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November 09, 2017 QuickReads: T is for Text, Technique, and Time ›
When students can’t recognize common words, they stop and struggle. Their reading is choppy. Students focus more on decoding words than meaning. QuickReads uses the research of author Elfrieda “Freddy” Hiebert to limit unfamiliar vocabulary and promote fluent, meaningful, grade-level reading. Join us as she shares her research findings and strategies for helping students attack complex text.
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On-Demand Yes, Assessment Should Guide YOUR Mathematics Planning and Teaching: The Formative 5 ›
This webinar will consider issues and challenges relative to everyday use of formative assessment in the teaching and learning of mathematics.
On-Demand Rich Sayers - Building for Success in Upper-Level Spanish Courses ›
This session provides practical solutions for preparing all students for success in upper level Spanish courses, beginning with Spanish 1. The session explores how to develop communication, build literacy skills, use authentic resources, deepen cultural understanding, and prepare for advanced exams. Come and hear the presenter’s ideas, see demonstrations of materials and technology, and share best practices.
On-Demand Anne Rice - Transforming your classroom into a NextGen student-centered learning environment ›
Middle School teacher Anne Rice will share strategies and best practices on how to transition to a student-centered Next Gen classroom.
On-Demand Elfrieda 'Freddy' Hiebert - The Role of Vocabulary Learning in Social Studies ›
All of the disciplines that are part of social studies, whether it’s history, economics, geography, or civics, are full of critical concepts. Critical concepts are represented by labels—that is, vocabulary. In this presentation, Freddy Hiebert will describe strategies for supporting students’ facility with vocabulary, while also deepening their knowledge of the big ideas and concepts of social studies.
On-Demand Ken Miller - Science Denial. What causes it and what can Biology teachers do about it? ›
Vaccination, climate change, evolution, GMOs—denial of mainstream science seems to be everywhere, from pop culture to politics. Ken Miller, lead witness in the Kitzmiller “intelligent design” trial, will discuss what causes science denial and what science educators can do about it.
On-Demand Mary Smeby - Connecting Classrooms Through Authentic Resources ›
Learn to leverage authentic resources in your language classrooms to increase understanding, motivation and cultural awareness in your students.
On-Demand Rich Sayers - Reaching All Students in the World Languages Classroom ›
Finding authentic resources can be a challenge to any Spanish teacher. Making those authentic resources accessible to all students in any level of Spanish is an even greater challenge. This session will demonstrate how to utilize authentic videos, audio, and print resources with different levels of Spanish students.
On-Demand Mike Padilla - Using Problem-Based Learning to Up Your NGSS Game ›
Human activity is the most powerful driver of change on Earth—affecting sea level, rainfall, seasonality, and ecosystem functions on which all life depends. Global change is complex, interdisciplinary—and perfect for NGSS-oriented teaching. We will explore the value of system models, relating global climate system structure to its function and underscoring the importance of time and scale in understanding stability and change in global systems.
On-Demand Carol Baker - Crafting the Middle Grades Science Sequence ›
What is the best way to implement the NGSS into your middle grade classroom? Join NGSS writing team member Carol Baker in an interactive session that examines the best way to orient your scope and sequence to fit the NGSS.
On-Demand Joe Levine - New and Emerging Infectious Diseases: Using Case Studies to Address Cross-Cutting Concepts and Disciplinary Core Ideas ›
Zika, Ebola, Bird flu, Lassa fever, and HIV seem to appear out of nowhere. Measles re-emerges to threaten children. Mysteries? Not really. Scientific narratives that fascinate students also demonstrate the value of ecological and evolutionary core ideas and cross-cutting concepts in medical practice, public health, and students’ lives.