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Kelley, Todd R. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2017
As national STEM initiatives focus on engineering design as a STEM integrator, a more important concern for K-12 educators should be teaching design fundamentals and using these experiences to help students obtain STEM content knowledge. There appears however, to be little instruction and emphasis on building students' design-sketching skills in…
Descriptors: Drafting, Design, Engineering Education, Engineering Technology
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Duncan, Ravit Golan; Cavera, Veronica L. – Science and Children, 2015
The "Next Generation Science Standards'" three dimensions--disciplinary core ideas (DCIs), science and engineering practices (SEPs), and crosscutting concepts (CCs)--were headliners at NSTA's national conference in Chicago and featured in many of the organization's other professional-development efforts this year (NGSS Lead States 2013).…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
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Duncan, Ravit Golan; Cavera, Veronica L. – Science Teacher, 2015
The "Next Generation Science Standards'" three dimensions--disciplinary core ideas (DCIs), science and engineering practices (SEPs), and crosscutting concepts (CCs)--were headliners at NSTA's national conference in Chicago and featured in many of the organization's other professional-development efforts this year (NGSS Lead States 2013).…
Descriptors: Scientific Concepts, Teaching Methods, Student Evaluation, Engineering
Craig, Pamela S.; Sarlo, Rebecca – Eye on Education, 2012
Meet your students' literacy needs with this book from Pamela Craig and Rebecca Sarlo. Literacy experts Craig and Sarlo explain how the implementation of a Problem Solving/Response to Intervention framework in grades 4-12 will help all students greatly improve their reading skills. Written for secondary teachers and administrators, the book shows…
Descriptors: Reading Skills, Elementary Secondary Education, Response to Intervention, Program Implementation
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2011
This guide is intended to assist teachers in the measuring of student learning over the course of the school year. Teachers in the six groups of IMPACT will write teacher-assessed student achievement (TAS) goals at the beginning of the year to gauge student achievement. With the principal's approval, teachers may adapt, as appropriate, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Methods
American Institutes for Research, 2011
First introduced in 1965, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has evolved over nearly five decades, emphasizing education reform priorities that mirror the changing national education policy conversation. The most recent iteration of ESEA, also known as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), was enacted in 2001. It emphasized improving…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, School Turnaround, Educational Objectives
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
Sibley, Michael O., Ed. – Alabama Department of Education, 2010
"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about programs and goals of…
Descriptors: Advanced Placement, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Objectives, State Standards
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Yell, Michael M. – Social Education, 2009
In this article, the author discusses how it is more important than ever for today's students to excel in social studies. This excellence can occur when every student in grades K-12 has equal access to deep, engaging, thoughtful social studies instruction on a daily basis. With social studies excellence, teachers broaden their students' horizons,…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Social Studies, Futures (of Society), Access to Education
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Metros, Susan E. – Theory Into Practice, 2008
Contemporary culture has become increasingly dependent on the visual, especially for its capacity to communicate instantly and universally. Advances in technology fueled this shift. Students must learn to cope with and intelligently contribute to a culture rife with easy access to the visually rich Web, photo dependant social networks, video…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, Media Literacy, Multimedia Instruction, Computer Literacy
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Social Education, 2008
The last decade of the twentieth century and the first decade of the twenty-first have seen a marginalization of social studies curriculum, instruction, and assessment at all grade levels. In many state houses, in departments of education, and in school districts across this great nation, education for citizenship has taken a back seat to…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Elementary Secondary Education, Position Papers, Citizenship Education
Alberta Education, 2008
Education is the key to young people becoming full partners in shaping a global future and in shaping the nation's future. Quality basic education for young people is key to maintaining Alberta's standard of living and ensuring competitiveness in the world market. The education system must focus on what all students need to learn and be able to…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, State Standards, Graduation Requirements
Burns, Edward – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2007
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 has placed a renewed emphasis on the importance of the regular classroom, the regular classroom teacher and the general curriculum as the primary focus of special education. This book contains over 100 topics that deal with real issues and concerns regarding the regular classroom and…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Related Services (Special Education), General Education, Teacher Participation
Hill, Grant M.; Turner, Bud – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (JOPERD), 2007
This article describes a physical education program self-assessment tool, "The Physical Activity and Fitness Promotion Checklist," which was developed by a panel of nationally recognized physical education teachers. This checklist, which specifically addresses national physical education standards three and four, includes 20 items organized into…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Elementary Secondary Education
Sibley, Michael O., Ed. – Alabama Department of Education, 2007
"Alabama Education News" is published monthly except for June, July, and December by the Alabama Department of Education. This publication, authorized by Section 16-2-4 of the "Code of Alabama", as recompiled in 1975, is a public service of the Alabama Department of Education designed to inform citizens and educators about…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Technical Education, Public Education, Career Education
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