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Warner, Laura A.; Vavrina, Charlie S.; Campbell, Mary L.; Elliott, Monica L.; Northrop, Robert J.; Place, Nick T. – Journal of Extension, 2017
Florida's Strategic Plan for Extension in Metropolitan Regions reflects an adaptive management approach to the state's urban Extension mission within the context of establishing essential elements, performance indicators, key outcomes, and suggested alternatives for action. Extension leadership has adopted the strategic plan, and implementation…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Program Implementation, Program Administration, Extension Education
Browne, Daniel – Wallace Foundation, 2015
With many cities showing an interest in afterschool system building and research providing a growing body of useful information, this Wallace Perspective offers a digest of the latest thinking on how to build and sustain an afterschool system, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for this promising work. The report (a follow-up to a…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Program Development, Sustainability, Leadership Responsibility
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Platt, John S.; Bohac, Paul D.; Wade, Wanda – Journal of Correctional Education, 2015
The transition to and from juvenile justice settings is a complex and challenging process. Effectively preparing juvenile justice personnel to address the transition needs of incarcerated students is an essential aspect of reducing the negative effects of the school-to-prison pipeline. This article examines program and professional development…
Descriptors: Juvenile Justice, Institutionalized Persons, Transitional Programs, Program Development
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Krantz, Shelby; Monroe, Martha; Bartels, Wendy-Lin – Applied Environmental Education and Communication, 2013
The Cooperative Extension Service in the United States can play an important role in educating forest landowners to improve forest resilience in the face of climatic uncertainty. Two focus groups in Florida informed the development of a program that was conducted in Leon County; presurveys and postsurveys and observation provided evaluation data.…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Forestry, Focus Groups, Pretests Posttests
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Healy, Shawn; Dobson, L. Douglas; Kyser, Janis; Herczog, Michelle M.; Genzer, Debbie – Social Education, 2014
Civic learning for all students seems like a reasonable and important aim for all schools to achieve. If we believe that the future of our American democracy depends on a citizenry that is informed, engaged, and responsible, what better place to create future citizens than in schools? The Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools…
Descriptors: State Policy, State Action, Civics, Institutional Mission
Owens, Courtney T.; Lamm, Alexa J. – Journal of Agricultural Education, 2016
In the past several years Cooperative Extension has focused on developing educational programs that address water conservation, specifically for individuals using exorbitant amounts of water, with limited success. However, few research studies have examined how the way people think, including their critical thinking styles, can be used to inform…
Descriptors: Extension Education, Critical Thinking, Conservation (Environment), Correlation
Horner, Robert H.; Kincaid, Donald; Sugai, George; Lewis, Timothy; Eber, Lucille; Barrett, Susan; Dickey, Celeste Rossetto; Richter, Mary; Sullivan, Erin; Boezio, Cyndi; Algozzine, Bob; Reynolds, Heather; Johnson, Nanci – Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions, 2014
Scaling of evidence-based practices in education has received extensive discussion but little empirical evaluation. We present here a descriptive summary of the experience from seven states with a history of implementing and scaling School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) over the past decade. Each state has been…
Descriptors: Positive Reinforcement, Behavior Modification, Teaching Methods, Program Implementation
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Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Cannata, Marisa; Rutledge, Stacey A.; Socol, Allison Rose – Teachers College Record, 2016
This chapter describes a model for continuous improvement that guides the work of the National Center on Scaling Up Effective Schools, or NCSU. NCSU is a research and development center funded by the Institute for Education Sciences, the research arm of the United States Department of Education. At the core of the Center's work is an innovative…
Descriptors: High Schools, Total Quality Management, Educational Research, Educational Innovation
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Bendickson, Mary; Griffin, Karen – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2010
An effective faculty is essential to student success, and faculty development programs help sustain that effectiveness. Central to the faculty development programs at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Tampa, Florida, is the philosophy that they should lead to strengthened teaching and learning and, ultimately, improved student success. At…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Seminars, Community Colleges, Faculty Development
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Rillero, Peter; Camposeco, Laurie – Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning, 2018
Teachers' problem-based learning knowledge, abilities, and attitudes are important factors in successful K--12 PBL implementations. This article describes the development and use of a free, online module entitled "Design a Problem-Based Learning Experience." The module production, aligned with theories of andragogy, was a partnership…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Learning Modules
Aspen Institute, 2013
Sophia Graff, a beginning algebra teacher at Valencia College in Orlando, had an idea. The state of Florida had instituted a mandatory competency test that students needed to pass to enter intermediate algebra, but only a third of her students were succeeding. As part of an action-research project that was required for all professors seeking…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Competence, Community Colleges, College Faculty
Smith, Peter, Ed. – Association Supporting Computer Users in Education, 2015
The Association Supporting Computer Users in Education (ASCUE) is a group of people interested in small college computing issues. It is a blend of people from all over the country who use computers in their teaching, academic support, and administrative support functions. ASCUE has a strong tradition of bringing its members together to pool their…
Descriptors: Workshops, Administrators, Educational Games, Access to Information
Schmidt, Matthew; Gage, Ashley MacSuga; Gage, Nicholas; Cox, Penny; McLeskey, James – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2015
This paper provides a summary of the design, development, and evaluation of a mobile distance supervision system for teacher interns in their field-based teaching experiences. Developed as part of the University of Florida's Restructuring and Improving Teacher Education 325T grant project, the prototype system streams video of teachers in rural…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Supervisory Methods, Field Experience Programs, Handheld Devices
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Pitcock, Sarah; Seidel, Bob – State Education Standard, 2015
As numerous studies from 1906 on have confirmed, children lose ground in learning if they lack opportunities for building skills over the summer. Nonetheless, summer learning loss comes up but rarely in the national discussion of education reform. By the end of summer, students perform on average one month behind where they left off in the spring.…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Maintenance, Program Development, Educational Policy
Center for Promise, 2013
Good schools are essential, but not sufficient for the long-term academic, economic, and civic success of our nation's young people. Rather, an integrated set of supports is needed in families, in all facets of communities, and in schools. Research, community wisdom, and common sense tell us that families, schools, and the broader community need…
Descriptors: Youth Programs, Child Development, Community Programs, Disadvantaged Youth
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