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Teaching Shakespeare In The 21st Century: A Guide For Secondary Educators, Deborah Heilmer Dec 2009

Teaching Shakespeare In The 21st Century: A Guide For Secondary Educators, Deborah Heilmer

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This project explains how the integration of innovative methods for teaching Shakespeare's works, and the works of other canonical authors, can increase motivation and achievement among 21st century students in the secondary classroom. It provides a rationale for the continued use of Shakespeare's works as part of the secondary curriculum, as well as an overview of common problems associated with teaching Shakespeare today. Issues addressed include cross generational, sociocultural translation and modern-day relevance, as well as assessment authenticity. The project consists of a research paper and unit guide constructed for the purpose of bridging the gap that often ...


Enhancing Student Learning With Brain-Based Research, Ted Bonnema Nov 2009

Enhancing Student Learning With Brain-Based Research, Ted Bonnema

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This paper discusses brain-based learning and its relation to classroom instruction. A growing quantity of research currently exists regarding how the brain perceives, processes, and ultimately learns new information. In order to maximize their teaching efficacy, educators should have a basic understanding of key memory functions in the brain, and how these functions relate to student learning. In this paper, the author surveys current literature to identify foundational instructional strategies that are supported by brain-based research. A Microsoft PowerPoint© presentation is included that is intended for use at an in-service training with the goal of providing participants with (1) an ...


The Role Of Engineering Graphics In The Civil Engineering Technology Curriculum, Charles F. Didomenico Nov 2009

The Role Of Engineering Graphics In The Civil Engineering Technology Curriculum, Charles F. Didomenico

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This author presents the concept that the basic mechanical drawing course at Pueblo Community College is no longer relevant to the graphics skills required in industry and should not be a prerequisite in the civil engineering technology curriculum. A review of literature reveals that basic mechanical drawing courses are not routinely integrated into civil engineering technology programs in the Colorado Community College System. The literature shows that the majority of programs in the community college system utilize computer aided drafting as the prerequisite. Alternatively, as a replacement, the author presents a hybrid mechanical drawing-computer aided drafting (CAD) curriculum that integrates ...


Workshop To Support Vertical Articulation At Discovery Canyon Campus, Niki Miscovich Nov 2009

Workshop To Support Vertical Articulation At Discovery Canyon Campus, Niki Miscovich

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This project is presented in the form of a PowerPoint, which is designed to guide reading and writing teachers at Discovery Canyon Campus through a work session on curriculum alignment. The researcher reviews research on how vertical articulation and aligned curriculum contributes to higher student achievement as well as strategies for effective professional development sessions for teachers. The project is part of the longer process of developing an aligned curriculum at the researcher's school, which encompasses grades kindergarten through 12. The goal of this second step in the process is to evaluate the current curriculum against state standards so ...


Teaching Literacy Through Guided Reading, Running Records, And Miscue Analysis, Michelle Elaina Vandever Sep 2009

Teaching Literacy Through Guided Reading, Running Records, And Miscue Analysis, Michelle Elaina Vandever

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Educators have taught literacy using a variety of methods and theories. While a number of these methods and theories have come and gone, guided reading, running records, and miscue analysis have proven to provide educators with the resources needed to understand the variety of reading behaviors children have. In addition, researchers and educators have found that a balanced approach to literacy is the most effective method of teaching reading. The purpose of this project was to research guided reading, running records, and miscue analysis and prepare a PowerPoint presentation for educators at Laurel Elementary school.


Techniques For Addressing Gender Cognitive Differences In The Elementary Classroom, Nichole R. Brooker Aug 2009

Techniques For Addressing Gender Cognitive Differences In The Elementary Classroom, Nichole R. Brooker

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From conception, the male and female brains develop differently. Due to these differences, current research shows methods of teaching should be examined and modified to accommodate both genders' learning needs. Educating teachers on the brain diversities between the genders is essential for opportunities in establishing a positive classroom atmosphere. In this project, the author has created an interactive workshop for new and experienced teachers to explore the vast differences between the male and female brain, and what those differences mean in the classroom. The interactive workshop will be a full day workshop where the teachers will be presented with facts ...


Implementation Of A 6 Week Persuasive Reading And Writing Curriculum For Middle School Students, Robin D. Alt Aug 2009

Implementation Of A 6 Week Persuasive Reading And Writing Curriculum For Middle School Students, Robin D. Alt

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In this research project, the author presents a 6 week curricular unit that will be implemented at Soroco Middle School as a component of the Grade 7 language arts curriculum. This unit is designed to provide educators with: (a) a clear, concise method to prepare a wide variety of students for high stakes testing; (b) a deliberate approach to teach diverse students how to think critically and argue constructively; and (c) a concrete, effective method to teach a wide range of students how to use multiple writing strategies to construct persuasive paragraphs.


Internet Safety For Students In Elementary Schools, Laurie Macarthur Aug 2009

Internet Safety For Students In Elementary Schools, Laurie Macarthur

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The purpose of this project was to develop a PowerPoint presentation to inform the staff of elementary schools about the benefits and risks of Internet usage for research and communication. Many skilled teachers are unaware of the pros and cons associated with the Internet. Elementary school students need to learn the means to retrieve credible information for research and how to use it in an ethical manner. In addition, they are particularly vulnerable to the serious risks associated with communication on the Internet. The author includes background information for staff members to guide their discussion about the content of the ...


Teacher Training For Medical Students And Residents, Gates Jr. Richards Aug 2009

Teacher Training For Medical Students And Residents, Gates Jr. Richards

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The directors of many medical education accreditation bodies have called for an increased focus on teacher training for physicians and other medical professionals. As the role of specialist physicians becomes busier, many of their traditional teaching expectations have been transferred to residents and medical students. Many medical school directors have created Resident as Teacher (RAT) curricula to better prepare their students as educators. In this project, the author reviewed the literature relating to existing RAT programs. After reviewing the literature, the author created a RAT curriculum to be utilized on Medicine in the Wild, a month long, expeditionary medical school ...


Techniques To Promote Active Learners In Introductory Philosophy Courses: A Curriculum For A Philosophy 101 Course, David R. Des Armier Jr. Jul 2009

Techniques To Promote Active Learners In Introductory Philosophy Courses: A Curriculum For A Philosophy 101 Course, David R. Des Armier Jr.

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In this research project, the author presents a curriculum for a Philosophy 101 college course that implements active learning techniques to enhance and motivate student learning. Teaching introductory philosophy is a difficult task due to the intricate nature of the subject matter. Teachers must discover instructional strategies that transmit philosophical knowledge more effectively beyond the employment of traditional teaching methods, such as a lecture, to their students. Based on this author's research, active learning methods can provide an effective instructional technique for those who teach introductory philosophy courses. The curriculum in Chapter 4 provides a framework for teachers to ...


Leadership Development For Elementary Students, Krista Ullestad Jun 2009

Leadership Development For Elementary Students, Krista Ullestad

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Leadership development among elementary aged students is an essential part of character building and moral maturity. Based on the premise that the promotion of authentic leadership development in young students occurs infrequently in most school systems, this author articulates strategies to include effective leadership exploration in a safe, elementary school environment. The researcher (a) identifies a variety of definitions of leadership, (b) lists the characteristics of quality leadership, (c) suggests a process for developing young student leaders, and (d) provides insight into the future impact of early leadership training. The results include: (a) leadership standards to guide classroom instruction, (b ...


The Influence Of Journaling On Self-Actualization And Creative Expression, Ann G. Williamson Jun 2009

The Influence Of Journaling On Self-Actualization And Creative Expression, Ann G. Williamson

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This project is intended to comment on the importance and affect of keeping a journal on the process of becoming self actualized and in the creative expression endeavor from a feminine perspective. It is this author's perception that keeping a journal is a relevant and crucial factor in these two areas of human development. Journaling aids in critical, analytical, reflective thinking and affords an opportunity for creative expression as evidenced by the large number of published journal keepers. The life and writings of Virginia Woolf is used as a case study. Her life and collected writings support the premises ...


Teaching English As A Second Language Students Literacy: A Comprehensive Literacy Model For Monolingual Educators, Kristen M. Rodgers May 2009

Teaching English As A Second Language Students Literacy: A Comprehensive Literacy Model For Monolingual Educators, Kristen M. Rodgers

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This research project, utilizing both primary and secondary sources, provides teachers with effective methods and activities to develop literacy in a monolingual classroom for English as a second language (ESL) students. The literacy methods and activities within this research project are broken into the five components of reading (phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension) and writing. The conclusion of this research project provides teachers with the necessary steps to enhance literacy instruction for ESL students.


English Language Learners And The Development Of The English Language Learner Curriculum, Robyn Rioux Apr 2009

English Language Learners And The Development Of The English Language Learner Curriculum, Robyn Rioux

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English Language Learners struggle on a daily basis upon entering United States schools. The delivery of ELL content has been addressed on a regular basis; however, the design of ELL curriculum does not receive adequate attention. In this project, the author created a Power Point presentation that assists educators with a foundation of origin for ELLs, addresses the need for concentration of ELL curriculum development, reminds the audience of textbook bias, and presents a variety of coteaching models. The presentation is designed for elementary educators, although it may be adapted to any level.


Classroom Management Techniques For Adhd Students: A Teaching Guide For Secondary Teachers, Troy A. Stevens Apr 2009

Classroom Management Techniques For Adhd Students: A Teaching Guide For Secondary Teachers, Troy A. Stevens

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"Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) occurs in 3% to 5% in school age children" (Sherman, Rasmussen, & Baydala, 2006, p. 1). This figure continues to grow due to diagnoses of ADHD, which were not identified earlier in young children. This increase in the number of students with ADHD effects educators and how they manage their classroom. The success of an educator is based on how well his or her students learn and how that educator manages the classroom environment. Typically, ADHD students disrupt the learning environment consistently, which effects the overall learning environment. Educators are provided with instructional and behavioral strategies ...


A Guide For Mentoring Programs In Police Departments, Larry Valencia Mar 2009

A Guide For Mentoring Programs In Police Departments, Larry Valencia

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For many years law enforcement organizations have struggled to recruit personnel. At the same time, local community members have demanded that these same law enforcement organizations adapt their organizations to reflect the communities that they serve. In this project, the author reviewed programs utilized by other organizations and a limited number of police departments. After reviewing literature on mentoring programs, this author developed a best practices model mentoring program for police departments and included successful techniques that departments can use to tailor a program according to the needs of their community.


A Mentor Program To Improve Performance And Retention Of Customer Service Representatives, Colette R. Garcia Jan 2009

A Mentor Program To Improve Performance And Retention Of Customer Service Representatives, Colette R. Garcia

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The purpose of this project was to add an additional tool to supplement classroom training for customer service representatives (CSRs) at a large insurance company. Research has shown that customer service survey results are negatively impacted by a lack of knowledge and experience in CSRs. A mentor program was designed to provide new CSRs with support immediately after completion of formal training, which allows them to gain experience, knowledge and confidence in a protected environment, before joining the customer service unit.


Blended Learning In A Corporate Training Environment, Harold Snowden Jan 2009

Blended Learning In A Corporate Training Environment, Harold Snowden

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Classroom-based training by itself is becoming too costly and difficult to manage. Organizations that embrace a blended learning model of training increase employee learning by utilizing a combination of technology and face-to-face classroom facilitation. It is the responsibility of the training manager to design a blended learning program that is cost effective, strategically efficient, and yields motivated, skilled, and productive employees. In this project, this researcher provides data that leadership can use to make an informed decision on training strategies using the blended learning format. A PowerPoint presentation contains definitions and discussions about various electronic learning platforms, instructional design, and ...


Motivational Strategies For Students Who Attend Title I Schools, Michele E. Heckman Jan 2009

Motivational Strategies For Students Who Attend Title I Schools, Michele E. Heckman

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This project was prepared to provide elementary teachers in Title I schools with useful, practical information to help motivate their students to achieve academic success. The author reviews high school drop out rates and the societal consequences of students who do not graduate high school. The author examines the challenges of students who attend Title I schools, then offers several specific strategies that educators can implement in their classroom to increase student motivation. The purpose of this project is to help teachers engage students in learning by means of culturally relevant curriculum and strong teacher/student relationships. A PowerPoint presentation ...