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Universally Designed Project-Centered Learning Environments
Awarded $80,125 for the period 6/1/00 to 5/30/03
Source: United States Education Department (ED)/Elon College
A Summer Planning Institute will provide intensive,
technology-infused training so that higher education faculty and cooperating
teachers will be prepared to model problem-based instruction and support
the use of projects with teacher candidates. It extends the activities
of a Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers to Use Technology (PT3) capacity-building
grant awarded to Elon College and the Alamance Area Education Consortium
in August 1999 to include Wake Forest University, Barton College,
and associated school districts. The consortium partnership, WEB-NC,
will share resources, develop expertise, and train future teachers
in the design of technology-enhanced, inquiry-based instructional
modules that meet universal design specifications. The project will
benefit teaching and learning throughout the consortium area and,
as a model project, the nation.
What does this source mean? Beyond simply showing and telling using the broadsides and printed ephemera collection to facilitate historical inquiry in the standards-based classroom
Awarded $20,000 for the period 4/15/11 to 6/15/12
Source: Library of Congress/Waynesburg University
This project uses the American Memory Collection, An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Printed Ephemera, to demonstrate literature-based best practices for incorporating primary sources into K-12 social studies instruction. These relatively short documents span US history, take a variety of print and visual forms, reflect topics and themes commonly found in K-12 social studies content standards, and can be analyzed using a variety of pedagogical strategies. Workshop participants will learn three interrelated frames to lead visual, textual, and cultural analyses of the materials in their classrooms. They will also have opportunities to find items related to people, events, or time periods in this collection and to design effective, inquiry-based instruction rooted in state standards.
- with Angela G. King, Chemistry
WINS = Wake Innovative Noyce Scholars
Awarded $893,753 for the period 7/1/09 to 6/30/14
Source: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Wake Forest University’s Noyce Scholars Phase 1 project will recruit, train, and mentor through induction 32 teachers highly qualified to lead grade 9-12 biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics classes. Undergraduate STEM majors and professionals will be aggressively recruited, seeking a diverse cohort in disciplinary and demographic terms. The 13-month program includes extensive study of the teaching and learning process based on best practice research, leading to licensure in a STEM field and a Master’s degree in Education. Graduates will be required to teach for two years in a high-need school while formally mentored through documented interactions with the Advisory Board and co-PIs. Postgraduation mentoring mechanisms include: (1) email, discussion boards, and blogs; (2) two annual on-campus seminars; and (3) financial support to attend professional conferences. A Project Evaluator will examine WINS operations, effectiveness, and impact from quantitative and qualitative data including surveys, teaching videos, teaching artifacts, and student achievement scores. As a result, annual cadres of committed, innovative, and effective STEM teachers will maximize the achievement of students in high-need schools. Project results, including analysis, conclusions, and reflections, will be disseminated in presentations and publications to develop a national model for improving teacher education and retention in STEM fields.
- A Study of Mathematics Achievement in Rural North Carolina
Awarded $8,000 for the period 5/1/05 to 4/30/06
Source: WFU Social, Behavioral, and Economic Science Research Fund
This research seeks to determine what differences in opportunity
to learn mathematics result in differences in achievement for
students in rural North Carolina high schools. School variables
will be obtained from online reports and email and phone surveys.
Multiple regression analysis will examine the variance in achievement
on No Child Left Behind measures in terms of these school variables.
Qualitative data obtained from interviews in a sample of high
and low performing rural high schools will further describe the
differences between high and low performing schools.
- An Opportunity to Learn Advanced Mathematics in the Rural
South: A Comparison of Curriculum and Instruction in High and Low
Performing High Schools
Awarded $4,000 for the period 6/1/04 to 10/1/04
Source: Mid-Continent Research for Education and Learning
This project will investigate variations in opportunity for students
to learn advanced mathematics in rural high schools in the South.
It will examine the mathematics curricula offered and the instructional
methodologies employed in schools defined by standardized assignments
as high- or low-performing. The results will be valuable in identifying
the variables that schools can modify to improve student achievement.
- Teaching Math in the Delta: A Study of Mathematics Teachers
in K-12 Public Schools in the Mississippi Delta
Awarded $6,700 for the period 8/1/00 to 8/1/01
Source: Spencer Foundation
K-12 public school mathematics teachers in six diverse school
districts in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi will be interviewed
and observed to gain insights into how to improve mathematics
education in some of the nation's most troubled schools. The
Mississippi Delta presents unique opportunities to investigate
how poverty and race affect K-12 education. The results will
provide a better understanding of what happens in teachers'
lives and in their classrooms that impacts the learning environment.
Analysis of this information will promote ideas for more effective
mathematics education in the Mississippi Delta and elsewhere.
Joseph O. Milner
- Model Clinical Teaching Program: Master Teacher Fellows Program
Awarded $37,603 for the period 7/1/07 to 6/30/08
Source: UNC General Admission
Stipends to Master Teachers in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County schools support a strong clinical approach to their education. The program uses a medical-rounds model to expose students to many teaching philosophies and instructional styles; to increase collaboration between the university and K-12 teachers; to develop teachers who will become instructional leaders; and to provide a model fifth-year program that other institutions can replicate.
Mary Lynn Redmond
VISION 2010: A Plan to Assess Students’ Foreign Language
Proficiency in the Johnston County Schools and the Cumberland County
Source: WFU Social, Behavioral, and Economic Science Research Fund
The project will carry out the first phase of a formal assessment
of students’ oral language proficiency. Two pilot-site school
districts are participating in VISION 2010: A Plan for Model Foreign
Language Programs in the North Carolina Public Schools. It seeks to
provide sequential foreign language study from grade K through 12,
with formal measures to ensure that students attain advanced communication
ability by grade 12. The project is sponsored by the Alliance for
Language Learning, a Wake Forest affiliate comprised of leaders in
the business and K-12 and higher education communities.