Creating People Centred Schools: Section Four, Changing schools
Ideas on understanding change are taken forward into approaches to leading and managing change. School-as-organization approaches are compared with the school-as-community approach.
Course Outline for Advanced Certificate: Education School Management And Leadership (Word)
This document is the course outline for the Advanced Certificate: Education (School Management And Leadership) programme. The ACE programme is aimed at empowering school leaders to lead and manage schools effectively in a time of great change, challenge and opportunity. It is targeted at serving School Management Team members who aspire to principalship. The programme seeks to provide structured learning opportunities that promote quality education in South African schools through the developmen
HABHRCA: The Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Act
This website describes HABHRCA, a legislative Act that authorizes funding for research on harmful algal blooms (HABs) and hypoxia to advance scientific understanding and our ability to detect, assess, predict, control, and mitigate events. The site discusses the Act, gives an overview of The Interagency Task Force on Harmful Algal Blooms and Hypoxia, and features links to past plans and reports called for by HABHRCA 1998. It also serves as a jumping point to conferences and workshops, pertinent
The Shapes of Our World. Experimenting With the Language of Geometry
In this lesson, students play a game of charades as an experiment in non-verbal communication. They then create maps with directions that demonstrate their ability to utilize shapes and spatial relationships in a practical context. Their learning is culminated in a written critical essay about the universality of human understanding.
Pioneer Life With Laura
Through literature, both fiction and nonfiction, the learner will develop an understanding of and an appreciation for: Why pioneers left their homes and families to journey west; The hardships pioneers faced on the journey and as they built a new life on the frontier; Family life on the frontier; Building a community; Destruction of the way of life of the Plains Indians and their forced movement to reservations; Effects the pioneers had on the natural environment.
"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
"Highlights of Calculus, Spring 2010"
"Highlights of Calculus is a series of short videos that introduces the basic ideas of calculus — how it works and why it is important. The intended audience is high school students, college students, or anyone who might need help understanding the subject.In addition to the videos, there are summary slides and practice problems complete with an audio narration by Professor Strang. You can find these resources to the right of each video.This resource is also available on Highlights for High Sc
Numbers at Work
This online publication contains middle school level problems that demonstrate how people actually use mathematical thinking in concrete settings. Several activities challenge students to deepen their understanding of numbers, especially fractions and decimals.
The reason for the seasons
Understanding why the earth has seasons is one of the most difficult concepts for middle school students to understand. This publication provides resources to help teachers uncover their students misconceptions about the seasons.
Chemistry: making it real
The resources selected for this publication will help your students understand chemistry at work, using examples that will spark their interest. A basic understanding of chemistry concepts and terminology will prepare them for more abstract studies.
Math Activity Themes: Bats
Bats are a common theme at Halloween. Use these resources to capitalize on student interest in bats and develop student understanding of common mathematical patterns.
Genetically Inherited Traits
Students will explore heredity by examining how traits are passed from parent to offspring. An understanding of genetic terminology will be gained and examples of inherited traits identified. Calculating genetic probability with Punnett Squares will also be investigated.
Genres in Literature
Students will utilize several handheld applications to gain a better understanding of the term “genre” and how it relates to the various literature selections they experience as readers.
Getting to Know Numbers
Using the Handheld Computer to get students understanding the math concepts of a calendar (days of the week and months of the year), odd/even numbers, and numbers before and after (you know +1 –1 +5 – 5 that kind of stuff).
Palms and Literature
Students will use a variety of Palm applications to enhance their comprehension and understanding of the Civil War through the literature selection Charley Skedaddle. They will also work on building vocabulary.
This lesson will help students become more understanding of cultural differences. Students will analyze the theme of escape in two poems. They will recognize and record literary elements found in the poems and connect the poems to life in a meaningful way.
Setting and Symbolism in A Doll's House
This lesson is designed as a follow-up to the reading and discussion of the play "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen. An understanding of the two literary terms setting and symbolism, and their impact on a work of literature, are essential to students' success in following the guidelines outlined in the ...
Story Tellers and Poets
Students will examine the style, purpose, and organization of folktales and poetry in order to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of both genres. With this knowledge, students will use the word choice and repetition of traditional folktales to transform them into modern poetry.
Improving Understanding and Collaboration among First Responders
This unique training addresses the institutional culture of five responder groups: law enforcement, EMS, fire, public health, and private security in an attempt at fostering understanding among these groups
What is Matter?
Our understanding of atoms has been formed through decades of experimentation. In this activity, students learn about the historical developments of atomic theory while labeling the new discoveries.