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Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending November 30, 2004, Margaret N. Rees Nov 2004

Education In The Environment: A Hands-On Student Research And Outdoor Learning Experience: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending November 30, 2004, Margaret N. Rees

Reports (PLI Education)

During the past three-months, the focus of the university’s efforts has been 1) making progress on the hiring of permanent project managers for the Education in the Environment Strategy and the Forever Earth / Wonderful Outdoor World on the Water (WOW) projects; 2) completing legal review of the cooperative agreement and standard operating procedures required for the university to assume operations of the Forever Earth vessel; and 3) writing curriculum for the WOW and Forever Earth projects.


Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: November 16, 2004, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Nov 2004

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: November 16, 2004, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

  1. Introductions (5 min.)
  2. Approval of Minutes from October 19 Meeting (5 minutes)
  3. Presentation of Biology Curriculum Strands – Paul Buck (15 min.)
  4. Discussion of Possible Advisory Board Structures – Michael Reiland (15 min.)
  5. Update from Line and Space Architects – Les Wallach/Henry Tom (20 min.)
  6. Discussion of Student Risk Analysis/Liability Issues (15 min.)
  7. Standing Reports (10 minutes)
    A. UNLV/CESU Update – Nancy Flagg
    B. BLM Update – Michael Reiland
  8. Committee Reports (5 min.)
    A. Building Committee – Angie Lara
  9. Open Discussion / New Business (5 min.)
    A. January Meeting – Tuesday, January 18, 10:30 a.m., UNLV Paradise
    Campus
    B. Core Curriculum Handout


Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: October 19, 2004, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Oct 2004

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: October 19, 2004, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

  1. Introductions (5 min.)
  2. Approval of Minutes from September 21 Meeting (5 minutes)
  3. Review & Discussion of Suggested Core Curriculum Themes – Jeanne Klockow/Michael Reiland (20 min.)
  4. Update from Line and Space Architects – Les Wallach/Henry Tom (20 min.)
  5. Standing Reports (20 minutes)
    A. UNLV/CESU Update – Nancy Flagg
    C. BLM Update – Michael Reiland
  6. Committee Reports (10 min.)
    A. Building – Angie Lara
    B. Design Oversight – David Frommer
    C. Educational Programs – Paul Buck
    D. Fund-Raising & Partnerships – Blaine Benedict
    E. NEPA – Charles Carroll
    F. Operations – Jack Ramsey
    G. Other Uses – Pat Williams
    H. Wild Horse & Burro – Billie Young
  7. Open Discussion / New Business (5 min ...


Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: September 21, 2004, Red Rock Desert Learning Center Sep 2004

Red Rock Desert Learning Center Core Group Meeting: September 21, 2004, Red Rock Desert Learning Center

Reports (RRLC)

  1. Introductions (5 min.)
  2. Approval of Minutes from August 17 Meeting (5 minutes)
  3. Potential Tie-in with City of Las Vegas New Directions YouthArts Program –
    Markus Tracy (20 min.)
  4. Presentation of Education in the Environment Curriculum Matrix and correlation to
    RRDLC curriculum development – Jeanne Klockow (30 min.)
  5. Discussion of Policy-making Board for the Center – Michael Reiland (15 min.)
  6. Discussion of Observatory Location – Michael Reiland (25 min.)
  7. Standing Reports (20 minutes)
    A. Line and Space Architects Update – Les Wallach/Henry Tom
    B. UNLV/CESU Update – Nancy Flagg
    C. RRCNCA Capital Improvements Update – BLM
  8. Committee Reports (10 min.)
    A. Building – Angie Lara
    B. Design ...


Education In The Environment Partnership, Public Lands Institute Sep 2004

Education In The Environment Partnership, Public Lands Institute

Presentations (PLI Education)

  • Update on Oliver Ranch
  • Update on Forever Earth
  • Update on WOW on the Water


Using Children's Literature With Young Learners, Eowyn Ferey Jan 2004

Using Children's Literature With Young Learners, Eowyn Ferey

Intensive English Language Program Faculty Publications and Presentations

The biggest practical challenges in using English language children's literature rather than readers created specifically for EFL/ESL students are:

  • choosing an appropriate book
  • preparing to teach, from writing lesson plans to developing supporting teaching materials
  • brainstorming creative teaching ideas

This paper will serve as a guide for those who would like to use literature in the classroom with their young students, but aren't sure how to begin.


Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2004, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2004

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending June 30, 2004, Margaret N. Rees

Oliver Ranch Project

Assist in project coordination between numerous stakeholders such as the Clark County School System, Desert Research Institute, Community College of Southern Nevada, UNR Cooperative Extension, Nevada State College, local museums, state parks, non-profit organizations, federal agencies, and the public to ensure appropriate educational curricular activities and venues are provided for in the conceptual design of the School and the Wild Horse and Burro facility where appropriate as well as assist in the NEPA process as needed. The activities will be conducted at least in part by university faculty, staff and students as part of the university’s research, teaching, and ...


Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2004, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2004

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending September 30, 2004, Margaret N. Rees

Oliver Ranch Project

Assist in project coordination between numerous stakeholders such as the Clark County School System, Desert Research Institute, Community College of Southern Nevada, UNR Cooperative Extension, Nevada State College, local museums, state parks, non-profit organizations, federal agencies, and the public to ensure appropriate educational curricular activities and venues are provided for in the conceptual design of the School and the Wild Horse and Burro facility where appropriate as well as assist in the NEPA process as needed. The activities will be conducted at least in part by university faculty, staff and students as part of the university’s research, teaching, and ...


Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2004, Margaret N. Rees Jan 2004

Oliver Ranch Science School Complex & Wild Horse And Burro Facility: Quarterly Progress Report, Period Ending December 31, 2004, Margaret N. Rees

Oliver Ranch Project

Assist in project coordination between numerous stakeholders such as the Clark County School System, Desert Research Institute, Community College of Southern Nevada, UNR Cooperative Extension, Nevada State College, local museums, state parks, non-profit organizations, federal agencies, and the public to ensure appropriate educational curricular activities and venues are provided for in the conceptual design of the School and the Wild Horse and Burro facility where appropriate as well as assist in the NEPA process as needed. The activities will be conducted at least in part by university faculty, staff and students as part of the university’s research, teaching, and ...


Being Sisyphus: A Writing Pedagogy For At-Risk Students, Eric David Sullivan Jan 2004

Being Sisyphus: A Writing Pedagogy For At-Risk Students, Eric David Sullivan

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis discussess the limitations of the standards-based movement and suggests that some schools, especially those whose mission it is to work exclusively with at-risk students, need to be allowed to set local behavioral standards before any consideration can be given to setting and teaching academic standards. It mainly focuses on Phoenix High School, a community day school in the Corona-Norco Unified School District, and discusses how the standards based movement is not suited to meet the needs of its students.


Curriculum Manual For The Esthetician Course At Fullerton College, Rosa Maria Molina Jan 2004

Curriculum Manual For The Esthetician Course At Fullerton College, Rosa Maria Molina

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this thesis was to develop a core curriculum to be used at Fullerton College for the esthetician program. This curriculum consists of two Esthetic courses which will help facilitate student learning, prepare them for licensure and help them develop life long skills to meet the competitive job market.


Eureka: A Gold Rush Play Integrating The Performing Arts Into Elementary Social Studies Curriculum, Jean Collins Merrill Jan 2004

Eureka: A Gold Rush Play Integrating The Performing Arts Into Elementary Social Studies Curriculum, Jean Collins Merrill

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project is two-fold. The first purpose is to explore the benefits of incorporating the arts in the education of all students. Incorporating the arts into other curricular areas enhances learning and makes it more meaningful to the student. The second purpose is to develop a performance program that brings the California Gold Rush era and the cultural diversity of that period of history alive.


Staff Development For Whole-Language Teacher In Taiwan English As A Foreign Language, Chung-Ju Lai Jan 2004

Staff Development For Whole-Language Teacher In Taiwan English As A Foreign Language, Chung-Ju Lai

Theses Digitization Project

This project explores the Whole Language method for developing Taiwanese students' language proficiency in both Chinese and English. It includes sections on current practice in primary-level instruction, teaching methods, learner-centered literacy, crosscultural teaching and learning, and school administration. It provides a theoretical framework for training Whole Language teachers, an instructional unit and a strategy for assessment.


Curriculum Development For Disadvantaged Students Enrolled In Nursing Courses In Career And Technical Education Programs, Wanda Jean Vickers Jan 2004

Curriculum Development For Disadvantaged Students Enrolled In Nursing Courses In Career And Technical Education Programs, Wanda Jean Vickers

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics of special needs students in technical educational programs.


The Development Of A Computer Literacy Curriculum For California Charter Schools, Barbara Ann Mobarak Jan 2004

The Development Of A Computer Literacy Curriculum For California Charter Schools, Barbara Ann Mobarak

Theses Digitization Project

To develop leaders for the 21st century, schools must be able to prepare students to meet the high academic, technical and workforce challenges. Charter schools are increasingly attempting to meet these challenges by educating students through innovative means and by creating effectual educational programs that are more conducive to the needs of the student. This document provides a computer literacy curriculum, which will facilitate student learning of computer literacy skills.


Teacher Attitude Towards Technology: Usage In K-2 Classrooms, Lilia Reyes Granillo Jan 2004

Teacher Attitude Towards Technology: Usage In K-2 Classrooms, Lilia Reyes Granillo

Theses Digitization Project

This thesis is designed for teachers in early elementary education. It focuses on how and if, these teachers are integrating technology while meeting the many State Standards required by the State of California.


Developing Extended Communities Of Practice To Support Implementation Of Inspiration® In Elementary Classrooms, Michael Richard Towne Jan 2004

Developing Extended Communities Of Practice To Support Implementation Of Inspiration® In Elementary Classrooms, Michael Richard Towne

Theses Digitization Project

This project examined the need for continuing education for teachers, particularly in the area of technology integration. It includes an exploration of the interdependence of technology and pedagogy. It developed an on-line extended community of practice to support professional educators attempting to implement Inspiration®, a commercial software application. The project presents a research-based justification for employing cognitive mapping strategies in a wide variety of pedagogical contexts, provides a dynamic list of examples demonstrating concrete applications which are connected to content and technology standards, and examines current design features for websites.


Inquiry Learning In The Earth Science Classroom, Jeni Kimberly Williams Jan 2004

Inquiry Learning In The Earth Science Classroom, Jeni Kimberly Williams

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of this project was to develop a handbook of inquiry activities that can be used in high school Earth sciences.


Zoophonics Keyboards: A Venue For Technology Integration In Kindergarten, Marie Bess Forst Jan 2004

Zoophonics Keyboards: A Venue For Technology Integration In Kindergarten, Marie Bess Forst

Theses Digitization Project

The purpose of the project was to create a program of instruction that seamlessly meshed with my current emergent literacy curriculum, a popularly used phonics program entitled Zoo-phonics, which can easily be applied by other kindergarten teachers using the same phonics instruction program.


A Parenting Skills Currriculum For Single Parents Of At Risk Youths, Connie Francis Hensley Jan 2004

A Parenting Skills Currriculum For Single Parents Of At Risk Youths, Connie Francis Hensley

Theses Digitization Project

This project entails a curriculum targeted at helping improve the parenting skills of single parents that have children who are considered "at risk" by societal standards. This curriculum is the survival kit for the single parent. Learning the skills provided in this curriculum, the single parent will discover that parenting their "at risk" youth on a positive realm will become a fundamental standard for their lives.


Stimulating Moral Reasoning In Children Through Situational Learning And Children’S Literature, Nancy P. Gallavan, Jennifer L. Fabbi Jan 2004

Stimulating Moral Reasoning In Children Through Situational Learning And Children’S Literature, Nancy P. Gallavan, Jennifer L. Fabbi

Library Faculty Publications

In any elementary school classroom, a teacher will occasionally observe students involved in activities that seem neither honest nor ethical. What can teachers do to stimulate moral reasoning skills and principled attitudes in the elementary grades? This article suggests that situational learning is ideal for developing moral reasoning in today's young learners. Situational learning allows students to choose their own situations and structure personalized outcomes that may or may not be predicted by the teacher. There are no right and wrong answers or anticipated outcomes; the process entails risk-taking and uncertainty, for teacher and students alike. Situational learning permits ...


A Teacher Educator’S Story, Thomas Kelly Dec 2003

A Teacher Educator’S Story, Thomas Kelly

Thomas E. Kelly

No abstract provided.