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McConnell Moroye, Christy; Ingman, Benjamin C. – Environmental Education Research, 2018
This study builds upon ongoing research of ecological mindedness by exploring how teachers appraise and incorporate ecological care, interconnectedness, and ecological integrity into lesson planning, as well as how teachers reconcile these qualities with their current professional responsibilities. These topics are explored through educational…
Descriptors: Ecology, Environmental Education, Lesson Plans, Protocol Analysis
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Hong, Jung Eun – Technology, Pedagogy and Education, 2017
Although previous studies have proven the usefulness and effectiveness of geographic information system (GIS) use in the K-12 classroom, the rate of teacher adoption remains low. The identified major barrier to its use is a lack of teachers' background and experience. To solve this limitation, many organisations have provided GIS-related teacher…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Geographic Information Systems, Instructional Materials, Elementary School Teachers
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Brodersen, R. Marc; Randel, Bruce – Regional Educational Laboratory Central, 2017
Competency-based education has received growing attention in recent years as a way to address preK-12 learning goals. In competency-based education, students are promoted to the next course of study or grade level in each subject area after demonstrating mastery of identified learning targets aligned to standards. Westminster Public Schools in…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Mathematics Achievement
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Richardson, Jayson W.; Beck, Dennis; LaFrance, Jason; McLeod, Scott – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
As cyberschooling options expand, it is vital that we understand the nuances of these particular learning opportunities. Because little research exists on leaders of K-12 cyberschools, this exploratory case study had two purposes. We first examined how 18 cyberschool leaders in the United States obtained their position. Second, we explored the…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Educational History, Administrator Attitudes
Miles, Karen Hawley; Pennington, Kaitlin; Bloom, David – Center for American Progress, 2015
William Taylor, 29, a third generation Washington, D.C. resident stands out for a number of reasons. For one, he is an African American man who taught math at an elementary school for many years. Taylor excelled in the role, so much so that he now coaches his fellow math teachers at Aiton Elementary School, which is located in a high-poverty…
Descriptors: Teacher Salaries, Teaching Experience, Educational Attainment, Rewards
Kaplan, Claire; Chan, Roy; Farbman, David A.; Novoryta, Ami – National Center on Time & Learning, 2015
This study looks deeply inside 17 schools that stand at the vanguard of the current revolution in teaching. This new National Center on Time & Learning (NCTL) report reveals the substantive ways in which these schools are providing their teachers with more time to reflect on, develop, and hone their craft, by very explicitly leveraging an…
Descriptors: Extended School Day, Extended School Year, Faculty Development, Teacher Collaboration
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Hanson, Holli; Hoyos, Christine – Journal of Staff Development, 2015
An athletic coach's focus is to develop individual skills as well as the collective capacity of the team to perform at the highest level. A coaching culture applies the same concept to schools. While coaching in schools is not new, what is fundamentally different in a culture of coaching is that all members of the school community see themselves…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Coaching (Performance), School Culture, Adult Learning
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Conrad, Bradley; Moroye, Christy M.; Uhrmacher, P. Bruce – Current Issues in Education, 2015
With increased attention to measurable, common student achievement outcomes, the experience of both students and teachers has been overlooked. While measurable outcomes may possess value, they have served to shift the focus of schools, administrators, and teachers to writing curriculum that centers on assessable content learning rather than…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Lesson Plans, Aesthetics, Educational Experience
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Murphy, Daniel L.; Beretvas, S. Natasha – Applied Measurement in Education, 2015
This study examines the use of cross-classified random effects models (CCrem) and cross-classified multiple membership random effects models (CCMMrem) to model rater bias and estimate teacher effectiveness. Effect estimates are compared using CTT versus item response theory (IRT) scaling methods and three models (i.e., conventional multilevel…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Comparative Analysis, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Test Theory
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Polikoff, Morgan S. – American Journal of Education, 2015
Responding to federal policy and recent research, states and districts have developed and begun implementing multiple-measure teacher evaluation systems. These systems generally include observational and/or student survey measures of instructional quality alongside measures of teachers' contributions to student learning (e.g., value-added models…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Student Surveys, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Test Reliability