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Nixon, Jessie; Halverson, Erica; Stoiber, Andy – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2021
The Exploring Making Through Mobile Emergent Technologies (EMMET) program sought to disrupt the trajectory from rural high school to factory floor by introducing STEM and computational thinking (STEM+C) skills through mentorship training and hands-on activities involving creative production--often referred to as "making." The program…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Goff, Peter; Yang, Hyunwoo; Yang, Minseok; Batt, Lena; Xie, Xin; You, Eunji – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2020
This study introduces a new approach to measure effectiveness of teacher preparation programs at U.S. universities (TPP) by examining to what extent TPPs produce employable teacher candidates. We use teacher application data in Wisconsin public schools from 2014-15 through 2016-17. We find that attending a specific university's TPP makes a…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
Hora, Matthew T.; Lee, Changhee – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2020
Competencies known variously as "soft" or "21st century skills" are increasingly linked to college students' academic and career success, and faculty with industry experience are hypothesized to be uniquely qualified to teach these skills. Yet little research exists on this topic. In this paper, we report findings from a…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Transfer of Training, College Faculty, College Environment
MacDonald, Rita; Crowther, David; Braaten, Melissa; Binder, Wendy; Chien, Justine; Dassler, Troy; Shelton, Tricia; Wilfred, Jennifer – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2020
The National Research Council's 2012 "Framework for K-12 Science Education" states that science education should "provide all students with the background to systematically investigate issues related to their personal and community practices … frame scientific questions pertinent to their interests, conduct investigations and seek…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Science Instruction, Equal Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Nguyen, Diep; Commins, Nancy – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2020
This working paper provides insights into how all teachers can provide linguistically and culturally responsive and equitable education for all students by orchestrating instruction to meet their varying socioemotional, cultural, linguistic and academic needs. Grounded in social justice, the Cultural, Linguistic, Equity, and Responsiveness (CLEAR)…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Characteristics, Student Needs
Wolfgram, Matthew; Akram, Tamanna; Vivona, Brian – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2020
Research shows that college internships yield academic, economic, and professional benefits. However, the ability to locate and participate in internships is not equitable across all student demographic and socioeconomic spectrums. There are multiple complex barriers to internship participation for students with low socioeconomic status, and for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Internship Programs, Equal Education, Barriers
Goff, Peter; You, Eunji; Gandy-Fastovich, Lydia; Yang, Minseok; Batt, Lena; Xie, Xin; Yang, Hyunwoo – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2020
By coupling statewide vacancy/application records with administrative data, we find that activity on the teacher labor market is substantially greater than previously documented, with 53% of novice teachers searching for new positions after their first year and 27% changing schools or leaving the public system. The empirical evidence favors…
Descriptors: Job Search Methods, Teacher Supply and Demand, Beginning Teachers, Preferences
Hora, Matthew T.; Wolfgram, Matthew; Chen, Zi; Zhang, Jiahong; Fischer, Jacklyn John – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2020
Internships are widely promoted extra-curricular experiences that can have positive impacts on student outcomes, yet how specific elements of internships contribute to these outcomes and facilitate learning is understudied. In this sequential mixed-methods study, we use sociocultural learning theory to interpret data from surveys (n = 435) and…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Supervision, Higher Education, Supervisory Methods
Yang, Minseok; Lee, Se Woong; Goff, Peter – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2020
Although numerous studies confirm the importance of school principals, schools often experience high turnover rates and principal shortage. However, we know little about the staffing challenges in rural schools and what promotes applicants to apply for and be hired for principalship. In partnership with the Wisconsin Education Career Access…
Descriptors: Principals, Rural Schools, Labor Turnover, Personnel Selection
Hirschl, Noah; Grodsky, Eric – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2020
This report presents a snapshot of selected features of the condition of education in Wisconsin in 2019. With support from the U.S. Department of Education's Institute for Education Sciences, and in collaboration with colleagues at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the authors set out to measure practices in PK-12 education…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Education, Principals
Corral, Daniel; Lor, Na; Hirschl, Noah; Grodsky, Eric – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2020
The mission of the University of Wisconsin System is to provide Wisconsin's high school graduates with opportunities to cultivate "intellectual, cultural, and humane sensitivities, scientific, professional and technological expertise, and a sense of purpose." Further, as part of its 2020 strategic plan to meet state workforce needs, the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Access to Education, College Applicants, High School Graduates
Miesner, H. Rose; Packard, Chiara; Laemmli, Taylor; MacGregor, Lyn – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2020
Although policymakers generally appreciate the value of crafting policies that are responsive to teacher and principal voice, doing so in a systematic way is challenging. Educator voices in the room when policies are made are often those of teachers and principals closest to policymakers. In 2019, to broaden the range of educator voices available…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Poverty, Public Schools, Teacher Attitudes
Benbow, Ross J.; Lee, Changhee – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2020
Scholars recognize that K-12 teachers' social interactions, particularly within teaching focused relationships, are important to professional development. This is true whether discussions take place in formal or informal settings. Few studies, however, seek to link the teaching-focused relationships of "college faculty" directly to their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Social Capital, Social Networks, Interpersonal Relationship
Wolfgram, Matthew; Ahrens, Vivien; Wu, Zhixuan – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2020
Internships are increasingly promoted as a high-impact practice to improve students' post-graduation employment outcomes, and educators and advisors often encourage students to participate in multiple internships. Yet, there is a lack of research on the socioeconomic and sociocultural factors associated with multiple internship participation for…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Socioeconomic Influences, Cultural Influences, College Students
Goff, Peter; Xie, Xin; Yang, Minseok; Batt, Lena; Gandy-Fastovich, Lydia; Rodriguez-Escutia, Yasmin; Yang, Hyunwoo; You, Eunji – Wisconsin Center for Education Research, 2019
This study develops, validates, and applies a typology of teachers using labor market data. We construct our typology by applying a correlated topic model to 17,000 personal statements teachers submitted as part of their applications to open positions in Wisconsin public schools. We identify seven types of teachers active on the labor market:…
Descriptors: Classification, Educational Philosophy, Correlation, Labor Market
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