Professional Development

Makers Coalition | Dropping Back In

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A renewed interest in the production of things made in the U.S.A. resulted in the formation of the Makers Coalition, a group of businesses, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations focused on working together to build a trained American cut and sew industry. The Makers Coalition boasts 90 percent placement of graduating students. See more resources at KET's Dropping Back In collection page.

Learners Facing Challenges

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This collection highlights videos produced by Producers Workshop filmmakers for CPB's American Graduate initiative. These close-up stories focus on the challenges facing high school students across America - Native American, Latino, Asian American, more. How can they and their communities break through the obstacles so the students can succeed and graduate?

PBCL Stage 5: Field Insights

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With Problem-Based Case Learning (PBCL), students work in teams to develop and present solutions to real-world problems. In this video from Making Learning Real, an IT instructor and his students talk about how the PBCL methodology helps students learn about new technologies, discover answers on their own, and observe an actual work environment.

Teaching a Lesson Using Digital Games (The Cat in the Hat) | Teaching Tips

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Kindergarten teacher Allison Frometa models all the steps involved in teaching a lesson using an online game on an interactive whiteboard to teach math skills and vocabulary. She prepares the lesson, builds students' background knowledge in key math skills and vocabulary, shows them how to play the game, provides guidance as they play, and wraps up the lesson to reinforce what they've learned.

REACH Parent Training Series: How to Care for Your Device

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Safe and snuggly! Share best practices for mobile device care with parents whose kids carry devices between home and school. Use this as a stand-alone resource, or as a part of the REACH Parent Training Series from Public Media Connect/ThinkTV-CET.

How to Engage Kids and Families in Outdoor Science Activities | PLUM LANDING

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Join Outdoor Educator Jessie Scott as he shares his tips for keeping students focused during outdoor science exploration in this video from PLUM LANDING. As Jessie explains, being outdoors can be fun, exciting—and distracting. Tips for keeping things on track include connecting outdoor activities to local ecosystems, building in opportunities for social interation, and , and minimizing time spent sitting and listening.

RUFF RUFFMAN: Ask Ruff Ruffman: Poodle Edition

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Hear advice on how to use search engines responsibly from the much-loved character Ruff Ruffman, in this animated video from RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS. With his uniquely comical style, Ruff helps guide students in responsibly navigating this twenty-first century skill. This resource is part of the RUFF RUFFMAN: HUMBLE MEDIA GENIUS Collection.

Is That Really An Ecosystem? l MEECS Eco Bio Video Lesson 2

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Students are introduced to the levels of environmental organization (biosphere, biome, ecosystem, community, population, and organism). Students answer the essential questions: What is an ecosystem and what types of ecosystems do we have in Michigan? What larger ecosystem is Michigan a part of? (This video lesson highlights activity 6 from lesson 1 of the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) Ecosystems and Biodiversity Unit.)

 

Interpret the Land Use Mini-Poster l MEECS Land Use Video Lesson 9

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In this lesson, students synthesize information about land use, water, and air from a poster. They discuss and identify ways in which land, water, and air affect ecosystems and the larger environment. (This video lesson highlights activity 3 from lesson 8 of the MEECS Land Use Unit.)

 

Tara Gullett & Beth Hensley: 6th Grade | Inside the Classroom: Math

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Get real-world advice from the sixth grade math dynamic teaching duo, Tara Gullett and Beth Hensley. Watch students use multiplication and division to learn ratios, rates and proportions.

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