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A Handbook for Personalized Competency-Based Education: Ensure all students master content by designing and implementing a PCBE system

In K–12 education’s growing movement of competency-based education and personalized learning, both contradictory and overlapping definitions come up around these two terms. To clear up this confusion, A Handbook for Personalized Competency-Based Education delves into the components of a personalized competency-based education (PCBE) system.This handbook explores approaches, strategies, and techniques that schools and districts should consider as they rethink traditional instruction to fit a PCBE system and support student learning. The authors share examples of how to use proficiency scales, standard operating procedures, behavior rubrics, personal tracking matrices, and other tools to aid in instruction and assessment.Benefits
  • Receive clear guidance on implementing a personalized competency-based education (PCBE) system.
  • Determine what content to focus on and what standards to prioritize in personalized instruction.
  • Read vignettes that illustrate the shifts that should occur to foster PCBE.
  • Learn how a flexible PCBE learning environment of student agency can foster self-efficacy.
  • Understand the variety of assessments available for measuring student proficiency in a PCBE system.
ContentsChapter 1: Why Competency-Based Education and Personalized Learning?Chapter 2: What Content Will Be Addressed?Chapter 3: How Will the Learning Environment Promote Student Agency?Chapter 4: How Will Instruction Support Student Learning?Chapter 5: How Will Student Proficiency Be Measured?Chapter 6: How Will Scheduling Accommodate Student Learning?Chapter 7: How Will Reporting Facilitate Student Learning?Chapter 8: How Do Schools and Districts Transition to a PCBE System?EpilogueAppendix A: A Model of Effective InstructionAppendix B: Resources for Creating a Shared VisionReferencesIndex
Published by: Marzano Research | Publication date: 05/19/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages

The DevOps Handbook: How to Create World-Class Agility, Reliability, and Security in Technology Organizations

Increase profitability, elevate work culture, and exceed productivity goals through DevOps practices.More than ever, the effective management of technology is critical for business competitiveness. For decades, technology leaders have struggled to balance agility, reliability, and security. The consequences of failure have never been greater―whether it's the healthcare.gov debacle, cardholder data breaches, or missing the boat with Big Data in the cloud.And yet, high performers using DevOps principles, such as Google, Amazon, Facebook, Etsy, and Netflix, are routinely and reliably deploying code into production hundreds, or even thousands, of times per day.Following in the footsteps of The Phoenix Project, The DevOps Handbook shows leaders how to replicate these incredible outcomes, by showing how to integrate Product Management, Development, QA, IT Operations, and Information Security to elevate your company and win in the marketplace.
Published by: IT Revolution Press | Publication date: 10/06/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 480 pages

The Autism Activities Handbook: Activities to Help Kids Communicate, Make Friends, and Learn Life Skills (Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Books)

A treasure of practical, playful and engaging activities for kids on the spectrumThe Autism Activities Handbook offers strategies and ideas to enrich the lives of children through meaningful activity. More than 30 games and activities help the child on the spectrum:
  • follow directions, stay focused, and strengthen motor skills;
  • interact with peers and develop social skills needed for playdates;
  • build vocabulary, expand communication, and answer questions.
Features illustrations by an artist on the autism spectrum. "Another in the long line of books I wish I had at my disposal when my daughter was growing up!"-Hackie Reitman, MD, neurodiversity advocate, author of Aspertoolsand father of a young woman on the spectrum."Ms Pascuas has her finger on the pulse of the autism community, and she has used that knowledge to create a book that should be on the bookshelf of every classroom and therapy room."-Dr Linda Barboa, founder, Stars for Autism, Inc."Professionals and parents will love having this resource of thoughtful interventions to address the needs of this very special population."-Dr Robert Jason Grant, author and creator of AutPlay® TherapyDownload this book today!Tags: autism, adults with autism, autism spectrum disorder, asd, autism treatments and therapies, autistic, what is autism, autism symptoms, learning disabilities, special needs, special education, communication, life skills, social skills
Published by: Edx Autism Publishing | Publication date: 04/19/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 86 pages

The Dictator's Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics

For eighteen years, Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith have been part of a team revolutionizing the study of politics by turning conventional wisdom on its head. They start from a single assertion: Leaders do whatever keeps them in power. They don't care about the “national interest”—or even their subjects—unless they have to. This clever and accessible book shows that the difference between tyrants and democrats is just a convenient fiction. Governments do not differ in kind but only in the number of essential supporters, or backs that need scratching. The size of this group determines almost everything about politics: what leaders can get away with, and the quality of life or misery under them. The picture the authors paint is not pretty. But it just may be the truth, which is a good starting point for anyone seeking to improve human governance.
Published by: PublicAffairs | Publication date: 09/27/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 352 pages

The Housewife Assassin's Handbook (Housewife Assassin Series, Book 1)

Murder, suspense, sex—and some handy household tips. "Josie Brown writes with all the secrets, sex, money and scandal of an OK! Magazine cover…Truly entertaining reading." -- Jackie CollinsEvery housewife needs an alias. Donna Stone has one — and it happens to be government-sanctioned. But when terrorism hits close to home, it makes for strange bedfellows — and brings new meaning to the old adage, “Honey, I’m home…”If you love funny mysteries with hard-boiled, sexy women sleuths, check out THE HOUSEWIFE ASSASSIN’S HANDBOOK!
Author: Josie Brown
Published by: Signal Press | Publication date: 05/13/2011
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 290 pages

Handbook: Your Guide to DSLR Photography for Beginners (Photography for Beginners, Digital Photography, Camera, Digital Camera, DSLR, DSLR Photography, Photography)

Wow your friends and family with professional-looking photos!Everyone wants to take great photos, but how do you take that next step? For aspiring shutterbugs everywhere, DSLR Photography for Beginners is your one-stop guide to everything you need to know about choosing and mastering the right camera for you. After reading DSLR Photography for Beginners, you’ll be fluent in advanced techniques using off-camera flash, ISO, shutter speed, aperture, and more.You’ll learn:
  • The advantages of DSLR
  • Whether you should get a DSLR or point and shoot camera
  • The essential camera accessories
  • The importance of composition
  • How to harness the rule of thirds to make great photos every time
  • The power of negative space and white balance
And much, much more!With advanced cameras getting cheaper, anyone can take photos like a pro. Grab DSLR Photography for Beginners today, and start taking the pictures you've always dreamed of!
Author: Handbook
Published by: Jagger Publishing | Publication date: 04/03/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 47 pages

Handbook for the Criminally Insane (Codex of the Demon King 1)

Zombies. Ghosts. A serial killer. Demon Chihuahua.So, you know, bring an axe or something.Welcome to Redmondsburg. You’re just gonna love it here! From the tall statue of Hank Redmond - the founder of the town - in Pheasant Park, to the local eateries and historic library over on Whipple Avenue. Main Street is literally gorged with quaint antique emporiums and locally owned trinket shops! You’ll be so busy soaking in the small town atmosphere that you won’t even mind the smell emanating from somewhere south of town. There’s nothing of any interest happening at Lakeshore Cemetery, and there are no strange or repulsive odors. In fact, forget I even mentioned it. Dead means dead in Redmondsburg. We promise. The Mayor, currently campaigning for re-election, is a friendly sort. He isn’t bent on sacrificing an innocent on Halloween in order to bind with an ancient and unholy power. Nope, not him. His little dog isn’t a bloodthirsty demon. Of course not! It’s perfectly safe here.You’re just gonna love it! We all do. Oh and if you see someone that looks dead or something, it’s probably the flu. It definitely wouldn’t be a zombie. Because that would just be stupid. The book is free, so take one!
Author: B. K. Brain
Published by: Brian Holtz | Publication date: 11/20/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 237 pages

A Handbook of Analytics

A Handbook of Analytics is a guide to statistics and analytics. Data analytics are used to predict future patterns of data using mathematical and statistical models. Therefore, it is imperative for the professionals working in the field of data analytics to not only be able to use multiple functionalities on various tools but to have in-depth knowledge of statistics, predictive analytics and classification and clustering techniques. This book explains in detail the various concepts of statistics and analytics which will be useful not only for data analysts and data scientists but also for executives in leadership and strategic roles.
Author: Ankita Sinha
Publication date: 05/02/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 92 pages

Motorcycle Roadcraft - The Police Rider's Handbook

Motorcycle Roadcraft is the police handbook for rider training, used by all the emergency services and a key reference for all riding instructors.
Published by: TSO | Publication date: 08/23/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 296 pages

Strategic Intervention Handbook: How to quickly produce profound change in yourself and others

Want to learn how to create positive shifts and transformations in the people around you - without them even knowing about it? Strategic Intervention is a new interdisciplinary practice for producing strategic change in individuals, couples, and groups. Mark and Magali Peysha guide you through 50 innovative strategies to be implemented by coaches or anyone who works with people. Whether you're a health care provider, teacher, manager, attorney, consultant, therapist, or another professional who works with people, you will find intelligent strategies that will make you effective in your relationships, communications, and your life.
Published by: Strategic Intervention Press | Publication date: 03/14/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 241 pages
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