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Choice Boards & Learning Menus Webinar by John Spencer
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In this session, we explore four different choice menus you can do in your online classroom. These menus range from closed / teacher-centered to open / student-centered. I'll walk you step-by-step through each type of choice menu so that you can craft a practical choice menu for your students.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
05/14/2020
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
Decreasing Anxiety and Increasing Empathy with Dr. Michele Borba - Webinar CharacterStrong
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"As anxiety increases, empathy decreases. Join bestselling author of Unselfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World and speaker Dr. Michele Borba as she discusses the science of empathy and the practical strategies educators and families can use to create more empathetic students, schools, homes, and communities."

What the replay of this webinar.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
CharacterStrong
Michele Borba
Date Added:
06/23/2020
Developing a Mentorship Program Professional Development
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For the past two years, Dinsmore Composite School has been developing a mentorship program for K-8 as part of the school timetable. The purpose of the program was to provide opportunities for older students to develop leadership skills and to foster collaboration, communication and problem-solving skills among all students. The planning and implementation process as well as an overview of the learning outcomes and activities will be highlighted. Participants will be invited to share their own experiences with mentorship in their schools and classrooms.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mike Fedyk
Kristin Ward
Jade Ballek
Date Added:
06/22/2020
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
Emotional ABCs - SEL in the classroom
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This is an excellent program for teaching young kids emotion identification, regulation, and social relationships.

"Emotional ABCs Classroom is a research-based Social Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum providing teachers (K–3) with 20 sequential Workshops and extensive classroom support materials for Teacher-led, in-class instruction."

This program teaches:
Self-Awareness
Social Awareness
Self-Management
Responsible Decision-Making
Relationship Skills

"Emotional ABCs Workshops are designed for teacher-led classroom instruction. Your free single user account gives you access to all resources needed to present the Workshops.

All Workshops include a Warm-Up, Mini-Lesson, Activity, Share-Out, and a Self-Reflection, and each can be taught as a 'stand-alone' lesson to target specific skills.

Instructors can teach directly from online Workshops or printable PDFs.

Emotional ABCs Classroom uses a common emotional language throughout the curriculum which can be readily adopted school-wide with minimal teacher training."

Subject:
Education
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Emotional ABCs
Date Added:
01/14/2020
For the Love of Reading PD Supports
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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
Fostering Parent Engagement Workshop
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Please find the required PowerPoint presentation below.  This workshop has been developed as part of the course Parents in Teaching and Learning (ECUR 823) at the University of Saskatchewan with professor Debbie Pushor.This workshop is meant to be personalized.  Select the activities you wish to discuss, and spend as much or as little time on the concepts that speak fully to your school.  As you select activities and where to put your focus think of what needs to be done as a school and as a classroom teacher before school begins, during school, and over the summer.  Pick and choose the activities that best fit your school and your school’s needs.If you have any questions, feedback, or require clarification please feel free to call or email Melissa.lander@sunwestsd.ca. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
07/30/2020
Free Online Course from U of A - Indigenous Canada
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"Indigenous Canada is a 12-lesson Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations. Topics for the 12 lessons include the fur trade and other exchange relationships, land claims and environmental impacts, legal systems and rights, political conflicts and alliances, Indigenous political activism, and contemporary Indigenous life, art and its expressions."

Subject:
Education
Indigenous Perspectives
Native Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Dr. Paul L. Gareau
Dr. Tracy Bear
University of Alberta
Date Added:
08/21/2020
Getting People Right - Excellent Resources for Principals and HR
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Access leadership and HR courses. You will need to sign up to enrol.

Courses offered include:
*Discovering and implementing core values
*Align your organization
*Build a 1 page strategic plan
*Personality testing
*How to delegate
*Assessing a team
*Performance reviews & More!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Bernie Willock
Daryl Verbeek
John De Jonge
Date Added:
05/27/2020
Grade 4 - 6 Addressing Math Gaps
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Help my class has GAPS! Considering supplementary learning your new students may be in differing places. If your grade 4-6 students are behind, please use these planners to combine outcomes. This will benefit both teacher and student. Planning your math this way will alleviate math anxiety and make things more manageable. There is a separate plan to address learning gaps in Grade 4, Grade 5 and Grade 6.

Subject:
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Nichole Bredy
Date Added:
05/29/2020
Happiness Habits with Sonja Lyubomirsky
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Professor Sonja Lyubomirsky - one of the world's leading Positive Psychology experts - shares the latest insights from her ground-breaking work on happiness....

She focuses on three main habits in this webinar...
1. Gratitude
2. Acts of Kindness
3. Social interactions and connections

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Action for Happiness
Sonja Lyubomirksy
Date Added:
09/08/2020
Help Me Tell My Story & Talk About Math Training & Professional Learning
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This resource contains everything you need to get started using Help Me Tell My Story and Help Me Talk about Math in your classroom!A copy of the presentation is provided as well as all supporting documents and handouts. 

Subject:
English Language Arts
Math
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Author:
Melissa Lander
Carole Butcher
Date Added:
12/15/2020
How To Teach Us PD – hthgse.online
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"The How to Teach Us online course was designed to help K-12 teachers integrate student voice into their classrooms. “How To Teach Us” was named as such because, in an effort to showcase strategies to enhance classroom practices around student voice, three separate documentaries were constructed to coincide with the three weekly themes of the course that specifically follow elementary, middle, and high school students.

The three focus areas for the course were: significant learning, day-to-day routines/schedules, and student-centered assessment practices. The course is designed to be completed over a total of 9 hours of work, with three separate assignments that ultimately culminate in a teacher presentation of learning (POL)."

This course is self-paced and delivered via email.
It will take 4 hours+

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
HTHgse
Date Added:
04/08/2020
How to Teaching Reading Webinar & Resource
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During the 2019-2020 Professional Learning Communities in Sun West, the Early Learning/Phonological Awareness PLC created this recourse to help Teachers in their ELA programming with an overview of learning to read.This continuum may also be helpful to parents, Educational Assistants, and other people in a student's educational team!Find the resource and a short webinar on how to use the resource here.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Rebekka Burton
Date Added:
06/18/2020
Learning Mindsets & Skills PD Course – hthgse.online
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"In this self-paced email-based course you will learn the basics of learning mindsets, and the important role they can play in your own academic environment. Learn what they are, how to properly identify them, and what you can do to integrate them into your teaching, classroom, and school."

Change your mindset, change your life!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
HTHgse
Date Added:
04/08/2020
Math at Sun West Professional Learning - Day 1
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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
Math at Sun West Professional Learning - Day 2
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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:
Math
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Carole Butcher
Tammy German
Anne Sloboda
Marion Elliott
Date Added:
09/04/2020
Microsoft Immersive Reader - How to Use
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Immersive Reader is part of the Learning Tools included in Microsoft Office 365 and Office 2016 applications. How to find Immersive reader in popular apps like OneNote Online, 2016 and iOS iPad, and Word Online.

Great free reading tool for Dyslexic / SEND / EAL Students in Office 365

Subject:
Education
Language Education (ESL)
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Primary Source
Date Added:
08/21/2020
Mind the Gaps, Mind the Gaps Webinar Series from Solution Tree
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In the first session of the Mind the Gaps series, intervention expert Mike Mattos will discuss the three essential academic outcomes of an effective multitiered system of support and four critical actions that leaders should take to embed these supports in the school’s master schedule.

Given months of remote or distance learning, this webinar will challenge participants to consider how to begin to prepare now for the critical targeted instruction that takes into consideration the impact of the recent disruption in face-to-face learning.

Assessment sits at the center of instructional decisions and multitiered systems of support that ensure student success. This webinar, featuring assessment expert Nicole Dimich, will provide guidance in how to design meaningful assessments and set up information that empowers teachers to be instructionally agile and students to be invested in their learning.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Heather Frizziellie
Jeanne Spiller
Julie Schmidt
Mike Mattos
Nicole Dimmich
Solution Tree
Date Added:
06/10/2020
Narrative Writing Lessons and Resources Webinar
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The Writing Alignment PLC has created a short video sharing the "Narrative Writing Lessons and Resources" resource that they created this year! The video explains their PLC goal and then takes viewers through the resource bank to view the lesson descriptions, as well as the elements of the resource itself. A must see video for ELA teachers grades 1-12!

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Sun West
Date Added:
05/29/2020
Nearpod for Teachers Webinar & Resources
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Nearpod is an award-winning student engagement platform with ready-to-run interactive lessons for K-12 teachers. Explore interactive lessons and interactive lessons. You are able to subscribe for more lessons, but there are many excellent ones for free available. You can also make your own using PowerPoint presentations!

These resources will help you get started using this excellent engagement tool for distance learning!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
04/08/2020
PBL Podcast: The Project
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"The Project is an audio experience produced by PBLWorks. Hosts Laureen Adams and Stanley Richards dive deep into the power, the potential, the pitfalls, and the possibilities of Project Based Learning – to help you, your students, and your colleagues get the most out of PBL."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
PBL Works
Date Added:
08/21/2020
PBL in the Middle
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This is meant to give insight into our process to help with your school's brainstorming process. There are so many different ways to take project-based learning and we have been experimenting with a few of them.

Subject:
Arts Education
English Language Arts
Health Education
Practical & Applied Arts
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Simulation
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kailyn Smith
Date Added:
06/05/2020
Personal Goal Statement Guide 2021-2022
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This guide has been created to support schools with developing and monitoring personal goals (PG) for students. The documents are available in PDF (for the full guide) as well as MSWord for the Class Snapshots (in case you would like to personalize them).The guide includes:  Definition​ of PG, Why, How to set goals​ (process), Conversations/Reflections, Supports​, Example personalized goals (PG)​, Tracking template "Class Snapshot", Appendix A Setting Personal Goals Process, Appendix B & C Class Snapshots. Information is also included on how to create your school's engagement data report. A form for communicating PGs with families is also avaialable. A video is included to support your work as well. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Carole Butcher
Kelli Boklaschuk
Sun West School Division
Vanessa Lewis
Tammy German
Date Added:
10/30/2020
The Power of Student Check-Ins During Distant Learning and Hybrid Courses (and in person!)
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This podcast and article talks about the power of frequent check ins with students.

Strategies shared include: Social emotional pulse check, video updates, video check-ins, small group check-ins, email check-ups, short text check-ins, surveys, scheduled conferences, phone calls, polls. These strategies could also be used in a face to face classroom.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
John Spencer
Date Added:
09/11/2020
Reading Strategy Supports During Remote Learning
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Teaching our students how to use a variety of reading strategies is essential whether you teach in a face to face environment or remotely.  This webinar will showcase the top reading strategies and supporting resources. In addition to sharing resources that can be used with your students, we will also share how these strategies can be used as reading interventions for students who are struggling (behind grade levels & EAL)  during distance learning.  

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Mike Fedyk
Arlene Low
Emily Knowles
Date Added:
06/19/2020
Remote Learning 101 - from Ditch That Textbook (Matt Miller)
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This free course from Matt Miller of Ditch That Textbook examines the heart of what you need as an educator to move to remote learning.

"Remote Learning 101 is a FREE self-paced online course with lots of tips, ideas, resources and downloadable content to help YOU think through remote learning.

It includes:
• 14 modules on a variety of remote learning topics
• More than TWO HOURS of video instruction with me
• Downloadable planning guides to help you strategize
• A comment community with question prompts to engage in discussion
• Lifetime access"

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Ditch That Textbook
Matt Miller
Date Added:
04/29/2020
Return to Learn Webinar
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The following is a one hour webinar was developed to support schools and teachers with the return to school and learnining in the fall of 2020.  The webinar addresses:           Connection, Routine & Community            Assessment - Identifying Gaps, Readiness & Diagnostic Assessments            Your Toolbox - Weapons of Mass Instruction to Accelerate Learning             You've Got This! (Mindset)The supporting PPT is provided.A link to the main PD for the Return to Learn is included. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Melissa Lander
Kelli Boklaschuk
Date Added:
08/26/2020
Smart But Scattered Kids
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Peg Dawson and Richard Guare are two of the leading experts on executive skills and how to teach them. This is their website, offering resources and information about professional development opportunities.

Subject:
21st Century Competencies
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Special Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Peg Dawson
Richard Guare
Date Added:
12/02/2021
Sun West Online Teaching On Demand PD & Resources
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This is a professional development plan to support face to face teachers with moving to an online environment.  The intent of this framework is to provide a tiered approach to support teachers with their needs to support students and families. There are 4 parts to consider when planning for engaging online instruction.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Melissa Lander
Melissa Lander
Arlene Low
Date Added:
08/10/2020
Sun West Return to Learn Process
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As we prepare for the fall 2020 re-entry to school, in thinking about specifically supporting learning, we have developed the “Sun West Return to Learn Process”.  This process reminds us of the best practices we already implement in our schools, continues to reinforce our PeBL philosophy and will help us work together to achieve “Success for ALL learners”.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Melissa Lander
Vanessa Lewis
Date Added:
06/25/2020
Teaching Through COVID-19:  A Trauma-Informed Approach
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Maintaining and communicating predictable routines is very important. Doing so helps students to maintain a sense of psychological safety—a sense that they can manage stress or connect with someone who can help them manage stress.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Carole Butcher
Date Added:
03/30/2020
Transforming Challenging Behaviour
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"Pulling your hair out with children biting, throwing things, or just not listening? Working with families in crisis? Tried everything? At wits end? Feeling alone?

Not sure what to do?

Let’s get you the confidence and skills needed to tackle even the most difficult behavioral problems. Do what currently feels impossible."

***PD learning opportunities!

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Primary Source
Date Added:
05/25/2020
Webinar: Empowering Students in Distance Learning Environments by John Spencer
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Description: Student engagement can be a real struggle when there is physical distance. However, the real issue isn't simply a lack of engagement. It's often a lack of self-direction. In other words, students aren't taking the initiative with their own learning. In this webinar, we cover specific strategies for increasing self-direction and student ownership in distance learning classes. I'll walk you through some specific strategies you can use in distance learning courses at the K-12 level. I also cover this topic in-depth in the upcoming professional development course on empowering students in distance learning.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Kelli Boklaschuk
Vanessa Lewis
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
04/23/2020
Webinar - Parent Engagement Post-Covid 19:  The Role of the Parent, The Role of the Teacher
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In this session, Dr. Debbie Pushor from the University of Saskatchewan will first share some of her thoughts about learning at home and remote teaching during Covid-19. She will then explore the implications of these understandings for a) parent engagement with their children during the summer months and b) parent engagement with us as educators as students return to school in September.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Author:
Terry Epp
Date Added:
06/17/2020
Webinar & Resources - Ricky Robertson: Supporting Educator Resilience During Shelter in Place
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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted schools across the nation and contributed to a general sense of uncertainty and anxiety. Join Ricky Robertson as he discusses ways to care for our well-being and support others through this challenging time.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Primary Source
Author:
Melissa Lander
Date Added:
04/21/2020
Webinar: Self-regulation - why is it important for everyone?
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"Recent studies show self-regulation has been identified as a key factor in a child’s long-term physical, psychological, behavioural, and educational well-being.

Presenters Sara Richardson and Natasha Marston explored the importance of relationships and adult expectations and how better self-regulation skills in early childhood lead to better social skills and better mental health throughout life."

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Natasha Marston
Sara Richardson
Date Added:
09/03/2020
William Van Cleave Products & Professional Development
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A great website offering many products and professional development opportunities grounded in the science of how reading develops.

Subject:
Early Childhood Development
Elementary Education
Higher Education
Language Education (ESL)
Special Education
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
William Van Cleave
Date Added:
12/02/2021