Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Engaging With Communities

Plan an outing to a local restaurant where the wait staff speak your target language. Consider how you will prepare your students, monitor interactions during the visit and debrief afterwards.

Equivalent Expressions

Determine if nine mathematical expressions are equivalent to 20. Then match the equivalent expressions to corresponding word problems.

Eric the Sheep

One way to solve a complicated problem is to solve a smaller version of the same problem. Without working out the larger problem, predict how many sheep will get shorn before impatient Eric, who is sneaking up in line little by little.

Even Data Sets

How do you find the median for an even numbers of noodles? Learn how in this three-noodle summary of twelve noodles.

Examine Cueing Strategies

Examine the cueing strategies (graphophonic, syntactic, semantic) that readers use to comprehend text. Learn how to use these strategies to support English Language Learners.

Explore a Classroom

A well-organized classroom supported by purposeful reading routines helps children develop their literacy skills. Explore a classroom environment and observe the effective use of classroom space and related routines.

Exploring the Cultural Framework

Use the triangle model of the cultural framework to explore how products, practices and perspectives are interrelated. Compare two different products, practices and perspectives and see sample answers for each from two different cultures.

Exploring Zero and Infinity on a Graph

Explore the number line and its elements through a graphic representation of an equation. Move along the curve of the graph of xy=12 to see how the values change as you vary x or y and consider what happens for negative values of x and y.

Factors

Explore the factors of numbers 2 to 36. Show how many factors each number has and identify which one are prime.

Finding the Area of Dot-Paper Shapes

Practice two different methods to calculate the area of complex shapes. As you work, think about how you are approaching it, what difficulties you are encountering, and how you would communicate your thinking to others.

Fitting Lines to Data

For a given set of data points, the line that minimizes the sum of the squared errors is the least squares line. Find the least squares line that best represents the height and foot length of 17 people in a scatter plot.

Five Noodle Summary

The Five-Number Summary divides ordered numeric data into four groups with each group having the same number of data values. You will create a five-noodle summary for two different sets of noodles.

5-Question Survey: Chemical Change

Find out your or your students' basic knowledge of concepts like matter, molecules and open and closed systems. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

5-Question Survey: Density and Pressure

Find out your or your students' understanding of density and pressure. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

5-Question Survey: Heat and Temperature

Find out your or your students' understanding of heat and temperature. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

5-Question Survey: Reviewing the Previous Sessions

Find out your or your students' understanding of matter. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

5-Question Survey: Rising and Sinking

Find out your or your students' understanding of fluid displacement. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

Five-Question Survey: What are your ideas about basic astronomy?

Find out your or your students' understanding of astronomy. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

4-Question Survey: Matter

Find out your or your students' understanding of matter. Afterwards you can see how others answered the questions.

Frequency Bar Graphs

Line plots are good for small amounts of data while frequency bar graphs are better for large amounts. Observe how to transition from line plot to frequency bar graph.

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