K-12 Classroom teachers

Emancipation was a major step in the journey African Americans made from slavery toward freedom during and after the Civil War. In this program teachers will learn how to use primary sources such as political cartoons, photography and music to help students understand emancipation and how the transition from slavery to freedom changed the idea of citizenship in America. The program will feature classroom teachers using primary sources effectively with their students.

Emergent Bilinguals and Complex Text: Understanding the Role of Academic Language Skills in Text Comprehension for Linguistically-Diverse Adolescents and their Classmates

Are you a new teacher? Or are you new to ESL and working with English Learners? This session is for you!

Dr. Christine Tennyson provides an overview of the 8 components and how to roll out implementation with an emphasis on planning and comprehensible input.

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts and the Center for Latin American Studies will present an overview of Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection. On display at the Frist Center from March 1 through June 23, 2013, this exhibition features 125 Pre-Columbian artworks from Mexico to Peru. Organized thematically by culture, the artworks present more than 2,500 years of creativity in Mexico, Central America and Andean South America from 1200 B.C. to A.D. 1520.

This webcast explores Progressive Era collections and resources available through the Library of Congress Website, demonstrates how to use a selection of primary sources from these collections with your students, and provides supporting materials for using primary sources in the classroom.

Dr. Ryan B. Jackson and his wife Leticia Skae-Jackson are founders of "Fit Leaders" a national; group of edcuators and industry leaders dedicated to professional success through health living. In this video that give motivational tips, information about joining their movement and piratical advise on being the best you can be.

Formative assessment is an important step in the teaching and learning process. The background and content knowledge students and teachers share influences how students understand the materials, lessons, and learning opportunities you provide. Unless you check for understanding, it is difficult to know what students are getting out of the lesson. Participants will come to understand that the faulty notion, “I taught it, therefore they got it” can hinder student achievement.

Isormari Pozo and Jessica Euverard take a tag-team approach demonstrating their practices in the classroom. They show how the SIOP Model and classroom activities lead all students towards effective learning; and how a strong bond between content and language builds understanding.

Explore the Creative Process in relation to STEM education and provide hands on training in arts integration.

Inclusion is more than physical presence in the classroom and is nothing more than good teaching for all students. Students learn when they actively participate in the academic lessons and interact with others. This presentation will provide specific strategies to create a meaningful and inclusive learning environment. The core business of educating students with disabilities in general education classrooms is for teachers to become designers of learning for meaningful student engagement.

This session will outline the challenges and successes of developing a newcomer program for high school students, highlighting techniques used in newcomer classes to bolster language development. Presenters will offer tips on how to create and develop curriculum.

How to use data in an effort to improve your school and classroom.

This session will focus on the Capstone research that Ms. Skae did for her Vanderbilt Masters program, where she developed a competitive model within her 7th grade classrooms, that focused on belonging to a team and working for collaborative success within the classroom setting. This model improved classroom behaviors and student engagement.

This program guides teachers through the development of learning mathematics on your own. Topics included will be developing personal learning goals, how to read about mathematics, using guided helps such as on-line tutorials, and techniques to stimulate problem solving.

This video addresses ACCESS Scores and the WIDA Can Do Descriptors.

Tiered instruction is a "user friendly" approach to addressing different readiness levels, interests and student profiles. By keeping the focus of the activity the same, but providing routes of access at varying degrees of difficulty, each student: (1) comes away with pivotal skills and understanding, and (2) is appropriately challenged. This worksop identifies the key steps of tiered instruction.

Incorporating Technology in ELL Instruction


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