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Council of Chief State School Officers, 2018
The purpose of this primer is to encourage K-12 educators to use consistent and clear prompts structured around the crosscutting concepts to provide a common scientific language that students and teachers use as they engage in the formative assessment process. "A Framework for K-12 Science Education" ("Framework"), (NRC, 2012)…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Formative Evaluation, Science Education, Teaching Methods
Bailey, Jennifer; Little, Chelsea; Rigney, Rex; Thaler, Anna; Weiderman, Ken; Yorkovich, Ben – Online Submission, 2010
This handbook is designed as a quick reference for first-year teachers who find themselves in an assessment driven environment with little experience to help make sense of the language, underlying philosophy, or organizational structure of the assessment system. The handbook begins with advice on developing and evaluating effective learning…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Portfolio Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, Performance Based Assessment
Latterell, Carmen M. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2008
Parents are concerned about their children's math learning. Teachers are concerned about math teaching. When parents see what children are bringing home under the new curriculum, it is clear that their children are not working on the same mathematics that parents remember from the time when they were in school. But, the problem goes beyond grades…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Parents, Teacher Educators
John, Peter; Wheeler, Steve – David Fulton Publishers, 2008
Based on a major research project (the InterActive Project), this book explores and illustrates how digital technologies can transform learning across the curriculum. Using a wide range of educational settings--primary, secondary, school and home--it will help practitioners think about, plan and execute effective learning in their classrooms and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching Methods
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Rotter, Kathleen – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2004
This article explains how to use the "Jeopardy!" game format both to assess student knowledge and reinforce critical information. It first considers problems with use of the standard game with students who have mild disabilities, then offers suggested modifications to the game to increase its instructional effectiveness. (Contains references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Drills (Practice), Educational Games, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Effectiveness
Klug, Beverly J.; Whitfield, Patricia T. – 2003
This book provides non-Native teachers with information about Native American cultures and offers a pedagogical model that blends Native and non-Native worldviews and methodologies. The book aims to describe the process of becoming bicultural as it relates to success in teaching Native students; provide a short history of American Indian nations,…
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, Biculturalism, Consciousness Raising
Sutton, John, Ed.; Krueger, Alice, Ed. – 2002
This volume, part of the EDThoughts series, was authored by mathematics education specialists from across the United States. It addresses approximately 50 questions of interest to mathematics educators, including "How does integrated instruction in mathematics affect teaching and learning?" and "What factors contribute most strongly to students'…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematics Education, Teaching Methods
Barton, Mary Lee; Jordan, Deborah L. – 2001
This book suggests that the reading of science text and textbooks requires the same thinking skills that are involved in a hands-on science activity and presents the latest research on reading and learning science. This supplement also includes suggestions on how to implement appropriate science readings into instruction and help students learn…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Reading, Science Instruction
Krueger, Alice, Ed.; Sutton, John, Ed. – 2001
This volume, part of the EDThoughts series, was authored by science education specialists from across the United States of America. It addresses approximately 50 questions identified by science educators, including "Can all students learn science?" and "What is the importance of reading and writing in the science curriculum?" Teaching using…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education, Teaching Methods
National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA. – 2001
This document presents a collection of strand maps that show how students' understanding of the ideas and skills that lead to literacy in science, mathematics, and technology might grow over time. The guide discusses strand maps in general and prose directly related to each individual map. The maps are built from benchmarks that were derived from…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Benchmarking, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
Tate, Lori S., Ed. – 2000
This booklet provides glimpses into the classrooms of real teachers at various stages of technology integration. The "Snapshots" offered in this document illustrate appropriate and creative uses of technology at many grade levels and within different subject areas. The Curriculum Snapshots are organized by grade level (K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12). Each…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Resources
Barton, Mary Lee; Heidema, Clare – 2000
This document explores what literacy in mathematics involves and presents suggestions and strategies teachers can share with their students to help them become more proficient in reading and communicating in mathematics. The book examines what the research says about the role of the reader, the role of climate, and the role that text features in…
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Mathematical Vocabulary
Harwayne, Shelley – American Educator, 2000
Describes how teachers can make writing an important part of everyday life within the school community by: conferring with students about purpose and audience; elevating genres particular to schools; designing community service assignments; expecting that artwork will be accompanied by text; weaving writing into student government; creating…
Descriptors: Childrens Writing, Elementary Secondary Education, Relevance (Education), Teaching Methods
Werts, Margaret Gessler; And Others – 1991
Designed to be used by practicing teachers, students who are learning to become teachers, and faculty members who instruct such students, this manual describes an instructional manipulation for teaching children with mild disabilities that increases opportunities for learning through the addition of extra information. The technique described uses…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Efficiency, Elementary Secondary Education, Feedback
Quigley, Charles N., Ed.; Bahmueller, Charles, Ed. – 1991
CIVITAS is a curriculum framework that sets forth a set of national goals to be achieved in a civic education curriculum, primarily for K-12 public and private schools. It is a framework that proposes to specify the knowledge and skills needed by citizens to perform their roles in U.S. democracy. There are two major sections in the framework. It…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Curriculum Development
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