- Education Topics: Tutorials by ASCD
Education topics are short multimedia lessons on topics that interest all levels of educators. Each lesson includes a definition, short articles on the topic, audio and video files of experts and practitioners, and a listing of resources that you can use to continue your professional development.
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- English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies that Work
This learner-empowering text by Larry Ferlazzo offers educators a five-step methodology for teaching that builds on students' assets rather than viewing ELLs through the typical lens of "deficits". The five principles around which the process revolves are: building relationships, accessing prior knowledge through student stories, developing student leadership, learning by doing, and reflection. The book emphasizes "high-order" thinking skills. In addition to providing detailed lessons, the book shares a framework teachers can use to create their own lessons, and it shows how to take advantage of technology and games as teaching tools.
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- Examples « Whole Child Education
A whole child approach to education ensures that each child, in each school and in each community, is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. Click on the map below to find inspiring examples of schools and communities putting this approach into action.
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- Illinois Learning Standards: Standards PLUS RESOURCES!!!
This site is a must for IL educators. YOU MUST SEE the Performance Descriptors and Classroom Assessments in the side bar for classroom sample activities with rubrics and many student examples of meets or exceeds.
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- Learning Strategies
Enhance Learning with Technology provides a great list of learning strategies.
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- Learning Strategies
Enhance Learning with Technology provides a great list of learning strategies, links to instructional designs and other resources for strategic teaching.
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- Lexicon of Learning
A Glossary provided for educators by the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Includes Understanding by Design Terms
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- Powerful Learning: What We Know About Teaching for Understanding
In Powerful Learning, Linda Darling-Hammond and an impressive list of co-authors offer a clear, comprehensive, and engaging exploration of the most effective classroom practices. They review, in practical terms, teaching strategies that generate meaningful K–2 student understanding, and occur both within the classroom walls and beyond. The book includes rich stories, as well as online videos of innovative classrooms and schools, that show how students who are taught well are able to think critically, employ flexible problem-solving, and apply learned skills and knowledge to new situations.
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- Teaching Beginning Reading and Writing With the Picture Word Inductive Model:
Emily F. Calhoun In this practical guide to teaching beginning language learners of all ages, Calhoun encourages us to begin where the learners begin--with their developed listening and speaking vocabularies and other accumulated knowledge about the world. Engage students in shaking words out of a picture--words from their speaking vocabularies--to begin the process of building their reading and writing skills. Use the picture word inductive model (PWIM) to teach several skills simultaneously, beginning with the mechanics of forming letters to hearing and identifying the phonetic components of language, to classifying words and sentences, through forming paragraphs and stories based on observation.
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- Teaching Every Student site for Universal Design for Learning
The Teaching Every Student (TES) section of the CAST Web site supports educators in learning about and practicing Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a framework that can help you turn the challenges posed by high standards and increasing learner diversity into opportunities to maximize learning for every student.See Tools and Activities, includes tutorials
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- Web 2.0 Guru - Strategies
Differentiated Instruction & Effective Instructional Technology Integration This site provides links to promising instructional practices that are related to differentiated instruction with a focus on integration with technology.
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- ¡Colorín Colorado! Cooperative learning strategies
Cooperative learning strategies for ELLs frm a site with multiple resources
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- Abiator's LSI Tests (Learning Styles Inventory)
The Learning Styles tests, Analytical/Global Thinker Test, and the Multiple Intelligences Assessment avaliable on this site are intended to help you come to a better understanding of yourself as a learner by highlighting the ways you prefer to learn or process information.
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- Conversations with Mainstream Teachers
Answers to common questions asked by mainstream teachers
in English as a New Language > About ELLs and Great Resources
Shop by Subject - Teachers - Learning Resources® sells many manipulatives that support instuction for ELLs. See the reading rods and the math manipulatives. Recommended by Amy Haber
Succeed in the classroom with our ESL teaching materials at Learning Resources®. Begin teaching ESL with phonics materials like our Reading Rods®. Our ESL teaching materials are designed for a hands-on approach to language learning.
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- Learning Centres
Learning Centres are areas in the classroom where a variety of hands on materials and meaningful activities provide opportunities for students to be actively involved in their learning. Centres can extend skill development in a specific curriculum area, provide enrichment, or exploration in creative or interest areas.
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- Learning Centres - Process
Organization of Time This site provides classroom management strategies for learning centers. See links to other related sites. Sample video clips
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- Literacy and Learning: Reading in the Content Area
A large selection of reading strategies
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- SECRETS OF THE DEAD . Cases Archive | PBS for JAMESTOWN scrool down
Crime Scene Investigations Meet History, This site provides multiple online interactive lessons that explore the mysteries of historical deaths, for example the deaths in Jamestown. See lessons with team jigsaw applications to explore conflicting theories.
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- Teaching Language Minoirtity Students in Elementary Schools
Based on CREDE's Five Standards for Effective Teaching and Learning for all students the Jana Echevaria introduces applications for ELLs
in English as a New Language > Elementary Only
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