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Diamond, Brandon S.; Maerten-Rivera, Jaime; Rohrer, Rose Elizabeth; Lee, Okhee – Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 2014
Teacher knowledge of science content is an important but under-studied construct. A curricular and professional development intervention consisting of a fifth grade science curriculum, teacher workshops, and school site support was studied to determine its effect on teachers' science content knowledge as measured by a science knowledge test,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Curriculum, Faculty Development
Sampson, Demetrios G., Ed.; Spector, J. Michael, Ed.; Ifenthaler, Dirk, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2014
These proceedings contain the papers of the 11th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning in the Digital Age (CELDA 2014), October 25-27, 2014, which has been organized by the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) and endorsed by the Japanese Society for Information and Systems in…
Descriptors: Conference Papers, Teaching Methods, Technological Literacy, Technology Uses in Education
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Dash, Sheralyn; de Kramer, Raquel Magidin; O'Dwyer, Laura M.; Masters, Jessica; Russell, Michael – Journal of Research on Technology in Education, 2012
Despite the ever-increasing number of online professional development (OPD) programs, relatively few studies have been conducted to examine the efficacy of such programs for teachers and students. This manuscript presents findings from an impact study of OPD courses in fractions, algebraic thinking, and measurement on 79 fifth grade teachers'…
Descriptors: Teacher Surveys, Student Surveys, Online Surveys, Outcome Measures
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Westby, Carol; Culatta, Barbara; Lawrence, Barbara; Hall-Kenyon, Kendra – Topics in Language Disorders, 2010
Purpose: This article reviews the literature on students' developing skills in summarizing expository texts and describes strategies for evaluating students' expository summaries. Evaluation outcomes are presented for a professional development project aimed at helping teachers develop new techniques for teaching summarization. Methods: Strategies…
Descriptors: Expository Writing, Skill Development, Grade 4, Grade 5
Bruch, Sarah; Grigg, Jeffrey; Hanselman, Paul – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
This study focuses on how the treatment effects of a teacher professional development initiative in science differed by school capacity. In other words, the authors are primarily concerned with treatment effect heterogeneity. As such, this paper complements ongoing evaluation of the average treatment effects of the initiative over time. The…
Descriptors: Science Tests, Inservice Teacher Education, Science Instruction, Program Evaluation
Brown, Joshua L.; Jones, Stephanie M.; Aber, J. Lawrence – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2010
This presentation capitalizes on a three-year, longitudinal, school-randomized trial of the 4Rs Program, a comprehensive, school-based social-emotional and literacy program for elementary schools, to test intervention induced changes in features of classroom climate and key dimensions of teacher affective and pedagogical processes and practices…
Descriptors: Intervention, Academic Achievement, Literacy, Classroom Environment
Borman, Kathryn M.; Cotner, Bridget A.; Lee, Reginald S.; Boydston, Theodore L.; Lanehart, Rheta – Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness, 2009
This study was designed to establish the efficacy of Teaching SMART (Teaching Science, Mathematics and Relevant Technologies); a science professional development program for teachers with students in grades 3 through 5. Teaching SMART promotes scientific inquiry and emphasizes the importance of equity, empowerment, exploration, and fun in the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Science, Training, Program Effectiveness, Resource Teachers