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A Phenomenology Of Homeschoolers’ Parents’ Experiences Of Teaching Mathematics, Melissa Wenzel Dec 2020

A Phenomenology Of Homeschoolers’ Parents’ Experiences Of Teaching Mathematics, Melissa Wenzel

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The objective of this thesis study is to learn and understand more about a topic that is not very familiar to many people. This study will develop a greater understanding of the phenomenon of homeschooling to better understand the experiences of parents who home school. Methods of inquiry include a phenomenological reflection on data compiled from interviews of parents who home school their children, in the Western NY area. There were thirteen participants included in this study total. This inquiry is important because it adds to the body of knowledge in secondary mathematics education. Homeschooling is another method of education ...


The Bridge, Huong Thao Thai Sep 2020

The Bridge, Huong Thao Thai

Senior Honors Theses

There is a noticeable increase in the demand for studying abroad in Vietnam. In many developed countries like the USA, Australia, Canada, and Japan, Vietnam is in the top 10 places of origin for international students. More specifically, according to the 2019 Open Doors Report, Vietnam ranks sixth among the leading places of origin for international students in the US (IIE, n.d). In his article published on VnExpress websites, Nguyen Quy claimed that in 2018 Vietnam had taken the sole possession of fifth place among countries sending international students to Canada. In the past, Vietnam shared the spot with ...


Dance Integration Professional Developments: Impacts Of Dance In Teaching, Haylee Cogovan Sep 2020

Dance Integration Professional Developments: Impacts Of Dance In Teaching, Haylee Cogovan

Senior Honors Theses

Imagine you are back in elementary school. What is the first memory that comes to mind? Are you drawing a picture of your pet? Are you playing your favorite game in gym? Are you working on fun projects? It is likely that the significant knowledge you gained was not reinforced through routine worksheets or standardized tests. Students recollect information more readily and clearly when their learning is engaging and fun. A great way to get students involved and engaged in learning is through arts integration. “Arts integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through ...


How To Create And Sustain Effective Two-Way Bilingual Programs, Thalia Nunez Aug 2020

How To Create And Sustain Effective Two-Way Bilingual Programs, Thalia Nunez

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Over the last few decades, the population of English language learners (ELL) students in the United States of America has increased immensely, which has caused problems in their academic success Many factors contributed to the problem, including unequal educational opportunities. Studies have shown that ELL students do not have access to the same educational opportunities compared to non-ELL students (Linville,2017). There is a large gap in academic achievement between ELL and non-ELL students in the United States (Campbell, Hespe & Martz, 2016). To address such a problem school districts have looked towards implementing bilingual and TESOL programs within their schools ...


Getting To Know English Language Learners: A Guide For Assessment And Instruction, Zaida Requeno Aug 2020

Getting To Know English Language Learners: A Guide For Assessment And Instruction, Zaida Requeno

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Assessments and the data derived from them have been used to monitor student progress. Research has emphasized the importance of assessments not solely to monitor student progress, but to provide opportunities for feedback and the adjustment of teaching and learning. However, when working with language learners teachers often struggle assessing their progress through content and language standards. Research reviewed concluded that at the core of teachers' struggle to assess language learners is their lack of knowledge of these students and their specific learning needs. This paper argues the importance of getting to know language learners and their levels of English ...


Increasing Social Integration For Ells, Melinda Vilches Aug 2020

Increasing Social Integration For Ells, Melinda Vilches

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This capstone project aims to support teachers, school counselors and administrative staff who work with English Language Learners (ELLs), also known as English Learners (ELs). At Mount Pleasant Central School District, ELLs are a growing population that are impacted by a lack of social integration, which can result in segregation, student isolation or student withdrawal. To increase social integration among non-ELL and ELL students, multiple dimensions of the school climate have been considered to afford social equity to high school ELL students within the Mount Pleasant Central School District. Solutions to the problem at Westlake High School include implementations of ...


Lack Of Preparation For Mainstream Teachers Of English Language Learners, Hannah Barone-Crowell Aug 2020

Lack Of Preparation For Mainstream Teachers Of English Language Learners, Hannah Barone-Crowell

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This capstone aims to resolve the issue of lack of preparation in mainstream teachers in regard to English Language Learners (ELLs). Through research, three main themes were identified as contributing factors to the issue; current legislation that affects ELL education, deficits in mainstream teacher preparation programs, and deficits in ELL professional development. These issues, when in combination, have effects on teachers’ abilities to meet the specific needs of ELLs in a mainstream classroom setting. Additionally, research has shown that when there is a deficit in pre-service training and professional development there can be potential effects on teachers’ attitudes towards ELLs ...


Using Culturally Responsive Teaching To Educate English Language Learners In The Elementary Literacy Classroom, Mitchell Lalik Aug 2020

Using Culturally Responsive Teaching To Educate English Language Learners In The Elementary Literacy Classroom, Mitchell Lalik

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

English Language Learners in the United States are struggling to access grade-level content due to limited language proficiency. In non-responsive classrooms students’ learning styles are not activated, prior knowledge is overlooked, and meaningful cultural connections are not made. However, through the educational approach of Culturally Responsive Teaching, teachers can assist these culturally and linguistically diverse learners to access the same, grade-level content in meaningful ways. Additionally, teachers can also use Culturally Responsive Teaching in the classroom to meet the social emotional needs of English Language Learners and improve assessment outcomes. Specifically, I will focus on how Culturally Responsive Teaching can ...


Increasing Ell Inclusion By Developing A Community Of Practice That Creates Equitable Opportunities For Ells Within The School Community, Austin Donroe Aug 2020

Increasing Ell Inclusion By Developing A Community Of Practice That Creates Equitable Opportunities For Ells Within The School Community, Austin Donroe

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

ELLs are marginalized and isolated within their school communities. This marginalization has negative effects on linguistic, academic, and socioemotional development of ELLs. To mitigate this problem, schools should create a community of practice that promotes and creates opportunities for inclusion and equitable opportunities for ELLs and their families. A professional development session will be outlined after a thorough literature review. The professional development session will help teachers, club leaders, coaches, and administrators reflect on the marginalization of ELLs within their building. Through this capstone and professional development, educators will begin to plan their own community of practice and begin the ...


Challenges Of English Language Learners With Testing, Stephanie Riccardo Aug 2020

Challenges Of English Language Learners With Testing, Stephanie Riccardo

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This capstone project examines the problem with testing English language learners (ELLs). Even though there are perks to testing, there are many problems that arise for ELLs in schools as well. The project shows the problem with testing is not only the actual test, but it is also the overwhelming test items of exams, the physical environment that students take the test in, the management and administration of exams. Language on tests that are incorporated into test directions and word problems may be too lengthy for students, causing them to get spelling and grammatical errors. The environment in which the ...


English Language Learners’ Adjustment To School Culture In The United States, Catherine Eliasson Aug 2020

English Language Learners’ Adjustment To School Culture In The United States, Catherine Eliasson

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This study explored the adjustment that English Language Learners (ELLs) face in schools in the United States and examined how to solve the challenges that ELLs face. The research discovered that ELLs develop poor mental health and have increased dropout rates when attending schools in the United States. Teachers do not have a sufficient amount of preparation for instructing ELLs. The results suggest that solutions are accessible literacy, Culturally Relevant Pedagogy, professional development and kinesthetic learning. Results are discussed in terms of implications for a product that contains a professional development based on utilizing Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in the classroom.


Integrating Culture In Instruction For Ells, Caitlin Ruggiero Aug 2020

Integrating Culture In Instruction For Ells, Caitlin Ruggiero

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Nationwide, there is a lack of integration of culture in instruction for English language learners (ELLs). This project explores the reasons and provides potential solutions for the problem. The literature shows there is a lack of teacher preparation, negative beliefs towards linguistic and cultural differences, and teacher misconceptions about linguistically diverse students. A solution to the problem is to implement various culturally responsive teaching (CRT) strategies including Geneva Gay’s (2013) CRT framework, instructional conversations, online CRT strategies, family engagement strategies, and strategies to embrace diversity. Future research will be necessary to determine if there is a correlation between L1 ...


Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies For Ell Slife, Patrick Chin Jul 2020

Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies For Ell Slife, Patrick Chin

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

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The dynamic of the United States public education system is always changing and a response to those changes is always required. Recent trends highlight a rise in ELL SLIFE students, with a response by teachers that often reflects frustration and confusion. Teachers are unaware of who this student population represents and the challenges that these students face. This group of students are unique and one that needs more attention than most, as they face both academic and social emotion al challenges due to their prior traumatic experiences. Through a culturally responsive teaching approach, the highest possible learning outcomes are ...


Factoring In Algebra Through A Flipped Classroom, Nicole Arbore Jun 2020

Factoring In Algebra Through A Flipped Classroom, Nicole Arbore

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The curriculum provided is to prepare teachers to use flipped classroom in the mathematics setting. The materials also provide the type of best practices for remote instruction that teachers referred to during the COVID-19 shutdown of schools. The curriculum covers a mini unit on factoring in an Algebra 1 classroom with materials that support the flipped classroom or remote instruction.


Solving Systems Of Equations And Inequalities Using Technology And Virtual Manipulatives, Matthew Juba Jun 2020

Solving Systems Of Equations And Inequalities Using Technology And Virtual Manipulatives, Matthew Juba

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This curriculum project was developed to assist teachers to utilize virtual manipulatives and technology in the New York State Next Generation Algebra I curriculum, specifically systems of equations and systems of inequalities. Technology has become an integral part of students’ lives and research has shown that incorporating technology in the classroom can impact student learning. This curriculum project includes lessons from the Algebra I curriculum through a variety of technological applications.


Tarsia Puzzle: An Interactive Activity For The Middle School Mathematics Classroom, Mary Oconnor Jun 2020

Tarsia Puzzle: An Interactive Activity For The Middle School Mathematics Classroom, Mary Oconnor

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Tarsia Formulator is a software package that enables teachers to create and customize engaging mathematical jigsaw puzzles to fit into their instruction. From arithmetic to calculus content, students have engaged in learning mathematics using this instructional practice. The goal of the activity is to assemble the puzzle so that a particular shape will be formed. Teachers design the puzzle to support specific learning objectives and student’s problem solve to match questions and answers which appear on different cards. This Curriculum Project presents Tarsia Puzzles designed to support the instruction and learning of middle school mathematics.


Structures And Strategies For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder In The Eighth Grade Mathematics Classroom, Felicia Dobbins May 2020

Structures And Strategies For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder In The Eighth Grade Mathematics Classroom, Felicia Dobbins

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This curriculum project addresses the challenges students with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) face in the general education classroom and provides integrated research based instructional strategies aligned with accommodations and/or modifications. Specific challenges addressed in this project include structuring lessons with routines for challenges with social interactions, modifying curriculum for use with technological devices for a deficiency in fine motor skills, and adapting classroom procedures in the mathematics classroom for ASD students with Attention-Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The accommodations and modifications are blended into the eighth-grade mathematics curriculum according to the Common Core State Standards and New York State’s ...


Implementing A Flipped Classroom In A Unit On Slope, Ryan Tuggle-Haskins May 2020

Implementing A Flipped Classroom In A Unit On Slope, Ryan Tuggle-Haskins

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

As instructional technology increases, educators seek ways to incorporate it into their curriculum. One effective method teachers use is the flipped classroom. It can be challenging to incorporate a flipped classroom; thus, this curriculum project was designed to support its implementation. The curriculum project presents an exemplar on using remote instruction with the Algebra topic of slope. During the Spring 2020 global pandemic that resulted in the shutdown of public schools, many teachers looked to the flipped classroom for best practices in remote instruction. This project was designed to highlight instructional technology to support remote instruction as well as presenting ...


The Female Athlete Triad And It’S Long-Term Effect On High School Female Athletes, Sarah Lanier May 2020

The Female Athlete Triad And It’S Long-Term Effect On High School Female Athletes, Sarah Lanier

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

With the passage of Title IX in 1972, females have come a long way in regards to sport participation. This was something that was considered great for women and has led to the tremendous increase in female participation in sports in high schools. While participation in sports has many benefits, one unforeseen consequence was the emergence of the female athlete triad. The female athlete triad is a composed of three things, low-energy availability (disordered eating), menstrual irregularities, and negative effects on bone mineral density. The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on the female athlete triad and ...


Collegiate Level Student-Athletes Identity And Academic Success, Alex Richardson May 2020

Collegiate Level Student-Athletes Identity And Academic Success, Alex Richardson

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

The purpose of this synthesis is to review the literature on collegiate level student-athletes identity and academic success. The articles that were reviewed helped to answer two questions which were, what kind of identity do student-athletes typically associate with and what are the factors that drive them to that identity, and do student-athlete’s have better GPA’s and academic success during their seasons or in their off-seasons. Deliminating factors were used to limit research which yielded 10 articles. It was discovered that most student-athletes typically will adapt a student identity over time instead of an athletic identity because of ...


The Effects Of Structured Physical Activity Programs For Gross Motor Development In Preschoolers., Matthew Farwell May 2020

The Effects Of Structured Physical Activity Programs For Gross Motor Development In Preschoolers., Matthew Farwell

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on the effects of structured physical activity programs on the gross motor skills of preschooler. It was determined that the benefits of physical education for children in elementary school has been well-documented and include acquiring gross motor skills more rapidly as well as improved cognitive functioning. However, the benefit for preschoolers from organized physical activity or a motor program is not as prevalent in research and discussion. A structured motor program is defined as a motor planning program designed by an expert in Motor Development, Physical Education or Physical Activity ...


The Effect Of Fan Behavior On The Mental Health Of A Sports Official, Mitchell O'Donnell May 2020

The Effect Of Fan Behavior On The Mental Health Of A Sports Official, Mitchell O'Donnell

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Sports officials often times hear verbal abuse that can cause them to second guess themselves because of the reactions they receive from spectators. If it is from fans, coaches or even players officials have a tremendous amount of pressure in order to get the call correct. This can lead to stress that could greatly impact the mental health of an official. The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on the impact of fan behavior on an official’s mental health.


The Effect Of Parental Pressure On The Stress, Self-Efficacy And Overall Well-Being Of Athletes, Allison M. Spaschak May 2020

The Effect Of Parental Pressure On The Stress, Self-Efficacy And Overall Well-Being Of Athletes, Allison M. Spaschak

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

Research indicates that a child’s interpretation of their parent’s actions and words related to their sport experience has a direct influence on their child’s ability to cope with the stressors of sport.

The purpose of this synthesis was to review the literature on the effect of parental pressure on the stress, self-efficacy and overall well-being of athletes. Results indicate that parental pressure to be the best has a negative effect, while pressuring a child to be their best has more of a positive effect. While a parent may believe that are saying and doing all the right ...


Multiple Intelligences In The Mathematics Classroom: A Curriculum Project On Linear Equations And Inequalities In One Variable, Angelina Rocchio May 2020

Multiple Intelligences In The Mathematics Classroom: A Curriculum Project On Linear Equations And Inequalities In One Variable, Angelina Rocchio

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This curriculum project explores the utilization of Howard Gardener’s Multiple Intelligences theory in the mathematics classroom. There are eight distinct multiple intelligences that can be found in heterogeneous classrooms of students and often students have a blend of these eight intelligences. This curriculum project discusses different methods for integrating certain multiple intelligences into the mathematics classroom. The multiple intelligences that have been included in this curriculum project are Verbal/Linguistic, Logical/Mathematical, Visual/Spatial, Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, and Intrapersonal. The Algebra unit this curriculum project focuses on is Linear Equations and Inequalities in One Variable. The curriculum provided includes a ...


Welcoming Our Immigrant Students: Using Folklore To Bridge The Gap In Multicultural Classrooms, Amy L. Powers May 2020

Welcoming Our Immigrant Students: Using Folklore To Bridge The Gap In Multicultural Classrooms, Amy L. Powers

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The United States is a country historically made up of immigrants. Our shores have been a beacon of hope to travelers from all over the world and today is no different. The U.S. borders are flooded with people trying to make a better life for themselves and their families. Whether they are chasing the “American dream” or escaping violence and poverty in their home country, they come to the United States seeking hope and change. Sadly, we live in a time where immigration is at the forefront of news and not always portrayed in a positive light. Our students ...


Controversial Conversations In The Ela Classroom: Using Banned Books To Enhance Learning, Whitney Markwica May 2020

Controversial Conversations In The Ela Classroom: Using Banned Books To Enhance Learning, Whitney Markwica

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Banned books are a hot topic in schools and libraries all across the nation. There are many reasons why a book may be banned or challenged and all of them are related to readers being exposed to topics that others deem unsuitable. Parents are reluctant to have their children exposed to controversial topics through books in the classroom setting when this is, in fact, a great place for them to have conversations about difficult subjects. The English classroom is a unique space in which students and teachers can have open discussions about topics such as violence, drugs, alcohol, language, and ...


Physical Activity And Its Impact On Cognitive Development, William Holland May 2020

Physical Activity And Its Impact On Cognitive Development, William Holland

Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education Synthesis Projects

The educational system largely is associated with academic assessments and sitting at a desk or on a computer for a majority of the school day. Another part of the education system that is often overlooked is caring for the child health and well-being. Education is more than tests and homework and can be facilitated by other methods that don’t encourage a sedentary lifestyle. The purpose of this synthesis project is to determine what impact physical activity can have on cognitive development, cognitive function and overall brain health. Results have shown that even a single bout of exercise can have ...


Exploring Angles, Lines And Triangles Through Project-Based Learning, Micah Court May 2020

Exploring Angles, Lines And Triangles Through Project-Based Learning, Micah Court

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This project was created by a teacher for teachers, providing a hands-on learning module for a geometry classroom. The project-based learning module emphasizes collaboration and communication as part of the task. Topics include congruence and similarity as well as theorems involving lines, angles and triangles. Students will also apply geometric methods to solve design problems. Recommendations for how implement each phase of the project have been provided by the author. Additionally, scoring rubrics have been provided. The project-based learning module is aligned to the New York State Next Generation Standards for Mathematics, specifically geometry standards throughout secondary grade levels.


Revised Bloom's Taxonomy: Providing Structure For Levels Of Learning Required In Systems Of Equations In Algebra 1, Michael Larkin May 2020

Revised Bloom's Taxonomy: Providing Structure For Levels Of Learning Required In Systems Of Equations In Algebra 1, Michael Larkin

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This project was created by a teacher for other teachers. The project provides an in-depth look at how Bloom’s Taxonomy can be used by teachers to support student understanding of systems of equations using the following methods of graphing, substitution, and elimination. The lessons place an emphasis on higher level thinking to promote learning experiences throughout the unit. The lessons are aligned to Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Standards as well. Recommendations for how and when to use each lesson have been provided by the author.


Embracing Young Adult Literature To Support Struggling And Reluctant Readers From Disadvantaged Backgrounds, Richard J. Taddonio Iii Apr 2020

Embracing Young Adult Literature To Support Struggling And Reluctant Readers From Disadvantaged Backgrounds, Richard J. Taddonio Iii

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Despite the billions of dollars spent each year in attempts to close the achievement gap between high- and low-income students, many young people living in poverty continue to struggle to read due to structural barriers within society. These structural barriers cause many low-income students to develop low self-esteem and lose confidence in their abilities and therefore decrease their motivation to read complex texts. In order to reach these struggling or reluctant readers from low-income households, it is crucial to address the obstacles they face in the lessons we teach. The best way to do this while benefitting all students is ...