Conewago Valley School District

This group's Goals: 1. To offer our students the most up-to-date curriculum and resources for a relevant educational experience 2. Print Resources → Digital Resources Time (Evaluate, Explore, Understand, Select) We need process/tools to evaluate and select 3. Create a community and culture of sharing resources 4. To provide professional learning opportunities for faculty to be able to curate and evaluate resources for instruction 5. To become more fiscally responsible for the allocation of funds for instructional resources
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Conewago Valley School District's Introduction to OER Curation Part III - Remix

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As Conewago Valley School District advances its open educational resource (OER) adoption and implementation plan, Leveraging its teaching and learning network and digital library, OER Commons (oercommons.org) launched in 2007. This is the third of three custom module trainings that will provide participants with an introduction to OER practice and the value add, highlighting successful state and district use cases. Followed by a demonstration and discussion of how to navigate OER Commons and create collaborative workflows to identify resources, assess their quality using rubrics, and organize materials for use. Participants will get an opportunity to practice using OER tools and begin to design their plans for OER implementation, specific to their immediate OER needs. An important outcome for educators will be a shared understanding of OER practice and specific next steps for OER adoption in their work. We have designed these modules to first spark the learner's interest in the topics covered and then dig deeper into the content through presentations, storytelling, and demonstrations of the tools. We will offer opportunities for learners to practice exploring the resources and tools, and reflect on how they might use them in their work.

Material Type: Module

Authors: Ann Baum (Johnston), Ben Smith, Christopher Rudisill, Chris Bowman, Karen Sipe

Conewago Valley School District's Introduction to OER Discovery Part II - Remix

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This module will provide participants with an introduction to OER discovery. We have designed these modules to first spark the learner's interest in the topics covered and then dig deeper into the content through presentations, storytelling, and demonstrations of the tools. We will offer opportunities for learners to practice exploring the resources and tools, and reflect on how they might use them in their work.

Material Type: Module

Author: Christopher Rudisill

CONEWAGO VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT'S INTRODUCTION TO OER - Part I Remix

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As Conewago Valley School District advances its open educational resource (OER) adoption and implementation plan, Leveraging its teaching and learning network and digital library, OER Commons (oercommons.org) launched in 2007. This is the first of three custom module trainings that will provide participants with an introduction to OER practice and the value add, highlighting successful state and district use cases. Followed by a demonstration and discussion of how to navigate OER Commons and create collaborative workflows to identify resources, assess their quality using rubrics, and organize materials for use. Participants will get an opportunity to practice using OER tools and begin to design their plans for OER implementation, specific to their immediate OER needs. An important outcome for educators will be a shared understanding of OER practice and specific next steps for OER adoption in their work. We have designed these modules to first spark the learner's interest in the topics covered and then dig deeper into the content through presentations, storytelling, and demonstrations of the tools. We will offer opportunities for learners to practice exploring the resources and tools, and reflect on how they might use them in their work.

Material Type: Module

Authors: Ann Baum (Johnston), Ben Smith, Christopher Rudisill, Chris Bowman, Karen Sipe

3a. Life along the Nile

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None of the achievements of the remarkable ancient Egyptian civilization would have been possible without the Nile River. There is always a connection between landscape and how a people develop. It does not take the wisdom of a sphinx to understand why.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Reading

3a. Life along the Nile

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None of the achievements of the remarkable ancient Egyptian civilization would have been possible without the Nile River. There is always a connection between landscape and how a people develop. It does not take the wisdom of a sphinx to understand why.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Reading

3a. Life along the Nile

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None of the achievements of the remarkable ancient Egyptian civilization would have been possible without the Nile River. There is always a connection between landscape and how a people develop. It does not take the wisdom of a sphinx to understand why.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Reading

3a. Life along the Nile

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None of the achievements of the remarkable ancient Egyptian civilization would have been possible without the Nile River. There is always a connection between landscape and how a people develop. It does not take the wisdom of a sphinx to understand why.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Reading

3a. Life along the Nile

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None of the achievements of the remarkable ancient Egyptian civilization would have been possible without the Nile River. There is always a connection between landscape and how a people develop. It does not take the wisdom of a sphinx to understand why.

Material Type: Diagram/Illustration, Reading

The Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln

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This unit has been developed to guide students and instructors in a close reading of Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address.” The activities and actions described below follow a carefully developed set of steps that assist students in increasing their familiarity and understanding of Lincoln’s speech through a series of text dependent tasks and questions that ultimately develop college and career ready skills identified in the Common Core State Standards.

Material Type: Lecture, Lesson Plan, Reading

An Introduction to To Kill a Mockingbird

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This resource will help students prepare to read Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird. The Official Movie Trailer with questions helps the students to preview the novel itself, while the webquest introduces students to the time period of the novel. Understanding the racial tensions of the time period are crucial to understanding the conflicts of the novel, so students will learn about time-period trials and conflicts that were prevalent especially in the south.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment, Reading, Student Guide

Author: Amanda Bamberger

“We Shall Overcome” Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 60s. Published

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The Civil Rights Movement for African American equality is one of the defining social movements of the 1950s and 60s.  Ordinary people took to the streets to demand equality.  This lesson will explore the various forms of protest that defined the movement.  Two of the most notable leaders of the movement were Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X.  While both men shared the common goal of equality, their approaches were very different.  Martin Luther King preached nonviolent civil disobedience, while Malcolm X demanded equality “by any means necessary.” You will examine famous speeches and articles written by both men to form your own opinion of which approach is more effective to have your demands met.StandardsCC.8.5.11-12.FCC.8.6.9-10.GCC.8.3.12.D

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Tracy Rains

A+ Click K-12 Math Test

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A+ Click is an interactive collection of more than 3700 math problems and answers for K-1 K-12 school program. It defines the personal level of math knowledge. You move up into the next level if you give 5 correct answers in a row. Practice makes perfect.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Assessment, Game, Lecture Notes

Author: Igor Kokcharov

Point-Slope and Standard Form Published

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This seminar will allow you to identify linear equations written in both point-slope and standard forms.  You will learn how to graph these equations as well as how to convert from one form to another.  You will discover why each form is useful in different ways in order to express different situations.StandardsCC.2.2.HS.D.10  Represent, solve, and interpret equations/inequalities and systems of equations/inequalities algebraically and graphically.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Deanna Mayers, Bonnie Waltz, Tracy Rains

Slope-Intercept Form Published

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This seminar will help you to identify a linear equation written in slope-intercept form.  It will also help you to write and graph slope-intercept equations when you are given different pieces of information.  You will be able to make connections between algebraic equations written in slope-intercept form and the real-life situations that they represent.  StandardsCC.2.2.HS.D.10  Represent, solve, and interpret equations/inequalities and systems of equations/inequalities algebraically and graphically.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Deanna Mayers, Bonnie Waltz, Tracy Rains

What is a Function? Published

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This seminar will allow you to identify the domain and range of a relation, and then use the relationships that exist in order to determine whether or not the relation is a function. You will define functions, and you will learn how to identify and use functional notation. You will gain an understanding of the concept of a functional relationship which will allow you in the future to study specific functions in depth.StandardsCC.2.2.HS.C.1 - Use the concept and notation of functions to interpret and apply them in terms of their context.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Authors: Deanna Mayers, Bonnie Waltz, Tracy Rains

How Long Will It Take?

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In this lesson, students will participate in a group activity using a sponge ball and a growing human circle. The students will be added to a circle in groups of two and will pass the sponge ball from hand to hand until it returns to the "starting" hand; all while being timed. The data will be recorded each time a new group is added to the circle. At the end of the activity the students will be able to construct a scattered plot, using Illuminations, as well as, make a prediction about the future. This activity will help students interpret relative frequencies.

Material Type: Lesson Plan