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Providing The Fuel Needed To Blast Teacher Candidates Into Employment, Lori Piowlski, Peggy Ballard Feb 2017

Providing The Fuel Needed To Blast Teacher Candidates Into Employment, Lori Piowlski, Peggy Ballard

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

The 21st century learner has many facets that a teacher must be able to gleam and respond to, as identified in the increasing number of teaching standards that require teachers to meet the needs of all diverse learners through instruction and assessment that engage and encourage all students. The increasing diverse composition of students brings new challenges that teacher preparation programs must address to prepare effective teachers ready to embrace these students in a classroom that is responsive to the needs of all students. This study focuses on the program development of teacher candidates learning in block three courses (the ...


Plunging Beneath The Surface: Uncovering Internal Dispositions, Lori Piowlski, Karen Colum Feb 2017

Plunging Beneath The Surface: Uncovering Internal Dispositions, Lori Piowlski, Karen Colum

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

Teacher preparation programs face the challenge of measuring candidates’ competencies that can be considered internal dispositions; which impact the quality of their instruction. This study delves into candidate edTPA scores in correlation with their IDI mindsets to support program development.


The 3 Edtpa Superhero's For Teacher Candidates, Lori Piowlski Feb 2017

The 3 Edtpa Superhero's For Teacher Candidates, Lori Piowlski

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

Effective teacher preparation in the 21st century must begin by revealing the three edTPA superheroes. Learn about the structures, supports, and success/celebrations essential to teacher candidate development and employment.


The Edtpa And Pds Collide In A Culture Of Care (Coc) Model, Lori Piowlski, Elizabeth Finsness Feb 2017

The Edtpa And Pds Collide In A Culture Of Care (Coc) Model, Lori Piowlski, Elizabeth Finsness

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

No abstract provided.


Preparing Culturally Proficient Teachers, Lori Piowlski Feb 2017

Preparing Culturally Proficient Teachers, Lori Piowlski

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

This session helps frame the demographic and educational changes that are resulting in the restructuring of teacher preparation programs. Discussion of qualitative study provides a platform to begin reflecting on how to deliver a comprehensive teacher education program that instills cultural proficiency.


Exploring Our Research: A Conversation With Scholar Practitioners, Keith Myatt, Jospeh Domingues, Lori Piowlski, Ann Jayne Feb 2017

Exploring Our Research: A Conversation With Scholar Practitioners, Keith Myatt, Jospeh Domingues, Lori Piowlski, Ann Jayne

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

A panel of scholar practitioners will present summaries of their research using Cultural Proficiency as their conceptual framework. Dr. Lori Piowski, faculty member from Minnesota State University, Mankato Campus, will moderate the panel’s discussion about the importance of site-based inquiry using the equity lens. Audience members will have time for Q&A with panel members and Dr. Piowski.


Development Of Culturally Proficient Practice Across A Teacher Preparation Program, Lisa Vasquez, Elizabeth J. Sandell, Beth Beschorner, Lori Piowlski Feb 2017

Development Of Culturally Proficient Practice Across A Teacher Preparation Program, Lisa Vasquez, Elizabeth J. Sandell, Beth Beschorner, Lori Piowlski

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

No abstract provided.


Celebrate Preservice Instruction: New Culture Of Care (Coc) Teacher Preparation Field Experience Model, Lori Piowlski Feb 2017

Celebrate Preservice Instruction: New Culture Of Care (Coc) Teacher Preparation Field Experience Model, Lori Piowlski

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

The 21st century learner has multiple facets that teachers must be able to gleam and respond to; as identified in the increasing number of teaching standards that require teachers to meet the needs of all diverse learners through instruction and assessment that engage and encourage all student learners. The increasing diverse composition of students in classrooms brings new challenges that teacher preparation programs and district partners must address to prepare effective teachers whom are ready to embrace all student backgrounds in a classroom setting; being responsive to the needs of all students. It is imperative that candidate preparation and district ...


Jump Start Faculty And Pds In Edtpa Practice, Lori Piowlski Feb 2017

Jump Start Faculty And Pds In Edtpa Practice, Lori Piowlski

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

Join in the conversation of how faculty and departments can delve into the analysis, back mapping, problem solving, and PDS engagement to integrate and model the edTPA through program restructuring.


Get Ready, Get Set, Go...Learning To Leap Over The Hurdles Hindering Program Development And Begin To Merge Course Content And The Edtpa, Lori Piowlski Feb 2017

Get Ready, Get Set, Go...Learning To Leap Over The Hurdles Hindering Program Development And Begin To Merge Course Content And The Edtpa, Lori Piowlski

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

No abstract provided.


21st Century Pds Initial Field Experience Model, Lori Piowlski, Darin Doherty, Scott Lusk Feb 2017

21st Century Pds Initial Field Experience Model, Lori Piowlski, Darin Doherty, Scott Lusk

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

No abstract provided.


Beware Of The Collision Between Cultural Proficiency And Teacher Candidate Performance Assessment, Lori Piowlski Feb 2017

Beware Of The Collision Between Cultural Proficiency And Teacher Candidate Performance Assessment, Lori Piowlski

Lori Piowlski, Ph. D.

An issue facing teacher preparation programs is that higher education must be able to measure teacher candidates' competencies that can be considered internal dispositions, which directly impact the quality of their instruction. This session delves into the teacher performance assessment (edTPA) scores candidates are earning in correlation to their Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) levels


A_Case_Study_Of_Factors_That_Influenced_The_Attrition_Or_Retention_Of_Two_First-Year_Special_Education_Teachers.Pdf, Marquis Grant Dec 2016

A_Case_Study_Of_Factors_That_Influenced_The_Attrition_Or_Retention_Of_Two_First-Year_Special_Education_Teachers.Pdf, Marquis Grant

Marquis C. Grant, Ed.D

The issue of attrition and retention has been a chronic problem in the field of education for decades. School districts across the United States are experiencing shortages of qualified special education teachers largely due to high turnover rates, with many of these teachers electing not to return after their first year of teaching. In fact, roughly nine percent of special educators not return to the profession after their first year, citing themes such as lack of administrative support, excessive paperwork and burnout as primary factors that prompted their decision to leave. The purpose of this study was to identify problems ...


Toward Knowledge Technology Syncronicity Framework For Asynchronous Environment.Pdf, Simon Cleveland, Gregory Block Dec 2016

Toward Knowledge Technology Syncronicity Framework For Asynchronous Environment.Pdf, Simon Cleveland, Gregory Block

Simon Cleveland, Ph.D.

While distance learning education continues to grow, online instructors face certain asynchronous uncertainties when it comes to knowledge exchange with students. To counteract such uncertainties and minimize teaching deficiencies expected to occur in asynchronous learning environments, this study examines a set of knowledge building blocks that play a role in the online knowledge exchange process. Knowledge technology synchronicity framework for asynchronous environment is proposed that integrates knowledge seeking behavior, knowledge properties, knowledge domains, knowledge types, knowledge tools, and technology synchronicity. A real-life case is provided to integrate the framework in practice.


Afterword, Kelly Heider Dec 2016

Afterword, Kelly Heider

Kelly Heider

Service-learning pedagogy, whether traditional or critical, provides early childhood students and teachers with the opportunity to engage with the community ina “real-world” context. The result is a “deeper commitment to communities, better preparation for careers, improved conflict management, and greater understanding of community problems” (Deans 2000, p. 4). Early childhood educators who are currently employing service-learning pedagogy should consider moving to a critical approach that encourages students to examine themselves and their value systems in relation to social justice issues around the world. By doing so, “classrooms can be places of hope, where students and teachers gain glimpses of the ...


Service Learning As Pedagogy In Early Childhood Education: Theory, Research, And Practice, Kelly Heider Dec 2016

Service Learning As Pedagogy In Early Childhood Education: Theory, Research, And Practice, Kelly Heider

Kelly Heider

This book presents the most recent theory, research, and practice on service learning as it relates to early childhood education. It describes several service learning programs, many of which were developed to better prepare pre-service teachers for the challenges they face in today’s early childhood classrooms, including class size, ever-changing technology, diversity, high-stakes testing, parental involvement (or the lack thereof), and shrinking budgets. The book shares stories of positive outcomes from pre-service teachers who, having participated in service-learning programs, report a shift in their attitudes and beliefs including an increased empathy for others, a heightened sensitivity to student differences ...


Using Whole School Cluster Grouping To Differentiate Instruction More Effectively In Elementary Schools, Crystal Machado Dec 2016

Using Whole School Cluster Grouping To Differentiate Instruction More Effectively In Elementary Schools, Crystal Machado

Crystal Machado

Given the wide range of ability (academic, linguistic and cultural) in classrooms differentiated instruction is often difficult to manage. District and building level leadership can play an important role by providing the vision and support needed to implement Whole School Cluster Grouping (WSCG), the innovative scheduling approach described in this paper. This paper describes the wide variation in grouping practices across schools and the challenges that continue to exist when differentiated instruction is not managed with fidelity. It then describes how WSCG, a scheduling approach that was developed to serve gifted students, can be used to provide the "good stuff ...


What Does It Mean To Be Happy In Higher Ed?, David Silva Dec 2016

What Does It Mean To Be Happy In Higher Ed?, David Silva

David Silva

In higher education circles, happiness doesn't get much play. While there's plenty of talk about student satisfaction, parental expectations, faculty morale, administrative attitudes, and legislative resolve, we don't ask basic questions about what it means to be happy in academia.

Perhaps discussions of happiness in higher ed are misplaced. After all, were not here to make anybody happy; we're here to get stuff done. There's teaching and learning to accomplish. Scholarship to undertake. Committee work to endure. Policies to implement. Dollars and people to manage.

Furthermore, concern about what makes for happy students can lead ...


Planning For The Elicitation Of Students’ Ideas: A Lesson Study Approach With Preservice Science Teachers, Douglas B. Larkin Dec 2016

Planning For The Elicitation Of Students’ Ideas: A Lesson Study Approach With Preservice Science Teachers, Douglas B. Larkin

Douglas B. Larkin

In an effort to better prepare science teachers to engage in high-leverage practices, this study investigates the choices and rationales of preservice science teachers in planning elicitation strategies and describes how their understandings about the elicitation of students’ ideas changed over time. Four cohorts of preservice science teachers engaged in a cycle of modified lesson study focused on the elicitation of student ideas. Findings suggest that the participants focused on revising the elicitation task to achieve greater task clarity and student participation and to provide more opportunities for individual thinking. One notable outcome of the study is the need for ...


A View On Research In Mathematics Education In Republic Of Srpska During 2010–2015 Through Quantitative Analysis Of Published Texts, Ryan Andrew Nivens, Daniel A. Romano Dec 2016

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

Ryan Andrew Nivens

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 ...