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Coppola, Matthew Perkins; Merz, Alice H. – Science and Children, 2017
Today, elementary school teachers continue to revisit old lessons and seek out new ones, especially in engineering. Optimization is the process by which an existing product or procedure is revised and refined. Drawn from the authors' experiences working directly with students in grades K-5 and their teachers and preservice teachers, the…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Preservice Teachers, Engineering Education
Culp, Marguerite McGann, Ed.; Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan, Ed. – NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, 2014
More than a third of all undergraduate students are 25 or older, and their presence on college and university campuses is growing. However, institutions of higher learning are struggling to meet the needs of, and improve persistence and completion rates for, this significant student population. "Increasing Adult Learner Persistence and…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Nontraditional Students, Undergraduate Students
Lines, Cathy; Miller, Gloria; Arthur-Stanley, Amanda – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2010
Ongoing, strategic family-school partnering (FSP) is an essential component of every educational community. FSP is a multi-dimensional process in which schools, families, and communities engage in shared actions to ensure a child's academic, social, and emotional success. With this text, the authors intend to offer a practical guide that…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Systems Approach, Mental Health Programs, Partnerships in Education
US Department of Energy, 2010
The guide allows users to adapt and implement suggested O&M (operating and maintaining) strategies to address specific energy efficiency goals. It recognizes and expands on existing tools and resources that are widely used throughout the high-performance school industry. The guide is organized into the following sections: (1) Chapter 1:…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Energy Conservation, Energy Management, Energy
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Ellis, Shannon E. – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
Planning from a strategic perspective has been a mainstay of organizational management for decades. Founded in the private sector, strategic planning is now embraced by the nonprofit world as a catalyst for sound resource allocation, transformative decision making, and motivating staff. Student affairs professionals who think, plan, and act…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Student Personnel Services, Models, Change Strategies
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Ehren, Barbara J. – Topics in Language Disorders, 2006
Students with language impairment often experience serious and far-reaching effects of reading comprehension problems on their academic performance. The complexity of the problems and the characteristics of effective intervention necessitate a collaborative approach among general education teachers, special education teachers, and speech-language…
Descriptors: Speech Language Pathology, Special Education Teachers, Language Impairments, Reading Comprehension
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools. – 2003
This Introductory Packet provides readings and related activities on support for transitions to address barriers to student learning covering both research and best practices. It explores why transitions are dangerous opportunities that can disrupt or promote development. Key transitions and related intervention strategies are presented for…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mental Health, Prevention, Program Development
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools. – 2003
This document describes major examples of trailblazing and pioneering efforts that are playing a role in designing new directions for student support. The work is being carried out at school, district, state, and national levels. The endeavors are grouped into three categories: (1) places where broad-based systemic changes are underway, (2) places…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Program Descriptions, Program Development
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Hoban, Mary T.; Ward, Robert L. – Journal of American College Health, 2003
For the past six years, the American College Health Association (ACHA) has had two cooperative agreements from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Division of Adolescent and School Health. Both cooperative agreements focus on the prevention of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) among college students, particularly for…
Descriptors: Prevention, Health Programs, Adolescents, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools. – 2003
Too many good programs initiated as specially funded projects, pilots, and demonstrations tend to be lost when the period of special funding ends. This guide/toolkit is designed as a resource aid for those in schools and communities who are concerned about sustaining valuable initiatives and innovations. Optimally, sustainability should be a focus…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comprehensive School Reform, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools. – 2003
When it comes to student support, widespread agreement exists for moving in new directions. It is easy to agree that change is needed. It is harder to agree on what the changes should look like. And, it is even harder to get from here to there. The intent of this paper is to focus the discussion about new directions for student support by…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comprehensive School Reform, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools. – 2002
This document was prepared as a focusing tool related to national, regional, and state Summits for Student Support Administrators as they explore ideas for Moving Forward in New Directions. Contained are a concept paper entitled: "New Directions for Student Support" and a set of related resource aids. The concept paper focuses on: the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comprehensive School Reform, Educational Change, Educational Policy
Bailey, Anne Lowrey – Currents, 1984
Fund-raising campaigns among the employees of colleges and universities have been very successful in some cases, and have not only involved both current and retired faculty and staff but have also built institutional unity and led to increased external giving. Examples of institutional campaigns provide insights into the planning of such programs.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Employees, Employer Employee Relationship, Fund Raising
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Cerveny, William – Community & Junior College Libraries, 1988
Explains the process used at Oakton Community College in Illinois to automate the system for renting audiovisual titles. Describes the previous rental process and the new system utilizing dBASE III. Illustrates the features and products of the new system. (DMM)
Descriptors: College Libraries, Community Colleges, Computer Software, Film Libraries
Illinois State Dept. of Public Health, Springfield. – 1999
This 3-part manual is designed to assist school officials understand the principles of Integrated Pest Management and aid them in implementing those principles into a comprehensive pest control program in their facilities. Developed for Illinois, this guide can be applied in part or in total to other areas of the country. Part 1 explains what an…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Pests, Program Development
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