Evaluation Curriculum Overview What is the UW-Extension curriculum in program development and evaluation? This curriculum includes a series of professional development opportunities in evaluation (face-to-face training, distance learning, CD and web-based instruction, print and web materials) relevant to Extension programming contexts and responsive to the learning styles and needs of Extension employees. It includes offerings at both the competency and proficiency levels of learning. It is based on best practices in program development and established standards in evaluation (Program Evaluation Standards, 1994.) Competency is defined as "a sufficient quantity of knowledge, skill and ability to accomplish a particular task or purpose" (UW-Extension Career Development Committee, 2001) Proficiency refers to advanced skill, knowledge or experience that will help an individual carry out a task, position, job with greater ability. Who participates? What is the recommended schedule? How is the curriculum delivered?
Using Technology to Encourage Writing The first time I saw an Elmo (a digital visual presenter) in action, my mind was flooded with ideas about how I could use it in my classroom to encourage my students to write. Since writing with a strong voice is one of the common weaknesses found in the writing of the students in my middle school, I was able to convince my principal to buy one for the English department with the guarantee that I could show him obvious improvements in students' writing as a result of using the Elmo. I was a little nervous and hoped that my confidence was well placed -- having only seen one and not actually having used it. The box arrived several weeks later, and the kids and I excitedly worked together to figure out how to get it to operate. Basically, using a built-in camera, it projects whatever you put on the platform up onto a whiteboard or screen. It didn't take too much time before it was up and running. Hilary went first. After Hilary finished, other students had a chance to revise the same way.
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Edge New web 2.0 tools appear each day. Many of these tools were not originally intended for classroom use, but they can be powerful learning tools for today's techno-savvy students and their more adventurous teachers. These sites appear (and frequently disappear) very quickly, launched by creative techno-geeks out there in the world. Many of these tools require a higher-than-average set of teacher tech skills or some extra monitoring to assure student "safety." TeachersFirst Edge reviews these "tools on the Edge" carefully, and with specific ideas for using them safely and effectively in teaching and learning. Especially popular is this subset of the Edge: BYOD Dream Tools: Free tools that work on any device. This is the world your students already know. See General Tips for using Edge Tools - a must for first-time users Browse the full listing of detailed safety/school policy tips or save time by reading them as needed from each tool review. Here's the Edge:
Table of Contents 1 Introduction to SyncJe for BlackBerry. 3 A) Purchasing a License. 3 B) Required Components. 3 2 Installing SyncJe for BlackBerry. 4 A) Download directly to BlackBerry. 4 B) Download to Desktop and transfer files to BlackBerry. 4 3 Settings for SyncJe for BlackBerry. 5 A) Adding required information to your BlackBerry. 5 B) Additional Settings on your BlackBerry. 7 C) WAP Gateway settings for various carriers. 8 4 Synchronize using SyncJe for BlackBerry. 10 A) Start Synchronization. 10 B) New Slow Sync Session. 11 C) Supported information. 11 D) Functions depending on OS version. 12 5 The Settings Dialog.. 13 A) License Name and Key. 13 B) Server URL. 13 C) User Name and Password. 13 D) Folders. 13 E) Auto Sync. 13 F) Only sync events between. 14 G) Transport Options. 14 H) HTTP User Name and Password. 14 I) Debug Log. 15 J) IMEI Number 15 6 Uninstall SyncJe for BlackBerry. 15 SyncJe for BlackBerry allows you to synchronize your Address Book, Calendars, Notes and Tasks with SyncML servers. 1.
Utah Personnel Development Center | Building a Framework for Student Success | Behavior What's New: Anita Archer just visited Utah, check out her materials and video clips: Click Here! See the Online home of the Utah Special Educator: EssentialEducator.org I.M. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook Behavior Least Restrictive Behavioral Interventions (LRBI) Least Restrictive Behavioral Interventions are Utah policies related to the use of positive behavioral supports and behavioral interventions in schools. more >> PBIS & RTI - The Need for Academic & Behavioral Integration A 2.5 hour Wimba Presentation. FBA & BIP Forms The forms provided are samples which districts may choose to use. Utah Mental Health Resources Local Mental Health Agencies Serving Each Utah District (click on any region below for information.) more >> U of U Evidence Based Training for SED/BD Training School Psychologists to be Experts in Evidence Based Practices for Tertiary Students with Serious Emotional Disturbance/Behavior Disorders (SED/BD) more >> Safe & Civil Schools FAO Observer Tool
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