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    Virtual Learning Walks Assignment Description

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    Learning Walks are structured walkthroughs with the purpose of professional development and growth. Learning Walks include multiple people so that immediate reflections may occur through collaboration. In higher education, model classrooms are not readily available for preservice teachers to practice and apply coursework knowledge. Virtual Learning Walks are a creative approach to resolve this challenge. This assignment asks preservice teachers to watch a recorded lesson with the mindset that they are visiting a colleague’s classroom to observe them for professional growth. Students take notes during the observation then analyze the observation for their own growth.https://digitalcommons.pittstate.edu/oer-teaching/1008/thumbnail.jp

    Exploring Etymology Assignment Description

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    The English language is a borrowed language, a blend of words from many languages from around the world. We see this in the various ways sounds are represented by letters and letter combinations. In transparent or shallow orthographies, there is high predictability and consistent letter-sound correspondence whereas in opaque or deep orthographies, there are many ways to spell the same sound as well as there are many sounds for the same spellings (Burkins & Yates, 2021; Moats, 2020). This assignment description is a guided inquiry for preservice teachers to explore the concept of etymology by watching and reflecting on six TED Ed Talks.https://digitalcommons.pittstate.edu/oer-teaching/1009/thumbnail.jp

    Home of the Brave Book Study Assignment Description

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    Individuals lead storied lives, and everyone has a story to tell. Our stories can be shared orally and documented in print. Often, learners are exposed to stories through novels and other trade books. Teacher educators may benefit from using the stories in novels and trade books as case studies in preservice teacher preparation course. This assignment description outlines how to use the novel, Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate, as a case study to contextualize and understand the lived story of an individual learning a second language and living in a new country. Through the novel, preservice teachers experience the dilemmas faced and celebrations experienced as faced by the protagonist, Kek. Case studies are an effective teaching strategy for students in teacher education. Willems and Gonzalez-DeHass (2017) assert that case studies are a “vehicle to prepare preservice teacher for future classroom decision making” (p. ix). Further, Gorski and Pothini (2018) stated “case method’s effectiveness in deepening critical thinking abilities, problem-solving skills, and other competencies in professionals from a variety of fields” and allow us to “muddle through the gray areas [practical solutions to complex problems] by considering all that makes them gray” (p. 6).https://digitalcommons.pittstate.edu/oer-teaching/1011/thumbnail.jp

    Fish in a Tree Book Study Assignment Description

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    Individuals lead storied lives, and everyone has a story to tell. Our stories can be shared orally and documented in print. Often, learners are exposed to stories through novels and other trade books. Teacher educators may benefit from using the stories in novels and trade books as case studies in preservice teacher preparation course. This assignment description outlines how to use the novel, Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt, as a case study to contextualize and understand the lived story of an individual living and learning with dyslexia. Through the novel, preservice teachers experience the dilemmas faced and celebrations experienced as faced by the protagonist, Ally. Case studies are an effective teaching strategy for students in teacher education. Willems and Gonzalez-DeHass (2017) assert that case studies are a “vehicle to prepare preservice teacher for future classroom decision making” (p. ix). Further, Gorski and Pothini (2018) stated “case method’s effectiveness in deepening critical thinking abilities, problem-solving skills, and other competencies in professionals from a variety of fields” and allow us to “muddle through the gray areas [practical solutions to complex problems] by considering all that makes them gray” (p. 6).https://digitalcommons.pittstate.edu/oer-teaching/1010/thumbnail.jp

    Language Learning Simulation using Duolingo Assignment Description

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    It is likely that preservice teachers will work with students learning English as their second (third, fourth, etc.) language. For preservice teachers to better understand the language learning process, Duolingo was used to simulate the learning experience. The assignment description outlines how preservice teachers can reflection pre-simulation and post-simulation about what they learned about language learning.https://digitalcommons.pittstate.edu/oer-teaching/1007/thumbnail.jp

    Maternal Haiku

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    A poem created by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate 2009-2013

    Dittman, Dean, collection, 1954-1993

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    The Dean Dittman Collection contains playbills, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks relating to the performing career of Gus Dean Dittmann, donated by Mr. Dittmann’s niece, Diane Vaught. Gus Dean Dittmann was born in Frontenac, Kansas and had a successful career as an actor on the stage, movies, radio, and television, performing as Dean Dittman (sometimes listed as Dean Dittmann). He was born in 1931 and attended the public schools in Frontenac and in the early 1950s, the Kansas Teachers College of Pittsburg, today’s Pittsburg State University. In 1953 he won the Lauritz Melchior Award which led to his studying at the Sorbonne in France, and with the Paris Opera. This resulted in a successful career as an actor and singer, first in Kansas City, Missouri then on to Broadway. He performed before Presidents Truman and Eisenhower. His several-decades long career included Broadway and touring productions of The Music Man, Annie, Oklahoma, My Fair Lady, Hello Dolly, L’il Abner, On the Twentieth Century, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. He appeared onstage with such actors as Forrest Tucker, Madeline Kahn, Imogene Coca, and Martha Raye. He won the coveted Obie Award in 1968 for an off-Broadway production, The Cradle Will Rock. He also appeared in movies and television shows such as Bachelor Party, Designing Woman, Who’s the Boss, Cheers, Dukes of Hazzard, and T. J. Hooker. Dittmann lived in Los Angeles and in his free time he enjoyed gardening and gourmet cooking and entertaining. He died of heart failure in Los Angeles in 1989.https://digitalcommons.pittstate.edu/fa/1423/thumbnail.jp

    Barnard, Gerald, photographs, 1936-1938

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    Five photographs of the football team of the Kansas Teachers College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University) from the 1930s, taken by student photographer Gerald Barnard. Gerald W. (Jerry) Barnard was born in Oswego, Kansas in 1918. Barnard attended the Kansas Teachers College of Pittsburg (now Pittsburg State University) from 1936-1940 and after graduation, worked as an accountant. He worked with the Deming Investment Company and then the First National Bank of Oswego. He also served as the president of Oswego Industries, chairman of Mid-America, Inc., vice-president of the Kansas Bankers Association, chairman of the Kansas Development Credit Corporation, and president of the Tri-County Bankers Association. Barnard married Jane Weeks in 1939 and she passed away in 2002. They had three daughters and one son. Gerald Barnard passed away in Oswego in 2007.https://digitalcommons.pittstate.edu/fa/1413/thumbnail.jp

    A Conversation on Right Livelihood and Transformative Language Arts with Laura Packer and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

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    An essay, article or other writing created by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate 2009-2013

    The Whole Wide World Rains Down: William Stafford, Writing in Community, and Serious Illness

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    An essay, article or other writing created by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate 2009-2013

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