Side by Side Plus

Life Skills, Standards & Test Prep

Author: Steven J. Molinsky,Bill Bliss

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780132402569

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 162

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Accompanying CD-ROMs include: radio program-style recordings of Gazette activities.
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Side by Side 1 Student Book and Activity & Test Prep Workbook W/Audio Value Pack

Author: Steven J. Molinsky,Bill Bliss

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780132170406

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: N.A

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This value pack consists of the Side by Side 1 Student Book and the Activity & Test Prep Workbook (with 2 Audio CDs). Side by Side, Third Edition, by Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss, is a dynamic, all-skills program that integrates conversation practice, reading, writing, and listening -- all in a light-hearted, fun, and easy-to-use format that has been embraced by students and teachers worldwide. This four-level program promotes native communication between students ... practicing speaking together "side by side." Features of the Third Edition Vocabulary Preview sections in every chapter introduce key words in a lively picture dictionary format. "How to Say It!" lessons highlight communication strategies. Pronunciation exercises provide models for practicing authentic pronunciation, stress, and intonation. Side by Side Gazette "magazine-style" pages offer feature articles, fact files, vocabulary expansion, cross-cultural topics through photos, authentic listening activities, e-mail exchanges, and humorous cartoons for role-playing. All-new illustrations are lively, light-hearted, and richly detailed to offer students language practice that is contextualized and fun. The core components include Student Books, Teacher's Guides, Activity Workbooks, Activity & Test Prep Workbooks, Communication Games and Activity Masters, audio programs, combined split editions (Student Book and Workbook lessons combined), a testing program, and picture cards.
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Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Fifth Edition

Author: Project Management Institute

Publisher: Project Management Institute

ISBN: 1935589814

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 589

View: 5289

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.
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Early Childhood Counts

A Programming Guide on Early Childhood Care for Development

Author: N.A

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821345672

Category: Education

Page: 412

View: 2979

Details the preparation, planning, implementation, financing, monitoring, and evaluation of diverse early childhood care programming strategies.
Posted in Education

Pax-Pn Secrets Study Guide

Nursing Test Review for the NLN Pre-Admission Examination (PAX)

Author: Pax Nursing Exam Secrets Test Prep Team

Publisher: Mometrix Media LLC

ISBN: 9781610724869

Category: Medical

Page: 156

View: 1068

***Includes Practice Test Questions*** PAX-PN Secrets helps you ace the NLN Pre-Admission Examination (PAX), without weeks and months of endless studying. Our comprehensive PAX-PN Secrets study guide is written by our exam experts, who painstakingly researched every topic and concept that you need to know to ace your test. Our original research reveals specific weaknesses that you can exploit to increase your exam score more than you've ever imagined. PAX-PN Secrets includes: The 5 Secret Keys to NLN Pre-Admission Examination (PAX) Success: Time is Your Greatest Enemy, Guessing is Not Guesswork, Practice Smarter, Not Harder, Prepare, Don't Procrastinate, Test Yourself; A comprehensive Word Knowledge review including: Nearly and Perfect Synonyms, Prefixes, Positive vs. Negative, Word Strength, Type and Topic, Form a Sentence, Use Replacements, Eliminate Similar Choices, Adjectives Give it Away, Use Logic, The Trap of Familiarity; A comprehensive Mathematics review including: The Easiest Math Review You'll Ever Read, Solving for Variables, How to Read Word Problems, Keeping Probability Simple, Using the Right Formulas, Graphing for Success, Breezing Through Ratios, Understanding Line Plotting, The Logical Approach to the Solving Difficult Problems; A comprehensive Reading Comprehension review including: Skimming, Paragraph Focus, Eliminate Choices, Contextual Clues, Fact/Opinion, Opposites, Make Predictions, Answer the Question, Benchmark, New Information, Valid Information, Time Management; A comprehensive Science review including: How to Work Fast, Milking the Question for All Its Worth, Watching Out for the Obvious, Backtracking to the Answer, Making Bizarre Decisions, Understanding the Flaws, Strategic Choice Elimination, Knowing for Certain, Avoiding Technicalities, and much more...
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World Report on Ageing and Health

Author: World Health Organization

Publisher: World Health Organization

ISBN: 9241565047

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 246

View: 9223

The WHO World report on ageing and health is not for the book shelf it is a living breathing testament to all older people who have fought for their voice to be heard at all levels of government across disciplines and sectors. - Mr Bjarne Hastrup President International Federation on Ageing and CEO DaneAge This report outlines a framework for action to foster Healthy Ageing built around the new concept of functional ability. This will require a transformation of health systems away from disease based curative models and towards the provision of older-person-centred and integrated care. It will require the development sometimes from nothing of comprehensive systems of long term care. It will require a coordinated response from many other sectors and multiple levels of government. And it will need to draw on better ways of measuring and monitoring the health and functioning of older populations. These actions are likely to be a sound investment in society's future. A future that gives older people the freedom to live lives that previous generations might never have imagined. The World report on ageing and health responds to these challenges by recommending equally profound changes in the way health policies for ageing populations are formulated and services are provided. As the foundation for its recommendations the report looks at what the latest evidence has to say about the ageing process noting that many common perceptions and assumptions about older people are based on outdated stereotypes. The report's recommendations are anchored in the evidence comprehensive and forward-looking yet eminently practical. Throughout examples of experiences from different countries are used to illustrate how specific problems can be addressed through innovation solutions. Topics explored range from strategies to deliver comprehensive and person-centred services to older populations to policies that enable older people to live in comfort and safety to ways to correct the problems and injustices inherent in current systems for long-term care.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities

A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators

Author: Roger Pierangelo,George Giuliani

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452293139

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 7228

The authors include a complete glossary of terms, plus guidelines for academic instruction, behavioral interventions, classroom accommodations, placement options, assessments, and transition services for students with LD.
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Introduction to Information Retrieval

Author: Christopher D. Manning,Prabhakar Raghavan,Hinrich Schütze

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139472100

Category: Computers

Page: N.A

View: 7755

Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.
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ESL through content-area instruction

mathematics, science, social studies

Author: Jo Ann Crandall

Publisher: Center for Applied Linguistics

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 133

View: 4962

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Microeconomics in Context

Author: Neva Goodwin,Jonathan M. Harris,Julie A. Nelson,Pratistha Joshi Rajkarnikar,Brian Roach,Mariano Torras

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429853092

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 614

View: 6742

Microeconomics in Context lays out the principles of microeconomics in a manner that is thorough, up to date, and relevant to students. Like its counterpart, Macroeconomics in Context, the book is uniquely attuned to economic, social, and environmental realities. The "In Context" books offer affordability, accessible presentation, and engaging coverage of current policy issues from economic inequality and global climate change to taxes and globalization. Key features include: Clear explanations of basic concepts and analytical tools, with advanced models presented in optional chapter appendices; Presentation of policy issues in historical, environmental, institutional, social, political, and ethical contexts—an approach that fosters critical evaluation of the standard microeconomic models, such as welfare analysis, labor markets, and market competition; A powerful graphical presentation of various measures of well-being in the United States and other countries, including income inequality, taxes, educational attainment, and environmental quality; Broad definitions of well-being using both traditional economic metrics and factors such as environmental quality, health, equity, and political inclusion; Significantly revised chapters on globalization and trade, economic and social inequality, labor markets, and public goods; Expanded coverage of high-interest topics such as behavioral economics, labor markets, and economic discrimination; Full complement of instructor and student support materials online. This new edition also features more international data and analysis, and further material on the importance of economic power in shaping policy. The latest addition to the "In Context" series combines real-world relevance with a thorough grounding in multiple economic paradigms.
Posted in Business & Economics

Life Skills and Test Prep 4

Author: Dawn Furushima,Wendy Long,Garnet Templin-Imel

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780132085731

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 228

View: 6689

Life Skills and Test Prep 4, by Wendy Pratt Long, Dawn Furushima, and Garnet Templin-Imel, provides engaging instruction in the essential life skills competencies that adult learners need in all their roles -- at home, at work, in school, and in their communities. The course also includes listening and reading tests to give students invaluable practice in taking standardized tests, motivating them to achieve their benchmarks and persist in their learning goals. Features 44 life skills lessons correlated to CASAS competencies Extensive practice in listening, speaking, reading and writing Flexible format to support teacher and program needs Separate Teacher's Manual with test-taking strategies, answer keys, and diagnostic information for follow-up instruction An audio program on CD which can be purchased separately, see link below. Click here to order the Audio CDs.
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Engineering in K-12 Education

Understanding the Status and Improving the Prospects

Author: National Research Council,National Academy of Engineering,Committee on K-12 Engineering Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309144711

Category: Education

Page: 594

View: 6133

Engineering education in K-12 classrooms is a small but growing phenomenon that may have implications for engineering and also for the other STEM subjects--science, technology, and mathematics. Specifically, engineering education may improve student learning and achievement in science and mathematics, increase awareness of engineering and the work of engineers, boost youth interest in pursuing engineering as a career, and increase the technological literacy of all students. The teaching of STEM subjects in U.S. schools must be improved in order to retain U.S. competitiveness in the global economy and to develop a workforce with the knowledge and skills to address technical and technological issues. Engineering in K-12 Education reviews the scope and impact of engineering education today and makes several recommendations to address curriculum, policy, and funding issues. The book also analyzes a number of K-12 engineering curricula in depth and discusses what is known from the cognitive sciences about how children learn engineering-related concepts and skills. Engineering in K-12 Education will serve as a reference for science, technology, engineering, and math educators, policy makers, employers, and others concerned about the development of the country's technical workforce. The book will also prove useful to educational researchers, cognitive scientists, advocates for greater public understanding of engineering, and those working to boost technological and scientific literacy.
Posted in Education

The Teacher's Role in Implementing Cooperative Learning in the Classroom

Author: Robyn M. Gillies,Adrian Ashman,Jan Terwel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387708928

Category: Education

Page: 267

View: 7848

Cooperative learning is widely endorsed as a pedagogical practice that promotes student learning. Recently, the research focus has moved to the role of teachers’ discourse during cooperative learning and its effects on the quality of group discussions and the learning achieved. However, although the benefits of cooperative learning are well documented, implementing this pedagogical practice in classrooms is a challenge that many teachers have difficulties accomplishing. Difficulties may occur because teachers often do not have a clear understanding of the basic tenets of cooperative learning and the research and theoretical perspectives that have informed this practice and how they translate into practical applications that can be used in their classrooms. In effect, what do teachers need to do to affect the benefits widely documented in research? A reluctance to embrace cooperative learning may also be due to the challenge it poses to teachers’ control of the learning process, the demands it places on classroom organisational changes, and the personal commitments teachers need to make to sustain their efforts. Moreover, a lack of understanding of the key role teachers need to play in embedding cooperative learning into the curricula to foster open communication and engagement among teachers and students, promote cooperative investigation and problem-solving, and provide students with emotionally and intellectually stimulating learning environments may be another contributing factor. The Teacher's Role in Implementing Cooperative Learning in the Classroom provides readers with a comprehensive overview of these issues with clear guidelines on how teachers can embed cooperative learning into their classroom curricula to obtain the benefits widely attributed to this pedagogical practice. It does so by using language that is appropriate for both novice and experienced educators. The volume provides: an overview of the major research and theoretical perspectives that underpin the development of cooperative learning pedagogy; outlines how specific small group experiences can promote thinking and learning; discusses the key role teachers play in promoting student discourse; and, demonstrates how interaction style among students and teachers is crucial in facilitating discussion and learning. The collection of chapters includes many practical illustrations, drawn from the contributors’ own research of how teachers can use cooperative learning pedagogy to facilitate thinking and learning among students across different educational settings.
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The Design of Everyday Things

Revised and Expanded Edition

Author: Don Norman

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465072992

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 5899

The ultimate guide to human-centered design Even the smartest among us can feel inept as we fail to figure out which light switch or oven burner to turn on, or whether to push, pull, or slide a door. The fault, argues this ingenious-even liberating-book, lies not in ourselves, but in product design that ignores the needs of users and the principles of cognitive psychology. The problems range from ambiguous and hidden controls to arbitrary relationships between controls and functions, coupled with a lack of feedback or other assistance and unreasonable demands on memorization. The Design of Everyday Things shows that good, usable design is possible. The rules are simple: make things visible, exploit natural relationships that couple function and control, and make intelligent use of constraints. The goal: guide the user effortlessly to the right action on the right control at the right time. The Design of Everyday Things is a powerful primer on how--and why--some products satisfy customers while others only frustrate them.
Posted in Business & Economics

Learning and Expanding with Activity Theory

Author: Annalisa Sannino,Harry Daniels,Kris D. Gutiérrez

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521760755

Category: Psychology

Page: 367

View: 1120

There is a growing interest in activity theory across behavioral and social sciences. Activity theory has a very rich and solid heritage in the works of Vygotsky, Luria, and Leont'ev. The development of activity theory depends on the understanding of this heritage. However, this literature is very demanding and often proves inaccessible to new generations of scholars who want to pursue empirical studies. How can students and young researchers be helped to engage with this heritage as they carry out their inquiries in various social practices? This book provides researchers with an accessible text that also supports the use of the classic tradition of activity theory.
Posted in Psychology

Side by Side, Level 2

Author: Steven J. Molinsky,Bill Bliss

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780130293015

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 67

View: 4731

Aims to help students learn to use the language grammatically, through practice with meaningful conversational exchanges.
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Developing Linguistic Corpora

A Guide to Good Practice

Author: Martin Wynne

Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited

ISBN: 9781842172056

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 87

View: 2254

A linguistic corpus is a collection of texts which have been selected and brought together so that language can be studied on the computer. Today, corpus linguistics offers some of the most powerful new procedures for the analysis of language, and the impact of this dynamic and expanding sub-discipline is making itself felt in many areas of language study. In this volume, a selection of leading experts in various key areas of corpus construction offer advice in a readable and largely non-technical style to help the reader to ensure that their corpus is well designed and fit for the intended purpose. This guide is aimed at those who are at some stage of building a linguistic corpus. Little or no knowledge of corpus linguistics or computational procedures is assumed, although it is hoped that more advanced users will find the guidelines here useful. It is also aimed at those who are not building a corpus, but who need to know something about the issues involved in the design of corpora in order to choose between available resources and to help draw conclusions from their studies.
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Expressways

Author: Steven J. Molinsky,Bill Bliss

Publisher: Longman

ISBN: 9780137942497

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 4300

A basal series for adult learners that integrates lifeskill topics, functions and grammar. A variety of role-playing, co-operative learning, critical thinking, problem-solving and community tasks offer student-centred learning.
Posted in Education