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Benedict, Amber; Holdheide, Lynn; Brownell, Mary; Foley, Abigail Marshall – Center on Great Teachers and Leaders, 2016
This Special Issues Brief from the Collaboration for Effective Educator Development, Accountability and Reform (CEEDAR Center) and the Center on Great Teachers and Leaders (GTL Center) outlines essential features for providing high-quality, structured, and sequenced opportunities to practice within teacher preparation programs. This brief is…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies, College Faculty, Educational Innovation
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Radcliffe, Barbara J. – Middle School Journal, 2015
All classrooms are active social systems; the middle school classroom involves complex interactions between and among peers as well as between students and teachers. In the elementary years, attention is often given to nurturing students and fostering relationships, yet when young adolescents transition to the middle school, a focus on control and…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Literacy Education, Language Arts, Middle School Students
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Mesa, Jennifer – Science and Children, 2018
As an instructional framework, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) can guide science teachers to purposefully apply evidence-based instructional practices to increase engagement and learning of students with disabilities (Israel, Ribuffo, and Smith 2014; Marino et al. 2014; Ok et al. 2016). This article describes how to use the Universal Design…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Access to Education, Barriers, Student Needs
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2011
Real-time classroom simulations like TeachME, a University of Central Florida project, offer promise for a host of teacher-training applications. Through them, candidates could learn to work with different groups of students, or practice a discrete skill such as classroom management. Most of all, such simulations give teachers in training the…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Student Teaching
Kosanovich, Marcia; Weinstein, Connie; Goldman, Elizabeth – Center on Instruction, 2009
This guide was produced by the Center on Instruction for technical assistance providers and others who work with state education leaders to improve reading achievement among elementary school students. It describes a suite of "Student Center Activities" (SCAs) designed to offer K-5 classroom teachers a wide range of activities that can…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Directed Reading Activity, Reading Instruction
Thomas, William R. – Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2009
As the 21st century's first decade draws to a close, America's public school students are participating in online academic classes in increasingly large numbers. More than one million K-12 public school students took online courses in the 2007-2008 school year, according to an estimate in a recent Sloan Consortium survey. This represents a 47…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses
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Grauerholz, Liz; Bubriski-McKenzie, Anne – Teaching Sociology, 2012
This study presents an experiential exercise designed to heighten students' awareness of overconsumption in the United States and allow them to see how their own consumption habits are linked to larger social factors. Students engaged in the "Not Buying It" project--which involved refraining from purchasing all but essentials for a set…
Descriptors: Purchasing, Behavior, Decision Making, Experiential Learning
DeNisco, Alison – District Administration, 2013
Students are doing less hand-raising and more clicking as online classes become increasingly popular in K12 instruction, both in combination with brick-and-mortar classrooms and in independent full-time virtual schools. With online instruction comes a change in the nature of teaching, communicating with, and assessing students. As schools move to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Educational Change, Electronic Learning, Student Evaluation
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Hicks Pries, Caitlin; Hughes, Julie – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2012
Learning science vocabulary is an often tedious but important component of many curricula. Frequently, students are expected to learn science vocabulary indirectly, but this method can hinder the success of lower-performing students (Carlisle, Fleming, and Gudbrandsen 2000). We have developed an inquiry-based vocabulary activity wherein students…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Vocabulary, Earth Science, Vocabulary Development
Florida Department of Education, 2016
School grades provide an easily understandable metric to measure the performance of a school. Parents and the general public can use the school grade and its associated components to understand how well each school is serving its students. The school grades calculation was revised substantially for the 2014-15 school year to implement statutory…
Descriptors: School Districts, Guidelines, Grading, Annual Reports
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Farrell, Ivan; Hamed, Kastro M. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2016
This article describes the use of project-based instruction in activities and labs intended to develop higher-order thinking skills with high school students and pre-service teachers through the use of soap making.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teacher Education
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Jones, Megan – Social Education, 2011
In late December of 1951, a news story out of Mims, Florida, shocked the nation. The story contained elements of prejudice, discrimination, injustice, lynching, rape, bombings, and murder. The story not only made headlines across the country, but also the world. On the evening of December 25, a bomb was placed under the floor joists of the bedroom…
Descriptors: African Americans, Civil Rights, Labor, Unions
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Bersh, Luz Carime – Social Studies, 2013
This article offers a contextual analysis of contemporary immigration issues impacting the institutions in the United States, in particular the school. It discusses the importance of addressing this theme in the classroom and presents its curricular value in the elementary and middle school social studies and interdisciplinary curricula. Using a…
Descriptors: Immigration, Teaching Methods, Social Studies, Elementary School Students
Phillips, Beth M.; Mazzeo, Debbie; Smith, Kevin – Regional Educational Laboratory Southeast, 2016
This Self-Study Guide has been developed to support Florida Voluntary Prekindergarten Providers (VPK) who are required to complete an improvement plan process (i.e., low-performing providers). The guide has sections that can be used during both the process of selecting target areas for an improvement plan and the process of implementing new or…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Groups), Preschool Education, Voluntary Agencies, Educational Improvement
Florida Department of Education, 2016
School grades provide an easily understandable metric to measure the performance of a school. Parents and the general public can use the informational baseline school grade and its associated components to understand how well each school is serving its students. The school grades calculation was revised substantially for the 2014-15 school year to…
Descriptors: Guides, School Statistics, Grades (Scholastic), Evaluation Criteria
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