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Florida Real Estate Law and Practice Simplified

Florida Real Estate Law and Practice Simplified Author Pamela Kemper
ISBN-10 1539730913
Release 2016-10-26
Pages 230
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Florida Real Estate Law and Practice Simplified, Volume 2 in the Real Estate Mastery Series is the condensed version of Florida Real Estate Law and Practice Explained, Volume 1. Its streamlined content makes studying more efficient with approximately half the pages of the full reference book print format. (Less than a third of the full edition ebook!) A "Just the facts, Ma'am" note version approach that pairs well with the full reference book Florida Real Estate Law and Practice Explained. Both volumes follow the Florida Real Estate Commission syllabus for the Real Estate Sales Associate Pre-Licensing Course I. Nineteen section topics are broken down into 122 topics that the Florida Real Estate Commission requires licensees to test for aptitude. Topics studied include: An Introduction to the Real Estate Business; License Law, Qualifications, and Commission Rules; Authorized Agency Relationships; Brokerage Procedures; Violations of Law; Fair Housing; Property Rights; Estates; Condominiums; Cooperatives; Time-Sharing; Titles; Deeds; Legal Descriptions; Real Estate Contracts; Mortgages; Closing Computations; Market Analysis; Appraisals; Investments; Business Brokerages; Taxes Affecting Real Estate; Planning; Zoning; and Environmental Issues. Real Estate Math formulas are included. However, for a full presentation of math concepts - consult Florida Real Estate Law and Practice Explained, Volume 1 or Florida Rea Estate Math Primer, Volume 4.The Real Estate Mastery Series is the chosen resource material for All Florida School of Real Estate.See other material offered by All Florida School of Real Estate for question practice and exam preparation.



Florida Real Estate Law and Practice Explained

Florida Real Estate Law and Practice Explained Author Pamela Kemper
ISBN-10 1535442506
Release 2016-08-20
Pages 588
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Florida Real Estate Law and Practice Explained is the go to reference book for the required knowledge to become a Florida real estate licensee. It follows the Florida Real Estate Commission syllabus for the Real Estate Sales Associate Pre-Licensing Course I detailing license law along with general real estate concepts and math. The nineteen section topics are broken down into the 122 topics that the Florida Real Estate Commission requires licensees to test for aptitude. Topics studied include: An Introduction to the Real Estate Business; License Law, Qualifications, and Commission Rules; Authorized Agency Relationships; Brokerage Procedures; Violations of Law; Fair Housing; Property Rights; Estates; Condominiums; Cooperatives; Time-Sharing; Titles; Deeds; Legal Descriptions; Real Estate Contracts; Mortgages; Closing Computations; Market Analysis; Appraisals; Investments; Business Brokerages; Taxes Affecting Real Estate; Planning; Zoning; and Environmental Issues. Real Estate Math computations are also explained including calculations of Leases; Lot size, Commissions, Loan-to-Value, Discount Points, Qualifying Ratios, Amortized Mortgages, Adjustable Rate Mortgages, VA Entitlement, Profit/Loss, Prorated Closing Figures, State Transfer Taxes, Vacancy/Occupancy Rates, Appraisals, Capitalization Rate, Income Property, Capital Gains, Tax Millage, Homesteaded Assessments, and Straight-Line Depreciation. This book is Volume 1 in the series: All Florida School of Real Estate - Real Estate Mastery.



Florida Real Estate Math Formula Reference Guide

Florida Real Estate Math Formula Reference Guide Author Pamela Kemper
ISBN-10 1537201972
Release 2016-08-21
Pages 24
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Florida Real Estate Math Formula Reference Guide is the go to quick reference book for the math formulas utilized both for preparing to pass the Florida real estate license exam and in real estate practice. Real Estate Math formulas featured include the Calculations of Leases; Lot size, Commissions, Loan-to-Value, Discount Points, Qualifying Ratios, Amortized Mortgages, Adjustable Rate Mortgages, VA Entitlement, Profit/Loss, Prorated Closing Figures, State Transfer Taxes, Vacancy/Occupancy Rates, Appraisals, Capitalization Rate, Income Property, Capital Gains, Tax Millage, Homesteaded Assessments, and Straight-Line Depreciation. The application of these math formulas are taught in Florida Real Estate Law and Practice Explained and in Florida Real Estate Law and Practice Simplified (a more streamlined version of Volume 1). For students desiring a deeper dive with a bounty of math practice, Florida Real Estate Math Primer is also recommended.Florida Real Estate Math Formula Reference Guide is an invaluable addition to your real estate library! All Florida School of Real Estate-Real Estate Mastery Series:Volume 1: Florida Real Estate Law and Practice ExplainedVolume 2: Florida Real Estate Law and Practice SimplifiedVolume 3: Florida Real Estate Law PrimerVolume 4: Florida Real Estate Math PrimerVolume 5: Florida Real Estate Math Formula Reference GuideVolume 6: Florida Real Estate Vocabulary PrimerVolume 7: Florida Real Estate Sales Exam Practicewww.FLREclass.com



Florida Real Estate Principles Practices Law

Florida Real Estate Principles  Practices   Law Author Linda L. Crawford
ISBN-10 0793180961
Release 2003-11-01
Pages 504
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This Florida real estate principles text provides up-to-date, state-specific information. Updated annually with the latest developments in Florida real estate law, this text should be a prelicensing staple for real estate students that effectively combines legal and practical aspects of Florida real estate laws and practices for prospectives salespersons.



Florida Real Estate Exam Manual

Florida Real Estate Exam Manual Author George Gaines
ISBN-10 0793180848
Release 2003-11-12
Pages 256
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Updated annually, in conjunction with Florida Real Estate Principles, Practices and Law, this exam manual provides Florida real estate students with more than 600 questions for critical exam prep. Key concept outlines, key terms, practice exams and rationales for all answers are included.



Florida Real Estate Law Primer

Florida Real Estate Law Primer Author Pamela Kemper
ISBN-10 1548474835
Release 2017-07-07
Pages 114
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***The content of this book has been updated to reflect pertinent revisions to Florida Real Estate Statutes as of October 2017. This book is a good resource for Florida Real Estate Licensees who are required to take a Florida Real Estate 28-Hour Reactivation Course.This book is also a great resource for anyone preparing for the Florida Real Estate State Licensing Exam under Mutual Recognition. "If you hold a valid real estate license in one of the states that Florida has a mutual recognition agreement (and are not a Florida resident), you are not required to take the 63-Hour licensing course. Instead, you may apply for a Florida Real Estate License via the Mutual Recognition Application and qualify by passing a special 40 question Florida Law Exam." Taught are all of the Florida Law topics required. "Authorized Relationships, Duties, and Disclosures" is included as a required topic for the Reactivation Course. It is not a required topic for the Mutual Recognition Course. This book is Volume 3 of Azure Tide All Florida School of Real Estate Real Estate Mastery Series.



Real Estate License Exams For Dummies

Real Estate License Exams For Dummies Author John A. Yoegel
ISBN-10 9781119370673
Release 2017-04-10
Pages 456
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Your ticket to passing the real estate license exam In order to become a licensed real estate agent, you must pass your state's real estate licensing exam–and with this hands-on guide, you'll get everything you need to succeed. Inside, you'll find the latest and most up-to-date information on contracts, deeds, appraisals, leasing, and mortgage types, plus four full-length practice tests to help prepare you for test day. Before you know it, you'll have all the knowledge you need to pass the exam and join the ranks as a professional real estate agent. Every year, thousands of Americans make the leap to an exciting, rewarding new career in real estate. If you want to get the best possible score, Real Estate License Exams For Dummies will help you pass with flying colors–and get your new career off to a great start! Includes four sample tests with detailed answer explanations and walk-throughs Covers real estate laws for all 50 states Provides proven test-taking strategies and study techniques Offers a glossary of real estate terms If real estate is your dream career, this unbeatable, bestselling guide arms you with the skills to make it a reality.



Florida Real Estate Vocabulary Primer

Florida Real Estate Vocabulary Primer Author Pamela Kemper
ISBN-10 1547254564
Release 2017-06-10
Pages 66
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Florida Real Estate Vocabulary Primer is the go to quick resource for definitions tested during the Florida real estate license exam.The vocabulary words are listed in the same sequence as are the required learning terms taught in Florida Real Estate Law and Practice Explained, by Pamela Kemper and Heather Raney. At the end of the book is an alphabetical list of the words with the page number on which the definition can be found within this book. This is a good primer for anyone taking a licensing course, preparing for the state exam, or for general real estate practice.This book is Volume 6 in the All Florida School of Real Estate Real Estate Mastery Series.Florida Real Estate Vocabulary Primer is an invaluable addition to your real estate library!



Your Guide to Florida Property Investment for Global Buyers

Your Guide to Florida Property Investment for Global Buyers Author Lisa and Lee Mirman
ISBN-10 099149377X
Release 2014-02-01
Pages 275
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Your Guide to Florida Property Investment for Global Buyers has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Your Guide to Florida Property Investment for Global Buyers also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Your Guide to Florida Property Investment for Global Buyers book for free.



The Millionaire Real Estate Agent

The Millionaire Real Estate Agent Author Gary Keller
ISBN-10 0071502084
Release 2004-04-01
Pages 368
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Take your real estate career to the highest level! "Whether you are just getting started or a veteran in the business, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent is the step-by-step handbook for seeking excellence in your profession and in your life." --Mark Victor Hansen, cocreator, #1 New York Times bestselling series Chicken Soup for the Soul "This book presents a new paradigm for real estate and should be required reading for real estate professionals everywhere." --Robert T. Kiyosaki, New York Times bestselling author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad The Millionaire Real Estate Agent explains: Three concepts that drive production Economic, organizational, and lead generation models that are the foundations of any high-achiever's business How to "Earn a Million," "Net a Million," and "Receive a Million" in annual income



Lifespring

Lifespring Author John Hanley
ISBN-10 0671646435
Release 1989-11
Pages 219
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With its unique self-improvement program and ever-growing number of satisfied graduates, Lifespring is the largest and most successful human potential movement in America today. And now it can be available to everyone!



Improving School Leadership Volume 1

Improving School Leadership  Volume 1 Author Pont Beatriz
ISBN-10 9264044671
Release 2008-08-06
Pages 195
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As countries strive to reform education systems and improve student results, school leadership is high on education policy agendas. But in many countries, the men and women who run schools are overburdened, underpaid and near retirement. Based on an OECD study of school leadership practices and policies around the world, and offering a cross country perspective, Volume 1 identifies four policy levers and a range of policy options to help governments improve school leadership now and build sustainable leadership for the future. Volume 2 explores what specialists are saying about system leadership for school improvement. Case studies examine innovative approaches to sharing leadership across schools in Belgium (Flanders), Finland and the United Kingdom (England) and leadership development programs for system improvement in Australia and Austria. As these are emerging practices, the book provides a first international comparison and assessment of the state of the art of system leadership.--Publisher's description.



One L

One L Author Scott Turow
ISBN-10 1429939567
Release 2010-08-03
Pages 337
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One L, Scott Turow's journal of his first year at law school introduces and a best-seller when it was first published in 1977, has gone on to become a virtual bible for prospective law students. Not only does it introduce with remarkable clarity the ideas and issues that are the stuff of legal education; it brings alive the anxiety and competiveness--with others and, even more, with oneself--that set the tone in this crucible of character building. Turow's multidimensional delving into his protagonists' psyches and his marvelous gift for suspense prefigure the achievements of his celebrated first novel, Presumed Innocent, one of the best-selling and most talked about books of 1987. Each September, a new crop of students enter Harvard Law School to begin an intense, often grueling, sometimes harrowing year of introduction to the law. Turow's group of One Ls are fresh, bright, ambitious, and more than a little daunting. Even more impressive are the faculty: Perini, the dazzling, combative professor of contracts, who presents himself as the students' antagonist in their struggle to master his subject; Zechman, the reserved professor of torts who seems so indecisive the students fear he cannot teach; and Nicky Morris, a young, appealing man who stressed the humanistic aspects of law. Will the One Ls survive? Will they excel? Will they make the Law Review, the outward and visible sign of success in this ultra-conservative microcosm? With remarkable insight into both his fellows and himself, Turow leads us through the ups and downs, the small triumphs and tragedies of the year, in an absorbing and throught-provoking narrative that teaches the reader not only about law school and the law but about the human beings who make them what they are. In the new afterword for this edition of One L, the author looks back on law school from the perspective of ten years' work as a lawyer and offers some suggestions for reforming legal education.



The Art of Game Design

The Art of Game Design Author Jesse Schell
ISBN-10 9781498759564
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 600
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Good game design happens when you view your game from as many perspectives as possible. Written by one of the world's top game designers, The Art of Game Design presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, visual design, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, puzzle design, and anthropology. This Second Edition of a Game Developer Front Line Award winner: Describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design Demonstrates how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in top-quality video games Contains valuable insight from Jesse Schell, the former chair of the International Game Developers Association and award-winning designer of Disney online games The Art of Game Design, Second Edition gives readers useful perspectives on how to make better game designs faster. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again.



Your Guide to Passing the AMP Real Estate Exam

Your Guide to Passing the AMP Real Estate Exam Author Joyce Bea Sterling
ISBN-10 0793145139
Release 2001
Pages 260
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A complete preparation guide for the "AMP Real Estate Exam," the book and enclosed CD-ROM contain over 700 practice questions, with rationales included for every question. Content throughout the book is aligned with the new AMP content outline. Thirty new broker practice questions have been added to the book. This is the LATEST and most COMPREHENSIVE tool available to help students prepare for the "AMP Real Estate Exam." Features topics related to, and in the order of, the latest "AMP Examination Content Outline." With more questions and answers than any other AMP guide on the market, it features over 700 AMP-style questions, with rationales to help schools and students improve pass rates. A new CD-ROM has been packaged with this edition, containing 50 new salesperson and 50 new broker practice questions.



The Best Test Preparation for the FTCE

The Best Test Preparation for the FTCE Author Leasha Barry
ISBN-10 0878911170
Release 2004-04
Pages 544
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Be prepared. Get certified. Then get ready to teach! REA's excellent FTCE study guide helps you master the FTCE exam so you will be one step closer to teaching in a Florida classroom of your own. This brand new, fully revised 3rd edition of REA's FTCE (Florida Teacher Certification Exam) test prep contains an in-depth review and 2 full-length practice exams with thoroughly detailed answers. The comprehensive FTCE review contains focused coverage of all relevant exam topics and Florida's 14 competencies including key pedagogical concepts, theories, and relevant laws. Follow up your study with REA's powerhouse test-taking strategies that get you ready for this all-important exam. Fully indexed for easy topic searches. Also contains a complete directory of all Florida public school districts. Also includes REA's TESTware, CD-ROM software that offers full-length, timed, computerized practice FTCE exams plus automatic scoring that provides you with the closest thing to experiencing a live exam at a testing center. DETAILS - Written by 7 leading Florida-based specialists with doctorates in teacher education. - Comprehensive reviews of all of Florida's 14 state competencies. - CD-ROM containing REA's acclaimed TESTware program with 2 computerized practice FTCE exams. - Features every type of question, every subject area, and every skill that can be expected on the actual FTCE. - Each practice exam question is fully explained in easy-to-follow, step-by-step detail. - Adaptable study schedule that fits your lifestyle. - Fully compliant with federal No Child Left Behind guidelines. - Fully indexed for quick and speedy topic searches. - Bonus Appendix of all Florida public school districts TESTware System Requirements - Pentium 75 MHz or higher (300 MHz recommended) or compatible processor - Microsoft Windows 98 or later - 64 MB Available RAM - Internet Explorer 5.5 or higher TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER 1: Passing the FTCE - About this Book & TESTware - About the Test - How to Use this Book - Format of the FTCE - Computer-Based Testing - About the Review Sections - Scoring the FTCE - Studying for the FTCE - Test-Taking Tips - The Day of the Test - FTCE Study Schedule CHAPTER 2: Competency 1: Assessment - Definition of Competency - Purposes of Assessment - Teacher-Made (Classroom) Tests - Authentic Assessments - Standardized Testing - Performance-Based Assessment - Creating Classroom (Teacher-Made) Tests - Principles of Test Construction - Self-Directed Learning and Assessment - Test Blueprints - Objectives - Test Items - Constructing Test Questions - Scoring the Test - Evaluating and Revising Tests - Preparation for Testing - Test Administration - Formative Feedback - Summary - References CHAPTER 3: Competency 2: Communication - Definition of Competency - Principles of Verbal Communication - Voice - Nonverbal Communication - Expectations of Students and Communication - Media Communication - Effective Use of Language - Relationship Between Teachers and Students - Connected Discourse - Marker Expressions - Task Attraction and Challenge - Scrambled Discourse, Vagueness, and Question Overload - Providing Clear Feedback to Students - Make Specific Statements about Students' Responses - Methods of Correcting Students' Errors - Parent-Teacher Communication - References CHAPTER 4: Competency 3: Continuous Improvement - Definition of Competency - Effective Professional Development - Professional Development Delivery Methods - Recommended Professional Development Topics - Barriers to Professional Development - References CHAPTER 5: Competency 4: Critical Thinking - Definition of Competency - Metacognition - Comparison/Contrast - Questioning - The Six Levels of Taxonomy - References CHAPTER 6: Competency 5: Diversity - Definition of Competency - Diversity - Factors Affecting Learning Style - Nature and Nurture - References CHAPTER 7: Competency 6: Ethics - Definition of Competency - What is Ethics? - Ethics and the Education Profession - The Code of Ethics of the Education Profession in Florida - The Principles of Professional Conduct of the Education Profession in Florida - References CHAPTER 8: Competency 7: Human Development and Learning - Definition of Competency - Physical, Social, and Academic Development - Motivational Strategies - Accommodating Different Learning Needs, Developmental Levels, and Experiential - Backgrounds - Applying Learning Theories in the Classroom - Students with Disabilities - Intervention Strategies for Students with Disabilities - References CHAPTER 9: Competency 8: Subject Matter - Definition of Competency - Reading Strategies - Reference Materials and Technology - Multidisciplinary Studies - References CHAPTER 10: Competency 9: Learning Environments - Definition of Competency - Physical Environment - Social and Emotional Climate - Academic Learning Time - Student Behavior - Cognitive Development and Moral Decision Making - Learning Styles and Personality Types - Standards for Classroom Behavior - Rules and the Student's Role in Decision Making - Rules and School Safety Issues - "With it"-ness in the Classroom - Procedures for Learning Success - Organizing Activities - Outcome-Oriented Learning - References CHAPTER 11: Competency 10: Planning - Definition of Competency - Goals - Identifying Student Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes - Constructing or Adapting Short-Range Objectives - Organizing and Sequencing Short-Range Objectives - Choosing Educational Materials - Educational Resources - Visual Materials - Human Resources - Planning Processes - Teaching Methods - Teaching Styles - Directions - Objectives - Performance Standards - Supplies - Classroom Assessment - Practice to Promote Retention and Learning - Varying Practice Activities - Reinforce Retention of Specific Information - Provide a Variety of Activities to Promote Retention - Assist Students During Seatwork - Practice Activities Promote Long-Term Retention - Reviewing Material - Recapping Significant Points - Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis - Recapping Discussion and Reviewing Subject Matter - End of the Lesson Recap - Journal Writing - Cooperative Learning - Weekly and Monthly Reviews - References CHAPTER 12: Competency 11: The Role of the Teacher - Definition of Competency - The Teacher's Role in Classroom Management - Classroom Behavior - Behavior Patterns - Recognizing Substance Abuse - Behaviors that Indicate a Tendency Toward Substance Abuse - Physical and Behavioral Characteristics of Students Under the Influence of Drugs - The Use of Referrals - Teaching about the Dangers of Substance Abuse - Recognizing Abuse and Neglect - Symptoms of Abuse - Visible Signs of Abuse - How to Report Suspicions of Abuse - Summary - References CHAPTER 13: Competency 12: Technology - Definition of Competency - Educational Technology in the Primary Classroom - Educational Technology in the Secondary Classroom - Copyright Laws for Computer Programs - References CHAPTER 14: Competency 13: Foundations of Education - Definition of Competency - A Brief History of the Foundations of American Education - References CHAPTER 15: Competency 14: ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) - Definition of Competency - English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) - Important Definitions of ESOL Terms - Limited English Proficiency Codes - Identification of Potential LEP Students - ESOL Program Models in Florida Schools - Considerations and Teaching Strategies for ESOL Students - Teaching Strategies and Principles for ESOL Students - Principles of Second-Language Acquisition - Quadrants of Language and Learning - Assessment - References PRACTICE TESTS Practice Test 1 - Multiple-Choice Questions - Answer Key - Detailed Explanations of Answers Practice Test 2 - Multiple-Choice Questions - Answer Key - Detailed Explanations of Answers - Practice Test Answer Sheets Index Appendix: Florida School Districts Installing REA's TESTware Using REA's TESTware CHAPTER 1: Passing the FTCE About this Book & TESTware This book provides you with an accurate and complete representation of the Florida Teacher Certification Examination (FTCE) Professional Education Test. Inside you will find topical reviews designed to equip you with the information and strategies needed to pass the exam. REA also gives you two full-length practice tests, which are based on the most recently administered FTCE and contain every type of question that you can expect to encounter on test day. As with the actual test, each of ours takes two and one-half hours to complete. Following each practice test, you will find an answer key with detailed explanations designed to help you better grasp the test material. The Practice tests in this book and software package are included in two formats; they are printed in the book and offered as TESTware on the enclosed CD. We recommend that you begin your preparation by first taking the practice exams on your computer. The software provides timed conditions, automatic scoring, and scoring information, all of which makes it easier to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses. About the Test Who takes the test and what is it used for? The FTCE is taken by individuals seeking initial teacher certification in Florida. Educators must pass the Professional Education Test as one of the requirements for their first five-year Florida Professional Certificate. You are eligible to take the test if you meet any one of these criteria: - Enrolled in a college or university teacher-preparation program - Teaching with provisional certification - Making a teaching career change to public school teaching If you do not do well on the FTCE, don't panic! The test can be taken again, so you can work on improving your score in preparation for your next FTCE. A score on the FTCE that does not match your expectations does not mean you should change your plans about teaching. Who administers the test? The FTCE is developed and administered by the Florida Department of Education. A test development process was designed and implemented to ensure that the content and difficulty level of the test are appropriate. When should the FTCE be taken? The test should be taken just before or right after graduation for those seeking certification right out of school. While the FTCE is required to teach in Florida, you may be issued a two-year temporary certificate while completing your teaching requirements and working toward passing the FTCE itself. The FTCE is usually administered four times a year in several locations throughout Florida. The usual testing day is Saturday but the test may be taken on an alternate day if a conflict, such as a religious obligation, exists. Special accommodations can also be made for applicants who are visually impaired, hearing impaired, physically disabled, or specific learning disabled. To receive information on upcoming administrations of the FTCE, consult the FTCE Registration Bulletin, which can be obtained by contacting: FTCE Inquiries Florida Department of Education 325 West Gaines Street, Suite 414 Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400 Phone: (850) 488-8198 or (813) 974-2400 Website: http://www.firn.edu/doe/sas/ftcehome.htm and http://www.cefe.usf.edu/requestapp.aspx The FTCE Registration Bulletin also includes information regarding test retakes and score reports. Is there a registration fee? To take the FTCE, you must pay a registration fee. You may pay by personal check, money order, cashier's check, or Visa or MasterCard. Cash is not accepted. How to Use this Book What do I study first? Read over the reviews and the suggestions for test-taking. Studying the reviews thoroughly will reinforce the basic skills you will need to do well on the exam. Make sure to take the practice tests to become familiar with the format and procedures involved with taking the actual FTCE. To best utilize your study time, follow our FTCE Independent Study Schedule located at the end of this chapter. The schedule is based on a seven-week program, but can be condensed to four weeks if necessary. When should I start studying? It is never too early to start studying for the FTCE. The earlier you begin, the more time you will have to sharpen your skills. Do not procrastinate! Cramming is not an effective way to study, since it does not allow you the time needed to learn the test material. Format of the FTCE The Professional Education Test features 120 questions designed to assess your knowledge of the information described in the competencies included in our review sections. The test covers the 14 teaching competencies identified by the Florida Department of Education as foundational to effective teaching. Mastery of the content included in each of the competencies is gauged by one or more items on the examination. Individual test items require a variety of different thinking levels, ranging from simple recall to evaluation and problem solving. The competencies are broad statements written in a way that reflect the information an entry-level educator needs in order to be a truly effective teacher. Within the review section, each competency is broken down into the competency statement and a description of what the competency covers. The competencies will not be discussed in the actual FTCE test. All the questions on the FTCE are in multiple-choice format. Each question will have four options, lettered A through D, from which to choose. You should have plenty of time in which to complete the FTCE, but be aware of the amount of time you are spending on each question so that you allow yourself time to complete the test. Although speed is not very important, a steady pace should be maintained when answering the questions. Using the practice tests will help you prepare for this task. Computer-Based Testing A computer-based test is also available. To register, visit http://www.cefe.usf.edu and click on "Computer-Based Testing." If you decide to take the exam on the computer, you will receive notice of Pass/Fail immediately after completing the exam. It can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you. About the Review Sections The reviews in this book are designed to help you sharpen the basic skills needed to approach the FTCE, as well as provide strategies for attacking the questions. Each teaching competency is examined in a separate chapter. All 14 competencies are extensively discussed to sharpen your understanding of what the FTCE covers. Your schooling has taught you most of what you need to answer the questions on the test. The education classes you took should have provided you with the know-how to make important decisions about situations you will face as a teacher. Our review is designed to help you fit the information you have acquired into specific competency components. Reviewing your class notes and textbooks together with our competency reviews will give you an excellent springboard for passing the FTCE. Scoring the FTCE How do I score my practice test? There are a total of 120 questions on the FTCE Professional Education Test. A score of 200 or higher, which is equivalent to 56% correct, is needed to pass. In other words, you need to answer approximately 67 questions correctly to achieve a passing score. If you do not achieve a passing score, review the detailed explanations for the questions you answered incorrectly. Note which types of questions you answered wrong, and re-examine the corresponding review. After further review, you may want to retake the practice tests. When will I receive my score report and what will it look like? Approximately one month after you take the test, your score report will be mailed to you. You will receive two original score reports and are responsible for sending one to the Bureau of Teacher Certification. A copy of your score report is provided to one Florida college or university and one Florida school district. You should have requested this information on your registration application. When you receive your score report and have passed with a 200 or higher, only the word PASS will be reported. If you do not pass, you will receive a numeric score and will have to retake the test. Studying for the FTCE It is very important for you to choose the time and place for studying that works best for you. Some individuals may set aside a certain number of hours every morning to study, while others may choose to study at night before going to sleep. Other people may study during the day, while waiting on line, or even while eating lunch. Only you can determine when and where your study time will be most effective. Be consistent and use your time wisely. Work out a study routine and stick to it. When you take the practice tests, simulate the conditions of the actual test as closely as possible. Turn your television and radio off, and sit down at a quiet table free from distraction. As you complete each practice test, score your test and thoroughly review the explanations to the questions you answered incorrectly; however, do not review too much at any one time. Concentrate on one problem area at a time by reviewing the question and explanation, and by studying our review until you are confident that you have mastered the material. Keep track of your scores. By doing so, you will be able to gauge your progress and discover general weaknesses in particular sections. Give extra attention to the reviews that cover your areas of difficulty, as this will build your skills in those areas. Test-Taking Tips Although you may not be familiar with tests like the FTCE, this book will help acquaint you with this type of exam and help alleviate your test-taking anxieties. Listed below are ways to help you become accustomed to the FTCE, some of which may be applied to other tests as well. Become comfortable with the format of the FTCE. When you are practicing, simulate the conditions under which you will be taking the actual test. Stay calm and pace yourself. After simulating the test only once, you will boost your chances of doing well, and you will be able to sit down for the actual FTCE with much more confidence. Read all of the possible answers. Just because you think you have found the correct response, do not automatically assume that it is the best answer. Read through each choice to be sure that you are not making a mistake by jumping to conclusions. Use the process of elimination. Go through each answer to a question and eliminate as many of the answer choices as possible. By eliminating two answer choices, you have given yourself a better chance of getting the item correct since there will only be two choices left from which to make your guess. Do not leave an answer blank; it is better to guess than to not answer a question on the FTCE test. Work quickly and steadily. You will have two and one-half hours to complete the test, so work quickly and steadily to avoid focusing on any one problem too long. Taking the practice tests in this book will help you learn to budget your precious time. Learn the directions and format of the test. Familiarizing yourself with the directions and format of the test will not only save time, but will also help you avoid anxiety (and the mistakes caused by getting anxious). Be sure that the answer circle you are marking corresponds to the number of the question in the test booklet. Since the test is multiple-choice, it is graded by machine, and marking one wrong answer can throw off your answer key and your score. Be extremely careful. The Day of the Test Before the Test On the day of the test, make sure to dress comfortably, so that you are not distracted by being too hot or too cold while taking the test. Plan to arrive at the test center early. This will allow you to collect your thoughts and relax before the test, and will also spare you the anguish that comes with being late. You should check your FTCE Registration Bulletin to find out what time to arrive at the testing center. Before you leave for the test center, make sure that you have your admission ticket and two forms of identification, one of which must contain a recent photograph, your name, and signature (i.e., driver's license). You will not be admitted to the test center if you do not have proper identification. You must bring several sharpened No. 2 pencils with erasers, as none will be provided at the test center. If you would like, you may wear a watch to the test center. However, you may not wear one that makes noise, because it may disturb the other test takers. Dictionaries, textbooks, notebooks, calculators, briefcases, or packages will not be permitted. Drinking, smoking, and eating are prohibited. During the Test The FTCE is given in one sitting with no breaks. Procedures will be followed to maintain test security. Once you enter the test center, follow all of the rules and instructions given by the test supervisor. If you do not, you risk being dismissed from the test and having your scores cancelled. When all of the materials have been distributed, the test instructor will give you directions for filling out your answer sheet. Fill out this sheet carefully since this information will be printed on your score report. Once the test begins, mark only one answer per question, completely erase unwanted answers and marks, and fill in answers darkly and neatly. After the Test When you finish your test, hand in your materials and you will be dismissed. Then, go home and relax - you deserve it!



The Theory and Practice of Online Learning

The Theory and Practice of Online Learning Author Terry Anderson
ISBN-10 9781897425084
Release 2008
Pages 472
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Neither an academic tome nor a prescriptive 'how to' guide, The Theory and Practice of Online Learning is an illuminating collection of essays by practitioners and scholars active in the complex field of distance education. Distance education has evolved significantly in its 150 years of existence. For most of this time, it was an individual pursuit defined by infrequent postal communication. But recently, three more developmental generations have emerged, supported by television and radio, teleconferencing, and computer conferencing. The early 21st century has produced a fifth generation, based on autonomous agents and intelligent, database-assisted learning, that has been referred to as Web 2.0. The second edition of "The Theory and Practice of Online Learning" features updates in each chapter, plus four new chapters on current distance education issues such as connectivism and social software innovations.