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The 20 Years Project: Illuminating Standards Video Series
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This video features a project that shows how Common Core math standards can be addressed in work that is engaging and compelling for students and connects to real-life. The project asks students to imagine their life 20 years in the future. There is a literacy component (written sections), but the math work—the focus of this video—involves projecting future finances such as income, loans, expenses, and taxes.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
07/03/2018
3-5 Sample Schedules
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The 3-5 Sample Schedules are sample schedules that outline advantages and considerations to give leaders ideas about how to incorporate EL Education's 3-5 Language Arts Curriculum (2 hours daily for Grades 3-5) into a school schedule. This document shows options for school days with 7, 6.5, and 6 hours of daily instruction.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
11/20/2018
6 Steps to modifying an Open Textbook
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Once you have made the decision to adopt an open textbook, you may wish to modify or adapt that textbook to fit your specific needs. How easy or difficult this will be depends on a number of factors.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
BCcampus
Author:
Clint Lalonde
Date Added:
08/21/2013
Adult Learners: Characteristics, Qualities, Needs
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The five assumptions below, adapted from Glickman and Gordon (2007), continue to serve widely as a general guide for thinking about adult learners. (See document for details.) 1). Adult learners are generally self-directed. 2). Adult learners need to know the importance and relevance of what they’re learning. 3). Adults bring a variety of experiences that should be utilized in their learning 4). Adults are results-oriented and want to shift quickly from theory to application 5). Adult learners are intrinsically motivated and work best when learning has clear, relevant goals.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
11/20/2018
Adult Learners: Characteristics, Qualities, and Needs
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Andragogy is the study of how adults learn and is a theory developed by Malcolm Knowles based on a variety of research centered on adult development, needs, and learning styles. This document includes a description of Knowles’ five underlying assumptions, along with specific applications of these five components expanded upon by other researchers and theorists. More recent theories of adult learning have called these assumptions into question, proposing that there may be degrees or certain conditions under which they apply or that self-direction, for instance, may be desirable but not always the reality of adult learners. Nevertheless, these assumptions continue to serve widely as a general guide for thinking about adult learners.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Algebra Explorations, Pre-K through Grade 7
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CK-12 Algebra Explorations is a hands-on series of activities that guides students from Pre-K to Grade 7 through algebraic concepts.

Subject:
Algebra
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Carol ­ Findell, Mary ­Cavanagh, Carole ­Greenes
Date Added:
02/23/2012
Ampersand: Illuminating Standards Video Series
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This video features a project in which eleventh grade students at High Tech High Media Arts created a book of essays inspired by their work in a community internship. The process of creating high-quality narrative writing—meeting and exceeding standards—is highlighted. Students used models from the professional literary world; each student chose a particular literary influence to guide his or her style. The class worked as team in a collaborative editing process. The film celebrates the connection of school to life, and the power of inspiration, models, critique and collaboration.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Behind the Practice: Approaching the ALL Block with Tara Pitts, Jhanai Clark, and Sheryl Spikes
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This companion video to Implementing the 3-5 Additional Language and Literacy (ALL) Block features two fifth grade teachers and their instructional coach at Hollis Innovation Academy in Atlanta, GA. Their commentary and related scenes describe how together as a "learning school" they approach the ALL Block to ensure mastery and agency for all students in their inclusive classroom. The topics covered are: Understanding the Purpose, The Heart of the Practice, Making it My Own, Responsive Teaching, Using Ongoing Assessment, Why This Matters.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
K-5 Language Arts Curriculum Videos
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Behind the Practice: Close Read-Aloud in the Primary Grades with Sara Metz
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Sara Metz, Kindergarten Teacher at Explore Elementary in Thornton, Colorado, gives us a window into her purposeful planning and delivery of a Close Read-Aloud. She takes us through her process of analyzing the curriculum's Close Read-Aloud guide, planning based upon the needs of her students, and responding in the moment. We see Sara analyze student work and plan for future instruction. This video is part of the "Behind the Practice" series and is also a companion to the two-part video series Close Read-Aloud in the Primary Grades, which features Sara and her students in action.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
K-5 Language Arts Curriculum Videos
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Behind the Practice: Planning the K-2 Labs with Kady Taylor
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In this "Behind the Practice" video, educators hear Kady Taylor talk about Labs: understanding the purpose of allowing primary students to learn through play and discovery, how Kady "makes it her own" using the teacher's guide and incorporating music, movement, and creative use of materials, the heart of the practice as trust and tools for discovery, responsive teaching by re-grounding students in the purpose of the labs, using ongoing assessment with anecdotal notes, and why this practice allows both teachers and students to "figure things out." Educators should watch this video after watching the Implementing the K-2 Labs video.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Provider Set:
K-5 Language Arts Curriculum Videos
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Behind the Practice: Planning the K-2 Skills Block with Sarah Mitchell, Katie Benton and Brenna Schneider
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This video shows Sarah Mitchell (Instructional Coach), Katie Benton (2nd Grade Teacher) and Brenna Schneider (Kindergarten Teacher), thinking about their work implementing the K-2 Skills Block at Lead Academy.  The coach and teachers describe the importance of the Skills Block, and how to use the phases and micro-phases to most strategically group students and plan differentiated activities. The video addresses common questions and challenges teachers face when implementing this component of the EL Education Language Arts curriculum at grades K-2, in particular how to make most strategic use of the differentiated small group time.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
07/03/2018
Beliefs about Coaching
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Instructional coaching in EL Education schools increases the achievement and engagement of every student by bringing out the best performance of every teacher. Coaches use both student-centered and teacher-centered methods to help teachers improve the decisions they make about their instruction.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
11/20/2018
Berkeley Unified School District: Garden-Based Learning Curriculum
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This curriculum builds upon many years of educating students in the garden and scales up content across grades and lessons for instructional scaffolding. It is designed as an interactive teaching tool to be co-taught with classroom teachers and garden instructors as leads. Each lesson connects directly to standards: Next Generation Science, Common Core State, Physical Education, and Environmental and Health Education. The concise and easy to-follow lessons are a packed 45 minutes for preschool through fifth grade. Flexibility is important, so some lessons include several activities that teachers can choose from to accommodate their lesson plans. Consistency is also important, so lessons follow themes and structures found in the Curriculum Map. 360 pages.

Subject:
Agriculture
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Berkeley Unified School District
Date Added:
09/01/2015
CP 10: Planning Effective Lessons
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Lessons are the building blocks of all curricular structures in the EL Education model. Whether planning a single lesson or a series of lessons, teachers attend to how the lessons sit in the larger arc of curriculum. They carefully craft a beginning, middle, and end, regardless of lesson type. By attending to each lesson with care, teachers ensure that all students are challenged, engaged, and empowered and can transfer their understanding to new contexts. They also give students opportunities to develop and demonstrate Habits of Character.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
11/20/2018
CP 11: Delivering Effective Lessons
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In the EL Education model, teachers engage students in meaningful and productive work throughout the class period. When delivering lessons, teachers create purpose and build curiosity for students. They use classroom management techniques that promote equity and create a respectful, active, collaborative, and growth-oriented culture. They make time to confer with students and are aware of each student’s level of understanding and participation. Teachers use practices that ensure all students grapple with challenging content. Teachers foster character by building positive relationships with students and inspiring each student to develop craftsmanship, perseverance, collaborative skills, and responsibility for learning. They promote critical thinking by asking that students make connections, perceive patterns and relationships, understand diverse perspectives, supply evidence for inferences and conclusions, and generalize to the big ideas of the discipline studied.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
11/20/2018
CP 12: Planning for and Supporting High-Quality Student Work
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The EL Education model compels students to produce high-quality work that demonstrates complexity, craftsmanship, and authenticity. Teachers plan deeply to support students in creating products that demonstrate these qualities. They support students to create products for audiences beyond teachers and parents (e.g., a whole-class scientific study of a local pond, resulting in a water-quality report for the city board of health). Creating real work for real audiences motivates students to meet standards and engage in revision. In the process, they develop perseverance and realize that they can do more than they thought possible.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
EL Education
Date Added:
11/20/2018