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Does Family Income Determine A Children Future Educational Attainment Level?, Diaisha T. Richards May 2019

Does Family Income Determine A Children Future Educational Attainment Level?, Diaisha T. Richards

Applied Economics Theses

Family income and education have been a major concern in a variety of researches, and as a topic in society. These two components are a major concern because they are known to be key elements in determining future success for an individual. Various studies investigated the significance, correlations and impacts these two factors have on one another. It is common for the amount of family income obtained to determine how much education one will receive in the future. This study focuses on testing the hypothesis that family income determines how much education a child will receive in the future. By ...


Developing A Creative Learning Format For Street Children, Shazina Masud May 2019

Developing A Creative Learning Format For Street Children, Shazina Masud

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

Developing a Creative Learning Format for Street Children

As the number of street children grow globally, governments and UN agencies are looking at solutions to cater to their needs of shelter, health and safety. Efforts to provide formal education to street children are not always successful. This project hypothesizes that equipping these children with essential knowledge in an informal but creative learning environment will allow them to live safe and productive lives. The prototype of the creative learning format is based on approaches and tools that have worked with children in other settings and has been modified for street children ...


The Gamification Of Crs 559: Principles Of Creative Problem Solving, William D. Yates, Dylan Gafarian May 2019

The Gamification Of Crs 559: Principles Of Creative Problem Solving, William D. Yates, Dylan Gafarian

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

The well-respected Buffalo State College International Center for Studies in Creativity (ICSC) offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in face-to-face and online formats but has taught its online courses using predominantly traditional design formats. For their master’s degree project, graduate students David Yates and Dylan Gafarian hoped to lead the department in a new direction by creating and teaching an online game version of CRS 559--Principles in Creative Problem Solving, which is the first course in both the Certificate and Master’s Degree in Creativity and Change Leadership. Yates and Gafarian followed established practices for both game structure and online ...


Revamping Buffalo State Fashion And Textile Technology’S Runway Production, Erin C. Habes May 2019

Revamping Buffalo State Fashion And Textile Technology’S Runway Production, Erin C. Habes

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

Runway is produced by Buffalo State’s Fashion and Textile Technology Department and Fashion Show Production class. This project explores new ideas for the annual Runway fashion show, featuring the creation of a year-long project that is supported by two fashion merchandising courses. This project will include the creation of FTT 189 Fashion Styling and revamp FTT 452 Fashion Show Production courses. In addition to the redesign of Runway, this project also discusses the process of collaboration with the Fashion and Textile Technology Department faculty, other departments and Buffalo State students.


Using The Cornell Note-Taking System Can Help Eighth Grade Students Alleviate The Impact Of Interruptions While Reading At Home, Bradley Evans, Christopher Thomas Shively Feb 2019

Using The Cornell Note-Taking System Can Help Eighth Grade Students Alleviate The Impact Of Interruptions While Reading At Home, Bradley Evans, Christopher Thomas Shively

Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education

A large group of eighth-grade social studies students (N=-101) received instruction and practice using the Cornell note-taking system and were assigned to one of three note-taking groups or one non-note-taking group. Students were asked to read an article about persuasion and use their assigned note-taking system to take notes at home. A 10-question multiple choice reading comprehension test and questionnaire were given. A one-way ANOVA found a significance in the group’s means and a Tukey HSD found significant differences between each note-taking group and the non-note-taking group. The students’ self-reported feelings of preparedness, their time spent reading and ...


Social-Emotional Learning (Sel) In A Field Course: Preservice Teachers Practice Sel-Supportive Instructional Strategies, Judy L. Sugishita Feb 2019

Social-Emotional Learning (Sel) In A Field Course: Preservice Teachers Practice Sel-Supportive Instructional Strategies, Judy L. Sugishita

Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education

This action research study examined social-emotional learning (SEL) strategies taught during a year-long elementary teaching credential field course to examine (a) what SEL strategies look like in practice, and (b) what training effects might be seen among twelve preservice student teacher (PST) participants. Part of a two-course clinical practice study, this paper focused solely on the research done in the field course during the 2013-2014 academic year. Drawing from program-based and integrated SEL literature, the strategies studied supported (a) active engagement in learning, (b) equitable access to instruction, including diversity and differentiated strategies, and (c) learner-centered classroom discipline. Frequency ...


Data Diving Into “Noticing Poetry”: An Analysis Of Student Engagement With The “I Notice” Method, Scot Slaby, Jordan Benedict Feb 2019

Data Diving Into “Noticing Poetry”: An Analysis Of Student Engagement With The “I Notice” Method, Scot Slaby, Jordan Benedict

Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education

This paper explores students’ engagement in reading poems, examining data on their self perceptions of their confidence and competence in reading poems before, during, and after using the “I Notice” methodology as adapted from The Academy of American Poets’ unit plan, “Noticing Poetry” (Slaby, 2017). The data was collected over the course of a month from January 9 through January 30, 2018 and involved five classes of one hundred general English tenth grade students across three teachers’ classrooms at Shanghai American School’s Puxi High School Campus. Data indicates that the “I Notice” method and the “Noticing Poetry” unit and ...


Conflicting Perspectives: A Comparison Of Edtpa Intended Outcomes To Actual Experiences Of Teacher Candidates And Educators In New York City Schools, Deborah Greenblatt Feb 2019

Conflicting Perspectives: A Comparison Of Edtpa Intended Outcomes To Actual Experiences Of Teacher Candidates And Educators In New York City Schools, Deborah Greenblatt

Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education

The edTPA is a performance-based assessment of teacher candidates created by the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning and Equity (SCALE) and nationally scored by Pearson Education. It is also promoted by American Association of Colleges of Teacher Educators (AACTE) as a “standards-based assessment.” As of the spring of 2018, the edTPA is used as a requirement for program accreditation or teacher candidate certification or program completion in 18 states.

This article analyzes the stated goals, objectives, and benefits made by SCALE and AACTE and compares them to data collected from interviews and open-ended questions with teacher candidates and teacher educators ...


Awards; 2018-11-16; Alpha Alpha Beta Honorary Member, Catherine Collins Nov 2018

Awards; 2018-11-16; Alpha Alpha Beta Honorary Member, Catherine Collins

Honors and Awards

No abstract provided.


Eat Smart New York Infographic, Terry Todoroff Nov 2018

Eat Smart New York Infographic, Terry Todoroff

Public Assistance Development Programs

This infographic displays the results of a study that assessed the effectiveness of the Eat Smart New York Social Marketing Campaign on SNAP eligible recipients.

The infographic was created by Terry Todoroff, Graphic Artist of SUNY Buffalo State’s Institute for Community Health Promotion.

The study was conducted by SUNY Buffalo State’s Institute for Community Health Promotion, in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Erie County and the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance (OTDA).


Elementary Theater Programs And Benefits To Child Well-Being And Academic Success, Maria Droz-Kreutinger Oct 2018

Elementary Theater Programs And Benefits To Child Well-Being And Academic Success, Maria Droz-Kreutinger

NYS Child Welfare/Child Protective Services Training Institute

In recent years, studies have shown that a number of students have experienced a positive effect in student development inside and outside of the classroom when they participate in a musical theater club. This study determined the degree to which musical theater clubs impacted student confidence and social skills. It was important for this literature review to determine the different methods and strategies, teachers, students and administrators used in order to create a positive outcome for student development, social skills and building confidence. It was discovered that there was not many studies that showed using creative drama as a treatment ...


Review Of Think Big With Think Alouds: A Three-Step Planning Process That Develops Strategic Readers, Susan J. Chambre Jun 2018

Review Of Think Big With Think Alouds: A Three-Step Planning Process That Develops Strategic Readers, Susan J. Chambre

The Language and Literacy Spectrum

In Think Big with Think Alouds: A Three-step Planning Process That Develops Strategic Readers (2017), Molly K. Ness provides classroom teachers with a detailed three-step process for developing think aloud procedures during classroom literacy instruction. The book assists teachers in identifying stopping points in narrative and expository text. Ness also includes multiple scripted think alouds with comprehensive explanations for both narrative and expository text. Additionally, practical tips for promoting student adoption of higher order thinking skills are provided in the form of sentence starters and strategy symbols. The procedures outline in Think Big with Think Alouds will empower classroom teachers ...


How Teachers Can Guide Library Book Selection To Maximize The Value Of Independent Reading Time, Sherri Weber Jun 2018

How Teachers Can Guide Library Book Selection To Maximize The Value Of Independent Reading Time, Sherri Weber

The Language and Literacy Spectrum

This article shares a classroom application to support literacy development through a teacher-librarian guided book selection program. Twenty students participated in the program which demonstrated the importance of the relationship between the school librarian and classroom teacher. These professionals worked together to guide students to choose library books at their recreational level for independent reading time. The guidance program appeared to impact students' confidence in their reading and in their ability to choose appropriate books. Suggestions for teachers and librarians are discussed.


Transferable Digital Literacy Knowledge, Kiersten Greene Jun 2018

Transferable Digital Literacy Knowledge, Kiersten Greene

The Language and Literacy Spectrum

Expectations of teachers’ digital literacy knowledge have grown dramatically in the recent past. By many measures, it is an exciting time to be teacher! It is also quite daunting, as changes in technology move more rapidly than many of us can keep up. Through the exploration of local technology integration practices, this article offers a commentary on teaching, learning, and retaining digital literacy knowledge that can be applied across digital platforms, devices, programs, and ecosystems.


Tackling Literacy: A Collaborative Approach To Developing Materials, For Assessing Science Literacy Skills In Content Classrooms Through A Stem Perspective., Cynthia M. Mcmillen, Amy Graves-Demario, Deb Kieliszek Jun 2018

Tackling Literacy: A Collaborative Approach To Developing Materials, For Assessing Science Literacy Skills In Content Classrooms Through A Stem Perspective., Cynthia M. Mcmillen, Amy Graves-Demario, Deb Kieliszek

The Language and Literacy Spectrum

Abstract: Secondary science teachers outline strategies for developing, presenting, and assessing literacy skills in the content based classroom. A content-area literacy assessment was administered to over 400 students from grades 8-12. Using the data, literacy materials were developed that supported a variety of content areas. This article outlines the two year progress of this collaborative teacher group which includes the integration of reading materials from a novel, Andy Weir’s The Martian, and development of assessment questions related to this text that fostered middle and high school students’ ability to process prose, quantitative and documentative text and develop literacy in ...


Supporting Primary Students’ Story Writing By Including Retellings, Talk, And Drama With Strategy Instruction, Zoi A. Traga Philippakos, Sarah Munsell, Logan B. Robinson Jun 2018

Supporting Primary Students’ Story Writing By Including Retellings, Talk, And Drama With Strategy Instruction, Zoi A. Traga Philippakos, Sarah Munsell, Logan B. Robinson

The Language and Literacy Spectrum

Story writing and story grammar have been studied extensively in an effort to improve students’ reading comprehension. Instruction on story structure and on elements of stories can improve the writing quality of students’ papers. This paper explains a process of supporting primary-grade students’ story writing. The approach is based on strategy instruction and incorporates talk and dramatic play as ways to support the development of characters, descriptions of characters and events, and dialogue between characters. Guidelines are provided and step-by-step directions for teachers to use this work with their students.


Use Of Interactive Notebooks In The Parenting Classroom, Kimberly A. Schildwaster Jun 2018

Use Of Interactive Notebooks In The Parenting Classroom, Kimberly A. Schildwaster

Career & Technical Education Theses

The purpose of this study is to examine the use of Interactive Notebooks in a parenting course. The parenting courses in this study were composed of 10-15 students, ranging in age from 14-18 years. Parenting courses were designed for students to discuss important factors before becoming a parent, the process of conception to birth, and child development skills from 0-5 years. Interactive notebooks are a tool that organizes information, instruction, and thoughts of students while also providing a resource for students to review information. Paper interactive notebooks allow for both input and output of information. The information remains a resource ...


Events & Outreach; 2018-05-14; Bpto Monthly Meeting, Catherine Collins May 2018

Events & Outreach; 2018-05-14; Bpto Monthly Meeting, Catherine Collins

Events and Outreach

No abstract provided.


Events & Outreach; 2018-05-02; Niagara University Student Teacher Showcase, Catherine Collins May 2018

Events & Outreach; 2018-05-02; Niagara University Student Teacher Showcase, Catherine Collins

Events and Outreach

No abstract provided.


Comparative Study On Urban And Suburban Art Education, Estevan Jose Puerto Jr May 2018

Comparative Study On Urban And Suburban Art Education, Estevan Jose Puerto Jr

Multidisciplinary Studies Theses

Comparative Study on Urban and Suburban Art Education

Summary

The thesis on a “Comparative Study of Urban vs. Suburban Art Education” will be a discussion on the history of fine arts curriculum. Showing the historical evolution of fine art instruction in Europe, and how it is significant for visual arts in the history of human civilization. The thesis will provide a timeline of people and events showing the development of Art Education in the United States of America. Exploring what legislation involving public and private institutions helped enact change in Education for the visual arts. How art teachers over the ...


Pathway To Permanence: Strategic Planning For A Creative Nonprofit, Virginia L. Bernd Mrs. May 2018

Pathway To Permanence: Strategic Planning For A Creative Nonprofit, Virginia L. Bernd Mrs.

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

Pathway to Permanence: Strategic Planning for a Creative Nonprofit

This project examines a portion of a strategic planning process used by Instar Learning Alliance, an educational nonprofit, to prepare for the final development of a business model and the writing of a business plan. The nonprofit, currently serving older adults in Montgomery County, PA, identified key areas for research to clarify and support their mission and vision. A comprehensive review of an external environmental scan, an analysis of the theory of change and its impact on the direction of the nonprofit, and a serious look at critical success factors collectively ...


Effects Of Spending On New York Counties Six Year Graduation Rate, Maxwell B. Costello May 2018

Effects Of Spending On New York Counties Six Year Graduation Rate, Maxwell B. Costello

Applied Economics Theses

This study set out to find out more about the costs and benefits of educational spending. This was goal was then split into the steps of: reviewing previous literature, developing a model, and testing the model. The main difficulties associated with this were in finding appropriate substitutes for the theoretical variables. Due to the limited availability of data, this study focused on the six-year high school graduation rate of New York State Counties, class size, income, and spending per student as variables. These variables represented educational level, a portion of the efficiency of spending, the parent’s ability to help ...


The Impact Of Lexical Complexity On The Public’S Understanding Of Governmental Communication, Patrick J. Lyons Iii May 2018

The Impact Of Lexical Complexity On The Public’S Understanding Of Governmental Communication, Patrick J. Lyons Iii

Public Administration Master’s Projects

Government documents are a necessary part of life for citizens, but the complexity of language and specific jargon can make them substantially challenging to comprehend. Guidelines have been put forth to improve readability of such documents, but the government has lagged in implementing these recommendations. Therefore, the current research aims to determine if modified documents: a) are easier to read; b) are easier to comprehend; and c) require less assistance to understand than the original, unmodified documents. To accomplish this, three focus groups were conducted. Each group read an original government document and one that was modified for readability. Data ...


The Effects Of Meditation/Mindfulness On Elementary Students In Crisis, Nicole C. Bixler May 2018

The Effects Of Meditation/Mindfulness On Elementary Students In Crisis, Nicole C. Bixler

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

This project explores the effects that meditation and mindfulness practices have on elementary students in crisis. Changing the old methods used during the Time Away period, students will have the opportunity to utilize, explore, and take new risks while they experience the innovative opportunities to help cope with their stress and anxiety. The stressors that occur in school or in their personal life affect their performances and quality of life in school. The ultimate outcome from integrating new therapeutic methods is for student to use creative thinking to help create positive behavioral outcomes.


Accelerated Creative Problem Solving And Product Improvement Applied To Experimental Devices In A Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation Class--Improving The Role Of Insight Development Tools As A Generator Of New Ideas In Novel Situations, Douglas Ridolfi May 2018

Accelerated Creative Problem Solving And Product Improvement Applied To Experimental Devices In A Bloodstain Pattern Interpretation Class--Improving The Role Of Insight Development Tools As A Generator Of New Ideas In Novel Situations, Douglas Ridolfi

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

This project uses an action research centered study protocol to examine the effects of a problem-based learning exercise related to bloodstain pattern interpretation in a crime scene processing and general criminalistics class taught as part of an upper division forensic chemistry major in a four year college. The goal is to apply design principles and creative problem solving methods directly adapted to a project involving interpreting a set of crime scene photographs depicting blood spatter and with the aid of guided exercises in ideation and design, lead students into the development of alternate theories of how the bloodstains were created ...


What To Know Before Working With English As A New Language Students., Caterina Antonacci Mrs. May 2018

What To Know Before Working With English As A New Language Students., Caterina Antonacci Mrs.

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

What to know before working with English as a New Language students. In the current immigration status, immigrants are not only relocating to major cities in the United States they are locating to small and rural areas as well. School districts are now experiencing an increase of students who do not speak English are enrolling in their schools. Educators are not sufficiently prepared in teacher preparation course to instruct the English as a New Language Students. The survey shows items to consider.

Keywords: ENL (English as a New Language), education


A New Model For Creative Education, Carolina Schnapp R. May 2018

A New Model For Creative Education, Carolina Schnapp R.

Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects

This project explored the design of a pedagogical model for the development of creativity, targeted for teachers and educational institutions. The development of creativity has become highly relevant over the past few decades, especially with the emphasis given to 21st Century Skills and the responsibility that schools have on fostering these skills. In this project, you will find the ideas based on research and experience, that were the foundation for the model, the creative process behind the design of the model, and the final version. The project was shared with experts who validated parts of the model and opened space ...


Correspondence; 2018-04-19; Congratulations; Twentieth Century Club Of Buffalo, Catherine Collins Apr 2018

Correspondence; 2018-04-19; Congratulations; Twentieth Century Club Of Buffalo, Catherine Collins

Correspondence

No abstract provided.


Correspondence; 2018-03-28; Congratulations; Katherine Conway-Turner, Catherine Collins Mar 2018

Correspondence; 2018-03-28; Congratulations; Katherine Conway-Turner, Catherine Collins

Correspondence

No abstract provided.


Correspondence; 2018-03-20; Congratulations; State Education Dept., Catherine Collins Mar 2018

Correspondence; 2018-03-20; Congratulations; State Education Dept., Catherine Collins

Correspondence

No abstract provided.