Tennessee Department of Education (ELC)

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

One of the primary roles of special education teachers is helping regular educators make accommodations and modifications so that students with special needs can function in the least restrictive environment. Though most special educators seamlessly accommodate, modify, and adapt, it is difficult for many regular teachers to get a handle on what these terms mean and how to implement them. Participants will learn step-by-step how to modify and adapt instructional content for the struggling learner.

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

Engaging high school students in authentic research experiences may sound far-fetched, but we have developed practical tools that can be integrated into the science curriculum to promote student research. We will chronicle the process by sharing how you take novice researchers (your students) through a research project from start to finish. Lesson plans with strategies that systematically address the process of integrating scientific research into the classroom setting and multiple forums for dissemination of student projects will be shared.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

Everyone has heard of proteins and DNA, but how easy is it to analyze a sample? Come explore the application of advanced biotechnology that can be implemented in the high school classroom during a class period. Using specific tools, students can run a DNA or protein gel electrophoresis unit and obtain results for analysis. These biotechniques have applications to the National and State Science Standards in Science and Technology.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:33pm CST

In this exciting new series, Tennessee teachers will show how they are implementing the research-based instructional strategies that are most likely to improve student achievement across all content areas and grade levels. Need a fresh approach to integrating a notebook into your classroom? See how the Mathematician's Notebook can change the way you teach mathematics as well as how your students learn mathematics. To quote Klentschy & De-La Torre (2004), “The notebook becomes a place where language, data, and experience operate jointly to form meaning for the student.”

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CDT

In this exciting new series, Tennessee teachers will show how they are implementing the research-based instructional strategies that are most likely to improve student achievement across all content areas and grade levels. In this session, the strategies of cues, questions and advanced organizers will be featured.

Thursday, February 2, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

Together with Project WET and the Tennessee Department of Agriculture, the Center for Environmental Education has developed and produced an educational activity booklet entitled Discover the Waters of Tennessee. The full-color, 16-page activity guide is correlated to the TN Standards and includes a variety of topics such as river uses through history, geology and some pollution solutions for protecting and conserving water resources. We will discuss how to work some of these topics into outdoor classrooms and how to find local partners and resources for your classroom.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CDT

The Tennessee State Library and Archives, the state’s chief repository of history, has recently launched Tennessee Remembers: Vietnam Veterans. Our aim is to help veterans of the Vietnam War preserve THEIR HISTORY by collecting original documents and memorabilia related to their in-country experiences during the war. This session will explore ways in which resources gathered during this project can be used in the classroom.

Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

The Tennessee State Library and Archives, the state’s chief repository of history, has recently launched Tennessee Remembers: Korean Veterans. Our aim is to help veterans of the Korean War preserve their story by collecting original documents and memorabilia related to their experiences during the war. This session will explore ways in which resources gathered during this project can be used in the classroom.

Thursday, December 8, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

Emancipation was a major step in the journey African Americans made from slavery toward freedom during and after the Civil War. This program models effective strategies for engaging students in the topic of emancipation and its impact on Tennessee history and culture. Classroom teachers will demonstrate strategies such as curriculum integration that help students understand emancipation and how the transition from slavery to freedom changed the idea of citizenship in America.

Thursday, March 1, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

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.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CDT

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.

Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CDT

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.

Thursday, January 26, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

Billy, Terry Sue and a group of Tennessee teachers will show you how to use an activity such as an outdoor Star Party to improve student achievement with standards-based lessons. Many students do not live in a location where they can participate in such an activity, but by using video footage of a live star party and the lessons demonstrated by Billy and Terry Sue, space-related standards could be taught in a new way.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

Are you looking for innovative ways to incorporate math and literacy activities into your classroom? This program will demonstrate practical, cross-curricular, lessons based on the common core standards that you can use in your classroom. The strategies will help your students in grades 3-5 read, write, listen and speak to learn mathematics.

Thursday, February 17, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

The second of a two-part series that focuses on Reading, Writing, Listening, and Speaking (Literacy) to learn mathematics will show how children's literature can be used to teach mathematics. This session will show various ways children's literature can be used as well as provide examples of problems and books for your classroom.

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CDT

Are you looking for innovative ways to incorporate math and literacy activities into your classroom? This program will demonstrate practical, cross-curricular, standards-based lessons that you can use in your classroom. The strategies will help your students read, write, listen and speak to learn mathematics.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

In this exciting new series, Tennessee teachers will show how they are implementing the research-based instructional strategies that are most likely to improve student achievement across all content areas and grade levels. In this session, the strategies of non-linguistic representation and similarities and differences will be featured.

Thursday, September 29, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CDT

This session is designed to address inaccurate college expectations and provide practical advice that high school counselors can use to best prepare their students. Topics to be addressed include how college differs from the high school experience, setting college goals, and strategies for picking the right career and major.

Thursday, September 13, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CDT

Prepare your students for the upcoming election by taking a look at previous presidential elections in the U.S. Primary sources and other resources from the Library of Congress website will be discussed, along with ideas for using these resources in your classroom.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm CST

In this exciting new series, Tennessee teachers will show how they are implementing the research-based instructional strategies that are most likely to improve student achievement across all content areas and grade levels. In this session, the strategies of setting objectives and providing feedback, effort and recognition, and homework and practice will be featured.

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