Understand more about what confuses your high school students when they encounter the theory of function. You'll examine theories of function as a process, a mathematical object, and a tool for description and prediction, and learn new ways to present the concept to your students.
Delve into the full array of assessment and evaluation tools, including rubrics, journals, formal and informal assessments, and portfolios. Then, create an effective rubric based on an existing student assignment.
Help students in all grades use multimedia tools to demonstrate their authentic understanding of a subject. This course shows how Bloom's Taxonomy can help guide your assessment of a project's promotion of higher-level thinking skills. Learn to instill a strong understanding of content while promoting critical-thinking. Develop a project that integrates the use of multimedia in class assignments.
Expand cooperative learning through technology. In this course, you will explore three types of online cooperative experiences: tele-collaboration, WebQuests, and project-based learning. Examine the basic elements of each model and how to apply them to a project. As a final task, develop a teaching unit that employs one model, including both an assessment rubric and an implementation plan.
Apply new strategies to develop your students' problem-solving skills. Discover how technology can enhance their ability to state problems, pose questions, find answers, and, ultimately, approach learning as a continuous interaction with their world. Then, select a problem for your students to solve and craft a lesson plan that demonstrates the learning process.
PBS Teachers Live! Webinars feature education technology experts and PBS producers sharing resources and strategies to help teachers use digital media to engage students in rich learning experiences. Recordings of all of our previous events are available on the archive page.
Activity Packs are a growing library of theme-based widgets containing links to high-quality PBS resources and activities for multiple grade levels. If you like one, grab it!
Discover how music, art and words can evoke our emotions and also unify us in protest, joy and sorrow.
Create a musical instrument and learn about rhythm, sound, how music affects mood and the role it plays in our lives.