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Practicing Teacher Leadership Duration: 5 weeks | Credit Hours: 3 | $250.00 per credit hour. This price includes the administrative fee. This is a synthesis course where students will examine what they have studied and learned through the course of the program and reflect on how this new learning will impact their practices in their classroom and as teacher leaders on their campuses and/or in their districts. This course is presented in five weeks, with each week including readings from current research on the topic, lecture from Lamar professors, discussion with your colleagues, and an assignment. Methods and Approaches in Teaching ESL This course introduces the methods and approaches for providing language and content instruction to English Language Learners (ELLs). Literacy for English Language Learners This course focuses on the teaching of what have traditionally been called language skills (reading, writing, listening, and speaking). Understanding Language & Language Learning Degree Programs | Lamar University Online Degree Programs | Lamar University Online
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The UN Is Aiding a Corporate Takeover of Drinking Water | Water The UN Is Aiding a Corporate Takeover of Drinking Water | Water July 3, 2011 | Like this article? Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. Early last month, pharmaceutical titan Merck became the latest multinational to pledge allegiance to the CEO Water Mandate, the United Nations' public-private initiative "designed to assist companies in the development, implementation and disclosure of water sustainability policies and practices." But there's darker data beneath that sunny marketing: The CEO Water Mandate has been heavily hammered by the Sierra Club, the Polaris Institute and more for exerting undemocratic corporate control over water resources ( PDF) under the banner of the United Nations. Another major problem is that routinely compromised and controversial institutions like World Bank, International Monetary Fund and regional development banks in general are in control of the United Nations' biggest projects. That kind of illogical corporate performance would logically lead to less control, not more.
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Gadgets de sangue Se você comprou um celular ou um iPod de 1996 para cá, pode ter ajudado a financiar uma guerra civil. Desde essa data, o leste da República Democrática do Congo — região que abastece grandes empresas de eletrônicos com quatro minérios essenciais para o funcionamento de qualquer gadget — é tomado por grupos armados rebeldes. Essas milícias, envolvidas num dos piores conflitos da nossa época, se sustentam com dinheiro do contrabando desses minerais. Só em 2009, os grupos armados congoleses receberam US$ 185 milhões com a mineração ilegal, de acordo com estimativa da organização americana de direitos humanos Enough Project. “Os valores podem flutuar, mas certamente são suficientes para perpetuar a guerra, comprar armas e pagar soldados”, afirma Aaron Hall, analista de política da entidade. Os quatro minérios envolvidos no conflito são o tântalo, o tungstênio, o estanho e, em menores quantidades, o ouro. A ideia de convencer companhias a pressionarem os fornecedores já funcionou antes. Gadgets de sangue
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Ohio's New Learning Standards: Math Ohio's New Learning Standards: Math For more than a decade, research studies of mathematics education in high-performing countries have concluded that mathematics education in the United States must become substantially more focused and coherent in order to improve mathematics achievement in this country. To deliver on this promise, the mathematics standards are designed to address the problem of a curriculum that is “a mile wide and an inch deep.” These new standards build on the best of high-quality math standards from states across the country. They also draw on the most important international models for mathematical practice, as well as research and input from numerous sources, including state departments of education, scholars, assessment developers, professional organizations, educators, parents and students, and members of the public. The math standards provide clarity and specificity rather than broad general statements. The Common Core concentrates on a clear set of math skills and concepts.
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What Do Parents Need to Know Educators know the important role that parents (and other family members and guardians) play in academic success. And when it comes to advocating for education policies that benefit all students, they know that parents are important allies. So when it comes to one of the biggest education initiatives of our time, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it is concerning that educators are not doing more to build awareness of, and support for, the standards among parents and families. An August 2013 PDK/Gallup poll found that just 45 percent of public school parents had heard of the Common Core. And while awareness of the standards has likely risen in recent months as issues with their implementation have surfaced, the circumstances surrounding that increased awareness (for example, the drop in test scores in Common Core aligned assessments in New York last fall) could actually decrease support among parents. Raising Awareness Building Capacity What Do Parents Need to Know
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Evaluating Print Resources Evaluating Print Resources Download the plug-in tools you need to use our games and tools, or check to see if you've got the latest version. Learn more Looking for ways to engage your students in online literacy learning? Find more interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals-from organizing their thoughts to learning about language. More Your students can save their work with Student Interactives. More Home › Classroom Resources › Student Interactives Student Interactive Hints about Print, included in an extended research skills unit which also employs the Fact Fragment Frenzy interactive, aids students in evaluating print resources that contain the facts they need for compiling their research. Grades 3 – 5 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson Research Building Blocks: Hints about Print In this lesson from a research skills unit, students examine abstracts on selected books to determine their relevance and helpfulness.
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The most difficult and time-consuming part of research used to be the gathering of information. Today that can be the easiest part, thanks to technology. Volume of Resources The number of resources available via the Internet is immense and it continues to grow at a staggering rate. Anyone Can Publish on the Internet Organizations, companies, educational institutions, government agencies, communities, and individual people all serve as information providers for the electronic Internet community. No Approval Necessary Most of the information on the Internet is not reviewed or "filtered." Evaluation is Imperative! Following are some basic criteria for evaluating Internet resources. || Top | Authority| Accuracy | Objectivity | Currency | Usability | Kinds of Webpages || Authority Authority indicates whether or not an individual, an organization, or an agency is recognized as an expert in a field and if that body is knowledgeable, qualified, and reliable. Author's qualifications and affiliation 1. Trash or Treasure? Trash or Treasure?
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What is Folklore?The term folklore is generally used to refer to the traditional beliefs, myths, tales, and practices of a people which have beem disseminated in an informal manner -- usually via word of mouth, although in modern times the Internet has become a pivotal source for folklore. The term folklore may also be used to define the comparative study of folk knowledge and culture. The term "folklore" was first coined by William J. What is a folktale? Are generally part of the oral tradition of a group. What is a Tall Tale? A tale tale is an extravagant, fanciful or greatly exaggerated story. Example: Pecos Bill rides a Tornado What is a Myth? Myths are traditional, typically ancient stories dealing with supernatural beings, ancestors, or heroes that serves as a fundamental type in the worldview of a people. In the Inuit tale of the First Tears retold by S.E. Excerpt: "Once long ago, Man went hunting along the water's edge for seals. What is a Legend? What are Urban Legends? Folklore Definitions: From Teacher Resources at Americanfolklore.net Folklore Definitions: From Teacher Resources at Americanfolklore.net
Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright Taking the Mystery Out of Copyright skip navigation Library of Congress Teachers Suggestions enabled. The Library of Congress > Teachers > Classroom Materials > Presentations and Activities > Copyright Print Subscribe Share/Save Give Feedback Taking the Mystery Out Of Copyright View a plain text version of this activity. Connect with the Library All ways to connect Find Us On Subscribe & Comment Download & Play Questions About | Press | Jobs | Donate Inspector General | Legal | Accessibility | External Link Disclaimer | USA.gov Speech Enabled
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Eating a chocolate bar daily can help you lose weight? Sorry, that study was a sweet lie — part of an elaborate hoax to school the news media about proper nutrition science journalism. iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption iStockphoto Eating a chocolate bar daily can help you lose weight? Earlier this spring, headlines around the world trumpeted an exciting bit of news that seemed too good to be true: "Eating chocolate ... can even help you LOSE weight!" From India to Australia and Texas to Germany, news organizations shared findings published in the International Archives of Medicine in late March. The problem? In fact, that's exactly what he did Wednesday, in a story for io9 that's gone viral. Diet science, Bohannon stresses, is still science – and reporters need to know how to cover it. To be clear, the study involved was real — a randomized controlled trial. So what's the problem, you ask? And the problem is massive, says Gary Schwitzer, the publisher of Health News Review. Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science Why A Journalist Scammed The Media Into Spreading Bad Chocolate Science
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The alleged rape of a 13-year-old girl at Falls Creek church camp last summer has prompted the filing of a civil lawsuit against the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. A 35-year-old cook brought to the Oklahoma church camp by Country Estates Baptist Church of Midwest City tied up and raped the girl June 16 while she was attending the camp, attorneys for the girl allege in a civil lawsuit filed Wednesday in Oklahoma County District Court. The cook, Benjamin Lawrence Petty, 35, of Midwest City, was criminally charged in Murray County in June 2016 with first-degree rape, rape by instrumentation and forcible sodomy. He is awaiting a preliminary hearing. "Although Falls Creek is not responsible for the alleged behavior, the allegations are deeply disturbing and we are looking into them," said Brian Hobbs, communications director for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma. Petty's attorneys in his criminal case could not be reached for comment Wednesday evening. Baptist General Convention faces lawsuit over alleged rape at Falls Creek chu...
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In the United States, electricity is generated in many different ways, with a wide variation in environmental impact. Electricity generation from the combustion of fossil fuels contributes toward unhealthy air quality, acid rain, and global climate change. Many electricity customers can choose their provider of electricity or can purchase green power from their utility. In fact, you might now have the option of choosing cleaner, more environmentally friendly sources of energy. Enter your ZIP code and electric utility to: Compare the fuel mix and air emissions rates of the electricity in your region to the national average. Power Profiler does not provide information about the environmental attributes of electric power generated by individual companies. Use Power Profiler in Class? When a number of students in a classroom use the Power Profiler application at the same time, the service may be temporarily blocked. How clean is the electricity I use? - Power Profiler | Clean Energy | US EPA
Coal Areas in the United States Title: Coal Areas in the United StatesLevel: Primary - Middle School ( 3 - 7 )Time: 30 - 45 minutes depending on age/level of studentKERA Goals: 1-2, 1.3, 1.5 - 1.9, 2.1, 2.2, 2.7. 2.8, 5.1, and 6.3 Objective: Student will demonstrate knowledge of where coal is located by reading a chart. Background Information: This map shows where coal is found in the United States. 1993 U.S. Activity: Fill in the names of the ten states that produced the most coal in 1993.Can you tell from this map how many tons of coal we have in the United States? Provided by the Mineral Information Institute
Types of Coal KGS Home > Coal > Coal InformationClassification and Rank of Coal For more infomation about download this image, please click here. The kinds of coal, in increasing order of alteration, are lignite (brown coal--immature), sub-bituminous, bituminous, and anthracite (mature). Coal starts off as peat. After a considerable amount of time, heat, and burial pressure, it is metamorphosed from peat to lignite. The degree of alteration (or metamorphism) that occurs as a coal matures from peat to anthracite is referred to as the "rank" of the coal. Back to Coal Information Proceed to Methods of Mining
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Many people search the web, read content every day and share that content. While advances in search technology has made finding information easier and easier, saving and organizing information in a way that captures a story or conversation can still be very challenging. I just posted on Techmamas.com about my first experience with Pearltrees.com; I was on a Traveling Geeks trip to LeWeb and Pearltrees was one of the French companies we met. I easily created Pearltrees for conversations, issues and topic areas I am researching. Months later, when I took on a project as adviser to Pearltrees, I had the opportunity to learn even more about the site and share the information I learned. The way many people currently organize web content is by using bookmarking sites, which are organized in a linear, menu-style format. A Pearltree is made up of Pearls. Listed above is a picture of my Firefox toolbar with the Pearltree buttons installed. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 8.1 Intro screencast: The Pearl: 9. Curating the Best of Tech and Social Media for Families
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