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Urban, Michael J., Ed.; Falvo, David A., Ed. – IGI Global, 2016
The application of technology in classroom settings has equipped educators with innovative tools and techniques for effective teaching practice. Integrating digital technologies at the elementary and secondary levels helps to enrich the students' learning experience and maximize competency in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, STEM Education, Outcomes of Education, Technology Integration
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Lofton, Saria; Julion, Wrenetha A.; McNaughton, Diane B.; Bergren, Martha Dewey; Keim, Kathryn S. – Journal of School Nursing, 2016
Obesity and overweight prevalence in African American (AA) youth continues to be one of the highest of all major ethnic groups, which has led researchers to pursue culturally based approaches as a means to improve obesity prevention interventions. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate culturally adapted obesity prevention…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Obesity, Prevention, Intervention
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Bubnick, Laura; Enneking, Katie; Egbers, Julie – Science and Children, 2016
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education piques students' innate curiosity and opens their eyes to hundreds of career possibilities. This column presents ideas and techniques to enhance your science teaching. This month's issue shares information about a STEM enrichment project for second graders that incorporates nutrition and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Enrichment Activities, Grade 2, Nutrition Instruction
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Magruder, Robin; Rosenauer, Julia – Science and Children, 2016
This article describes a second grade science enrichment unit with a focus on human impact, both positive and negative, on the living and nonliving components of the local watershed. Investigating the local watershed gave the unit a personal and pragmatic connection to students' lives because they depend on the local watershed for what they need…
Descriptors: Science Education, Enrichment Activities, Grade 2, Units of Study
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Wessel-Powell, Christy; Kargin, Tolga; Wohlwend, Karen E. – Reading Teacher, 2016
This article provides primary teachers with assessment tools and curricular examples to expand writers' workshop by adding a multimodal storytelling unit on drama and filmmaking, allowing students to create engaging off-the-page stories through films and play performances that enrich writing. Too often, children's literacy abilities are assessed…
Descriptors: Young Children, Story Telling, Enrichment Activities, Literacy
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Chandler-Olcott, Kelly; Nieroda, Janine – Equity & Excellence in Education, 2016
This article reports findings from a four-year formative experiment (Reinking & Bradley, 2008) investigating a summer writing institute for ninth graders entering an urban high school. Intended as enrichment, not remediation, for a heterogeneous group of students, and as a learning experience, not just a teaching opportunity, for…
Descriptors: High School Students, Urban Schools, Grade 9, Summer Programs
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Wilkins, Julia; Bost, Loujeania Williams – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2016
Based on work with state and local education agencies in dropout prevention for students with disabilities, successful research-based interventions are described along with details of how these interventions have been implemented in middle and high schools across the country. The interventions that have helped students with disabilities graduate…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, High School Students, Interpersonal Competence, School Districts
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Gilson, Cindy M.; Little, Catherine A. – Journal of Advanced Academics, 2016
Asking questions that invite students to access advanced thinking skills during classroom discourse is a key strategy for challenging and supporting high-ability middle school readers. This critical teaching practice requires careful teacher listening. However, empirical research around teachers' "listening orientations," or how teachers…
Descriptors: Middle School Teachers, Reading Teachers, Listening Skills, Enrichment Activities
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Rothenbusch, Sandra; Zettler, Ingo; Voss, Thamar; Lösch, Thomas; Trautwein, Ulrich – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2016
Teachers are often asked to nominate students for enrichment programs for gifted children, and studies have repeatedly indicated that students' intelligence is related to their likelihood of being nominated as gifted. However, it is unknown whether class-average levels of intelligence influence teachers' nominations as suggested by theory--and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Enrichment Activities, Intelligence, Teacher Attitudes
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Zeng, Songtian; Benner, Gregory J.; Silva, Rayann M. – Education and Treatment of Children, 2016
The purpose of this evaluation was to examine the effectiveness and feasibility of a summer learning program for students at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). We used a quasi-experimental design with pre and post assessments for both the treatment and comparison groups. Participants were fourth grade students (N = 92) below…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, At Risk Students, Emotional Disturbances, Behavior Disorders
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Borisova, Tatiana; Bi, Xiang; Larkin, Sherry; Longanecker, James – Journal of Extension, 2016
In support of community development, natural resource, and other Extension programs, the research reported here aimed to identify current and potential outdoor recreational opportunities in the St. Johns River Basin, an inland area in northeastern Florida. We identify the characteristics of the visitors participating in the recreational activities…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Sustainability, Extension Education, Environmental Education
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Lane, Tonisha B. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
The current study used a case study methodological approach, including document analysis, semistructured interviews, and participant observations, to investigate how a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) enrichment program supported retention and degree attainment of underrepresented students at a large, public, predominantly…
Descriptors: Social Integration, STEM Education, Disproportionate Representation, Educational Attainment
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Merillat, Linda; Scheibmeir, Monica – Online Learning, 2016
As part of a major shift to embed quality improvement processes within a School of Nursing at a medium-sized Midwestern university, a faculty enrichment program using a Plan-Do-Act-Study design was implemented. A central focus for the program was the development and maintenance of an online faculty resource center identified as "My Faculty…
Descriptors: Nursing Education, College Faculty, Educational Improvement, Enrichment Activities
Kim, Mihyeon – Gifted Child Quarterly, 2016
Although descriptions of enrichment programs are valuable for practitioners, practices, and services for gifted students, they must be backed by evidence, derived through a synthesis of research. This study examined research on enrichment programs serving gifted students and synthesized the current studies between 1985 and 2014 on the effects of…
Descriptors: Enrichment Activities, Meta Analysis, Program Effectiveness, Academic Achievement
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Kim, Hanna – Journal of Science Education and Technology, 2016
This study investigates the effects of an intensive 1-week Inquiry-Based Science and Technology Enrichment Program (InSTEP) designed for middle school-aged female students. InSTEP uses a guided/open inquiry approach that is deepened and redefined as eight sciences and engineering practices in the Next Generation Science Standards, which aimed at…
Descriptors: Inquiry, STEM Education, Enrichment Activities, Females
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