Nine Thousand Straws

Author: Jean Sausele Knodt
Publisher: Teacher Ideas Press
ISBN: 9781591586401
Size: 45.69 MB
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Based on nine years of design, research, and open-inquiry lab teaching experience with over 600 children annually, this resource contributes practical methods that make this instructional approach effective and purposeful.

Collaborative Models For Librarian And Teacher Partnerships

Author: Kennedy, Kathryn
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466643625
Size: 23.53 MB
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Once considered designated storytellers, modern library professionals are emerging as experts in technology integration, information literacy, and curriculum alignment. Though, their collaboration with technology specialists and administrators continues to be a struggle. Collaborative Models for Librarian and Teacher Partnerships brings together best practices and innovative technological approaches in establishing the media specialist-teacher partnership. Highlighting theoretical concepts of case based learning, knowledge repositories, and professional learning communities; this book is an essential practical guide for professional development specialists, administrators, library media specialists, as well as teacher educators interested in maintaining and developing collaborative instructional partnerships using emerging digital technologies.

Bilingual And Esl Classrooms

Author: Carlos J. Ovando
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475823134
Size: 62.88 MB
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Now in its 6th Edition, this classic text integrates theory and practice to provide comprehensive coverage of bilingual and ESL education. The text covers the foundations of bilingual and ESL education and provides a strong focus on what the teacher needs to know in a bilingual classroom. Woven throughout the text are quotes from bilingual and ESL students and teachers that illuminate the bilingual/ESL learning and teaching experience. Bilingual and ESL Classrooms is written for both preservice and experienced educators serving grades pre-K through 12—mainstream, bilingual, ESL, and special education teachers, as well as administrators, school counselors, and educational policymakers. New in the Sixth Edition This sixth edition presents updated research on and expanded coverage of key issues related to the education of English language learners in the United States such as continuing controversies and findings in demographics, the impact of globalization on K–12 public schooling, evidence-driven teaching practices, white normativity, using technologies developed for language minority populations, making sense of Census 2010, and achievement levels of ELLs in math and science. More specifically, this sixth edition includes: Coverage of the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act. An expanded and updated “Human Face of Bilingual Students and ELLs.” A revised, co-authored student chapter. A thoroughly revised assessment chapter. A revised chapter on bilingual special education.

The Evolution Of Inquiry Controlled Guided Modeled And Free

Author: Daniel Callison
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693876
Size: 63.32 MB
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Defining the progression toward inquiry learning, this book provides an extensive overview of the past five decades and the evolution of inquiry in science, history, language arts, and information literacy studies. • Helps readers gain an understanding of the historical development of inquiry learning in formal and informal settings • Showcases ways in which inquiry principles can be learned and applied across the K–12 curriculum • Equips professional library media specialists with an understanding of collaboration that supports a leadership role in curriculum development • Illustrates the expectations for inquiry learning based on critical thinking and the ability to make a clear argument with supporting, relevant evidence selected on the basis of logical reasoning

How To Teach Thinking And Learning Skills

Author: CJ Simister
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446229823
Size: 60.94 MB
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Includes CD-ROM 'The author puts into perspective the importance of teaching thinking and learning skills providing clear explanations and easy to follow activities that can be used as a series of lessons, or simply as a one off. As a resource for the primary practitioner it is both practical and informative' - ESCalate 'A treasure-trove of practical resources to stretch young people's thinking muscles!' - Professor Guy Claxton, University of Bristol 'It is full of useful ideas for busy teachers and helpful in getting the children rather than the teachers to do the thinking in the classroom' - Professor Robert Fisher, Brunel University By helping children to form positive thinking and learning habits, and to develop a range of transferable skills, we give them the tools they need to become successful learners. This book is grounded in the best of current practice and theories surrounding thinking and learning skills. It provides a highly effective method for introducing a comprehensive set of thinking and learning skills to children aged 5 to 11, as well as for integrating these skills through the curriculum. By means of carefully developed games, activities and group tasks, these ready-to-use lessons will appeal to a wide range of learners and abilities. Features of the book include: - a clear explanation of what thinking and learning skills are; - lots of photocopiable activities, for use by individual teachers and in INSET; - a plan for introducing thinking and learning skills in your school; - suggestions for further reading and development of the programme. Headteachers, Curriculum Co-ordinators and classroom practitioners wishing to introduce and develop thinking and learning skills in their school can either follow this programme in its entirety, or dip into it when appropriate for specific activities.

Creating Integrated Curriculum

Author: Susan M. Drake
Publisher: Corwin Pr
ISBN:
Size: 60.59 MB
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Here's a comprehensive look at how an integrated curriculum can work for your school or district. Using what she calls a new "Story Model," the author helps you make sense of the changes involved in integrating your school's curriculum. She gives you the tools you need to create a curriculum that takes into account the complexity of today's world and how all knowledge is interrelated. Your students will benefit from integrated curriculum by: Developing a higher level of thinking Transferring their learning to the real world Acquiring the skills they need to become lifelong learners This book helps answer these crucial questions about learning in your school or district: 1. What is worth knowing? 2. How can we know when a student knows it? 3. How do students learn best and what does this mean to teaching? Once you've answered these questions, you'll have a better idea of what curriculum changes you need to make. Drake shows you how (and when) to integrate your curriculum. She offers you detailed descriptions of several different, workable approaches. The information she gives you is applicable for district use as well as for individual schools or departments. Designed for school leaders, curriculum developers, and curriculum supervisors, this book brings integrated curriculum into sharp focus and helps educators find a curriculum model that can work for their school's particular needs.