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2011, 2012, and 2014 Wayne State University (WSU) Professional Development Course on Electric-Drive Vehicles Technology
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This resource is composed of materials from Wayne State University's professional development workshops which are designed to introduce educators to hybrid electric and electric vehicle fundamentals. Included materials are an event agenda, faculty presentations, and fliers.

Subject:
Automotive Technology and Repair
Education
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
Center for Automotive Technology - Macomb
Provider Set:
Center for Advanced Automotive Technology
Author:
Wayne State University
Activity Reflection
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The purpose of activity reflections is to encourage graduate students to become involved in academic and professional communities. By engaging in their field of study outside of the classroom environment, they are able to: introduce themselves in different situations, build academic and professional relationships, connect issues that they learn in the classroom to current discourse, and use reflection techniques to refine their academic and professional goals.  Created by Steven Harris-Scott, Ph.D., and Amy Lewis, Ed.D., for INTO George Mason University with support from Mason 4-VA.

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Arts and Humanities
Higher Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Amy Lewis
Algebra Team: Teacher Collaboration
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Algebra teachers, Juliana Jones and Marlo Warburton, have common philosophies and expectations in their algebra classrooms but use their own unique teaching styles and structures to create consistent experiences for students. Collaboration is an important part of that process and allows teachers to provide common learning experiences in their classrooms despite different teaching styles and structures. This video takes a look at the warm-up, lesson, strategies for group work, classroom expectations and routines to discuss commonalities but also identify ways in which each teacher personalizes their classrooms based on their own teaching style and personality.

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Algebra
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Author:
Marlo Warburton, Juliana Jones,
Americas History in the Making
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This course for middle and high school teachers uses video, online text, classroom activities, and Web-based activities to explore American history from the Pre-Columbian era through Reconstruction. The video programs are divided into three segments: Historical Perspectives, an overview of the historical era; Faces of America, in which biographies of individuals illustrate larger events; and Hands-on History, a behind-the-scenes look at how history is studied, documented, and presented. Additional units introduce methods to strengthen teachers' knowledge of American history, while reviewing content. The online text, facilitator guide, and Web site supplement the video content.

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Arts and Humanities
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Arabic Teaching Resources
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This site contains classroom materials and resources produced for high school Arabic teachers, as well as professional development resources for teachers and administrators. These materials were produced and reviewed by teachers! The site includes thematic units and activities, professional development resources, and links for Arabic teachers.

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Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Game
Homework/Assignment
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
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National Middle East Language Resource Center
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Individual Authors
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NMELRC
Artifacts & Fiction: Workshop in American Literature
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This video workshop for high school American literature teachers introduces techniques for reading cultural, political, and religious artifacts and connecting them to the literature they teach. In each video program, experts in multiple disciplines do close analysis of a wide range of visual, print, and physical artifacts. The experts engage on-camera teachers in a discussion of the artifacts and how they can enhance the study of works of literature. These teachers then use artifacts with their own students to help deepen their understanding of the historical, political, and social contexts of the literature they read. Throughout the workshop, participants will learn and practice a six-step process for choosing and using artifacts successfully with their students.

Subject:
Literature
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
The Art of Teaching the Arts: A Workshop for High School Teachers
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The Art of Teaching the Arts: A Workshop for High School Teachers is an eight-part professional development workshop for use by high school dance, music, theatre, and visual art teachers. The workshop examines how principles of good teaching are carried out in teaching the arts at the high school level. In the eight one-hour video programs, seven principles of effective teaching are introduced, then explored in depth. Teachers from arts magnet high schools and comprehensive high schools across the country are shown demonstrating their practice and discussing their goals, methods, and experiences. An interactive Web site and a print guide support and augment the video programs. The Web site includes activities for workshop sessions that encourage participants to draw on their own experiences; background on the schools and teachers featured in the video programs; and interactive features that provide perspective on the teaching principles.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
The Arts in Every Classroom: A Video Library
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The programs in this video library show classroom teachers and arts specialists using the arts in a variety of successful ways. The 14 video programs Ń filmed in elementary schools around the country Ń along with a print guide and companion Web site, serve as a professional development resource for K-5 teachers seeking new ideas for integrating the arts into the classroom. Teachers featured in these programs include specialists in dance, music, theatre, and visual art, as well as classroom teachers from kindergarten through fifth grade. Programs 2 through 6 show Arts Specialists at Work, 7 through 12 present ideas for Arts in the General Classroom, and 13 and 14 address the challenges of Organizing for the Arts.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Visual Arts
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
The Arts in Every Classroom: A Workshop for Elementary School Teachers
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This video workshop provides new ideas about working with the arts for K-5 classroom and arts specialist teachers. The eight one-hour video programs show workshop leaders from the Southeast Center for Education in the Arts working with Learner Teams Ń teachers, principals, and arts specialists Ń from three elementary schools. The Learner Teams work through a curriculum unit based on a multi-arts performance piece by Cirque du Soleil. Classroom segments show schoolchildren engaged in the same lessons. Learner Team members then begin to design their own arts-based units, and return to their schools to put into practice what they learned. Web and print materials provide context and activities for using the videos in workshop sessions. Audio and video demonstration materials needed to teach the classroom lessons in Programs 1-4 can be found on the Classroom Demonstration Materials videotape, which is provided free to buyers of the set of workshop videotapes.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Performing Arts
Visual Arts
Elementary Education
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Annenberg Learner
Assessments Teaching Module
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The assessment module is meant for use either after completion of the project-based learning module or with participants who are familiar with project-based learning. The module is designed for a two to three hour class or session, divided into two parts.Part One, Guided Process, is designed to give participants a brief introduction to assessment. It answers the questions "Why is Assessment Important?"; "What are Some Types of Assessment?"; and "How Do Rubrics Help?" The Guided Process includes the Assessment Resources section and a PowerPointхи presentation, including presenter notes. This presentation can be shown directly from the Web site or can be downloaded for use as a stand-alone slide show. The video segment, "Assessment Overview" demonstrates assessment in action at various schools. The Assessment Resources section contains additional examples of assessment in action (Urban Academy, Mountlake Terrace High School, and Assessing Project-Based Work).Part Two, Group Participation, assigns readings and activities for experiential, project-based learning. Ideally, the tasks will be accomplished using group collaboration and with the use of technology.Specific ISTE NETS Standards have been addressed in this module.

Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plan
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Edutopia at The George Lucas Educational Foundation
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Marian Shaffner
Avoiding Faculty Burnout With Self-Care
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No Strings Attached
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This workshop targets full time and part time faculty, in order to teach self-care skills that aim to reduce stress and reduce the potential for burnout.This workshop will teach specific strategies that faculty members can use to increase wellness, maintain well-being, and retain a sense of emotional health.  These strategies can also be used in the classroom to enhance student well-being.  Faculty members who experience emotional rejuvenation can bring a renewed sense of energy into the classroom, in turn providing students with an enhanced educational experience.Participants in this course will read material from websites, view video clips, participate in online discussion boards, and develop a self-care plan.Participants in this workshop will be able to:·         Identify and describe the importance of faculty well-being;·         Describe the link between teacher health and student benefit;·         Describe well-being and various definitions of health;·         Discuss the key elements of well-being from these highly regarded authors on the topic:o   Martin Seligman -  Flourisho   Dan Beuttner - The Blue Zones·         Identify the warning signs of burnout·         Identify strategies for staying fresh on the job·         Understand the concept of nurturing/caring for the various aspects of the educator’s whole person·         Develop a personal care plan to address the seven selves, according to the whole person model Over a five week period, participants will spend 2 hours per week reading materials, participating in online discussions, and completing a self-care/wellness plan.

Subject:
Higher Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Cheri Sinnott
BYOA: Bring Your Own Advocate!
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This professional development article describes approaches to using social media in harnessing the power of Web 2.0 technologies to reinforce the connection between multimedia literacy and powerful content-area learning in grades K-5. The emphasis is on collaboration with the school librarian. The article appears in the free online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle, which is structured around the seven essential principles of the climate sciences.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Marcia Mardis
BYOA: Bring Your Own Advocate!
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This professional development article describes approaches to using social media in harnessing the power of Web 2.0 technologies to reinforce the connection between multimedia literacy and powerful content-area learning in grades K-5. The emphasis is on collaboration with the school librarian. The article appears in the free online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle, which is structured around the seven essential principles of the climate sciences.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Marcia Mardis
National Science Foundation
Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: Integrating Literacy and IPY into Elementary School Classrooms
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears is an online professional development magazine which focuses on preparing elementary teachers to teach polar science concepts while also integrating inquiry-based science and literacy instruction. The project draws on research showing that an integrated approach can improve student achievement in science, as well as in reading comprehension and oral and written discourse abilities. Ultimately, the project seeks to bring the polar regions “closer to home” for elementary teachers and their students.

Subject:
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Kimberly Lightle
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
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No Strings Attached
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Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle is an online professional development magazine which focuses on preparing elementary teachers to teach climate science concepts while also integrating inquiry-based science and literacy instruction. The project draws on research showing that an integrated approach can improve student achievement in science, as well as in reading comprehension and oral and written discourse abilities. Through the Beyond Weather and Water Cycle project, we propose to increase elementary teachers’ understanding of climate and climate change, increase the amount and quality of science taught in elementary classrooms, and build a virtual professional learning community of practice around the teaching of climate and climate change.

Subject:
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The Ohio State University
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Kimberly Lightle
The Biosphere/Climate Connection
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This article continues an examination of each of the seven essential principles of the climate sciences on which the online magazine Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle is structured. Principle 3 states that life on Earth depends on, is shaped by, and affects climate. The climate dictates where and how species can survive. The author discusses the scientific concepts underlying the life forms' dependence on the climate and expands the discussion with diagrams, photos, and online resources.

Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Ohio State University
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
Provider Set:
Beyond Weather and the Water Cycle
Author:
Kimberly Lightle
Blended Learning Professional Development Online Course
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In this online learning module, you will: 1: Understand blended learning models2: Learn to design blended learning experiences

Subject:
Career and Technical Education
Education
Educational Technology
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Language Education (ESL)
Special Education
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network
CAL Digests for Second Language Educators
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These digests are short reports highlighting current topics of interest covering a variety of subjects related to language learning, cultural orientation, and linguistics. The complete collection of digests can be searched via subject, title, author, or date.

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Arts and Humanities
Languages
World Cultures
Linguistics
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Center For Applied Linguistics
Celebration of Teaching and Learning - Through Their Eyes
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Principal Giselle McGee from PS 58 in Brooklyn, New York, and Aron Chizik, History teacher at West Islip High School, Long Island, New York, are first time attendees at the annual Celebration of Teaching and Learning Conference in New York City, produced by WNET, the premier public media provider of the New York City metropolitan area and parent company of public television stations. This video follows McGee and Chizik during their conference experience and upon their return to their schools to share and implement their learning.WNET provides innovative educational outreach at both the local and national levels.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Teaching Channel
Provider Set:
Teaching Channel
Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)
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The Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER) at the University of Pennsylvania is one of the fifteen Language Resource Centers established under Title VI of the U.S. Department of Education. According to the website, CALPER's particular focus is to improve the environment of advanced-level foreign language teaching and learning and assessment. The center thus far has developed innovative teaching materials, created online professional development resources, offered workshops for educators, and more.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Languages
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research (CALPER)