These articles/books are the resources that were used as background reading or were utilized directly in one of the scholarly projects:
- Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Where Afraid to Ask, by Anton Treuer
- Pandora’s Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization, by Spencer Wells
- Lucy’s Legacy: The Quest for Human Origins, by Donald Johanson
- Neither Wolf Nor Dog & The Wolf at Twilight, by Kent Nerburn
- Indigestion: Gobbling up Complex Hydrocarbons From the Ocean Floor Only Goes so Far, by Olivia U. Mason, Natural History
- Border Patrol: When Bison Migrate Out of the Confines of Yellowstone National Park, They Become Direct Targets, by Daniel Bristor, Natural History
- Student and Faculty Perception of Plus/Minus Grading and its Effect on Course Grade Point Average, by Leslie Edgar, College Student Journal
- Student Engagement and Student Learning, Robert M. Carlui, Research in Higher Education.
- Why Grades Engender Performance Avoidance Goals, Caroline Pulfrey, Journal of Education Psychology
- The Case Against Grades, Alfie Kohn, Educational Leadership
- Teaching to the Test: Concerns about the use of Standardized Tests Persist in American Education, Ronald Roach, Diverse Education
- Grading Without Points: Does it Hurt Student Performance? Eric Landrum and Karen Dietz
- Grades as Valid Measures of Academic Achievement of Classroom Learning, James Allen, The Clearing House
- Do Teacher’s Grading Practices Affect Student Achievement? Hans Bonesronning, Education Economics
- A New Framework for Grading, Kris H. Green and Allen Emerson, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education
- Authenticity and Constructivism in Education, Laurance Splitter, Springer
- Toward A Pragmatic Discourse of Constructivism: Reflections on Lessons from Practice, Mordechai Gordon, Educational Studies
- Science Teacher’s Beliefs as Barriers to implementation of Constructivist-Based Education Reform, Eylem Yidiz Feyziuoglu, Journal of Basic Science Education
- Evaluating a Constructivist and Culturally Responsive Approach to Environmental Education for Diverse Audiences, Marc Stein, Robert Powell, and Nicole Ardoin, The Journal of Environmental Education
- Using a thematic Laboratory-Centered Curriculum to Teach General Chemistry, Todd Hopkins and Michael Samide
I was invited to and participated in the Standard Setting Conference for the ed-TPA conducted by the Department of Education in August of 2014. The end result was a summary report that was published by MDE in the fall, resulting in set baseline acceptable scores for the ed-TPA.
I have not made progress toward this goal, but will need to complete compilation of materials to submit to MDE by June of 2015.