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Building Relationships With Students (*Book not provided)
Educators will explore the importance of building relationships with students and ways to help them build these relationships.
CRT Part 1: The Impact of Identity
This is the first task card in a four part installment of Task Cards about Culturally Responsive Teaching which are intended to be completed in order. Participants will engage in differentiated exploration of identity and intersectionality. They will then explore strategies for building relationships with students across lines of difference.
CRT Part 2A: Establishing Partnerships I
With this task card, participants will explore ways to build authentic connections with students in order to leverage those connections to access deep learning. They will learn strategies for giving feedback in emotionally intelligent ways, and establishing high standards for students through learning partnerships and alliances.
CRT Part 2B: Establishing Partnerships II
Participants will explore ways to build authentic connections with students in order to leverage those connections to access deep learning. They will learn strategies for giving feedback in emotionally intelligent ways, + establishing high standards for students through learning partnerships + alliances.
CRT Part 3: Community Building
Participants will investigate the impact of the classroom environment on learning. They will create an action plan that integrates strategies for building a classroom community that fosters the psychological and social safety necessary for reinforcing students’ academic identities.
Classroom Management
Educators will identify classroom management techniques specific to Elementary/Middle/High School to increase student engagement.
Cognitive Development
Educators will learn Piaget's four stages of cognitive development, explore cognitive flexibility and create a lesson that implements various cognitive skills to meet the needs of all students.
Differentiation in Instruction
Educators will identify and implement differentiated instruction strategies into an upcoming lesson.
Early Elementary Distance Learning Tech Tools
Educators will identify best practices for early elementary distance learning and explore a wide variety of tools and platforms to support online instruction with young children.
Effective Behavioral Feedback
Educators will explain the role of positive:corrective ratios in behavioral feedback; use behavior-specific strategies for acknowledgement & correction; and write an action plan to integrate behavior-specific acknowledgement into instruction.
Effective Co-Teaching
Educators will explore the history behind co-teaching, the six models of co-teaching and reflect upon their own professional practices to share with their co-teacher.
Engagement Strategies & Tools for a Live Virtual Class
Explore strategies and tools that will support engaging students during a live virtual class. Useful for teachers and anyone else leading a virtual class.
Exploring Effective Educational Applications
Educators should explore three new educational technology tools (Padlet, Flipgrid, and Quizlet) and assess whether or not the tools will enhance or distract from instruction.
Grading and Feedback in Google Classroom
This task card is designed to provide educators with effective strategies to provide feedback and grade assignments in google classroom. It is designed for grades K-12.
Insert Learning
Educators will register for an Insert Learning account, install it using their Google Chrome browser, and will create a sample lesson using the key features of Insert Learning.
Introduction to Class DoJo
ClassDojo connects teachers with students and parents to build amazing classroom communities. Learn how to create a positive culture, give students a voice, and share moments with parents by using ClassDojo.
Introduction to Kami
Intro to Kami, an online document annotation and markup tool.
Introduction to Pear Deck
Teachers will learn how to turn Google slides into interactive learning opportunities for every student, every day, in every classroom, including a virtual one.
Introduction to SeeSaw
This is an introduction to the tool, Seesaw, a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to be creative and do their best.
Mastering Screencastify
Educators will register for a screencastify account, install it as a plug-in on their device, and record, edit and share an introductory video for students.
Multilingual Learner (MLL) Strategies 1: Part One
This task card covers language acquisition theories, strategies, lesson planning, and assessment as it relates to multilingual learners. Please complete this task card before moving onto the other two.
Multilingual Learner (MLL) Strategies 2: Part Two
This task card covers language acquisition theories, strategies, lesson planning, and assessment as it relates to multilingual learners.
Multilingual Learner (MLL) Strategies 3: Part Three
This task card covers language acquisition theories, strategies, lesson planning, and assessment as it relates to multilingual learners.
Planning Learning Scaffolds for Differently Abled Students
Educators will explore the Zone of Proximal Development and incorporate scaffolding in order to create or enhance their lesson plan to include differentiation for all students.
Scaffolds to Accelerate Learning
Participants will create an analysis of needs based on their incoming students and explore instructional strategies to accelerate student learning as a means to mitigate contributing factors to student loss.
Social Emotional Learning: Standards & Strategies
Educators will learn about Rhode Island's social emotional learning (SEL) standards and commit to strategies they can use to promote student development of these standards.
Social Emotional Learning: Trauma Informed Supports
Educators will learn how trauma affects learning and commit to supports they will use to mitigate the effects of trauma - including trauma related to the Covid 19 pandemic.
Station Rotation in Distance Learning
Learn best practices for implementing the station rotation model in a blended or hybrid context, and explore a variety of tech tools to support small-group instruction.
Strategies for Student Interaction - PART 1
Educators will articulate the importance of student interaction for learning, define the characteristics of meaningful student interaction and implement scaffolds for student interaction.
Strategies for Student Interaction - PART 2
Educators will articulate the importance of student interaction for learning, define the characteristics of meaningful student interaction and implement scaffolds for student interaction.
Strategies for Teaching Math Virtually
Explore strategies and tech tools that will support virtual math instruction - for both elementary + secondary teachers.
Using Google Meet
Learn how to use Google Meet to connect, collaborate and interact with your students and families
Utilizing Google Classroom
Educators will be able to create a new google classroom, change the theme, invite their students and create, upload and assign a variety of tasks for students.
Utilizing Google Forms for Formative Assessment
This task card is designed to support educators with creating forms with questions that will allow a quiz to auto-grade. This form is intended for beginners.
Virtual Learning Supports: Effective Virtual Feedback
Participants will explore virtual assessment strategies, review what makes feedback effective, and practice providing feedback virtually.
Virtual Learning Supports: Evaluating Virtual Tools
Participants will gain knowledge about the 4 C’s of 21st Century Skills, and how to evaluate virtual tools that best align with those skills.
Virtual Learning Supports: Lesson Planning in a Virtual Space
Participants will will explore how to digitally organize, adapt traditional lesson plans, and communicate unique systems and structures for their individual classroom to support students.