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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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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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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
Sporn, Howard Bruce – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this study is to determine whether educators believe mathematics should be taught to liberal arts students, what topics are taught in liberal arts mathematics courses, and what the motivation is for teaching such topics. The study consists of two parts, a review of the opinions of educators regarding liberal arts mathematics, and a…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, General Education, Logical Thinking, Thinking Skills
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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
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Russell, Ingrid; Markov, Zdravko; Neller, Todd; Coleman, Susan – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2010
Our approach to teaching introductory artificial intelligence (AI) unifies its diverse core topics through a theme of machine learning, and emphasizes how AI relates more broadly with computer science. Our work, funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation, involves the development, implementation, and testing of a suite of projects that…
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Program Effectiveness, Computer Science, Teaching Methods
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Allred, Sarah L. – Journal of Correctional Education, 2009
This study examines qualitative and quantitative data from a fifteen-week experiential course held in a county jail. The course was modeled after the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program, and included college students and people who were incarcerated at the time. Survey data and comments gleaned from student papers were used to assess the impact of…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Experiential Learning, Course Content, Program Effectiveness
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Phillips, Amy Criniti – CEA Forum, 2009
During the fourth year of Amy Phillips' teaching assistantship in the spring semester of 2008, she was asked to teach a 300-level advanced writing course in which she was given the creative freedom to design the syllabus, choose the textbooks, craft all assignments, and organize the course content. However, there was one stipulation: the course,…
Descriptors: Course Content, Writing (Composition), Teaching Methods, Writing Skills
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Slike, Samuel B.; Berman, Pamela D.; Kline, Travis; Rebilas, Kathryn; Bosch, Erin – American Annals of the Deaf, 2008
For more than 20 years, two courses, History, Education, and Guidance of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing and Introduction to Instructional Methods for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing, have been taught at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania using a traditional lecture format. A state grant provided funding to explore the use of technology to teach online…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Qualitative Research, Sign Language, Partial Hearing
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