Extractions: Table 7 : Student Identification Introduction This document delineates both requisite and exemplary standards for gifted education programming, and depicts pre-collegiate gifted programming standards for gifted education, representing a range of minimal, or requisite, and exemplary, or visionary, levels of performance. These standards may serve as benchmarks for measuring programming effectiveness; criteria for program evaluation; guidelines for program development; and recommendations for minimal requirements for high-quality gifted education programming. Several organizing principles guided the work of the task force, including:
Extractions: TSSA Draft (v4.0) The Collaborative for Technology Standards for School Administrators (TSSA Collaborative) has facilitated the development of a national consensus on what P-12 administrators should know and be able to do to optimize the effective use of technology. This consensus is presented by the Collaborative (November 2001) as Technology Standards for School Administrators (TSSA). The Collaborative believes that comprehensive implementation of technology is, in itself, large-scale systemic reform. Leadership plays a key role in successful school reform. The CollaborativeÕs standards, therefore, focus on the role of leadership in enhancing learning and school operations through the use of technology. These standards are indicators of effective leadership for technology in schools. They define neither the minimum nor maximum level of knowledge and skills required of a leader, and are neither a comprehensive list nor a guaranteed recipe for effective technology leadership. Rather, these standards are a national consensus among educational stakeholders of what best indicates accomplished school leadership for comprehensive and effective use of technology in schools. The standards challenge almost every school administrator in some areas, yet each individual standard is attainable by the professional education leader. Although a national consensus, in no way should these standards inhibit new development, innovation, or progress for schools or for school leadership.
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Extractions: World Wide Web Tutorials and History for Classroom Use The World Wide Web in Education: A Closer Look - This site was produced especially for educators who would like to know more about the World Wide Web and how to use it in their classroom. There are four main sections covered each touching upon a different aspect of the Web. The sections included focus on the history of the Web, the importance of hypertext, the Web as an education tool, and the Web's future in the classroom. edweb.gsn.org/web.intro.html World Wide Web Workbook - The workbook takes a user through a page-by-page series of instructions that lets them learn the basics about internet usage. It is ideal for individual or whole class Internet tutorial instruction. ww.fi.edu/primer/setup.html
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Extractions: Through the support of product, monetary and volunteer donations, the North Texas Food Bank is able to make a variety of programs available to its member agencies. Member agencies include churches, charities, and social service organizations that receive food from the Food Bank and distribute it to people in need through pantries and on-site feeding programs. The individuals and families that seek assistance from our member agencies come from a variety of backgrounds. Many of the North Texans seeking food assistance are the working poor. They must pay for rent, transportation and utilities first and hope that there is something left to purchase food for their family. They may also be someone who has lost their job or is dealing with the cost of health care expenses. Even natural disasters may play a part in adding to the strain of an already low income. Programs of the North Texas Food Bank: Texas Second Chance Louise Gartner founded the Charitable Produce Center in 1994. The center's mission focuses on the quality of the diets of North Texans at risk of hunger combined with the realization that a tremendous amount of waste occurs in the fresh produce market. This program secures and distributes fresh fruits and vegetables, which are so vitally needed by Food Bank member agencies.
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Extractions: SREB Jennifer Burke August 1998 Technology Standards for Teachers To be effective, technology certification for educators needs to be part of formal education policy and a required element of school and teacher evaluations. . . . Educators need a system of technology training and certification. Council on Basic Education, 1998. The rapid increase in the availability of computers and other technology in schools represents a significant investment, and state leaders are concerned about results. To what extent does technology use result in improved student learning? Research has found that teacher skill in using technology is a major factor in improving student learning with technology. Teachers must know not only how to use technology but also when and why to use it. Teacher technology standards identify essential skills teachers need for effective use of computers and other electronic equipment in schools today. State teacher licensure and certification has not kept pace with rapid changes in technology and teaching. Linking technology skills assessments to licensing requirements helps ensure that teachers have the skills to support and guide students and to increase student learning using technology. Twelve SREB states have established teacher technology standards or guidelines that address several levels of competency:
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Extractions: Meet Our Team Mentor TEXAS! Trainers Mentor TEXAS! is a partnership of the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) and the Texas Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service Governor's Mentoring Initiative (GMI). We provide training and technical assistance to mentoring programs in Texas through funding made available from the Criminal Justice Division of the Governor's Office. The Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory (NWREL) is a not-for-profit corporation established in 1966. NWREL is part of a national network of 10 educational laboratories. The mission of NWREL is to improve educational results for children, youth, and adults by providing research, development, training and technical assistance to education, government, community agencies, business and labor. NWREL has over thirty years of experience providing research, development and training and technical assistance to community-based agencies. NWREL has worked in a variety of capacities with more than 100 mentoring programs and agencies across the country. NWREL also has collaborated with other national mentoring organizations to provide mentoring research and product development, as well as training and technical assistance to programs in the field. Mentor TEXAS! is a project of the Education, Career, and Community Program
CCSSO Map Of States K12 education departments, with directories of schools and districts. From the Council of Chief State School Officers. http://www.ccsso.org/seamenu.html
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Extractions: The Botanical Research Institute of Texas was incorporated on October 2, 1987 as a non-profit organization to house the Southern Methodist University (SMU) Herbarium and botanical library. Those collections represented the lifetime work of Lloyd Shinners, one of the most influential Texas botanists of the 20th century. The core of the library (about 75,000 volumes) is made up of the personal collections of Lloyd Shinners and Eula Whitehouse and is rich in literature on botany and horticulture from the 19th century and the latter half of the 18th century. Herbarium - A collection of dried and pressed plant specimens, mounted or prepared for permanent preservation, and systemically arranged. Webster's Third International Dictionary.
Extractions: Historical Profiles More recent accountability profiles are available from the Consortium for Policy Research in Education Introduction Alabama Maryland ... North Carolina Introduction The Resource Center on Educational Equity of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), in collaboration with the New England Comprehensive Assistance Center, has developed profiles of state education accountability systems. They are comprised of information about Several states have developed accountability systems on their own initiative, as part of their state school improvement planning. However, the standards, assessments, and other actions and processes referred to above also are required under Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as amended by the Improving America's Schools Act of 1994. As reflected in these profiles, some states have integrated implementation of these requirements with their statewide accountability systems while others have separate systems in whole or in part.
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Extractions: TIF Resources Strategic Plan Draft Itsy Bitsy Gallery TLA News ... About TLA Texas Library Association organization and governance , including the association's mission statement Executive Board strategic plan TLA Council , and headquarters and staff . Also in this section, information about the various units of TLA, including divisions round tables committees districts ... interest groups , and student chapters
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Extractions: Founded by parents who were concerned about the exclusion of their children with mental retardation from public schools. Also assists individuals with developmental disabilities of all ages and their families to realize all rights and opportunities for full participation as members of the community. Austin City Council of PTAs
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Extractions: Dallas Morning News editorial, May 25, 1998 Getting things done in Texas. More than people of all ages and backgrounds are helping to solve problems and strengthen communities through national service projects across Texas. Serving through local nonprofits, schools, religious organizations and other groups, these citizens tutor and mentor children, coordinate after-school programs, build homes, organize neighborhood watch groups, clean parks, recruit volunteers, and accomplish other things to improve communities. This year, the Corporation for National and Community Service will provide more than to support Texas communities through three national service initiatives: AmeriCorps: This year AmeriCorps will provide more than 3,200 individuals
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Extractions: NEW! FOR INFORMATION UPDATED DAILY ON "TRACKED" LEGISLATION POTENTIALLY AFFECTING TEXAS TWO YEAR COLLEGES, click here Latest News: Comprised of educators from every teaching discipline, as well as counselors, librarians, and administrators, the Texas Community College Teachers Association's members come from all public and independent community, junior, and technical colleges in the state of Texas. TCCTA is by far the largest organization of postsecondary educators in Texas. The Association receives wide acclaim for its fairness, integrity, and professionalism in representing the interests of its members and their colleges. TCCTA regularly is called upon to provide information and testimony to committees of the Texas Legislature and to agencies of state government , including the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Teacher Retirement System of Texas.
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