Regardless of how many lesson plans you may write, guideposts can help to ensure lessons are comprehensive and effective. At PBS LearningMedia you can find The Top Ten Questions to Ask Myself as I Design Lessons, the framework for the book Instruction for All Students by Paula Rutherford. These questions can be used to promote thinking about teaching and learning during the planning process, while teaching, and again when reflecting on the impact of the lesson (more…)
Archive for the ‘Professional Development’ Category
In May we shared information about the STEM TEACHER CHALLENGE, which invites Massachusetts’ educators to submit 1-5 minute educational videos that demonstrate STEM concepts, experiments, or best practices.
While the thought of videotaping might initially cause anxiety for some, this challenge can be a great way not only to share your practice but to reflect on your teaching and celebrate your creativity, energy (and, yes, courage) to experiment with new concepts in innovative ways. And WGBH has resources to help and inspire your video making (more…)
While PBS TeacherLine courses begin today, enrollment remains open until Friday. These online courses are innovative and engaging and, for busy educators, provide a flexible learning schedule. Facilitated and self-paced professional development courses are designed to benefit both beginning and experienced teachers in science, reading, social studies, math, instructional strategies, and instructional technology. (more…)
As you and students start this new school year, PBS LearningMedia welcomes you back with a new look, new resources, and the return of its successful “Get Your Tech On” initiative to help teachers better integrate digital media and technology in the classroom. Through November 30, teachers can access free tech-themed content collections, how-to guides on building digital classrooms, professional development webinars, and enter to win weekly tablet giveaways.
PBS TeacherLine facilitated courses are designed to benefit beginning and experienced teachers in content areas that include science, reading, social studies, math, instructional strategies, and instructional technology. The virtual learning format allows interaction with peers and experts while also providing a flexible schedule so you can complete coursework at a manageable pace. Please remember to use the promo code WGBY when you enroll. (more…)
How can you put structures in place in your classroom that build a culture of learning together, making and critiquing arguments and persisting in problem solving when students have varied math backgrounds? You can see how one ninth grade geometry teacher in Brooklyn, NY does it in this WGBH Education video that shows how you might differentiate instruction while encouraging argumentation and critique, supporting the Common Core Standard for Mathematical Practice. (more…)