This PD Byte explores the process of tiering learning activities using learning menus (also known as choice boards), explores learning menus that differentiate content by student readiness level, and provides learning menu samples and templates to easily create menus that foster all students mastering the same academic standards through multiple pathways.
This PD Byte deepens the effectiveness of formative assessments, explores simple approaches for diagnosing the formative data, and provides guidance for making immediate micro-adjustments in the lesson delivery to ensure ongoing student success.
This PD Byte provides helpful tips to adjust your approach to classroom management based on your teacher personality, grade level, and desired learning outcomes. Explore classroom management challenges, review effective classroom protocols, and get tools for keeping students on track.
This PD Byte investigates techniques for increasing the academic rigor of student audience time, explores strategies for engaging an audience during student presentations, and provides an audience toolkit for turning each student presentation into a viable learning opportunity for the entire class.
This PD Byte explores the co-teaching model and offers a set of co-teaching prerequisites that, if implemented with fidelity, can have a profound impact on student learning in the classroom. Examine the role of the co-teacher, practice collaboration strategies, and get a blueprint for building a unified learning space.
This PD Byte investigates math circuit training, shows how to set up scaffolded stations, and provides a template for building your own math circuit cards. You'll explore math circuit stations—patterned after traditional circuit fitness workouts—that address concepts such as polygons (ES), fractions/decimals/percents (MS), and trigonometric ratios (HS).
This PD Byte investigates ELA circuit training, shows how to set up scaffolded stations, and provides a template for building your own ELA circuit cards. You'll explore ELA circuit stations—patterned after traditional circuit fitness workouts—that address concepts such as theme (ES), inferencing (MS), and character analysis (HS).
This PD Byte explores student questions, offers an approach to trigger student questioning in the classroom, and provides a strategy for transforming traditional teacher-generated essential questions into vibrant, engaging, open-ended questions by students.
This PD Byte investigates increasing lesson relevancy for students, explores curriculum planning techniques that enable teachers to connect key content standards with real-world activities, and provides strategies for turning skill-based lessons into authentic real-world problems that require students to exercise complex thinking strategies while seeking solutions.
This PD Byte explores questioning stems that promote higher levels of cognitive complexity among students. You will have the opportunity to review and practice techniques for getting students to ask questions that foster deeper learning and curiosity.