Blog and Share Resources That Support Socratic Seminars

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 21 July, 2015
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Socratic seminars can work at any grade level. Let’s use this blog space to share resources as they support Socratic seminars: video, digital, or printable resources – let’s focus on our own classrooms and grade levels that we teach, and discuss the possibilities in this blog. First, tell us why you chose the resource. Next, […]
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Shared Planning and Preparation Resources

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 19 July, 2015
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Whether a digital, printable, or strictly web-based resource, let’s share a the tools that aids in planning and preparation, and then talk about its usefulness in this blog. First, tell us why you chose the resource. Next, provide us with a link to the resource and a brief description of it. Explain how the resource […]
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Close Reading Resources – Let’s Pool and Share!

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 19 July, 2015
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We all know the challenges of close reading for teachers in teaching, and for students in reading closely, especially for those who struggle, already challenged with reading below grade-level. Let’s pool and share ideas and resources for teaching close reading with struggling readers in mind: lesson ideas, strategies, strategy guides, graphic organizers, and materials with […]
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Blog About and Share Classroom Differentiation Ideas for ELLs

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 17 July, 2015
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Let’s use this blog space to share some best practice differentiation approaches. Whether a literacy resource, a math resource, or one focused specifically on struggling learners, let’s share our best practice approaches for English Language Learners in this blog. First, tell us why you chose the resource. Next, provide us with a link to the […]
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Our PLC Vision and Mission Statements

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 15 July, 2015
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Remember: The very essence of a learning community is a focus on and a commitment to the learning of each student (Dufour, Dufour and Eaker, p. 15). Share a vision and a mission for your Professional Learning Community here. An effective PLC mission is driven by a common vision, and this vision is vital to […]
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Data Action: Next Steps

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 12 July, 2015
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Let’s blog about some of our own data action experiences, and the tools that helped us along the way, as a result of Data-Driven Instructional Strategies. Think about those necessary “theory to research action steps” (Dufour et al., 2008; Venables, 2011) in Module 4 and tell us how you implemented at least one of them […]
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Vocabulary Resources

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 11 July, 2015
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Let’s share our final projects for Vocabulary, the Common Core, and the New York State Modules, Grades 6-12. Whether a vocabulary intervention resource, one for text complexity, a resource for vocabulary flooding, or one to differentiate with, let’s share our final projects and blog about them here. First, tell us why you chose the vocabulary […]
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Share and Blog a Content Area Resource

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 8 July, 2015
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Let’s share some content area resources. They can be those to differentiate with, resources for inclusive classrooms, or resources focused specifically on struggling readers. Organizers, rubrics, checklists, strategy aides – anything that has research or field-testing behind it to show that it works. Let’s share a research-based resource that you’ve used in your classroom and […]
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Reflections on a Reading Lesson

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 6 July, 2015
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Develop a reading strategy plan with one of the reading strategies designed in Course No. 132 for Assignment 1. **This strategy may also be aligned to what you are presently teaching, such as a lesson from a unit. You may also use and incorporate any of the strategy guides attached to, and a part of, this blog. Teach […]
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21st Century Tools for Collaborative Learning

  • Posted by Susan Ruckdeschel
  • On 4 July, 2015
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Review the tools for cooperative learning offered in this module, all found in the Course Objectives | Research | Materials folder in Course No. 254: Cooperative Learning Social Roles Cooperative Learning Signals Cooperative Learning Group Evaluation Cooperative Learning Paired Evaluation Team Investigation Active Listening Checklist Active Listening Checklist – 2 Paraphrasing for Comprehension with Peers […]
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