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Kunemund, Rachel; Majeika, Caitlyn; De La Cruz, Veronica Mellado; Wilkinson, Sarah – Office of Special Education Programs, US Department of Education, 2016
The National Center for Leadership in Intensive Intervention (NCLII), a consortium funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), prepares special education leaders to become experts in research on intensive intervention for students with disabilities who have persistent and severe academic (e.g., reading and math) and behavioral…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Behavior Modification, Response to Intervention, Positive Behavior Supports
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Smail, Karen M.; MacDonald, Cathy – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2015
Every student must be given the opportunity to participate in physical education and develop the skills and knowledge competencies to become skillful movers for a lifetime. Students with disabilities have unique needs that must be addressed in the least restrictive environment. With the adoption of the "National Standards and Grade-level…
Descriptors: National Standards, Disabilities, Physical Education, Competency Based Education
Australian Government Department of Education and Training, 2015
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2008) is a global effort to promote the equal and active participation of all people with disability. Australia ratified this convention, which means that it is committed to promoting, protecting, and ensuring that people with disability are given full equality under the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Academic Standards, Individualized Instruction, Civil Rights Legislation
Bowman, Trinell; Wiener, Daniel; Branson, Danielle – Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, 2015
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a group of states working together to develop a set of assessments that measure whether students are on track to be successful in college and their careers. These high-quality, computer-based K-12 assessments in mathematics and English language arts (ELA)/literacy give…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Testing Accommodations, Summative Evaluation, College Readiness
DeGarmo, John – Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2015
"Helping Foster Children in School" explores the challenges that foster children face in schools and offers positive and practical guidance tailored to help the parents, teachers and social workers supporting them. Children in care often perform poorly at school both in terms of their behavior and their academic performance, with many…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Children, Academic Failure, Trauma
ExpandED Schools, 2014
This guidebook was prepared by TASC (The After-School Corporation) and their Frontiers in Urban Science Education (FUSE) programs. FUSE is TASC's initiative to help more out-of-school-time programs and expanded learning time schools offer kids engaging, exciting and inspiring activities that promote science inquiry. The guidebook offers a a…
Descriptors: STEM Education, After School Programs, Inquiry, Science Activities
ExpandED Schools, 2014
This guide is a list of tools that can be used in continued implementation of strong programming powered by Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) competencies. This curated resource pulls from across the landscape of policy, research and practice, with a description of each tool gathered directly from its website.
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Guides, Evaluation Methods
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Rowland, Susan L.; Myatt, Paula M. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2014
SoTL stands for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The acronym, said "sottle" or "sote-all," describes research that involves rigorous examination of teaching and learning by faculty who are actively involved in the educational process. The number of natural-science faculty engaged in SoTL is increasing, and their…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Research, Scholarship, Natural Sciences
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
Aspen Institute, 2014
To assist system administrators as they pursue their own teacher leadership initiatives, this profile from Leading Educators and the Aspen Institute details the steps Denver Public Schools (DPS) took to design and implement its Differentiated Roles pilot. Specifically, it examines the initiative's opportunities and challenges within the context of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Teacher Leadership, Program Development, Program Descriptions
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Wilkens, Christian P.; Kuntzler, Patrice M.; Cardenas, Shaun; O'Malley, Eileen; Phillips, Carolyn; Singer, Jacqueline; Stoeger, Alex; Kindler, Keith – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2014
One challenge teachers of students with orthopedic and multiple disabilities face is providing sufficient time and opportunity to communicate. This challenge is universal across countries, schools, and settings: teachers want students to communicate because communication lies at the core of what makes us human. Yet students with orthopedic and…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Multiple Disabilities, Communication Problems, Interpersonal Communication
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Lawton, Brian; Brandon, Paul R.; Cicchinelli, Louis; Kekahio, Wendy – Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
Logic models can help educators plan and monitor program evaluations. This introduction to logic models as a tool for designing program evaluations defines the major components of education programs--resources, activities, outputs, and short-, mid-, and long-term outcomes--and uses an example to demonstrate the relationships among them. This quick…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Models, Logical Thinking, Educational Resources
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Malone, Nolan; Mark, Lauren; Narayan, Krishna – Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
This guide offers educators, program managers, administrators, and researchers a resource for building capacity for monitoring program outcomes. It provides concise definitions of program monitoring components and a framework for assessing program progress. Examples demonstrate the relationships among program components: outcomes, indicators,…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education
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Kekahio, Wendy; Lawton, Brian; Cicchinelli, Louis; Brandon, Paul R. – Regional Educational Laboratory Pacific, 2014
A logic model is a visual representation of the assumptions and theory of action that underlie the structure of an education program. A program can be a strategy for instruction in a classroom, a training session for a group of teachers, a grade-level curriculum, a building-level intervention, or a district-or statewide initiative. This guide, an…
Descriptors: Models, Logical Thinking, Program Development, Program Effectiveness
Clements, Douglas H.; Sarama, Julie – Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014
In this important book for pre- and in-service teachers, early math experts Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama show how "learning trajectories" help diagnose a child's level of mathematical understanding and provide guidance for teaching. By focusing on the inherent delight and curiosity behind young children's mathematical reasoning,…
Descriptors: Young Children, Early Childhood Education, Numeracy, Mathematics Education
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