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Farr, Wendy J.; Saltmarsh, Sarah – Educational Renaissance, 2018
Teacher preparation is complex in nature. Students in K-12 education comprise of an increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse population. Standards have significantly evolved with state and Common Core State Standards that now place a greater emphasis on academic discourse both in written and oral forms. To better prepare the next…
Descriptors: Models, Coaching (Performance), Student Diversity, Teacher Education Programs
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Nerren, Jannah; Hasbun, Tracey Covington – Educational Renaissance, 2018
This study investigated the effects of using teacher candidate-created observation protocols based on current research on classroom practices to connect research to practice. The study examined the extent to which mentor teachers modeled current research-based practices as measured by the protocols and explored the frequency with which the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Classroom Techniques, Teacher Education Programs, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Gronseth, Susie – Educational Renaissance, 2018
Course accessibility is a priority in higher education, particularly in the design and delivery of digital learning experiences. Proactively addressing accessibility as part of online and blended course design meets the needs of all learners, including those in the margins. Inclusive design for online and blended courses connects the Web Content…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Online Courses, Blended Learning, Access to Education
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Greinke, Russell – Educational Renaissance, 2017
Historically, teacher retention has been a more significant issue than teacher recruitment. This study looks at how teachers become "comfortable in their own skin." To be successful in their chosen careers, teachers undergo a process of Teacher Identity Formation that blends one's educational philosophy, teaching style, and personality.…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Experienced Teachers, Teacher Role, Professional Identity
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Nerren, Jannah; Sinclair, Christina; Barker, Nan; Reid, Mark; Anderson, Gina – Educational Renaissance, 2017
This paper presents a collection of case stories from five Educator Preparation Programs (EPPs) within colleges of education, four from institutions in Texas and one from California, to present a micro cross-sectional narrative interpretation of what constitutes excellence in educator preparation. The broad framework utilized in this…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Schools of Education, Program Improvement, Teacher Education
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Yun, Cathy; Bennett, Lisa – Educational Renaissance, 2017
This case story describes the collaborative development and use of a teaching observation rubric to support and scaffold evidence-based changes in the focal educator preparation program (EPP). The case highlights the power of EPP-district collaborations for improving the teaching and coaching practices for both stakeholders while strengthening…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Design, Cooperation, Observation
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Smith, Linda Gray; Farnan, Shantel; Seeger, Victoria; Wall, Timothy Jason; Kiene, David – Educational Renaissance, 2017
This paper examines the impact of diverse clinical field experiences on rural teacher candidates? perceptions of their ability to effectively teach urban, diverse students. The literature framework supporting the study builds on Nieto's description of socially-just pedagogy and responsive approaches to diversity while meeting national education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Urban Schools, Field Experience Programs
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Coy, Kimberly – Educational Renaissance, 2016
Meeting the needs of a variety of learners in college and university settings is of vital importance. By designing courses infused with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles, guidelines and checkpoints; professors and instructors create environments targeted toward meeting the educational needs of a wider variety of students. UDL works…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Instructional Design, College Instruction, Barriers
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Atkins, Charlene; McCoy, Ann – Educational Renaissance, 2016
The traditional mathematics pre-requisite model creates obstacles for pre-service educators by increasing the number of semesters to graduation. Extended time results in additional financial burdens for students in developmental courses along with increased risk of student drop out. Education majors, with little or no room for electives in their…
Descriptors: Remedial Mathematics, Outcomes of Education, Models, Academic Achievement
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Stobaugh, Rebecca; Gichuru, Margaret – Educational Renaissance, 2016
Accrediting organizations and regulations have compelled teacher preparation programs to establish partnerships with PK-12 schools to produce quality educators by utilizing effective teaching approaches such as co-teaching. The study examined co-teaching survey completed in the middle of student teaching. Data was collected from cooperating…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Student Teaching
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Guise, Megan; Thiessen, Krystal – Educational Renaissance, 2016
The research study described in this article is an extension of a yearlong mixed methods study of eight co-teaching pairs (four English and four science) and their implementation of co-teaching during the clinical experience. A year after these eight pre-service teachers participated in the co-teaching research study while enrolled in a teacher…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Beginning Teachers
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Barker, Nan; Ayala, Daniel R. – Educational Renaissance, 2016
Educational practitioners in the 21st century must respond to the availability of a wide array of data relating to student outcomes and student achievement. To make effective use of this data as well as be able to respond to the growing needs of the field, educational practitioners must be able to apply the knowledge they gain in the graduate…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Doctoral Students, Outcomes of Education, Action Research
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Strieker, Toni; Langub, Lee; Wright, Marcia – Educational Renaissance, 2016
This paper describes the exploration of a team of university supervisors and faculty who were charged with identifying effective practices for university supervisors who evaluated teacher candidates enrolled in yearlong co-taught clinical experiences. The paper discusses the need for greater collaboration in reflective dialogue among the…
Descriptors: Supervisors, College Faculty, Video Technology, Goal Orientation
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Stobaugh, Rebecca; Maxwell, Margaret; Tassell, Janet – Educational Renaissance, 2015
The focus of this research is to examine the impact of an instructional instrument to improve the quality of pre-service teachers' lesson plans. The HEAT instrument focuses on four components essential to high-quality lesson plans: "H"igher-Order Thinking, "E"ngaged Learning, "A"uthentic Learning, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Comparative Analysis, Lesson Plans, Educational Quality
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Dietrich, Sylvia L.; Hulan, Nancy; Kirby, Gail; Evans, Sam – Educational Renaissance, 2015
A teacher preparation institution critically reviewed current programs and began moving toward a clinically based model. One focuses on Middle Grades/Secondary Math and Science, another focuses on Secondary English Language Arts, and a pilot project focuses on Elementary with a minor in either English/Language Arts or STEM (science, technology,…
Descriptors: Models, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Effectiveness, Preservice Teachers
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