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Lickteig, Amanda D.; Rozell, Josie; Peterson, Ashley – Educational Considerations, 2019
Participation in study abroad programs has increased steadily since the late 1980s and has tripled in the past two decades. Benefits of these experiences include positive academic performance, improved mental health, and better professional development--but for pre-service teachers who study abroad, these positive benefits can also transfer into…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Student Teaching, Personal Narratives, Reflection
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Yahnke, Sally J.; Shroyer, M. Gail – Educational Considerations, 2014
The 1983 publication of "A Nation at Risk: The Imperative for Educational Reform" (National Commission of Excellence in Education) "initiated the longest sustained period of attention to public education in the nation's history and ignited a new wave of interest in teacher preparation" (NRC, Committee on the Study of Teacher…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Models, Excellence in Education, Educational Change
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Allen, David S.; Perl, Michael; Goodson, Lori; Sprouse, Twyla – Educational Considerations, 2014
Considering how long societies have been educating their youth, the history of teacher education is relatively brief. From the first teacher education innovation in the 17th century through those of the late 20th century--de la Salle, the American normal school, the flood of student teachers into public schools after World War II, the student…
Descriptors: Supervision, Team Teaching, Partnerships in Education, Faculty Development
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Shroyer, M. Gail; Yahnke, Sally J.; Miller, Teresa; Dunn, Cindi; Bridges, Nancy Y. – Educational Considerations, 2014
The purpose of this article is to share the history of one Professional Development School (PDS) partnership in an effort to help others reflect, set visions, and move forward into a new educational future. The emergence, development, and continuation of this partnership was dependent upon finding ways to create a growth-oriented environment,…
Descriptors: Models, Professional Development Schools, Partnerships in Education, Educational History
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Larson, Lotta C.; Lickteig, Amanda D.; Sherbert, Vicki S.; Nauerth, Deborah A. – Educational Considerations, 2014
It is well documented that successful Professional Development School (PDS) initiatives are contingent on trusting relationships between the university and school districts. Over the past 25 years, continual efforts have been made by the Kansas State University (KSU) PDS to minimize notions of status while maintaining mutually beneficial goals and…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Collegiality, Teacher Collaboration, Educational Cooperation
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Risberg, Sandy; Curtis, Laurie; Shivers, Lucas – Educational Considerations, 2014
In the fall of 2011, an undergraduate student who is also a military spouse and mother of school-aged children, shared with the College of Education (COE) at Kansas State University faculty her concerns about the necessity of intentional preparation of teachers and counselors regarding the unique needs of military-connected children. From that…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Military Personnel, Student Needs, Spouses
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Martinie, Sherri L.; Rumsey, Chepina; Allen, David S. – Educational Considerations, 2014
For a quarter century, Kansas State University's College of Education has supported a Professional Development School (PDS) model involving professional collaboration with selected public school systems across Kansas. In that time, this relationship has proved to be an instrumental vehicle for educational change. The state of Kansas' adoption and…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Models, Mathematics Education, Educational Change
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Holen, Michael C.; Yunk, Dan C. – Educational Considerations, 2014
Generalizing about school district-teacher education program relationships across the long history and broad landscape of teacher preparation in America can prove challenging. However, if partnerships imply stable, long-term, mutually beneficial arrangements characterized by shared decision-making and resources, even a relatively cursory scan…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Improvement
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Mercer, Debbie; Myers, Scott – Educational Considerations, 2014
This article provides a history of the Professional Development School (PDS) movement in Kansas, as well as the major influences and challenges ahead as partnerships continue to grow and adapt. Mercer and Myers highlight the Kansas State Department of Education's (KSDE's) engagement in dialogue about the professional learning continuum of licensed…
Descriptors: Professional Development Schools, Educational Administration, Partnerships in Education, Standards
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Devin, Mary – Educational Considerations, 2013
This article is a follow-up to Mary Devin's report on the collaborative efforts required to create the "Kansas Educational Leadership Institute" in 2010. The Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI) moved from planning to implementation on March 30, 2011, as a statewide systematic support system for the recruitment, development,…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Statewide Planning, Leadership Training, Institutes (Training Programs)
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Augustine-Shaw, Donna; Funk, Elizabeth – Educational Considerations, 2013
The experience and reflection of participants of the Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI) program are the focus of this article. Many Kansas superintendents face the challenge of working hundreds of miles from colleagues who wear similar hats and work in comparable roles. Often the closest professional mentors or peers live hours away,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Leadership Training, Educational Administration, Administrator Education
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Funk, Elizabeth – Educational Considerations, 2013
Strong leadership has a tremendous impact on organizations. This special edition of "Educational Considerations" highlights the journey of the Kansas Educational Leadership Institute (KELI), from inception to implementation. All of the authors in this special themed edition of "Educational Considerations" describe the various…
Descriptors: Professional Development, Educational Administration, Administrator Education, Leadership Training
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Moody, Robert A.; Wieland, Regi L. – Educational Considerations, 2010
Successful operation of videoconferencing technology for interactive learning demands preparation and scheduling. Well-organized strategies for interaction assist faculty in meeting individual student needs and developing the "social presence" necessary to facilitate quality online learning. Organizations can be proactive by offering…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Student Needs, Distance Education, Online Courses