Understanding the World Language edTPA

  • Filename: understanding-the-world-language-edtpa.
  • ISBN: 9781681235806
  • Release Date: 2016-07-01
  • Number of pages: 230
  • Author: Susan A. Hildebrandt
  • Publisher: IAP



In Understanding the World Language edTPA: Research?Based Policy and Practice, two researchers in the forefront of world language edTPA discuss the new beginning teacher portfolio, including its required elements, federal and state policies concerning teacher evaluation, and research from their own programs. Higher education faculty members and language teacher preparation program coordinators who would like to better understand edTPA requirements and gain suggestions for necessary programmatic changes will find this book of interest. The book is composed of eight chapters. The authors begin by describing edTPA and how it became a national trend to assess beginning teacher ability. In Chapter 2, the authors present ideas about curricular changes that may need to occur in traditional world language teacher education programs, as well as suggestions to assist teacher candidates as they begin to develop their portfolios. Afterward, the authors discuss the context for learning (Chapter 3) and they begin with assessment, moving to planning, and then to instruction (Chapters 4, 5, 6). In each chapter, the authors discuss the work sample that teacher candidates must create, an analysis of a high?scoring portfolio, and steps to stimulate teacher candidates’ professional thinking. In Chapter 7, the authors present activities for the methods classroom. In the final chapter, the authors provide a critical analysis of edTPA, in general, and the world language edTPA, in particular. Understanding the World Language edTPA: Research?Based Policy and Practice provides readers with a much?needed guide to inducting teacher candidates into the new portfolio requirements, while helping higher education faculty make appropriate curricular changes to accommodate edTPA.

Developing a Quality Curriculum

  • Filename: developing-a-quality-curriculum.
  • ISBN: 9781478631101
  • Release Date: 2004-02-17
  • Number of pages: 133
  • Author: Allan A. Glatthorn
  • Publisher: Waveland Press



n this concise, well-organized guide to developing high-quality school curricula, Glatthorn blends sound research, initiatives, and trends with his practical experience as a curriculum consultant to more than one hundred school systems. Glatthorn believes that shared leadership and responsibility are essential to achieve quality. Curriculum development should involve a collaborative process that includes input from the state, district leaders, school administrators, classroom teachers, and parents. From “Organizing and Planning for Curriculum Work” to “Conducting a Curriculum Audit to Ensure Quality,” Developing a Quality Curriculum is a valuable resource for understanding and practicing sound curriculum development.

The Common Core Companion The Standards Decoded Grades 9 12

  • Filename: the-common-core-companion-the-standards-decoded-grades-9-12.
  • ISBN: 9781452276588
  • Release Date: 2013-08-20
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Jim Burke
  • Publisher: Corwin Press



That version of the 9-12 standards you wish you had If you're a high school teacher, no need to despair. Jim Burke has created a Common Core Companion for you, too. This time positioning the grades 9-10 standards alongside 11-12, it's every bit the roadmap to what each standard says, what each standard means, and how to put that standard into practice across subjects. Jim clearly lays out: - Key distinctions across grade levels - Different content-area versions of each standard - Explanations of each standard, with student prompts - Content to cover, lesson ideas, and instructional techniques - Glossary and adaptations for ELL students

Barron s Nystce

  • Filename: barron-s-nystce.
  • ISBN: 1438006187
  • Release Date: 2015-04-01
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Robert D. Postman
  • Publisher: Barrons Test Prep



This completely updated and revised book features all the new tests prospective teachers in New York State must take in order to receive their teacher certification. It includes the Educating All Students (EAS) Test, the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), the NEW Elementary Early Childhood CSTs, and the edTPA Overview. In the pages of this comprehensive preparation manual, test-takers will find: Two full-length EAS Tests Two full-length ALST Tests One NEW Elementary/Early Childhood full-length Test One edTPA overview Fully-explained answers for every single test Proven selected response and constructed response strategies Computerized Test-taking strategies Targeted review for each test With help from Barron's NYSTCE, teachers will get the help they need to pass all the new tests required for their certification.

Nystce Students With Disabilities 060 Test Secrets Study Guide

  • Filename: nystce-students-with-disabilities-060-test-secrets-study-guide.
  • ISBN: 1610723805
  • Release Date: 2015-02-25
  • Number of pages: 172
  • Author: Mometrix Media
  • Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC



OHST Exam Flashcard Study System uses repetitive methods of study to teach you how to break apart and quickly solve difficult test questions on the Occupational Health and Safety Technologist Exam. Study after study has shown that spaced repetition is the most effective form of learning, and nothing beats flashcards when it comes to making repetitive learning fun and fast. Our flashcards enable you to study small, digestible bits of information that are easy to learn and give you exposure to the different question types and concepts. OHST Exam Flashcard Study System covers: Toxicity, Oil Mist Generator, Normal Distribution, Halocarbons, Particle Counters, Root Cause Analysis, Flame Ionization, EPA, Base Cleaning, Dermis, American Society for Testing & Materials, Sequestering Agents, Cross-sectional Studies, Air Density, Atoms, Gamma Radiation, Decibel, OIG, Double Blind, Threshold Limit Values, NIOSH, Wet-bulb Globe Temperature, Arithmetic Mean, Cafeteria Plan, Quadratic Equation, Community Response Plan, Machining, Kinetic Energy, Ventilation Control, Smoke Tube, Cochlea, Amines, Gas Sampling Bags, Hepatotoxins, Ergonomics, Voltage, Normal Distribution, Film Badge, Employer Cost Index, Ionic Salts, Gas Chromatography, Duct Velocity, Fire Prevention, International Electrotechnical Commission, Molar Mass, and much more...

Barron s NYSTCE 4th ed EAS ALST CSTs edTPA

  • Filename: barron-s-nystce-4th-ed-eas-alst-csts-edtpa.
  • ISBN: 9781438068411
  • Release Date:
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Dr. Robert D. Postman
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series



This completely updated and revised book features all the new tests prospective teachers in New York State must take in order to receive their teacher certification. It includes the Educating All Students (EAS) Test, the Academic Literacy Skills Test (ALST), the NEW Elementary Early Childhood CSTs, and the edTPA Overview.

The Art of Teaching Spanish

  • Filename: the-art-of-teaching-spanish.
  • ISBN: 1589014243
  • Release Date: 2006-12-08
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Rafael Salaberry
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press



The Art of Teaching Spanish explores in-depth the findings of research in second language acquisition (SLA) and other language-related fields and translates those findings into practical pedagogical tools for current—and future—Spanish-language instructors. This volume addresses how theoretical frameworks affect the application of research findings to the teaching of Spanish, how logistical factors affect the way research findings can be applied to teach Spanish, and how findings from Spanish SLA research would be applicable to Spanish second language teaching and represented in Spanish curricula through objectives and goals (as evidenced in pedagogical materials such as textbooks and computer-assisted language learning software). Top SLA researchers and applied linguists lend their expertise on matters such as foreign language across curriculum programs, testing, online learning, the incorporation of linguistic variation into the classroom, heritage language learners, the teaching of translation, the effects of study abroad and classroom contexts on learning, and other pedagogical issues. Other common themes of The Art of Teaching Spanish include the rejection of the concept of a monolithic language competence, the importance of language as social practice and cultural competence, the psycholinguistic component of SLA, and the need for more cross-fertilization from related fields.

How to Wrangle a Cowboy

  • Filename: how-to-wrangle-a-cowboy.
  • ISBN: 9781402283734
  • Release Date: 2016-02-02
  • Number of pages: 480
  • Author: Joanne Kennedy
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.



"A swoon-worthy cowboy, fun flirtation, blazing passion and a sweet little boy will have readers wanting to wrangle their very own cowboy."—RT Book Reviews, 4 1⁄2 Stars, TOP PICK! Ranch Foreman Shane Lockhart's livelihood—and sanity—are threatened when the ranch is taken over by the late owner's granddaughter, the most beautiful, exasperating woman Shane has ever met. Inner-city veterinarian Lindsey Ward always loved visiting her grandfather's Wyoming ranch, so it breaks her heart to have to sell it. She'll miss the scent of hay and sagebrush under the wide-open sky, but at least the sale will help fund the clinic she's always dreamed of. Ruggedly handsome foreman Shane Lockhart and his adorable son aren't making it any easier for Lindsey to focus on what has to be done. It's exhilarating going toe to toe with a rough, tough cowboy whose stubborn idealism matches her own, but it's Shane's tenderness that might tip Lindsey's heart over the fence. The Cowboys of Decker Ranch series: How To Handle A Cowboy (Book 1) How To Kiss A Cowboy (Book 2) How to Wrangle a Cowboy (Book 3) Praise for How to Kiss a Cowboy: "Kennedy's characters are sexy, smart, troubled, flawed—real. If you are a fan of Western romances, Joanne Kennedy should be at the top of your list of favorites." —Fresh Fiction "The rough-and-tumble world of the Wyoming rodeo circuit is brought vividly to life. Readers will love her intensely complex characters and depictions of deep emotion." —Publishers Weekly

Deconstructing the Nystce

  • Filename: deconstructing-the-nystce.
  • ISBN: 9781524552947
  • Release Date: 2016-11-07
  • Number of pages: 210
  • Author: Bridgette Gubernatis
  • Publisher: Xlibris Corporation



The NYSTCE pedagogical exams are designed according to the Constructivist Learning Theory. Although many teachers have studied aspects of Constructivism in their college programs, including Piaget, Bloom, Vygotsky and Gardner, the connection between these theorists is not always clarified. This book teaches you the correct approach for deconstructing the questions on the exam in order to pick the correct answer. This study guide is designed to help prospective teachers understand this theory and how it applies to learning. The strategies are easy to understand and are the key to passing these State exams. The book covers strategies for decoding the questions and outlines for writing a strong essay as well as common mistakes that teachers make when taking the exams. This time, pass the exam!

The Mirror Test

  • Filename: the-mirror-test.
  • ISBN: 9780385351133
  • Release Date: 2016-05-24
  • Number of pages: 608
  • Author: J. Kael Weston
  • Publisher: Vintage



A New York Times Editors' Choice A Military Times Best Book of the Year A powerfully written firsthand account of the human costs of conflict. J. Kael Weston spent seven years on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan working for the U.S. State Department in some of the most dangerous frontline locations. Upon his return home, while traveling the country to pay respect to the dead and wounded, he asked himself: When will these wars end? How will they be remembered and memorialized? What lessons can we learn from them? These are questions with no quick answers, but perhaps ones that might lead to a shared reckoning worthy of the sacrifices of those—troops and civilians alike—whose lives have been changed by more than a decade and a half of war. Weston takes us from Twentynine Palms in California to Fallujah in Iraq, Khost and Helmand in Afghanistan, Maryland, Colorado, Wyoming, and New York City, as well as to out-of-the-way places in Iowa and Texas. We meet generals, corporals and captains, senators and ambassadors, NATO allies, Iraqi truck drivers, city councils, imams and mullahs, Afghan schoolteachers, madrassa and college students, former Taliban fighters and ex-Guantánamo prison detainees, a torture victim, SEAL and Delta Force teams, and many Marines. The overall frame for the book, from which the title is taken, centers on soldiers who have received a grievous wound to the face. There is a moment during their recovery when they must look upon their reconstructed appearance for the first time. This is known as “the mirror test.” From an intricate tapestry of voices and stories—Iraqi, Afghan, and American—Weston delivers a larger mirror test for our nation in its global role. An unflinching and deep examination of the interplay between warfare and diplomacy, this is an essential book—a crucial look at America now, how it is viewed in the world and how the nation views itself.

Literacy in a Digital World

  • Filename: literacy-in-a-digital-world.
  • ISBN: 9781135690854
  • Release Date: 2014-04-08
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Kathleen Tyner
  • Publisher: Routledge



Written for media education scholars and students, literacy educators, and anyone involved with integrating new technologies into the educational process, Literacy in a Digital World explores the changing relationship between literacy and schooling within the context of new communication technologies, and places literacy within the social and historical contexts that expand its potential to enrich teaching and learning in an information age.

CliffsNotes CBEST 7th Edition

  • Filename: cliffsnotes-cbest-7th-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780544180772
  • Release Date: 2011-07-20
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Jerry Bobrow
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt



Your guide to a higher score on CBEST ®: California Basic Education Skills Test Why CliffsNotes? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need—fast! About the Contents: Introduction Description and format of the exam CBEST: California Basic Education Skills Test scoring Commonly asked questions Part I: Analysis of Exam Areas Reading Graphs and Charts Mathematics Writing Part II: Mathematics Review Symbols, Terminology, Formulas, and General Mathematical Information Arithmetic Algebra Measurement Part III: Four Full-Length Practice Exams Each practice exam includes the same number of questions as the actual exam The practice exams come complete with answers and explanations for all questions Model essay responses include grader comments

Reading and Writing Acquisition

  • Filename: reading-and-writing-acquisition.
  • ISBN: PSU:000025878738
  • Release Date: 1996
  • Number of pages: 223
  • Author: Virginia Wise Berninger
  • Publisher:



The developmental neuropsychological perspective, with its focus on individual differences in brain systems related to reading and writing and on prevention during critical developmental periods, holds promise for helping children achieve their literacy potential. This is the first book to provide a theoretical framework for integrating the biological and educational perspectives to explain normal and disabled reading and writing development. It will be useful for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in psychology and education.

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