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Reisman, Abby – Theory and Research in Social Education, 2017
The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) call on science and social studies teachers to engage in literacy instruction that prepares students for the academic rigors of college. The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) designed a framework to address the challenge of literacy-content integration. At the heart of the intervention are fill-in-the-blank…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Course Content, Common Core State Standards, Science Instruction
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Selvaggi, Tina – International Journal of E-Learning & Distance Education, 2016
This study surveyed graduate students prior to, and immediately following, a literacy course offered online to determine their interactions with the content, interactions with the instructor, and interactions with peers throughout the semester. The study also examined graduate students' opinions about the convenience and perceived benefits of…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Surveys, Literacy Education, Online Courses
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Dmochowski, Jane Ellen; Garofalo, Dan; Fisher, Sarah; Greene, Ann; Gambogi, Danielle – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2016
Purpose: Colleges and universities increasingly have the mandate and motivation to integrate sustainability into their curricula. The purpose of this paper is to share the strategy used at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) and provide an evaluation of its success and guidance to others creating similar programs. Design/methodology/approach:…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Integrated Curriculum, Undergraduate Students, Course Content
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Surra, Alex; Litowitz, Len S. – Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2015
The authors describe a vocational training course that was developed to give more than just an overview of how aircraft work, or a course on how to fly. This training course was a half-year course in aviation technology. Powered flight is an area of interest for many students, and the intent of creating a curriculum rich with science, technology,…
Descriptors: High Schools, Aviation Education, STEM Education, Vocational Education
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Hanyak, Michael E., Jr. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2015
In an introductory chemical engineering course, the conceptual framework of a holistic problem-solving methodology in conjunction with a problem-based learning approach has been shown to create a learning environment that nurtures deep learning rather than surface learning. Based on exam scores, student grades are either the same or better than…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Problem Solving, Teaching Methods, Problem Based Learning
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Robinson, Anthony C.; Kerski, Joseph; Long, Erin C.; Luo, Heng; DiBiase, David; Lee, Angela – Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 2015
The massive open online course (MOOC) is a new approach for teaching online. MOOCs stand apart from traditional online classes in that they support thousands of learners through content and assessment mechanisms that can scale. A reason for their size is that MOOCs are free for anyone to take. Here we describe the design, development, and teaching…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods
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Kurz, Alexander; Elliott, Stephen N.; Lemons, Christopher J.; Zigmond, Naomi; Kloo, Amanda; Kettler, Ryan J. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2014
Current legislation encourages schools to educate students with disabilities (SWDs) in general education settings to the greatest extent appropriate. However, it is unclear whether inclusion in general education settings provides SWDs a sufficient opportunity to learn the academic content assessed by accountability measures. This initial study was…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Opportunities, Comparative Analysis, Middle School Students
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Hummer, Jill Abraham – Journal of Political Science Education, 2014
In 1991, the APSA Task Force on Political Science recommended elements of a curricular structure that would best promote student learning. The report stated that there should be a capstone experience at the end of the senior year and that the capstone should require students to integrate their whole learning experience in the major. This article…
Descriptors: Political Science, Undergraduate Study, College Programs, Curriculum
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Dixon, Edward M.; Hondo, Junko – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
This paper will describe pedagogical approaches for re-purposing an open educational resource (OER) designed and produced by the Deutsche Welle. This free online program, "Deutsch Interaktiv," consists of authentic digital videos, slideshows and audio texts and gives a contemporary overview of the culture and language in Germany, Austria…
Descriptors: Open Education, Educational Resources, German, Second Language Instruction
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Cooper, Benjamin – Afterschool Matters, 2013
This article examined the literature on best practices in content-specific professional development and then aligns this work with the practices of a citywide afterschool chess program run by After School Activities Partnerships (ASAP) in Philadelphia. School teachers, out-of-school time (OST) staff, and youth workers readied themselves to think…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Faculty Development, After School Education, Staff Development
Han, Jiye Grace; Ableidinger, Joe; Hassel, Bryan C.; Jones, Rachel; Wolf, Mary Ann – Alliance for Excellent Education, 2013
The Quakertown Community School District, or QCSD, is a traditional K-12 public school district in rural southeastern Pennsylvania, located in Bucks County, about an hour north of Philadelphia. QCSD has ten schools, including one high school, and serves approximately 5,500 students, 24 percent of whom are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch…
Descriptors: Blended Learning, Profiles, Learning Experience, School Districts
Staples, Jeanine M. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2013
Jeanine M. Staples is an associate professor in the Language, Culture, and Society Program of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania. She teaches a mandatory course entitled LLED 480: Media Literacy in the Classroom. The course is designed for pre-service teachers in the…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Media Literacy, Preservice Teacher Education, Secondary School Teachers
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Kilicay-Ergin, N.; Laplante, P. A. – IEEE Transactions on Education, 2013
Requirements engineering is one of the fundamental knowledge areas in software and systems engineering graduate curricula. Recent changes in educational delivery and student demographics have created new challenges for requirements engineering education. In particular, there is an increasing demand for online education for working professionals.…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Engineering Education, Design Requirements, Curriculum Design
Griess, Carolyn J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Early childhood education has gained national attention as a tool for increasing outcomes and reducing risks for young children and their families. In an effort to ensure that early childhood programs are of high quality, many states are implementing systems that identify levels of criteria that denote excellence. Pennsylvania has adopted such a…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Teacher Education, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Qualifications
Marsh, Rose M. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Schools have gone through educational reforms having various focuses on curriculum changes, consolidation, open classrooms, mastery learning, decentralization, shared decisionmaking, legislative mandates and controls, high expectations, integrated thematic instruction, professional development, technology integration, and standards with…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Beginning Teachers, Mentors, Virtual Classrooms
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