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Wessman-Enzinger, Nicole M. – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2019
The article uses vignettes to illustrate a small group of of grade 5 students who worked on different types of temperature problems (Wessman-Enzinger and Tobias 2015). The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM) recommends including contexts, such as temperature, paired with the introduction to integers in grade 6 and integer…
Descriptors: Numbers, Mathematics Instruction, Vignettes, Sentences
Bishop, Penny A.; Downes, John M.; Farber, Katy – Harvard Education Press, 2019
"Personalized Learning in the Middle Grades" shows how teachers in grades 5--8 can leverage the use of personalized learning plans (PLPs) to increase student agency and engagement, helping youth to establish learning goals aligned with their interests and assess their own learning--particularly around essential skills that cut across…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8
New York State Education Department, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) provides federal funds to improve elementary and secondary education in the nation's schools. ESSA requires states and Local Educational Agencies (i.e., school districts and charter schools) to take a variety of actions to ensure that all children, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, disability…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality
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McNeill, Katherine; Reiser, Brian J. – Learning Professional, 2018
More than 60% of U.S. school children are being educated in states in which Next Generation Science Standards or other framework-derived standards have been adopted. This vision demands a central role for students to engage in science and engineering practices to build and use science ideas, rather than solely learning about the science others…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Learner Engagement, Science Education
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Sanders-Bustle, Lynn – Art Education, 2018
In this article, Sanders-Bustle recounts what happened when university art education students created socially engaged art (SEA), "Project Unway" and "Project Unity," in the hallways of a middle school. The events represented in this article stem from activities that took place in a secondary art education curriculum course…
Descriptors: Art Education, College Students, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Hainsworth, Mark; Hainsworth, Laura – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2018
In this article the authors describe an Integrative Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Design-Based Learning (I-STEM ED DBL) activity that invites students to delve into the science, technology, and engineering related to the production of Ötzi's copper axe and to speculate about the circumstances surrounding his…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Science Activities, Metallurgy, Summer Programs
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Cengiz, Nesrin; Rathouz, Margaret – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2018
A framework using contexts, language, and representations can support middle school students' justifications. This article introduces classroom tasks and student work to provide a vision of framework implementation in classroom settings. Although the students in this article are future elementary and middle school teachers, the framework tasks and…
Descriptors: Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers
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Jensen, Jessica Lynn – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2018
Watching a debate can help people understand multiple points of view. At the conclusion of a debate, a consensus might occur after a deep analysis and discussion of the issues. Most students will participate in a class debate at some point in their schooling, but chances are that debate will not take place in math class. What could there be to…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Debate, Critical Thinking
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Ireland, Christine – Parenting for High Potential, 2018
Australian curriculum falls short for gifted students, and many teachers are not able to confidently improvise solutions. Research has painted a poor picture of education for Australian students from lower socioeconomic backgrounds, as well as from provincial and remote regions. In 2017, the Australian government commissioned an Independent Review…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Academically Gifted, Rural Areas
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Cutucache, Christine; Boham, Taylor; Luhr, Jamie; Sommers, Amie; Stevenson, Nikolaus; Sointu, Erkko; Mäkitalo-Siegl, Kati; Kärkkäinen, Sirpa; Valtonen, Teemu; Grandgenett, Neal; Tapprich, William – Cogent Education, 2018
Afterschool interventions in STEM are linked to learning gains during the school day. These opportunities engage and excite students about STEM concepts since they observe a more hands-on, project-oriented approach. Often these opportunities for afterschool interventions are infrequent in nature and leave gaps for students in their maturation and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Intervention, After School Programs, Middle School Students
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Abbott, Amy L. – Middle School Journal, 2017
The detected decline in middle school students' school engagement during the period of young adolescence is concerning. As middle school can be perceived as a time in which plans for higher education and career considerations begin to take shape, planting seeds for future aspirations certainly seems appropriate. This article draws on the…
Descriptors: Student Interests, Middle School Students, Learner Engagement, Early Adolescents
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Gonczi, Amanda L.; Bergman, Brenda G.; Huntoon, Jackie; Allen, Robin; McIntyre, Barb; Turner, Sheri; Davis, Jen; Handler, Rob – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2017
Decision matrices are valuable engineering tools. They allow engineers to objectively examine solution options. Decision matrices can be incorporated in K-12 classrooms to support authentic engineering instruction. In this article we provide examples of how decision matrices have been incorporated into 6th and 7th grade classrooms as part of an…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Matrices, Teaching Methods, Middle School Students
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Duckor, Brent; Holmberg, Carrie; Becker, Joanne Rossi – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2017
Research on teacher professional learning has shown that formative assessment can improve student learning more than most instructional practices. Empirical evidence indicates that thoughtfully implemented formative assessment practices improve students' learning, increase students' scores, and narrow achievement gaps between low-achieving…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers
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Lafont, Lucile; Rivière, Camille; Darnis, Florence; Legrain, Pascal – European Physical Education Review, 2017
This article is grounded in social constructivist perspectives of learning: its purpose is to provide an overview of the "Interactions Sociales et Acquisition" (ISA) [Social Interactions and Acquisition] French group's research that examines how a peer-assisted learning (PAL) group context facilitates students' acquisition of motor and…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Physical Education, Interpersonal Competence, Psychomotor Skills
New York State Education Department, 2017
This document describes the model used by the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to measure student growth for institutional accountability in New York State for the 2016/17 school year. In 2016/17, growth models were implemented for institutional accountability in Grades 4-8 ELA and mathematics. All models are based on assessing each…
Descriptors: State Departments of Education, Growth Models, Accountability, Research Reports
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