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Dayton Public Schools And Wright State University: Mathematics Inquiry Professional Development Program For Grades 6-12 Teachers, J. Brown, Shannon Driskell May 2008

Dayton Public Schools And Wright State University: Mathematics Inquiry Professional Development Program For Grades 6-12 Teachers, J. Brown, Shannon Driskell

Shannon O.S. Driskell

Brown, J. (PI) & Driskell, S. (Supporting), Ohio Department of Education, K-12 Math Professional Development, $358,798, June 2009 - June 2009.


Motivation In Secondary Mathematics: How Lesson Structure Impacts Student Engagement, Vicki Beata Mar 2008

Motivation In Secondary Mathematics: How Lesson Structure Impacts Student Engagement, Vicki Beata

Leah A. Nillas

The purpose of this research is to see how students are engaged emotionally, behaviorally, and cognitively in different types of math lessons. Shernoff, Csikszentmihalyi, Schneider, and Shernoff (2003) found that students had a higher quality of experience (mood, esteem, intensity, and motivation) when they were involved in individual or group work. This study analyzed transcriptions, observations and student work from three pre-calculus lessons, a survey about students’ engagement in different types of lessons and an open-ended survey about the researcher’s teaching style. The results of the study were that students enjoy and are more engaged in lessons that require ...


Reading Rainbow: Assessing Effectiveness In Literacy Technology, Liz Russ, Erin Meehan Mar 2008

Reading Rainbow: Assessing Effectiveness In Literacy Technology, Liz Russ, Erin Meehan

Leah A. Nillas

“Children’s Television Workshop and the University of Nebraska created a program, ‘Reading Rainbow’ to promote recreational reading in early readers” (Tarnauskas, 1995). Since its creation, this literacy technology has thrilled and delighted first and second grade audiences, but little to no research has been done on the effectiveness of this program. What is the outcome of the Reading Rainbow program on students’ literacy? This research study investigated the effect of the Reading Rainbow program on literacy of 21 diverse first grade students. Data was obtained through qualitative methods including observations and focus group interviews with students, as well as ...


Programmatic Assessment Of Mathematical Content Knowledge For Teaching, Shannon Driskell, G. Keen Dec 2007

Programmatic Assessment Of Mathematical Content Knowledge For Teaching, Shannon Driskell, G. Keen

Shannon O.S. Driskell

Driskell, S. (Co-PI), & Keen, G. (Co-PI), WeEXCEL (West Ohio Center of Excellence for Science and Mathematics Education) Mini-Grant, $9,000 Year: 2008