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Fostering Engagement Through Inquiry-Based Learning, Lauren Zanoni Apr 2109

Fostering Engagement Through Inquiry-Based Learning, Lauren Zanoni

John Wesley Powell Student Research Conference

Inquiry-based learning (IBL) occurs when students engage in work that mirrors elements of the scientific process, such as conducting an investigation and communicating results (Martin-Hansen, 2002). Similar to the inquiry process, in Genius Hour students choose a topic they are passionate about, and engage in research and reflection as they create a finished project (Juliani, 2007). In my study, I determined how the incorporation of inquiry-based learning in a fifth grade classroom facilitates students’ cognitive, behavioral, and emotional engagement. Within this study, cognitive engagement refers to students’ investment and motivation to learn, behavioral engagement involves the positive conduct students show ...


Writing Equitable Test Questions, Michelle Huss May 2021

Writing Equitable Test Questions, Michelle Huss

Open Educational Resources Symposium

Generating test questions can be a challenging and ominous task. What if we could generate relevant questions that also allowed space for the diverse voice of the student response? Several strategies for building questions that are equitable and towards higher levels on Bloom's taxonomy are shared. Further, we can empower our students to take responsibility of their own learning by generating their own tests using Open Pedagogy.

Equity in Open STEM Courses (Google Doc)
- Generating High Level Assessment Questions that Allow Student Voice

Writing Assessment Questions (YouTube) - that foster critical thinking - that allow the student to use their own ...


Oregon Open Learning: Oregon’S K-12 Oer Hub, Susan Payne, Vanessa Clark May 2021

Oregon Open Learning: Oregon’S K-12 Oer Hub, Susan Payne, Vanessa Clark

Open Educational Resources Symposium

A brief introduction to the Oregon Open Learning Hub and its potential to impact K-12 education, including how it can be a powerful tool utilized by pre-service educators.

OER Symposium Asynchronous Materials:

  1. Video introduction to the Oregon Open Learning Hub (10 mins.)
  2. Activity: Guided exploration of the Hub
  3. Video: Story of a Resource (4 mins.)
  4. More to Explore: User Guide for Oregon Open Learning

Birds of a Feather Session 2: May 14, 1-2

Room 2: OER in Oregon’s K-12

Zoom Link: https://lanecc.zoom.us/j/92705512361


Envisioning Open Pedagogy In Graduate Book Marketing, Corinne Gould May 2021

Envisioning Open Pedagogy In Graduate Book Marketing, Corinne Gould

Open Educational Resources Symposium

This short presentation will outline an assignment for adoption in the Fall 2021 graduate-level Book Marketing course at Portland State University. Students will collaboratively develop an OER best practices guide to empower and support OER creators in marketing, advertising, amplifying, and making more discoverable their OER to an audience of faculty, librarians, and other stakeholders who influence OER adoption. Sample marketing plans and case studies will be designed in partnership with Open Oregon and PDXOPEN. The idea for this assignment comes from Amy Hofer (Statewide Open Education Library Services) with support from Karen Bjork (Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Publishing at ...


Recipients Of Major Scientific Awards A Descriptive And Predictive Analysis, Andrew Barbee May 2021

Recipients Of Major Scientific Awards A Descriptive And Predictive Analysis, Andrew Barbee

CULTURE & CRISIS: Reconciling Constitutionalism & Federalism in a Time of Crisis

As a society, we desire, defend, and argue for equity in any and all areas. Sometimes the law attempts to mandate equity and provide some boundaries. Yet how does the law govern the thoughts, intentions, and actions of the heart? Thus, we need to broaden our understanding of equity. Equity is not an educational issue, nor is it a physiological issue; rather equity is a spiritual issue.


Effect Of Covid-19 On Elementary Students' Use Of Language Online, Emma Polen May 2021

Effect Of Covid-19 On Elementary Students' Use Of Language Online, Emma Polen

Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

The COVID-19 pandemic ushered in an unprecedented period of online communication among children. This paper aims to exemplify how the reliance on digital communication platforms compelled by COVID-19 affected elementary students’ use of language. Within the study, children used primarily visual language on digital sites with friends. There were two main forms of primary research in this study. The first consisted of a survey of 16 parents of elementary school children in my school district. The second was an observation of Zoom chat room activity among three eight-year-olds. Both methods of conducting research build on the existing understanding that digital ...


Assessing The Needs For Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Upon Return To School After Covid-19, Emily Kurland May 2021

Assessing The Needs For Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Upon Return To School After Covid-19, Emily Kurland

Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

School-based mental health consultation recognizes and understands the importance of children’s emotional and behavioral needs in conjunction with educator/caregiver competencies. In early childhood classrooms, mental health consultation utilizes a problem-solving approach, creating collaborative relationships with educators to build their skills and expertise (Duran et al., 2009). Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation (ECMHC) works to maximize the social-emotional skills of all children while minimizing the vulnerabilities of children experiencing behavioral difficulties (Low & Shepard, 2010). As emotional and behavioral challenges are increasing in early childhood settings, it is evident that mental health consultation is becoming increasingly necessary and beneficial (Green ...


Educator Wellbeing During Covid-19: Caregivers Vs. Non-Caregivers, Elizabeth Larsen, Judy Gagnon, Yana Davis, Nicole Hudson Apr 2021

Educator Wellbeing During Covid-19: Caregivers Vs. Non-Caregivers, Elizabeth Larsen, Judy Gagnon, Yana Davis, Nicole Hudson

Thinking Matters Symposium

The phenomenon of the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the format of public education, putting stress on the educational system and its teachers. This research study aims to understand the impact of COVID-19 on the role of teachers in Maine, specifically focusing on the added responsibility that parents may experience while simultaneously meeting professional obligations. Researchers posed the question: “What is the relationship between caregiving responsibilities and emotional wellbeing of teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic among public school teachers in Maine?” Participants from K-12 public schools around the state were recruited through direct contact or via building administrators who distributed ...


East Germany And Its Unheard Of Skeletons In The Closet- Generational Trauma And Sexualized Violence In The Gdr, Nadine Bravo Apr 2021

East Germany And Its Unheard Of Skeletons In The Closet- Generational Trauma And Sexualized Violence In The Gdr, Nadine Bravo

Thinking Matters Symposium

This presentation attempts to address the impact of generational trauma, sexualized violence and abuse in family systems and institutions, and its expression/suppression in the Totalitarian East German regime from an auto ethnographic perspective as a trauma survivor. I will highlight historical aspects as well as what it was like to grow up in East Germany under those conditions. Generational trauma and sexualized violence are not an East German phenomenon but a cross-cultural phenomenon, used as a tool of control and demoralization of a culture during war. Refugees and immigrants often are trauma survivors. By addressing trauma, identity healing and ...


Human Trafficking Education For 3rd Year Medical Students, Michelle Adamczyk, Ilana Siegal, Musunga Mulenga, Jeannette Manger Apr 2021

Human Trafficking Education For 3rd Year Medical Students, Michelle Adamczyk, Ilana Siegal, Musunga Mulenga, Jeannette Manger

Medical Student Research Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Human trafficking is both a global and local human rights issue involving the exploitation of victims for labor or sex. Cases of human trafficking have been reported in every U.S. state, and victims of human trafficking include both minors and adults. Many victims of human trafficking will visit a health care setting during the time they are under the control of their trafficker. This allows health care providers the opportunity to play a key role in identifying and intervening to help victims of human trafficking, particularly while they are in the more controlled health care setting. The goal of ...


Prior Education And Medical School Achievement: An Analysis Of Elective Courses Impact In A Flipped Classroom, Malavika Pia Sengupta, Amber Todd Apr 2021

Prior Education And Medical School Achievement: An Analysis Of Elective Courses Impact In A Flipped Classroom, Malavika Pia Sengupta, Amber Todd

Medical Student Research Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Medical school curricula change rapidly, moving from a purely lecture-based format in the early 20th century to today’s organ system-based courses, problem-based learning, and clinical correlations earlier in the medical school experience. The American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) describes the minimum required courses for medical school to be 1 year each of biology, physics, English, and 2 years of chemistry. Many core classes in medical school are not addressed these required courses. This study examines whether taking foundational yet non-required courses, such as (1) anatomy, (2) immunology/microbiology, and (3) biochemistry prior to matriculation to medical school increases ...


Mapping Renewal: How An Unexpected Interdisciplinary Collaboration Transformed A Digital Humanities Project, Elise Tanner, Geoffrey Joseph Apr 2021

Mapping Renewal: How An Unexpected Interdisciplinary Collaboration Transformed A Digital Humanities Project, Elise Tanner, Geoffrey Joseph

Digital Initiatives Symposium

Funded by a National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) Humanities Collections and Reference Resources Foundations Grant, the UA Little Rock Center for Arkansas History and Culture’s “Mapping Renewal” pilot project focused on creating access to and providing spatial context to archival materials related to racial segregation and urban renewal in the city of Little Rock, Arkansas, from 1954-1989. An unplanned interdisciplinary collaboration with the UA Little Rock Arkansas Economic Development Institute (AEDI) has proven to be an invaluable partnership. One team member from each department will demonstrate the Mapping Renewal website and discuss how the collaborative process has changed and ...


Improving The Quality Of Education In Illinois, Jayant Kumar '23, Ayati Lala '23, Jacqueline Zhang '23, Julius Wardlow '23 Apr 2021

Improving The Quality Of Education In Illinois, Jayant Kumar '23, Ayati Lala '23, Jacqueline Zhang '23, Julius Wardlow '23

Student Leadership Exchange (SLX)

Education is something that everyone deserves; however, throughout the USA, there are extreme inequalities in the education system. In Illinois specifically, districts in affluent neighborhoods, such as districts 204 and 203, have graduation rates more than 10% above the state average, along with more opportunities like clubs, extracurriculars, sports, and easier access to tutoring. Conversely, districts such as 189 and 131, which are in less affluent areas, see graduation rates 10% below the state average, as well as fewer opportunities for their students as stated in the Illinois State Report Cards. As a result, we hereby propose a solution that ...


Vision, Adelyn Kobayashi '23, Liam Indigo '23, Patrick Tenedor '23, Khushi Shah '23 Apr 2021

Vision, Adelyn Kobayashi '23, Liam Indigo '23, Patrick Tenedor '23, Khushi Shah '23

Student Leadership Exchange (SLX)

Year after year, the large majority of students and 90% of parents in the United States have agreed that sufficient early career education needs to be presented in all schools. However, out of the annual 3.7 million high school graduates in the United States, only 44% have a definitive career goal. This is primarily due to the fact that current early career education is rare, as well as unaffordable to many families. Vision is a recurring six-week-long program designed for students enrolled in grades 7-9 to find their true passion. Each week, students are presented with a new career ...


In Ten Days, My Instructional Teaching Choices Affect My Teaching Practices, Jeffrey Alboum Apr 2021

In Ten Days, My Instructional Teaching Choices Affect My Teaching Practices, Jeffrey Alboum

Senior Scholars Day

My Self-Study Research is on how my instructional teaching choices influence and affect my personal teaching style. In my presentation I describe how moving around the classroom can influence learning and create a collaborative environment within the classroom. Emphasis on classroom movement while also bringing in the importance of voice inflection.


The Effect Relationships Have On Teaching Practices, Johanna Benson Apr 2021

The Effect Relationships Have On Teaching Practices, Johanna Benson

Senior Scholars Day

No abstract provided.


Understanding Others: How Cultural Awareness Affects Teaching Practices, Jessica Leyder Apr 2021

Understanding Others: How Cultural Awareness Affects Teaching Practices, Jessica Leyder

Senior Scholars Day

There are many factors that can affect a teacher’s classroom practices. The increase in awareness of diversity in classrooms, in recent years, has brought up the importance of assessing teachers’ level of cultural understanding. In this paper, the effect of cultural awareness on a student teacher’s classroom practices in a third grade general education classroom and a learning support classroom. The data for this self-study was conduct by analyzing daily journal entries that chronicled how teaching practices were impacted by awareness of the cultural diversity in the classroom. Four codes were used to organize the data taken from ...


The Effects Of Procrastination On Teaching Practice, Renee Johnson Apr 2021

The Effects Of Procrastination On Teaching Practice, Renee Johnson

Senior Scholars Day

This project examined the effects that procrastination can have on teaching practices as well as gathering data on specific reasons for procrastination as it relates to the teaching profession. Procrastination is an issue that affects everyone, whether it be a positive effect or a negative effect. The purpose of this self-study sought to answer the question of how procrastination affects my performance as a teacher specifically and address the reasons behind it to lessen the likelihood of procrastination occurring.


Using The Multiple Intelligences In Classroom Instruction, Evan R. Mitchell Apr 2021

Using The Multiple Intelligences In Classroom Instruction, Evan R. Mitchell

Senior Scholars Day

The purpose of this self-study was to use the Multiple Intelligences to guild my teaching practice. I used my knowledge of these intelligences to help myself better understand my students and my instruction. Through observations and reflections of my teaching and my student's needs, I was able to make changes to my teaching based on the multiple intelligences. I made observations of my lessons through self-reflections as well as reflections made by my cooperating teacher. Over the course of my placement, I began to craft instruction that targeted the strengths and weaknesses of my students to help them be ...


The Effects Of Management And Organization On Teaching Performance, Charles Dowling Apr 2021

The Effects Of Management And Organization On Teaching Performance, Charles Dowling

Senior Scholars Day

No abstract provided.


Making The Connection: Creating Relationships To Cultivate Classroom Community, Madison Rice Apr 2021

Making The Connection: Creating Relationships To Cultivate Classroom Community, Madison Rice

Senior Scholars Day

No abstract provided.


Discussing Topics Of Diversity In The Elementary Classroom, Jasey Gearhart Apr 2021

Discussing Topics Of Diversity In The Elementary Classroom, Jasey Gearhart

Senior Scholars Day

This is a breif overview of a self-study with the guiding research question of "How does discussing topics of diversity in my classroom affect my teaching practice?".


Diverse Experiences Having An Affect On The Way I Teach, Victoria Lombardi Apr 2021

Diverse Experiences Having An Affect On The Way I Teach, Victoria Lombardi

Senior Scholars Day

The purpose of this study was how my experience, growing up in a diverse setting, helps me become the best teacher I can be. I chose to look at this issue because I grew up in a very diverse town and school district. Although, in my town, there were many different races surrounding one another. The Selinsgrove Area School District is predominantly Caucasian. In this case, I decided to observe different types of teaching/learning styles each student needed to succeed.


How Have Past Experiences Affected Students And Teachers In The Classroom?, Demetra Price Apr 2021

How Have Past Experiences Affected Students And Teachers In The Classroom?, Demetra Price

Senior Scholars Day

How has past experiences affected students and teachers in the classroom.


How Positive Reinforcements Affect My Teaching Practice, Meghan Garofalo Apr 2021

How Positive Reinforcements Affect My Teaching Practice, Meghan Garofalo

Senior Scholars Day

I completed a self study on how positive reinforcements affect my teaching practice.


The Success Of Failure: Examining A Student Teacher's Relationship With Failure, Haley Butina Apr 2021

The Success Of Failure: Examining A Student Teacher's Relationship With Failure, Haley Butina

Senior Scholars Day

No abstract provided.


How Technology Affects My Teaching Practice, Tayah Moore Apr 2021

How Technology Affects My Teaching Practice, Tayah Moore

Senior Scholars Day

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Movement In The Elementary Classroom, Madison Welliver Apr 2021

The Impact Of Movement In The Elementary Classroom, Madison Welliver

Senior Scholars Day

With the rise of virtual learning, sedentary time in the classroom is at an all-time high. Students and teachers alike are restricted in how and where they move within a school to adhere with COVID-19 safety guidelines. Despite these restrictions and time spent virtually learning, increased daily physical activity is a necessity to the developing child, as well as the adult. The purpose of this self-study was to determine the impact of movement on my teaching practices as a pre-service teacher. The participants of this study included 40 5th grade students and 38 3rd grade students who were a part ...


Humor In Education: Valuing The Invaluable, Joanna Messineo Apr 2021

Humor In Education: Valuing The Invaluable, Joanna Messineo

Senior Scholars Day

Humor in education has long been deemed an added, but unnecessary bonus. Humor isn’t a topic broached in preservice classrooms and is even generally left out of conversations about setting an environment or tone for a classroom critical skills for a teacher. In the face of this limited position, students overwhelmingly prefer teachers who know how to use humor, professionals who incorporate humor in their work are found to be more psychologically healthy and happy, and humor has proven an effective interaction strategy for peers and students. Throughout my time student teaching in preschool and second grade, I investigated ...


075— A Test Of The Efficacy Of The Augmented Reality Sandbox To Improve Students' Reading Topographic Map Skills, Megan Jankowiak, Alexandra Ranaudo Apr 2021

075— A Test Of The Efficacy Of The Augmented Reality Sandbox To Improve Students' Reading Topographic Map Skills, Megan Jankowiak, Alexandra Ranaudo

GREAT Day

The augmented reality (AR) sandbox is a teaching tool used to connect two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) map representations through modeling. Our hypothesis is: the AR sandbox is effective at teaching topographic map reading skills by comparing pre vs. post test scores. Student data was processed to analyze the efficiency of using the AR sandbox to increase student ability to read topographic maps. Data consists of student answers on a topographic map reading skills test at the beginning and the end of a Historical Geology college course. Between tests, students used the AR sandbox to complete short exercises during multiple ...