Understanding By Design

Author: Grant P. Wiggins
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416600353
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Presents a multifaceted model of understanding, which is based on the premise that people can demonstrate understanding in a variety of ways.

The Understanding By Design Guide To Creating High Quality Units

Author: Grant P. Wiggins
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416611495
Size: 76.34 MB
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"The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units is targeted to individuals and groups interested in improving their skills in designing units of study based on the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework. This guide introduces UbD unit design and directs readers through the process. It is organized around a set of modules that move from basic ideas (e.g., the three stages of "backward design") to more complicated elements of unit design (e.g., authentic performance tasks)."--publisher website.

Schooling By Design

Author: Grant P. Wiggins
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416605800
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Provides a school reform strategy which focuses on a long-term mission; curriculum and assessment framework; set principles of learning; structures, policies, and staff that follow the mission; ongoing feedback and adjustments; and an effective planning process.

Key Concepts For Understanding Curriculum

Author: Colin J. Marsh
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 041546577X
Size: 14.61 MB
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Key Concepts for Understanding Curriculum is an invaluable guide for all involved in curriculum matters. Now fully updated, this revised and enlarged fourth edition provides not only a solid grounding in the subject but also covers the latest trends and issues affecting the field. Written in Marsh's clear and accessible style, the book details the strengths, weaknesses and controversies around major concepts in curriculum, including curriculum planning and development curriculum management teaching perspectives collaborative involvement in curriculum curriculum ideology. Now updated with new chapters on curriculum models, school-based curriculum development, learning studies, ICT developments in assessment, the new edition includes extra detail on standards and essential learning factors that have recently been introduced in a number of countries, including the UK, USA and Australia. This up-to-date edition of a definitive text will be essential reading for anyone involved in curriculum planning or development. It will be especially useful to students training to be teachers, and practising teachers following professional development programmes.

Using Reading To Teach A World Language

Author: Donna Spangler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317525906
Size: 29.42 MB
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To help your students learn a world language, don’t forget the power of reading! In this practical book from Donna Spangler and John Alex Mazzante, you’ll gain a variety of strategies and activities that you can use to teach students to read in a world language, boosting their comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Perfect for any age or proficiency level, these classroom-ready activities can easily be adapted to suit your needs! Special features: A discussion of the challenges to teaching reading in the world language classroom A variety of adaptable pre-reading, during-reading, and post-reading strategies and activities for students across grade levels and languages Essential tips for cultivating vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension Reader’s Theater – a special chapter of strategies for implementing this exciting technique A list of helpful websites and apps for world language teachers Useful appendices, including reproducible material for your classroom Busy world language teachers will love this book’s numerous classroom examples, ready-to-use templates, and free online reading sources. Bonus: The book includes eResources that are free to adapt and print for classroom use from our website, http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138853515.

The Essentials Of Mathematics Grades 7 12

Author: Kathy Checkley
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416617892
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This book describes best practices for engaging elementary students in mathematics, from exploring numbers, patterns, and shapes to posing real-life problems that develop students' ability to reason and problem-solve.

Build Your Own Information Literate School

Author: Carol Koechlin
Publisher: Hi Willow Research & Pub
ISBN: 9780931510892
Size: 26.25 MB
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While following a general information literacy model, each skill is a two-page spread of wonderful advice on how to teach and assess how well children and teens can practice what they are taught. But this book is very different! The authors present teaching tips for teaching each skill to novices, apprentices, and InfoStars (novice to advanced). Then they give examples from various curricular areas so that the guide can be used across the curriculum and across the grade levels. Their coverage not only covers traditional finding, locating and sorting information, but ideas for teaching.

What Works In K 12 Online Learning

Author: Cathy Cavanaugh
Publisher: International Society for Technology in educ
ISBN: 9781564842367
Size: 14.44 MB
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A new form of distance learning, online learning is education in which instruction and content comprising a formal course of study are delivered primarily via the Internet. K-12 enrollments in online courses continue to grow, and while there is great potential in the virtual schools movement, there are many challenges inherent in this relatively new method of education delivery. What Works in K-12 Online Learning provides a comprehensive overview of effective online teaching and learning practices. Based on extensive experience and research, chapters cover a full spectrum of topics including virtual course development, online learning in elementary classrooms, differentiating instruction online, professional development for teachers of virtual courses, and the challenges that virtual schools will face in the future. Also available: PowerPoint Magic - ISBN 1564842355 RSS for Educators: Blogs, Newsfeeds, Podcasts, and Wikis in the Classroom - ISBN 1564842398 About the Author Cathy Cavanaugh is an associate professor in instructional technology at the University of North Florida and the editor of Development and Management of Virtual Schools. Robert Blomeyer is an educational technology and K-12 online learning consultant and co-editor of Case Studies in Computer-Aided Learning.