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Physics Curriculum Using Project Based Learning, Miranda Wharram-Santillo Oct 2018

Physics Curriculum Using Project Based Learning, Miranda Wharram-Santillo

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This curriculum is a series of projects making up a project based learning physics curriculum. Each project will consist of a scenario or experience the students have or could encounter at some point in their life. These scenarios and experiences will shape the flow of the curriculum as well as form the essential question to be answered at the end of each project. This curriculum will cover the same standards required of a traditional high school physics, just in a different way. Similar to curriculum created by Martinás and Tremmel, the students will learn concepts that apply to each of ...


The Inclusion Of Media Literacy In The English Curriculum, Nicole Manioci Aug 2018

The Inclusion Of Media Literacy In The English Curriculum, Nicole Manioci

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Today, the digital world is ever changing. Teenagers all over the world are hypnotized by their tech-savvy devices. Their free time is spent on their smartwatches, cell phones, computers, or in front of their televisions and video games. When they arrive at school, they are expected to have the devices stored away and not have contact at all during the time they are at school. These students have lost their desire and passion for learning. The students need to have new and engaging ways to learn in the classroom, especially in English. Students have become disinterested in the teacher’s ...


A Global Mind Is A Nurtured Mind: The Demand To Consider And Cure The Deprivation Of Multicultural Education, Amber D'Ambrosia Dec 2017

A Global Mind Is A Nurtured Mind: The Demand To Consider And Cure The Deprivation Of Multicultural Education, Amber D'Ambrosia

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The leaders of tomorrow are the bright and knowledgeable students of today. The problem with how these students are being prepared for their role as future leaders stems from the lack of diversity in literature, and the overall lack of multicultural education in American public schools. The dominant narratives being published, circulated, and studied in schools do not appropriately reflect, nor appropriately engage the multifaceted population of students accessing the discourse. The United States must no longer be notorious for its belief in its own cultural and historical superiority, but instead should begin making strides toward evolving the educational experiences ...


Using Inquiry To Teach The Common Core State Standards: Two Exemplars, Rachel Bardun Dec 2017

Using Inquiry To Teach The Common Core State Standards: Two Exemplars, Rachel Bardun

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This curriculum project offers two inquiry-based lessons for secondary mathematics teachers. One lesson is a culminating scavenger hunt for systems of linear equations. This lesson incorporates five principles of instruction and four levels of inquiry: confirmation inquiry, structured inquiry, guided inquiry, and open inquiry. The second lesson is an interdisciplinary lesson that involves students modeling bacteria growth with mathematical equations (regressions). This lesson integrates five essential strategies of implementing the Common Core State Standards through inquiry. The author classifies this lesson as a guided inquiry activity. Both lessons are aligned to the Algebra I Common Core State Standards (CCSS), but ...


Describing Transformations: A Math 8 Unit Plan Aligned To The New York State Common Core And Learning Standards, Jessica Stam Dec 2016

Describing Transformations: A Math 8 Unit Plan Aligned To The New York State Common Core And Learning Standards, Jessica Stam

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This curriculum project focuses on the 8th Grade Mathematics unit: Transformations. The project was developed as a resource for teachers transitioning to the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The unit plan is aligned to the New York State Common Core State Standards (NYSCCSS) and the New York State Standards for Mathematical Practices. The unit plan addresses all mathematical practice standards with emphasis on (2) Reason abstractly and quantitatively and (5) use appropriate tools strategically. The lessons in this unit plan, should be used as guide and alternate resource to support teachers who work in states where CCSS has been ...


High School Calculus: Is Ap Calculus The Best Option?, Katrijn Moulin Dec 2015

High School Calculus: Is Ap Calculus The Best Option?, Katrijn Moulin

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In the 2015-2016 academic school year, 3.3 million high school seniors are expected to graduate, and six percent of them are gifted and talented individuals who may be entering an AP Calculus course. Research shows that many students entering AP Calculus end up terminating their mathematical careers before even starting college. This thesis provides an alternative approach to AP Calculus; a non- AP Calculus exemplar unit that provides deeper conceptual knowledge of the slope, connected to the derivative, which may better prepare students for their college mathematics career. High school is a place to encourage students to accomplish their ...


A Curriculum Project On Exponential Growth Aligned With Common Core Standards, Alyssa D. Ruscio Jan 2015

A Curriculum Project On Exponential Growth Aligned With Common Core Standards, Alyssa D. Ruscio

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

In the world of education, teacher expectations and educational policies are continually changing at the state and national levels. For this reason, it is essential that teachers have access to appropriate materials which help them adapt their teaching practices so that students can have meaningful learning opportunities based on the current mandates.

This curriculum project includes a Common Core based unit focusing on Exponential Growth. This curriculum is designed to address mathematical practices one through six, as well as the high school – modeling and high school – algebra standards for mathematical content. The emphasis of this unit is designed to allow ...


Sport As A Social Spectacle, Sean Cook Aug 2014

Sport As A Social Spectacle, Sean Cook

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this thesis paper was to examine the relationship that exists between sports and society. Throughout all of the research that had been conducted, the author has drawn the conclusion that sports and society are closely related. The author started by examining the relationship between society and two specific sports events in history. Those two events were Jackie Robinson crossing the color barrier into Major League Baseball and the 1980 “Miracle on Ice”. The author chose these two events because of the great impact they had on society respectively. In addition, the author also outlined outside resources that ...


Technology's Adverse Effects On Students' Writing: An Emphasis On Formal Writing Is Needed In An Academic Curriculum, Kathleen A. Bronowicki May 2014

Technology's Adverse Effects On Students' Writing: An Emphasis On Formal Writing Is Needed In An Academic Curriculum, Kathleen A. Bronowicki

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This project focuses on the negative impacts of technology and updated technological programs on students’ writing skills. Research proves that students are overly reliant on these devices, which is ultimately causing them to write in a careless manner and fulfill the bare minimum of what is required. Students today do not value the writing process, and simply do not understand why it is essential for their future endeavors. However, these attitudes and perceptions on writing, combined with an overuse of technology, are putting our students at a serious disadvantage, as they are ill-equipped for the challenges encountered in college and ...


A Mathematics Curriculum Study In Trigonometric Graphs To Align With The Common Core Standards, Julie M. Howell Apr 2014

A Mathematics Curriculum Study In Trigonometric Graphs To Align With The Common Core Standards, Julie M. Howell

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were written by The National Governors Association (NGA), in collaboration with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in 2010, and was adopted by 45 states in an attempt to nationalize the United States curriculum in English and mathematics. Now it is up to the states to implement new curriculum to align to these standards. In the third year of high school mathematics, students are introduced to radian measures and trigonometric functions, and these abstract mathematical topics can be difficult for them to learn. The lesson plans contained within this curriculum project are ...


A Curriculum Project On Connecting Patterns And Equations In Algebra 1 Aligned With The New York State Common Core Standards, Kristina R. Graziadei Dec 2013

A Curriculum Project On Connecting Patterns And Equations In Algebra 1 Aligned With The New York State Common Core Standards, Kristina R. Graziadei

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Introduction

Change is constant in the world of education. Teacher requirements and education policies are constantly evolving at a statewide and nationwide level, and it is critical that teachers adapt to these changes for successful classroom learning experiences. Through implementing new technologies in the classroom teachers may elevate students understanding, provide deeper meaning in content, and make connections to real life applications. Recent studies show that implementing technology and modeling strategies in the classroom have the potential to evoke a higher level of understanding among all students (NYSED, 2012).

This curriculum project aligned the Algebra 1: Unit 1- Connecting Patterns ...


Incorporating Poetry Back Into The Curriculum, Maryanna Bournazakis May 2013

Incorporating Poetry Back Into The Curriculum, Maryanna Bournazakis

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Teachers need to continue teaching Poetry in high school and not omit it from the curriculum because of the Common Core. This project is a comprehensive Poetry Unit that meets the objectives of several state standards; including the new Common Core standards. It includes worksheets, poems, rubrics, and project ideas. Also, it provides research detailing why teachers are not as willing to teach poetry anymore and how students feel about learning poetry.


Geometry Curriculum For High School Students During A Summer School Program, Kyle E. Kucsmas Dec 2012

Geometry Curriculum For High School Students During A Summer School Program, Kyle E. Kucsmas

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This geometry curriculum project was designed to be used during a high school summer school credit recovery program. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), New York State (NYS) Learning Standards for Mathematics, Science, and Technology (MST), and the most recent addition of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCSL) harbor the foundations for each lesson. The curriculum presented will provide teachers with a condensed standards based instrument that can be utilized during a twenty-two day summer school geometry program which contains mathematical content, appropriate rigor, and opportunities for student growth. The curriculum is engaging, obtainable, cyclical, and diverse enough ...


A Curriculum Project On Quadratics Aligned To The Common Core State Standards, Donovan J. Daily Oct 2012

A Curriculum Project On Quadratics Aligned To The Common Core State Standards, Donovan J. Daily

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

This project illustrates a process of designing curriculum for the study of quadratics in Algebra 1, in alignment with the Common Core State Standards in mathematics. The process incorporates the body of research on student conceptions of quadratics and available techniques and technologies for the enhancement of student conceptions. The Algebra 1 course trajectory recommended by the Common Core is analyzed in light of the existing research, unpacked into learning objectives, and restructured to address key conceptual roadblocks synthesized from the research. The resulting curriculum capitalizes on technology, rich problem contexts, and students’ prior knowledge of linear relationships in order ...


A Holistic Comparison Of The Writing Abilities Of First-Grade Students Who Attended Either Full-Day Or Half-Day Kindergarten, Kirsten Carey Aug 1996

A Holistic Comparison Of The Writing Abilities Of First-Grade Students Who Attended Either Full-Day Or Half-Day Kindergarten, Kirsten Carey

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

Limited research has been conducted to compare full-day and half-day kindergarten programs. Most studies examined reading and math achievement. Standardized tests were generally used to measure achievement. Virtually no studies have been conducted to assess and compare writing proficiency of full-day and half-day students.

The purpose of this study was to determine the difference in the writing scores of first grade students who attended either a full-day or half-day kindergarten program the previous year. Holistic scoring was used in keeping with the need for authentic assessment.

The writings of 65 first-grade students from two rural school districts were examined and ...


The Relationship Between Reading Achievement Test Scores Of Pre-Kindergarten Entrants And Standard Entrants At The Beginning Of Kindergarten, Brenda M. Murphy-Pough Aug 1990

The Relationship Between Reading Achievement Test Scores Of Pre-Kindergarten Entrants And Standard Entrants At The Beginning Of Kindergarten, Brenda M. Murphy-Pough

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of early intervention on reading achievement scores of children of urban low-income families. Need for the study was prompted by the debate among early childhood experts about whether early intervention had an influence on children from urban low-income families.

One hundred fifty kindergarten students who attended school in the city of Rochester, New York were identified. Of the one hundred fifty students, seventy-seven were prekindergarten entrants and seventy-three were standard entrants. The California Achievement Test Level 10 form E was administered to the subjects by their kindergarten teacher at the ...