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January 15, 2014

Announcing three Adobe Connect Series for Professional Learning

1) Using Adobe Connect for Professional Learning
Attain the skills to participate in an Adobe Connect environment as well as host an Adobe Connect meeting.
Click <here> for more information.
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2) Supporting Students with Learning Disabilities in Mathematics

Consider instructional and assessment strategies that leverage strengths while supporting needs of students with learning disabilities in mathematics.
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Note: This series is full. Please subscribe to the RSS feed on
           the Math K-12 home page to receive notice of a repeat
           of the series.

3) Proportional Reasoning for K-12 Mathematics Educators
Deepen understanding of proportional reasoning by examining components from the Paying Attention to Proportional Reasoning: K-12 document, such as multiplicative thinking, along with student responses.
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Note: This series is full. Please subscribe to the RSS feed on
           the Math K-12 home page to receive notice of a repeat
           of the series.

January 11, 2014

Adobe Connect Professional Learning Series, February-March 2014

A series of one-hour Adobe Connect web conferences are being offered for educators responsible for the learning of students in grades 7-12.

Three topics will be offered:
  1. Paying Attention to Literacy K-12: A Conversation about Literacy Learning, Teaching, and Leading
  2. Engaging Students in Metacognitive Thinking
  3. Helping Students to Build and Use Background Knowledge
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December 7, 2013

Critical Literacy in action in Grade 10 Academic Science
Download the lesson “Climate Change in the Media: Fact or Fiction?” and view the accompanying video and see how a science teacher provides relevant experiences in science while supporting the literacy development of her students.

Reading in Grade 9 Technological Education, Exploring Technologies
Download the lesson “Using a Bill of Materials”and see one way that teachers can support students in developing their own strategies for understanding organizational patterns, text structures and features that are used in Technological Education.

Resources to Support School and System Leaders in Improving Adolescent Literacy Learning
Leaders Connect 1, Fall 2012: How do school and system leaders support adolescent literacy learning and provide the basis for a comprehensive approach to literacy improvement?
Leaders Connect 2, Fall 2013: How do school and system leaders observe adolescent literacy learning?

ALERT: Make Room for Evaluating Perspectives and Biases
This ALERT focuses on critical literacy by suggesting how to help students to evaluate perspectives and biases in texts. Provided are ideas for supporting students to strengthen their skills to think more independently, analyse information for validity, credibility and reliability, and actively make decisions about what to do with the texts

VIDEOS
Critical Literacy in a Grade 10 Science Class
This video shows how a science teacher provides relevant experiences in science while supporting the literacy development of her students.

Promoting Meaningful Student Involvement - Listening to What Students Have to Say with Kathleen Lundy
In this video Kathleen Lundy talks about engaging students in learning conversations so they can make sense of what they’re learning, think about things in new ways and try out ideas.



December 5, 2013

21st Century Learning Now Online

Please visit the new EduGAINS domain 21st Century Learning to access a variety of resources and impact evidence intended to help educators integrate pedagogy-driven, technology-enabled innovations for strengthening student engagement, learning, well-being and achievement.

 

 

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