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The Achievement Gap: A Dual Nation Perspective, Myka Chavez Dec 2015

The Achievement Gap: A Dual Nation Perspective, Myka Chavez

Honors Projects

This essay seeks to explore the achievement gap, which is a disparity in educational achievement between certain economic and racial groups, by taking a unique approach and bringing a fresh perspective. Specifically, this research focuses on how this gap is manifested in two countries: the U.S. and England. This dual nation perspective opens the door for more information and a better understanding of the gap as a whole. Analysis will be done regarding the various issues surrounding the gap in each country such as its causes, effects, and past/present solutions. Based on how these issues occur in each country and …


Honors College Participation Program, Cassandra Davis Dec 2015

Honors College Participation Program, Cassandra Davis

Honors Projects

The Honors College Participation Program is a program that was implemented within the Bowling Green State University Honors College. The purpose of this program was to connect students to honors faculty and staff, motivate students to attend events and serve in leadership positions, and encourage a sense of community within the Honors College. The program had a set of points assigned to different activities and as students would attend events and complete activities they were awarded points. Once a student reached a certain threshold of points, they would be awarded prizes. My project focused on creating a portal in which …


Identifying Inviolable Behavioral Norms Of Campus Housing And Residence Life Professionals, Amy S. Hirschy, Maureen E. Wilson, John M. Braxton Dec 2015

Identifying Inviolable Behavioral Norms Of Campus Housing And Residence Life Professionals, Amy S. Hirschy, Maureen E. Wilson, John M. Braxton

Higher Education and Student Affairs Faculty Publications

Housing and residence life (HRL) administrators who lack knowledge about accepted professional behaviors risk violating normative boundaries, likely jeopardizing themselves or their clients (e.g., students, parents, colleagues). The purpose of this survey study was to understand if a normative structure exists for the administrative role performance of HRL professionals. Findings revealed six inviolable norms, some of which differ by personal and professional characteristics of HRL professionals. The authors offer recommendations to guide practice and research.


Insights Into Academic Librarian Leadership Using The Bolman And Deal Leadership Orientation Framework, Colleen T. Boff Nov 2015

Insights Into Academic Librarian Leadership Using The Bolman And Deal Leadership Orientation Framework, Colleen T. Boff

University Libraries Faculty Publications

Are librarians prepared to lead academic libraries into the increasingly complex future of higher education? Results will be shared from a survey using the Bolman and Deal leadership orientation framework (1990, 1991, 1992, 2003) to explore how academic library leaders and managers in Ohio and Michigan prefer to interpret and solve problems. Consisting of four frames, librarians can view situations through a structural lens (involving policies, rules and organizational charts), a human resources lens (tending to the needs of employees), the political lens (competing for power and scarce resources) or the symbolic lens (storytelling, traditions and symbols). Research conducted in …


Socialization To Student Affairs: Early Career Experiences Associated With Professional Identity Development, Amy S. Hirschy, Maureen E. Wilson, Debora L. Liddell, Kathleen M. Boyle, Kira Pasquesi Nov 2015

Socialization To Student Affairs: Early Career Experiences Associated With Professional Identity Development, Amy S. Hirschy, Maureen E. Wilson, Debora L. Liddell, Kathleen M. Boyle, Kira Pasquesi

Higher Education and Student Affairs Faculty Publications

In this study, the authors propose and test a model of professional identity development among early career student affairs professionals. Using survey data from 173 new professionals (0-5 years of experience), factor analysis revealed three dimensions of professional identity: commitment, values congruence, and intellectual investment. Multivariate analyses found significant associations of age, master’s program characteristics, and influential people and experiences (e.g., interactions with professional colleagues and associations) with the dimensions of professional identity. Findings indicated key socialization experiences during and after graduate school were associated with the development of professional identity. We conclude with recommendations for practice and research.


Social Studies Middle Childhood Education Oae Economics Workshop, Jacqueline Gilbride Oct 2015

Social Studies Middle Childhood Education Oae Economics Workshop, Jacqueline Gilbride

Honors Projects

This project focuses on the Social Studies Middle Childhood Education OAE Economics Workshop that was carried out on November 14th, 2015 at Bowling Green State University. The workshop was created to help Bowling Green State University pre-service teachers prepare for the Economics portion of the Middle Grades Social Studies Ohio Assessment for Educators (OAE). Throughout the workshop participants were taught lessons on microeconomics and macroeconomics. At the beginning participants were pretested and at the end participants were post tested on Middle Grades Social Studies OAE practice test questions to assess how much they learned. The project includes the …


Learning Outside Of Classroom: Exploring The Active Part Of An Informal Online English Learning Community In China, Yanyan Sun, Teresa Franklin, Fei Gao Sep 2015

Learning Outside Of Classroom: Exploring The Active Part Of An Informal Online English Learning Community In China, Yanyan Sun, Teresa Franklin, Fei Gao

Visual Communications and Technology Education Faculty Publications

This study explored how the GRE Analytical Writing Section Discussion Forum, an informal online language learning community in China, functioned to support its members to improve their English writing proficiency. The Community of Inquiry (CoI) model was used as the theoretical framework to explore the existence of teaching presence, cognitive presence, and social presence in the GRE Analytical Writing Section Discussion Forum. The transcript analysis of postings in the GRE Analytical Writing Section Discussion Forum was used to find the existence of teaching, cognitive presence, and social presence, and an adapted CoI survey was sent to members to measure their …


Effect Of Peer Assessment On Project Performance Of Students At Different Learning Levels, Lan Li, Fei Gao Jun 2015

Effect Of Peer Assessment On Project Performance Of Students At Different Learning Levels, Lan Li, Fei Gao

Visual Communications and Technology Education Faculty Publications

Peer assessment has been increasingly integrated in educational settings as a strategy to foster student learning. Yet little has been studied about how students at different learning levels may benefit from peer assessment. This study examined how peer assessment and students’ learning levels influenced students’ project performance by using a two-way factorial design. One hundred and thirty teacher education students participated in this quasi-experimental study. When working on a technology-integrated lesson plan project, the experimental group completed an online peer assessment process while the control group followed the traditional discussion method. Students’ learning levels were measured and divided into low-, …


We The People: A Simulation For Young Voters, Jessee Hankins May 2015

We The People: A Simulation For Young Voters, Jessee Hankins

Honors Projects

This project discusses the evolution of my project from its inception through its completion. As a pre-service teacher in student teaching, my experiences directly influenced the development of this project. The project is one that discusses the use of simulations in a social studies classroom, and includes a lesson plan of the lesson that I used within my student teaching experience. The lesson plan also comes with materials that teachers may take advantage of the lesson plan, using it in their classroom to teach their students about the compromises that were created at the Constitutional Convention.


Today's Classroom Is Changing. The Living Classroom Concept, Alicia Springer May 2015

Today's Classroom Is Changing. The Living Classroom Concept, Alicia Springer

Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology Plan II Graduate Projects

The purpose of this project is to research, develop, deliver and evaluate a continuing education unit based on the concept of the living classroom. The unit was designed for Education Managers and other industry experts to present to Architects and Designers (A&D) who are associated with the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

The trainees were both educated in the role of student and instructor. The overall project goal was to educate those associated with the educational industry and educate them about the learning revolution that is transforming the way we teach and learn …


Teaching Behaviors In Athletic Training Education And Student Perceptions Of Instructional Effectiveness, Elizabeth J. Walters May 2015

Teaching Behaviors In Athletic Training Education And Student Perceptions Of Instructional Effectiveness, Elizabeth J. Walters

Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association

No abstract provided.


Utilization Of Leadership Behaviors In Athletic Training According To Job Title, Adam Reel May 2015

Utilization Of Leadership Behaviors In Athletic Training According To Job Title, Adam Reel

Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association

No abstract provided.


The Perception Of Importance Of Leadership Behaviors Between Athletic Trainers With Advanced Degrees In Athletic Training And Those With Advanced Degrees In Another Discipline, Matt Kutz May 2015

The Perception Of Importance Of Leadership Behaviors Between Athletic Trainers With Advanced Degrees In Athletic Training And Those With Advanced Degrees In Another Discipline, Matt Kutz

Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association

Leadership


Professional Entry Level Masters Athletic Training Programs Versus Bachelors Of Science Athletic Training Programs: Comparing Preparedness And Emotional Intelligence, Rachel Brown May 2015

Professional Entry Level Masters Athletic Training Programs Versus Bachelors Of Science Athletic Training Programs: Comparing Preparedness And Emotional Intelligence, Rachel Brown

Journal of Sports Medicine and Allied Health Sciences: Official Journal of the Ohio Athletic Trainers Association

No abstract provided.


Adolescent Literacy In The Common Core Classroom, Kelsey Montgomery May 2015

Adolescent Literacy In The Common Core Classroom, Kelsey Montgomery

Honors Projects

This project focuses on the advantages of utilizing reading fluency assessments and targeted reading instruction in adolescent language arts classrooms. Typically, as students progress beyond about sixth grade, many teachers do not continue to instruct and assess students specifically on their reading fluency; however, research shows that continuing to focus on these skills is beneficial to students, especially with the increased pressures for students to be "college and career ready" from forces such as the Common Core State Standards. Learning to read is a skill that grows as students grow - the data in this project shows that when students …


Curriculum Redesign: The Use Of Learning Design Principles, Jaclyn Kinsey May 2015

Curriculum Redesign: The Use Of Learning Design Principles, Jaclyn Kinsey

Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology Plan II Graduate Projects

The Ohio Attorney General’s Center for the Future of Forensic Science at Bowling Green State University sought an opportunity to redesign the training curriculum for their researchers and scientists. The first training program to be developed was intended to be a 20-minute, individual e-learning experience, designed to be completed through a web browser. The overall goal of this project was to implement key learning design and user experience design principles to create a more engaging, motivating, and interactive form of training.


Huānyíng Nǐ Lái Dào Bgsu: A Guidebook To Bgsu, Jane Powell May 2015

Huānyíng Nǐ Lái Dào Bgsu: A Guidebook To Bgsu, Jane Powell

Honors Projects

This project is intended to address the needs of Chinese international students in the U.S, specifically those studying at Bowling Green State University. The principle goal is to create a guidebook to student life at BGSU, focusing of academic success, lifestyle adjustment, and connections to domestic students. This guidebook utilizes both academic research, as well as individual student input. Furthermore, much of the guidebook’s content is in both English and Chinese, allowing for greater comprehension of the information.

In addition, this project includes an accompanying essay in order to better analyze the concepts of the academic research. This essay compares …


A Deeper Look, Jessica Spicer May 2015

A Deeper Look, Jessica Spicer

Honors Projects

Individuals with developmental disabilities are not often given the chance to express themselves or tell the story of the lives they have lived. For this research I chose to interview numerous individuals with developmental disabilities. I was able to get their story out and tell the world how these individuals have lived and what they want the world to know about them.


Telescopes And Spyglasses: Using Literary Theories In High School Classrooms, Danielle M. Rains May 2015

Telescopes And Spyglasses: Using Literary Theories In High School Classrooms, Danielle M. Rains

Honors Projects

This project, “Telescopes and Spyglasses: Using Literary Theories in High School Classrooms,” is a pedagogy book that provides information about literary theories in a way that can be applied directly to a classroom. Each chapter includes background information on the theory, instructions on how to read following the theory’s guidelines, how to teach and introduce the theory to students, and how to begin writing an analysis of a work using the theory as a guiding framework.

This project is important because students are being demanded more and more to be able to analyze texts for deeper understanding of the work, …


Integration Of Content In Early Childhood Education, Sara Rayburn May 2015

Integration Of Content In Early Childhood Education, Sara Rayburn

Honors Projects

In order to effectively engage students in today's society, teachers must be willing and prepared to be innovative in their methods. Integration of the content areas is one such way that teachers can build upon prior knowledge and develop meaningful learning experiences for young children. An event titled "Flight Partners for Life" was developed in order to practice integrating content, as well as to serve a need in the Sibs-n-Kids Weekend 2015 schedule at Bowling Green State University. In this specific example of content integration, Language Arts standards were taught in collaboration with Christian religious education curriculum.


Examining Implementations Of Blended Learning In A K-12 Mathematics Classroom, Kelsey Waynick May 2015

Examining Implementations Of Blended Learning In A K-12 Mathematics Classroom, Kelsey Waynick

Honors Projects

In this research project, I investigated the effects on eighth grade students’ performances and perceptions throughout a blended learning experience by implementing a combination of face-to-face and online instructional strategies in an Algebra classroom. This blended experience was segmented into two units – a face-to-face unit and a blended unit – to allow for comparison within the participant group of high-achieving mathematics students. Edmodo, an online educational platform, was utilized to provide students with access to online resources at home during the blended unit. Students completed a series of three identical tests to quantitatively measure learning growth at designated checkpoints …


Differentiation In The Classroom Using Chromebooks And Google Applications, Allison Carney May 2015

Differentiation In The Classroom Using Chromebooks And Google Applications, Allison Carney

Honors Projects

The purpose of this research was to differentiate using Chromebook and Google technology to improve engagement and grades in the classroom. Chromebooks have been implemented into classrooms all over the country, but the use of Google applications in order to differentiate instruction and assessment is not as prominent in schools. I created four assignments on the Chromebooks that differentiated instruction and assessment based on interest and ability levels. I used a total of six applications and differentiated for forty-four students in a sixth grade math and science classroom. I found that differentiating using Chromebooks and Google applications boosted student engagement, …


Analysis Of Alternative Assessments In The Mathematics Classroom, Megan Schlosser May 2015

Analysis Of Alternative Assessments In The Mathematics Classroom, Megan Schlosser

Honors Projects

The purpose of this action research is to examine alternative, summative assessments with a focus on instructional approaches – particularly oral and visual assessments. My aim was to determine the benefits of implementing alternative assessments. The participants are students in a seventh-grade mathematics classroom who chose their assessment and completed open responses.


Addressing The Needs Of Chinese International Students: A Guidebook To Bgsu, Jane Powell May 2015

Addressing The Needs Of Chinese International Students: A Guidebook To Bgsu, Jane Powell

Honors Projects

This project is intended to address the needs of Chinese international students in the U.S, specifically those studying at Bowling Green State University. The principle goal is to create a guidebook to student life at BGSU, focusing of academic success, lifestyle adjustment, and connections to domestic students. This guidebook utilizes both academic research, as well as individual student input. Furthermore, much of the guidebook’s content is in both English and Chinese, allowing for greater comprehension of the information.

In addition, this project includes an accompanying essay in order to better analyze the concepts of the academic research. This essay compares …


Student Perspective And Frequency Of Mathematical Textbook Use, Lance Kruse May 2015

Student Perspective And Frequency Of Mathematical Textbook Use, Lance Kruse

Honors Projects

The purpose of this action research study was to explore students’ perspective and use of their mathematical textbook as a resource to learn mathematics. Participants were 18 students who attended an eighth grade mathematics class for 45 minutes each day in a suburban school setting. An initial survey was provided to participants to gauge perspective about current use of textbook as a resource and was then followed up with a focus group interview of six participants. Specifically designed instruction was aimed at creating a reader-centered learning environment by instructing participants about key components of the textbook and encouraging proper reading …


Blended Learning Module For Cleveland State University Campus Tour Guides, Cristina Wayton Apr 2015

Blended Learning Module For Cleveland State University Campus Tour Guides, Cristina Wayton

Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology Plan II Graduate Projects

The purpose of this project was to research and create a blended learning program for the Cleveland State University Campus Tour Guide program. Combining in person training elements, as well as a newly developed 4 module online training program to give more flexibility and increase the interest of the students in the Tour Guide program. The training modules, which were created in Blackboard, allowed students to use their own pace as they navigated through each of the lessons that corresponded with vital information they should know in order to be successful in their jobs.


Bgsu University Admissions System: Campus Training Module, Erin Heilmeier Apr 2015

Bgsu University Admissions System: Campus Training Module, Erin Heilmeier

Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology Plan II Graduate Projects

The purpose of this project was to create an online training module to acquaint faculty and staff at Bowling Green State University with the University Admissions System and provide them with an overview of the functionality and resources available to them for their recruitment needs. Delivered through the Canvas environment, the course offers flexibility in content delivery through a variety of methods including documents, videos, quizzes and encouragement of self-exploration, in an attempt to accommodate a myriad of learning styles. Upon completion of each section, users should feel empowered to navigate UAS and utilize the data to drive their recruitment …


A Resource Website For Game-Based Learning, Gerald Phillips Apr 2015

A Resource Website For Game-Based Learning, Gerald Phillips

Master of Education in Instructional Design and Technology Plan II Graduate Projects

Motivation is a huge factor in the success of students at all ages, especially in this fast paced technological world we live in. So - what motivates people to learn? Better yet, what, plain and simply, motivates people? Digital and non-digital games have a strong grasp on the attention of people across the world. They provide competition and mental stimulation that many people just cannot find in reality. Games engage players in unique problem solving situations, let them explore and satisfy curiosity, and connect players around the world who otherwise would never meet. Every achievement offers a reward and increase …


Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School Family Math Night, Chelsea Nye Apr 2015

Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School Family Math Night, Chelsea Nye

Honors Projects

This is a Family Math Night that was planned and held at Fostoria Intermediate Elementary School in Fostoria, Ohio. It includes the Research Questions, Literature Review, Proposed Activity, Methodology, and Expected Results as well as the Annotated Bibliography and Timeline for Completion from my research and planning. Following the Proposal are 20 mathematical activity or game lesson plans and direction sheets that were planned for the Family Math Night. There are 5 different mathematical activities or games for each grade level 3-6, each meeting a different domain in the Common Core State Standards. At the end there is two general …


Comparing Contemporary Dystopian Novels With Canonical Classics In The Classroom, Elizabeth Moser Apr 2015

Comparing Contemporary Dystopian Novels With Canonical Classics In The Classroom, Elizabeth Moser

Honors Projects

This is a set of twenty lesson plans combining canonical classic dystopian novels and contemporary dystopian novels in the classroom. The first ten lesson plans involve teaching Divergent by Veronica Roth and 1984 by George Orwell together. The second ten days involve teaching The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and 1984 by George Orwell together. These sets of lessons are not necessarily meant to be taught together but each of the ten day sets were created to show the different possibilities for teaching these types of novels together.