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Oregon Department of Education, 2014
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Progress Monitoring, State Legislation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2013
With just a few materials, building a paper model of the International Space Station (ISS) can become an excellent group, troop, or class project. This publication contains a brief overview of the ISS, its parts, the science that occurs on board, instructions, and extensions for an interdisciplinary technology experience. Discover more about the…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Space Exploration, Science Instruction, Simulation
Louisiana Department of Education, 2012
"Louisiana Believes" embraces the principle that all children can achieve at high levels, as evidenced in Louisiana's recent adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). "Louisiana Believes" also promotes the idea that Louisiana's educators should be empowered to make decisions to support the success of their students.…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Achievement Tests, Educational Assessment, Testing Accommodations
Oregon Department of Education, 2012
The Oregon Statewide Report Card is an annual publication required by law (ORS 329.115), which reports on the state of public schools and their progress towards the goals of the Oregon Educational Act for the 21st Century. The purpose of the Oregon Report Card is to monitor trends among school districts and Oregon's progress toward achieving the…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Public Schools, Progress Monitoring, State Legislation
Vogt, Gregory L.; Shearer, Deborah A. – National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 2011
Among the thousands of questions that need to be answered before astronauts travel to distant planets and asteroids are questions related to the astronauts themselves. How much food will they need and what foods can they take? We are fortunate on Earth to have an amazing variety of foods to eat. When astronauts do go to Mars and other…
Descriptors: Space Sciences, Space Exploration, Nutrition, Food
Moore, Kenneth D.; Hansen, Jacqueline – SAGE Publications (CA), 2011
Featuring a wealth of reflection activities and connections to standards, this concise, easy-to-read teaching methods text equips students with the content knowledge and skills they need to become effective K-8 teachers. The book maximizes instructional flexibility, reflects current educational issues, highlights recent research, and models best…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Educational Technology, Individualized Instruction, Special Needs Students
Kuo, Ya-Hui – Online Submission, 2010
While there have been many articles published in the area of self-regulated learning, there is a need to have a research article that solely emphasizes on how to put self-regulated learning theory into practice. In order to help teachers incorporate self-regulated learning theory into their classroom teaching and students to do so into their…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Learning Theories, Theory Practice Relationship, Teachers
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Tosolt, Brandelyn – Multicultural Perspectives, 2010
This study investigated differences in 50 fifth through eighth grade students' perceptions of caring teacher behaviors. The analyses revealed that African American and female students were more likely to value behavior that encourages academic achievement than were White and male students, who were more likely to value warm interpersonal…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Middle School Students
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Hill, Andrew T. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2010
Children's economic reasoning follows a developmental sequence in which their ideas about money and other basic economic concepts are forming. Even children in the early primary grades can learn some basic economics and retain understanding of economic concepts if they are taught in developmentally appropriate ways. Given how important economic…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Economics, Testing, Social Studies
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Bricker, Mary – Science and Children, 2009
When it comes to directly interacting with and doing experiments with organisms, plants have some distinct advantages over animals. Their diversity and accessibility allows students to use them in experiments, thus practicing important science inquiry skills. This article describes an investigation that was designed to help students appreciate the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Plants (Botany), Science Experiments, Grade 5
Blosnich, John; Kershner, Ruth – American Journal of Health Education, 2009
Bullying is a prevalent problem for many elementary school students, and it is associated with physical injury and depression. Objectives: Students engaged in this teaching activity will be able to identify bullying behaviors as well as list and demonstrate strategies to effectively deal with bullying situations. Target Audience: Fourth- and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bullying, Depression (Psychology), Violence
US Environmental Protection Agency, 2008
This activity has been designed to help students understand a variety of concepts related to water use, efficiency, and students' own impacts on their watershed. It is intended for use both in the classroom and at home. The first concept covered in this exercise is, "What is a watershed?" Ideally this concept will be conveyed in the context of the…
Descriptors: Water, Scientific Concepts, Elementary School Students, Wastes
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Canavan, Heather E.; Stanton, Michael; Lopez, Kaori; Grubin, Catherine; Graham, Daniel J. – Chemical Engineering Education, 2008
This article describes a hands-on activity and demonstration developed at the University of Washington and further reined at the University of New Mexico. In this activity, the authors present a real-world problem to the student: Someone has an injured finger joint, and the students in the class need to design an implant to replace it. After…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Graduate Students, World Problems, Engineering Education
Wiseman, Tiffany Chantelle – Online Submission, 2008
(Purpose) The purpose of this study was to examine the perception of children in the general education classroom of their classmates with developmental and other disabilities. Gender and grade level were evaluated, but more importantly, levels of integration and relationships with people with disabilities were analyzed. (Methodology) Two hundred…
Descriptors: Inclusive Schools, General Education, Student Attitudes, Disabilities
Rule, Audrey C., Ed.; Grueniger, Erika, Ed.; Hingre, Denise, Ed.; McKenna, Kyle, Ed.; Williams, Rebecca, Ed. – Online Submission, 2006
A study was conducted with forty-seven preservice childhood (elementary) education teachers (42 F, 5 M) enrolled in two mathematics methods classes taught by the same instructor to determine the effect of these college students making curriculum materials appropriate for upper elementary students on the preservice teachers' knowledge of…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction
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