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Professional development and higher-order thinking

Posted by on Jun 23, 2011 in Action Research Projects | 0 comments

Our Lady of the Angels Team Members: Mrs. Theresa M. Burg, Marie Williams, Karen Fischer, Joanna Spicer, Theresa Carey. Community: IU-13 Year 1, 2010-2011 Our goal is to create a safe classroom environment that encourages and promotes the utilization and synthesis of the 21st Century Skills. Our plan includes completing an assessment, evaluating and discussing current practices, creating a research based professional development plan and...

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Extreme Makeover: Lesson Plan Edition

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Spring Grove Area School District Team Members: Kristen Henning, Jane Ardner, Donald Michael, Jenna Raygor, Mike Holtzapple, Community: IU-13 Year 1, 2010-2011 Our project focuses on informing our teachers about 21st Century Skills and modeling how these skills can be integrated into their curriculum. We have identified subject-specific tools as well as general tools that could be used during instruction to promote 21st Cenutry Learning. During...

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Promoting teacher growth and transformation

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School District of Lancaster Team Members: Michael Slechta, Barbara Rule, Linda Cummings, Chris Maiorino, Andrew Wulfkuhle, Burrowes Community: IU-13 Year 1, 2010-2011 The purpose of our project is to use 21st Century Learning techniques to promote teacher growth and transformation based on inquiry, classroom application and critical reflection. Through the creation of a safe learning environment, we hope to enable teachers to break down the...

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Outside the box for effective learners

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The Haverford School Team Members: Jay Brown (team leader), Ron Duska, Carol Ann Luongo, Cheryl Joloza, Deb Gavin, Sarah Barton Community: ADViS Year 1, 2010-2011 The Haverford Lower School team discussed in September how our goal was to “think WAY outside the box” by using technology in completely new ways to support learning. We all had high hopes for “pie in the sky” support, but what we encountered were many...

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Emotional Intelligence and Student Achievement

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Saint Andrew School in Drexel Hill Team Members: Karen Tomasetti, Marijo Tomasetti, Stefanie Wetzel, Kathy Huff Community: Archdiocese of Philadelphia Year 1, 2010-2011 How does the teacher’s emotional intelligence affect classroom atmosphere increasing positive student behavior and performance? The results of our 2009-2010 academic year’s “We Teach We Learn” surveys prompted us to explore the issue of emotional...

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