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Martin, Nancy L.; Soares, Andrey – Information Systems Education Journal, 2016
In this paper, we report on our experience as rookies organizing, funding, and running a summer computing camp for middle school girls. The focus of the camp was building mobile applications using App Inventor. The three day/two night camp targeted girls in rural, high poverty school districts and was funded through an award from the National…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Females, Summer Programs, Design
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Jia, Jiyou – IGI Global, 2015
The integration of technology into educational environments has become more prominent over the years. The combination of technology and face-to-face interaction with instructors allows for a thorough, more valuable educational experience. "Intelligent Web-Based English Instruction in Middle Schools" addresses the concerns associated with…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Middle Schools, Web Based Instruction
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Zrike, Sara; Connolly, Christine – Journal of Staff Development, 2015
In early November 2013, the authors started talking about visiting the Hurley School, a dual-language school in Boston, Massachusetts. The Hurley School had spent considerable time transitioning to the Common Core State Standards on literacy, but little time addressing the shifts in math. They worried that math classes were no longer rigorous…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Teacher Leadership, Specialists, Teamwork
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Bowden, William R. – Journal of Media Literacy Education, 2015
Summer programs that experiment with combining media literacy and social-emotional learning can potentially affect students' academic performance. Based on a six-week program, working with rising eighth grade students in a low-income school district, this program allowed students to work on media projects while trying to develop stronger…
Descriptors: Social Development, Emotional Development, Media Literacy, Metacognition
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Frazelle, Sarah; Nagel, Aisling – Regional Educational Laboratory Northwest, 2015
To stem the tide of students dropping out, many schools and districts are turning to early warning systems (EWS) that signal whether a student is at risk of not graduating from high school. While some research exists about establishing these systems, there is little information about the actual implementation strategies that are being used across…
Descriptors: At Risk Students, Dropouts, Dropout Prevention, Prevention
WestEd, 2014
Consider that colorful photographs, eye-catching illustrations, and captivating images intended to make textbooks more appealing may actually distract students from the lesson at hand. Or that asking students to simply solve math problems might not be as effective as having them explain the steps of solutions that are already worked out--even some…
Descriptors: Cognitive Science, Mathematics Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Middle Schools
WestEd, 2014
Amargosa Valley School in Nevada could be considered representative of almost any preK-8 school that serves a large proportion of socioeconomically disadvantaged students and is focused on turning around persistently low achievement. Like other schools supported by federal School Improvement Grants, Amargosa is beginning to implement a reform plan…
Descriptors: School Turnaround, Rural Schools, Disadvantaged Youth, Low Achievement
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2014
The purpose of this guide is to provide information on how to use early warning data, including the Massachusetts Early Warning Indicator System (EWIS), to identify, diagnose, support and monitor students in grades 1-12. It offers educators an overview of EWIS and how to effectively use these data in conjunction with local data by following a…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, At Risk Students, Identification, Elementary Secondary Education
Hein, Vanessa; Smerdon, Becky; Sambolt, Megan – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2013
The purpose of this brief is to provide information to state, district, and school personnel seeking support to determine whether their students are on a path to postsecondary success. The College and Career Readiness and Success Center (CCRS Center) has received technical assistance requests from a number of states regarding factors that predict…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Postsecondary Education, Success, College Readiness
Prewett, Sara; Mellard, Daryl; Lieske-Lupo, Jessica – National Center on Response to Intervention, 2011
Response to intervention integrates assessment and intervention within a multi-level prevention system to maximize student achievement and to reduce behavior problems. With RTI, schools identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, monitor student progress, provide evidence-based interventions and adjust the intensity and nature of those…
Descriptors: Response to Intervention, Middle Schools, School Schedules, Personnel Management
Whitebook, Marcy; Gomby, Deanna; Bellm, Dan; Sakai, Laura; Kipnis, Fran – Center for the Study of Child Care Employment, University of California at Berkeley, 2009
When it comes to teacher preparation, the support provided to new teachers, and ongoing professional development for working teachers, Grades K-12 and the field of early care and education (ECE) are two very different worlds. While both worlds assume that teachers' classroom skills and behavior can be influenced at multiple points in time (through…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Young Children, Educational Change, Professional Development
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2008
Students and parents need ample time and accurate information to prepare for the financial burden of a college education--those who lack this knowledge base face a significant access barrier to higher education. The early intervention community is calling for a method of delivering age-appropriate information in a timely manner as one means of…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Access to Information, Higher Education, Access to Education
Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, 2008
Students and parents need ample time and accurate information to prepare for the financial burden of a college education--those who lack this knowledge base face a significant access barrier to higher education. This problem can be countered by the delivery of comprehensive, integrated financial aid information, an approach identified by the…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Access to Information, Information Dissemination, Access to Education
Engstrom, Martha C.; Parrie, Chelsey; Miller, Russell; Li, Yuan – Wyoming State Department of Education, 2004
The Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) was developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to measure the major health risk behaviors performed by youth. These health risk behaviors include: behaviors that contribute to intentional and unintentional injuries; the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; sexual behaviors that contribute…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, High School Students, Middle School Students, Student Behavior