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
Category: Common Core State Standards (Education)
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Author: Anne Turnbaugh LockwoodPublish On: 2007-08-08
Do aides in the afterschool program meet NCLB requirements for “highly qualified” ... Guide to Afterschool Programs, K–8 Hiring: Successful Practices.
Author: Anne Turnbaugh Lockwood
Publisher: Corwin Press
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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)
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.