The technology coordinator's job is in flux. Statewide certification programs are slowly being developed, but there's little general consensus on what this position should entail. Tech coordinators may handle a wide variety of complex tasks-from instructional support to network management to technology budgeting and planning-and need a comprehensive guide. This handbook provides precisely that: a detailed introduction to the roles and functions performed by tech coordinators, the key issues they face, and the basic skills and qualifications needed to fulfill their responsibilities. Written for both working tech coordinators and those preparing to enter the profession, this essential reference has been field-tested and validated to provide leaders with the information and resources they need to effectively manage school and district technology operations. FEATURES Comprehensive discussion of the technology coordinator's role in K-12 schools and districts Examination of each of the essential skills and qualifications needed for technology leadership Resources for professional development and certification, grant writing, and E-rate filing Also available: RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts, and Wikis in the Classroom - ISBN 1564842398 Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age - ISBN 156484238X
Now in its fifth edition, Foundations of Primary Teaching will be an essential resource for any trainee or practicing primary teacher. Written in a friendly and accessible manner, this book has been updated in line with the new curriculum and provides a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of teaching within the primary school. It blends theory and practice to foster and develop effective pedagogy and, in so doing, to stimulate your thinking, expand your horizons and motivate you to relish one of the most thrilling, frustrating, exhausting, exciting and important jobs in the world. Written specifically for student teachers on BA, BEd and PGCE courses, as well as students taking Education Studies, this text will encourage you to develop a fuller understanding and appreciation of teaching as professional practice through an emphasis on: Reflective thinking and action Relationships and motivation in the classroom A full range of tried and tested teaching and assessment strategies Creativity and transferable teaching skills Personalised learning. Also incorporating new material on changes and innovations that have taken place in education; childhood; the process of, and context for, learning; and issues teachers face, as well as updated further reading lists, this wholly revised fifth edition should be on the bookshelf of all student teachers on initial teacher training courses at the primary level, newly qualified teachers and more experienced teachers wishing to enhance their practice.
Unique in its field, the Encyclopedia of Primary Education brings together a wide-ranging body of information relating to current educational practice in a single indispensable volume. This book provides a series of descriptions, definitions and explanations that engage with important practical and conceptual ideas in primary education and contains over 500 entries incorporating: Curriculum subjects, themes and topics Theories, policies and educational controversies Pedagogical terms relating to teaching and learning Commentaries on current issues in primary education Influential figures in education, both past and present The impact of educational research on policy and practice Based on the author’s extensive experience in primary education, entries combine an interrogation of educational concepts with the pedagogical and practical implications for classroom practice, children’s learning and school management. This handy reference work will be invaluable to anyone currently teaching or training to teach at primary level, teaching assistants, school governors and parents. In fact it is essential reading for anyone with an interest and passion for primary education.
"A comprehensive and illuminating resource on both citizenship and citizenship education" - David Hicks, Times Educational Supplement What is the role of Citizenship? How can it be taught effectively? The fully updated second edition of Learning to Teach Citizenship in the Secondary School is an essential text for students training to teach Citizenship as a first or second subject, as well as experienced teachers who have opted to take responsibility for this vital subject. Written in a clear and practical way, yet underpinned by a sound theoretical background, it examines Citizenship as a wide-ranging subject that can be taught in its own right, or through other curriculum subjects and activities. The new edition includes a range of brand new chapters covering key themes in Citizenship education, including: Historical origins and contemporary contexts Developing subject knowledge and skills of enquiry Effective lesson plans, schemes of work, and assessment Citizenship beyond the classroom: community based work and learning outdoors Citizenship across the curriculum: History, English, drama and media, and R.E. Research in Citizenship With key objectives and tasks for each chapter, this book will help the reader improve their understanding of Citizenship education and in turn, help their pupils understand their roles as citizens in today’s society.
In order for you to make a difference to new pharmacists, you must remain challenged and energized by your role as preceptor. ASHP’s Preceptor’s Handbook for Pharmacists, second edition, in a completely revised format, gives new and experienced preceptors, residents, and pharmacy directors the practical advice needed to start new pharmacists on the path to success.In eleven, no-nonsense chapters, you will learn what it takes to be an effective preceptor, mentor, and career advisor.Inside you will learn how to: Fit precepting responsibilities into your schedule Guide yourself and your site through the new ACPE guidelines Ask leading questions Calm students’ fears and worries Give constructive feedback Use the latest assessment tools Promote self-directed learning Develop effective goals and objectives for your student And much more! The second edition features new tips, updated content, and newly organized information so that you can find the information you need quickly. It was also written with terminology that complies with ACPE standards. “Pearls” are highlighted so that you can pick up the book anytime you need inspiration.
Recent years have witnessed several tragedies during school and youth expeditions. This in turn has led to legislation and the tight regulation of Outdoor Activity Centres, with successive governments issuing guidelines for teachers and others supervising such activities. Inevitably there will always be risk in relation to adventurous pursuits in the outdoors, but the law in this area seeks a balance between the educational benefits gained and the need to safeguard against potential hazards. Mythologies have arisen, including the suggestion that a 'blame culture' is so overwhelming that no youth worker or teacher can sensibly engage anymore in such activities. This succinct guide to the legal position refers to a wide range of outdoor activities and recent legal cases. It demolishes some of the myths, pointing out common pitfalls noted in the research and in the litigation, together with an outline of robust safety features to combat potential hazards.