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InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards 2011: A Resource for State Dialogue

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What Changes are Ahead for Education?

This powerpoint presentation examines the many changes that are about to affect public schools andcompares the American public education system to others in developed countries.  It identifies a number of ways that we can improve student outcomes, improve accountability, and utilize technological innovation.  By improving teacher quality and collaborating with stakeholders, public educators can have a significant impact on the system and ensure its sustainability.

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Public School Reaction to Issues of Student Diversity

This Powerpoint presentation by University at Albany School of Education professor William J. Anders discusses the rationale for diversity in schools, citing sources that highlight the growing need for meaningful mulitcultural education.  It outlines four levels of integration of multicultural education, some of the assumptions behind these levels, and the need for school leaders and administrators to foster diversity at the school level.

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It's More Than the Basics: What Educators Should Know About Adolescent Writing and Effective Writing Instruction

Presented by Robert Yagelski in February 2011, this Powerpoint challenges assumptions on writing instruction and looks at the effect that standardized testing has had.  The presentation also details the variety of instructional approaches that have been effective with teens, and asks how we can continue to improve instruction to ensure that students meet standards and are prepared for college.

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CASDA Cyberbullying and Wireless Technology Update (2010)

Presented at CASDA’s 2010 Law Conference, this Powerpoint presentation by staff at Whiteman, Osterman, & HAnna, LLP, explores the many ways in which techonology has impacted school culture and student behavior.  It defines cyberbullying as distinct from the traditional forms of bullying and outlines the various forms that it takes.  The presentation discusses the legal implications of cyberbullying, sexting, inappropriate speech, and disciplining off-campus behavior, and provides recommendations for administrators on how to effectively prevent negative online behavior.

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The Educational Impact of Tech Valley

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NY BOCES Online Learning Needs Assessment

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Curriculum in Rural Schools

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Virtual Learning: Opportunities, Obstacles and Potential

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Keeping the Promise to Young People in Rural Schools: The New Century Agenda