Presentations, materials and other resources offered throughout the 2019 Continuous Quality Improvement Statewide Conference for Child Welfare and Probation at UC Davis.
The Amoeba Sisters strive to facilitate curiosity and engagement by making biology both humorous and meaningful. The videos use real world examples and silly cartoons to demystify difficult biology concepts, such as cell anatomy, homeostasis, enzymes, and biomolecules. A new video is released weekly. The creators are sisters who both work in education. One is a high school biology teacher who found these videos made biology more approachable and easier to comprehend.
The Authenticity and Agency rubrics are based on elements from two frameworks: Student as Producer and Social Pedagogies. The rubrics were created for instructors and instructional designers to use as they develop authentic learning experiences in the course design process.
This resource provides access to the Northern California Training Academy's Safety Organized Practice: Behaviorally Based Case Plans training materials. To learn more about the Academy, please visit humanservices.ucdavis.edu/academy.
Student-engaged assessment is a hallmark of the EL Education model. When assessment is done with students instead of to them, students take responsibility for and lead their own learning. They see themselves as the key actors in their own success. This creates a culture of engagement and achievement in which all students and adults believe that effort and reflection lead to academic growth and high-quality work. Teachers use multiple methods of formative and summative assessment to track students’ progress toward academic learning targets and Habits of Scholarship (e.g., perseverance, collaboration, responsibility). Teachers continually analyze quantitative and qualitative evidence of student performance to inform their instruction. Students learn to reflect deeply and concretely on their own performance data, assess their own learning, use feedback from peers and teachers, and set goals for achievement.
Leadership teams increase the achievement and engagement of every student through continuous improvement of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and culture in alignment with the EL Core Practices and each school’s unique mission. They represent one form of shared leadership; model healthy practices in all interactions; and make leadership a function rather than a person in a school.
Explore the value and importance of engaging children, youth, families, kin networks, care providers, and community resources in a collaborative, strength-based process.
This resource provides access to the Northern California Training Academy's Core for Social Workers Module 3 training materials.. To learn more about the Academy, please visit humanservices.ucdavis.edu/academy.
This resource provides access to the Northern California Training Academy's Core for Social Workers Module 8 training materials. To learn more about the Academy, please visit humanservices.ucdavis.edu/academy.
Sharable artifacts from a Bellingham Technical College learning community exploration of online student engagement in 2016-2017.
- Educational Technology
- Higher Education
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- Primary Source
- Teaching/Learning Strategy
- Bellingham Technical College
- Alyssa Jones
- Anita Peng
- Dawn Hawley
- Deidre Kent
- Jane Blume
- Janell Massey
- Judi Wise
- Marcia Pedersen
- Mary Gerard
- Traci Taylor
- Vicky Moyle
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This online module will explore strategies to increase student ownership and motivation in your classroom.
This article describes the principle of Universal Design for Learning and how teachers can use this principle when designing lessons.
- Environmental Science
- Material Type:
- Lesson Plan
- Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
- Provider Set:
- Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
- Jessica Fries-Gaither
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Lila Gray instills her own love of poetry in her students by encouraging them to write original works and finding poems that express who they are. Her weekly open mic sessions create a perfect venue for building confidence and helping students find their voice while still hitting core standards and learning lifelong skills.
A GNG collaborative project is a project-based learning activity that challenges students to work together to develop solutions to real-world problems. Within and across classrooms, students collaborate to identify a challenge in their local or global communities and develop a project that addresses the issue by promoting positive change and community engagement.
Andrea Kowalchik has her students move around the room in pairs while solving proportion problems that are tacked to the walls. This lesson is easy to prepare, fun for students, and gets them working quickly while being active all at the same time.
This resource provides access to each edition of the Northern California Training Academy's child welfare practice journal Reaching Out.
This lesson prepares learners for posting marketing ad to Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The lesson explores the benefits of marketing on social media and how to cater to different customers based on the platform's features and functionality.
Instructional expert Jim Knight visits Michael Covarrubias to observe a lesson on context clues, discuss the classroom management techniques he is using already, and share some ideas to increase student engagement. Michael and Jim discuss emphasizing effort, getting students attention before asking questions, using response cards, and planning back-up activities.