Publications

MSNB Goals and Examples

Brainstorm by 2010 Middle Grades Institute participants of goals for Middle School is Not a Building.


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Making Change in the Middle Program 2009

Final program for the Making Change in the Middle Conference, University of Vermont, November 13, 2009

 

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Example of a Poster Project

An example of a poster from the 2009 Making Change in the Middle Conference.

 

Poster Layout

 

Research Question and Theory

 

Data and Artifacts

2010 Middle Grades Institute Brochure

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GEAR UP 2010 Brochure

Brochure for the 2010 GEAR UP Strand at the Middle Grades Institute.

 

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Teaching for Religious Literacy in Public Middle Schools

Teaching for Religious Literacy in Public Middle Schools (PPT)

Penny A. Bishop, Ed.D.
pbishop@uvm.edu

National Middle School Association Annual Conference
November 6, 2009

Religious Literacy:

  • Why should I teach about religion?
  • Is it developmentally appropriate?
  • How can I do so legally?
  • What…

Educating Young Adolescents in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Educating Young Adolescents in Aotearoa/New Zealand (PPT)

Penny A. Bishop, pbishop@uvm.edu
John M. Downes, jdownes@uvm.edu
University of Vermont

National Middle Schools Association
Indianapolis, November 6, 2009

Overview of Session

  • Introduction
  • Context of New Zealand Middle Schooling
  • Examples…

The Middle Grades Collaborative: Inviting Student Voice intoTeacher Professional Development

The Middle Grades Collaborative: Inviting Student Voice intoTeacher Professional Development
(Presentation Handout)
 
James Nagle, Saint Michal’s College, jnagle2@smcvt.edu
John Downes, University of Vermont, John.Downes@uvm.edu
Penny Bishop, University of Vermont, Penny.Bishop@uvm.edu
 
National Middle School Association Annual Conference
Indianapolis, IN,…

Partnering with Students: Cultivating Student Aspirations through Responsive Middle Grades Practice

Power Point Presentation

Presented by John Downes, jdownes@uvm.edu
NCCEP/GEAR UP Annual Conference, San Francisco, July 20,2009

The UVM-GEAR UP Team
Co-Principle Investigators: Fayneese Miller & Penny Bishop
Staff: John Downes, Patrick Halladay, Regina Toolin

 

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(Re)Engaging Middle School Learners through Technology Integration

John M. Downes and Penny A. Bishop
University of Vermont

Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference
San Diego, April 2009

Abstract

Failure to complete high school in the United States has reached alarming proportions, prompting researchers to examine the middle grades as an important time to identify disengaged students and…

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