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Florida Department of Education, 2016
School grades provide an easily understandable metric to measure the performance of a school. Parents and the general public can use the school grade and its associated components to understand how well each school is serving its students. The school grades calculation was revised substantially for the 2014-15 school year to implement statutory…
Descriptors: School Districts, Guidelines, Grading, Annual Reports
Stearns, Jared – Technology & Learning, 2006
K-12 schools are broadening their curriculum offerings to include audio, video, and other multimodal styles of communication. A combination of savvy digital natives, affordable software, and online tutoring has created a perfect opportunity to integrate professional level video and videoconferencing into curricula. Educators are also finding…
Descriptors: Teleconferencing, Television, Production Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education
Yager, Robert E. – National Science Teachers Association (NJ3), 2005
This collection of 16 essays is ideal for staff development providers (university faculty, district supervisors, lead teachers, and principals) as well as preservice science methods instructors. Each essay describes a specific program designed to train current or future teachers to carry out the constructivist, inquiry-based approach of the…
Descriptors: Essays, Teacher Education, Faculty Development, Science Teachers
Dorn, Charles M.; Sabol, Robert; Madeja, Stanley S.; Sabol, F. Robert – Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (Bks), 2004
"Assessing Expressive Learning" is the only book in the art education field to date to propose and support a research-supported teacher-directed authentic assessment model for evaluating K-12 studio art, and to offer practical information on how to implement the model. This practical text for developing visual arts assessment for grades…
Descriptors: Studio Art, Creativity, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques
Olsen, Dale A. – 1990
Because of Florida's rapidly growing ethnic populations, public school teachers of music and other disciplines in the humanities and fine arts in Florida must assess and adjust their curricula to include Latin American and Caribbean music and cultures in their programs. This will give curricular representation to a large percentage of Florida's…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Humanities
Valdes, Gabriel M. – 1986
Florida is experiencing a renaissance in foreign language study through more substantial curriculum and admission and graduation requirements in secondary and higher education. The increase has resulted in a critical shortage of foreign language teachers, to which the state has responded with a program of incentives, financial aid, and rigorous…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Class Activities, Course Content, Curriculum Design
Valdes, Gabriel M. – 1987
In Florida, foreign language teaching has consistently followed national trends. Currently, there is a renaissance in language study. Enrollment has increased dramatically at all educational levels, due to a mandated state university system entrance requirement and two programs, the Florida Academic Scholars Program and Foreign Languages in the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Curriculum Development
Garcia, Delia C. – 1990
The Children and Parents Interacting program is a federally funded Title VII project designed to create and promote greater Hispanic parent involvement in the educational system. The program represents a joint effort of Monroe and Dade County Public Schools and Florida International University's Center for Latino Education. The major thrust of the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Hispanic Americans, Learning Activities
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Office of Educational Technology. – 1986
Designed to provide descriptions of computing activities in Florida's school districts, postsecondary institutions, and the State Department of Education (DOE), this report is organized into activities at four levels--K-12, community college, university, and DOE. Information gathered from a majority of Florida's 67 school districts is divided into…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Administration
Roblyer, M. D., Ed. – 1986
Current issues in educational uses for microcomputers are addressed in this collection of 139 abstracts of papers in which computer literacy and practical applications dominate. Topics discussed include factors related to computer use in the classroom, e.g., computer lab utilization; teaching geometry, science, math, and English via…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Bradley, Linda S. – Action in Teacher Education, 1985
The 'back-to-basics' movement has concerned many art educators. Recent legislation in Florida has ensured fine art programs in the elementary and secondary school years and strengthened the art teacher certification requirements. (DF)
Descriptors: Art Education, Art Teachers, Educational Change, Educational Legislation
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Mirabal, Nancy Raquel – OAH Magazine of History, 1993
Reviews the origin and growth of Afro-Cuban communities in Ybor City and Tampa, Florida, that began in the late 1880s as the cigar-making industry grew. Calls for more research into the history of black Cubans, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans. (CFR)
Descriptors: Black Community, Black Culture, Black History, Cubans
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Badia, Arnhilda – Hispania, 1994
This report describes successful programs abroad that use foreign languages in courses on foreign-language teaching methodology and that enable participants to experience first hand the language and culture of the language. (Contains six references.) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, Methods Courses, Second Language Instruction
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Firkus, Angela; Parman, Donald L. – OAH Magazine of History, 1995
Asserts that gaming on Indian reservations is the most important development in Indian affairs during the past two decades. Discusses political and social issues related to reservation gambling. Concludes that it has improved employment opportunities, boosted morale, and upgraded living standards of many Indian communities. (CFR)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indians, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups