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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
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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
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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
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
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
Center on Education Policy, 2009
As part of a larger project to rethink the federal role in elementary and secondary education, the Center on Education Policy prepared this compendium, which summarizes the findings of major studies of the implementation and effects of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) conducted by various organizations and agencies. The brief summaries are…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, School Choice
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Kinniburgh, Leah H.; Shaw, Edward L. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act (2001) placed pressure on elementary teachers to raise standardized test scores in reading and mathematics. Unfortunately, the focus on reading and math has led to reduced time for science instruction. Mandatory standardized testing in science began in elementary schools across the United States in 2007. Instructing…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Federal Legislation, Standardized Tests, Science Instruction
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Hazi, Helen M.; Rucinski, Daisy Arredondo – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2009
This paper reports on the analysis of state statutes and department of education regulations in fifty states for changes in teacher evaluation in use since the passage of No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. We asked what the policy activity for teacher evaluation is in state statutes and department of education regulations, how these changes in…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Federal Legislation, Educational Change, Politics of Education
Smiles, Robin, Ed. – Education Sector, 2009
This third edition of the "ES Review" brings together, in one setting, some of the best work from 2008-09. It features: (1) K-12 Accountability (Measuring Skills for the 21st Century (Elena Silva); Beyond the Bubble: Technology and the Future of Student Assessment (Bill Tucker); Testing the Limits (Bill Tucker); Changing the Game: The…
Descriptors: Accountability, Academic Achievement, Educational Technology, Student Evaluation