Graduate Research Papers

 

This collection contains Graduate Research Papers written by students in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education.

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Submissions from 2018

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Shift into ctrl: Integrating digital citizenship into high school freshman transition curriculum, Ellen Fairfield Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Blended learning and second language acquisition in the classroom, Victoria R. Hamilton Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Blended learning in credit recovery, Robin Kuhn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Exploring the Effects of Web-Based Parenting Support on Access to Information and Resources for Rural Families, Anne Plagge Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of a station-rotation model of blended learning on student engagement, Melinda Tremmel Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2017

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Fluency and instruction in the elementary grades, Stacey Bakken Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The development and support of geometric and spatial concepts in preschool- and kindergarten-aged children, Laura J. Becker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Taking university business courses online : an instructional designer's perspective, Zachary P. Benton-Slocum Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Ultrasound simulators: determining the simulator's role in diagnostic medical sonography programs, Lisa Bindert Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Vocabulary matters : why vocabulary instruction is important and how to implement quality instruction in preschool, Melanie Blocker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Visual phonics : its impact as an instructional tool to promote literacy development in kindergarten students, Lori J. Bower Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Going 1:1 across the district, Kim Carlson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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TPACK learning activity types for secondary computer science courses, Rebecca Carton Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Invented spelling and its effect on kindergarten students' reading and writing abilities, Kelli A. Daly Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using Google tools to enhance secondary writing instruction, Sarah Ebener Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The power of professional learning communities, Amanda Eller Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The value of inquiry-based science instruction for elementary students, Jessica Renae Enger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of blended learning on K-12th grade students, Laura Hesse Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Impact of family engagement on child outcomes in preschool, Kathryn S. Ingham Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of using technology to enhance and enrich music instruction, Megan L. Kannenberg Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Teacher librarians and technology leadership, Jennifer Kizer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of using digital tools to support writing in the ELL classroom, Katrina Lint Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Play-based early childhood classrooms and the effect on pre-kindergarten social and academic achievement, Amy McGinn Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The use of touchscreen devices to support writing development of preschoolers, Celeste Mortvedt Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Prep-kindergarten teachers' beliefs : basic skills versus child-centered orientation, Katie Stundahl Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Vocabulary development with instructional coaching support, Jessica L. Swaab Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Parent-child interaction : how it impacts language and literacy skills, Angie Thurman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Infant and toddler care, Maggie Trecker Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Technology and young children, Jamie Vircks Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Benefits of movement for academic achievement and classroom behaviors, Allison A. Waltz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2016

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The effect of flipped instruction on student learning : perspectives from students and teachers, Britta Adams Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Fostering reading with a summer literacy unit for elementary students, Diane M. Bahrenfuss Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective professional development for teachers : read-alouds in the middle level, Kelly Ann Behmer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of digital storytelling on student motivation and student engagement, Robyn Bredvick Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Increasing vocabulary and oral language skills of pre-K English language learners through shared storybook reading and take-home literacy bags, Angela Butler Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Supporting reading curriculum without restricting access to library materials: Resources for teacher librarians, Tricia Carty Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using interactive read-alouds to support students' comprehension, Emily D. Chaffin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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How can a child's fluency be improved and provide support for comprehension?, Sharon Marie Collins Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Exploring effective classroom management techniques in a 1:1 classroom setting, Kenton Engels Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of specific interventions on child engagement in a preschool classroom, Sarah Elizabeth Farber Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of using digital storytelling for fourth graders' literacy learning, Benjamin J. Feight Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effects of flipped learning on students in secondary education, Abigail M. Fish Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Word study and its importance to reading and writing in the primary classroom, Korie Frazier Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Female sexuality in current young adult literature, Joanna M. Freking-Smith Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Sign language in the preschool classroom : a self-study, DiAnna Geiger Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Readers' advisory program for non proficient readers, Lisa Gogel Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Make it so: Employing a multi-player starship bridge simulator in a military-based leadership course, Robert Green Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A unit design : learning to code with Finches, William V. Gruman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A selective annotated list of reading promotion events recommended for elementary students, Nicole Nadine Guldager Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A twist on happily ever after : Fractured fairy tales for young adults, Kathryn Hale Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Critical literacy and digital technology with a novel unit, Brandon Harrison Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The use of mentor texts to teach writing in kindergarten, first and second grades, Mary Heeringa Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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E-readers and struggling middle school readers, Abigail L. Hendrickson Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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The impact of augmented reality on curriculum and training design, Destery K. Hildenbrand Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Content analysis of two libraries resources for supporting primary economics instruction, Lindsey J. Hilts Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Enhancing student motivation and success in reading through learning clubs, Sarah Pamela Jackman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Strengthening early mathematics in early childhood classrooms : a professional development project, Jennifer Lynn Jansen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Empowering elementary teachers to explore critical literacy through drama-based instruction, Courtney J. Jensen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Utilizing local project experts to provide professional development for early childhood educators : a professional development project, Dawn Janette Johnson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Cinematherapy in gifted education identity development : integrating the arts through STEM-themed movies, Timothy Carl Kangas Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The attitudes of typically developing young children toward their peers with disabilities : a review of the literature, Sara Elizabeth Kayser Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Designing a self-directed gamified professional development course for technology integration, Rebecca J. Kinnander Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The design of a professional development program for technology integration, Dana M. Lampe Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The rise of close reading, Jayne E. Larsen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Changing early intervention provider practices to a coaching model through self-study and distance mentoring model : family-guided routines-based interventions and the key indicators, Cindy Lefeber Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Online audiobook reference guide for Iowa elementary school librarians, Kerry LeWarne Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Makerspaces and the Iowa Core: Connections in a high school library, Tracie Marshall Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The advantages and disadvantages of school- and center-based preschool programs : implications for early childhood policy, Christy Martin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using digital writing tools in supporting student writing, Sarah McKee Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Sound : the study of differentiating pitch and volume with preschoolers, Jennifer Lyn Miller Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effects of gamification on motivation and engagement in secondary curriculum, Matthew J. Molumby Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The effect of serious gaming on elementary student learning, Amanda Moritz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Self-study of one to one reading conferences in a third grade setting, Angel Munson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Gender stereotypes in children's literature, Christine C. Nebbia Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Differentiated reading instruction through guided reading : a framework for effective reading instruction in the primary grades, Kara L. Neville Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A professional development plan to increase student motivation through the analysis of three motivational components : student, teacher, and accountability measures, Ashley Ann Oleson Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using sign language in the infant room, Sara Paar Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The need for a teacher librarian to take a leadership role in the implementation of supplemental reading program initiatives to achieve desired student outcomes, Mindy M. Reimer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The transition of flipped instruction : from professional development to classroom, Alison J. Sauer Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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What relationship between preschool class sizes and student behaviors do teachers report?, Lindsey Steen Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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A journey of designing and beta-testing a game-based unit, Renee E. Thomas Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using running records data in planning for literacy instruction, Tabitha A. Waltz Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Using comprehensive literacy instructional modules for literacy instruction with students with disabilities, Amanda M. Wasylik Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Extending mathematic learning beyond the classroom through online discussion and reflection, Linsey Zimmerman Open Access Graduate Research Paper

Submissions from 2015

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The 21st century school teacher librarian: Trends in the Iowa school library survey data over the last decade, Emily Baltes Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Closing the knowledge gap between virtual design and product manufacturing : using 3D printing for the ninth grade, Jeremiah D. Cooper Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The 1930s: The Great Depression and beyond ; an annotated bibliography, Tydra Corbin Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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The impact of school library circulation policy change: A case study, Kristen Downes Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

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Middle school leisure reading selection: Influences during selection and implications for school library programs, Jessica A. Elliot Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An annotated bibliography of materials recommended for middle school classrooms regarding the multiple perspectives on the causes of the American Civil War, Emma Folland Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Coaching stances : changing practice through self-reflection, Patricia D. Foster Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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ELA teacher perceptions of the school librarian's role in standards implementation, Franny Frey Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Genrifying the school library's fiction collection, Andrea Hora Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Examining variations in technology use for K-12 students of different gender and socioeconomic status, Nikki Lyons Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Effective professional development for elementary teachers : creating dialogic classrooms to improve reading comprehension, Amanda J. Mroch Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Poverty and homelessness : A content analysis of children's nonfiction literature, Christine Newell Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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An analysis of online and blended learning environments : measuring approach and learning outcomes in corporate settings, Meghan B. O'Neal Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Teacher librarians & literacy coaches: Their roles in reading support, Nicole N. Ruthaivilavan Open Access Graduate Research Paper

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Student achievement in the area of inquiry learning with the implementation of 1:1 iPads, Denise Shekleton Graduate Research Paper (UNI Access Only)

Submissions from 2014

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The effectiveness of flipped classroom learning in higher education : a literature review from 2009 to 2014, Samir Taha Amin Open Access Graduate Research Paper