Professional Development

Statistics: Steppin' Out

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Using this resource group, teachers can focus on the topic of statistics by having students construct box and whisker plots to analyze and compare data sets. This resource group is part of the Mathline Middle School Math Project.

Becoming Green Energy Experts

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This Michigan State University/Lansing Boys and Girls Club partnership demonstrates the powerful result of giving youth the science background and tools they need to carry out investigations of their own design, and to communicate their knowledge in their own voice.

REACH Parent Training Series: Digital Citizenship

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This video is rated ‘P for Parent’! Enjoy family-friendly tips for safety and citizenship in 1:1 digital learning environments.  Use this as a stand-alone resource or as a part of the REACH Parent Training Series from Public Media Connect/ThinkTV-CET.

Writing: The Forgotten Focus for Literacy and Communication Instruction – Linda Hagood

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Educational specialist Linda Hagood describes best practices for teaching writing, and demonstrates classroom interactions with students who are deafblind, in these videos produced jointly by Perkins School for the Blind and the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

How to Promote Science Skills While Exploring the Outdoors | PLUM LANDING

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Join Outdoor Educator Jessie Scott as he explains why the outdoors is a great place to explore science in this video from PLUM LANDING. Jessie shares his top strategies for engaging kids and familes in science, including asking questions and wondering aloud.

RUFF RUFFMAN: Photos and You!

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Explore many of the ups and downs of digital photography by watching this animated video from RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS. The much-loved character Ruff Ruffman is back, offering advice about sharing photographs and guiding students on the appropriate use of this twenty-first century skill. This resource is part of the RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS Collection.

Living vs Nonliving l MEECS Eco Bio Video Lesson 1

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The ecosystem concept is developed using the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) Non-Game Wildlife posters to identify the living (biotic) and non-living (abiotic) components.

RARE: Using the Safari Slideshow and Creature Cards in Class

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Learn how to use the Safari Slideshow and Creature Cards in your classroom, in this short video tutorial from WGBH. Hear from an elementary teacher about her experience using these resources with her students. When she encouraged her students to make educated guesses without worrying about being right or wrong, they became critical explorers: making close observations and asking thoughtful questions. Engagement increased, and even laughter ensued. This resource is part of the RARE—Creatures of the Photo Ark Collection.

Connecting the Lithosphere and the Biosphere

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In this video segment from Teaching Earth and Space Science, middle school teacher Karen Spaulding discusses the reasons why she likes teaching about relationships between science topics by making connections within the Earth system. She describes how students may not naturally make a bridge between topics and explains why she tries to link two ideas together explicitly, such as relating Earth events and the fossil record. Spaulding also describes how building these connections helps integrate students’ experience of the sciences across the grades.

Depression: One Teen’s Story | You Are Not Alone

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A teenage girl shares the story of her battle with depression, which began when she was in fourth grade, affecting her relationships and making her feel isolated. This video segment is part of You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET.

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