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Knestis, Kirk; Byrom, Elizabeth; Corn, Jenifer O.; Thrift, Beth – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2007
In 2002, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) initiated an innovative and ambitious program for improving student learning through the effective use of instructional technology. Until that point, most technology projects in schools were geared toward integrating technology into the curriculum, and they tended to focus on…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Leadership, State Departments of Education
Ahearn, Charles; Harmon, Hobart; Sanders, John R. – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2006
Recruiting and retaining teachers and other personnel continues to be one of the most critical issues in rural schools. The need for teachers in the U.S. is expected to grow significantly as large numbers of teachers retire, many taking advantage of early retirement incentives. In searching for ways to meet new federal law requirements outlined in…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Faculty Mobility, Rural Schools, School District Size
Edmunds, Julie – SERVE Center at University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2006
This paper addresses some real assessment challenges that teachers have identified: (1) Figuring out what really is important for students to know and be able to do in history; (2) Teaching the skills of "doing history" in a world of testing that often seems to value only factual knowledge; (3) Identifying and using assessments that provide…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, History Instruction, Course Objectives, Check Lists