All resources in Oregon PK-12 Professional Learning

Developing Sound Aligned Assessments and Rubrics

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Are we teaching what we think we are teaching?""Are students learning what they are supposed to be learning?""Is there a way to teach the subject better, therefore promoting better learning?"In problem based learning, assessment needs to not only reflect the learning process but the content being learned as well.This online learning module will explore the following learning targets: •Identify how formative and summative classroom assessments are integral to instruction.•Recognize and develop high-quality performance assessments for evaluating student work.•Recognize and develop high-quality rubrics for evaluating student work.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network

Improving the Accessibility of State-Mandated Assessments: Findings from a Focus Group of State Education Agency Representatives

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This report provides state leaders and test developers with initial considerations for improving the accessibility of state-mandated assessments for students with disabilities, specifically those who use assistive technology and accessible educational materials in daily instruction. These findings can be used by states to inform the development of policies and guidelines, and by test developers to inform the design of assessment systems and platforms. Most desirable is that the findings will help initiate improved collaboration between and among states, districts, and test developers.

Material Type: Reading

Author: National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

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

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

Authors: Cecil R. Short, Charles R. Graham, Jered Borup, Leanna Archambault

Blended Learning in K-12

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This book,"Blended Learning in K-12", is an overview of the concept of "blended learning" and how it relates to the integration of technologies in the K-12 environment. Dr. N.I. Scagnoli, the course instructor, has guided the students of the CTER 7 cohort in the creation of this book. This could not have happened in the 1980s. (By way of explanation to non-Americans, K-12 means all primary and secondary schooling).

Material Type: Textbook

Author: N.I. Scagnoli

Oregon Department of Education: Equitable Grading Practices PLC Modules

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The Equitable Grading Practices PLC is structured for school-based teams to spend time reflecting on their own grading practices, analyzing artifacts, engaging in dialogue around learnings, experiences, and research related to grading, and collaboratively developing an equitable grading action plan. Each Module will include readings to engage with and discuss, independent activities to support in reflection of grading practices, and collaborative tasks to lean into with your PLC.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Allie Ivey

Southern Oregon Equity Summit 2020

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The event includes high-profile speakers and breakout sessions that provide strategies for understanding equity through a trauma-informed practices approach. The site will provide access to speaker keynotes and breakout session recordings and materials from both. With consideration to current social movements in the U.S., as well as the recent advent of widespread distance learning, equity work is needed now more than ever. Our students deserve our highest-level of support. Native Wellness Institute: Jillene Joseph Communication Across Barriers: Dr. Donna Beagle Ricky Robertson Resolve: Raphaelle Miller, Cara Walsh Oregon Center for Educational Equity; Daryl Dixon, Jesse Scott John Krownapple

Material Type: Lecture Notes, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Southern Oregon ESD

Using Media to Know Better, Teach Better

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When conversations of racial injustice and equity arise, many educators find themselves reacting in the moment. In this one-hour webinar, a panel of experts discuss how teachers can analyze and evaluate media to provide important context for students and support anti-racist classroom planning and practices. Teachers can also find advice for using media literacy tools to empower students and inform their personal practice.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: PBS Learning Media

Engaging Equity Professional Learning Series

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This professional learning series was developed in partnership by the Oregon Department of Education's Office of Education Innovation and Improvement and WestEd. The series is designed for participation in teams, PLCs, or other groups, and also available to individuals. Access the content through a public Canvas course, or import the modules into your organization's Canvas LMS.

Material Type: Module

Author: Vanessa Clark

Oregon Science Project - Learning Facilitator Institute Tool: Paraphrase/Powerphrase Practice

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This is a protocol and reflection activity for introducing and practicing the idea of paraphrasing as it is presented in the 7 Norms of Collaboration work from Garmston and Wellman (Adaptive School, Cognitive Coaching).Estimated Time: 45 minutesGroup Size: No more than 16It is intended to be part of a larger professional learning experience for K-20 educators who are developing as leaders of another educators learning. It is based upon a portion of the summer 2017 Oregon Science Project Summer Institute for Learning Facilitators.The Seven Norms of Collaboration1. Pausing2. Paraphrasing3. Posing Questions4. Putting Ideas on the Table5. Providing Data6. Paying Attention to Self and Others7. Presuming Positive Intentions

Material Type: Module

Author: Cristina Trecha

CSR: A Reading Comprehension Strategy

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This Module outlines Collaborative Strategic Reading (CSR), a strategy for helping students to improve their reading comprehension skills. In CSR, students work together in small groups to apply comprehension strategies as they read text from a content area, such as social studies or science (est. completion time: 1 hour).

Material Type: Module