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Phillips, Vicki L.; Olson, Lynn – Journal of Staff Development, 2013
Teachers, curriculum experts, and other educators work together using online tools developed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create high-quality, useful lessons and research-based instructional tools incorporating the Common Core State Standards.
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, College Readiness, Career Readiness
Rath, Tom; Clifton, Donald O. – Gallup Press, 2005
A simple metaphor about a dipper and a bucket and decades of research to show how even the briefest interactions affect relationships, productivity, health, and longevity, is used in this book. In the short time since the book's release, educators and administrators have already discovered that creating a positive environment can have a powerful…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, School Culture, Staff Development, Interpersonal Relationship
Vella, Jane – 2002
This book, based on the work of a teacher and community development expert with many years of teaching adult education in numerous developing countries all over the world, provides a process for teaching and learning with adults. The book is illustrated with stories from the author's experience and examples that show how to begin, set up, carry…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy
Elmore, Richard F.; Burney, Deanna – 1997
This paper describes how one New York City school district uses staff development to change instruction system-wide, discussing the role local school districts play in systemic school improvement and the role of professional development in connecting reform policy to classroom practice. The paper emphasizes the district's sustained attention to…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Improvement
Schechter, Stephen L. – 1988
"The Federalist" should be understood as a document with three purposes. It is: a campaign document designed to win popular support for the proposed Constitution; a serious work of political thought, analyzing the nature of free societies; and the authoritative commentary on the Constitution. This guide is intended to help readers of…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Political Power, Political Science
New York State Education Dept., Albany. – 1991
This manual is intended to provide directors of funded programs and teachers with an awareness of a wide range of technology services, programs, and applications for improving the quality and effectiveness of instructional support services in New York State schools. The first of nine chapters contains two papers: "Technology Support for…
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Software Evaluation, Computer Software Selection, Educational Improvement
Urzillo, Robert; And Others – 1993
As the year 2000 approaches, the need for rural schools to rise to the challenges of the future becomes more pressing. This paper articulates: (1) the concept of inter-state collaboration in teacher education; (2) how colleges and public schools can work together to meet the needs of students in rural areas; (3) the New York State and Vermont…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, College School Cooperation, Educational Innovation, Elementary Secondary Education
Filor, Anna May, Comp. – 1992
This monograph, developed to enrich the literature on multiculturalism, includes 25 articles on the subject. The articles are: (1) "Multiculturalism and an Assessment of Its Critics: Key to an Understanding and Acceptance" (A. J. Williams-Myers); (2) "The New Demographics" (Charles G. Treadwell); (3) "'Multiple…
Descriptors: Art Education, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), History Instruction
Mojkowski, Charles – 1983
First in a series designed to provide teachers and administrators with a reference tool for identifying, evaluating, and selecting software for use in computer-based teaching and learning, this guide describes those resources available through the New York State Education Department and regional services throughout New York. The activities and…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Courseware
Hirschen, Bill – 1987
This publication of the New York State Education Department addresses three applications of video in New York schools. Chapter 1 discusses public, cable, and commercial television broadcast resources, resources in the form of videotape libraries and collections, and resource utilization. The second chapter focuses on the process and product of…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Film Libraries
New York State Education Dept., Albany. – 1985
Compiled to illustrate that teachers in New York state--in all curricular areas and at all grade levels--are working to improve students' ability to think logically and creatively, this document outlines programs on thinking skills across the curriculum, from kindergarten through grade 12. The document begins with a chart listing program titles,…
Descriptors: Cognitive Ability, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Processes, Convergent Thinking
Farrell, M. A. – 1988
A program designed for students who enter the teacher education program with a strong academic background in mathematics is described. However, there is a significant gap between academic course completion and depth and breadth of understanding of mathematics. Teachers' practices reflect their view of mathematics. Therefore, students in the…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Higher Education, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction
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Davis, Albie; Porter, Kit – Update on Law-Related Education, 1985
Some American schools are providing students with conflict resolution skills as part of their education. Three elementary and secondary school mediation programs in Hawaii, New York, and California that help youngsters solve their own problems are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Classroom Techniques, Conflict Resolution, Discipline
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Evans, Richard; Anthony, Jason W. – Social Studies, 1991
Fifty-five Schenectady, New York, high school seniors enrolled in a participation in government course served as members on a school budget review panel, attended a conference on state aid to public schools, and conducted a community survey during school budget elections. Explains survey design, administration, and results. Stresses political…
Descriptors: Boards of Education, Budgets, Citizenship Education, Community Surveys
Addona, Rebecca K.; Ebersole, Dorothy – Gifted Child Today (GCT), 1989
A project titled "Using Art to Teach Social Studies" involved collaboration between a museum and a school. Gifted students in grades three-five worked as museum educators, curators, and historians to create an exhibit titled "Geneva People and Places in Art," introducing artwork's potential as a source of information about the…
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Products, Cooperative Planning, Educational Cooperation
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