1-3-6 Cooperative Learning Strategy

2 Points

A critical skill our students need to develop is the ability to listen and communicate their ideas with others.  The collaborative learning strategy 1-3-6 allows students to develop and practice these skills as they learn area specific content.


Become a Guided Reading Guru: Part 1 (Pre-K through Grade 5)

2 Points

Guided Reading has become a staple in creating proficient readers starting from the beginning.


Become a Guided Reading Guru: Part 2 (Pre-K through Grade 5)

2 Points

Guided Reading has become a staple in creating proficient readers. This task helps you create your own lesson plan for guided reading.


Differentiating for Gifted Learners

2 Points

This badge will give you ideas for how you can differentiate to meet the needs of gifted learners in your classroom without creating a lot of extra work for yourself.


Digital Learning Menus Part 1 – Participate

2 Points

Learning menus (aka choice boards) are a form of differentiated learning that gives students a menu or choice of learning activities.


Digital Learning Menus Part 2 – Create

2 Points

You must complete Part 1 before earning this badge. Learning menus (aka choice boards) are a form of differentiated learning that gives students a menu or choice of learning activities.


Fountas and Pinnell Modeling

2 Points

Share some of your procedures and ways that you are using and incorporating Fountas and Pinnell successfully with your students.


Fulfilling Accommodations and Modifications

1 Points

Students with disabilities have accommodations and modifications to assist them within the general education classroom. These are vital to their success. Although there are several provided, we all have our own success stories of new ways we’ve found to help these struggling students.


Fun with Anchor Charts

2 Points

Anchor charts are an easy, useful tool to use in the classroom.


Getting Started with Interactive Read-Alouds

2 Points

Earn the badge for getting started with interactive read-alouds by watching this introductory video.


Guided Reading for PreK – 2

2 Points

Deepen your understanding of Guided Reading in the PreK - 2 classroom.


Homemade Fine Motor Manipulatives

2 Points

Learn how to create fine motor manipulatives to help your students develop the necessary skills to be successful with everyday activities!


I-squared strategy (Identify and Interpret)

2 Points

I-squared strategy requires students to Identify and Interpret an image, diagram, formula, or graph and provides a template for writing about the image.


Identifying Gifted Students

2 Points

This badge will help you identify students that you may or may not already view as being gifted.


Implementing Sped Modifications

2 Points

Implementing special ed modifications and accommodations can be quite tricky and quite time consuming, at times. By keeping track of the students who require accommodations, it will ensure you’re meeting their needs and staying compliant. Attached, you will find an editable tracker to assist you in doing so.


Inquiry Based Learning

2 Points

A student-centered learning strategy in which the teacher serves as a facilitator by posing questions, problems, or scenarios.


Interactive Read-Alouds and Literature Discussions for PreK – 2 (Level 1)

2 Points

Deepen your understanding of Interactive Read-Alouds in the PreK - 2 classroom.


Interactive Writing for PreK – 2

2 Points

Deepen your understanding of Interactive Writing in the PreK - 2 classroom.


Jigsaw Collaborative Learning Strategy

2 Points

A critical skill our students need to develop is the ability to listen and communicate their ideas with others.  The collaborative learning strategy Jigsaw allows students to develop and practice these skills as they learn area specific content.


Literature Discussions in the PreK-2 Classroom

2 Points

Implement literature discussions in your classroom.


Literature through Script Writing

2 Points

Have students take a story and turn it into a script to help them to picture the story elements.  


Modified Testing Format

2 Points

Most special needs students require a modified testing format. This is usually done by reducing the amount of questions and/or choices, rephrasing or paraphrasing questions, or providing an alternate assignment, just to name a few. How do you adjust your test to accommodate your special needs students?


My Favorite No!

2 Points

Teachers will learn about using the “My Favorite No” strategy as an in-class assessment and a way to collect data and analyze student understanding of a particular topic.


Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study for PreK – 2

2 Points

Deepen your understanding of Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study in the PreK - 2 classroom.


Quiz, Quiz, Trade

2 Points

Teachers will use the game, “Quiz, Quiz, Trade” to review a unit.


Rubrics in the Classroom

2 Points

Using rubrics in the classroom helps clarify expectations of your assignments


Running Records Level 1: Giving and Recording

2 Points

Do you remember the little details that go into giving a running record? Review your knowledge of running records and take a quick quiz to show what you know!


Running Records Level 2: Analyzing

2 Points

Now that you know how to properly give and score a running record, the next step is to properly analyze the errors and self corrections. You will be able to see what strategic actions your students already control and which they need to learn how to use.


Running Records Level 3: Classroom Implementation

2 Points

Knowing how to give and analyze running records is the first step. Now it’s time to use running records to guide your instruction.


Science Journals – Think like a Scientist

2 Points

Use Science journals as a way to get your students to think like a scientist.


Share a PDF Copy of your Google File

2 Points

Sometimes people prefer PDF files because they’re easy to print, download, and open in existing programs (not everyone uses Google, can you believe that?). How about you give them a PDF link that is always up to date?


Level 1: Shared and Performance Reading for PreK – 2

2 Points

Deepen your understanding of Shared and Performance Reading in the PreK - 2 classroom.


Level 2: Learn about Shared and Performance Reading in your classroom

2 Points

Implement Shared and Performance Reading in your classroom.


Tea Party Cooperative Learning Strategy

2 Points

Tea Party is a simple quick cooperative learning strategy that  is useful because not only does it allow for all students to get a chance and share with another student, but additionally, it allows for students to work together to come up with a solution.


Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Boards

2 Points

Teachers will use a Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board to help students demonstrate their skills and understanding of a unit in a variety of ways.


USA Test Prep (Middle School/Junior High/High School) – Level 2

2 Points

USA Test Prep diagnostic benchmark system provides a performance snapshot at the student, class, school, and district level.


USA Test Prep: Enrichment and Brain Breaks – Level 1

2 Points

Teachers will learn about additional resources available in USA Test Prep and practice implementing those in class.


Music in the Classroom

2 Points

Teachers will review the benefits of using music in the classroom, practice using music in their classroom, and record the results.


Utilizing Call Backs / Attention Getters

2 Points

Learn how to utilize attention-getters in the classroom to improve student engagement.


Visual Phonics

2 Points

Use visual phonics in your classroom to improve student knowledge of letter names and sounds.


Whole Brain Teaching – Bronze Level Certification

2 Points

Demonstrate your general, theoretical understanding of whole brain teaching by completing Bronze Level Certification.  


Writing About Reading for PreK – 2

2 Points

Deepen your understanding of Writing About Reading in the PreK - 2 classroom.


Writing Workshop for PreK – 2

2 Points

Deepen your understanding of Writing Workshop in the PreK - 2 classroom.