STEM Education: zSpace & Los Altos School District Partnership

(music) Boy in red: We’re on a computer and we’re looking at this really creepy bug Boy in blue: It was a centipede. Boy in red: Really? Boy in blue: Yeah. Boy in red: But it was like so colorful. Boy in blue: I know. Jeffrey: In Los Altos one of the things we’re trying…

Revel – Exploring Strategy demo

[Revel Exploring Strategy] Today I’m going to talk you through Revel for Exploring Strategy. First, what is Revel? Revel is an interactive learning resource that enables students to read, practice and participate in one engaging and continuous experience; improving learning, achievement and progress. Textbook Assignment calendar Highlighting and notes Writing practice Forum Quizzes Activities Instant…

Managing Game-Based Learning in the Classroom

>>Ameer: Managing game play is just like managing other learning activities in your classroom. You’ll know you’re on the right track when you see your students helping each other, having fun, and reflecting on what they’re learning.>>Teacher: So mark it first, good, good.>>Student: So I get one, nine, so yellow gets one and I get…

60-Second Strategy: Respond, Reflect, and Review

>>Teacher: Using your desk as a whiteboard, answer questions and then we’ll start the rotations.>>Teacher: The Respond, Reflect, Review Protocol is an active-engagement activity where students evaluate each other’s work. The first part of it, students respond to a given question or prompt.>>Teacher: When the timer dings, be ready to rotate. [ding]>>Teacher: They rotate in…

Co-Teaching: A Mentoring Strategy for Preservice Teachers

– So we’re going to have three stations today you guys. Okay, Mr. Kiefer. – Alright, station one with myself, Yousef, Abbie, Hayley … – [Teacher] With co-teaching, since we started it’s implementation, it’s really strengthened the learning process for our student teachers, and made a positive impact on the students’ learning. It decreases the…

Pairing Teachers to Drive Professional Development

>>Jennifer: Okay. How many activities did you find out that she has?>>Ambar: Because of the professional growth partners, it makes me see things in a different light. By sharing our practices and providing feedback to one another, every educator in our building has the capacity to become the best educator they can be.>>So today, I…

Sharing Data to Create Stronger Parent Partnerships

>>You hear about data-driven schools all the time, but we are truly data-driven. Sharing the data the way we do at our school, I think it’s super important. Because once you have everybody working together, you have the teachers, you have the interventionists, you have the aides and now you’ve got the parents on board,…

Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

>>Edwina Smith: Before I started doing Circles in my class I found it very difficult to start the academic day. Students had things that they wanted to share that had happened with them, things they were concerned about, and I had a very long line of about thirty– twenty-five to thirty students every morning wanting…

Teacher Labs: Making Professional Development Collaborative

>>Teacher: But then it’s also saves more naps. [ laughter ]>>Mark: If we’re learning at our highest potential as teachers, it’s only going to serve our students. When we learn, they learn. We’re a community of learners.>>Pauline: Because we do teacher lab, we are constantly being driven by a desire to grow together, to collaborate,…

Investing in Professional Development for Technology and Inquiry-Based Learning

>>Tonya: I grew up here at Hartville. I moved here in third grade and I graduated here.>>We are kind of your traditional small town. We’ve got our square with the courthouse on it. We’ve got old buildings that have been around since the Civil War era.>>When I first came in the classroom I was one…