Are we really grouping pupils for success?
This National Strategies (NS) document is presented as a set of guidance for school leaders to accompany the research findings from the DfES study, Pupil Grouping Strategies and Practices at Key Stage 2 and 3: Case Studies of 24 Schools in England (RR796).
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Literacy Primary
Literacy Primary I am looking for information concerning the holistic teaching of key stage two primary English, maybe with an emphasis on the use of whole texts as opposed to extracts. Also any seminal articles on the research that has fed into the new Primary Literacy Strategy. I have used the Blackwell Synergy to source some articles and have found many concerning the old NLS but am having difficulties finding more up to date sources.
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Learning Through Play - Mathematical Development
This resource is a 15 minute Teachers TV programme which reports on one example from a 2004 project involving over 40 schools in Wales that piloted a play based curriculum for 3 – 7 year olds. The programme gives examples of the practices in mathematics of one school’s work with a Nursery and Foundation Stage unit.
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3 Years On: Reconstruction and Resettlement in Aceh after the Tsunami
This film presents the views and experiences of representatives from NGO’s working in Aceh on tsunami reconstruction in 2007. This film presents the views and experiences of representatives from NGOs working in Aceh on tsunami reconstruction in 2007. By this stage the majority of reconstruction and resettlement of residents of Aceh has taken place or was close to completion. The interviews offer reflections on the completion of this process and problems that still need to be overcome.
Author(s): Bruno Dercon, Azwar Hasan, Heru Prasetyo and Binod

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Do you want to get more out of drama? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary plays. You will learn about dialogue, stage directions, blank verse, dramatic structure and conventions and aspects of performance.

It's not necessary for you to have previously read any of the plays mentioned in the unit before embarking on it, but to get the most from it you may like to obtain texts of the following:

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May-June 2008 MMC Update (Enhanced)
This update for May-June 2008 features news about the summer semester operating hours, the recent Second Life event, short courses, and the regular review of newly arrived videos and audio CDs.
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CVs and Letters to Employers
CV’s and Letters to Employers is one of several Futures workbooks which help students choose and prepare for their careers. Like the other workbooks in the series you can dip in and out doing the exercises which are most relevant to you. You might want to include the exercises or the output in your personal development plan or e-portfolio.
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21W.785 Communicating in Cyberspace (MIT)
This class covers the analysis, design, implementation and testing of various forms of digital communication based on group collaboration. Students are encouraged to think about the Web and other new digital interactive media not just in terms of technology but also broader issues such as language (verbal and visual), design, information architecture, communication and community. Students work in small groups on a semester-long project of their choice.
Author(s): Barrett, Edward C.

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A Video of Molecules
This video shows how various molecules look. For example, water consisting of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom.

The others are: glucose, sucrose, amylose, stearic acid, oleic, glycerol, trigglyceride, phospholipid, alenine, serine, leucine, phenyaleine, hexapeptide, peroxide, dioxiribose, thymine, atp, dna, amylpectin and cellulose.

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Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe - Semester 1
Ghosts, Witches and Portents in Early Modern Europe - Semester 1
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PGCE International
This is a module framework. It can be viewed online or downloaded as a zip file. As taught in Autumn Semester 2009/10. The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) is a part-time programme of professional enrichment for teachers working in countries other than the U.K. Suitable for: Postgraduates School of Education Nottingham's School of Education is one of the largest and most respected education departments in any British university. Its academics include major national an
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Otis College Convocation 2010 Presenter: Nathan Shedroff
Every August, right before the semester begins, Otis College of Art and Design hosts a day of Convocation, where new and returning faculty attend presentations by visiting artists and educators. Convocation 2010 Presenter Nathan Shedroff discussed "Teaching to Sustainable Practices in Art and Design." Keynote Speaker, Nathan Shedroff, is the author of numerous books on sustainable art/design practices and their place in education, including Design is the Problem: The Future of Design must be S
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Otis College Convocation 2010 Presenter: Patricia Watts
Every August, right before the semester begins, Otis College of Art and Design hosts a day of Convocation, where new and returning faculty attend presentations by visiting artists and educators. Convocation 2010 Presenter Patricia Watts discusses sustainable art making. Independent curator Patricia Watts will share with us some unusual and influential artists working in an environmentally-conscious way, and some interesting tie-ins between our theme and her work with Gallery Director Meg Linto
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Till Marriage Do Us Part (a theatrical work in progress)
Jim Norrena's play, a work in progress now titled License to Marry, was filmed in the Writers' Studio at California College of the Arts on February 26, 2010, as part of the MFA Program in Writing's Page-to-Stage event, featuring professionally acted scenes written by students in the Playwriting Workshop course taught by Ben Yalom.
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Kyler Hood's "Blue Tangle" (an excerpt)
Filmed in the Writers' Studio of California College of the Arts on February 26, 2010, as part of the MFA Program in Writing's Page-to-Stage event featuring professionally acted single scenes written by students in the Playwriting Workshop course taught by Ben Yalom.
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Action Research for Educational, Professional, and Personal Change, Fall 2007
This course covers techniques for and critical thinking about the evaluation of changes in educational practices and policies in schools, organizations, and informal contexts. Topics include quantitative and qualitative methods for design and analysis, participatory design of practices and policies, institutional learning, the wider reception or discounting of evaluations, and selected case studies, including those arising from semester-long student projects.
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The Atlanta Riot
Although a prosperous African-American middle class had emerged in Atlanta by the early 1900s, it was understood by both whites and blacks that Atlanta was a tense and highly segregated city. In 1906, on the heels of the Thomas Dixon play The Clansmen, newspapers began falsely reporting assaults of white women by black men, leading to the Atlanta Riot. This segment from The Rise and Fall of Jim Crowdescribes the events leading up to the riot, and its impact on the black civil rights le
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Katharine Hepburn Exhibition Debuts
After a series of sold-out pre-opening events and the 25 Years of Dazzle gala celebrating the museum's 25th anniversary, the Kent State University Museum opens its highly anticipated exhibition Katharine Hepburn: Dressed for Stage and Screen on Oct. 2, 2010, making its world premiere.
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"Sunshine"
The ship was built in 1888, at the Howard Ship Yard in Jeffersonville, Indiana. It was owned by the Louisville & Jeffersonville Ferry Company and a subsidiary Fern Grove Amusement Company. It operated in the Louisville & Jeffersonville area unit 1907 when it was taken to Pittsburgh. Eventually the boat was sold to the River Excursion Company in Cincinnati and its name changed to Princess in 1923.
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Duke on Demand Highlights for the Week of October 31, 2010
This week on Duke on Demand, Duke students stage the play "Beatification of Area Boy" in consultation with the drama's Nobel-prize winner author. The Duke women's soccer team dons pink jersey for breast cancer awareness in a win over Boston College. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy and his wife Gregg receive a Duke Medicine honorary alumni award for their support of Duke Children's Hospital charities. And, an "Office Hours" conversation on how brain science is affecting court trials.
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