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Bland, Lynne M.; Gareis, Christopher R. – Teacher Educators' Journal, 2018
After nearly two decades of federal and state accountability requirements relying on conventional standardized assessments, Virginia and several other states are moving to create more balanced approaches to statewide assessment systems that include the use of performance assessments. But Palm (2008) states, "Performance assessment can mean…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Innovation
Casey, Katherine – iNACOL, 2018
This paper focuses on engaging and enabling educators to play new roles and take new leadership in the paradigm shift between traditional and competency-based education: a system of learning designed to ensure that all learners are prepared with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be successful lifelong learners. The paper re-envisions…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Barriers, Alignment (Education), Teaching Methods
Thomas, William R. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
As the 21st century's first decade draws to a close, America's public school students are participating in online academic classes in increasingly large numbers. More than one million K-12 public school students took online courses in the 2007-2008 school year, according to an estimate in a recent Sloan Consortium survey. This represents a 47…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses
Overbaugh, Richard; Lu, Ruiling – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2008
In response to the need to train teachers to effectively integrate technology into elementary and secondary education, a teacher professional development program funded by a federal grant provided a selection of instructional technology integration courses to K-12 teachers. This study investigated the impact of these courses on the course…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Elementary Secondary Education, Self Efficacy, Technology Integration
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Sible, Jill C.; Wilhelm, Dayna E.; Lederman, Muriel – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2006
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields, including cell biology, are characterized by the "leaky pipeline" syndrome in which, over time, women leave the discipline. The pipeline itself and the pond into which it empties may not be neutral. Explicating invisible norms, attitudes, and practices by integrating social…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Pilot Projects, Course Evaluation
Virginia Department of Education, 2005
The Computer/Technology Standards of Learning identify and define the progressive development of essential knowledge and skills necessary for students to access, evaluate, use, and create information using technology. They provide a framework for technology literacy and demonstrate a progression from physical manipulation skills for the use of…
Descriptors: Integrated Activities, Elementary Secondary Education, Computers, Lifelong Learning
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. – 2002
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires state programs to adopt standards for all children, including those with disabilities, in state and district-wide assessments with the provision of appropriate and necessary accommodations. For students who cannot participate in state and district-wide assessments, the law requires that…
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Special Education
Robb, Laura – 2000
An effective teacher must continue to learn, problem-solve, and respond to the evolving needs of his or her students. Ideally a culture of inquiry, reflection, and self-evaluation should develop. Voluntary inquiry-based reflection identifies problems and issues within a school and allows teachers and administrators to develop professional study…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Inquiry, Reflective Teaching
Miller, Greg, Ed. – 2000
These proceedings contain 48 presentations and 15 poster abstracts. Papers include "Computer Tasks Required in Selected Undergraduate Agriculture Courses" (Johnson, Ferguson, Vokinnns, Lester); "College of Agriculture Faculty Perceptions of Electronic Technologies in Teaching" (Dooley, Murphy); "Steering Through Turbulent…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agribusiness, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Sciences
Virginia State Dept. of Historic Resources, Richmond. – 1995
This teacher's guide provides materials and suggestions for including archaeology in the classroom as a way to develop interdisciplinary lessons and excite curiosity in students. Archaeology can be used to build knowledge and skills in a number of subject areas. The booklet is divided into the following sections: (1) Introduction; (2) "What…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Anthropology, Archaeology, Elementary Secondary Education
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. – 1990
This application of Virginia's Standards of Learning Objectives establishes a framework for health education and driver education instruction in the public schools to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for success in school and for a productive life in the years beyond. The standards, which were developed and…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Driver Education
Morrow, S. Rex, Ed. – Virginia Resolves, 1994
These two issues of "Virginia Resolves" provide articles of interest to the social studies reader and provides ideas for social studies instruction and curriculum. The fall issue features seven articles: (1) "Death and the Young Child" (Rosanne J. Marek); (2) "Simulations: Bibliography for the Middle and Elementary…
Descriptors: Biographies, Citizenship Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Death
Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, Williamsburg, VA. Education Dept. – 1986
This resource packet provides information and activities for teaching abut the historical significance of Yorktown, Virginia in the American Revolution. Teachers' materials include brief background essays on: (1) "Summary of the American Revolution in Virginia"; (2) "Life in the Army"; (3) "Life in Revolutionary…
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Elementary Secondary Education, Heritage Education, Local History
Harrison, Michael – 1996
This unit, consisting of 12 multi-activity lessons, was designed to accompany a field trip to Walney, a park site near Centreville, Virginia, but may be adapted for independent use. The unit focuses on the task of an archaeologist. Archaeological sites, artifacts, and historical records are examined by students in order to develop an understanding…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Archaeology, Critical Thinking, Critical Viewing
Sevebeck, Kathryn P. – 1995
This handbook features ideas for implementing Project WET activities in Virginia. Project WET activities are designed for a variety of educational programs and can be used to complement existing curricula while addressing curricular objectives and educational standards nationwide. Activities include: (1) "Life Systems"; (2)…
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education
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