Understand school leadership and governance in the South African context (PDF)
This module aims at empowering school managers and teachers to develop and implement appropriate mentoring programmes. The learning guide of this module addresses three key questions as follows: What is mentoring? What are the personal and professional qualities of effective mentors? How can we managing the establishment, monitoring and evaluation of a school mentoring programme?
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Portfolio Matrix (Word)
This module aims at empowering school managers and teachers to develop and implement appropriate mentoring programmes. The learning guide of this module addresses three key questions as follows: What is mentoring? What are the personal and professional qualities of effective mentors? How can we managing the establishment, monitoring and evaluation of a school mentoring programme?
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Portfolio Matrix (PDF)
This module aims at empowering school managers and teachers to develop and implement appropriate mentoring programmes. The learning guide of this module addresses three key questions as follows: What is mentoring? What are the personal and professional qualities of effective mentors? How can we managing the establishment, monitoring and evaluation of a school mentoring programme?
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All that Glitters...
This Ocean Explorer lesson plan (PDF) explores the questions: What colors, if any, are visible down in the deep sea? What is bioluminescence? Students will learn about white light (visible light), the quantity and quality of light as related to ocean depth, the difference in water penetration between red light and blue light, bioluminescent organisms, the color of most bioluminescent light, and why organisms bioluminesce. The lesson plan includes background information and keywords, a list of ma
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"Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab Executive Training: Evaluating Social Programs, Spring 2009"
"This five-day program on evaluating social programs will provide a thorough understanding of randomized evaluations and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting one's own evaluation. While the course focuses on randomized evaluations, many of the topics, such as measuring outcomes and dealing with threats to the validity of an evaluation, are relevant for other methodologies. About the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab J-PAL's goal is to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is based
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Gender and ICTs policy
This unit provides an overview of critical gender and Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) issues, their relevance for ICTs policy formulation, programme design and implementation, as well as the monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of ICTs initiatives. It also provides an introduction to the Gender Evaluation Methodology developed by the APC WNSP.
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Issues of Culturally Responsive Educational Evaluation Pertaining to Native Americans
This 109-page PDF document provided a detailed account from a two-day workshop sponsored by the National Science Foundation Directorate for Education and Human Resources. The workshop's purpose was to discuss issues of culturally responsive educational evaluation as they pertain to Native Americans. The three major themes of the workshop were evaluation issues relating to the academic achievement of Native American students, education/training opportunities for Native American evaluators, and de
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Interactive Animation on the Macintosh II
The efficiency of images in communication between humans has so far been used almost exclusively by TV and other mass medias. The costs have been too great to encourage the use of images in the financially restricted everyday practice of architecture. With a range of application programs for the Apple Macintosh II the vision has come close to reality. It is now possible to create guided walks with the chance to choose different routes and views in a model of buildings and surroundings in 256 col
Author(s): Af Klercker, Jonas

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Shape Grammars for Innovative Hybrid Typological Design
This paper describes a new methodology of deriving innovative hybrid designs using shape grammars of heterogeneous designs. The method is detailed within three phases of shape grammars: analysis, synthesis and evaluation. In the analysis phase, the research suggests that original rules of each design component are grouped in subclass rule sets to facilitate rule choices. Additionally, adding new hybrid rules to original rules expands the options available to the grammar user. In the synthesis ph
Author(s): Al-kazzaz, Dhuha; Bridges, Alan; Chase, Scott

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Assessment Workshop 7
In a classroom where students are actively engaged in literature, there is a need to find authentic assessment vehicles that measure their progress as readers and thinkers. In this program, teachers from around the country identify useful criteria that they have used in both formal and informal ongoing assessments. The group also talks about integrating their evaluation strategies in the milieu of traditional and high–stakes assessments, while maintaining an emphasis on the individual growth o
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Andrea LaPaugh: Foundations and Future of Information Search - March 4, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Everyone googles - in the U.S, about 12 billion times a month (including search engines that aren’t Google). We are mostly pleased with the results we get. How can it be that we give an automated system a couple of words and it finds reasonably relevant documents among one hundred billion or so possibilities? Will our satisfaction with these tools increase or decrease as the Web and our expectations grow? Dr. LaPaugh gives a peek “under the hood” and discuss
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Andrea LaPaugh: Foundations and Future of Information Search PDF - March 4, 2009
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: Everyone googles - in the U.S, about 12 billion times a month (including search engines that aren’t Google). We are mostly pleased with the results we get. How can it be that we give an automated system a couple of words and it finds reasonably relevant documents among one hundred billion or so possibilities? Will our satisfaction with these tools increase or decrease as the Web and our expectations grow? Dr. LaPaugh gives a peek “under the hood” and discuss
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15.014 Applied Macro- and International Economics (MIT)
15.014 focuses on using case studies to investigate the macroenvironment in which firms operate. The course is divided in five parts: Basic tools of macroeconomic management Evaluation of different economic development strategies Crises in emerging markets: causes, solutions, and prevention Problems faced by transition economies Challenges of developed countries   This course is a full-term version of Applied Macro- and International Economics (15.012), with additional topics.
Author(s): Rigobon, Roberto

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JMSB Executive Programs in Brazil -- Strategy
After a series of successful programs offered in Montreal for Brazilian executives, Concordia's John Molson School of Business introduces executive training programs in Brazil in partnership with INVENT -- Strategic Knowledge. Após uma série de bem sucedidos programas oferecidos em Montreal (Canada) para executivos Brasileiros, a Universidade de Concordia e John Molson School of Business introduzem seu programa de Desenvolvimento Executivo no Brasil em parceria com Invent -- Conhecimento Est
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Pharmaco-economic evaluation – analysis and results
32 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Pharmaco-economic evaluation – analysis and results, covering use of models, uncertainty and using economic evaluation.
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Benjamin Todd Jealous: 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address
Benjamin Todd Jealous, former president and CEO of the NAACP, visited the University of Rochester to meet and talk with students, speak with media and deliver the 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Address to the Rochester community. Jealous stepped down from his position at the NAACP at the end of 2013, having been the youngest president in the organization's history. Throughout his career, beginning as a grassroots community organizer through his time at the NAACP, he has been known fo
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Mapping the Cosmos (Bruce Margon)
Bruce Margon is a professor of astronomy at the University of Washington and a specialist in high-energy astrophysics. In this interview with Upon Reflection host Marcia Alvar, Margon talks about studying some of the most distant objects in the observable universe. Margon has been involved in the development of some of modern astronomy's key instruments, including the Hubble Space Telescope and the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Bruce Margon, Ph.D., vice chancellor, Research; professor, Astronomy an
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The Future of the Euro

The problems of the eurozone are ultimately malinvestments. In Greece these days the struggle continues about who will ultimately foot the bill for these investments. During the early 2000s an expansionary monetary policy lowered interest rates artificially. Entrepreneurs financed investment projects that only looked profitable due to the low interest rates but were not sustained by real savin
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Transformational Leadership: Is It a Factor for Improving Student Achievement in High Poverty Secon
This mixed-method study addressed the following problem: What type of leadership is most appropriate to guide schools through the process of continuous rapid change required by the No Child Left Behind legislation and the twenty-first century while still performing well? It investigated a possible relationship between improved student achievement on state assessments, improved four-year graduation rate for high schools, improved attendance for schools without graduating classes, and the Leit
Author(s): Gulbin, Kathleen M.

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Lecture 18 - 11/30/2010
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