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Johnson, Katelyn Lea – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Preparing students to be successful in high school AP courses and exams begins at the middle school level. SpringBoard is a program created by the CollegeBoard to bridge content expected in high school with the current middle school curriculum. SpringBoard was introduced and piloted in the Colonial School District during the 2014-2015 school year…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Focus Groups, Feedback (Response), Correlation
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Parks, Melissa – Science and Children, 2017
This article describes how one preschool teacher turned a luau celebrating moving on to elementary school as a springboard for a lesson on pollution. Over the course of one hour, this teacher introduced and provided a whole group lesson on pollution, and the responsibilities people share to protect the environment.
Descriptors: Preschool Teachers, Teaching Methods, Preschool Children, Play
Buchanan, Emily; Stevens, Eleanor; Straw, Suzanne – National Foundation for Educational Research, 2014
The SpringBoard Bursary Foundation (SpringBoard) commissioned the National Foundation for Education Research (NFER) to undertake an evaluation of its activities and impacts between 2013 and 2018. This interim and summary report presents the findings of the first year of the evaluation. SpringBoard was established in 2012 to transform the lives of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Disadvantaged Youth, Poverty Programs
Cho, Vincent; Turner, Henry; Steiner, Adam – Educational Technology, 2016
Although today's unprecedented advancements in technology ought to serve as a springboard for innovations in teaching and learning, practices in many schools in the United States and around the globe remain unchanged. Indeed, Europe, too has struggled with this challenge. Using European technology initiatives as points of reflection, the authors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Technological Advancement, Influence of Technology
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Allen-Handy, Ayana; Farinde-Wu, Abiola – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
In light of the lingering threat of recession of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), this paper examines the ways in which undocumented Latinx students glean hope in a vacillating DACA context to persist through college. A review of immigration policy particularly as it relates to K-12 and higher education is provided as a springboard…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Hispanic American Students, Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students
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Heinen, Thomas; Vinken, Pia M.; Jeraj, Damian; Velentzas, Konstantinos – Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 2013
Purpose: Visual information is utilized in gymnastics vaulting. The question remains as to which informational sources are used to regulate handspring performance. The purpose of this study was to examine springboard and vaulting table position as informational sources in gymnastics vaulting. The hypothesis tested was that the approach-run and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Athletics, Athletes, Equipment
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Stechschulte, Jill; Scheer, Scott D. – Journal of Extension, 2017
Choose and Tell is a curriculum for 4-H Cloverbud members that introduces them to public speaking and life skill enhancement (communication and social interaction). Choose and Tell consists of activity cards analogous to a deck of cards. Activity card titles include Wash and Comb Your Hair, Plant a Seed, and Floss Your Teeth. The activities are…
Descriptors: Public Speaking, Daily Living Skills, Educational Resources, Youth Programs
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Kenna, Joshua L.; Waters, Stewart – Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, 2017
Geography is a fun and exciting discipline involving the interrogation of place and space. Film is a powerful and meaningful tool, which also transmits perceptions of place and space. Therefore, this article builds a rationale for utilizing film in the teaching of geography, particularly animated film. Next, it discusses two classroom-tested…
Descriptors: Geography, Films, Social Studies, Teaching Methods
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Farmer, Lesley S. J. – Communications in Information Literacy, 2013
ACRL and other academic librarians are currently re-examining the tough questions of learning, literacy, and education--and the librarians' role in addressing these issues. They can use AASL's learning standards as one springboard for thought, particularly in terms of articulating learning. The result is a developmentally appropriate set of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Academic Standards, Academic Libraries, Library Associations
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Fruchart, Eric; Mullet, Etienne – Psicologica: International Journal of Methodology and Experimental Psychology, 2012
The study was about a non normative within-career transition in sport: Handball players' move from their current to an alternative team. Eighty male handball players were presented with scenarios that contained five pieces of information about current satisfaction with the present team, attractiveness of the alternative team (better springboard…
Descriptors: Experimental Psychology, Males, Factor Analysis, Athletics
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Kumashiro, Kevin K. – Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 2014
This reflective essay draws on the personal experiences of the author in negotiating various tensions of engaged research and raises several troubling questions about research with immigrant populations, particularly concerning engagement, ethics, and educational contexts. Three "lenses" (or, three theoretical framings) serve as…
Descriptors: Ethics, Educational Research, Immigrants, Educational Environment
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Cardany, Audrey Berger – General Music Today, 2014
"Lemonade in Winter: A Book About Two Kids Counting Money" is a children's book about math; however, when sharing it in the music classroom, street cries and clapping games emerge. Jenkins' and Karas' book provides a springboard to lessons addressing several music elements, including form, tempo, and rhythm, as well as…
Descriptors: Music, Music Activities, Music Education, Mathematics Education
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Schoenfeld, Alan H. – ZDM: The International Journal on Mathematics Education, 2016
This article begins with a series of meta-level comments on the enterprise of observing and theorizing classroom teaching, using as a springboard a frequently discussed model from the literature. It then provides a series of commentaries on the empirical articles in this issue (volume 48, issue 1) of "ZDM," with a main focus on…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Models, Research Methodology, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Frisby, Craig L.; Jimerson, Shane R. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2016
Immigration into the United States is a particularly salient topic of current contemporary educational, social, and political discussions. The school-related needs of immigrant children and youth can be well served by rigorous research and effective school psychology preservice training and preparation. This overview highlights key definitions,…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Immigration, Children, Youth
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Koomen, Michele Hollingsworth; Rodriguez, Elizabeth; Hoffman, Alissa; Petersen, Cindy; Oberhauser, Karen – Science Education, 2018
This study reports on the process and development of middle school science fair projects inspired by a summer science program of citizen science monitoring (Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project) with their classroom teacher. We gathered and analyzed qualitative data (interviews, focus groups, and project boards). Our analysis revealed three key…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Fairs, Summer Science Programs, Qualitative Research
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