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This paper describes the Gulf Stream Voyage, an Internet-based multidisciplinary project which utilizes both real time data and primary source materials to help guide students to discover the science and history of the Gulf Stream. There are several advantages of using real time data in the classroom, including: the infusion of inquiry-based learning; fostering problem solving skills; addressing several ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Physical oceanography
 
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This is the executive summary from a publication entitled Excellence in Environmental Education - Guidelines for Learning (Pre K-12). This set of guidelines was developed to set a standard for high-quality environmental education in schools across the country, based on what an environmentally literate person should know and be able to do. The Executive Summary and Self Assessment Tool is organized ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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This collection of eight essays was written by participants at the 2005 On the Cutting Edge workshop entitled Understanding What Our Geoscience Students Are Learning: Observing and Assessing. One article draws parallels between the order-in-chaos of fractal mathematics and the order-in-chaos of what good teaching looks like. Another text summarizes design principles forged and some of the assessments ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The purposes of this Toolkit are to introduce the concept of performance measurement, provide information on performance measurement as it applies to AmeriCorps programs, and in particular to help potential applicants for AmeriCorps funding satisfy the performance measurement requirements of the application process. This toolkit describes: performance measurement, outputs, intermediate outcomes, and ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The purposes of this toolkit are to introduce the concept of performance measurement, provide information on performance measurement as it applies to Learn and Serve America programs, and in particular to help potential applicants for Learn and Serve America funding satisfy the performance measurement requirements of the application process. This toolkit describes: performance measurement, outputs, ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This toolkit is designed to help users learn about, prepare for, and implement the new directions in performance measurement for Senior Corps as set forth in the Senior Corps Field Guidance from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). This toolkit describes: performance measurement requirements and criteria for selecting work plans to measure performance; what to consider when choosing ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The performance measurement requirements and recommendations introduced within this toolkit were designed to: empower organizations to determine their own priorities and how to measure their achievement; increase the capacity of community-based organizations to better analyze the impact of their work and use the results of these analyses for project improvement purposes; generate new and better information ... Full description.
Grade level: General public
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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Action research consists of a family of research methodologies which pursue action and research outcomes at the same time. This is a resource file which supports the regular public program "areol" (action research and evaluation on line), in which action research is briefly described, and the simultaneous achievement of action (that is, change) and research (that is, understanding) is discussed. Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This guide provides practical advice on the use of evaluation techniques in assessing digital libraries. Users will be able to design, implement, and report better evaluations within the context of developing, operating, and/or using digital libraries. Topics include the five basic steps in conducting an evaluation, types of evaluations, planning, survey methods, interviews and focus groups, observations, ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
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Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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The Organizational Assessment Tool (OAT) was written to promote learning and growth within environmental education (EE) organizations and was designed specifically to assist EE practitioners and supporters in their efforts to build local, state, and national capacity for EE. The OAT addresses leadership throughout all major areas of an organization and concludes by identifying significant leadership ... Full description.
Grade level: Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Ref. material, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Environmental science
 
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