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Accountability By Design In Literacy Professional Development, Catherine Rosemary, Patricia Grogan, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch Sep 2015

Accountability By Design In Literacy Professional Development, Catherine Rosemary, Patricia Grogan, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch

Kathryn A. Kinnucan-Welsch

This article identifies the principles of high-quality professional development based on research and explores how the principles were used to examine the Literacy Specialist Project (LSP) in Ohio. It discusses how each principle was related to literacy professional development using examples from the LSP, reports data from the project about teacher and student learning, and presents implications and additional questions related to accountability systems for professional development.


Using Active Learning To Teach Hawthorne's 'My Kinsman, Major Molineux', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Using Active Learning To Teach Hawthorne's 'My Kinsman, Major Molineux', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


The Sacred And The Secular In Clay's Quilt, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

The Sacred And The Secular In Clay's Quilt, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

n a telling scene toward the opening of Clay's Quilt (NY: Ballantine, 2001), Silas House has the novel's protagonist, Clay Sizemore, heading up Town Mountain toward the Hilltop Club, the local honkytonk. As he approaches the club, Clay notices that "across the bowl that held the town, another mountain rose up" (52). The most noticeable feature on this opposite mountain is a "marble statue of Jesus with his arms stretched out in front ... so lit up that it could be seen for miles" (52). Importantly, this scene acts as House's foreshadowing of the struggle Clay will endure ...


It Works For Us, Collaboratively! : Shared Tips For Effective Collaboration, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

It Works For Us, Collaboratively! : Shared Tips For Effective Collaboration, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

"Collaborating is a highly effective skill we develop and use throughout our lives … until we become faculty." Thus the authors begin their journey into yet another in their popular "It Works" series that include: It Works for Me! Shared Tips for Teaching It Works for Me, Too! More Shared Tips for Teaching It Works for Me, Online! Shared Tips for Online and Web-Enhanced Teaching Everyone in the following pages—the authors’ collaborators—has found some area of academia that has been improved through the use of collaboration. The book begins by presenting some general tips about collaboration, then moves to ...


The Faculty Writing Place: A Room Of Our Own, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Peter Elbow Dec 2006

The Faculty Writing Place: A Room Of Our Own, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Peter Elbow

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

The article presents information about the program called "Professors as Writers" at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. The objective of the program is to provide a quiet and comfortable working place for faculty to write. This program was started 15 year back to help the faculty members to write more productively. The organizers of the program invite all college teachers to sign up for the dates and times that suit them at the beginning of the semester. The program sets aside structured time and space for the faculty to write.


Learning To Lead: The College Experiences Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen Nov 2006

Learning To Lead: The College Experiences Of Women University Presidents, Susan R. Madsen

Susan R. Madsen

Although developing leadership is an important topic in the higher education today, the percentage of women found in high leadership positions remains quite low. In fact, little has been published about how high-level women leaders actually developed. This workshop will present the results of two qualitative research studies exploring how 10 women university presidents and 10 women governors became effective leaders, with a particular focus on influential events, individuals, activities, and opportunities during their undergraduate and graduate educational experiences.


Characterizing Students’ Thinking: Algebraic Inequalities And Equations, Kien H. Lim Nov 2006

Characterizing Students’ Thinking: Algebraic Inequalities And Equations, Kien H. Lim

Kien H Lim

This paper presents the findings of a study that explores the viability of using students’ act of anticipating as a means to characterize the way students think while solving problems in algebra. Two types of anticipating acts were identified: predicting a result and foreseeing an action. These acts were characterized using Harel’s framework, which involves the concepts of mental act, way of understanding, and way of thinking. Categories for characterizing acts of predicting and foreseeing were identified and developed based on thirteen 11th graders’ responses to problems involving algebraic inequalities and equations. The quality of students’ acts of predicting ...


Your Library Goes Virtual, Audrey Church Oct 2006

Your Library Goes Virtual, Audrey Church

Audrey P. Church

No abstract provided.


The Paperless Accounting Classroom: The Perceptions And Experiences Of Students In A Newly Designed Course, Steve Teeter, Susan R. Madsen, Jason Hughes, Brent Eager Oct 2006

The Paperless Accounting Classroom: The Perceptions And Experiences Of Students In A Newly Designed Course, Steve Teeter, Susan R. Madsen, Jason Hughes, Brent Eager

Susan R. Madsen

Although financial accounting practices in business have capitalized on the use of technology, this technology has not been fully integrated in higher education for accounting students. While traditional accounting courses laboriously involve rote transcription of debits and credits, educational technology in accounting courses may prove inherently beneficial. Faculty members designed and offered a paperless accounting course that utilized a variety of technologies. This study explored student perceptions regarding the satisfaction and effectiveness of three of these technologies: 1) the Classroom Performance System (CPS) response pad (clicker) from eInstruction.com, 2) PC Tablet (teacher use); and 3) WebCT. This study analyzes ...


Wfcr Interviews Psychological Services Center Director Christopher Overtree About New Low-Fee Psychological Assessment Program, Christopher E. Overtree Sep 2006

Wfcr Interviews Psychological Services Center Director Christopher Overtree About New Low-Fee Psychological Assessment Program, Christopher E. Overtree

Christopher E. Overtree

Starting this month, a mental health clinic at UMass Amherst will be offering low-cost psychological assessments to the public. Dr. Christopher Overtree, the Director of Psychological Services Center, says these exams can be helpful in revealing a variety of mental health issues, from learning disabilities to depression.


William Carl Bolivar: Philadelphia Journalist, Collector, Educator, William Welburn Aug 2006

William Carl Bolivar: Philadelphia Journalist, Collector, Educator, William Welburn

William C Welburn

No abstract provided.


Depaul University Mathematics And Science Partnership Evaluation Report, Steven R. Rogg Aug 2006

Depaul University Mathematics And Science Partnership Evaluation Report, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

The DePaul University IMSP was designed as a longitudinal cohort program. Two cohorts of up to 25 teachers each will be supported. The second cohort is offset by one calendar year. Each teacher will complete a sequence of 12 university graduate-level courses (48 quarter hours), over two and one-half years, leading to a Masters of Science in Science Education (MSSE) degree. Thus, all successful participants will meet or exceed requirements of the designation “highly qualified” as described in the MSSE proposal quoted here.

“The Masters of Science in Science Education program is designed to provide rich content-based professional development of ...


Preparing New Faculty Members To Be Successful: A No-Brainer And Yet A Radical Concept, Rebecca Brent, Sarah A. Rajala, Richard M. Felder Jun 2006

Preparing New Faculty Members To Be Successful: A No-Brainer And Yet A Radical Concept, Rebecca Brent, Sarah A. Rajala, Richard M. Felder

Sarah A. Rajala

A multifaceted program at North Carolina State University involving workshops and mentorships helps prepare new faculty members and graduate students for successful academic careers. This paper describes the elements of the program, reviews assessment data for each element, and offers recommendations to engineering schools wishing to establish their own programs for new and future faculty members.


Using Critical Incident Reflections: A Self-Study As A Mathematics Teacher Educator, Joanne E. Goodell May 2006

Using Critical Incident Reflections: A Self-Study As A Mathematics Teacher Educator, Joanne E. Goodell

Joanne E Goodell

In this paper, I report the results of a 4-year study into how my students learn to become mathematics teachers during the combined 15-week methods and field placement course I teach. At the start of most weekly methods class meetings, groups of three or four students reported their critical incidents to each other, and then chose one incident to report to the whole class. Each student then submitted a written report of 10 critical incidents for grading. At the end of each semester, I administered a questionnaire about the usefulness of each of the elements of the course. Using these ...


History Of Iowa State, Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Michele Christian, Becky Jordan Apr 2006

History Of Iowa State, Tanya Zanish-Belcher, Michele Christian, Becky Jordan

Michele Christian

Iowa State University is a very special place, full of history. But what truly makes it unique is a rare combination of campus beauty, the opportunity to be a part of the land-grant experiment, and to create a progressive and inventive spirit that we call the Cyclone experience. Appreciate what we have here, for it is indeed, one of a kind.


Way Of Being, Not Doing: The Influence Of An Innovative Writing Project On Teacher’S Adaptation To Mandates, Elizabeth Truesdell Mar 2006

Way Of Being, Not Doing: The Influence Of An Innovative Writing Project On Teacher’S Adaptation To Mandates, Elizabeth Truesdell

Elizabeth Truesdell

​A growing number of scholars suggest that educational reform efforts are needed that encourage teachers to become leaders and pursue instructional innovation. Public concern over school accountability has forced educators to question how to achieve those goals while complying with the demands of mandated reform. This exploratory case study analyzed the perspectives of six teachers who participated in a professional development reform effort that emphasizes collaboration and innovation. The study sought to understand how teachers changed and adapted project learnings within the context of reform mandates. The themes developed indicated that the professional development did not reinvent their teaching; it ...


Review Of The Kindergarten Book: A Guide To Literacy Instruction, Marcy B. Zipke Mar 2006

Review Of The Kindergarten Book: A Guide To Literacy Instruction, Marcy B. Zipke

Marcy B Zipke

Reviews the book The Kindergarten Book: A Guide to Literacy Instruction.


Its Hour Come Round At Last, Hal Charles Feb 2006

Its Hour Come Round At Last, Hal Charles

Charlie Sweet

Caught up in the bright lights of the modern world, it is easy to pretend that the old myths and legends have lost their hold over our hearts and imaginations. Sometimes, when we least expect it, the old archetypes return in terrifying new forms. Gods and Monsters is an anthology that explores these themes with fifteen new tales of the fantastic from some of the brightest new talent in fantasy and horror.


Utilizing Web Based Technologies In Problem-Based Learning, William H. Robertson Feb 2006

Utilizing Web Based Technologies In Problem-Based Learning, William H. Robertson

William H. Robertson

This instructional strategy utilizes a Problem-based learning (PBL) approach to curriculum development and delivery. Each student is tasked with designing, developing, and reflecting on an appropriate grade level project that is published as a Web based curriculum. The content of the PBL focuses on a current real world science topic while concentrating on specific concepts and skills in both science and technology. The purpose of this integrative approach is to have the learner demonstrate an understanding of scientific inquiry that effectively integrates Web based technologies.


Accountability By Design In Literacy Professional Development, Catherine Rosemary, Patricia Grogan, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch Jan 2006

Accountability By Design In Literacy Professional Development, Catherine Rosemary, Patricia Grogan, Kathryn Kinnucan-Welsch

Catherine A. Rosemary

This article identifies the principles of high-quality professional development based on research and explores how the principles were used to examine the Literacy Specialist Project (LSP) in Ohio. It discusses how each principle was related to literacy professional development using examples from the LSP, reports data from the project about teacher and student learning, and presents implications and additional questions related to accountability systems for professional development.


Depaul University Mathematics And Science Partnership Internal Evaluator's Interim Report, Steven R. Rogg Jan 2006

Depaul University Mathematics And Science Partnership Internal Evaluator's Interim Report, Steven R. Rogg

Steven R Rogg

The DePaul University IMSP1 was designed as a longitudinal cohort program. Two cohorts of up to 25 teachers each will be supported. The second cohort is offset by one calendar year. Each teacher will complete a sequence of 12 university graduate-level courses (48 quarter hours), over two and one-half years, leading to a Masters of Science in Science Education (MSSE) degree. Thus, all successful participants will meet or exceed requirements of the designation “highly qualified” as described in the MSSE proposal quoted here.

“The Masters of Science in Science Education program is designed to provide rich content-based professional development of ...


What Keeps Teachers Going? What Keeps Teachers Developing?, Susan Barduhn Jan 2006

What Keeps Teachers Going? What Keeps Teachers Developing?, Susan Barduhn

Susan Barduhn

No abstract provided.


The Clil Symposium: Content And Language Integrated Learning, Susan Barduhn Jan 2006

The Clil Symposium: Content And Language Integrated Learning, Susan Barduhn

Susan Barduhn

No abstract provided.


Scholarships 101 Presentation Jan 2006

Scholarships 101 Presentation

Ohio College Access Network

No abstract provided.


La&S Team Gives Kenyan Youth A New Way To Combat Hiv/Aids, Leah Christina Neubauer Jan 2006

La&S Team Gives Kenyan Youth A New Way To Combat Hiv/Aids, Leah Christina Neubauer

Leah C. Neubauer

No abstract provided.


Kenneth A. Mchugh Quality Staff Service Award: Past Award Recipients, Leah Neubauer Jan 2006

Kenneth A. Mchugh Quality Staff Service Award: Past Award Recipients, Leah Neubauer

Leah C. Neubauer

No abstract provided.


Self Reports Of First And Second Language Ability By Academically Inclined And Challenged Students, Arshad Abd Samad Jan 2006

Self Reports Of First And Second Language Ability By Academically Inclined And Challenged Students, Arshad Abd Samad

Arshad Abd Samad

Becoming proficient in a second language may involve several factors that are different from those involved in the first language. One factor that may influence performance in either language is academic aptitude. In this study, responses to statements regarding language abilities in Bahasa Malaysia and English by academically inclined and challenged students were analysed using the Chi-Square technique. The results indicate that while the academically inclined students do not have major difficulties in performance in either of the two languages, the academically challenged students report problems in basic linguistic abilities in the English language but not in Bahasa Malaysia. Several ...


God's Gon' Trouble The Water: An American Academic's Retrospective On Hurricane Katrina, Fred A. Bonner Ii Jan 2006

God's Gon' Trouble The Water: An American Academic's Retrospective On Hurricane Katrina, Fred A. Bonner Ii

Fred A Bonner II

No abstract provided.


Leaving Black Males Behind: Debunking The Myths Of Meritocratic Education, R Hughes, Fred A. Bonner Ii Jan 2006

Leaving Black Males Behind: Debunking The Myths Of Meritocratic Education, R Hughes, Fred A. Bonner Ii

Fred A Bonner II

No abstract provided.


A Study Of Women Empowerment Programmes Of The Agency For, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Jan 2006

A Study Of Women Empowerment Programmes Of The Agency For, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

This paper examines the concept of empowerment. It also discusses some of the income generating activities of the Agency for Adult and Non-formal Education (AANFE), Oyo State. This was with the view to determining how income-generating activities have helped adult women to develop skills in their different vocations and how these programmes have made participants to become self-reliant and improved their standard of living. Two hypotheses were postulated and tested at 0.05 significant levels. The survey research design was adopted for the study. A total number of 1,500 women were randomly selected from those who had graduated from ...