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Community engagement: professor level

The collaborative projects quickly commenced among various groups of faculty members and local agencies/institutions within the county. As two faculty members from the College of Education, we teamed with the local school system in hopes of conducting a valid and useful research study for all of its stakeholders. The first step of our collaborative project consisted of an initial meeting with the superintendent and his administrative team. Without any prior discussion with school personnel and an anecdotal review of system-wide student achievement data, we arrived for the meeting equipped with a complete outline of a possible research study. Yes, we were prepared, however, it did not take us long to discover that this approach was not the proper design for a collaborative project.

After much discussion about the needs of the school system, we humbly acknowledged our presumptiveness and abandoned our predetermined “well written” proposal. Instead, we pledged to meet with individual school principals to design a collaborative and valuable, “on-site”, “school-specific” research study—and ensured all administrators that the project would not interfere with instructional time. The researchers quickly discovered that an effective community engagement project meant walking alongside your partners, talking with them about their needs, and designing a project together that would enhance their community and its people (i.e. principals, teachers, students, and parents).

A collaborative research study--uncovering the best practice language in a rural school system

While conducting the individual meetings with principals, a Best Practice Language (BPL) research study evolved. The BPL research study would involve every teacher within the school system, thus giving a voice to each of them. Throughout the next year, the researchers visited the county weekly to design and implement the research study components. The project included visits to principals, communication with the superintendent and assistant superintendent, the polling of teachers, interviewing local experts and sharing the results of the study with every teacher and administrator at each school. In order to accomplish all the steps of the research study a BPL Acquisition Model was designed by the researchers and implemented within the five schools in the county school system. The following section provides a detailed outline of the BPL Acquisition Model.

Bpl acquisition model

Step one

Major Issues Poll (MIP)--We asked teachers from each school to identify three to five major issues that were impacting teaching and learning at their school. The researchers gathered this information by using a MIP.

Step two

Local Expert Poll (LEP)—After tabulating the MIP information and identifying the major issues at each school, a LEP was conducted. The LEP asked all faculty members from each school to list the names of people on their faculty who were considered to be resident experts in dealing with the major issues identified.

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where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
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Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
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Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, Ncpea education leadership review, volume 10, number 1; february 2009. OpenStax CNX. Jun 05, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10630/1.9
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