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The Role of the Elementary Principal in Promoting Parent Involvement: Evidence from Rural, Blue Ribb
The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary School Education Act has amplified the implications of including parents in the education process. The benefits of parental involvement coupled with the teachers' and parents’ role in promoting involvement have been researched and studied for many years. Few studies focus solely on the principal’s role in promoting parent involvement, however. This study will examine the specialized association and participation of rural elementary princ
Author(s): Angelucci, Alfonso

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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
Author(s): Carter, Marilyn

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A Writing Teacher Learns from his Students: The Symbiosis of Student-Centered Pedagogy and Teacher R
This teacher research study documents the attempts of a college writing teacher to use response-oriented, student-centered pedagogy as a means of providing practical learning experiences for his students while simultaneously providing a practical professional development opportunity for himself. In pursuit of this goal, the teacher promoted a dialogue with the students that sought to engender their sense of engagement in the class while simultaneously encouraging their criticism and analysis of
Author(s): Boozer, Wesley

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UNDERSTANDING THE PARADIGM SHIFT: A DESCRIPTIVE CASE STUDY OF THE IMPACT OF CHANGES IN INFORMATION
The purpose of this descriptive case study was to understand the impact on librarians, faculty, and students of changes in information literacy instructional methodologies that were piloted as an innovation within a particular institutional setting. The following questions were considered. In what ways and to what extent has a more holistic approach to teaching information literacy been assimilated by faculty and librarians? In what ways and to what extent have faculty attitudes toward teac
Author(s): Serotkin, Patricia

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The Atmosphere: Composition and Evolution of the Atmosphere
Instructor: Julie Ferguson, Ph.D. 
License: Creative Commons CC-BY-SA
Description: The composition and circulation of the atmosphere with a focus on explaining the fundamentals of weather and climate. Topics include solar and terrestrial radiation, clouds, and weather patterns.

Recorded April 1, 2014 (31:09)

Required attribution: Ferguson, Julie Earth Science System 5 (UCI OpenCourseWare: University of California, Irvine),http://ocw.uci.edu/courses/ess_

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Intervenir la imagen... o el espejo m?gico (Intervene the image... or the magic mirror)
"A technology is interactive to the degree that it reflects the consequences of our actions or decisions back to us. It follows that an interactive technology is a medium through which we communicate with ourselves... a mirror" The purpose of this work is to explore the implications of interactive media through the review of "Utop?a" digital, an interactive piece that explore the implied transformation of the relationship between art and audience and new forms of perception. The artists' role is
Author(s): Anido, Carmen L?pez

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Essential Science for Teachers: Life Science: Session 2. Classifying Living Things
How can we make sense of the living world? During this session, a systematic approach to biological classification is introduced as a starting point for understanding the nature of the remarkable diversity of life on Earth.,This clip addresses the fact that all living things are made of cells and how this organizing feature is the theme for classifying the organisms on earth.
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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Private Universe in Project in Mathematics: Workshop 6: "Possibilities of Real Life Problems"
Students come up with a surprising array of strategies and representations to build their understanding of a real-life calculus problem—before they have ever taken calculus.,High school seniors from Kenilworth and New Brunswick NJ, work on a real-life problem based on Eadweard Muybridge's historic sequence of 24 photographs of a cat in motion. The question, “How fast is the cat moving in frame 10 and frame 20?,” deals with one of the fundamental ideas of calculus. Students find several ways t
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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Private Universe in Project in Mathematics: Workshop 6: "Possibilities of Real Life Problems"
Students come up with a surprising array of strategies and representations to build their understanding of a real-life calculus problem—before they have ever taken calculus.,High school seniors from Kenilworth and New Brunswick work on a real-life problem based on a sequence of 24 photographs of a cat in motion. The question, “How fast is the cat moving in frame 10 and frame 20?,” deals with some of the fundamental ideas of calculus. Students find several ways to represent their growing under
Author(s): Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

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TALAT Lecture 3403: Designing of Forgings
This lecture helps to gain an understanding of the interaction between part design, tool design and forging process parameters in order to achieve optimum quality forged products. General understanding of metallurgy and deformation processes is assumed.
Author(s): TALAT,D Ringhand, Institut für Umformtechnik, Uni

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Terry Hodgkinson Inaugural Lecture
Terry has led the Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward, as its Chair for seven years, overseeing the Agency in growing the economy of the Yorkshire and Humber region. He was honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2010 with the award of a CBE for services to business and regeneration and was recently appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for West Yorkshire. He has recently launched his new business, entitled ‘Inspiration for Industry Education and Regeneration’. He holds a Visiting P
Author(s): Terry Hodgkinson,Leeds Metropolitan University

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Workflow and Business Process Management for Electronic Government
This course aims to provide a basic understanding of technologies supporting e-governance. It examines Workflow and Business Process Management for Electronic Government.
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1 Overview
Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
Author(s): The Open University

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Britain was the first country to industrialise, and it acquired the largest empire ever during this same period. But its sphere of economic influence extended far beyond the boundaries of the formal British Empire. This unit focuses on the economics of empire, using a case study of one town, Dundee in eastern Scotland, to explore this huge topic.
Author(s): The Open University

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It Gets Better - USC
Inspired by Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" video campaign, USC's LGBT and allied community created its own online message of hope and acceptance, encouraging LGBT youth to "Fight On." If you're a Trojan -- LGBT or allied -- who would like to deliver a message of acceptance, we encourage you to respond to our video. Thanks to all of the students, alumni, faculty and staff who contributed to this project, both in front of and behind the camera. For more It Gets Better videos, visit http://www.i
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Business, Ethics and Spirituality with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar joined John Paul Dejoria and Rob Dyrek at USC on Apr. 10, 2010, to discuss philanthropy, the importance of ethics in business, and the practical role spirituality can play in promoting human values. Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a world-renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader. His foundations have touched the lives of millions of people in more than 140 countries. Sri Sri was recently noted among India's seven most powerful individuals by Forbes-India. His universal message of
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Homeland Defense- Combating Violent Extremism panel
An international component was introduced with the third panel's focus on lessons learned in combating violent extremism. Mr. Frank Cilluffo of GWU's On Nov. 17 and 18 the Center for Strategic Leadership was joined by its partners in the Consortium for Homeland Defense and Security in America in hosting the 5th annual Homeland Defense and Security Symposium at Carlisle Barracks. Homeland Security Policy Institute led discussion of both domestic and international concerns surrounding the issue,
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Homeland Defense--National Preparedness Framework panel
On Nov. 17 and 18 the Center for Strategic Leadership was joined by its partners in the Consortium for Homeland Defense and Security in America in hosting the 5th annual Homeland Defense and Security Symposium at Carlisle Barracks. The final panel presentation, devoted to a call for building a National Preparedness Framework to accompany the existing National Response Framework, was headed by Jena Baker McNeill of the Heritage Foundation. Joining McNeill on the panel were Lt. Ron Levell of th
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Emmanuel Kreike, Princeton University: Beyond Words: Environmental History, Digitization and GIS
Lunch 'n Learn presentation: How the integration of digital tools and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has the potential to add dramatically to the capacity of the humanities to more fully understand and explain the dynamics of environmental change. More info: http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/03/beyond_words_environmental_history_digitization_and_gis.html
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Lunch 'n Learn presentation: How the integration of digital tools and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) has the potential to add dramatically to the capacity of the humanities to more fully understand and explain the dynamics of environmental change. More info: http://blogs.princeton.edu/itsacademic/2008/03/beyond_words_environmental_history_digitization_and_gis.html
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