Theses/Dissertations from 2012

Examining perspectives on teacher assessment, Karen N. Barthol

The effectiveness of academic monitoring systems for mathematics, Bianucci Sarah Behnken

A systematic approach to teaching mathematics vocabulary using movement in the middle school, Jessica Breur

Learning together through professional development, Vicki L. Cary

Developing an effective, professional technology development plan that will enable teachers to integrate technology into their classrooms, Nicole Casebolt

Working with young children's meltdown's: an evolving curriculum, Molly Christianson

Improving homework completion among secondary mathematics students, Lindsey M. Clark

Creating an educational board game for students with autism using reading comprehension strategies, Rosemary L. Dubay

How perceptual (sensory) motor programs enhance the reading abilities of primary students, Darcy L. Ellefson

Influence of wikispace discussions on students' ability to self-evaluate, Sara Larson Azar Florin

Creating a coaching character curriculum to increase the experience for my athletes' participating in high school sports, Kari A. Francis

Practice habits and perceptions: second-year instrumentalist surveys and interviews, Aaron Freed

How can collaboration and communication be improved with support systems for special needs students in the inclusive classroom?, Kathryn R. Garvey

Therapy animals in education: their positive affects on struggling learners, Cynthia Giannakakis

Pen-pal connections: exploring interactions between middle school students of different races, Ann Marie K. Giefer

What can a teacher learn by collecting data about how students respond to an outdoor learning experience?, Laura M. Greene

Bullying and school educational support professionals, Kimberly R. Guettler

Finding an appropriate balance in off-season strength and conditioning for Division III tennis student-athletes: player perception analysis of off-season strength and conditioning, Jonathan Robert Henning

How education advocacy organizations work to influence state education funding in Minnesota, Samantha Rae Henningson

A middle school Latin program for students with learning disabilities, Shaw Courtney Ann Holman

Effective instructional strategies for English learners in fourth grade science, Andrew Hovden

Enhancing learning for students with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) characteristics through movement, Kimberly Marie Ihrke

A study of how high school students react to the use of formative assessment in the classroom, Emily A. Jasperson

Attitude and self-perception effects on mathematics achievement, Elida L. Kane

How do word study strategies and techniques enhance the spelling and writing of high school students with learning disabilities?, Nancy M. Koenig

What services are schools in Minnesota providing for students diagnosed with a non-verbal learning disability, Kathleen Larkin

Using picture books in middle school geography classrooms, Michelle L. Leba

How L2 Spanish learners in a dual immersion setting use CALL (computer-assisted language learning) resources to improve subject-verb agreement, Nathan R. Lee

Implications of the implementation of response to intervention in an elementary setting, Heidi Leigh

How an early childhood teacher's practice impacts parents' awareness of their child's learning and development, Tiffany A. Madsen

What impact would a single-sex physical education class have on the active engagement level of the female student in required sophomore physical education?, Robin Lee Marvin

Meaningful support and training for head start mentors in an early literacy initiative, Elizabeth Ethel Menninga

Asperger's syndrome, Emily A. Meyer

A critical race examination of the racial academic achievement gap between African-American females and white students in the U.S., Michelle Miller

Factors of Hmong American student success: Hmong American viewpoints on achievement, Jennifer J. Minea

Supporting language and literacy development in ELL students, Alysha M. V. Mohs

Teaching vocabulary and reading strategies to improve student achievement in science, Micah O'Donnell Morris

Optic workout: the use of vision training techniques to improve reading, Marie Lynn Nelson

How does a charter elementary school using responsive classroom approach develop compatible behavior polices with a school-wide guide, Barbara S. Novy

Academic success in Somali women: personal characteristics, Rachel S. Ose

Implementing a summer reading program in a title 1 school, Kristi Parah

Use of American television programs with Korean adults in English language learning, Chan Joo Park

In what ways does music integrated with the smartboard improve learning for students with special needs?, Patty L. Peniata

How can I modify instructional strategies to improve reading comprehension in the general education classroom?, Amy M. Peters

How can I develop stronger rapport with my students in a high school setting?, Jeffrey Leonard Peterson

Secondary students perceptions of clicker use as a formative assessment tool in teaching and learning, Wade L. Phillips

Perception of engineers, Kristen R. Quill

How will the use of community building strategies increasea [sic] collaborative environment amongst a diverse population in an ALC?, Brett E. Repasky

Engaging students through co-teaching, independent reading, and assessments, Shaunna Roberdeau

Get up and move: 5 alive!, Vanessa R. Sagdalen

Teaching inquiry-based Minnesota earth science (TIMES): a study of the long-range effects of the TIMES professional development program on teacher practice, Lee M. Schmitt

Bullying, Jennifer Shea Simon

White rural educators' perceptions of multicultural, Molly Spartz

High school age students reactions and attitudes towards readers theater: a reading strategy, Matthew S. Stensrud

Writing is no longer just for language arts: using science notebooks to increase students' abilities to understand the scientific method, Sara J. Strahota

How building an effective classroom community affects classroom management, Jessica Lynn Talavera

The achievement gap in mathematics: income, language and gender differences in an elementary two-way bilingual program, Julie Tennessen

Co-teaching in first grade: an effective method for lower achieving students, Melissa D. Terbeest

How technology can improve the writing skills of all third grade students, Jamie Tewksbury

Service-learning in out of school time programming, Christina Thayer-Marmitt

Exploring the art creation process through self-critique in a choice-based art lesson, Ryan J. Watt

The impact of increased contact with an instructor on fully online high school students, Laura Elizabeth Welciek

The effectiveness of kindergarten math interventions in the area of number structures, Elisabeth Anne Williams

Teaching students to be respectful and responsible for substitute teachers, Tera L. Woltjer

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

Implementing a school-wide writing initiative, Katherine Allebach-Franz

Relevant, respectful and responsive: a non-manualized approached to teaching social skills to 18 to 21-year-old transition program students with Asperger syndrome based on a blending of evidence-based practices and mixed media materials as cultural artifacts, Kathleen J. Allen

Using digital tools to motivate students to write in secondary ESL (English as a second language) classroom, Natalia M. Arkhipova-Wegner

Teacher career stages, John F. Avaloz

Developing an organizational and study skills curriculum for sixth grade students using backward design, Christie L. Bauer

Creating a survey of species book to increase my students' knowledge of their flora and fauna, Nicholas A. Brouwer

A comparison of methods of service delivery for high school students with learning disabilities in inclusive math classes, Julie K. Busby

Differentiated instruction's potential: redesigning two units in a secondary English literature classroom, Kelly L. Coleman

The impact of a licensed library media specialist on 6th grade students' reading levels and students' reading interest, Kristen Hilde Cooper

Improving physics conceptual understanding through the use of computer simulations, Edward G. E. Cox

How pre-reading strategies affect the retell ability of kindergarten students, Cory L. Davis

How can teachers create a community of learners and enhance the special education inclusion model?, Lauren D. Dess

Adapting Jan Richardson's guided reading curriculum for emergent and early readers in kindergarten and first grade, Rebecca Jean Diffley

Implementing small-group strategy instruction to increase students' conceptual understanding in mathematics, Laura Eastling

How using formative assessments can improve instruction in middle school geography, Mike Fore

How does wisdom and spirituality influence the lives of African-American women?, Cynthia J. Fraction

In what ways might single-sex classrooms effectively improve students' attitudes when employing character action strategies in a junior high setting?, Joshua Thomas Fraser

Using formative assessments to guide reading comprehension instruction, Tamara M. Frischmon

What effect will the use of debate/cooperative learning strategies have on engagement and assessment of students in AP psychology?, Andrew M. Gagnon

How can an online bookclub be designed to promote discussions using books that teach peace, equity and social justice, Melissa Conklin Gausmann

How to incorporate literacy strategies in family consumer science classes, Courtney M. Gbolo

Standards based service-learning projects, Tiffany Rose Berg Goldman

What is the developmentally appropriate type of homework for junior high school students?, Mara Gould

Using project-based learning to engage learners, Ryan M. Haasch

Sustained silent reading: students' reasons for not reading, Colleen R. Hageman

Building a classroom community to create a condition optimal for student lead peace circles, Heather Hall

Effective kindergarten phonemic awareness instruction, Lori Hansen

An exploration of reading instruction for students with learning disabilities in two-way immersion programs, Kara S. Hanson

Integrating movement to physicalize kindergarten standards, Melissa Marie Hays

A parent's journey through attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, Amanda C. D. Hestwood

Increase engagement and achievement levels of the gifted readers in the elementary classroom, Peggy A. Hinkemeyer

Teaching social skills to students with autism in grades K-2, Alicia Hinkle

How asynchronous online collaboration tools can be used to create a greater sense of community in the virtual classroom, William A. Holm

How do I, a mathematics teacher, describe the impact of active learning in mathematics instruction?, Michael Anthony Houston

Implementing writer's workshop into a middle school English classroom, Alisa A. Ireland

Peer interaction social skills curriculum for middle school students with high functioning autism/Asperger's disorder, Beth Isaacson