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Reeves, Jennifer L.; Gunter, Glenda A.; Lacey, Candace – Educational Technology & Society, 2017
There is a trend to use mobile devices in K-12 classrooms and create 1:1 learning experiences. Current research has focused on creating student collaborative efforts and increasing engagement when learning using the iPad, as well as the user-friendly characteristics and the tremendous number of apps available. There continues to be a need for…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Academic Achievement, Preschool Children
LoScalzo, Desiree Elizabeth – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The student demographic in United States public schools is becoming increasingly diverse. Yet, the curriculum used in classrooms throughout the country remains largely Euro-centric. Despite research confirming that the use of culturally relevant literature can increase engagement and academic achievement, most historically marginalized students…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preschool Teachers, Rural Schools, Communities of Practice
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Szecsi, Tunde; Lashley, Tara; Nelson, Sydney; Sherman, Jill – International Journal of the Whole Child, 2017
This article reports on the findings of an empirical study that examined elementary school teachers' views about the English language learners' (ELLs) program placement assessment, and progress assessment. Specifically, the interviews in the study explored teachers' perspectives on the effectiveness of these assessments and the connection between…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Student Placement
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Wolberg, Rochelle Ibanez; Goff, Allison – Journal of Museum Education, 2012
This article describes thinking routines as tools to guide and support young children's thinking. These learning strategies, developed by Harvard University's Project Zero Classroom, actively engage students in constructing meaning while also understanding their own thinking process. The authors discuss how thinking routines can be used in both…
Descriptors: Museums, Nonschool Educational Programs, Learning Strategies, Educational Practices
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2014
Current research seeks to determine if today's pre-K programs provide strong returns on investment similar to the returns from the classic 1960's High/Scope Perry Preschool Program and 1970's North Carolina Abecedarian Project. These were known for the positive academic effects that children experienced as they moved through school. Policy-makers…
Descriptors: Preschool Evaluation, Preschool Education, Evidence, Annotated Bibliographies
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Berson, Ilene R.; Cross, Megan D.; Ward, Jennifer; Berson, Michael J. – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2014
In this article, the authors describe a recent project undertaken at the University of South Florida's (USF) Preschool for Creative Learning. To align with the inquiry approach of their laboratory school, the environment at the Preschool is designed so that children can learn through exploration and individual initiative. The administration and…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Preschool Education
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Barrow, Lisa; Markman-Pithers, Lisa – Future of Children, 2016
Simply put, children with poor English skills are less likely to succeed in school and beyond. What's the best way to teach English to young children who aren't native English speakers? In this article, Lisa Barrow and Lisa Markman-Pithers examine the state of English learner education in the United States and review the evidence behind different…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Bilingual Education
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Guardino, Caroline; Fullerton, Elizabeth Kirby – Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, 2012
High levels of aggressive behaviors were observed during the transition times in two selfcontained special education classrooms: a kindergarten and pre-kindergarten. The present case studies examine how modifying the classroom infrastructure impacts students' aggressive behavior. Teachers were assisted on the usage of select modifications (visual…
Descriptors: Aggression, Student Behavior, Self Contained Classrooms, Special Education
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Sylvester, Ruth; Kragler, Sherry – Childhood Education, 2013
Despite significant investments over the past decade in the expansion and improvement of preschool programs, too many children, particularly poor children, enter kindergarten behind their peers. Because it is critical that voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) classrooms offer educational programs that both address the needs and developmental levels of…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Concept Formation, Misconceptions, Preschool Education
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Shannon, Darbianne; Snyder, Patricia; McLaughlin, Tara – Grantee Submission, 2015
Implementation science defines training and coaching as two important competency components to support fidelity of implementation of evidence-based practices. The present study explores the perspectives of 21 preschool teachers, located in the United States, about the professional development (PD) they received, which included training and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Web Based Instruction, Coaching (Performance), Expertise
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Monsalvatge, Laura; Long, Kris; DiBello, Lilia – Dimensions of Early Childhood, 2013
Early childhood professionals constantly reflect upon how to improve the quality of educational experiences for young children. They are often encouraged to create centers that support the development of language, literacy and mathematical concepts inside the classroom, but they often forget that there is an untapped world of learning just outside…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Young Children, Outdoor Education, Environmental Education
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Shannon, Darbianne; Snyder, Patricia; McLaughlin, Tara – Professional Development in Education, 2015
Implementation science defines training and coaching as two important competency components to support fidelity of implementation of evidence-based practices. The present study explores the perspectives of 21 preschool teachers, located in the United States, about the professional development (PD) they received, which included training and…
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Web Based Instruction, Coaching (Performance), Expertise
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Phillips, Beth M.; Ingrole, Smriti A.; Burris, Pamela W.; Tabulda, Galiya – Early Child Development and Care, 2017
This study describes initial development, feasibility, and fidelity of implementation of a vocabulary and language curriculum supplement that combined explicit instruction and educational television programming to enhance children's vocabulary acquisition. Efficacy of an intervention relies in part on its fidelity of implementation, but little is…
Descriptors: Curriculum Implementation, Fidelity, Predictor Variables, Preschool Curriculum
Lee, Katelyn; Therriault, Susan – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2016
This brief examines strategies for leveraging State longitudinal data systems (SLDS) to promote college and career readiness (CCR) goals. The examples provided are based on current state efforts to use their state longitudinal data systems to achieve their CCR vision and goals. The following information outlines the basic purpose and elements of…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Chiang, Hanley; Walsh, Elias; Shanahan, Timothy; Gentile, Claudia; Maccarone, Alyssa; Waits, Tiffany; Carlson, Barbara; Rikoon, Samuel – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance, 2017
Reading comprehension--the ability to understand the meaning of text--is a foundational ability that enables children to learn in school and throughout life. Children who struggle with reading comprehension in the third or fourth grade are at high risk for dropping out of school, with detrimental effects on their future employment, income, and…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Language Acquisition, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education
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