Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

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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 Hexominos to Manufacture Boxes

Which hexomino net wastes the least amount of paper and yields the most boxes per sheet? Comment on how concepts such as area, spatial visualization and relationships among geometric shapes are all involved in solving this problem.

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.

Valuing Diversity in Learners

Study four types of learners (heritage language learners, those with learning disabilities, with different learning styles and in different levels)and the issues related to each. Read strategies of other teachers and describe strategies you might use.

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.

Volcanoes

Today, there are many active volcanoes worldwide. Is there anything we can do to predict how and when they will erupt?

Volume Symbols

Study the names and abbreviations of volume units in both the metric and British systems. Then play a game to see how well you remember them.

Weather

Try your hand at tornado chasing and discover how wind chill works.

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 is Your Affiliation?

Political parties have platforms that describe their principles and issue stances in areas such as taxes, education and immigration. Answer the questions to see which party (Democratic, Republican, Green and Libertarian) is your best fit.

What's Inside the Earth?

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

What's Your Definition of Arts Integration?

Start this workshop by defining what arts integration means to you. Then continue on as you explore different approaches to arts integration to expand and deepen your understanding.

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.

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