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Windows into Teaching and Learning [WiTL]: Exploring Online Clinicals for a Distance Education Social Studies Methods Course
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 4594–4615
A pilot project, Windows into Teaching and Learning (WiTL), was developed by researchers to provide relevant and meaningful technology-mediated clinicals for expanding online education programs. Participants engaged in synchronous and asynchronous...
Kappa Delta Pi Record Vol. 47, No. 1 (2010) pp. 39–43
While recent downsizing and layoffs have been devastating in many school districts across the nation, other areas of the country continue to face teacher shortages as they struggle to fill positions with highly qualified professionals. In these...
Making Critical Connections between Social Studies Teaching and Student Achievement Using NAEP Data Explorer
Teacher Educator Vol. 48, No. 4 (2013) pp. 296–310
In this analysis of promising practice, we demonstrate how social studies methods instructors can incorporate data analysis of the 2010 United States History National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP-USH) to facilitate pedagogical aims,...
Student demographics and teacher characteristics as predictors of elementary-age students' history knowledge: Implications for teacher education and practice
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies Vol. 67, No. 1 (October 2017) pp. 79–92
Using student- and teacher-level data from the United States National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), we attempted to disentangle the relationship among student demographics, teacher characteristics, and performance on the fourth grade...
Computers in the Schools Vol. 25, No. 3 (October 2008) pp. 288–302
Web 2.0 software, in particular wikis, have the potential to allow students to become active contributors to the Internet and, as a result, restructure traditional learning environments. In this study, the effects of student-created wikis were...
“…You think for me, so I don’t have to.” The Effect of a Technology-Enhanced, Inquiry Learning Environment on Student Learning in 11th grade United States History
Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education Vol. 7, No. 3 (September 2007) pp. 199–216
In a study investigating the effects of student engagement in inquiry learning through the development of Web sites, nearly every student reported having enjoyed the project, and the majority scored an A or B for their project grade. However,...
Journal of Computing in Higher Education Vol. 24, No. 3 (December 2012) pp. 143–163
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte's College of Education offers a 100% online teacher licensure program. One component of the licensure program is the Graduate Internship, which involves the observation of graduate interns' teaching....
Evaluating Modes of Teacher Preparation: A Comparison of Face-to-Face and Remote Observations of Graduate Interns
Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education Vol. 27, No. 4 (2011) pp. 154–164
Although technology-mediated learning has its advantages, it does not come without operational tradeoffs. Thus, consideration of the effectiveness of new modes of teacher preparation in comparison to traditional, longstanding, research-proven...
Windows into Teaching and Learning: Professional Growth of Classroom Teachers in an Online Environment
Technology, Pedagogy and Education Vol. 24, No. 3 (2015) pp. 375–388
The Windows into Teaching and Learning (WiTL) project was developed by researchers at one large urban institution in the southeast region of the United States as a way to facilitate online clinical experiences for content area methods students...
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association 2001 (April 2001)
As colleges and universities consider various options for wide scale "computerization," one southern liberal arts university has instituted a technology program that insures that all students have equal access to laptop computers. At this university,...
Hollylynne Lee; Keith Leatham; Timothy Young; Bruce Farnsworth; Cindy Grabe; Mark Guy; Tina L. Heafner
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2012 (Mar 05, 2012) pp. 4386–4407
Since fall 2000, SITE has been collaborating with teacher education associations representing the content areas of mathematics, science, social studies , and English language arts education through the National Technology Leadership Initiative (NTLI)...