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Identify the current literature in English
language arts (reading and writing), math, and study skills that can be used to
update the current research validation reports to include most recent relevant
developments in technology, teaching, and learning.
Language ArtsAfter a briefing by Sylvan’s Language Arts
Program Manager on Sylvan’s current instructional technology project, develop a
research review that supports the use of specific
technologies/technology-supported strategies in the teaching of supplemental
language arts. In particular we are
interested in understanding:
- What is the latest thinking on the use of
stylus/handwriting on the i-pad?
- At what age is it appropriate to have students
use keyboards (regular and virtual)?
- Does it make sense to use the virtual keyboard
with students or is it more appropriate to include a traditional external
Is there a difference in fluency or
comprehension when reading from a screen vs. reading from paper
with the program manager for language arts to demonstrate how the research
findings are relevant to Sylvan’s programs.
After a briefing by Sylvan’s Mathematics Program
Director on current instructional technology project, develop a research review
that supports the use of specific technologies/technology supported strategies
in the teaching of supplemental mathematics. In particular we are interested in
concrete manipulatives during instruction, practice, and assessment. When are
- The use
of virtual construction and measurement tools in the learning of geometry
- The role of scientific or graphing calculators
in learning mathematics
- The use of simulations for the study of
probability and statistics
- The role of games in learning mathematics
- At what mathematical level is it appropriate to
include an equation editor tool?
Work with the program manager for mathematics to
demonstrate how the research findings are relevant to Sylvan’s programs.
After a briefing by the Sylvan’s Study Skills
Program Manager on the current instructional technology project, develop a
research review that supports the use of specific technologies and technology
supported strategies in teaching supplemental study skills. In particular we
are interested in understanding:
at which to introduce study skills to students?
Are specific study skills more/less appropriate at certain grade levels?
- The role of games as study tools
- The effectiveness of virtual flashcards vs.
- The importance of media/information literacy and
internet-based digital literacy
- The degree to which 21st Century
Skills are applicable and important for study skills in today’s classrooms,
college, and beyond. Is the term 21st century skills used anymore?
Is it being replaced with a new term?
- How college and career readiness relate to study
skills. Relevant college readiness skills that can be taught in middle and high
Work with the program manager for study skills
to demonstrate how the research findings are relevant to Sylvan’s programs.