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Buelin, Jennifer; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Clark, Aaron C.; Kelly, Daniel P.; DeLuca, V. William – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Assessments are generally categorized as being either formative or summative. Summative assessment takes place periodically through the school term as well as at the end and typically takes the form of formal tests and high-stakes quizzes. Summative assessment tends to be used for purposes of assigning grades and for evaluating the effectiveness…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Student Evaluation, Educational Benefits
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Segedin, Laura; Fahrer, Nolan; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Clark, Aaron C.; Kelly, Daniel P.; DeLuca, V. William – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Knowing as much as possible about a student's needs, preexisting knowledge, and interests is just as important as knowing the curriculum content. An effective teacher must possess content mastery in order to be able to link course content skills to show workplace relevance. In addition, teachers should adapt and develop instruction according to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Needs, Teacher Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Walton, Matthew; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Clark, Aaron C.; Kelly, Daniel P.; DeLuca, V. William – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
A classroom culture that features clear procedures will produce a safe learning environment for students. By establishing a class with clear procedures and effectively managing the learning environment, an educator can reduce discipline issues (Erdogan, Kursun, Tan Sisman, et al., 2010). A well-managed class will allow maximum instruction to take…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Environment, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories
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Lari, Pooneh; Rose, Annette; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Clark, Aaron C.; Kelly, Daniel P.; DeLuca, V. William – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2019
Action research is a cyclical research process that may be used to improve instructional practice, assessment tools, and student outcomes. Action research always focuses on local problems and takes place in the natural setting of a classroom, laboratory, or school. Unlike traditional research, action researchers are primarily "committed to…
Descriptors: Action Research, Teacher Researchers, Teacher Collaboration, Research Methodology
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Lipscomb, Kevin; Nato, Sandy; Ernst, Jeremy; Clark, Aaron; DeLuca, V. William; Kelly, Daniel – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
When students walk into a classroom, often the first question is, "What are we going to do today?" It is easy for educators to fall into the trap of using activities exclusively without considering the value or intent of the content. After all, the students are engaged, and if they are busy they must be learning. Simply being busy,…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Curriculum Implementation, Behavioral Objectives, Classroom Techniques
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Blue, Carl; Clark, Aaron; DeLuca, V. William; Kelly, Daniel – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
The changing demographics of U.S. society have prompted a focus on multiculturalism in today's classrooms. Educators and students are expected to be aware of the individual differences and characteristics that exist and use these attributes to everyone's advantage. This awareness begins with developing a broad understanding of the diverse…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Self Concept, Ethnicity
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Brown, Josh; Ernst, Jeremy; Clark, Aaron; DeLuca, V. William; Kelly Daniel – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Teachers must adapt their instruction to accommodate individual student disabilities, culture, and life experience to improve student learning in the classroom and to ensure that all students have the opportunity to improve their knowledge and skills. One method used is differentiated instruction. Differentiated instruction is based upon the idea…
Descriptors: Special Needs Students, Individualized Instruction, Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Economically Disadvantaged
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Stefan, Victor; Furse, Ben; Ernst, Jeremy V.; Clark, Aaron C.; DeLuca, V. William; Kelly, Daniel P. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Countless research studies have shown that employing a variety of instructional methods results in greater student engagement, higher graduation rates, and better student achievement overall (Shernoff, et al., 2003). In order to incorporate a large variety of methods into the classroom, it is important to make use of external resources to help…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Educational Methods, School Business Relationship, Experiential Learning
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Luna, Elizabeth; Ernst, Jeremy; Clark, Aaron; DeLuca, V. William; Kelly, Daniel – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
Educators often hear about the need for students to be more creative, more free-thinking, and more exploratory throughout projects and class assignments. This article will highlight the importance of creating and implementing an open-classroom environment where students are confident in their ability to ask questions and capable of exploring a…
Descriptors: Creativity, Classroom Environment, Creative Thinking, Thinking Skills
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DeLuca, V. William; Carpenter, Pam; Lari, Nasim – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2010
For years, researchers have shown the value of using real-world data to enhance instruction in mathematics, science, and social studies. In an effort to help develop students' higher-order thinking skills in a data-rich learning environment, Green Research for Incorporating Data in the Classroom (GRID[subscript C]), a National Science…
Descriptors: Energy, Engineering, Mathematical Concepts, Thinking Skills