Over the last 5 years, Dr. Robert Marzano, noted author of; Designing & Teaching Learning Goals & Objectives, The Highly Engaged Classroom, Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading, On Excellence in Teaching, District Leadership That Works, and The Art and Science of Teaching, has worked with Promethean to conduct an independent study on the effects of the Promethean ActivClassroom on teaching methodology, student engagement, and performance. Phase III of this study was recently announced, focusing on the integration of the ActivExpression learner responses systems into the classroom.
Hawaii Promethean ActivExpression users are invited to participate in this exciting nationwide study to address the following research question: “What is the impact of Promethean ActivExpressions on student engagement and academic achievement?”
Below is a quick breakdown of the research methodology:
1. Teacher participants will complete the free online ActivExpression course and take part in a free 2-hour workshop on the InterActiv Engagement Method (conducted by IAAK);
2. Teachers will choose a 1-day lesson within a unit of study in their curriculum for the purposes of the study;
3. Teachers will design a pre/post assessment and administer the assessment to a class that they’ve chosen for the study;
4. Teachers will then randomly assign half of the class to the “Control Group,” and half of the class to the “Treatment Group;”
5. Teachers will send the “Treatment Group” to the library/computer lab (or another area of the school) and then teach the “Control Group” the lesson without ActivExpressions and administer the “Post Test” to this group at the conclusion of the lesson (teachers will also be asked to video tape this lesson);
6. The next day teachers will send the “Control Group” to the library/computer lab (or another area of the school) and teach the “Treatment Group” the lesson with ActivExpressions and administer the “Post Test” at the conclusion of the lesson to this group (teachers will also be asked to video tape this lesson);
7. Teachers will then send the data gathered from both groups, along with the video tapes of both classes to Marzano Research Laboratory for analysis.
If you are interested in participating in this study or have any questions, please contact Craig Crisler at (808) 457-6745 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to sign up is March 7, 2012 and study training will take place on March 12, 2012 (if unable to attend this training, we would be happy to schedule a training at your convenience). Mahalo for your consideration!