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Lowman, J. Joneen – Communication Disorders Quarterly, 2016
Professional development is a necessary component of maintaining competency in professional practice. Technology has opened the door to new formats for delivering professional development, in addition to more traditional modes of training. This study compared three professional development formats for improving the quality of standards-based…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Professional Development, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Legislation
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Mustian, April; Mazzotti, Valerie L.; Test, David W. – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2013
As educators move into a new era of educational reform, it becomes imperative that teachers use evidence-based instructional practices shown to be effective for students with disabilities. One area that plays a role in this process is secondary transition. The National Secondary Transition Technical Assistance Center has identified 63…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Evidence, Fidelity, Federal Legislation
Duffey, Delia, R.; Fox, Christine – State Educational Technology Directors Association, 2012
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the principal association representing the technology leadership in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. This is SETDA's ninth annual report on select educational technology activities. This year's report includes…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Leadership, Grants, Communities of Practice
Sutherland, Ann V. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This study was conducted to determine if there is a relationship between two of New York City's accountability tools, and, if so, to what the extent this correlation exists. The ongoing calls for school reform have left individual states and school systems initiating one program after another in an effort to improve student achievement. New York…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Academic Achievement, Accountability, Correlation
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Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2011
It is difficult to make a clear impact statement about charter schools. Much of the available research is equivocal, and many important questions related to the impact of charter schools remain unanswered. Researchers have primarily examined four general topics with respect to the impact of charter schools; (1) Do charter schools raise student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Charter Schools, Evidence, School Choice
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Brass, Jory; Mecoli, Storey – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2011
This article examines the case of the Winston Society, a short-lived wikispace created by a high school English teacher to foster collaborative knowledge-making and social activism among educators. Through an examination of the wiki, questionnaires, and a focal group interview, this paper describes an examination of reasons the "Winston…
Descriptors: Barriers, Activism, English Teachers, Educational Principles
Bishop, Kay – Linworth, 2011
This book provides an in-depth exploration of the topics that are currently relevant in K-12 curricula, including the school librarian's role in dealing with these issues, collaborating with teachers, and connecting to classrooms. The role and responsibilities of the library media specialist in the 21st century continue to expand. Since the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Music Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Distance Education
Williamson, Ronald – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2011
Virtually every school district in the country is dealing with the need to reduce their budget. The process used to make those decisions varies from state to state but almost always includes a combination of short and long-term approaches. In many school districts the emphasis is on reducing individual budget line items and not filling vacant…
Descriptors: School Districts, Educational Finance, Budgets, Retrenchment
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Hodes, Carol L.; Foster, John C.; Pritz, Sandra G.; Kelley, Patricia – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2011
As part of a multiyear research study on the preparation of educators to use assessment data for instructional improvement, the present study is a pilot test of a research-based professional development intervention for career-technical teachers. Forty-eight educators at nine sites in five states participated in a 1-day workshop followed by…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Mentors, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Workshops
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Parker, Audra; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Allen, Diedre; Rosa, Leila – Action in Teacher Education, 2010
Federal legislation (Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act, No Child Left Behind) mandates access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. As a response, K-12 schools are moving to coteaching models with increased frequency (National Center for Education Statistics, 2008). However, preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Access to Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
Anderson, David – Education Partnerships, Inc., 2010
Research has focused on four groups of factors and the achievement gap: (1) student characteristics (high school GPA, attendance patterns, courses taken in high school, participation in extra-curricular activities, etc.); (2) family characteristics (family structure, in home, parents' level of education, mobility, etc.); (3) school-based…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Characteristics, Achievement Gap, Grade Point Average
Russell, Jennifer – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The PDK/Gallup Poll on the Public's Attitudes about Public Education continually reports that there is a positive grading trend with parents when asked to assign a grade to their local school, however, less than 20 percent of the public give our schools across the nation a grade of an A or B. This negative perception of education encourages the…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Parent Attitudes, Constructivism (Learning), Public Education
Grey House Publishing, 2010
Published for over a decade, this directory continues to be a successful, sought-after resource, providing valuable information to professionals, families, and individuals in the learning disabilities community. Supported by the National Center for Learning Disabilities, this 2011 edition brings together the most up-to-date information on LD…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Federal Legislation, Learning Disabilities, Exchange Programs
Rahal, Michelle Layer – Educational Research Service, 2010
Wouldn't it be great if all your teachers were as good as your best? Teaching is often an isolated profession in which teachers work behind closed doors, doing their own thing. Peer coaching is a collaborative, ongoing process that can increase the effectiveness of all your teachers. This "Focus On" is designed to lead a faculty into the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Peer Teaching, Coaching (Performance), Interprofessional Relationship
Gauthier, Karey Rose – Online Submission, 2009
The internet continues to provide new and interesting solutions to age-old problems; this paper explores how education could benefit from online solutions. The history of public education in the U.S. is fractured at best, based on a system reliant on state and local control. As new legislation came into place to meet the needs of civil rights…
Descriptors: Internet, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education, Educational History
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