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Connect With English: Introduction (Episode 1) / Rebecca's Dream (Episode 2)
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INTRODUCTION: Through the story of Rebecca, an aspiring singer on a journey ...

INTRODUCTION: Through the story of Rebecca, an aspiring singer on a journey across America, Connect With English touches on life's important issues: leaving home, parenting, education, work, love, success, and loss. All of the characters use meaningful, natural language that students can put to work immediately in their own lives. Each episode features dialogue that is slightly slowed down and subtly simplified. REBECCA'S DREAM: The story begins as we meet Rebecca Casey, a 28-year-old Boston working woman, who dreams of becoming a singer. We also meet her boyfriend Matt who doesn't think much of her dream, and her 17-year-old brother, Kevin, who doesn't think much about the future at all. Rebecca considers applying for music school and pursuing her career full-time, rather than holding down a factory job and doing her music on the side. We also meet real-life immigrants and students who discuss the similarities between Rebecca's experiences and their own. Additional information: http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html

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Looking at Learning...Again (Part 1)
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Understanding how children learn best is an important step toward improving mathematics ...

Understanding how children learn best is an important step toward improving mathematics and science teaching. This series features seven leading educators Ń Eleanor Duckworth, Joseph Novak, Hubert Dyasi, Constance Kamii, Howard Gardner, Mitchel Resnick, and William Schmidt Ń who share their ideas on how children really learn. Explore how technology affects learning, learn to elicit and build on students' ideas, and develop strategies for inquiry-based teaching. A video workshop on how children learn for K-12 teachers and administrators; 8 one-hour video programs, workshop guide, and Web site; graduate credit available.

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Connect With English: The Stranger (Episode 9) / The Motel (Episode 10)
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THE STRANGER: When Rebecca reaches the Southwest in her cross-country drive, the ...

THE STRANGER: When Rebecca reaches the Southwest in her cross-country drive, the car starts leaking oil and finally breaks down on a deserted road. Rebecca gets worried when a stranger approaches on foot out of the desert. He turns out to be a photographer, Alberto, who can't get her car running, but does take her in his own car for help. THE MOTEL: Rebecca and Alberto reach a phone, but can only leave a message on a garage's answering machine because it's already so late. They drive to a motel, where Rebecca gets the only room left. Alberto must sleep in the car. The episode includes a review and a brief discussion. Additional information: http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html

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Connect With English: Negotiations (Episode 11) / Photos and Farewells (Episode 12)
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NEGOTIATIONS: While Rebecca and Alberto have breakfast, the garage tows the car ...

NEGOTIATIONS: While Rebecca and Alberto have breakfast, the garage tows the car and starts to work on it. But the repairs will cost $800, so Rebecca sells the car to the garage for $550, and plans to take the bus all the way to San Francisco, after turning down Alberto's offer to take her along with him. PHOTOS AND FAREWELLS: On their way to the bus station, Alberto and Rebecca stop in a beautiful canyon, where Alberto takes some photographs of her. They say goodbye at the bus, and both realize that they're interested in each other, but Rebecca doesn't want a boyfriend at this point in her life.

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Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices
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Teaching Foreign Languages K - 12 is a video library illustrating effective ...

Teaching Foreign Languages K - 12 is a video library illustrating effective instruction and assessment strategies for teaching foreign languages. The language classrooms shown in this library include Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Latin, Russian, and Chinese. All classroom videos are subtitled in English and are appropriate for K - 12 teachers of any foreign language. Created in conjunction with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the library includes a 30-minute introduction and 60-minute overviews of ACTFL's Standards for Foreign Language Learning and new assessment practices, as well as 27 classroom programs. In the half-hour classroom programs, teachers from schools across the country model interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational modes of communication throughout a range of grade and competency levels. Concepts of culture, comparisons, connections to students' lives, and the importance of community are also integrated into the lessons. A Web site and print guide accompany the video programs, providing a complete professional development experience.

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Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 Workshop
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The Teaching Foreign Languages workshop will help KĐ12 foreign language teachers improve ...

The Teaching Foreign Languages workshop will help KĐ12 foreign language teachers improve their practice by making connections between the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning and current research in foreign language education. Workshop components include eight lively half-hour video programs with leading researchers and practicing teachers discussing how the standards play out in day-to-day classroom situations.

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Connect With English: A New Home (Episode 13)
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Rebecca arrives in San Francisco, and is surprised to discover that her ...

Rebecca arrives in San Francisco, and is surprised to discover that her godmother Nancy keeps other boarders too, and that she will have to pay rent as well. Additional information: http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html

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Connect With English: Job Hunting (Episode 14) / A Bad Day (Episode 15)
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JOB HUNTING: Rebecca has a difficult time getting used to life with ...

JOB HUNTING: Rebecca has a difficult time getting used to life with other boarders at Nancy's house. At school, Rebecca learns that her work-study program has been canceled so she goes on a job search and meets some interesting prospects. A BAD DAY: Rebecca finds the job search frustrating and shares her disappointments with another boarder. Alberto shows up, and says her wants to tour her around San Francisco Ń and that he has surprise for her. The episode includes a review and a brief discussion. Additional information: http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html

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Connect With English: A Night Out (Episode 16) / First Day of Class (Episode 17)
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A NIGHT OUT: Rebecca and Alberto see the city and Rebecca meets ...

A NIGHT OUT: Rebecca and Alberto see the city and Rebecca meets Alberto's family -- the Mendozas -- who are now close to retiring from their family restaurant, the Casa Mendoza. Alberto has a divorced brother, Ramon, with a 10-year-old-son, Alex. Ramon suggests Rebecca take a job with his son's after-school program. FIRST DAY OF CLASS: Rebecca finds her first day of classes at the San Francisco College of Music intimidating and expensive. She likes the after-school program a lot, and meets Alex and his best friend, Vincent Wang. Meanwhile, Alberto is working on a deal with some investors who want to buy his parentsŐ restaurant. The episode includes a review and a brief discussion. Additional information: http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html

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Connect With English: Casey at the Bat (Episode 18) / The Art Gallery (Episode 19)
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CASEY AT BAT: Rebecca is a hit teaching softball and gets a ...

CASEY AT BAT: Rebecca is a hit teaching softball and gets a full-time job at AlexŐs after-school program. Alberto sends flowers and asks her to a gallery opening Saturday evening. But his brother, Ramon, is starting to appreciate Rebecca, too. THE ART GALLERY: Ramon is worried that his ex-wife may take Alex to Los Angeles with her. On her date with Alberto, Rebecca discovers that a photograph he took of her in the canyon is on display at the gallery. The Mendoza family talks about the possibility of selling the restaurant, but Ramon is very against the idea and the parents need more time to consider the idea. The episode includes a review and a brief discussion. Additional information: http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html

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Inside the Global Economy (1995)
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Created by an international team, this series offers a multinational perspective on ...

Created by an international team, this series offers a multinational perspective on how the global economy and market affect individuals, businesses, and industry. The series features 26 case studies, with follow-up analysis, from more than 20 countries, balancing widely held American views with opinions from around the globe and allowing comparison of the strategies used in international economics today. A video instructional series on economics for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 13 one-hour video programs.

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Teaching Reading K-2 Workshop
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This video workshop addresses critical topics in teaching reading for K-2 teachers. ...

This video workshop addresses critical topics in teaching reading for K-2 teachers. Boston University professor of education Jeanne Paratore moderates the eight sessions with practicing K-2 teachers, reviewing current research on reading instruction and drawing out how it can inform classroom practice. In this workshop, participating teachers can compare their experiences with the onscreen teachers and review the video clips of real reading classes as they discuss the challenges of developing the literacy skills of their diverse students. Using the video programs, Web site, and print guide, K-2 teachers and reading specialists will gain confidence to adopt new strategies and refine their current practices to meet the needs of all their students.

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Arts and Humanities
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Teaching Reading K-2: A Library of Classroom Practices
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This video library features the teaching practices of a diverse cross-section of ...

This video library features the teaching practices of a diverse cross-section of kindergarten through second grade teachers from across the country. The teachers introduce their students to reading through a variety of methodologies. The library includes nine half-hour classroom videos showing teachers and students engaged in effective reading practices; three half-hour longitudinal videos that show individual students developing reading skills over time; and one half-hour library overview. A video library for K-2 teachers; 12 half-hour video programs, one half-hour overview video, library guide, and Web site.

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Teaching Math, Grades K-2
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With the Teaching Math, Grades KĐ2 online course, preservice and inservice teachers ...

With the Teaching Math, Grades KĐ2 online course, preservice and inservice teachers will gain a greater understanding of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Process Standards and find effective ways to apply the standards in the classroom and integrate them with content goals. Each course consists of six three-and-a-half hour sessions, presented entirely online through text, illustrations, animations, video programming, and interactive activities. Course participants are prompted to reflect on their learning through questions and journal opportunities. The course may be used as a self-paced course, in a facilitated online mode, or as part or all of the material presented in a face-to-face course or workshop.

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Connect With English: The Picnic (Episode 20) / Prejudice (Episode 21)
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The PICNIC: Ramon and Rebecca have a nice chat at a picnic ...

The PICNIC: Ramon and Rebecca have a nice chat at a picnic for the after-school program, but are interrupted when some racist kids taunt Vincent Wang for being Chinese. Alex tries to defend him, but some of the other children in the program don't take the incident seriously. Vincent's father is so upset he pulls Vincent out of the program. PREJUDICE: Rebecca and the staff of the after-school program explain to the kids why racist names should not be used, and a guest police officer talks about hate crimes. All the kids in the program write cards to Vincent to encourage him to come back to the program. The episode includes reflections on the story by Emma Washington, the woman who runs the after-school program. Additional information: http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html

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Economics U$A:  21st Century Edition (2012)
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Explore economic history, theory, and practice through case studies and interviews with ...

Explore economic history, theory, and practice through case studies and interviews with Nobel-prize winning and major economists. The series covering macro, micro, and international economics features Milton Friedman, Paul Samuelson, John Kenneth Galbraith, Alice Rivlin, and Ben Bernanke, among others. Major economic events, including the 2008 banking crisis and technology's influence on the economy, connect economic theory to the headlines. The full complement of material includes audio interviews and a coordinated Web site. A video instructional series on micro- and macroeconomics for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 28 half-hour video programs; 28 audio programs.

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Education
Economics
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Internet Scout Project
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Connect With English: A Difficult Decision (Episode 22) / Guitar Lessons (Episode 23)
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A DIFFICULT DECISION: The children in the after-school program all send cards ...

A DIFFICULT DECISION: The children in the after-school program all send cards to Vincent, but his parents stand firm in their decision not to let Vincent return to the program. Rebecca wants to give shared guitar lessons to Vincent and Alex, so the two friends can still see each other. GUITAR LESSONS: The Wangs agree to the guitar lessons. Alex tells his father that he should date Rebecca, but at the same time, he hopes his parents reconcile. Ramon tells Rebecca that he may have to go to court to prevent his ex-wife from taking Alex to Los Angeles. The episode includes a review and a brief discussion. Additional information: http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html

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Connect With English: The Retirement Party (Episode 24) / The Phone Call (Episode 25)
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THE RETIREMENT PARTY: Alex reacts badly to the news that he may ...

THE RETIREMENT PARTY: Alex reacts badly to the news that he may have to go to Los Angeles, but Ramon calms him down. Alberto brings Rebecca to the retirement party for the Mendozas, and Mrs. Mendoza gossips about which of her sons Rebecca should marry. THE PHONE CALL: Mr. Mendoza announces that they won't sell the restaurant. Rebecca's godmother arrives with the message that Rebecca's father has been taken to the hospital in Boston. Rebecca leaves the party, planning to fly back to Boston. The episode includes a review and a brief discussion. Additional information: http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html

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Connect With English: The Emergency (Episode 26)
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THE EMERGENCY: Kevin meets Rebecca at the Boston airport and tells her ...

THE EMERGENCY: Kevin meets Rebecca at the Boston airport and tells her their father's heart attack was very serious. At the hospital, the doctor is not optimistic. Kevin and Rebecca return home, and Rebecca finds the house a mess and without food. She questions Kevin about it but soon another call takes them back to the hospital. The episode includes a review and a brief discussion. Additional information: http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html

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Connect With English: Bad News (Episode 27) / Brothers (Episode 28)
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BAD NEWS: Rebecca calls her uncle, Brendan Casey. Sandy comes to the ...

BAD NEWS: Rebecca calls her uncle, Brendan Casey. Sandy comes to the hospital to see Rebecca. BROTHERS: Brendan Casey arrives and reconciles with his brother just before he dies. Funeral arrangements are made, and friends and relatives are contacted. The episode includes a review and a brief discussion. Additional information: http://www.learner.org/resources/series71.html

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Arts and Humanities
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Annenberg Connect With English