Primary Talent Development PD via Teacher-Created Resources
The Maryland State Department of Education's Primary Talent Development Program has established a PTD LessonCast site to provide ongoing support and professional learning resources for teachers implementing primary talent development in their classrooms. The Primary Talent Development LessonCast site features on-demand 3-minute videos that communicate key insights to help teachers integrate the learning behaviors in their curriculum. The site also provides videos that focus on REPI coding and th...
LessonCast PD2013 is open, and it's not too late to join! LessonCast is making available the same professional development offered with our concierge consulting for major universities, districts, and state departments of education. Through our self-paced, online courses, individual teachers and leaders of learning communities access LessonArchitect, the lessoncast creation tool. Upon completion of the course, participants will have created one or more lessoncasts customized for and ready to shar...
For Teacher Prep Programs
In the same way that 21st century students are moving from book reports to blogs, teacher preparation must transition to creating and sharing artifacts that demonstrate real world teacher effectiveness. LessonCast helps course instructors engage candidates in assignments where they design digital artifacts that demonstrate their ability to create innovative and effective student learning experiences. The resulting lessoncasts created are searchable (by standard or keyword), sharable, and refine-...
Design Improvement Initiatives with LessonCast
Learn how a school designed, implemented, and evaluated a school improvement initiative using teacher-created videos as a focal point. Each two-minute video, called a lessoncast, explained how to implement an instructional strategy. The school improvement process used the videos to facilitate collaborative planning and instructional feedback. View sample lessoncasts and consider how similar resources may support your own learning community....
What makes seating preferential?
When implementing preferential seating as an accommodation in the classroom, preferential is the key word. What works best depends on the student and his or her individual needs. It doesn’t necessarily mean sitting in the front.
Preferential seating does mean that the student is located in a space that is most beneficial for his or her learning.
This definition has three parts: the student, the space, and the task.
First consider the student…Is this accommodation based on attention challen...
for Grade 4 Geometry
Guess My Rule!
Guess My Rule UDL Considerations
One of the simplest, and yet deepest, ways to explore geometric properties is through an activity called Guess My Rule. Students describe, analyze, compare and classify two-dimensional objects and explain their reasoning.Begin by putting three or four polygons that follow a certain rule inside a circle and a few that do not follow the rule outside of the circle. Introduce a new shape and ask, "Where does this shape belong, inside or outside of the circle?" With this example, some students might ...