Programs and Practices in K 8 Schools

Programs and Practices in K 8 Schools

What types of interschool sports programs are found in K - 8 and middle schools ? Approximately 95 % of all K - 8 schools and middle schools offer ...

Author: C. Kenneth McEwin

Publisher: National Middle School Association

ISBN: 1560901497

Category: Education

Page: 69

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Categories: Education

Perceptions of School Leaders about the Influence of Technology with Teaching Practices and Academic Progress of Students in Both Regular and Summer School Programs of K 8 Schools

Perceptions of School Leaders about the Influence of Technology with Teaching Practices and Academic Progress of Students in Both Regular and Summer School Programs of K 8 Schools

The purpose of this research was to examine the perceptions of school leaders about the influence of technology in teaching practices and in the academic progress of students in both regular and summer school programs in Grades K-8 schools.

Author: Marina B. Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1015342255

Category: Common Core State Standards (Education)

Page: 140

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The purpose of this research was to examine the perceptions of school leaders about the influence of technology in teaching practices and in the academic progress of students in both regular and summer school programs in Grades K-8 schools. The participants in this study were 15 principals and assistant principals from various school districts in New York. They were responsible for summer programs, in addition to their regular supervisory roles during the academic year. The analysis of the collected data in this research introduced several themes and common patterns. Key findings from this research indicate technology was integrated into classroom instruction in K-8 classrooms during the regular academic school year and was implemented in the classrooms of participants' schools in multiple ways. There was a higher level of technology integration during the regular academic school year when compared to the summer school programs. Students' participation was perceived to be greater when technology was used in the vi classroom. Students' engagement and academic achievement were also believed to be greater with the use of technology. Classroom instruction was viewed as more rigorous when linked with technology and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The use of technology in the classroom was perceived to have improved some teachers' practice. Professional development was viewed as necessary and needed. Participants addressed teachers need for professional development through various strategies. The use and equity of technology was perceived as essential. The maintenance and technology related budget to support technology use in K-8 classrooms was also viewed by participants as an important factor for future technology usage in the classrooms.
Categories: Common Core State Standards (Education)

The Legacy of Middle School Leaders

The Legacy of Middle School Leaders

America's middle schools: Practices and progress, A 25-year perspective. ... Programs and practices in K-8 schools: Do they meet the educational needs of ...

Author: Tracy W. Smith

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781617354748

Category: Education

Page: 441

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Sponsored by the Middle Level Education Research SIG of AERA, this inaugural volume in the new IAP book series, The Handbook of Resources in Middle Level Education, focuses on the contributions and impact of the leaders of the modern middle school movement. Contained with this volume are the edited transcripts from 20 extensive interviews of the most influential leaders of the middle level movement, including such notable figures as William Alexander, Donald Eichhorn, John Lounsbury, Conrad Toepfer, and Gordon Vars. This historic volume will be an invaluable resource to proponents, advocates, and students of the middle school concept and developmentally appropriate education for young adolescents.
Categories: Education

The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education 2nd ed

The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education  2nd ed

Comparing achievement between K–8 and middle schools: A large-scale ... The status of programs and practices in America's middle schools: Results from two ...

Author: Steven B. Mertens

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781681235714

Category: Education

Page: 471

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The second edition of The Encyclopedia of Middle Grades Education has been revised, updated, and expanded since its original publication in 2005. The Encyclopedia is a comprehensive overview of the field; it contains alphabetically organized entries that address important concepts, ideas, terms, people, organizations, publications, and research studies specifically related to middle grades education. This edition contains over 210 entries from nearly 160 expert contributors, this is a 25% increase in the number of entries over the first edition. The Encyclopedia is aimed at a general audience including undergraduate students in middle?level teacher preparation programs, graduate students, higher education faculty, and practitioners and administrators. The comprehensive list of entries are comprised of both short entries (500 words) and longer entries (2000 words). A significant number of entries appearing in the first edition have been revised and updated. Citations and references are provided for each entry.
Categories: Education

21st Century Education A Reference Handbook

21st Century Education  A Reference Handbook

Education in the middle grades: National practices and trends. ... Programs and practices in K–8 schools: Do they meet the educational needs of young ...

Author: Thomas L Good

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265995

Category: Education

Page: 1032

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21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook offers 100 chapters written by leading experts in the field that highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates facing educators today. This comprehensive and authoritative two-volume work provides undergraduate education majors with insight into the rich array of issues inherent in education—issues informing debates that involve all Americans. Key Features: · Provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source ideal for their classroom research needs, preparation for GREs, and research into directions to take in pursuing a graduate degree or career · Offers more detailed information than encyclopedia entries, but not as much jargon, detail, or density as journal articles or research handbook chapters · Explores educational policy and reform, teacher education and certification, educational administration, curriculum, and instruction · Offers a reader-friendly common format: Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, References and Further Readings 21st Century Education: A Reference Handbook is designed to prepare teachers, professors, and administrators for their future careers, informing the debates and preparing them to address the questions and meet the challenges of education today.
Categories: Education

The Principal s Guide to Afterschool Programs K 8

The Principal s Guide to Afterschool Programs  K 8

Do aides in the afterschool program meet NCLB requirements for “highly qualified” ... Guide to Afterschool Programs, K8 Hiring: Successful Practices.

Author: Anne Turnbaugh Lockwood

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781452296654

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Provides a step-by-step process for creating a sustainable afterschool program that incorporates a high-level curriculum, integrates standards, and improves achievement, particularly for students who are at risk.
Categories: Education

Resources in Education

Resources in Education

... Literacy , Middle Schools , Program Effectiveness , * Reading Instruction , Reading Programs , Student Motivation , * Theory Practice Relationship ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:30000010540320

Category: Education

Page:

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Categories: Education

Demystifying Secondary Inclusion

Demystifying Secondary Inclusion

In the second edition of Demystifying Secondary Inclusion, acclaimed author, professor and teacher trainer, Dr. Lisa Dieker, provides practical, realistic and helpful ideas and techniques for including students with disabilities in the ...

Author: Lisa Dieker

Publisher: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing

ISBN: 9781935609780

Category: Education

Page: 198

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In the second edition of Demystifying Secondary Inclusion, acclaimed author, professor and teacher trainer, Dr. Lisa Dieker, provides practical, realistic and helpful ideas and techniques for including students with disabilities in the general education classroom. In truly inclusive classrooms, teachers focus on practices that are proven and promising for all students. Teachers understand the individualistic nature of learners, put students at the center of planning and instruction, and accept responsibility for teaching each and every student. Chapters 1-3 of Demystifying Secondary Inclusion detail ways of ensuring that students with disabilities are included in the general education environment. In Chapters 4-7, additional instructional strategies for embracing all learners are presented. This section also focuses on creating an inclusive classroom climate that facilitates successful learning outcomes. Chapter 8 provides concrete ways to prepare staff for the process of developing and maintaining an inclusive environment and offers examples of successful practices from strong schools. Each chapter ends with a set of questions to encourage reflection on current practice. Seven overarching and interdependent topics provide the basic structure for inclusion outlined in Demystifying Secondary Inclusion. These include: Creating an inclusive school-wide culture Celebrating the success of all students Developing interdisciplinary collaboration Implementing effective co-teaching Establishing acting learning environments Implementing successful instruction Improving grading and assessments The book specifically addresses the most frequent obstacles to inclusion at the secondary level and provides hands-on strategies for improving the teaching-learning process.
Categories: Education

Organizing Schools

Organizing Schools

Although there is widespread agreement that separately organized middle ... other organizational plans, developmentally responsive practices are found most ...

Author: William Bailey

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 9781566764865

Category: Education

Page: 231

View: 713

Provides information to help administrators organize school structure, advance effective techniques, increase worker satisfaction, and promote productivity.
Categories: Education

Introduction to Teaching

Introduction to Teaching

McEwin, C. K, 61 Greene, M. W (2011). The status of programs and practices in America's middle schools: Results from two national studies.

Author: Gene E. Hall

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781452202914

Category: Education

Page: 584

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Introduction to Teaching: Making a Difference in Student Learning is the ideal beginning text for aspiring teachers. Acclaimed authors Gene Hall, Linda Quinn, and Donna Gollnick thoroughly prepare students to make a difference as teachers, presenting first-hand stories and evidence-based practices while offering a student-centered approach to learning. The authors focus on how to address one of the biggest challenges facing many of today’s schools—making sure that all students are learning—and help teachers make student learning the primary focus in all that they do. From true-to-life challenges that teachers will face (high-stakes testing, reduced funding, low retention, Common Core Standards) to the inspiration and joy they will discover throughout their teaching careers, this text paints a realistic picture of the real life of a teacher.
Categories: Education

How to Reach and Teach Children with Challenging Behavior K 8

How to Reach and Teach Children with Challenging Behavior  K 8

Interventions for students who exhibit challenging behavior Written by behavior specialists Kaye Otten and Jodie Tuttle--who together have 40 years of experience working with students with challenging behavior in classroom settings--this ...

Author: Kaye Otten

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470505168

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Interventions for students who exhibit challenging behavior Written by behavior specialists Kaye Otten and Jodie Tuttle--who together have 40 years of experience working with students with challenging behavior in classroom settings--this book offers educators a practical approach to managing problem behavior in schools. It is filled with down-to-earth advice, ready-to-use forms, troubleshooting tips, recommended resources, and teacher-tested strategies. Using this book, teachers are better able to intervene proactively, efficiently, and effectively with students exhibiting behavior problems. The book includes research-backed support for educators and offers: Instructions for creating and implementing an effective class-wide behavior management program Guidelines for developing engaging lessons and activities that teach and support positive behavior Advice for assisting students with the self-regulation and management their behavior and emotions
Categories: Education

What Current Research Says to the Middle Level Practitioner

What Current Research Says to the Middle Level Practitioner

Judith L. Irvin, National Middle School Association ... other issues such as organizational leadership , organizational staff , and instructional programs .

Author: Judith L. Irvin

Publisher: National Middle School Association

ISBN: 1560901209

Category: Education

Page: 370

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This volume provides recent research findings on important topics related to the still-expanding middle school movement. They are divided into seven parts, addressing teaching/learning, curriculum, teacher education, social context, organization, leaderships, and issues and future directions. Following an introduction to middle level education research, by Irvin and Hough, the chapters are: (1) "Young Adolescent Development" (Eccles and Wigfield); (2) "Enhancing Self-Concept/Self-Esteem in Young Adolescents" (Lipka); (3) "Motivation and Middle School Students" (Anderman and Midgley); (4) "The Effects of Interdisciplinary Teaming on Teachers and Students" (Arhar); (5) "Teaching with Time on Your Side: Developing Long-Term Relationships in Schools" (McLaughlin and Doda); (6)"Middle Level Discipline and Young Adolescents: Making the Connection" (Bennett); (7) "Ability Grouping: Issues of Equity and Effectiveness" (Mills); (8) "Differing Perspectives, Common Ground: The Middle School and Gifted Education Relationship" (Rosselli); (9) "Inclusion" (Hines and Johnston); (10) "A Multifaceted Approach to Teaching Limited Proficiency Students" (VanNess and Platt); (11) "Assessment" (Stowell and McDaniel); (12) "Middle Level Competitive Sports Programs" (Swaim and McEwin); (13) "Middle Level Curriculum's Serendipitous History" (Toepfer); (14) "Effects of Integrative Curriculum and Instruction" (Vars); (15) "Curriculum for Whom?" (Brazee); (16) "Curriculum for What? The Search for Curriculum Purposes for Middle Level Students" (Beane); (17) "Current Issues and Research in Middle Level Curriculum: On Conversations, Semantics, and Roots" (Powell and Faircloth); (18) "Middle Level Teacher Preparation and Licensure" (McEwin and Dickinson); (19) "Multicultural Issues in Middle Level Teacher Education" (Hart); (20) "Improving Urban Schools: Developing the Talents of Students Placed at Risk" (Mac Iver and Plank); (21) "Service Learning and Young Adolescent Development: A Good Fit" (Schine); (22) "Home-School Partnerships: A Critical Link" (Brough); (23) "Organizational Trends and Practices in Middle Level Schools" (Valentine and Whitaker); (24) "A Bona Fide Middle School: Programs, Policy, Practice, and Grade Span Configurations" (Hough); (25) "Components of Effective Teams" (Trimble); (26) "Transition into and out of Middle School" (Mizelle and Mullins); (27) "Collaboration and Teacher Empowerment: Implications for School Leaders" (Clark and Clark); (28) "Women in Leadership Roles" (Clark and Clark); (29) "The Middle Level Principalship" (Valentine, Trimble, and Whitaker); and (30) "Setting a Research Agenda" (Hough and Irvin). Each chapter contains references. (HTH)
Categories: Education

Developmentally Appropriate Middle Level Schools

Developmentally Appropriate Middle Level Schools

Middle level programs and practices in elementary ( K - 8 ) schools : Report of a national study . Columbus , OH : National Middle School Association .

Author: M. Lee Manning

Publisher: Assn for Childhood Education International

ISBN: UOM:49015002046986

Category: Education

Page: 97

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Early adolescence as a developmental period is examined, the physical, psychosocial, and cognitive characteristics of 10-to-15-year-olds are described, and recommendations are given on how middle level schools can provide developmentally appropriate educational experiences. The book shows how young adolescents' physical, psychosocial, and cognitive developmental characteristics can form the basis for curricular, instructional, and organizational decisions. Resources for middle level school educators are listed, including professional associations, Web sites, and resource centers. The author is affiliated with Old Dominion University. There is no subject index. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Education

Middle School Journal

Middle School Journal

... involving parents in the orientation programs as students transition to middle school ... A review of research and principles of successful practices .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131489978

Category: Middle schools

Page:

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Categories: Middle schools

Enhancing Student Learning in Middle School

Enhancing Student Learning in Middle School

Hough has examined the connection between a school's grade span and its ability carry out programs that are generally found in excellent middle schools.

Author: Martha Casas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136938955

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 294

A comprehensive introduction to middle school teaching, this textbook focuses explicitly on instructional strategies that encourage adolescents to become active participants in their own learning within a world of accountability and standardized testing. The author, an experienced middle school teacher and teacher educator, takes a constructivist approach to teaching that considers the whole child, including the emotional, psychological, social, and cultural variables uniquely associated with adolescence. The text examines the full range of middle school topics, from the development and diversity of middle school learners, to the structures, curriculum, and management of the classroom itself. Special features include: "Empowering Middle School Students to Take Ownership of their Learning," "Teaching Scenario," "Key Points," and "Creating an Anti-Oppressive Atmosphere in Your Classroom" textboxes help teachers gain a clearer understanding of content presented and encourage them to become reflective practitioners. Callouts throughout explicitly link chapter content to NMSA standards. Discussion of the unique challenges of actively engaging bilingual students, special needs students, and students exhibiting antisocial behavior. Accounts about middle school students illustrate the ways adolescents think about school and learning. A chapter that focuses on ways teachers can apply the general teaching strategies to specific subject areas. Sample Lesson Plans, Focus Questions, Chapter Summaries, Journal Entries, and Student Activities/Assignments are included throughout to encourage readers to actively participate with the text.
Categories: Education

Educational K 12 Title I Use of Best Practices

Educational K 12 Title I   Use of Best Practices

The National Institute of Drug Abuse offers free resources to elementary teachers ... Drug and Alcohol Abuse Treatment—School Intervention Programs Title I, ...

Author: Carla Harris

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9781645154914

Category: Education

Page: 206

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This book is about Title I funding and program applications. This book takes information from several industries, such as corrections, health care, health insurance, mental health, housing authorities, FEMA, the Department of Human Services, and so forth to reveal strategies for the implementation of Title I funded educational programs and outreach services. This book challenges the traditional model of the K""12 organizational structure and provokes educational leaders to come out of their comfort zones of working in the traditional educational model by adding value to their communities of origin. School leaders often do not understand the nature and existence of the Title I program, so some services may be neglected or misaligned. For leaders to understand the totality of the Title I program, they must have a basic understanding of the programs that the Title I program will support. This book is research-based due to the nature and audience it is written for. Therefore, the information presented in this book is based on proven research on best practices. This book addresses supportive program strategies that range from emotional and behavioral disorder management systems to basic health care centers, also known as wellness centers, and homeless student support systems, along with sustainable fundraising strategies and activities. Due to the nature of the educational Title I program; this book condenses information and is direct and straight to the point to provide a foundational understanding of the perceived voice of the policy-makers that created the rules and regulations of the Title I program.
Categories: Education

District of Columbia Appropriations for 2002

District of Columbia Appropriations for 2002

Not only are rescarchers studying where middle school students should be housed ... implementation levels than other organizations of programs and practices ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations. Subcommittee on District of Columbia Appropriations

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105050247100

Category: Washington (D.C.)

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Categories: Washington (D.C.)

Promising Practices in Mathematics and Science Education

Promising Practices in Mathematics and Science Education

A Collection of Promising Educational Programs and Practices from the Laboratory ... 40 Northwestern State University Middle School Mathematics Project.

Author: Laboratory Network Program

Publisher:

ISBN: UCR:31210024865154

Category: Mathematics

Page: 163

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Categories: Mathematics