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Education Commission of the States, 2018
In December 2015, the U.S. Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and, with it, ushered in a new era of education policy in America. Leaving behind many of the most criticized aspects of its predecessor, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), this new incarnation of the primary federal legislation guiding K-12 education provides state and…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Art Education
Stoll, Louise; Taylor, Carol; Spence-Thomas, Karen; Brown, Chris – UCL IOE Press, 2018
Catalyst is designed to support and promote the change, professional learning and development of groups of teacher leaders, both within and across schools. It consists of two sets of evidence-informed resource cards and a clear and detailed facilitator guide. Catalyst is designed for schools in all contexts and across all student age groups. It is…
Descriptors: Evidence Based Practice, Cooperative Learning, Faculty Development, Interpersonal Communication
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Vicente, Aileen Joan; Tan, Tiffany Adelaine; Yu, Alvin Ray – Journal of Information Technology Education: Innovations in Practice, 2018
Aim/Purpose: This study was aimed at enhancing students' learning of software engineering methods. A collaboration between the Computer Science, Business Management, and Product Design programs was formed to work on actual projects with real clients. This interdisciplinary form of collaboration simulates the realities of a diverse Software…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Computer Science Education, Engineering Education, Business Administration Education
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Elder, Brent C.; Rood, Carrie E.; Damiani, Michelle L. – International Journal of Whole Schooling, 2018
Throughout this practitioner-oriented paper, we provide a rationale, framework, and supporting materials to promote the development and implementation of personalized, contextualized, and holistic individualized education plans (IEPs) with a strength-based orientation. We believe that adopting strength-based IEP writing practices is vital to…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, Inclusion, Ability
Louisiana Department of Education, 2018
Over the past several years, Louisiana educators have taken the charge to raise expectations and educational outcomes for its students, believing students are smart, capable, and deserve opportunities to become productive members of a global society. Through a clear alignment of standards, curriculum, and assessments, students have stepped up to…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Student Needs, At Risk Students, Achievement Gap
UK Department for Education, 2018
This publication provides non-statutory guidance from the Department for Education in England. It provides operational level advice and guidance to the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector in England on how to meet the requirements referred to as the Prevent Statutory Duty. It focuses in particular on those organisations that provide learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Institutional Role, Prevention
Smedley, Nikky – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
Using creative and performative methods is central to engaging children in fun and inspiring learning. This hands-on guide provides activities, quick tips and advice for developing performance and creative skills to support delivery of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Each chapter focuses on a particular method, including storytelling,…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teaching Skills, Creativity, Teaching Methods
James, Michael – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
Forest School's innovative outdoor approach offers specific benefits to learners with autism, including increased social skills, raised self-esteem and improved sensory function. This guide raises autism awareness amongst practitioners by providing practical and easy-to-follow advice for adapting Forest School activities for those with autism. For…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Autism, Interpersonal Competence, Skill Development
Grimmer, Tamsin – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
This guide to understanding school readiness in young children is essential reading for early years practitioners. It explores the concept of school readiness by unpicking what the term means for children and how we can define it in the context of the characteristics of effective learning. This includes ideas for promoting playing and exploring,…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers
Sutherland, Helen, Ed.; Mukadam, Yasmin, Ed. – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2018
Offering an in-depth exploration of the distinctive features of the play development and learning of toddlers, this book provides useful materials, strategies and tools that can be used by practitioners supporting toddlers at this significant age. The book explores the context and concepts of wellbeing and is ideal for early years practitioners,…
Descriptors: Toddlers, Well Being, Child Development, Play
UK Department for Education, 2018
The publication is advice designed to help employers in all schools with staffing and employment issues, and to inform their decision making. It advises on matters contained within the School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009 for maintained schools and for independent schools, which include academies and free schools, the Education (Independent…
Descriptors: Personnel Selection, Principals, Assistant Principals, Teacher Recruitment
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King-White, Dakota L.; Rogers, Elice E. – Adult Higher Education Alliance, 2018
Given the changing landscape in higher education, education practitioners are faced with increasing workloads, which in turn is causing an increase in stress-related factors that impede health and wellness, and thus productivity. In response, practitioners in modern higher education settings must adopt a commitment to self-care that focuses on the…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Family Work Relationship, Wellness, Well Being
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Hughes, Ashley M.; Zajac, Stephanie; Spencer, Jacqueline M.; Salas, Eduardo – International Journal of Training and Development, 2018
Organizations leverage training as a means of improving the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of trainees; but, effective training requires that this learning is transferred from the training environment to the actual performance of the work (that is, training transfer). Unfortunately, despite billions of dollars invested in learning each year, the…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Transfer of Training, Training, Organizations (Groups)
Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Amador, Olivia; Assof, Joseph – Corwin, 2018
"On a clear day, you can learn forever"-- that's the adapted lyric you'll be happily humming once you've covered this playbook, because you will have mastered using learning intentions and success criteria, the twin engines of "Teacher Clarity." This template-filled guide shows you how to own it, do it, and live it--and your…
Descriptors: Teaching Guides, Teaching Methods, Expectation, Goal Orientation
Newman, Denis; Jaciw, Andrew P.; Lazarev, Valeriy – Empirical Education Inc., 2018
The Education Technology Industry Network, a division of the Software & Information Industry Association commissioned Empirical Education Inc. to provide guidelines for research given the accelerated development of cloud-based technology and the important policy changes brought about by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The guidelines…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Influence of Technology
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