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Southwest Educational Development Laboratory

Works: 598 works in 844 publications in 2 languages and 7,608 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Bibliographies  Conference papers and proceedings  Periodicals  Handbooks and manuals 
Classifications: LC3731, 371.1
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Bilingual schooling in the United States by Theodore Andersson( Book )

6 editions published between 1970 and 1976 in English and held by 648 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning together, leading together : changing schools through professional learning communities( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This indispensable volume offers practical advice gathered from 22 schools (elementary, middle, and high schools) that have successfully modeled or are creating professional learning communities
Social science in the schools; a search for rationale by Irving Morrissett( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The focus of the volume is on reasons for selecting or not selecting any particular social science content, including history, for inclusion in the elementary and secondary social studies curriculum. Prominent authors from each of the social sciences--among them, Paul Ward, David Easton, and Ronald Lippitt--describe the nature of their disciplines and their role in the curriculum. Discussants and authors cover a wide range of related topics, including many aspects of history, inquiry, learning how to learn, curriculum construction, cooperative and competitive relationships between social scientists and educators, teacher education, systems analysis, and some radical proposals for reorganization of the educational systems. An introductory chapter deals with the meaning of rationale as applied to curriculum decisions. Three concluding chapters--including one by Kenneth Boulding--deal with approaches to synthesizing the social sciences. The volume is based on a 1967 conference conducted by the Social Science Education Consortium. (Author)
Planning into practice : resources for planning, implementing, and integrating instructional technology by Jeff Sun( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The intent of this publication is to support schools as they connect the vision they have for technology and student learning with the tasks they need to accomplish in order to achieve their vision. Chapter 1 provides an understanding of the origins of "Planning into Practice" and lays the groundwork for how to use the materials. Chapter 2 focuses on technology planning and the processes involved in creating a strategic technology plan. Chapter 3 provides strategies and tools for integrating technology into the curriculum. Chapter 4 is an overall orientation to professional development as a process of design, and it also addresses technology competencies for teachers and presents ideas for professional development. Chapter 5 features community engagement. Chapter 6 focuses on managing hardware and software and discusses various computer configurations for educators, how to make the most of a few computers, methods for evaluating software, and software resources. Chapter 7 presents a model and instruments for evaluating a technology program. Chapter 8 provides resources and recommendations for funding technology initiatives. Throughout the text, URLs are included to online resources and other materials. The Appendix includes blank forms used in the text that may be reproduced. Also included are a few additional resources and printouts of Microsoft PowerPoint Presentations that present the key points in each chapter; these are also available online at the seir-tec web site at Early in each chapter the tools provided in that chapter are listed. At the end of each chapter, a "Putting It All Together" section is provided. (Aef)
Bilingual schooling in the United States by Theodore Andersson( Book )

6 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-volume monograph on bilingualism, a "major, virtually untapped national resource," is based on three extensive field trips to current bilingual programs: (1) in the Northwest as far north as Barrow, Alaska; (2) the Southwest and Hawaii; and (3) from Dade County, Florida, north through Washington, New York, New England, and into Canada. In addition, almost all the bilingual programs in Texas were visited. This study presents a history of bilingual schooling, both in the United States and in other parts of the world; alternative concepts of bilingual schooling; sample curriculum models; implications for education and society; and an outline of needs, as related to action and research. Volume I includes an 870-page annotated bilbiography with index, and an index of terms. Volume ii contains appended data on the Bilingual Education Act; draft guidelines to the Bilingual Education Program; demographic data; notes on immigration legislation; a typology of bilingual education; socio-historical notes on bilingualism in the United States; descriptions of non-English speaking ethnic groups in the United States; a directory of persons, organizations, and sources of teaching materials; names and addresses of usoe Bilingual Design Project Advisory Committee members; and a list of invited guests at the Conference on Bilingual Schooling in Northlake, Ill. (Amm)
Special education enrollment and classification in Louisiana charter schools and traditional schools by Patrick J Wolf( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploratory analysis of features of New Orleans charter schools associated with student achievement growth by Patrick J Wolf( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Policy report : language and literacy learning in bilingual instruction by Jim Cummins( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Working with parents of handicapped children by Southwest Educational Development Laboratory( Book )

3 editions published between 1976 and 1980 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The manual covers methods for teachers to help parents understand and deal with their handicapped children and provides suggestions for improving parent-teacher meetings. Sections address the following topics: understanding parents' feelings and dealing with such special situations as referral for further tests and suspected child abuse; understanding one's own feelings in relating to parents; preparing for and conducting parent interviews, meetings, and home visits; and following up with classroom observation and home instruction. Three appendixes contain a list of 24 organizations and information sources, a bibliography of approximately 50 references, and interview suggestions and sample forms. (Cl)
Policymakers build bridges to the public by Ullik Rouk( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This publication reviews a public-engagement program entitled "Calling the Roll: Study Circles for Better Schools." The program, which was implemented with help from the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, called for policymakers to interact with the public in study circles in Arkansas and Oklahoma. The report relates what the policymakers had to say about this method of connecting with their constituents. They reported that study circles have the potential to benefit their work in two major ways: by increasing the flow of information between policymakers and constituents and by helping them build relationships with their constituents. The study circles allowed policymakers to hear a diversity of perspectives from constituents whom they would not ordinarily encounter, helped them to receive information that they then added to information received from other sources, enabled them to establish personal networks they could tap for information and expertise, and allowed for increased credibility among policymakers and constituents as each learned about the other's needs. Policymakers also viewed the study-circle format as a way to activate a new and broader constituency for public education. In general, the study circles offered a structure with the potential to bridge the gap between state education policymaking and the schools such policies affect. (Rjm)
Proceedings by National Conference on Educational Opportunities for Mexican-Americans( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Co-developers : partners in a study of professional learning communities by D'Ette Cowan( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing and leading educational change entails a great degree of complexity and uncertainty and remains a pressing challenge for administrators. This work documents lessons learned from a national study on the concept and development of the Creating Communities of Continuous Inquiry and Improvement project of the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (sedl). A review of research by sedl highlighted the educational benefits of professional learning communities (PLCs), and identified their five defining characteristics, including supportive and shared leadership, shared values and vision, collective learning, supportive conditions, and shared personal practice. To better understand how PLCs evolve, sedl initiated a 3-year project, including creating a corps of educational professionals ("Co-Developers") willing and able to act as external change agents in schools. Providing resources and scheduling regular meetings, sedl stimulated deep and ongoing dialogue regarding the essential elements of PLCs. Co-Developers organized a conference with teachers and principals from 20 schools to better promote understanding and cooperation and to overcome apprehension about change among school personnel. The Co-Developers provided valuable data to sedl through a variety of instruments, including surveys, narratives, visual displays, and reports. While reliable measurements are elusive, sedl believes the project helped disseminate valuable information about PLCs that will help schools make needed improvements in practice nationwide. (Contains 11 references.) (Tej)
Border issues in education( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to fill your toy shelves without emptying your pocketbook : 70 inexpensive things to do or make by Southwest Educational Development Laboratory( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet is designed to assist teachers of primary through intermediate grade students in making toys and games for the classroom
Evaluation of educational software : a guide to guides by Nancy Baker Jones( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide suggests processes for making informed software selection, describes several prominent software evaluation models, raises key issues in the software selection process, and provides information on a variety of print and organizational resources. The first section, featuring an article by Henry F. Olds, Jr., "Evaluating the Evaluation Schemes," presents several key principles for educators to consider in software evaluation. The second section contains brief summaries of ten software evaluation models from organizations representing both non-profit, cooperative systems, and private companies: (1) MicroSIFT (Microcomputer Software and Information for Teachers); (2) epie (Educational Products Information Exchange) and Consumers Union; (3) "School Microware Reviews"; (4)"Courseware Report Card"; (5) Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium (mecc); (6) softswap (San Mateo Educational Resources Center); (7) conduit; (8) National Council of Teachers of Mathematics; (9) Scholastic Book Services; and (10) "Electronic Learning." Several of the summaries describe overall strategies for software evaluation, procedures, criteria, and rating systems. The third section includes sample software reviews that show the results of applying criteria and ratings on various dimensions of educational software. The final section provides several resource lists focusing on various aspects of software availability and evaluation. The listings include books, journal articles, periodicals, directories, and other resources. (Lmm)
Tap into learning : on the road to student-centered learning( )

in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The school problem-solver's guide to distance education by Cynthia Levinson( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many administrators are meeting specific instructional needs of their students without always or solely relying on classroom teachers by utilizing distance education, I.E., instruction that takes place while the learner is physically distant from the instructor and/or the materials. Distance education is particularly appropriate in rural and small schools where low enrollment limits course availability, but it is also useful as state legislatures raise graduation requirements for students and accreditation requirements for schools while budgets are declining. This guide provides descriptions of distance education programs that are in operation, such as teleconferencing (prisms, "Operation tecpak," Gemini Electronic Blackboard, telenet), interactive videotape (Winthrop Rockefeller Model Secondary Project), microcomputers ("The Computer Chronicles"), teletype, and others. Studies are cited that show distance education is effective. Hints for doing distance education right are listed along with the admonition that distance learning programs need good planning, management, structure, and master teachers. Distance education costs are discussed and representative examples are given. Some distance education issues are reviewed (teacher certification, course accreditation, textbook adoption, Average Daily Attendance/funding, class size). The guide concludes with a resource list of 18 experts, state department of education contacts for six states, and a 16-item bibliography. (Brr)
Changing mental frameworks : one high school's success though a triad partnership by Nancy Fuentes( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1992 the Texas Education Agency selected 83 schools to participate in its Partnership Schools Initiative (PSI), which had the goals of improving outcomes for students and closing the performance gaps among various student groups. The schools were allowed flexibility in the process used to achieve these goals. One of the partnership schools, Pharr-San Juan-Alamo High School (PSJA), was chosen for a case study of school reform. At PSJA, low-income students make up 80 percent of the student population, 98 percent of whom are Hispanic. A large school near the Mexican border, PSJA was experiencing transitions and overcrowding. The school's improvement plan utilized a three-pronged approach: change staff's mental frameworks through monthly staff development sessions, heighten students' attitudes and expectations through retreats and workshops, and improve parents' understanding of their role in children's learning through parenting classes and workshops. Lessons learned about the school improvement process are: (1) even a large staff can be involved in developing a school improvement plan; (2) professional development has a greater impact when provided to the faculty as a whole; (3) communicating a school vision to staff development providers can aid in developing a shared vision in a large school; (4) reflection and critical inquiry are important components of staff development; (5) the changing of attitudes is a worthwhile goal; and (6) a principal's assistance and flexibility can help compensate for scarce resources. Also discussed are impediments to school improvement (poor working conditions, rigid fiscal policies, and lack of teacher monitoring) and benefits of the PSI triad approach--a collaboration among schools, regional education service centers, and the state education agency. (TD)
Educator's guide to conferencing : using computers by David L Foster( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide is intended to introduce educators to computer conferencing, a new and often misunderstood communications medium. Written for a trainer/instructor to use with a group of classroom teachers, administrators, or other group of professional educators who are unfamiliar with computer conferencing as a teaching medium, the guide provides the trainer with the information necessary to give participants a clear view of this evolving communications and information technology. Generic information with specific, nongeneric examples allow the trainer to provide a complete course on the educational uses of computer conferencing. All the necessary background materials and references needed to make the trainer an expert are included, together with how-to activities that can be replicated by the trainer, thereby eliminating the necessity of redeveloping the workshop. Following an introduction and information on how to use the guide, the following sections are included: (1) What Is Computer Conferencing?; (2) Common Applications; (3) The Benefits of Computer Conferencing; (4) Current Educational Uses; (5) Electronic Courses; (6) What You Need to Hold a Computer Conference Online; and a (7) Quick Guide to Computer Conferencing. References and a brief directory of online services mentioned in the guide are included. (Thc)
Activity structure as scaffolding for children's second language learning by Susan M Ervin-Tripp( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Learning together, leading together : changing schools through professional learning communities
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