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Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, 2011
Children are very resilient--but they are not unbreakable. No matter what their age, children are deeply hurt when they are physically, sexually, or emotionally abused or when they see or hear violence in their homes and communities. When children see and hear too much that is frightening, their world feels unsafe and insecure. This brief report…
Descriptors: Violence, Child Abuse, At Risk Persons, Teacher Role
Keup, Jennifer R.; Petschauer, Joni Webb – National Resource Center for The First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2011
"The First-Year Seminar: Designing, Implementing, and Assessing Courses to Support Student Learning and Success," a five-volume series, is designed to assist educators who are interested in launching a first-year seminar or revamping an existing program. Each volume examines a different aspect of first-year seminar design or administration and…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, First Year Seminars, Curriculum Design, Program Implementation
Data Quality Campaign, 2011
As state policymakers implement statewide longitudinal data systems that collect, store, link and share student-level data, it is critical that they understand applicable privacy and data security standards and laws designed to ensure the privacy, security, and confidentiality of that data. To help state policymakers navigate this complex legal…
Descriptors: State Policy, Data Collection, Databases, Student Records
Paradis, Johanne; Genesee, Fred; Crago, Martha B. – Brookes Publishing Company, 2011
As more and more dual language learners enter the school system, now is the ideal time for this second edition of the bestselling textbook--essential for preparing speech language pathologists (SLPs) and educators to work with young children who are bilingual or learning a second language. This comprehensive, student-friendly text takes the…
Descriptors: Language Impairments, Disadvantaged Youth, Second Language Learning, Adoption
US Department of Education, 2011
In March, 2009, President Obama proposed the American Graduation Initiative, which established the goal that by 2020 the United States will regain its position as the nation with the highest percentage of its population holding post-secondary degrees and credentials. The College Completion Toolkit provides information that governors and other…
Descriptors: Credentials, College Graduates, Graduation, Postsecondary Education
Farmer, Lesley; Stricevic, Ivanka – International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (NJ1), 2011
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) Literacy and Reading Section is trying to help librarians address the question: "How can librarians effectively promote literacy and reading?" This guide is IFLA's second publication aimed specifically at librarians and related organizations who want to find ways to…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Libraries, Guidelines, Library Associations
Educational Testing Service, 2011
Choosing whether to test via computer is the most difficult and consequential decision the designers of a testing program can make. The decision is difficult because of the wide range of choices available. Designers can choose where and how often the test is made available, how the test items look and function, how those items are combined into…
Descriptors: Test Items, Testing Programs, Testing, Computer Assisted Testing
Burmark, Lynell – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
In today's increasingly visual world, the art of giving presentations is a much-needed talent. "They Snooze, You Lose", provides a comprehensive guide made especially for teachers and administrators who want to become presentation "stars" in their classrooms, at board meetings, or any time they are in front of an audience. This book describes how…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Educational Technology, Administrators, Teachers
Bates, A. W.; Sangra, Albert – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
Universities continue to struggle in their efforts to fully integrate information and communications technology within their activities. Based on examination of current practices in technology integration at 25 universities worldwide, this book argues for a radical approach to the management of technology in higher education. It offers…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Technology Integration, Educational Technology
Schmoker, Mike – ASCD, 2011
Instead of piling on one new reform fad after another, here at last is a book that boils down solutions for improved schools to the most powerful, simple actions and structures that ensure you prepare all students for college, careers, and citizenship. Best-selling ASCD (Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) author and renowned…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, College Preparation, Educational Change, Teaching Methods
Schlechty, Phillip C. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
In Phillip Schlechty's best-selling book "Working on the Work", he outlined a motivational framework for improving student performance by improving the quality of schools designed for students. "Engaging Students" offers a next-step resource in which Schlechty incorporates what he's learned from the field and from the hundreds of workshops he and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Questionnaires
Society for Science & the Public, 2011
This paper presents the rules and guidelines of the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair 2011 to be held in Los Angeles, California in May 8-13, 2011. In addition to providing the rules of competition, these rules and guidelines for conducting research were developed to facilitate the following: (1) protect the rights and welfare of…
Descriptors: Standards, Guidelines, Federal Regulation, Secondary School Science
Adler, Gordon; Amann, Wolfgang – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Time and again, the authors have observed how a great program faculty creates unique learning experiences to everybody's satisfaction. They have experienced the pleasure that all involved feel when great learning has taken place, when the program participants leave the sessions with an enhanced skill set and co-created answers to pending and…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Case Method (Teaching Technique), Writing (Composition), Guides
ACPA College Student Educators International, 2011
The American College Personnel Association's (ACPA's) Sustainability Task Force partnered with the Commission on Assessment and Evaluation with the goal of creating assessment tools to help ACPA members effectively measure student learning around sustainability. Towards these ends, Kimberly Yousey-Elsener (StudentVoice), Diana Richter Keith…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Evaluation, Conservation (Environment), Guides
Collay, Michelle – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2011
From an education expert comes a much-needed resource that gives teacher leaders the strategies and tools they need to improve their practice and assume new leadership roles in their schools. The author outlines the everyday acts of teacher leadership and shows how to lead effectively through collaboration. The book also contains suggestions for…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Leadership, Teacher Role, Cooperation
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