with the goal of providing the experience of engaging in same learning environment that their students partake in. The study examined perceptions and explored the impact of blended learning of four high school teachers. Quantitative and qualitative data were collected using an online survey, interviews, and in-person and online observations. Descriptive statistics, in conjunction ...


Perceptions On Inclusion In Elementary Schools, Rosanne Field Oct 2015

Perceptions On Inclusion In Elementary Schools, Rosanne Field

EDL Sixth Year Theses

The purpose of this study was to examine how perceptions on inclusion impact supports of both special needs and regular education students in first grade. In order to grow a stronger understanding of what perceptions are in place, the perception had by teachers and administrations, and their direct impact on supports provided, two first grade classes, two classroom teachers, and one administrator were used to seek the answers we were looking for. This study explored the impact perceptions had on two first grade teachers, one administrator, and the impacts of support on 32 first grade students. Quantitative and qualitative methods ...


Library Newsletter Volume 11, Issue 2, Sacred Heart University Oct 2015

Library Newsletter Volume 11, Issue 2, Sacred Heart University

Library Newsletters

Highlights of the Fall 2015 SHU library newsletter include the introduction of four new librarians, articles on improvements to our Interlibrary Loan service and additions to e-book collections. Also included is information about open access and Creative Commons licensing ...and more.


Frequently Asked Questions About Open Access@Sacred Heart University, Zachariah Claybaugh, Chelsea Stone Oct 2015

Frequently Asked Questions About Open Access@Sacred Heart University, Zachariah Claybaugh, Chelsea Stone

Library Publications

In academia, Open Access (OA) offers the possibility of saving time and lowering costs for faculty and students. Lesson plans, textbooks, journal access, etc. are just a few examples of how OA is aiming to change the dynamic in universities around the world.


The Marketing Of Sacrifice, Enda Mcgovern Oct 2015

The Marketing Of Sacrifice, Enda Mcgovern

Presidential Seminar on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

Slides from a presentation made by Enda McGovern from the Department of Marketing at Sacred Heart University to the University's Board of Trustees. He outlines plans for a class to marketing students whose core text will be Pope Francis' encyclical on June 18, 2015, which lays out and argument for a new partnership between science and religion to combat human-driven climate change.


Integrating The Catholic Intellectual Tradition Into College Courses: An Annotated Bibliography Of Resources For Faculty, Nancy S. Delvecchio Oct 2015

Integrating The Catholic Intellectual Tradition Into College Courses: An Annotated Bibliography Of Resources For Faculty, Nancy S. Delvecchio

Presidential Seminar on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

To assist faculty with integrating the Catholic Intellectual Tradition into their courses, this annotated bibliography of book chapters and scholarly articles provides practical ways to include the CIT in their courses. Only resources which are freely available on the web or are in standard university-held publications were included to ensure reader accessibility.


Spectrum, Volume 35, Issue 2, Sacred Heart University Sep 2015

Spectrum, Volume 35, Issue 2, Sacred Heart University

Newspapers (Obelisk & Spectrum)

Highlights include: Launch of the new School of Communication and Media Arts (SCMA) --The State Board of Education has put SHU's teacher-training program on probation for the next three years --Interview with Conn. Senator Richard Blumenthal --Syllabus week --Red, White and SHU was the first of many themes selected for Sacred Heart’s senior pub night this year --Holy Grounds Cafe grand opening --Digging Through the Directory: Joseph Alicastro --Interview with FTMA Film Festival Maverick Award recipient, actor Richard Kind --2015 FTMA Film Festival --Interview with SHU and "'Saturday Night Live'' alumnus Kevin Nealon --SHU students work at New ...


Spectrum, Volume 35, Issue 1, Sacred Heart University Sep 2015

Spectrum, Volume 35, Issue 1, Sacred Heart University

Newspapers (Obelisk & Spectrum)

Highlights include: Interview with New York Times #i Best Selling Author of Wild, Cheryl Strayed --The SHU women’s vocal quartet, also known as UnFOURgettable, will no longer be a group on campus due to the lack of an accompanist --Online Startup Connecting College Students with Odd Jobs --Navigating freshman year: tips and tricks from seasoned SHU students Melanie Vollono and Giovanna Gatto --Spectrum editorial board 2015-2017 (portraits) --Get to know the Greek societies on campus --College student Kaitlyn Kreitzman keeps her life in balance with yoga --Report on fifth annual Presidential Gala --Blogger of the week: President Petillo --Inside ...


Three Popes: Lessons In Leadership, Valerie Christian Sep 2015

Three Popes: Lessons In Leadership, Valerie Christian

Presidential Seminar on the Catholic Intellectual Tradition

In Three Popes: Lessons in Leadership participants use selected leadership theories as a basis to comment on the leadership style and effectiveness of two former Bishops of Rome—John Paul II and Benedict XVI. The purpose is to hypothetically assist the incumbent pontiff, Francis, whose legacy—while looking promising—still is in its infancy. In the exercise, participants investigate the personal traits and life stories of three recent popes in an attempt to understand their professional style and effectiveness as leaders of the Roman Catholic Church. Using Pope Francis’ immediate predecessors as examples of good/bad leadership, teams recommend to ...


Michels Named As Director Of University Assessment, Steven Michels Sep 2015

Michels Named As Director Of University Assessment, Steven Michels

Steven Michels

Professor Steven Michels has been named director of University assessment for Sacred Heart University. In this newly created position, Michels will oversee a University-wide assessment committee dedicated to continuously improving teaching and learning through the use of evidence-based assessment tools.


Adding Technology To Your Language Course, Pilar Munday Sep 2015

Adding Technology To Your Language Course, Pilar Munday

Languages Faculty Publications

Invited presentation at Capital Community College in Hartford, CT.


New Department Of Catholic Studies Announced, Michelle Loris Aug 2015

New Department Of Catholic Studies Announced, Michelle Loris

Michelle Loris

Sacred Heart University has announced the formation of a Department of Catholic Studies, the goal of which is to administer a key component of the University’s core curriculum, the seminars in the Catholic intellectual tradition, as well as an interdisciplinary minor in Catholic studies. Michele Loris is the chair of the new department.


At Shu, Having Fun Learning Is Part Of The Game, Robert Mccloud Aug 2015

At Shu, Having Fun Learning Is Part Of The Game, Robert Mccloud

Robert McCloud

A collaborative team of faculty and students from across Sacred Heart University is developing a new recruiting and information tool aimed at introducing prospective and new students and their families to the University using media that today’s students are comfortable with—gaming technology. The project team, led by Robert McCloud, associate professor of computer sciences and information technology, includes several other faculty members with complementary skills such as 3D animation and digital motion, music composition and script writing.