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Daniela, Linda, Ed.; Lytras, Miltiadis, Ed. – IGI Global, 2018
Educational strategies have evolved over the years due to research breakthroughs and the application of technology. By using the latest learning innovations, curriculum and instructional design can be enhanced and strengthened. Also, as learners move away from traditional scholarly media and toward technology-based education, students gain an…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Educational Technology
WestEd, 2014
Amargosa Valley School in Nevada could be considered representative of almost any preK-8 school that serves a large proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and is focused on turning around persistently low achievement. Like other schools supported by federal School Improvement Grants, Amargosa is beginning to implement a reform plan…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Achievement
National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP), 2014
As the federal role expands to support increased state investments in school-based prekindergarten programs, National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) has released an updated, principal competency guide: "Leading Pre-K-3 Learning Communities: Competencies for Effective Principal Practice." Developed by a panel of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Preschool Education, Primary Education, Early Childhood Education
Rodgers, Moira Smith – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This qualitative research study was an outcome evaluation of an alternative kindergarten curriculum to those currently used in most public schools. Tools of the Mind, a Vygotskian, play-based curriculum was implemented during the 2010-2011 school year in four kindergarten classrooms, involving data from approximately 50 students, within a public…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Play, Curriculum Evaluation, Outcomes of Education
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2011
This guide is intended to assist teachers in the measuring of student learning over the course of the school year. Teachers in the six groups of IMPACT will write teacher-assessed student achievement (TAS) goals at the beginning of the year to gauge student achievement. With the principal's approval, teachers may adapt, as appropriate, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods