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Facilitating Changes In College Teaching Practices: Instructional Reform, Identity Conflict And Professional Community In A K-20 Partnership, Stacy Olitsky Oct 2015

Facilitating Changes In College Teaching Practices: Instructional Reform, Identity Conflict And Professional Community In A K-20 Partnership, Stacy Olitsky

Stacy Olitsky

In this paper, I explain variation in the adoption of student-centred teaching practices among college faculty members in a program designed to promote K-20 instructional reform. I analyze data from a qualitative study of a Math and Science Partnership in order to understand why some faculty members had undergone extensive changes to their practices whereas others had not, even though both groups had demonstrated changes in their beliefs. Findings show that when collective identities focused on reform become more salient than the role identities associated with their teaching positions, faculty members are able to persist through the loss of self-efficacy ...


Suburban Leaders Who Have Made A Difference: Jose Torres, José M. Torres Aug 2015

Suburban Leaders Who Have Made A Difference: Jose Torres, José M. Torres

José M. Torres

This week we are featuring Dr. Jose Torres, the president of Aurora-based Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. Torres was superintendent of Elgin Area School District U-46 from 2008 to 2014 and has served in various leadership roles, including regional superintendent/area instruction officer in Chicago Public Schools, and as the only superintendent on the Federal Equity and Excellence Commission of the United States Department of Education. Torres was one of three educators nationwide to receive the 2014 Dr. Effie H. Jones Humanitarian Award from the AASA, the school superintendents association.


Detecting Agents Of Emotional Exhaustion Among Iranian Language Teachers Within The Framework Of Attribution Theory, Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki Apr 2015

Detecting Agents Of Emotional Exhaustion Among Iranian Language Teachers Within The Framework Of Attribution Theory, Masoud Mahmoodi-Shahrebabaki

masoud mahmoodi-shahrebabaki

This study aimed at recognizing sources of emotional problems of nine English language teachers and proposing strategies to obviate the potential contributors. Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) was administered to 105 language teachers. Among those with very high scores on emotional exhaustion subscale of the inventory, nine were chosen on account of convenience sampling. More than eight hours of unstructured interviews with the participants were recorded and transcribed. First, Thematic Content Analysis (TCA) was used to extract the recurring themes. Second, Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was utilized to reveal the loci of attribution with emotionally exhausted language teachers. The result indicated ...


Bridging The Digital Divide With Gis, Alex G. Lowry Feb 2015

Bridging The Digital Divide With Gis, Alex G. Lowry

Alex G Lowry

This paper reframes the problem of the “digital divide” and proposes teacher education in Interdisciplinary Geographic Information Systems and related pedagogy (problem based learning, design pedagogy), in order to equitably bridge this gap, empower students and the community, and better prepare students for the knowledge-based economy with 21st century skills.


Distance Learning At Fsu: Overview Of Services, Joseph S. Clark Feb 2015

Distance Learning At Fsu: Overview Of Services, Joseph S. Clark

Joseph S Clark

Invited talk addressing history and status of distance learning at FSU.


The Flipped Classroom: Scaffolding Community Online, Susan Barduhn Jan 2015

The Flipped Classroom: Scaffolding Community Online, Susan Barduhn

Susan Barduhn

No abstract provided.


Defining ‘Meaningfulness’: Enabling Preschoolers To Get The Most Out Of Parental Involvement, Qilong Zhang Dr. Jan 2015

Defining ‘Meaningfulness’: Enabling Preschoolers To Get The Most Out Of Parental Involvement, Qilong Zhang Dr.

Qilong Zhang Dr.

While previous studies have shown the potential benefits of parental involvement for children’s learning and development, certain types of parental involvement are considered by some researchers to be ‘ineffectual’ and ‘meaningless’, which leads to the question - What types of parental involvement are meaningful? Adopting Grounded Theory Method (GTM), the study aimed to identify elements that constitute meaningfulness of parental involvement in early childhood education. Interviews were conducted with 23 participants (11 teachers, 12 parents) from three types of early childhood settings in New Zealand. The findings showed that a combination of desirability, practicality, and effectuality determined meaningfulness of parental ...


The Lion Tells His Side Of The (Counter)Story: A Black Male Educator's Autoethnographic Account, Ramon B. Goings Jan 2015

The Lion Tells His Side Of The (Counter)Story: A Black Male Educator's Autoethnographic Account, Ramon B. Goings

Ramon Goings

While many initiatives have emerged to increase the presence of Black males in schools, there is still little known about our experiences. Through the use of autoethnographic vignettes and counterstorytelling, I highlight the successes and challenges Black male educators may face during the hiring process as well as in the classroom. While this account cannot be generalized for all Black male educators, this study emphasizes the important role they play in the lives of their students. I conclude the article with an argument for the use of counterstorytelling in research as a transformative and therapeutic method for Black male educators ...


Focus On Family: Research On Family Learning In Free-Choice Settings, Ana Houseal, Colleen Bourque Nov 2014

Focus On Family: Research On Family Learning In Free-Choice Settings, Ana Houseal, Colleen Bourque

Ana K Houseal

The National Park Service (NPS) Advisory Board Education Committee was charged with identifying areas that would improve life-long learning in the NPS. In this session, we will present three components of a project looking at family learning in free-choice settings that emerged from this request. The components will include: a literature review developed for the NPS; complementary involvement of NPS personnel in reviewing literature and their voices; and a look at novices and experts in interpretation and research and their roles in crowd-sourced research. The presentations will be followed by round-table discussions, where participants will explore the ideas further.


Riding In Tandem: Promoting Faculty Engagement Through Collaborative Strategies, Jaya Kannan, Amanda Moras Oct 2014

Riding In Tandem: Promoting Faculty Engagement Through Collaborative Strategies, Jaya Kannan, Amanda Moras

Jaya Kannan

Presentation at the UPCEA New England Regional Conference October 31, 2014 in Manchester, VT.

The mission of the Office of Digital Learning at Sacred Heart University: Enhance teaching and learning through effective integration of the digital learning environment, in on-ground, blended, and online courses. The presentation describes how the Office of Digital Learning has encouraged faculty adoption of digital technologies in the classroom.


Sequencing The Presentation Of Grammar Items To Attract Student Interest, Arshad Abd Samad Oct 2014

Sequencing The Presentation Of Grammar Items To Attract Student Interest, Arshad Abd Samad

Arshad Abd Samad

The teaching of grammar is a challenging task as teachers need to present technical information about the language in such a way that would interest and attract the attention of students. In addition to the lesson itself, the presentation sequence of grammatical items as in the grammar syllabus can also influence how well students respond. Teachers often decide to present and focus on grammatical items to beginner, intermediate and advanced level students based on criteria such as level of difficulty and order of acquisition. Biber (1998), however, proposed that grammar should be presented according to narrative, informational and interactive text ...


Faculty Seminar Leads To Collaboration, Learning, Jaya Kannan Jul 2014

Faculty Seminar Leads To Collaboration, Learning, Jaya Kannan

Jaya Kannan

A total of 20 Sacred Heart University faculty members began the summer break with a week-long seminar on innovative teaching and digital learning. However, the work began long before the opening remarks at the conference.


What Is Next?, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi May 2014

What Is Next?, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi

Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi

No abstract provided.


What Is Next?, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi May 2014

What Is Next?, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi

Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi

No abstract provided.


What Is A Personal Learning Network (Pln)? Do I Really Need One?, Pilar Munday May 2014

What Is A Personal Learning Network (Pln)? Do I Really Need One?, Pilar Munday

Pilar Munday

No abstract provided.


Cycle Of Renewal: Yoga's Influence On The Professional Lives Of Novice Teachers, Danette V. Day Apr 2014

Cycle Of Renewal: Yoga's Influence On The Professional Lives Of Novice Teachers, Danette V. Day

Danette V Day

Teachers must acquire the appropriate knowledge, skills and dispositions to effectively meet the demands and challenges of the teaching profession (Darling-Hammond, 2006, 2010; Shulman, 2000). There is considerable research about how someone perceives they can perform effectively as a teacher, and what constitutes effective teaching (Bandura, 1995, 1997; Ashton & Webb, 1986). Research suggests that novice teachers feel unprepared, unsupported and ineffective; and 50% of novice teachers leave the profession within the first few years of teaching (Levine, 2006; Kaufman, et al., 2002; Kelley, 2004; Maciejewski, 2007)

This study examined the question, “To what extent do novice teachers’ experiences and perceptions of yoga practice influence their professional lives?” Yoga is a systematic process ...


Session A-1: Multicultural Perspectives: Working With Diverse Student Populations, Adrienne Coleman Feb 2014

Session A-1: Multicultural Perspectives: Working With Diverse Student Populations, Adrienne Coleman

Adrienne Coleman

This training will demonstrate that education for multicultural awareness and positive regard for differences is essential to the development and maintenance of a health engendering society. It will be inclusive of, but not limited to: Communicating the needs of a diverse student body; Communicating the cultural influence as related to academic motivation; Understanding personal bias as it relates to intercultural communication; The development of a cultural specific retention plan that is focused on minimizing the academic achievement gap.


Language Dealing, Susan Barduhn Jan 2014

Language Dealing, Susan Barduhn

Susan Barduhn

No abstract provided.


Succeeding In The City: A Report From The New York City Black And Latino Male High School Achievement Study, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., And Researchers From The Center For The Study Of Race And Equity In Education Jan 2014

Succeeding In The City: A Report From The New York City Black And Latino Male High School Achievement Study, Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D., And Researchers From The Center For The Study Of Race And Equity In Education

Shaun R. Harper, Ph.D.

This report is the first publication from the New York City Black and Latino Male High School Achievement Study, a project that entailed individual interviews with 415 students from 40 public high schools – 90 were enrolled in 44 colleges and universities, the rest were college-bound high school juniors and seniors. Understanding how these young men succeeded in and out of school, developed college aspirations, became college-ready, and navigated their ways to postsecondary education was the primary aim of this project. Instead of further amplifying deficits and documenting failures in urban schools, 13 Black and Latino male researchers from the Center ...


Despre Pedagogia Creștină Sau Elemente Ale Instruirii În Paginile Noului Testament, Ion Sorin Bora Jan 2014

Despre Pedagogia Creștină Sau Elemente Ale Instruirii În Paginile Noului Testament, Ion Sorin Bora

Ion Sorin Bora

The New Testament provides for all time marks an absolute teacher, even if have strictly historically, a teacher and a church willing to hear the Word of Life. Progress disciples from fishermen and publicans the Apostles and teacher of the world can be theoretized and implemented in an ordinary school. But all Christian schools the teaching is known and appreciated. Rethinking the Gospel values in a school that seems to have tot-gotten that Christ is the supreme Teacher is quite normal. Pagan antiquity so beloved today especially condemned by Christianity values cannot be addressed without its proper location between Judaism ...


Teaching Efficacy Of Physical Education Teacher Candidates, Mustafa Kayihan Erbas, Yaprak Kalemoglu Varol, Murat Erdogdu, Huseyin Unlu Jan 2014

Teaching Efficacy Of Physical Education Teacher Candidates, Mustafa Kayihan Erbas, Yaprak Kalemoglu Varol, Murat Erdogdu, Huseyin Unlu

Mustafa Kayihan Erbas

In this research it is aimed to identify the teaching efficacy of physical education teacher candidates in Turkey and analyzing their efficacy in respect of gender, grade variables. Research group consists of 689 (Mage=21.728, SD=2.043) physical education teacher candidates that study in 3rd & 4th grade of Physical Education and Sports Teaching Department of 6 different universities located in different cities of Turkey, 368 (53.4%) of these preservice teachers are male and 321 (46.6%) of them are female. As the data collection tool, personal information form and Physical Education Teaching Efficacy Scale were used. In ...


Investigation Of Cultural Beliefs Of Physical Education Teacher Candidates With Faculty Of Education, Yaprak Kalemoglu Varol, Mustafa Kayihan Erbas Jan 2014

Investigation Of Cultural Beliefs Of Physical Education Teacher Candidates With Faculty Of Education, Yaprak Kalemoglu Varol, Mustafa Kayihan Erbas

Mustafa Kayihan Erbas

The purpose of this study is to adapt the Turkish version of Teacher's Cultural Beliefs Scale (OCDS) that is developed by Hachfeld et al (2011) that determines the cultural beliefs of teacher candidates, to determine physical education teachers' cultural beliefs and to compare physical education teacher candidates and other teacher candidates in terms of cultural beliefs and in addition, to examine cultural beliefs in terms of gender and grade variables in education. The research group consists of 330 teacher candidates in total that are educated at the faculty of physical education and training. As a data collection tool, OCDC ...


Cartooning In Algebra And Calculus, Lauren Jeneva Moseley Ph.D. Jan 2014

Cartooning In Algebra And Calculus, Lauren Jeneva Moseley Ph.D.

Lauren Jeneva Moseley

This article discusses how teachers can create cartoons for undergraduate math classes, such as college algebra and basic calculus. The practice of cartooning for teaching can be helpful for communication with students and for students’ conceptual understanding.


Call For Papers - Book Of Readings On : Approaches To Early Childhood, Literacy And Special Needs Instruction In Developing Societies, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Dr Ngozi Anyikwa Jan 2014

Call For Papers - Book Of Readings On : Approaches To Early Childhood, Literacy And Special Needs Instruction In Developing Societies, Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor, Dr Ngozi Anyikwa

Dr Williams Emeka Obiozor

CALL FOR PAPERS Approaches to Early Childhood and Special Needs Instruction in Developing Societies By Williams Emeka Obiozor, EdD. Ngozi E. Anyikwa, PhD. Faculty of Education Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka - Nigeria For book Chapters…..Forward/Submit your ABSTRACTS & FULL PAPERS to: onestreetprojects@gmail.com, and copy ngozianyikwa@yahoo.com Submission Deadline: August 30, 2013. Publication date: January 2014.


An Exploratory Study Of Undergraduates' Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action Policies For Asian Americans In College, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Robert Jay Lowinger Jan 2014

An Exploratory Study Of Undergraduates' Attitudes Toward Affirmative Action Policies For Asian Americans In College, Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Robert Jay Lowinger

Nicholas Daniel Hartlep, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Engaging Youth In Lifelong Outdoor Adventure Activities Through A Nontraditional Public School Physical Education Program, Keri Schwab, Daniel L. Dustin Jan 2014

Engaging Youth In Lifelong Outdoor Adventure Activities Through A Nontraditional Public School Physical Education Program, Keri Schwab, Daniel L. Dustin

Keri Schwab

Engaging Youth in Lifelong Outdoor Adventure Activities through a Nontraditional Public School Physical Education Program


Turkish And Lithuanian Efl Instructors' Professional Development Experiences: Worth The Effort, Or Waste Of Time?, Servet Celik, Nemira Mačianskienė, Kübra Aytin Dec 2013

Turkish And Lithuanian Efl Instructors' Professional Development Experiences: Worth The Effort, Or Waste Of Time?, Servet Celik, Nemira Mačianskienė, Kübra Aytin

Servet Celik

Effective EFL instructors must have a good command of English, as well as sound pedagogical knowledge and adequate communication and classroom management skills. Professional development has been indicated as significant in developing these attributes. This comparative study was designed to analyze the viewpoints of EFL professionals working in Turkey and Lithuania using a scalar survey. The results revealed that Turkish instructors found their professional development experiences to be largely irrelevant, while the Lithuanian instructors perceived professional development as beneficial. In both groups, obstacles such as financial concerns and heavy teaching loads impaired the participants’ ability to grow professionally. The findings ...


Synchronous Online Sessions Using Webex, Jaya Kannan, Adrianna Dattoli Dec 2013

Synchronous Online Sessions Using Webex, Jaya Kannan, Adrianna Dattoli

Jaya Kannan

WebEx is a web conferencing solution that allows you to connect with anyone, anywhere, in real time. WebEx combines desktop sharing through a web browser with audio and video conferencing, so everyone sees the same thing while you talk.


Digital Teaching And Learning At Shu: An Emerging Framework, Jaya Kannan Oct 2013

Digital Teaching And Learning At Shu: An Emerging Framework, Jaya Kannan

Jaya Kannan

No abstract provided.


Envisioning Education Reform In Khyber Pakhtun Khwa, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi Oct 2013

Envisioning Education Reform In Khyber Pakhtun Khwa, Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi

Zulfiqar Ali Shah Zulfi

No abstract provided.