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Why Ask Why?, Beth Kraemer, Beth Fuchs, Jennifer Hootman, Debbie Sharp Apr 2019

Why Ask Why?, Beth Kraemer, Beth Fuchs, Jennifer Hootman, Debbie Sharp

Beth Fuchs

No abstract provided.


Increasing Stem Literacy Via An Informal Learning Environment, Christa D. Jackson, Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder Apr 2019

Increasing Stem Literacy Via An Informal Learning Environment, Christa D. Jackson, Margaret J. Mohr-Schroeder

Christa Jackson

STEM literacy is the ability to apply concepts from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics to solve problems that cannot be solved using a single discipline. In this qualitative study, we examined how a robotics course in an educator preparation program that integrates informal learning experiences increased teachers’ exposure to a variety of STEM learning activities and impacted their STEM literacy. The results revealed the teachers developed a deeper understanding of STEM and broadened their STEM literacy through participating in the informal learning experiences.


Second Language Research In Practice: Exploring Foreign Language Teaching, Maria Luisa Spicer-Escalante, Karin Dejonge-Kannan, Aliza M. Atkin Kroek Apr 2019

Second Language Research In Practice: Exploring Foreign Language Teaching, Maria Luisa Spicer-Escalante, Karin Dejonge-Kannan, Aliza M. Atkin Kroek

Maria Spicer-Escalante

No abstract provided.


Perspectives On Effective Teaching In Dli And Foreign Language Classrooms, Karin Dejonge-Kannan, Maria Luisa Spicer-Escalante, Elizabeth Abell, Aaron Salgado Apr 2019

Perspectives On Effective Teaching In Dli And Foreign Language Classrooms, Karin Dejonge-Kannan, Maria Luisa Spicer-Escalante, Elizabeth Abell, Aaron Salgado

Maria Spicer-Escalante

No abstract provided.


Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions About The Effectiveness Of The Toon Comic Books In Their Guided Reading Instruction, Ewa Mcgrail, Alicja Rieger, Gina M. Doepker Apr 2019

Pre-Service Teachers’ Perceptions About The Effectiveness Of The Toon Comic Books In Their Guided Reading Instruction, Ewa Mcgrail, Alicja Rieger, Gina M. Doepker

Gina Doepker

Recently, education and literacy researchers have acknowledged educational merit in guided reading that incorporates interactive and authentic reading texts, such as graphic novels, which meet the needs of today’s predominantly multimodal learners (Jennings, Rule, & Zanden, 2014; Kist & Pytash, 2015). This qualitative study explores through interviews and a questionnaire the perceptions of pre-service teachers about the effectiveness of the comic book series known as TOON comics in guided reading with struggling readers and writers, from kindergarten through fifth grade. Pre-service teachers have expressed positive views concerning the use of these comic books in guided reading instruction with their struggling readers and writers ...


Pre-Service Teachers’ Perspectives On How The Use Of Toon Comic Books During Guided Reading Influenced Learning By Struggling Readers, Ewa Mcgrail, Alicja Rieger, Gina M. Doepker, Samantha Mcgeorge Apr 2019

Pre-Service Teachers’ Perspectives On How The Use Of Toon Comic Books During Guided Reading Influenced Learning By Struggling Readers, Ewa Mcgrail, Alicja Rieger, Gina M. Doepker, Samantha Mcgeorge

Gina Doepker

The study presented in this article examines the use of comic books, specifically the TOON comic books during guided reading instruction. The instruction was provided to struggling readers by the Literacy Center at a comprehensive university in southeastern United States. What most pre-service teachers in this study agreed upon was that comic books served as an effective tool for getting their students interested in reading. Reading comic books with tutors as partners in conversation with the struggling readers in this study was also a powerful medium for facilitating students’ literacy skills development, particularly in the areas of reading fluency and ...


Pre-Service Teachers’ Perspectives On How The Use Of Toon Comic Books During Guided Reading Influenced Learning By Struggling Readers, Ewa Mcgrail, Alicja Rieger, Gina M. Doepker, Samantha Mcgeorge Apr 2019

Pre-Service Teachers’ Perspectives On How The Use Of Toon Comic Books During Guided Reading Influenced Learning By Struggling Readers, Ewa Mcgrail, Alicja Rieger, Gina M. Doepker, Samantha Mcgeorge

Gina Doepker

The study presented in this article examines the use of comic books, specifically the TOON comic books during guided reading instruction. The instruction was provided to struggling readers by the Literacy Center at a comprehensive university in southeastern United States. What most pre-service teachers in this study agreed upon was that comic books served as an effective tool for getting their students interested in reading. Reading comic books with tutors as partners in conversation with the struggling readers in this study was also a powerful medium for facilitating students’ literacy skills development, particularly in the areas of reading fluency and ...


Teaching, Learning, And Leading With Schools And Communities: One Urban University Re-Envisions Teacher Preparation For The Next Generation, Ann Marie Ryan, David Ensminger, Amy J. Heineke, Adam Kennedy, David P. Prasse, Lara K. Smetana Apr 2019

Teaching, Learning, And Leading With Schools And Communities: One Urban University Re-Envisions Teacher Preparation For The Next Generation, Ann Marie Ryan, David Ensminger, Amy J. Heineke, Adam Kennedy, David P. Prasse, Lara K. Smetana

Ann Marie Ryan, PhD

Colleagues in the TLLSC program at Loyola University Chicago analyze the trajectory of teacher education and how it can be improved.


“Your Writing, Not My Writing”: Discourse Analysis Of Student Talk About Writing, Patrick D. Hales Apr 2019

“Your Writing, Not My Writing”: Discourse Analysis Of Student Talk About Writing, Patrick D. Hales

Patrick Hales

Student voice is a difficult concept to capture in research. This study attempts to provide a vehicle for understanding student perceptions about writing and writing instruction through a case study supported by discourse analysis of student talk. The high school students in this study participated in interviews and focus groups about their experiences with writing. The findings reveal deep seeded notions about writing enculturated through their schooling. Students were not likely to take ownership of their writing, rather considering it a teacher construct, and could not typically describe the application of writing skills. Students were optimistic and provided multiple suggestions ...


Alexa?: Possibilities Of Voice Assistant Technology And Artificial Intelligence In The Classroom, Patrick D. Hales, Melissa Anderson, Tonya Christianson, Amber Gaspar, Billi Jo Meyer, Beth Nelson, Krista Shilvock, Mary Steinmetz, Makenzi Timmons, Michelle Vande Weerd Apr 2019

Alexa?: Possibilities Of Voice Assistant Technology And Artificial Intelligence In The Classroom, Patrick D. Hales, Melissa Anderson, Tonya Christianson, Amber Gaspar, Billi Jo Meyer, Beth Nelson, Krista Shilvock, Mary Steinmetz, Makenzi Timmons, Michelle Vande Weerd

Patrick Hales

The following paper represents the combined effort of 10 educators exploring the experience and use of voice assistant technology in classrooms. This reflection and study of our classrooms looks to better understand both our use of technology and students’ use of technology in very specific ways. Is there a place for voice assistant technology in our classrooms? What benefits are there? What obstacles exist? We tell our stories and experiences here with the intent to provide context and continue the discussion among more of our colleagues.


Validating Professional Standards For Teachers: A Practical Guide For Research Design: Snapshot Literature Review, Jen Jackson, Yung Nietschke Mar 2019

Validating Professional Standards For Teachers: A Practical Guide For Research Design: Snapshot Literature Review, Jen Jackson, Yung Nietschke

Dr Jen Jackson

This report aims to establish a strong evidence base for planning a validation study of professional standards for teachers. It presents findings from a rapid "snapshot" review of relevant research literature, to identify previous examples of validation studies, and extract lessons from these about worthwhile methods and considerations in research design. This review was originally conducted to inform the design of a validation study of the draft Myanmar Teacher Competency Standards Framework, but may also have wider relevance to other education systems pursuing similar standards-based reforms. This report presents findings from the literature review. It is divided into four sections ...


Advancing Higher Education As A Field Of Study, Sydney Freeman Jr., Linda Serra Hagedorn, Lester F. Goodchild, Dianne A. Wright Mar 2019

Advancing Higher Education As A Field Of Study, Sydney Freeman Jr., Linda Serra Hagedorn, Lester F. Goodchild, Dianne A. Wright

Linda Serra Hagedorn

Where is higher education as a field of study going in this century? How will higher education program leaders design and sustain their degree programs' vitality in the face of perennial challenges from inside and outside the academy? While in 1979 the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) defined standards for student affairs master's level preparation, and while 2010 saw the adoption of guidelines for higher education administration and leadership preparation programs at the master's degree level, there still are, however, no guidelines that address higher education leadership doctoral programs, despite increasing demands for ...


Taking Aim At Solutions: Teaching English Through Anthropogenic Global Warming, Alexandra Panos, James Damico, Hyona Park, Su Jin Park, Yeoeun Park, Jaclyn Sylvia Mar 2019

Taking Aim At Solutions: Teaching English Through Anthropogenic Global Warming, Alexandra Panos, James Damico, Hyona Park, Su Jin Park, Yeoeun Park, Jaclyn Sylvia

Alexandra Panos

Teaching English through anthropogenic global warming (AGW) presents unique challenges including supporting vocabulary acquisition, finding sources that can be used by a diverse range of language learners, and creating authentic opportunities for students to act on their new knowledge. Promoting a focus on solutions to a complex topic such as AGW with students who speak multiple first languages also has the distinct advantage of becoming a potentially global experience, enriching not only the topics of English classrooms but expanding what it means to be active participants on the global stage in responding to the threat of AGW.


Teaching Toolbox Series: Using "Plickers" To Increase Engagement And Learning, Sarah Grison Mar 2019

Teaching Toolbox Series: Using "Plickers" To Increase Engagement And Learning, Sarah Grison

Sarah Grison

This slide presentation for the Center for Excellence in Teaching at Learning at Parkland College shares the virtues of plickers with faculty and provides resources for how to begin using them in class.


Best Practices For Teaching Teenagers And Young Adults, Lisa Lyne, Nick Elder, Sarah Grison Mar 2019

Best Practices For Teaching Teenagers And Young Adults, Lisa Lyne, Nick Elder, Sarah Grison

Sarah Grison

This workshop from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Parkland College deals with the unique challenges that come with teaching teens and young adults and provides practical ideas for helping young college students succeed


School Shootings: Is My School Safe?, Tony Durr Mar 2019

School Shootings: Is My School Safe?, Tony Durr

Tony Durr

In the part of rural Midwestern America there was recently a shooting at a school that ended in the death of an assistant principal and the suicide of a student. In short, a student who had recently transferred to Millard South High School in the State of Nebraska had troubles adjusting to his new school. The article reports, the student was suspended after he was caught driving his car on the school’s football field. Later in the day after his suspension, the student returned to the school and fatally shot an assistant principal and also wounded the principal. The ...


The Preperation, Roles, And Responsibilities Of Teacher Educators, Robert Hite, Edward Fletcher, Paige Bruening, Anthony Durr, Brian Yontz, Rhonda Zatezalo, Nicole Williams, Kattlyn Wolf Mar 2019

The Preperation, Roles, And Responsibilities Of Teacher Educators, Robert Hite, Edward Fletcher, Paige Bruening, Anthony Durr, Brian Yontz, Rhonda Zatezalo, Nicole Williams, Kattlyn Wolf

Tony Durr

The literature in teacher education is filled with discourse around the topic of what it is that teacher candidates need to know and be able to do upon completion of their teacher preparation programs. However, a seriously under-researched area in the literature of teacher education is the task of preparing prospective teacher educators in doctoral programs across schools, departments, and colleges of education. Teacher educators must negotiate their varied roles as researchers, teachers, and service stewards without sacrificing their responsibility of modeling sound teaching practices for their teacher candidates. Further, these individuals must learn what the expectations and values are ...


Strategies To Support Families Experiencing Difficult Circumstances, Carol M. Trivette Mar 2019

Strategies To Support Families Experiencing Difficult Circumstances, Carol M. Trivette

Carol M. Trivette

One of the most challenging tasks for many early childhood providers is how to support families who are facing tough, difficult issues like death of a parent, PTSD, abuse, and neglect. Not only do these issues impact the family’s overall functioning and well being and the quality of parents’ interactions with their young children but they also affect the relationship between the family and the early childhood providers (e.g., missed appointments and adversarial interactions). Dr. Carol Trivette will cap her yearlong webinar series sharing resources and discussing evidence-based practices that providers can implement when they are working with ...


Turning Pages Together: Supporting Literacy And Social Engagement, Cynthia R. Chambers Feb 2019

Turning Pages Together: Supporting Literacy And Social Engagement, Cynthia R. Chambers

Cynthia R. Chambers

No abstract provided.


Spreading The Word: Reading, Journaling, And Social Engagement, M. Owens, Cynthia R. Chambers Feb 2019

Spreading The Word: Reading, Journaling, And Social Engagement, M. Owens, Cynthia R. Chambers

Cynthia R. Chambers

No abstract provided.


Pop Arts Enhances Skills, Creates Community, Cynthia R. Chambers Feb 2019

Pop Arts Enhances Skills, Creates Community, Cynthia R. Chambers

Cynthia R. Chambers

No abstract provided.


Creating Meaningful, Community-Based Social Networks, Cynthia R. Chambers Feb 2019

Creating Meaningful, Community-Based Social Networks, Cynthia R. Chambers

Cynthia R. Chambers

No abstract provided.


One Size Does Not Fit All: Supporting Diverse Student Needs With High-Impact Teaching Practices, Sarah Grison Feb 2019

One Size Does Not Fit All: Supporting Diverse Student Needs With High-Impact Teaching Practices, Sarah Grison

Sarah Grison

This workshop presentation identifies the diverse challenges that community college students face and outlines high impact practices to help students succeed, with suggestions for easily implementing methods into classroom instruction.


Designing Rubrics For Authentic Assessment, Kathryn Richardson, Anne-Marie Chase Feb 2019

Designing Rubrics For Authentic Assessment, Kathryn Richardson, Anne-Marie Chase

Dr Anne-Marie Chase

This presentation looks at the steps in developing authentic rubrics, from determining the constructs that will be assessed; breaking down the constructs into a set of broad capabilities that need to be observed; transferring capabilities into indicative behaviours (indicators or criteria); and determining the different levels of proficiency.


Your Teaching Toolbox: Putting High-Impact Practices To Work For You And Your Students, Sarah Grison Feb 2019

Your Teaching Toolbox: Putting High-Impact Practices To Work For You And Your Students, Sarah Grison

Sarah Grison

This slide presentation outlines several high impact teaching practices including fostering a growth mindset, building rapport, supporting non-academic needs, and enhancing study skills.


One Size Does Not Fit All: Supporting Diverse Needs With High-Impact Teaching Practices, Sarah Grison Feb 2019

One Size Does Not Fit All: Supporting Diverse Needs With High-Impact Teaching Practices, Sarah Grison

Sarah Grison

This slide presentation outlines high impact practices that will meet the diverse needs of students and help them all succeed.


Producing Memorable Cloth-Bound Books In The Classroom, Karin J. Keith, A. Horton, A. Roach, J. Temaj, Edward J. Dwyer Feb 2019

Producing Memorable Cloth-Bound Books In The Classroom, Karin J. Keith, A. Horton, A. Roach, J. Temaj, Edward J. Dwyer

Edward J. Dwyer

No abstract provided.


Intercultural Dialogue Partners: Creating Space For Difference And Dialogue, Tasha Souza, Elizabeth Barnes Jan 2019

Intercultural Dialogue Partners: Creating Space For Difference And Dialogue, Tasha Souza, Elizabeth Barnes

Tasha J. Souza

We teach because we hope to inspire and prepare students for the future. We teach to invite transformation and enact lasting change. But how do we prepare students to step out of their comfort zones and have courageous conversations? How do we ask students to sit across the table from someone different from themselves and truly listen?


Designing A Collaborative Cross-Campus Drop-In Workshop Series To Motivate Lifelong Learners, Tim Miller, Sarah Fay Philips Jan 2019

Designing A Collaborative Cross-Campus Drop-In Workshop Series To Motivate Lifelong Learners, Tim Miller, Sarah Fay Philips

Tim Miller

The Humboldt State University Library decided to redesign library instruction and programming; we hoped to make our offerings more scalable and engaging for our students. To that end, we cultivated campus partnerships and designed a workshop program to motivate students to participate in co-curricular learning. Implementing a successful drop-in workshop program is challenging; many librarians have experience with poorly attended drop-in workshops, inadequate campus support, and insufficient student interest. Our library’s initial experience was no different, yet with planning, partnerships, and some useful tools, we were able to address these issues
and build a cross-campus collaborative workshop series that ...


Journal Of Qualitative Research In Sports Studies Issn 1754-2375 Overview: Guide To Contents, Editorials And Themes By Volume, Clive Palmer Nov 2018

Journal Of Qualitative Research In Sports Studies Issn 1754-2375 Overview: Guide To Contents, Editorials And Themes By Volume, Clive Palmer

Clive Palmer

The Journal of Qualitative Research in Sports Studies presents a valuable opportunity for students; undergraduates and postgraduates alike to write mentored publications of their research activities within the sport’s world. The papers are externally reviewed by academics from institutions (UK and overseas) who have an interest in researching sport and physical education. They also share a similar vision for raising confidence in students’ writing and encouraging greater involvement with researching sport from a qualitative standpoint. Towards these ends the journal has three core aims which the Editorial Board hope the reader will recognise as being educationally valuable in terms ...