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Online Training Modules

 
 
Online Training Modules



We are LEARNERS first, TEACHERS second.  Below are a series of videos and readings to support the application of best practices in the classroom.  They are based in theory and research and model strategies that can be implemented in your classroom.  Remember to critique not only the practices themselves, but also your own thoughts, biases, and pre-dispositions about the practices.  Make as many connections to concepts or theories previously discussed in Mini Institutes, discussion, etc.  Collectively, this will support you in your learning, teaching, and ultimately, support the students we serve.
 
The following 10 modules, in the form of Watch-N-Writes, are to be completed at your own time with guidance from your Site Lead.  Site Leads and other educators will be able to respond to your reflections in the Discussion Boards.   
 
Watch-N-Writes / Read-N-Writes
After watching the videos and completing the readings for each module, click on "Discussion Board" on the navigation tabs and respond to the guiding question that pertains to the module.  Then, respond to another educator's response by making connections, critiquing, or providing an image their response brings to mind.  
 
 



 
M1:  Mindfulness and Meditation
(Be sure to cite evidence and respond to at least one other person on the discussion board)
 
 
 
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Read-N-Write
Research on Mindfulness by the Hawk Foundation 
"Quiet Time Primer" by Visitacion Valley Middle School
 
 
 
 
 

 
M2:  Project-Based Learning
 
 
(Be sure to cite evidence and respond to at least one other person on the discussion board) 
 
 
 
Watch-N-Write 
 
 
Read-N-Write
What is PBL? by the Buck Institute
Why PBL?  by the Buck Institute 
 
  
 
 

M3:  Lesson Planning and Delivery
(Be sure to cite evidence and respond to at least one other person on the discussion board) 
 
 
 
 
Read-N-Write
Curriculum Planning Guide by KIPP Schools 
Bloom's Taxonomy by Armstrong 
 
 
 
 
 

M4:  Close Reading
(Be sure to cite evidence and respond to at least one person on the discussion board) 
 
 
 
Watch-N-Write
 
 
Read-N-Write
"How to do a Close Reading" by Harvard College 
 
 
 

M5: Reading Strategies
(Be sure to cite evidence and respond to at least one other person on the discussion board) 
 
 
Watch-N-Write
 
 
 
Read-N-Write 
Reading Comprehension Strategies by Busy Teachers Cafe
 
 

 
M6:  Directed Reading Thinking Activities
 
 
(Be sure to cite evidence and respond to at least one other person on the discussion board)
 
 
Watch-N-Write
 
 
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KWL by Read Write Think 
 
 
 

M7:  Centers in the Classroom
 
 
(Be sure to cite evidence and respond to one other person on the discussion board)
 
 
Watch-N-Write
 
 
Read-N-Write
Literacy Centers by Reading Rockets 
Reading Stations on Pinterest
 
  
 

M8:  Guided Reading
 
 
(Be sure to cite evidence from the readings/videos and respond to at least one other person on the discussion board)
 
 
Watch-N-Write
 
 
Read-N-Write
Introduction to ReadingA-Z (Video tour and website walk)
 
 
 
  

M9:  Differentiated Instruction
 
(Be sure to cite evidence from the readings/videos and respond to at least one person on the discussion board) 
 
 
 
Watch-N-Write
 
Read-N-Write
Differentiating Instruction by Willis and Mann
 
 
 
 

M10:  Metacognition
 
(Be sure to cite your evidence and leave a comment for at least one other person on the discussion board)
 
 
Watch-N-Write
 
 
Read-N-Write
Metacognition by Chick
 
 
 
 
 

M11:  Inquiry in the Classroom
 
 
(Be sure to cite evidence from the readings/videos and respond to at least one person on the discussion board) 
 
 
Watch-N-Write
https://youtu.be/mNK6h1dfy2o
 
 
Read-N-Write
Potts, 1994 "Strategies for Teaching Critical Thinking" 
Alber, "5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students"
 
 
 
 
 

M12:  Socratic Seminars
How do Socratic Seminars relate to other content we have learned or discussed in our Institutes or Induction?
 
 
 Watch-N-Write
 
 
Read-N-Write