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Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Works: 343 works in 451 publications in 1 language and 6,322 library holdings
Genres: Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Biography  Documentary television programs  Case studies  Handbooks and manuals  Surveys  Examinations 
Roles: Sponsor
Classifications: RA643.8, 362.1969792
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Pandemic : facing AIDS ( visu )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
Presents five separate stories of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in Uganda, India, Brazil, Thailand and Russia
Competency-based education in three pilot programs : examining implementation and outcomes by Jennifer L Steele( Book )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
"In 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation created the Project Mastery grant program to support competency-based education initiatives in large school systems that serve a high proportion of disadvantaged youth. Competency-based education meets students where they are academically, provides students with opportunities for choice, and awards credit for evidence of learning, not for the time students spend studying a subject. The Foundation asked RAND to evaluate these efforts in terms of implementation, students' experiences, and student performance. This report presents final results from that evaluation, offering an overview of competency-based education and the Project Mastery grant projects and describing the implementation of competency-based educational features under each project. The report concludes with six lessons for policy, partnerships, and practice."--"Abstract" on web page
Your public library : keeping your community connected ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Testimonies by library patrons and staff praise a variety of library services in Sutter County, CA ; Seattle ; Chicago ; Georgetown County, SC; and Memphis. Focuses on contributions of public libraries in promoting equal access to information technology and other library services to all in our communities
Long overdue : a fresh look at public attitudes about libraries in the 21st century by Public Agenda Foundation( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Americans prize public library service and see libraries as potential solutions to many communities' most pressing problems, from universal access to computers to the need for better options for keeping teens safe and productive. But few Americans are aware of the increasingly tenuous financial picture faced by many libraries. The report includes the results of a national survey of the general public as well as interviews with national and local civic leaders
The computer companion : twenty-eight practical lessons for individual & classroom use ( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Determining the global health impact of improved diagnostic technologies for the developing world ( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Shidhulai Swarnivar Sangstha : bringing information technology to rural Bangladesh by boat by Arshad Mahmud( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Evergreen : bringing information resources to rural China : Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Access to Learning Award recipient 2004 by Geoffrey Z Liu( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
"This case study outlines how CERLS is using the public school infrastructure in rural China to introduce computer and information literacy."--Preface
Human centered design : toolkit by IDEO (Firm)( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
The HCD Toolkit was designed specifically for NGOs and social enterprises that work with impoverished communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Public libraries and the Internet 2006 : study results and findings ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Opportunity for all : how the American public benefits from internet access at U.S. libraries by Samantha Becker( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Report "outlines the first part of the research, describing the characteristics of people who use public access computers and Internet connections, the types of use they engage in, and the impact that use has on their own lives, that of their families and friends, and the communities they live in."
Improving teaching effectiveness : access to effective teaching : the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching through 2013-2014 by Matthew D Baird( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
"As part of its effective-teaching initiative, Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with three urban school districts across the United States and a group of four charter management organizations to undertake a set of strategic human-capital reforms. The reforms are intended to improve teachers' overall effectiveness and to ensure that low-income minority (LIM) students have access to highly effective teachers. Lack of access to effective teaching has been identified as a possible contributor to the well-documented achievement gap between LIM students and their more-advantaged peers. This report attends to the distribution of effective teachers within and across schools in the Intensive Partnership sites. The authors first examine the trends in the distribution of effective teachers between LIM students and other students. They also examine whether any of a variety of mechanisms can explain changes in LIM students' access to effective teaching. These mechanisms include increasing the percentage of LIM students whom effective teachers teach, increasing the effectiveness of teachers with large percentages of LIM students, and replacing less effective teachers of LIM students with more-effective teachers."--
Improving teaching effectiveness : impact on student outcomes : the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching through 2013-2014 by Italo Gutierrez( Book )
1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
"This interim report presents estimates of the overall effect that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching initiative has had on student outcomes through the 2013--2014 school year. The initiative's aim is to encourage and support strategic human-capital reforms that are intended to improve the ways in which "teachers are recruited, evaluated, supported, retained, and rewarded." The reform's cornerstone is the development and implementation of teacher-evaluation systems based on student achievement growth; structured classroom observations by principals or trained peers; and other inputs, such as student or parent surveys. These evaluations are used to guide personnel practices in staffing, professional development, and compensation and career-ladder decisions with the goal of giving every student access to highly effective teachers. The report covers Hillsborough County Public Schools (HCPS) in Florida, Memphis City Schools (MCS) in Tennessee, and Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) in Pennsylvania. The initiative has not had the dramatic positive effects on student outcomes for which the foundation had hoped. Through 2013--2014, most estimated effects on student outcomes were insignificant or negative, but there was a positive effect in grades 3--8 for math in PPS. However, impact estimates were increasing in 2013--2014 (the fifth year after the intervention began) in many sites, which suggests that the reforms might be on the way to having a positive effect."--
Measures of effective teaching : Section-level analytical files, 2009-2011 ( file )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
The MET project is based on two premises: First, a teacher's evaluation should depend to a significant extent on his/her students' achievement gains; second, any additional components of the evaluation (e.g., classroom observations) should be valid predictors of student achievement gain
Public libraries and the Internet 2004 : survey results and findings by John Carlo Bertot( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
The computer companion : 24 practical lessons for individual & classroom use ( Book )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Avalanche awareness : a question of balance by Betsy R Armstrong( visu )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
Discusses the three factors that affect snow stability - weather, terrain, and snowpack. Presents basic techniques for recognizing, evaluating and avoiding avalanche hazards. Also includes important techniques for safe winter travel, route finding, and rescue
Improving teaching effectiveness : implementation : the Intensive Partnerships for Effective Teaching through 2013-2014 by Brian M Stecher( Book )
2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
"To improve the U.S. education system through more-effective classroom teaching, in school year 2009--2010, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced the Intensive Partnership for Effective Teaching sites. The Intensive Partnerships Initiative is based on the premise that efforts to improve instruction can benefit from high-quality measures of teaching effectiveness. The initiative seeks to determine whether a school can implement a high-quality measure of teaching effectiveness and use it to support and manage teachers in ways that improve student outcomes. This approach is consistent with broader national trends in which performance-based teacher evaluation is increasingly being mandated at state and local levels. To test the theory in practice, the foundation sought partnership sites. It selected three school districts — Hillsborough County Public Schools in Florida, Shelby County Schools in Tennessee, and Pittsburgh Public Schools in Pennsylvania. The foundation also selected four charter management organizations — Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, Aspire Public Schools, Green Dot Public Schools, and the Partnerships to Uplift Communities, all in California. To evaluate Intensive Partnership implementation, researchers from the RAND Corporation and the American Institutes for Research interviewed annually central-office staff at each site and teachers and other staff in a sample of schools for each site. They also used data from annual teacher and school-leader surveys and documents that the sites and the foundation provided. This report summarizes the implementation status of key reform elements at each site when the Intensive Partnerships initiative launched and five years later in the spring of 2014."--
Århus Public Libraries : embracing diversity, empowering citizens in Denmark by Jack Jackson( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Opportunity for all : how library policies and practices impact public Internet access by Samantha Becker( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bill and Melinda Gates foundation
Billand Melinda Gates Foundation
Fundacja Bila i Melindy Gatesów.
Fundacja Gatesa.
Gates Foundation.
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