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Fuchs, Janet – Independent School, 2013
This article describes the results of a three-day professional development workshop for newer teachers (with less than six years of experience) and more experienced teachers trained in design of skills-based, year-long themes with rich interdisciplinary connections at Charles River School (Massachusetts). For the three days, the school was buzzing…
Descriptors: Workshops, Faculty Development, Middle School Teachers, Teacher Collaboration
DiSalvio, Philip – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2012
This article illustrates the landscape-changing potential of the "disruptive innovation" taking place on the shores of the Charles River. Learning technologies now being used in the massive open online course (MOOC) movement, some suggest, will change the way people think about higher education. MOOCs are based on an open-networked learning…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Open Enrollment, Distance Education, Internet
Daas, Mahesh – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The single-site exemplar study presents an in-depth account of the presidential leadership of Charles M. Vest of MIT--the second longest presidency in the Institute's history--and his leadership team's journey between 1990 and 2004 into campus architectural changes that involved over a billion dollars, added a quarter of floor space to MIT's…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Biographies, Educational Change, Technical Institutes
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Soto, Inia; Cambazoglu, Mustafa Kenal; Arnone, Robert; Kastler, Jessica; Parra, Sabrina – Science Teacher, 2018
Cruise planning may seem like an ordinary task for oceanographers, but it actually involves logical and strategic thinking, collaboration, and multidisciplinary work. The "Challenger" expedition, led by Charles Wyville Thomson from 1872 to 1876, was the first to be fully dedicated to understanding oceans (Rice et al. 1999) and was…
Descriptors: Oceanography, Science Instruction, Science Activities, Role Playing
Drinan, Helen – Online, 1979
Assesses the financial impact of online services for management and describes the process of financial management of the online search service at Charles River Associates, Inc. The areas of budgeting, pricing, and controlling are examined in the context of a financial management methodology. (CWM)
Descriptors: Budgeting, Cost Effectiveness, Expenditures, Financial Needs
Schachter, Ron – District Administration, 2010
For more than a decade, Florida's legislators and governors--first Jeb Bush and then Charles Crist--have pushed one of the nation's most ambitious education reform agendas: grading the performance of schools before No Child Left Behind was even an idea. Florida may be more known to outsiders for everything from its Indian River citrus crop to the…
Descriptors: School Restructuring, Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Educational Improvement
Chronicle of Higher Education, 2004
"Chronicle of Higher Education" presents an abundant source of news and information for college and university faculty members and administrators. This September 3, 2004 issue of "Chronicle of Higher Education" includes the following articles: (1) "Legal Scholarships in the Liberal Arts" (Sarat, Austin; Rivers,…
Descriptors: Scholarships, Liberal Arts, Higher Education, College Faculty
Joint Economic Committee, Washington, DC. – 1984
This Congressional report deals with the views of persons residing and working in the Silicon Valley in California and near Route 128 around Boston on strategies for encouraging entrepreneurship. Included among those persons providing testimony concerning the perspectives of individuals and groups from these two regions were representatives of the…
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Change Strategies, Economic Climate, Economic Development
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Romesburg, H. Charles – American Biology Teacher, 2014
This article explains four kinds of inquiry exercises, different in purpose, for teaching advanced-level high school and college students the hypothetico-deductive (H-D) method. The first uses a picture of a river system to convey the H-D method's logic. The second has teams of students use the H-D method: their teacher poses a hypothesis…
Descriptors: Logical Thinking, Abstract Reasoning, Inquiry, Hypothesis Testing
Charles, Camille Z.; Fischer, Mary J.; Mooney, Margarita A.; Massey, Douglas S. – Princeton University Press, 2009
Building on their important findings in "The Source of the River," the authors now probe even more deeply into minority underachievement at the college level. "Taming the River" examines the academic and social dynamics of different ethnic groups during the first two years of college. Focusing on racial differences in academic performance, the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Affirmative Action, Stereotypes, White Students
Sondergeld, Toni A.; Milner, Andrea R.; Rop, Charles – Teacher Development, 2014
Building teachers' confidence in their understanding of nature and encouraging the use of field experiences with students are important factors in increasing environmental awareness in students. "A River Runs Through It (ARRT)" is an integrated environmental education professional development program, immersed practicing teachers in…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Environmental Education, Faculty Development, Experiential Learning
Century Foundation, 2013
American community colleges stand at the confluence of four mighty rivers that are profoundly influencing all of American life. At a time of growing economic globalization, community colleges are a critical element in the strategy to address the skills and education gap to meet the emerging needs of industries in the new knowledge economy. In…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Honors Curriculum, Incentives, Educational Innovation
Carlson, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
In July, when energy prices were sky-high and some pundits were predicting a continued rise, Charles Riordan, facilities director at Loyola College of Maryland, and his colleagues locked in a chunk of their electricity prices--about a quarter of the college's consumption--to cover the next two years. Now that energy prices have fallen, the…
Descriptors: Energy Management, Fuel Consumption, Cost Indexes, Economic Change
Malewski, Erik; Jaramillo, Nathalia – IAP - Information Age Publishing, Inc., 2011
Epistemologies of Ignorance provide educators a distinct epistemological view on questions of marginalization, oppression, relations of power and dominance, difference, philosophy, and even death among our youth. The authors of this edited collection challenge the ambivalence--ignorance--found in the construction of curriculum, teaching practices,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Suicide, Epistemology, Educational Psychology
College Planning & Management, 2002
Describes the design of the Charles V. Park Library at Central Michigan University and the Martha Rivers and E. Bronson Ingram Library, an addition to the Frederick Ferris Thompson Memorial Library at Vassar College. Discusses the libraries as examples of merging tradition with technology. Includes photographs. (EV)
Descriptors: Building Design, College Buildings, College Libraries, Educational Facilities Design
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