How Layered Curriculum Saved My Career Details Written by Mark Clements I firmly believe sometimes we make this “teaching” thing entirely too freaking complicated. For some reason, this image showed up in Microsoft Clipart when I typed in "Frustrated Teacher". Pretty much sums up how I was feeling after my first couple years, actually. About « Online Blogucation This blog is the product of the Academic Training and Consulting (ATC) team at Pearson eCollege. In this blog, you will find interesting ideas, great links and engaging online teaching concepts in both theory and application. In the upcoming weeks and months, you’ll get some quality resources to bolster your online class as well as some ideas to challenge your current ways of being and doing. You’ll read about research, assessment, Web 2.0, rubrics, the semantic web, leadership, teams and communication, just to name a few potential posts. We’ll talk wikis, chat, discussions, images, Podcasts, video, screencasting and much, much more.
Differentiating Instruction Using Layered Curriculum Details Written by Mark Clements Layered Curriculum, 2nd Edition by Kathie Nunley is a fantastic read that is largely responsible for saving my education career. As you may have read elsewhere or heard me speak about in person, Dr. Gluten-Free Japanese Milk Bread – the softest bread ever — Gluten-Free on a Shoestring This is about to knock your gluten free socks off: a loaf of super soft gluten free bread that is easy to make, and doesn’t intimidate (I’m here for you!). BOOM! Have you ever heard of Japanese Water Roux (Tangzhong)? As a card-carrying member of the Food Dorks Academy, I love learning what other cultures do to make bread. And then I hunker down and bury myself in figuring out how to make it into gluten free bread for us. I might not be the most fun at parties any more.
Authentic Assessment Toolbox Home Page to the Authentic Assessment Toolbox, a how-to text on creating authentic tasks, rubrics, and standards for measuring and improving student learning. Inside, you will find chapters on A good place to start -- In this chapter I identify the characteristics, strengths and limitations of authentic assessment; compare and contrast it with traditional (test-based) assessment.
Differentiated instruction Differentiated instruction and assessment (also known as differentiated learning or, in education, simply, differentiation) is a framework or philosophy for effective teaching that involves providing different students with different avenues to learning (often in the same classroom) in terms of: acquiring content; processing, constructing, or making sense of ideas; and developing teaching materials and assessment measures so that all students within a classroom can learn effectively, regardless of differences in ability. Students vary in culture, socioeconomic status, language, gender, motivation, ability/disability, personal interests and more, and teachers must be aware of these varieties as they plan curriculum. Brain-based learning Differentiation is rooted and supported by literature and research about the brain. As Wolfe (2001) argues, information is acquired through the five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch and sound. Pre-assessment
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About Curriculum21 Curriculum 21 is the outgrowth of the work of a dynamic group of educators worldwide attempting to help colleagues transform curriculum and school designs to match the needs of 21st century learners. The impetus originated from the Curriculum Mapping work developed by Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs. Differentiating Your Classroom with Ease - The Brown Bag Teacher For me, differentiating no longer means creating separate games/activities/learning targets. It doesn't mean that some students do more work or students are being taught different content. It does mean tweaking activities, so they have the just-right scaffolds and pushes for my students. To me - right now - differentiation means... Believing these things, our team has developed structures and organization to help us be intentional in our planning.
Conspiracy Theories in Aerospace History You can’t believe everything you read on the Internet. How do you evaluate the reliability of online information? Check out the conference archives from this National Air and Space Museum interactive online conference developed especially for teachers and secondary students.
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