Professional Development

Technology as a Pathway to Learning (Odd Squad) | Teaching Tips

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In this segment, a 1st grade teacher discusses how she prepares her students to use technology in the classroom to augment their learning. She discusses how to integrate learning apps, games, and more.

About REACH: Parents and Teachers

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Teachers, parents, and school leaders explain how REACH can empower parents as they practice reading with their kids. Use this as a stand-alone resource, or as a part of the REACH Parent Training Series from Public Media Connect/ThinkTV-CET.

Rishij's Portfolio

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Watch a second-grade student share his writing portfolio with a parent. Consider what purposes portfolios serve for teachers, students, and parents.

REACH Parent Training Series: How to Choose a ‘Just Right’ Book for Your Child

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Too hard, too easy or just right? Learn how to find books that your child will enjoy reading and will help their skills grow.  Use this as a stand-alone resource, or as a part of the REACH Parent Training Series from Public Media Connect/ThinkTV-CET.

MEECS Energy Resources l Earth as an Apple: Video Lesson 10

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This lesson develops the concept of an ecological footprint through a demonstration with the Earth as an apple. (This video lesson highlights activities 1, 2 and 3 from lesson 8 of the MEECS Energy Resources Unit.)

Illustrate Interdependence Within A MI Forest Ecosystem l MEECS Eco Bio Video Lesson 7

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Students use a ball of twine to create a forest ecosystem “web of life,” illustrating interdependence within a natural community and the importance of diversity within it. Students answer the following essential question as they investigate Michigan’s biodiversity and its importance: Why is biodiversity important? (This video lesson highlights activity 3 from lesson 6 of the Michigan Environmental Education Curriculum Support (MEECS) Ecosystems and Biodiversity Unit.)

 

Video Drones | Media Arts Toolkit

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Media specialist Victor Darrigrandi explains the process for teaching students how to safely operate video drones. Darrigrandi believes that as drones become more popular in video production, operating them is a valuable skill for students to learn.

Diagnosing and Treating Depression | You Are Not Alone

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A psychiatrist discusses the reasons for the increase in depression among teenagers. Dr. Christopher Peters, a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the University of Louisville’s School of Medicine, says that in recent years more adolescents have been diagnosed as meeting the criteria for depression, with an increase of around three to four percent over the past 10 years. This video segment is part of You Are Not Alone, a youth mental health series produced by KET.

Indirect and Direct Uses of Water l MEECS Water Quality: Video Lesson 3

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This lesson focuses on how we use water in our daily lives. Students predict their daily water use and then identify direct uses of water (drinking, bathing, and cleaning) and indirect uses of water (electricity and products). Students consider how water is an essential component of Michigan’s economy and environment. (This video lesson highlights activities 1 and 3 from lesson 2 of the MEECS Water Quality Unit.)

MEECS Climate Change l Investigating Energy Balance: Video Lesson 3

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Students investigate Earth’s energy balance through a guided inquiry activity. (This video lesson highlights Extension activity 1 from lesson 2 of the MEECS Climate Change Unit.)

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