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Public Resource 5 April, 20115 April, 2011 Gold Seal Lessons Gold Seal Lessons
Students will complete in depth research of the Hershey organization, including the amusement park, hotel, museum, and factory. Students will find the cost for the class to visit Hershey. Students will take a virtual tour of the factory, take a virtual ride on the rollercoasters, and gather information about the rollercoasters. Finally, students will reflect on their learning in writing.
Grades: 3-8
Subjects: Math, Science, English Language Arts
Essential Skills: E1, E2, E6, E9, M6, M8, M12, M13, M25, S1, S3, S15
Submitted By: Shannon Tooley, A. B. Combs Leadership Magnet Elementary, NC
Public Resource 11 August, 201011 August, 2010 Research Research
Folder: Student Engagement
The National Essential Skills Study asks participants to identify what they believe are the 20 to 30 most important topics in each of four subject areas:
English language arts
mathematics
science
social studies
The topics compiled for each content area were adapted from national standards as identified by the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Research Council, and the National Council for the Social Studies, and fr...Read more
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Public Resource 20 April, 201120 April, 2011 Gold Seal Lessons Gold Seal Lessons
Students will work with a partner to construct and use a clinometer to determine the height of their school building. Students will use the Internet and materials provided by the teacher to assemble this instrument. Students will make accurate measurements, create diagrams, and use appropriate trigonomic ratios to solve the problem posed to them. Students will present their findings in a formal written Lab report.
Grades: 8-10
Subjects: Mathematics
Essential Skills: E25, M55
Submitted By: Raleigh Charter High School, NC
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Public Resource 4 August, 20104 August, 2010 Case Studies Case Studies
By The NumbersModel Of
4,300 students
74% minority
72% free/reduced lunch
11% with disabilities
11% English language learners
58% first language not English
25% grads w/state scholarships
AYP met
9th Grade Success
Collaborative Leadership
Comprehensive High School
Data-driven Decision Making
Inclusion
Leadership
Literacy
Personalization
Rigor and Relevance
Small Learning Communities
Year: 2010
Brockton High School is a comprehensive grades 9–12 school located in an urban center 30 miles south of Boston. The school’s approximately 4,350 students represent a range in diversity and socioeconomic levels. The education program follows a six-day block schedule that offers core and elective courses in academic, vocational, fine arts, and performing arts programs. High expectations and high standards help motivate students enrolled in each of the academic programs and levels: Internati...Read more
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Public Resource 24 October, 200924 October, 2009 Successful Practices Successful Practices
High school students have taken their academic experience off "campus", and to a place where their \"classmates\" are 70 to 80 years their senior. Their school is the Orleans County Nursing Home. The alternative education program is a voluntary program that is available to students that have promise but have had some difficulty in the traditional school environment and structure.
Components of School Excellence:
  • Embrace a Common Vision and Goals — Rigor, Relevance, and Relationships for ALL Students.
  • Empower Leadership Teams to Take Action and Innovate
  • Clarify Student Learning Expectations.
  • Adopt Effective Instructional Practices.
Learning Criteria:
  • Foundation Academic Learning
  • Stretch Learning
  • Learner Engagement
  • Personal Skill Development
Additional Connections:
  • Attendance
  • Internship or Career Shadowing
  • Partnerships
  • Alternative Education Program
  • Multiple Pathways
Public Resource 24 June, 201224 June, 2012 Gold Seal Lessons Gold Seal Lessons
Careful Construction Company (CCC) has recently conducted an annual review of their performance and progress to goals. Based on this data, they have become aware that they are not completing projects on time which prevents them from staying within budget due to the additional labor costs. CCC has contracted with the Get it Right engineering firm to create a machine that will assist them with lifting some of the heavy loads required to complete projects in a timelier manner by reducing the a...Read more
Grades: 3-5
Subjects: Science, English Language Arts, Math
Essential Skills: E1, E6, E9, M12, S1, S3, S4, S12, S15
Submitted By: Venola Mason, SPN Campus
Public Resource 12 March, 201112 March, 2011 Research Research
Folder: Effective and Efficient
This research report written by Bill Daggett, SPN's Doug Silver, Dr. Jimmy Byrd, and Dr. Cindy WIlliams provides a model of how effective and efficient are not mutually exclusive. This paper describes the rationale and context for work in support of the El Paso ISD's effort to become more effective and efficient through a real time data analysis. The focus of this work is on efficient prevention rather than expensive intervention in assisting schools’ existing efforts and identifying poten...Read more
Public Resource 11 August, 201011 August, 2010 Research Research
Folder: Student Engagement
The National Essential Skills Study asks participants to identify what they believe are the 20 to 30 most important topics in each of four subject areas:
English language arts
mathematics
science
social studies
The topics compiled for each content area were adapted from national standards as identified by the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Research Council, and the National Council for the Social Studies, and fr...Read more
Public Resource 16 January, 201016 January, 2010 Gold Seal Lessons Gold Seal Lessons
Physics and Algebra students will work cooperatively in groups of four to predict the theoretical flight path of a projectile (a "Flying Monkey") and compare the actual flight path to the predicted pattern. The flights will be video recorded against a background grid to aid in recording launch angle and elastic stretch length. The students will develop an oral presentation to compare the predicted and experimental outcomes, and explain similarities and differences.
Grades: 9-12
Subjects: Physics, Algebra II
Essential Skills: E6, E8, M10, M11, M21, S1, S3, S4, S6, S12, S13, S15, S61
Submitted By: Jeff Vogus, Suzi Bender, sbender@muasd.org, jvogus@muasd.org, Mount Union Area High School, PA
Public Resource 25 August, 201025 August, 2010 Research Research
Folder: Adult Education
Nearly a decade ago, No Child Left Behind (NCLB) presented states with a daunting mix of challenges that supported the creation of statewide standards and assessments and rigorous accountability requirements. Yet, as a nation, the United States still lags behind other countries in student academic achievement and in preparing its young people to succeed beyond the classroom. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Education expects the gap between American students and students from top performing co...Read more


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