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Exploring Faculty Decision-Making Processes For Using Instructional Technology In The Classroom: Implications For Policy And Practice, Matthew T. Hora, Jeremiah I. Holden Nov 2015

Exploring Faculty Decision-Making Processes For Using Instructional Technology In The Classroom: Implications For Policy And Practice, Matthew T. Hora, Jeremiah I. Holden

Remi Holden

Given the primacy of instructional technology in today’s college classroom, it is important to understand how faculty use these tools, especially how they adapt specific tools to meet the unique needs of particular faculty or instructional situations. Instructional designers and policymakers face the challenge of introducing innovations into established patterns of tool use and educational practice. As a result, when interventions are designed and implemented without a working understanding of existing practices and workplace conditions, incompatibilities between the demands of the innovation and the constraints of the local setting may result. Instructional designers need robust accounts of local practice ...


How Can Teachers Use Video Games To Teach Their Students Mathematics?, Jeremiah I. Holden, C. Williams Nov 2015

How Can Teachers Use Video Games To Teach Their Students Mathematics?, Jeremiah I. Holden, C. Williams

Remi Holden

Imagine a veteran mathematics educator eager to refine her practice. Alternatively, what of the first-year teacher confident in her ability to adapt new technologies to communicate, problem-solve, and share information. How might either identify what makes video games and gameplay effective in a mathematics classroom? What are the advantages of game-based learning in contrast to more traditional instructional strategies, and can pitfalls be avoided, successes recognized, and challenges mitigated? We recommend:

  • Investigating online resources and communities, including GameDesk's Educade , Common Sense Media's Graphite , MinecraftEdu , and Playful Learning to find teacher-recommended games;
  • Playing game demos, envisioning how students' play ...


Priorities And Pathways For Civic Caucusing: The Michigan Student Caucus, Jeremiah I. Holden, Jeff Stanzler, Michael Fahy, Jeff Kupperman Nov 2015

Priorities And Pathways For Civic Caucusing: The Michigan Student Caucus, Jeremiah I. Holden, Jeff Stanzler, Michael Fahy, Jeff Kupperman

Remi Holden

No abstract provided.


Gameful Learning As A Way Of Being, Jeremiah I. Holden, Jeff Kupperman, Aviva Dorfman, Tim Saunders, Amanda Pratt, Pagan Mackay Nov 2015

Gameful Learning As A Way Of Being, Jeremiah I. Holden, Jeff Kupperman, Aviva Dorfman, Tim Saunders, Amanda Pratt, Pagan Mackay

Remi Holden

As a variation on game-based learning, we propose the concept of 'gameful learning' as a framework that encourages improvisation, playfulness, and social interaction, and which takes into account the unique contingencies of individual people and specific content. We describe gameful learning in terms of three elements: attitude, identity, and ignorance. Three cases of gameful learning are examined across diverse learning environments: a fourth grade science class studying matter, a secondary world history class studying the Middle Ages, and an educational technology graduate programme. Cross-case analysis reveals how gameful learning elements relate to attitudes of agency and social necessity, becoming a ...


Exploring The Role Of Instructional Technology In Course Planning And Classroom Teaching: Implications For Pedagogical Reform, Matthew T. Hora, Jeremiah I. Holden Nov 2015

Exploring The Role Of Instructional Technology In Course Planning And Classroom Teaching: Implications For Pedagogical Reform, Matthew T. Hora, Jeremiah I. Holden

Remi Holden

Instructional technology plays a key role in many teaching reform efforts at the postsecondary level, yet evidence suggests that faculty adopt these technology-based innovations in a slow and inconsistent fashion. A key to improving these efforts is to understand local practice and use these insights to design more locally attuned interventions. This exploratory study draws on systems-of-practice theory from distributed cognition research to provide a framework for producing comprehensive accounts of technology use. This account includes three components: (a) awareness of the local resource base for instructional technology, (b) decision-making processes regarding tool use, and (c) actual classroom use of ...


Promoting Moral Reasoning And Multicultural Competence During Internship, Edward Cannon Oct 2015

Promoting Moral Reasoning And Multicultural Competence During Internship, Edward Cannon

Edward Cannon

This paper reports a study designed to increase the moral reasoning and multicultural competence of White students in a counselling internship. An intervention was conducted to determine the effectiveness of using a deliberate psychological education (DPE) approach that incorporated issues of cultural competence, oppression and diversity. This study attempted to discern if the DPE model could make a difference in the promotion of moral reasoning and multicultural competence of counsellor interns. The Intervention Group showed significant gains compared to Comparison Group 1 and 2 in moral reasoning as measured by the Defining Issues Test‐2, as well as significant gains ...


Orienting Counseling Students Toward Multiculturalism: Exploring Privilege During A New Student Orientation, Diane Estrada, Shruti Poulsen, Edward Cannon, Marsha Wiggins Oct 2015

Orienting Counseling Students Toward Multiculturalism: Exploring Privilege During A New Student Orientation, Diane Estrada, Shruti Poulsen, Edward Cannon, Marsha Wiggins

Edward Cannon

New counseling students often have strong reactions to the concept of privilege and become anxious when expected to address issues of multiculturalism personally and professionally. In this article, the authors describe a new student orientation model that focuses on addressing privilege and offer steps toward embracing multiculturalism and social justice.


Promoting Ego Development And Multicultural Competence During Internship, Edward Cannon, Dennis Frank Oct 2015

Promoting Ego Development And Multicultural Competence During Internship, Edward Cannon, Dennis Frank

Edward Cannon

This research involved an exploratory intervention to determine the effectiveness of using a deliberate psychological education (DPE) approach that incorporated issues of ethics, multicultural competence, oppression and diversity. The study attempted to discern if the DPE model used could make a difference in the promotion of ego development (which subsumes moral development) and multicultural knowledge and awareness of counselor interns. The intervention group showed significant gains compared to comparison groups in ego development as measured by the Washington University Sentence Completion Test (WSCT) (Loevinger 1985) as well as significant gains on the Knowledge subscale of the Multicultural Counseling Knowledge and ...


Clinical Mental Health Counseling: A National Survey Of Counselor Educators, Edward Cannon, Joseph Cooper Oct 2015

Clinical Mental Health Counseling: A National Survey Of Counselor Educators, Edward Cannon, Joseph Cooper

Edward Cannon

This study reflects a national survey of 295 CACREP counselor educators regarding their understanding of and support for the 2009 CACREP standards revision. It also assessed respondents' opinions about the proposed number of program credits (48, 60, other) and internship hours (600, 900, other) based upon whether the community counseling and mental health counseling specialty tracks merge or remain separate. Results indicate a difference in opinions about the curricular changes that reflects a historic and continuing tension around counselor identity issues.


Measuring Ethical Sensitivity To Racial And Gender Intolerance In Schools, Edward Cannon Oct 2015

Measuring Ethical Sensitivity To Racial And Gender Intolerance In Schools, Edward Cannon

Edward Cannon

Professional school counselors must increasingly be prepared to work in more racially and ethnically diverse school settings. At the same time, most school counselor trainees continue to be from the dominant culture, raising the likelihood of culture clashes and ethical violations. This article describes the use of a computer version of a measure of ethical sensitivity to racial and gender intolerance, the Racial Ethical Sensitivity Test-Compact Disk (REST-CD; Sirin, Brabeck, Satiani, & Rogers-Serin, 2003) with school counselor interns. A study of 54 school counselor interns showed that courses in professional ethics and multicultural issues were positively related to scores on the ...


Addressing Heterosexist Privilege During Orientation: One Program's Experience, Edward Cannon, Marsha Wiggins, Shruti Poulsen, Diane Estrada Oct 2015

Addressing Heterosexist Privilege During Orientation: One Program's Experience, Edward Cannon, Marsha Wiggins, Shruti Poulsen, Diane Estrada

Edward Cannon

New counseling students often have strong reactions when confronted with the concept of heterosexist privilege, and when expected to address issues of multiculturalism and diversity, personally and professionally. In this program evaluation article, the authors describe a model of new student orientation that focuses on inviting master's-level counseling students to embrace difference, especially regarding sexual orientation and gender identity/expression. Aggregate data regarding students’ evaluation of the program are included.


Variability In Research Methodology, Edward Cannon Oct 2015

Variability In Research Methodology, Edward Cannon

Edward Cannon

No abstract provided.


Substance-Using Hispanic Youth And Their Families: Review Of Engagement And Treatment Strategies, Edward Cannon, Marielle Levy Oct 2015

Substance-Using Hispanic Youth And Their Families: Review Of Engagement And Treatment Strategies, Edward Cannon, Marielle Levy

Edward Cannon

A growing population of Hispanic immigrants to the United States means that helping professionals need to gain knowledge about specific issues affecting these groups. Stresses related to the immigration experience and minority status can influence the use of alcohol and illegal substances by Hispanic adolescents. Because the family is considered the preferred unit of treatment for this population, studies addressing approaches to engagement and treatment are reviewed, and two promising models are highlighted: the strategic structural systems engagement approach and the brief strategic family therapy model.


Creative Approaches To Serving Lgbtq Youth In Schools, Dennis Frank, Edward Cannon Oct 2015

Creative Approaches To Serving Lgbtq Youth In Schools, Dennis Frank, Edward Cannon

Edward Cannon

The psychological, social, and emotional needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth often go unmet in schools. These students may be "out and proud" or they may be silent and invisible; either way, providing effective services to them creates unique challenges for professional school counselors. Providing direct services in schools may be difficult; therefore, indirect methods may create a more hospitable environment for LGBTQ youth. It is the purpose of this article to offer a better understanding of the complexities that sexual minority youth deal with in schools and to offer school counselors and others working in the ...


Queer Theory As Pedagogy In Counselor Education: A Framework For Diversity Training, Dennis Frank, Edward Cannon Oct 2015

Queer Theory As Pedagogy In Counselor Education: A Framework For Diversity Training, Dennis Frank, Edward Cannon

Edward Cannon

There is an ongoing and pernicious debate within the field of counselor education surrounding the question of whether lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues should be included under the umbrella of multiculturalism. Some argue that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender concerns do not fit within the traditional framework of multicultural counseling, while others assert that they do. A consequence of this debate is that many graduate-level counselors are earning degrees without having sufficient levels of self-awareness and knowledge regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. The authors propose queer theory as a unifying framework for diversity training within counselor education ...


The Need To Infuse Multicultural Competence Into A Master’S Level Community Counseling Internship, Edward Cannon Oct 2015

The Need To Infuse Multicultural Competence Into A Master’S Level Community Counseling Internship, Edward Cannon

Edward Cannon

No abstract provided.


Gifted Law, Identification, And Programming In Mexico: An Overview For School Professionals In The United States, Bryn Harris Sep 2015

Gifted Law, Identification, And Programming In Mexico: An Overview For School Professionals In The United States, Bryn Harris

Bryn Harris

The demographics in the United States are rapidly changing and the school-aged population is growing at an even faster rate, particularly within the Mexican population. In 2008, 12.7 million Mexican immigrants lived in the United States which is 17 times the number in 1970. In addition, Mexican populations are younger than other U.S. populations which directly impacts school systems and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. This article provides an overview of various concepts, frameworks, and services used by the Mexican education system that pertain to the gifted population. In particular, the topics covered are ...


Culturally And Linguistically Responsive Practices In Psychoeducational Reports For English Language Learners, Bryn Harris, Amanda Sullivan, Geraldine Oades-Sese, Marlene Sotelo-Dynega Sep 2015

Culturally And Linguistically Responsive Practices In Psychoeducational Reports For English Language Learners, Bryn Harris, Amanda Sullivan, Geraldine Oades-Sese, Marlene Sotelo-Dynega

Bryn Harris

Past researchers suggested there are a number of shortcomings in the psychoeducational evaluation process and practices used with English language learners (ELLs). In the present exploratory study, the authors descriptively examined the assessment practices used in the special education eligibility determination process for ELLs as documented in 34 psychoeducational evaluation reports in one southwestern state. The authors reviewed psychoeducational evaluation reports prepared by school psychologists to determine (a) the extent to which school psychologists adhered to legal and ethical guidelines in the evaluation of ELLs for special education eligibility and needs and (b) how school psychologists account for cultural and ...


Identifying Gifted And Talented English Language Learners: A Case Study, Bryn Harris, Jonathan Plucker, Kelly Rapp, Rebecca Martinez Sep 2015

Identifying Gifted And Talented English Language Learners: A Case Study, Bryn Harris, Jonathan Plucker, Kelly Rapp, Rebecca Martinez

Bryn Harris

With the sharp rise in students who are English language learners (ELL), research on identifying and serving the needs of gifted and talented (GT) ELL students offers fertile ground for best practice guidelines. The current study describes GT/ELL identification practices based on an in-depth case study of one diverse school district in the Midwest. School personnel, parents, and students participated in separate semistructured group interviews about their experiences regarding GT/ELL identification. Interviews were audiotaped, transcribed, and analyzed for thematic content. Additionally, district and state policy documents about GT and ELL identification practices were reviewed. Results highlight the theoretical ...


Achieving Equity And Excellence: The Role Of School Mental Health Providers In Shrinking Excellence Gaps, Bryn Harris, Jonathan Plucker Sep 2015

Achieving Equity And Excellence: The Role Of School Mental Health Providers In Shrinking Excellence Gaps, Bryn Harris, Jonathan Plucker

Bryn Harris

The United States is becoming more racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse, yet the educational attainment of various student groups has been very uneven. For decades, educators and policymakers have been focused on minimal competencies rather than advanced achievement. Specifically, federal and state education policies have focused on closing achievement gaps at basic levels of achievement, which has allowed excellence gaps to grow considerably. This article describes ways in which school mental health professionals can address excellence gaps and serve as advocates for all high-ability students.


Practices That Promote English Reading For English Learners (Els), Rebecca Martinez, Bryn Harris, Maryellen Brunson Mcclain Sep 2015

Practices That Promote English Reading For English Learners (Els), Rebecca Martinez, Bryn Harris, Maryellen Brunson Mcclain

Bryn Harris

Schools are becoming increasingly diversified; however, training and professional development related to working with English language learners (ELs), especially in the area of English reading, is limited. In this article, we identify three “Big Ideas” of effective and collaborative practices that promote English reading achievement for EL students: (a) foster academic English at all stages of second-language acquisition by explicitly teaching vocabulary, emphasizing cross-linguistic transfer strategies, and supporting ongoing oral language development; (b) adopt a schoolwide collaborative approach to conduct frequent formative reading assessments and use the data to drive instruction by providing accommodations that promote English reading; and (c ...


Teachers: The Forgotten Influence On The Success Of Prevention Programs, Linda Smolak, Bryn Harris, Michael Levine, Catherine Shisslak Sep 2015

Teachers: The Forgotten Influence On The Success Of Prevention Programs, Linda Smolak, Bryn Harris, Michael Levine, Catherine Shisslak

Bryn Harris

No abstract provided.


Performance On The Test Of Memory Malingering (Tomm) Among A Large Clinic-Referred Pediatric Sample, John Kirk, Bryn Harris, Christa Hutaff-Lee, Stephen Koelemay, Juliet Dinkins, Michael Kirkwood Sep 2015

Performance On The Test Of Memory Malingering (Tomm) Among A Large Clinic-Referred Pediatric Sample, John Kirk, Bryn Harris, Christa Hutaff-Lee, Stephen Koelemay, Juliet Dinkins, Michael Kirkwood

Bryn Harris

Growing concerns with suboptimal effort in pediatric populations have led clinicians to investigate the utility of symptom validity tests (SVT) among children and adolescents. Performance on the Test of Memory Malingering (TOMM) was analyzed among a clinical sample of individuals ranging in age from 5 through 16 years. The 101 patients were referred for a variety of learning, developmental, psychiatric, and neurological concerns. All children were administered the TOMM as part of a clinical neuropsychological evaluation. Within the sample, 4 patients did not meet the adult cutoff criteria for passing the TOMM. Three of the 4 patients also demonstrated suboptimal ...


Adolescent Racial Identity Self-Identification Of Multiple And “Other” Race/Ethnicities, Bryn Harris, Russell Ravert, Amanda Sullivan Sep 2015

Adolescent Racial Identity Self-Identification Of Multiple And “Other” Race/Ethnicities, Bryn Harris, Russell Ravert, Amanda Sullivan

Bryn Harris

This mixed methods study focused on adolescents who rejected conventional singular racial/ethnic categorization by selecting multiple race/ethnicities or writing descriptions of “Other” racial/ethnic identities in response to a survey item asking them to identify their race/ethnicity. Written responses reflected eight distinct categories ranging from elaborative descriptions of conventional race categories to responses refusing the construct of race/ethnicity. Students’ endorsement of multiple or “Other” ethnicities, and the resultant categories, differed by gender, grade, school type, and school compositions. Findings support scholars’ concern that common conceptualizations of race may not capture the complexity of self-identified racial categories ...


Gifted Girls: Gender Bias In Gifted Referrals, Margarita Bianco, Bryn Harris, Dorothy Garrison-Wade, Nancy Leech Sep 2015

Gifted Girls: Gender Bias In Gifted Referrals, Margarita Bianco, Bryn Harris, Dorothy Garrison-Wade, Nancy Leech

Bryn Harris

The goal of this mixed-methods study was to explore the effect of gender on teachers' willingness to refer students to a gifted and talented program. Teachers (N = 28) were provided with one of two profiles (i.e., female or male) describing a gifted student. Results indicated that teachers' decisions for referral to gifted programs were significantly influenced by the student's gender; teachers were much less willing to refer a female student than an identically described male student to gifted programs. Further, qualitative analysis revealed that teachers' descriptions of students and reasons for their referral decisions differed considerably based on ...


Creating Communities Of Practice To Improve The Educational And Mental Health Contexts Of Bilingual/Bicultural Youth: A Case Study From Colorado, Bryn Harris Sep 2015

Creating Communities Of Practice To Improve The Educational And Mental Health Contexts Of Bilingual/Bicultural Youth: A Case Study From Colorado, Bryn Harris

Bryn Harris

No abstract provided.


Evaluating Autism Diagnostic And Screening Tools For Cultural And Linguistic Responsiveness, Bryn Harris, Erin Barton, Chantel Albert Sep 2015

Evaluating Autism Diagnostic And Screening Tools For Cultural And Linguistic Responsiveness, Bryn Harris, Erin Barton, Chantel Albert

Bryn Harris

While clear guidelines and best practices exist for the assessment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), little information is available about assessing for ASD in culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) populations. CLD populations might be misidentified and under-identified with ASD due to the assessment practices that we employ. Four autism diagnostic tools and six autism screeners were selected and evaluated for their cultural and linguistic responsiveness. Although the evaluation of ASD within CLD populations is highly complex, this study identified the need for improved autism assessment tools and practices. Without the appropriate assessment of these populations, CLD children will likely continue ...


Strength-Based Rti: Developing Gifted Potential In Spanish Speaking English Language Learners, Margarita Bianco, Bryn Harris Sep 2015

Strength-Based Rti: Developing Gifted Potential In Spanish Speaking English Language Learners, Margarita Bianco, Bryn Harris

Bryn Harris

This article proposes a strength-based response to intervention (RTI) model for developing and identifying gifted potential in English language learners (ELLs). In the recent years, much has been written about RTI; however, the potential of RTI for meeting the needs of gifted ELLs has not yet been explored. This article seeks to address this void by proposing a multi-tiered system of supports designed to meet the unique learning needs of gifted, Spanish-speaking ELLs.