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Choose Your Own Adventure
Is there a topic that you would like to learn more about that is not already offered in the Professional Learning Portal? This is your chance to earn up to 20 clock hours for your own exploration of a topic of your choice; choose your own adventure and design your own learning plan!
Earn 20 clock hours
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Developing Early Mathematicians: Counting and Cardinality
Teachers will explore Learning Pathways in Numeracy in the area of counting and cardinality and explore related resources to better understand early math development. If teachers attended the 2017 Early Learning Dinner and Dialogue, they can also post a reflection of the learning to earn clock hours for that learning experience as well.
Earn 3 clock hours
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Framework Chapter 1: Introduction to NGSS
Build an understanding of the vision behind the Next Generation Science Standards by collaboratively exploring key parts of the Framework.
Earn 1 clock hour
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Framework Chapter 3: Science and Engineering Practices
Become familiar with the 8 Science and Engineering Standards within NGSS.
Earn 2 clock hours
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Introduction to Nonfiction Challenges in Science Reading
Explore the concepts of nonfiction reading and the application to your science classroom. You will need a copy of the book Reading Nonfiction: Notice and Note to participate in this module.
Earn 1 clock hour
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NGSS Focus on Engineering
Gain an understanding of why engineering has been included in the NGSS and what core ideas point to engineering specifically.
Earn 3 clock hours
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NGSS Overview
This module will bring an understanding of the high points of critical learning for LSSD science teachers in shifting practice to address Next Generation Science Standards. The activities included are highlights of the experiences that secondary science teachers had in building a foundation in NGSS around the following questions: Why Three Dimensions? How is NGSS different? Why less teacher centered and more student-centered? What does instruction look like in this new environment?
Earn 6 clock hours
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P-5 Alignment: Aiming for Proficiency
Take time in this module to explore your grade level's benchmarks and anchor papers to determine what proficiency looks like for your students' writing.
Earn 1 clock hour
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Speaking and Listening Vertical Standards
Unpack the critical speaking and listening Common Core Standards to discover what your grade band expects and how it builds on previous expectations.
Earn 1 clock hour
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What are my grade level grammar expectations? (Secondary)
What is expected in your grade level band? Set your focus so you are prepared to teach grade-appropriate grammatical concepts to your students.
Earn 1 clock hour
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What Do the Standards Say about Elementary Grammar?
Examine the language standards. What is expected in your grade level? What are you building on?
Earn 1 clock hour
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What does it mean to have secondary students read closely?
Use multiple sources to help define this hot term.
Earn 2 clock hours
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What is Close Reading? (elementary)
Use mutiple text resources to define this hot term.
Earn 2 clock hours
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Where in the Standards is Audio/Video?
Examine the intent of the standards for learning through multimedia to narrow your focus.
Earn 1 clock hour
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Written Responses to Reading in elementary
Learn about different types of text dependent tasks students can do post-reading, inlcuding writing responses that utilize evidence.
Earn 1 clock hour