Prairie Lakes AEA

Prairie Lakes AEA is one of the 9 Iowa Area Education Agencies participating in AEA Learning Online’s OER initiative https://www.oercommons.org/hubs/aeaonline. This group is a space to evaluate, organize, and share OER.
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Inquiry-Based Teaching: Building a Culture of Respect

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Building a culture of respect while still challenging students to share their voices requires thoughtful and careful facilitation by the teacher. Urban Academy teachers discuss the roles they play across subject areas to develop this respect in their school and how consistency across disciplines helps to establish respect among students. Three guiding principles come out of the teachers' reflection that foster a culture of respect. Teachers do not allow personal attacks, asking students to instead 'attack' ideas instead of people. In facilitating discussions, teachers avoid questions with 'right/wrong' answers, recognizing the value of all students' responses, and arbitrate fairly so that students trust teachers to manage sometimes controversial subjects fairly.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Algebra Tools: The Distributive Property

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Algebra I teacher Carl Munn moves his students through a lesson on the distributive property. Rather than teaching students only how to use it, he focuses on helping students understand why and when distribution is needed. The lesson begins with note taking during which students use the Cornell note-taking strategy. Guided practice follows during which Mr. Munn's focus is assessment. Both he and the students assess what they are getting and not getting before moving on to the final lesson component of independent practice.

Material Type: Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

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