Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Theses/Dissertations

California State University, Monterey Bay

Discipline
Keyword
Publication Year

Articles 1 - 30 of 248

Full-Text Articles in Education

Lifelong Learning: Improving Older Adult Technology Use, Lisa Gonzales Jul 2021

Lifelong Learning: Improving Older Adult Technology Use, Lisa Gonzales

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Older adults who lack technology skills may become increasingly socially isolated, especially during the pandemic. The objective for these older adults is to feel confident, have renewed independence, and age successfully. Developing new learning opportunities about technology and providing information about technology, enables older adults to be motivated and confident to participate in a new-to-them tool for communication. It is an opportunity for older adults to learn new skills that will benefit them now and in the future. This workshop will allow older adults to become familiar with how technology will benefit them. This digital is specific to new technology ...


Teaching Latino Parents About Early Intervention And Asd, Maricela Lopez Jul 2021

Teaching Latino Parents About Early Intervention And Asd, Maricela Lopez

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is one of the most prevalent neurodevelopmental disorders, identified by persistent impairment in reciprocal communication and social interactions and restricted, repetitive behaviors, interests, or activities(Campisi et al., 2018). The lack of awareness of early intervention has a significant setback on their children’s developmental domains. Many Latino families are unaware of resources that can help young children with autism. Latinos endured many challenges, especially being underdiagnosed compared to white non-Hispanics They face challenges such as language barriers, cultural awareness, and denial Latinos families need to learn more about ASD to support their children's development ...


Increasing Adolescents' Awareness Of The Impacts Of Social Networking Sites, Karina Vega Jul 2021

Increasing Adolescents' Awareness Of The Impacts Of Social Networking Sites, Karina Vega

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Many adolescents are unaware of the impacts that social networking sites may have on them. According to Anderson and Jiang (2018), 95% of adolescents have access to a smartphone. Furthermore, Anderson and Jiang (2018) stated that 45% of adolescents are engaged with online activities on a continual basis. Social networking sites may affect adolescents' view of their body image and lower their self esteem. Anderson and Jiang (2018) discussed the difference between female and male adolescents' use of social media, reporting that 50% of female adolescents engage with social media on a continual basis compared to 39% of male adolescents.


The Pathway To Becoming A Child Life Specialist, Gabriella Bradley Jul 2021

The Pathway To Becoming A Child Life Specialist, Gabriella Bradley

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

This project was created to educate college students at California State University, Monterey Bay about the career pathway to becoming a Certified Child Life Specialist.


Promoting Stress Management Among Childcare Workers, Ciara Williams Jul 2021

Promoting Stress Management Among Childcare Workers, Ciara Williams

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

This paper attempts to provide a helpful tool for Child Care Workers when dealing with Job Stress.


Increasing Bullying Prevention Curriculum In Elementary Schools, Alexis Doty May 2021

Increasing Bullying Prevention Curriculum In Elementary Schools, Alexis Doty

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Bullying prevention is often absent from elementary school curriculum. Many young elementary students may not know how to recognize and address bullying when it occurs, potentially causing early harm to their social and emotional development and their academic performance throughout their primary school years. To address the lack of bullying prevention and education, I created a three-day lesson on bullying and bullying intervention which I intend on presenting to a class of fifth graders at Las Animas Elementary School in Gilroy, California.


Effectiveness Of Digital Literacy Classes, Beatriz Perez-Haro May 2021

Effectiveness Of Digital Literacy Classes, Beatriz Perez-Haro

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Loaves Fishes Computers (LFC) is a non profit organization that offers low cost computers in Monterey County to families in need. The macro level problem is that families don’t have access to technology. The agency problem is that parents don’t know how to use a computer. The agency offers digital literacy classes (DLC) to parents who have school-aged children and need a computer. Classes are offered to parents who want to learn more about computers. A survey was conducted to determine if there is an improvement in the computer skills of parents. The most important finding is that ...


“I’M Sorry Can You Repeat That?” How Do Monolingual Teachers Find Success In Linguistically Diverse Classroom Environments, Janine G. Bandayrel May 2021

“I’M Sorry Can You Repeat That?” How Do Monolingual Teachers Find Success In Linguistically Diverse Classroom Environments, Janine G. Bandayrel

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The focus of this Capstone Project is on monolingualism in teachers as a result of subtractive education who are or are going to be working in linguistically diverse classrooms. This is an important issue for monolingual educators or students whose selected career path revolves around education because diversity within California has been on a steady rise and more students are English Language Learners (ELLs) trying to adapt to the norm of English within schools. An argument is made that monolingual teachers are at a disadvantage when it comes to working in linguistically diverse classrooms and there is not enough support ...


The New Normal: Engaging Students During Online Learning, Leslie Nabor May 2021

The New Normal: Engaging Students During Online Learning, Leslie Nabor

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Schools have been placed under tremendous pressure to provide students with a quality education in an online environment. In the process, student engagement should not be ignored. The purpose of the capstone project is to improve student engagement while in a remote learning environment. It is important to consider the issue of student online engagement because students can fall behind in their studies. An evidence based argument is offered how students who do not engage in the online classroom express the lack of peer and teacher interactions. The four primary stakeholder perspectives chosen were two parents and two fourth grade ...


A Classroom Without Four Walls? Paving The Way For More Outdoor Education, Sandra Anaya-Zamora May 2021

A Classroom Without Four Walls? Paving The Way For More Outdoor Education, Sandra Anaya-Zamora

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The focus of this Capstone Project is on the need to increase outdoor education opportunities for students. More specifically, how can teachers increase outdoor learning opportunities during instructional time? This is important because a lack of outdoor educational opportunities hinders students from learning benefits only found through their environment. It is argued that a decrease in environmental integration in schools will cause children to lose touch with nature, affecting their development and the future sustainability of our planet. The three primary stakeholder perspectives chosen were one teacher, one science teacher, and one garden-nutrition educator because considerations of the issue should ...


The Lack Of Environmental Awareness In Preschool Curriculum, Micaela Padgett May 2021

The Lack Of Environmental Awareness In Preschool Curriculum, Micaela Padgett

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

This paper attempts to bring attention to the lack of environmental awareness in preschool curriculum.


Equal Education For All?: Equity Issues Impacting Physical Education And Physical Activity During Covid-19 Pandemic, Gianna Pinotti May 2021

Equal Education For All?: Equity Issues Impacting Physical Education And Physical Activity During Covid-19 Pandemic, Gianna Pinotti

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The focus of this Capstone Project is on improving the equity issues affecting students' physical education and physical activity during COVID-19. Existing and newly developed equity issues have impacted students’ ability to connect with their remote physical education (P.E.), leading to decreased levels of physical activity. This is an important issue for students because their health and well-being are being negatively impacted by issues out of their control. An evidence-based argument is offered that students who engage in physical education are more likely to maintain healthier lifestyles that can lead to improved cognitive abilities and academic success. Considerations of ...


Learning From Home…Less Students: A Study On What We Can Do To Reach Homeless Youth During Covid-19, Marcy Twogood May 2021

Learning From Home…Less Students: A Study On What We Can Do To Reach Homeless Youth During Covid-19, Marcy Twogood

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The focus of this Capstone project is on reaching homeless youth during this time of distance learning. Student homelessness is an issue because it is harder for teachers to reach them than a student with stable living conditions. According to the scholarly literature, schools are struggling to reach homeless students during the pandemic due to their lack of an address, wifi, and/or in-person interactions with their teachers. An argument is made that if schools identify students’ challenges, they can provide adequate resources. Upon interviewing the assistant principal, school counselor, who has access to students and their emotional needs, and ...


Learning About Healthy Relationships And Sexuality For Adults With Disabilities, Vanessa Karjack May 2021

Learning About Healthy Relationships And Sexuality For Adults With Disabilities, Vanessa Karjack

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Many adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities receive little to no sex education; as a result, they often struggle to have fulfilling and healthy relationships, experience limitations in physical interactions, and are at risk of being taken advantage of by others. Sommaro et al. (2019) explained that individuals with intellectual disabilities (ID) and developmental disabilities (DD) are often placed into one of two categories: they are treated as either eternal children or sexual deviants. These ideas are based on old knowledge and are known to be inaccurate. However, current systems of care struggle to move forward from these notions. A ...


An In Depth Analysis: Following The Potential Long-Term Effects Of Loss Of Engagement On Students, Stephanie Zavala May 2021

An In Depth Analysis: Following The Potential Long-Term Effects Of Loss Of Engagement On Students, Stephanie Zavala

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

This capstone paper examines the various factors influencing student engagement and academic performance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This report addresses the following research questions: (1) "What might be the long-term effects of loss of engagement on children after the COVID-19 pandemic? (2) What are the primary factors that affect student engagement? In a review of the literature, this paper examines the research on natural disasters, extreme weather conditions, truancy, and summer vacations to project the impact on interrupted education. In order to fully consider the impact of the year-long Shelter-in-Place order on a local middle school, this ...


Increasing Financial Literacy Awareness Among High School Seniors, Ismael Loza Martinez May 2021

Increasing Financial Literacy Awareness Among High School Seniors, Ismael Loza Martinez

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

This paper attempts to bring an awareness to the lack of financial literacy education in high school curriculum. Over 50 percent of all high school graduates go into the workforce or college lacking sufficient financial literacy education to effectively manage their money, their savings, and credit. Most high schools offer personal finance and economics courses as an elective rather than a requirement. Many of these high schools have a very high student body population which come from socioeconomically impacted backgrounds. A lesson plan was made in an attempt to educate 12'th grade senior AVID students on the topic of ...


Increasing Social-Emotional Development Skills In Preschoolers, Skyler Thao May 2021

Increasing Social-Emotional Development Skills In Preschoolers, Skyler Thao

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Many preschool children have not yet developed skills of emotional regulation, and often, emotional regulation is not being taught in their classrooms. When children struggle with regulating their emotions, they are more likely to be underprepared for Kindergarten, have their long term mental health be affected, and have conflict with their peers. To help address the lack of emotional regulation skills taught in preschool classrooms, I created a two-day lesson for the preschoolers at the Military Monterey Road Child Development Center in Seaside, California.


Incorporating Multiculturalism, Mayra Garcia May 2021

Incorporating Multiculturalism, Mayra Garcia

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

This paper explores the importance of including multicultural awareness in school classrooms. Multiculturalism has been defined as the process of recognizing, understanding and appreciating cultures other than one's own. This study answers the following research questions, What is multiculturalism? Why is multiculturalism beneficial to students? How can teachers incorporate multiculturalism into classroom instruction? In a review of literature on the importance of incorporating multiculturalism, the research shows that there are many benefits and reasons to why multiculturalism should be incorporated in classrooms. This qualitative research study investigated the understanding of multiculturalism by a cohort of pre-service teachers through a ...


Increasing The Importance Of Sleep Education In College Students, Mireya Ysena Cortez May 2021

Increasing The Importance Of Sleep Education In College Students, Mireya Ysena Cortez

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

What is sleep education? How can one take accountability in teaching college students the importance of sleep and the effects on their overall health and wellbeing? By implementing sleep knowledge in school curriculums, especially in emerging adults, will aid gaps within the educational system. In a culture of "pulling all nighters," university students risk detrimental health risks and psychological issues during college and throughout the rest of their life. The purpose of this project is to shed light on the issue of Increasing the importance of sleep education in college students. In an environment that entails a high degree of ...


Agreement Success Plan, Miranda Holtz May 2021

Agreement Success Plan, Miranda Holtz

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Monterey County Health Department’s Administration Bureau works with contracts and agreements for the Public Health Bureau, which detail what services programs will complete so that they can receive funding or maintain a partnership with the County. The problem was that a large portion of the management analyst’s time was dedicated towards technical support for agreements. The Agreement Success Pan is aimed to increase efficiency by aiding program staff with agreements through a Prezi, which is similar to a self-paced webinar. The project had three phases; interviews of program supervisors or managers, gathering supporting documents, and final launch. Afterward ...


Building Better Relationships With College Aged Students, Morgan Kennedy May 2021

Building Better Relationships With College Aged Students, Morgan Kennedy

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Many college students lack the education and skill in and maintain healthy romantic relationships. College students can greatly benefit from learning what makes a fulfilling relationship and the signs of what an abusive relationship consists of. They benefit by having a higher self-esteem within themselves and relationships, along with happiness and satisfaction in their lives. College students who do not develop healthy relationships may fall victim to abusive relationships and may experience anxiety, depression, and self esteem issues. In order to better educate college students on healthy relationships, I have created a two-day interactive lesson explaining the importance of healthy ...


Community Gardening & Nutrition Education Event To Improve Healthy Living, Silvia Yunuen Torres Ochoa May 2021

Community Gardening & Nutrition Education Event To Improve Healthy Living, Silvia Yunuen Torres Ochoa

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Catholic Charities (CC) is a non-governmental organization that is a part of a network of charities that focuses on immediate disaster response and helps to stabilize impacted communities. Their humanitarian-aid includes housing assistance, funding for health care services, disaster relief and distribution of food. The macro-level problem is too many people in Monterey County are at risk of diabetes. The micro-level problem is that residents of Eden Housing have a higher risk of not eating healthy foods. This project serves Eden Housing residents in Seaside where a gardening and nutrition education event was held to assist residents to plant vegetables ...


¿Cómo Le Va A Mi Estudiante En Clase?: Increasing Parent Involvement For Latinx Elementary Students, Lisset Ochoa May 2021

¿Cómo Le Va A Mi Estudiante En Clase?: Increasing Parent Involvement For Latinx Elementary Students, Lisset Ochoa

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Parental involvement in the education of Latinx elementary students is truly essential. If a student does not receive the guidance or commitment from their parents while they are young, they may struggle in their education. Early parental involvement, it is claimed, will increase children's motivation to learn while also encouraging cognitive and emotional competencies. It is necessary to incorporate resources that increase parental involvement so that Latinx parents are aware of the help their students need. Two teachers, the vice principal, and two parents were interviewed in order to learn more about the resources that would be useful to ...


Educating Elementary Children On Prosocial Behaviors, Sylvia Vega May 2021

Educating Elementary Children On Prosocial Behaviors, Sylvia Vega

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Many young children have not yet developed prosocial behaviors that allow them to properly express themselves. Gaining prosocial behavior skills can lead to having positive peer relationships and better communication with their classmates and/or caregivers. This paper addresses the need for prosocial behavior curriculums in elementary schools.


Increasing Coping Tool Strategies Among Elementary Age Students, Jermaine Carter May 2021

Increasing Coping Tool Strategies Among Elementary Age Students, Jermaine Carter

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

The purpose of this Capstone is to improve coping skills training among elementary age students who have a diagnosis impeding their academic goals, specific to maladaptive behaviors. This Capstone seeks to improve students coping skills training in a school environment to be successful in their academics. These students will gain the support needed to transition to a general education setting and be able to implement the coping skills training independently in a social appropriate manner.


Increasing Bullying Awareness In Middle Schools, Crystal Rocha May 2021

Increasing Bullying Awareness In Middle Schools, Crystal Rocha

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Bullying is a repetitive behavior of mistreatment towards someone less powerful than you. This includes to be verbal, physical, and social. This issue is very common in schools, but students don't get enough knowledge from this behavior to be able to change or help others.


Raising Awareness In Early Language & Literacy, Elisabeth Causor May 2021

Raising Awareness In Early Language & Literacy, Elisabeth Causor

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

This paper attempts to provide information on bringing awareness to parents on early reading and literacy. Through learning about the big 5 factors and providing examples of how parents can making reading engaging.


Implementing Lgbtq+ Curriculum In Early Education Classrooms, Mahri Walker May 2021

Implementing Lgbtq+ Curriculum In Early Education Classrooms, Mahri Walker

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Many elementary schools have LGBTQ+ content missing from the curriculum, with gender identity and expression and diverse family structures notably absent. The issue that arises is children from LGBTQ+ families, or who may be LGBTQ+ themselves, do not feel represented in the curriculum. If children are provided with the knowledge of what it means to be LGBTQ+, then they are more likely to have a healthy relationship with themselves and their peers who may be included in that community. In order to address this issue, I created a three-day lesson for Kindergarten through first graders at San Lorenzo Valley Elementary ...


Educational Intervention On The Use Of Zoom For Spanish Speaking Families, Lundi Barroso May 2021

Educational Intervention On The Use Of Zoom For Spanish Speaking Families, Lundi Barroso

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Rebekah Children Services is a non-profit agency that implements the Family Resource Center to provide additional resources such as workshops and home items, for families in need of child and family behavioral services; especially to the low-income Spanish-speaking families in the Gilroy community. The macro level problem is clients not receiving assistance for their mental health needs. The micro level problem is the decrease in parent engagement with the FRC online services. The purpose of this project is to increase parent engagement with online workshops via zoom. The project will promote the knowledge of technology to be easily accessible to ...


Increasing Bully Awareness Among 2nd And 3rd Graders, Anacristina Juarez May 2021

Increasing Bully Awareness Among 2nd And 3rd Graders, Anacristina Juarez

Capstone Projects and Master's Theses

Many elementary school age kids may be unaware of how to address bullying. I have created a two-day lesson, which covers addressing bullying and tactics for preventing bullying with second and third graders