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Block Scheduling JOHNSO62 Research Proposal

… Block Scheduling


The use of block scheduling is an increasingly popular alternative to more traditional eight period school days for high school students. The theory upon which this shift is based is that students will be better able to prepare for classes which are fewer in number but longer in period length. In practice this new method of scheduling, featuring longer but fewer classes, has resulted in increased test scores on written tests but in one instance poorer test scores on the written portion of a high school exit exam. It is important to understand the manner in which such scheduling can be maximized to not only maintain the existing observed increase in standardized test scores but also to increase the scores on written…. [read more]

Education the Affects of Block Term Paper

… The teacher must teach approximately one hundred fifty students and then monitor and grade work that has been assigned. Time is to short for teachers to foster an efficient instructional environment and is inadequate to allow enough time for "probing ideas in depth."

Individualization of instruction and interpersonal interaction between students and teachers is practically overlooked within a traditional school day schedule. This frantic schedule is unlike any other that is ever experienced again after high school.

There are a number of significant benefits that support the change from a traditional to a block schedule. Students learning styles are different, they learn at different rates in different subjects. Reallocating instructional time can help teachers accommodate these differences and this, ultimately, can lead to higher student…. [read more]

Master Schedules Essay

… Scheduling/Programming in Education

Appropriate and efficient scheduling is one of the most complex and yet most essential tasks of a school administrator or planner, affecting all areas of the educational institution and all stakeholders in the educational process. An effective scheduling plan can mean the difference between effectively utilizing the budget available in providing the education students need and the compensation educators deserve or at least require, or not being able to meet needs because the schedule ultimately wastes time or inefficiently allocates teaching/student hours. Because there are distinct defined goals for each group of students and for each educator, and a certain number of scheduled teaching hours that are used to measure these goals as well as a certain number of hours that can…. [read more]

Class Scheduling Software Capstone Project

… ¶ … Scheduling Software for a University's Information Technology Division

Many institutions of higher learning have benefited from innovations in information and communications technologies in recent years, and a growing number have incorporated class scheduling software into their information technology solutions. In spite of this growth in class scheduling software use, thousands of colleges and universities stand to benefit from the addition of class scheduling software, but there remains a paucity of relevant research concerning how these products should be selected and who should be consulted to identify performance attributes. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to identify the most appropriate class scheduling software for a university's information technology division based on user-established parameters concerning performance and attributes. To help achieve this purpose, the…. [read more]

Effectiveness of Academic Achievement Through the Use of Block Scheduling in High School Classrooms Thesis

… Academic Achievement Through Block Scheduling

Education and Block Scheduling

Introduction- The educational climate in contemporary America is not the same as it was in the late 20th century. There is a long tradition surrounding the manner in which the American educational system should be structured, dating back to the Founding Fathers. When we review a brief history of the American educational system up through No Child Left Behind, in fact, we find a series of pendelum swings that tend to result in a rather haphazard approach to certain academic sides of educational leadership. It is not the purpose of this study to debate the efficacy of constructivism, neo-constructivsm, Vygotsky, et al., Rather, it is to understand how educational research is not only necessary, but critical…. [read more]

College Education Term Paper

… This reflects the school's ideal that skills and working one's education into one's life is necessary. Unusual majors such as Peace Studies are offered at Colorado College that transgress traditional disciplinary boundaries. The school makes use of a Block Plan of scheduling. This mandates small classes as part of the university's mission and encourages "focused, intensive learning," as students take only one class a semester. Colorado semesters are very short, so students take the usual number of classes by the end of the year. This allows students to focus on one area of study, conduct research, and completely devote themselves to a single subject every minute of the students' academic lives. ("Academics," Colorado College, 2005)

As idealistic as Colorado's learning environment may be, and ideally…. [read more]

Distance Education Man Term Paper

… In addition, they are also less flexible and responsive to the needs of the new market. Many of the government universities in India are teaching curricula that are outdated and not applicable to the present workplace demands.

Research Issues and aims of the project

The object of this study is to find ways to make online education more accessible for the general public in the countries of India, Pakistan, China and Iran. The relative wealth of these countries when compared top the rest of the more developed nations of the world is substantially low. In addition, low literacy rates and the often outdated educational systems of these countries cannot keep pace with the new demands for education in courses that have traditionally not been given…. [read more]

Block and the Response Literature Review

… Some of the advantages to the block scheduling aspect, at least on the high school level, include the fact that there is a positive and significant relationship and a positive trend in the four academic subject areas as studies, however, that was offset by the lack of significant relationship between years in block scheduling and ACT scores (Trenta, Newman, 2002). Using the block schedule, according to Trenta and Newman, did not relate in a significant manner to average attendance (by grade) nor did it seem to have any significance regarding tardiness, but that overall block scheduling seemed to be perceived by students and teachers as a much more positive factor in their school day.

One of the main problems presented by current literature is that…. [read more]

Retention of Special Education Teachers Term Paper

… ¶ … Special Education Teachers Analysis

Scope, Limitations and Delimitations

Retention of Special Education Teachers Analysis

While many areas in education are experiencing teacher shortages (McKnab, 1995; Merrow, 1999), historically, the retention of special education teachers in particular is a critical concern in many schools across the nation. The increasingly rapid pace of growth in the student population in special education will further exacerbate current teacher shortages (Sindelar & Rosenberg, 2005; Amos, 2004). As early as the 1980s, research has demonstrated that retention is integral to the problem (Otto and Arnold, 2005). Increased recruitment has the potential to be part of the solution, but more is needed. Even prior to the developing national teacher shortage, educators were voicing concerns about higher burnout and/or teacher attrition…. [read more]

Technological Tools Impact on Learning in Online Professional Development Courses Chapter

… Student, counselor and parent feedback is important in maintaining the program as well as improving it. This is important for the success of the program. Advisory programs need to have clear goals and focus, which should be discussed by the school employees. They also need to be assessed frequently and enhanced in order to achieve positive results, which are expected by the entire school community.

Student and Teacher relationships as an effect of advisory

Creating and nurturing relationships is clearly the main aim of coming up with advisory programs in most schools. Human relationships determine organizations' and schools' success levels. Human relationships are seen to be the fundamental component of almost every program. The most important step is determining the activities as well as the…. [read more]

Impact of Doubling Class Time for Low Achieving Students in English and Math Term Paper

… Delimitations and Definitions

Theoretical Background

Related Research

Data Gathering Methods

Sampling Procedures

f. Data Analysis Procedures

The re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in 2002, commonly known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), increased the accountability of public schools throughout the United States, holding them individually responsible for the education levels attained by their students as measured by high stakes tests developed and administered at the state level. Administrators responded by developing programs targeted at increasing students' test scores. One program considered by administrators is the doubling of class time in math and English for students that are at risk of not succeeding. This paper studies the viability of such a program as adopted in an urban Northern New Jersey high…. [read more]

Middle School Conversion Proposal Essay

… Middle School Conversion Proposal

The process of changing the general underlying structure of an entire school is definitely a major burden to undertake. Yet, at the same time, this intense time can be viewed as a positive opportunity to start fresh and to implement innovative strategies aimed at providing the most beneficial educational environment for the students who will be affected by the change. Implementing teaming strategies, block scheduling, and advisory programs will essentially allow students to collaborate with teachers and school staff as a way to empower them and increase their involvement in their own lives.

Teaming is an effective way to structure middle school designs because of the benefits it provides for the students involved. From an academic standpoint, teaming increases the depth…. [read more]

MX1, 1X1 and Mxn Term Paper

… In addition, profiling information can be obtained on a per-thread basis. However, the 1x1 model requires a great deal of overhead to manage thread creation, scheduling and context switching in the kernel. Too many threads can also negatively impact overall system performance presenting scalability issues for large systems with many threads.

This MxN has all the advantages of both Mx1 and 1x1, (true parallel execution, multiple CPU access, per thread profiling) with very few of the disadvantages (Threads and the Java virtual machine). This algorithm is the most flexible and scalable, however, it is also the most complex and therefore more prone to problems (New generation POSIX threds). It requires two cooperating schedulers, one each in user and kernel space. Signal handling is difficult and…. [read more]

Block Scheduling Education Term Paper

… Gun Control

Advocates argue that gun control laws reduce the incidence of violent crimes by reducing the prevalence of firearms. Gun laws control the types of firearms that may be purchased, designate the qualifications of those who may purchase and own a firearm, and restrict the safe storage and use of firearms. On this view, fewer guns mean less crime. Thus, there is a two-step linkage between gun control and crime rates: (1) the impact of gun control on the availability and accessibility of firearms, particularly handguns, and (2) the effect of the prevalence of guns on the commission of crimes (Moorhouse and Wanner, 2006).

The subject of Gun Control has returned to the center of attention after two successive events; firstly, the passing of…. [read more]

Innovation in History Impact and Change Youtube Creation of a New World Community Thesis

… Innovation in History -- Impact and Change: YouTube - Creation of a New World Community

YouTube is to video browsing what a Wal-Mart Supercenter is to shopping: everything is there, and all you have to do is walk in the door. -- John Cloud, Time Magazine, December 16, 2006

The epigraph above is reflective of the positive commentary being published about YouTube in recent years. Although YouTube is only a few years old, it has already over 100 million video clips viewed and 65,000 new videos are uploaded on the site every 24 hours by people all over the world. YouTube has created instant groups of like-minded people around the world who share ideas, political views as well as being a rallying point for people…. [read more]

Windows Migration From XP Capstone Project

… Windows XP to Windows 7 Migration

Submittal Cover Sheet

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Technical Writing Project Cover Sheet

Capstone Proposal Project Name: Migration of Windows XP to Windows

In today's world of technology, it is imperative that you stay current with what is new in the it world. What makes this particularly challenging is the pace of change in it systems, and the continual need to make sure they align to a department, division and in the case of the City of…. [read more]

Kirkpatrick and Jakupec Thesis

… Kirkpatrick and Jakupec

Kirkpatrick & Jakupec

What is flexible learning? How is flexible learning connected to larger societal trends?

Flexible learning is designed to ensure that all learners get what they need and are able to learn from what is offered. In the past, learning was very structured. People had to come to class during the times that the classes were scheduled. They were told how they would learn and what they would do. How they would be tested and what they were allowed to do during class or bring with them was also spelled out. Even though these people were adult learners, it was more like an elementary school classroom environment. Many students did not or could not succeed in this type of environment,…. [read more]

Integrated Curriculum Planning Concept Research Proposal

… Integrated Curriculum Planning: Concept-Based Curriculum

The objective of this work is to examine integrated curriculum planning and the concept-based curriculum and to report studies and information published from the year 2000 to the present relating to planning the integrated and concept-based curriculum.


Integration of the curriculum, according to Nolan and Harwood at the Institute for Professional Development and Educational Research at Massey University is "the process of experiencing and understanding connections, and, because of this, seeing things whole." (2001) Integration occurs experientially as well as socially. Experiential integration results in "new experience...[becoming]... part of our existing knowledge and ways of seeing things. We use past experiences to help us understand and solve new problems. Experience whether "primary" as in gathering data or doing…. [read more]

Group Counseling as an Alternative for the Prevention of Academic Failure Among Middle School Students Thesis

… ¶ … Justification for the Research

Page 8 Chapter Two / Historical Background of Counseling

Page 9 Historical Background of Group Counseling

Page 11 ASCA Description of Counselor's Duties

Page 12 Review of Literature / Role of Parents & Counselors

Page 15 Group Counseling -- Positive Results

Page 18 Group Counseling -- Students Motivated to Succeed

Page 19 Service Learning -- Helping Others

Page 21 Counselors Kick-Starting Girls' Interest in Math

Page 22 Counselors & Student Successes

Page 24 Dynamics of Leadership

Page 30 Survival Guide for Middle School Counselors

Page 33 Humanizing the Process for Adolescents

Page 36 Chapter Two Conclusion

Page 37 Chapter Three Methodology

Page 37 Chapter Four Discussion and Conclusions

Page 38 Conclusion -- Florida Dropout Issues

Page 40 Discussion

Page…. [read more]

E-Learning Platforms According to National Estimates Article Review

… E-Learning Platforms

According to national estimates, between sixty and seventy-five percent of all college freshmen must enroll in remedial math. Boggs et al. (2004), claim that in high school, "when students fail to understand concepts in the first chapter, they are still required to move on to the next chapter" (p. 214). However, math is scaffolded so that one concept builds upon the information that was previously learned. Mastery Learning is necessary for students to be able to continue to the next concept, but teachers at Allegany College have found this process difficult to implement because their students have such a wide range of learning needs. Four things are needed to make Mastery Learning successful. The teachers need to be able to create multiple versions…. [read more]

Conflict Resolution: Scenario Analysis Research Paper

… Scenario 4: A University professor teaching ethics is frustrated with his Chinese students because they have difficulty in speaking English. The professor always marks down their grades for grammatical syntax and spelling. During class he makes a remark saying "We're in America, you should learn to speak English" to one of his international students. The student becomes embarrassed and finds it even harder to answer. There is a long period of silence as the professor continues to mock her/him. Is this prejudice? If so, shouldn't a professor rise above his own prejudices? The student does not report the ethics professor to the Dean of the Department.

Scenario 5: A race car instructor believes women drivers are dangerous. At work, twenty four students show up with…. [read more]

Network Support Technologies Case Case Study

… However, when comparing the features of Moodle and Blackboard, there isn't anything too significant and is deemed worth the expense of paying for Blackboard when Moodle is free of charge.

Moodle is known as a Course Management System (CMS) that offers modules for most aspects of classroom communication. For example, after logging into Moodle a student can have to full access to grades, files, announcements, and class collaboration tools. Although Moodle doesn't contain all of the capabilities that Blackboard does, it contains the most significant modules. Therefore, for this software application the open source software is recommended.

As far as the other required software is concerned, open source is recommended as well. There are many choices for open source software that specializes in photo or…. [read more]

Using Fuzzy Logic for Scheduling Multiple Chapters

… 315). Even when executives make the effort to plan their projects carefully, they may overlook the most important ones in their attempt to organize all of the enterprise's projects in a cohesive fashion. In this regard, Dinsmore and Cabanis-Brown point out that, "Most executives are aware of the need for drastic change in multiproject management practices, but many place the emphasis in the wrong place. Unfortunately, a great deal of such investment is misdirected into multiyear efforts to implement software tools and time sheets before dealing with the highest leverage points" (2011, p. 315).

There are three discrete roles that organizations must formally define in order to develop an effective project portfolio management system as follows:

1. Governance: This executive role is one of decision…. [read more]

New Nurses and Managers: Organizational Essay

… org, 2011).

3. Conclusion

During its nearly 150-year history, nursing has remained faithful to the dictates of professionalism. However, the profession has also evolved so significantly in terms of our responsibilities and the measures taken to fulfill them that Florence Nightingale would hardly recognize us. The profession constantly adopts and adapts to meet the needs of our patients and the community while remaining faithful to our vocation, and will continue to do so in order to meet the unfolding duties that we willingly accept.

Works Cited (2003). Tuition Reimbursement Programs. Retrieved from Web site:

American Nurses Association. (2011). Continuing Professional Development. Retrieved from American Nurses Association Web site:

American Nurses Association. (2011). Staff and Working Environment. Retrieved from American Nurses Association…. [read more]

Mathematics Z-Model Framework in Middle School Thesis

… This unique framework has 4 domains, and while this study investigates the Z-model's use in the mathematics curriculum, this framework is focused on improving and enhancing students' achievement in any course of study.

The four domains involved in the Z-model create a comprehensive educational understanding and framework for use in improving educational progress. They are:

  1. Brain development, and efforts in the classroom which can enhance/promote brain development.

  2. How project-based learning can be utilized in order to fully engage the student in the learning community.

  3. Data-Driven instruction (the second half of the breadth - vs. - depth debate). The students must be held accountable to learn a specific knowledge base of facts, figures, and formulae. Without objective measurement of the educational progress,…. [read more]

Learning as Well as Assessment. Research Term Paper

… ¶ … learning as well as assessment. Research has shown that assignments are correlated with academic success as well as in areas of time management and in a greater sense of accomplishment. (Anderman, 1998)

Assignments allow students to practice new concepts and permit the teacher to see the work of the student in order to identify areas that need work or to revisit areas that the class has not mastered. (Corbin & Holt, 2002, p. 121) Assignments also provide for test preparation and promote long-term recall of the new material. (Doyle, 1990)

Being a student and being required to do assignments have gone hand in hand since most students began kindergarten. The problem is that not every student completes or turns in their assignments on…. [read more]

Wireless Broadband Technology Term Paper

… All the communication is done using a series of radio signals or radio specifications, the frequency of the signals being that of a low 2.4 GHz and the data speeds are up to a range of 721 Kbps. There is no one direction in which this technology can be used; it is omni directional. The distance that it can cover ranges from 10 cm to 100 m; the greater the transmitting power, the greater the distance covered. The output power can be less than 10 mill watts. Basically, the Bluetooth technology functions like this: it can be embedded in an electronic device or be used as an adaptor. (How Bluetooth Technology

Any electronic device that is popularly used today can make use of these…. [read more]

Peer Coaching as Professional Development Research Proposal

… ¶ … Peer Coaching Lead to Professional Development in Schools?

Peer coaching refers to a professional development strategy where teachers use their own experiences and strategies to help others become better teachers. They observe one another and provide support and advice so that everyone will have a chance to grow in their skill level. Peer coaching works both ways. The one being coached learns from the observers and the observers learn from the one that is teaching. The following will explore current literature on peer coaching and will serve as a guide for the development of improved peer coaching programs in the future.

The History of Peer Coaching

Professional development is necessary for the success of any school system.

Many teachers recognize that the skills…. [read more]

Roanoke County School System Faculty Term Paper

… The school system should see increased school district wide participation. However, the current PTD participation continues to suffer from severe lack of interest.

Roanoke county is not the only county experiencing challenges in the area of PTD involvement. For the last thirteen years the Collaborative Teacher Education Program at Indiana University (CTEP) has been offering continuing education courses by distance education to teachers in rural communities. The program is comprehensive in that it enables inservice teachers to obtain teaching licenses and master's degrees without coming to campus. The primary mode of course delivery is videoconferencing, but Web-based conferencing and instruction has also been integrated into the program to help promote ownership and collegiality among the teachers. They have also added a completely Web-based course to…. [read more]

Teacher Will Be Abbreviated Research Paper

… )

3. The child adds a colored block -- before or after the 'vowel' block -- to show whether a first or a last sound has been added.

F: TSW read sentence strips from the story with the rhyming words.

C: TSW will then read the rhyming story aloud to the teacher. TSW then sequence the story by putting the sentence strips in sequential order.

PA: Teacher and student will play a game, "You're out of here." TTW show a grouping of words. TSW will identify the word that does not have the same beginning letter. Game is repeated with identifying words with the same ending letter.

P: TSW play the missing sound TTW show an image on the blackboard. Beside the image, write all…. [read more]

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