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Teaching Accessibility And Design-For-All In The Information And Communication Technology Curriculum: Three Case Studies Of Universities In The United States, England, And Austria, Paul Ryan Bohman Dec 2012

Teaching Accessibility And Design-For-All In The Information And Communication Technology Curriculum: Three Case Studies Of Universities In The United States, England, And Austria, Paul Ryan Bohman

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Digital technologies allow people with disabilities to participate independently in society in ways they never could before. The full realization of these new opportunities remains elusive, though, because working professionals in the information and communication technology (ICT) field rarely receive adequate training in how to make digital ICT accessible to people with disabilities. Adding accessibility to the university ICT curriculum can help create a critical mass of ICT professionals with accessibility awareness and expertise to finally realize the full accessibility potential of digital technologies. This dissertation provides a rich informational context from which ICT curriculum leaders can decide how to ...


Research On Distance Programs For Teachers & Administrators, Laura S. Foley Edd Oct 2012

Research On Distance Programs For Teachers & Administrators, Laura S. Foley Edd

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Distance access to quality preparation in university teacher certification programs is crucial to solving teacher shortages. This paper aggregates the data from several gathering sources which were designed to evaluate distance program features for quality, access, and delivery through the perceptions of participating preservice teachers at Utah State University.


Enhancing Alphabet Knowledge Instruction: Research Implications And Practical Strategies For Early Childhood Educators, Cindy D. Jones, Sarah K. Clark, D. Ray Reutzel Jun 2012

Enhancing Alphabet Knowledge Instruction: Research Implications And Practical Strategies For Early Childhood Educators, Cindy D. Jones, Sarah K. Clark, D. Ray Reutzel

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Alphabet knowledge is consistently recognized as the strongest, most durable predictor of later literacy achievement. Recent research offers practical implications for increased effectiveness of teaching alphabet knowledge to young children. In this article, we outline Enhanced Alphabet Knowledge instruction (EAK), a method of practical instruction that early childhood teachers can use to organize, plan, and teach the essential skills of alphabet knowledge. EAK emphasizes identifying the letter name and sound, recognizing the letter in text, and producing the letter form, through flexible, distributed cycles of review based on factors that influence acquisition of alphabet knowledge.


The Development And Implementation Of A Hierarchical Model To Measure The Effects Of Instructional Coaching On Student Achievement, Logan Thomas Toone May 2012

The Development And Implementation Of A Hierarchical Model To Measure The Effects Of Instructional Coaching On Student Achievement, Logan Thomas Toone

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

A school district in Utah implemented an instructional coaching program intended to increase student achievement in reading and mathematics. Program administrators wished to determine the degree to which certain elements of instructional coaching (time, activities, context, and content) affected student achievement. Student achievement data were collected using state reading and math assessments; coaching data were collected using coaching time logs; other data were obtained from the district.

Data were analyzed to determine which predictors could appropriately be included in a hierarchical linear model (HLM) predicting student achievement. A threelevel fully unconditional model was applied to determine the relative effect of ...


Repeated Reading: Testing Alternative Models For Efficient Implementation, Gregory Paul Lewis May 2012

Repeated Reading: Testing Alternative Models For Efficient Implementation, Gregory Paul Lewis

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Repeated reading has been used for over 30 years. In the publication of the National Reading Panel Report, repeated reading was listed as an effective strategy for developing fluency. Yet, repeated reading’s efficacy has been recently questioned. Understanding the “how-to” of efficiently using evidence-based practices would allow teachers to deliver successful, time-sensitive instruction and intervention to students. This study was based on two research questions. First was a gain score (increase between a student’s first read and their final repeated reading), a better model and therefore a better criterion than the currently popular criterion of reaching a set ...


Explicit Instruction Elements In Core Reading Programs, Angela R. Child May 2012

Explicit Instruction Elements In Core Reading Programs, Angela R. Child

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Classroom teachers are provided instructional recommendations for teaching reading from their adopted core reading programs (CRPs). Explicit instruction elements or what is also called instructional moves, including direct explanation, modeling, guided practice, independent practice, discussion, feedback, and monitoring, were examined within CRP reading lessons. This study sought to answer the question: What elements of explicit instruction or instructional moves are included in the five most widely published CRP teachers’ edition lessons across five essential components of reading instruction? A content analysis of reading lessons in first, third, and fifth grades within current (copyright 2005-2010), widely used CRPs was conducted to ...


A Study Of Secondary District-Level Literacy Coaches’ Beliefs About How To Teach Reading, Pamela Sharp Crawford May 2012

A Study Of Secondary District-Level Literacy Coaches’ Beliefs About How To Teach Reading, Pamela Sharp Crawford

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This was a qualitative case study that compared data across six district-level literacy coaches’ epistemological and ontological beliefs about how to teach reading. All six coaches were working as a cohort of literacy coaches on the development and implementation of a secondary reading intervention program for seventh-grade struggling readers. Data were collected over a 6-week period where the coaches responded to questions and vignettes through a think-aloud protocol. The data collection instruments addressed personal, work, and educational experiences that influenced the development of their beliefs about how to teach reading. A survey of their professional library was also taken. The ...


Effects Of Sustained Teacher Professional Development On The Classroom Science Instruction Of Elementary School Teachers, Nancy Hauck May 2012

Effects Of Sustained Teacher Professional Development On The Classroom Science Instruction Of Elementary School Teachers, Nancy Hauck

All Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which sustained teacher professional development in science education affects the classroom instruction of elementary school teachers in third through sixth grade over a 3-year period. The teachers in the study were all elementary endorsed and prepared to be generalists in the content areas.

Science reform has led to more content-specific science standards that are difficult for most elementary teachers to address without professional development. Recent studies on improving elementary science instruction suggest the need for professional development to be long term, embedded in teaching practice in the classroom, and ...


Taking A Closer Look: Teaching Students To Be Metacognitive, Sarah K. Clark Apr 2012

Taking A Closer Look: Teaching Students To Be Metacognitive, Sarah K. Clark

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Transitions: Narratives Of Transitional Experiences Of Non-Traditional Female Students Upon Return To The University, Susan A. Turner Apr 2012

Transitions: Narratives Of Transitional Experiences Of Non-Traditional Female Students Upon Return To The University, Susan A. Turner

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Some Assembly Required: How Scientific Explanations Are Constructed During Clinical Interviews, Bruce L. Sherin, Moshe Krakowski, Victor R. Lee Feb 2012

Some Assembly Required: How Scientific Explanations Are Constructed During Clinical Interviews, Bruce L. Sherin, Moshe Krakowski, Victor R. Lee

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

This article is concerned with commonsense science knowledge, the informally-gained knowledge of the natural world that students possess prior to formal instruction in a scientific discipline. Although commonsense science has been the focus of substantial study for more than two decades, there are still profound disagreements about its nature and origin, and its role in science learning. What is the reason that it has been so difficult to reach consensus? We believe that the problems run deep; there are difficulties both with how the field has framed questions and the way that it has gone about seeking answers. In order ...


Comparing Technology-Related Teacher Professional Development Designs: A Multilevel Study Of Teacher And Student Impacts, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, Lei Ye, Brooke Robertshaw, Linda Sellers, Heather Leary Jan 2012

Comparing Technology-Related Teacher Professional Development Designs: A Multilevel Study Of Teacher And Student Impacts, Andrew Walker, Mimi Recker, Lei Ye, Brooke Robertshaw, Linda Sellers, Heather Leary

The Instructional Architect Research Group

No abstract provided.


Framing In Cognitive Clinical Interviews About Intuitive Science Knowledge: Dynamic Student Understandings Of The Discourse Interaction, Rosemary S. Russ, Victor R. Lee, Bruce L. Sherin Jan 2012

Framing In Cognitive Clinical Interviews About Intuitive Science Knowledge: Dynamic Student Understandings Of The Discourse Interaction, Rosemary S. Russ, Victor R. Lee, Bruce L. Sherin

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Faculty Publications

Researchers in the science education community make extensive use of cognitive clinical interviews as windows into student knowledge and thinking. Despite our familiarity with the interviews, there has been very limited research addressing the ways that students understand these interactions. In this work we examine students’ behaviors and speech patterns in a set of clinical interviews about chemistry for evidence of their tacit understandings and underlying expectations about the activity in which they are engaged. We draw on the construct of framing from anthropology and sociolinguistics and identify clusters of behaviors that indicate that students may alternatively frame the interview ...


Through The Eyes Of The Novice Teacher: Perceptions Of Mentoring Support, Sarah K. Clark, D. Byrnes Jan 2012

Through The Eyes Of The Novice Teacher: Perceptions Of Mentoring Support, Sarah K. Clark, D. Byrnes

Sarah K. Clark

No abstract provided.


Examining The Influence Of Additional Field-Based Experiences On Pre-Service Teachers And Their Percieved Ability To Teach, Sarah K. Clark Jan 2012

Examining The Influence Of Additional Field-Based Experiences On Pre-Service Teachers And Their Percieved Ability To Teach, Sarah K. Clark

Sarah K. Clark

No abstract provided.


Multilinguality In The Digital Library: A Review, Anne Diekema Jan 2012

Multilinguality In The Digital Library: A Review, Anne Diekema

Instructional Technology and Learning Sciences Research

Purpose – Together, increasing globalization and the internet created fertile grounds for the establishment of multilingual digital libraries. Providing cross-lingual access to materials is of particular interest to political entities such as the European Union, which currently has 23 official languages, but also to multinational companies and countries that have different languages represented among their citizens. The main objective of this paper is to review the literature on multilingual digital libraries and provide an overview of this area.

Design/methodology/approach – Based on a thorough literature search in four different databases, a core set of literature on multilingual digital libraries was ...


Synthesizing Multicultural, Global, And Civic Perspectives In The Elementary School Curriculum And Educational Research, Steven P. Camicia, J. Zhu Jan 2012

Synthesizing Multicultural, Global, And Civic Perspectives In The Elementary School Curriculum And Educational Research, Steven P. Camicia, J. Zhu

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Dreaming In Context: Micro- And Structural Transformations In An Age Of Standardized Testing, Sue Kasun Jan 2012

Dreaming In Context: Micro- And Structural Transformations In An Age Of Standardized Testing, Sue Kasun

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Learning Mathematics With Technology: The Influence Of Virtual Manipulatives On Different Achievement Groups, Patricia Moyer-Packenham, Jennifer Suh Jan 2012

Learning Mathematics With Technology: The Influence Of Virtual Manipulatives On Different Achievement Groups, Patricia Moyer-Packenham, Jennifer Suh

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

This study examined the influence of virtual manipulatives on different achievement groups during a teaching experiment in four fifth-grade classrooms. During a two-week unit focusing on two rational number concepts (fraction equivalence and fraction addition with unlike denominators) one low achieving, two average achieving, and one high achieving group participated in two instructional treatments (three groups used virtual manipulatives and one group used physical manipulatives). Data sources included pre- and post-tests of students’ mathematical content knowledge and videotapes of classroom sessions. Results of paired samples t-tests examining the three groups using virtual manipulatives indicated a statistically significant overall gain following ...


Exploring Adult Development Frameworks: Self-Study And Inquiry Outcomes For Developing Leaders And Building Student Success, Susan A. Turner Jan 2012

Exploring Adult Development Frameworks: Self-Study And Inquiry Outcomes For Developing Leaders And Building Student Success, Susan A. Turner

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Teaching Anxieties Revealed: Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Reflections On Their Mathematics Teaching Experiences, A. Brown, A. Westenskow, Patricia Moyer-Packenham Jan 2012

Teaching Anxieties Revealed: Pre-Service Elementary Teachers’ Reflections On Their Mathematics Teaching Experiences, A. Brown, A. Westenskow, Patricia Moyer-Packenham

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

Over the last 50 years, there has been ample research dedicated to mathematics anxiety in contexts of teaching and learning. However, there has been less attention focused on pre-service teachers' anxieties about teaching mathematics in classroom settings. This study analyzed pre-service teachers' reflections at the conclusion of an elementary mathematics field experience in order to determine common themes surrounding anxiety-related events based on mathematics practice-teaching experiences. Through qualitative analysis of pre-service teachers' reflections using open and axial coding, three categories and ten themes surrounding elementary pre-service teachers' anxiety-related events based on mathematics practice-teaching experiences emerged. Some of the themes presented ...


Making Sense Of Integer Arithmetic: The Effect Of Using Virtual Manipulatives On Students' Representational Fluency, J. Bolyard, Patricia Moyer-Packenham Jan 2012

Making Sense Of Integer Arithmetic: The Effect Of Using Virtual Manipulatives On Students' Representational Fluency, J. Bolyard, Patricia Moyer-Packenham

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

This study investigated how the use of virtual manipulatives in integer instruction impacts student achievement for integer addition and subtraction. Of particular interest was the influence of using virtual manipulatives on students’ ability to create and translate among representations for integer computation. The research employed a quasi-experimental pretest-posttest design. Ninety-nine sixth-grade students participated over a four-week period. Six classes were randomly assigned to one of three treatment groups. Students increased in integer computation achievement and demonstrated facility with pictures and written representations. Students had more difficulty creating symbolic representations and making connections among this and other representational forms.


Through The Eyes Of The Novice Teacher: Perceptions Of Mentoring Support, Sarah K. Clark, D. Byrnes Jan 2012

Through The Eyes Of The Novice Teacher: Perceptions Of Mentoring Support, Sarah K. Clark, D. Byrnes

Teacher Education and Leadership Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Investigating Impacts Of Technology-Related Teacher Professional Development Designs: A Comparative Case Study, Mimi Recker, Linda Sellers, Lei Ye Jan 2012

Investigating Impacts Of Technology-Related Teacher Professional Development Designs: A Comparative Case Study, Mimi Recker, Linda Sellers, Lei Ye

The Instructional Architect Research Group

No abstract provided.