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Park, Sandra; Takahashi, Sola – Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, 2013
90-Day Cycles are a disciplined and structured form of inquiry designed to produce and test knowledge syntheses, prototyped processes, or products in support of improvement work. With any type of activity, organizations inevitably encounter roadblocks to improving performance and outcomes. These barriers might include intractable problems at…
Descriptors: Guides, Inquiry, Performance Technology, Barriers
Martin, Ann M. – American Association of School Librarians, 2013
This book takes the mystery out of leadership by illustrating the visible and invisible components of leadership. Essential questions, reflective strategies, and practical tips within each chapter will bring school librarians to their next level in leadership while they recognize the hidden leadership opportunities in daily tasks that are already…
Descriptors: Empowerment, Leadership Qualities, School Libraries, Librarians
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Journal of Staff Development, 2013
Time for collaborative learning is an essential resource for educators working to implement college- and career-ready standards. The pages in this article include tools from the workbook "Establishing Time for Professional Learning." The tools support a complete process to help educators effectively find and use time. The following…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Time Management, Cooperative Learning, Elementary School Teachers
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Hernández, María G.; Nguyen, Jacqueline; Casanova, Saskias; Suárez-Orozco, Carola; Saetermoe, Carrie L. – New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2013
This chapter provides a guide to research logistics and ethics in studying immigrant families. The authors outline major pragmatic issues in research design and data collection to which all scholars must attend, although current practices often do not respond to the idiosyncratic issues related to vulnerable immigrant populations (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Family (Sociological Unit), Research Methodology, Ethics
Jacques, Catherine – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2013
States in the midst of implementing evaluation reforms face a common dilemma: how to ensure that all your districts are implementing quality educator evaluation systems while still providing them with the flexibility to design systems best suited to their own unique needs. One answer is to create an equivalency process (also known as an approval…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, State Standards, Program Implementation, Educational Change
Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2013
REL Pacific at McREL, 1 of 10 Regional Educational Laboratories (RELs) funded by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), serves educators in American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia (Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, and Yap), Guam, Hawai'i, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research, Migrants, Pacific Islanders
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2013
"MCPS School Safety and Security at a Glance" provides, in a single document, information about the reporting of incidents related to school safety and security, school climate, local school safety program descriptions, and serious incidents. Information is presented for each Montgomery County (Maryland) public school. While much of this…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, School Safety, School Security
Montgomery County Public Schools, 2013
Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) "Special Education at a Glance," which includes a copy of the "Guide to Planning and Assessing School-Based Special Education Programs," provides in a single document, information about the special education population at each Montgomery County (Maryland) public school, including…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Counties, Disabilities, Special Education
Lewis, Eve; Millar, Stephanie; Todorovsk, Blazhe; Kažoka, Asnate – European Students' Union, 2013
This handbook was written within the framework of a European project called "QUEST for Quality for Students" (QUEST), whose primary aim is to empower student unions to lead discussions on the quality of education at a local level and to help students who are participating in quality reviews. Students, in particular student…
Descriptors: Guides, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Student Participation
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2013
North Carolina has embarked on an ambitious effort to improve its public schools. Career-and college-ready standards, high-quality assessments, and advanced technology are all part of this effort, and each plays an important role. No part of students' educational experience matters more than the teachers who facilitate their learning. North…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Public Schools, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Leadership
Joe, Jilliam N.; Tocci, Cynthia M.; Holtzman, Steven L.; Williams, Jean C. – Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 2013
The purpose of this paper is to provide states and school districts with processes they can use to help ensure high-quality data collection during teacher observations. Educational Testing Service's (ETS's) goal in writing it is to share the knowledge and expertise they gained: (1) from designing and implementing scoring processes for the Measures…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Teacher Evaluation, Evaluators, Training
Louisiana Department of Education, 2013
Over the course of the past decade, the state of Louisiana has developed several documents to articulate expectations for children's learning and development and provide guidance for early childhood educators. The experiences and skills that children develop during the early years are critically important to their success later in school. What…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Child Development, Infants
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA, 2013
In transforming education, well-designed leadership coaching and mentoring can make a critical difference in effectively building capacity for systemic change. Both internal and external coaches and mentors play key roles. Over time, the aim is to prepare a cadre of internal leaders so they become the primary system change agents and capacity…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Leadership, Mentors, School Districts
Williams, Ann – SEDL, 2013
The Southeast Educational Development Laboratory's (SEDL's) Vocational Rehabilitation Service Models for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders project, funded by the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), launched in October 2008 and ended in September 2013. The mission of this project was to conduct high…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Vocational Rehabilitation, Program Effectiveness
Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Menzies, Holly Mariah; Oakes, Wendy Peia; Kalberg, Jemma Robertson – Guilford Publications, 2012
Straightforward, practical, and user friendly, this unique guide addresses an essential component of decision making in schools. The authors show how systematic screenings of behavior--used in conjunction with academic data--can enhance teachers' ability to teach and support all students within a response-to-intervention framework. Chapters review…
Descriptors: Screening Tests, Guides, Response to Intervention, Measures (Individuals)
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