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Drama And Global Citizenship In The High School Classroom: Student Response And Teacher Growth, Mia J. Palombo Oct 2017

Drama And Global Citizenship In The High School Classroom: Student Response And Teacher Growth, Mia J. Palombo

Honors Projects Overview

Thesis explores student engagement with a unit of lessons that used drama pedagogy to explore the Syrian Civil War and discussed possible solutions.


Waking Yourself Up: The Liberatory Potential Of Critical University Studies, Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur, Scott Leo Renshaw Apr 2017

Waking Yourself Up: The Liberatory Potential Of Critical University Studies, Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur, Scott Leo Renshaw

Faculty Publications

This paper is designed as a conversation between Mikaila and Scott, one of the students who enrolled in the course the first time it was offered, in Spring 2014. Scott is now a graduate student in sociology. By developing a sustained, paper-length conversation about the course, we hope to provide a sense of the liberatory potential of critical university studies as a pedagogical practice.


Teachers' Experiences Of Induction: A Narrative Retrospective Inquiry, Jodi L. Clark Jan 2017

Teachers' Experiences Of Induction: A Narrative Retrospective Inquiry, Jodi L. Clark

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

It is well established that beginning teachers need support to bridge the gap from college teacher preparation to the classroom setting (Fletcher & Strong, 2009; Wong, 2003). In fact, lack of support in this transition has been identified as a leading factor that causes beginning teachers to leave the profession at high rates early in their careers (Andrews, Gilbert & Martin, 2006). Research suggests that coaching is an effective way to support beginning teacher’s learning (Ingersoll & Strong, 2011). The purpose of this qualitative research is to tell the lived experiences of nine teachers who took part of in a statewide induction coaching program ...


A Phenomenological Exploration Of How Public School Administrators Balance Teacher Evaluation And Support Of Teacher Growth, Mary F. Slattery Jan 2017

A Phenomenological Exploration Of How Public School Administrators Balance Teacher Evaluation And Support Of Teacher Growth, Mary F. Slattery

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Educational reform efforts over the past several decades have focused on different ways to address student achievement. Since the quality of the teacher that students have is one of the biggest in-school factors that impact student achievement, schools have focused on identifying, measuring, and improving teacher quality. Some of those reform efforts have focused their attention on teacher evaluation as a way of increasing student achievement. There has been much research on the components quality evaluation tools. There is also research on ways to impact and change teacher practice. Unfortunately most evaluation tools do not impact teaching practice. Rhode Island ...


Visualizing Sorting Algorithms, Brian Faria Jan 2017

Visualizing Sorting Algorithms, Brian Faria

Honors Projects Overview

This paper discusses a study performed on animating sorting algorithms as a learning aid for classroom instruction. A web-based animation tool was created to visualize four common sorting algorithms: Selection Sort, Bubble Sort, Insertion Sort, and Merge Sort. The animation tool would represent data as a bar-graph and after selecting a data-ordering and algorithm, the user can run an automated animation or step through it at their own pace. Afterwards, a study was conducted with a voluntary student population at Rhode Island College who were in the process of learning algorithms in their Computer Science curriculum. The study consisted of ...


Third Birthday Invitation, Ric/Cf Lab Apr 2016

Third Birthday Invitation, Ric/Cf Lab

Central Falls/RIC Lab

No abstract provided.


Ric/Cf Innovation Lab Spring Newsletter, Innovation Lab Feb 2016

Ric/Cf Innovation Lab Spring Newsletter, Innovation Lab

CF/RIC Lab Newsletter

The 2nd issue of the RIC/CF Innovation Lab newsletter (Spring, 2016).

In this issue:

- Project Highlight: Parent College Video


Studying School Improvement Teams To Analyze Multiple Stakeholder Engagement In Decision-Making In Public Education, Julie A. Dibari Jan 2016

Studying School Improvement Teams To Analyze Multiple Stakeholder Engagement In Decision-Making In Public Education, Julie A. Dibari

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Since the Industrial Revolution, when schools became larger and the missions broader, there has been an attempt by a wide range of stakeholders to have a voice in public education. More recently, through No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, the federal government began to increase requirements for multiple stakeholder engagement in decision-making for schools requesting Title I funds. As the need for a more educated workforce has grown, businesses have also sought to have a voice in improving education. Additionally, experts in the field of parent, school and community engagement, have called for the inclusion of parents ...


Investigating Predictors Of Academic Success In A Foundational Business Mathematics Course, Brooke Elise D'Aloisio Jan 2016

Investigating Predictors Of Academic Success In A Foundational Business Mathematics Course, Brooke Elise D'Aloisio

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Research reveals that the majority of students are unprepared in making the transition from high school to college mathematics. Many students choose majors outside of STEM and business fields to pursue degrees with less rigorous mathematics requirements. According to recent findings, it is likely that over 25% of all freshmen will fail their first mathematics course. Few studies examine student success in business mathematics courses, and business is currently the most popular major in the United States. Thus, the purpose of this research was to examine what factors predict success in a foundational business mathematics course (BUS 111) at a ...


World Class(Ed) Talk, Thomas J. Hospod Jan 2016

World Class(Ed) Talk, Thomas J. Hospod

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

As American higher education proceeds with the internationalization process of the undergraduate curriculum, college and university campuses continue to advocate for higher levels of study abroad participation among the student population. Originating from a tradition that perceived involvement as a luxury for a select few, these experiences are now commonly viewed as a means for the general student body to develop the knowledge and the 21st century skills required to fully engage the global context in which we live. Despite the continued expansion in the number of students participating, the general profile of participants has remained stubbornly similar, with ...


Innovation Lab Fall Newsletter, Innovation Lab, Mary Stegmeir Nov 2015

Innovation Lab Fall Newsletter, Innovation Lab, Mary Stegmeir

CF/RIC Lab Newsletter

The 1st issue of the RIC/CF Innovation Lab newsletter (Fall, 2015).

Inside this issue:

- A Note from the Leadership Team

- Congratulations on "Blogging and Food-Logging" to Present at American School Health Association

- Project Highlight: Conditional Acceptance

- Honored Article on NACAC Official Blog

- Innovation Lab in the News

- Connect with Us


Teaching Progress: A Critique Of The Grand Narrative Of Human Rights As Pedagogy For Marginalized Students, Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur, Robyn Linde Oct 2015

Teaching Progress: A Critique Of The Grand Narrative Of Human Rights As Pedagogy For Marginalized Students, Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur, Robyn Linde

Faculty Publications

Drawing on our experience as professors who teach human rights, social justice, and social movements courses at an urban college in Providence, R.I., with a student body that includes large populations who are of color, first generation, economically disadvantaged, and nontraditional in other ways, we explore the relevance and impact of these grand narratives for the lives of our students and their sense of political agency. In particular, we advocate for a critical approach to human rights pedagogy to counter and overcome the pervasive individualization that undergirds the grand narrative of human rights. We argue that a critical (and ...


Second Birthday Invitation, Innovation Lab, Emily Woratzeck May 2015

Second Birthday Invitation, Innovation Lab, Emily Woratzeck

Central Falls/RIC Lab

No abstract provided.


Sustainable Science And Education In The Neoliberal Ecoprison, Peter C. Little Jan 2015

Sustainable Science And Education In The Neoliberal Ecoprison, Peter C. Little

Faculty Publications

As part of the general ‘greening’ of prisons in the last decade of neoliberalization and the formation of institutionalized programs to provide science and environmental education opportunities for the incarcerated, the Sustainability in Prisons Project (SPP), a partnership between Evergreen State College and the Washington State Department of Corrections, has become the most vibrant partnership in the US to mesh the cultures and institutions of environmental science and corrections. Drawing attention to the SPP’s anchoring mission, which is ‘to bring science and nature into prisons,’ this article looks at environmental science education in the contemporary prison in light of ...


Students Visiting James P. Adams Library, Gene St. Pierre Jan 2015

Students Visiting James P. Adams Library, Gene St. Pierre

Innovation Lab

No abstract provided.


Teachers' Self-Directed Informal Learning For Technology Integration In 1:1 Device High Schools, Mary Moen Jan 2015

Teachers' Self-Directed Informal Learning For Technology Integration In 1:1 Device High Schools, Mary Moen

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Public schools are implementing 1:1 computing programs in the hopes of

transforming education to provide students with the digital literacy competencies that

will enable them to be successful in our technology driven world. Continuous

professional learning is critical in helping teachers develop the knowledge and skills

for effective educational technology integration. Research has found however, that

formal professional development, commonly implemented as one-time workshops

with outside facilitators, are ineffective due to the multi-dimensional nature of

technology integration. Teacher continuous professional learning outside of the formal

context needs be considered. This survey study explored the self-directed informal

online and offline ...


A Pre-Service Art Educator's Explorations Of Design Education, Emily Woratzeck Jan 2015

A Pre-Service Art Educator's Explorations Of Design Education, Emily Woratzeck

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

This research was meant as an exploration of design education from a variety of angles. These investigations informed me, a pre-service art educator, in how I can teach design within my curriculum as well as advocate for design education in my professional career. I focused on two aspects of design: designed products representing the human made world that surrounds us, sometimes referred to as applied arts; and the design process, or design thinking, a reflective process. In an attempt to get a full view of the importance of and applications for design in the art education classroom, I researched through ...


What's The Sense In Nonsense Word Fluency Probes?, Maggie M. Habershaw Jan 2015

What's The Sense In Nonsense Word Fluency Probes?, Maggie M. Habershaw

Honors Projects Overview

A major focus of education in the United States has been for “optimal” literacy instruction for all students. To accomplish this goal, major initiatives have centered upon the early identification and prevention of reading difficulties. To this end, professionals in the field are using numerous literacy programs and assessments to promote optimal literacy instruction. One of these assessment programs is the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). Across the United States, over 2,000,000 students are administered the DIBELS Nonsense Word Fluency probe each year. The purpose of this study is to reflect on teacher perceptions and ...


High School Guitar: Building A Successful Four-Year Program, Virginia Boyle Jan 2015

High School Guitar: Building A Successful Four-Year Program, Virginia Boyle

Honors Projects Overview

High School Guitar: Building a Successful Four-Year Program is an instructional text written for teachers who wish to develop or extend a guitar program at the high school level. It includes anecdotal experiences and teaching practices from the successful guitar program built at Mt. Hope High School in Bristol, RI over the past twenty years. Information about starting a guitar program is provided, and class content and curriculum development for each of the four years of high school guitar instruction are discussed. In addition, ideas about developing and maintaining a classical guitar performance ensemble at the high school level are ...


First Birthday Cake, Innovation Lab May 2014

First Birthday Cake, Innovation Lab

Central Falls/RIC Lab

No abstract provided.


First Birthday 2013-2014 Project Brochure, Innovation Lab, Emily Woratzeck May 2014

First Birthday 2013-2014 Project Brochure, Innovation Lab, Emily Woratzeck

Central Falls/RIC Lab

No abstract provided.


Teaching Under Pressure, Laurie H. Sklar May 2014

Teaching Under Pressure, Laurie H. Sklar

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

The purpose of this comparative case study was to investigate, explore, and describe the methods and practices of secondary instrumental music education in a public school setting. Two sites, a Rhode Island public school and a Rhode Island community music school, were chosen for observation. Two major ensembles, a jazz band and a concert band, were observed at each site on four different occasions. Observations were organized by the National Standards of Music Education, although the study did not focus on whether or not the programs “met” the standards. Data was also placed into the category of non-musical factors. Observations ...


Instruction Design Towards The Promotion And Integration Of Movement In The Visual Arts Classroom, Kathryn B. Adams Apr 2014

Instruction Design Towards The Promotion And Integration Of Movement In The Visual Arts Classroom, Kathryn B. Adams

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

My research project focuses on the integration of movement into the visual arts classroom. I explore two questions: “How can the teaching of movement enhance and strengthen learning in Visual Art Education?” and then, “How can I design powerful Visual Art Education learning experiences by incorporating movement”? It is my hope to encourage students in the art classroom to become healthy, life-long learners by engaging the mind and body. This study explores ideas and strategies for integrating the teaching of art with movement for both Elementary and Secondary level students.


Adolescent Literature And The Power Of Student Perception And Voice In Gay-Straight Alliances And Beyond, Jessica L. Aspeel Apr 2014

Adolescent Literature And The Power Of Student Perception And Voice In Gay-Straight Alliances And Beyond, Jessica L. Aspeel

Honors Projects Overview

This research was conducted so that I could learn more about how students interact with texts, specifically focusing on how students who are members of their high school Gay-­‐Straight Alliance (GSA) interact with and respond to works of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer/questioning (LGBTQ) adolescent literature. The research was conducted during the spring and fall of 2013 at two local high schools, with Garden High reading “Perfect” by Jennifer Diemer and Donovan High reading “Am I Blue?” by Bruce Coville. The research questions I pose are: 1. What common themes or issues do students in GSA ...


Surgical Skills For The Aprn Student: A Low-Fidelity Simulation Experience, Jason C. Heath Jan 2014

Surgical Skills For The Aprn Student: A Low-Fidelity Simulation Experience, Jason C. Heath

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

There are many contemporary areas of practice available to the ACNP to date that encompass a surgical component of practice. Surgical specialty settings require a practitioner to be competent in a specialized base of knowledge as well as possess a fundamental set of psychomotor skills to practice competently. Unlike the training of the PA, ACNP programs do not typically address surgical theory or skills. The purpose of the program was to increase graduate nursing student confidence in basic surgical skills. The review of the literature examined the differences between the educational preparation of the PA and the NP, expansion of ...


Educational Innovation Brief: Educating Graduate Nursing Students On Value Based Purchasing, Kristen M. Farrell Jan 2014

Educational Innovation Brief: Educating Graduate Nursing Students On Value Based Purchasing, Kristen M. Farrell

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act implemented value-based purchasing to raise the bar on quality care and patient satisfaction in healthcare facilities. The time has come to educate graduate nursing students on the reality of quality indicators and the impact that advanced practice nurses will have on these initiatives. This educational brief describes implementation of an educational session developed for graduate nursing students on VBP and the APN role. The content for the education was derived from an extensive literature review, The Essentials of Master’s Education in Nursing, and the clinical experience of the author. The education was ...


Nurses' Knowledge Related To Heart Failure Essentials, Ann Mary Garris Jan 2014

Nurses' Knowledge Related To Heart Failure Essentials, Ann Mary Garris

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Heart Failure is a complex syndrome which continues to be a major health issue in the United States and worldwide. Strategies and educational interventions implemented by hospitals to reduce hospital admissions and readmissions for this costly chronic disease have not been consistently successful. Patient education is an important strategy for the management of HF to improve quality of life, optimize patient outcomes, and reduce the use of healthcare resources by reducing readmissions. The purpose of this program development was to increase nurses’ knowledge regarding HF education to be provided to HF patients prior to discharge from the acute care setting ...


Exploring Nurses' Knowledge About Heart Failure Before And After The Implementation Of A Heart Failure Education Program, Suzanne H. Richmond Jan 2014

Exploring Nurses' Knowledge About Heart Failure Before And After The Implementation Of A Heart Failure Education Program, Suzanne H. Richmond

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

Heart failure (HF) has become a national epidemic, with 5.7 million Americans currently living with HF. Although HF is incurable, it is manageable if health care professionals apply current practice guidelines to patient teaching. Nurses are charged with providing comprehensive education about HF self-­‐management and it is imperative they stay abreast of evidence-­‐based guidelines. The purpose of this project was to explore the current HF knowledge of Home Based Primary Care (HBPC) registered nurse Care Managers employed at the Providence Veterans Administration Medical Center (PVAMC). The logic model and Knowles andragogy theory assisted this researcher in the ...


Helping Students Gain A Better Understanding Of Writing, Jessica L. Ulmer Jan 2014

Helping Students Gain A Better Understanding Of Writing, Jessica L. Ulmer

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

The primary purpose of this study is to develop a curriculum for first-year writing that can be taught at the two-year college to help students transfer writing skills to courses taken afterwards. The second chapter aims to define what transfer is and identify a few different approaches to teach for transfer, which led to the discovery of the Writing about Writing pedagogy as developed by Douglas Downs and Elizabeth Wardle. This research was influenced heavily by Anne Beaufort’s College Writing and Beyond as well. Following this, the third chapter examines the nature of the two-year college that makes it ...


The College Experience Of Commuter Students And The Concepts Of Place And Space, Marissa Weiss Jan 2014

The College Experience Of Commuter Students And The Concepts Of Place And Space, Marissa Weiss

Master's Theses, Dissertations, Graduate Research and Major Papers Overview

The demographics of the college student population, the dearth of research on commuter students, and the pervasive negative stereotypes of commuters indicate that an appreciation of the commuter student experience is important for the future of higher education (Dugan et al., 2008; Jacoby, 1989; Krause, 2007). The Digest of Education Statistics 2011 reports that in academic years 2003-04 and 2007-08 85.8% of all students enrolled at postsecondary institutions did not live in on-campus housing (Snyder & Dillow, 2012). Despite their status as the numerical majority, commuter students are still considered nontraditional (Orgren, 2003). Due to the variations in commuter student populations, it is important for each institution to study its commuters, and to use that information to guide policy and programs, instead of basing decisions on data collected nationwide or at a particular institution (Dugan et al., 2008; Jacoby, 1989). As the vast majority of State College undergraduate students commute (Office of Institutional Research and Planning, 2012), it is necessary to have ...