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Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management publications Strengthening Climate Resilience >> Files >> Admin Resources Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management publications Find publications on this page about: Climate Smart Disaster Risk Management Changing climate, changing disasters: pathways to integration This publication is an essential guide to using and applying the CSDRM approach. It includes a full set of process indicators for each component and suggested integration pathways in an easy to use 'tabbed format'. Inquiry-based Learning: Explanation What is inquiry-based learning? An old adage states: "Tell me and I forget, show me and I remember, involve me and I understand." The last part of this statement is the essence of inquiry-based learning, says our workshop author Joe Exline 1. Inquiry implies involvement that leads to understanding. Furthermore, involvement in learning implies possessing skills and attitudes that permit you to seek resolutions to questions and issues while you construct new knowledge. "Inquiry" is defined as "a seeking for truth, information, or knowledge -- seeking information by questioning."

Why is Good Instructional Design More Important than Ever in the Modern World? Although instructional design as a discipline has been around for decades (and probably was at its height in the 1970’s and 1980’s as a profession, its application and use has diminished in the age of easy to use software and access to and use of Internet. This is partly because it is so easy to create a course of almost any type, add as many “bells and whistles” as you like and then widely distribute it to a given audience. But in paying less attention to instructional design than we should we have lost something important and it is therefore high time we recognized that it is more important than ever in the modern world. After all, instructional design is the approach which helps to keep the process of training, coaching or development of any kind (on or off line) to be well-targeted and on track to meet the needs of the individual(s) at which it is aimed.

Joining Forces: Collaboration and Leadership for Sustainability The Strategic Relevance of Sustainability Collaborations In the late 1990s, many companies embarked on their first sustainability forays. Often internal, these efforts addressed low-hanging fruit such as energy efficiency or minimizing waste — essentially, cost-cutting under a different name. But as the sustainability issues that can affect business — such as social instability, climate change and resource depletion — become more important, companies realize that collective action is necessary to protect the interests of the company and society. “Whether you’re a business or an organization, part of civil society or a public sector voice, there is an understanding that complex problems require perspectives from all three of these constituencies,” comments Patrick Hynes, deputy director of member relations at the Clinton Global Initiative.

Education for Environment and Sustainability The program is to support academic success and life-long learning, and to develop a responsible citizenry capable of applying knowledge of ecological, economic, and socio-cultural systems to meet current and future needs. Environmental education is a mandatory area of study in Washington, required by 392-410-115: Instruction about conservation, natural resources, and the environment shall be provided at all grade levels in an interdisciplinary manner through science, the social studies, the humanities, and other appropriate areas... The state's K-12 Integrated Environmental and Sustainability Learning Standards describe what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. OSPI and E3 Washington led the development of the Washington State Environmental and Sustainability Literacy Plan.

10 Things You Don't Know About Formative Assessment Share with Friends 3KShares Assessments come in varied forms, and they’re executed for different purposes. While summative assessments attempt to measure mastery at the end of a learning experience, the best formative assessments illuminate the strengths and needs of learners throughout the experience, enabling teachers to respond in ways that are just right and just in time. People — Design that Matters Hannah Commoss, Director Hannah is responsible for building and managing marketable securities portfolios. She has 15 years of institutional investment management and financial analysis experience. Webinar Series Featuring David Gershon... Registration Invalid quantity. Please enter a quantity of 1 or more. The quantity you chose exceeds the quantity available. Please enter your name.

10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds Good assessment is frequent assessment. Any assessment is designed to provide a snapshot of student understand—the more snapshots, the more complete the full picture of knowledge. On its best day, an assessment will be 100% effective, telling you exactly what a student understands. 40 maps that explain the world Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources.

Technology Matching Fund - Community Technology Deadline: March 19, 2015 Free information workshops, beneficial for first time applicants: Tuesday, February 10 Thursday, February 12 10:00 - 11:30 AM 6:00 - 7:30 PM 2100 Building Solid Ground 2100 24th Ave S 1501 N 45th St Seattle 98144 Seattle 98103 Interpretation & accommodations available upon request. RSVP to communitytechnology@seattle.gov or by phone at 206-233-7877. Educational Leadership:Informative Assessment:Feedback That Fits December 2007/January 2008 | Volume 65 | Number 4 Informative Assessment Pages 54-59 Susan M. Brookhart From the student's point of view, the ideal "script" for formative assessment reads something like, "Here is how close you are to the knowledge or skills you are trying to develop, and here's what you need to do next." The feedback teachers give students is at the heart of that script.

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