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AAC: Augmentative and Alternative Communication
"Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants, and ideas. We all use AAC when we make facial expressions or gestures, use symbols or pictures, or write." This module will help you determine whether a student you are working with could benefit from an AAC tool, and provide you ideas for using that tool to grant access to and improve communication throughout the school day.
Earn 4 clock hours
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Access and Rigor: Amplify Science for English Learners
What strategies and supports engage English Learners in the authentic practices of science and engineering, and ensure equitable access to deep learning in science? Figure out the answer to this question as you experience an Amplify Science instructional sequence and analyze it through an EL lens.
Earn 1 clock hour
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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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Developmentally Appropriate Classrooms
Washington State's Kindergarten Guide, and our own instincts as kindergarten teachers, tell us that we should be gearing our classrooms and instruction toward the needs of our young learners. Explore ways to make sure our classrooms are supporting the developmental needs of our kindergarten learners while setting challenging and achievable goals.
Earn 2 clock hours
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Digital Annotation with Read and Write for Google
Learn about this new tool that can be used for digital annotation, word prediction or voice tools.
Earn 2 clock hours
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Exploring Poverty
In 2017, Lake Stevens School District began to explore poverty and how it impacts the students in our district living in low socioeconomic situations. Lake Stevens has an achievement gap between students on free and reduced lunch and those who are not that we need to work to close. Explore the resources within this module to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to live in poverty and how the living situation impacts students as they walk through our classroom doors.
Earn 2 clock hours
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Flipping Your Classroom - the Basics
So you have heard of flipping your classroom but would like to learn more about what this means. This module will help you learn the basics of a Flipped Classroom so you can see if it is a tool for you.
Earn 1 clock hour
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Hapara Highlights
This self-paced course is designed to provide you with an overview of Hapara Highlights and to introduce you to the tools that will help you start using Hapara Highlights right away.
Earn 2 clock hours
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Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners in the Classroom
In this multi-section module, you can explore the following topics related to supporting your English Language Learners: understanding levels of language development, strategies for scaffolding learning, and strategies for encouraging academic discourse.
Earn 5 clock hours
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Providing Closed Captioning Accommodations
Students who are deaf or hard of hearing may have accommodations that legally require educators to ensure that videos used for instruction include captions. Learn about tools to find videos with CC, add CC to videos and create CC videos.
Earn 1 clock hour
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Scaffolded Reading in Action - Elementary
Examine classroom snapshots of scaffolded reading instruction to help you plan a scaffolded reading lesson.
Earn 1 clock hour
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Scaffolded Reading in Action - Secondary
Examine classroom snapshots of scaffolded reading instruction to help you plan a scaffolded reading lesson.
Earn 1 clock hour
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Screencasting in the Classroom
Allow students to take your genius with them anywhere by recording your own Screencasts! Learn and try out a few of the tools available for recording your lessons for later viewing. Once you see how user-friendly these tools have become, you'll want your students to join in the creating to share their brilliance as well!
Earn 2 clock hours
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Technology Tools to Create Text Accessible Documents
All PDF documents are not created equal! Most are just pictures of text and are not accessible to vision impaired students and parents. And how about all those images you use? How can blind people "see" them? This workshop shows you how tools and tips to make all your files "text accessible!"
Earn 1 clock hour
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What is Scaffolded Reading? (elementary)
Find out how this type of small group instruction can support your readers in comprehending complex text
Earn 1 clock hour