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Please Help Your Teachers Play Hookey With Us, Leah A. Zuidema Nov 2014

Please Help Your Teachers Play Hookey With Us, Leah A. Zuidema

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Posting about the 2014 National Council of Teachers of English annual convention and why it's good for both teachers and students from Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care - a blog advocating for authentic writing instruction.

http://writerswhocare.wordpress.com/2014/11/10/please-help-your-teachers-play-hookey-with-us/


Forum: Teacher-Writers: Then, Now, And Next, Anne Elrod Whitney, Troy Hicks, Leah A. Zuidema, James E. Fredricksen, Robert P. Yagelski Nov 2014

Forum: Teacher-Writers: Then, Now, And Next, Anne Elrod Whitney, Troy Hicks, Leah A. Zuidema, James E. Fredricksen, Robert P. Yagelski

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In this article, the authors reflect upon “the teacher as writer” and describe how they see this concept and movement developing. They articulate a view of the teacher-writer as empowered advocate. Using examples from their scholarship, they illustrate how this powerful idea can transform research conducted about and with teachers. Finally, they draw attention to the potential of the teacher-writer stance as a means of resistance to current reform efforts that disempower teachers.


Education As Formation, David J. Mulder Oct 2014

Education As Formation, David J. Mulder

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"Most all of us have had a "long internship" in school--from kindergarten through high school--and we think we know what teachers do. Teaching is a very public profession, after all. But there is more to being a teacher than sharing information."

Posting about the formative nature of education from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/education-as-formation/


Critical Thinking And High-Level Discourse: Teaching, Learning, And Professional Development In A 1:1 Environment, Valorie L. Zonnefeld, Ryan G. Zonnefeld Oct 2014

Critical Thinking And High-Level Discourse: Teaching, Learning, And Professional Development In A 1:1 Environment, Valorie L. Zonnefeld, Ryan G. Zonnefeld

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Rich Problem Solving Tasks, Valorie L. Zonnefeld Oct 2014

Rich Problem Solving Tasks, Valorie L. Zonnefeld

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Using Design Hierarchy In A Linear Circuits Class To Illustrate The Scientific Method As A Human Invention, Douglas Deboer Oct 2014

Using Design Hierarchy In A Linear Circuits Class To Illustrate The Scientific Method As A Human Invention, Douglas Deboer

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There are various ways to classify academic studies. One might make a “two cultures” division, separating academic studies into the humanities and sciences. Or one might have three divisions: humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Or one might choose to classify academic studies along the lines of traditional academic disciplines such as theology, law, art, music, economics, social studies, languages, political studies, history, psychology, biology, physics, chemistry, math, etc. In our era of global commerce, where does engineering fit in these types of classification? What should engineers study? In a 2008 presidential debate, candidate Barack Obama said that, “Ensuring that ...


Support And Ideas For Economic Education, Ed Starkenburg, Erica Vonk Oct 2014

Support And Ideas For Economic Education, Ed Starkenburg, Erica Vonk

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Presentation covers opportunities to engage K-12th grade students in hands-on financial and economic materials that meet Iowa's content requirements. Also introduces the Dordt College Center for Economic Education and the services available and free resources available to teachers.


Augustinian Approach To Holistic Christian Pedagogy, Adam Schultz, Neal Deroo Oct 2014

Augustinian Approach To Holistic Christian Pedagogy, Adam Schultz, Neal Deroo

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Presenters explain how in their CORE philosophy class they seek to demonstrate that their students' real life-spiritual life distinction is symptomatic of a dualism endemic to contemporary Christianity (section 1), and that their reading of Augustine's Confessions can provide a unified and holistic corrective to it (section 2) and that doing so helps students see a more radical vision of Christian faithfulness, one that calls for a holistic, life-wide response to the work of Christ that will not allow for an easy distinction between ‘spiritual’ life and everyday life (section 3).


Engaging Students In Financial And Economic Literacy With Free Resources, Erica Vonk, Ed Starkenburg, Art Attema Oct 2014

Engaging Students In Financial And Economic Literacy With Free Resources, Erica Vonk, Ed Starkenburg, Art Attema

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Presentation covers opportunities to engage 3rd-12th grade students in hands-on financial and economic materials that meet Iowa's content requirements. This session will introduce you to the Dordt College Center for Economic Education, the services available and free resources available to teachers.


Love, Creation, Virtue As Models For Environmental Education, Jeff Ploegstra Oct 2014

Love, Creation, Virtue As Models For Environmental Education, Jeff Ploegstra

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A look at how love, creation, and virtue should shape our conversations about the environment and environmental education.


Arts Of War: Reconsidering Conflict Through Interdisciplinary Artistic Collaboration, John Macinnis Sep 2014

Arts Of War: Reconsidering Conflict Through Interdisciplinary Artistic Collaboration, John Macinnis

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CORE 160: Introduction to the Arts is required as part of the core curriculum at Dordt College and is team taught every semester by four professors who each address a different art form: Music, Theatre, Film, and Visual Art. Semesters are divided in half, and students select two art forms for special attention. Additionally, all students meet in two mass sections in which the team of professors address topics spanning all the arts. These mass sections are an opportunity to demonstrate for students that interdisciplinary collaboration around a given topic often produces remarkable insight.

Last year, in recognition of the ...


Using Dialogic Discussion To Boost Vocabulary, Gwen R. Marra Sep 2014

Using Dialogic Discussion To Boost Vocabulary, Gwen R. Marra

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Workshop presentation on reading aloud to young children given at the 2014 Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children Conference in Altoona, Iowa.


More Than A Number, Kailee Wolterstorff Aug 2014

More Than A Number, Kailee Wolterstorff

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"Each student I talk with is a person created in the image of God and they matter in God's kingdom."

Posting about ­­­­­­­­encouraging prospective college students from In All Things - an online hub committed to the claim that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ has implications for the entire world.

http://inallthings.org/more-than-a-number/


Vocabulary Growth Using Nonfiction Literature And Dialogic Discussions In Preschool Classrooms, Gwen R. Marra Aug 2014

Vocabulary Growth Using Nonfiction Literature And Dialogic Discussions In Preschool Classrooms, Gwen R. Marra

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The preschool years are a crucial time for children to develop vocabulary knowledge. A quality preschool environment promotes large amounts of language usage including picture book read alouds and discussions. There is growing research to support the use of nonfiction literature in preschool classrooms to promote vocabulary growth and knowledge of the world for preschool children. This research study compared vocabulary growth of preschool children using fiction and dialogic discussions versus vocabulary growth of preschool children using nonfiction and dialogic discussions following a six week study of autumn and changes that happen during this season to the environment and animals ...


Team Analysis And Review: Using Group Assessment For Learning, Kayt E. Frisch Jul 2014

Team Analysis And Review: Using Group Assessment For Learning, Kayt E. Frisch

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Team work is widely reported to be a highly desired skill by prospective employers and professional schools. To help my students develop teamwork skills I have been using group quizzes called “Team Analysis And Review” (TAARs) in my introductory algebra-based physics course. A TAAR takes the full 50-minute class period and the students will review the material on the quiz three times during the period: individually, in an assigned group, and finally as a whole class. The individual TAAR allows the student to identify personal gaps in their understanding of the material. The group TAAR encourages peer instruction and offers ...


Weaving Experimental Skills Throughout The Introductory Laboratory, John Zwart Jul 2014

Weaving Experimental Skills Throughout The Introductory Laboratory, John Zwart

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The laboratory portion of an introductory course sequence can be used to meet a wide variety of goals ranging from illustrating phenomena studied in class, to building intuition about how the physical world works, to confronting the unexpected. Helping students develop experimental skills is a crucial goal that needs to be addressed in lab, especially in light of the fact that most introductory textbooks do not specifically address this topic. Important skills that students should learn in lab include how to analyze data, how to communicate results and the art of designing an experiment. This presentation will discuss how we ...


Quantitative Evidence For The Use Of Simulation And Randomization In The Introductory Statistics Course, Nathan L. Tintle, Ally Rogers, Beth Chance, George Cobb, Allan Rossman, Soma Roy, Todd Swanson, Jill Vanderstoep Jul 2014

Quantitative Evidence For The Use Of Simulation And Randomization In The Introductory Statistics Course, Nathan L. Tintle, Ally Rogers, Beth Chance, George Cobb, Allan Rossman, Soma Roy, Todd Swanson, Jill Vanderstoep

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The use of simulation and randomization in the introductory statistics course is gaining popularity, but what evidence is there that these approaches are improving students’ conceptual understanding and attitudes as we hope? In this talk I will discuss evidence from early full-length versions of such a curriculum, covering issues such as (a) items and scales showing improved conceptual performance compared to traditional curriculum, (b) transferability of findings to different institutions, (c) retention of conceptual understanding post-course and (d) student attitudes. Along the way I will discuss a few areas in which students in both simulation/randomization courses and the traditional ...


New Leviathan: How I Implemented The Aas’S Periodicals Database In My Traditional American Literature Survey Class, And Lived To Tell The Tale, Joshua Matthews May 2014

New Leviathan: How I Implemented The Aas’S Periodicals Database In My Traditional American Literature Survey Class, And Lived To Tell The Tale, Joshua Matthews

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This past summer, our small college’s library purchased a permanent subscription to the American Antiquarian Society’s new Historical Periodicals Collection (series 1-5). In northwest Iowa, where there is no such database for hundreds of miles, this purchase is a research boon for local scholars. The catch, though? I needed to implement the database thoroughly in the college’s only early American literature class, a traditional survey spanning 1492 to 1865. Beyond all of the topics, authors, and agendas that could be covered—and the typical dilemma between coverage and depth in a survey class—now I needed to ...


Game Time: Choosing Apps And Games That Align To The Common Core, Ryan G. Zonnefeld, Valorie L. Zonnefeld May 2014

Game Time: Choosing Apps And Games That Align To The Common Core, Ryan G. Zonnefeld, Valorie L. Zonnefeld

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No abstract provided.


Technology- Infused Teacher Preparation: Connecting Technology And Pedagogy, David J. Mulder May 2014

Technology- Infused Teacher Preparation: Connecting Technology And Pedagogy, David J. Mulder

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Mulder asserts that as teacher educators move away from stand-alone technology courses towards the integration approach, clear descriptions for what knowledge and skills pre-service teacher must develop are needed. and once decided, faculty in teacher preparation programs will need to clearly articulate an approach for integrating technology into the program. He goes on to explain the TPACK framework, which currently serves as a preeminent model for exploring technology integration in education.


First-Year Students' Use Of Social Network Sites To Reduce The Uncertainty Of Anticipatory Socialization, Isolde Anderson, Alan Lerstrom, Nathan L. Tintle Jan 2014

First-Year Students' Use Of Social Network Sites To Reduce The Uncertainty Of Anticipatory Socialization, Isolde Anderson, Alan Lerstrom, Nathan L. Tintle

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This study surveyed 399 incoming first-year students at two colleges in the Midwest on their use of social network sites before college entry and its impact on various dimensions of the first-year experience. Significant correlations were found for two pairs of variables: (a) students who used social network sites before arriving on campus reported greater roommate compatibility than students who did not use such sites and (b) students who rated the information on social network sites as high in accuracy also reported a high match between their first-year expectations and experiences. Implications for student affairs administrators are discussed.