Partnering With Students

Building Ownership of Learning
Author: Mary Jane O'Connell,Kara Vandas
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 150631693X
Category: Education
Page: 224
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Empower students to own their learning This resource is designed to empower teachers and leaders with strategies to develop learners who have the confidence and tools to engage in any challenge. By flipping the focus to student ownership of learning, the authors provide clear and simple ways to: Develop collaborative relationships Jointly establish clear expectations for learning and criteria for success Intentionally build learner strategies that last a lifetime Use formative assessment results to monitor progress Harness the power of reciprocal feedback to improve teaching and learning Empower and motivate students set meaningful goals and prove learning

Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Partnering with Families for Positive Outcomes
Author: Robin LaBarbera
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506338887
Category: Education
Page: 312
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Educating Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Partnering with Families for Positive Outcomes focuses on practical strategies for educating children with autism spectrum disorders in the classroom. Additional features describe how to partner with families in the implementation of many of the strategies, giving voice to parents, based on recent quantitative and qualitative research. Case studies developed from real interviews with parents and educators open each chapter, and the book focuses on what “works” and what “does not work” in their collaborative experiences. Key Features Case studies with "What Would You Do" questions offer real life scenarios that allow readers to apply their understanding of the chapter's contents to a situation they may encounter. Theory Into Practice (T.I.P) boxes promote self-reflection and an opportunity to apply material in real-world scenarios. A section of every chapter is devoted to how to collaborate with families to implement the chapter's specific strategies not just at school but also at home. Inclusion tips provide ways to implement the chapter's strategy for teachers in general education classrooms with children with ASD.

Teaching Digital Natives

Partnering for Real Learning
Author: Marc R. Prensky
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1544303009
Category: Education
Page: 224
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A new paradigm for teaching and learning in the 21st century! Marc Prensky, who first coined the terms "digital natives" and "digital immigrants," presents an innovative model that promotes student learning through the use of technology. Discover how to implement partnership learning, in which: Digitally literate students specialize in content finding, analysis, and presentation via multiple media Teachers specialize in guiding student learning, providing questions and context, designing instruction, and assessing quality Administrators support, organize, and facilitate the process schoolwide Technology becomes a tool that students use for learning essential skills and "getting things done"

Encyclopedia of School Health


Author: David C. Wiley,Amy C. Cory
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452276242
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 744
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Children spend more time at school than anywhere else except home; thus, schools can have a major effect on children's health by providing a healthy physical environment, serving meals and snacks built around sound nutritional guidelines, and teaching about health, as well as modeling and promoting healthy behaviors. School health services programs involve not only school nurses and focus not only on nursing practice, standards, and performance issues; they also include services and classes to teach students the information and skills they need to become health-literate, to maintain and improve their health, to prevent disease, and to reduce risky behaviors impacting health. School nurses, teachers, administrators, health coordinators, guidance counselors and social workers all join with parents in safeguarding and promoting the health and well-being of school-aged children as a basic foundation for academic success. The Encyclopedia of School Health offers quick access to health and wellness information most relevant to children in America's K-12 school setting. You'll find valuable guidance on developmental stages, acute and chronic illnesses, special education, nutrition, crisis response, prevention, and more.

Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions

A Powerful Strategy for Strengthening School-Family Partnerships
Author: Luz Santana,Dan Rothstein,Agnes Bain
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622675
Category: Education
Page: 230
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How can we make it easier for schools and families to work together on behalf of all students? It all begins by tapping into the different strengths educators and parents and caregivers can contribute to building a strong partnership. Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions, by Luz Santana, Dan Rothstein, and Agnes Bain of the Right Question Institute, presents a deceptively simple strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with parents—especially those who typically have not been actively involved in their children's schooling. It distills complex, important ideas on effective civic participation into an easy-to-learn process that teaches parents two fundamental skills they can use to support the education of their children, monitor their progress, and advocate for them: asking better questions and participating effectively in key decisions. Based on more than two decades of work and research in a wide range of low- and moderate-income communities, this book empowers overburdened and under-resourced educators and parents to work together and achieve their common goal of successful students. This indispensable guide includes case studies spanning K–12 classrooms, and it explores ways to assist struggling students, collaborate on IEPs, and communicate with families of English language learners. The accessible and easy-to-use format, field-tested advice, and vivid examples from schools that put the advice into practice make this a must-have for everyone from the classroom to the central office.

201 Ways to Involve Parents

Practical Strategies for Partnering With Families
Author: Betty Boult
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506343163
Category: Education
Page: 160
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Proactively Develop Parental Involvement for Students’ Growth and Achievement Years of research and practice show that connecting with families positively impacts student achievement. This book is packed with ready-to-use ideas to actively engage parents as educational partners. This new edition includes current research on the impact of parent involvement, offers new strategies, and provides expanded coverage of ways to build bridges between the school and diverse families including: Innovative ways to sustain ongoing communication Ideas for welcoming parents as members of the school community Strategies for including parents in school governance Techniques for developing parent volunteer programs, and more

Human Factors of a Global Society

A System of Systems Perspective
Author: Tadeusz Marek,Waldemar Karwowski,Marek Frankowicz,Jussi Kantola,Pavel Zgaga
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466572876
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 1177
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During the last 60 years the discipline of human factors (HF) has evolved alongside progress in engineering, technology, and business. Contemporary HF is clearly shifting towards addressing the human-centered design paradigm for much larger and complex societal systems, the effectiveness of which is affected by recent advances in engineering, science, and education. Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective explores the future challenges and potential contributions of the human factors discipline in the Conceptual Age of human creativity and social responsibility. Written by a team of experts and pioneers, this book examines the human aspects related to contemporary societal developments in science, engineering, and higher education in the context of unprecedented progress in those areas. It also discusses new paradigms for higher education, including education delivery, and administration from a systems of systems perspective. It then examines the future challenges and potential contributions of the human factors discipline. While there are other books that focus on systems engineering or on a specific area of human factors, this book unifies these different perspectives into a holistic point of view. It gives you an understanding of human factors as it relates to the global enterprise system and its newly emerging characteristics such as quality, system complexity, evolving management system and its role in social and behavioral changes. By exploring the human aspects related to actual societal developments in science, the book opens a new horizon for the HF community.

Libraries Partnering with Self-Publishing: A Winning Combination

A Winning Combination
Author: Robert J. Grover Professor Emeritus,Kelly Visnak,Carmaine Ternes,Miranda Ericsson,Lissa Staley
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841594
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 154
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Help your library leverage opportunities in the popular do-it-yourself publishing movement by following this guide's process for creating and producing books. • Offers librarians a broad overview of self-publishing and shows them how they can become part of the process • Features interviews with library professionals experienced with self-publishing • Expands and strengthens the role of the library as a publishing center • Includes practical advice for getting started in self-publishing • Describes publishing opportunities for both librarians and patrons

Partnering with Immigrant Communities

Action Through Literacy
Author: Gerald Campano,María Paula Ghiso,Bethany J. Welch
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807774235
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 163
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In a period of increasing economic and social uncertainty, how do immigrant communities come together to advocate for educational access and their rights? This book is based on a 5-year university partnership with members from Indonesian, Vietnamese, Latino, Filipino, African American, and Irish American communities. Sharing rich examples, the authors examine how these diverse groups use language and literacy practices to advocate for greater opportunities. This unique partnership demonstrates how to draw on the knowledge and interests of a multilingual community to inform literacy teaching and learning, both in and out of school. It also provides guidelines for reimagining university/community collaborations and the practice of ethical partnering. Partnering with Immigrant Communities focuses on: Minoritized immigrant populations, including groups with undocumented status and those who came to the United States to flee religious persecution. The intellectual and activist legacies that are already present in communities as people come together to take action on matters that directly impact their lives. A local cosmopolitanism that serves as a refuge for many immigrants who may otherwise be scapegoated within the dominant culture. A coalition of multilingual, multiethnic communities whose experiences are intertwined by overlapping histories of colonization and shared present struggles.Ethical and effective community-based research, including concrete and theoretically informed examples. “Supported by theory and written with clarity, this inspiring account sets the gold standard for research that is both committed and ethical.” —Hilary Janks, emeritus professor,Wits University “A game-changing text.” —Elizabeth Dutro, University of Colorado, Boulder “A powerful illustration of intentional ethical engagement through practitioner and participatory research methodologies to support sustainable community-based inquiries toward social and political transformation.” —Tarajean Yazzie-Mintz, senior program officer for Tribal College and University (TCU) Early Childhood Education Initiatives, American Indian College Fund

Teaching Generation Text

Using Cell Phones to Enhance Learning
Author: Lisa Nielsen,Willyn Webb
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111811888X
Category: Education
Page: 304
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Mobilizing the power of cell phones to maximize students' learning power Teaching Generation Text shows how teachers can turn cell phones into an educational opportunity instead of an annoying distraction. With a host of innovative ideas, activities, lessons, and strategies, Nielsen and Webb offer a unique way to use students' preferred method of communication in the classroom. Cell phones can remind students to study, serve as a way to take notes, provide instant, on-demand answers and research, be a great vehicle for home-school connection, and record and capture oral reports or responses to polls and quizzes, all of which can be used to enhance lesson plans and increase motivation. Offers tactics for teachers to help their students integrate digital technology with their studies Filled with research-based ideas and strategies for using a cell phone to enhance learning Provides methods for incorporating cell phones into instruction with a unit planning guide and lesson plan ideas This innovative new book is filled with new ideas for engaging learners in fun, free, and easy ways using nothing more than a basic, text-enabled cell phone.

"Radical Academia"? Understanding the Climates for Campus Activists

New Directions for Higher Education, Number 167
Author: Christopher J. Broadhurst,Georgianna L. Martin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111896697X
Category: Education
Page: 104
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Take an in-depth look at campus activism in the 21st century with this issue of New Directions for Higher Education. Campuses have always experienced an ebb and flow of activism, and the recent displays of student activism on American campuses show that protesters remain a vibrant subculture in American higher education. From rising tuition costs to the need to improve and welcome diversity, activists signal a continued restlessness among the nation’s collegiate youth over various issues, expressing their views with a vigor comparable to most periods in American history. The purpose of this work is to dispel the myths that today's activists are either apathetic or “radicals” determined on disrupting the “establishment.” It's also a guide to help higher education practitioners better understand the needs, rights, and responsibilities of campus activists. And, it will help readers understand the best paths to not only allowing student voice, but helping direct that voice toward peaceful and constructive expression. This is the 167th volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Higher Education. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher education decision makers on all kinds of campuses, it provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.

Shaping Academia for the Public Good

Critical Reflections on the CHSRF/CIHR Chair Program
Author: Louise Potvin,Pat Armstrong
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 144266665X
Category: Education
Page: 320
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With increasing demands for evidence-based decision-making, the academic community must be ready to train researchers who can reduce the gap between health care research and practice. One program dedicated to promoting such training is the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation (CHSRF, now the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement) and Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) Chair Program. Participants of these programs were selected to develop innovative research programs that bridge this divide, as well as to mentor the next generation on building partnerships with organizations outside the university through applied research. The CHSRF/CIHR Chairs have come together in Shaping Academia for the Public Good to draw out valuable lessons learned throughout its first decade. It includes chapters on funding, knowledge transfer, policy frameworks, working with multiple stakeholders, and managing organizational settings, among other topics. Shaping Academia for the Public Good will be a helpful resource for those interested in the potential of new research approaches to improve our healthcare system.

How Colleges Change

Understanding, Leading, and Enacting Change
Author: Adrianna Kezar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136293817
Category: Education
Page: 280
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Higher education is in an unprecedented time of change and reform. To address these challenges, university leaders tend to focus on specific interventions and programs, but ignore the change processes and the contexts that would lead to success. Joining theory and practice, How Colleges Change unmasks problematic assumptions that change agents typically possess and provides research-based principles for approaching change. Framed by decades of research, this monumental book offers fresh insights into understanding, leading, and enacting change. Recognizing that internal and external conditions shape and frame change processes, Kezar presents an overarching practical framework that can be applied to any organizational challenge and context. How Colleges Change is a crucial resource for aspiring and practicing campus leaders, higher education practitioners, scholars, faculty, and staff who want to learn how to apply change strategies in their own institutions.

Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children With Disabilities

A Dance That Matters
Author: Janice M. Fialka,Arlene K. Feldman,Karen C. Mikus
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283427
Category: Education
Page: 176
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Cultivate effective partnerships between parents and professionals Written from both the parent’s and the professional’s points of view, this book draws upon the metaphor of dance to highlight the essential partnership between teachers, administrators, support staff, and parents of children with disabilities. Rich with humor and heart, the book offers helpful steps for self reflection, personnel preparation, and parent-professional training. Key features include: Practical insights and evidence-based approaches to forming partnerships Easy-to-read, non-technical language that speaks to both the heart and the mind Sample letters, conversations, and other forms of communication between professionals and parents Effective ways to handle difficult situations

Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research


Author: Carolyn Babione
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118603532
Category: Education
Page: 336
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Teacher inquiry helps improve educational outcomes Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research explores the concept and importance of the teacher practitioner, and prepares students in teacher education courses and programs to conduct research in the classroom. Author Carolyn Babione has extensive experience in undergraduate- and graduate-level teacher training and teacher inquiry coursework. In the book, Babione guides students through the background, theory, and strategy required to successfully conduct classroom research. The first part of the book tackles the "how-to" and "why" of teacher inquiry, while the second part provides students with real-life practitioner inquiry research projects across a range of school settings, content areas, and teaching strategies. The book's discussion includes topics such as: Underlying cultural and historical perspectives surrounding the teaching profession Hidden stereotypes that limit teacher beliefs about power and voice Current curriculum innovation and reflections on modern developments Practitioner Teacher Inquiry and Research successfully guides and encourages budding teachers to fully understand the importance of their involvement in studying and researching their classroom settings, giving a better understanding of how their beliefs and teaching practices impact classroom learning.

Partnering with Nature

The Wild Path to Reconnecting with the Earth
Author: Catriona MacGregor
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416592457
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 304
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Partnering with Nature is a simple book with a powerful message: our connections to the natural environment— and ultimately, to ourselves—are crucial in today’s fragmented world. As each successive generation moves farther away from nature, the growing disconnect is expressed through physical as well as mental stress, from depression and fatigue in adults to attention disorders and obesity in children. The way we relate to nature helps define our place within it, and by awakening this natural, yet dormant connection to the environment around us, we can move beyond solitary stewardship and into partnership. In Partnering with Nature, Catriona MacGregor weaves together scientific and historical wisdom, spiritual insights, and inspiring stories that illuminate the energies that link humans, animals, and the natural world. Through observation and conscious practice, we can open up to the power of nature to transform our lives, uplift our spirits, and even to direct our bodies to a healthier potential. For everyone who has a sense of something missing, who wishes to make a difference in their world, who yearns to reclaim their sense of wonder and awe, or who struggles with their health or emotional balance—nature speaks to all who will listen.

IMPACT Learning

Librarians at the Forefront of Change in Higher Education
Author: Clarence Maybee
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081021038
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 182
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IMPACT Learning: Librarians at the Forefront of Change in Higher Education describes how academic libraries can enable the success of higher education students by creating or partnering with teaching and learning initiatives that support meaningful learning through engagement with information. Since the 1970s, the academic library community has been advocating and developing programming for information literacy. This book discusses existing models, extracting lessons from Purdue University Libraries’ partnership with other units to create a campus-wide course development program, Instruction Matters: Purdue Academic Course Transformation (IMPACT), which provides academic libraries with tools and strategies for working with faculty and departments to integrate information literacy into disciplinary courses. Describes how academic libraries can help students succeed through partnering with teaching and learning initiatives Helps teachers and students deal with information in the context of a discipline and its specific needs Presents an informed learning approach where students learn to use information as part of engagement with subject content

Quality Questioning

Research-Based Practice to Engage Every Learner
Author: Jackie Acree Walsh,Beth Dankert Sattes
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506343279
Category: Education
Page: 264
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Realize the potential of quality questioning for student thinking and learning Quality questioning begins with the preparation of questions that engage all students in thinking and culminates in the facilitation of dialogue that takes learning deeper. Completely updated, this second edition reflects new research, addresses technological and policy changes, and includes new insights from the authors’ work with teachers. Designed for immediate classroom use, readers will find: Graphics, tools, and strategies to develop student skills and create a powerful learning culture QR codes that link to more than twenty new classroom videos Tools and strategies to support personal reflection, classroom observations, and collaborative dialogue

The School Leader's Guide to Learner-Centered Education

From Complexity to Simplicity
Author: Barbara L. McCombs,Lynda Miller
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412960175
Category: Education
Page: 271
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This innovative resource introduces a transformative leadership model that supports student development by focusing on key factors such as cognition, metacognition, motivation, affect, and individual differences.