Professional Development

Filmmaking | Media Arts Toolkit

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A class at Central High School in Louisville, Kentucky, becomes a production studio as students learn about filmmaking in Vanessa Miller’s yearlong film course.

Launching a Unit on Electric Circuits

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In this video from Teaching Elementary Physical Science, watch how fourth-grade teacher Linda Block has her students surface prior knowledge before beginning a unit about the principles of electricity. Block describes beginning the unit with a questionnaire about familiar examples of electricity, then moves on to introduce the students to more complex content. In addition, she assesses their understanding of the content by having them create posters.

Kari Hake | Kindergarten | Inside the Classroom: ELA

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See kindergarten excitement in Mrs. Hake’s classroom. Learn how she teaches letters, sounds and sight words while her students practice three big things: speaking & listening, reading and writing.

Foundation of Multiplication & Division

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Your child sets the foundation for understanding multiplication and division in second grade. The first layer in building this foundation is a concrete understanding. He will use objects as counters to create equal groups.

Making equal groups, drawing pictures, and using repeated addition all build a strong foundation for third grade, where your child will dive right into multiplication and division!

Alesha Trudell: 4th Grade | Inside the Classroom: ELA

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Experience the fourth grade reading transformation with powerful insights from Mrs. Trudell. Discover how fourth graders make independent reading choices, the types of books they enjoy, and how technology enhances classroom lessons.

 

Investigating Land Use, Water, and Air Relationships l MEECS Land Use: Video Lesson 8

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In this lesson, students are asked to use prior knowledge about water and air issues and combine those with what they have been studying about land use. They study the interactions of land use, air, and water that result in an ecosystem that includes both human and natural impacts on land use. (This video lesson highlights activity 1 from lesson 8 of the MEECS Land Use Unit.)

 

Classifying Land Use l MEECS Land Use: Video Lesson 4

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Students are given information about the ways that Michigan lands are used. A measuring stick is used to investigate the overall uses of land in Michigan. (This video lesson highlights activities 2 and 3 from lesson 3 of the MEECS Land Use Unit.)

 

What Causes Suicide? | You Are Not Alone

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Experts in adolescent medicine and suicide research explain the factors that contribute to the rise in youth suicides. Dr. Hatim Omar, an adolescent medicine specialist at the University of Kentucky, and Melinda Moore, PhD, a psychology professor at Eastern Kentucky University, both agree that limiting access to lethal means of suicide is crucial to reducing overall rates. This video segment is part of You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET.

Mental Health: One Family’s Story | You Are Not Alone

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A mother and son talk about his behavioral health struggles and the help they got through a family advocacy organization. In second grade, Shawn Gonzales, a gifted student, began to act out in high-intensity tantrums. He was soon diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. His mother, Resa, was by Shawn’s side all of the way and, through strong parenting and finding the right combination of medications, he has made great strides. They got help from the Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, a statewide support, training, and advocacy organization dedicated to families with behavioral health challenges, where Resa now works. This segment is part of You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET.

Rashaun James: 7th Grade | Inside the Classroom: ELA

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Dive deeper with seventh grade language arts. Get a powerful perspective from Mrs. James about the more rigorous seventh grade requirements, including the push for informational text, citing evidence from text and building reading stamina.  

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