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Teachers as Learners

Teachers as Learners

Author: Ora Kwo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9048196752

Category: Education

Page: 350

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In the worldwide movements of educational reform, educators are forging new roles, identities and relationships. Leadership is vital, but must be rooted in the capacity for learning. This volume responds to the tensions and paradoxes brought by educational reforms, presenting a critical discourse on teachers as learners. The contributions bring an array of cultural settings and methodological orientations, and reveal contextual burdens that teachers should not carry in isolation. Teachers’ learning demands collective engagement to turn challenges into opportunities in a sustainable quest for higher goals. The discourse concludes with a vision for a new relationship among educational workers as a joint force of learners in a cross-boundary endeavor for moral commitment to education.

Mobile Learning

Mobile Learning

Author: Scott McQuiggan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118894286

Category: Education

Page: 400

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Explore the game-changing technology that allows mobile learningto effectively reach K-12 students Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Developers, Educators andLearners provides research-based foundations for developing,evaluating, and integrating effective mobile learning pedagogy.Twenty-first century students require twenty-first centurytechnology, and mobile devices provide new and effective ways toeducate children. But with new technologies come new challenges—therefore,this handbook presents a comprehensive look at mobile learning bysynthesizing relevant theories and drawing practical conclusionsfor developers, educators, and students. Mobile devices—in ways that the laptop, the personalcomputer, and netbook computers have not—present theopportunity to make learning more engaging, interactive, andavailable in both traditional classroom settings and informallearning environments. From theory to practice, MobileLearning explores how mobile devices are different than theirtechnological predecessors, makes the case for developers,teachers, and parents to invest in the technology, and illustratesthe many ways in which it is innovative, exciting, and effective ineducating K-12 students. Explores how mobile devices can support the needs ofstudents Provides examples, screenshots, graphics, and visualizations toenhance the material presented in the book Provides developers with the background necessary to create theapps their audience requires Presents the case for mobile learning in and out of classroomsas early as preschool Discusses how mobile learning enables better educationalopportunities for the visually impaired, students with Autism, andadult learners. If you're a school administrator, teacher, app developer, orparent, this topical book provides a theoretical, well-researcheddiscussion of the pedagogical theory and mobile learning, as wellas practical advice in setting up a mobile learning strategy.

Educators as Learners

Educators as Learners

Author: Penelope Jo Wald

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416604532

Category: Electronic books

Page: 142

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Explains how to change a school into a true "community of learners" in which teachers work together to keep themselves constantly learning and, thereby, help students learn; provides guidance, case studies, activities, and group-work tools.

Preparing Quality Educators for English Language Learners

Preparing Quality Educators for English Language Learners

Author: Kip Téllez

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135602925

Category: Education

Page: 216

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This volume brings together a broad range of academics, school-based educators, and policymakers to address research, policy, and practice issues related to improving the education of English language learners in U.S. schools today. It emphasizes throughout that instructional improvements cannot be achieved via curriculum alone--teachers are key to improving the education of this large and growing population of students. The focus is on the quality of preparation and development of pre-service and in-service educators. Contributors include leading educators and researchers in the field and from nationally recognized professional development programs. Their recommendations range from promising new professional development practices to radical changes in current state and federal policy. Preparing Quality Educators for English Language Learners is an important resource to help teacher educators, administrators, and policymakers address critical issues as they develop programs for English language learners.

Centring Human Connections in the Education of Health Professionals

Centring Human Connections in the Education of Health Professionals

Author: Sherri Melrose

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 9781771992855

Category: Medical

Page: 167

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Many of today’s learning environments are dominated by technology or procedure-driven approaches that leave learners feeling alone and disconnected. The authors of Centring Human Connections in the Education of Health Professionals argue that educational processes in the health disciplines should model, integrate, and celebrate human connections because it is these connections that will foster the development of competent and caring health professionals. Centring Human Connections in the Education of Health Professionals equips educators working in clinical, classroom, and online settings with a variety of teaching strategies that facilitate essential human connections. Included is an overview of the educational theory that grounds the authors’ thinking, enabling the educators who employ the strategies included in the book to assess their fit within curriculum requirements and personal teaching philosophies and understand how and why they work.

Applied Practice for Educators of Gifted and Able Learners

Applied Practice for Educators of Gifted and Able Learners

Author: Hava E. Vidergor

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789463000048

Category: Education

Page: 644

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This book is a comprehensive study and guide for the classroom teacher, the gifted program coordinator, and the graduate student, who are challenged daily to provide for individual children who differ markedly but come under the umbrella of giftedness. It serves as a wellspring that derives from theory while it offers practical application of theoretical construct in a wide variety of international settings from leaders in the field who demonstrate implementation of proven and field-tested techniques and alternative scenarios to accommodate every classroom situation. Contributors are internationally recognized experts who have come together to provide a sound, reliable source for teachers of the gifted that will be utilized time and time again by practitioners and researchers alike. Among internationally renowned scholars are: Joyce Van Tassel-Baska, Susan Johnsen, June Maker, Belle Wallace, Linda Kreger-Silverman, Dorothy Sisk, Gillian Eriksson,Miraca Gross, Gilbert Clark, Enid Zimmerman,andRachel McAnallen. Hava E. Vidergor Ph.D. is lecturer of innovative pedagogy and curriculum design at Gordon Academic College and Arab Academic College of Education and holds a Ph.D. in Learning, Instruction and Teacher Education with specializationin Gifted Education from the University of Haifa, Israel. Carole Ruth Harris, Ed.D., formerly Director of G.A.T.E.S. Research & Evaluation, is a consultant in education of the gifted in Central Florida who holds the doctorate from Columbia University where she studied with A. Harry Passow and A.J. Tannenbaum. She has served as Associate in International Education at Harvard University, Research Associate at Teachers College Columbia University, lecturer at University of Massachusetts, Lowell and University of Hawaii, Principal Investigator at Research Corporation of the University of Hawaii, and Director of the Center for the Gifted in Ebeye, Marshall Islands.

Transforming Schools for Multilingual Learners

Transforming Schools for Multilingual Learners

Author: Debbie Zacarian

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781071884638

Category: Education

Page: 260

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Essential principles, practices, and structures for multilingual learners Much has changed in the ten years since this book was first published. A celebrated triumph, it provided state, district, school, and teacher leaders with a comprehensive guide to support multilingual learners to reach their full potential. From selecting the appropriate program model to partnering with families and infusing federal and state laws governing the education of multilingual learners and the rights of their families into all we do, the key messages that made the first edition of this book a renowned success have been re-examined in the second edition with a robust lens to meet these demanding times. This second edition supports educators to design and enact policies, practices, and structures for multilingual learners (MLs) to feel a sense of safety, belonging, value, and competence. Topics explored in the book include: a discussion of the changes to federal and state policies and their impact on MLs and their families strategies to move from a deficit- to an asset-based approach that values multilingualism nine principles to design and deliver high-quality lessons in multiple languages and across disciplines practices to identify and support MLs with learning differences and disabilitiessteps for building long-lasting family-school partnerships Reflecting changing trends in leadership, this new edition supports superintendents, principals, curriculum supervisors, coaches, mentors, teachers, and other stakeholders in their collaborative efforts to create and sustain successful language assistance programs.

DIY PD

DIY PD

Author: Katie Toppel

Publisher: SEIDLITZ EDUCATION, LLC

ISBN: 9781732194892

Category: Education

Page: 120

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In our ever-changing world, it is more important now than ever to feel connected as a global community of educators working with students who are culturally and linguistically diverse. DIY PD: A Guide to Self-Directed Learning for Educators of Multilingual Learners will offer new teachers and veteran edubloggers alike a comprehensive array of interpretive, expressive, and interactive activities to support us on our paths and challenge our thinking as we grow together to meet our students’ needs in today’s changing education landscape. This guide is for educators who are seeking innovative ways to chart their own courses for professional learning.

How to Teach English Language Learners

How to Teach English Language Learners

Author: Diane Haager

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470555521

Category: Education

Page: 204

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This hands-on book offers teachers a much-needed resource that will help maximize learning for English Language Learners (ELLs). How to Teach English Language Learners draws on two wide-ranging teacher quality studies and profiles eight educators who have achieved exceptional results with their ELL students. Through highly readable portraits, the authors take readers into these teachers' classrooms, illustrating richly what it is they do differently that yields such great results from English learners. Because most teachers profiled work within a three-tiered Response-to-Intervention framework, the book shows how to implement RTI effectively with ELLs—from providing general reading instruction for the entire classroom to targeted interventions with struggling students. Written by noted ELL educators Diane Haager, Janette K. Klingner, and Terese Aceves, How to Teach English Language Learners is filled with inspiring success stories, teaching tips, activities, discussion questions, and reflections from these outstanding teachers.

Making Decisions about Diverse Learners

Making Decisions about Diverse Learners

Author: Fern Aefsky

Publisher: Eye On Education

ISBN: 1883001943

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 731

Designed for building level administrators who work with students who have been classified as educationally disabled, provides practical information about programming options from self-contained special education classes to inclusive classrooms.