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Dawson, Melanie Rees; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2017
Novice teachers need to develop foundation teaching skills to effectively address student behavior and academics in the classroom. The TLE TeachLivE™ simulation laboratory (TLE) is a virtual classroom used to supplement traditional didactic instruction and field experiences in teacher preparation programs. In this study, repeated practice and…
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Computer Simulation, Virtual Classrooms, Preservice Teachers
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Dieker, Lisa A.; Rodriguez, Jacqueline A.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Hynes, Michael C.; Hughes, Charles E. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2014
The future of virtual environments is evident in many fields but is just emerging in the field of teacher education. In this article, the authors provide a summary of the evolution of simulation in the field of teacher education and three factors that need to be considered as these environments further develop. The authors provide a specific…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Virtual Classrooms, Simulated Environment, Electronic Learning
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Kunnavatana, S. Shanun; Bloom, Sarah E.; Samaha, Andrew L.; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Dayton, Elizabeth; Harris, Shannon K. – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2013
Functional behavioral assessments are commonly used in school settings to assess and develop interventions for problem behavior. The trial-based functional analysis is an approach that teachers can use in their classrooms to identify the function of problem behavior. The current study evaluates the effectiveness of a modified pyramidal training…
Descriptors: Functional Behavioral Assessment, Special Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Teaching Methods
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Pindiprolu, Sekhar S.; Peterson, Stephanie M. Peck; Rule, Sarah; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2003
Three Web-mediated experiential case strategies were employed with 79 preservice teachers to facilitate practice of functional behavioral assessment skills. Results from the information group, chat group, and student interactions group suggest the three teaching tactics were equally effective in facilitating the application of functional…
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Computer Assisted Instruction, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
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Falconer, Karin Binner; Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin – Teacher Education and Special Education, 2002
The purpose of this inquiry was to describe the benefits and limitations of using two-way audio/video conferencing technology in a preservice teacher training program located in a remote area. Two-way conferencing technology was introduced on a trial basis to assist in the supervision of practicum students and student teachers in remote university…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Rural Areas, Feedback (Response), Teleconferencing
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Lignugaris/Kraft, Benjamin; Marchand-Martella, Nancy – Teacher Education and Special Education, 1993
This paper describes the evaluation of an experimental program in which eight student special education teachers supervised new preservice trainees in a Direct Instruction practicum. Improvement in trainees' presentation and error correction skills and their positive evaluation of the practicum suggest the effectiveness of this peer coaching…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Field Experience Programs, Peer Teaching, Practicum Supervision