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Fundoroo For You: The Use Of A Mobile Application To Facilitate Physical Education, Megan Goodson, Rubin Daniela Nov 2022

Fundoroo For You: The Use Of A Mobile Application To Facilitate Physical Education, Megan Goodson, Rubin Daniela

International Journal of Exercise Science: Conference Proceedings

Many grade teachers are not formally trained to teach physical education (PE), yet they provide PE for their courses and may struggle to lesson plan. Using a mobile application with a built-in PE curriculum may give teachers access to information on games and exercises organization to help them facilitate PE. PURPOSE: This study evaluated the use of the game-based FunDoRoo™© mobile application as a facilitator for teachers to plan and deliver PE sessions. METHODS: Participants included 8 K-8 grade teachers (5 females, 3 males; 5 Latino, 3 Caucasian) in Temple City, CA. Teacher’s experience ranged from 4 to …


Simplification Of Robotics Through Autonomous Navigation, Grant Turner Jan 2021

Simplification Of Robotics Through Autonomous Navigation, Grant Turner

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

With self-driving vehicles, college campus food delivery, or even automated home vacuuming systems, robotics is undoubtedly becoming more prevalent in everyday society and it can be expected to continue with time. While many people are owners, users, or even just spectators of theses robotic products or services, there seems to be a negative perception of robotics that poses an intimidation factor regarding the attempt to understand the ideas driving technology. This perception tends to view robotics as machines that require rich education to understand the complexity and interworkings of, thus attempts understand the field are neglected.

To combat this line …


Research Into Practice: Exploring Teacher Practices With Young Gifted Learners, Andrea Lauren Heming Apr 2020

Research Into Practice: Exploring Teacher Practices With Young Gifted Learners, Andrea Lauren Heming

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

This research study investigates teacher practices with young gifted learners and provides recommendations to increase the effectiveness of the Primary Talent Pool through examination of the program as it is implemented in four Kentucky school districts. Gifted coordinators were interviewed and primary (kindergarten-third grade) teachers were surveyed. Though each school has different methods for meeting the needs of high potential learners, there are commonalities across all seven schools represented. The present findings indicate teachers feel confident in their ability to recognize high potential in academic areas. Teachers are comfortable using differentiation, and often differentiate to support gifted learners.


Bridging The Music Education Gap: Designing A Curriculum For Students With Autism To Be Taught By Pre-Service Teachers, Josie Schultz Jan 2020

Bridging The Music Education Gap: Designing A Curriculum For Students With Autism To Be Taught By Pre-Service Teachers, Josie Schultz

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

This paper contains 20 music lessons written and designed for the elementary students enrolled in the Kelly Autism Program at Western Kentucky University. The Kelly Autism Program serves local students diagnosed with autism and offering educational support and after school services. The program in previous years had music classes however, because the staff had no formal training in music, these lessons were forgotten about when staff members resigned, and new staff were hired. These lessons were also limited in content, the lessons in this thesis have been designed to be taught by teachers with little musical training. Each lesson has …


Institutional Adoption And Implementation Of A Mandated Community College First Year Experience Course, Carmen Varney Purpus Jul 2019

Institutional Adoption And Implementation Of A Mandated Community College First Year Experience Course, Carmen Varney Purpus

Dissertations

This purpose of the research study is two-fold. The first aim is to establish strategies that can guide community colleges interested in the implementation of a mandated First Year Experience course as well as to identify barriers community colleges may encounter to help them move from desiring a mandated student success course to acting to create one. It is widely believed that student success course helps students learn to be successful, but it is not a widely accepted practice to mandate it for all students.

The second objective is to add to the limited body of research. A nonexperimental descriptive …


Steps In Time: An Exploration Of Tap Dance Education, Sara Pecina Aug 2016

Steps In Time: An Exploration Of Tap Dance Education, Sara Pecina

Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

Tap dance is an indigenous American art form that not only holds a valuable presence in the world of entertainment but also boasts an important historical background. From the slave quarters on plantations to Hollywood’s silver screen, the development of tap dance mirrors the story of American history. Tap dance must be preserved because of its cultural significance in American history; likewise, it is imperative for dancers to understand its development in order to appreciate the art and for today’s artists to continue the growth and presence of tap dance in America. However, many dance educators today focus solely on …


Ua68/6/3 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Administration, Wku Archives Jan 2012

Ua68/6/3 Potter College Of Arts & Letters English Administration, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by English Department faculty and staff regarding the administration of the unit.


Ua64/10/2 College Of Education & Behavioral Sciences Physical Education & Recreation Curriculum, Wku Archives Jan 2012

Ua64/10/2 College Of Education & Behavioral Sciences Physical Education & Recreation Curriculum, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Curriculum brochures and outlines for the various specialties offered in Physical Education and Recreation.


Toward A Technology Management Core: Defining What The Technology Manager Needs To Know, Mark Doggett, Pam Mcgee, Sophia Scott Nov 2011

Toward A Technology Management Core: Defining What The Technology Manager Needs To Know, Mark Doggett, Pam Mcgee, Sophia Scott

Mark Doggett

No abstract provided.


Toward A Technology Management Core: Defining What The Technology Manager Needs To Know, Mark Doggett, Pam Mcgee, Sophia Scott Jan 2011

Toward A Technology Management Core: Defining What The Technology Manager Needs To Know, Mark Doggett, Pam Mcgee, Sophia Scott

SEAS Faculty Publications

With the increasing demands on organizations to do “more with less,” and produce acceptable market results, productivity and performance standards continually raise the expectations on competitive success. To meet these expectations, organizations should create learning opportunities that combine the application of technical management skills along with the softer skills involved in people management. Technical managers with little training or past experience with nontechnical skills often perform poorly in technical management positions (Kroecker, 2007). Because this generation lives in a highly technical environment, managers need to be proficient in dealing with knowledge workers and systems; therefore, there is a growing emphasis …


Ua68/9/4 Potter College Of Arts & Letters Music Curriculum, Wku Archives Dec 2010

Ua68/9/4 Potter College Of Arts & Letters Music Curriculum, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Records created by the Department of Music regarding curriculum and programs.


Ua1b3/2 University Wide Committees / Events - Curriculum Committee, Wku Archives Jan 2009

Ua1b3/2 University Wide Committees / Events - Curriculum Committee, Wku Archives

WKU Archives Collection Inventories

Meeting minutes and correspondence of the Curriculum Committee.


Ua35/11 The Honorable Mention, Wku Honors Program Jan 1992

Ua35/11 The Honorable Mention, Wku Honors Program

WKU Archives Records

Newsletter regarding WKU honors students and curriculum.


A Comparative Study Of Academic Achievement Of Students From Phased-Elective Social Studies Curriculum With Students From A Traditional Social Studies Curriculum, Dennis Minnix Jul 1979

A Comparative Study Of Academic Achievement Of Students From Phased-Elective Social Studies Curriculum With Students From A Traditional Social Studies Curriculum, Dennis Minnix

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

In this study, the academic achievement of two groups of University students was compared. The control group consisted of 15 students who had attended a traditional high school. The experimental group consisted of 25 students who had attended a high school which utilized a phased-elective curriculum design.

The students were observed at three points in their schooling. First, students were compared at the end of the eighth grade to determine if any significant difference existed prior to their exposure to the two high school programs. Next, students were observed at the end of their high school education by comparing scores …


Ua68/13/1 Journalism Accreditation Pre-Visit Report Part Iv, Wku Journalism Jan 1979

Ua68/13/1 Journalism Accreditation Pre-Visit Report Part Iv, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Part IV is a continuation of the curriculum report in Part III.


Ua68/13/1 Journalism Accreditation Pre-Visit Report Part Iii, Wku Journalism Jan 1979

Ua68/13/1 Journalism Accreditation Pre-Visit Report Part Iii, Wku Journalism

WKU Archives Records

Part III reports on curriculum and individual courses. Individual student transcripts have been removed.


Ua60/1 Home Economics - Faculty Meeting Minutes, Wku Home Economics Oct 1967

Ua60/1 Home Economics - Faculty Meeting Minutes, Wku Home Economics

WKU Archives Records

Meeting minutes of WKU Home Economics faculty regarding construction of new building and home management house. Curriculum for Dietetics & Institution Administration also included.


Ua68/5/2 Letter Re: Wku Art Department, Ruth Hines Temple Aug 1966

Ua68/5/2 Letter Re: Wku Art Department, Ruth Hines Temple

WKU Archives Records

Letter to Raymond Cravens and Paul Hatcher regarding the Ruth Temple's service as the first head of WKU Art Department. She outlines accomplishments for the first semester and summer that the department was independent from the College of Education.


Ua95/1 Glasgow Normal School, James Cornette Jan 1938

Ua95/1 Glasgow Normal School, James Cornette

WKU Archives Records

Reprint history of Glasgow Normal School excerpted from James Cornette's A History of Western Kentucky State Teachers College.


Ua64/10 Point System, Wku Physical Education & Recreation Jan 1937

Ua64/10 Point System, Wku Physical Education & Recreation

WKU Archives Records

Point system for earning an athletic letter and/or sweater from the WKU Physical Education & Recreation department circa 1937.


The Status Of Handwriting Instruction And The Qualifications Of Teachers Of Handwriting In The Elementary And Secondary Schools Of Kentucky, Robert Ashby Aug 1935

The Status Of Handwriting Instruction And The Qualifications Of Teachers Of Handwriting In The Elementary And Secondary Schools Of Kentucky, Robert Ashby

Masters Theses & Specialist Projects

The major reason for this survey was to secure definite facts and opinions from superintendents, principals and teachers in elementary and secondary schools on the subject of handwriting. The information gathered gives conclusive evidence that these groups recognize the need for more and better training in this fundamental subject.

The aim of the writer was to determine:

  1. The extent to which outlined courses of study in handwriting are followed.
  2. The number of special instructors in handwriting, whether part- or full-time and other subjects they teach.
  3. Whether handwriting is taught incidentally with other subjects with no formal lessons, or as a …


Ua45/1/1 Annual Catalog Number 1924-25, Wku Registrar Aug 1924

Ua45/1/1 Annual Catalog Number 1924-25, Wku Registrar

WKU Archives Records

Course catalog which includes:

  • Board of Regents
  • Officers of Administration
  • College Calendar
  • Officer of Instruction
  • General Information
  • Extension Departments
  • Courses of Study


Ua95/1 Special Announcement Of Glasgow Normal School, Glasgow Normal School Aug 1880

Ua95/1 Special Announcement Of Glasgow Normal School, Glasgow Normal School

WKU Archives Records

Brochure created by the Glasgow Normal School to advertise services and recruit students. Includes sections on the history of the school, curriculum, literary societies, social features, boarding homes, tuition and fees.


Ua95/1 Statements & Principles - Catalog, Glasgow Normal School Dec 1874

Ua95/1 Statements & Principles - Catalog, Glasgow Normal School

WKU Archives Records

Full title: Statements & Principles for the Beginning Term of the Glasgow Normal Institute - First Term, Commencing February 9th and Ending June 25th, 1875. Course catalog describing the curriculum which included mathematics, sciences, languages and music. Information is including about boarding houses, local churches, Glasgow, student conduct, tuition and fees, an article on co-education and mission statement.