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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
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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
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
Barnett, Elizabeth A.; Chavarín, Octaviano; Griffin, Sarah – Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2018
Increasingly, state departments of education, school districts, and high schools are recognizing that many students graduate from high school underprepared for college-level coursework in mathematics. Many are referred to remedial education when they arrive at college. To help students become better prepared for college and avoid remedial courses…
Descriptors: College Readiness, High School Students, High School Graduates, Remedial Mathematics
Legters, Nettie; Parise, Leigh – MDRC, 2016
Providing ninth-graders with academic and social support can put more students on the graduation path, but it can be challenging for schools and school systems to implement that support routinely and effectively. This brief describes how Broward County Public Schools adopted a community of practice (CoP) approach to improve school-based teams'…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Urban Schools, Grade 9, Educational Policy
Layzer, Carolyn J.; Layzer, Jean I.; Wolf, Anne – Administration for Children & Families, 2010
This report describes the design and implementation of the three interventions tested in Project Upgrade, one of four experiments conducted as part of the Evaluation of Child Care Subsidy Strategies. The evaluation was a multi-site, multi-year effort to determine whether and how different child care subsidy policies and procedures and quality…
Descriptors: Mentors, Phonological Awareness, Vocabulary Development, Knowledge Level
Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2013
Making Connections was the Annie E. Casey Foundation's signature place-based, community-change initiative of the 2000s. It sought to build on previous work and launch an effort focused firmly on the framework of family strengthening. The Foundation started Making Connections in 22 places, focusing eventually on first 10, then seven sites. It…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Change Strategies, Program Development, Program Implementation
Baker, Stephen; Johnson, Lauren; Turski, Konrad; Lockaby, Tracey; Daley, Kathleen; Klumpner, Susan – Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago, 2012
Effective professional development is accepted as necessary for the improvement of afterschool program quality, which is itself a cornerstone for improving youth outcomes. But professional development is most effective when both individual participants are engaged and building relevant knowledge and skills, and the organizations to which they…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Pilot Projects, After School Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Dooley, Kim E.; Lindner, James R.; Telg, Ricky W.; Irani, Tracy; Moore, Lori; Lundy, Lisa – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2007
This study was designed to measure instructional design competencies as a result of participation in a 9-month Web-based training program called "Roadmap to Effective Distance Education Instructional Design." The researchers used a self-assessment pre- and posttest to determine participant initial and final competence in 12 areas: adult…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Instructional Design, Distance Education, Adult Learning
Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. Center for Instructional Development and Services. – 1989
This vocational program guide is intended to assist local administrators, regional coordinating councils, teachers, and others throughout Florida in offering a financial records clerk program. The following topics are covered: program content and structure (program description, job titles and descriptions, content, standards for program courses,…
Descriptors: Accounting, Behavioral Objectives, Clerical Occupations, Community Colleges
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Poblete, Patricia – 1990
This report describes a 3-year project (1987-1990) implemented to assist migrant families and their children in transition to public school kindergarten and developmental kindergarten classes. The project served 30 children and 24 families in Ft. Pierce, Florida, approximately 75 percent of whom were Hispanic and 25 percent were Haitian. Goals…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Ethnic Groups, Kindergarten, Migrant Education
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Lumsden, Jill A. – New Directions for Student Services, 2007
The Florida State University's e-portfolio program, FSU Career Portfolio (Lumsden and others, 2001), is a student-managed portfolio system that students and alumni can use to reflect on and integrate their learning experiences and document and showcase their skills and accomplishments (Reardon, Lumsden, and Meyer, 2005). Not only has this program…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials), Computer Mediated Communication
University of South Florida, Tampa. Dept. of Adult and Vocational Education. – 1988
This program guide identifies primary concerns in the organization, operation, and evaluation of a basic cabinetmaking and millwork program. The guide begins with the Dictionary of Occupational Titles occupational description. A section on program content presents the curriculum framework that contains major concepts/content, laboratory…
Descriptors: Cabinetmaking, Career Development, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Education
University of South Florida, Tampa. Dept. of Adult and Vocational Education. – 1988
This program guide identifies primary concerns in the organization, operation, and evaluation of a cabinet making and millwork program. The guide begins with the Dictionary of Occupational Titles occupational description. A section on program content presents the curriculum framework that contains major concepts/content, laboratory activities,…
Descriptors: Cabinetmaking, Career Development, Competency Based Education, Cooperative Education
University of South Florida, Tampa. Dept. of Adult and Vocational Education. – 1988
This program guide identifies primary concerns in the organization, operation, and evaluation of an electronic technology program. It is designed for local school district and community college administrators, instructors, program advisory committees, and regional coordinating councils. The guide begins with the Dictionary of Occupational Titles…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Cooperative Education, Electronic Technicians, Electronics
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