Best Practices for Education Professionals

Best Practices for Education Professionals


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ISBN-13: 9781926895093
Publisher: Apple Academic Press
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Pages: 186
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Heidi Schnackenberg, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Educational Technology in SUNY Plattsburgh’s Teacher Education Unit. She currently teaches both undergraduate and graduate classes on the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning in the P-12 classroom, social issues in education, ethical issues in educational technology, and childhood education courses as a member of one of the faculty cohorts in the BS program in Childhood Education. She previously taught in the graduate educational technology program at Concordia University, and worked as an instructional designer for both Intel and Motorola corporations. Her various research interests include the integration of technology into pedagogical practices, the legal and ethical implications of western technologies in non-western and third world cultures, and collaborative and cooperative learning strategies within student learning communities. Dr. Schnackenberg recently designed and developed an extensive MyEducationLabs online supplement for the book Foundations of American Education: Perspectives on Education in a Changing World (15th ed.) published by Pearson Higher Education Publishers. Dr. Schnackenberg began her education career as an elementary music teacher.

Beverly A. Burnell, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Counselor Education at SUNY Plattsburgh, and also serves as the Employee Assistance Coordinator for the campus. She teaches graduate students in the department’s three nationally accredited counseling programs, including school counseling. Some of her areas of professional focus have been career development in schools, professional roles and identity, ethical practice, cultural competence, and transition processes for students with disabilities. Dr. Burnell has been an active contributor to the design of nationally accredited graduate programs in teacher education and counselor education and coordinates the accreditation process for the Counselor Education Department. Dr. Burnell began her education career as a secondary mathematics teacher.

Table of Contents

So What’s the "Big Idea?": The Great Uncover Up
Teaching and Learning with Care and Commitment: Faculty Cohorts as Best Practice
Applying Art-Based Self Study Techniques within Qualitative Research Teaching
Moving Beyond Test-Driven and Textbook-Driven Curricula: Five Questions to Facilitate School Change
The Literacy Tapestry: Language Arts (the Warp) and Creativity (the Weft)
Students’ Experiences in Learning Communities within Teacher Education
Inclusion as a Design Strategy for Teacher Preparation Programs
Sexual and Gender Identity Development and School Climate: What Do Professional Educators Need to Know?
Understanding and Utilizing Quantitative Research as Best Practice in Education
Technological Sophistication and Teacher Preparation for Gen-Y
A Socratic Apology in Favor of Educational Technology

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