NEB Task Cards

NEB Task Cards allow educators to explore dozens of professional development opportunities. Educators work through task card activities at their own pace, create a final product, and receive and act upon feedback from NEB coaches before completion. The average time to complete a task card is 2 hours.

 

Below are example topics that your team will have instant access to on their own personalized training hub:

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.