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Improving Student Learning When Budgets Are Tight

Author : Allan R. Odden
ISBN : 9781452284026
Genre : Education
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A how-to manual for achieving excellence despite budget cuts This book offers a comprehensive framework to enhance student achievement in good times and in bad. The author provides a school improvement action plan and then shows how to target resources to implement that plan. More than just a “theory” book, this text describes concrete, specific actions that can be taken immediately. Key strategies include: Using data to support boosting student performance Focusing on effective instruction Setting goals to drive resource allocation priorities Setting priorities for situations that require budget cuts Hiring top teachers and providing ongoing professional development Providing needed technology resources

Budget Of The United States Government Fiscal Year 2012

Author : Office of Management and Budget (U S )
ISBN : 0160873665
Genre : Business & Economics
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The President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2012 represents his blueprint for America's future that the White House sends to Congress each year. To win the future, we have to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world, tapping the creativity and imagination of our people. We have to take responsibility for our deficit, by investing in what makes America stronger and cutting what doesn't. And we have to reform our government so that it's smarter, leaner, and better able to take on the challenges of the 21st century. The President's Budget is his plan to do just that. The full Budget and additional information is available at WhiteHouse.gov/winning-the-future.

International Handbook Of Research In Professional And Practice Based Learning

Author : Stephen Billett
ISBN : 9789401789028
Genre : Education
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The International Handbook of Research in Professional and Practice-based Learning discusses what constitutes professionalism, examines the concepts and practices of professional and practice-based learning, including associated research traditions and educational provisions. It also explores professional learning in institutions of higher and vocational education as well the practice settings where professionals work and learn, focusing on both initial and ongoing development and how that learning is assessed. The Handbook features research from expert contributors in education, studies of the professions, and accounts of research methodologies from a range of informing disciplines. It is organized in two parts. The first part sets out conceptions of professionalism at work, how professions, work and learning can be understood, and examines the kinds of institutional practices organized for developing occupational capacities. The second part focuses on procedural issues associated with learning for and through professional practice, and how assessment of professional capacities might progress. The key premise of this Handbook is that during both initial and ongoing professional development, individual learning processes are influenced and shaped through their professional environment and practices. Moreover, in turn, the practice and processes of learning through practice are shaped by their development, all of which are required to be understood through a range of research orientations, methods and findings. This Handbook will appeal to academics working in fields of professional practice, including those who are concerned about developing these capacities in their students. In addition, students and research students will also find this Handbook a key reference resource to the field.

Learning And Leading With Technology

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ISBN : UVA:X006162679
Genre : Computer literacy
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The Budget Of The United States Government

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ISBN : OSU:32437123140853
Genre : Budget
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Designs For Learning

Author : Paul V Bredeson
ISBN : 9781483360935
Genre : Education
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This insightful guide offers straightforward explanations of the past, present, and future of professional development programs.

Developing Faculty Learning Communities At Two Year Colleges

Author : Susan Sipple
ISBN : 9781579228477
Genre : Education
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This book introduces community college faculty and faculty developers to the use of faculty learning communities (FLCs) as a means for faculty themselves to investigate and surmount student learning problems they encounter in their classrooms, and as an effective and low-cost strategy for faculty developers working with few resources to stimulate innovative teaching that leads to student persistence and improved learning outcomes. Two-year college instructors face the unique challenge of teaching a mix of learners, from the developmental to high-achievers, that requires using a variety of instructional strategies and techniques. Even the most experienced teachers can find this diversity demanding. Faculty developers at many two-year colleges still rely solely on the one-day workshop model that, while useful, rarely results in sustained student-centered changes in pedagogy or the curriculum, and may not be practicable for the growing cohort of part-time faculty members. By linking work in the classroom with scholarship and reflection, FLCs provide participants with a sense of renewed engagement and stimulate collegial exploration of ways to achieve educational excellence. FLCs are usually faculty-instigated and cross-disciplinary, and comprise groups of six to fifteen faculty that work collaboratively through regular meetings over an extended period of time to promote research and an exchange of experiences, foster community, and develop the scholarship of teaching. FLCs alleviate burnout and isolation, promote the development, testing, and peer review of new classroom strategies or technologies, and lead to the reenergizing and professionalization of teachers. This book introduces the reader to FLCs and to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, offering examples of application in two-year colleges. Individual chapters describe, among others, an FLC set up to support course redesign; an “Adjunct Connectivity FLC” to integrate part-time faculty within a department and collaborate on the curriculum; a cross-disciplinary FLC to promote student self-regulated learning, and improve academic performance and persistence; a critical thinking FLC that sought to define critical thinking in separate disciplines, examine interdisciplinary cross-over of critical thinking, and measure critical thinking more accurately; an FLC that researched the transfer of learning and developed strategies to promote students’ application of their learning across courses and beyond the classroom. Each chapter describes the formation of its FLC, the processes it engaged in, what worked and did not, and the outcomes achieved. Just as when college faculty fail to remain current in their fields, the failure to engage in continuing development of teaching skills, will equally lead teaching and learning to suffer. When two-year college administrators restrain scholarship and reflection as inappropriate for the real work of the institution they are in fact hindering the professionalization of their teaching force that is essential to institutional mission and student success. When FLCs are supported by leaders and administrators, and faculty learn that collaboration and peer review are valued and even expected as part of being a teaching professional, they become intrinsically motivated and committed to collaboratively solving problems, setting the institution on a path to becoming a learning organization that is proactive and adept at navigating change.

Hands On

Author : Jim Solomon
ISBN : 1457424509
Genre : Music
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Hands On is a collection of thirty pieces with hand percussion instruments for grades three through middle school. From pure conga jams to timbre studies to polymetric rhythms, this book will keep your class tapping its toes while developing their brain.Though the book contains excellent individual lessons, the author encourages changing the content to fit the specific needs of the student. Hands On takes into account that each classroom has different needs and provides the flexibility to meet them. With engaging songs, enriching content, and unlimited customizability, Hands On is a must-have for your classroom!

Pisa Pisa 2012 Results What Students Know And Can Do Volume I Student Performance In Mathematics Reading And Science

Author : OECD
ISBN : 9789264201118
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This first volume of PISA 2012 results summarises the performance of students in mathematics, reading, and science in PISA 2012.

Pisa Pisa 2012 Results What Students Know And Can Do Volume I Revised Edition February 2014 Student Performance In Mathematics Reading And Science

Author : OECD
ISBN : 9789264208780
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This first volume of PISA 2012 results summarises the performance of students in PISA 2012. It describes how performance is defined, measured and reported, and then provides results from the assessment, showing what students are able to do.

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