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Dimino, Joseph A.; Taylor, Mary Jo; Morris, Joan – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2015
This facilitator's guide is designed to assist professional learning communities (PLCs) in applying evidence-based strategies to help K-8 English learners acquire the language and literacy skills needed to succeed academically. Through this collaborative learning experience, educators will expand their knowledge base as they read, discuss, share,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Dimino, Joseph A.; Taylor, Mary Jo; Morris, Joan – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2015
These handouts, which are meant to accompany the facilitator's guide, are designed to assist professional learning communities (PLCs) in applying evidence-based strategies to help K-8 English learners acquire the language and literacy skills needed to succeed academically. The facilitator's guide uses a five-step process for collaborative…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Kindergarten, Grade 1, Grade 2
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Courtney, Robert H. – Multicultural Education, 2015
In 2005, a group of concerned parents who had arrived in the United States as refugees from war-torn Somalia received approval from their local school district to establish the Iftin Charter School (ICS). The K-8 school continues to engender hope and intellectual strength in its students and parents. ICS finds itself uniquely equipped to meet the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Charter Schools, Second Language Learning
Powers, Jillian R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The purpose of this mixed methods study was twofold. First, the study assessed whether Davis' (1989) Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) was useful in predicting instructional usage of the interactive whiteboard (IWB), as reported by K-8 teachers. Second, the study set out to understand what motivated those teachers to use the IWB for classroom…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Interactive Video, Bulletin Boards, Mixed Methods Research
National Center on Schoolwide Inclusive School Reform: The SWIFT Center, 2014
Presented here are references to books, chapters, and peer-reviewed journal articles that provide evidence for improved student outcomes through inclusive education in elementary and middle schools (K-8th grades). Not included here are the broad evidence bases for each feature in the SWIFT framework.
Descriptors: Inclusion, Mainstreaming, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Elementary School Students
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Carter, Deb; Crichton, Susan – Educational Media International, 2014
The overarching questions guiding this interprofessional design-based research study are: (1) How might a suite of assessment tools help K-7 educators visualize learning in their classrooms and (2) How might these visualization approaches inform K-7 educators' changes in classroom assessment? Recognized by their administrators as having…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Teachers
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Reed, Deborah K.; Cummings, Kelli D.; Schaper, Andrew; Biancarosa, Gina – Review of Educational Research, 2014
Recent studies indicate that examiners make a number of intentional and unintentional errors when administering reading assessments to students. Because these errors introduce construct-irrelevant variance in scores, the fidelity of test administrations could influence the results of evaluation studies. To determine how assessment fidelity is…
Descriptors: Fidelity, Reading Tests, Student Evaluation, Reading Research
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
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Barton, Georgina; Baguley, Margaret – English Teaching: Practice and Critique, 2014
Literate practice in the arts encompasses both aesthetics and creativity. It is also multimodal in nature and often collaborative. This article presents data collected from a small multi-age school, with children from Prep to Year 7, during their preparation for an end-of-year show. The children had studied the topics of conservation and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Cooperative Learning, Learning Modalities, Mentors
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Earnshaw, Valerie A.; Rosenthal, Lisa; Carroll-Scott, Amy; Peters, Susan M.; McCaslin, Catherine; Ickovics, Jeannette R. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
Experiencing bullying as a victim is associated with negative health and health behavior outcomes, including substance use, among adolescents. However, understandings of protective factors--factors that enhance adolescents' resilience to the negative consequences of bullying--remain limited. The current study investigates whether teacher…
Descriptors: Smoking, Bullying, Race, Correlation
Tupou, Samuel F. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study examines teacher efficacy within the context of professional development to understand the relationship between teacher efficacy and teacher collaboration. Two theoretical frameworks framed this teacher efficacy study based on "locus of control" and "social cognitive theory." A 29-item questionnaire was e-mailed to…
Descriptors: Teacher Participation, Correlation, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development
Lynch, Tai E. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Educational leaders are charged with making informed decisions regarding various aspects of schooling that affect the overall achievement of students. Numerous legislative ideas, funding initiatives, programming standards, and practicing guidelines for early childhood education programs have been introduced (Buyssee & Wesley, 2006). Early care…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Reading Achievement, Kindergarten
Dragoo, Kyrie Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the characteristics and predictive factors for children receiving special education services, and if they received special education services, factors associated with them discontinuing those services before eighth grade. In addition, a second purpose was to determine whether there are differences in the…
Descriptors: Children, Special Education, Student Characteristics, Predictor Variables
Squire, Michelle Suzette – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This research study is a case study of the development of an African-centered school over a 20-year period. The study describes how the kindergarten-through-eighth-grade institution was established. Interview questions focused on: 1. Establishment of an African-centered institution 2. Challenges of setting up an African-centered institution 3.…
Descriptors: Afrocentrism, African Culture, Kindergarten, Grade 1
Cabrera, Cesar M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The present study investigated the relationship between teachers' ratings of the organizational health of the school and the level of workplace bullying experienced. The relationship between organizational health, bullying, and the staff level factors of gender and age were analyzed. The study examined the survey ratings of 52 teachers from a…
Descriptors: Bullying, Teaching Conditions, School Culture, Teacher Surveys
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