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Analytical Thinking
Learn how to support students with their analytical thinking, reading, writing and discussions through the exploration of the following questions: Do we need analysis? What makes analysis hard? What strategies can we use for analysis? What texts are worth analyzing?
Earn 2 clock hours
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Attend to Precision
Explore Math Practice Standard 6. How do we encourage students to attend to precision in their math computations and problem solving?
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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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Construct Viable Arguments and Critique Reasoning in Elementary
Explore Math Practice Standard 3. What strategies can we use to encourage students to construct arguments and critique the reasoning of others?
Earn 3 clock hours
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Critiquing Reasoning in Secondary
Explore Math Practice Standard 3. What strategies can we use to encourage students to construct arguments and critique the reasoning of others?
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Future Ready Libraries
As we redefine the role of libraries in Lake Stevens, we look to the Future Ready concept for ideas. This module utilizes multiple webinars from Future Ready, allowing you to watch the ones that interest you!
Earn 8 clock hours
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Growth Mindset
Explore what growth mindset means and how to encourage it within your students.
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Importance of Play for Learning
In our preschool and kindergarten classrooms, play is a critical component. Children learn through play - not just about social emotional skills and problem solving, but also how to use the language and math skills in action. Learn about the importance of play, types of play and structures to encourage productive play.
Earn 3 clock hours
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Learning Walk: Creating a Culture of Learning
When going on a half-day learning walk to visit other classrooms, use this module to guide the planning and reflection and earn clock hours for your exploration.
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Make Sense of Problems, Persevere in Solving Them
Explore Math Practice Standard 1. How might we encourage students to persevere in mastering math concepts while normalizing mistakes?
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Making Thinking Visible
This module will begin to explore ideas from the book, Making Thinking Visible: How to promote engagement, understanding and independence for all learners by Ritchhart, Church and Morrison. Explore ways to use questioning and classroom routines to shed light on the thinking happening "under the hood."
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Managing a Classroom with High Expectations and a Learning Culture
Classroom Management is a term that encompasses many concepts: developing a classroom culture and community, having high expectations for classroom behavior and interactions, creating strong relationships with students to make learning meaningful for them, etc. What it comes down to is creating a space that students can learn and thrive. Explore these resources that can help you explore ideas on doing just that, and make them your own so that your classroom community is positive and productive.
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Managing Your Digital Classroom
It's a wonderful time to be an educator! The technology tools available to assist students, give them a larger audience and connect them to the world creates exciting opportunities. To fully capitalize on these advances, a teacher must have structures and procedures in place for organization and management. This course will provide you with the basic tools to be successful in your digital classroom.
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Mastering Google Calendar
Google Calendars offers numerous tools that allow you to organize your personal and professional life. Use calendars as collaborative lesson plan books, keep track of meetings, events, and conversations. You'll even learn how to create appointment slots to allow you to quickly schedule blocks of time such as parent conferences.
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Mastering Hapara Teacher Dashboard
Hapara Teacher Dashboard offers the classroom teachers a host of tools you can use to manage your classroom's digital world. Learn to navigate the tools, easily find student documents, share documents with a click to all your students, send emails, and more!
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Mathematical Mindsets Book Study
This module is intended to provide a guide for a collaborative book study of Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching by Jo Boaler.
Earn 6 clock hours
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Modeling in Math
Math Practice Standard 4 states, "Mathematically proficient students can apply the mathematics they know to solve problems arising in everyday life, society, and the workplace... They routinely interpret their mathematical results in the context of the situation and reflect on whether the results make sense, possibly improving the model if it has not served its purpose." Explore what modeling in mathematics could look like in elementary classrooms in this module around the concept of Three Act Tasks.
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Morning Meetings
What makes a Morning Meeting a powerful routine to include in your day and how can the time be best utilized to strengthen the classroom community, learn social-emotional skills and set the tone for the day? Explore this module's resources to answer these questions.
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Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators
This platform will support the year-long conversation around the book, Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators. For each month, there are activities and discussion forums to accompany the reading for that month. Each month's module will become available at the beginning of that month and will have a different certificate of completion so that you can earn clock hours along the way, even if you miss a month or two of participation.
Earn 20 clock hours
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Peer Feedback and Revision to Improve Writing
Learn strategies for students to provide effective feedback to each other to improve their writing.
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