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Possibilities And Challenges Of Teaching Integrated Math And Social Studies For Social Justice: Two Teacher Educators' Collaborative Self-Study, Paula P. Guerra, Sohyun An Dec 2016

Possibilities And Challenges Of Teaching Integrated Math And Social Studies For Social Justice: Two Teacher Educators' Collaborative Self-Study, Paula P. Guerra, Sohyun An

Georgia Educational Researcher

In this paper, we—one mathematics teacher educator and one social studies teacher educator—describe a project where we collaborated to model teaching integrated mathematics and social studies for social justice in our methods courses. We encountered varied challenges in our efforts to prepare teacher candidates for social-justice-oriented lessons. These challenges included teacher candidates’ perception of authority/credibility of their professors who were foreign females from the “Third World”, teacher candidates’ deficit views on minoritized students, and the limited time and resources for teacher collaboration in teacher education. Despite these challenges, we believe this kind of project is necessary to ...


Developing Blended Learning In Library Instruction To Cultivate Research And Critical Thinking Skills In The Undergraduate Student Population, Bernadette López-Fitzsimmons Oct 2016

Developing Blended Learning In Library Instruction To Cultivate Research And Critical Thinking Skills In The Undergraduate Student Population, Bernadette López-Fitzsimmons

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

The ever-evolving digital resources in multiple types and formats have introduced numerous opportunities for enhanced teaching-and-learning environments focused on student–driven activities. Many of these strategies have already been implemented at educational institutions throughout the world.

This presentation will demonstrate how blended learning pedagogies in a library’s one-shot and for-credit courses cultivate research and critical thinking skills. The presenter will discuss how to customize library instruction for diverse student populations who have a complex history of multiple learning styles and varying literacy levels.

The presenter will describe several strategies that activate prior knowledge so that building new knowledge is ...


Honors Research Symposium Program Fall 2016, University Honors Program Students And Staff Oct 2016

Honors Research Symposium Program Fall 2016, University Honors Program Students And Staff

University Honors Research Symposium Programs

No abstract provided.


Facilitating Middle Level Pre-Service Teachers’ Literacy Integration In Early Field Experiences, Alisa Leckie, Amanda Wall Oct 2016

Facilitating Middle Level Pre-Service Teachers’ Literacy Integration In Early Field Experiences, Alisa Leckie, Amanda Wall

Middle Grades & Secondary Education Faculty Publications

This study explored how pre-service teachers integrated literacy in middle level social studies. This study was conducted in the context of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and their focus on disciplinary literacy, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards and their focus on rich clinical experiences, and concepts of interdisciplinary and integrated curriculum central to middle level philosophy (NMSA, 2010). Three pre-service teachers in their first extended field practicum took part in this collective case study (Yin, 2009). We identified two key findings. First, these pre-service teachers primarily integrated literacy in ways that were brief, teacher-directed ...


Forensic Information Literacy: The Csi Approach To Inquiry And Scholarly Communication, Bernadette Maria Lopez-Fitzsimmons Sep 2016

Forensic Information Literacy: The Csi Approach To Inquiry And Scholarly Communication, Bernadette Maria Lopez-Fitzsimmons

Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy

Teaching Information Literacy using the CSI Investigation Methodology fulfills two ACRL Frameworks: No. 4, Research as Inquiry, and No. 5, Scholarship as Conversation. This methodology requires structuring lessons so that students use different sources. Students will experience the research process as they uncover new and unexpected information which may or may not confirm their original thesis statement, problem or question. They will realize that researching and critical thinking depend on consistently and continuously asking questions from different perspectives. Like a CSI, students will experience research as inquiry (ACRL No. 4).

Although this type of lesson requires structure, it also demands ...


Digital Libraries For Creative Writing, Pilar G. Carcedo Apr 2016

Digital Libraries For Creative Writing, Pilar G. Carcedo

South East Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL)

This research has focused on the changes of paradigm that digital technology and globalization have exerted in the study of the literary act. The methodology has been guided by the constant integration of literary, pedagogical and technological reflection around Digital Literature and Creative Writing.

In our Research Group LEETHI we have created different Webs to approach Literature in the classroom. One of the is our DIGITAL LIBRARY TROPOS. It has developed innovative approaches, and anticipated uses of the computer, highlighting both the limits and the rich potential of the digital. Always creative, it continues to propose new possibilities, as a ...


Beyond Navel Gazing: The Evidence Base For Employing Reflective And Metacognitive Practices In Our Teaching, Sarah Leupen Apr 2016

Beyond Navel Gazing: The Evidence Base For Employing Reflective And Metacognitive Practices In Our Teaching, Sarah Leupen

SoTL Commons Conference

Most of us work hard to build our students’ discipline-specific skills, content knowledge, and even that elusive goal, critical thinking. Rarely, though, do we train our students in how to reflect on their learning practices and current level of understanding, or how to change their practices to deepen understanding. Lacking such skills, they often exhibit shocking (to us!) failures to make connections among what they have learned, improve ineffective study behaviors, or see what they’re learning in a broader context. The research in cognitive science now demonstrates the importance and value of metacognition and reflection in formal learning, and ...


Honors Research Symposium Program Spring 2016, University Honors Program, Georgia Southern University Apr 2016

Honors Research Symposium Program Spring 2016, University Honors Program, Georgia Southern University

University Honors Research Symposium Programs

No abstract provided.


Using Social Media To Build Your Sotl Research And Profile: The “What” “Why” And “How”, Josephine M. Csete Dr Mar 2016

Using Social Media To Build Your Sotl Research And Profile: The “What” “Why” And “How”, Josephine M. Csete Dr

SoTL Commons Conference

Technology has caused huge changes in how academic work is accessed and measured. The advent of social media has also changed the way academic works are found and discussed.

This session will present a range of popular social media tools and foster discussion on how various tools may be useful for SoTL, as well as for wider research purposes. Throughout the session participants will first be exposed to a number of multi-functional tools and then, through discussion, be encouraged to consider which of these might be most applicable to their own practices and interests. In addition, alternative metrics (which often ...


Measuring College Learning, Lendol Calder Mar 2016

Measuring College Learning, Lendol Calder

SoTL Commons Conference

What are college students learning? Informed by SoTL, instructors can use a variety of assessment techniques to answer this question. But as questions about learning move into governance and policy circles, challenges of scale, expense, and public intelligibility make academic leaders chiefly open to the idea of standardized assessment. While faculty tend to view standardized assessment tools with distaste, college professors will not turn back the tide of demands for accountability armed only with brooms. A better response to the coming of standardized assessment would view the design of such tools as an intellectual problem to be tackled with the ...


Social Justice Through Sotl: Establishing Authentic Communities Of Learning, Delores D. Liston, Regina Rahimi, Erin Peters-Burton, Giuseppina Kysar Mattietti, Karen S. Meaney, Mary R. Moeller Mar 2016

Social Justice Through Sotl: Establishing Authentic Communities Of Learning, Delores D. Liston, Regina Rahimi, Erin Peters-Burton, Giuseppina Kysar Mattietti, Karen S. Meaney, Mary R. Moeller

SoTL Commons Conference

SoTL: Establishing Authentic Communities of Learning

This panel session examines collaborative experiences drawing together SoTL with concepts of social justice to develop authentic communities of learning. Each author in this panel explores how engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning leads us closer to transformational teaching and learning.

This opportunity to explore our personal interactions with students, the sociology behind teaching, and the diverse perspectives explored through teaching and learning relationships is perhaps the most powerful promise of SoTL. The authors in this panel session examine social justice and opportunity for equity in the work of SoTL.

The guiding ...


A Method To The Madness: Infusing Critical Thinking Strategies Into Online Courses, Randall E. Osborne, Paul Kriese Mar 2016

A Method To The Madness: Infusing Critical Thinking Strategies Into Online Courses, Randall E. Osborne, Paul Kriese

SoTL Commons Conference

We have incorporated a critical thinking model into our course on “hate” using Kuhn’s (1999) work on meta-knowing skills, Paul and Endler’s (2002) emphasis on how critical thinking integrates emotions into one’s thinking, and Smith’s (2002) characteristics of critical thinking.

By integrating these approaches into our online classroom, we encourage students to discuss what they know, how they know it, and how those thoughts fit into the broader range of what people know. Additionally, we emphasize that critical thinking is developmental in nature. Smith’s characteristics of critical thinkers shows what critical thinkers would be able ...


Overcoming Challenges Of Common Core Implementation Using An Online Tool, Aslihan Unal Mar 2016

Overcoming Challenges Of Common Core Implementation Using An Online Tool, Aslihan Unal

SoTL Commons Conference

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a clear set of shared goals and expectations for the knowledge and skills students need in English language arts and mathematics at each grade level so they can be prepared to succeed in their educations, careers, and lives. The purpose of this study was to investigate and compare the impact of two strategies (lesson design with Microsoft Word & lesson design with an online tool) on improving in-service teachers’ knowledge, skills and practices with the CCSS. Half of the master’s degree seeking in-service teachers in two different graduate level courses completed their lesson ...


Creating Opportunities For Institutional And Disciplinary Sotl Advocacy And Growth, Jennifer Friberg Mar 2016

Creating Opportunities For Institutional And Disciplinary Sotl Advocacy And Growth, Jennifer Friberg

SoTL Commons Conference

This presentation will focus on advocacy for and support of SoTL at the institutional and disciplinary levels to highlight successful initatives for the advancement of SoTL. Initiatives discussed will be used as a springboard for interaction among attendees to share “next steps” for SoTL advocacy in a manner which acknowledges differences in both institutional and disciplinary structures and priorities.

At the institutional level, steps taken to enhance understanding of SoTL and support SoTL research at Illinois State University will be highlighted:

  • establishment of a SoTL blog to share information, resources, and reflections on SoTL
  • publishing of a multi-media SoTL research ...


Empathy In Experiential Learning: Universal Design Problem Solving, Lilia Gomez-Lanier Dr. Mar 2016

Empathy In Experiential Learning: Universal Design Problem Solving, Lilia Gomez-Lanier Dr.

SoTL Commons Conference

Interior designers as designers of the built environment are tasked with improving the overall lives of their clients, specifically safety, health and welfare of clients. Certain design projects may feature older or disabled individuals, but the focus in those situations tends to be on special needs rather than lifestyles and aspirations. Using the concept of universal design problem solving this qualitative research study explores the role that empathy may have on the experiential learning of interior design students in a residential design studio. Specifically, empathy's role on the knowledge, action and reflection components of experiential learning. Research participants as ...


A Pilot Study Of Instructional Alignment In College Teaching, Mike Metzler Mar 2016

A Pilot Study Of Instructional Alignment In College Teaching, Mike Metzler

SoTL Commons Conference

Every course starts with some statement/s of intended learning outcomes to be achieved over the span of the term. To promote those outcomes, an instructor plans for and directs students through any number of course components (readings, lectures, discussions, assignments, quizzes, tests, projects, etc.). Each component can lead to a certain type of learning outcome (recall, analysis, understanding, prediction, evaluating, etc.). When course components are out of alignment with intended learning outcomes, the possibility of students achieving those outcomes is greatly reduced. A protocol was developed to assist instructors to look for and find course components that are out ...


Learning Vlogs: Achievement In Engineering Graphics Through Self-Regulation, Kari L. Jordan Mar 2016

Learning Vlogs: Achievement In Engineering Graphics Through Self-Regulation, Kari L. Jordan

SoTL Commons Conference

Through a series of prompts that challenge students to reflect on their learning, Learning Vlogs (video blogs) are proposed to provide a medium for students to explore their learning styles in the Engineering Fundamental’s Graphical Communications course. The course is designed to familiarize students with the basic principles of drafting, engineering drawing, three dimensional visualization skills, and the fundamentals of a computer aided design program. This qualitative study will be conducted during the first half of the spring semester. Each of the 23 students enrolled will create short videos upon completing nine homework assignments, reflecting on the assignment and ...


Learner-Centered Mathematics Instruction: Effects On Student Achievement And Perceptions, John J. Weber Iii Mar 2016

Learner-Centered Mathematics Instruction: Effects On Student Achievement And Perceptions, John J. Weber Iii

SoTL Commons Conference

In this session, the presenter will describe the R.L. Moore method of learner-centered mathematics instruction along with its three goals in which students: independently develop a solution, communicate the solution, and defend the solution. The presenter will discuss how this method was modified to have students collaboratively develop solutions in group investigations. Specific examples of class materials will be illustrated with a discussion on how the materials may be adapted to other STEM disciplines. Benefits and challenges in using the modified Moore method (MMM) as well as the lessons learned from using this method will be discussed. The results ...


The Efficacy Of A Model Rubric To Enhance Experiential Learning In An Entrepreneurship Course: A Case Study, Douglas W. Glass, Earl Wayne Freeman Mar 2016

The Efficacy Of A Model Rubric To Enhance Experiential Learning In An Entrepreneurship Course: A Case Study, Douglas W. Glass, Earl Wayne Freeman

SoTL Commons Conference

Current research suggests that college entrepreneurship courses tend to be abstract and lack concrete experiential elements that encompass the total entrepreneurial experience. Using an 18-point model rubric, this case study will detail how to incorporate semester-long functional small businesses, within limitations, that enhance and stimulate the learning experience. Important to this rubric has been an integrated business program in which previous courses teach needed skills in the areas of economics, accounting, finance, marketing, and management. The rubric is used as a tool against which learning is measured and pushes the students toward discovery of entrepreneurial engagement. Appropriate models/ systems per ...


Giving Voice To Sotl, Trent W. Maurer Mar 2016

Giving Voice To Sotl, Trent W. Maurer

SoTL Commons Conference

SoTL scholars know well the value of SoTL–to student learning, to faculty teaching, to institutions specifically, and to higher education generally. However, outside the small circle of SoTL scholars, it seems that attitudes toward SoTL range from obliviousness to hostility. As educators, it would seem to be an easy task to “educate” others about SoTL, yet these efforts have met with limited success for decades. For SoTL to survive, we must move beyond attempts to educate others about its value; we must advocate for SoTL, vigorously and unapologetically. We must give voice to SoTL, to tell its story and ...


Role Play In Large Enrollment Stem, Mary Kay Cassani, Andrew Wilkinson Mar 2016

Role Play In Large Enrollment Stem, Mary Kay Cassani, Andrew Wilkinson

SoTL Commons Conference

Higher education is increasingly focused on raising class sizes as a point of economy. Engaging non-science majors in STEM courses can be challenging in large enrollment classes. Active learning strategies such as role playing can be particularly effective in large classes. Role playing is a familiar activity for students, from video games to Ren fairs, from tabletop games to cosplay. Using role playing activities that employ small-group collaboration can humanize complex topics, immerse students in the learning process, and help create ownership of knowledge. While more common in business, medical and social sciences, role playing can easily be incorporated in ...


Facilitating Advanced Thinking Skills Through Problem-Based Learning, Charles T. Wynn Sr., Richard S. Mosholder Mar 2016

Facilitating Advanced Thinking Skills Through Problem-Based Learning, Charles T. Wynn Sr., Richard S. Mosholder

SoTL Commons Conference

We will present a problem-based learning model (PBL) designed to promote postformal problem-solving skills among college students in a U.S. history survey course/first-year learning community and we will review results from two studies in which the outcomes of the PBL model were compared to the outcomes of the same course taught with traditional lecture/discussion. The PBL model was more effective in scaffolding students to recognize and practice postformal thinking dynamics and in facilitating self-reported student perceptions of increased course engagement and content relevance. A procedural overview of one of the PBL activities and the metacognitive reflection guide ...


Where The Rubber Meets The Road: Supporting Classroom Behavior Using The Pbis Three-Tiered Logic, Shauna F. King Mar 2016

Where The Rubber Meets The Road: Supporting Classroom Behavior Using The Pbis Three-Tiered Logic, Shauna F. King

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This interactive workshop will connect the PBIS three tiered approach to managing and motivating student behavior in the classroom. Educators will recognize the importance of identifying the function of student behavior as well as role play hands on strategies for motivating student behavior, creating appropriate consequences and avoiding student power struggles.


Integrating Teaching Literature And Writing, John J. Hobe Mar 2016

Integrating Teaching Literature And Writing, John J. Hobe

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Brief Description: Come and learn how we can better understand each other through reading and writing about literature. Participants will see demonstrated and participate in integrated literature and writing lessons for all age students. They will receive references and lessons for integrating literature and writing lessons. Participants will discuss teaching literature and writing in schools.


Jack's Brain, Jill's Brain: Why Gender Differences Matter, Shauna F. King Mar 2016

Jack's Brain, Jill's Brain: Why Gender Differences Matter, Shauna F. King

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This workshop introduces participants to the rapidly emerging research on how the brains of females and males are developmentally, structurally and functionally different. Based on these differences, participants will learn academic approaches customized to the distinctly different learning styles of girls and boys.


Bridging The Gap Between School And The Street, Jim C. Taylor Mr. Mar 2016

Bridging The Gap Between School And The Street, Jim C. Taylor Mr.

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

Existing within every society are various cultures and sub-cultures. This presentation examines the results when the classroom culture comes in to contact with the street culture. We will review existing practices designed to address these educational issues both in and out of the classroom and what are possible solutions that can maximize successful student education.


Building Successful Academic And Behavioral Programs For At-Risk Youth: Low And No Cost Options, Jeannette Hallam Mar 2016

Building Successful Academic And Behavioral Programs For At-Risk Youth: Low And No Cost Options, Jeannette Hallam

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

In order to effectively educate all students and make progress in closing the achievement gap, we must look at two areas for school improvement: positive relationships, and school policies and procedures. Participants in this group will walk away with strategies for building positive relationships, reducing the drop-out rate, and assisting students in meeting their goals. Participants will also learn how to evaluate current policies and procedures that may be restricting student growth or achievement through data awareness.


Using Ipads And Video-Based Instruction To Teach Algebra To High School Students With Disabilities, Elias Clinton, Tom J. Clees Mar 2016

Using Ipads And Video-Based Instruction To Teach Algebra To High School Students With Disabilities, Elias Clinton, Tom J. Clees

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

This presentation targets a study in which four high school students with disabilities were taught to solve algebraic equations using iPads and video-based instruction. All students showed immediate increases in accurate responding following the introduction of the video-based intervention. This presentation provides practitioners with a flexible technology-based intervention for students with disabilities in need of grade-level academic instruction. The intervention could be used across a variety of subjects and academic tasks.


Rigor Demystified, Now What?: Applying & Aligning Webb’S Depth Of Knowledge To Literacy & Math Instruction., Barbara Serianni, Kelly Brooksher Mar 2016

Rigor Demystified, Now What?: Applying & Aligning Webb’S Depth Of Knowledge To Literacy & Math Instruction., Barbara Serianni, Kelly Brooksher

National Youth-At-Risk Conference Savannah

After exploring the four levels of cognitive rigor in Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) and the alignment to the Common Core. Participants will further engage in hands-on activities designed to model the application of DOK in the content areas of literacy and mathematics to improve instructional alignment, increase student engagement, and ensure appropriate rigor in classroom activities and assessment.


Presenters Affiliations, Sotl Commons Jan 2016

Presenters Affiliations, Sotl Commons

SoTL Commons Conference

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