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A Research Definition of Bullying

Dan Olweus, a researcher from Norway and reknowned expert in the field of bullying offers a clear definition of what does, and does not, constitute bullying. The four criteria included in his definition are very helpful to educators who are trying to determine when bullying is taking place.

ACSA-PARC Intern Blog

Teams of California Administrators have had the opportunity to participate as Interns at the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) for several years. PARC is world-famous for their high levels of collaboration, innovations, and technology inventions. This blog was developed to capture reflections and implications of the Intern experience. School leaders can download presentations that would be useful for personal and professional development. Check it out!

Advances in Social Emotional Learning and Its Application in Policy and Practice in K-12 Education

A brief on research related to SEL and its impact in education.

Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT2)

Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow - Today (ACOT2) is a collaborative project to help high schools get closer to creating the kind of learning environment this generation of students needs, wants, and expects so they will stay in school. ACOT2 assumes as its starting point that time-honored yet outmoded approaches to education and education reform must be replaced with new and creative ways of thinking about designing learning environments for this generation of students. With a 30-year history of delivering innovative technology and education solutions, Apple has initiated ACOT2 to articulate and demonstrate powerful design principles focused on improving education in America.

Assembly Lines and Customization in Schools

This brief paper reconsiders the dominant metaphor for the industrial age—the assembly line—and explores options for a profoundly different model for education. Learn how manufacturers are using new approaches to customize products and see how those models may translate to educational environments. The paper was written in 2002 by TICAL Leadership Cadre member Devin Vodicka. The message remains relevant as we continue to struggle with the educational transition into the information age.

Based on a Review of Relevant Research

Looking for a quick path to relevant research on technology and education? Here is a shortlist of excellent research summaries. You'll find this very helpful in updating or creating a technology plan to meet requirements of No Child Left Behind (NCLB) legislation or applying for grants (e.g. EETT).

Center for Children & Technology

The Center for Children & Technology focuses on investigating "the roles that technology can play in improving teaching and learning in classrooms, schools and communities." They "design and develop technology applications that support engaged, active learning and student-centered teaching practices." You'll find an easy to browse site where you can access a variety of projects and publications, as well as references by topics, such as 21st Century Skills, Math, Literacy, etc. Lots of very nice research references, plus information on upcoming events and really helpful information on the effective use of technology in instruction. Check it out!

Chronicle of Higher Education

This resource contains news, opinions, ideas, topics, advice and forums related to higher education. Good resource for those interested in issues related to higher education issues.

Classroom Dynamics: Implementing a Technology-Based Learning Environment

Ellen Mandinach and co-author Hugh Cline do an excellent job of describing how technology is accepted and utilized by teachers in the classroom. Their description of stages teachers go through is summarized in Harvey Barnett's presentation here on Portical. Published by Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates, Inc. New Jersey 1994.

Cognitive Coaching

This helpful book describes three goals of Cognitive Coaching: trust, learning and holonomy. The latter term is skillfully used to represent the twin goals of individual autonomy and collaboration. You'll find this book brings together many separate things you may have learned, experienced, or intuited about both coaching vis a vis evaluation and the growth and change processes.
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