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District of Columbia Public Schools, 2013
The 2012-2013 school year represents a pivotal juncture for DC Public Schools. Last spring, Mayor Gray and Chancellor Kaya Henderson introduced "A Capital Commitment," their ambitious plan to dramatically accelerate student achievement in the district over the next five years by providing all of their students with a safe, academically…
Descriptors: Teachers, Shared Resources and Services, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2013
The 2012-2013 school year represents a pivotal juncture for DC Public Schools. Last spring, Mayor Gray and Chancellor Kaya Henderson introduced "A Capital Commitment," their ambitious plan to dramatically accelerate student achievement in the district over the next five years by providing all of their students with a safe, academically…
Descriptors: Itinerant Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Evaluation, Standards
Hall, Daria – Education Trust, 2013
In 2002, No Child Left Behind ushered in sweeping changes in school accountability. Diverging from the federal government's long history of leaving this matter largely to the states, a Congress broadly dissatisfied with the slow pace of educational improvement stepped in with a new framework designed to set schools on a path to getting all…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Federal Government
Lansiquot, Reneta D. – IGI Global, 2013
Involving two or more academic subjects, interdisciplinary studies aim to blend together broad perspectives, knowledge, skills, and epistemology in an educational setting. By focusing on topics or questions too broad for a single discipline to cover, these studies strive to draw connections between seemingly different fields. Cases on…
Descriptors: Enrichment, Organizational Change, Teaching Methods, Interdisciplinary Approach
Baek, Youngkyun; Whitton, Nicola – IGI Global, 2013
In K-12 classrooms, as well as on the college and university level, the incorporation of digital games has played a vital role in the educational system. While introducing teachers to new fields, these digital games have been designed and implemented for the classroom and have shown positive results at a variety of educational levels. Cases on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Byrom, Jamie – Teaching History, 2013
The overwhelming response of history teachers to the final version of the National Curriculum (2014) was one of relief that their insistent, penetrating critique of the first draft had been heeded. Jamie Byrom shares that profound sense of relief and celebrates the achievement of the history education community in making its voice heard. However,…
Descriptors: History Instruction, National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development
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Duncan, Bruce; Fitzallen, Noleine – Australian Mathematics Teacher, 2013
The learning sequence described in this article was developed to provide students with a demonstration of the development of box plots from authentic data as an illustration of the advantages gained from using multiple forms of data representation. The sequence follows an authentic process that starts with a problem to which data representations…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data, Teaching Methods, Comparative Analysis
Sciriha, Lydia, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2013
This regional dossier aims to provide concise, descriptive information and basic educational statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe--Malta. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semitic Languages, Language Usage, Statistical Data
Areny, Maria, Comp.; Mayans, Pere, Comp.; Forniès, David, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2013
Regional dossiers aim at providing a concise description and basic statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects, such as the…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Foreign Countries, Romance Languages, Educational Policy
Oregon Department of Education, 2013
This guide is designed as a reference for District and School personnel working with English learners (ELs). The content of the guide represents a compilation of information, examples, and resources. This guide is a living document and subject to frequent updates. It is recommended to review the document online rather than printing a hard copy.
Descriptors: Program Guides, English Language Learners, Educational Objectives, Vocabulary
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Hogan, Kathleen A.; Lohmann, Marla; Champion, Rose – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2013
Inclusive classrooms are now the norm in many K-12 public schools across the United States. General education teachers have a difficult job making sure all their students are meeting state standards. With the addition of special education students in the classroom, their job becomes even more difficult due to meeting the needs of the general…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Regular and Special Education Relationship
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Social Education, 2013
Technological change has proven one of the few constants of the early 21st century, providing social studies educators with the challenge and opportunity of preparing digital citizens in a global setting. This requires rethinking the type of social studies learning necessary in the 21st century. As the National Academies concluded in the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Change, Competence, Position Papers
Abello-Contesse, Christian, Ed.; Chandler, Paul M., Ed.; López-Jiménez, María Dolores, Ed.; Chacón-Beltrán, Rubén, Ed. – Multilingual Matters, 2013
Bilingual education is one of the fastest growing disciplines within applied linguistics. This book includes the work of 20 specialists working in various educational contexts across Europe, Latin America, and North America to create a volume which is both comprehensive in scope and multidimensional in its coverage of current bilingual…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Language Usage, Language of Instruction
Beck, Isabel L.; McKeown, Margaret G.; Kucan, Linda – Guilford Press, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of teachers have used this highly practical guide to help K-12 students enlarge their vocabulary and get involved in noticing, understanding, and using new words. Grounded in research, the book explains how to select words for instruction, introduce their meanings, and create engaging learning activities that promote both…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Skills
Bean, Rita; DeFord, Diane – Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse, 2012
Literacy or instructional coaches are becoming increasingly important in schools at all grade levels (kindergarten through grade 12). Because this is a growing professional leadership role, there is a new excitement about possible improvements to literacy instruction and increases in student achievement that may result from having formalized,…
Descriptors: Instructional Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy, Coaching (Performance)
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