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The 6 Step Process of PBL
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The 6 STEP PROCESS OF PBL is a Problem Solving Process that allows you to break down and organize the structure of a PBL Unit into six different stages: 1. Define the Problem, 2. Solution Criteria, 3. Solution Research, 4. Pick a Solution, 5. Create, Run, and Inspect Solution, and 6. Reflect on Solution.

This terrific resource has a FREE PDF file of this process and how to run each step. The site also includes many resources, blog articles, examples of the process in elementary, middle and high schools, rubrics, videos and more at each step of the process. A great one-stop shop!

Subject:
Education
21st Century Competencies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Lesson
Module
Primary Source
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Magnify Learning
Date Added:
01/27/2022
Alaska's Reading Playbook - A Practical Guide for Teaching Reading
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Although this free resource was developed with the state of Alaska in mind, it includes a tremendous amount of great information and strategies that apply to the teaching of reading universally. A definite must-have for your toolkit!

This playbook combines decades of nationwide research with examples and resources developed by educators in the state of Alaska. You’ll find an introduction to phonological awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. You will also find links to valuable resources where you can continue to deepen your knowledge.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Date Added:
06/22/2022
Anchor Charts - Resources & Webinar from Smekens
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CC BY-NC
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"When executed correctly, anchor charts are a visual and tangible reminder of how to do something new and complex. They reveal choices, provide strategies, and foster independence— all of which build a student who possesses perseverance and grit. However, the potential impact of this instructional tool often goes untapped.<View> this 55-minute webinar to learn how to make anchor charts an integral component to effective instruction — regardless of grade level, content area, or classroom setting.AgendaLearn of the purposes, functions, and types of anchor charts.Build well-planned anchor charts with students and during instruction.Acquire various methods to share and store paper-based and digital charts."Supporting handout providedAll from Smekens Education

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Math
Science
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
12/10/2021
The Brain on Reading
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This is a video recording of the lunch and learn session from October 21st, 2021 on how the brain learns to read. Session Description: Do you wonder how our students brains learn to read? Join this session for an overview of what the scientific field has discovered and uncovered about our brains and the process the brain goes through to learn how to read. This will have a significant impact on how we plan to teach reading, writing, and spelling in the future.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Sandra Lutz
Date Added:
10/26/2021
Classroom Assessment Learning Modules from Center for Assessment
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Modules for teachers include:
*Overview & Syllabus
*Intro
*Readiness Pre-Assessment
*Formative Assessment
*Data Informed Instruction
*Summative Classroom Assessment
*Putting the Pieces Together
Classroom Assessment in a Remote Learning Environment

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Center for Assessment
Date Added:
09/29/2020
Dyslexia Awareness: In partnership with Made By Dyslexia & Microsoft
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This is a two-part course on dyslexia awareness and helping students reach their potential.

“1 in 5 children are made by dyslexia. It’s vital that we spot their strengths and support their challenges” - Kate Griggs, Founder of Made By Dyslexia.

In every classroom, in every school, around the world, there are 1 in 5 kids with exactly the thinking skills needed for the future of work. They are Made By Dyslexia.

But less than 20% are spotted at school. This two-part course created by Made By Dyslexia will change that – for good. It will give you easy to use strategies, used in the world’s leading specialist dyslexia schools, to help you spot, support and empower every dyslexic learner.

Now – more than ever – the world needs people who think differently. By taking our training today, you’ll change dyslexic children’s educational outcomes tomorrow. And be part of a powerful movement for change!

Subject:
Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Made By Dyslexia
Microsoft
Date Added:
10/27/2020
Dyslexia Decod-ED
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This is a three part series from Microsoft.  "Learning about dyslexia provides an opportunity for educators to empower every learnerExplore our Dyslexia DecodEd Webinar Series to learn how you can support students with dyslexia succeed."

Subject:
Special Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
10/27/2020
Examples of Active Learning Activities
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This resource is from Queens University.
In this section you will learn about 20 active learning activities. Explore the Venn diagram below to find out which activities may work in small or large classes, and which ones may be appropriate for individual work.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Queens University
Date Added:
11/20/2018
For the Love of Reading PD Supports
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CC BY
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The following resource contains everything participants need for the PD Workshop "For the Love of Reading: Engaging ALL Readers" (Grades 6-9).Included:  PPT slide deck, note-taking organizer, Jigsaw article, resources for reading engagementIf you are interested in attending a live presentation of this workshop please contact melissa.lander@sunwestsd.ca  

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Melissa Lander
Jessica Wall
Date Added:
09/15/2021
John Hattie & Raymond Smith: 10 Mindframes for Leaders
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"Professor John Hattie and Raymond Smith will introduce mindframes that ensure that leaders at every level can select, implement, and evaluate high-impact interventions that result in systemwide success."

This is a great webinar for division leadership, school based administrators (principals) and triads (school leadership teams).

These high impact mindframes include:
*being an evaluator of my impact on teacher learning
*seeing assessment as informing impact and next steps
*collaborating about progress and impact
*being a change agent and believing all teachers can improve
*strive for challenge
*work with feedback - both giving it and ensuring it's understood by teachers, and also accepting and acting on it when given
*engaging in dialogue
*explicitly informing teachers what success looks like
*build relationships and trust; it's safe to make mistakes and learn from others
*focus on learning

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Corwin
John Hattie
Raymond Smith
Date Added:
10/07/2020
Learn Moodle
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This Learn Moodle MOOC site offers the following free courses:
- Learn Moodle 3.9 Basics - This free four-week course is designed for anybody who wants to use the Moodle learning platform for teaching, whether it be in a school, a university, a company or just personal interest!
- Moodle Teaching Basics - This free course is designed to help you understand the basics of teaching with Moodle.
- Moodle Admin Basics - This free course covers how to manage a Moodle site from the Administration interface within Moodle.
- Moodle Plugin Development Basics - In this course you will learn essential concepts related to Moodle's modular architecture.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Learn Moodle
Date Added:
10/13/2020
Math at Sun West Professional Learning - Day 1
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CC BY-NC
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The following resource contains all the materials and supporting documents used for our Math Professional Learning. This includes the actual PPT presentation as well as the supporting handouts and checklist.

Subject:
Arts Education
Math
Material Type:
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Carole Butcher
Tammy German
Anne Sloboda
Marion Elliott
Date Added:
08/18/2020
Outstanding Teacher Training
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Talk for Writing is an engaging teaching framework developed by Pie Corbett, supported by Julia Strong. It is powerful because it is based on the principles of how children learn. It enables children to imitate the language they need for a particular topic orally, before reading and analysing it, and then writing their own version.

Subject:
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Abigail Mahoney
Pie Corbett
Date Added:
05/13/2022
Personalized Goals (PGs) Guide 2022-2023
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This guide has been created to support schools with developing and monitoring personalized goals (PGs) for students.Watch the video "What's New in 2022?" to get started this year. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Carole Butcher
Kelli Boklaschuk
Sun West School Division
Vanessa Lewis
Tammy German
Pamela Grasby Sawatzky
Date Added:
10/30/2020
Science of Reading Video Presentation
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Check out this one-hour-long presentation for an overview of the Science of Reading. This was done for a virtual conference and is a great introduction to this important topic.  Click on the image below to watch the video.  

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Abigail Mahoney
Brenda Anderson
Sandra Lutz
Date Added:
02/11/2022
Story Telling, Story Acting: Introduction, Roll Out, Model Lessons
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Storytelling/Story Acting (STSA) is a simple movement based on the work of Vivian Paley. STSA involves children dictating stories to adults, followed by a teacher-facilitated acting out of children’s stories at meeting times throughout the day. STSA develops narrative fluency, the concept of a story, and the opportunity to express emotions and experiences. There is no need for rehearsal or special props and stories can be acted out anywhere. It is however, important to designate a “stage” and develop a routine around STSA.

Subject:
Drama
Elementary Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson
Author:
Abigail Mahoney
Pam Sawatzky
Vivian Paley
Date Added:
05/13/2022
Supporting EAL Learners: Getting Started
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"This information portal features a repository of resources and intends to provide information to all Saskatchewan educators to support English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners in their classrooms. Whether you're a new teacher or new to the world of EAL learners, you may find useful and practical information on this site.

It may take approximately two hours to complete the five modules in this portal.
You may need additional time to explore the embedded hyperlinks and review the resources in the Helpful Resources sections.
Although the modules are not meant to be sequential, as a first time teacher of an EAL learner it may be helpful to go through the modules in the order they appear. "

Subject:
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Saskatchewan Ministry of Education
Date Added:
06/15/2022