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Revisiting The I-Search Process

Slideshow
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This PowerPoint describes the I-Search Process, explains the value, and compares it to traditional research. It provides suggestions for instruction.

SETT SCAFFOLD FOR GATHERING DATA–ANNOTATED Collaboratively Gather and Analyze Information from a Variety of Sources

Tools and Templates
This SETT tool provides an objective way for teachers to make Technical Assistance decisions for students.

SETT Scaffold for Consideration of AT Needs

Tools and Templates
This SETT tool helps teachers and other learning partners to answer questions and make AT decisions based on data and relevant factors.

SETTing up Staff and Supporters to Promote Student Achievement

Article
Using the SETT Framework as a guide, collaborative teams in all phases of delivering assistive technology build shared knowledge about the strengths, challenges, and interests of a student; the...

Scaffolding English Language Learners and Struggling Readers in a Universal Literacy Environment with Embedded Strategy Instruction and Vocabulary Support

Article
Today teachers are charged with including all students in literacy instruction, even those who have previously struggled in traditional school environments. One group that has struggled in the past...

Scaffolding Methods for Research Paper Writing

Tools and Templates
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This is a series of 7-8 60-minute lesson plans relevant for grades 6-8. This includes objectives, step-by-step directions, and accompanying materials.

School Improvement, Step by Step

Article
Research and theory consistently suggest that implementation with fidelity is a key to successful school reform. Thus, one of the best investments a school or district can make is to ensure that all...

School environment and technology implementation in K–12 classrooms

Research
The authors present findings from a study that examined teachers’ perceptions of their school environment in terms of factors that enhance or prohibit the use of instructional technology. The study...

School leadership teams: A process model of team development

Research
The authors describe their examination of factors influencing the effectiveness of school leadership teams. They surveyed school leadership teams in 71 elementary and 71 secondary schools in...

School technology leadership: Artifacts in systems of practice

Research
In this article, the author discusses findings from her study on the influence of team-based leadership on the adoption of new instructional technologies. She conducted a cross-case analysis of five...

School technology leadership: Incidence and impact

Research
This report presents findings from the authors’ examination of models of technology leadership in schools. Applying a framework of six types of decisions that influence the utilization of technology...

Self-Assessment Checklist

Tools and Templates
This Scholastic resource is for teachers who want to evaluate their own practices. Use their printable checklists as a starting point for self-assessment and self-improvement.

Self-Questioning: Types of Questions

Lesson in Action
Standards: Literature • Informational Text • Literacy in History/Social Studies
Ms. Raya's 4th grade class has been practicing self-questioning as a way to improve reading comprehension. In this lesson, Ms. Raya plans to help both her struggling and proficient students better...

Self-Questioning: Types of Questions Chart and Strategies List

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This chart and bulleted list is pulled from the PowerUp What Works Lesson in Action for Self-Questioning.

Self-regulated strategy development instruction for writing an opinion essay: Effects for six students with emotional/behavior disorders

Research
Standards: Writing
The purpose of the study was to examine the impact of self-regulated strategy development (SRSD) to support POW (Pick my idea, Organize my notes, Write and say more) and TREE (Topic sentence, Reasons...

Semantic Mapping: Connect Word Meanings

Lesson in Action
Standards: Language • Literacy in History/Social Studies
Mr. Green's 5th grade class is studying American presidents. By exploring the personalities of America’s presidents in this lesson, students will expand their vocabulary by creating semantic maps to...

Seven Norms of Collaboration & Effective Meetings (Adaptive Schools and Cognitive Coaching Seminars)

Article
This is a resource for newly created teams or teams that are seeking to reflect on their ability to work collaboratively. It includes hands-on downloadable worksheets and checklists.

Shaping Tech for the Classroom

Article
The biggest question about technology and schools in the 21st century is not so much "What can it do?" but, rather, "When will it get to do it?" We all know life will be much different by 2100. Will...

Six principles for principals to consider in implementing CCSS for students with disabilities

Article
Outlines steps for leaders to take for planning the education of students with disabilities in relation to the Common Core Standards.

SmartIT: Value of Investment

Article
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As IT budget levels continue to be challenging, it's more important than ever to carefully evaluate the anticipated costs and benefits of proposed educational technology projects. CoSN provides a...