Meet NCLB's requirements for research-based literacy and reading instruction by analyzing in-depth studies of the use of phonemic awareness, phonics, and word recognition to develop the skills required for students in kindergarten through eighth grade to expand vocabulary, improve comprehension and fluency, and gain independence.
Put 21st century skills into practice as you help students get the most from their online research by encouraging their critical-thinking and information literacy skills. Explore different information search process models and strengthen your own online research skills.
This course will start you on a path toward ISTE NETS-T proficiency. Through readings, examination of your own teaching practices and the ISTE NETS-T, and exploration of available technologies and sample technology-integration projects, you will increase your understanding of and comfort with the NETS-T and their practical applications in the classroom. This course will empower you to:
- become familiar with NETS.T and have specific strategies for applying these standards in your classroom;
- become familiar with a range of technology tools and have specific ideas for incorporating them into your teaching practices to satisfy NETS-T;
- developed a plan for a project to address the NETS-T in their classroom, with the teacher as the primary user of technology;
- develop a plan for a project to address NETS-T in your classroom, empowering students to learn through technology; and
- become familiar with the goals and requirements of the Capstone I and II courses.
Discover the power of author studies to motivate students to read and write. This course uses a problem-based approach to teach the techniques of conducting an author study integrating technology and the Internet. Explore author and other Web sites to collect resources that will introduce your students to many genres.
Develop powerful skills for researching, evaluating and using online educational communication tools. Explore Web 2.0 tools such as Wikis, blogs, and social networking and media sites, as well as e-mail, discussion boards, and videoconferencing, while researching several collaborative classroom projects that use these tools.
Find teaching resources and program information such as episode descriptions and educational learning goals for PBS KIDS shows.
Encourage kids to develop healthy eating habits, physical health & fitness, and good safety practices with articles and activity ideas from PBS Parents. Learn more
PBS Parents provides age-based ideas for helping parents communicate effectively with a sick child, including a kid-friendly medical dictionary, tips for taking medicine, and guidance on how to calm fears about going to the doctor. Learn more.