Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

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Unit Prices

Work with widgets and milk cartons to think about unit pricing problems and reflect on the various strategies you used to solve these problems. Then create your own unit pricing problem.

Units and Prefixes

Explore some common units and prefixes in the metric system. Then decide which metric units you would use to measure several displayed objects.

Unity and Diversity

Analyze teaching strategies used in four classroom examples. Describe how the teachers incorporated themes of unity and diversity into their lessons and compare your answers to the sample answers provided.

US History Map Assessment: Test Your Skills

Test how much you know about major U.S geographic features, Indian tribes, states and regions, European colonists and territorial expansion. View your correct and incorrect answers, and print out your assessment.

Using Artifacts

View an engraving and two photographs from U.S. history. As you view these resources, think about what you can identify and interpret through the images, and what kinds of questions you might generate if you were using these images to teach your students.

Using Your Day To Inspire Writing

Scroll through the events from a single day of a writer/teacher. Roll over each event to see how it sparked ideas for writing topics and genre(s).

Valentines Cards

How many valentines are exchanged if each of your 24 students gives a valentine to everyone else in the class? Think about how you would solve a similar problem for a school of 1,000 students.

Variation in Estimates

A computer can perform random sampling and estimation faster than you can. Use the computer to help you estimate a penguin population from computer-selected random samples.

The Village/State

Student groups have created ads for the new village/state they are creating to entice others to join them. Read one of the ads and work backwards through a series of prompts to determine the ad's audience, purpose, genre and theme.

Virtual Particle Lab: Compressibility of Air

Explore the particle model of matter. Run the simulations and see if you can predict the results.

Virtual Particle Lab: Dissolving

Explore what happens when one substance dissolves into another. Run the simulations and see if you can predict the results.

What Do Revision Choices Reveal?

Read two pieces of authentic student writing before and after revision. Notice the highlighted areas in each draft and identify how they reflect specific revision strategies the students have learned and applied.

What's Inside the Earth?

What’s inside the earth? Examine the earth’s distinct layers (crust, mantle and core) and find out.

Where Is the Player?

Examine how multiple light sources produce shadows of differing darkness and length. Move a player (with four light sources) around the field until your image matches the five other images on the page so you can identify where the player is on the field.

Whooping Cranes

Track the migration of whooping cranes, once on the verge of extinction. Follow new crane chicks from their hatching to the day they complete their first fall migration at 5 to 6 months of age.

Word Tiers

Identify three tiers of vocabulary words that present new vocabulary for your students, and then categorize words by tier in order to focus your teaching.

Working with the Mean Absolute Deviation (MAD)

The concept of the arithmetic mean and deviation from the mean can be graphically representated as a line plot. You will create a line plot to represent specified allocations of coins.

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