March 11, 2013
Shawnee State University Teachers Ed faculty and students presented at the annual Ohio Middle Level Association Conference that was held at the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio February 21-22.
"I have been taking students to present at this conference for the past eight years," said Loretta Harvey, instructor. "This year some are presenting on effective teaching strategies that they have learned about in their field placements in schools."
Harvey, along with Daniel Sand, Sara Bell and Justin Malone, Teacher Education students, presented "iPads for Science!" They presented how iPads can engage students in virtual labs that make science come alive in the science classroom.
Associate Professor Gay Lynn Shipley, with students Rylie Holler, Renee Housden and Jordan Myles presented "How to Make your Content POP!" using art projects incorporated into the language arts and science classroom. Recycling and geometry were two of the topics covered.
Shipley along with students Brittany Brigner and Macarena Sanchez-Studebaker, presented "How to Engage Students" research-based strategies in math, language arts and social studies. The strategies were based on Marzano's techniques of inconsequential competition, mile a minute, games and movement.
Shipley and students Meghan Allen Shannon Dunaway, Britney Gahm and Melissa Leeth presented "Technology Across the Curriculum" teaching strategies using various apps from the iPad and websites to teach the new Common Core Standards sharing ideas for language arts, math, science and social studies. Pros and cons of technology were discussed and grant ideas to receive technology were shared.
Shipley and student Catherine Miller presented "It Takes a Village to Raise a Child" where ideas were presented supporting positive relationships. The concept of family and community and business involvement was introduced as a topic for a thematic unit, titled "My Community."
Shipley and Sanchez-Studebaker presented "Want to See Your Students Bloom?" using student self-assessment, diagnostic testing and self-paced learning based on various levels of activities rooted in the levels of Blooms taxonomy.
Shipley and students Amy Clark-Barnhart and Rhonda Throckmorton presented "Does Accelerated Reader Really Work to Motivate Under-Performing Students to Read?"
Using the Accelerated Reader program, students conducted action research to determine the effects of implementing the weekly student-teacher conferences with under-performing students.