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Teaching In The Time Of Covid-19: Creation Of A Digital Internship To Develop Scientific Thinking Skills And Create Science Literacy Exercises For Use In Remote Classrooms, Nancy Boury, Kanwal S. Alvarez, Amaya Garcia Costas, Gwendowlyn S. Knapp, Rebecca L. Seipelt-Thiemann Jan 2021

Teaching In The Time Of Covid-19: Creation Of A Digital Internship To Develop Scientific Thinking Skills And Create Science Literacy Exercises For Use In Remote Classrooms, Nancy Boury, Kanwal S. Alvarez, Amaya Garcia Costas, Gwendowlyn S. Knapp, Rebecca L. Seipelt-Thiemann

Plant Pathology and Microbiology Publications

The extreme academic and social disruption caused by COVID-19 in the spring and summer of 2020 led to the loss of many student internships. We report here our creation of a novel internship for students majoring in the biological sciences. Student interns worked together to systematically categorize multiple episodes of This Week in Microbiology (TWiM). They annotated episodes by labeling relevant ASM fundamental curricular guidelines and the microbiology techniques described in several podcast episodes. Interns worked together, which advanced their written and oral communication skills while improving their scientific thinking skills. Faculty then enhanced each annotation by adding short figure-reading ...


What Best Animal Science Teachers Do, B. D. Whitaker, W. R. Lamberson, M. F. Smith, B. S. Walters, Curtis R. Youngs Jan 2021

What Best Animal Science Teachers Do, B. D. Whitaker, W. R. Lamberson, M. F. Smith, B. S. Walters, Curtis R. Youngs

Animal Science Publications

Great teachers have the extraordinary ability to inspire and motivate even those students who resist learning. The top educators are knowledgeable not only about the content of the course they are teaching but also of the information, literature, and practice of instructional delivery to their audience. Many exemplary educators have been profiled and studied; however, there is a paucity of information pertaining to how the top animal science teachers teach. The objective of this study was to identify and describe characteristics of award-winning animal science teachers. The inclusion criterion for selecting faculty was being bestowed an excellence in teaching award ...


Are You Being Rhetorical? An Open Corpus Of Machine Annotated Rhetorical Moves, Simon Knight, Sophie Abel, Antonette Shibani, Yoong Kuan Goh, Rianne Conijn, Andrew Gibson, Sowmya Vajjala, Elena Cotos, Ágnes Sándor, Simon Buckingham Shum Dec 2020

Are You Being Rhetorical? An Open Corpus Of Machine Annotated Rhetorical Moves, Simon Knight, Sophie Abel, Antonette Shibani, Yoong Kuan Goh, Rianne Conijn, Andrew Gibson, Sowmya Vajjala, Elena Cotos, Ágnes Sándor, Simon Buckingham Shum

English Publications

Writing analytics has emerged as a sub-field of learning analytics, with applications including the provision of formative feedback to students in developing their writing capacities. Rhetorical markers in writing have become a key feature in this feedback, with a number of tools being developed across research and teaching contexts. However, there is no shared corpus of texts annotated by these tools, nor is it clear how the tool annotations compare. Thus, resources are scarce for comparing tools for both tool development and pedagogic purposes. In this paper, we conduct such a comparison and introduce a sample corpus of texts representative ...


Introducing Autonomy In An Embedded Systems Course Project, Diane T. Rover, Nicholas D. Fila, Phillip H. Jones, Mani Mina Dec 2020

Introducing Autonomy In An Embedded Systems Course Project, Diane T. Rover, Nicholas D. Fila, Phillip H. Jones, Mani Mina

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

This Research-to-Practice Full Paper presents the redesign of a course project to promote student professional formation in engineering in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Iowa State University. This is part of a larger effort to redesign core courses in the sophomore and junior years through a collaborative instructional model and pedagogical approaches that promote professional formation. A required sophomore course on embedded computer systems has been assessed and revised over multiple semesters. The redesign of the project was initiated with the purpose of promoting student professional formation, interest, autonomy and innovation, and it was undertaken using a collaborative ...


Evaluating The Implementation Of The Switch® School Wellness Intervention Through Mixed Methods., Gabriella Mcloughlin, Priscila Candal, Spyridoula Vazou, Joey A. Lee, David A. Dzewaltowski, Ric R. Rosenkranz, Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, Douglas Gentile, Laura C. Liechty, Senlin Chen, Gregory Welk Jan 2020

Evaluating The Implementation Of The Switch® School Wellness Intervention Through Mixed Methods., Gabriella Mcloughlin, Priscila Candal, Spyridoula Vazou, Joey A. Lee, David A. Dzewaltowski, Ric R. Rosenkranz, Lorraine Lanningham-Foster, Douglas Gentile, Laura C. Liechty, Senlin Chen, Gregory Welk

Kinesiology Publications

Background: School wellness programming is important for promoting academic achievement and healthy lifestyles in youth; however, research is needed on methods that can help schools implement and sustain programs on their own. The purpose of this study was to investigate factors within and outside the school environment that impacted school capacity for implementation and potential sustainability of wellness programming.

Methods: As part of the School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health (SWITCH®) intervention, elementary school wellness teams (N=30) were guided through a capacity-building process focused on promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviors in students. Data on implementation were collected ...


Preparing Students For Success In The Workforce -- An Agricultural Leadership And Career Seminar Course Outline For Secondary Teachers., Danielle James Jan 2020

Preparing Students For Success In The Workforce -- An Agricultural Leadership And Career Seminar Course Outline For Secondary Teachers., Danielle James

Creative Components

Since the early 1900s, vocational education more commonly known as Career and Technical Education (CTE) today, has been a key component of preparing students for success towards entering the workforce upon graduating. Career and Technical Education programs have proven to be an essential factor in allowing students to enhance their ‘employability skills’, gain unique hands-on experiences, and relate content to real-world applications that extend beyond their time in the classroom. Trade-focused jobs are high in demand for skilled students that know and value the importance of obtaining employability ‘soft’ skills, but also have the motivation and drive to work with ...


Far Beyond Post-Secondary: Longitudinal Analyses Of Topic And Citation Networks In The Field Of Higher Education Studies, Rachel A. Smith, Michael G. Brown Jan 2020

Far Beyond Post-Secondary: Longitudinal Analyses Of Topic And Citation Networks In The Field Of Higher Education Studies, Rachel A. Smith, Michael G. Brown

Education Publications

As attendees at the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) annual conference plot their schedules, they are met with an array of choices. The multitude of topical areas, methods, theories, and perspectives on display at any given ASHE conference suggests a rich and diverse vibrancy of scholarship. But such perceived diversity often conceals areas of conflict. Whose voice is being heard? What paper topic seems to fit on which panel or in which section? What is eventually published? The academic study of higher education, like any field of knowledge, has emerging structures and undergoes dynamic changes with potentially ...


A Process-Oriented Dataset Of Revisions During Writing, Rianne Conijn, Emily Dux Speltz, Menno Van Zaanen, Luuk Van Waes, Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen Jan 2020

A Process-Oriented Dataset Of Revisions During Writing, Rianne Conijn, Emily Dux Speltz, Menno Van Zaanen, Luuk Van Waes, Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen

English Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

Revision plays a major role in writing and the analysis of writing processes. Revisions can be analyzed using a product-oriented approach (focusing on a finished product, the text that has been produced) or a process-oriented approach (focusing on the process that the writer followed to generate this product). Although several language resources exist for the product-oriented approach to revisions, there are hardly any resources available yet for an in-depth analysis of the process of revisions. Therefore, we provide an extensive dataset on revisions made during writing (accessible via hdl.handle.net/10411/VBDYGX). This dataset is based on keystroke data ...


Much Bigger Than A Hamburger: Disrupting Problematic Picturebook Depictions Of The Civil Rights Movement, Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, Amanda E. Vickery Jan 2020

Much Bigger Than A Hamburger: Disrupting Problematic Picturebook Depictions Of The Civil Rights Movement, Noreen Naseem Rodriguez, Amanda E. Vickery

Education Publications

While more diverse children's literature about youth activism is available than ever before, popular picturebooks often perpetuate problematic tropes about the Civil Rights Movement. In this article, we conduct a critical content analysis of the award-winning picturebook The Youngest Marcher and contrast the book's content to a critical race counterstory of the Movement focused on the collective struggle for justice in the face of racial violence. We argue for the need to engage students in critical race media literacy and offer ways to nuance the limited narratives often found in children's literature.


The Creation And Implementation Of Courses In A Learning Management System, Trevor Smith Jan 2020

The Creation And Implementation Of Courses In A Learning Management System, Trevor Smith

Creative Components

With today’s fast-paced education culture becoming more dependent on technology educators and faculty are looking for more efficient and effective means of implementing a productive and beneficial format of presenting course material, using engaging formative and summative assessments, and data archiving and analysis. This creative component utilizes the creation and implementation of curriculum in a Learning Management System (LMS) titled Schoology as well as the analysis of prior research to prove that the utilization of a LMS is both beneficial to learners as well as the educators that utilize them. This not only supports a more interactive and well-rounded ...


Exploring Content, Pedagogy, And Literacy Strategies Among Preservice Teachers In Case Institutes, John D. Tummons, Laura Hasselquist, Scott W. Smalley Jan 2020

Exploring Content, Pedagogy, And Literacy Strategies Among Preservice Teachers In Case Institutes, John D. Tummons, Laura Hasselquist, Scott W. Smalley

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Educational leaders implement professional development activities to facilitate teacher learning and growth. Each summer, scores of secondary agriculture teachers attend Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) institutes as a form of professional development. Recently, teacher preparation programs have begun offering CASE institutes for preservice teachers. This study explored the lived experiences of preservice teachers in two CASE institutes. Three central themes emerged from the data: 1) preservice participants wrestled with adoption of inquiry teaching strategies as a teaching method, 2) contextualized literacy in the agriculture classroom helped preservice participants understand their role as a teacher of literacy, and 3) participant ...


Taking Irat Outside The Classroom: Using An Interactive Book To Modify Team-Based Learning In A First-Year Programming Course, Connor L. Kesterson, Joyce C. Lai, Mohamed Y. Selim Jan 2020

Taking Irat Outside The Classroom: Using An Interactive Book To Modify Team-Based Learning In A First-Year Programming Course, Connor L. Kesterson, Joyce C. Lai, Mohamed Y. Selim

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Team-Based Learning (TBL) is an evidence-based collaborative learning teaching strategy designed around units of instruction, known as “modules” that are taught in a three-step cycle: preparation, inclass readiness assurance test (RAT), and application-focused exercise. The in-class RAT includes two sub-tests; individual RAT (iRAT) and team RAT (tRAT). In first-year programming classes, the instructors rely on the mini-lecture to deliver advanced concepts or present a programming exercise to the students. Meanwhile, most of the class time is consumed by the iRAT, tRAT, and application-focused exercise. This paper sheds light on an attempt to modify the conventional TBL approach by taking the ...


Flipping Student Ability Differences From A Liability To An Advantage: A Team-Based Learning Approach To Introduce Computer Engineering And Problem Solving (Programming) To Freshmen Students, Mohamed Y. Selim, Holly Bender Jan 2020

Flipping Student Ability Differences From A Liability To An Advantage: A Team-Based Learning Approach To Introduce Computer Engineering And Problem Solving (Programming) To Freshmen Students, Mohamed Y. Selim, Holly Bender

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

First-year programming courses have always been a challenge for many students as the course expectation is not only for them to be able to understand programming concepts, but also to produce creative solutions to problems. Moreover, students come from high school with diverse programming backgrounds, i.e., some of them already studied programming and others have no idea what programming is. Team-Based Learning (TBL) seems a natural solution to increase the amount of practice each student will get and to increase students’ interest and confidence. Creating diverse teams to work on different activities will flip students ability differences from liability ...


Planting A Soft Skills Seed In A First-Year Introductory Programming Class Using Team-Based Learning, Joyce C. Lai, Connor L. Kesterson, Mohamed Y. Selim Jan 2020

Planting A Soft Skills Seed In A First-Year Introductory Programming Class Using Team-Based Learning, Joyce C. Lai, Connor L. Kesterson, Mohamed Y. Selim

Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Today's competitive global market demands that engineers possess "soft skills" in addition to technical skills. Currently, engineers learn leadership, teamwork, and management skills while working "soft skills the hard way". In order to meet the demands of this changing world, engineering programs in different universities are challenged to come up with innovative ways to teach classes so that graduates are prepared to take on the challenges twenty-first-century engineers face. Team-Based Learning (TBL) is an advancing teaching pedagogy that shifts instruction from a traditional lecture-based teaching paradigm to a structured learning sequence. TBL has shown to be effective in student ...


Alignment Of A Digital Watershed And Land Use Game To National Education Standards, Katelyn Anderson, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Robert Valek, Lisa A. Schulte, Scott W. Smalley Jan 2020

Alignment Of A Digital Watershed And Land Use Game To National Education Standards, Katelyn Anderson, Nancy Grudens-Schuck, Robert Valek, Lisa A. Schulte, Scott W. Smalley

Agricultural Education and Studies Publications

Digital games, especially simulations, have supported student learning outcomes in the areas of science and agriculture in classrooms and nonformal settings. Simulations contribute robustly to student achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), and agriculture content areas, especially when they are aligned with national education standards. The People in Ecosystems Watershed Integration (PEWI) simulation is a digital game that was evaluated for fit to two national standards: the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Standards (AFNR). The evaluation of alignment of PEWI to NGSS provided “extensive” evidence on a four‐point scale for ...


Learning With Social Media: Bringing Popular Platforms Into The Classroom To Develop Literacy, Identity, And Citizenship, Benjamin W. Gleason Nov 2019

Learning With Social Media: Bringing Popular Platforms Into The Classroom To Develop Literacy, Identity, And Citizenship, Benjamin W. Gleason

Education Publications

Walk into almost any secondary school today and you’ll see students seemingly glued to their phones. A study from 2018 revealed that almost 50% of youth are online “almost constantly” and they’re often engaging with social media, whether watching videos on YouTube, participating in the latest dance craze on TikTok, checking Facebook, or making videos on Snapchat. Through these sites, young people are creating sophisticated digital stories, finding and sharing relevant information, contributing to current discussions and, in short, developing digital literacy, digital citizenship, language, and other valuable 21st-century skills.


Golden Speaker Builder - An Interactive Tool For Pronunciation Training, Shaojin Ding, Christopher Liberatore, Sinem Sonsaat, Ivana Lucic, Alif O. Silpachai, Guanlong Zhao, Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen, John Levis, Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna Nov 2019

Golden Speaker Builder - An Interactive Tool For Pronunciation Training, Shaojin Ding, Christopher Liberatore, Sinem Sonsaat, Ivana Lucic, Alif O. Silpachai, Guanlong Zhao, Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen, John Levis, Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna

English Publications

The type of voice model used in Computer Assisted Pronunciation Instruction is a crucial factor in the quality of practice and the amount of uptake by language learners. As an example, prior research indicates that second-language learners are more likely to succeed when they imitate a speaker with a voice similar to their own, a so-called “golden speaker”. This manuscript presents Golden Speaker Builder (GSB), a tool that allows learners to generate a personalized “golden-speaker” voice: one that mirrors their own voice but with a native accent. We describe the overall system design, including the web application with its user ...


Patterns Of Silent Reading Rate And Comprehension As A Function Of Developmental Status, Genre, And Text Position, Emily Hayden, Elfrieda H. Hiebert, Guy Trainin Oct 2019

Patterns Of Silent Reading Rate And Comprehension As A Function Of Developmental Status, Genre, And Text Position, Emily Hayden, Elfrieda H. Hiebert, Guy Trainin

Education Publications

This study examined how comprehension-based silent reading rate (CBSRR) is affected by grade, genre, and text position. Second and fourth graders read 2 grade-specific passages (one narrative, one informational) in 4 sections, each followed by 4 comprehension questions. Analyses of rate with a criterion level of comprehension showed higher performances on informational than narrative texts and better performances as students moved through sections of a text. Percentages of students attaining CBSRR decreased across the four sections of both genres and at both grade levels. Implications of findings are discussed and question are raised about text complexity and silent reading patterns.


Using & Assessing Sketchnoting As A Pedagocical Tool In Ecology, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness Oct 2019

Using & Assessing Sketchnoting As A Pedagocical Tool In Ecology, Ann M. Gansemer-Topf, Verena Paepcke-Hjeltness

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

WHAT IS SKETCHNOTING? Visual, non-linear note taking or knowledge sharing. Visualizing complex information and concepts.


Outcomes Of A Course Design Workshop Series Implemented In A Team-Based And Diverse Classroom Setting, Shawana Tabassum, Darren S. Hoffman, Karen Bovenmyer, Ratnesh Kumar Aug 2019

Outcomes Of A Course Design Workshop Series Implemented In A Team-Based And Diverse Classroom Setting, Shawana Tabassum, Darren S. Hoffman, Karen Bovenmyer, Ratnesh Kumar

CIRTL Reports

Studies provide extensive evidence that a diverse faculty and staff in academia helps bring a wide range of backgrounds, perspectives, experiences, and innovation.[1] In this regard, a 9- session course was taught in Summer 2019 titled Transforming Your Research Into Teaching, that provided 15 aspiring faculty with a platform to more deeply understand the significance of diversity and community in teaching and learning. In this course, the graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from widely divergent backgrounds at Iowa State University designed a new course related to their own research work/interest, in a team-based and diverse classroom-based setting. The ...


“See, You Can Make Connections With The Things You Learned Before!” Using The Grr To Scaffold Language And Concept Learning In Science, H. Emily Hayden Aug 2019

“See, You Can Make Connections With The Things You Learned Before!” Using The Grr To Scaffold Language And Concept Learning In Science, H. Emily Hayden

Education Publications

This chapter details the methods one expert teacher used to make her own learning the object of inquiry, simultaneously developing the insights and the strategies she needed to mentor students. It describes how Ann infused the GRR into planning and instruction to create learning experiences that insured student success, even if only at incremental levels. Ann’s methods can thus become a model for other teachers who wish to enhance their students’ learning of science language and concepts through infusion of literacy activity.


Explicit Attitudes Towards Race: The Impact Of Active Learning In Teaching Diversity, Adele Quigley-Mcbride, Kimberly Rae More, Curt More Aug 2019

Explicit Attitudes Towards Race: The Impact Of Active Learning In Teaching Diversity, Adele Quigley-Mcbride, Kimberly Rae More, Curt More

CIRTL Reports

The majority of colleges and universities in the United States require students to take at least one diversity-related course to graduate. Considering the current political climate, this is a step in the right direction as it should encourage students to be more accepting and help facilitate an inclusive campus environment. However, these courses typically are not tailored towards addressing current diversity issues impacting Americans (e.g., New Zealand Film counts as a cultural diversity credit at Oberlin College in Ohio). In addition, very little empirical research has been conducted looking at the effectiveness of these courses or at which teaching ...


Reading Race: Using Book Discussions To Start Dialogues On White Fragility And Other Racisms, Susan A. Vega García, Harrison W. Inefuku Aug 2019

Reading Race: Using Book Discussions To Start Dialogues On White Fragility And Other Racisms, Susan A. Vega García, Harrison W. Inefuku

Collections and Technical Services Conference Proceedings, Presentations and Posters

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Tools, Processes, Participation: Social Media For Learning, Teaching, And Social Change, Benjamin W. Gleason, Marie K. Heath Mar 2019

Tools, Processes, Participation: Social Media For Learning, Teaching, And Social Change, Benjamin W. Gleason, Marie K. Heath

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Despite attempted pedagogical shifts toward situated learning, social constructivism, and social practice theory, we find pedagogy for social media to remain primarily situated in behaviorist or cognitivist assumptions of learning. Moreover, in an attempt to craft our own participatory pedagogies of social media, we found ourselves returning to metaphors and language rooted in ontological assumptions of objectivism. That is to say, we continually referred to social media as a tool with affordances to be leveraged for learning. In this paper we examine three understandings of social media - as we see them - in literature, pedagogy, and practice. We categorize these understandings ...


#Socialmediaed: Perspectives On Teaching About And With Social Media In Higher Education, Christine Greenhow, Benjamin W. Gleason, Daniel Krutka, Tonia Dousay, Jeff Carpenter Mar 2019

#Socialmediaed: Perspectives On Teaching About And With Social Media In Higher Education, Christine Greenhow, Benjamin W. Gleason, Daniel Krutka, Tonia Dousay, Jeff Carpenter

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Within the field of education and informational technology, technologies like social media — near ubiquitous in the lives of today’s high school and college students — raise interesting questions about learning, teaching, literacy, design and democracy for researchers and educators. In this panel we considered multiple perspectives on teaching with and about social media from researchers at five different institutions. Three panelists: Greenhow, Gleason and Krutka all teach variations of a Social Media in Education course within graduate programs at their respective universities and each presented an overview of their course goals and curriculum. Description of these courses was enriched by ...


Understanding The ‘Black-Box’ Of Automated Analysis Of Communicative Goals And Rhetorical Strategies In Academic Discourse, Elena Cotos Mar 2019

Understanding The ‘Black-Box’ Of Automated Analysis Of Communicative Goals And Rhetorical Strategies In Academic Discourse, Elena Cotos

Center for Communication Excellence Proceedings and Presentations

Despite the appeal of automated writing evaluation (AWE) tools, many writing scholars and teachers have disagreed with the way such tools represent writing as a construct. This talk will address two important objections – that AWE heavily subordinates rhetorical aspects of writing, and that the models used to automatically analyze student texts are not interpretable for the stakeholders vested in the teaching and learning of writing. The purpose is to promote a discussion of how to advance research methods in order to optimize and make more transparent writing analytics for automated rhetorical feedback. AWE models will likely never be capable of ...


21st-Century Skills And Science Inquiry: Using Self-Directed Inquiry To Spark Interest And Promote Research Skills., Emily Hayden Mar 2019

21st-Century Skills And Science Inquiry: Using Self-Directed Inquiry To Spark Interest And Promote Research Skills., Emily Hayden

Education Publications

Any online search for "21st-century skills" produces a wealth of graphics, lists, and tips. The internet is a treasure trove of literacy activities that build upon these skills, including the abilities to read, write, synthesize information, make critical judgments, and present learning. But what about students who do not engage eagerly in reading and writing, resisting because of lack of skills, confidence, or interest? Kindling a spark of interest can be difficult, and the last thing we want to do is extinguish it.


Web-Based Student Response Systems And Peer Instruction: A Review And Case Study, Cinzia Cervato Mar 2019

Web-Based Student Response Systems And Peer Instruction: A Review And Case Study, Cinzia Cervato

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences Publications

Cooperative learning and peer instruction are well documented pedagogies that engage students in their learning process. The means to implement cooperative learning in the classroom have evolved from raised hands, colored flashcards, student response systems or “clickers”, to web-based audience response systems that work on any electronic device. This paper briefly reviews available audience response systems and presents a case study on Learning Catalytics, a system designed to enable peer instruction and implement just-in-time teaching pedagogy.


Eye Tracking Student Strategies For Solving Stoichiometry Problems Involving Particulate Nature Of Matter Diagrams, John Y. Baluyut, Thomas A. Holme Feb 2019

Eye Tracking Student Strategies For Solving Stoichiometry Problems Involving Particulate Nature Of Matter Diagrams, John Y. Baluyut, Thomas A. Holme

Chemistry Publications

This study compared how students obtained and used information from particulate nature of matter (PNOM) diagrams as well as balanced chemical equations when asked questions about stoichiometry concepts such as limiting and excess reagents, and yield. The comparisons were made in terms of visual behaviors by examining eye fixations while students responded to a 30-item online instrument. Statistically significant differences were found between visual behaviors of high- and low-performers on seven items, mostly those that dealt with correctly identifying the limiting reagent for each diagram. High-performing students were found to have spent more time examining PNOM diagrams and transitioned more ...


Preservice Teachers’ Mathematics Task Modification For Emergent Bilinguals, Ji-Yeong I Feb 2019

Preservice Teachers’ Mathematics Task Modification For Emergent Bilinguals, Ji-Yeong I

Education Publications

Implementing mathematically challenging tasks is difficult for teachers when working with emergent bilinguals because cognitively demanding tasks in mathematics commonly have high language demand. Currently, inadequate teacher preparation for teaching emergent bilinguals is becoming a significant concern in the United States as this population of students is rapidly growing. This study investigated how two mathematics preservice teachers (PSTs) support middle school emergent bilinguals to understand cognitively demanding mathematical problems through task modification. Fieldwork with a concurrent intervention was designed for the PSTs to work with emergent bilinguals in a one‐on‐one setting. The PSTs modified cognitively demanding mathematics tasks ...