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Art-Integration Through Making Dioramas Of Women Mathematicians’ Lives Enhances Creativity And Motivation, Audrey C. Rule, Dana L. Atwood-Blaine, Clayton M. Edwards, Mindy M. Gordon Dec 2016

Art-Integration Through Making Dioramas Of Women Mathematicians’ Lives Enhances Creativity And Motivation, Audrey C. Rule, Dana L. Atwood-Blaine, Clayton M. Edwards, Mindy M. Gordon

Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions

Creativity is essential for solving problems in the workplace, natural environment, and everyday life, necessitating that creativity be nurtured in schools. Identification of factors that intrinsically motivate students to learn difficult or initially unappealing content is also important. This project, in which 24 racially diverse fifth grade girls created dioramas of the lives of diverse successful women mathematicians, explored the girls’ reactions to art integration into mathematics through a phenomenological qualitative analysis of their products, essays, and responses to questionnaires. The project supported the Next Generation Science Standard for engineering design, Standard 3-5-ETS1-1 and two National Core Arts Standards for ...


Three- And Four-Year Olds Learn About Gears Through Arts Incorporation, Dessy Stoycheva, Leann M. Perkins Dec 2016

Three- And Four-Year Olds Learn About Gears Through Arts Incorporation, Dessy Stoycheva, Leann M. Perkins

Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions

This research paper explores art integration into a science lesson unit that follows the Next Generation Science Standards (K-PS2-1) and focuses on the effects on memory retention of key concepts along with levels of enjoyment. An experiment was conducted with children ages 3 and 4 teaching scientific concepts about gears while incorporating student-made art products. The children were assigned to alternating experimental (art-integrated) or control (no art) conditions during the four stages of the lesson. The results did not show statistically significant differences at the alpha = 0.05 level between conditions in the amount of information retained based on the ...


Fourth Graders Make Inventions Using Scamper And Animal Adaptation Ideas, Mahjabeen Hussain, Anastasia Carignan Dec 2016

Fourth Graders Make Inventions Using Scamper And Animal Adaptation Ideas, Mahjabeen Hussain, Anastasia Carignan

Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions

This study explores to what extent the SCAMPER (Substitute, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Put to another use, Eliminate, and Rearrange) technique combined with animal adaptation ideas learned through form and function analogy activities can help fourth graders generate creative ideas while augmenting their inventiveness. The sample consisted of 24 fourth grade students (14 female, 10 male) ages 9-10 at a suburban Midwestern elementary school. A repeated-measures design involving all participants alternately in the two conditions measured students under each treatment condition. In the experimental condition, students used SCAMPER charts with animal adaptation ideas to generate ideas to improve a product using ...


Second-Graders Beautify For Butterflies, Andrea E. Anderson, Jessica A. Meier Dec 2016

Second-Graders Beautify For Butterflies, Andrea E. Anderson, Jessica A. Meier

Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions

This practical article presents activities that support previous research suggesting the integration of art with science is beneficial to the learning and cooperative processes of children. The project showcased here highlights the ability of elementary school children to collaborate with their peers for problem solving and critical thinking through the artistic use of observation and sketching. This article discusses effective lesson activities in which students combined art and science by creating and cultivating a butterfly garden on the school’s property.


Who Moved Those Rain Clouds To Town? Making Windbirds To Learn About The Power Of Wind, Deepanee Samarakoon, Latisha L. Smith Dec 2016

Who Moved Those Rain Clouds To Town? Making Windbirds To Learn About The Power Of Wind, Deepanee Samarakoon, Latisha L. Smith

Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions

In this practical article, a kindergarten teacher shares a lesson designed to teach students about the power of wind. To address the Next Generation Science Standards engineering standards, students discussed the negative and positive aspects of wind and made daily weather observations (K-ESS2-1). Students constructed bird-shaped windsocks, called windbirds, to explore how the shape of the object allowed it to move in the wind (K-2-ETS1-2). To address the National Core Arts Standards, creative arts were integrated as students designed cylindrical windbirds of colorful materials. The windbirds were used to observe the effects of wind in the students’ outdoor environment at ...


Water Play, Jane E. Cline, Brandy A. Smith Dec 2016

Water Play, Jane E. Cline, Brandy A. Smith

Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions

The inclusion of activities to develop sensory awareness, spatial thinking, and physical dexterity, operationalized through hands-on science lessons such as water play, have long been part of early childhood education. This practical article addresses Next Generation Science Standards K-2 ETS1-3 and K-2 ETS1-2 by having four-year-old prekindergarten students direct the path of water on a vertical pegboard water table with strategically-placed, attached plastic cups with holes drilled into them that leak streams of water into each other. Students enhanced their retelling of the story of the Billy Goats Gruff by placing student-made watercolor artwork along the path of the water ...


Using Creativity From Art And Engineering To Engage Students In Science, Mason Albert Kuhn, Scott Greenhalgh, Mark Mcdermott Dec 2016

Using Creativity From Art And Engineering To Engage Students In Science, Mason Albert Kuhn, Scott Greenhalgh, Mark Mcdermott

Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions

STEAM education, referring to integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics, is a contemporary buzzword that is popular in many schools. In particular, many elementary school teachers who have been tasked to incorporate STEM teaching, because of the requirements of the Next Generation Science Standards, attempt to apply the arts in their science curriculum because they feel more comfortable using instructional approaches that incorporate creative activities such as crafts, drawing, and model construction than the core practices of STEM disciplines. Teachers can use the creative arts activities in two ways to enhance the STEM learning environment: 1) Using creative processes ...


Spatial Thinking Skills And Stem Connections: How Does This Issue Address Them?, Audrey C. Rule Dec 2016

Spatial Thinking Skills And Stem Connections: How Does This Issue Address Them?, Audrey C. Rule

Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions

In this editorial, the Editor considered the importance of spatial thinking skills to STEM careers, provided examples of ways scientists use spatial thinking, noted sex and socioeconomic differences in spatial skill proficiency, and reviewed ways that activities included in articles in this issue involved spatial thinking. Brief summaries and preview images were provided for the articles in the issue. The four-component spatial thinking classification scheme with categories of intrinsic-static, intrinsic-dynamic, extrinsic-static and extrinsic dynamic was applied to the activities from this issue of the Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions. All categories of this classification scheme were addressed, providing ...


Fall Commencement [Program], December 17, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Dec 2016

Fall Commencement [Program], December 17, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa.

UNI Commencement Programs

The program of the commencement ceremonies, including a list of institutional leadership, a list of the departments by college, awards given at the ceremonies, and a list of undergraduate and graduate degree candidates.


University Of Northern Iowa Graduate Council Minutes, December 8, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Graduate Council. Dec 2016

University Of Northern Iowa Graduate Council Minutes, December 8, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Graduate Council.

Graduate Council Documents

Meeting minutes from the Graduate Council of the University of Northern Iowa.


University Of Northern Iowa Graduate Council Agenda, December 8, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Graduate Council. Dec 2016

University Of Northern Iowa Graduate Council Agenda, December 8, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Graduate Council.

Graduate Council Documents

Meeting agenda from the Graduate Council of the University of Northern Iowa.


Academic Affairs Update, December 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Office Of The Provost And Executive Vice President For Academic Affairs. Dec 2016

Academic Affairs Update, December 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Office Of The Provost And Executive Vice President For Academic Affairs.

Academic Affairs Update

Inside this issue:

-- Interview: Dean Gaëtane Jean-Marie


S.T.O.R.I.E. Time, Fall Semester 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Human Relations: Awareness And Applications (Fall 2016). Dec 2016

S.T.O.R.I.E. Time, Fall Semester 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Human Relations: Awareness And Applications (Fall 2016).

S.T.O.R.I.E. Time

Seniors Teach Others Real Intergenerational Experiences (S.T.O.R.I.E.)

Teacher Education Majors at the University of Northern Iowa are matched with senior adults residing at Western Home Communities. During their ten one-hour meetings, the students and residents are guided in their discussions by the book Gratitude: Affirming One Another through Stories (2013) written by UNI Emeritus Faculty, Dr. Len Froyen. Through conversations and stories, the seniors of both generations are enhancing their understanding, compassion and acceptance of each other. S.T.O.R.I.E. Time gives the seniors a chance to choose a story together that ...


The Link, December 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Division Of School Library Studies. Dec 2016

The Link, December 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Division Of School Library Studies.

The Link: A School Library Studies Alumni Newsletter

Inside this issue:

--Technology and the TL

--Supporting School Libraries Through ESSA

--Teaching Book Trailers

--Building the Ranks


Rod Library Newsletter: Rod Notes, V9n5, December 2016/January 2017, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. Dec 2016

Rod Library Newsletter: Rod Notes, V9n5, December 2016/January 2017, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Rod Library Newsletter

Contents:

--Antique Words Game Night
--De-stress with Rod
--Moving Words
-- Rock the Stacks IV
-- Upcoming Events


University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda, November 28, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa Nov 2016

University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda, November 28, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa

Faculty Senate Documents

Meeting agenda from the Faculty Senate of the University of Northern Iowa.


University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, November 28, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa Nov 2016

University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, November 28, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa

Faculty Senate Documents

Meeting minutes from the Faculty Senate of the University of Northern Iowa


University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda, November 14, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa Nov 2016

University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda, November 14, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa

Faculty Senate Documents

Meeting agenda from the Faculty Senate of the University of Northern Iowa.


University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, November 14, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa Nov 2016

University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, November 14, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa

Faculty Senate Documents

Meeting minutes from the Faculty Senate of the University of Northern Iowa.


The Update, November-December 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. College Of Humanities, Arts And Sciences. Nov 2016

The Update, November-December 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. College Of Humanities, Arts And Sciences.

The Update

Inside This Issue:
--CHAS Briefs
--Spotlight--Alumni Derek Miller
--Spotlight--Faculty Sade Barfield
--Women's and Gender Studies Clothesline Project
--Computer Science Sara Diesburg
--Featured Story--Heather Hamilton
--Spotlight--Alumni Amanda Chan
--Spotlight--Alumni Kelly Bahl
--Calendar of Events


Uni Grad Student News, V15n3, November/December 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Graduate College. Nov 2016

Uni Grad Student News, V15n3, November/December 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Graduate College.

UNI Grad Student News

Inside this Issue:

--Message From the Dean
--Spotlight Profiles: Faculty: Dr. Roberto Swazo, Student: Liudmyla Grygorchuk, Alumni: Michael Vogt
--Altrusa Scholarship Award Recipients: Aubrey Davis, Hailey Hatch, Bobbi Metcalf
--Clothesline Project
--2016 John R. Milton Writer's Conference
--Important Dates for Spring
--NASPA Conference
--Cedar Valley's Free Little Pantries
--Resume Writing Workshop
--Youth Academy Cafe


Academic Affairs Update, November 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Office Of The Provost And Executive Vice President For Academic Affairs. Nov 2016

Academic Affairs Update, November 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Office Of The Provost And Executive Vice President For Academic Affairs.

Academic Affairs Update

Inside this issue:

-- Into the Future: UNI's Strategic Plan
-- Transitioning from the Academic Master Plan
-- Academic Master Plan Steering Committee


Rod Library Newsletter: Rod Notes, V9n4, November 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library. Nov 2016

Rod Library Newsletter: Rod Notes, V9n4, November 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Rod Library.

Rod Library Newsletter

In this issue:
-- U.S. Election Display
-- Rare Books Petting Zoo
-- Research Subject Sought
-- Rock the Stacks III
-- Upcoming Events


University Of Northern Iowa Graduate Council Minutes, October 27, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Graduate Council. Oct 2016

University Of Northern Iowa Graduate Council Minutes, October 27, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Graduate Council.

Graduate Council Documents

Meeting minutes from the Graduate Council of the University of Northern Iowa.


University Of Northern Iowa Graduate Council Agenda, October 27, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Graduate Council. Oct 2016

University Of Northern Iowa Graduate Council Agenda, October 27, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Graduate Council.

Graduate Council Documents

Meeting agenda from the Graduate Council of the University of Northern Iowa.


University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda, October 24, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa Oct 2016

University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Agenda, October 24, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa

Faculty Senate Documents

Meeting agenda from the Faculty Senate of the University of Northern Iowa.


University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, October 24, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa Oct 2016

University Of Northern Iowa Faculty Senate Meeting Minutes, October 24, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa

Faculty Senate Documents

Meeting Minutes from the Faculty Senate of the University of Northern Iowa


University Of Northern Iowa Graduate Council Agenda, October 13, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Graduate Council. Oct 2016

University Of Northern Iowa Graduate Council Agenda, October 13, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Graduate Council.

Graduate Council Documents

Meeting agenda from the Graduate Council of the University of Northern Iowa.


University Of Northern Iowa Graduate Council Minutes, October 13, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Graduate Council. Oct 2016

University Of Northern Iowa Graduate Council Minutes, October 13, 2016, University Of Northern Iowa. Graduate Council.

Graduate Council Documents

Meeting minutes from the Graduate Council of the University of Northern Iowa.


Learning Form And Function By Dance-Dramatizing Cultural Legends To Drum Rhythms Wearing Student-Made Animal Masks, Phyllis Gray, Audrey C. Rule, Gloria Kirkland Holmes, Stephanie R. Logan, Andrea L. Alert, Cynthia A. Mason Oct 2016

Learning Form And Function By Dance-Dramatizing Cultural Legends To Drum Rhythms Wearing Student-Made Animal Masks, Phyllis Gray, Audrey C. Rule, Gloria Kirkland Holmes, Stephanie R. Logan, Andrea L. Alert, Cynthia A. Mason

Journal of STEM Arts, Crafts, and Constructions

This study examined the self-efficacy in science, art, dance, and music; attitudes concerning contributions of people of various ethnic/cultural groups; and science learning of students involved in an after-school arts-integrated science enrichment project. Students dramatized three traditional animal legends from African, Native American, and Mexican cultures to drum beats while wearing student-made papier-mâché helmet crest masks of the animal characters. They learned the structure and functions of the featured animals through slide shows, embedded explanations in the play scripts, and hands-on form and function analogy materials that related the form and function of animal body parts to manufactured items ...