Building A Culture of Collaboration >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>@storytrail.com
Research Agenda - Judi Moreillon, Ph.D.
My research agenda revolves around studying collaborative teaching and effective strategies for integrating 21st-century tools and learning opportunities into the K-18 environment. My specific focus is on classroom-library collaboration for standards-based instruction.
Two Heads Are Better Than One:
During their coursework, I provided interventions focused on building study participants' background knowledge and experience with collaborative planning and teaching. The interventions included deconstructing classroom-library lesson plans, a panel of exemplary collaborating teacher-librarian/classroom teacher/principal teams, reading research, and my own testimonials about my personal experiences as a collaborating teacher-librarian.
These are the four survey instruments I used:
In addition to the online surveys, I conducted a focus group interview with study participants after their student teaching experience. Volunteers from the focus group provided videotaped testimonials that are accessible online. I followed these educators through their first year of classroom teaching, which concluded in May 2007.
The preliminary report was published in October of 2005: Two Heads Are Better than One: The Factors Influencing the Understanding and Practice of Classroom-Library Collaboration: Preliminary Report on the Pilot Study. (October 2005). Understanding in the Library: Conference Proceedings of the Treasure Mountain Research Retreat #12, Pittsburgh, PA. Spring, TX: LMC Source.
The final report on the case study, Two Heads Are Better than One: The Factors Influencing Preservice Classroom Teachers' Understanding and Practice of Classroom-Library Collaboration, was presented at Into the Center of the Curriculum, the October 2007 Treasure Mountain Research Retreat #13 in Reno, Nevada.
A Study of Technology-Centered University Faculty
Development: People, Place and Process
Why integrate the World Wide Web? As a K-12 teacher-librarian and as a university faculty, I have facilitated electronic research and Web publication. The Web is quite simply the preferred communication tool and information delivery tool for today's youth.
Last updated: 19 November 2007