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2014-04-09 23:31:51

The new FASTe classroom observation tool simplifies the scheduling and completion of teacher observations to save time and improve efficiency. Winter Park, Fla (PRWEB) April 09, 2014 Forty-four states now require that classroom observations be incorporated into teacher evaluations, according to a 2013 report by the National Council on Teacher Quality. In 24 of these states, multiple annual observations are required as part of each evaluation for at least new, if not all, teachers. To help...

2014-04-08 12:35:20

Academic Partnerships to Provide Marketing, Recruitment, Conversion, and Retention Services for the Program and to Present on Collaboration at The Sloan Consortium's International Symposium DALLAS and BEIJING, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Academic Partnerships (AP), one of the world's largest representatives of online learning, and Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU), an international university dedicated to promoting Chinese language and culture worldwide, today...

2014-04-08 08:31:58

Houston Astronaut and Nationally Renowned Innovation and Science Education Expert Dr. Mae C. Jemison Applauds STEM Education-to-Workforce Pipeline as First-of-its-Kind BAYTOWN, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As demand grows in Greater Houston for more skilled and diverse STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workers, Bayer Corporation is meeting the challenge by investing more than $400,000 to strengthen STEM education and create a continuous STEM...

2014-04-07 15:58:22

Boston College researchers find barriers to use of science teaching method A survey of science teachers finds they support a new approach to science education, but they struggle to believe that all students are capable of exploring science using a method called argumentation, according to researchers from the Lynch School of Education at Boston College. Furthermore, teachers in low-income schools said the pressure to meet testing requirements curbs the use of argumentation in their...

2014-04-03 08:36:18

Largest Union in Latin America to Train 1.6 million Teachers and Administrators PALO ALTO, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Declara, a company focused on personalized learning, today announced that it has been selected by Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Education (SNTE), the largest teachers union in Mexico and Latin America, as the technology platform for teacher professional development. SNTE plans to train 1.6 million teachers and administrators on the Declara...

Computers Give Other Computers Advice On How To Play Pac Man
2014-04-01 13:49:10

[ Watch the Video: Computers Teach Each Other Pac Man ] Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It sounded like a classic April Fool’s joke – computers teaching other computers to play Pac Man. But, researchers at Washington State University are in fact experimenting with machine learning by teaching computers how to teach each other. Instead of teaching the machines advanced programming, the researchers at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science...

2014-03-31 16:23:07

CHARLESTON, W.Va., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Arch Coal Foundation named 12 outstanding West Virginia classroom teachers today as recipients of the prestigious Arch Coal Teacher Achievement Award. It is West Virginia's longest-running, privately sponsored teacher recognition program, and this is the 26th class of teachers to be honored. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120727/CG47668LOGO The announcement was made by John W. Eaves, Arch Coal president and chief executive...

2014-03-27 23:24:04

Recent test and study results from N.C. Department of Public Instruction and UNC’s Education Policy Initiative highlight importance of teacher training and selection. Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) March 27, 2014 VIF International Education, the leading provider of global education programs for K-12 schools, is proud to report that recent findings demonstrate the continuing effectiveness of its Cultural Exchange Teachers in North Carolina classrooms. Earlier this year, VIF shared inspiring...

2014-03-24 23:24:17

Oregon Teacher Combines Science and Agriculture to Inspire Students Wilmington, Del. (PRWEB) March 24, 2014 Wes Crawford, agriscience teacher, Sutherlin High School, Sutherlin, Ore., has been selected to receive the George Washington Carver AgriSCIENCE Teacher’s Award in recognition of his teaching excellence. The award recognizes the member of the DuPont National AgriScience Teacher Ambassador Academy (NATAA) who demonstrates and advocates inquiry-based science teaching and inspires...

2014-03-20 23:25:07

Latest toolkit helps K-12 teachers integrate global project-based inquiry into their classrooms while teaching students about the world’s water. Chapel Hill, N.C. (PRWEB) March 20, 2014 VIF International Education, the leading provider of global education programs for K-12 schools, announced Thursday that its integrated learning platform for teacher professional development and curriculum released a guide for building global project-based lessons. This toolkit, inspired by World Water...