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AFFORDABLE ACCESSIBLE RELEVANT ABOUT US EDTRAININGCENTER is the leading provider of online training and professional development to the K12 industry. Our trainings and educational resources provide educators and other schoolbased employees with the skills they need to help students and schools succeed. MEETING EDUCATORS “WHERE THEY ARE” Our mission is to leverage technology to bring districts and their learners the most affordable, accessible, and relevant resources possible.
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ABOUT EDTRAININGCENTER “ROOTS” District administrators know that onboarding employees across the full range of school-based job roles can be quite the undertaking! How do you ensure that everyone from your certificated educators and administrators to your custodians, nurses, and bus drivers understands all that they need to get started “on the right foot” with your district?
WE HAVE THE ANSWER EDTRAININGCENTER offers a wide array of trainings specifically aligned to the needs of your new hires: trainings we call the “roots,” as they lay the groundwork for employee success within your district. Our trainings include orientation and compliance modules, state-mandated training, and job-specific curricula for job roles including substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, coaches, and school secretaries.
In addition, as a full eLearning provider, EDTRAININGCENTER can provide a platform for YOUR own content or custom content created for you and hosted by us. We can even integrate with your existing systems to ensure that your employees and administrators are assigned training based on their job roles and can oversee training for those they manage. Check out the page describing “Your District eLearning Cloud” for more information on this option.
ABOUT EDTRAININGCENTER â€œGROWTHâ€? EDTRAININGCENTER offers professional development in a wide variety of topic areas and formats including full multi-course curricula, individual courses and trainings, video clips and libraries, and educational resources like ebooks. All of our trainings use schoolbased titles, imagery, and scenarios to ensure that they build not just content, but context as well.
As a full eLearning provider, EDTRAININGCENTER offers 100% tracking of learning experiences, including informal experiences that take place outside of the EDTRAININGCENTER platform. This makes your educator-learners accountable, while simultaneously giving them credit for all of the activities in which they engage to grow their skills.
Though our subscription model for districts or educators, we can provide the greatest variety and quality of resources and capabilities of any provider in the industry, all without breaking the district bank.
• Access to a comprehensive library of relevant and consumable professional development resources at an affordable subscription price. • Powerful partners who can connect to your educators “where they are,” reducing the need to login to a million different sites to get to their professional development resources. • Observation and self-evaluation tools allow districts, departments, and individual teachers to personalize their professional development choices to meet their goals for growth.
Our “roots” trainings are courses and resources for new hires, whether they complete them pre-hire or as part of the onboarding process. In providing high quality training at the outset of employment, you lay a strong foundation for your employees’ engagement and professionalism moving forward COMPLIANCE TRAINING Our compliance trainings provide the safety and prevention information all of your employees need to ensure that your schools are safe. All trainings use school settings, scenarios, and imagery to build proper context.
COURSE CATALOG “ROOTS”
TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS
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Allergies & Anaphylaxis Bloodborne Pathogens for Educators Bullying Prevention Child Abuse Identification and Reporting Cyberbullying Prevention Ethics for Educators FERPA and HIPAA Following a No Touch Policy Harassment (Including Sexual Harassment) Preparing for Absences Professional Speech Religion and Prayer in School School Violence Prevention and Intervention Social Networking Suicide Prevention Certificated Bundle
CUSTODIAL / MAINTENANCE
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Asbestos Awareness Back Safety and Safe Lifting Bloodborne Pathogens Clean Up Chemical Spills Electrical Safety Fall Protection Fire Extinguisher Safety Forklift Safety Hand and Power Tool Safety Ladder Safety Lockout / Tagout MSDS Personal Protective Equipment Scaffolding Safety Slips, Trips, and Falls Utility Cart Safety
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HEALTH Allergies & Anaphylaxis Concussion Awareness in Sports Diabetes Awareness Head Lice Heimlich Maneuver Hemophelia Awareness HIV and AIDS Awareness Medications Use of Defibrillators Use of epinephrine auto-injectors
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FOOD SERVICE Food Safety & Kitchen Sanitation Food Service Equipment Safety Foodborne Illnesses
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TRANSPORTATION Bus Behavior and Discipline Child Safety Restraint Systems Crossing Guard Safety Evacuation of Students with Special Needs Transportation Safety
SUBSTITUTE TEACHER TRAINING Our substitute teacher training programs cover the entire life cycle of a substitute teacher’s employment with you from initial training, through refreshment, and if needed, performance support. • Substitute Teaching 101 • Advanced Classroom Management • Instructional Strategies • Exceptional Student Education • Working with At-Risk Youth • Refresher – 1 Course Program • Refresher – 3 Course Program • Advanced Classroom Management – In Depth Extension – Tier 1 • Instructional Strategies – In Depth Extension – Tier 2
PARAPROFESSIONAL TRAINING Our paraprofessional training programs cover the entire life cycle of a paraprofessional’s employment with you from initial training, through refreshment, and if needed, performance support. • Introduction to Being a Paraprofessional • Students with Special Needs • Working with Students • Students with Special Needs – In Depth Extension – Tier 1 • Working with Students – In Depth Extension – Tier 2
SCHOOL SECRETARY AND SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR TRAINING
STATE MANDATED TRAINING
Our trainings for school secretaries and other school-based administrators cover the basic professional duties and expectations associated with the position.
We are approved providers of many state mandated training programs that are required for school-based employees. If you do not see a state mandated training on our list that is required for your state, we will build it!
• Practical Secretarial Basics • Office Organization • Formal vs. Informal Communication • Customer Service for School Admins • Greetings for School Admins • Customer Service for School Secretaries • Confidentiality and Safety for School Secretaries • Challenges for the School Secretary • Customer Service for School Secretaries • Confidentiality and Safety for School Secretaries • Challenges for the School Secretary
• Child Abuse Identification and Reporting – NY State Approved • School Violence Prevention and Intervention – NY State Approved • Iowa Mandated Reporter – IA State Approved • Act 126 – Child Abuse Identification – PA State Approved • Florida Ethics for School Employees – Meets FL Guidelines
Our “growth” trainings are professional development courses and resources for your teachers. All growth trainings are 100% tracked, meaning that you can be sure that your teachers have completed the work and they can be sure to get credit for it. You can see from our robust list of offerings that there is something to cover every need. Teachers can search by subject, title, and topic to locate the exact training or resource they need on demand.
AT-RISK STUDENTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
Creating Entrepreneurs Experiencing the Natural High of Service Resistance Skills: Learning to Say No! Small Steps to Success through Goal-Setting Teaching Honesty, Integrity, and Responsibility The Importance of Significant Relationships and Mentors The Power of Art, Music, and Creativity to Change Lives The Power of Meaningful Work and Roles Thriving by Goal Setting What is an At-Risk Student?
COURSE CATALOG “GROWTH”
ASSESSMENT 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22.
Adapting Assessment for Students with Special Needs Assessment Drift Formative vs. Summative Assessment Grading References - Criterion, Norm, and Ipsative Marking and Critical Feedback Measurement vs. Evaluation Qualitative vs. Quantitative Data Quality of Assessment The Role of Assessment in Teaching - An Introduction Types of Performance Tests Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Assess Higher-Level Thinking What is Bloom’s Taxonomy?
BUILDING REWARDING LEARNING COMMUNITIES 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35.
Anger Management: Agree to Disagree - Finding Professional Balance When on Uncommon Ground Anger Management: Compassion Fatigue - Why You Put Your Own Oxygen Mask On First Anger Management: Tools to Calm Down Communication Skills: Diffusing Argument Communication Skills: Effective Listening Communication Skills: Non-Confrontational Questioning The Mentoring Process Time Management: Efficient Communication - When to text, email, call, or talk in person Time Management: Planning to Plan - A Systematic Approach to Getting the Most Out of Planning Periods Time Management: Squeezing the Juice from Meetings - How to Focus on the Parts that Matter to You and Avoid Frustration Time Management: Using Digital Tools to Stay On-Track - Calendars Time Management: Using Digital Tools to Stay On-Track - To Do Lists What are “Soft Skills?”
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52.
Acting Out: Why Children of All Ages Sometimes Misbehave Behavior Management Focus on Grades 3-5: Common Challenges and Solutions Behavior Management Focus on Grades 6-8: Common Challenges and Solutions Behavior Management Focus on Grades 9-12: Common Challenges and Solutions Behavior Management Strategies in Special Education Child Development: What to Expect in Grades 3-5 Child Development: What to Expect in Grades 6-8 Child Development: What to Expect in Grades 9-12 Child Development: What to Expect in Grades K-2 Creating a Positive Classroom Climate How to Manage Transitions and Activities How to Avoid Behavior Management Mistakes How to Establish Expectations of Behavior (with tasks) How to Get and Keep Student Attention How to Use a Positive Attitude and Mindset to Your Advantage How to Use Effective Behavior Management Strategies Science of Behavior: What Can We Learn from Mice and Cheese?
COACHING CONCERNS 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 59. 60.
Communication for Coaches Concussion Awareness Digital Technology for Coaches Head Injury Awareness Heat-Related Illness Public Speaking for Coaches Teaching Good Sportsmanship Working with Volunteers
DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. 69. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77.
Digital Technology in the Classroom - Art Digital Technology in the Classroom - English Digital Technology in the Classroom - Foreign Languages Digital Technology in the Classroom - Math Digital Technology in the Classroom - Physical Education Digital Technology in the Classroom - Special Education Digital Technology in the Classroom - Teaching Students Digital Technology in the Classroom - Tutoring Digital White Boards Online Learning Preventing Plagiarism Smart Steps for Choosing Technology Teaching Students How to Use Video Teaching Teachers How to Use Video in the Classroom The Best Search Engines for Teachers Using Tablets in the Classroom Ways to Make BYOD Work for Your Classroom
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 78. 79. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 108. 109. 110. 111. 112. 113. 114. 115. 116.
CCR Anchor Standards for Reading Key Ideas Grades 6-12 CCR Anchor Standards for Reading: Craft and Structure CCR Anchor Standards for Reading: Integration of Knowledge and Ideas CCR Anchor Standards for Writing Grades: 6-12 Research to Build and Present Knowledge CCR Anchor Standards for Writing: Production and Distribution of Writing CCR Anchor Standards for Writing: Text Types and Purposes Digital Reading and Writing Tools: Integrating Google Docs into the Classroom Digital Reading and Writing Tools: Integrating MS PowerPoint into the Classroom - Teaching Students to Use Digital Presentation Tools Digital Reading and Writing Tools: Integrating MS Word into the Classroom - Teaching Students to Use Digital Document Tools Digital Reading and Writing Tools: Using Scrivner to Write Your Novel Fostering a Life-Long Love of Reading Fostering a Life-Long Love of Writing Integrating Cell Phones Into English Lessons - Grades 6-8 Integrating Cell Phones Into English Lessons - Grades 9-12 Learning to Speak: Teaching Debate - How to Win a Verbal Throwdown Learning to Speak: The Importance of Teaching the Art of Conversation - The Financial Cost of Not Being “Well-Spoken” Making Grammar Fun: History of Punctuation - How did we decide on these funny marks? Making Grammar Fun: Loosening Up - When Grammar Rules Can, or Even Should, Be Bent Making Grammar Fun: What Happens When Grammar Disappears - Text Without Meaning Methods of Teaching Literacy: Reading Comprehension Project-Based Learning for Writing: Redemption Songs - How Songwriting Has Changed the World Project-Based Learning for Writing: Teaching Students to Use Poetry as a Tool of Expression Project-Based Learning for Writing: Teaching Students to Write Screenplays Project-Based Learning for Writing: Teaching Students to Write Thoughtful Expository Essays Project-Based Learning for Writing: Teaching Students to Write Thoughtful Narrative Essays Project-Based Learning for Writing: Teaching Students to Write Thoughtful Persuasive Essays Project-Based Learning for Writing: Using Journaling to Engage Students Project-Based Learning for Writing: Why “Bad” Poetry is Good. The Cool Truth of the Power of Words Putting the Creativity into Creative Writing - Grades 6-8 Putting the Creativity into Creative Writing - Grades 3-5 Putting the Creativity into Creative Writing - Grades 9-12 Supporting the Struggling Reader - Grades 3-5 Supporting the Struggling Reader - Grades 6-8 Supporting the Struggling Reader - Grades 9-12 Teaching Reading in a Digital Age Teaching Writing Life-Skills: Formal vs Informal Communication Teaching Writing Life-Skills: Professional Writing Teaching Writing Life-Skills: Scientific Writing Texting, Twitter, Acronyms, and Emojis - The Digital Evolution of Language
ESOL/ESL 117. 118. 119. 120. 121. 122. 123. 124. 125.
Accommodating ELL Students in the Regular Classroom Alternative Assessments for ELL Students American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Best Practices for Teaching ELLs Bilingual Education and the School Principal Literacy Plus Package for Bilingual Settings Multicultural Education Reading Comprehension Strategies to Use with English Language Learners Special Education in Bilingual Settings
EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT EDUCATION
COURSE CATALOG “GROWTH”
126. 127. 128. 129. 130. 131. 132. 133. 134. 135. 136. 137. 138. 139. 140. 141. 142. 143.
Working with Students on the Autism Spectrum Working with Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired Working with Students who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired Working with Students with ADHD Working with Students with Autoimmune Disorders Working with Students with Brain Injury Working with Students with Cancer Working with Students with Chronic Medical Conditions Working with Students with Cognitive Disorders Working with Students with Cystic Fibrosis Working with Students with Epilepsy Working with Students with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Working with Students with Inflammatory Bowel Disease Working with Students with Learning Disabilities Working with Students with Mental Impairments Working with Students with Multiple Sclerosis Working with Students with Orthopedic Impairments Working with Students with Sickle Cell Disease
FLIPPED LEARNING 144. 145. 146. 147. 148.
Flipping the Elementary Classroom Flipping the High School Classroom Flipping the Middle School Classroom How to Generate “Flipped” Content What is Flipped Learning?
INSTRUCTIONAL PEDAGOGY 149. 150. 151. 152. 153. 154. 155. 156. 157. 158. 159. 160. 161.
Changing Class Seating Arrangements Cooperative Learning Designing Instruction: Understanding By Design (UBD) Designing Instruction: Using Bloom’s Taxonomy to Stimulate Higher-Order Thinking Instructional Pedagogy: Using Constructivism Instructional Pedagogy: Using Project Based Learning Instructional Pedagogy: Using the Inquiry Method Instructional Pedagogy: Using the Socratic Method Methods to Increase Student Engagement Non-Confrontational Questioning Techniques Using Activity Centers Using the Anticipatory Set What is “Instructional Pedagogy” and how does it differ from “Instructional Strategies?”
MATHEMATICS FOR KINDERGARTEN 259. 260. 261. 262. 263. 264. 265. 266. 267.
123s: Understanding number names and the count sequence for Kindergarten A Shape with Three Sides is a...: Comparing, Analyzing, and Composing Shapes for Kindergarten Greater, Less, or Equal?: Comparing Numbers for Kindergarten How Many in Each Group?: Classifying and Quantifying Objects for Kindergarten How Many?: Count to tell the number of objects for Kindergarten How Tall are You?: Describing and Comparing Measurable Attributes for Kindergarten Square that Circle: Identifying and Describing Shapes for Kindergarten The Tens Place: Working with 11 - 19 to Understand Place Value for Kindergarten Understanding Addition and Subtraction for Kindergarten
MATHEMATICS FOR 1ST GRADE 162. 163. 164. 165. 166. 167. 168. 169. 170. 171. 172.
Add and Subtract within 20 for 1st Grade Extending Knowledge of Place Value and Operations to Add and Subtract to the Hundredths Place for 1st Grade Introduction to Data for 1st Grade One plus One: Solving Addition and Subtraction Problems for 1st Grade Reason with Shapes and their Attributes for 1st Grade The Hundredths Place: Extending the Counting Sequence for 1st Grade Tick Tock: Telling and Writing Time for 1st Grade Understanding Length as a Relationship of Units for 1st Grade Understanding Place Value for 1st Grade Working with Addition and Subtraction Equations for 1st Grade X Plus Y Equals Y Plus X: Applying Properties of Operations and the Relationship Between Addition and Subtraction for 1st Grade
MATHEMATICS FOR 2ND GRADE 173. 174. 175. 176. 177. 178. 179. 180. 181. 182.
Add and Subtract within 20 for 2nd Grade Exploring Word Problems Using Addition and Subtraction for 2nd Grade Measure and estimate lengths in standard units for 2nd Grade Reason with Shapes and their Attributes for 2nd Grade Relate addition and subtraction to length for 2nd Grade Represent and Interpret Data for 2nd Grade The Thousandths Place: Deepening Understanding of Place Value for 2nd Grade Use place value understanding and properties of operations to add and subtract for 2nd Grade Work with equal groups of objects to gain foundations for multiplication for 2nd Grade Work with time and money for 2nd Grade
MATHEMATICS FOR 3RD GRADE 183. 184. 185. 186. 187. 188. 189. 190. 191. 192. 193.
Develop understanding of fractions as numbers for 3rd Grade Geometric measurement: recognize perimeter for 3rd Grade Geometric measurement: understand concepts of area and relate area to multiplication and to addition for 3rd Grade Multiply and divide within 100 for 3rd Grade Reason with shapes and their attributes for 3rd Grade Represent and interpret data for 3rd Grade Represent and solve problems involving multiplication and division for 3rd Grade Solve problems involving measurement and estimation for 3rd Grade Solve problems involving the four operations, and identify and explain patterns in arithmetic for 3rd Grade Understand properties of multiplication and the relationship between multiplication and division for 3rd Grade Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic for 3rd Grade
MATHEMATICS FOR 4TH GRADE 194. 195. 196. 197. 198. 199. 200. 201. 202. 203. 204. 205.
Build fractions from unit fractions for 4th Grade Draw and identify lines and angles, and classify shapes by properties of their lines and angles for 4th Grade Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering for 4th Grade Gain familiarity with factors and multiples for 4th Grade Generalize place value understanding for multi-digit whole numbers for 4th Grade Generate and analyze patterns for 4th Grade Geometric measurement: understand concepts of angle and measure angles for 4th Grade Represent and interpret data for 4th Grade Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements for 4th Grade Understand decimal notation for fractions, and compare decimal fractions for 4th Grade Use place value understanding and properties of operations to perform multi-digit arithmetic for 4th Grade Use the four operations with whole numbers to solve problems for 4th Grade
MATHEMATICS FOR 5TH GRADE 206. 207. 208. 209. 210. 211. 212. 213. 214. 215. 216.
Analyze patterns and relationships for 5th Grade Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division for 5th Grade Classify two-dimensional figures into categories based on their properties for 5th Grade Convert like measurement units within a given measurement system for 5th Grade Geometric measurement: understand concepts of volume for 5th Grade Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems for 5th Grade Perform operations with multi-digit whole numbers and with decimals to hundredths for 5th Grade Represent and interpret data for 5th Grade Understand the place value system for 5th Grade Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions for 5th Grade Write and interpret numerical expressions for 5th Grade
MATHEMATICS FOR 6TH GRADE 217. 218. 219. 220. 221. 222. 223. 224. 225. 226.
Apply and extend previous understandings of arithmetic to algebraic expressions for 6th Grade Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to divide fractions by fractions for 6th Grade Apply and extend previous understandings of numbers to the system of rational numbers for 6th Grade Compute fluently with multi-digit numbers and find common factors and multiples for 6th Grade Develop understanding of statistical variability for 6th Grade Reason about and solve one-variable equations and inequalities for 6th Grade Represent and analyze quantitative relationships between dependent and independent variables for 6th Grade Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, surface area, and volume for 6th Grade Summarize and describe distributions for 6th Grade Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems for 6th Grade
MATHEMATICS FOR 7TH GRADE 227. 228. 229. 230. 231. 232. 233. 234. 235.
Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems for 7th Grade Apply and extend previous understandings of operations with fractions for 7th Grade Draw construct, and describe geometrical figures and describe the relationships between them for 7th Grade Draw informal comparative inferences about two populations for 7th Grade Investigate chance processes and develop, use, and evaluate probability models for 7th Grade Solve real-life and mathematical problems involving angle measure, area, surface area, and volume for 7th Grade Solve real-life and mathematical problems using numerical and algebraic expressions and equations for 7th Grade Use properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions for 7th Grade Use random sampling to draw inferences about a population for 7th Grade
MATHEMATICS FOR 8TH GRADE 236. 237. 238. 239. 240. 241. 242. 243. 244. 245.
Analyze and solve linear equations and pairs of simultaneous linear equations for 8th Grade Define, evaluate, and compare functions for 8th Grade Expressions and Equations Work with radicals and integer exponents for 8th Grade Investigate patterns of association in bivariate data for 8th Grade Know that there are numbers that are not rational, and approximate them by rational numbers for 8th Grade Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving volume of cylinders, cones, and spheres for 8th Grade Understand and apply the Pythagorean Theorem for 8th Grade Understand congruence and similarity using physical models, transparencies, or geometry software for 8th Grade Understand the connections between proportional relationships, lines, and linear equations for 8th Grade Use functions to model relationships between quantities for 8th Grade
MATHEMATICS FOR HIGH SCHOOL 246. 247. 248. 249. 250. 251. 252. 253. 254. 255. 256. 257. 258.
Algebra: Interpret the structure of expressions for High School Algebra: Write expressions in equivalent forms to solve problems for High School Introduction to Algebra for High School: What are we trying to teach our students? Introduction to Common Core Numbers and Quantity for High School: What are we trying to teach our students? Number and Quantity: Extend the properties of exponents to rational exponents for High School Number and Quantity: Perform arithmetic operations with complex numbers for High School Number and Quantity: Perform operations on matrices and use matrices in applications for High School Number and Quantity: Perform operations on vectors for High School Number and Quantity: Reason quantitatively and use units to solve problems for High School Number and Quantity: Represent and model with vector quantities for High School Number and Quantity: Use properties of rational and irrational numbers for High School Numbers and Quantity: Represent complex numbers and their operations on the complex plane for High School Numbers and Quantity: Use complex numbers in polynomial identities and equations for High School
COURSE CATALOG “GROWTH”
MODELS OF DISCIPLINE 268. 269. 270. 271. 272. 273. 274. 275. 276. 277.
Approaches versus Models Canter Model Conscious Discipline Model Dreikurs Model Glasser Model Jones Model Power, Punishment, and Motivation Rogers Model Skinner Model Understanding the Meaning of Discipline
SCIENCE STANDARDS 278. 279. 280. 281. 282. 283. 284. 285. 286. 287. 288. 289. 290.
NGSS: All Standards, All Students NGSS: Conceptual Shifts NGSS: Connections to CCSS - Literacy in Science and Technical Subjects NGSS: Connections to CCSS - Mathematics NGSS: Crosscutting Concepts NGSS: Disciplinary Core Idea Progressions NGSS: Engineering Design in the Next Generation Science Standards NGSS: Model Course Mapping in Middle and High School NGSS: Nature of Science NGSS: Science and Engineering Practices NGSS: Science, Technology, Society and the Environment What are the Next Generation Science Standards? What is STEM?
STANDARDS CURRICULUM 291. 292. 293. 294. 295. 296. 297. 298. 299.
Best Practices in Teaching Common Core State Standards (CCSS) International Society for Technology in Educational Standards (ISTES) National Board for Professional Teaching Standards National Standards for Foreign Language Learning Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Professional Learning Communities (PLC) Response to Intervention (RTI) Standards Based Grading (SBG)
STEM FOR KINDERGARTEN 338. 339. 340. 341. 342.
Do You See What I See: Guiding Student Observation of Animals and Plants for Kindergarten He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands: Exploring Human Impacts on the Earth’s Environment for Kindergarten Here Comes the Sun: Exploring the Effects of Sunlight on the Earth’s Surface for Kindergarten Push Me - Pull You: Exploring the Effects of Pushes and Pulls on Motion for Kindergarten Sunshine and Rain: Guiding Student Observation of Weather Patterns for Kindergarten
STEM FOR 1ST GRADE 300. 301. 302. 303.
Making Waves: Exploring Light and Sound Waves for 1st Grade The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far: Exploring Basic Patterns of Heredity for 1st Grade We All Shine On: Guiding Observation of the Movements of Heavenly Bodies for 1st Grade You Should Have Listened to Your Mother: Exploring Patterns of Animal Behavior and Structure that Impact Survival for 1st Grade
STEM FOR 2ND GRADE 304. 305. 306. 307. 308.
A Mighty Wind: Exploring the Effects of Wind and Water on Earth for 2nd Grade Deer if By Land, Dolphin if By Sea: Guiding Observation of the Connection Between Diverse Organisms and their Habitats for 2nd Grade I Dream of Gardens in the Desert Sand: Exploring the Needs and Roles of Plans and Animals for 2nd Grade The Works of Man: Applying Experiment and Modeling to Solve an Environmental Problem for 2nd Grade We’ll See What You’re Made Of: Guiding Investigation and Observation of Matter for 2nd Grade
STEM FOR 3RD GRADE 309. 310. 311. 312. 313. 314. 315. 316. 317. 318. 319.
Don’t Wander Away from the Herd: Exploring the Connections Between Animal Groupings and Survival for 3rd Grade Don’t Wander Away from the Herd: Methods to Meet the 3-LS2 Next Generation Science Standards for Third Grade. Leave Only Footprints: Exploring Ways to Mitigate Environmental Changes that Reduce Survival Rates of Native Organisms for 3rd Grade Moving and Grooving: Guiding Observation of Force and Motion, Including Electrical and Magnetic Force, for 3rd Grade Nature Versus Nurture: Guiding Exploration of Influence of Heredity Versus Environment for 3rd Grade Same Difference: Using Modeling to Compare and Contrast Organism’s Life Cycles for 3rd Grade Stormy Weather: Exploring Solutions to Mitigate Exposure to Weather Hazards for 3rd Grade The Evolutionary Edge: Exploring Survival Advantages Associated with Variation in Physical Characteristics for 3rd Grade There’s No Place Like Home: Making Connections Between Characteristics and Survival Chances for 3rd Grade Weather You Like It Or Not: Exploring Local and Global Weather Patterns for 3rd Grade What’s Passed is Past: Guiding Analysis of Fossils for Evidence of Historical Environments for 3rd Grade
STEM FOR 4TH GRADE 320. 321. 322. 323. 324. 325.
A Sum of Its Parts: Exploring the Physical Characteristics of Organisms and How They Interact with their Habitat for 4th Grade Dust in the Wind: Exploring Changes in the Earth’s Landscape Over Time for 4th Grade Energy Exchange: Exploring Ways in Which Energy is Changed or Transferred for 4th Grade Powerful Energy: Exploring the Varied Sources of Energy for 4th Grade The Past is History Written in Stone: Investigating the Fossil Record as Evidence of Geologic Change for 4th Grade The Shape of Waves: Exploring the Shapes of Waves and the Linkage to Energy Transfer for 4th Grade
STEM FOR 5TH GRADE 326. 327. 328. 329. 330. 331. 332. 333. 334. 335. 336. 337.
And We All Shine On: Exploring Patterns of Light and the Relationship to Astronomical Distance and Movements for 5th Grade Beyond the Naked Eye: Exploring Methods to Demonstrate the Existence of Matter that is Too Small to Be Seen for 5th Grade Environmental Engineering: Guiding Students through an Environmental Engineering Project for 5th Grade I Went Down, Down, Down: Guiding Argument that Gravitational Force is Directed Down for 5th Grade Let’s Listen to the Land: Exploring Methods Used to Protect the Environment for 5th Grade Nothing is Ever Lost: Methods to Meet the 5-PS1-2 Next Generation Science Standard for Fifth Grade Shine Through Me: Exploring the Energy Transfer from the Sun through Organism’s Bodies for 5th Grade Spheres of Influence: Exploring the Ways in Which the Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, Geosphere, and Biosphere Affect One Another for 5th Grade The Web of Life: Exploring the Transfer of Matter Among Organisms for 5th Grade Two Things Are Better Than One: Guiding Experiments to Explore Combinations of Matter for 5th Grade Water and Air, the Two Essential Fluids on which All Life Depends: Guiding Argument that Water and Air are Essential for 5th Grade What Makes it Matter: Identifying Materials Based Upon their Properties for 5th Grade
STEM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL 343. 344. 345. 346. 347. 348. 349. 350. 351. 352. 353. 354. 355. 356. 357. 358. 359. 360. 361. 362. 363. 364. 365. 366. 367. 368. 369. 370. 371. 372. 373. 374. 375. 376. 377. 378. 379. 380. 381. 382.
7 Billion and Counting: Construct an Argument Based on Evidence of Human Impacts on the Earth’s Environment for Middle School. Big Fish in a Big Pond: Guiding Argument for the Connection Between Organism’s Development, Heredity, and Environmental Constraints for Middle School. Boom and Bust: Exploring the Effect of Resource Availability on Population Cycles for Middle School. Building Blocks: Guiding Students to Develop Models of Atomic Structure for Middle School Cells are Made of Organelles: Exploring the Parts of the Cell for Middle School. Ch-Ch-Changes: Using Empirical Evidence to Demonstrate that Changes in Physical or Biological Components Affects Ecosystems for Middle School. Chains of Gravity: Guiding Argument that Gravitational Force is Related to Mass for Middle School. Charting Populations: Applying Mathematics to Predict the Preservation or Extinction of Heritable Characteristics for Middle School. Crash Into Me: Exploring how Waves are Reflected, Absorbed, or Transmitted through Materials for Middle School. Digital Revolution: Comparing the Efficiency of Information Transfer Using Digital Versus Analog Waves for Middle School. Dust to Dust: Develop a Model to Describe the Flow of Matter and Energy through Earth’s Materials for Middle School. Equal and Opposite: Using Newton’s Third Law to Solve a Problem of Colliding Objects for Middle School. Even Better than the Real Thing: Exploring the Creation of Synthetic Materials for Middle School Evidence Doesn’t Lie: Using Evidence to Explain the Uneven Distribution of Earth’s Resources for Middle School Field of Dreams: Guide Experimental Design Showing Forces Exist Between Objects that Aren’t in Contact for Middle School. Food Glorious Food: Exploring the Breakdown of Food Molecules for Growth and Energy for Middle School. For Every Problem There is a Solution: Guide Comparison of Different Solutions to Maintain Ecosystem Health for Middle School. Frenemies: Exploring Patterns of Behavior Between Organisms in Ecosystems for Middle School. From Genes to Proteins: Exploring the Connection Between Changes to Genes and Changes to Proteins for Middle School. Going the Distance: Exploring Factors that Affect Potential Energy for Middle School. How Did We Get Here?: Exploring Geologic Evidence of Plate Tectonics for Middle School. How Old is Old?: Using Rock Strata to Determine Geologic Time for Middle School. I’m Like You, But I’m Not “Like-Like” You: Exploring the Difference in Heritable Traits Resulting from Asexual Versus Sexual Reproduction for Middle School. If “X” Trait, then “Y” Chance of Survival: Using Probability to Predict Survival Based on Genetics for Middle School. If it Looks Like a Duck: Using Fossils to Connect Form and Function through Geologic Time for Middle School. If You Build It: Guiding Development of a Device that Changes Thermal Energy through a Chemical Process for 5th Grade If You Can’t Stand the Heat: Exploring Changes in Matter Due to Changes in Thermal Energy for Middle School Is It Getting Hot In Here: Guiding Designs that Minimize or Maximize Thermal Energy Transfer for Middle School. It’s All a Matter of Perspective: Guide Investigation into Changes in Motion Equaling Mass and Force for Middle School. It’s Electric: Exploring the Strength of Electric and Magnetic Forces for Middle School. Leave Only Footprints: Design Methods to Monitor and Mitigate Human Impact on the Environment for Middle School. Life is Made Out of Cells: Guiding Investigation into the Cellular Unit of Life for Middle School. Like As the Waves: Exploring the Connection Between Amplitude and Energy for Middle School. Molding Nature: Exploring Human Manipulation of Nature through Genetics for Middle School. Nothing is Ever Lost: Using Modeling to Demonstrate the Conservation of Mass for Middle School Peacocking: How Organism’s Behavior and Structure Influence Reproductive Success for Middle School. Relationships are Complex: Guide Investigation into the Transfer of Kinetic Energy as Measured by Temperature for Middle School. Storms on the Horizon: Collecting Data to Track the Influence of the Movement of Air Masses on Weather for Middle School. The Circle of Life: Guiding Development of a Model Describing Matter and Energy Flow through Ecosystems for Middle School. The Earth Keeps Spinning: Using Models to Explain the Connection Between the Earth’s Rotation and Local Climates for Middle School
STEM FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL 383. The Neckbone’s Connected to the...: Guiding Argument that the Body is Composed of Interacting Subsystems for Middle School. 384. The Story of Fossils: Using Fossils to Paint a Picture of the Earth’s Biological and Geological History for Middle School. 385. There’s Something Happening Here: Using Experiments to Analyze Chemical Change for Middle School 386. To Everything there is a Season: Using Models to Describe Cyclic Patterns of the Earth and Moon for Middle School. 387. Trouble on the Horizon: Explore Data on Natural Hazards to Predict and Mitigate Damage for Middle School 388. Turn, Turn, Turn: Exploring the Effects of Mass and Gravity in Our Solar System for Middle School. 389. Water, Water Everywhere: Developing Models of the Hydrologic Cycle Including the Forces of the Sun and Gravity for Middle School. 390. We Cannot Get Round Photosynthesis: Exploring Evidence for the Role of Photosynthesis in the Cycling of Energy and Matter through Organisms for Middle School. 391. What’s that Smell?: Gather Evidence that Sensory Information is Sent to the Brain to Trigger Behavior or Be Stored for Memory for Middle School. 392. When Mountains Crumble to the Sea: Developing Argument for the Influence of Geoscience Processes on Earth’s Surface for Middle School. 393. You Could Knock Me Over With a Feather: Exploring the Connection Between Mass, Speed, and Kinetic Energy for Middle School. 394. You Give Me Energy: Developing Argument that Changes in Kinetic Energy are Evidence of Energy Transfer for Middle School. 395. You’ve Got the Cutest Little Baby Face: Guiding Comparison of Embryological Development Across Species for Middle School.
STRUGGLING STUDENTS 396. Autism in the Mainstream Education Setting 397. Creating a Differentiated Lesson Plan 398. Helping the ADHD Student Focus on Academics 399. One Child Two Exceptionalities: Giftedness and Learning Disability in One Student 400. Physical Impairments in the Mainstream Education Setting TEACHING FINANCIAL LITERACY
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