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Elementary Mathematics Professional Development "A deeper understanding of Mathematical fluency enables us to envision what it means for our students to be mathematically proficient, and to shift teaching practices that shift our teaching from a focus on content to a focus on application and understanding" Sue O'Connell and John SanGiovanni from Putting the Practices into Action The aim of this series of instructional and collaborative professional learning experiences is to provide opportunities, ideas, and a venue for teachers to work collaboratively to enhance and further develop their Professional Capital (as described by Fullan and Hargreaves, cited in A Great School for All - ATA, 2012). Guiding Questions for educators to consider What do I want my students to learn? (based on the Alberta Program of Studies) How will I know, track, evaluate, and communicate how well they are learning it?

Search Engines:Free of Charge/Education From Topical Search Wiki K12 Education Main Page Search Engines:Free of Charge/Education/K-12 Search Engines:Open Access/OER From Topical Search Wiki The National Science Digital Library – A curated web catalog of high quality K-12 & HE OERs with emphasis on the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines[1]. Temoa – A catalog of OERs that has been selected by an academic community categorized by area of knowledge, educational level and language[2]. Curriki – A repository of K-12 OER[3]. Globe – A federated OER search in Globe network of approved members' repositories metadata that was harvested through the Simple Query Interface (SQI) and OAI-PMH[4]. OER Commons – The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) social platform for OERs evaluation, rating, social tagging, and reviewing.

Teacher Resources The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching. Find Library of Congress lesson plans and more that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations. Discover and discuss ways to bring the power of Library of Congress primary sources into the classroom. Go to the blog Subscribe to the blog via e-mail or RSS.

AB Education - Teaching Strategies for Creating an Effective Math Environment Creating an Effective Mathematics Environment Before instruction begins, it is important to create an effective classroom atmosphere in which learners feel safe and motivated to collaborate, cooperate and engage in the pursuit of mathematical understanding. Research from the learning sciences indicates that successful learning happens when students are immersed in environments that are learner-centred, knowledge-centred and assessment-centred. In these environments, teachers are able to: attend to students' preconceptions and begin instruction with what students think and know organize mathematical knowledge around core concepts focus on what is to be taught, why it is taught and what mastery looks like provide daily opportunities to make students' thinking and learning visible as a guide for the teacher and student in learning and instruction encourage a culture of questioning, respect and risk-taking. Adapted with permission from M.

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free All education is self-education. Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. Xpert Back to main page Submit a link Subscribe to RSS About Xpert Labs Currently searching 418912 resources. Please enter your keywords Attribute images | Advanced search | Browse Resources K-12 Science and Health Education MedlinePlus(Grades 6 -12+) Easy to read health information. An excellent source for all ages. Also available in Spanish PubMed(Grades 11 – 12+) A citation index for articles from medical and life science journals. View the PubMed tutorial for site navigation guidance.

Alberta Assessment Consortium - Supporting Mathematical Thinking in Elementary Classrooms Through Formative Assessment Teachers in Alberta are working with instructional strategies that are designed to help students become more confident mathematicians. While we want students to be fluent with calculations, we also want them to demonstrate their growing understanding of mathematics as they investigate, solve problems, reason and explain their thinking. This broader focus requires adjustments to traditional assessment practices.

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