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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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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
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McHenry, Nadine; Martin, Andrea; Castaldo, Annalisa; Ziegenfuss, Donna – International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of a student-centered faculty development model on the conceptions of teaching of participating US Arts and Sciences faculty members. "Student-centered learning models are widely accepted as catalysts for improved learning and psychosocial outcomes, and their use is especially important…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Pilot Projects, Learning Modules, Educational Change
Ray, Julie A. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This mixed methods study focused on the perceptions of faculty currently instructing online. The sample was taken from the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia, and consisted of a random selection of instructors teaching at least one online course in the fall of 2008. Of the 300 people surveyed via a web-based survey tool, 111…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Instructional Design, Online Courses, Course Content
Pape, Liz – School Administrator, 2006
In recent years, thanks to the evolution of the Internet, wide availability of classroom computers and increased broadband access, blended learning is emerging as a new tool in the K-12 educational toolkit. Defined as learning that combines online and face-to-face approaches, blended learning is accomplished through the combined use of virtual and…
Descriptors: Online Courses, High Schools, Computer Mediated Communication, Conventional Instruction