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.

Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI²)

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Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI²) is a three-tiered approach to student learning that is focused on prevention and early intervention. RTI² uses assessment for instruction, intervention, and transition between these tiers for K-12 students as they develop skills in reading, reading comprehension, reading fluency, mathematics calculation, mathematics problem solving, and written expression. Learn more about RTI² and its implementation from experts at the Tennessee Department of Education.

Including Students with Albinism – Sue Dalton

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Susan Dalton shares her personal and professional experience with students with albinism in these videos co-produced by Perkins School for the Blind and National Organization for Albinism & Hypopigmentation (NOAH). The videos include scientific information about the condition of albinism as well as strategies for accommodating the various impacts to learning.

PBS LearningMedia 101

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Discover how PBS LearningMedia and its collection of over 100K digital resources can support your teaching and personalize learning experiences for your students. During this tutorial, you will learn how to register for a free account, search for and download standards aligned content, and save and share your favorite resources.

RUFF RUFFMAN: Technology and You!

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Watch Ruff Ruffman as he searches for an appropriate balance of technology and media use, in this animated video from RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS. The much-loved character Ruff Ruffman is back, offering advice about using technology in today's media landscape 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.

 

Interpreting Remainders | Making Math Matter

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Learn classroom strategies for teaching how to interpret remainders in this professional development video from Making Math Matter.

MEECS Energy Resources l Michigan's Energy Consumption: Video Lesson 1

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Students learn how energy production and consumption has changed through taking part in a simulation activity. (This video lesson highlights activity 3 from lesson 1 of the MEECS Energy Resources Unit.)

 

Indoor Biodiversity Study l MEECS Eco Bio Video Lesson 9

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Students use bird habitat information to compare the diversity (focusing on species richness) of birds in several Michigan ecosystems and answer the following essential question: How can we measure biodiversity? (This video lesson highlights activity 3 from lesson 7 of the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) Ecosystems and Biodiversity Unit.)

 

Using Social Networks to Prevent Suicide | You Are Not Alone

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A Kentucky school’s Sources of Strength (SOS) program uses social networks to help prevent suicide among teens and spread messages of hope and resolve. This video segment is part of You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET.

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