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The Impact Of Collaboration On Clinical Practice In Teacher Education: A Pilot Study, Christina L. Wilcoxen Jun 2016

The Impact Of Collaboration On Clinical Practice In Teacher Education: A Pilot Study, Christina L. Wilcoxen

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

This article shares one university’s work with two metropolitan districts to support preservice teachers during clinical practice through the use of a common language. The pilot merged the concept of co-teaching and coaching to the clinical practice experience. The study was completed over a year’s time and connected preservice teachers’ last methods class placement to their clinical practice placement. Preservice teachers participating in this pilot were paired with a cooperating teacher for an entire year as opposed to a semester experience. Preliminary findings yielded a positive outcome.


Fathers Speak: The Lived Experiences Of Fathers Of Adolescents With Autism Regarding Transition Planning For Their Children, Stathene Varvisotis Jun 2016

Fathers Speak: The Lived Experiences Of Fathers Of Adolescents With Autism Regarding Transition Planning For Their Children, Stathene Varvisotis

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

This phenomenological interview study was an examination of the lived experiences of seven fathers of adolescent sons with autism spectrum disorders as they transitioned out of school and into the postsecondary environment. The study was not created to deal only with fathers of sons; this population was coincidental. The purpose of the study was to gain insight into the fathers’ experiences and to determine whether commonalities existed within each father’s unique circumstances. A survey was considered, but discounted because of the need for more personal information from the participants. Data were collected through interviews with the participants. Analysis of ...


Use Of Student Perceptions To Measure Voice Disorders Course Impact On Learning, Amy Wilson Teten, Shari L. Deveney, Mary J. Friehe Jun 2016

Use Of Student Perceptions To Measure Voice Disorders Course Impact On Learning, Amy Wilson Teten, Shari L. Deveney, Mary J. Friehe

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

Speech-language pathology (SLP) graduate programs offer coursework and clinical training experiences for a wide variety of communication disorder areas. Voice disorders are one area in which many practicing clinicians, particularly school-based practicing clinicians, reportedly feel a lack of professional competency. Many SLP graduate programs offer only limited coursework in voice disorders and limited or no clinical practicum experiences prior to degree completion. The purpose of the present study was to compare the self-perceptions of 45 graduate students majoring in speech-language pathology at the beginning and end of a 3-credit voice disorders course. The Voice Disorders Competency Checklist (Teten, DeVeney, Friehe ...


Wearable Technology And Schools: Where Are We And Where Do We Go From Here?, Brian K. Sandall Jun 2016

Wearable Technology And Schools: Where Are We And Where Do We Go From Here?, Brian K. Sandall

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

The area of wearable technology is having a rapidly growing impact on society with more consumers purchasing wearable tech. At the same time, wearable technology seems to be poised to have an impact on educational settings. This paper explores the area of wearable technology related to schools. It considers how wearable technology can be used by teachers to improve instruction and by students to change how they interact with the school environment. Wearable technology applications currently being implemented as part of the curriculum in schools are identified and discussed. To conclude, traits and skills that school leaders need to exhibit ...


Semiotics: Notes On English To Mathematical Language Translation, Elliott Ostler Jun 2016

Semiotics: Notes On English To Mathematical Language Translation, Elliott Ostler

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

The manuscript at hand is a presentation relating the processes and notation of mathematics to the processes and notation of standard written English. Semiotics is introduced as a way to describe the similarities in the processes and goals of both systems as methods of communication. The discussion of semiotics falls within three categories: 1) examining the parallel structures of written language and mathematics, 2) defining the language based nature of mathematical symbols, notation, and processes, and 3) exploring misconceptions between mathematical versus standard written vocabulary and notation.


Engineering Education In Nebraska Schools, Derrick A. Nero Jun 2016

Engineering Education In Nebraska Schools, Derrick A. Nero

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

Engineering education in Nebraska schools would benefit state and national goals to educate and equip students with the critical thinking skills necessary to support, and advance, ever-growing technology-based careers. The major industries of any state rely on a knowledgeable and skilled workforce. Engineering education, as engineering itself, is the interdisciplinary use of science, mathematics, and technology. Engineering education can fully and effectively utilize the collaboration of industry and education for the purpose of developing productive citizens through a defined and supported set of standards for all students in Nebraska schools.


Reflection, Growth, And Mentoring Of Beginning Science And Mathematics Teachers, Sheryl Mcglamery, Saundra Shillingstad Jun 2016

Reflection, Growth, And Mentoring Of Beginning Science And Mathematics Teachers, Sheryl Mcglamery, Saundra Shillingstad

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

This is a qualitative study of beginning science and mathematics teachers involved in a comprehensive teacher induction program. The teacher induction program was striving to encourage and increase the reflection of the beginning teachers in their program. A formal reflection instrument (Plus/Delta) was used to assist the beginning science and mathematics teachers reflect on specific lessons and compare their Plus/Delta results with those of their mentors. This study compares and where appropriate, quantifies the results of both the beginning teachers and their mentors. There were six themes found in the data reported by both mentors and beginning teachers ...


Renewing Teaching Practices: Differentiated Instruction In The College Classroom, Wendy Mccarty, Sherry R. Crow, Grace A. Mims, Dennis E. Potthoff, Jennifer S. Harvey Jun 2016

Renewing Teaching Practices: Differentiated Instruction In The College Classroom, Wendy Mccarty, Sherry R. Crow, Grace A. Mims, Dennis E. Potthoff, Jennifer S. Harvey

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

At a time of high college student attrition rates, faculty who work in higher education settings are being challenged more than ever before with accountability for student learning. The purpose of this article is to share insights relative to a multi-year professional development initiative that provided college faculty with an opportunity to explore changes in their teaching. Over the course of three years, faculty members honed their knowledge, skills, and dispositions relative to a specific instructional strategy for their own classrooms: differentiated instruction. An experiential approach to the initiative was used, and the degree to which participants committed to change ...


Surviving Publish Or Perish: The Junior Faculty Approach To Scholarly Writing And Publishing, Jude Matyo-Cepero, Stathene Varvisotis Jun 2016

Surviving Publish Or Perish: The Junior Faculty Approach To Scholarly Writing And Publishing, Jude Matyo-Cepero, Stathene Varvisotis

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

One of the biggest challenges facing junior faculty members at colleges and universities throughout the country is the pressure to combine teaching with service, and advising and academic research and publication. Beginning writers/researchers are faced with a delicate balancing act which contains the requirement that they not only teach and serve the community, but also that they have x amount of research completed and published each year to maintain employment and/or seek promotion and tenure at their institution. The authors of this article share the strategies they found useful to help them in their efforts to achieve this ...


Exploring The Effectiveness Of The Gradual Release Of Responsibility On Graduate Teacher Educaation Candidates' Self-Efficacy With Ipads, Wendy Loewenstein Jun 2016

Exploring The Effectiveness Of The Gradual Release Of Responsibility On Graduate Teacher Educaation Candidates' Self-Efficacy With Ipads, Wendy Loewenstein

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

Many educational institutions struggle to keep up with technological innovations in order to engage students and prepare them to be competitive in the workforce. Those given the charge to prepare future teachers (undergraduate students) and continue the education of current teachers (graduate students) feel this pressure even more, because of the impact teacher colleges has on teacher quality in K-12 schools. Technology integration is an overwhelming task for educational leaders that extends beyond which technological device to purchase, Consideration must be spent on what pedagogical approaches are effective when implementing technology. Due to the increase of popularity of mobile technology ...


The Redirect Behavior Model And The Effects On Pre-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy, Victoria Lentfer, Bridget A. Franks Jun 2016

The Redirect Behavior Model And The Effects On Pre-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy, Victoria Lentfer, Bridget A. Franks

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

The ability for a novice teacher to confidently address inappropriate behavior has a substantial impact on student achievement, teacher attrition, and the reduction of bullying instances (Allen, 2010; Marzano, 2003). Classroom management plays a critical role in the success of the student as well as the teacher. The authors propose an intervention that potentially may have considerable impact on a novice teachers’ confidence regarding classroom management. The idea of providing guidelines for novice teachers to implement while redirecting student behavior could perhaps impact self-efficacy with classroom management. This paper describes the implementation of the Redirect Behavior Model with pre-service teachers ...


The Place For Dual Enrollment In College To Career Readiness, Phyllis K. Adcock, Kelly M. Gomez Johnson, Ferial Pearson Jun 2016

The Place For Dual Enrollment In College To Career Readiness, Phyllis K. Adcock, Kelly M. Gomez Johnson, Ferial Pearson

Journal of Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Leadership in Education

Since high school achievement has reached permeation in American society today, a college degree is becoming the new norm in the level of education that is needed for a sufficient standard of living desired by most people. Studies indicate pre-college experiences are key to the transition to college and completion of a degree. Although high school GPA was the gauge of later success in college, it has been found there is more to college and career readiness than GPA indicates. Students must be educated in developing the necessary skills in college admissions procedures, financial aid and scholarships, and the disposition ...