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Russell, Felice Atesoglu – International Journal of Inclusive Education, 2014
As more English learners (ELs) are included in mainstream content classrooms at the secondary level, the need to understand how teachers collaborate to meet the particular instructional needs of ELs is essential. This paper presents findings from a qualitative case study that investigated the collaborative work that engaged a group of literacy…
Descriptors: High School Students, English Language Learners, Secondary School Teachers, Literacy Education
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Morrison, Judith; Roth McDuffie, Amy; French, Brian – School Science and Mathematics, 2015
This study was conducted at an innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics high school, providing a rich contextual description of the teaching and learning at the school, specifically focusing on problem solving and inquiry approaches, and students' motivation, social interactions, and collaborative work. Data were collected…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Problem Solving, Inquiry, Student Motivation
Magney, Tammy; Sorenson, Kim – American School & University, 2011
All one has to do is look around to see how "natural" learning occurs. At coffee shops, airports, lobbies, libraries and even family kitchens and living rooms, lifelong learners have their laptops open and cell phones in constant motion. They are texting, e-mailing, inquiring, researching, documenting, photographing, preparing and organizing…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Educational Facilities Design, Access to Information, Lifelong Learning
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Doering, Aaron; Henrickson, Jeni – Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 2015
Self-directed, inquiry-based learning opportunities focused on transdisciplinary real-world problem solving have been shown to foster creativity in learners. What tools might we provide classroom teachers to scaffold them and their students through this creative process? This study examines an online informal learning environment and the role the…
Descriptors: Creativity, Inquiry, Independent Study, Informal Education
Sambolt, Megan; Balestreri, Kathryn – College and Career Readiness and Success Center, 2013
Preparing students to succeed in college and careers requires aligned systems that allow for smooth transitions between institutions as well as integrated supports to enable learners to progress toward careers. Student transitions from secondary to postsecondary education and/or careers have long been stumbling blocks because preschool through…
Descriptors: College Preparation, College Readiness, Transitional Programs, Cooperative Planning
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Stosich, Elizabeth Leisy – Teachers College Record, 2020
Background: This study addresses the nexus of two significant yet under-researched areas of instructional leadership: the role of central office administrators in developing principals as instructional leaders and the potential for the instructional leadership team (ILT) to serve as a structure for supporting administrators and teachers in working…
Descriptors: Central Office Administrators, Supervisors, Administrator Role, Instructional Improvement
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Harnisch, Delwyn L.; Comstock, Sharon L.; Bruce, Bertram C. – E-Learning and Digital Media, 2014
The development of critical scientific literacy in primary and secondary school classrooms requires authentic inquiry with a basis in the real world. Pairing scientists with educators and employing informatics and visualization tools are two successful ways to achieve this. This article is based on rich data collected over eight years from middle…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Cooperative Learning, Secondary School Science, Middle Schools
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Kotelawala, Usha – Mathematics Teacher, 2010
While teaching in New York City public schools, the author began planning collaboratively with a team of mathematics teachers. Collaborative planning enabled them to consider a range of issues that may not have emerged had they been planning independently. In this article, the author first describes their work through excerpts of conversations…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Reflection, Cooperative Planning, Teamwork
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Martens-Baker, Susan – English Journal, 2009
This article describes the Tribal Paradise Project the author and her colleagues designed for their high school students. This project was a bold attempt to bring together the real-world skills of collaboration and online writing into one major, cross-school project. Adapted from the famous "Flimibuff" assignment cited by Ray Saitz on his teacher…
Descriptors: Fantasy, Cooperation, Communication Skills, Thinking Skills
Vincente, Joseph – American Educator, 2017
In this article, Joseph Vincente, an assistant principal and math and instructional coach at East Side Community High School in New York City, describes East Side's collaborative structures as well as the norms and conditions that support them. Collaboration underpins how the teachers at East Side structure and conduct most of their work, how they…
Descriptors: High Schools, Teacher Collaboration, Secondary School Teachers, High School Students
Siri, Diane K.; Zinner, Jane; Lezin, Nicole – Leadership, 2011
A collaborative at several sites across the state of California will offer evidence of how successful linked learning, which connects academics to real-world work, can be. This article presents examples that illustrate the powerful connections and linkages that are generated by combining academic rigor with the relevance of applying learning to…
Descriptors: Relevance (Education), Student Motivation, Academic Aspiration, Institutional Cooperation
Wallenstein, Jessica; Corwin, Elise; Dunn, Lillian; Duckett, Will; Gowdey, Logan; Hamburg, Daniel; Jordan, Kassandra; Leck, Cynthia; Peralta, Renata; Vasquez, Angel – New York City Department of Education, 2015
The Learning Partners Program (LPP) is designed to promote interschool collaborative learning. Using the Framework for Great Schools as a lens, the program creates triads of schools by matching a host school with strong practices in a specific learning focus area (LFA) with two partner schools interested in strengthening their practices in that…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Institutional Cooperation, Teamwork, Educational Improvement
Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), 2013
This newsletter of best practices in implementing the High Schools That Work (HSTW), Making Middle Grades Work (MMGW) and Technology Centers That Work (TCTW) school improvement models is based on presentations at the 27th Annual HSTW Staff Development Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, in the summer of 2013. The newsletter is divided up into…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Learner Engagement, Assignments, High Schools
Merrill, Lisa; Lafayette, Camille – Research Alliance for New York City Schools, 2018
Research has begun to show that certain schoolwide characteristics--such as student-centered learning environments, leadership, and safety--can be important for improving student outcomes. In keeping with these insights, school improvement efforts around the country are becoming less narrowly focused on the performance of individual students and…
Descriptors: Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9
Couch, Stephanie R. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
This ethnographic study answers calls for research into the ways that virtual organizations (or innovation-driven collaborative teams) form and develop, what supports and constraints their development, and the leadership models that support the organizations' work. The study examines how a virtual organization emerged from an intersegmental…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Organizations (Groups), Cooperation, Teamwork
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