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Salen, Katie; Torres, Robert; Wolozin, Loretta; Rufo-Tepper, Rebecca; Shapiro, Arana – MIT Press (BK), 2011
Quest to Learn, an innovative school for grades 6 to 12 in New York City, grew out of the idea that gaming and game design offer a promising new paradigm for curriculum and learning. The designers of Quest to Learn developed an approach to learning that draws from what games do best: drop kids into inquiry-based, complex problem spaces that are…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Research and Development, Games, Educational Innovation
New York State Education Department, 2011
Education Law Section 3012-c requires a new performance evaluation system for classroom teachers ("teachers") and building principals ("principals"). New York State will implement a statewide comprehensive evaluation system for school districts and boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES). The evaluation system is…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, Administrator Evaluation, Principals, Teacher Effectiveness
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Penniman, Leah – Science Teacher, 2011
At the start of an integrated Algebra I and Environmental Science class, students were presented with the following challenge: "How much carbon is stored in the Normanskill Preserve?" They were told they had one month to investigate and present their results, and asked, "What do you need to begin?" This hook served to introduce…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Forestry, Climate
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Khazanov, Leonid – Mathematics and Computer Education, 2011
A peer mentoring program has been implemented to support a group of at-risk students enrolled in two sections of an elementary algebra course at an urban community college. Peer mentors were recruited from advanced mathematics classes and trained to provide individualized tutoring and mentoring support to at-risk students. The results show that…
Descriptors: Mentors, At Risk Students, Algebra, Remedial Mathematics
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Ferrara, JoAnne; Siry, Christina – Teacher Education and Practice, 2010
In this article we describe a professional development school that was created within a community school to prepare preservice teachers to work with an increasingly diverse student population, which is now common in many suburban school districts. The professional development school involved a 4-year college and a community school. We discuss the…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Community Schools, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers
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Rolling, James Haywood, Jr. – Art Education, 2010
Given current developments in contemporary art, learning theory and art education, Julia Marshall declares the timeliness for substantively new "ideas and models for art education." Clearly, the story of art education practice is ever evolving and has historically given place to new tellings. On the surface, relating professional…
Descriptors: Art Education, Educational Research, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
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Stokes, John A. – Social Education, 2010
In this classroom simulation, students travel back in time to 1945, when racism was institutionalized in many states through segregation. Though students cannot literally travel back to the Jim Crow era, teachers can create a situation that brings home the point of injustice and the choices individuals are faced with in such situations. Suddenly,…
Descriptors: United States History, Racial Segregation, Simulation, Civil Rights
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Benedis-Grab, Gregory – Science and Children, 2010
For a science teacher in a city, it can sometimes be a challenge to find curricula that are geared specifically toward urban students. The author tackled this dilemma by creating a unit that focused on the urban surroundings experienced by his second-grade students in New York City. The inquiry-based unit centered on unifying concepts such as the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Science Teachers, Physical Environment, Science Instruction
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Dickerson, Peg; Gamberg, Maryellen – Science and Children, 2010
Fourth-grade students at Cutchogue East Elementary School in Cutchogue, New York learned about dependence on natural resources for survival on a visit to Downs Farm Preserve at Fort Corchaug. This is a slice of preserved land just eight minutes beyond the classroom walls. Its inhabitants date back to the first hunting and gathering settlers--the…
Descriptors: Water, Natural Resources, Grade 4, Outdoor Education
Clarke, Suzanne – Educational Research Service, 2009
This ERS "Focus On" discusses curriculum-based measurement (CBM), the most widely used research-based method for student progress monitoring, which is required in Response to Intervention (RTI) approaches. CBM is supported by nearly 30 years of empirical evidence of its effectiveness in monitoring student progress to increase…
Descriptors: Curriculum Based Assessment, Student Evaluation, Reading, Mathematics
Kinloch, Valerie – Teachers College Press, 2009
In her new book, Valerie Kinloch investigates how the lives and literacies of youth in New York City's historic Harlem are affected by public attempts to gentrify the community. Kinloch draws connections between race, place, and students' literate identity through collaborative interviews between youth, teachers, longtime black residents, and…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, African Americans, Literacy, Neighborhoods
Jerald, Craig D. – Education Trust, 2009
Researchers demonstrated a quarter century ago that schools could effectively employ value-added statistical methods. At the time, only a few states and districts had accumulated the necessary annual assessment data to take advantage of the breakthrough. Today, every state has the capacity to provide educators with value-added data. Yet most…
Descriptors: Data, Information Utilization, School Districts, Student Evaluation
Inverness Research, 2009
The digital age has transformed how work is done in science, health care, the law, journalism, international relations, education, environmental conservation, agriculture, and engineering. To prepare students to thrive in today's society, teachers need to know more about how technologies are used in disciplines and workplaces, and--most…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Professional Development
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Connor, David J.; Bickens, Sarah; Bittman, Fran – TEACHING Exceptional Children Plus, 2009
The urban inclusive high school classroom is a challenge for both students with disabilities and their teachers. Pressure is intensified when a year long course of study ends in a mandated state examination in English Language Arts, required for student graduation. This article highlights the experiences of two teachers in a New York City…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Classics (Literature), Special Education Teachers, Creative Teaching
Bitz, Michael – Harvard Education Press, 2009
Based on a four-year study, "Manga High" explores the convergence of literacy, creativity, social development, and personal identity in one of New York City's largest high schools. Since 2004, students at Martin Luther King, Jr., High School in Manhattan have been creating manga--Japanese comic books. They write the stories, design the…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Content Analysis, Urban Schools, Literacy
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