The Prereferral Intervention Process in Pennsylvania Following the Removal Of the Instructional Supp
The recent focus on Response to Intervention (RTI) has heightened the need for information regarding characteristics of prereferral intervention teams (PITs) that lead to successful outcomes. Though many researchers have theorized about important features of PITs, few studies have examined the factors that lead to high-functioning teams. Elementary principals in Pennsylvania (N = 440) were surveyed regarding prereferral intervention practices. Schools that continued to employ instructional
Effects of the Utilization of a Reading Coach for Professional Development on Pennsylvania Elementar
Recent studies have suggested that there is correlation between professional development and student achievement (Pritchard & Marshall, 2002; Showers & Joyce, 1996). The specific models for professional development are being evaluated for their effectiveness, as the educational community seeks effective reforms for improving student achievement. The purpose of this study was to delve into the assumptions related to the effectiveness of professional development opportunities and its correlations
A Comparative Study of Metaphor in Arabic and English General Business Writing with Teaching Implica
The study aims to compare and contrast the usage and understanding of English and Arabic metaphors. My research attempts to reveal how similar and different Arab secondary learners of English respond when asked to answer or interpret metaphors in both their native and acquired languages. Furthermore, in this dissertation, I also attempted to address the impact of culture in metaphorical thinking. The study made use of a holistic approach, utilizing textual analysis, conversation meetings, partic
Helping Your Child Learn Science and Technology
This guide offers a dozen fun learning activities parents can use at home to help children (ages 3-10) learn about bubbles, bugs, surface tension, adhesives, friction (using gelatin), volume (using measuring cups), static electricity (using balloons), cause and effect (using plants), chemical reactions (using cake), and more.
I Can Still Cry: Emotions on the Page, on Stage and in Life (Ossie Davis)
Host Al Page speaks with Ossie Davis, actor, writer and Guest Lecturer at the University of Washington. Mr. Davis explores the differences in writing and acting emotions, the need for discipline, training and appropriate response. He discusses the expression of Black American culture, Harlem and a need for cultural institutions.
Engineering the Tools of Scientific Discovery, Part 5 of 6
In part five of the six part NAE Seattle Grand Challenges Summer series, Mike Griffin, Professor and Director of Center for System Studies, University of Alabama Huntsville, talks about unique examples of large system engineering projects, addressing both succeses and failures. Edward F. Crawley, Professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, shares why human space flight remains important and discusses the current goal of landing on Mars and potential permanent human presence. Bonnie Dunba
When the Ground is Shaking
A new voracious competitor emerges, catastrophe strikes, internal ethical lapses threaten the core or a company begins to grow so fast that it risks collapsing from its own success; these ground-shaking events bring on new demands and possibly new styles of leadership. In this episode, guests explore appropriate leadership response once the ground is shaking and chaos abounds. Hear from Jennifer Sizemore, vice president and editor-in-chief of MSNBC; Judy Runstad, Of Counsel & Former Co-Manag
Savant (Temple Grandin)
Host Marcia Alvar speaks with Temple Grandin, an animal scientist whose autism has been both a hindrance and a gift. Her first book, Emergence: Labeled Autistic (1986), tells about autism from the inside. Her latest book, Thinking in Pictures, tells how she uses visual thinking in her scientific work. She also relates her experiences teaching others about autism, especially actor Dustin Hoffman, for his role as an autistic savant in Rain Man.
Student Discussion of iCube Podcasts
David Miller is joined by former iCube student participants who discuss how iCube podcasts enhance the course.
This learning project offers learnings activities that allow Wikiversity participants to learn astronomy "on the job" by participating in analysis of astronomical observations.
Science in Focus: Force and Motion: Workshop 8. Bend and Stretch
We all expect a spring to stretch or compress when a force is applied, but forces can even deform solid objects like the floor or the top of a table. In this workshop, students in a high school classroom explore ideas about tension and normal force. By applying a force to a spring and measuring the distance the spring is stretched, the students calculate the force constant or stretchiness of the spring. Lecture demonstrations using student volunteers help to illustrate that even rigid objects be
Sparking your game development muse with Project Spark Project Spark has finally shipped and is now ready for every aspiring game developer. All you need is an XBox One or Windows 8.1 and you, or your game-dev-to-be, can start building games. No development experience needed, no major investment, just you, yr imagination and your spark... Today we introduce Project Spark and more importantly share a free Microsoft Virtual Academy course from Stephen Howell on how to get started creating games with it...
Project Spark has finally shipped and is now ready for every aspiring game developer. All you need is an XBox One or Windows 8.1 and you, or your game-dev-to-be, can start building games. No development experience needed, no major investment, just you, yr imagination and your spark...
Today we introduce Project Spark and more importantly share a free Microsoft Virtual Academy course from Stephen Howell on how to get started creating games with it...
How Can I Protect My Ideas? - Chapter 6
Robert Anderson, Intellectual Property Lawyer at Hogan Lovells, summarises the lecture with final remarks on intellectual property. This lecture took place at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford on November 18th, 2014.
Talking Calculator App for iOS
'A comprehensively featured calculator that has become a favorite among adults and primary schools around the world. Designed for a wide range of users, this calculator has large colorful buttons, optional high contrast, full VoiceOver support, and unique to this calculator; the option to use speech for answers, button names and formulas! ''Talking Calculator's features include: - Select between two user-interfaces: standard calculator, and ultra-simple, which is ideal for young children.&n
It began with a weapon created by scientists that threatened to destroy the world. But then a group of men who were convinced they control the new danger began to gain influence in America. They would manipulate terror. (10:00)
Intro to Chemistry 6.8: Phase Change-Mathematical (1/2)
Join Award winning teachers Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams as they interactively teach Chemistry. 6.8: Phase Change--Solving Mathematical. This video shows students how to solve phase change problems. ( 10:33)
Paralysis I cannot get from the ground and horse without stirrups- But you know that I am old enough not to be supple like a boy I believe I am about a year and a half older than you. My birth is recorded the 18th of June 1793 which makes me 67 years old- now in my 68th year waiting but three more years to make "my three score and ten"-Your brother Henry is merchandizing in old Grayson I understand that he has become quite wealthyByron is somewhere in Missouri William was living on his fa
Démocraties : risques de dérives (suite : discussion) (audio) Séminaire dispensé par Dominique Schnapper Organisé en collaboration avec le labex Tepsis et le concours de l'Institut CDC pour la Recherche
Séminaire dispensé par Dominique Schnapper
Organisé en collaboration avec le labex Tepsis et le concours de l'Institut CDC pour la Recherche
Web 2.0 Seminar - 1st Presentation: Introduction
Bjarki Valtysson introduces the Web 2.0 Seminar
President Heckler Lilly Conference Address - Part 5
Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler speaks on the subject of "The Arts as Institutional Signature" during the 20th anniversary national conference of the Lilly Fellows Program in Humanities and the Arts (www.lillyfellows.org). More than 200 scholars from across the United States converged at Valparaiso University, Oct. 14 to 17, 2010, to discuss how colleges and students are being affected by changing notions of place, community and higher learning in the 21st century. How distance lear