Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards

Strategies for Success in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms

Author: Deborah L. Voltz,Michele Jean Sims,Betty Palmer Nelson

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416610243

Category: Education

Page: 159

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Creating and sustaining a classroom where every learner succeeds is a challenge for any teacher--especially when the elements of diversity and inclusion are added to the mix. How can teachers differentiate instruction in ways that help all students meet standards and develop lifelong learning skills? The authors of Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards provide a comprehensive framework for reaching and teaching English language learners, students from culturally diverse backgrounds, and students with disabilities. In this book, you'll learn how to * Select the best instructional methods and materials for diverse learners * Create classrooms that are welcoming, practical, and conducive to learning * Develop classroom content that allows every student to achieve standards while meeting the individual needs of diverse learners * Collaborate effectively with fellow teachers and education specialists * Administer assessments that challenge and accommodate diverse learners The book includes helpful, real-world scenarios that provide tips for connecting with diverse students in the classroom, communicating with their families, and coordinating efforts with colleagues. Packed with practical strategies for handling difficult issues, this is a go-to guide for any teacher facing the complexities of helping diverse learners flourish at school and beyond.

Computer Vision

Algorithms and Applications

Author: Richard Szeliski

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781848829350

Category: Computers

Page: 812

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Computer Vision: Algorithms and Applications explores the variety of techniques commonly used to analyze and interpret images. It also describes challenging real-world applications where vision is being successfully used, both for specialized applications such as medical imaging, and for fun, consumer-level tasks such as image editing and stitching, which students can apply to their own personal photos and videos. More than just a source of “recipes,” this exceptionally authoritative and comprehensive textbook/reference also takes a scientific approach to basic vision problems, formulating physical models of the imaging process before inverting them to produce descriptions of a scene. These problems are also analyzed using statistical models and solved using rigorous engineering techniques. Topics and features: structured to support active curricula and project-oriented courses, with tips in the Introduction for using the book in a variety of customized courses; presents exercises at the end of each chapter with a heavy emphasis on testing algorithms and containing numerous suggestions for small mid-term projects; provides additional material and more detailed mathematical topics in the Appendices, which cover linear algebra, numerical techniques, and Bayesian estimation theory; suggests additional reading at the end of each chapter, including the latest research in each sub-field, in addition to a full Bibliography at the end of the book; supplies supplementary course material for students at the associated website, http://szeliski.org/Book/. Suitable for an upper-level undergraduate or graduate-level course in computer science or engineering, this textbook focuses on basic techniques that work under real-world conditions and encourages students to push their creative boundaries. Its design and exposition also make it eminently suitable as a unique reference to the fundamental techniques and current research literature in computer vision.

Syllabus Design

Author: David Nunan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780194371391

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 165

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Syllabus Design demonstrates, in a practical way, the principles involved in planning and designing an effective syllabus. It examines important concepts such as needs analysis, goal-setting, and content specification, and serves as an excellent introduction for teachers who want to gain a better understanding of syllabus design in order to evaluate, modify, and adapt the syllabuses with which they work.

Selecting Instructional Materials:

A Guide for K-12 Science

Author: Committee on Developing the Capacity to Select Effective Instructional Materials,National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Science Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030906533X

Category: Education

Page: 136

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The National Science Education Standards set broad content goals for teaching grades K-12. For science teaching programs to achieve these goals-indeed, for science teaching to be most effective-teachers and students need textbooks, lab kits, videos, and other materials that are clear, accurate, and help students achieve the goals set by the standards. Selecting Instructional Materials provides a rigorously field-tested procedure to help education decisionmakers evaluate and choose materials for the science classroom. The recommended procedure is unique, adaptable to local needs, and realistic given the time and money limitations typical to school districts. This volume includes a guide outlining the entire process for school district facilitators, and provides review instruments for each step. It critically reviews the current selection process for science teaching materials--in the 20 states where the state board of education sets forth a recommended list and in the 30 states where materials are selected entirely by local decisionmakers. Selecting Instructional Materials explores how purchasing decisions are influenced by parent attitudes, political considerations, and the marketing skills of those who produce and sell science teaching materials. It will be indispensable to state and local education decisionmakers, science program administrators and teachers, and science education advocates.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Enhancing academic practice

Author: Heather Fry,Steve Ketteridge,Stephanie Marshall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317650220

Category: Education

Page: 452

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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Get Funded!

A Practical Guide for Scholars Seeking Research Support from Business

Author: Dorin Schumacher

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803944411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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In a time of shrinking government support for academic research, this manual for academics and researchers on how to persuade private businesses to sponsor research projects and programmes will be most welcome. It includes practical, down-to-earth suggestions for locating an appropriate company, making the initial contact, negotiating a research grant and writing and reporting research results. As well as this, Get Funded! establishes a wider context of university-industry ethical concerns and makes the case for a true partnership between academia and business.

Academic Writing

A Handbook for International Students

Author: Stephen Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317668022

Category: Education

Page: 302

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Most international students need to write essays and reports for exams and coursework, but writing good academic English is one of the most demanding tasks students face. This new, fourth edition of Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students has been completely revised to help students reach this goal. The four main parts of Academic Writing are:The writing process Elements of writing Vocabulary for writing Writing models Each part is divided into short units which contain examples, explanations and exercises, for use in the classroom or for self-study. The units are clearly organ.

Market Leader

Business English Course Book : Upper Intermediate

Author: David Cotton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408237090

Category:

Page: 175

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens: Workbook

Author: Sean Covey

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633533999

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

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This completely updated and redesigned personal workbook companion to the bestselling The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens provides engaging activities, interactives and self-evaluations to help teens understand and apply the power of the 7 Habits. Sean Covey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has sold more than 2 million copies and helped countless teens make better decisions and improve their sense of self-worth. Pairing new interactives with modern explanatory graphics, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens workbook reaches today’s teen generation effectively.

Tagalog for Beginners

An Introduction to Filipino, the National Language of the Philippines (Downloadable MP3 Audio Included)

Author: Joi Barrios

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462910394

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 384

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This is a straight–forward and user–friendly guide to the Tagalog language. Tagalog for Beginners is the book to help you learn Tagalog (Filipino) on your own, easily and accurately—whether you're traveling to the Philippines for a vacation or a business trip, or you have ties to the large Tagalog-speaking community in the U.S., or you're simply a language lover. From the fascinating history of Philippines' language to how you speak it, join skilled teacher Barrios on a guided introduction—with a practical focus. After journeying through the carefully-paced explanations, conversations, cultural info, and activities in Tagalog for Beginners, learners will be able to use Tagalog (Filipino) in a wide range of common situations. From shopping for food to asking directions, from telling time to expressing how you feel, this book gives you the communication skills you need. The downloadable audio helps reinforce pronunciation and improve listening comprehension. Helpful suggestions guide heritage learners (those of Filipino descent but born outside the Philippines) on how to use the book most effectively for their needs. Key features include:: Accompanying downloadable audio audio. Realistic dialogues to bring the language to life. Activities and exercises to help you read, write, speak and understand. Notes on the Tagalog language and history. A special section guides native (heritage) learners and instructors on how to use the book most effectively for their needs.

FCE Use of English 1

Student's Book

Author: Virginia Evans

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846795695

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 231

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FCE Use of English 1 - Revised is intended for students preparing for this examination as well as other examinations at the same level of difficulty. Key Features: Condensed presentation of grammar structures followed by exercises on each structure; Consolidation sections consisting of phrasal verbs, prepositions, open cloze texts, multiple choice cloze texts, collocations, error correction, key word transformations and word formation; Appendices on prepositions, word formation, spelling rules and pronunciation; The Teacher's Book for the Student's Book contains the answers overprinted on the relevant pages of the Student's Book as well as optional tests.

A Student Guide to Study Abroad

Author: Stacie Berdan,Allan Goodman,Cyril Taylor

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0872063623

Category: Travel

Page: 336

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Every student who wants to succeed in the global economy should study abroad. It is one of the most valuable things you can do for yourself and your career. Each of us has lived and worked both in the United States and overseas, working extensively with both students and employers in a variety of business, academic and not-for-profit settings in our own careers. Stacie Nevadomski Berdan is a seasoned global executive, an expert on international careers, and an award-winning author on how to succeed in the global marketplace. Sir Cyril Taylor has been an innovator in study abroad for nearly 50 years, having founded the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) in 1964, and Richmond, The American International University in London in 1972. As the president and CEO of the Institute of International Education, Allan Goodman is a leader in creating and expanding international educational exchange opportunities, and making them more accessible to more diverse student populations. He was previously a professor and the executive dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, teaching students who are now in diplomatic leadership positions around the globe. Together, we and our organizations have advised and supported hundreds of thousands of students over the years to gain an international experience, and we continue to advocate for more students going abroad. We have seen firsthand the value of making international a part of one’s education and of listening to others when it comes to adapting to life in another country. We have all felt culture shock and also re-entry problems, and we have seen the impact of an international experience on those who have been fortunate enough to have one. But we realize that not every student knows where to start and how to make it happen. So we teamed up to reach students like you, who are still exploring whether and how to study abroad, and wondering if they should do it. The answer is a resounding “yes”—but only after you have prepared yourself to take full advantage of the opportunity. We wrote this book to give every student access to the best information available on study abroad—things to know before you go, how to make the most of your time abroad, why you should consider internships and career-related experiences abroad, how to transition back to life in the States, and, as you embark on your career, how to use study abroad to showcase your global growth and learning. To bring you current, relevant advice, we surveyed approximately 350 students and asked dozens of educators and business leaders to share their insights. In addition to our own best advice from years of working in international education and communications, we aim to offer you timely and practical feedback from the current generation of students who have made the most of their time abroad. Therefore, we have included more than 200 real-life stories from a diverse collection of students, advisers and professionals, as well as 100 easy-to-follow tips to help guide you through the process. The wide range of programs currently available makes study abroad more flexible, affordable and accessible than ever before. While not everyone can go abroad for a full year in a total language immersion setting, we hope you will agree after reading this book that there is a study abroad option for everyone. We urge you to make international a part of your education.

Upstream. Upper intermediate. Workbook. Per le Scuole superiori

Author: Bob Obee,Virginia Evans

Publisher: ELI

ISBN: 9781843255321

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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The series is specially designed for students from intermediate to proficiency level. Each book consists of five modules and provides systematic preparation in all four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing - required at these levels. The Student's Book and the Workbook are designed to be covered in approximately 100 to 120 hours of classroom work.

Water Resources in Jordan

"Evolving Policies for Development, the Environment, and Conflict Resolution"

Author: Munther J. Professor Haddadin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136523952

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 324

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This is the first comprehensive, multi-disciplinary book to address water policy in Jordan. Edited by the former Minister of Water and Irrigation of Jordan, with contributions by other prominent Jordanian and international water professionals, this volume covers such areas as the population-water resources equation in Jordan; institutional and legal frameworks; the data systems used for the assessment and formulation of water policy; water allocations and uses in municipal, industrial, and agricultural sectors; social and environmental issues; and water conflict with Jordan's neighbors. The book is a must for readers interested in Middle East politics and the critical nature of water issues in the region. The book notes the importance of interaction with the outside world to augment water resources through trade, making the experience of Jordan relevant to other developing regions where water is scarce. It introduces the term 'shadow water' to mean the scarce indigenous water resources that the import of agricultural and industrial commodities saves or replaces. The book shows how financially profitable it can be to treat water as a tradable commodity, to be exchanged peaceably across international borders. Haddadin and his distinguished contributors bring the water conflicts between Jordan and its neighbors, Israel and Syria, into sharp focus. The book includes a historical perspective on the development of water policies in Jordan and explores the significance of water in the religious, social, and political life of the country.

Tech Talk Elementary: Student's Book

Author: Vicki Hollett

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780194574532

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 128

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Simple, needs-related grammar presented on a need-to-know basis, to help learners start communicating immediately. Vocabulary relevant to practical work situations. Short, interactive speaking tasks enable learners to use new language in hands-on contexts such as explaining purpose and giving instructions. Regular reviews and updates Real help in telephoning, socializing, and reading technical information. Survival skills such as getting directions, changing money, and ordering food, plus games and other fun activities.

Education for an Information Age

Teaching in the Computerized Classroom

Author: Bernard John Poole

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780697298874

Category: Education

Page: 446

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This comprehensive text reviews all areas related to technology, especially computer-based technology in K-12 schools. The objective is to help pre-service and in-service teachers reflect upon and discover the range of issues that need to be addressed in order to achieve successful integration of computer-based technology for teaching and learning into the K-12 curriculum. Particular emphasis is on practical applications and hands-on learning. The second edition has stronger coverage of the Internet and distance learning. Three of the four new case studies focus on the Internet, the World Wide Web, and multimedia, and new "Surf the Web" suggestions end every chapter. The revision has been extensively restructured in order to begin immediately with discussion of K-12 computer-based teaching and learning with societal computing issues now covered much later in the text. Chapter 1, What the Research Has to Say about Technology Use in Teaching and Learning, is new to the 2/e. A new Appendix covers the History of Computers in Schools.