Theses/Dissertations from 2011

Beyond the classroom walls: increasing words per minute read in a second language, Sara Janousek

What effective strategies can I use as a preschool educator to increase my students' understanding of phenomic awareness?, Kaarunya Jayachandiran

Data driven instruction: a curriculum design project, Gretchen K. Kane

Improving Somali immigrant education in the midwest by listening to their voices, Ahmed M. Keynan

How does the systematic instruction of metacognitive reading comprehension strategies impact the reading comprehension of struggling adolescent readers?, Adam G. Lamparske

How can a district provide effective professional development to adult educators on the core concepts of applied behavior analysis?, Kristin Seal Laughlin

Integrating digital technology: professional development that works, Shannon Kathleen Ivory Lawson

How do NCAA Division III female college athletes describe their motivation to participate in athletics, Angel J. Leon

A curriculum designed to help students with ASD learn strategies to understand and respond to the unstated rules in social situations, Jarilyn L. Loberg

Making the RTI process accessible to general elementary education teachers, Diane M. Mathieu

Creating a curriculum that uses the multiple intelligences to teach third graders to read pitches on the treble clef, Krystal Ann Mattice

Effective differention [sic] for student success, Sarah Menk

How to improve relationships within a physical education class given a limited amount of time with students, Kristi Jean Metcalf

Increase parent involvement in an elementary title one program, Laurie Meyer

Best practices in developing multicultural art education programs, Christopher C. Murnane

What are the major influences of the MAEd program which have shaped my new view of learning, which is, having questions is the beginning of learning, Fusako Muro

Integrating curriculum: how can a young adult novel be used to implement science-based inquiry circles in an integrated middle school language arts class?, Suzanne Myhre

A framework for service coordination within an infant and toddler intervention program, Janelle Sue Ortiz

Developing strategies for struggling readers during reading workshop, Tamra J. Paquin

The key components of an effective early childhood autism program, Sarah R. Pedersen

The effects of massage intervention on the relationship between parents and their infant or toddler with special needs, Ginger L. Perkins

You have the power to make it happen: using professional development to improve out of school time programming, Lynn Mong Pham

How can I use a multicultural framework to deliver the reading curriculum?, Amy Lynn Phung

Evaluating the effectiveness of teacher education programs for prospective teachers, Jeffrey Robert Rahman

Does playing high school sports build character, William D. Rooney

How can purposeful movement in the classroom affect focus, attention span and behaviors in eighth grade students?, Sara C. Rowan

Reflection on practice: teaching higher-order questions during guided reading, Ryan G. Running

Strategies middle school choir directors can use to promote and educate students about vocal health during the male voice change, Samuel A. Sather

What are effective peer review strategies to use in a middle school communication arts classroom?, Patricia M. Shields

Adapting Jan Richardson's guided reading curriculum for emergent and early readers in kindergarten and first grade, Stacy Lyn Showalter

How do families maintain or develop a healthy family structure when living with a child with apraxia?, Ashley J. Simons

Creating and evaluating learning centers to support guided reading in a second grade classroom, Janet L. Smith

Developing an honors level African-American history curriculum, Scott Stadem

How can self-selected reading motivate first graders to read ultimately increasing their reading levels, Jennifer Louise Stefan

Increasing engagement through discussion in world history, Andrew T. Stephenson

How can valid real-world examples be used to improve knowledge of algebraic and probability concepts for urban learners?, Brian J. Strand

How can early childhood education aim to close the achievement gap, Hana Tesfaye-Berhanu

Who does she think she is: how can a multiracial female teacher build positive relationships with African American female students in order to increase their academic achievement?, Ashleigh Cole Francesca Tillman

Technology, engagement and deep thinking: the intersection in an urban 9th grade geography classroom, Natalie Tourtelotte

In search of the lost wax, Larry Underkoffler

How can I effectively raise the level of student achievement through the use of differentiated instruction and formative assessment?, Benjamin Jorgen Vennes

Classroom management techniques that improve on-task behaviors in high school world language classrooms, Monica Dee Hansmann Wenzel

What strategies are best to use when teaching students vocabulary skills with weak working memories?, Mary Davyn Wilfahrt

In what ways do kindergarten teachers support students with autism spectrum disorders in an inclusive kindergarten classroom?, Melissa J. Wilson

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

Online learning motivation, Kim L. Aarsvold

The value of the read-aloud, Mark L. Aarsvold

What are research supported strategies to effectively engage early emergent kindergarten readers?, Amber Anderson

Music in education, Debra J. Anderson

Deepening the comprehension of elementary gifted readers during guided reading, Lindsey K. Anderson

The effect of active vocabulary development in the second grade classroom, Rebecca Ann Archer

How participation in a school music program impacts overall student achievement, Chad Thomas Armbruster

What are research supported instructional strategies that nurture community in kindergarten students of poverty in an urban setting?, Paula Austin

Math assessment strategies: how can formative assessment strategies be used to better understand achievement levels and inform instruction for low performing first grade math students?, Denise R. Bielke

Enhancing vocabulary instruction using the smart board, Rebecca L. Bies

Strategies for working with Hmong families of children with autism: a community-based organization approach, Alicia Monet Bloch

Motivating the unmotivated reader, Amanda Brett

What are effective strategies of dialogic reading, applied to specific texts, and its impact on young children's social and emotional development, Laura N. Browers

An equal opportunity to learn: a sixth grade study of students with learning disabilities, Timothy L. Budrow

Creating culturally competent lessons into a seventh grade core knowledge unit on World War II, Catherine Marie Burke

Incorporating the concept of classroom community within a curriculum for pre-kindergarten learners, Charlene K. Cage

Project learning in a geography classroom, Charles J. Carr

Reading strategies that help struggling first grade readers, Mariana Castanon

Motivating and engaging fifth grade boy writers, Betty Annette Cockriel

Using student-centered teaching to encourage high school general education art students', Laura Davison

Suppression of cultural identity and school success in Oromo students, Kejela T. Deressa

Finding strength in numbers: using cooperative learning to overcome communication apprehension, Errin M. Destics

Direct instruction of inferential reading comprehension strategies to increase reading comprehension for students with disabilities, Heather Dulas

In what ways might a ninth grade physical science teacher reignite curiosity?, Mark Durand

Can you see it?: use of visualization to enhance reading comprehension in a second grade classroom, Shari L. Ellingsen

Multicultural literature and empathy in a middle school social studies classroom, Abbey M. Paulson Engebretson

Mural on a wall: building community in alternative education, April P. Erickson

How do educators understand multiracial children, specifically biracial children, as individuals in a way that will support their educational and social development?, Keisha R. Feser

On the right track, Jill Gehl

Teaching self-advocacy in the resource room, Matthew Henry Gens

Effective methods to increase independent reading stamina and motivation for the reluctant reader, Pamela M. Giefer

The effect of structured grammar instruction on oral proficiency of Spanish immersion students, Brooke E. Haubrick

Components of alternative programs that motivate students to graduate from high school, Megan A. Hendrix

Student-to-student tutoring of ESL students in the mathematics classroom, Anthony Scott Hermes

Determining which spelling strategies are most effective for students with special needs, JoAnn Hoeschen

The effectiveness of a specific pragmatic language curriculum, Catherine S. Hoffman

How a teacher and students can collaborate to utilize effective feedback in the classroom, Tara M. Holmen

In their words: student descriptions of engagement in learning with project-based learning, Julie Irwin

Motivating disengaged English language learners, Emily Isik

How will direct instruction of research based comprehension strategies improve the achievement scores of fourth grade students?, Tanya S. Johnson-Haggenmiller

A three-year plan for implementation of a gifted program in a small K-6 school, Karla M. Juetten

The importance of music education as described by elementary teachers and parents, Lindsay King

Transforming school culture: the effects of a diversity club on a suburban high school, Dan Koch

How student-teacher relationships promote mutual respect and engage students, Jamie Kosel

What instructional strategies will aid third grade students in applying correct spelling skills effectively in everyday writing?, Andrea Lanz

What instructional strategies aid in teaching meaningful American symbols and holidays to third grade English language learners?, Ashley Leary

How alternative learning center students describe the effects of a graduation and post-graduation plan developed in the suburban alternative program within a suburban high school, Candice L. Ledman

Community: building a stronger foundation for success, Jeffrey S. Lindstrom

Multicultural curriculum modifications and cultural competency, Heidi Link

Literacy centers in a first grade classroom, Allison M. Ludgate

Reader's workshop in an English as a second language classroom: teaching students to become independent in their use of reading strategies, Kari Marciniak

Self-monitoring techniques as a means of decreasing time-out referrals, Christina M. Marruffo

Implications of cooperative learning in a self-contained EBD classroom, Molly Caroline McCool

Teacher home visits: building relationships to facilitate a successful transition to kindergarten, Amanda M. McDonough

The power of communication: using curriculum to foster twenty-first century literacy skills in gifted students, Elizabeth Ellen McKeone

How does the explicit teaching of reading strategies to middle level students impact their reading comprehension?, Linda R. Morrison