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Master of Education (MEd)

MA Concentration

Educational Leadership


Enrique Dominguez, Pamela A. Redmond, Jim O'Connor


The persistent problem of falling test scores is serious in education today and has become increasingly apparent with the adoption of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). School districts across the nation are penalized and sanctioned for consistently low Annual Yearly Performance (AYP). The causes of low testing scores are numerous and diverse. One contributing factor is the modern mind set of current students in classrooms with old fashioned teaching methods. They do not connect or comprehend with traditional textbook only Teachers. The work they live in is fast paced and digital. Multi-tasking and collaboration is second nature to this new generation of digital natives who are born into it. As a result, the standard classroom is boring, restrictive, and irrelevant.

This study will determine if the addition of specific tools of technology for academic instruction will increase the overall achievement and engagement of students in the classroom.