Curriculum Associates Texas
Annenberg Learner Workshops & Courses
Concept to Classroom
Library of Congress Online Modules (Social Studies)
PBS Learning Media
Teacher Created Materials Podcasts
Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
Improving Teacher Quality
In partnership with About.com, Derrick Meador, shares seven ways effective principals can improve teacher quality through practices such as, conducting teacher evaluations, offering constructive feedback, and providing meaningful professional development. The article also emphasizes providing adequate resources, providing new faculty with a mentor teacher, establishing regular communication with supervisors, and the use of reflection.
Teaching English Language Learners: A Complex System
Authors of this article review policies for ELL instruction and the preparation of teachers to address the needs of ELL students. It describes the key features of effective teaching practices of teaching language and content. The authors provide recommendations for evaluating teacher preparation programs and in-services professional development.
Classroom Organization and Behavior Management Innovation Configuration
This innovation configuration is included in Chapter 2 of the biennial report, America’s Challenge: Effective Teachers for At-Risk Schools and Students, and was created as a tool to improve classroom organization and behavior management. Specific uses of this tool include the following: professional development experiences, prompt of greater attention to classroom behavior management, and improvement in teacher performance.
Improving the Reading Achievement of America's Children: 10 Research-Based Principles
Research from the United States Department of Education supports the ten practices, which have shown to have a positive impact on reading achievement in students. The principles range from home–based strategies to district-wide approaches to improving reading across grades.
In this issue of Classroom Compass, a resource brought to you by SEDL, the authors focus on cooperative learning and provide learning modules such as Jig-saw, group investigation, and heads together, for teachers to utilize with their students. They provide a reading list for further investigation and other resources that may be used by schools.
Learning Without Walls (Field Experience Checklist)
In this issue of Classroom Compass, a resource brought to you by SEDL, the authors focus on taking the learning beyond the classroom and into the field. Authors share specific examples, resources and opportunities for classroom teachers to explore while teaching beyond the classroom walls, giving students field experience and providing a space for authentic learning.
Research-Based Strategies for Teaching Social Studies, Science, and Mathematics to ELs at the Secondary Level
This article shares specific approaches that include explicit teaching of cognitive learning strategies, explicit vocabulary/concept instruction, pairing with native speakers, and graphic organizers to help English Language Learners in secondary Math, Science, and Social Studies.
Teacher as Facilitator
The authors of this article present the reader with strategies to teach in ways that look different from a classroom in where teachers lecture and students listen. They share content, ideas, and resources that can move teachers to become guides of curriculum and instruction and students explorers of learning.
The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher
Harry K. Wong, Rosemary T. Wong
How to Be an Effective and Successful Teacher
Harry K. Wong, Rosemary T. Wong
Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12)
Doug Lemov, Norman Atkins
Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement
Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, Jane E. Pollock
TAIS resources: Teacher Quality
Professional Development Webcast Series
Self-Assessing Social and Emotional Instruction and Competencies: A Tool for Teachers
Quality Tools for Teachers
Tools for Student-Centered Learning
Connecting Kids to Mathematics and Science
Creating Collaborative Action Teams: Working Together for Student Success
Mosaic: An Integrated Approach to Mathematics, Science, Technology, & Language
Overview of Providing Linguistic Accommodations to English Language Learners During Instruction (Online Course)
Professional Teaching and Learning Cycle
Sessions offered at Education Service Center, Region 20, are available for registration at Connect20
Additionally, customized sessions are available for campuses and districts.
For more information, please contact Shannon Allen (210)370-5481.
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