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Teaching Leadership With Toys: Innovative Tools For Educators And Trainers, Susan R. Madsen, Kathi Tunheim Oct 2010

Teaching Leadership With Toys: Innovative Tools For Educators And Trainers, Susan R. Madsen, Kathi Tunheim

Susan R. Madsen

The purpose of this experiential workshop is to offer a variety of innovative tools (toys) that both academics and practitioners can use with adult learners to help them further develop leadership knowledge, competencies, and skills through engaged learning activities. Each tool presented will be taught, practiced, and discussed.


Empowerment And Protection: Complementary Strategies For Digital And Media Literacy In The United States, Renee Hobbs Sep 2010

Empowerment And Protection: Complementary Strategies For Digital And Media Literacy In The United States, Renee Hobbs

Renee Hobbs

Billions of dollars are being spent in the United States to make sure that children and young people have computers, data projectors and access to the Internet in elementary and secondary schools. There is robust experimentation now ongoing as teachers explore how to use technology primarily as a means to accomplish traditional content learning outcomes. Digital and media literacy education offers an alternative model that emphasizes a set of practical competencies or life skills that are necessary for full participation in a highly-mediated society. Digital and media literacy competencies are not only needed to strengthen people’s capacity to use ...


Moving Beyond Awareness: Tips And Tactics For Creating An Inclusive Intercultural Classroom Experience, Amy Kenworthy, George Hrivnak, Louise Mulligan, Marian Williams Aug 2010

Moving Beyond Awareness: Tips And Tactics For Creating An Inclusive Intercultural Classroom Experience, Amy Kenworthy, George Hrivnak, Louise Mulligan, Marian Williams

George Hrivnak

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Do We Teach Disciplines Or Do We Teach Students?—What Difference Does It Make?, Marshall W. Gregory Apr 2010

Do We Teach Disciplines Or Do We Teach Students?—What Difference Does It Make?, Marshall W. Gregory

Marshall W. Gregory

The single most difficult notion for graduate students and new professors to grasp about teaching--and, indeed, many experienced teachers never grasp this point either--is that successful teaching to undergraduates has little to do with the degree of one's mastery of disciplinary knowledge.


The Spectre Of Class: Educating And Advising For Self-Efficacy, Mikaila Arthur Dec 2009

The Spectre Of Class: Educating And Advising For Self-Efficacy, Mikaila Arthur

Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur

In her essay “The Spectre of Class: Educating and Advising for Self-Efficacy” Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur discusses the importance of building student self-efficacy. However, as Arthur points out, creating an environment where students believe in their capabilities to learn and perform at a particular level is deeply influenced by one’s class background. As Arthur states, “These students have grown up in a culture that values individualism and places responsibility for success and blame for failure squarely on the shoulders of each person.” Arthur speaks more generally about creating self-efficacy and offers insight in how to maneuver around and transcend ...


High Poverty Families + Low Performing Schools Add Up To Zero For Students, Raymond Dagenais Dec 2009

High Poverty Families + Low Performing Schools Add Up To Zero For Students, Raymond Dagenais

Raymond J. Dagenais

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) serves as a catalyst to improve teaching and learning in mathematics and science. This article describes IMSA initiatives that have statewide impact, including the IMSA Excellence 2000+ (E2K+) Program, which is designed to enrich mathematics and science exploration among middle school students. E2K+ addresses Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) learning standards and recommended National Science Foundation (NSF) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning outcomes.