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Rutschow, Elizabeth Zachry; Taketa, Jessica – MDRC, 2017
While a college degree offers the opportunity for increased income, a degree alone does not guarantee a student's successful entry into the workforce. Work-based learning, such as internships and apprenticeship programs, has become an increasingly popular way to help students build workforce skills and experience and gain real-world exposure to a…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, Internship Programs, Education Work Relationship, College Students
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Haynes Writer, Jeanette – Kappa Delta Pi Record, 2017
Values, knowledges, and ways of being are the essences and cultural imperatives for tribal nation students and communities, and they sustain the tribal nations' continuance as distinct Peoples. After discussing historical and ongoing colonialist oppression, the author urges educators to form partnerships with communities to foster students'…
Descriptors: Social Values, American Indians, Tribes, American Indian Culture
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Beussman, Douglas J.; Walters, John P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
Virtually all modern chemical instrumentation is controlled by computers. While software packages are continually becoming easier to use, allowing for more researchers to utilize more complex instruments, conveying some level of understanding as to how computers and instruments communicate is still an important part of the undergraduate…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Science Education, Chemistry, Computer Uses in Education
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Houck, Bonnie; Novak, Sandi – Learning Professional, 2017
Schools and districts are required to have improvement plans that specify instructional and curricular ideas to enhance teachers' ongoing practice and assist students in performing at higher levels. Yet little has been done to examine the specific knowledge that principals need regarding literacy teaching and learning or how districts can build…
Descriptors: Instruction, Learning, Literacy, Teaching Methods
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Ting, Jeffrey M.; Ricarte, Ralm G.; Schneiderman, Deborah K.; Saba, Stacey A.; Jiang, Yaming; Hillmyer, Marc A.; Bates, Frank S.; Reineke, Theresa M.; Macosko, Christopher W.; Lodge, Timothy P. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2017
We present a collection of hands-on experiments that collectively teach precollege students fundamental concepts of polymer synthesis and characterization. These interactive experiments are performed annually as part of an all-day outreach event for high school students that can inform the development of ongoing polymer education efforts in a…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Chemistry, Plastics, Science Experiments
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Akerson, Adam; Montgomery, Mark S. – SRATE Journal, 2017
This article outlines one university's move toward implementing a co-teaching field experience, with pre-service teacher candidates acting as peer-to-peer co-teachers. In order to better meet the needs of pre-service teacher candidates (PTCs) and continually develop their ability to grow as reflective PTCs, two teacher educators applied…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Team Teaching, Preservice Teachers, Student Teaching
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Strauss, Andrea Lorek; Rager, Amy – Journal of Extension, 2017
Extension master volunteer programs, such as master naturalist and master gardener, often focus heavily on volunteer education. The model presented here describes the full life cycle of a master volunteer's experience in the program, putting education in the context of other essential program components. By zooming out to a wide-angle view of the…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Extension Education, Recruitment, Motivation
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Chazdon, Scott; Meyer, Nathan; Mohr, Caryn; Troschinetz, Alexis – Journal of Extension, 2017
The public value poster session is a new tool for effectively demonstrating and reporting the public value of Extension programming. Akin to the research posters that have long played a critical role in the sharing of findings from academic studies, the public value poster provides a consistent format for conveying the benefits to society of…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Program Evaluation, Educational Benefits, Capacity Building
Race to the Top - Early Learning Challenge, 2017
Minnesota's vision for its Race to the Top -- Early Learning Challenge (RTT-ELC) work was based in years of research showing the impact of high quality early childhood programs on children's school readiness and success in life. Minnesota's State plan was to increase access to high quality early learning development programs for children across…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, State Programs, Educational Quality, Accountability
Fulton, Mary – Education Commission of the States, 2017
This Policy Snapshot provides summary information for 2017 legislation related to attainment goals and plans, as well as policy actions from previous years.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, State Policy, Postsecondary Education, Policy Formation
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White, Timothy; Wymore, Adam; Dere, Ashlee; Hoffman, Adam; Washburne, James; Conklin, Martha – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Earth's critical zone (CZ) is the uppermost layer of Earth's continents, which supports ecosystems and humans alike. CZ science aims to understand how interactions among rock, soil, water, air, and terrestrial organisms influence Earth as a habitable system. Thus, CZ science provides the framework for a holistic-systems approach to teaching Earth…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Environmental Influences, Environmental Education, Earth Science
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Potter, Tonya; Johnson, Kara – Knowledge Quest, 2017
Students look to their school library to find new books, seek information, creatively solve problems, and use technology. School libraries play an essential role in students' academic growth and development of lifelong learning skills. All of the wonderful resources and services that school libraries provide are easily accessible to the population…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Public Libraries, Users (Information), Library Services
Truong, Natalie – iNACOL, 2017
"Next Generation Learning Models for English Language Learners" seeks to highlight the promising practices and trends in new designs to advance learning for English language learner (ELL) students. This paper is designed for practitioners, including educators and education leaders, who want to advance next generation learning models to…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Educational Practices, Individualized Instruction
Barnett, Joshua H.; Hudgens, Tanée M.; Logis, Handrea A. – National Institute for Excellence in Teaching, 2017
NIET [National Institute for Excellence in Teaching] continually evaluates the impact of TAP: The System for Teacher and Student Advancement on raising student achievement, improving instruction and increasing the ability of high-need schools to recruit, retain and support effective teachers. In addition to national results in student achievement…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement, Educational Quality, Teacher Recruitment
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Rice, Joshua E.; Rugg, Bradley; Davis, Sharon – Journal of Extension, 2016
Youth involved in 4-H projects have been engaged in science-related endeavors for years. Since 2006, 4-H has invested considerable resources in the advancement of science learning. The new Minnesota 4-H Science of Agriculture Challenge program challenges 4-H youth to work together to identify agriculture-related issues in their communities and to…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Agriculture, Community Problems, Community Programs
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