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Comfort Club, Cecilia Duong, Kathy Ho Apr 2023

Comfort Club, Cecilia Duong, Kathy Ho

Honors Expanded Learning Clubs

There are many cases where children are dependent or heavily reliant on a particular item, whether a blanket, plushie, or nightlight. Therefore, Comfort Club aims to create a safe space for children to develop connections with emotionally supportive items that can be taken home and continuously nurtured beyond the classroom. Students also experience the impact of positivity and appreciation within the school as they learn how to effectively work with others, receive optimistic statements from their club leaders, and place their creativity into projects catering to their plushies.


The Power Of Creation: Critical Imagination In The Honors Classroom, Jennie Woodard Apr 2019

The Power Of Creation: Critical Imagination In The Honors Classroom, Jennie Woodard

Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council Online Archive

The article examines how to incorporate issues of social justice and diversity in the honors classroom through critical imagination. Inclusion and diversity are among the five strategic pillars of honors education, but the challenge is to create space for social justice as an academic inquiry. This article describes an honors project where students were tasked to come up with their own concept for a television show, using their imagination to bridge gaps in representations on television. Critical imagination allowed the students to move beyond analyzing television in its current state and conceptualize what more inclusive television could look like in …


Mucp 183-983: Applied Music Composition--A Course Benchmark Portfolio, Gregory Simon Jan 2018

Mucp 183-983: Applied Music Composition--A Course Benchmark Portfolio, Gregory Simon

UNL Faculty Course Portfolios

MUCP 183-983, Applied Music Composition, is the core of the music composition course curriculum for students at all levels, from freshman to doctoral candidate. Like all applied lesson environments, it is a one-on-one, individualized study that principally involves the instructor giving students feedback on their musical works-in-progress. This time-honored paradigm for teaching composition has produced brilliant artists, but is rife with pitfalls and traps that can tarnish a student’s growth: composition pedagogues can coerce students into writing music like their teachers, or can prescribe a curriculum that makes composition accessible only to students who have already played classical music for …


Exploring Teachers’ Perspectives Of Cooperative Learning To Create Music In Orff Schulwerk Classrooms, Nicole A. Chapman Dec 2015

Exploring Teachers’ Perspectives Of Cooperative Learning To Create Music In Orff Schulwerk Classrooms, Nicole A. Chapman

Glenn Korff School of Music: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Creative Work, and Performance

The Framework for 21st Century Learning identifies four learning and innovation skills to prepare students for a changing world. The 4Cs identified are critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity (Framework for 21st Century Learning, 2015). With the adoption of this new teaching framework, it is important that music educators evaluate their own teaching methods to meet the needs of their students in a changing society. The purpose of this study was to examine how cooperative group learning is currently integrated in the Orff-Schulwerk certified teachers’ elementary music classroom as part of the creative music process. In this qualitative study, I …


Classrooms As Creative Learning Communities: A Lived Curricular Expression, Soon Ye Hwang May 2015

Classrooms As Creative Learning Communities: A Lived Curricular Expression, Soon Ye Hwang

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

Creativity—the fundamental basis of human experience, expression, and learning in the communal world of the classroom—is the primary concern of this dissertation. While creativity is one of the buzzwords of 21st century education the world over, its lived understanding as fundamental to being human is understudied. This gap calls attention to the significances for all involved of entering into meaning making as creators. To explore the significances, I draw upon and give expression to my experiences of building such creative learning communities (CLC) in my own Multicultural Education (ME) classrooms as a teacher educator and curriculum theorist. Ways to …


Future-Focused Leadership: Three Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Apr 2014

Future-Focused Leadership: Three Mega-Trends Influencing Distance Learning, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center: Faculty and Staff Publications

While many continue to question the skyrocketing costs and value of a college education, future-focused leaders are recreating learning experiences by blending technology with the human experience. What does the future of distance learning look like, taste like and feel like? It can be difficult to predict the future of education as the world continues to evolve at an increasingly rapid pace; however, distance learning administrators can use a future-focused leadership approach, which includes examining megatrends, to plan for the future. Megatrends are global shifts that influence society, the economy and the environment. The purpose of this paper is to …


Artist/Teacher: Toward A More Creative Curriculum, Matthew L. Auch Moedy Nov 2012

Artist/Teacher: Toward A More Creative Curriculum, Matthew L. Auch Moedy

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Teacher Education: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

This thesis investigates the formation of my teaching identity. It seeks language for why I orient my teaching toward artistic thinking in my preparation and content. Features of artistic thinking discussed include students have personal interests, teachers need to expose and build on what students bring to class, artistic thinking is not linear and creativity invites the unexpected, play and creativity require both time and space and are best accomplished through situated freedom, process ought not be separated from product, making process visible and valuing process will make a positive difference in a student’s future. Vignettes from my teaching experiences …


Leadership & Innovation Programs By Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild, Phd, Cpc, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Mar 2012

Leadership & Innovation Programs By Dr. Connie Reimers-Hild, Phd, Cpc, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center: Presentations and White Papers

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Leadership Coaching: If you are looking to strengthen your inner leader, then this is for you! Dr. Connie’s leadership coaching begins with clients exploring their inner most thoughts and beliefs. This transformational approach to coaching helps people discover their true intentions on their personal path of leadership. After clients achieve inner-clarity, Dr. Connie provides clients with tools and structures designed to help them achieve success on their new path.

Innovation Coaching: Leadership is about making innovation happen. Innovation coaching is designed to help individuals and organizations create clarity around their definition and understanding of the …


Coaching For Personal Innovation: The Role Of Intuition, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jan 2012

Coaching For Personal Innovation: The Role Of Intuition, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center: Faculty and Staff Publications

Innovation has become essential to survival and success in the 21st Century. Globalization combined with the rapid rate of change and explosive population growth have created a need for entrepreneurial activity, both inside and outside of new venture creation, that leads to continuous innovation while considering social and environmental impacts. Entrepreneurs are needed to establish new ventures and to employ others while developing new products, services and solutions. Entrepreneurial individuals, who may or may not start a business, are needed because they are innovators who behave or act in a proactive manner and move organizations forward.

Many different structures, …


Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens (Workbook), Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jan 2012

Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens (Workbook), Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center: Presentations and White Papers

Workbook for Merrick County's Leading Locally class, "Innovation Begins with People: Leading with a New Lens."


Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens (Presentation), Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jan 2012

Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens (Presentation), Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center: Presentations and White Papers

Community leaders must learn how to successfully lead innovation. This presentation focuses on fundamental aspects of leading innovation, including the importance of self-awareness and self-confidence. The differences between creativity and innovation are also addressed.


(Presentation) Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Sep 2011

(Presentation) Innovation Begins With People: Leading With A New Lens, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center: Presentations and White Papers

Innovation always begins with people. This workshop focused on the importance of creativity and innovation for Nebraska leaders and communities.


Faculty Creativity In Distance Learning: A Phenomenological Study To Understand How The Online Learning Environment Impacts Faculty Creativity, Annaleah Demetra Morrow Dec 2010

Faculty Creativity In Distance Learning: A Phenomenological Study To Understand How The Online Learning Environment Impacts Faculty Creativity, Annaleah Demetra Morrow

Department of Educational Administration: Dissertations, Theses, and Student Research

What is the experience of expressing creativity for creative faculty teaching in the online environment? The literature regarding online learning covers topics relating to faculty and student satisfaction with distance learning, and faculty frustrations with the increased time required of online classes versus on-ground classes. Although the impact to creativity could be inferred in some cases, there is a void in studies focused specifically on understanding the experience of creative faculty expressing their creativity in the online environment. This study is intended to gain a deeper understanding of how teaching in the online environment affects the expression of faculty creativity …


Dr. Connie's 6 Keys To Becoming A Successful Learner, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jan 2010

Dr. Connie's 6 Keys To Becoming A Successful Learner, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center: Presentations and White Papers

I have learned a great deal about students by teaching and advising learners at the University of Nebraska. The fact that I was working on my Ph.D. on a part-time basis while being employed full-time broadened my knowledge about how to be a successful learner. My professional and personal experiences in the world of higher education have enabled me develop some powerful insights on what it takes to be a successful learner. I would like to share my insights with as many people as possible, so here are Dr. Connie’s 6 Keys to Becoming a Successful Learner:


An Entrepreneurial Approach To Career Development, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jan 2010

An Entrepreneurial Approach To Career Development, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center: Presentations and White Papers

This article explains how people can use an entrepreneurial approach to career development in and effort to advance their careers and employment opportunities.


Sustainability Through Profitability: The Triple Bottom Line, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jan 2010

Sustainability Through Profitability: The Triple Bottom Line, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center: Presentations and White Papers

Today’s highly competitive, globalized world requires organizations and businesses to think differently about how they are going to stay in business. Businesses can no longer afford to focus on profits as their sole purpose for existence. Organizations must instead think about the “Triple Bottom Line” and its implications for their ability to grow their brand, customer loyalty and profits.


Entrepreneurial Leadership And Innovation: One Key To Personal And Organizational Success In The 21st Century, Connie I. Reimers-Hild Jun 2009

Entrepreneurial Leadership And Innovation: One Key To Personal And Organizational Success In The 21st Century, Connie I. Reimers-Hild

Kimmel Education and Research Center: Presentations and White Papers

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Cc90-352 Team Building: Developing A Productive Team, Arnold J. Bateman Jan 1990

Cc90-352 Team Building: Developing A Productive Team, Arnold J. Bateman

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension: Historical Materials

Team building is an effort in which a team studies its own process of working together and acts to create a climate that encourages and values the contributions of team members. Their energies are directed toward problem solving, task effectiveness, and maximizing the use of all members' resources to achieve the team's purpose. Sound team building recognizes that it is not possible to fully separate one's performance from those of others.