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2009

Regis University MEd thesis

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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

All Regis University Theses

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 ...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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

A Guide For Mentoring Programs In Police Departments, Larry Valencia

All Regis University Theses

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.


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

Blended Learning In A Corporate Training Environment, Harold Snowden

All Regis University Theses

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 ...