This module examines the structures, systems and processes that should be established in order for a school to be effective. The expectation of all stakeholders in the school environment is that an effective school will be able to provide an education of progressively higher quality for all learners. The premise of this module is that effective education is built upon, and grounded in, policies, principles and values. The acts, regulations and policies of national and provincial governments have created the framework and values within which the schools organisational systems, and physical and financial resources should be managed.
In this lab exercise, students make measurements using common lab equipment and practice a wide range of calculations. It serves as an introduction to lab measurement and calculation for a physics or chemistry course.
Higher learning organizations frequently offer courses isolated from other disciplines or areas of concentration. The intent of this study was to explore collaboration practices on authentic based projects involving two distinct courses from differing programs: Instructional Technology and Educational Leadership. This paper describes the strategies of designing effective learning environments for multidisciplinary collaboration and problem-based learning and reports the effectiveness of those strategies. The result of the collaboration was the production of various multimedia interactive professional development training materials developed by the technology students on various topics proposed by the school administrators. The collaborative learning practices provided the opportunity to not only give and receive knowledge among the participants but also view this exchange as a responsibility to create a collaborative culture within the university.
The focus of this textbook is preparing students for a college education with the study and life skills they need to become successful students.
This course is designed to equip you with the tools to succeed during your college career. Simply attending school for many years is no guarantee that you have a clear understanding of the specific strategies needed to get what you want out of college. This course will provide the opportunity for you to learn and practice methods that will assist you in identifying and reaching your academic and career goals.
Foundations of Academic Success: Words of Wisdom (FAS: WoW) introduces you to the various aspects of student and academic life on campus and prepares you to thrive as a successful college student (since there is a difference between a college student and a successful college student). Each section of FAS: WoW is framed by self-authored, true-to-life short stories from actual State University of New York (SUNY) students, employees, and alumni. The advice they share includes a variety of techniques to help you cope with the demands of college. The lessons learned are meant to enlarge your awareness of self with respect to your academic and personal goals and assist you to gain the necessary skills to succeed in college.
Table of Contents:
Part One: YOUR Solid Foundation
The Student Experience by Kristen Mruk
Practice, Practice, Practice by Dr. Kristine Duffy
Why So Many Questions? by Fatima Rodriguez Johnson
These Are the Best Years of Your Life by Sara Vacin
With a Little Help from My Friends by Paulo Fernandes
Part Two: YOU Are the President and CEO of YOU
Can You Listen to Yourself? by Yuki Sasao
Failure Is Not an Option by Nathan Wallace
Thinking Critically and Creatively by Dr. Andrew Robert Baker
Time Is on Your Side by Christopher L. Hockey
What Do You Enjoy Studying? by Dr. Patricia Munsch
Part Three: The Future YOU
Fighting for My Future Now by Amie Bernstein
Something Was Different by Jacqueline Tiermini
Transferrable by Vicki L. Brown
It’s Like Online Dating by Jackie Vetrano
Learn What You Don’t Want by Jamie Edwards
This course examines the history of MIT through the lens of the broader history of science and technology, and vice versa. The course covers the founding of MIT in 1861 and goes through the present, including such topics as William Barton Rogers, educational philosophy, biographies of MIT students and professors, intellectual and organizational development, the role of science, changing laboratories and practices, and MIT's relationship with Boston, the federal government, and industry. Assignments include short papers, presentations, and final paper. A number of classes are concurrent with the MIT150 Symposia.
Images of women in the kitchen are a familiar scene in the history of home economics, but what these images don’t show is the important role that home economics played in getting women into higher education. From its inception, collegiate home economics was multidisciplinary and integrative with an emphasis on science applied to the real world of the home, family, and community. It was an academic science designed by women for women. In the first half of the 20th century, these programs prepared women for teaching but also for careers in extension services, state and federal government, industry, restaurants, hotels, and hospitals.
This area of financing provides many options for an exporter and in some cases desirable financing options for an importer. It is important to remember that all options carry risk and the greater the risk the higher the cost. When evaluating risk, the associated costs must be a factor in the cost equation. The financing tools that have been presented in other sections merge at this point into potential financing options.MSU Global has teamed with experts in the international finance field to create resources to help increase international skills in the business community. These materials address the need of the international trade practitioner for knowledge and information that is specific to trade finance by providing a means for educators and business practitioners to transfer knowledge, skills, and understanding of the global marketplace to a number of prospective learners. These resources were created around the framework developed by the NASBITE International Certified Global Business Professional Program.
The Open Textbook Network (OTN) promotes access, affordability, and student success through the use of open textbooks.
We believe in the power of open education to transform higher education. Open textbooks not only contribute to student academic success, but also offer faculty the chance to reclaim their courses based on their expertise.
The leadership, actions, and results of our network members drive this transformation, and OTN connects these efforts to pool expertise and promote best practices. Be a part of our community of schools, universities, and institutions making a difference in higher education. Learn about the benefits of membership, get in touch to join, or visit the Open Textbook Library (OTL).
Strategies for Academic Success accompanies the online first-year University of Saskatchewan Arts and Science course by the same name. The textbook has a reader-friendly format arranged to help you develop the essential skills and provide the information you need to succeed in university.
This is a description of implementing an EE Learning Cycle for Pre-service teachers. It also includes the assignment for Pre-service teachers to implement in the field.
Evidence-based strategies are strategies, practices, or programs (referred to more broadly in ESSA as “interventions”) that have solid evidence to show that they produce results and improve outcomes. They’ve been tested, and they’re based on knowledge gained through rigorous research.
The School-based Mental Health Grant requires that grant-funded activities must meet either the ESSA Tier 1 Strong Evidence or Tier 2 Moderate Evidence Level:
Tier 1 Strong Evidence
A practice, strategy or program is considered to have strong evidence of its effectiveness if it is backed by a randomized control experimental study that has all of the additional indicators of quality and relevance.
Tier 2 Moderate Evidence
A practice, strategy, or program is considered to have moderate evidence of its effectiveness if it is backed by a quasi-experimental study that has all of the additional indicators of quality and relevance.
Building on the foundation laid by the popular earlier print editions of his faculty handbook on writing recommendation letters, Joe Schall digs deeper in this new online edition, addressing issues including the ethical considerations faculty wrestle with when writing letters and the new challenges posed by the information age. Citing sources ranging from The Chronicle of Higher Education to refereed journal articles to excerpts from listserv discussions among scholarship directors, this handbook advises faculty on the best practices when writing letters for students, as well as informs writers about nine of the nation's top scholarships and the detail that selectors crave in winning scholarship reference letters.