• Education

Successful Strategies for Pursuing National Board Certification

Version 3.0, Components 3 and 4
Author: Bobbie Faulkner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475830378
Category: Education
Page: 100
View: 6956
In 2014 the National Board began revising and streamlining the National Board Certification Process. This new 3.0 version of the WHAT WORKS! series reflects the revisions to Components 3 and 4. WHAT WORKS! Successful Strategies for Pursuing National Board Certification Version 3.0, Components 3 and 4 includes dozens of strategies to guide candidates to successful certification. The chapters draw a roadmap showing how to provide evidence of the National Board Standards. There are tips for understanding the prompts, making videos, and for writing clearly, consistently, and convincingly in the “National Board Style”.

    • Education

What Works!

Successful Strategies for Middle Childhood Generalists Pursuing National Board Certification
Author: Bobbie Faulkner
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475800312
Category: Education
Page: 112
View: 3088
WHAT WORKS! will guide Middle Childhood Generalists through the maze of requirements and prompts found in the four portfolio entries and prepare them for the Assessment Center Exercises. This is the go-to resource for Middle Childhood Generalists.

    • Education

Successful Strategies for Pursuing National Board Certification

Version 3.0, Components 1 and 2
Author: Bobbie Faulkner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475824831
Category: Education
Page: 50
View: 3596
In 2014, The National Board began revising and streamlining the National Board Certification process. This new 3.0 version of the WHAT WORKS! Series, Strategies for Pursuing National Board Certification: Version 3.0, Components 1 and 2 reflects the revisions published to date. This updated publication gives the most current information available. Contents include dozens of strategies to propel candidates to successful certification. The material creates a road map showing how to provide evidence of the National Board Standards. There are tips for studying for the Component 1 Assessment Center tests, understanding what each component asks candidates to do, and writing successfully in the National Board "style". Readers will find: • Test Exercise Samples • Writing Samples • Sentence Starters • Lesson Planning Strategies and much more.

    • Education

What Works!

Successful Writing Strategies for National Board Certification
Author: Bobbie Faulkner
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1475807112
Category: Education
Page: 100
View: 7360
WHAT WORKS! offers dozens of writing strategies to clearly and convincingly explain your teaching practice to the National Board Assessors. Writing for the National Board is a type of technical writing teachers rarely use elsewhere and this book lifts the mysterious fog surrounding how to provide evidence of the National Board Standards.

    • Education

Accomplished Teaching

The Key to National Board Certification W/ Cd
Author: Bess A. Jennings,Mary Ann Joseph,MaryAnn D. Joseph,Frank J. Orlando
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780757541599
Category: Education
Page: 346
View: 4474

    • Education

The Teacher's Guide to National Board Certification

Unpacking the Standards
Author: Adrienne Mack-Kirschner
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325005492
Category: Education
Page: 111
View: 589
Adrienne Mack-Kirschner's work with the National Board program makes her the ideal person to advise certification candidates.

    • Social Science

What Works in Girls' Education

Evidence for the World's Best Investment
Author: Gene B Sperling,Rebecca Winthrop
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
ISBN: 0815728611
Category: Social Science
Page: 335
View: 5651
Hard-headed evidence on why the returns from investing in girls are so high that no nation or family can afford not to educate their girls. Gene Sperling, author of the seminal 2004 report published by the Council on Foreign Relations, and Rebecca Winthrop, director of the Center for Universal Education, have written this definitive book on the importance of girls’ education. As Malala Yousafzai expresses in her foreword, the idea that any child could be denied an education due to poverty, custom, the law, or terrorist threats is just wrong and unimaginable. More than 1,000 studies have provided evidence that high-quality girls’ education around the world leads to wide-ranging returns: Better outcomes in economic areas of growth and incomes Reduced rates of infant and maternal mortality Reduced rates of child marriage Reduced rates of the incidence of HIV/AIDS and malaria Increased agricultural productivity Increased resilience to natural disasters Women’s empowerment What Works in Girls’ Education is a compelling work for both concerned global citizens, and any academic, expert, nongovernmental organization (NGO) staff member, policymaker, or journalist seeking to dive into the evidence and policies on girls’ education.


    • Study Aids

Secrets of the National Board Certification Generalist Middle Childhood Exam Study Guide

National Board Certification Test Review for the NBPTS National Board Certification Exam
Author: Mometrix Media LLC
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781614036005
Category: Study Aids
Page: 68
View: 4876
***ALL NEW SECOND EDITION*** Secrets of the National Board Certification Generalist: Middle Childhood Exam helps you ace the National Board Certification Exam, without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive Secrets of the National Board Certification Generalist: Middle Childhood Exam study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. Secrets of the National Board Certification Generalist: Middle Childhood Exam includes: A comprehensive review of Assessment Center Exercises: Supporting Reading Skills, Analyzing Student Work, Knowledge of Science, Social Studies, Understanding Health, Integrating the Arts Advice on Portfolio Entries including: Writing: Thinking Through the Process, Building a Classroom Community Through Social Studies, Integrating Mathematics with Science, Documented Accomplishments: Contributions to Student Learning and much more...


    • Education

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
View: 8098
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.

    • Business & Economics

Ten Steps to a Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

A Handbook for Development Practitioners
Author: Jody Zall Kusek,Ray C. Rist
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821389076
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 264
View: 471
This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.

    • Education

How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition
Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Category: Education
Page: 384
View: 6512
First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

    • Family & Relationships

The Teen Years Explained

A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development
Author: Clea McNeely,Jayne Blanchard
Publisher: Jayne Blanchard
ISBN: 0615302467
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 103
View: 8562
We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and changes of adolescence, both teens and adults can get the most out of this second decade of life. In plain English, this guide incorporates the latest scientific findings about physical, emotional, cognitive, identity formation, sexual and spiritual development with tips and strategies on how to use this information in real-life situations involving teens. Whether you have five minutes or five hours, you will find something useful in this book. This practical and colorful guide to healthy adolescent development is an essential resource for parents, teens, and all people who work with young people.

    • Medical

The Future of Nursing

Leading Change, Advancing Health
Author: Institute of Medicine,Committee on the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Initiative on the Future of Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309208955
Category: Medical
Page: 700
View: 1174
The Future of Nursing explores how nurses' roles, responsibilities, and education should change significantly to meet the increased demand for care that will be created by health care reform and to advance improvements in America's increasingly complex health system. At more than 3 million in number, nurses make up the single largest segment of the health care work force. They also spend the greatest amount of time in delivering patient care as a profession. Nurses therefore have valuable insights and unique abilities to contribute as partners with other health care professionals in improving the quality and safety of care as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) enacted this year. Nurses should be fully engaged with other health professionals and assume leadership roles in redesigning care in the United States. To ensure its members are well-prepared, the profession should institute residency training for nurses, increase the percentage of nurses who attain a bachelor's degree to 80 percent by 2020, and double the number who pursue doctorates. Furthermore, regulatory and institutional obstacles -- including limits on nurses' scope of practice -- should be removed so that the health system can reap the full benefit of nurses' training, skills, and knowledge in patient care. In this book, the Institute of Medicine makes recommendations for an action-oriented blueprint for the future of nursing.

    • Business & Economics

Foodborne Disease Outbreaks

Guidelines for Investigation and Control
Author: World Health Organization
Publisher: World Health Organization
ISBN: 9241547227
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 146
View: 5466
"These guidelines have been written for public health practitioners, food and health inspectors, district and national medical officers, laboratory personnel and others who may undertake or participate in the investigation and control of foodborne disease outbreaks."--P. 4 of cover.

    • Business & Economics

The Road to Results

Designing and Conducting Effective Development Evaluations
Author: Linda G. Morra-Imas,Linda G. Morra,Ray C. Rist
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821379119
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 582
View: 7715
'The Road to Results: Designing and Conducting Effective Development Evaluations' presents concepts and procedures for evaluation in a development context. It provides procedures and examples on how to set up a monitoring and evaluation system, how to conduct participatory evaluations and do social mapping, and how to construct a "rigorous" quasi-experimental design to answer an impact question. The text begins with the context of development evaluation and how it arrived where it is today. It then discusses current issues driving development evaluation, such as the Millennium Development Goals and the move from simple project evaluations to the broader understandings of complex evaluations. The topics of implementing 'Results-based Measurement and Evaluation' and constructing a 'Theory of Change' are emphasized throughout the text. Next, the authors take the reader down 'the road to results, ' presenting procedures for evaluating projects, programs, and policies by using a 'Design Matrix' to help map the process. This road includes: determining the overall approach, formulating questions, selecting designs, developing data collection instruments, choosing a sampling strategy, and planning data analysis for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method evaluations. The book also includes discussions on conducting complex evaluations, how to manage evaluations, how to present results, and ethical behavior--including principles, standards, and guidelines. The final chapter discusses the future of development evaluation. This comprehensive text is an essential tool for those involved in development evaluation.


    • Education

So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher

Workbook & Evidence Manual
Author: Jerry L. Parks Ed S. Nbct,Jerry L. Parks, Ed.s.
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475935374
Category: Education
Page: 112
View: 9065
After much success in its original format, ""So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Workbook & Evidence Manual (Revised & Expanded QR Coded Edition)"" provides for candidates an interactive opportunity to listen to the author elaborate and explain numerous helpful activities described in the original workbook. Also included in the new edition is a chapter dedicated the NBPTS Renewal process. Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher is the highest achievement in the teaching profession. It also has to be one of the most rewarding. While there are numerous guides to help NBPTS candidates prepare portfolios, candidates will find limited affordable published assistance which actually allows organization, and allows practice of what the process entails. ""So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher: Workbook & Evidence Manual (Revised & Expanded QR Coded Edition)"" was written to address just such a need. This workbook is designed to be used alongside the author's national bestselling companion guide: ""So, You Want to Become a National Board Certified Teacher?" "in either an individual or group workshop setting. In addition to the newly added QR codes, the workbook contains numerous worktables utilizing vital elements of NBPTS writing. Using this workbook, the candidate will: dissect, analyze, and apply the NBPTS Core Propositions to their own classroom analyze and utilize the well-researched characteristics of Accomplished Teaching practice the three writing forms required for NBPTS portfolios annotate practice writing samples for accomplished writing features the NBPTS wants to see help structure effective lesson plans and Documented Accomplishment models based on NBPTS guidelines utilize practice tests to assess knowledge of entry requirements become familiar with, and be offered assistance in the NBPTS Renewal process Everything a candidate will need to be guided through the certification process is featured in this book."