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Oct 02, 2018
1:00 PM MST
Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction: Activities and Routines, K – 12 with Donald Bear ›
Explore word study activities and schedules. We’ll sort together across the developmental continuum to see how phonics, spelling, and vocabulary are integrated in instruction. Concept sorts and other practices to teach vocabulary are introduced. Classroom routines for teacher-guided small group, and independent learning are introduced. Spelling routines are considered as part of word study to teach both phonics and vocabulary, a reconceptualization of how and why we teach spelling. Instructional practices with English learners are presented throughout.
Oct 09, 2018
1:00 PM MST
The Critical Role of Word Meaning in Word Study with Shane Templeton ›
There is a reciprocal relationship between sound and meaning in word study. As learners explore letter and sound patterns in phonics and spelling instruction, the role of meaning in supporting that instruction is critical across all developmental levels. Teachers will learn how to guide this exploration as they address polysemy (multiple meanings), homophones and homographs, and Latin and Greek word elements. Learners will reflect on the meaning of known words to support their explorations of new sound and spelling patterns, and their learning of spelling patterns in turn supports their learning of unknown words through generative vocabulary learning.
Oct 16, 2018
1:00 PM MST
Word Study with Emergent Bilinguals with Lori Helman ›
Many students speak one language at home and learn a new one at school, either as they participate in dual immersion programs or receive English learner support. These students are becoming bilingual and word study instruction can build on their capabilities in two languages. This session guides educators to tailor word study for students learning in a new language through techniques such as making connections across languages, identifying cross-linguistic challenges, and supporting students to use all of their linguistic resources.
Oct 23, 2018
1:00 PM MST
Transitional and Intermediate Learners: Exploring Single-Syllable to Multisyllable Patterns in Words with Shane Templeton ›
There is more regularity to the spelling of sound in English than most students (and educators!) realize. Discovering this regularity benefits not only students' spelling but their reading as well. Beginning in the latter part of 1st grade for some children and in 2nd through 4th grade for most, this regularity may be discovered and learned through the exploration of within- and between-syllable patterns. Learners become aware of
Oct 31, 2018
1:00 PM MST
Integrated Word Study: Spelling, Grammar, and Meaning in the Language Arts Classroom with Marcia Invernizzi ›
There are three reasons for adopting a word study approach to spelling, vocabulary, and grammar instruction in a language arts program: (1) Word study provides the link to integrate and apply word-level skills within the context of reading and writing; (2) word study builds on the fundamental cognitive learning process of focusing on comparing and contrasting and brings this process to conscious attention; and (3) word study is hands-on, student-centered, developmentally appropriate, and fun. Word-conscious teachers link word study to reading and writing, provide a flexible sequence of instruction that includes instruction in grammar, text analysis, and writing; and provide hands-on, repeated practice with words and ideas. Word study makes explicit how spelling patterns and word structures reflect meaning and use.
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On-Demand Author Webinar: Nothing But Desmos with Dr. Eric Milou ›
Come enjoy this webinar on the free online graphing calculator Desmos. Dr. Eric Milou will explore all of Desmos’ features, from animating objects and functions to creating lessons and assessments, and even exploring the link between art and math.
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.