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.
Guided Reading has become a staple in creating proficient readers starting from the beginning.
Guided Reading has become a staple in creating proficient readers. This task helps you create your own lesson plan for guided reading.
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.
Learning menus (aka choice boards) are a form of differentiated learning that gives students a menu or choice of learning activities.
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.
Share some of your procedures and ways that you are using and incorporating Fountas and Pinnell successfully with your students.
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.
Earn the badge for getting started with interactive read-alouds by watching this introductory video.
Deepen your understanding of Guided Reading in the PreK - 2 classroom.
Learn how to create fine motor manipulatives to help your students develop the necessary skills to be successful with everyday activities!
I-squared strategy requires students to Identify and Interpret an image, diagram, formula, or graph and provides a template for writing about the image.
This badge will help you identify students that you may or may not already view as being gifted.
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.
A student-centered learning strategy in which the teacher serves as a facilitator by posing questions, problems, or scenarios.
Deepen your understanding of Interactive Read-Alouds in the PreK - 2 classroom.
Deepen your understanding of Interactive Writing in the PreK - 2 classroom.
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.
Implement literature discussions in your classroom.
Have students take a story and turn it into a script to help them to picture the story elements.
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?
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.
Deepen your understanding of Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study in the PreK - 2 classroom.
Using rubrics in the classroom helps clarify expectations of your assignments
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!
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.
Knowing how to give and analyze running records is the first step. Now it’s time to use running records to guide your instruction.
Use Science journals as a way to get your students to think like a scientist.
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?
Deepen your understanding of Shared and Performance Reading in the PreK - 2 classroom.
Implement Shared and Performance Reading in your classroom.
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.
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 diagnostic benchmark system provides a performance snapshot at the student, class, school, and district level.
Teachers will learn about additional resources available in USA Test Prep and practice implementing those in class.
Teachers will review the benefits of using music in the classroom, practice using music in their classroom, and record the results.
Learn how to utilize attention-getters in the classroom to improve student engagement.
Use visual phonics in your classroom to improve student knowledge of letter names and sounds.
Demonstrate your general, theoretical understanding of whole brain teaching by completing Bronze Level Certification.
Deepen your understanding of Writing About Reading in the PreK - 2 classroom.