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The Never Ending Quest for Balance: Graduate Students’ Professional Development Experiences

We conducted a formative needs assessment using multiple data collection tools and methods to better understand our graduate students, their needs and experiences at a public Carnegie classified Doctoral/Research University in the Rocky Mountain Region and to inform the development of a program we have created called Graduate Student Professional Development

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Eval12 Poster 185: But Does It Work? A Review of Teacher Professional Development on Formative Assessment

Poster 185 from AEA 2012: a literature review of how the concept of formative assessment has been defined, used, and evaluated through K-12 teacher professional development

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Eval11 Session 897: Knowledge, Pedagogy, Practice or Student Achievement: Evaluating a Middle School Math M.Ed. Professional Development Program

This paper discusses the outcomes evaluation of a University’s Middle School Math M.Ed. degree program. The program was initiated through a State-funded grant, in collaboration with a local urban school district and the University. The paper describes how the evaluation team and University’s...

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Eval12 Session 748: Examining School Leader Professional Development:What Makes for Change?

Presenter(s): Cynthia Tananis, University of Pittsburgh, tananis@pitt.edu Ellen Botkin, University of Pittsburgh, ceac@pitt.edu Abstract: Lenses on Learning (LOL) and Eyes on Science (EOS) are professional development opportunities for administrators to increase awareness and understanding of inquiry-based math/science pedagogy, introduce a process of teacher observation and teach the assessment of student learning through questioning/conversation. Lenses on Learning (LOL) is a research-based strategy funded by the National Science Foundation and developed by the Educational Development Center. After successful completion of the LOL series, administrators can further their development by participating in Eyes on Science (EOS)

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Focus Search - ©CEAC  2009     2     PROJECT  SUMMARY       Lenses  on  Learning  (LOL)  is  a  research-­‐based  professional  development  opportunity  funded  by  the   National  Science  Foundation  and  developed  by  the  Educational  Development  Center.  



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Eval11 Session 739: The Value of Employing Descriptive Performance Levels in the Learning Assessment of Army Commanders

The purpose of the Army School for Command Preparation (SCP) - Tactical Commander Development Program is to instruct new Brigade and Battalion Commanders in leadership and tactical skills prior to taking over a new command

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Focus Search - Values Associated with the Replacement of Nominal Performance Levels with Descriptive Performance Terms in the Learning Assessment of Army Commanders Linda Lynch, PhD November 2011 Introduction The United States Army Tactical Commander Development Program (TCDP) is an educational course that convenes multiple times each year for two weeks at the Command and General Staff College, School for Command Preparation (SCP) at Fort Leavenworth


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Eval11 Session 138: Planning and Conducting an Evaluation of an Inquiry-based Science Kit Intervention in Four Public School Districts

The program's goals were to strengthen teacher understanding of science and quality of instruction in 4 districts, through professional development and coaching that supports inquiry-based science kit instruction

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Focus Search - Theory of Change * Teacher Professional Development and Coaching Increased teacher content and pedagogical knowledge and skills in science Inquiry-based Science Kits Effective delivery of classroom instruction Improved student achieve-ment © 2011 Edvance Research, Inc