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The Impacts Of Explicit Systematic Phonics Instruction On The Areas Of Decoding And Fluency For Students With A Specific Learning Disability In Reading, Marina Hingston Dec 2017

The Impacts Of Explicit Systematic Phonics Instruction On The Areas Of Decoding And Fluency For Students With A Specific Learning Disability In Reading, Marina Hingston

Capstone Research Projects

The purpose of this embedded, mixed methods action research study was to examine the impacts of explicit, systematic phonics instruction on students with a specific learning disability in reading. A phonics intervention program, S.P.I.R.E., was implemented over the course of four weeks. The participants were two 4th graders and one 6th grader, all who had an identified specific learning disability in the area of reading. Data was collected on decoding accuracy pre and post intervention, as well as on reading fluency using timed one minute fluency drills. In addition, student perceptions of the S.P.I ...


The Torch (December 2017), Crtp Dec 2017

The Torch (December 2017), Crtp

Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter

Description

Civic and Community Engagement | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Education | Gender and Sexuality | Inequality and Stratification | Politics and Social Change | Public Policy | Race and Ethnicity

Recommended Citation

Baldwin, Brandon and Civil Rights Team Project, "Torch (August 2013)" (2013). Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter. 58. http://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/torch/58


Educational Leadership Newsletter December 2017, Educational Leadership Department, University Of Southern Maine Dec 2017

Educational Leadership Newsletter December 2017, Educational Leadership Department, University Of Southern Maine

Educational Leadership Newsletters

Inside this issue:

  • Musings from the Chair
  • Southern Maine Partnership Update
  • Spring 2018 Upcoming Events
  • Thinking About Internship in 2018-2018?
  • Spring 2018 Schedule


Educational Leadership Program November 2017, Educational Leadership Department, University Of Southern Maine Nov 2017

Educational Leadership Program November 2017, Educational Leadership Department, University Of Southern Maine

Educational Leadership Newsletters

Inside this issue:

  • Musings from the Chair
  • Southern Maine Partnership Update
  • Thinking About Internship in 2018-2019?
  • Spring 2018 Schedule


Usm Connects Magazine Fall/Winter 2017, Usm Foundation Oct 2017

Usm Connects Magazine Fall/Winter 2017, Usm Foundation

USM Connects Magazine

With this inaugural issue of USM Connects, we highlight the impact that USM students, alumni, faculty and staff are making in our region and beyond. Their energy, vision, creativity and leadership bring extraordinary value to our economy, our communities and our lives. This is what inspires us at the USM Foundation.


Department Of History And Political Science Registration Newsletter Fall 2017, Department Of History And Political Science, University Of Southern Maine Oct 2017

Department Of History And Political Science Registration Newsletter Fall 2017, Department Of History And Political Science, University Of Southern Maine

Department of History and Political Science Registration Newsletter

In this issue:

  • New Faculty: Lacey Sparks
  • Exhibition: "Letters Home: Harriet Sweetser and the Gorham Normal School at the Turn-of-the-Century"
  • Student appreciation
  • USM Special Collections
  • Exhibition: "The Forgotten Heroines of the Easter Rising by Irish Sculptor Betty Newman-Maguire"
  • HTY/POS Courses Offered Fall 2017
  • HTY/POS Internships Offered Fall 2017
  • HTY/POS Courses Offered Summer 2017


Educational Leadership Newsletter October 2017, Educational Leadership Department, University Of Southern Maine Oct 2017

Educational Leadership Newsletter October 2017, Educational Leadership Department, University Of Southern Maine

Educational Leadership Newsletters

Inside this issue:

  • Musings from the Chair
  • Southern Maine Partnership Update
  • Thinking About Internship in 2018-2019?
  • Educational Leadership Recent Publications
  • Spring 2018 Schedule


The Torch (October 2017), Crtp Oct 2017

The Torch (October 2017), Crtp

Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter

Civic and Community Engagement | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Education | Gender and Sexuality | Inequality and Stratification | Politics and Social Change | Public Policy | Race and Ethnicity

Recommended Citation

Baldwin, Brandon and Civil Rights Team Project, "Torch (August 2013)" (2013). Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter. 58. http://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/torch/58


College Connections Newsletter, Fall 2017, Cahs Dean's Office Staff Oct 2017

College Connections Newsletter, Fall 2017, Cahs Dean's Office Staff

College Connections Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Thoreau Bicentennial Events
  • Pop-Up Courses
  • New Faculty
  • Program Events
  • Student and Alumni Notes


Torch (June 2017), Brandon Baldwin Jun 2017

Torch (June 2017), Brandon Baldwin

Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter

Civic and Community Engagement | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Education | Gender and Sexuality | Inequality and Stratification | Politics and Social Change | Public Policy | Race and Ethnicity


The Torch (June 2017), Crtp Jun 2017

The Torch (June 2017), Crtp

Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter

Civic and Community Engagement | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Education | Gender and Sexuality | Inequality and Stratification | Politics and Social Change | Public Policy | Race and Ethnicity

Recommended Citation

Baldwin, Brandon and Civil Rights Team Project, "Torch (August 2013)" (2013). Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter. 58. http://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/torch/58


Educational Leadership Newsletter June 2017, Educational Leadership Department, University Of Southern Maine Jun 2017

Educational Leadership Newsletter June 2017, Educational Leadership Department, University Of Southern Maine

Educational Leadership Newsletters

Inside this issue:

  • From the Chair
  • Southern Maine Partnership Update
  • Social Media or Social Life?
  • Fall 2017 Schedule


Allocation Of Federal Title Ia Funds Under Essa: Issues And Recommendations, Amy F. Johnson Phd, Janet C. Fairman Ph.D. May 2017

Allocation Of Federal Title Ia Funds Under Essa: Issues And Recommendations, Amy F. Johnson Phd, Janet C. Fairman Ph.D.

State of Education

This report highlights some issues the Department may wish to consider in those future analyses and discussions. Concluding with suggestions for options to test out when more years of current assessment data are available, in addition to other suggestions from the ESSA Advisory Group that are already planned for future consideration.


Women & Gender Studies Spring 2017 Newsletter, Women & Gender Studies Program, University Of Southern Maine Apr 2017

Women & Gender Studies Spring 2017 Newsletter, Women & Gender Studies Program, University Of Southern Maine

WGS Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Director's Welcome
  • Major/Minor & Core
  • Q&A with WGS Seniors
  • Fall 2017 Courses
  • Summer 2017 Courses
  • WGS MEIF Grant
  • Student Spotlight: Katie Muriel


Graduation Policies In A Public High School (A Case Study), Erika K. Stump, Erin Connor, Catherine Fallona, Bernadette Doykos Apr 2017

Graduation Policies In A Public High School (A Case Study), Erika K. Stump, Erin Connor, Catherine Fallona, Bernadette Doykos

State of Education

This report shares research conducted in a case study of one higher performing high school to examine the practices, challenges and facilitators of implementing a standards-based curriculum and proficiency-based diploma systems.


The Torch (April 2017), Crtp Apr 2017

The Torch (April 2017), Crtp

Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter

Civic and Community Engagement | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Education | Gender and Sexuality | Inequality and Stratification | Politics and Social Change | Public Policy | Race and Ethnicity

Recommended Citation

Baldwin, Brandon and Civil Rights Team Project, "Torch (August 2013)" (2013). Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter. 58. http://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/torch/58

Disciplines

Civic and Community Engagement | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Education | Gender and Sexuality | Inequality and Stratification | Politics and Social Change | Public Policy | Race and Ethnicity


Department Of History And Political Science Registration Newsletter Spring 2017, Department Of History And Political Science, University Of Southern Maine Apr 2017

Department Of History And Political Science Registration Newsletter Spring 2017, Department Of History And Political Science, University Of Southern Maine

Department of History and Political Science Registration Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Maine Model United Nations Conference
  • The Arctic: Challenges and Opportunities Program
  • W.E.B. Du Bois: Becoming an American Program
  • Registration information
  • Ron Schmidt's column in Maine Beacon
  • HTY/POS Courses Offered Spring 2017
  • HTY/POS Internships Spring 2017
  • Abraham Peck received a DLitt (Doctor of letters) degree from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England
  • USM History on Instagram: @usmhistory
  • HTY spring trip to New York City
  • Libby Bischof's class visit to Abbe Museum
  • "Judeo-Christian and Islamic Values" an opinion article written by Abraham Peck


The Student Experience Of Sexual Education In Maine Public Schools, Grace Nevins, Michael Johnston Apr 2017

The Student Experience Of Sexual Education In Maine Public Schools, Grace Nevins, Michael Johnston

Thinking Matters Symposium

The modern sexual climate of the Unites States often contradicts the moral values taught to young people in sexual education classes in the public school system. Studies have shown that the traditional “abstinence only” method, which was made popular during the 1990’s, was ineffective in the prevention of young pregnancy and the reduction in sexually transmitted diseases (Schwarz, 2007). Teenagers are increasingly exposed to more sexualized content through a variety of media; however, this often contradicts the messages they receive in schools, particularly the “abstinence only” educational model.


Assessing Readability Of Spanish And English Caregiver Forms Of Norm-Referenced Adaptive Behavior Rating Scales, Sarah Tremblay Apr 2017

Assessing Readability Of Spanish And English Caregiver Forms Of Norm-Referenced Adaptive Behavior Rating Scales, Sarah Tremblay

Thinking Matters Symposium

The purpose of this study was to determine the readability of parent forms of adaptive behavior rating scales in Spanish and in English.


Cultivating Awareness Of Identities And Ideologies In Academic Writing, Josh Gauthier, Trish Hodgkins, Katelyn Parsons, April Tarmey, Vic Schalk Apr 2017

Cultivating Awareness Of Identities And Ideologies In Academic Writing, Josh Gauthier, Trish Hodgkins, Katelyn Parsons, April Tarmey, Vic Schalk

Thinking Matters Symposium

We set out to explore the level to which faculty consider and explicitly discuss writing as an apprenticeship into an ideology. Due to our interactions with both students and faculty, the Writing Center is ideally situated to bring awareness of writing ideologies to the entire university campus. Additionally, the Writing Center can and should also engage in dialogue with students about the roles of identity and ideology in writing thereby enabling them to :

• approach the writing process with awareness and intention,

• be more conscious of the ideologies of their context, and

• accept or challenge those ideologies rather than being unconsciously ...


Educational Leadership Newsletter April 2017, Educational Leadership Department, University Of Southern Maine Apr 2017

Educational Leadership Newsletter April 2017, Educational Leadership Department, University Of Southern Maine

Educational Leadership Newsletters

Inside this issue:

  • From the Chair
  • 50th Anniversary of the Educational Leadership Program
  • Southern Maine Partnership Update
  • Fall 2017 Schedule
  • Maine's Public Schools: Worth the Investment - a White Paper sponsored by the Maine School Management Association written by Andrew R. Dolloff PhD


College Connections Newsletter, Spring 2017, Cahs Dean's Office Staff Apr 2017

College Connections Newsletter, Spring 2017, Cahs Dean's Office Staff

College Connections Newsletter

In this issue:

  • 2017 Commencement
  • Alumni Notes
  • CAHS Announces Dean
  • Libra Professorship: Molded by the Flow
  • News from Academic Programs
  • Scholarship Awards Event
  • Student Notes


Proficiency-Based High School Diploma Systems In Maine: Implications For Special Education And Career And Technical Education Programming And Student Populations, Erika K. Stump, Amy Johnson, Cathy Jacobs Mar 2017

Proficiency-Based High School Diploma Systems In Maine: Implications For Special Education And Career And Technical Education Programming And Student Populations, Erika K. Stump, Amy Johnson, Cathy Jacobs

State of Education

Document review and interviews were conducted with college admissions' personnel to gather data regarding alignment of proficiency-based diploma systems and college eligibility and entry requirements. In addition, leaders and representative personnel from and Maine businesses and the U.S. military were interviewed to identify postsecondary career entry requirements and attributes of high quality workers. Another area of inquiry in this phase of the study included analysis of data from interviews with leaders and educators in Special Education to examine the perceived challenges, benefits and impacts of this diploma policy on students with identified disabilities and special education programming provided by ...


The Torch (February 2017), Brandon Baldwin Feb 2017

The Torch (February 2017), Brandon Baldwin

Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter

Civic and Community Engagement | Civil Rights and Discrimination | Education | Gender and Sexuality | Inequality and Stratification | Politics and Social Change | Public Policy | Race and Ethnicity

Recommended Citation

Baldwin, Brandon and Civil Rights Team Project, "Torch (August 2013)" (2013). Torch: The Civil Rights Team Project Newsletter. 58. http://digitalcommons.usm.maine.edu/torch/58


Educational Leadership Newsletter February 2017, Educational Leadership Department, University Of Southern Maine Feb 2017

Educational Leadership Newsletter February 2017, Educational Leadership Department, University Of Southern Maine

Educational Leadership Newsletters

Inside this issue:

  • From the Chair
  • 50th Anniversary of the Educational Leadership Program
  • Assessment for Learning and Leading + Data Literacy with Purpose Conference
  • Southern Maine Partnership Update
  • Thinking About Internship?
  • Summer 2017 Schedule


Proficiency-Based High School Diploma Systems In Maine: Implications For College And Career Access, Erika K. Stump, Janet C. Fairman Ph.D., Bernadette Doykos Phd, Paul Fink Jan 2017

Proficiency-Based High School Diploma Systems In Maine: Implications For College And Career Access, Erika K. Stump, Janet C. Fairman Ph.D., Bernadette Doykos Phd, Paul Fink

Proficiency-Based Education

This report shares research conducted to examine the alignment of proficiency-based diploma systems with college eligibility and admissions requirements as well as identify post-secondary career entry requirements and attributes of high quality workers. Findings suggest that most college admissions, scholarship selection and athletic eligibility processes still heavily rely on traditional components, such as grade point average, standardized test scores, course selection and grades. Admissions officers indicated that a precise, informative school profile and clear transcript with student information that could be compared to other applicants was important. Although participants in this study said they had not received many proficiency-based high ...


An Examination Of The Features Of Evidence-Based Teacher Credentialing Systems, Catherine Fallona Phd, Amy F. Johnson Phd Jan 2017

An Examination Of The Features Of Evidence-Based Teacher Credentialing Systems, Catherine Fallona Phd, Amy F. Johnson Phd

School Improvement

The first section provides background and context related to teacher preparation pathways, accountability and quality assurance at the state and national levels. This is followed by a brief description of the methods used for gathering evidence related to teacher credentials and quality teachers and teacher education. The remaining report sections provide an overview of the findings from the research literature and other published reports about the evidence base related to teacher and teacher preparation program quality. To aid in organization, the reviewed components are grouped into sections: teacher content knowledge, the clinical preparation of teachers, alternative teacher certification, and teacher ...


English Department Newsletter 2017, English Department, University Of Southern Maine Jan 2017

English Department Newsletter 2017, English Department, University Of Southern Maine

Department of English Newsletter

No abstract provided.


Using Extremophile Bacteriophage Discovery In A Stem Education Professional Development Partnership To Explore Model Classroom Research Experiences Integrating The Three Dimentions Of The Next Generation Science Standards, Carrie L. Boudreau Jan 2017

Using Extremophile Bacteriophage Discovery In A Stem Education Professional Development Partnership To Explore Model Classroom Research Experiences Integrating The Three Dimentions Of The Next Generation Science Standards, Carrie L. Boudreau

All Theses & Dissertations

The National Research Council’s (NRC) A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas describes a vision of what it means to be proficient in science. The project discussed in this thesis was developed with a NIH SEPA Grant 8R25OD010937 to the Virology and Electron Microscopy Laboratory at the University of Southern Maine (USM) under the direction of Dr. S. Monroe Duboise. The goal of the project was to explore using discovery of extreme environment bacteria and their bacteriophages as a model for using the three dimensions of learning to teach Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS ...


College Connections Newsletter, Winter 2017, Cahs Dean's Office Staff Jan 2017

College Connections Newsletter, Winter 2017, Cahs Dean's Office Staff

College Connections Newsletter

In this issue:

  • News from Academic Programs
  • Student Notes
  • Alumni Notes