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Lynn Hiller: Differentiate Lesson Components
In this tutorial, learn strategies for differentiating the components of instruction: content, activities, and assessments. Lynn Hiller and Gayle Gregory discuss strategies, and teachers model differentiation that provides a variety of resources and options for students to choose their method of processing the content and demonstrating their learning.
Cooperative Groups Differentiated by Readiness
In this video, Cathy Melahn models the use of differentiated cooperative group learning. She differentiates the content and the learning process to meet diverse needs at various levels of reading readiness.
Mary Ellen Vogt Describes Differentiated Strategies
MaryEllen Vogt, EdD, describes effective strategies for differentiating lesson plans and providing scaffolding for instruction, especially for ELLs. She contrasts undifferentiated and differentiated settings and emphasizes the importance of addressing student needs.
Vern Jones: Expectation and Caring
In this video, observe verbal and nonverbal strategies for communicating effectively and with sensitivity to show interest in students while holding them accountable for meeting expectations.
Cooperative Group Strategies Enhance Motivation
Observe engaging instructional strategies that prompt lively interaction among high school biology students and motivate them to construct their own knowledge. Matthew Swope challenges students, reinforces them, instills confidence, and deals effectively with misconceptions.
Responding to Individual Needs
In this video, discover strategies for recognizing and responding to the basic needs of students. Brian Fireng models effective responses to individual students who struggle for mastery as a result of language inadequacy.
Expecations for a Parent-Teacher Conference
In this video, observe the teacher's organization, clarity, professionalism, and interpersonal skills as she conducts a parent-teacher conference. She explains the progress report, outlines teaching strategies and homework expectations, and suggests ways for parents to help.
Meeting the CCSS: Academic Language and Arguments
In this video, we’ll see a teacher reviewing the academic language tied to arguments and the Common Core State Standards. We'll also hear from Linda Lewis about the importance of building academic vocabulary.
Fraction Progression: Grades 4 and 5
A senior math content specialist demonstrates how the Common Core grade 3-4 fraction concepts build upon and connect to each other. A grade three focus on unit fractions and equivalence using visual models extends to reasoning about mixed numbers and fraction operaations in grade 4.
Cognitive Demand and the Standards for Mathematical Practice
This video illustrates the level of cognitive demand consistent with expectations of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Phil Daro discusses how the Mathematical Practices encourage maintaining a high level of cognitive demand during a lesson.
Engaging students with problem-based learning
This final segment features Bill Stepien and his seventh grade social studies class. Students have already done some research about 19th century child labor conditions in London mills, and Bill Stepien has asked them to pursue a particular area of inquiry for problem-based learning. He reminds students that they will act as Members of Parliament to define the specific problem each wants to solve.
Skillful Teaching - What Accounts for Student Engagement
Dr. Saphier shows that all of the areas of performance are active simultaneously, with some more easily seen than others.
Mapping Curriculum to Standards
In this tutorial Grant Wiggins, Ed.D., and Rick Stiggins, Ph.D., talk about aligning assessments with standards and learning goals. Third grade teachers, Jennifer Rodman and Melissa Sutton, model the planning process beginning with the standards and building their lessons and assessments around the standards.