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STEAM Power Infusing Art into Your STEM Curriculum

STEAM Power Infusing Art into Your STEM Curriculum

Author: Tim Needles Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2020

There are numerous books on STEAM, but most are either arts and crafts project books designed for children or high-level books that can be weighty and inaccessible for new teachers. As an artist/educator who has taught art and technology for years, Tim Needles brings a fresh and unique approach to these topics, focusing on creativity, innovation and collaboration. This accessible and engaging book offers creative ideas for blending arts and STEM learning (STEAM). It covers the fundamentals of STEAM, with project ideas and best practices, while providing insight from educators in the field. Technologies covered include: coding, robotics, 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality, photography, video, animation and digital drawing. In addition, the book addresses several different approaches to bringing STEAM learning to the next level, such as collaboration, global learning, project-based learning, makerspaces and social-emotional learning.

Assessment Literacy An Educator's Guide to Understanding Assessment, K-12

Assessment Literacy An Educator's Guide to Understanding Assessment, K-12

This clear, no-nonsense book guides current and future teachers through the concepts, tools, methods, and goals of classroom literacy assessment. The expert authors examine the roles of formative, summative, and benchmark assessments; demystify state and national tests and standards; and show how assessment can seamlessly inform instruction. Strategies for evaluating, choosing, and interpreting assessments are discussed, as are ways to communicate data to parents and administrators. User-friendly resources include boxed vignettes from teachers and researchers, practical assessment tips (and traps to avoid), and 13 reproducible planning forms and handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2 x 11 size.

Assessment Literacy An Educator's Guide to Understanding Assessment, K-12

Assessment Literacy An Educator's Guide to Understanding Assessment, K-12

This clear, no-nonsense book guides current and future teachers through the concepts, tools, methods, and goals of classroom literacy assessment. The expert authors examine the roles of formative, summative, and benchmark assessments; demystify state and national tests and standards; and show how assessment can seamlessly inform instruction. Strategies for evaluating, choosing, and interpreting assessments are discussed, as are ways to communicate data to parents and administrators. User-friendly resources include boxed vignettes from teachers and researchers, practical assessment tips (and traps to avoid), and 13 reproducible planning forms and handouts. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2 x 11 size.

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders, Second Edition Keys to School Improvement

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders, Second Edition Keys to School Improvement

Author: Rita M (University of Pittsburgh, PA) Bean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/02/2020

This authoritative text and practitioner resource has now been extensively revised and expanded with 70% new material covering new topics and standards in literacy leadership. Prominent experts present research-based methods for improving instruction, assessment, and professional learning experiences in PreK-12. The distinct roles of teachers, reading/literacy specialists, literacy coaches, special educators, and principals are explored, with an emphasis on fostering a culture of collaboration. Chapters highlight the standards that apply to each component of a schoolwide literacy program, give examples of what they look like in schools, and share implications for classroom practice and professional learning. Pedagogical features include guiding questions, case examples, vignettes, engagement activities, and annotated resources for further learning. New to This Edition *Now copublished with the International Literacy Association (ILA) and grounded in ILA's revised Standards 2017; expanded grade range includes PreK. *Chapters on new topics: writing instruction, sustaining schoolwide improvements, and collaborative leadership. *New chapters on core topics: the principal's role, assessment, middle and high school literacy programs, special education, and culturally responsive instruction. *Vignettes from leaders in diverse roles, Think About This questions for discussion/reflection, and end-of-chapter annotated resources.

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders, Second Edition Keys to School Improvement

Best Practices of Literacy Leaders, Second Edition Keys to School Improvement

Author: Rita M (University of Pittsburgh, PA) Bean Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/2020

This authoritative text and practitioner resource has now been extensively revised and expanded with 70% new material covering new topics and standards in literacy leadership. Prominent experts present research-based methods for improving instruction, assessment, and professional learning experiences in PreK-12. The distinct roles of teachers, reading/literacy specialists, literacy coaches, special educators, and principals are explored, with an emphasis on fostering a culture of collaboration. Chapters highlight the standards that apply to each component of a schoolwide literacy program, give examples of what they look like in schools, and share implications for classroom practice and professional learning. Pedagogical features include guiding questions, case examples, vignettes, engagement activities, and annotated resources for further learning. New to This Edition *Now copublished with the International Literacy Association (ILA) and grounded in ILA's revised Standards 2017; expanded grade range includes PreK. *Chapters on new topics: writing instruction, sustaining schoolwide improvements, and collaborative leadership. *New chapters on core topics: the principal's role, assessment, middle and high school literacy programs, special education, and culturally responsive instruction. *Vignettes from leaders in diverse roles, Think About This questions for discussion/reflection, and end-of-chapter annotated resources.

Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education

Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education

Author: Steve Lerman Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/02/2020

The Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education is a comprehensive reference text, covering every topic in the field with entries ranging from short descriptions to much longer pieces where the topic warrants more elaboration. The entries provide access to theories and to research in the area and refer to the leading publications for further reading. The Encyclopedia is aimed at graduate students, researchers, curriculum developers, policy makers, and others with interests in the field of mathematics education. It is planned to be 700 pages in length in its hard copy form but the text will subsequently be up-dated and developed on-line in a way that retains the integrity of the ideas, the responsibility for which will be in the hands of the Editor-in-Chief and the Editorial Board. This second edition will include additional entries on: new ideas in the politics of mathematics education, working with minority students, mathematics and art, other cross-disciplinary studies, studies in emotions and mathematics, new frameworks for analysis of mathematics classrooms, and using simulations in mathematics teacher education. Existing entries will be revised and new entries written. Members of the international mathematics education research community will be invited to propose new entries. Editorial Board: Bharath Sriraman Melony Graven Yoshinori Shimizu Ruhama Even Michele Artigue Eva Jablonka Wish to Become an Author?Springer's Encyclopedia of Mathematics Education's first edition was published in 2014. The Encyclopedia is a living project and will continue to accept articles online as part of an eventual second edition. Articles will be peer-reviewed in a timely manner and, if found acceptable, will be immediately published online. Suggested articles are, of course, welcome. Feel encouraged to think about additional topics that we overlooked the first time around, and to suggest colleagues (including yourself!) who will want to write them. Interested new authors should contact the editor in chief, Stephen Lerman, at lermans@lsbu.ac.uk, for more specific instructions.

Inquiry Units for English Language Arts Inspiring Literacy Learning, Grades 6-12

Inquiry Units for English Language Arts Inspiring Literacy Learning, Grades 6-12

Author: Dawn Forde Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/02/2020

Inquiry Units for English Language Arts is an engaging and relevant collection of instructional units that delve into contemporary problems related to equity, justice, identity, freedom, and social reform. Designed by practicing classroom teachers, these units integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening as modes of investigation in the Language Arts classroom. Each chapter provides specific guidance in planning, initiating, managing, and assessing a unit's line of inquiry to ensure that students' academic, social, and emotional growth are central to the classroom experience. The units in this book illustrate how guided inquiry prioritizes inductive learning by framing problems that require students to work collaboratively as they develop the critical thinking skills necessary to be active participants in a democracy.

The Learning and Teaching of Mathematical Modelling

The Learning and Teaching of Mathematical Modelling

Author: Werner Blum, Mogens Niss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/02/2020

This book takes stock of the state of affairs of the teaching and learning of mathematical modelling with regard to research, development and practice. It provides a conceptual framework for mathematical modelling in mathematics education at all education levels, as well as the background and resources for teachers to acquire the knowledge and competencies that will allow them to successfully include modelling in their teaching, with an emphasis on the secondary school level. Equally, mathematics teacher educators, mathematics education researchers and developers will benefit from this book. Expertly written and researched, it includes a comprehensive overview of research results in the field, an exposition of the educational goals associated with modelling, the essential components of modelling competency as well as an extensive discussion of didacticopedagogical challenges in modelling. Moreover, it offers a wide variety of illuminating cases and bestpractice examples in addition to insights into the focal points for future research and practice. The Learning and Teaching of Mathematical Modelling is an invaluable resource for teacher educators, researchers, text book authors, secondary school mathematics teachers, undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics as well as student teachers.

The Learning and Teaching of Mathematical Modelling

The Learning and Teaching of Mathematical Modelling

Author: Werner Blum, Mogens Niss Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/02/2020

This book takes stock of the state of affairs of the teaching and learning of mathematical modelling with regard to research, development and practice. It provides a conceptual framework for mathematical modelling in mathematics education at all education levels, as well as the background and resources for teachers to acquire the knowledge and competencies that will allow them to successfully include modelling in their teaching, with an emphasis on the secondary school level. Equally, mathematics teacher educators, mathematics education researchers and developers will benefit from this book. Expertly written and researched, it includes a comprehensive overview of research results in the field, an exposition of the educational goals associated with modelling, the essential components of modelling competency as well as an extensive discussion of didacticopedagogical challenges in modelling. Moreover, it offers a wide variety of illuminating cases and bestpractice examples in addition to insights into the focal points for future research and practice. The Learning and Teaching of Mathematical Modelling is an invaluable resource for teacher educators, researchers, text book authors, secondary school mathematics teachers, undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics as well as student teachers.

Conceptualizing Environmental Citizenship for 21st Century Education

Conceptualizing Environmental Citizenship for 21st Century Education

Author: Andreas Ch. Hadjichambis Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2020

This Open Access book is about the development of a common understanding of environmental citizenship. It conceptualizes and frames environmental citizenship taking an educational perspective. Organized in four complementary parts, the book first explains the political, economic and societal dimensions of the concept. Next, it examines environmental citizenship as a psychological concept with a specific focus on knowledge, values, beliefs and attitudes. It then explores environmental citizenship within the context of environmental education and education for sustainability. It elaborates responsible environmental behaviour, youth activism and education for sustainability through the lens of environmental citizenship. Finally, it discusses the concept within the context of different educational levels, such as primary and secondary education in formal and non-formal settings. Environmental citizenship is a key factor in sustainability, green and cycle economy, and low-carbon society, and an important aspect in addressing global environmental problems. It has been an influential concept in many different arenas such as economy, policy, philosophy, and organizational marketing. In the field of education, the concept could be better exploited and established, however. Education and, especially, environmental discourses in science education have a great deal to contribute to the adoption and promotion of environmental citizenship.

Critical Reading Across the Curriculum Social and Natural Sciences

Critical Reading Across the Curriculum Social and Natural Sciences

Author: Anton Borst Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2020

Provides educators with practical strategies, tools, and techniques for teaching critical reading skills to students in the social and natural sciences. Strong critical reading skills are an essential part of any student's academic success. Teaching these vital skills requires educators to develop and implement effective teaching strategies, often based on their own critical reading practices. Critical Reading Across the Curriculum, Volume 2: Social and Natural Sciences provides educators with expert insights, real-world methods, and proven strategies to build critical reading skills in students across disciplines. Drawing from the experience of seasoned classroom practitioners, this book presents a dozen essays that offer various applications of critical reading best practices in fields such as anthropology, biology, economics, engineering, political science, and sociology. Clear, jargon-free chapters identify, explain, and illustrate best teaching practices for critical reading. Containing numerous practical examples and demonstrations, essays written by experts in their respective fields explain what critical reading requires for their discipline, as well as how to teach those skills in the classroom. Every essay includes a host of pedagogical activities, assignments, and projects that can be used directly or adapted for diverse teaching applications. This valuable book helps educators: Develop the skills students need to ask the right questions, consider sources, assess evidence, evaluate arguments, and reason critically Encourage students to practice critical reading skills with engaging exercises and activities Teach students to establish context and identify contextual connections Explain how to read for arguments, including content-based and conceptual arguments Adapt and apply teaching strategies to various curricula and disciplines Critical Reading Across the Curriculum, Volume 2: Social and Natural Sciences is an ideal resource for educators in a wide range of areas, such as college and high school instructors in science and social science disciplines and instructors of graduate education courses.

Critical Reading Across the Curriculum Social and Natural Sciences

Critical Reading Across the Curriculum Social and Natural Sciences

Author: Anton Borst Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2020

Provides educators with practical strategies, tools, and techniques for teaching critical reading skills to students in the social and natural sciences. Strong critical reading skills are an essential part of any student's academic success. Teaching these vital skills requires educators to develop and implement effective teaching strategies, often based on their own critical reading practices. Critical Reading Across the Curriculum, Volume 2: Social and Natural Sciences provides educators with expert insights, real-world methods, and proven strategies to build critical reading skills in students across disciplines. Drawing from the experience of seasoned classroom practitioners, this book presents a dozen essays that offer various applications of critical reading best practices in fields such as anthropology, biology, economics, engineering, political science, and sociology. Clear, jargon-free chapters identify, explain, and illustrate best teaching practices for critical reading. Containing numerous practical examples and demonstrations, essays written by experts in their respective fields explain what critical reading requires for their discipline, as well as how to teach those skills in the classroom. Every essay includes a host of pedagogical activities, assignments, and projects that can be used directly or adapted for diverse teaching applications. This valuable book helps educators: Develop the skills students need to ask the right questions, consider sources, assess evidence, evaluate arguments, and reason critically Encourage students to practice critical reading skills with engaging exercises and activities Teach students to establish context and identify contextual connections Explain how to read for arguments, including content-based and conceptual arguments Adapt and apply teaching strategies to various curricula and disciplines Critical Reading Across the Curriculum, Volume 2: Social and Natural Sciences is an ideal resource for educators in a wide range of areas, such as college and high school instructors in science and social science disciplines and instructors of graduate education courses.