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A Preliminary Study Connecting School Improvement And Mtss With Student Outcomes, Hank Bohanon, Meng-Jia Wu, Ali Kushki, Cheyne Levesseur Nov 2023

A Preliminary Study Connecting School Improvement And Mtss With Student Outcomes, Hank Bohanon, Meng-Jia Wu, Ali Kushki, Cheyne Levesseur

Education: School of Education Faculty Publications and Other Works

Schools have an increased focus on implementing schoolwide initiatives (e.g., multi-tiered systems of support; MTSS) to address risk factors related to dropping out. These interventions can involve multiple domains, including academic, behavioural, and social and emotional supports. Although researchers suggest that schoolwide interventions are effective, school staff may need help implementing various content (e.g., academic, behaviour) domains into a cohesive plan. This preliminary study focused on nine schools in the Midwestern United States that implemented schoolwide interventions as part of a statewide technical assistance approach. The research included using survey and extant data for all students to determine the connections …


Statement On The Effects Of Law Enforcement In School Settings, Charles Tocci, Sara T. Stacy, Rachel Siegal, Jennifer Renick, Child Health And Development Institute Of Connecticut, Inc., Davielle Lakind, Jennifer Gruber, Benjamin W. Fisher Nov 2023

Statement On The Effects Of Law Enforcement In School Settings, Charles Tocci, Sara T. Stacy, Rachel Siegal, Jennifer Renick, Child Health And Development Institute Of Connecticut, Inc., Davielle Lakind, Jennifer Gruber, Benjamin W. Fisher

Education: School of Education Faculty Publications and Other Works

School-based law enforcement (SBLE) have become increasingly common in U.S. schools over recent decades despite the controversy surrounding their presence and lack of consensus around their associated benefits and harms. Drawing on the history and evidence base regarding SBLE, we advocate for an end to SBLE programs. Grounding our argument in principles of Community Psychology and positive youth development, we outline how the presence and actions of SBLE negatively affect individual students as well as school systems, with particularly harmful outcomes for students with minoritized and marginalized identities. Research on SBLE and school crime does not provide consistent evidence of …


Caring For Your Students: Simple Strategies For Connection And Well-Being, Hank Bohanon Nov 2023

Caring For Your Students: Simple Strategies For Connection And Well-Being, Hank Bohanon

Education: School of Education Faculty Publications and Other Works

I have a question for you. How do you want to be remembered by your students? What words would they use to describe you?

Kind? Thoughtful? Helpful?

Please take a moment to think of one word you would like your students to use about you.

Whatever keyword you decide, you are going to face challenges to reach that goal.


Mapping The Indigenous Postcolonial Possibilities Of Teacher Preparation, Anna Lees, Ann Marie Ryan, Marissa Muñoz, Charles Tocci Sep 2023

Mapping The Indigenous Postcolonial Possibilities Of Teacher Preparation, Anna Lees, Ann Marie Ryan, Marissa Muñoz, Charles Tocci

Education: School of Education Faculty Publications and Other Works

In this article, a team of teacher educators collectively think through the many possibilities of how concepts such as decolonization, abolition, and fugitivity intersect with and are taken up by teacher education programs. To do so, we undertook a critical interpretive synthesis of scholarly literature spanning 2000 to 2020 to locate, examine, and organize existing examples of teacher education programs that work to transgress hegemonic colonial models of education. We revisit de Oliveira Andreotti et al.’s social cartography as a framework for comparing the theoretical foundations and social implications of each teacher education program.


Unlocking The Power Of Implementation Fidelity: How Pasta Sauce, Checklists, And Action Planning Drive Success, Hank Bohanon Jun 2023

Unlocking The Power Of Implementation Fidelity: How Pasta Sauce, Checklists, And Action Planning Drive Success, Hank Bohanon

Education: School of Education Faculty Publications and Other Works

While there are several types of fidelity, I focus on the notion of adherence for this blog: how well the team sticks with the plan, assessment, or curriculum. These types of fidelity tools typically involve the systems you need to support the intervention (e.g., leadership teams, access to resources), accessing data to guide implementation (e.g., identifying the problem, progress monitoring), and the selection of evidence-based practices. These checklists help teams develop action plans for their work and determine the degree to which they adhere to a model. Some tools may focus on one type of intervention (e.g., …


Assessing The Impact Of A Csforall Research-Practice Partnership Using The Prosper Framework: A Case Study Of The Chicago Alliance For Equity In Computer Science (Cafécs), Erin Henrick, Steven Mcgee, Ronald I. Greenberg, Dale Reed, Don Yanek, Lucia Dettori, Haley Williamson Apr 2023

Assessing The Impact Of A Csforall Research-Practice Partnership Using The Prosper Framework: A Case Study Of The Chicago Alliance For Equity In Computer Science (Cafécs), Erin Henrick, Steven Mcgee, Ronald I. Greenberg, Dale Reed, Don Yanek, Lucia Dettori, Haley Williamson

Computer Science: Faculty Publications and Other Works

The Chicago Alliance for Equity in Computer Science (CAFÉCS) Research Practice Partnership (RPP) has been working for more than a decade towards their mission to engage in research and development that enables Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to ensure that all students in Chicago participate in engaging, relevant, and rigorous computing experiences, increase opportunities for all students to pursue computing pathways and prepare all students for the future of work. The partnership engaged in an iterative design process to develop a framework for understanding the areas of RPP impact on a district. This paper applies the PROSPER framework to the CAFÉCS …


It’S Time To Look At Educator Time!, Anna Press, Hank Bohanon Mar 2023

It’S Time To Look At Educator Time!, Anna Press, Hank Bohanon

Education: School of Education Faculty Publications and Other Works

Despite the persistent feeling that time is a scarce resource in schools, there is a lack of research on time use for educators. Issues related to educators’ time use have amplified since the pandemic's start. In this article, we propose how and why schools should develop time study protocols to support their students and staff effectively.


An Emerging University-School-Community Partnership: A Story In Two Acts, Seungho Moon, Jon Schmidt, Anna Press, David Ensminger, Mitchell A. Hendrickson Mar 2023

An Emerging University-School-Community Partnership: A Story In Two Acts, Seungho Moon, Jon Schmidt, Anna Press, David Ensminger, Mitchell A. Hendrickson

Education: School of Education Faculty Publications and Other Works

This paper shares narratives regarding an institutional effort to build a sustainable partnership with schools and communities. Loyola University Chicago has developed and strengthened partnerships with eight community schools in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) District over the past decades to promote equity and social justice in the urban context. The sustainability of partnerships is an ongoing issue in university-assisted community schools. Guided by poststructuralist versions of narrative research, the five authors write and share memories about their engagement in university partnerships with communities and schools. This paper explores the “how” of partnerships rather than reiterating strategies of “what works” in …


Developing Horizontal Expertise With Professional Learning Communities In Social Studies Teacher Preparation, Charles Tocci, Ann Marie Ryan Mar 2023

Developing Horizontal Expertise With Professional Learning Communities In Social Studies Teacher Preparation, Charles Tocci, Ann Marie Ryan

Education: School of Education Faculty Publications and Other Works

As teacher education programs become increasingly organized around accreditation and licensure standards, finding opportunities to be responsive to teacher candidates' needs and interests has become more difficult. This paper traces the evolution of a professional learning community for secondary social studies teacher candidates as a key feature of one teacher education program and analyzes the collaborative projects designed for the purpose of developing horizontal expertise. We find that professional learning communities can serve as dynamic spaces to co-construct learning experiences with candidates in ways that prepare them for future professional learning as practicing social studies teachers.


The Doctor Knows Best: Take Your Schoolwide Temperature With Data, Hank Bohanon, Todd Winton, Sam Cusworth, Sheryl Healy Feb 2023

The Doctor Knows Best: Take Your Schoolwide Temperature With Data, Hank Bohanon, Todd Winton, Sam Cusworth, Sheryl Healy

Education: School of Education Faculty Publications and Other Works

No matter what type of doctor you see, they usually collect similar information. Even before the doctor enters the room, someone will assess your blood pressure, weight, height, and temperature. These are markers related to your health. If your blood pressure or temperature is too high, or perhaps your weight has gone up or down drastically since your last visit, the doctor will know something in your treatment plan needs to be addressed. Like screening for these essential health markers, schools can also use data to see how the larger system is working. These screening tools also help teams determine …


Beyond The Binary: Gender Image And Experiences Of Marginalization On Campus, Kari J. Dockendorff, Claudia Geist Jan 2023

Beyond The Binary: Gender Image And Experiences Of Marginalization On Campus, Kari J. Dockendorff, Claudia Geist

Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs

This study explores levels of gender marginalization on college campuses in order to better understand who is at risk of being marginalized. In addition to conventional measures of sex, and gender, we explore scaled measures of how students see themselves, and how they think others see them, with respect to masculinity, femininity, and androgyny. In a survey distributed to undergraduate students, we explore experiences of gender microaggressions across the campus including experiences with pronouns, bathrooms, and interactions with staff and faculty. What we find is that marginalization based on gender is experienced by all students of all genders. Students who …


Envisioning The Future Of Queer Of Color Critique In Higher Education: Mobilizing The Framework In Research, Antonio Duran, Quortne R. Hutchings, Reginald A. Blockett, Romeo Jackson Jan 2023

Envisioning The Future Of Queer Of Color Critique In Higher Education: Mobilizing The Framework In Research, Antonio Duran, Quortne R. Hutchings, Reginald A. Blockett, Romeo Jackson

Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs

As queer and trans studies in higher education continues to embrace its interdisciplinary nature, scholars should further interrogate how they utilize critical and poststructural frameworks in designing their studies. This manuscript details the considerations that postsecondary education researchers should be mindful of as they seek to actualize the potential of queer of color critique (QOCC) in their studies. Specifically, the authors describe how individuals using QOCC should actualize the framework in the following four areas: considering the scope of the study, reflections on the researcher and participant relationship, engaging in responsive and transformative data collection, and centering equity and liberation …


Unsettling Colonial Structures In Education Through Community-Centered Praxis, Kimberley Greeson, Steven Sassaman, Katherine Williams, Abby Yost Jan 2023

Unsettling Colonial Structures In Education Through Community-Centered Praxis, Kimberley Greeson, Steven Sassaman, Katherine Williams, Abby Yost

Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs

In the context of settler colonialism in the US, mainstream education practices function as ongoing enactors of colonial processes. Decolonizing pedagogy seeks to challenge these dominant practices by centering place, Indigenous epistemologies, and rehumanizing values. In this paper, we discuss how faculty and students used community-based experiential learning projects (CBEL) to challenge these dominant and normative educational structures. By integrating an anti-racist and anti-colonial lens, CBEL projects themselves can work to dismantle power structures, build community, and promote experiential learning in a variety of educational spaces. The student projects presented here seek to unsettle colonial educational frameworks of white supremacy …


Black Minds Matter: A Book Review, Johnnie Campbell Jan 2023

Black Minds Matter: A Book Review, Johnnie Campbell

Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs

In the context of settler colonialism in the US, mainstream education practices function as ongoing enactors of colonial processes. Decolonizing pedagogy seeks to challenge these dominant practices by centering place, Indigenous epistemologies, and rehumanizing values. In this paper, we discuss how faculty and students used community-based experiential learning projects (CBEL) to challenge these dominant and normative educational structures. By integrating an anti-racist and anti-colonial lens, CBEL projects themselves can work to dismantle power structures, build community, and promote experiential learning in a variety of educational spaces. The student projects presented here seek to unsettle colonial educational frameworks of white supremacy …


Gardening And Watering 21st Century Soil: Culturally Responsive And Technology Enhanced Instructional Design In K12 Schools, Elissa W. Frazier Jan 2023

Gardening And Watering 21st Century Soil: Culturally Responsive And Technology Enhanced Instructional Design In K12 Schools, Elissa W. Frazier

Dissertations

Decades of research have documented the positive impact of culturally responsive teaching on academic outcomes for African American and LatinX students. However, as the field of education has become increasingly embedded with technology as a powerful tool of instruction, more attention is needed to understand how culturally responsive teachers use technology to close achievement gaps. Although national public policy over the last twenty-years has documented the negative impact of the digital divide on low SES, African American and LatinX students, large-scale efforts to close the divide have focused primarily on access to devices only. More recently, the second digital “use” …


Applying Organizational Learning Theories To Continuous Improvement Practices Through Self-Study Methodology To Better Reflect Upon And Understand Factors That Influence School Improvement Efforts, Morgan Daniel Gallagher Jan 2023

Applying Organizational Learning Theories To Continuous Improvement Practices Through Self-Study Methodology To Better Reflect Upon And Understand Factors That Influence School Improvement Efforts, Morgan Daniel Gallagher

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The purpose of this self-study is to better understand and address the factors that influence continuous improvement efforts led by the researcher/practitioner. To this end, this study applies Bolman and Deal’s 4-frame model of organizational learning lenses to school improvement indicators on the Illinois 5Essentials Survey. Through taking Bolman and Deal’s Online 4-frame Self-assessment, I am able to identify the organizational learning lens least integrated into my own leadership worldview. The organizational learning lenses that comprise Bolman and Deal’s 4-frame model are the structural, symbolic, human resource, and political lenses. I then apply core tenets of my least integrated lens …


Dungeons & Dragons & Dewey: Toward A Ludic Pedagogy Of Democratic Civic Life Through The Philosophy Of John Dewey And Tabletop Role-Playing Games, Susan Haarman Jan 2023

Dungeons & Dragons & Dewey: Toward A Ludic Pedagogy Of Democratic Civic Life Through The Philosophy Of John Dewey And Tabletop Role-Playing Games, Susan Haarman

Dissertations

In this dissertation, which uses philosophical inquiry, I posit that tabletop role-playing games (RPGs) can provide an educative experience for democratic civic life in the Deweyan tradition. Tabletop RPGs present an invaluable resource for ongoing civic formation by encouraging deliberation and consensus building across shared goals and circumstances. Philosopher John Dewey emphasized that democracy is defined by the civic habits and collective action, not formal governance structures. The experience of playing tabletop RPGs can cultivate habitus and space for future and current citizens to practice democratic skills and commitments. Therefore, these games are a means that align with the ends …


Comparative Analysis Of Classification Performance For U.S. College Enrollment Predictive Modeling Using Four Machine Learning Algorithms (Artificial Neural Network, Decision Tree, Support Vector Machine, Logistic Regression), Anna Kye Jan 2023

Comparative Analysis Of Classification Performance For U.S. College Enrollment Predictive Modeling Using Four Machine Learning Algorithms (Artificial Neural Network, Decision Tree, Support Vector Machine, Logistic Regression), Anna Kye

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Every year, the national high school graduation rate is declining and impacting the number of students applying to colleges. Moreover, the majority of students are applying to more than one college. This makes a lot of colleges to be highly competitive in student recruitment for enrollment and thus, the necessity for institutions to anticipate uncertainties related to budgets expected from student enrollment has increased. Hence enrollment management has become a pivotal sector in higher education institutions. Data and analytics are now a crucial part of enhancing enrollment management. Through big data analytics-driven solutions, institutions expect to improve enrollment by identifying …


Key Stakeholders' Perceptions Of Stem Education In Zambia: A Mixed Methods Inquiry, Choobe M. Maambo Jan 2023

Key Stakeholders' Perceptions Of Stem Education In Zambia: A Mixed Methods Inquiry, Choobe M. Maambo

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In the recent past, the concept of STEM education has become a “buzz phrase” in the Zambian education system, and yet, very little is known about STEM education let alone what those involved in STEM think or know about STEM in the country. The primary purpose of this study was to investigate key STEM stakeholders’ perceptions of STEM education in Zambia. To better understand STEM in the country, it was critical to explore the perceptions of STEM held by STEM teachers, STEM administrators, and STEM policymakers in the perception domains of STEM vision, STEM definition, STEM purpose, STEM relevance, and …


None Of Us Are Safe: How Leaders Sustain Culturally Responsive Elementary And Middle School Improvement Planning, Jerry B. Michel Jan 2023

None Of Us Are Safe: How Leaders Sustain Culturally Responsive Elementary And Middle School Improvement Planning, Jerry B. Michel

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In the spring of 2020, school leaders, school boards, and teachers faced challenges beyond the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, finding themselves under attack for the perceived applications of critical race theory in school curriculum. These conditions made active engagement in equity-focused school improvement planning more challenging. School leaders and leadership teams may benefit from using an established framework to identify strengths and areas for growth around culturally responsive pedagogy for effective school improvement planning. This article explores the use of Hammond’s (2015) Ready for Rigor Framework as a tool for identifying prioritizing which conditions for culturally responsive pedagogy …


Instructional Design With A Language Lens: Preparing Educators For Multilingual Classrooms, Amy J. Heineke, Wenjin Guo, Luke Carman, Mctighe & Associates Jan 2023

Instructional Design With A Language Lens: Preparing Educators For Multilingual Classrooms, Amy J. Heineke, Wenjin Guo, Luke Carman, Mctighe & Associates

Education: School of Education Faculty Publications and Other Works

Classrooms are more diverse than ever before with increasing numbers of multilingual students who are developing English proficiency while simultaneously being expected to learn and perform in English in literacy and the content areas. In the context of the United States, previous efforts to prepare teachers for the heterogeneous population of students have led to simplified curriculum that limits children’s equitable access to rigorous disciplinary learning. This chapter probes one project’s efforts to build capacity in schools by holistically preparing educators across grades and disciplines to provide equitable instruction for students labeled as English learners. Using a framework that added …


Envisioning The Future Of Queer Of Color Critique In Higher Education: Mobilizing The Framework In Research, Antonio Duran, Quortne Hutchings, Reginald A. Blockett, Romeo Jackson Dec 2022

Envisioning The Future Of Queer Of Color Critique In Higher Education: Mobilizing The Framework In Research, Antonio Duran, Quortne Hutchings, Reginald A. Blockett, Romeo Jackson

Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs

As queer and trans studies in higher education continues to embrace its interdisciplinary nature, scholars should further interrogate how they utilize critical and poststructural frameworks in designing their studies. This manuscript details the considerations that postsecondary education researchers should be mindful of as they seek to actualize the potential of queer of color critique (QOCC) in their studies. Specifically, the authors describe how individuals using QOCC should actualize the framework in the following four areas: considering the scope of the study, reflections on the researcher and participant relationship, engaging in responsive and transformative data collection, and centering equity and liberation …


College Teaching And Ai, Leo Irakliotis Dec 2022

College Teaching And Ai, Leo Irakliotis

Computer Science: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Artificial Intelligence will reshape the way we assess student learning in ways that no one has prepared us for.


Unsettling Colonial Structures In Education Through Community-Centered Praxis, Kimberley Greeson, Steven Sassaman, Katherine Williams, Abby Yost Dec 2022

Unsettling Colonial Structures In Education Through Community-Centered Praxis, Kimberley Greeson, Steven Sassaman, Katherine Williams, Abby Yost

Journal of Critical Scholarship on Higher Education and Student Affairs

In the context of settler colonialism in the US, mainstream education practices function as ongoing enactors of colonial processes. Decolonizing pedagogy seeks to challenge these dominant practices by centering place, Indigenous epistemologies, and rehumanizing values. In this paper, we discuss how faculty and students used community-based experiential learning projects (CBEL) to challenge these dominant and normative educational structures. By integrating an anti-racist and anti-colonial lens, CBEL projects themselves can work to dismantle power structures, build community, and promote experiential learning in a variety of educational spaces. The student projects presented here seek to unsettle colonial educational frameworks of white supremacy …


Chicago Alliance For Equity In Computer Science, Steven Mcgee, Lucia Dettori, Ronald I. Greenberg, Andrew M. Rasmussen, Dale F. Reed, Don Yanek Dec 2022

Chicago Alliance For Equity In Computer Science, Steven Mcgee, Lucia Dettori, Ronald I. Greenberg, Andrew M. Rasmussen, Dale F. Reed, Don Yanek

Computer Science: Faculty Publications and Other Works

Each year, about 14,000 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) students graduate with one year of high school computer science (CS) in fulfillment of the district’s CS graduation requirement. This accomplishment was the culmination of a decade of work by the Chicago Alliance for Equity in Computer Science (CAFÉCS), which includes CPS teachers and administrators, university CS faculty, and educational researchers. CAFÉCS research indicates that CPS significantly increased the capacity of schools to offer the Exploring Computer Science (ECS) introductory course, resulting in a rapid, equitable increase in students’ participation in CS. Making CS mandatory did not negatively impact performance in ECS. …


Communicating Student Outcomes: A Mixed Methods Study Of Communication Effectiveness, Nicholas Branson Oct 2022

Communicating Student Outcomes: A Mixed Methods Study Of Communication Effectiveness, Nicholas Branson

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Assessment, Communicating evidence, Education, Evaluation, Higher education, Student outcomes


Influences Of Child And Caregiver-Directed Home Visitor Behaviors On Caregiver Engagement And Caregiver-Child Interactions, Mary Kienstra Frese Oct 2022

Influences Of Child And Caregiver-Directed Home Visitor Behaviors On Caregiver Engagement And Caregiver-Child Interactions, Mary Kienstra Frese

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Home Visiting, Parent Support, Prevention


Resisting A Political Ontology Of Threat By Embracing Stories Of Survivance Through Storytelling, Conversation, And Joy: An Intimate Insight Into The Lives Of Undocumented Students, Julia F. Mendes Oct 2022

Resisting A Political Ontology Of Threat By Embracing Stories Of Survivance Through Storytelling, Conversation, And Joy: An Intimate Insight Into The Lives Of Undocumented Students, Julia F. Mendes

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political ontology, storytelling, survivance, undocumented students


Understanding Teacher Reported Experiences Of Trauma Professional Development/Training, Mayra Alejandra Gaona Oct 2022

Understanding Teacher Reported Experiences Of Trauma Professional Development/Training, Mayra Alejandra Gaona

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trauma informed education, trauma informed practices, trauma informed schools, trauma professional development


Teaching Presence In Online Discussions: Relationship-Based Learning By Design, Mary Quest Oct 2022

Teaching Presence In Online Discussions: Relationship-Based Learning By Design, Mary Quest

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Activity Theory, Community of Inquiry Model, Interaction Analysis Model, Online learning, Social Construction of Knowledge, Teaching Presence