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Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources - Webinar Series
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As educators begin to develop OER, one component of that process is navigating concerns around copyright when finding digital teaching materials. This webinar series addresses that and is divided into two tracks: K-12 and Higher Education. There are also two stand-alone webinar options that can be attended by both the K-12 and Higher Education community. All of the webinars will also be available on YouTube and linked to this page after the live event has ended.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
American University Washington College of Law
Date Added:
05/01/2020
CSTP - Teacher Tech Project Overview
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The Center for Strengthening the Teaching Profession  – Teacher Tech Project provides information, resources and learning opportunities for teachers to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding of Learning Management Systems and instructional design for distance learning. 

Subject:
Electronic Technology
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
09/01/2020
Chrome Extensions for Struggling Students and Special Needs
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Technology can be a powerful tool to assist students with special needs or any sort of learning challenge. In particular the Chrome web browser allows users to install a wide variety of web extensions that provide tools that can help all learners, regardless of ability level.

In this blog post we will take a look at over 30 Chrome web extensions that can assist students in five main categories:
Text to Speech
Readability
Reading Comprehension
Focus
Navigation

Some of the tools fit into more than one topic, but each is only listed once. Certainly this list does not cover all of the useful web extensions available for struggling learners, but it is a great place to begin. In addition to the list of extension, I have also linked in the video from a webinar I did a while back on "Google Tools for Special Needs".

Subject:
Educational Technology
Special Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Eric Curts
Date Added:
03/17/2020
ClimeTime Professional Learning Session: How to Support Home-Based Science Learning During School Closures
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With students and educators under shelter-at-home orders, states and districts are faced with difficult decisions about how to support students’ science learning while they are home. Home environments support different aspects of student learning than school-based environments. Designing home-based learning experiences to intentionally take advantage of the unique assets of being at home can be supportive of students’ social, emotional, and mental health; provide a meaningful and complementary science learning experience; and allow students to explore real-world and personally relevant science in ways that are difficult to accomplish in school. Field-based examples of home and neighborhood investigations of ecological systems will be shared.

Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Carrie Tzou
Leah Bricker
Megan Bang
Philip Bell
Date Added:
04/28/2020
Formative Assessment During Distance Learning
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What does formative assessment look like during distance learning? Without proximity, how can teachers gather and act on “in-the-moment” information – the behaviors, emotions, and situations that affect learning and inform instruction?
This resource provides explanations, sample questions, and possible actions to implement formative assessment during distance learning scenarios.

Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Google for Education Tech Toolkit for Families and Guardians
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For educators using Google technology in their classrooms, this toolkit from Google for Education provides videos and best practices for educators to share with their students' families and guardians.Materials are copyright Google. This document from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction provides links to the online resources.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Dennis Small
Date Added:
09/23/2020
K-12 Blended Teaching
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This book is your guide to blended teaching in K-12 spaces. It was designed to help both pre-service teachers and in-service teachers prepare their classes for blended teaching. This book begins by orienting you to the foundational dispositions and skills needed to support your blended teaching practice. Then you will be introduced to four key competencies for blended teaching:

Online Integration – ability to effectively combine online instruction with in-person instruction.
Data Practices – ability to use digital tools to monitor student activity and performance in order to guide student growth.
Personalizing Instruction – ability to implement a learning environment that allows for student customization of goals, pace, and/or learning path.
Online Interaction – ability to facilitate online interactions with and between students

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Author:
Cecil R. Short
Charles R. Graham
Jered Borup
Leanna Archambault
Date Added:
08/26/2020
The K-12 Educational Technology Handbook
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This textbook provides a set of high-quality resources to university educational technology courses. All chapters are written by professionals in the field, including university researchers, teacher educators, and classroom teachers.

The book in its entirety and each chapter can be freely accessed, downloaded, printed, and remixed. Professors of educational technology courses can select the chapters that will work best for them when creating course packets, and preservice and inservice teachers can use relevant chapters for trainings and professional development purposes.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Anne Ottenbreit-leftwich
Royce Kimmons
Date Added:
08/26/2020
Learning Management Systems Training Resources
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Training and support links for the four most widely used Learning Management Systems in Washington school districts (as identified in the annual state technology survey from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction).

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Dennis Small
Date Added:
05/18/2020
NCCE Live: Technology Tool Training
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NCCE is a leader in professional learning with a mission to lead, engage, and assist educational communities to reach higher levels of teacher and student success through the use of 21st century technology.The NCCE Live events are free to attend via Microsoft Teams or to watch archived versions on YouTube. 

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
07/29/2020
OSPI Continuous Learning Resource Suggestions
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In response to school closures due to COVID-19, OSPI content experts have curated a selection of links to external organizations providing high-quality online educational materials – courses, lessons, videos, physical and outdoor activity suggestions, etc. Please note that in many cases, these resources are free to use online but are not openly licensed for wide scale reuse and adaptation.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
03/23/2020
PBS: Virtual Professional Learning Series
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PBS Learning Virtual Professional Learning Series is created for teachers—by teachers—to bring together content experts and educators from all backgrounds. With an emphasis on fun, engaging, accessible, and free tools for classrooms, these bite-sized opportunities are designed to connect educators with each other and PBS shows, themes, and content.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Education
Early Childhood Development
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
07/29/2020
Science Back to School Considerations
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What does effective science teaching and learning look like for possible 2020-2021 back-to-school plans?

This series of one-pagers addresses four areas for teachers of science, school/district science specialists, and administrators - curriculum, assessment, instruction, and safety and well being.

Visit the Council of State Science Supervisors website to download editable copies of this resource. http://cosss.org/projects

Subject:
Applied Science
Environmental Science
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS)
National Science Education Leadership Association
National Science Teaching Association (NSTA)
Date Added:
07/31/2020
Seed to Tree: 5th Grade Content Integrated Unit
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This 5th grade unit iterates an earlier version and is designed to maximize the integration of science with the other content areas, especially English Language Arts and Math. It is designed to be used now for remote teaching and includes learning activities to be delivered via Zoom or another similar platform, as well as activities students will complete independently or with their families.  The unit is being developed, with 7 out of 10 lessons ready for use.  The additional lessons will be added soon as they are developed.   You are free to adapt these Open Education Resource materials as needed.  Please provide any feedback and suggestions to kimberley.astle@k12.wa.us.  

Subject:
Environmental Science
Elementary Education
Reading Informational Text
Life Science
Measurement and Data
Numbers and Operations
Physical Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Kimberley Astle
Date Added:
08/21/2020
Self-Paced Guide & Modules for Anyone Supporting Students at Home during Distance Learning
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Modules 1 through 4 are organized around essential distance learning topics for anyone who is supporting a student whilst in their care. Each module invites choice and personalization. These self-paced, independent experiences are designed with the hope that you will tailor your online experience to your individual supporting needs and interests.
Module 1: What is a Learning Management System (LMS)
Module 2: Creating an At-Home Learning System
Module 3: Support Like a Coach
Module 4: Encourage a Growth Mindset -Why Struggle is Good for Learning

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lesson
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Jeff Utecht Consulting Inc
Washington Association of Educational Service Districts
Date Added:
09/11/2020