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Alterman, Emma; Balu, Rekha; Haider, Zeest – MDRC, 2019
Around the country, high school teachers are being called upon to improve student writing, but they often lack the tools and requisite know-how to make a difference. An ambitious new program called Drive to Write is attempting to change that. This report describes an evaluation of the program's implementation in 11 public high schools in New York…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Coaching (Performance)
Darling-Hammond, Linda; Oakes, Jeannie – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"Preparing Teachers for Deeper Learning" answers an urgent call for teachers who educate children from diverse backgrounds to meet the demands of a changing world. In today's knowledge economy, teachers must prioritize problem-solving ability, adaptability, critical thinking, and the development of interpersonal and collaborative skills…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Teacher Competencies, Problem Solving, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Krucoff, Rebecca – Journal of Museum Education, 2019
Museum educators partner with classroom educators in a multitude of ways aimed at enriching student experience. This article examines a five-week museum education course at Pratt Institute for pre-service art teachers taught in the model of a professional development series that could be adapted for many museums and applied to meet the needs of…
Descriptors: Museums, Learning Processes, Teaching Methods, Teacher Collaboration
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Rubel, Laurie H.; Hall-Wieckert, Maren; Lim, Vivian Y. – Journal of the Learning Sciences, 2017
This article presents a set of spatial tools for classroom learning about spatial justice. As part of a larger team, we designed a curriculum that engaged 10 learners with 3 spatial tools: (a) an oversized floor map, (b) interactive geographic information systems (GIS) maps, and (c) participatory mapping. We analyze how these tools supported…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Maps, Geographic Information Systems, Educational Technology
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Siegel, Jaclyn Kahn – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2017
This paper examines how an educator at a school for students with learning disabilities (LD) used various types of media to engage her students, to develop their academic and executive functioning skills, and to heighten their awareness of media literacy and the 2012 and 2106 Presidential elections. Teacher-created curriculum materials and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Disabilities, Media Literacy, Elections