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Preparing Teacher Candidates For The Instruction Of English Language Learners, Monica Marie Gonzalez Dec 2016

Preparing Teacher Candidates For The Instruction Of English Language Learners, Monica Marie Gonzalez

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

This inquiry utilizes a sheltered instruction approach to lesson planning with the intention of improving teacher candidates’ instruction to English Language Learners (ELLs). In this study a web-based questionnaire and a sheltered instruction lesson plan template were used to facilitate opportunities for teacher candidates to reflect on and practice planning English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction. Data collections used were nine web-based questionnaire responses and thirty sheltered instruction lesson plans. Findings suggest teacher candidates need more experiences with using ELLs’ language proficiency data for instruction and need to learn how to use rubrics when giving ELLs feedback on ...


Table Of Contents And Introductory Materials For Vol. 23, No. 3, 2017, Bruce Quantic Dec 2016

Table Of Contents And Introductory Materials For Vol. 23, No. 3, 2017, Bruce Quantic

The Advocate

Table of contents and introductory materials for Vol. 23, issue 3 (Fall - Winter 2017), including a dedication to Dr. Donald E. Hufford (1929-2016), ATE-K member and reviewer/author.


An Online Resource For Improving Instructional Practice, Daniel Stiffler, Mary Frazier Dec 2016

An Online Resource For Improving Instructional Practice, Daniel Stiffler, Mary Frazier

The Advocate

Effective teachers are continually looking for engaging teaching strategies, but both new and experienced teachers can feel overwhelmed by the plethora of theories and strategies available to them. The website, K-12Toolbox.org, contains a series of research-based guiding questions coupled with targeted videos, articles, and resources for improving instructional practice. The K-12toolbox.org site will provide easily accessible support for teachers and administrators as they work together to provide classroom lessons that mirror best practice and engage students.


Video-Based Education Ethnography Project, Lori Goodson, F. Todd Goodson, David S. Allen Dec 2016

Video-Based Education Ethnography Project, Lori Goodson, F. Todd Goodson, David S. Allen

The Advocate

This article chronicles the development of a video-based ethnography project documenting daily life in a Kansas elementary and a secondary classroom. The project, which took nearly two years of planning, allows a direct link to two classrooms approximately 250 miles away to provide a virtual field experience for undergraduates and a wide array of research possibilities for faculty. Since its first semester in spring 2016, it now enables students to see the daily actions of an elementary teacher and a secondary math teacher in a live classroom setting, and various faculty and graduate student research projects are currently under way.


Benefits Of A University Faculty-To-Faculty Mentoring Program, Anh Tran, Kay Gibson Dec 2016

Benefits Of A University Faculty-To-Faculty Mentoring Program, Anh Tran, Kay Gibson

The Advocate

A faculty-to-faculty mentoring program is considered a useful way to help faculty be successful in teaching, research and service that lead to tenure attainment. Mentoring programs can be structured in a variety of ways, but usually the outcomes are focused on the benefits for mentees. This article presents a research study on a mentoring program in the College of Education at Wichita State University, in which mentors were tenured faculty and mentees were tenure–eligible. Through a written survey and an interview, participants identified perceived individual individual benefits of the mentoring program, and provided recommendations for future development. The traditional ...


Readstricted: Censorship In Public School Libraries, Carolyn L. Carlson Dec 2016

Readstricted: Censorship In Public School Libraries, Carolyn L. Carlson

The Advocate

Introduction: For as long as texts have been printed, they have also been subjected to censorship. Each year, books are challenged and/or banned from public school libraries.


Teaching Triangles: A Campus Wide Interdisciplinary Program For Faculty Professional Development, Gwen Landever, Caroline Mackintosh Dec 2016

Teaching Triangles: A Campus Wide Interdisciplinary Program For Faculty Professional Development, Gwen Landever, Caroline Mackintosh

The Advocate

Providing meaningful professional development at a small teaching university can be a challenge. Since there are limited opportunities to bring in big named speakers for a lecture or to send faculty to conferences, faculty and administration need to find low cost and creative ways to support professional development. This paper will discuss how a university has transformed faculty development through a peer-based model called “Teaching Triangles”. Initially adopted as a method to support new faculty in one department, it has grown into an interdisciplinary campus wide initiative. Along with faculty participation, students have also become actively involved in the process.


Return-To-School Challenges For The Post-Concussion Student, Rich Bomgardner Dec 2016

Return-To-School Challenges For The Post-Concussion Student, Rich Bomgardner

The Advocate

The number of concussions in sports and recreational activities are increasing on an annual basis. Students returning to school after a concussion face many challenges which can affect their learning and school reintegration process. Difficulties in learning, decreased academic performance, and classroom readjustment issues have been reported in earlier studies. The schools and teachers ability to understand basic concussion signs and symptoms, learning and classroom challenges as well as how to implement a return to learn plan play a vital role in the student’s academic success.


When Study Abroad Is Not Enough: Improving Language Proficiency Through Virtual Interaction, Christopher J. Jochum Dec 2016

When Study Abroad Is Not Enough: Improving Language Proficiency Through Virtual Interaction, Christopher J. Jochum

The Advocate

The purpose of this study was to investigate the experiences of an in-service Spanish teacher who, despite studying abroad on multiple occasions, was unable to meet the proficiency requirements necessary for professional licensure in her state. Using a single case study design (Yin, 2014), the author documented the year-long experiences of this teacher as she engaged in virtual language activities with a Native Spanish speaker to successfully improve her proficiency. The following paper will provide a brief overview of the study, the supporting theoretical framework, methods, results and scholarly contributions to the field of foreign language education and teacher preparation.


The Power Of Classroom Libraries And Pre-Service Teachers, Sonja Ezell Dec 2016

The Power Of Classroom Libraries And Pre-Service Teachers, Sonja Ezell

The Advocate

This paper explores how critical classroom libraries are for student success. Research indicates that students who have access to classroom libraries read more and their reading achievement improves. This study investigates the picture-book genre preferences of pre-service teachers and the implications for the books and genres that scored both high and low on the survey. In addition, this study highlights the plight of students who reside in book desserts and do not have abundant opportunities to obtain books outside of the school community.


Teacher Shortages In Kansas And In The Nation, Kenneth A. Weaver, Rudy Perez Dec 2016

Teacher Shortages In Kansas And In The Nation, Kenneth A. Weaver, Rudy Perez

The Advocate

In March, 2016, Kansas Commissioner of Education Randy Watson created the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Teacher Vacancies and Supply. The authors of this article were task force co-chairs. This article reports the key finds of the task force and then reports current research findings about teacher shortage from across the nation. We then list recommendations for teacher educators to improve the supply of teachers and retention of career teachers. The conclusion crystallizes the four challenges Kansas has to increase the number of teachers in the state.


A Fireworks Display Of Library Instruction, Terri M. Rickel Nov 2016

A Fireworks Display Of Library Instruction, Terri M. Rickel

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

Instructing students on how to use the library and the databases in one setting, especially when there is only 50 minutes, can be extremely overwhelming for the students and instructor. This session covered tips that can be used in the interview process with the professor, creating a flipped classroom or blended instruction opportunities to enhance the learning process ( including pre or post-session), as well as demonstrating guides for assisting students in database searching techniques. Finally, the session ended with ways to get buy-in from professors about tutorials and guides used outside the lessons.


Editorial Introduction, Suzanne Porath Nov 2016

Editorial Introduction, Suzanne Porath

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

Action research begins with a question about practice, and this volume of Networks presents a variety of questions teacher educators asked about their work with teacher candidates and graduate students. Several of the studies also highlight the cycles of inquiry that can change practice over time.


“I’M Not So Sure…”: Teacher Educator Action Research Into Uncertainty, Carrie Rogers Nov 2016

“I’M Not So Sure…”: Teacher Educator Action Research Into Uncertainty, Carrie Rogers

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

Using a framework of uncertainty that is informed by Hannah Arendt’s philosophy this foursemester action research project describes the creation and analysis of an assignment that allows teacher candidates to explore their own uncertainties in regards to the teaching profession. This action research project examines the assignment and its development over time toward the goal of encouraging teacher candidates to have a disposition that frames uncertainty or doubt as an essential and necessary part of teaching. Findings were mixed. While this study reaffirms the theoretical perspective that action research, for me as a teacher educator, is about taking pedagogical ...


Book Review Of Negotiating A Permeable Curriculum, Ted Kesler Nov 2016

Book Review Of Negotiating A Permeable Curriculum, Ted Kesler

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

Negotiating a Permeable Curriculum was first published in 1993 in the National Council of Teachers of English Concept Paper Series. Now it is reprinted in book form as part of the Garn Press Women Scholars Series. In the book, the extended essay is framed by an introduction by senior editor, Bobbie Kabuto, and an interview by Kabuto with Anne Haas Dyson. The final section of the book is a bibliography of Dyson’s most recent publications.


Developing Effective Physical Fitness Testing Standards For Pre Service Physical Educators, Kory Hill, Roland Thornburg Nov 2016

Developing Effective Physical Fitness Testing Standards For Pre Service Physical Educators, Kory Hill, Roland Thornburg

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

Physical educators are often held to a higher standard of physical fitness. The ability to effectively convey the importance of physical fitness may depend upon the ability to appear physically fit. The ability to perform at a minimal level of proficiency on fitness tests was deemed important by the faculty of one physical education teacher education program (PETE). In an action research evaluation, the faculty examined standards presented in the literature, as well as questionnaire responses by students, to develop reasonable passing scores for physical education majors. Results indicated the students are receptive to minimal standards and the initial standards ...


“A Close Read Of My Classroom”: Teacher Research And Identity Work, Joy Kammerer Myers Nov 2016

“A Close Read Of My Classroom”: Teacher Research And Identity Work, Joy Kammerer Myers

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

It is not uncommon for classroom teacher researchers to face multiple obstacles, but for the fifth grade teacher in this study, Donna, her administrators did not support her research efforts because they thought it would take away from preparing students for end of grade tests. The purpose of this study was to explore the ways conducting teacher research shaped Donna’s teacher identities and to examine how the context of her school impacted any identity shifts. Data sources included: interviews, observations, and teacher-created artifacts such as annotations of journal articles; her research proposal, paper, and presentation; reflections; and classroom observations ...


Mixed Classes, Mixed Methods: Writing Students’ Attitudes About Collaborative And Intercultural Learning, D. Michael Keleher Nov 2016

Mixed Classes, Mixed Methods: Writing Students’ Attitudes About Collaborative And Intercultural Learning, D. Michael Keleher

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

This article describes a two-semester study of mixed (native and non-native speaking) writing groups in developmental college writing classes. The teacher assigned and observed writing activities and collected survey and interview data to determine the impact on the students’ perceived writing abilities and attitudes toward paired and small group work. The findings suggest that the benefits of collaborative learning are dependent on the degree of peer accountability and the teacher’s care in designing the activities. With mixed language background English classes becoming the norm, teachers might consider the possibilities for collaborative learning as a means for providing further emersion ...


Preparing Graduate Students To Teach Math: Engaging With Activities And Viewing Teaching Models, Maria Boeke Mongillo Nov 2016

Preparing Graduate Students To Teach Math: Engaging With Activities And Viewing Teaching Models, Maria Boeke Mongillo

Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research

Teacher self-efficacy is the belief a teacher holds that he or she can make a difference in student achievement, even when the student is difficult or unmotivated (Guskey & Passaro, 1994). It has been linked to positive teacher practices and student outcomes. This mixed methods study of preservice elementary and early childhood math teachers explored how having students engage in hands-on activities and view video teaching models in a graduate mathematics methods course influenced their teacher selfefficacy for math. The study took place in two phases, with course modifications made between the two. Statistical analyses of pre- and post-test scores on ...


Eyes On The Prize: Delivering Archival Content With Synchronized Transcripts In Hydra, Irene Taylor, Shannon Davis Nov 2016

Eyes On The Prize: Delivering Archival Content With Synchronized Transcripts In Hydra, Irene Taylor, Shannon Davis

Central Plains Network for Digital Asset Management

Regarded as the definitive work on the Civil Rights Movement, the documentary series, Eyes on the Prize, has been seen by millions since its PBS debut in 1987. However, what remains unseen is the nearly 85 hours of interview outtakes that provide further insight into the series’ original stories of struggle, resistance, and perseverance. Through the Eyes on the Prize Digitization and Reassembly project, funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, Washington University Libraries has made the complete, never-before-seen interviews and TEI XML encoded, synchronized transcripts freely accessible through its newly developed Hydra digital repository.

This session will ...


Bridging The Communication Gap Successfully For Library/It Projects, Amanda Harlan, Dhanushka Samarakoon Nov 2016

Bridging The Communication Gap Successfully For Library/It Projects, Amanda Harlan, Dhanushka Samarakoon

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

Have you ever had a difficult time describing a concept for a project? This can be especially true with collaborative projects between library and IT staff. Library and IT staff have historically been at odds concerning communication due to the use of jargon specific to their area, different working environments and styles, and conflicting best practices and standards that each follow. K-State Libraries and their internal IT department will share the communication issues with solutions from a librarian’s and developer’s perspective. We will also discuss how has influenced processes and methodologies used for collaborative projects between library and ...


Juggling Collections And Connections To Community: Changing Role Of Libraries, Jorge A. Leon Jr, Barbara M. Pope Nov 2016

Juggling Collections And Connections To Community: Changing Role Of Libraries, Jorge A. Leon Jr, Barbara M. Pope

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

The traditional role of the academic librarian has long been the support of the university’s needs through instruction, collection development, and research assistance. Over the decades, this role has evolved to match the needs of the 21st century university. At Leonard H. Axe Library, the challenge has been to balance the print and electronic collections at a university whose programs do not draw enough on library resources while also creating meaningful connections with students and faculty. To increase collection relevancy and make meaningful connections, the library has been creating opportunities for patrons to be content-creators and to engage ...


Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley Nov 2016

Color Me Calm: Adult Coloring And The University Library, Heidi Blackburn, Claire E. Chamley

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

An activity often reserved for children, coloring books for adults rose from hipster trend to global phenomenon beginning in 2013. Adults flocked to the activity for a variety of reasons, including stress relief, socialization, a way to unplug from technology or even as a way to gain social status by appearing trendy. Participants reported enjoying the tactile, interactive nature of the books as a respite from constant screen time. Coloring books became big business for craft suppliers and bookstores by 2015. Coloring books shot to the top of the Best Sellers list on Amazon and were prominently displayed in book ...


Transcending Institutions And Borders: 21st Century Digital Scholarship At K-State, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Rachel Miles, Ryan Otto, Charlene N. Simser Nov 2016

Transcending Institutions And Borders: 21st Century Digital Scholarship At K-State, Rebel Cummings-Sauls, Rachel Miles, Ryan Otto, Charlene N. Simser

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

Digital scholarship of the 21st century transcends institutions and borders with its freedom from print and physical locations. This case study reviews aspects of establishing a sustainable digital scholarship center, supporting open access through the institutional repository (K-State Research Exchange - K-REx) and an open access publishing platform (New Prairie Press – NPP) along with other outreach efforts. The Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship (CADS) at K-State Libraries serves our campus community, but digital scholarship extends K-State's impact far beyond Manhattan, Kansas. Highlighting the scholarship at our campus is only one small piece of the landscape. Collaboration on ...


Can Smaller Colleges Use The Aac&U Rubrics?, Gloria F. Creed-Dikeogu Nov 2016

Can Smaller Colleges Use The Aac&U Rubrics?, Gloria F. Creed-Dikeogu

Kansas Library Association College and University Libraries Section Proceedings

This article introduces the American Association of Colleges and University’s (AAC& U) Value Rubrics to smaller colleges and describes how the Value Rubrics (2009) offered free to download from the AAC&U website may be used as effective assessment tools in academic and information literacy courses and programs on their campuses. This article also describe why and how a small Kansas college has proceeded to use the AAC&U Value Rubrics alongside the SAILS pre- and post-test to assess a for-credit information literacy course offered to undergraduate students.


2016 Fall - Seek - Full Issue (Pdf), News And Communications Services Nov 2016

2016 Fall - Seek - Full Issue (Pdf), News And Communications Services

Seek

Fall 2016 issue of Seek


Colors Of Health, Annelise Nguyen Nov 2016

Colors Of Health, Annelise Nguyen

Seek

Photo of work by Annelise Nguyen


The Past: Planted In History, News And Communications Services Nov 2016

The Past: Planted In History, News And Communications Services

Seek

“Women in Greenhouse” is a print made in 1995 from an undated negative in the Kansas State University archives.


Explain It: Cyber-Physical Systems, News And Communications Services Nov 2016

Explain It: Cyber-Physical Systems, News And Communications Services

Seek

Eugene Vasserman, associate professor of computer science, explains, in under 100 words, what cyber-physical systems are and how Kansas State University computer scientists are ensuring they can be used to improve health care without compromising safety.


Tech Transfer: Ksurf And Ksu-Ic: Turning Discovery Into Commercial Success, Pat Melgares Nov 2016

Tech Transfer: Ksurf And Ksu-Ic: Turning Discovery Into Commercial Success, Pat Melgares

Seek

Chris Brandt knows that in the business world, the knowledge that is created in the laboratories and classrooms of Kansas State University has value.