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Ky. school has iPad program for younger grades

Ky. school has iPad program for younger grades
Although more typically seen in middle and high schools, one Kentucky elementary school is using iPads with some second- and third-grade students. Teachers, who support the initiative, say they are using the tablet computers across all subjects and have formed an informal professional-learning community to share best practices. T.H.E. Journal

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Posted by on May 13, 2011 in Education News, News

 

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Researchers see classroom observations as effective evaluation tool

Researchers see classroom observations as effective evaluation tool
A teacher-evaluation system in Cincinnati that bases teacher ratings on classroom observations conducted by professionals from outside the school using extensive criteria may provide insight into which teaching methods are likely to raise student achievement, the authors of an ongoing study have found. The researchers have been able to link specific practices with growth in student achievement, finding that better classroom management helps improve math achievement, while engaging classroom discussion and thought-provoking questions help raise achievement in reading. Education Next

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2011 in News

 

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Editorial: No More Blame Game on Teachers

Editorial: No More Blame Game on Teachers
From The Washington Post
We agree with leaders of the nation’s teachers unions that teachers should be applauded and that society often doesn’t reward them sufficiently. But much of the buzz about demonization is coming from the unions themselves, which confuse criticism of union policies with criticism of teachers. We worry that they’re setting up a straw man that distracts attention from discussion about what’s needed to improve learning.

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2011 in News

 

Empowering female students to pursue STEM subjects

Empowering female students to pursue STEM subjects
About 200 female students from middle and high schools in and around Bucks County, Pa., took part in the Girls in Focus on Technology — or GIFT — Day, a seminar aimed at boosting their interest in science, technology, engineering and math. Female professionals in STEM fields attended the event, where students participated in sessions that included hands-on science experiments and technology lessons. The Intelligencer (Doylestown, Pa.)

 
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Posted by on May 13, 2011 in Education News

 

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MAT Adviser Out of Office

The MAT Academic Adviser will be out of the office for the week of April 18th. He will be checking e-mail periodically (agoodma1@aug.edu). We apologize for the inconvenience.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2011 in Campus News, News

 

School’s academic success is tied to students’ behavior


A study in the journal Prevention Science looked at 61 middle schools in Chicago and found that seven schools with better-than-expected academic results also had up to 25% lower rates of substance abuse and delinquency among students, compared with other schools. “It could be good teaching, better administration, whatever these schools are doing, if we can replicate it, it will lead to not only academic achievement but improvement in healthy behaviors as well,” lead study author Amy Tobler said. HealthDay News

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2011 in Education News, News

 

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Out of Office

MAT Academic Adviser will be out of the office today due to sickness. We apologize for the inconvenience. If you need an appointment, scheduling one is easy, and can be made here:http://goo.gl/F4nea.

 
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Posted by on April 12, 2011 in News

 
 
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