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Rosado, Glenda Damaris – ProQuest LLC, 2019
This research design was a mixed methods embedded study with a quasi-experimental component in the quantitative portion identifying the teachers and students as independent variables and the Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) that are aligned with teacher effectiveness and student achievement as the dependent variables. The confounding…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Class Size
Price, Estelle Yvonne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Blended learning is gaining momentum in K-12 schools, and teachers are required to make a paradigm shift in instructional practices geared to the online learning environment but are unprepared for the unique pedagogical skills. The problem addressed in this qualitative case study was K-5 teachers' professional development is inadequate for the…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Case Studies, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
Eckers, Scott M. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
High-stakes testing policies have reduced elementary-level instructional time for untested subjects, raising questions about the extent to which students' content knowledge in social studies has been compromised. This research project compared social studies assessment performance of two student cohorts from the same school district, one required…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary School Students, High Stakes Tests, Tests
Snow-Perry, Chantel D. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this study was to determine if elementary English language arts (ELA) teachers in a northern New Jersey school district perceived they were receiving quality professional development that enabled them to shift their instructional methodologies to address the learning outcomes identified by the Common Core State Standards and ensure…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Hoyt-Parrish, Valerie – ProQuest LLC, 2018
New policy at LHP (pseudonym) requires all teachers to implement the Danish Forest School approach and integrate the natural outdoor areas surrounding the campus in their curriculum and pedagogy. The purposes of the present study are to identify the cognitive, affective and psychomotor impact of the Danish Forest School approach on students and to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outdoor Education, Natural Resources, Teaching Methods
Tillman, Thomas C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The purpose of this action research study is to identify, implement, and evaluate best practices in reading improvement in third grade at Greenleaf Upper Elementary (pseudonym) in support of a process of continuous improvement. The study followed a mixed methods design. The student participants in this study were 47 third grade students who…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Improvement, Teacher Attitudes, Grade 3
Maclin, Michelle Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This case study was designed to explore how professional development for teachers in literacy and reading instruction was perceived by teachers as influencing their levels of self-efficacy, teaching practices, as well as affecting achievement levels for students. The population for the study was 13 grade 3-5 teachers from an urban elementary…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Literacy Education, Faculty Development
Nielsen-Winkelman, Tiffany – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Teaching practices, whether intended or not, privilege and marginalize particular groups of people. Inequality in education reflects inequality in society. The different ways in which technology is used may bolster or reinforce social inequities (Araque, Maiden, Bravo, Estrada, Evans, Hubchik, Kirby & Reddy, 2013). The digital usage divide…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Technology Uses in Education, Teaching Methods
Blei, Micaela – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Researchers and policy makers alike have acknowledged the need for teachers to reflect on experience and to experience agency in and out of the classroom (Beauchamp, 2015; Chen et al., 2012; Elbaz-Lewisch, 2010). In order to contribute to discussions of innovative strategies of teacher development, this interpretive case study explored the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Faculty Development, Workshops
Gyabak, Khendum – ProQuest LLC, 2018
The literature on teacher practice is abundant but the notion of framing teachers as designers is comparatively new. Teachers are highly embedded in doing design on a daily basis. As designers of instruction and learning experiences they are unique in that they are also content experts, deliverers of instruction, and have a nuanced understanding…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Disadvantaged Schools, Student Needs
Liao, Yin-Chan – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Over the past decade, research studies in K-12 teacher professional development (PD) for technology integration have gradually shifted the attention from supporting teachers' adoption of technology towards supporting teachers' transformative changes in technology integration to facilitate meaningful learning. Researchers have found coaching to be…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
Partlo, Sally – ProQuest LLC, 2018
In a southeast school district, students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are taught by elementary general education teachers despite their lack of training to meet the needs of such students. To provide effective education that supports the learning needs of students with ASD, exploration of the problem was needed. The intended outcome of this…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Elementary School Students, Regular and Special Education Relationship
Michel, Jimmy – ProQuest LLC, 2018
Since 2007, many U.S. music education programs have been negatively affected by budget reductions at the local, state, and national levels. Although researchers have studied the effect of budget reductions on music education, they have not widely examined the perspectives of teachers who have experienced these reductions. The purpose of this study…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Music Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Retrenchment
De Siena, Alaina C. – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation study examined how the professional learning of a suburban elementary school teacher was shaped through the experience of New York's teacher evaluation system, the APPR. The primary rationale behind teacher evaluation systems is to ensure that every year, every school has an effective leader and every classroom has an effective…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Elementary School Teachers, Suburban Schools, Faculty Development
Colley, Carolyn Joanne – ProQuest LLC, 2018
This dissertation looks at how responsiveness towards students' science ideas and teachers' understanding of responsive teaching provides opportunities for sensemaking and learning. For this study, I served as the primary science instructional coach for three upper elementary teachers at different schools for at least one school year. We engaged…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Comprehension, Science Instruction, Teacher Student Relationship
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