Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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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.

Focus on Coaching: Music Ensemble

Observe a music teacher coaching a small ensemble rehearsal and decide whether and how the teacher provides appropriate coaching to the students.

Focus On: Critiquing Student Work

Watch two teacher critiques followed by two student critiques. Determine whether students are learning the elements of effective critique from their teachers.

Focus On: Culturally Responsive Teaching

Identify the ways a teacher demonstrates sensitivity to the cultural, linguistic, and economic backgrounds of the students he is teaching.

4-Question Survey: Matter

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

Group Test Parabola

Graph the sequence and find the equation of the curve. Solve the equation to determine the value of the 100th term of the sequence.

Grouping Diverse Learners

Read two instructional scenarios, determine which grouping plans are most effective for teaching and learning in specific situations, and then practice grouping diverse learners.

The House

Learn the importance of setting purposes for reading in order to improve comprehension. Read a passage about a house three times, highlighting the passage with different purposes in mind each time.

Identifying Reading Strategies

In this activity, annotate a primary source using three historical reading strategies: sourcing, contextualizing, and close reading

Images as History: Depression Era Photography

This image of a steer skull seems straightforward, but it generated enormous controversy at the time. Can you imagine why? Hint: It was taken to document the hardships Americans suffered during the Depression.

Interactive Forum

Read two poems and follow the prompts to interpret them using four approaches: reader response, inquiry, cultural studies and critical pedagogy. Use the prompts to guide personal reflection, launch a lesson with students or join an online discussion.

Interactive Strategy Workbook

Read two poems and reflect on the numerous teaching strategies featured in "Teaching Multicultural Literature." Choose strategies to explore, and consider how you might adapt them for these poems and your students. Then compile and print your notes.

Journal

Answer the journal prompts, including reflections from the workshops and your own classroom. The journal (requires a login) will save your entries for 120 days after you register. However, you can print or transfer your entries to your own computer.

Learning About Language Through Cognates

This activity highlights examples of conceptually related Spanish and English cognates that share Latin root words, which can be used to help students develop their vocabulary.

Location Graphs

Consider two graphs representing the number of people present at two different locations over the course of the day. Interpret the graphs to guess the locations.

Made from Dots

Notice how magazines print photos using dots made up of percentages of only three colors and black. Try your hand at using percentages of cyan, magenta and yellow to match the magazine color displayed.

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