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Holthuis, Nicole; Deutscher, Rebecca; Schultz, Susan E.; Jamshidi, Arash – American Educator, 2018
As schools work to implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), a team at Stanford University found that project-based learning is an effective framework for engaging students. The team used project-based learning, group activities, and performance-based assessments to design an effective, engaging curriculum. Over a three-year period,…
Descriptors: Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Group Activities, Performance Based Assessment
Leone, Peter; Fink, Carolyn; Wilson, Michael; Mulcahy, Candace – National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC), 2018
This guide is a revised and updated edition of "Making It Count." This version contains much of the information from the earlier publication but also includes strategies for using project-based learning and Web-based instructional programs to support the development of mathematics proficiency for youth in short-term juvenile correctional…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills, Youth, Juvenile Justice
Salinger, Terry – National Technical Assistance Center for the Education of Neglected or Delinquent Children and Youth (NDTAC), 2018
The law requires that juvenile justice facilities must provide education to all school-age students, and these facilities often do so despite challenges that would baffle most high school administrators and teachers. This "Adolescent Literacy Guide" provides guidance to both administrators and teachers who want to increase opportunities…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Juvenile Justice
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Zeidner, Moshe – High Ability Studies, 2017
This paper presents a number of general principles and guidelines for the development of an emotional intelligence training program designed to foster emotional abilities in gifted students. The presented guidelines underscore the need for EI theory-driven program planning geared to the needs of gifted students; integrating activities into routine…
Descriptors: Emotional Intelligence, Academically Gifted, Program Development, Training
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Epler, Pam – IGI Global, 2017
To provide the highest quality of education to students, school administrators must adopt new frameworks to meet learners' needs. This allows teaching practices to be optimized to create a meaningful learning environment. "Examining the Potential for Response to Intervention (RTI) Delivery Models in Secondary Education: Emerging Research and…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Secondary Education, Teaching Methods, Faculty Development
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Margolis, Jason; Durbin, Rebecca; Doring, Anne – Professional Development in Education, 2017
With a continuing disconnect between structural changes to the work of teaching and the work of teachers engaged with students in classrooms, this paper addresses a growing need to attend to the way teacher professional development (TPD) is enacted in today's schools. Specifically, drawing from theories of teacher learning and numerous models of…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Role, Learning Theories
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Morret, Tanya H.; Machado, Crystal H. – AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, 2017
Given the wide range of ability (academic, linguistic and cultural) in classrooms differentiated instruction is often difficult to manage. District and building level leadership can play an important role by providing the vision and support needed to implement Whole School Cluster Grouping (WSCG), the innovative scheduling approach described in…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Cluster Grouping, Individualized Instruction, Scheduling
Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, 2017
The National Education Technology Plan (NETP) sets a national vision and plan for learning enabled by technology through building on the work of leading education researchers; district, school, and higher education leaders; classroom teachers; developers; entrepreneurs; and nonprofit organizations. The principles and examples provided in this…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Jensen, Ben; Sonnemann, Julie; Roberts-Hull, Katie; Hunter, Amélie – National Center on Education and the Economy, 2016
This report illustrates how four high-performing systems--British Columbia (Canada), Hong Kong, Shanghai (China) and Singapore--developed their teacher professional learning. The report and accompanying materials are designed as a resource for teachers, school leaders and policymakers wanting to improve teacher professional learning in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Teacher Education, Program Development
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Steeg, Susanna M.; Lambson, Dawn – Reading Teacher, 2015
This article describes how one elementary school's professional development model helped both new and veteran teachers grow in their knowledge and practice of balanced literacy. Created in partnership between university faculty, school administration, and elementary teachers, this multifaceted whole-school PD effort enabled teachers to learn…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Teacher Collaboration, Faculty Development, Elementary School Teachers
Aspen Institute, 2014
In the summer of 2012, thousands of teachers across the United States attended several days of professional development workshops. The workshops, which focused on the Common Core State Standards, were part of a Tennessee Department of Education initiative in teacher leadership. The department recruited and trained 200 highly-effective teachers to…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, State Standards, Program Implementation, Capacity Building
Aspen Institute, 2014
In this paper, Leading Educators and the Aspen Institute propose a roadmap to empower teachers to lead from the front of the classroom. This paper outlines key phases that system administrators will need to consider as they build teacher leadership systems that address their highest priorities. For each phase, the Aspen Institute offers a…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Teacher Empowerment, Program Implementation, State Standards
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013
The "Surveys of Enacted Curriculum" (SEC) is a Web-based tool that provides K-12 mathematics, science, English language arts, and social studies teachers with consistent data, both on current instructional practices and the content actually being taught in their classrooms (the "how" and the "what"). Survey results are presented in clear and…
Descriptors: State Standards, Teaching Methods, Needs Assessment, Faculty Development
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Ash, Paul B.; D'Auria, John – Journal of Staff Development, 2013
Every day, teachers and administrators come to work and do the best job they know how. In the book "School Systems That Learn" (Ash & D'Auria, 2013), the authors argue that most school systems, as they are currently designed, have reached or nearly reached the limits of their capacity and that systemic change is necessary to…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Faculty Development, Student Improvement, Teacher Collaboration
Alberta Education, 2013
The education of students is fundamental to shaping a preferred provincial, national and global future. It is also essential in maintaining Alberta's standard of living and ensuring its global competitiveness. The education system must simultaneously prepare the citizens of tomorrow while equipping the students with the knowledge and skills they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Planning, Educational Legislation, Parents
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