Meta-reflection: Standard 11: Inquiry/Research

The following artifacts satisfy standard 11: Inquiry/research: Competently consumes and produces where necessary empirical data to guide educational practice.

In the following document you will see my research proposal for enhancing Native students’ educational experience through professional development for teachers of Native students.

Native American students have consistently scored lower than their European American peers on the WASL in the areas of reading and math. Teachers that receive professional development centered  around the needs of Native American populations will have a positive impact on the academic success of Native American students as well as provide a more diverse education for non-Native students.

Native American Research Proposal

The following data was compiled as a response to concerns regarding equity in public school spending. Data was collected from all 50 states from the Digest of Education Statistics, an annual publication of the U.S. Department of Education. The data compiled in this report is analyzing the frequency distributions of the average verbal SAT scores, the average math SAT scores, the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch and the percentage of persons with disabilities nationally. The following document is my summary analysis of the data.

Interpretting and Applying Educational Research II

Below is a direct link to all artifacts and discussions that I feel have implications regarding standard 11.

https://oswook.wordpress.com/category/standard-11-inquiryresearch/

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Getting What You Paid For: The Debate Over Equity in Public School Expenditures

The following data was compiled as a response to concerns regarding equity in public school spending. Data was collected from all 50 states from the Digest of Education Statistics, an annual publication of the U.S. Department of Education. The data compiled in this report is analyzing the frequency distributions of the average verbal SAT scores, the average math SAT scores, the percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch and the percentage of persons with disabilities nationally.

To read more follow the link below.

Interpreting and Applying Educational Research II

Consultation-based academic interventions for children with ADHD

This article is a follow-up on a previous study that randomly placed students with ADHD into two groups. One group was taught by teachers receiving Intensive Data-Based Academic Intervention (IDAI) consultation and the other group was taught by teachers receiving Traditional Data-Based Academic Intervention (TDAI). The IDAI teachers received consultation on creating interventions based on assessment data. They were also provided feedback and modeling. The TDAI group of teachers created interventions based on teacher’s choice and did not receive feedback or modeling.

To read more: Academic Journal Abstract SPED

Is culturally relevant professional development necessary for teachers to be the most effective educators for Native American students?

In the following document you will see my research proposal for enhancing Native students’ educational experience through professional development for teachers of Native students.

Native American students have consistently scored lower than their European American peers on the WASL in the areas of reading and math. Teachers that receive professional development centered  around the needs of Native American populations will have a positive impact on the academic success of Native American students as well as provide a more diverse education for non-Native students.

NA research proposal

Language Development and Linguistic Diversity

Two of my colleagues and I created this power point presentation to better understand and aid our fellow educators’ understandings in how children learn language, to investigate the positive and negative impacts of second-language learning and to better serve students with language disorders. Language Development and Linguistic Diversity power point

Assessing Fluency: Is There a Better Way?

Fluency has yet to enter the spotlight in reference to good reading instruction. However, we expect our students to pass multiple fluency tests throughout the school year regardless of the absence of explicit fluency lessons. School districts throughout the country rely on the fluency standards the Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS) assessment provides and yet the DIBELS’s only fluency task is speed.  Assessing Fluency Using DIBELS Tests

Native Americans in Educational History

From the pre-colonial, tribal education of oral language, collaboration, and critical thinking to the colonial traditions of text books, memorization, and individualism the pendulum swings.  Henry Giroux’s Pedagogy and the Politics of Hope, emphasizes the “…political, cultural, and social margins that confine and undermine knowledge and the process of schooling…”  Promoting equity and cultural pluralism will help children of minority groups to navigate from one culture to another while discovering the importance of diversity in the process of learning. The following document provides a glimpse at the educational history of our Native American populations of the U.S.  Native Americans in Educational History

Mathematics in the Classroom

In this paper I analyze the Everyday Mathematics curriculum as well as the Strength in Number program so that I may be a more effective and purposeful instructor while developing each unique students’ mathematical processing and reasoning skills.  Mathematics in the Classroom

Theory of Multiple Intelligences

This paper focuses on the importance of integrating the multiple intelligences, defined by Howard Gardner, while planning instruction in order to more effectively teach all students. This paper demonstrates knowledge regarding standard 1 specifically. Theory of Multiple Intelligences