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Snodgrass Rangel, Virginia; Bell, Elizabeth R.; Monroy, Carlos – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2017
A key assumption of accountability policies is that educators will use data to improve their instruction. In practice, however, data use is quite hard, and more districts are looking to instructional coaches to support their teachers. The purpose of this descriptive analysis is to examine how instructional coaches in elementary and middle school…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Science Education, Data, Accountability
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Jackson, Julie; Warner, Kathryn; Forsythe, Michelle – Science and Children, 2017
It can be a struggle for early childhood teachers to create hands-on, engaging lessons about animals. This is especially true of units that require exposure to a wide range of animals from a variety of habitats. The authors' describe how they shook up their traditional animal unit by creating a Kindergarten zoo! Herein they summarize their…
Descriptors: Recreational Facilities, Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten, Experiential Learning
Zinth, Jennifer – Education Commission of the States, 2016
Allowing high school students to fulfill a math or science high school graduation requirement via a computer science credit may encourage more student to pursue computer science coursework. This Education Trends report is an update to the original report released in April 2015 and explores state policies that allow or require districts to apply…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Computer Science Education, Educational Trends
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Sayler, Michael F. – Roeper Review, 2015
The University of North Texas's Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science began admitting students to its 2-year early college entrance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) program in the fall of 1988. This program provided accelerated entry for top students in Texas in the areas of mathematics and science. Approximately 200…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Educational Opportunities, Educational Development, Career Academies
Loney, Emily – Hunt Institute, 2014
Innovation and ingenuity have long been hallmarks of the U.S.' economy. Our competitive strength is built on the legacy of great innovators--from Alexander Graham Bell and Lewis Latimer to the Wright brothers and Steve Jobs. The U.S. has prized its status as a leader in developing creative thinkers and entrepreneurs, but by many estimates, it is…
Descriptors: Science Education, Science Achievement, Science Course Improvement Projects, Context Effect
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Jackson, Julie; Narvaez, Rose – Science and Children, 2013
It is common to see word walls displaying the vocabulary that students have learned in class. Word walls serve as visual scaffolds and are a classroom strategy used to reinforce reading and language arts instruction. Research shows a strong relationship between student word knowledge and academic achievement (Stahl and Fairbanks 1986). As a…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Vocabulary Skills, Vocabulary, Word Lists
McKeown, Karen D. – Heritage Foundation, 2012
With the tuition cost of traditional colleges and universities soaring and education technology advancing, online courses and degree programs are becoming more common. Some critics argue that an online degree cannot provide all the important features of a traditional college education, from extracurricular activities to new professional networks,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Scott, Timothy P.; Wilson, Craig; Upchurch, Dan R.; Goldberg, Maria; Bentz, Adrienne – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2011
The Future Scientists Program of Texas A&M University and the Agricultural Research Service branch of USDA serves as a model program of effective collaboration between a federal agency and K-12. It demonstrates true partnership that contextualizes learning of science and provides quality professional development, benefiting teachers and their…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Public Agencies, Scientists, Faculty Development
Berlin, Donna F., Ed.; White, Arthur L., Ed. – International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education (NJ3), 2011
The chapters in this book reflect the work of science and mathematics educators who have worked for many years at the international level. As members of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education, their work provides readers with issues, models, practices, and research results that have applicability and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Mathematics Education, STEM Education, Educational Innovation
Hyslop, Alisha – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2010
For the last several years, concern has been brewing about America's underinvestment and underperformance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics--the fields collectively known as STEM. STEM can be described as an initiative for securing America's leadership in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields and identifying…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Science Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education
Viadero, Debra – Education Week, 2010
At a time of mushrooming interest in Advanced Placement (AP) tests, a new book, "AP: A Critical Examination of the Advanced Placement Program," assembles studies on how capable the program is of meeting the increasingly diverse expectations held up for it. Growing out of a symposium held at Harvard in 2007, the book focuses on AP science…
Descriptors: High Schools, Advanced Placement, Academically Gifted, Disadvantaged
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
High schools that enable educators to nurture the distinctive interests and talents of all groups of students can help more students stay in school and find the motivation to prepare for college and careers. By implementing six clear-cut ideas, or conditions, that evidence shows can lead more students to success, schools and communities can…
Descriptors: Careers, High Schools, Classes (Groups of Students), Career Development
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Robertson, William H.; Garcia, Claudia Vanessa; Lougheed, Vanessa L.; Tweedie, Craig; Velasco, Aaron – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2009
The International Polar Year-Research and Educational Opportunities in Antarctica for Minorities (IPY-ROAM) program was designed to increase minority participation in polar science by immersing participants in an academic program that included a trip to Antarctica. The IPY-ROAM program was focused on increasing public understanding of the polar…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, Educational Opportunities, Minority Groups, Higher Education
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Gonzalez, Nicolas; Chavez, Guadalupe – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2009
Dual Enrollment Engineering (DEEA) and Medical Science (DEMSA) Academies are two-year dual enrollment programs for high school students. Students explore engineering and medical careers through college coursework. Students prepare for higher education in engineering and medical fields while completing associate degrees in biology or engineering…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Associate Degrees, Medicine, Engineering
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Suson, Daniel J.; Cox, Paul H.; Hewett, Lionel D.; Leckenby, Henry J.; Espinosa, James; Fisher, Paul; Craig, David; Marble, Daniel K.; Balasubramanya, M. K.; Gonzalez, O.; Ni, Q.; Willson, V. L. – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2008
The Texas Electronic Coalition for Physics was established in 2000 as a means of demonstrating that by linking together, small programs can maintain their vitality in higher education. Using Interactive Television, the Internet, telephones, faxes, and other electronic media, five physics programs scattered across the state of Texas formed a…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Physics, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning
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