Professional Development

Formative Assessment in Content Areas: High School (2009)

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This program shows teachers the many ways they can use formative assessments in the subject areas and grade levels they teach, demonstrating the five key elements of formative assessment that every teacher needs to know.

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Professional
Formative Assessment in Content Areas: High School

Formative Assessment in Content Areas: Middle School (2009)

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This program shows teachers the many ways they can use formative assessments in the subject areas and grade levels they teacher, demonstrating the five key elements of formative assessment that every teacher needs to know.

Grade Level: 
Professional
Formative Assessment in Content Areas: Middle School

Formative Assessment in Content Areas: Elementary School (2009)

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This program shows teachers the many ways they can use formative assessments in the subject areas and grade levels they teach, demonstrating the five key elements of formative assessment that every teacher needs to know.

Grade Level: 
Professional
Formative Assessment in Content Areas: Elementary School

How to Involve all Parents in your Diverse Community (2006)

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Rapidly changing demographics can make parents feel uncomfortable about getting involved in your school community, and the lack of parental involvement can lead to learning obstacles for your students.

Grade Level: 
Professional
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00:15
How to Involve all Parents in your Diverse Community

How to Get Started with English Language Learners (2007)

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Based on Judie Haynes' book, "Getting Started with English Language Learners", this 15-minute video will illustrate essential preparation for ELL classes. This program explains the principles and stages of second language acquisition, shows how to make newcomers feel welcome, and demonstrates organizational tips for the ELL classroom.

Grade Level: 
Professional
Length: 
00:15
How to Get Started with English Language Learners

How to Conduct Home Visits (2007)

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Diverse school populations challenge administration and staff to find new ways to reach students. In this 15-minute video, staff members visit students and their families at home to learn how a visitation program can increase student attendance, parent participation, and overall achievement. Watch a home visit and hear reactions from parents, students, teachers, and administrators.

Grade Level: 
Professional
Length: 
00:15
How to Conduct Home Visits

How To: Use Students' Diverse Cultural Backgrounds to Enhance Academic Achievement (2007)

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Encourage cultural responsiveness and nurture sociocultural consciousness in the classroom with this 15-minute video. Students can share their own cultural experiences or the experiences of their parents and families. Invite families to participate in classroom activities. Being positive about diversity in the classroom will affect how students see their school, community, and the world.

Grade Level: 
Professional
Length: 
00:15
How To: Use Students' Diverse Cultural Backgrounds to Enhance Academic Achievement

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