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Improving School Performance;

image of publication cover Evaluation of Educator Professional Development Programs Implemented at the Regional and Local Levels Final Report (2006)
SEDL, Gibson Consulting, Academic Information Management, Inc., and two other firms evaluated the statewide teacher training activities funded through the Texas Student Success Initiative, which encompassed the Texas Reading, Mathematics, and Science Teacher Academies. SEDL conducted a literature review of best practices in professional development; expert reviews of academy training materials and resources; and surveys to ascertain how teachers perceived the training and if they were implementing the strategies in the classroom.

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Mathematics and Science

image of publication cover Teacher as Facilitator: Classroom Compass - Volume 1 Number 1 (1994)
This newsletter's main article, Working for Reform, looks at the idea of teacher as facilitator - a basic part of the reformed classroom.

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image of publication cover Science As Inquiry: Classroom Compass - Volume 2 Number 1 (1995)
This newsletter for teachers concentrates on discovering new science understanding which focuses on science and mathematics for all.

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image of publication cover Using Community Resources: Classroom Compass - Volume 3 Number 1 (1996)
This newsletter for teachers features Using Community Resources to Enhance Mathematics and Science Education, an introduction to SCIMAST's Directory of Science-Rich Resources.

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image of publication cover Research on the Brain: Classroom Compass - Volume 3 Number 2 (1997)
This newsletter for teachers highlights some relevant theories and findings from cognitive research and links them to classroom applications.

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image of publication cover Learning without Walls: Classroom Compass - Volume 5, Number 1 (2000)
This newsletter issue demonstrates some of the factors all good field trips share and what teachers, principals, and students can do to make sure a field experience enhances classroom learning.

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Mathematics and Science;

image of publication cover The Rhythm of Mathematics: Classroom Compass, Vol. 4, No. 2, (Fall 1998) (1998)
This issue of Classroom Compass focuses on the Alvord School in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where instructors are using dance and music to make math more engaging for students.

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