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Doabler, Christian T.; Clarke, Ben; Kosty, Derek; Turtura, Jessica E.; Firestone, Allison R.; Smolkowski, Keith; Jungjohann, Kathleen; Brafford, Tasia L.; Nelson, Nancy J.; Sutherland, Marah; Fien, Hank; Maddox, Steven A. – Exceptional Children, 2019
Well-designed mathematics instruction focused on concepts and problem-solving skills associated with measurement and data analysis can build a foundational understanding for more advanced mathematics. This study investigated the efficacy of the Precision Mathematics Level 1 (PM-L1) intervention, a Tier 2 print- and technology-based mathematics…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Problem Solving, Grade 1, Elementary School Students
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Terrazas-Arellanes, Fatima E.; Strycker, Lisa A.; Walden, Emily D. – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2019
High-quality professional development is needed to prepare teachers to help students learn how to conduct online academic research and meet Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. This study created and evaluated a Web-based professional development program with five instructional modules designed to prepare middle-school teachers…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Faculty Development, Models, Teaching Methods
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Koretsky, Milo; Montfort, Devlin; Nolen, Susan Bobbitt; Bothwell, Michelle; Davis, Susannah; Sweeney, James – Chemical Engineering Education, 2018
We describe progress on a comprehensive, programmatic change initiative whose goal is to create an inclusive culture that fosters diversity and a shift towards more meaningful, consequential work. While this initiative has several elements that target different aspects of unit practices and culture, we focus here on pedagogical change. Our…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Development, Academic Achievement
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Hockett, Eloise – Journal of Research on Christian Education, 2018
This qualitative case study examined the cultural learning insights of four educators during and after an immersion experience in Kenya. During this experience the participants delivered professional development sessions to teachers in two rural Kenyan schools, and stayed with Kenyan families. Mezirow's transformational learning theory,…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Undergraduate Students
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Perrow, Margaret – College Teaching, 2018
The Faculty Writing Fellows Seminar was designed to develop university instructors' skill in writing instruction: The 2015-16 professional development project offered faculty at Southern Oregon University a chance to read writing-pedagogy research, collaboratively develop their teaching practices, and--most importantly--put themselves in the shoes…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Communities of Practice, Faculty Development, Writing Workshops
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Lambert, Misty D.; Stewart, Josh; Claflin, Kellie – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2018
The relevance of experiential learning and opportunities a school farm can provide, along with the acknowledgment of potential barriers and the current deficit of research on school farms in Oregon make this study useful as a starting point in this line of exploration and in the preparation of teacher candidates. This study intended to gather…
Descriptors: Barriers, Agricultural Education, Experiential Learning, Agricultural Production
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Martinko, Megan; Luke, Jessica – Journal of Museum Education, 2018
To combat the spread of fake news, researchers and academics point to the importance of historical thinking. While generally researched in terms of formal education, historical thinking is also being considered in history museums. This research study examined the ways in which children demonstrate historical thinking in history museums' hands-on…
Descriptors: Museums, Teaching Methods, History Instruction, Thinking Skills
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Terrazas-Arellanes, Fatima E.; Gallard M., Alejandro J.; Strycker, Lisa A.; Walden, Emily D. – International Journal of Science Education, 2018
The purpose of this study was to document the design, classroom implementation, and effectiveness of interactive online units to enhance science learning over 3 years among students with learning disabilities, English learners, and general education students. Results of a randomised controlled trial with 2,303 middle school students and 71…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Online Courses, Learning Disabilities, English Language Learners
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Kleinhenz, Peter N.; Parker, Michael S. – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2017
Research into the effectiveness of video as a tool to educate students about environmental issues and cause a change in their attitudes toward them in a classroom setting is limited. We sought to add to this sparse body of research. We created three videos that showcased a species in a different stage of protection under the Endangered Species…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Teaching Methods, Environmental Education, Federal Legislation
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McElhone, Dot; Tenore, F. Blake; Davis, Dennis S. – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2017
This research examines the specialized knowledge of reading comprehension articulated by 12 middle school English language arts teachers sampled from three different regions of the United States and representing various levels of teaching experience. Using detailed interviews, concept mapping, and think aloud methods, we identified salient…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, English, Language Arts, Teaching Methods
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McKim, Aaron J.; Velez, Jonathan J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2017
To extend current understanding of school-based agriculture teacher development, this study explored the relationship between teacher development experiences and the self-efficacy of early career agriculture teachers. Three teacher development experiences were of interest: (a) preservice coursework, (b) student teaching, and (c) professional…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching, Faculty Development
Strand Cary, Mari G.; Clarke, Ben; Doabler, Christian T.; Smolkowski, Keith; Fien, Hank; Baker, Scott K. – Learning Disability Quarterly, 2017
We report on a practitioner implementation of Fusion, a first-grade mathematics intervention. Studies such as this evaluation of a loose implementation under realistic conditions are important to curriculum developers' understanding of how evidence-based programs and tools work under a variety of implementation scenarios. In this…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Mathematics Instruction, Evidence Based Practice, Curriculum Development
National Survey of Student Engagement, 2016
The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and its companion projects serve colleges and universities committed to monitoring and improving the quality of the undergraduate experience. While participating institutions receive detailed customized reports, the "Annual Results" series presents noteworthy aggregate findings from the…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, National Surveys, Educational Quality, Student Characteristics
McClellan, Catherine; Joe, Jilliam; Bassett, Katherine – National Network of State Teachers of the Year, 2016
As part of state transitions to college- and career-ready (CCR) standards, including the Common Core State Standards in more than 40 states (NGA & CCSSO, 2010), states are for the first time administering new summative assessments aligned to those standards and aiming for a higher bar in assessment quality. For a majority of states, this means…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Comparative Analysis, Common Core State Standards, Summative Evaluation
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Alonzo, Julie; Tindal, Gerald A. – AERA Online Paper Repository, 2016
With Response to Intervention (RTI) increasingly used for identification for special education services, interventions are systematically being implemented and evaluated to improve achievement for students with disabilities. This descriptive study provides baseline data on RTI interventions and tiered instruction from 15 school districts (5 large,…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Special Education, Intervention, School Districts
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