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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Works: 385 works in 545 publications in 1 language and 8,683 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Case studies  Documentary television programs  Biography  Handbooks and manuals  Literature  Periodicals  Surveys  Examinations 
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Classifications: RA643.8, 362.1969792
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Competency-based education in three pilot programs : examining implementation and outcomes by Jennifer L Steele( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation created the Project Mastery grant program to support competency-based education initiatives in large school systems that serve a high proportion of disadvantaged youth. Competency-based education meets students where they are academically, provides students with opportunities for choice, and awards credit for evidence of learning, not for the time students spend studying a subject. The Foundation asked RAND to evaluate these efforts in terms of implementation, students' experiences, and student performance. This report presents final results from that evaluation, offering an overview of competency-based education and the Project Mastery grant projects and describing the implementation of competency-based educational features under each project. The report concludes with six lessons for policy, partnerships, and practice."--"Abstract" on web page
Improving teaching effectiveness : implementation : the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching through 2013-2014 by Brian M Stecher( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To improve the U.S. education system through more-effective classroom teaching, in school year 2009--2010, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced the Intensive Partnership for Effective Teaching sites. The Intensive Partnerships Initiative is based on the premise that efforts to improve instruction can benefit from high-quality measures of teaching effectiveness. The initiative seeks to determine whether a school can implement a high-quality measure of teaching effectiveness and use it to support and manage teachers in ways that improve student outcomes. This approach is consistent with broader national trends in which performance-based teacher evaluation is increasingly being mandated at state and local levels. To test the theory in practice, the foundation sought partnership sites. It selected three school districts -- Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida, Shelby County Schools in Tennessee, and Pittsburgh Public Schools in Pennsylvania. The foundation also selected four charter management organizations -- Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Aspire Public Schools, Green Dot Public Schools, and the Partnerships to Uplift Communities, all in California. To evaluate Intensive Partnership implementation, researchers from the RAND Corporation and the American Institutes for Research interviewed annually central-office staff at each site and teachers and other staff in a sample of schools for each site. They also used data from annual teacher and school-leader surveys and documents that the sites and the foundation provided. This report summarizes the implementation status of key reform elements at each site when the Intensive Partnerships initiative launched and five years later in the spring of 2014."--
Pandemic : facing AIDS( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the past 20 years, HIV/AIDS has spread across barriers and affected people in every corner of the world. This highly acclaimed film tells remarkable stories from across the globe, revealing the heartaches and triumphs of real people coping with the stigma and effects of this devastating epidemic. This disease sees no age, colour or creed. -- Container
Better feedback for better teaching : a practical guide to improving classroom observations by Jeff Archer( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A practical, research-based guide for ensuring trustworthy classroom observations that provide teachers with meaningful feedback Better Feedback for Better Teaching is an essential resource for school, district, and state, leaders committed to high-quality classroom observations. This practical guide outlines the knowledge and skills classroom observers need to identify and help develop effective teaching, and explains how leaders can best facilitate the development of classroom observers. The best way to ensure high quality instruction in every classroom is to provide teachers with accurate, constructive feedback on practices proven to enhance student learning. Skilled classroom observers help teachers do their best work, so that they can guide students to their greatest potential. Better Feedback for Better Teaching provides helpful, reliable strategies from leading experts and practitioners involved in the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) project, which carried out one of the largest, most influential studies of classroom observations to date. Among the many topics covered, Better Feedback for Better Teaching describes how to: -Build a shared vision of effective teacher feedback among observers -Ensure a common understanding of a classroom observation tool -Train observers to collect objective evidence from a lesson, efficiently and free of bias -Leverage data to improve how observers are trained and supported This comprehensive resource includes helpful starting points, as well as tips to refine techniques and address new challenges. Each section combines clear explanations of key ideas with concrete, adaptable examples and strategies. Self-assessments are included to help you quickly rank current needs and find the most relevant solutions. Filled with valuable, practical tools, Better Feedback for Better Teaching helps educators cultivate high-quality classroom observations that improve teaching and learning"--Publisher's description
Opportunity for all : how library policies and practices impact public Internet access by Samantha Becker( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AIDS Sutra : untold stories from India by A Chauduri( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"India is home to almost three million HIV cases, but AIDS is still stigmatized and shrouded in denial. It is stigma that leads to discrimination against HIV positive people in hospitals, schools, and even among families. Most importantly stigma fuels the belief that HIV is not our disease, but a disease of the other." "In this anthology some of India's best-known writers go on the road to tell the human stories behind the Indian epidemic and get to know this other: Kiran Desai travels to the coast of Andhra Pradesh, where the sex workers are considered the most desirable; Salman Rushdie meets members of Mumbai's transgender community; William Dalrymple encounters the devadasis, women who have been "married" to a temple goddess and thus are deemed acceptable for transactional sex. These writers travel the country to talk to housewives, vigilantes, gay men living double lives, police, and sex workers. Together their stories make up a complex - and gripping - picture of AIDS in India: who it's affecting, how, and why. Eye-opening, hard-hitting, and moving, AIDS Sutra presents a side of India rarely seen before."--BOOK JACKET
Ensuring effective instruction : how do I improve teaching using multiple measures? by Vicki Phillips( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armed with practical ideas for getting started at both the school and district levels, Phillips and Olson remind us that the best way to evaluate teaching performance is to use a balanced approach that includes multiple measures
Your public library : keeping your community connected( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Testimonies by library patrons and staff praise a variety of library services in Sutter County, California ; Seattle ; Chicago ; Georgetown County, South Carolina ; and Memphis. Focuses on contributions of public libraries in promoting equal access to information technology and other library services to all in our communities
Long overdue : a fresh look at public attitudes about libraries in the 21st century by Public Agenda Foundation( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Americans prize public library service and see libraries as potential solutions to many communities' most pressing problems, from universal access to computers to the need for better options for keeping teens safe and productive. But few Americans are aware of the increasingly tenuous financial picture faced by many libraries. Public Agenda examines attitudes about libraries in our latest study, "Long Overdue," prepared with support from the Americans for Libraries Council and funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The report includes the results of a national survey of the general public as well as interviews with national and local civic leaders
Gates open research( )

in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determining the global health impact of improved diagnostic technologies for the developing world( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evergreen : bringing information resources to rural China : Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Access to Learning Award recipient 2004 by Geoffrey Z Liu( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This case study outlines how CERLS is using the public school infrastructure in rural China to introduce computer and information literacy."--Preface
The computer companion : twenty-eight practical lessons for individual & classroom use( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public libraries and the Internet 2006 : study results and findings( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shidhulai Swarnivar Sangstha : bringing information technology to rural Bangladesh by boat by Arshad Mahmud( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving teaching effectiveness : access to effective teaching : the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching through 2013-2014 by Matthew D Baird( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As part of its effective-teaching initiative, Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with three urban school districts across the United States and a group of four charter management organizations to undertake a set of strategic human-capital reforms. The reforms are intended to improve teachers' overall effectiveness and to ensure that low-income minority (LIM) students have access to highly effective teachers. Lack of access to effective teaching has been identified as a possible contributor to the well-documented achievement gap between LIM students and their more-advantaged peers. This report attends to the distribution of effective teachers within and across schools in the Intensive Partnership sites. The authors first examine the trends in the distribution of effective teachers between LIM students and other students. They also examine whether any of a variety of mechanisms can explain changes in LIM students' access to effective teaching. These mechanisms include increasing the percentage of LIM students whom effective teachers teach, increasing the effectiveness of teachers with large percentages of LIM students, and replacing less effective teachers of LIM students with more-effective teachers."--
Improving teaching effectiveness : impact on student outcomes : the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching through 2013-2014 by Italo Gutierrez( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This interim report presents estimates of the overall effect that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching initiative has had on student outcomes through the 2013--2014 school year. The initiative's aim is to encourage and support strategic human-capital reforms that are intended to improve the ways in which "teachers are recruited, evaluated, supported, retained, and rewarded." The reform's cornerstone is the development and implementation of teacher-evaluation systems based on student achievement growth; structured classroom observations by principals or trained peers; and other inputs, such as student or parent surveys. These evaluations are used to guide personnel practices in staffing, professional development, and compensation and career-ladder decisions with the goal of giving every student access to highly effective teachers. The report covers Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) in Florida, Memphis City Schools (MCS) in Tennessee, and Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) in Pennsylvania. The initiative has not had the dramatic positive effects on student outcomes for which the foundation had hoped. Through 2013--2014, most estimated effects on student outcomes were insignificant or negative, but there was a positive effect in grades 3--8 for math in PPS. However, impact estimates were increasing in 2013--2014 (the fifth year after the intervention began) in many sites, which suggests that the reforms might be on the way to having a positive effect."--
Opportunity for all : how the American public benefits from internet access at U.S. libraries by Samantha Becker( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report "outlines the first part of the research, describing the characteristics of people who use public access computers and Internet connections, the types of use they engage in, and the impact that use has on their own lives, that of their families and friends, and the communities they live in."
Human centered design : toolkit by IDEO( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The HCD Toolkit was designed specifically for NGOs and social enterprises that work with impoverished communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Public libraries and the Internet 2004 : survey results and findings by John Carlo Bertot( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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