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Morris, Ronald V.; Stanis, Suzanne Rollins – Childhood Education, 2017
Lessons in community building and cultural understanding are important aspects of a 21st-century education. Through such lessons, students gain the keys to societal understanding as they gain knowledge about their cultural and historical contexts, and use that understanding as a setting for exploration of deeper values, emotional experiences, and…
Descriptors: Architecture, Children, Summer Programs, History Instruction
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Quick, Marilynn; Conrad, Amy L. – Childhood Education, 2013
This study focused on how successful Indiana charter schools implemented their planned goals and how their instructional strategies supported sound, research-based practices for improving student achievement. After identifying the three charter schools that consistently earned Indiana's academic designation of "exemplary progress" over a…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Teaching Methods, High Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Morgan, Hani – Childhood Education, 2013
Many teachers are organizing interactive Skype sessions. By taking advantage of Skype to allow students to interact with guests outside the classroom, sometimes thousands of miles away, teachers from all over the world are creating new opportunities for students to make academic gains in a motivating way. In this article, the author discusses the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication, Technology Integration