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2011

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Piloting New Sld Identification Criteria: Implications For Policy, Practice And Students, Evelyn Johnson, Carrie Semmelroth, Daryl Mellard Sep 2015

Piloting New Sld Identification Criteria: Implications For Policy, Practice And Students, Evelyn Johnson, Carrie Semmelroth, Daryl Mellard

Carrie Semmelroth

No abstract provided.


Integrating Mathematical Modeling For Undergraduate Pre-Service Science Education Learning And Instruction In The Middle School Classroom, William H. Robertson, David Carrejo Dec 2011

Integrating Mathematical Modeling For Undergraduate Pre-Service Science Education Learning And Instruction In The Middle School Classroom, William H. Robertson, David Carrejo

William H. Robertson

El Paso is a bicultural, bilingual community with a 76.6% Hispanic population. Combining El Paso’s population with that of its sister city, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, our community is the largest metropolitan area on any international border in the world. Students at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) are mostly female, and 50% of the total student population is made up of first-generation college students. These demographics are accompanied by low socioeconomic and educational factors: 23.6% of local families live below the poverty level, compared to 12.5% nationally; 32.9% of 25-year-olds have not graduated ...


Ec00-103 Nebraska Fall-Sown Small Grain Variety Tests 2000, Lenis Alton Nelson, David D. Baltensperger, Robert N. Klein, Roger Wesley Elmore, P. Stephen Baenziger, Todd Campbell Dec 2011

Ec00-103 Nebraska Fall-Sown Small Grain Variety Tests 2000, Lenis Alton Nelson, David D. Baltensperger, Robert N. Klein, Roger Wesley Elmore, P. Stephen Baenziger, Todd Campbell

Todd Campbell

This circular is a progress report of variety trials conducted by personnel of the Agronomy Department and the South Central, West Central and Panhandle Research and Extension Centers and their associated agricultural laboraties. The 2000 estimated winter wheat yield for Nebraska was a 36 bushels per acre from 1,750,000 harvested acres. The total production of winter wheat for the state was 63,000,000 bushels. This circular reports data from winter wheat trials conducted throughout Nebraska. Entries included varieties or hybrids and promising experimental strains from Nebraska and surrounding states and private breeders. This was the ninetenth year ...


Virtual Worlds: New Social Practices, New Literacies, J. Connelly Nov 2011

Virtual Worlds: New Social Practices, New Literacies, J. Connelly

Dr. CONNELLY, Jennifer

No abstract provided.


The State Of Media Literacy: A Rejoinder, Renee Hobbs Nov 2011

The State Of Media Literacy: A Rejoinder, Renee Hobbs

Renee Hobbs

No abstract provided.


The Effectiveness Of A Mixed Methodology Implemented In A Beginner’S Spanish Course To Develop The Four Language Skills: A Quasi-Experimental Study, Kerwin A. Livingstone Nov 2011

The Effectiveness Of A Mixed Methodology Implemented In A Beginner’S Spanish Course To Develop The Four Language Skills: A Quasi-Experimental Study, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

This present article seeks to provide a mixed methodological model for the development and implementation of a Teaching Module for Spanish as a Foreign Language in the face to face environment. The primary objective is to portray how methodological principles from different language teaching approaches - in this case, task based language teaching and cooperative learning - can be combined effectively in designing activities for face to face contexts. In this regard, empirical evidence is analysed in order to determine the effectiveness of the mixed methodology in the teaching-learning of Spanish as a Foreign Language in the said settings, in a study ...


Computers And Their Suitability For Second And Foreign Language Error Correction, Kerwin A. Livingstone Nov 2011

Computers And Their Suitability For Second And Foreign Language Error Correction, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

This article is an attempt to ascertain the suitability of computers for second and foreign language (SL/FL) error correction, especially those made by SL/FL learners. For this purpose, the handling of such errors proposed in Second Language Acquisition (SLA) literature will be examined. Subsequently the technologies capable of evaluating student output and identifying and correcting Non-Native Speaker (NNS) errors will be examined. Though it will be made quite clear that the computer cannot substitute a human being in total language processing, some strengths of artificial intelligence in partial language processing will be pointed out and their suitability for ...


Improving Educational Outcomes Of English Language Learners In Schools And Programs In Boston Public Schools, Miren Uriarte, Faye Karp, Laurie Gagnon, Rosann Tung, Sarah Rustan, Jie Chen, Michael Berardino, Pamela Stazesky, Eileen De Los Reyes, Antonieta Bolomey Nov 2011

Improving Educational Outcomes Of English Language Learners In Schools And Programs In Boston Public Schools, Miren Uriarte, Faye Karp, Laurie Gagnon, Rosann Tung, Sarah Rustan, Jie Chen, Michael Berardino, Pamela Stazesky, Eileen De Los Reyes, Antonieta Bolomey

Miren Uriarte

Using 4 years of student-level demographic, enrollment and testing and school-level characteristics, this study analyzes the enrollment and outcomes of English Language Learners (ELLs) in Boston Public School between SY2006 and SY2009 and assess the relative impact of individual and school level factors in testing outcomes of ELLs. The study reports on the improvement in ELL dropout rates and testing outcomes during the period of observation. It reports also on the outcomes of ELLs at different levels of English proficiency and finds (1) higher dropout rates and lower testing performance among low English proficiency students; (2) a minimal proportion of ...


Learning From Consistently High Performing And Improving Schools For English Language Learners In Boston Public Schools, Rosann Tung, Virginia Diez, Laurie Gagnon, Miren Uriarte, Pamela Stazesky, Eileen De Los Reyes, Antonieta Bolomey Nov 2011

Learning From Consistently High Performing And Improving Schools For English Language Learners In Boston Public Schools, Rosann Tung, Virginia Diez, Laurie Gagnon, Miren Uriarte, Pamela Stazesky, Eileen De Los Reyes, Antonieta Bolomey

Miren Uriarte

Against a backdrop of increasing BPS ELL enrollment, district ELL leadership transitions, state and federal policies affecting ELL education, and with the knowledge that many teachers and administrators within the Boston Public Schools are expert practitioners with ELL students, we addressed the following research questions: In which BPS schools were ELL students performing at a consistently high level or showing steady improvement during SY2006-SY2009? What were some of the practices that these schools’ staffs credited with their success with ELL students during SY2006-SY2009? Which of the practices identified by school staff were shared among the selected schools? Through case study ...


Support Measures For Non-Chinese Speaking Ethnic Minority Students (Ncs/Em) In Hong Kong: Positive Educational Outcomes Or Separatist Education, J. Connelly Oct 2011

Support Measures For Non-Chinese Speaking Ethnic Minority Students (Ncs/Em) In Hong Kong: Positive Educational Outcomes Or Separatist Education, J. Connelly

Dr. CONNELLY, Jennifer

No abstract provided.


Deepening Our Understanding And Advocacy For Ells: K-12 And University Partnerships As Hopeful Sites Of Advocacy For Ells, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks, Trish Mullaney Oct 2011

Deepening Our Understanding And Advocacy For Ells: K-12 And University Partnerships As Hopeful Sites Of Advocacy For Ells, Susan Adams, Kathryn Brooks, Trish Mullaney

Susan Adams

Workshop presented at the 2011 Indiana University Southeast English as a New Language Conference, New Albany, IN, November 12, 2011.


Being The Change We Want To See: Enl Teachers Author Their Own Identities, Susan Adams Oct 2011

Being The Change We Want To See: Enl Teachers Author Their Own Identities, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Workshop presented at the 2011 Indiana University Southeast English as a New Language Conference, New Albany, IN, November 12, 2011.


Being The Change We Want To See: Esl And Special Needs Teachers Author Their Past And Their Future, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams Oct 2011

Being The Change We Want To See: Esl And Special Needs Teachers Author Their Past And Their Future, Susan Adams, Jamie Buffington-Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention post-convention workshop, Chicago, IL, November 19, 2011.


Digital And Media Literacy: The Pleasures And Perils Of Online Pranking, Renee Hobbs Oct 2011

Digital And Media Literacy: The Pleasures And Perils Of Online Pranking, Renee Hobbs

Renee Hobbs

Developing critical thinking and communication skills are vital for21st-century students. Discover how focusing on online pranks with your students can lead to media literacy and ethical responsibility.


Adults With Disabilities And Their Learning Efforts, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant Oct 2011

Adults With Disabilities And Their Learning Efforts, Deborah Sterner, Ezzard Bryant

Ezzard C Bryant Jr.

This research investigated educated adults with identified disabilities and their self-directed learning efforts. It involved structured, in-depth interviews with adults with disabilities in higher education related to their attempts to learn on their own. Evidence of self-directed learning projects existed for each of the participants. All reported difficulties with finding the appropriate tools to improve their learning. A listing of specific techniques to assist their learning efforts was generated from the participants.


How Do You Measure Student Learning? Sails, Ilcc, & Rgr At Gvsu, Pete Coco, Emily Frigo, Hazel Mcclure, Debbie Morrow Oct 2011

How Do You Measure Student Learning? Sails, Ilcc, & Rgr At Gvsu, Pete Coco, Emily Frigo, Hazel Mcclure, Debbie Morrow

Debbie Morrow

The GVSU University Libraries has responded in the last five years to internal and external emphases on assessing student learning outcomes and our contributions to student learning. We’ve conducted a higher-level information literacy assessment, and have made a priority of developing information literacy tools for use by classroom faculty. We have twice administered SAILS, the "Standardized Assessment of Information Literacy Skills," to provide us with a broad benchmark measure of student IL skills against a cohort of our institutional peers. We discovered that large scale efforts such as SAILS can be at odds with our approach to IL, proving ...


Middle School Students’ Perceptions Of Coeducational And Same-Sex Physical Education, Scott M. Ronspies Oct 2011

Middle School Students’ Perceptions Of Coeducational And Same-Sex Physical Education, Scott M. Ronspies

Scott M. Ronspies

The prevalence of obesity and sedentary behaviors among children and adolescents is increasing at an alarming rate. The obesity epidemic is reaching proportions never seen across our nation. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine middle school students’ perceptions of coeducational and same-sex physical education classes. The study consisted of 3 girls and 3 boys 12-13 years old. One-on-one semi-structured interviews were conducted with each participant to gain an understanding of their perceptions of physical education (P.E.) classes that were coeducational and same-sex in nature. The results indicated that middle school students shared a variety of perceptions ...


Rethinking Advising: Developing A Proactive Culture To Improve Retention, Amber Settle, John Glatz Oct 2011

Rethinking Advising: Developing A Proactive Culture To Improve Retention, Amber Settle, John Glatz

Amber Settle

In 2009 DePaul University’s College of Computing and Digital Media (DePaul CDM) discovered a significant lag in undergraduate retention rates as well as four, five and six-year graduation rates as compared to other major colleges at the university. DePaul CDM’s investment in online student service resources had over time caused the unintentional reinvention of the college advising office into one that supported a very limited number of students, focusing primarily on students either in academic distress or students nearing graduation. 
In an effort to modify the advising culture at DePaul CDM into a more proactive one, a strategic ...


Engaging Game Design Students Using Peer Evaluation, Amber Settle, Charles Wilcox, Chad Settle Oct 2011

Engaging Game Design Students Using Peer Evaluation, Amber Settle, Charles Wilcox, Chad Settle

Amber Settle

Many information technology educators have worked in recent years to develop courses to attract students to the field. As faculty achieve success with technical courses designed to be appeal to a broad audience, it can be hard to maintain the initial excitement particularly as multiple sections of the courses are taught on a continuing basis. In this article we describe a project that added peer evaluation to an assessment in a game design course with a large non-major audience. While controversial, peer evaluation has shown some promise in motivating students to work harder and in improving certain key skills. Consistent ...


Caught In (Or On) The Web: A Review Of Course Management Systems For Legal Education, Joan Heminway Oct 2011

Caught In (Or On) The Web: A Review Of Course Management Systems For Legal Education, Joan Heminway

Joan M Heminway

Like other teaching innovations, course management software has been somewhat slow to take hold in legal education. Yet, as law teachers, we cannot deny that our current students are children of a technological age that centers on electronic communication. Although there is a lack of empirical evidence strongly supporting the pedagogic case for the use of technology in law teaching, some of us in the law academy have ventured forth with the use of teaching technologies on the theory that the current demographics of the law student population demand our interaction with students on this basis. Course management systems are ...


Strategies For Teaching 21st Century Skills To Tomorrow's College Students, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Kenneth J. Burhanna, Joanna Mcnally, Jennifer Schwelik Oct 2011

Strategies For Teaching 21st Century Skills To Tomorrow's College Students, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Kenneth J. Burhanna, Joanna Mcnally, Jennifer Schwelik

Kenneth Burhanna

Today’s first year college students arrive on campus underprepared for the academic demands that await them. Despite the dedicated efforts of high school librarians, research continues to illustrate that students lack basic information literacy skills crucial to their academic success in higher education. In this session high school and academic librarians will explore this issue with participants to identify key deficits in students’ 21st Century Skills. The presenters will share their insights on college professors’ expectations and offer best practices for educating tomorrow’s college students. Presenters will provide ideas for lesson plans and assessment; actual college assignments will ...


La Evaluación De Un Modelo Metodológico Mixto Para Mejorar Las Habilidades Productivas Y Receptivas En Español Como Segunda Lengua: Un Estudio Cuasi-Experimental, Kerwin A. Livingstone Oct 2011

La Evaluación De Un Modelo Metodológico Mixto Para Mejorar Las Habilidades Productivas Y Receptivas En Español Como Segunda Lengua: Un Estudio Cuasi-Experimental, Kerwin A. Livingstone

Kerwin A. Livingstone

El presente artículo propone proveer un modelo metodológico mixto para el desarrollo e implementación de un Módulo de Enseñanza para el español como segunda lengua en la modalidad presencial. El objetivo principal es evidenciar cómo los principios metodológicos provenientes de los enfoques didácticos - enfoque por tareas y aprendizaje cooperativo - pueden ser aplicados de manera efectiva en el diseño de contextos presenciales. Para ello, se explora evidencia empírica acerca de la efectividad de la metodología mixta en la enseñanza-aprendizaje de español como segunda lengua en dichos ambientes, en un estudio basado en un diseño cuasi-experimental longitudinal con pre-test y post-test, sin ...


Getting Closer: The Librarian, The Curriculum And The Office Of Sustainability, Madeleine K. Charney Oct 2011

Getting Closer: The Librarian, The Curriculum And The Office Of Sustainability, Madeleine K. Charney

Madeleine K. Charney

As teachers of critical thinking and sound reasoning, academic librarians play a vital role in supporting sustainability across the curriculum. Seasoned consolidators and distributors of information, librarians also bring a unique voice to sustainability councils and committees. The forging of partnerships between the Library and the Office of Sustainability holds great potential for strengthening the surge of sustainability in higher education. This presentation centers on survey and interview responses from librarians who are instrumental in shaping sustainability on their campuses. Article here: http://works.bepress.com/charney_madeleine/69/


Video Presence, Anne Merkle, Linda Masselink, Maris Swift, Lauie Witucki Sep 2011

Video Presence, Anne Merkle, Linda Masselink, Maris Swift, Lauie Witucki

Anne Merkle MSL

No abstract provided.


Video Presence In Academia: Moving Far Beyond Campus Boundaries, Anne Merkle Msl, Linda Masselink Mls, Maris Stella Swift Jd, Lauie Witucki Ph.D Sep 2011

Video Presence In Academia: Moving Far Beyond Campus Boundaries, Anne Merkle Msl, Linda Masselink Mls, Maris Stella Swift Jd, Lauie Witucki Ph.D

Linda Masselink

Many of our students are first generation and work full time. Our poster will illustrate the use of video presence to allow students to: virtually meet with faculty; participate in group projects from six locations; learn research strategies; develop better communication skills to become better speakers by using face-to-face interact ion. Students connect with alumni in the field sharing real-time work experiences. Significant savings have been realized across campus with online interviewing using this technology.


Using Case Studies As A Way To Teach Theoretical Concepts In Child Development And Education, Zeynep Isik-Ercan Sep 2011

Using Case Studies As A Way To Teach Theoretical Concepts In Child Development And Education, Zeynep Isik-Ercan

Zeynep Isik-Ercan

In this qualitative study, I explore preservice teachers’ perspectives on case study assignments. Students found the case studies a means for connecting theory to practice, since they focused on successful teaching practices. The process of sharing case study responses with classmates was instrumental and deepened students’ understanding of various theoretical concepts. I argue that a systematic inquiry into the process of learning through case studies is needed beyond discussing their effectiveness compared to traditional teaching.


It's All In The Family: Keynote Address To The International Association For Visual Literacy, Renee Hobbs Sep 2011

It's All In The Family: Keynote Address To The International Association For Visual Literacy, Renee Hobbs

Renee Hobbs

No abstract provided.


Looking At School From The House Window: Learning From Turkish-American Parents’ Experiences With Early Elementary Education In The United States, Zeynep Isik-Ercan Sep 2011

Looking At School From The House Window: Learning From Turkish-American Parents’ Experiences With Early Elementary Education In The United States, Zeynep Isik-Ercan

Zeynep Isik-Ercan

This study is an in-depth investigation of the perspectives of Turkish immigrant parents on their children's early schooling in the United States (PreK-3). It specifically explores how these parents connect themselves or are disconnected from school culture, and how their socio-cultural understanding of education and teachers influence their relationships with schools. Using a qualitative research format, data were collected through in-depth interviews with 18 parents from 10 families. Findings suggest that Turkish parents negotiated the ways curriculum and instruction is constructed in American schools such as their assumption of the lack of academic rigor while they embraced sound pedagogies ...


Thinking About The Earth, Sun And Moon: Urban Second Graders As Investigators., Zeynep Isik-Ercan Sep 2011

Thinking About The Earth, Sun And Moon: Urban Second Graders As Investigators., Zeynep Isik-Ercan

Zeynep Isik-Ercan

This study strove for the application of inquiry based learning based on the principles of a constructive classroom environment versus traditional teaching where the learners are silenced and only interacting with their teacher. The results indicated that when given the chance and support, culturally and linguistically diverse children can better utilize their abilities through the opportunities that the inquiry based learning provides such as independent and group learning processes, role taking, and having more choices.


Advocating For Green With Video Presence, Anne Merkle Msl, Linda Masselink Sep 2011

Advocating For Green With Video Presence, Anne Merkle Msl, Linda Masselink

Linda Masselink

No abstract provided.