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2007

Teacher Education and Professional Development

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Professional Development In Reading First Ohio: Comparison Of Four Methods Of Professional Development Delivery, Catherine Rosemary, Kathleen Roskos, Russell Brown, Leann Krosnick, Lisa Lenhart, Tania Jarosewich, John Savery, James Salzman, Linda Collins Sep 2014

Professional Development In Reading First Ohio: Comparison Of Four Methods Of Professional Development Delivery, Catherine Rosemary, Kathleen Roskos, Russell Brown, Leann Krosnick, Lisa Lenhart, Tania Jarosewich, John Savery, James Salzman, Linda Collins

John R Savery

No abstract provided.


Get Off To An Auspicious Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Get Off To An Auspicious Start, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Dragged Into The Past: A Major Motif In Munro's 'Walker Brothers Cowboy', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Dragged Into The Past: A Major Motif In Munro's 'Walker Brothers Cowboy', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Alice Munro's "Walker Brothers Cowboy" (The Norton Anthology of World Literature. Ed. Sarah Lawall. NY: Norton, 2002) is bracketed by similar images that establish the futility of trying to stop time. At the beginning of story, in order to explain to the narrator how the glaciers formed the Great Lakes, the father "shows me his hand with his spread fingers pressing the rock-hard ground where we are sitting. His fingers hardly make any impression at all ... " (3012); at the conclusion as Ben Jordan, the father, and his children prepare to return home from their odyssey, Nora Cronin touches the ...


Location, Location, Location, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Location, Location, Location, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Understanding The Method Of Narration In The 'The Open Book', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Understanding The Method Of Narration In The 'The Open Book', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Modeling The Writing Assignment On Literature, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

Modeling The Writing Assignment On Literature, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

Charlie has been teaching his junior-level American Lit Survey II for 36 years, but last summer after reflecting on the course with Hal, he decided to try a new way of teaching students to write. He set up critical writing communities in his class and then he created one for himself in order to model a particular writing skill.


A Rosey Response To Fick And Gold, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Jan 2012

A Rosey Response To Fick And Gold, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

No abstract provided.


Munro's Walker Brothers Cowboy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Nov 2011

Munro's Walker Brothers Cowboy, Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Hal Blythe

The article presents an exploration of the theme of individual fate as seen in Alice Munro's short story "Walker Brothers Cowboy." The author presents an analysis of the theme throughout the book, particularly highlighting the personification of the Greek mythical figures of the three Fates and Tykhe in characters surrounding the protagonist Ben Jordan.


Wumb Invites Dr. Christopher Overtree As A Guest On Commonwealth Journal To Discuss Providing Support For Military Families., Christopher E. Overtree Dec 2007

Wumb Invites Dr. Christopher Overtree As A Guest On Commonwealth Journal To Discuss Providing Support For Military Families., Christopher E. Overtree

Christopher E. Overtree

Psychological Services Center Director, Dr. Christopher Overtree is a guest on Commonwealth Journal discussing the provision of mental health services for military personnel and their families.


Reporting Program Impacts: Slaying The Dragon Of Resistance, Nancy K. Franz, Mark Mccann Dec 2007

Reporting Program Impacts: Slaying The Dragon Of Resistance, Nancy K. Franz, Mark Mccann

Nancy K. Franz

Virginia Cooperative Extension has responded to today's environment of enhanced accountability by improving the organization's program impact reporting. Successful strategies to enhance the quantity and quality of program impact reports include new hires, training faculty and administration, individual and small group technical assistance, development of reporting tools, and tying impact reporting to performance and recognition. This holistic approach resulted in enhanced reporting and use of program impacts as well as improved program design and evaluation.


From Mentor To Mentoring Networks: Mentoring In The New Academy, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung Y. Yun Nov 2007

From Mentor To Mentoring Networks: Mentoring In The New Academy, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Jung Y. Yun

Mary Deane Sorcinelli

No abstract provided.


Strategies For Sustainable Quality Assurance In Education: The National Commission For Colleges Of Education Experience, Mchivga Alexander Abelega Dr. Nov 2007

Strategies For Sustainable Quality Assurance In Education: The National Commission For Colleges Of Education Experience, Mchivga Alexander Abelega Dr.

Dr. Mchivga Alexander Abelega

The paper examines quality assurance strategies adopted by the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) in controlling the quality of NCE graduates in Nigeria. It showed that NCCE uses both internal and external modalities for enhancing quality of NCE graduates


Transforming English With Graphic Novels: Moving Toward Our "Optimus Prime", James Carter Oct 2007

Transforming English With Graphic Novels: Moving Toward Our "Optimus Prime", James Carter

James B Carter

I argue for the transformative potential of graphic novels in the English classroom.


Developing Supportive Models In The Community, Classroom, Clinic And Beyond, Patricia Korzekwa Oct 2007

Developing Supportive Models In The Community, Classroom, Clinic And Beyond, Patricia Korzekwa

Patricia Hampshire

No abstract provided.


The La Aurora: New Beginnings Project Final Evaluation Summary, Steven Rogg Oct 2007

The La Aurora: New Beginnings Project Final Evaluation Summary, Steven Rogg

Steven R Rogg

Citation: Rogg, S. (November, 2007). The La Aurora: New Beginnings Project – Final Evaluation Summary. U.S. Department of Education. Office of English Language Acquisition. Bilingual Education Professional Development Career Ladder Program (CFDA #84.195E, grant #T195E010024). Submitted to: Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois.

Background: A discretionary grant of $1.1M from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Language Acquisition was awarded to Aurora University to execute a five-year Career Ladder Program with a start date of 1-September, 2001 and completion date of 31-August, 2006.1 The stated intent of the Career Ladder Program is summarized here: “The program provided ...


Wfcr Interviews Psychological Services Center Director Christopher Overtree About Support Groups For Military Families, Christopher E. Overtree Oct 2007

Wfcr Interviews Psychological Services Center Director Christopher Overtree About Support Groups For Military Families, Christopher E. Overtree

Christopher E. Overtree

Western Massachusetts military families will get help from two new support groups being offered by UMass Amherst's Psychological Services Center. Dr. Christopher Overtree, the PSC's Director, says the aim of the support groups is to help family members maintain a healthy relationship with their loved one in Iraq or Afghanistan, while meeting the daily demands of everyday life at home. Overtree says multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and extended deployments are taking their toll on the mental health of relatives. one of the groups will be for the parents and spouses of those that are ...


Fostering Writing Development Of Secondary English Language Learners: Overcoming Fears, Tears, And The Dreaded 5-Paragraph Essay, Susan Adams Sep 2007

Fostering Writing Development Of Secondary English Language Learners: Overcoming Fears, Tears, And The Dreaded 5-Paragraph Essay, Susan Adams

Susan Adams

Presentation at the Indiana Teachers of Writing Annual Conference, October 2007.


Does Religious Behavior Predict Academic Success For English Learners?, Jeanmarie Hamilton Boone Sep 2007

Does Religious Behavior Predict Academic Success For English Learners?, Jeanmarie Hamilton Boone

Jeanmarie Hamilton Boone

This study examined the religious practices and behaviors of predominantly Hispanic high school English learners to determine whether their religious behaviors, such as attending church, enjoying church attendance and wearing religious symbols were associated academic achievement. In the sample of 126 primarily Christian students, religiosity was determined not to be associated with academic achievement.


Problem-Based Learning: A Meta-Analytic Review Of Problem And Implementation Types Across Disciplines And Educational Levels, Andrew Walker, Heather Leary Sep 2007

Problem-Based Learning: A Meta-Analytic Review Of Problem And Implementation Types Across Disciplines And Educational Levels, Andrew Walker, Heather Leary

Heather Leary, Ph.D.

No abstract provided.


Collaboration: Advocacy For School Change, Cynthia Strong Aug 2007

Collaboration: Advocacy For School Change, Cynthia Strong

Cynthia Strong

Adolescent literacy is a looming issue in secondary schools. Being able to read, comprehend, and write is imperative for students to understand the content of their classes and textbooks. According to Michael Kamil, professor of psychological studies in education and learning at Stanford University, "we almost need a trauma center to take care of this problem, it's that serious for kids that can't read...It's the number-one factor standing in the way of their graduating" (Manzo-Kennedy). Given the importance of literacy, this article provides a story of how a high school media specialist on the east coast ...


Improving Students’ Algebraic Thinking: The Case Of Talia, Kien H. Lim Jul 2007

Improving Students’ Algebraic Thinking: The Case Of Talia, Kien H. Lim

Kien H Lim

This paper presents the case of an 11th grader, Talia, who demonstrated improvement in her algebraic thinking after five one-hour sessions of solving problems involving inequalities and equations. She improved from association-based to coordination-based predictions, from impulsive to analytic anticipations, and from inequality-as-a-signal-for-a-procedure to inequality-as-a-comparison-of-functions conceptions. In the one-on-one teaching intervention, she progressed from the sub-context of manipulating symbols, to working with specific numbers, to reasoning with “general” numbers, and eventually to reasoning with symbols. Three features were identified to account for her improvement: (a) attention to meaning, (b) opportunity to repeat similar reasoning, and (c) opportunity to explore.


The Role Of Metalinguistic Awareness In The Reading Comprehension Of Sixth And Seventh Graders, Marcy Zipke Jun 2007

The Role Of Metalinguistic Awareness In The Reading Comprehension Of Sixth And Seventh Graders, Marcy Zipke

Marcy B Zipke

While it is generally acknowledged that metalinguistic awareness plays a role in decoding ability (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 2000), less is known about the role metalinguistic awareness plays in comprehension. In the present study, structural riddles and ambiguous sentences differing in the source of linguistic ambiguity were used to study the importance of metalinguistic awareness in reading comprehension. One hundred sixth and seventh graders were tested on 25 structural riddles and 40 ambiguous sentences. Performance was correlated with scores on the reading comprehension and vocabulary subtests of the GMRT4 (MacGinitie, MacGinitie, Maria, & Dreyer, 2000). It was ...


The Development Of Undergraduate Distance Education Engineering Programs In North Carolina, Sarah A. Rajala, Tom Miller Jun 2007

The Development Of Undergraduate Distance Education Engineering Programs In North Carolina, Sarah A. Rajala, Tom Miller

Sarah A. Rajala

The College of Engineering at North Carolina State University has a strong track record in providing distance education to the citizens in North Carolina through credit-based courses and degree programs. To provide increased access to engineering education on the undergraduate level and enhance the success of the student transfer population, the College of Engineering developed two new 2+2 engineering programs and a distance education bachelor of science in engineering program. The 2+2 programs are designed to provide students enrolled at institutions without engineering programs the opportunity to take some of the fundamental engineering courses in addition to their ...


The Implications Of Standardized Testing At Head Start, Kathleen A. Strub-Richards Dr. May 2007

The Implications Of Standardized Testing At Head Start, Kathleen A. Strub-Richards Dr.

Kathleen A Strub-Richards

No abstract provided.


Faculty Influence On Fraternal Residential Learning Communities, Charles G. Eberly, Andrew F. Wall, Brian Warren May 2007

Faculty Influence On Fraternal Residential Learning Communities, Charles G. Eberly, Andrew F. Wall, Brian Warren

Charles G. Eberly

This paper described a survey of fraternity members' satisfaction with their experiences in a Residential Learning Community within Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. RLCs include a faculty member who has an office within the chapter facility, who teaches a course for credit within the chapter, and who supervises educational programming within the chapter. Chapters who attain RLC status must apply for re-accreditation as an RLC on a periodic basis.


Dragged Into The Past: A Major Motif In Munro's 'Walker Brothers Cowboy', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe Apr 2007

Dragged Into The Past: A Major Motif In Munro's 'Walker Brothers Cowboy', Charlie Sweet, Hal Blythe

Charlie Sweet

Alice Munro's "Walker Brothers Cowboy" (The Norton Anthology of World Literature. Ed. Sarah Lawall. NY: Norton, 2002) is bracketed by similar images that establish the futility of trying to stop time. At the beginning of story, in order to explain to the narrator how the glaciers formed the Great Lakes, the father "shows me his hand with his spread fingers pressing the rock-hard ground where we are sitting. His fingers hardly make any impression at all ... " (3012); at the conclusion as Ben Jordan, the father, and his children prepare to return home from their odyssey, Nora Cronin touches the ...


Metcalf Laboratory School: A Report On A Model For Preservice Music Teacher Field Experiences, David W. Snyder Apr 2007

Metcalf Laboratory School: A Report On A Model For Preservice Music Teacher Field Experiences, David W. Snyder

David W. Snyder

No abstract provided.


Use Of Brief Functional Analysis And Intervention Evaluation In Public Settings, David Cihak Mar 2007

Use Of Brief Functional Analysis And Intervention Evaluation In Public Settings, David Cihak

David F Cihak

Educational experience in the community provides students with moderate and severe intellectual disabilities the opportunity to learn and rehearse skills they need to participate fully in community environments. The degree to which students with intellectual disabilities participate in their communities is often dependent on their ability to demonstrate appropriate behaviors when in public settings. For students with intellectual disabilities who exhibit socially inappropriate behavior, access to community programs may be limited or even denied. The purpose of this study was to investigate the identification and selection of interventions for inappropriate social behaviors maintained by negative reinforcement in public community settings ...


Teachers Talk About Mandates: The Innovators And The Victims, Elizabeth Truesdell Mar 2007

Teachers Talk About Mandates: The Innovators And The Victims, Elizabeth Truesdell

Elizabeth Truesdell

No abstract available.


We Teach It, But Do We Practice It? Challenging Our Own Ethics In Higher Education, Susan R. Madsen, James Davis, Scott C. Hammond, Bonner Ritchie Mar 2007

We Teach It, But Do We Practice It? Challenging Our Own Ethics In Higher Education, Susan R. Madsen, James Davis, Scott C. Hammond, Bonner Ritchie

Susan R. Madsen

The purpose of this panel discussion is to provide business school faculty, administrators, and doctoral students a forum to discuss current issues and challenges related to the ethical decision-making and behavior of individuals and groups (i.e., faculty, administrators, and staff) within the higher educational arena. It will provide the attendees/participants the opportunity to challenge behaviors and practices commonly seen and held. There are a number of contexts that provide ethical/moral dilemmas in post-secondary settings. While several of these contexts have received significant attention from professional associations such as the Academy of Management, others have received little or ...