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Feb 25, 2020
12:00 PM EST
Reading and the English Language Learner: Instructional Implications of the Research Evidence ›
Research tells us that it takes at least 5 years for English Language Learners to catch up to grade-level expectations in academic language skills. Join us for a webinar with world-renowned ELL and Literacy expert, Dr. Jim Cummins, where he will share evidence-based strategies to support academic achievement for English Language Learners in your classroom.
Feb 27, 2020
4:00 PM EST
The Three-Text Classroom - Dr. Judy Wallis, Educational Leader and myView Literacy Author ›
Join us as Dr. Judy Wallis explores effective reading workshop instruction divided into three sections: whole group instruction, small group instruction and independent practice and application. Tips and strategies will be provided regarding effective implementation the gradual release model during reading workshop.
Mar 11, 2020
4:00 PM EST
SIOP: Strategies Component ›
Of all the SIOP components, Strategies is sometimes described as the most challenging because of its focus on the cognitive, metacognitive, and language learning strategies that learners apply flexibly when reading, writing, and speaking. Whereas some students master a variety of language and learning strategies almost effortlessly, other students, including English learners, benefit from explicit instruction and frequent opportunities to practice and apply strategies while reading, writing and talking about a variety of texts and topics. During this webinar, Dr. MaryEllen Vogt will demystify the Strategies component, while sharing practical, use-tomorrow ideas and activities that will develop elementary and secondary English learners’ (and other students’) strategic thinking abilities.
Mar 24, 2020
4:00 PM EST
Problem-Based Learning - Supporting Productive Struggle ›
Although there is not universal consensus on what mathematics content should be taught, there is consensus that whatever is taught should be taught with understanding. And, we know from research that there is an instructional model for teaching mathematics that helps all students build understanding. That model begins with selecting and implementing tasks or problems that elicit productive cognitive struggle. Productive struggle means students use reasoning and problem-solving processes to select, apply, and connect prior knowledge to new mathematical ideas; connecting prior knowledge to new ideas is the foundation for understanding. This session will illustrate the kind of instruction that elects cognitive struggle, it will illustrate signs that students are engaged in productive struggle, and it will illustrate ways teachers can support students in productive struggle.
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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 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 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 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.
On-Demand Author Webinar: Michael Wysession ›
Teaching Earth and Space Science Aligned with NGSS