This second edition provides key information, updated program ideas, and practical tips that will help library workers feel more prepared to serve members of this prevalent population.
Since the first edition of this landmark guide was published, there has been increased interest in services for library patrons on the autism spectrum; indeed, more people of all ages now self-identify as autistic. Those who understand the unique characteristics of autistic young people know that ordinary library programming guides are not up to the task of effectively serving these library users. Well qualified to speak to this need, Anderson is an educator, library researcher, and former public librarian who has helped to develop two IMLS funded initiatives that train library workers to better understand and serve autistic patrons. … [Amazon.com]
Unlike other robotics books and curriculum, Rev Up Robotics takes a cross-curricular approach, showing educators how to begin incorporating robotics into their content area lessons and in conjunction with other subjects. You’ll get an overview of standards-based skills that can be covered in English language arts, math, science, social studies and robotics electives. Teachers also get tips for selecting the robot that works for them and for students, and details on the functions of gears, motors and sensors. Also included is a deep dive into more advanced topics like the intersections of computer science, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering with robotics. Finally, you’ll find advice for getting students involved with competitive robotics, and case studies that offer empirical evidence for using robotics successfully in instruction. [Amazon.com]
Gary R. Morrison, Steven J. Ross, Jennifer R. Morrison, and Howard K. Kalman
The updated eighth edition of Designing Effective Instruction offers educators an essential guide for designing effective and efficient instruction that is exciting and interesting. The flexible model presented is based on research from many different disciplines. The authors—noted experts on the topic—draw on recent research that incorporates both behavioral and cognitive approaches into the model. The eighth edition highlights the fundamentals of instructional design that can help students develop a solid foundation in the design process. These basic skills can be adapted to a wide variety of settings, such as multimedia, classroom, business, health care, higher education, and distance-education instruction. This new edition has been revised to include information on the most recent research and trends. The book also contains a new section on the topic of lean instructional design. This new section discusses strategies to reduce time and resources for each step of the process. … [From Amazon.com]
Jill E. Stefaniak
Management professionals regularly seek new, cost-effective ways to influence employee behavior to advance productivity and competency within their organization. While best practices are often taught in the classroom, many students lack an understanding of the real world challenges professionals face.
Cases on Human Performance Improvement Technologies presents a collection of teaching cases that demonstrate the real-world application of digital tools for human performance enhancement across a variety of settings. Utilizing a problem-based instructional technique, the cases presented in this publication include the challenges and solutions industry professionals encounter. This publication is an essential reference source for educators, upper level students, and practitioners in the fields of human-computer interaction, organizational development, educational technology, and business management. [From Amazon.com]
Sue Crownfield Kimmel
Developing Collections to Empower Learners examines collection development in the context of today's shifts toward digital resources while emphasizing the foundational beliefs of the school library profession. Writer Sue Kimmel includes practical advice about needs assessment, planning, selection, acquisitions, evaluation, and continuous improvement for collections to support 21st-century standards. Questions are raised about shifting roles of the school librarian and the place of the school library. What should school libraries collect and how can we support the creation and dissemination of knowledge in our communities? Particular emphasis is given to questions about access, equity, and learning in order to ensure that all students will be effective consumers and producers of information and ideas heading into the 22nd-century. [From Amazon.com]
Philip A. Reed (Editor) and James E. LaPorte (Editor)
Due to the laboratory-based nature of technology and engineering education programs, professionals in our field have often focused on the resources in our classrooms and laboratories and the instructional methodologies used to address specific concepts. Formal research into content and practice has often given way to “what seems right”. New curriculum is constantly being introduced (based on what is occurring in business and industry), yet the inclusion for those evolving concepts in courses and programs is typically not verified.
Hence, the importance of the 2010 CTTE yearbook and its focus on the dire need for an aggressive research agenda in your field. This publication is designed to help direct the professional efforts of researchers, classroom educators, administrators, and curriculum specialists. Each chapter draws attention to a different aspect of investigative thought and action.
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