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Putman, Shannon; Id-Deen, Lateefah – Educational Leadership, 2019
Virtual reality has the potential to revolutionize education because it immerses students in their learning, blocking out visual and auditory distractions and letting learners focus intensely on a structured learning experience. The authors describe how using virtual reality headsets helped 5th graders at Gavin Cochran Elementary School in…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment
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Howell, Penny B.; Deweese, Abigail; Gnau, Alice; Peavley, Laura; Sheffield, Caroline – Middle Grades Review, 2017
As practicing teachers, school personnel, and teacher educators engaged in a school-university partnership, we have worked to co-create a mutually beneficial relationship centered around the learning needs of young adolescents. In this article, we will describe our diverse perspectives on and perceptions of how the partnership enhances the…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Middle School Students, Early Adolescents, College School Cooperation
Henrick, Erin; Munoz, Marco A.; Cobb, Paul – Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
District leaders often feel that working with researchers is not mutually beneficial. Researchers do not provide enough practical guidance, and they are often unable to present their findings in time to inform district decision making. Research-practice partnerships (RPPs) are a potential new strategy for addressing these challenges. RPPs are…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Educational Research, Barriers
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Sheffield, Caroline C. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2014
The men of the Breckinridge family have a long history of service to the nation, including many politicians, soldiers, and even a vice president of the United States. But it was a woman in the family, Mary, who had, arguably, the most direct and long-lived impact on those she served. As the founder of the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS) of Eastern…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Nurses, Health Services, Caring
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Evans-Andris, Melissa; Kyle, Diane W.; Larson, Ann E.; Buecker, Harrie; Haselton, W. Blake; Howell, Penny; Sheffield, Caroline; Sherretz, Christine; Weiland, Ingrid – Peabody Journal of Education, 2014
In this article, we describe development of a clinical model of teacher education connected to a community engagement commitment of the university known as the Signature Partnership Initiative. The current clinical model builds upon previously established collaborations of the College of Education and Human Development with district and school…
Descriptors: Clinical Supervision (of Teachers), Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Elementary Schools
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
This report details Kentucky's participation in Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) programs and services from December 2013 through November 2014. Appropriations from member states support SREB's core operations and general services. SREB leverages the long-standing commitment of member states to attract external funding for an array of…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Regional Programs, College Readiness, Career Readiness
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Howell, Penny B.; Carpenter, Jan; Jones, Jeanneine P. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2013
This article describes how three universities approach middle level teacher preparation through partnerships and clinical experiences. The authors share the structures of their programs and the role of their partnerships in the clinical preparation of their candidates. They also discuss the challenges and opportunities presented by…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Teacher Education Programs, College School Cooperation, Practicums
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Alfonso, Moya L.; Thompson, Zachary; McDermott, Robert J.; Colquitt, Gavin; Jones, Jeffery A.; Bryant, Carol A.; Courtney, Anita H.; Davis, Jenna L.; Zhu, Yiliang – Journal of School Health, 2013
Objective: We assessed changes in the frequency of self-reported physical activity (PA) among tween girls exposed and not exposed to the VERB [TM] Summer Scorecard (VSS) intervention in Lexington, Kentucky, during 2004, 2006, and 2007. Methods: Girls who reported 0-1 day per week of PA were classi?ed as having "little or no" PA. Girls…
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Intervention, Females, Regression (Statistics)
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Wood, Jerra – Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, 2013
Mathematics teachers are constantly looking for real-world applications of mathematics. Aerospace education provides an incredible context for teaching and learning important STEM concepts, inspiring young people to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Teaching mathematics within the context of aerospace generates…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Aerospace Education, STEM Education, Science Careers
Bender, Rachel A.; Sharp, Kimberlee A. – Online Submission, 2013
This paper presents a method for social studies teachers to incorporate song lyrics into the study of controversial historical events and issues. Using the Hunt and Metcalf "Seven Problematic Areas of the Social Studies" as the rubric for selecting appropriate songs, the Teacher Candidate (TC) explains how song lyrics make viable text…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Singing, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
America's Promise Alliance, 2013
Engaging classes in every subject. Enriching encounters with the arts. Fun physical activities and healthy nutrition. Guided explorations of possible careers. Every young person deserves all of these experiences. At the moment, unfortunately, not all of the nation's children and youth do. This guide is intended to accompany the video…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Access to Education, Video Technology, Success
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
This newsletter of best practices in implementing the High Schools That Work (HSTW), Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) and Technology Centers That Work (TCTW) school improvement models is based on presentations at the 27th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the summer of 2013. The newsletter is divided up into…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Learner Engagement, Assignments, High Schools
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
Many teachers use the Internet and other electronic and web-based resources to engage students in meaningful assignments for independent learning, greater ownership of learning and better preparation for college and careers. The technology practices should align with the new college- and career-readiness standards (CCRS). They also should enhance…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Best Practices
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National Center for Education Statistics, 2013
NAEP Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) results in mathematics and reading are based on representative samples of 1,100 to 2,300 public school students at grade 4 and 900 to 2,100 public school students at grade 8 in each participating urban district in 2013. Twenty-one urban districts participated in the 2013 assessments. The assessments…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, National Competency Tests, Mathematics Achievement
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Sheffield, Caroline C.; Swan, Stephen B. – Social Education, 2012
Historical reenactments are a frequently utilized active learning strategy that encourages students to engage in historical thinking. They require students to critically read and synthesize information, consider multiple perspectives, and write a coherent narrative demonstrating an understanding of the time period, event, and the individuals…
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, History Instruction, Role Playing, Video Technology
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