Learn the Action Team for Partnership (ATP) model and discover how to engage families and communities in children's education. Examine the "connection" issues, acquire tools to integrate partnership programming into your curriculum, and develop a plan that involves parents, family members, and community resources in your own classroom.
This course uses a constructivist teaching model so you can experience this approach firsthand. You'll examine your role as a teacher and that of your students in the legacy model, while reflecting on how these roles may differ from your initial perceptions. You'll become familiar with the principles of constructivism including student-centered, inquiry-based learning, and problem-based learning.
Make sense out of "number sense," as you discover the role it plays in students' mathematical development, and the impact it has on their future performance. Identify effective assessment strategies, examine lesson plans, Web resources, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) standards.
Unlock the secrets to developing a curriculum that meets the learning needs of different types of students. Create a cross-curricular unit that integrates technology to support learning, and plan lessons that address the different ways that your students learn. Activities will help you build flexibility into your lesson plans, enabling you to integrate your new knowledge into your instruction.
Learn from the expert on curriculum mapping in this first of two courses developed with Dr. Heidi Hayes Jacobs. Understand how to incorporate mapping in classrooms to enrich curricula and have a powerful impact on student performance. You will finish the course with a complete peer-reviewed plan to adjust the scope and sequence of your curriculum to apply in your classroom right away.
Find teaching resources and program information such as episode descriptions and educational learning goals for PBS KIDS shows.
PBS's cross-curricular, adaptive learning program for early child development is now available for classroom use. Filled with innovative educational games, the Classroom Edition covers content in mathematics, science, language development, literacy, creativity, healthy development and social studies. In addition the Classroom Edition has been built to support up to 30 students in a single account and provide progress tracking for each student.
Make time to play with a collection of activities from PBS Parents that are designed to help children explore and develop creative thinking. Play now.