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ERIC Number: EJ762423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
Creating Strategies for Improved Teaching and Learning
O'Connell, John; Phye, Gary
T.H.E. Journal, v32 n12 p26-29 Jul 2005
Like so many other states, Iowa faces the acute challenge of improving teacher quality. To address this problem, the state has been conducting and procuring a system over the last two years that will move Iowa into compliance with No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) requirements in the areas of teacher quality and the core subjects of reading, mathematics, and science. Building on experiences and lessons learned from previous state efforts, Iowa is now focusing on teaching pedagogy and best practices in the previously mentioned academic areas, teacher technology support, and the creation of learning communities. Specifically, the state is attempting to: (1) Address the NCLB requirements within the context of the federal government's educational entitlement programs as a rural state; (2) Discuss the problem of evaluating the effectiveness of technology and teacher fidelity in implementing pedagogy in meeting the NCLB requirements; and (3) Develop and evaluate a communication plan and support system in order to disseminate effective strategies and best practices to other schools both within and outside of Iowa. This article discusses the combination of technology and the greater involvement of administrators in changing the previous cycle of ineffectiveness to one that makes a real difference in teaching and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001