Design more effective lesson plans by learning to evaluate your students' word knowledge and to incorporate vocabulary instructional strategies. Explore the role of vocabulary knowledge in the relationship between the written vocabularies of reading and writing, and the oral vocabularies of listening and speaking. Evaluate how your instructional practices align with National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) standards and your state's standards.
Discover Internet resources that promote inquiry oriented student learning and smart use of the Web for research and class assignments. In this course, you will explore WebQuests and learn to integrate the Internet into your curriculum effectively. You will design a WebQuest to enhance a classroom unit or curriculum area to engage students in meaningful research.
You can guide students as they use technology, so they learn and accomplish more - and their research is more productive. Practice designing learning station activities and providing peer review support throughout the course. As your optional task, implement and revise one activity, reflect on the learning experience, and then develop a detailed plan for your new classroom learning station.
Squeeze more time out of your day by tapping the power of technology to create teaching materials and assessments; communicate with colleagues, parents, and students; improve lesson planning; and manage information. Explore areas where the computer can increase personal productivity. Then develop and implement a personal productivity plan that makes the best use of your time and resources.
Here is a unique opportunity to understand more about the ways your youngest students learn to count, recognize numerals, understand fractions, and learn about place value. Explore activities that support multiple intelligences, examine constructivist theories within the curriculum, and help students meet National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards. Along the way, you will develop strategies to help students build counting skills and understand our number system. Finally, you'll create a lesson plan to teach the concepts of counting and numbers.
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.