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Masters, Jessica – International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, 2012
A secondary data analysis was conducted using a large dataset from a study related to online professional development for eighth grade teachers of mathematics. Using this data, the paper provides a snapshot of the current state of teachers' knowledge related to proportional reasoning and functions. The paper also considers how teachers' knowledge…
Descriptors: Knowledge Level, Data Analysis, Grade 8, Mathematics Teachers
Afterschool Alliance, 2012
Over the last four years, the Afterschool Alliance and MetLife Foundation have worked together to identify exemplary, and often lesser-known afterschool programs across the nation. For the past two years, efforts have focused on finding innovative afterschool programs serving middle school students. This focus was developed to address the need for…
Descriptors: Recognition (Achievement), Case Studies, Middle School Students, After School Programs
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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Dreon, Oliver; Kerper, Richard M.; Landis, Jon – Middle School Journal (J1), 2011
Say the phrase "Charlie bit my finger," and just about every human being with Internet access visualizes the viral video clip of baby Charlie precociously biting the finger of his brother. With almost 200 million views, this video represents just one of thousands of viral videos that form a core component of modern entertainment, news,…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Adolescent Literature, Teacher Education Programs, Student Interests
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Taranto, Gregory; Dalbon, Melissa; Gaetano, Julie – Middle School Journal (J3), 2011
The middle grades are an exciting time for adolescents to explore, learn, and collaborate with one another (National Middle School Association, 2010). By incorporating an academic social network as part of the classroom experience, collaboration and active learning take on new forms, and a transformation from passive learning to active learning…
Descriptors: Social Networks, Middle Schools, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students
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Meyer, Bonnie J. F.; Wijekumar, Kay; Middlemiss, Wendy; Higley, Kelli; Lei, Pui-Wa; Meier, Catherine; Spielvogel, James – Reading Research Quarterly, 2010
This study investigated the effects of different versions of Web-based instruction focused on text structure on fifth- and seventh-grade students' reading comprehension. Stratified random assignment was employed in a two-factor experiment embedded within a pretest and multiple posttests design (immediate and four-month delayed posttests). The two…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Reading Comprehension, Text Structure, Web Based Instruction
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Russell, William Benedict, III, Ed. – International Society for the Social Studies, 2010
The "ISSS Annual Conference Proceedings" is a peer-reviewed professional publication published once a year following the annual conference. (Individual papers contain references.) [For the 2009 proceedings, see ED504973.]
Descriptors: Social Studies, Proverbs, Social Justice, Global Approach