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Supervising Teachers: An Edification And Instructional Model, Timothy L. Heaton Nov 2012

Supervising Teachers: An Edification And Instructional Model, Timothy L. Heaton

Education Faculty Presentations

Using current research and the Praxis III model, supervisory techniques will be presented as well as checklists for supervision of classroom instruction.


Helping First-Year Teachers Survive, Timothy L. Heaton Nov 2012

Helping First-Year Teachers Survive, Timothy L. Heaton

Education Faculty Presentations

This workshop gives ideas to administrators from the research and actual experience of what really is helpful to first year teachers, including protecting them from over commitment, structured support systems in the school for the spouse, finances, locating resources for education, classroom management, positive mentoring from other teachers, and other helpful hints to keep the first year teacher from burning out and want to return to your school.


Coaching Leaders: Co-Creating Purpose Based Innovation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Nov 2012

Coaching Leaders: Co-Creating Purpose Based Innovation, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Connie I Reimers-Hild, PhD, CPC

The purpose of the presentation was to demonstrate the importance and effectiveness of coaching leaders in today's global economy. Leadership coaching has the potential to co-create innovation in organizations of all sizes. Three case studies were shared. In each example, Dr. Connie presented the effectiveness of her coaching program. Each case study demonstrated the power of leadership and innovation on the economy, society and individual.


Best Practices In Teaching Information Technology Development, Amber Settle, Deborah Labelle, Hazem Said, Sheila S. Sicilia Oct 2012

Best Practices In Teaching Information Technology Development, Amber Settle, Deborah Labelle, Hazem Said, Sheila S. Sicilia

Amber Settle

Programming is one of the most fundamental and central topics in the information technology curriculum. Because of its importance it is crucial to understand how to effectively teach development students. In this panel we share best practices for teaching programming to a variety of populations, including freshman, non-majors, and community college students. Various pedagogical approaches including pair programming, studiobased instruction, peer instruction, active learning, cooperative learning, project-based pedagogy, high-impact education practices, and CS Unplugged type activities are included.


Turning The Tables: Learning From Students About Teaching Cs1, Amber Settle Oct 2012

Turning The Tables: Learning From Students About Teaching Cs1, Amber Settle

Amber Settle

Programming has a central role in the computing curriculum, and introductory programming classes have been extensively studied in the computer science education literature. However, most of the studies focus on the effectiveness of various pedagogical approaches on student learning and engagement, and relative little attention is paid to faculty development. The gap in the literature puts CS1 faculty interested in effectively implementing innovative pedagogical approaches in a difficult situation. This article argues that taking a behaviorist approach to the CS1 classroom can provide much-needed feedback. Students provide instructors with one of the best sources of information about effective programming instruction ...


Getting Started In The Library: A Sacred Heart University Colloquium On Information Literacy, Amy Jansen Oct 2012

Getting Started In The Library: A Sacred Heart University Colloquium On Information Literacy, Amy Jansen

Library Publications

Presentation by Amy Jansen, Business & Web Experience Librarian at the Ryan Matura Library of Sacred Heart University, for students, covering the basics of college undergraduate research.


Podcasting, Moodle, And Skype, Oh My! Navigating Digital Tools In Teacher Preparation, Christine A. Macfarlane Sep 2012

Podcasting, Moodle, And Skype, Oh My! Navigating Digital Tools In Teacher Preparation, Christine A. Macfarlane

2016 OTEN Annual Conference

Berglund 139

Integrating various technologies into the college classroom comes with pros and cons. Also, the need to select options that work on multiple platforms with learners of various abilities can seem daunting. This session will present the issues and solutions.


Infusing Computational Thinking Into The Middle- And High-School Curriculum, Amber Settle, Baker Franke, Ruth Hansen, Frances Spaltro, Cynthia Jurisson, Colin Rennert-May, Brian Wildeman Jul 2012

Infusing Computational Thinking Into The Middle- And High-School Curriculum, Amber Settle, Baker Franke, Ruth Hansen, Frances Spaltro, Cynthia Jurisson, Colin Rennert-May, Brian Wildeman

Amber Settle

In recent years there have been significant efforts to revamp undergraduate and K-12 curricula to emphasize computational thinking, a term popularized by Jeannette Wing in 2006. We describe work introducing and enhancing computational thinking activities and assessments in the middle- and high-school curriculum at the University of Chicago Lab Schools. In total six courses were altered as a part of the Computational Thinking across the Curriculum Project: middle-school and high-school computer science, and high-school Latin, graphic arts, English, and history. We detail the modifications to the curriculum and discuss the successes and challenges of the project.


Bridging The Gap Through Collaboration:, Rebecca Arliss, Carlos Arguelles, Rodolfo Hernandez May 2012

Bridging The Gap Through Collaboration:, Rebecca Arliss, Carlos Arguelles, Rodolfo Hernandez

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


Session E-1: Self-Paced Proficiency Based Physics – Updates And Extensions, Brooke Schmidt, Eric Hawker Mar 2012

Session E-1: Self-Paced Proficiency Based Physics – Updates And Extensions, Brooke Schmidt, Eric Hawker

Professional Learning Day

This presentation will cover how a typical introductory physics course has been transformed into one that is self-paced and proficiency graded. The changes were made so that each student would be challenged at his/her level and therefore be more engaged in the course. This structure allows the teacher to individualize instruction of the students. The presentation will also cover adjustments that were made to this model based on student feedback and experiences. The model used to make this course self-paced and proficiency graded should be transferable to other courses.


Session E-5: Anatomy Of A Learning Network, Tracy Miller Mar 2012

Session E-5: Anatomy Of A Learning Network, Tracy Miller

Professional Learning Day

In recent news articles, debates have challenged the quality of online classes vs. face-to-face. Participants will “storyboard” an online experience based off a typical classroom lesson and discover if they can create their own online extension activity. Get ready to work your creativity muscle in hopes of navigating the online frontier. March 2nd, be part of a learning network! If you liked “Putting the ‘e’ in Learning” from last year, consider this your next step.


Session C-1: The U .S. Civil War: Global Perspectives, Steven Buenning Mar 2012

Session C-1: The U .S. Civil War: Global Perspectives, Steven Buenning

Professional Learning Day

In Lincoln’s words, the Civil War would preserve the United States as “the last, best hope of earth”. A crucial turning point in U.S. history, the Civil War, was also an important global event. Viewed from broader economic, political, cultural, and social perspectives, the causes and consequences of the Civil War resonated worldwide. By using recent scholarship, this session will provide a context for helping students understand the place of the Civil War in global history. An original, document-based question will be presented, along with teaching methods developed by an AP history exam reader.


Session C-2: Social Media And Crowdsourcing For Educators, Shawn Mccusker Mar 2012

Session C-2: Social Media And Crowdsourcing For Educators, Shawn Mccusker

Professional Learning Day

What if you had the ability to brainstorm with the best educators from around the country, sharing ideas, materials and strategies to create the best lessons possible? This is a reality. Using social media like Twitter and various web technology, teachers from all fields are generating peer reviewed and "crowd-sourced" resources that are available for free online. This process has recently been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post as the leading edge in educational professional development. Most importantly it will save you time. Find the best resources faster and have more time for student instruction. Learn ...


Session D-6: Teaching Modern Physics, Peter Dong Mar 2012

Session D-6: Teaching Modern Physics, Peter Dong

Professional Learning Day

Modern physics is an excellent way to get students interested in physics – the “weirdness” of relativity and quantum mechanics captures the imagination. This presentation discusses how to teach the subject in a way that encourages this interest. This year’s session will focus on teaching quantum mechanics in a way that is interesting to students and avoids common misconceptions.


Session B-1: The Prize: Teaching Early Illinois History To Secondary School Students, Claiborne A. Skinner Jr. Mar 2012

Session B-1: The Prize: Teaching Early Illinois History To Secondary School Students, Claiborne A. Skinner Jr.

Professional Learning Day

This presentation will outline ways in which Illinois can be placed at the center of the story of colonial America and the events which triggered the Revolutionary War. The discussion will be accompanied by a bibliography of relevant secondary readings for instructors, lists of public domain primary sources for students, websites where these can be obtained, lists of Illinois historical sites connected to these materials, and suggestions as to how to interpret these sites for students.


Session A-1: The Cuban Missile Crisis: Understanding The Impact Of Personality On Leadership, Lee Eysturlid Mar 2012

Session A-1: The Cuban Missile Crisis: Understanding The Impact Of Personality On Leadership, Lee Eysturlid

Professional Learning Day

This session will explore the impact of the various types of personalities that were involved in the Cuban Missile Crisis. These differences had a direct impact on the way each leader reacted to the stresses and demands of the crisis as well as their own political objectives. Attendees will come away with an immediately teachable topic on world leadership and the Cuban Crisis as an event.


Session A-2: Leaders In World History: Role Play And Essay Writing, Steven Buenning Mar 2012

Session A-2: Leaders In World History: Role Play And Essay Writing, Steven Buenning

Professional Learning Day

Costumed students role-play world leaders in a classroom-tested simulation. This extended exercise builds skills in critical thinking, research, essay writing, oral communication, small group interaction and technological application. In the process, students develop their own ideas about the characteristics of a good leader.


Information Literacy And Critical Thinking: Applying Elements To Academic Research Practices In The First Year, Sara Mccaslin Feb 2012

Information Literacy And Critical Thinking: Applying Elements To Academic Research Practices In The First Year, Sara Mccaslin

UC Publications

No abstract provided.


First Step In Course Planning: Writing Effective Learning Objectives, Kun Huang Jan 2012

First Step In Course Planning: Writing Effective Learning Objectives, Kun Huang

Course Design

A well-planned course begins with effective learning objectives that are well aligned with learning activities and assessments. This workshop targets writing learning objectives for medical and health science education. It provides a big picture of the role of learning objectives in a course, as well as the techniques in writing effective, measurable objectives. Example objectives are presented, and the ways to improve them are discussed.


Teaching Question Making To Beginners, Sarah Marie Springsteen Dec 2011

Teaching Question Making To Beginners, Sarah Marie Springsteen

Sarah Marie Springsteen

A best practice method for introducing grammatically accurate question making into a communicative beginners language class.