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Keep it Local: Retain More Teachers of Color By Helping Them Work Close to Where They Grew Up (open access)

Keep it Local: Retain More Teachers of Color By Helping Them Work Close to Where They Grew Up

Policy brief sharing results from a study that looked at how new teacher retention patterns are predicted by the distance between the high school the teacher graduated from and the school where they were first employed.
Date: September 6, 2023
Creator: Edwards, Wesley L.; Kirksey, Jacob J.; Burden, Kafarra Q. L. & Miller, Alexis
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Teacher-Principal Ethnoracial Matching Keeps New Teachers in their Classrooms (open access)

Teacher-Principal Ethnoracial Matching Keeps New Teachers in their Classrooms

Policy brief sharing research for the potential for teacher-principal ethnoracial matching to improve outcomes such as teacher satisfaction and retention rates.
Date: September 6, 2023
Creator: Edwards, Wesley L.; Anderson, Cornelius Q.; Miller, Alexis & Burden, Kafarra Q. L.
Object Type: Report
System: The UNT Digital Library
Classroom observations of a cross-age peer tutoring mathematics program in elementary and middle schools (open access)

Classroom observations of a cross-age peer tutoring mathematics program in elementary and middle schools

Article describes how a growing body of research has shown the positive effects of peer tutoring on students’ academic achievement, self-concept, attitude, social, and behavioral outcomes. The authors' study examined classroom practices, as well as program teachers’ and students’ behaviors within a cross-age peer-tutoring program implemented in elementary and middle schools that serve predominantly Hispanic students.
Date: July 1, 2023
Creator: Barahona, Elba; Padrón, Yolanda N. & Waxman, Hersh C.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Geometry, groceries, and gardens: Learning mathematics and social justice through a nested, equity-directed instructional approach (open access)

Geometry, groceries, and gardens: Learning mathematics and social justice through a nested, equity-directed instructional approach

Authors of the article addressed the call for explorations of how BIPOC students’ “experiences in secondary mathematics classrooms might advance transformative, equity-focused, pedagogical models” by exploring how a nested, equity-directed approach created different kinds of opportunities for students to take up, shift, or resist what it means to teach, learn, and do mathematics. Specifically, authors looked at efforts to engage equity-directed dominant and critical approaches through a series of three mathematics projects aimed at investigating food insecurity as a social (in)justice issue using geometry.
Date: June 10, 2023
Creator: Harper, Frances K. & Kudaisi, Queshonda J.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

Factores que Influyen en laCreciente Demanda y Escasa Oferta de Maestros Bilingües

Presentation examining the factors influencing the growing demand for bilingual teachers in the United States, but it also highlights the ongoing shortage of bilingual teachers. It was presented at the 11th annual Jalisco-Texas Conference which was held virtually on March 30-31, 2023.
Date: March 31, 2023
Creator: Barahona, Elba
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

SUCCESS of UNT Pre-service Teachers and Latino Families

Presentation highlighting Project SUCCESS in Language and Literacy Instruction which is a Title III National Professional Development Program at the University of North Texas funded by the U. S. Department of Education. The project is directed by the Bilingual Teacher Education Program of the University of North Texas. UNT works in partnership with Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Region 10 ESC, the Latino Family Literacy Project, and the Intercultural Development Research Association for this project. The goals of the project are to prepare bilingual and ESL pre-service teachers, to provide professional development for in service teachers to improve their instruction for English Learners (ELs) and to engage teachers with families and communities. It was presented at the 11th annual Jalisco-Texas Conference which was held virtually on March 30-31, 2023.
Date: March 31, 2023
Creator: Boyd, Rossana R.; Cosmann, Alexandra; Torres, Pricila & Garcia Prieto, Naidia
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library

The Voice of the Bilingual Teacher: An Authoritative Source for Emergent Bilingual Students’ Success -A Narrative Inquiry

Presentation on a study that sought the voice of the bilingual teacher through their lived experiences in relation to the success of Hispanic emergent bilinguals in school. This inquiry sought to uncover what practices bilingual teachers use to support their students’ academic and socio-emotional needs. It was presented at the 11th annual Jalisco-Texas Conference which was held virtually on March 30-31, 2023.
Date: March 30, 2023
Creator: Subramaniam, Karthigeyan & Lerwick, Patry
Object Type: Presentation
System: The UNT Digital Library
Making space for visual literacy in literacy teacher preparation: Preservice teachers coding to design digital books (open access)

Making space for visual literacy in literacy teacher preparation: Preservice teachers coding to design digital books

Article exploring preservice teachers’ coding in the design of a visually-enhanced digital book to reduce the lag between highly visual texts in elementary classrooms and a lack of emphasis on visual literacy in teacher preparation. Findings call for a shift to acknowledge and incorporate visual literacy theories and practices into teacher preparation programs to prepare preservice teachers for digitally literate classrooms.
Date: July 24, 2021
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
An Investigation of the Organizational Impact of Computer Technology in Secondary Science Classrooms (open access)

An Investigation of the Organizational Impact of Computer Technology in Secondary Science Classrooms

This article investigates the organizational impact of computer technology on four secondary science teachers’ teaching actions using the construct of community of practice. Analysis of data reveals three social participation structures that collectively orchestrated students’ science content learning: (1) students’ membership, (2) access to the structured tasks, and (3) confirmation of students’ learning of science concepts.
Date: June 13, 2021
Creator: Subramaniam, Karthigeyan
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Innovation to what end? Exploring the dynamic landscape of Texas teacher preparation pathways (open access)

Innovation to what end? Exploring the dynamic landscape of Texas teacher preparation pathways

This article conducts an exploratory study of innovation in Texas' teacher preparation marketplace by drawing on theories of organizational innovation, specifically, dimensions of innovation related to organizational structure, processes, and outcomes. The analysis suggests programs should critically unpack what it means to be innovative in a dynamic and competitive teacher preparation marketplace.
Date: May 17, 2021
Creator: Castro, Andrene J. & Edwards, Wesley L.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Preservice Teachers’ Acceptance of Virtual Reality to Plan Science  Instruction (open access)

Preservice Teachers’ Acceptance of Virtual Reality to Plan Science Instruction

Article examining individual concerns to integrate virtual reality into science instruction before and after a hands-on intervention with virtual reality to improve understanding of preservice teacher acceptance and integration of virtual reality into science.
Date: April 2021
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren & Long, Christopher S.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
TPACK’s pedagogy and the gradual release of responsibility model coalesce: integrating technology into literacy teacher preparation (open access)

TPACK’s pedagogy and the gradual release of responsibility model coalesce: integrating technology into literacy teacher preparation

Article exploring how the pedagogical knowledge construct of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) and a scaffolded use of the gradual release of responsibility framework helped preservice teachers design literacy instruction with the iPad.
Date: January 19, 2021
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Reforming Our School Systems Around a Humanizing Curriculum: Schooling During and After COVID-19 (open access)

Reforming Our School Systems Around a Humanizing Curriculum: Schooling During and After COVID-19

This article is a commentary examining the state of education during the global pandemic with an emphasis on curriculum and families.
Date: December 28, 2020
Creator: Wong, Lok-Sze & Mishra, Punya
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Initial Response to COVID-19: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Media and School Communications to Identify Pedagogical Implications for Remote Teaching (open access)

Initial Response to COVID-19: A Mixed-Methods Analysis of Media and School Communications to Identify Pedagogical Implications for Remote Teaching

Article examining one month of social media, news media, school district websites’ continuity plans and educational affiliate organizations, to unveil K-12 stakeholders’ initial response to K-12 remote teaching following the declaration of the national emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA. Initial responses focused on community lockdown procedures, sustaining education, adapting to a remote lifestyle and political tension. The authors revisited included tweets one week later to measure their connectedness, which revealed that educational organizations, which have the largest number of followers, also have the greatest outreach and visibility. This is the accepted manuscript of the article which has been approved to post in an institutional repository.
Date: December 4, 2020
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren; Antonenko, Pavlo D. & Mitchell, Chrystine
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Pandemic induced remote learning increases need for mobile game-based learning to engage learners (open access)

Pandemic induced remote learning increases need for mobile game-based learning to engage learners

Article providing a research perspective on Giannakas et al.’s (2018) manuscript, “A critical review of 13 years of mobile game-based learning” to serve as a resource to educators navigating the transition to remote learning during the pandemic.
Date: November 17, 2020
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library

Print or iPad? Young Children’s Text Type Shared Reading Preference and Behaviors in Comparison to Parent Predictions and At-home Practices

Article examining young children’s reading preference by text type. Discourse and observation analyses show children engage differently between text types. Findings have implications for parents, teachers, and teacher educators support today’s young children as readers.
Date: June 29, 2020
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren & Trotter, Julia
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
The influence of mobile technologies on preschool and elementary children's literacy achievement: A systematic review spanning 2007-2019 (open access)

The influence of mobile technologies on preschool and elementary children's literacy achievement: A systematic review spanning 2007-2019

This article conducts a review study to measure the effectiveness of mobile technologies to support children's literacy achievement on pre-kindergarten through 5th grade students from 2007 to 2019.
Date: June 15, 2020
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren; Mitchell, C.; Stamm, Benjamin & Kogut, A.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Excavating theory in teacher evaluation: Implementing evaluation frameworks as Wengerian boundary objects (open access)

Excavating theory in teacher evaluation: Implementing evaluation frameworks as Wengerian boundary objects

This article explores the theory and practice between two existing conceptual frameworks: 1) social learning theory and 2) teacher evaluation systems.
Date: April 13, 2020
Creator: King, Kelley M. & Paufler, Noelle A.
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
A scoping review of digital game-based technology on English language learning (open access)

A scoping review of digital game-based technology on English language learning

Article investigating the current practices of digital game-based language learning to support English language learning. This article provides strategies for educational researchers to improve their rigor in research, along with explicit criteria that digital game designers can apply toward language-learning game development.
Date: August 14, 2019
Creator: Xu, Zhihong; Chen, Zhuo; Eutsler, Lauren; Geng, Zihan & Kogut, Ashlynn
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Private blog reflections connecting course content with field experiences: Preservice teachers grapple with teacher identity (open access)

Private blog reflections connecting course content with field experiences: Preservice teachers grapple with teacher identity

Article examining teacher preparation programs ability to help preservice teachers connect educational theory with teaching practice. This article systematically reflects on written responses, recorded in a private weblog over the course of a 15-week intermediate reading methods course.
Date: March 26, 2019
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren & Curcio, Rachele
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Administrators’ unintentional sensegiving and system reform outcomes (open access)

Administrators’ unintentional sensegiving and system reform outcomes

Article examining how administrators help teachers and other administrators make sense of a system reform during the first two years of implementation.
Date: January 14, 2019
Creator: Wong, Lok-Sze
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
1:1 iPads in 1st Grade: Two-Year Case Study of a Teacher's Concerns, Use, and Innovation Configuration (open access)

1:1 iPads in 1st Grade: Two-Year Case Study of a Teacher's Concerns, Use, and Innovation Configuration

This chapter reports the findings of a two-year case study of how one first-grade teacher in a Florida charter school with 1:1 iPads progresses through stages of concerns and levels of use to achieve technological innovation. Findings inform technology integration practices and emphasize the importance of acknowledging change concerns associated with technology acceptance.
Date: 2019
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library
The Contemporary Lives of Age-Old Tales: Characters, Contexts, and Critical Issues (open access)

The Contemporary Lives of Age-Old Tales: Characters, Contexts, and Critical Issues

Article is a study examining three picture books to consider the significance of contemporary retellings of traditional tales.
Date: 2019
Creator: Mathis, Janelle
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library
Partnering With Parents: Devices and Apps to Support Elementary Children Reading (open access)

Partnering With Parents: Devices and Apps to Support Elementary Children Reading

Article providing evidence of how children from 120 homes across 46 classrooms use apps and portable technology to support their reading development. The finding that nearly all children in this study supported reading skills with portable technology in the home demonstrates the need to foster partnerships between parents and teachers that builds on children's technological knowledge and use to deepen learning between home and school.
Date: 2019
Creator: Eutsler, Lauren
Object Type: Article
System: The UNT Digital Library