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Improving Performance On Task Three Assessment: Strategies And Supports, Terryl Rock, Norma Hogan Oct 2017

Improving Performance On Task Three Assessment: Strategies And Supports, Terryl Rock, Norma Hogan

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In this session presenters will demonstrate specific strategies and supports that have helped our teacher candidates
improve their performance on Task Three: Assessment. Topics include helping teacher candidates:

  • Identify and state objectives clearly and effectively.
  • Align standards/objectives, instruction, and assessment.
  • Develop deeper understandings of evaluative criteria, cognitive feedback, and helping their students to use feedback.
  • Organize and display assessment data.
  • Conduct meaningful analysis of assessment data
  • Use assessment data to modify instruction and to plan next steps


Examples of strategies/activities/supports, as well as guidance for others to develop their own will be provided.


Why Not Us? Counselor To Professor To Chair, Janna L. Scarborough Oct 2017

Why Not Us? Counselor To Professor To Chair, Janna L. Scarborough

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Academia is facing a shortage of administrators. Because the foundation of counseling is in its counselor education prep programs, the future of counseling is impacted by issues in higher education. Counselor educators have an opportunity to make a broad systemic impact on the future of the counseling profession through success as a leader in higher education institutions. We will examine the characteristics, knowledge, and skills of counselors against those of successful department chairs.


The Clery Act: Student Awareness And Perceptions Of Effectiveness At A Public University And A Private College In East Tennessee, Jeffrey M. Jee, Donald W. Good Oct 2017

The Clery Act: Student Awareness And Perceptions Of Effectiveness At A Public University And A Private College In East Tennessee, Jeffrey M. Jee, Donald W. Good

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The U.S. Congress has recognized that safety is essential on our college and university campuses. Incidents such as the Virginia Tech massacre and the death of Jeanne Clery have emphasized the need for legislation that assists students in selecting a safe college and improves their safety by reducing the incidence of crimes and fires. The Clery Act is a federal law that requires colleges and universities to provide annual information on the number and type of crimes on campus as well as the number and cause of fires occurring in the residence halls. The purpose of this study was ...


Learning Styles Of Physical Therapy And Physical Therapy Assistant Students In Accredited Physical Therapy Programs, Margaret Lowdermilk, Jim Lampley, Stephanie Tweed, Sandra A. Lampley Oct 2017

Learning Styles Of Physical Therapy And Physical Therapy Assistant Students In Accredited Physical Therapy Programs, Margaret Lowdermilk, Jim Lampley, Stephanie Tweed, Sandra A. Lampley

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The purpose of this study was to determine the learning styles of Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students and associate degree Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) students and identify any association between their learning styles and examine the association between gender and age by learning style. Participants included 337 DPT and PTA students attending CAPTE accredited institutions with doctoral DPT or associate PTA programs in Tennessee and southwest Virginia. The Felder (1996) and Soloman Index of Learning Styles (ILS) was used to determine learning style preferences within 4 learning style dimensions (active-reflective, sensing-intuitive, visual-verbal, and sequentialglobal). Demographics included program of study ...


Assessing Journal Quality In Mathematics Education, Samuel Otten, Ryan Andrew Nivens Jul 2017

Assessing Journal Quality In Mathematics Education, Samuel Otten, Ryan Andrew Nivens

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Excerpt: In this study, we triangulate the rankings in Table 1 with other measures of journal quality offered through database algorithms.


Assessing Faculty And Student Interpretations Of Aacp Survey Items With Cognitive Interviewing, Samuel C. Karpen, Nicholas E. Hagemeier Jun 2017

Assessing Faculty And Student Interpretations Of Aacp Survey Items With Cognitive Interviewing, Samuel C. Karpen, Nicholas E. Hagemeier

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Objective. To use cognitive interviewing techniques to determine faculty and student interpretation of a subset of items from the AACP faculty and graduating student surveys.

Methods. Students and faculty were interviewed individually in a private room. The interviewer asked each respondent for his/her interpretation of 15 randomly selected items from the graduating student survey or 20 items from the faculty survey.

Results. While many items were interpreted consistently by respondents, the researchers identified several items that were either difficult to interpret or produced differing interpretations.

Conclusion. Several interpretational inconsistencies and ambiguities were discovered that could compromise the usefulness of ...


Using Imagination To Bridge Young Children’S Literacy And Science Learning: A Dialogic Approach, Huili Hong, Karin Keith, Renee Rice Moran May 2017

Using Imagination To Bridge Young Children’S Literacy And Science Learning: A Dialogic Approach, Huili Hong, Karin Keith, Renee Rice Moran

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Integrating children’s literacy and science learning has become a new focus in literacy instruction. Imagination, an integral part of children’s learning experience, remains marginalized in today’s early childhood education curriculum. Drawing on a yearlong ethnographic study in a first-grade classroom, this paper explores the potential affordance of imagination in integrating young children’s literacy and science learning. The findings showed that the integration opportunities were organically constructed in and through children’s natural engagement of imagination in their reading process. A dialogic approach is presented as one way to ignite children’s imaginations in their literacy and ...


Photosynthesis: An Integrated, Hands-On Approach Supporting The Ngss And Ccss Ela, Laura Robertson, Chih-Che Tai, Renee Rice Moran, Lashay Jennings, Kari Eubanks, S. Honeycutt Apr 2017

Photosynthesis: An Integrated, Hands-On Approach Supporting The Ngss And Ccss Ela, Laura Robertson, Chih-Che Tai, Renee Rice Moran, Lashay Jennings, Kari Eubanks, S. Honeycutt

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We will combine hands-on science investigations with supporting literacy activities to help students build conceptual models of photosynthesis.


Sound And Waves: An Integrated K–8 Hands‐On Approach Supporting The Ngss And Ccss Ela, Chih-Che Tai, Karin Keith, Laura Robertson, Renee Rice Moran Apr 2017

Sound And Waves: An Integrated K–8 Hands‐On Approach Supporting The Ngss And Ccss Ela, Chih-Che Tai, Karin Keith, Laura Robertson, Renee Rice Moran

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Receive practical ideas to build understanding about how to combine reading and hands-on activities as tools to understand the nature of wave movement.


Force And Motion: An Integrated K-8 Hands-On Approach Supporting The Ngss And Ccss Ela, Laura Robertson, Renee Rice Moran, Chih-Che Tai, Lashay Jennings, Huili Hong, Diana O'Neal Apr 2017

Force And Motion: An Integrated K-8 Hands-On Approach Supporting The Ngss And Ccss Ela, Laura Robertson, Renee Rice Moran, Chih-Che Tai, Lashay Jennings, Huili Hong, Diana O'Neal

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We will combine hands-on science investigations with supporting literacy activities to help students tell the “whole story” of force and motion.


Photosynthesis And Cellular Respiration (Ls1): A Hands-On Approach Supporting The Ngss And Ela Ccss, Laura Robertson, Lashay Jennings, Kari Eubanks, Scott Honeycutt Apr 2017

Photosynthesis And Cellular Respiration (Ls1): A Hands-On Approach Supporting The Ngss And Ela Ccss, Laura Robertson, Lashay Jennings, Kari Eubanks, Scott Honeycutt

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We will combine hands-on science investigations with supporting literacy activities to help students build conceptual models of photosynthesis.


Key Elements Of A State Master Plan In Higher Education, Kristen L. Mchenry, Bethany H. Flora Apr 2017

Key Elements Of A State Master Plan In Higher Education, Kristen L. Mchenry, Bethany H. Flora

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A master plan in higher education is developed to address the academic and workforce needs of a particular state. The master plan helps serve as the roadmap for implementation of proposed strategies to reach state goals in education and degree attainment. In Tennessee, Drive to 55 is a state-wide effort to increase the number of Tennesseans with a higher education credential to 55% by the year 2025. In an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the key elements within state master plans, an independent review of ten state plans was conducted. The states involved in the analysis were Tennessee ...


Dual Enrollment Student Achievement In Various Learning Environments, Bethany Arnold, Hal Knight, Bethany Flora Apr 2017

Dual Enrollment Student Achievement In Various Learning Environments, Bethany Arnold, Hal Knight, Bethany Flora

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The purpose of this study was to examine whether variations in student achievement in college courses exist between high school students who took the courses as dual enrollment (DE) courses and academically comparable high school students (AIMS scholars) who took the courses upon matriculation to college. Additionally, the researcher explored whether differences exist in DE course grade for students by course environment (online, face-to-face at a high school, or face-to-face at a college.) The researcher used final course grades as determinants of student achievement. The study focused on DE student and AIMS scholar grades in English 111, Biology 101, Math ...


Engaging Tbr Faculty In Online Research Communities And Emerging Technologies, Jasmine Renner Apr 2017

Engaging Tbr Faculty In Online Research Communities And Emerging Technologies, Jasmine Renner

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The growing impact of online research communities and emerging technologies is creating a significant paradigm shift and consequently changing the current research landscape of higher education. The rise of online research communities exemplifies a shift from traditional research engagements, to online research communities using “Web 2.0,” in which communities of researchers are the basic unit of research engagement. As institutional practices become increasingly digitized, the role of faculty, scholars, and professionals are constantly reshaped and re-negotiated. The rise and use of emerging technologies in the field of research, has the potential to significantly impact the individual researcher, their institutions ...


Strategies To Support Secondary Ed And Mat Candidates, Terryl Rock Apr 2017

Strategies To Support Secondary Ed And Mat Candidates, Terryl Rock

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No abstract provided.


College Experiences Of The Eastern Band Of Cherokee Indians, R. W. Lasher, Donald W. Good Mar 2017

College Experiences Of The Eastern Band Of Cherokee Indians, R. W. Lasher, Donald W. Good

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A survey was distributed to all enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indian (EBCI) college students to compare the experiences of those attending Tribal and non-tribal colleges. The results of the survey provided data for a nonexperimental quantitative study that addressed 18 research questions in an effort to determine whether there is a significant difference between the educational experiences of EBCI college students who attend non-tribal institutions and those who attend Tribal colleges. In particular, there was a focus on three domains: student viewpoints on separation and alienation from their tribal community; tribal community connections; and individual perceptions ...


Assessing Journal Quality In Mathematics Education, Ryan Andrew Nivens, Samuel Otten Feb 2017

Assessing Journal Quality In Mathematics Education, Ryan Andrew Nivens, Samuel Otten

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No abstract provided.


Online Education: A Comparison Of The Perceptions Of Traditional Versus Online High School Teachers Regarding The Visual Arts, Karen A. Fine, James Lampley Jan 2017

Online Education: A Comparison Of The Perceptions Of Traditional Versus Online High School Teachers Regarding The Visual Arts, Karen A. Fine, James Lampley

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Abstract is available to download.


Learning Styles Of Physical Therapy And Physical Therapy Assistant Students In Accredited Physical Therapy Programs, Margaret Lowdermilk, James Lampley, Stephanie R. Tweed, Sandra A. Lampley Jan 2017

Learning Styles Of Physical Therapy And Physical Therapy Assistant Students In Accredited Physical Therapy Programs, Margaret Lowdermilk, James Lampley, Stephanie R. Tweed, Sandra A. Lampley

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Abstract is available to download.


Teacher Perceptions Of Indigenous Representations In History: A Phenomenological Study, Joshua C. Tipton, Pamela Scott, William Flora Jan 2017

Teacher Perceptions Of Indigenous Representations In History: A Phenomenological Study, Joshua C. Tipton, Pamela Scott, William Flora

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Abstract is available to download.


Word Recognition Competency Activity For Students, Lashay Jennings, Renee Rice Moran, Karla Knupp, Edward J. Dwyer, Huili Hong Jan 2017

Word Recognition Competency Activity For Students, Lashay Jennings, Renee Rice Moran, Karla Knupp, Edward J. Dwyer, Huili Hong

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No abstract provided.


Obstacles To Graduation: A Look At Poverty’S Effect On Academic Work, Julia M. Bernard, Maike Klein Jan 2017

Obstacles To Graduation: A Look At Poverty’S Effect On Academic Work, Julia M. Bernard, Maike Klein

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Our presentation was aimed at providing a thorough overview of concepts that interfere with an adolescent’s ability to stay in school and graduate. Additionally, the presentation addressed what other factors of poverty, such as risk-taking behaviors (e.g., marijuana use, binge drinking, or sexual activity), might carry over into college life and affect a student’s academic career. Variables connected to family community, family responsibilities, and adolescents’ self-esteem were described as well. Finally, the presentation discussed factors that play into a student’s willingness to seek out college campus resources for support. With this paper, we hope to outline ...


A View On Research In Mathematics Education In Republic Of Srpska During 2010–2015 Through Quantitative Analysis Of Published Texts, Ryan Nivens, Daniel Romano Jan 2017

A View On Research In Mathematics Education In Republic Of Srpska During 2010–2015 Through Quantitative Analysis Of Published Texts, Ryan Nivens, Daniel Romano

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Studies of the publishing practices in mathematics education have situated sets of journals in tiers of quality. These reports document the rankings and prestige of only a subset of the wealth of journals available for publishing in mathematics education. We posit that there is value, quality, and purpose to be found in journals that present studies that are of value on a regional level, and that the studies are extremely important to the field. This is particularly important for journals published in languages other than English, and the studies referenced above are almost entirely English-language journals. In this paper we ...


Opinion Paragraph Writing Intervention For Students With Significant Disability, Pamela J. Mims, Carol Stranger, R. Pennington, W. White, J. Sears, N. Strickler Jan 2017

Opinion Paragraph Writing Intervention For Students With Significant Disability, Pamela J. Mims, Carol Stranger, R. Pennington, W. White, J. Sears, N. Strickler

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Increasingly, technology has been used to provide access to academic curricula for students with moderate to severe intellectual disability. In the current pilot study, we used a multiple probe across participants design to evaluate the effectiveness of a technology-based instructional package on the opinion writing skills of three middle school students with moderate and severe intellectual disability. Findings suggest that the intervention resulted in improved performance across all three participants and that all participants maintained performance at levels greater than baseline. Limitations and implications for practice and future research are discussed.


Online Education: A Comparison Of The Perceptions Of Traditional Versus Online High School Teachers Regarding The Visual Arts, Karen A. Fine, James Hh. Lampley Jan 2017

Online Education: A Comparison Of The Perceptions Of Traditional Versus Online High School Teachers Regarding The Visual Arts, Karen A. Fine, James Hh. Lampley

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As more high school student take advantage of online instruction leading to a high school diploma, teacher training programs are not keeping pace with pedagogical instruction for those high school teachers that want to teach online. We often think of online instructions for home school students, students with long-term illnesses, or students that have been suspended or expelled. However, because many school districts have cut “nonacademic” offerings from the curriculum online instruction in the arts often is the only source of instruction in the arts for these traditional high school students. If teacher education departments are to address this issue ...


An Examination Of The Perceptions Of Traditional And Nontraditional Student Engagement At A Community College In Southern Appalachia, Barbara J. Lowe, Virginia P. Foley Jan 2017

An Examination Of The Perceptions Of Traditional And Nontraditional Student Engagement At A Community College In Southern Appalachia, Barbara J. Lowe, Virginia P. Foley

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Abstract is available to download.


A Phenomenological Study Of School Leaders Decision Making Process When Making Academic Program Placement Recommendations, Lori Nixon, William Flora Jan 2017

A Phenomenological Study Of School Leaders Decision Making Process When Making Academic Program Placement Recommendations, Lori Nixon, William Flora

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Abstract is available to download.


Teacher Perceptions Of Indigenous Representations In History: A Phenomenological Study, Joshua C. Tipton, Pamela H. Scott, William F. Flora Jan 2017

Teacher Perceptions Of Indigenous Representations In History: A Phenomenological Study, Joshua C. Tipton, Pamela H. Scott, William F. Flora

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This phenomenological study addressed teacher perceptions of indigenous representations in United States history within a school district in East Tennessee. Teacher perceptions of indigenous representations in history were defined as teacher beliefs towards the inclusion and representation of indigenous peoples in United States history. Individual and focus group interviews were conducted from a purposeful sample of United States history teachers from multiple high schools in the school district. The analysis of data revealed three themes: (a) systemic challenges to multiculturalism within state course standards and textbooks, (b) teachers’ perceived self-efficacy in teaching their students using indigenous perspectives, (c) and the ...


Advanced Placement And Dual Enrollment As Related To College Readiness And Retention At A Tennessee University, Diana Bowers, Virginia P. Foley Jan 2017

Advanced Placement And Dual Enrollment As Related To College Readiness And Retention At A Tennessee University, Diana Bowers, Virginia P. Foley

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Abstract is available to download.


Effects Of Gender And Type Of Board Game On 4-Year-Olds Engagement In Board Games, Narges Sareh Jan 2017

Effects Of Gender And Type Of Board Game On 4-Year-Olds Engagement In Board Games, Narges Sareh

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Abstract is available to download.