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Reading Across the Curriculum. Contents of the Grade- and Subject-Specific Performance Level Descriptors: ELA/Literacy. CC0203Policy.pdf. Understanding by design-Grant Wiggins. Symbaloo. WOISD Student. Science Activities for kids. Plickers. Google Hangouts. Self Directed Learning. Strategiesthatdifferentiateinstruction4.12.pdf. Charts for students. Making Presentations come to life. LEGO® and Literacy STEM Club© We combine the best of learning through a seamless integration of Literacy skill development and STEM educational concepts to provide an outstanding curricular program designed just for preschool children from 3 to 6 years of age.

LEGO® and Literacy STEM Club©

LMC_Big6-ICT_Curriculum_LMC_MayJune2010.pdf. LookingplusatplusICTplusLiteracyplusStandardsplusthroughplustheplusBig6plusLens. ICT-Big6-Curriculum-Eisenberg-Johnson-Berkowitz-Feb2010.pdf. Big 6 Resources. 1.

Big 6 Resources

Task Definition Define The Information Problem. Eisenberg_May_June2011.pdf. Big6 Process Model. The Big6™ is a process model for information problem-solving.

Big6 Process Model

It integrates information search and use skills along with technology tools in a systematic process to find, use, apply, and evaluate information for specific needs and tasks. The Big6 was developed by Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz and is the most widely known and widely used approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world. Big6 Research Process - Kent School District. Big6-Research-Model - Super3. Big6 Matrix: Use the Internet with Big6 Skills to Achieve Standards.

Assessment_for_Learning.pdf. Reflective Assessment. By John B.

Reflective Assessment

Bond, Laurynn Evans, and Arthur K. Ellis As student achievement data are increasingly included in teacher evaluations, principals are responsible for ensuring that the results of classroom-based assessments are included in those data. Integrating formative, classroom-based assessments into every student learning experience is a practical way to enhance student learning and give teachers valuable feedback about student progress.

Those assessments generate data that teachers and principals can collect over the course of a school year to consider along with data from standardized tests. Reflective assessment is a form of metacognition, a concept that is growing in popularity in educational circles—and with good reason. Reflective assessment is a formative approach that emphasizes the joint participation of teachers and students in the assessment process. Reflective Strategies “I Learned” Statements. Home - Visual Thinking Strategies. 10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom. Education expert Sir Ken Robinson notes that in the factories of the 20th century, creativity was not valued.

10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom

Yet in the startups of the 21st century, it’s critical for success. What can teachers do — right now — to prepare students for the world of the future? All Aboard the Connected Classroom! Edublogs Teacher Challenges One of the most popular host and destination for teacher blogs has compiled a series of simple, ten-step professional development challenges to help you build a following: Start off with the “Build a PLN” (professional learning network) challenge to see how you can build a following through blogs and Twitter, and... ...then bring it back to your class with the “Blogging with Students” challenge and see how to help your class connect with others around the world Edutopia's Resources for Connected Educator Month 2014 The fine folks at Edutopia have compiled quite a collection of resources to get you connected and learn about DIY professional development.

All Aboard the Connected Classroom!

Google Connected Classrooms Take your students on a virtual field trip via Google+! Mystery Skype Where in the world is your classroom? Connecting Classrooms. 'Connecting Classrooms prepares children to take their place in the 21st century,' says Karen Noble, Head Teacher, Juniper Green Primary School.

Connecting Classrooms

Watch UK and Nigerian teachers benefit from gaining understanding of other countries’ education systems and become better equipped to teach about global issues, while improving their own teaching and curriculum. Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme, which offers: Ashoka - Innovators for the Public. Kiva - Loans that change lives. Article - How To Teach Multiliteracies? By Shampa Biswas Washington State University Abstract Teaching multiliteracies has been crucial for preparing students to cope with the realities of the technological world.

Article - How To Teach Multiliteracies?

However, teacher education programs are not prepared yet to bridge the gap between traditional literacy and multiliteracies. This concept paper explores how teaching multiliteracies could shape future learning practices in schools. Top 12 Ways to Bring the Real World into Your Classroom. Younger children love the "make believe" of pretending to be grown up.

Top 12 Ways to Bring the Real World into Your Classroom

Teens who are less interested in school may respond to a dose of “real life” reality. No matter how old your students are, here are a few ways to bring the real world into to your classroom this school year: Invite Guest Speakers Bring in a guest speaker who works in a field connected to what you’re studying. An English teacher may get new levels of effort if her students realize that writing essays can prepare them to be a journalist that reviews videos games or interviews famous people. CBS_integrated_learning.pdf. Who cares?: Using real-world perspectives to engage academically gifted learners - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice. In this video, teachers from elementary, middle, and high school discuss the use of assignments based on real-world perspectives, with an emphasis on how diverse groups of learners can benefit from this approach. .

Who cares?: Using real-world perspectives to engage academically gifted learners - Reaching every learner: Differentiating instruction in theory and practice

About the videoDownload video (Right-click or option-click) In determining how to adapt the Standard Course of Study to the needs of academically gifted learners, one of the most important questions to ask about an objective is, “who cares?” In other words, what careers, individuals, or institutions actually deal with that objective in real life? Looking at academic content from these actual perspectives yields rich, rigorous, challenging learning for those who are ready to go beyond proficiency.

It also provides a reason to learn, and addresses the students’ perennial question of “When will I ever need to know this?” Many current educational strategies and approaches build on this concept. Thirteen Ed Online - Adult Ed - Lesson Plans. The importance of content rich texts to learners and teachers. Texts have always played an integral part in classroom learning, for skills development and as contexts for language study. It has long been acknowledged that choosing texts that are interesting and motivating is key, but we also need to ensure rich and meaningful content.

Katie Wood, teacher trainer and materials writer, suggests using four key questions to assess whether a text meets these criteria and discusses why it should. Question 1: Does the text contain information that can be of use in the real world outside the classroom? Follett Community : Blogs : Are your students reading texts that they'll find in the real world? by Kevin Baird. By Kevin Baird, Chairman and Senior Faculty at the non-profit Center for College & Career Readiness Text.

It’s a common four letter word that is central to everything in education – the definition of College & Career Readiness, the essential requirements of the Common Core Standards, the very materials we use to teach and how we ensure good discussion. RWDataClassroom.pdf. CCRtoolkit. CCRS081009FINALUTRevisions. The Solution. Equipping students with the Four Keys The Four Keys More than a decade of research has led David T.

Collaborative Learning

Rubrics. 20freeipad_ebook_final.pdf. Just Science Now. Guided Inquiry The following standards-based lesson plans—from the Beacon Learning Center—provide practical classroom applications of guided inquiry. Elementary School Lessons Roll On Structured Inquiry lesson on Force and Motion. Observe how forces such as gravity, friction, equal, unequal forces and change in direction cause marbles to move. Small groups will develop and present models to explain the forces they observe. Adventures in Nonfiction: A Guided Inquiry Journey.

Art Integration

Kinderchat. Google Search-Search engines. Untitled. Early Numeracy. Early Literacy. Reflection Questions. JHallUsing Critical Reflection Exercises F2012. The Nellie Mae Education Foundation - Resources. Robotics. Autism/Autism Spectrum Disorder. Makerspaces. Critical Language Scholarship Program. Letter Writing. Addressing Students' Needs: Dealing with Disruptive Behavior in the Classroom. Reprinted with permission from Kathleen McKinney, Cross Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and Professor of Sociology, Illinois State University. Prevention The best place to start when seeking to develop a positive learning environment, of course, is to try to prevent disruptive behavior in the first place; however, this is only partially under your control.

Kylene%20beers.pdf. Differentiatedinstructionstrategieskit.pdf. Resources for Flipped Classroom. After careful reflection on my predominantly direct instruction approach to teaching middle school math, I came to the realization that the majority of the students sitting in my classroom were maybe not listening to my lessons. Why? Well, this is not the way our students learn. When they want information, they Google it or look it up on YouTube. As a teacher depending predominately on direct instruction, I found I was repeating myself AFTER teaching the content to the class. 15 Physics Games That Are Safe for Kids To Play. There are many good physics games on mobile devices, but some games have content that are not appropriate for kids, since most of these games are not designed for kids.

Fun with Poetry

Reading Promotional Programming. Flipped Classroom. Skype. Course: Flipping Your Classroom With Moodle. 40AssetsList_12-18_Eng.pdf. Assets.pdf. AEP-Wire-catterall.pdf. Creativity3to18_tcm4-814361.pdf. A-Guide-to-Four-Cs.pdf. 4csposter.pdf.

Poc_booklet.pdf. Grant Program. Champion Creatively Alive Children Creative Leadership Grants 2015 Please note: The deadline for 2014 applications has passed. MLE Matrix. Teaching Kids to Be Smart About Social Media. Listen. PB23_UDL08.pdf.

Teaching Students about Leadership

Augmented Reality in Education on Pinterest. BYOD or BYOT. Music and Core Subjects Connection. Databases for children. Uses for Lino in the Classroom. Using Lino it in the classroom. Lino - Sticky and Photo Sharing for you. 20 useful ways to use TodaysMeet in schools.

TodaysMeet is an easy-to-use, versatile digital tool. It can enhance discussions, provide a place for ideas and more. TodaysMeet is so simple yet so versatile that it has become one of my go-to digital tools. It’s designed as a backchannel — the conversation behind what’s going on. Todays Meet. TodaysMeet - Give everyone a voice. Genius Hour - Where Passions Come Alive.

Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English. The Hunger Games Challenge. Kiran Sethi: Kids, take charge. Science Experiments, Projects & Toys for Kids.