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Bookworms improves literacy outcomes in Cecil County

Bookworms curriculum introduced into Cecil County Public Schools UD professor Sharon Walpole and her colleague, Michael McKenna* developed Bookworms in response to the increased reading and writing expectations in the Read More

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Evaluating Ed.D.’s ELP Capstone

UD researchers look at value of doctor of education capstone process In education leadership programs across the country, doctor of education (Ed.D.) candidates are tasked with identifying a significant educational Read More

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Bookworms curriculum improves reading skills

Sharon Walpole, University of Delaware, and Mike McKenna, University of Virginia, developed “Bookworms,” a free, open-access, elementary ELA curriculum to increase students’ reading comprehension and vocabulary. Schools in Delaware and Georgia have successfully implemented this program. Read More

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Creating improved observational protocol for writing instruction

With the attention that the Common Core State Standards give to writing, and the writing requirements in the new Smarter Balanced Assessments, many teachers and administrators are concerned about their Read More

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Bringing computer and programming skills into the classroom

An interdisciplinary team of UD researchers has developed Partner4CS to help teachers integrate computational thinking into the classroom. The initiative has two components: a summer professional development institute for middle and high school teachers and a field experience course at UD designed to support those teachers. Read More

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Self-Regulated strategy instruction in college developmental writing

Large numbers of students enter postsecondary programs with a high school diploma but underprepared for college in reading, writing, or math achievement. The most recent National Assessments of Educational Progress Read More

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Improved PD to Benefit English Learners

Developing Teacher Professional Development to Benefit English Learners Steve Amendum and colleagues from Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are seeking to develop a comprehensive teacher professional development Read More

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OIA brings medical technology into secondary classrooms

An interdisciplinary team of students and faculty from University of Delaware’s College of Education and Human Development and College of Engineering have developed unique curriculum kits, called Orthopaedics in Action Read More

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Integrating climate change into PD

MADE CLEAR is a collaborative National Science Foundation-funded project that prepares educators from Delaware and Maryland to teach about climate change. The University of Delaware has an interdisciplinary team of researchers Read More

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