A Standards Overview 9-12
This program shows a variety of complex topics from high school lessons, illustrating how the NCSS standards and themes can be integrated into teaching in grades 9–12. Teachers will be able to see how the curriculum can be expanded to address complex issues and content in meaningful ways and become much more sophisticated in exploring all areas of social studies.
Assessment in Math and Science - Will This Be on the Test?
Workshop 1. Will This Be on the Test?'; Knowing vs. Understanding
'Understanding is more than simply knowing. This workshop sets the stage for the entire series by examining what it means to understand, and explores how teachers can design a set of performance tasks to fairly and accurately assess the levels of understanding that their students have or have not achieved. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Assessment in Math and Science - What'd I Get?: Scoring Tools
Workshop 2. What'd I Get?: Scoring Tools (90 min.)
'Well-designed performance tasks give teachers the information necessary to evaluate the depth of students' understanding — but how can teachers determine quality work? This workshop demonstrates how teachers can construct assessment tools for benchmarks of student understanding. The role of students in the construction of scoring tools and the process of assessment will be a primary focus. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Assessment in Math and Science - Is This Going to Count?
Workshop 3. Is This Going To Count?; Embedded Assessment (90 min.)
'Assessment does not compete for valuable teaching time; it is teaching time. This workshop shows how embedding assessment into everyday curriculum turns performance tasks into learning activities. Well-designed assessment allows teachers to shape subsequent instruction according to what their students have and have not understood. Content Guide: Monica Neagoy.'
Assessment in Math and Science-I Didn't Know This Was an English Class!
Workshop 4. I Didn't Know This Was an English Class!; Connections Across the Disciplines (90 min.)
'One measure of students' depth of understanding is the connections they can make across disciplines. This workshop explores how teachers can encourage these connections by designing performance tasks that build on other disciplines. Content Guide: Monica Neagoy.'
Assessment in Science and Math-You WILL be Tested on This!
Workshop 5. You WILL Be Tested on This!: Standardized Testing (90 min.)
'Teachers are under pressure to get their students to perform well on state and national tests. Sometimes, however, it seems that too much attention is paid to these tests. This workshop considers how teachers can use standardized tests to focus their teaching on improved student performance in the classroom as well as on these external measures of success. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Assessment in Math and Science-That Would Never Work Here!
Workshop 6. That Would Never Work Here!; Seeing Assessment Reform in Action, Part I (90 min.)
'What does assessment reform actually look like? This workshop follows the stories of Barbara, a math teacher in Whittier, California, and Scott, a science teacher in Louisville, Kentucky, as they share how they are incorporating assessment into their teaching. Emphasis will be placed on the colleague support structure — teachers sharing ideas with and getting help from other teachers. C
Assessment in Math and Science-That Would Never Work Here, Either!
Workshop 7. That Would Never Work Here, Either!: Seeing Assessment Reform in Action, Part II (90 min.)
'Involving students in assessment is often the key to engaging them in learning. This workshop will continue to follow Barbara and Scott as they use assessment to encourage their students to improve their performance. Providing opportunities for students to assess their own work and that of their peers will be the focus of this workshop. Content Guides: Mary Hibert Neuman and Jude
Assessment in Math and Science-When I Was in School...
Workshop 8. When I Was in School...: Implementing Assessment Reform (90 min.)
'Changing old ways is not easy. Communication is the first step toward encouraging support for new assessment strategies. This workshop will focus on the importance of collaboration among teachers, administrators, and especially parents, when implementing assessment reform in a school or district. Content Guide: K. Michael Hibbard.'
Teaching Social Studies-Workshop 1
Why do we teach social studies? This session focuses on the relevance of teaching social studies and discusses strategies for helping students gain a deeper understanding of social studies content. The onscreen teachers review standards and themes developed by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and view video clips from the Social Studies in Action video library to identify examples of powerful teaching and learning.
Exploring Unity and Diversity Workshop 3
Who do we teach? Because themes of unity and diversity surface within both academic content and classroom climate, this session focuses on strategies for teaching provocative issues in social studies as well as methods of addressing a diversity of learners. The onscreen teachers examine national documents for themes of unity and diversity, explore Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, and develop a mini-lesson on immigration and citizenship.
Applying Themes and Disciplines Workshop 4
What do we teach? Working from the NCSS themes and standards, the onscreen teachers identify approaches to integrating disciplines while teaching social studies content. Classroom video segments illustrate effective strategies for teaching across the curriculum and provide an opportunity to reflect on teaching practices. The session ends with the teachers developing a lesson plan that incorporates a variety of themes and disciplines.
Engaging Students in Active Learning Worshop 6
How do we engage students in active learning? In this session, the
teachers examine the elements of authentic instruction and cooperative learning to identify ways of engaging students in social studies content. They review the importance of questioning in relation to higher-order thinking and explore classroom strategies to stimulate
thinking and bring social studies concepts to life for their students.
Writing Across The Curriculum
This program explores how teachers incorporate writing into other
subjects and bring subject-area content into the writing workshop. It
includes examples from several classrooms including fifth, fourth, and
Multiplication Strategies - Skip Counting, Draw a Picture, Draw an Array, Write a Sentence
Students will learn different strategies to determine the product of a multiplication problem. Skip counting on a number line, drawing a picture, drawing an array and writing a multiplication sentence are different strategies for finding the product. User clicks through the slides.
How to Floss Your Teeth
How to Floss Your Teeth. Part of the series: Dental Health. When flossing the teeth, create a C effect around each tooth and down below the gums. This is a good teaching resource for a lesson/unit on dental health and/or healthy habits. Content is appropriate for elementary students. (2:19)
How to Generate Short Story Ideas
Short story ideas are generated from the idea of a central character trying to solve a problem and encountering change of some sort. A short story also includes a clear beginning, middle and end.
How to Write a Three-Paragraph Essay
This teacher-created video shows students how to write a three - paragraph essay. An outline of a three-paragraph essay appears on a white board. The teacher explains the content of each section and models writing each section. ( 2:45)
How to use Gimp 2.6: User Interface
This video is showing a tutorial on how to use gimp 2.6: user interface. Gimp is downloadable from Gimp.org. It is similiar to Photoshop but is FREE. This video shows you how to use the interface, to drag and drop image files to work on. (9:48)
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Plant Reproduction: The Pine Tree
Pine trees actually produce two types of pinecones. This video addresses both the male cone and the female cone as well as their parts. Using computer generated pictures, the narrator explains the reproductive process for a pine tree. The narrator also addresses the special adaptations of the pine needle. Run time 02:41.