Capstone Project Title
Finding ways to engage students in the classroom can be a challenge over the course of the school year. Over the years the focus and attention of students has seemed to shorten. This has led to teachers having a harder time to find ways to engage students in a lesson for a longer period of time. I have been an educator in fourth and fifth grade classrooms for six years and I have noticed this trend as well. This has motivated me to research and look deeper into this issue. My question is how can technology and other strategies increase student engagement? In this project the curriculum is designed by using the Understanding by Design model (Wiggins & McTighe, 2011) and supported by research from professionals in the field as well as prior personal experiences. There are a total of 10 lessons with built in engagement strategies that tie into multiple language arts lessons on making inferences. These lessons were intentionally for a 4th grade classroom, but have flexibility to be utilized in any elementary classrooms. This curriculum was written for teachers to have multiple resources to help students be better engaged during the classroom setting.
Classroom Management, Learning Styles, Teachers/ Teaching, Technology
Dickinsen, Brennan, "Increasing 4th Grade Student Engagement Through Technology and Other Strategies" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 520.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects