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Like, Christopher; Morgan, Jeffrey; Escalada, Lawrence; Burns, Les – Physics Teacher, 2019
The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) require teachers to think very carefully about the structure of lessons, which content must be taught to allow students to achieve NGSS expectations, and how content is delivered. With the standards' focus on three-dimensional learning and the use of relevant phenomena, most teachers are urged to make…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Units of Study, Standards
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Mette, Ian M.; Biddle, Catharine; Mackenzie, Sarah V.; Harris-Smedberg, Kathy – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
This case was written to help prepare teacher-leaders, principals, and central office administrators, particularly those in rural and economically marginalized settings, who are expected to lead teachers and stakeholders in their community through increasingly stressed economic conditions. The intent of the case study is for educators to examine…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Advantaged, Whites, Middle Class
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Martin, Jennifer; Beese, Jane A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2016
Leaders must know how to use evidence to inform district decisions, particularly as decisions related to learning become standard practice, and provide professional development that builds the organizational capacity needed to support continuous and sustainable district improvement. Collaboration and implementation of a shared vision and mission…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Academic Achievement, Trust (Psychology), School Districts
Jones, Barbara; Chang, Sandy; Heritage, Margaret; Tobiason, Glory; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2015
This resource is part of a series produced by the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) to assist teachers and those who support teachers to plan teaching and learning from College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for all students, including students with disabilities, English learners, academically at-risk students, students…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Gifted Disadvantaged
Tobiason, Glory; Chang, Sandy; Heritage, Margaret; Jones, Barbara; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2014
This resource is part of a series produced by the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) to assist teachers and those who support teachers to plan teaching and learning from College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for all students, including students with disabilities, English learners, academically at-risk students, students…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Educational Resources, Educational Practices
Tobiason, Glory; Heritage, Margaret; Chang, Sandy; Jones, Barbara; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2014
This resource is part of a series produced by the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) to assist teachers and those who support teachers to plan teaching and learning from College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for all students, including students with disabilities, English learners, academically at-risk students, students…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Lesson Plans, Educational Planning, Career Readiness
Wylie, E. Caroline; Gullickson, Arlen R.; Cummings, Katharine E.; Egelson, Paula E.; Noakes, Lindsay A.; Norman, Kelley M.; Veeder, Sally A. – Corwin, 2012
Teachers routinely ask and answer a series of three questions with and for students: Where are my students headed? Where are they right now? How can I close the gap between where they are and where I want them to be? This text suggests that teachers also ask these parallel questions of themselves: (1) Where am I going?; (2) What can formative…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Teaching Methods, Evaluation Methods, Achievement Gap
City, Elizabeth A.; Elmore, Richard F.; Fiarman, Sarah E.; Teitel, Lee – Harvard Education Press, 2009
Walk into any school in America and you will see adults who care deeply about their students and are doing the best they can every day to help students learn. But you will also see a high degree of variability among classrooms--much higher than in most other industrialized countries. Today we are asking schools to do something they have never done…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Physicians, Models, Medical Education
Frierson-Campbell, Carol, Ed. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2006
The change needed in urban music education not only relates to the idea that music should be at the center of the curriculum; rather, it is that culturally relevant music should be a creative force at the center of reform in urban education. Teaching Music in the Urban Classroom: A Guide to Survival, Success, and Reform is the start of a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Educational Change
Wurdinger, Scott D. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
While research and common sense tell that experiential learning is more effective than the more traditional process of information assimilation (where teachers lecture, test, and grade), high school, college, and university teachers continue to use paper-and-pencil tests as their primary grading and assessment tool. Many students fail to see the…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Higher Education, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning
Abel, Jerian; Raphael, Jacqueline; Sather, Susan – Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL), 2005
This document is a resource developed for educators trained in the Professional Learning Team (PLT) process by the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL). The PLT process is a research-based model for effective schoolwide professional development that results in teachers changing their instructional practices. This publication provides…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Faculty Development, Educational Change, Teamwork
Saifer, Steffen; Edwards, Keisha; Ellis, Debbie; Ko, Lena; Stuczynski, Amy – Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL), 2005
This document describes how educators can use the knowledge and culture students bring to school in a standards-based curriculum that supports student success. The authors call this approach culturally responsive, standards-based (CRSB) teaching. Unlike multicultural education--which is an important way to incorporate all the world's cultural and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Culturally Relevant Education, Resource Materials, Educational Environment