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Achievement for Students With Special Needs


Achievement for Students With Special Needs



CONNECTED SCHOOLS: HOW TECHNOLOGY IS CHANGING K-12 INSTRUCTION AND CONNECTING LEARNERS IN THE DIGITAL WORLD

By Lynn Murray

Connected Schools, the only DVD on the market documenting the wiring of American schools.

This DVD will demonstrate effective uses of technology for K-12 classrooms that will help American students thrive in the connected world. Schools must teach students about digital citizenship, accountability and appropriate Internet use, collaboration, evaluating sources, tech tools, and knowledge creation. This DVD highlights innovations that any teacher can integrate into classroom life. The hardware and applications will change, but the principles will remain true. It's not all about the technology-it's about the learning.

The rate of technological development is exponential; it keeps speeding up. The more we speed up communication and access, the more we interact with people all over the world. This is a two-edged sword, fostering collaboration and increasing competition. Businesses and services are no longer limited by geographic boundaries. The whole world is connected in real-time. To prepare students for globalization, schools must change their environments and strategies, and engage the digital world students live in every day. We need to do new things in new ways. Our students need new skills and capabilities. We have to learn to live and thrive in this world in order to prepare our students for active citizenship, satisfactory work lives, and life-long learning.


Item no.: EB10830019
Format: DVD
Duration: 136 minutes
Copyright: 2012
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Price: USD 229.00

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CREDIT RECOVERY: RE-ENGAGING STUDENTS TO GRADUATE

By Leonard Burrello

More and more students need to make up credits to stay on course toward graduation. The failure to accumulate the credits, especially early in one's academic career, provides the best picture of a potential dropout. And we all know what lacking a high school diploma means in terms of job opportunities and earning power. We found a credit recovery program at Crown Point High School in Indiana that goes beyond the obvious. Here the program is also about redemption. Such programs offer a second chance for the school-and its teachers-to re-engage students who have lost their bond with their classmates, coursework, and mentors, but most importantly, their own future. This program is about discipline. It's about character. It's about persistence. And it's about directing students down a path toward post-school success. Forum director Leonard Burrello spent a day with CRL director Jonathan Haas discussing Crown Point's program philosophy and student orientation process. With a rock solid, technology-driven virtual curriculum covering five subject areas, Haas describes how the CRL carries out its mission from interventions and the referral process, to data collection and student monitoring and counseling. And Haas reviews the software applications that allow CRL programs to flourish.


Item no.: TP10830020
Format: DVD (Closed Captioned)
Duration: 42 minutes
Copyright: 2012
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Price: USD 169.00

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MORE POWER: INSTRUCTION IN CO-TAUGHT CLASSROOMS

Hosted by Dr. Marilyn Friend

The Forum's Co-Teaching Video Series presents nationally renowned co-teaching expert Dr. Marilyn Friend. More Power: Instruction in Co-Taught Classrooms, builds on the six co-teaching approaches Dr. Friend made famous in the Forum's Power of 2 DVD by presenting seven key dimensions of effective instructional practices across K-12 settings. This next generation of co-teaching empowers teachers and gives students a richer and deeper classroom experience. This DVD incorporating evidence-baced strategies, demonstrates how to get more power from your co-teaching to improve outcomes for all students.

The seven dimensions shown are:

Assessment & Planning (23:30)
Content, Materials, & Technology (26:00)
Instructional Environment (19:40)
Instructional Presentation (19:00)
Student Participation (15:30)
Evaluation of Performance (19:10)
Adult Interactions (18:10)


Review
  • "I am excited about this video for staff development. It will take us beyond the initial components of co-teaching and into the next level of instruction." - Alexa Tate, Educational Consultant, Edwardsville, IL

    Item no.: ZH10830017
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 160 minutes
    Copyright: 2010
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    Price: USD 239.00

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    DIFFERENTIATION LIVE! BLENDING UBD & DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION PRINCIPLES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

    This DVD documents teachers as they begin their differentiated instruction journey. The program visited educators from elementary and middle school classrooms to demonstrate and describe ways they plan for instruction within an Understanding by Design mindset to ensure all children are engaged in meaningful, standards-based work. Each classroom segment examines instructional strategies purposefully designed to provide proven learning experiences based on students' readiness and learning profiles. With classroom footage and interviews, a thoughtful and realistic approach to differentiated curriculum, assessment and instruction is made reasonable and feasible. DVD includes concise digital guide.

    Item no.: HN10830008
    Format: DVD (With Digital Guide)
    Duration: 70 minutes
    Copyright: 2008
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    Price: USD 169.00

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    PROJECT BASED LEARNING IN A K-8 SCHOOL: PHILOSOPHY & PRACTICE IN OUR STANDARDS DRIVEN ERA

    The federal No Child Left Behind Act has changed what and how schools teach. The popular response has been a return to the bowling alley curriculum of the industrial era, which force-fed material to be regurgitated on a norm-reference examination. But innovative alternatives that meet federal standards are gaining acceptance.

    Project Based Learning is one of those alternatives. Using an inquiry process organized around complex, real-world questions and thoughtfully-devised outcomes and tasks, PBL builds a student's problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and literacy skills. In PBL, kids are never finished. The ultimate goal is for them to be lifelong learners who understand their own learning process. Hands-on, project based work, be it over the course of two-week or two-month projects, offers the students the chance to become metacognitive.

    "That's a skill that I believe is critical to take to the next levels of their life, whether it be high school, higher ed, or work world," says facilitator Al Myers. "I think kids who graduate from a Project Based Learning program have those skills in spades." These are skills young people need to confront the challenges facing our world-from combating global warming to negotiating peace.

    For the past sixteen years, the students, faculty and parents of Williston Central School in Williston, Vermont, have been practicing PBL. It was a natural fit with the foundational elements of their curriculum, instruction and assessment tenets. The faculty believes that curriculum has to be relevant and build upon the student's prior knowledge, and that each student comes with his or her own schema that provides meaning in the learning process. Wherever possible, they invite the student and parent to co-construct the curriculum with their teachers. These tenets, exercised through PBL, ensure students have a hand in driving the curriculum instead of being pulled through it.


    Item no.: ER10830018
    Format: 2 DVDs
    Duration: 140 minutes
    Copyright: 2008
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    Price: USD 179.00

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    PROJECT BASED LEARNING IN A K-8 SCHOOL: PHILOSOPHY & PRACTICE IN OUR STANDARDS DRIVEN ERA

    The federal No Child Left Behind Act has changed what and how schools teach. The popular response has been a return to the bowling alley curriculum of the industrial era, which force-fed material to be regurgitated on a norm-reference examination. But innovative alternatives that meet federal standards are gaining acceptance.

    Project Based Learning is one of those alternatives. Using an inquiry process organized around complex, real-world questions and thoughtfully-devised outcomes and tasks, PBL builds a student's problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and literacy skills. In PBL, kids are never finished. The ultimate goal is for them to be lifelong learners who understand their own learning process. Hands-on, project based work, be it over the course of two-week or two-month projects, offers the students the chance to become metacognitive.

    "That's a skill that I believe is critical to take to the next levels of their life, whether it be high school, higher ed, or work world," says facilitator Al Myers. "I think kids who graduate from a Project Based Learning program have those skills in spades." These are skills young people need to confront the challenges facing our world-from combating global warming to negotiating peace.

    For the past sixteen years, the students, faculty and parents of Williston Central School in Williston, Vermont, have been practicing PBL. It was a natural fit with the foundational elements of their curriculum, instruction and assessment tenets. The faculty believes that curriculum has to be relevant and build upon the student's prior knowledge, and that each student comes with his or her own schema that provides meaning in the learning process. Wherever possible, they invite the student and parent to co-construct the curriculum with their teachers. These tenets, exercised through PBL, ensure students have a hand in driving the curriculum instead of being pulled through it.

    Disc 2 disc includes archival programs documenting Swift House's learner-centered teaching philosophy!

    Review
  • "I was thoroughly impressed by the DVD. The PBL process is clearly described and wonderfully articulated. The PDF tools add great value." - Mark Morrison, Director of Leadership Development

    Item no.: PK10830012
    Format: 2 DVDs
    Duration: Approx. 140 minutes
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    RTI TACKLES READING

    By Karen Kemp

    This production addresses the five essential components of reading achievement as identified by the National Reading Panel and NCLB - phonetic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, text comprehension. It demonstrates how a Response to Intervention (RTI) model can be used to assist students in the acquisition of reading skills in the general education classroom, thus substantially reducing the number of referrals to special education.

    Ms. Kemp, innovative educator and national presenter, identifies specific strategies that can be used in reading instruction. Observe general education classrooms where effective RTI is being implemented, and learn how a district has moved separate and independent systems of special education and general education toward a unified and effective collaborative model that embraces all students.


    Item no.: RC01560025
    Format: DVD
    Duration: Approx. 30 minutes
    Copyright: 2007
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    Price: USD 99.00

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    RTI: CREATE YOUR OWN RESPONSE TO INTERVENTION

    RtI is not a law; RtI is a way forward. And it is time to act. For two years the publisher has kept the RtI movement on its radar. We waited to act until we could find distinct yet complimentary approaches to Response to Intervention (RtI) and Early Intervening Services (EIS) that have demonstrated results in differing types of schools. After viewing you'll be better able to create a response to intervention that fits your school. There is over 2 hours of footage and step-by- step instruction. Featuring National education consultant Dr. Alan Coulter. He offers ways for preventing chronic student and school failure.

    Principals, master teachers and consultants in Illinois and Michigan will demonstrate two approaches - the protocol and problem-solving approaches that meet the intent and spirit of IDEIA 2004. Coulter compares and contrasts the two approaches so teachers, principals and central office leaders construct their own approach based on RtI or EIS, that meets their school's context and needs; staff commitments; and starting point. One superintendent called RtI "an embedded school improvement model focused on prevention."

    You will gain:
  • Knowledge of RtI core principles
  • Awareness of 2 approaches: Protocol & Problem-Solving
  • Appreciation for collaborative consultation
  • Familiarity with problem solving teams
  • Mastery of integrating a multi-tier approach
  • Understanding of the challenges of implementation

    Review
  • "The DVD is a worthy product that will be very helpful to American schools. There is a massive amount of misinformation and "folk information" around that only serves to confuse. The Forum team has done an excellent job of capturing the essence of what makes RtI work. Compelling!" - James Tucker, McKee Chair of Excellence in Learning, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

    Item no.: EW10830014
    Format: 2 DVDs
    Duration: 195 minutes
    Copyright: 2007
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    APPLIED DIFFERENTIATION - MAKING IT WORK IN THE CLASSROOM (ELEMENTARY)

    Featuring Gayle Gregory, Cindy Strickland, and other experts

    How successful are your teachers in implementing differentiation practices in their classrooms? You will be excited to learn that School Improvement Network and The Video Journal of Education just released the most comprehensive tool available to help teachers understand and use differentiation with their students.

    Applied Differentiation: Making It Work in the Classroom features Gayle Gregory, Cindy Strickland, Lin Kuzmich, and exemplary teachers and administrators.

    These powerful programs can provide hours of group training for teachers and administrators on a school or district level as well as job-embedded professional learning. Teachers can see how successful teachers design lesson plans and deliver them in their differentiated classrooms---and specific templates and frameworks are included that will help teachers identify learning styles and differentiate lessons using the newly released Applied Differentiation Map..

    Program 1: Knowing the Learner
  • Understand the What and Why of Differentiation
  • Differentiation creates motivation in all learners, especially those who have not been excited about school.
  • Educators intentionally use data to recognize student needs and interests that provide links to successful learning.
  • Identify Student Readiness
  • Connect to students with where they are. The constant pull to greater knowledge or skills will engage students not otherwise ready for the learning.
  • Crystallize Student Interest
  • As teachers tie what students like into topics, interest will increase and learning will result.
  • Create a Learning Profile for Each Student
  • Use the Learning Profile Matrix to help understand how students learn best through their learning styles, intelligence inclinations, culture, race, and gender.

    Program 2: How to Differentiate
  • Educators Understand Themselves as Learners
  • Begin small by starting with familiar topics.
  • Apply learning styles, techniques, and strategies teachers know.
  • Manage Differentiation
  • Sustain a positive safe climate.
  • Establish and practice routines.
  • Provide anchor activities to engage students without direction.
  • Plan with the Applied Differentiation Map, a dynamic tool for lesson planning
  • The map will help teachers understand: WHERE to begin. WHAT is differentiated and WHAT are student needs. HOW students will learn and HOW learning is to be demonstrated.

    Program 3: Leadership and Implementation
  • This program is designed to help educational leaders start the process of differentiation within their schools.
  • Create a Climate for Differentiation
  • Teachers, like students, have differing needs and styles.
  • Provide Training and Leadership
  • The principal must take responsibility to initiate improved instruction. Allow teachers to observe other teachers, to coach or be coached, and to participate in learning communities.
  • Offer Ongoing Support
  • Help teachers feel empowered, accountable and professional.
  • Examine Structures That Work
  • Training and sustaining structures need not be rigid, but must be sensible and consistent.

    Item no.: SH01770007
    Format: 3 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 185 minutes
    Copyright: 2006
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    Price: USD 645.00

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    APPLIED DIFFERENTIATION - MAKING IT WORK IN THE CLASSROOM (SECONDARY)

    Featuring Gayle gregory, Cindy Strickland, and other experts

    How successful are your teachers in implementing differentiation practices in their classrooms? You will be excited to learn that School Improvement Network and The Video Journal of Education just released the most comprehensive tool available to help teachers understand and use differentiation with their students.

    Applied Differentiation: Making It Work in the Classroom features Gayle Gregory, Cindy Strickland, Lin Kuzmich, and exemplary teachers and administrators.

    These powerful programs can provide hours of group training for teachers and administrators on a school or district level as well as job-embedded professional learning. Teachers can see how successful teachers design lesson plans and deliver them in their differentiated classrooms---and specific templates and frameworks are included that will help teachers identify learning styles and differentiate lessons using the newly released Applied Differentiation Map..

    Program 1: Knowing the Learner
  • Understand the What and Why of Differentiation
  • Differentiation creates motivation in all learners, especially those who have not been excited about school.
  • Educators intentionally use data to recognize student needs and interests that provide links to successful learning.
  • Identify Student Readiness
  • Connect to students with where they are. The constant pull to greater knowledge or skills will engage students not otherwise ready for the learning.
  • Crystallize Student Interest
  • As teachers tie what students like into topics, interest will increase and learning will result.
  • Create a Learning Profile for Each Student
  • Use the Learning Profile Matrix to help understand how students learn best through their learning styles, intelligence inclinations, culture, race, and gender.

    Program 2: How to Differentiate
  • Educators Understand Themselves as Learners
  • Begin small by starting with familiar topics.
  • Apply learning styles, techniques, and strategies teachers know.
  • Manage Differentiation
  • Sustain a positive safe climate.
  • Establish and practice routines.
  • Provide anchor activities to engage students without direction.
  • Plan with the Applied Differentiation Map, a dynamic tool for lesson planning
  • The map will help teachers understand: WHERE to begin. WHAT is differentiated and WHAT are student needs. HOW students will learn and HOW learning is to be demonstrated.

    Program 3: Leadership and Implementation
  • This program is designed to help educational leaders start the process of differentiation within their schools.
  • Create a Climate for Differentiation
  • Teachers, like students, have differing needs and styles.
  • Provide Training and Leadership
  • The principal must take responsibility to initiate improved instruction. Allow teachers to observe other teachers, to coach or be coached, and to participate in learning communities.
  • Offer Ongoing Support
  • Help teachers feel empowered, accountable and professional.
  • Examine Structures That Work
  • Training and sustaining structures need not be rigid, but must be sensible and consistent.

    Item no.: PN01770006
    Format: 3 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 152 minutes
    Copyright: 2006
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    Price: USD 520.00

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    CATCHING A MOVING TRAIN: HOW HIGH SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION LEFT SPECIAL EDUCATION AT THE STATION

    Students with disabilities are not learning what they need to be successful in post-school life. While curriculum and standards should remain high, pathways must be developed so all students can meet those high standards. There is little research offered by special educators on how to achieve this, so the Forum devised seven factors that should be apart of any transformation effort. The Forum invited educators to a small forum to discuss why special education missed the high school transformation express. On this DVD five outstanding Indianapolis area practitioners help define the problems and the solutions to this dilemma. Dr. Elise Frattura discusses why and how special education is overlooked, and she offers a number of specific recommendations. Dr. Wayne Sailor offers structures and processes for an entire district team to consider. Also included are a set of worksheets, and a research paper that lays the case for reform. Find and print each on the DVD. Both are great for training purposes.

    This DVD is for high school principals and their department chairpersons, as well as directors of special education and high school teachers. After viewing you'll be on your way to setting an agenda to get your school's special education students on the high school transformation express.


    Item no.: WA10830005
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 42 minutes
    Copyright: 2006
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    Price: USD 129.00

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    NO EXCUSES! HOW TO INCREASE MINORITY STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (ELEMENTARY EDITION)

    As educators search to bring success to all students, they must come to know the backgrounds and cultural norms of each one and make the necessary adjustments to meet all of those needs.

    With this dynamic program, all educators will expand their ability to reach students from diverse backgrounds as they
  • Meet the learning requirements of all students.
  • Gain insight into the unique characteristics of African American, Latino, Native American, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Pacific Islander students.
  • Develop strategies and classroom practices to maximize learning among each group.
  • Explore ways to design instruction that helps each student make connections to the curriculum, so learning becomes meaningful and relevant.
  • Address beliefs, biases, and expectations.
  • Develop the ability to make necessary adjustments in the learning for individual students.
  • Observe schools and teachers who have "figured it out," and have proven track records.

    The 4 Powerful Programs in each edition include:

    Program 1 Closing the Achievement Gap
    Introductory program designed for use with all stakeholders, board members, the community, administrators, teachers, and staff . Introducing 10 schools that have closed their achievement gaps, and the Equity Framework, based on the practices of the successful schools that have an attitude of, “No Excuses.”

    Program 2 Leadership
    No Excuses begin with leaders, both administrators and teachers, who build equity, provide clear vision and direction, create accountability and sustain innovation.

    Program 3 School Culture
    Create a culture of success by institutionalizing high expectations, a clear focus on students, safe and motivating environment, and strong collaboration among all staff.

    Program 4 Teaching and Learning
    Engage students in a rigorous, standard’s-driven, culturally relevant curriculum. Use assessment data to modify teaching and guide interventions.


    Item no.: BT01770055
    Format: 4 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 228 minutes
    Copyright: 2006
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    NO EXCUSES! HOW TO INCREASE MINORITY STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (SECONDARY EDITION)

    As educators search to bring success to all students, they must come to know the backgrounds and cultural norms of each one and make the necessary adjustments to meet all of those needs.

    With this dynamic program, all educators will expand their ability to reach students from diverse backgrounds as they
  • Meet the learning requirements of all students.
  • Gain insight into the unique characteristics of African American, Latino, Native American, Asian, Middle Eastern, and Pacific Islander students.
  • Develop strategies and classroom practices to maximize learning among each group.
  • Explore ways to design instruction that helps each student make connections to the curriculum, so learning becomes meaningful and relevant.
  • Address beliefs, biases, and expectations.
  • Develop the ability to make necessary adjustments in the learning for individual students.
  • Observe schools and teachers who have "figured it out," and have proven track records.

    The 4 Powerful Programs in each edition include:

    Program 1 Closing the Achievement Gap
    Introductory program designed for use with all stakeholders, board members, the community, administrators, teachers, and staff . Introducing 10 schools that have closed their achievement gaps, and the Equity Framework, based on the practices of the successful schools that have an attitude of, “No Excuses.”

    Program 2 Leadership
    No Excuses begin with leaders, both administrators and teachers, who build equity, provide clear vision and direction, create accountability and sustain innovation.

    Program 3 School Culture
    Create a culture of success by institutionalizing high expectations, a clear focus on students, safe and motivating environment, and strong collaboration among all staff.

    Program 4 Teaching and Learning
    Engage students in a rigorous, standard’s-driven, culturally relevant curriculum. Use assessment data to modify teaching and guide interventions.


    Item no.: EA01770056
    Format: 4 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 265 minutes
    Copyright: 2006
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    AUTISM IS A WORLD

    Autism Is A World is a rare look at this disability through the words of Sue, a young woman who lives with it. Directed by Gerardine Wurzburg, Academy Award winner for Educating Peter. The documentary explores autism from the most authentic perspective, an individual who is living with this often misunderstood disorder. This film provides great insight to all those professionals, teachers and parents who are striving to better understand autism spectrum disorders and related disabilities. It also demonstrates how assistive technology can effectively facilitate communication.

    An excellent staff development tool to help educators recognize and appreciate the potential that exists within each special student whose lives they touch.


    Item no.: HA10830004
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 40 minutes
    Copyright: 2005
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    Price: USD 149.00

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    LOU BROWN UNPLUGGED: STORIES OF A LIFETIME OF TEACHING AND ADVOCATING FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND THEIR FAMILIES

    Lou Brown tells stories that communicate important lessons accrued from over forty years of working on behalf of individuals with disabilities in classrooms, workplaces and courtrooms. The stories will make you laugh, cry and angry. Lou argues for the combination of integrated schooling, authentic assessment and instruction, and other rational instructional practices and individually meaningful experiences in real work settings.

    A Lifetime of Stories on Three Discs

    Disc One stories focus upon the struggles, absurdities, barriers and joys associated with attempting to arrange for students with disabilities to function in the same schools and classes in which they would function if not disabled with individually appropriate and professionally responsible supplementary aids and services. Disc 1: 82 mins.

    Disc Two stories focus upon practices in which professionals engage that have important affects on the basic life qualities allowed students with disabilities. His thesis is that far too many of the instructional practices utilized are demeaning, counterproductive, inhibitory and/or otherwise harmful. A description of all of the stories told on the discs can be found in a print-friendly PDF file on disc two. Disc 2: 63 mins.

    Disc Three stories focus upon options professionals can exercise that would prepare students with disabilities to function in the real world of work at the point of exit from school. Currently, the post school vocational outcomes of students with disabilities are blatantly unacceptable. If better outcomes are to be realized, better service delivery models, instructional practices and curricula must be generated. Disc 3: 151 mins.

    The DVDs were recorded in front of a live studio audience of parents, teachers, school administrators and job coaches. Read printed versions of Lou's stories under video support.

    Review
  • "We all need to validate our work on behalf of students with disabilities. Lou Brown Unplugged speaks to my heart. There is a whole generation of educators who have not had the pleasure of experiencing Lou Brown. What an opportunity." - Charlene Green, Associate Supt. For Student Suppport Services, Clark County, Nevada

    Item no.: TB10830010
    Format: 3 DVDs
    Duration: 296 minutes
    Copyright: 2005
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    POWER OF 2

    Hosted by Dr. Marilyn Friend

    Over the past several years much has changed in schools: Federal education laws have raised student academic standards; professional accountability for student outcomes is a requirement--everyone counts; and access to the curriculum is the expectation for all students--it is no longer an option. As these changes have occurred, co-teaching has increased in importance. Its practice is now broader, but not necessarily deeper, and many questions concerning creating and sustaining co-teaching as a service delivery option still come up.

    The Power of Two (Revised Edition) provides a comprehensive look at co-teaching as part of the foundation of an inclusive and collaborative school, and it is designed to assist professionals to maximize student outcomes through classroom partnerships. The core concepts are included here--for example, clear and detailed demonstrations of six co-teaching arrangements that make up the heart of this service delivery model. In addition, lessons learned from those who have considerable experience with co-teaching and the shift in the context in which school programs now operate are emphasized, as are the suggestions made by professionals in the field who work with co-teaching on a daily basis.

    These changes in the Power of Two are still intended to assist educators-first-year teachers and those with extensive experience-to collaborate and share their knowledge and skills in order to help their students maximize their potential.


    Item no.: TC10830011
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 107 minutes
    Copyright: 2005
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    CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

    Featuring Glenn Singleton

    All educators will gain new and unique insight into closing the achievement gap. Through this essential program both administrators and teachers will

  • Investigate the Achievement Gap dividing today's students of color and white students regardless of family.
  • Learn to engage in "Courageous Conversations" with colleagues to examine the impact of race in your life.
  • Reach a deeper understanding of the racial experience.
  • Realize the phenomenon of whiteness.
  • Bridge cultures through the creation of community, true equity, and anti-racist leadership.
  • Learn to implement systemic change involving the entire school organization.
  • See how schools
  • Implement equity in the classroom and believe all students can learn.
  • Encourage motivation & high expectations.

    Item no.: JV01770014
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 131 minutes
    Copyright: 2004
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    Price: USD 445.00

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    CREATING A UNIFIED SYSTEM: INTEGRATING GENERAL AND SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR THE BENEFIT OF ALL STUDENTS

    Narrated by Dr. Wayne Sailor

    This program illustrates how White Church Elementary School in Kansas City, Kansas created a unified system to support the learning needs of all students regardless of label or severity of need. Their implementation of the six principles of the School-wide Application Model (SAM), created by Wayne Sailor from the University of Kansas and Blair Roger of Oakland, California, has allowed them to create a learning environment where all students are honored and their parents engaged. All students receive the learning support they need; all staff subscribe to a data-driven, standards-based educational program; and, as a result, all students are successful. They are proud to report that they have met their schoolwide AYP for the past three years, but not only that, in 2004 90% of the students achieved proficiency in math and literacy, well above the state average!

    At White Church Elementary School you will see the following SAM Principles in action and how they are making a difference for the entire school community in terms of student achievement, policy, practice, and the professional development needed to continually improve:

    The SAM principles frame the program. They are:

    1. All Instruction is Guided by General Education
    2. All School Resources are Configured to Benefit All Students
    3. Schools are Team Driven, Data-Driven, Problem Solving Organizations
    4. Schools Proactively Address Student Social Development & Citizenship
    5. Schools Have Open Boundaries in Relation to Their Family & Community
    6. Each School has District Support for Undertaking the Extensive Systems Change Activities


    Reviews
  • "The six major sections (puzzle pieces) capture the essential areas necessary for whole-school transformation in support of all learners. Well profiled! Well done!" - Deborah Blair Porter, Parent
  • "The fact that 90% of the students have achieved proficiency in math and literacy is pretty darn fabulous. Shows what it means to leave no child behind." - Prof. Elise Frattura, University of Wisconsin@Milwaukee

    Item no.: EY10830007
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 56 minutes
    Copyright: 2004
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    DEALING WITH TEACHERS WHO ARE RESISTANT TO CHANGE AND RELUCTANT TO IMPROVE

    Presented by Todd Whitaker

    Every principal will find solutions to his/her greatest challenges by
  • Identifying the types of teachers that comprise a school staff:
  • SUPERSTARS, the teachers that principals could never replace.
  • BACKBONES, good, solid, hard-working people.
  • MEDIOCRES, poor teachers who create a negative atmosphere.
  • Understanding how principals can be effective with the backbones and mediocres.
  • Encouraging improvement by being direct, respectful, and honest in pointing out shortcomings.
  • Observing how faculty meetings can generate positive results and take the focus off difficult teachers.
  • Seeing how principals unwittingly empower negative elements.
  • Observing non-confrontational ways to deal with challenging and ineffective teachers.
  • Creating a positive school climate by
  • Not allowing criticism and negative comments in the faculty workroom.
  • Controlling referrals to the office.
  • Understanding why principals should be in classrooms daily.
  • Have high expectations of teachers just as teachers have high expectations of students.
  • Treat all teachers and students with respect and dignity.
  • Seeing numerous examples of positive change in schools.

    Item no.: PJ01770026
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 78 minutes
    Copyright: 2004
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    USING DATA TO CLOSE THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP

    Featuring Ruth S. Johnson

    Explore the role of data in changing the academic culture of schools with an emphasis on access and equity for all students. Your staff will learn to
  • Study data to define "the achievement gap" in order to understand student performance.
  • Stimulate change by studying many types of data that reveal the gaps.
  • Discover the critical role of teams in analyzing data,disaggregating it, and changing teaching practices.
  • Believe that all children can learn and that inquiring about data and equity will benefit all students.
  • See teams of educators identify problems,create hypotheses,test assumptions, and gather additional data as a result of conversations over many different forms of data.
  • Observe educators examining outcomes which tell them where student learning is on a set of indicators that include test scores,course enrollment, retention, graduation rates, college enrollment, and other factors.
  • Examine how to use data tools or instruments, existing documents, surveys,informal conversations, and evaluations to extend data?s reach.
  • Recognize the need to connect to data and close the gaps through visioning, planning, implementing, and monitoring.

    Item no.: RU01770105
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 95 minutes
    Copyright: 2004
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    ART AND SCIENCE OF WRAPAROUND, THE: CONTINUING THE CONTINUUM OF SCHOOLWIDE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT

    With Lucille Eber

    Wraparound is a family-centered, strength-based philosophy of care used to guide service planning for students with or at-risk of Emotional and Behavioral Disabilities (EBD) and their families. As a philosophy of care with a defined planning process, wraparound results in a uniquely designed individual plan for a child and family to achieve a set of outcomes that reflect family/youth voice and choice. Integrated through related service structures in schools (i.e. special education, early intervention, school-wide discipline planning, etc.), the wraparound approach can facilitate proactive partnerships among families, schools and other community representatives.

    This programl provide:

  • A Comprehensive Definition of Wraparound
  • The Relationship Between Wraparound and PBIS
  • Tips for Establishing a Team
  • Guidelines for the Initial Team Meeting
  • Successes and Challenges Encountered by Facilitators
  • Wraparound Planning Indicator Worksheets
  • A Sample Wraparound Implementation Survey
  • Parents and Professionals Sharing Their Challenges and Successes

    Item no.: EJ10830003
    Format: DVD (With Training Manual)
    Duration: 44 minutes
    Copyright: 2003
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    DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION: A FOCUS ON INCLUSION

    This video will target customized practices that are most effective in classrooms where special education students are fully included.

    Item no.: VN01560049
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 50 minutes
    Copyright: 2003
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    DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION: A FOCUS ON THE GIFTED

    This video will target customized practices that are most effective in classrooms that seek to challenge gifted/high achieving students.

    Item no.: WU01560070
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 50 minutes
    Copyright: 2003
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    EFFECTIVE MENTORING: BUILDING LEARNING-FOCUSED RELATIONSHIPS

    With Laura Lipton & Bruce Wellman

    For beginning teachers, the benefits of skillful mentoring include increased confidence as instructional problem solvers and decision makers. For experienced teachers, mentoring a colleague increases understanding and rekindles a love for learning. We don't learn to teach, we learn from our teaching. -Laura Lipton & Bruce Wellman

    Teacher mentors will gain confidence and expertise as they come to

  • Understand the roles, responsibilities, and intentions of the mentor/growth agent.
  • Identify the functions of a learning-focused relationship offering support, creating challenge, and facilitating a professional vision.
  • Explore the stances for navigating across a continuum of interaction, including coaching, consulting, and collaborating.
  • Apply verbal and non-verbal tools for establishing and sustaining learning-focused relationships.
  • Investigate templates for producing effective planning, reflecting, and problem-solving.
  • Connect the needs of beginning teachers with the hallmarks of teaching expertise.
  • Observe methods for moving novices toward increased capacity and long-time commitment to the profession.

    Item no.: YR01770034
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, 2 Audio CDs)
    Duration: 115 minutes
    Copyright: 2003
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    STRATEGIES THAT WORK FOR SECONDARY MATHEMATICS TEACHERS

    Featuring Outstanding Teachers

    Learn that quality mathematics teachers take students where they are and move them through the standards of mathematics, helping them connect what they learn to the real world.

    Mathematics teachers will
  • Learn the importance of connecting knowledge of mathematics to pedagogy.
  • Use the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics principles and standards of mathematics.
  • See teachers facilitate the usefulness of mathematics for students
  • Make Mathematics interesting and captivating for all learners.
  • Observe how writing brings meaning to mathematics.

    Item no.: NF01770090
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Copyright: 2003
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    STRATEGIES THAT WORK FOR SECONDARY SCIENCE TEACHERS

    Featuring Outstanding Teachers

    Quality science teachers inspire each student with the excitement of discovery.

    Topics include:
  • Planning inquiry-based programs
  • Guiding and facilitating learning
  • Assessing teaching and learning
  • Developing learning-focused environments
  • Creating communities of learners

    Item no.: PC01770091
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 40 minutes
    Copyright: 2003
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    STRATEGIES THAT WORK FOR SECONDARY SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHERS

    Featuring Outstanding Teachers

    See how the quality social studies teacher connects his or her students with the real world for impactful learning.

    Topics include:
  • Utilizing effective strategies
  • Personalizing the context
  • Creating active learning communities
  • Nurturing thinking and expression
  • Focusing on the learner

    Item no.: EE01770092
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 42 minutes
    Copyright: 2003
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    ACTION RESEARCH

    Featuring Cathy Caro-Bruce

    Your staff will
  • See how educators examine their own practice and use the techniques of research to increase the success of their students.
  • Learn the "what," "why," and "who" of Action Research.
  • Discover the advantages of the action research group where thoughtful questions are asked; data is collected, analyzed, and acted upon.
  • Start projects by inquiring about areas of interest or concerns in practice.
  • See how the plan of action and data collection can occur simultaneously.
  • Explore data analysis that causes reflection on the question.
  • Identify how to triangulate data and write about findings.

    Item no.: PT01770003
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 80 minutes
    Copyright: 2002
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    ALL MEANS ALL - WHAT IS IT ABOUT ME YOU CAN'T TEACH? (ELEMENTARY)

    Presented by Eleanor Renee Rodriguez

    Progress toward closing the achievement gap by considering the elements essential for student success. In this powerful program, all educators will learn how to
  • Discover why exposure is not enough.
  • Realize how experience helps students make essential connections and promotes retention of learning.
  • View classrooms where mediated learning nurtures "real" learning.
  • Explore the importance of establishing high expectations to ensure success.
  • Boost student's learning to enduring understandings.
  • See that nothing can replace a teacher's passion and enthusiasm.
  • Understand how Asset Based Education puts the focus on student's abilities.

    Item no.: MZ01770004
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 83 minutes
    Copyright: 2002
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    ALL MEANS ALL - WHAT IS IT ABOUT ME YOU CAN'T TEACH? (SECONDARY)

    Presented by Eleanor Renee Rodriguez

    Progress toward closing the achievement gap by considering the elements essential for student success. In this powerful program, all educators will learn how to
  • Discover why exposure is not enough.
  • Realize how experience helps students make essential connections and promotes retention of learning.
  • View classrooms where mediated learning nurtures "real" learning.
  • Explore the importance of establishing high expectations to ensure success.
  • Boost student's learning to enduring understandings.
  • See that nothing can replace a teacher's passion and enthusiasm.
  • Understand how Asset Based Education puts the focus on student's abilities.

    Item no.: MF01770005
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 65 minutes
    Copyright: 2002
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    ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING: CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT FOR HIGH-STAKES SUCCESS (ELEMENTARY EDITION)

    Featuring Rick Stiggins

    Through this exceptional program educators will
  • Identify how to rely on learning targets and classroom assessment processes that set students up for success.
  • Explore the critical difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning.
  • Discover instructional decisions that build confidence and motivate learners.
  • See how continuous student involvement in the assessment process keeps the learning target in full view.
  • Understand the need for teachers to develop Assessment Literacy.
  • Discover how to link learning targets with various assessment methods.
  • Observe the power of student-led parent/teacher conferences as a breakthrough method to communicate student achievement.

    Item no.: KV01770009
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 83 minutes
    Copyright: 2002
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    ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING: CLASSROOM ASSESSMENT FOR HIGH-STAKES SUCCESS (SECONDARY EDITION)

    Featuring Rick Stiggins

    Through this exceptional program educators will
  • Identify how to rely on learning targets and classroom assessment processes that set students up for success.
  • Explore the critical difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning.
  • Discover instructional decisions that build confidence and motivate learners.
  • See how continuous student involvement in the assessment process keeps the learning target in full view.
  • Understand the need for teachers to develop Assessment Literacy.
  • Discover how to link learning targets with various assessment methods.
  • Observe the power of student-led parent/teacher conferences as a breakthrough method to communicate student achievement.

    Item no.: ZS01770010
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 83 minutes
    Copyright: 2002
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    COGNITIVE COACHING

    With Arthur L. Costa and Robert J. Garmston

    The greatest resource for improving educators can be found within themselves as they come to understand their beliefs and perceptions and ablility to solve their own problems. Cognitive Coaching is the catalyst to lift educators up to this level.

    Your staff will
  • Learn that Cognitive Coachingsm can be used in any situation requiring effective communication.
  • See how a coach is a mediator of thinking, with intentionality.
  • Learn the tools of Cognitive Coachingsm: trust, rapport,mediative questions, and non-judgmental response behaviors.
  • Explore why teachers who are more reflective have students who learn more.
  • Examine the Coaching Cycle: the planning, the event,and the reflecting.
  • See how the maps of conversation guide the Cognitive Coachingsm conversations.
  • Learn how to apply Cognitive Coachingsm in a variety of professional and personal situations.

    Item no.: TH01770015
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 79 minutes
    Copyright: 2002
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    DIFFERENTIATING INSTRUCTION TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ALL STUDENTS (ELEMENTARY)

    Presented by Gayle Gregory and Carolyn Chapman

    As teachers learn about the power of differentiation and how it will increase achievement for all students, they will

  • Understand the necessary elements for planning such as Climate, Knowing the Learner, Assessment, Adjustable Assignments, Instructional Strategies, and Curriculum Approaches.

  • Observe classrooms with a primary focus on Knowing the Learner.

  • Understand the importance of continuous assessment before, during, and after instruction.

  • Explore how to adjust learning tasks for different types of students.

  • See how providing choices will motivate and assist all learners.

  • Observe how assorted curriculum approaches such as centers, projects, and contracts can widen the options available for students.

    Item no.: FA01770032
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 77 minutes
    Copyright: 2002
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    DIFFERENTIATING INSTRUCTION TO MEET THE NEEDS OF ALL STUDENTS (SECONDARY)

    Presented by Gayle Gregory and Carolyn Chapman

    As teachers learn about the power of differentiation and how it will increase achievement for all students,they will

  • Understand the necessary elements for planning such as Climate, Knowing the Learner, Assessment,Adjustable Assignments, Instructional Strategies, and Curriculum Approaches.

  • Observe classrooms with a primary focus on Knowing the Learner.

  • Understand the importance of continuous assessment before, during, and after instruction.

  • Explore how to adjust learning tasks for different types of students.

  • See how providing choices will motivate and assist all learners.

  • Observe how assorted curriculum approaches such as centers, projects, and contracts can widen the options available for students.

    Item no.: NC01770033
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 85 minutes
    Copyright: 2002
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    EVALUATION TO PROMOTE TEACHER GROWTH AND STUDENT LEARNING

    Featuring Marilyn McGuire

    This outstanding approach to evaluation will help administrators
  • Explore the critical relationship between evaluation, learning, and trust.
  • Discover the many uses of an informal evaluation.
  • Promote teacher growth through pre-conferences, observations, written evaluations and post-conferences.
  • Understand the need to focus on student learning standards, classroom management, student assessment, and student engagement.
  • Recognize the value of coaching and feedback to improve learning.
  • Understand how to lead teachers through self-assessment and reflection.
  • Learn how to create and improvement plan for struggling teachers.

    Item no.: ZR01770037
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 65 minutes
    Copyright: 2002
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    SCHOOLWIDE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORT: BUILDING SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT IN SCHOOLS

    Schoolwide Behavioral Support (SBS) is a systems approach to build a school's capacity to adopt and sustain effective teaching practices that improve academic, personal and social outcomes for all students. Our video team followed two Indianapolis public schools for a year as they incorporated SBS in their schools. The fundamental assumption of SBS is that behavior can and should be taught just as we teach academics.

    This program chronicles the step-by-step training of leadership teams in both schools by Indiana University facilitators. The teams and facilitators demonstrate the eight elements of behavioral support identified in the research of Timothy Lewis and George Sugai.

    Consider SBS in your school if problem behavior is drawing energy away from instruction

    8 Elements of the Process

    1. Establish Priority and Mission
    2. Select and Develop a Leadership Team
    3. Examine Behavioral Support Needs through Data
    4. Establish Schoolwide Behavioral Expectations
    5. Establish Procedures to Teach Behavioral Expectations Across All Settings
    6. Encourage Expected Behaviors
    7. Discourage Problem Behaviors
    8. Monitor Implementation and Progress


    Reviews
  • "This tape is extremely helpful for behavior coaches as it provides clear examples of how to instruct positive behaviors across all grade levels and settings." - Dr. Lucille Eber, Statewide Coordinator, Illinois EBD/PBIS Network

  • "Great overview of the processíKgreat trainers, and good examples." - Dr. Timothy Lewis, Professor of Education, University of Missouri

    Item no.: YY10830015
    Format: DVD (With Resource Guide)
    Duration: 59 minutes
    Copyright: 2002
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    ART OF GUIDED READING, THE

    With Cindy Cantrell

    Learn how to
  • Recognize what Guided Reading looks like at each phase: Early Emergent, Early Fluent, and Fluent.
  • Understand how and when the focus of instruction changes to support readers.
  • Discover the strategies that empower each phase of reading development.
  • Grasp insights to frequently asked questions like, 'How often are new books introduced?' or 'Do you have to complete the book in one session?'

    Understand
  • The Reading Continuum
  • Early Emergent/Emergent Phase, Grades K-1, 1-2
  • Early Fluent Phase, Grades 2-3
  • Fluent Phase, Grades 4-6

    Item no.: WM01770008
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration:
    Copyright: 2001
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    HELPING STRUGGLING READERS BEYOND GRADE ONE

    With Darrell Morris

    All teachers will benefit by learning how to deal with readers that lack competence in the primary grades.The production follows several students as they progress through the school year.This effective approach will help primary teachers
  • Learn about a cost-effective, time proven model to bring readers up to grade level in one year.
  • Broaden understanding of the child who struggles with reading.
  • Explore the importance of the reading specialist.
  • See how the Three-Part Tutoring Lesson helps readers achieve grade level:
  • Guided Reading at the student's instructional level to challenge but not frustrate.
  • Word Study through a sequence of phonics and spelling patterns.
  • Reading-for-Fluency builds confidence.
  • Observe the rmearkable progress of students as they move through the school year.

    Item no.: FG01770043
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 83 minutes
    Copyright: 2001
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    LEADING A DISTRICT TO SCALE: ACCESS TO THE GENERAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM FOR EVERY STUDENT

    Hosted by Dr. Marilyn Friend

    The Problem of Scale The problem of scale is what Elmore describes as "innovations that require large scale changes in the core of educational practice." He argues it seldom occurs and it seldom lasts very long. The Schaumburg Elementary District 54 is a district that has almost all of its 27 elementary schools to scale practicing an inclusive philosophy. It is a diverse school system of 16,000 students with 30% minority enrollment and a special enrollment of approximately 2000 students. Students speak forty-two different languages. Dr. Marilyn Friend invited Dr. Leonard Burrello, to accompany her to the district. He found that Schaumburg #54 was probably one of the very best at getting to scale, and only one of two districts that he has ever visited that is making a difference across every school in its entire system.

    On this DVD, Schaumburg #54 representatives discuss their direction and planning philosophy at the district and school level. Schaumburg #54 will inspire you, and help you reach your own goals.

    The elements of the Schaumburg story are depicted in the following segments: 1. The Planning Philosophy - start small and honor all commitments
    2 . Shared Vocabulary - creating a communal lexicon
    3. Ongoing Professional Development - starting with the special education community of teachers and related service staff
    4. Sustaining the Momentum - provide the same resource basis for change in each school
    5. Growing Collaboration - instructional practices that provide access to the curriculum for all students. Voice recognition technology helps Jason write. (His mom likes it too.)
    6. Parent and Community Partnerships - that invite and set realistic expectations for participation
    7. Defining Success - from test scores to a sense of belonging, Schaumburg #54 is making inclusion a priority across its district


    Item no.: NZ10830009
    Format: DVD (With Digital Viewing Guide)
    Duration: 32 minutes
    Copyright: 2001
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    NEW TEACHER TRAINING: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TO WIN STUDENTS OVER - NOT WIN OVER THEM (SECONDARY)

    With Carol Cummings

    The ultimate goal is to establish a classroom where students feel bonded and connected to their teacher, where they are self-managers and good decision makers, and maximum time is provided to achieve today's high standards. - Carol Cummings

    This program is designed for new teachers but all teachers will benefit as they
  • Examine classroom management strategies for beginning teachers that will help launch rewarding careers.
  • Learn ways to bond and connect students to each other and to the teacher.
  • Observe procedures and routines that are rehearsed to promote self-managing students.
  • Understand why it is important to clearly define work requirements in holding students accountable.
  • Realize how proactive classroom management is anticipating problems and minimizing their impact on learning.
  • Understand how to create self-managers among students.
  • Consider why rights, respect, and responsibility are more productive than a list of rules.
  • Learn how to use "The Law of Least Intervention" to deter misbehavior.

    Item no.: NN01770071
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 85 minutes
    Copyright: 2001
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    NEW TEACHER TRAINING: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TO WIN STUDENTS OVER-NOT WIN OVER THEM

    With Carol Cummings

    The ultimate goal is to establish a classroom where students feel bonded and connected to their teacher, where they are self-managers and good decision makers, and maximum time is provided to achieve today's high standards. - Carol Cummings

    This program is designed for new teachers but all teachers will benefit as they
  • Examine classroom management strategies for beginning teachers that will help launch rewarding careers.
  • Learn ways to bond and connect students to each other and to the teacher.
  • Observe procedures and routines that are rehearsed to promote self-managing students.
  • Understand why it is important to clearly define work requirements in holding students accountable.
  • Realize how proactive classroom management is anticipating problems and minimizing their impact on learning.
  • Understand how to create self-managers among students.
  • Consider why rights, respect, and responsibility are more productive than a list of rules.
  • Learn how to use "The Law of Least Intervention" to deter misbehavior.

    Item no.: PM01770070
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Book, Audio CD)
    Duration: 77 minutes
    Copyright: 2001
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    READING, WRITING, SPEAKING, AND LISTENING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (ELEMENTARY)

    Presented By Heidi Hayes Jacobs

    Every teacher who teaches anything is a reading, writing, speaking, and listening teacher. With this program all teachers will

  • Understand why the root of all performance lies in the use of language skills.
  • Implement activities in all subjects to build reading and writing skills and enhance speaking and listening.
  • Explore curriculum alignment and how it can help infuse literacy skills.
  • Teach students how to interact with text and develop phonemic awareness.
  • Learn why editing and revising should occur in every classroom.
  • Understand various forms of discussions to broaden speaking skills.
  • Develop listening skills by training students in notetaking skills.

    Item no.: NK01770083
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 70 minutes
    Copyright: 2001
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    READING, WRITING, SPEAKING, AND LISTENING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (SECONDARY)

    Presented By Heidi Hayes Jacobs

    Every teacher who teaches anything is a reading, writing, speaking, and listening teacher. With this program all teachers will

  • Understand why the root of all performance lies in the use of language skills.
  • Implement activities in all subjects to build reading and writing skills and enhance speaking and listening.
  • Explore curriculum alignment and how it can help infuse literacy skills.
  • Teach students how to interact with text and develop phonemic awareness.
  • Learn why editing and revising should occur in every classroom.
  • Understand various forms of discussions to broaden speaking skills.
  • Develop listening skills by training students in notetaking skills.

    Item no.: WZ01770084
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 75 minutes
    Copyright: 2001
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    SUCCESSFUL HIGH SCHOOL INCLUSION: MAKING ACCESS A REALITY FOR ALL STUDENTS

    Hosted by Dr. Marilyn Friend

    The Problem of Scale
    High schools have been the bastions of tradition and resistant to implementing inclusive practices. Drs. Marilyn Friend and Leonard Burrello, have visited North Central High School over years, admiring their exemplars of co-teaching in English, math, foreign language, and science. During their last visit, they learned about the tipping point that led to a transformation of the entire philosophy to a concept they call Universal Access. Taking a high school to scale is what Elmore describes as "innovations that require large scale changes in the core of educational practice." He argues it seldom occurs and it seldom lasts very long. North Central is the exception.

    The Context
    North Central High is a comprehensive 3,200-student high school with a very diverse student body. It has about 320 identified students, of which 250 are identified as students with mild disabilities.

    The Strategy
    On this program, the principal and his staff describe the tipping point and their engagement of the staff in transforming their high school from a set of parallel systems for typical and disabled students into one dedicated to assisting all students to meet higher expectations. The major components of their story are:
  • A development of a communal vocabulary to guide their communication.
  • Structures that support collaboration-including a focus on the curriculum and time.
  • A student profile document developed by a building committee of general education teachers.
  • Co-teaching between general and special education teachers within academic departments.
  • A Learning Center to serve all students. (The DVD documents the LC's evolution.)
  • Communicating within a professional community with parents.

    Item no.: AJ10830016
    Format: DVD (With Digital Viewing Guide)
    Duration: 35 minutes
    Copyright: 2001
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    COMPLEXITIES OF COLLABORATION

    Elementary, Middle, and High School Teachers Demonstrate Five Dilemmas of Collaborative Practices

    Hosted by Dr. Marilyn Friend

    While collaboration can only be learned though actually doing it, it also requires deliberate and sustained attention through critical discussion and professional development activities. Though fostering collaboration raises dilemmas. Complexities of Collaboration hosted by Dr. Marilyn Friend, illustrates five significant dilemmas that occur when school professionals work together. Each dilemma can be viewed separately or in combination with others. They provide the stimulus for collaborators to examine their own relationships with their partners and team members. This DVD is an excellent training tool for school professionals beginning to share planning and teaching chores. Each scenario described below is played-out by real teachers. Dr. Friend offers commentary and instruction for each section. Tons of classroom footage and practitioner interviews.

    1. Meeting Classroom Expectations: Two elementary teachers confront their differing perspectives of student performance and how they deal with it. Dr. Friend joins the discussion and helps the teachers express their concerns in a constructive manner. (6:00)

    2. Classrooms Partnerships: See teams teach collaboratively. Three separate teaching partnerships at the middle and high school levels discus their evolution. How they surrendered autonomy, made accommodations for students with special needs, merged teaching styles, and managed discipline in their joint classrooms. (13:00)

    3. Managing Disagreements on the Team: Watch a scenario where Kim pulls Mark out of class for individualized instruction, but the question becomes, how much service is the right amount? Then Dr. Friend introduces a team meeting that discusses the amount of service Mark receives. The school principal both disagrees with, and supports team members when making recommendations in the team meeting with Mark's mother. Then, Dr. Friend debriefs with two team members. (10:30)

    4. Time! Time! Time!: Six middle and high school teachers role-play 5 common problems related to teacher time, and how collaborators find ways to maximize their teaching and planning time together. Dr. Friend interviews team members on their use of time. (9:15)

    5. Pulled in Too Many Directions: We follow Carolyn, a special needs teacher as she starts her school day. . .the questions and demands start before she can take off her coat. Later she and Dr. Friend discuss her day and catalog the many functions she performs, her "typical" schedule, how she has learned to cope with the job's demands, and how her collaborators have come to work with, and assist her. (9:00)


    Item no.: JN10830006
    Format: DVD (With Digital Viewing Guide)
    Duration: 54 minutes
    Copyright: 2000
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    HELPING STUDENTS OF LIMITED ENGLISH SKILLS IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOM (ELEMENTARY)

    Featuring Virginia Rojas

    Most teachers deal with students who are struggling to learn English and need help to foster growth and academic progress. In this unique program your staff will
  • Explore the philosophy and power of mainstreaming English-language learners into the regular classroom.
  • Learn how all classroom teachers can succeed with ESL students.
  • Realize the value of Cooperative Learning.
  • View many examples of schools and classrooms.
  • Discover practices that actively involve the ESL student in learning.
  • Examine ongoing assessment strategies that include the ESL student.
  • Understand the importance of collaboration and coteaching between the ESL teacher and the mainstream teacher.

    Item no.: NE01770044
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 64 minutes
    Copyright: 2000
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    HELPING STUDENTS OF LIMITED ENGLISH SKILLS IN THE REGULAR CLASSROOM (SECONDARY)

    Featuring Virginia Rojas

    Most teachers deal with students who are struggling to learn English and need help to foster growth and academic progress. In this unique program your staff will
  • Explore the philosophy and power of mainstreaming English-language learners into the regular classroom.
  • Learn how all classroom teachers can succeed with ESL students.
  • Realize the value of Cooperative Learning.
  • View many examples of schools and classrooms.
  • Discover practices that actively involve the ESL student in learning.
  • Examine ongoing assessment strategies that include the ESL student.
  • Understand the importance of collaboration and coteaching between the ESL teacher and the mainstream teacher.

    Item no.: HV01770045
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 69 minutes
    Copyright: 2000
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    TEACHING MATHEMATICS TO INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (INTERMEDIATE)

    Featuring Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy with Comments from Glenda Lappan

    By participating in this program, teachers will learn to apply the NTCM Standards and will
  • Review the principles of equity, curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment, and technology upon which the standards are based.
  • Understand the new and revised standards designed for all grade levels.
  • Discover how students make sense of numbers and find meaning in mathematics.
  • Learn how skilled teachers weave the standards into each lesson.
  • Focus on the integration of the Process Standards: Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Communication, Connections, and represenation in a variety of lessons.
  • Delight in the engagement and exitement of students in mathematics.

    Item no.: FM01770096
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 82 minutes
    Copyright: 2000
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    TEACHING MATHEMATICS TO INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (MIDDLE)

    Featuring Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy with Comments from Glenda Lappan

    By participating in this program, teachers will learn to apply the NTCM Standards and will
  • Review the principles of equity, curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment, and technology upon which the standards are based.
  • Understand the new and revised standards designed for all grade levels.
  • Discover how students make sense of numbers and find meaning in mathematics.
  • Learn how skilled teachers weave the standards into each lesson.
  • Focus on the integration of the Process Standards: Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Communication, Connections, and represenation in a variety of lessons.
  • Delight in the engagement and exitement of students in mathematics.

    Item no.: FG01770097
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 80 minutes
    Copyright: 2000
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    TEACHING MATHEMATICS TO INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT (PRIMARY)

    Featuring Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy with Comments from Glenda Lappan

    By participating in this program, teachers will learn to apply the NTCM Standards and will
  • Review the principles of equity, curriculum, teaching, learning, assessment, and technology upon which the standards are based.
  • Understand the new and revised standards designed for all grade levels.
  • Discover how students make sense of numbers and find meaning in mathematics.
  • Learn how skilled teachers weave the standards into each lesson.
  • Focus on the integration of the Process Standards: Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Communication, Connections, and represenation in a variety of lessons.
  • Delight in the engagement and exitement of students in mathematics.

    Item no.: HY01770098
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 88 minutes
    Copyright: 2000
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    WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (HIGH SCHOOL)

    With Verne Meyer

    When students write, they learn important details related to the content. A good writing across-the-curriculum program helps students understand how their courses relate. - Verne Meyer

    As teachers in all disciplines realize the inherent value of writing in the learning process they will
  • Understand the power of writing to learn and the thinking generated.
  • Examine a variety of writing forms and ways to use them in the classroom.
  • Observe the relationship of writing to the workplace.
  • Discover the role of the Enlish teacher as a writing consultant.
  • View techniques used in evaluating writing.
  • Determine how to implement a writing-across-the-curriculum program.
  • Explore how to move from informal to formal structures of writing.
  • Observe classrooms in a vaiety of disciplines effectively using writing.

    Item no.: TH01770114
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 57 minutes
    Copyright: 2000
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    WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM (INTERMEDIATE / MIDDLE SCHOOL)

    With Verne Meyer

    When students write, they learn important details related to the content. A good writing across-the-curriculum program helps students understand how their courses relate. - Verne Meyer

    As teachers in all disciplines realize the inherent value of writing in the learning process they will
  • Understand the power of writing to learn and the thinking generated.
  • Examine a variety of writing forms and ways to use them in the classroom.
  • Observe the relationship of writing to the workplace.
  • Discover the role of the Enlish teacher as a writing consultant.
  • View techniques used in evaluating writing.
  • Determine how to implement a writing-across-the-curriculum program.
  • Explore how to move from informal to formal structures of writing.
  • Observe classrooms in a vaiety of disciplines effectively using writing.

    Item no.: ZE01770115
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 57 minutes
    Copyright: 2000
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    ADAPTING CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION IN INCLUSIVE CLASSROOMS

    Classrooms have always had students who learn at different rates, who have prior knowledge about the curriculum, who have varying abilities and bring different backgrounds and baggage into classroom. When students with disabilities are included, the range of those differences widens. In order to reach every student, teachers may need to make choices that they haven't confronted before.

    This DVD and accompanying manual provides a conceptual model for adapting curriculum across the learning spectrum. The framework challenges teachers' existing repertoire and arms them with additional approaches to enhance student learning. The framework is divided into the four steps teachers take when planning units of study:

    1. The Process of Teaching
    2. Practices, Decision Making, and Planning
    3. Fine Tune for Individual Learners
    4. Refine, Reflect, Assess and Evaluate


    Each step has examples of at least three adaptations.

    Teachers from elementary and secondary programs describe the adaptations that have proven successful. These adaptations recognize the need for student variation in learning and instruction.

    You'll see sample adaptations across seven areas:
  • Participation
  • Difficulty
  • Output
  • Input
  • Level of Support
  • Size of Task
  • Time

    Item no.: PD10830002
    Format: DVD
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Copyright: 1999
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    CREATING CONCEPT-BASED CURRICULUM FOR DEEPER UNDERSTANDING

    Featuring H. Lynn Erickson

    The traditional, fact-based curriculum has proven to be inadequate for today's complex world. When students learn concepts, learning is directed to "big ideas," principles, and generalizations. - H. Lynn Erickson

    In this remarkable program your staff will
  • See why concept-based curriculum and instruction engages and motivates students far beyond traditional methods.
  • Examine how curriculum moves from facts to topics, to concepts, and to enduring understandings.
  • Recognize the importance of integration for an effective, concept-based curriculum.
  • Experience the collaborative process of designing an integrated, concept-based unit.
  • Identify the steps for creating the unit to lead students to enduring understandings.
  • Learn how to scaffold to more sophisticated levels that meet differentiated needs.

    Item no.: PZ01770021
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 73 minutes
    Copyright: 1999
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    CREATING THE CONSTRUCTIVIST CLASSROOM (ELEMENTARY)

    Presented by Bruce Marlowe & Marilyn Page

    Learn what a constructivist classroom is and how the concepts can be implemented by
  • Broadening understanding of the constructivist philosophy.
  • Redirecting the focus from concepts of teaching to concepts of learning.
  • Teaching how to construct knowledge rather than receive it.
  • Helping students find meaning and understanding.
  • Exploring ways to expand independent thinking while building self-esteem and confidence.
  • Observing many successful constructivist classrooms.
  • Discovering the inclusiveness of constructivism for all students.

    Item no.: DM01770022
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 69 minutes
    Copyright: 1999
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    CREATING THE CONSTRUCTIVIST CLASSROOM (HIGH SCHOOL)

    Presented by Bruce Marlowe & Marilyn Page

    Learn what a constructivist classroom is and how the concepts can be implemented by
  • Broadening understanding of the constructivist philosophy.
  • Redirecting the focus from concepts of teaching to concepts of learning.
  • Teaching how to construct knowledge rather than receive it.
  • Helping students find meaning and understanding.
  • Exploring ways to expand independent thinking while building self-esteem and confidence.
  • Observing many successful constructivist classrooms.
  • Discovering the inclusiveness of constructivism for all students.

    Item no.: TT01770023
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 86 minutes
    Copyright: 1999
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    CREATING THE CONSTRUCTIVIST CLASSROOM (MIDDLE SCHOOL)

    Presented by Bruce Marlowe & Marilyn Page

    Learn what a constructivist classroom is and how the concepts can be implemented by
  • Broadening understanding of the constructivist philosophy.
  • Redirecting the focus from concepts of teaching to concepts of learning.
  • Teaching how to construct knowledge rather than receive it.
  • Helping students find meaning and understanding.
  • Exploring ways to expand independent thinking while building self-esteem and confidence.
  • Observing many successful constructivist classrooms.
  • Discovering the inclusiveness of constructivism for all students.

    Item no.: KM01770024
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 71 minutes
    Copyright: 1999
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    DESIGNING PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS (ELEMENTARY)

    Presented by Jay McTighe

    This remarkable and useful program is based on learning principles designed for understanding and meaning. As teachers process the video programs,they will
  • Discover a user-friendly model for designing performance tasks.
  • Examine guiding questions for design.
  • Identify content standards, as well as find measurable and observable indicators for each.
  • Create performance assessments that engage students, promote learning, and provide evidence of understanding.
  • Learn to construct evaluative criteria/scoring rubrics.
  • View exemplary teachers working with their student's performance assessments.

    Item no.: NZ01770028
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 82 minutes
    Copyright: 1999
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    DESIGNING PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENTS (SECONDARY)

    Presented by Jay McTighe

    This remarkable and useful program is based on learning principles designed for understanding and meaning. As teachers process the video programs,they will
  • Discover a user-friendly model for designing performance tasks.
  • Examine guiding questions for design.
  • Identify content standards, as well as find measurable and observable indicators for each.
  • Create performance assessments that engage students, promote learning, and provide evidence of understanding.
  • Learn to construct evaluative criteria/scoring rubrics.
  • View exemplary teachers working with their student's performance assessments.

    Item no.: SV01770029
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 75 minutes
    Copyright: 1999
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    GRADING AND REPORTING STUDENT PROGRESS TO ENCHANCE LEARNING

    With Thomas R. Guskey

    In order to stimulate greater student achievement,grading and reporting practices must change to reflect growth and progress. Your staff will
  • Consider carefully the most important purposes of grading.
  • Explore how to communicate accurate and complete information.
  • Examine various measurements, letter grades,percentages, checklists, or narrative reports.
  • Use grading as an incentive for improved student learning.
  • Understand alternative methods to communicate learning:1)Periodic progress reports and newsletters,2)Positive phone calls and letters,3)Homework as a communication device,4)Student-led conferences
  • Consider implementing changes in grading practices that reward progress.
  • Examine the relationship between grading and assessment.

    Item no.: FB01770041
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 55 minutes
    Copyright: 1999
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    QUESTIONING TO STIMULATE LEARNING AND THINKING (ELEMENTARY)

    With Beth Sattes & Jackie Walsh

    Questioning is the foundation of teaching and learning. This program features the QUILT model: Questioning and Understanding to Improve Learning and Thinking. Through effective questioning, student learning and achievement increases if teachers will
  • Explore techniques for questioning to promote learning and thinking.
  • Help students develop skills of inquiry and the ability to ask more questions.
  • Consider how to write questions that are purposeful and clearly focused.
  • Present questions effectively and prompt responses to enhance learning.
  • Understand the need for 'wait times.'
  • Explore ways to prompt and process student responses.
  • Observe skilled teachers in numerous classrooms successfully involve all students in the learning.

    Item no.: SM01770078
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, 2 Audio CDs)
    Duration: 106 minutes
    Copyright: 1999
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    QUESTIONING TO STIMULATE LEARNING AND THINKING (SECONDARY)

    With Beth Sattes & Jackie Walsh

    Questioning is the foundation of teaching and learning. This program features the QUILT model: Questioning and Understanding to Improve Learning and Thinking. Through effective questioning, student learning and achievement increases if teachers will
  • Explore techniques for questioning to promote learning and thinking.
  • Help students develop skills of inquiry and the ability to ask more questions.
  • Consider how to write questions that are purposeful and clearly focused.
  • Present questions effectively and prompt responses to enhance learning.
  • Understand the need for 'wait times.'
  • Explore ways to prompt and process student responses.
  • Observe skilled teachers in numerous classrooms successfully involve all students in the learning.

    Item no.: ME01770079
    Format: 3 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, 2 Audio CDs)
    Duration: 117 minutes
    Copyright: 1999
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    VISUAL TOOLS: FROM GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS TO THINKING MAPS (ELEMENTARY)

    Featuring David Hyerle

    Visual tools or graphic organizers allow students to organize information to bring clarity to their learning. Help your staff discover the power of Thinking Maps? As they
  • Learn how visual tools provide the patterns the brain seeks to make connections.
  • Examine the eight Thinking Maps based on thinking processes: Circle Map (Defining in Context), Bubble Map (Describing Attributes), Double Bubble Map (Comparing and Contrasting), Tree Map (Inductive and Deductive Classification), Brace Map (Identifying Parts of a Whole), Flow Map (Sequencing), Multi-Flow Map (Cause and Effect), Bridge Map (Seeing Analogies).
  • See implementation school-wide to provide a common visual language for learning.
  • Observe classroom examples using Thinking Maps.

    Item no.: ZG01770106
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 77 minutes
    Copyright: 1999
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    VISUAL TOOLS: FROM GRAPHIC ORGANIZERS TO THINKING MAPS (SECONDARY)

    Featuring David Hyerle

    Visual tools or graphic organizers allow students to organize information to bring clarity to their learning. Help your staff discover the power of Thinking Maps? As they
  • Learn how visual tools provide the patterns the brain seeks to make connections.
  • Examine the eight Thinking Maps based on thinking processes: Circle Map (Defining in Context), Bubble Map (Describing Attributes), Double Bubble Map (Comparing and Contrasting), Tree Map (Inductive and Deductive Classification), Brace Map (Identifying Parts of a Whole), Flow Map (Sequencing), Multi-Flow Map (Cause and Effect), Bridge Map (Seeing Analogies).
  • See implementation school-wide to provide a common visual language for learning.
  • Observe classroom examples using Thinking Maps.

    Item no.: PT01770107
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 77 minutes
    Copyright: 1999
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    ACHIEVING READING SUCCESS IN THE EARLY YEARS

    Presented by Margaret Mooney

    With renewed emphasis on reading, many primary teachers still struggle with teaching reading. Margaret Mooney brings her expertise from New Zealand and the United States. To ensure that all students acquire literacy, teachers must develop greater competency by
  • Learning new skills for teaching beginning readers.
  • Discovering the value of an integrated reading and writing approach.
  • Exploring methods where phonics are well infused into the reading curriculum.
  • Seeing outstanding classrooms and highly skilled teachers in both New Zealand and North America.
  • Understanding the teaching of reading is to weave together an observation, assessment, planning, demonstrations, and guidance.
  • Making informed decisions for students to be able to recreate meaning.

    Item no.: FJ01770002
    Format: 3 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 136 minutes
    Copyright: 1998
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    ASSESSMENTS AND SCORING GUIDES BASED ON STANDARDS (ELEMENTARY)

    Featuring Douglas B. Reeves

    As teachers realize the value of creating scoring guides and using writing as an assessment tool, they will
  • Help students meet standards with fair and accurate assessments.
  • Learn how to create scoring guides or rubrics.
  • Understand the limitations of standardized tests.
  • Understand why writing is crucial to learning and a key element of assessment.
  • Explore how writing can and should occur in every discipline in every class.
  • Learn how to score writing assignments with consistency.

    Item no.: TN01770011
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 83 minutes
    Copyright: 1998
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    ASSESSMENTS AND SCORING GUIDES BASED ON STANDARDS (SECONDARY)

    Featuring Douglas B. Reeves

    As teachers realize the value of creating scoring guides and using writing as an assessment tool, they will

  • Help students meet standards with fair and accurate assessments.
  • Learn how to create scoring guides or rubrics.
  • Understand the limitations of standardized tests.
  • Understand why writing is crucial to learning and a key element of assessment.
  • Explore how writing can and should occur in every discipline in every class.
  • Learn how to score writing assignments with consistency

    Item no.: NE01770012
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 85 minutes
    Copyright: 1998
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    DEVELOPING RIGOROUS AND RELEVANT ACADEMIC SKILLS

    With Willard R. Daggett

    This dynamic program will help educators
  • Prepare students for a changing workplace
  • Explore the values of business involvement and parental support.
  • View school systems that have applied rigor and relevance.
  • Examine the important role of technology in the classroom.
  • Learn how to teach and develop skills which are relevant.
  • See real-world projects and assessments in classrooms.

    Item no.: HJ01770030
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 72 minutes
    Copyright: 1998
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    WHAT'S WORTH FIGHTING FOR IN EDUCATION

    With Michael Fullan and Andy Hargreaves

    To deal with the complexity of change, you have to build the capacity to collaborate, to have vision, and to make connections, while focusing on how to make improvements for students. - Michael Fullan

    This remarkable program will impact all stakeholders as they learn to
  • Broaden understanding of the school-change process.
  • Create collaborative cultures within the school.
  • Identify strategies for principals as leaders of change.
  • Explore the shared purpose for student learning.
  • Ignite the passion and emotion of the profession and the need for hope.
  • Mobilize the community for positive school change.
  • Observe what various schools are doing to go wider in the community.

    Item no.: HK01770110
    Format: 4 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 145 minutes
    Copyright: 1998
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    BRINGING BRAIN RESEARCH INTO CLASSROOM PRACTICE

    Featuring Pat Wolfe

    With the extensive research on the brain in recent years, and discoveries related to learning, there are significant implications for educators. Your staff will

  • Validate great teaching while broadening understanding of brain growth and development.
  • Learn the importance of designing instruction that is compatible with brain research.
  • Discover how to evoke meaning and emotion to engage students.
  • Explore classroom practices to maximize learning opportunities.

    Item no.: PY01770013
    Format: 3 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 112 minutes
    Copyright: 1997
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    COOPERATIVE LEARNING AND MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES (ELEMENTARY)

    With Spencer & Laurie Kagan

    The theory of Multiple Intelligences and Cooperative Learning form a powerful union resulting in more effective teaching and learning for all students. To implement cooperative learning for increased student success, teachers will
  • Discover how to teach content through Cooperative Learning and Multiple Intelligences.
  • Explore Cooperative Learning structures for each of the Multiple Intelligences.
  • Observe demonstrations of many new Cooperative Learning structures.
  • Provide successful learning opportunities for greater numbers of students across the curriculum.
  • See numerous examples of Cooperative Learning as used to enhance learning in successful classrooms.

    Item no.: AH01770018
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 53 minutes
    Copyright: 1997
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    COOPERATIVE LEARNING AND MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES (HIGH SCHOOL)

    With Spencer & Laurie Kagan

    The theory of Multiple Intelligences and Cooperative Learning form a powerful union resulting in more effective teaching and learning for all students. To implement cooperative learning for increased student success, teachers will
  • Discover how to teach content through Cooperative Learning and Multiple Intelligences.
  • Explore Cooperative Learning structures for each of the Multiple Intelligences.
  • Observe demonstrations of many new Cooperative Learning structures.
  • Provide successful learning opportunities for greater numbers of students across the curriculum.
  • See numerous examples of Cooperative Learning as used to enhance learning in successful classrooms.

    Item no.: HP01770019
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 47 minutes
    Copyright: 1997
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    COOPERATIVE LEARNING AND MULTIPLE INTELLIGENCES (MIDDLE SCHOOL)

    With Spencer & Laurie Kagan

    The theory of Multiple Intelligences and Cooperative Learning form a powerful union resulting in more effective teaching and learning for all students. To implement cooperative learning for increased student success, teachers will
  • Discover how to teach content through Cooperative Learning and Multiple Intelligences.
  • Explore Cooperative Learning structures for each of the Multiple Intelligences.
  • Observe demonstrations of many new Cooperative Learning structures.
  • Provide successful learning opportunities for greater numbers of students across the curriculum.
  • See numerous examples of Cooperative Learning as used to enhance learning in successful classrooms.

    Item no.: YC01770020
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 51 minutes
    Copyright: 1997
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    INTEGRATING TEACHING MODELS (ELEMENTARY)

    Presented by Barrie Bennett

    We have to realize that teaching is the most complex, the most demanding, the most important profession in the world. - Barrie Bennett

    This useful program will prompt teachers to apply proven practices to stimulate thinking and learning. Your staff will
  • Discover how learning is increased and retained with research-based strategies.
  • Focus on Cooperative Learning, Mind Mapping, Concept Attainment, Inductive Thinking, and Academic Controversy.
  • Learn the power of integrating various models.
  • Observe how teachers skillfully create excitement and a desire to learn.

    Item no.: NP01770062
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 46 minutes
    Copyright: 1997
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    INTEGRATING TEACHING MODELS (SECONDARY)

    Presented by Barrie Bennett

    We have to realize that teaching is the most complex, the most demanding, the most important profession in the world. - Barrie Bennett

    This useful program will prompt teachers to apply proven practices to stimulate thinking and learning. Your staff will
  • Discover how learning is increased and retained with research-based strategies.
  • Focus on Cooperative Learning, Mind Mapping, Concept Attainment, Inductive Thinking, and Academic Controversy.
  • Learn the power of integrating various models.
  • Observe how teachers skillfully create excitement and a desire to learn.

    Item no.: WW01770063
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 53 minutes
    Copyright: 1997
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    POSITIVE DISCIPLINE IN THE CLASSROOM

    Featuring Jane Nelsen

    Your school staff will
  • See classrooms of all ages where students never experience humiliation.
  • Learn caring attitudes and skills for a positive discipline classroom.
  • Compare the barriers and the builders of a classroom.
  • Discover how students are empowered by the opportunity to learn from their mistakes.
  • Understand the value of regular class meetings for all students.
  • Watch students develop responsibility, communication,and problem-solving skills.
  • Learn the reasons why class meetings fail.
  • Explore the Eight Building Blocks of class meetings.

    Item no.: HC01770072
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, 2 Audio CDs)
    Duration: 86 minutes
    Copyright: 1997
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    ENCOURAGING MOTIVATION AMONG ALL STUDENTS

    With Raymond Wlodkowski and Margery Ginsberg

    As educators become acquainted with this model for intrinsic motivation, they will
  • Learn why motivation is inseparable from culture.
  • Discover the conditions of culturally responsive teaching: inclusion, attitude, meaning, and competence.
  • Examine a scaffolding to evaluate the effectiveness of culturally responsive lessons.
  • Learn new strategies to encourage more students.

    Item no.: NA01770035
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
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    Copyright: 1996
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    HETEROGENEOUS CLASSROOM, THE

    With Marian Leibowitz

    Students will be better prepared for the heterogeneous society in which they live if their teachers recognize the value of diversity. Teachers will Understand why heterogeneity is best for children.

  • Examine how to create a climate and culture for heterogeneity.
  • Watch master teachers practice classroom strategies.
  • Set standards for heterogeneity that students understand.
  • Explore various grouping structures, procedures, and group assessments.
  • Investigate the need for heterogeneous teaming and support structures.

    Item no.: WK01770046
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 79 minutes
    Copyright: 1996
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    PRINCIPALS: LEADERS OF CHANGE

    With Terrence E. Deal and Kent D. Peterson

    Administrators will understand
  • The principal's role as manager and leader in change.
  • Learn ten steps to effectively manage change.
  • How to buikd a school culture to promote growth and meaningful change.
  • Examine how students should be the focus of change.
  • Why the principal must foster teacher empowerment.

    Item no.: WC01770077
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 68 minutes
    Copyright: 1996
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    TEACHER INDUCTION, MENTORING, AND RENEWAL

    Presented by Harry K.Wong

    Training is one of the best ways administrators can convey to their teachers that they care about them, that they want them to succeed and stay.Much worse than training people and losing them is not training them and keeping them. - Harry K.Wong

    Your staff will
  • Understand that successful induction programs introduce school culture, philosophy, mission, and programs.
  • Learn the importance of instruction in classroom management.
  • See how the induction process reduces new teachers'anxiety.
  • Learn essential elements of effective mentoring.
  • Observe successful mentors.
  • Gain an understanding of teacher renewal as a critical teacher support.
  • See teamwork providing assistance to new and experienced teachers alike.

    Item no.: TA01770093
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 65 minutes
    Copyright: 1996
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    TEACHING IN THE BLOCK: ENGAGING STUDENTS IN ACTIVE LEARNING

    Featuring Phyllis Hotchkiss and Skilled Secondary Teachers

    By exploring the "how-to's" of effective teaching in longer class periods, teachers will
  • Learn about an effective model for planning and using the 90-minute block.
  • Explore practical strategies to engage students.
  • See active learning in classrooms with real teachers.
  • Observe effective English and social studies teachers utilize the block for greater student achievement.
  • See exemplary math and science teachers maximize student learning with exciting practices in the block.

    Item no.: BP01770094
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 119 minutes
    Copyright: 1996
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    DEVELOPING, ALIGNING, AND AUDITING CURRICULUM

    Presented by Fenwick English

    The relationship between teaching and testing is this: Kids dp better on tests if you teach them what you tesst them on, than if you don't. There isn't any research to contradict that. - Fenwick English

    Achieving Curriculum Alignment

    Your staff will
  • Learn the process for aligning curriculum with assessment.
  • See how curriculum focuses and connects what teachers do in the classroom.
  • Examine the relationship among curriculum,instruction, and assessment.

    Conducting a Curriculum Audit

  • This program will help administrators and their staff
  • Determine critical considerations for conducting a curriculum audit.
  • Observe and learn from examples of curriculum audits.
  • See how student achievement improves as a result of an audit.

    Item no.: JR01770031
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 81 minutes
    Copyright: 1995
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    INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES FOR GREATER STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

    Presented by Robert Hanson, Harvey Silver, & Richard Strong

    Learn how to
  • Discover a framework for accommodating students' learning styles.
  • Observe educators applying a variety of teaching strategies for student success.
  • Learn four teaching strategies that complement students' learning styles:
  • The COPE Strategy addresses the learner's need for clarity, step-by-step procedures, and content mastery.
  • The Mystery Strategy is for the learner who likes questions that puzzle, data that teases, and has a desire for big ideas.
  • The Metaphorical Expression Strategy addresses selfexpression and creativity.
  • The Reciprocal Learning Strategy provides the satisfaction of working with others.
  • Learn how additional strategies work within these broader strategies.

    Item no.: TY01770061
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 63 minutes
    Copyright: 1995
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    STRATEGIES FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS (ELEMENTARY)

    Presented by Robert Hanson, Harvey Silver, & Richard Strong

    A hands-on companion filled with classroom examples of the strategies in all content areas. Programs are available for
  • Elementary Teachers
  • Middle School Teachers
  • High School Teachers

    Item no.: HC01770086
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration:
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    STRATEGIES FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS (HIGH SCHOOL)

    Presented by Robert Hanson, Harvey Silver, & Richard Strong

    A hands-on companion filled with classroom examples of the strategies in all content areas. Programs are available for
  • Elementary Teachers
  • Middle School Teachers
  • High School Teachers

    Item no.: AN01770087
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 60 minutes
    Copyright: 1995
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    STRATEGIES FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS (MIDDLE SCHOOL)

    Presented by Robert Hanson, Harvey Silver, & Richard Strong

    A hands-on companion filled with classroom examples of the strategies in all content areas. Programs are available for
  • Elementary Teachers
  • Middle School Teachers
  • High School Teachers

    Item no.: SK01770088
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 55 minutes
    Copyright: 1995
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    INCLUSION

    Featuring Marsha Forest and Jack Pearpoint

  • Realize children learn better when included with their peers.
  • Explore the fears associated with Inclusion.
  • See the rich rewards experienced by both teachers and students.
  • Understand the need for training and collaboration.
  • Adopt the three tools for Inclusion to help bring success to the inclusive classroom: 1)Circle of Friends 2)MAPS process 3)PATH process
  • See the process work in both elementary and secondary schools.

    Item no.: CL01770054
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 66 minutes
    Copyright: 1994
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    HELPING DISRUPTIVE AND UNRESPONSIVE STUDENTS

    Featuring Diane Chelsom Gossen

    Educators will
  • Learn the causes of student misbehavior and low achievement.
  • Help students understand their own role and the teacher's role.
  • Discover how to establish rules that students will enforce.
  • Guide students as they develop responsibility for their own actions.
  • Learn questions that help students determine what they want and how to achieve it.
  • Watch students figure out better ways to solve their problems.

    Item no.: EP01770042
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 50 minutes
    Copyright: 1993
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    HIGH-QUALITY TEACHING FOR CLASSROOM SUCCESS (ELEMENTARY)

    Featuring Outstanding Teachers

    High-quality teaching maintains a balance of quality between pedagogy and content, essential for student success. As educators view exemplary teachers they will

  • Explore the importance of a commitment to students and their learning.
  • Examine why it is critical for elementary teachers to have a broad knowledge of content in all subjects they teach.
  • View students who are actively engaged in the learning, ensuring retention.
  • Realize that high-quality educators are skilled in both the art and science of teaching.
  • Recognize how successful classroom management requires skill.
  • See how adjustments are made to meet student needs.
  • Discover the significance of self-reflection.
  • Understand the value of active involvement in the learning community.

    Item no.: AY01770048
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
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    HIGH-QUALITY TEACHING FOR CLASSROOM SUCCESS (SECONDARY)

    Featuring Outstanding Teachers

    Student success is the result of high-quality teaching that begins with an overall balance of quality between pedagogy and content. By viewing this program teachers will
  • See why a commitment to students and their learning is essential.
  • Learn the importance of knowing the subject and how to teach it.
  • Understand the pedagogical content knowledge unique to specific disciplines.
  • Discover how to manage and monitor student learning.
  • See the significance of self-reflection.
  • Think systematically about one?s own teaching practice.
  • Exemplify virtues of high-quality teaching.
  • Inspire character in students and intellectual growth.
  • Promote life-long learning.
  • Know the value of active involvement in the learning community.
  • The learning community consists of teachers, parents, administrators, and others who have an interest in the youth of the community.

    Item no.: TA01770049
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
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    WHOLE-FACULTY STUDY GROUPS: COLLABORATION TARGETING STUDENT LEARNING

    Presented by Carlene Murphy

    Study groups are the key to the implementation of any learning innovation. By participating in this proven program the faculty will:

  • See how strong learning communities emerge that focus on change causing an increase in teaching and learning skills.
  • Understand that Whole-Faculty Study Groups (WFSGs) examine student work and target instructional needs.
  • Learn how to create the CONTEXT that will support WFSGs.
  • Observe how improving the organizational and cultural factors in the school will result in a climate or context that creates shared vision, collegiality, and a desire to make the school better.
  • See how the principal is the key player with the focus team to launch WFSGs.
  • Understand the PROCESS that governs the activities of WFSGs to drive student achievement.
  • Identify the CONTENT of what Whole-Faculty Study Croups do.
  • Discover how the Decision-Making Cycle is utilized to study data, compose the groups, and content.
  • Explore the underlying principles that guide the formation and activities of WFSGs.
  • Students are first.
  • Everyone participates.
  • Responsibility is equal.
  • Leadership is shared.
  • The work of the study group is public.

    Item no.: WB01770111
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 73 minutes
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    ACCOUNTABILITY FOR GREATER STUDENT LEARNING

    With Douglas B. Reeves

    This program provides the tools to
  • Improve student learning, teaching, and leadership with an effective accountbility system.
  • Build accountability and identify who is accountable.
  • Organize an accountability task force
  • How system and school-based indicators bring everyone to a common level.
  • Create accurate accountability reports for the community
  • Make decisions based on data to improve learning.

    Item no.: HN01770001
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 73 minutes
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    CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION THAT WORKS (ELEMENTARY)

    See achievement increase as teachers learn to apply practical, scientifically-researched strategies that have shown significant gains in student learning.

    Presented by Salle Quackenboss

    Teachers will
  • Achieve the targets of learning in planning: 1. What knowledge will students be learning? 2. What will be done to help them acquire and integrate the knowledge? 3. What will be done to help them practice, review, and apply the knowledge? How will they know they have learned?

  • Select from the nine classroom strategy groups. 1. Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback 2. Utilizing Questions, Cues, and Advance Organizers 3. Summarizing and Note-taking 4. Using Non-linguistic Representations and Physical Representations,and Pictographs 5. Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition 6. Incorporating Cooperative Learning Effectively 7. Increasing Value in Homework and Practice 8. Identifying Similarities and Differences 9. Generating and Testing Hypotheses

    Item no.: AA01770108
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 95 minutes
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    CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION THAT WORKS (SECONDARY)

    See achievement increase as teachers learn to apply practical, scientifically-researched strategies that have shown significant gains in student learning.

    Presented by Salle Quackenboss

    Teachers will
  • Achieve the targets of learning in planning: 1. What knowledge will students be learning?
    2. What will be done to help them acquire and integrate the knowledge?
    3. What will be done to help them practice, review, and apply the knowledge? How will they know they have learned?


  • Select from the nine classroom strategy groups. 1. Setting Objectives and Providing Feedback
    2. Utilizing Questions, Cues, and Advance Organizers
    3. Summarizing and Note-taking
    4. Using Non-linguistic Representations and Physical Representations,and Pictographs
    5. Reinforcing Effort and Providing Recognition
    6. Incorporating Cooperative Learning Effectively
    7. Increasing Value in Homework and Practice
    8. Identifying Similarities and Differences
    9. Generating and Testing Hypotheses


    Item no.: HV01770109
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 86 minutes
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    DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS TO IMPROVE RESULTS

    Presented by Mike Schmoker

    You cannot have measurable goals without review and analysis of data. Data gives us a sense of where we are relative to where we need to be an ddirects us to do betteri those areas of weakness. - Mike Schmoker

    In today's education climate, educators must access and use data which can be easily acquired and effectively used if they

  • Understand the importance of the interdependence of teamwork, goals, and data for improved learning.
  • Explore effective methods for using assessment data to drive instructional decisions.
  • Understand the effective use of data and accountability to improve student achievement.
  • Consider the need for teamwork and collaboration in today's schools.
  • Develop strategies to create meaningful student achievement goals.
  • See examples of measurable goals and how they are used.

    Item no.: SY01770025
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 59 minutes
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    DESIGNING AND EVALUATING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR INCREASED STUDENT LEARNING

    Featuring Stephanie Hirsh & Joellen Killion with Dennis Sparks

    Create lasting professional learning to impact student achievement.

    Program 1 -Applying the Standards of the National Staff Development Council (NSDC)
  • Understand the NSDC standards for professional development with the focus on student learn
  • Determine the value of implementing the Standards.
  • Observe exemplary schools and school systems that have aligned the standards with practices.

    Program 2 -Evaluating the Impact of Staff Development on Student Learning
  • See the importance of evaluating professional development to assess the impact on student learning.
  • Assess the effects of staff development on student achievement
  • Examine the purpose of an evaluation program, the various phases, and the steps to accomplishment.
  • Learn about the Theory of Change.

    Program 3 -Designing Models for Professional Learning and Student Improvement
  • Observe proven designs that provide learning activities for educators and see success in the classroom.
  • View examples of programs from diverse locations.
  • Learn how school and district success is the result of well-defined staff development programs.

    Item no.: LN01770027
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 141 minutes
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    ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS AS LEADERS OF LEARNING

    Presented by Rebecca Burnette Dufour

    If the purpose of school is to help ALL students learn at high levels, then every principal's first priority must be to promote and foster continuous learning for students and adults. -Rebecca Burnette DuFour Elementary administrators will learn how to

  • Build a Professional Learning Commmunity.
  • Focus on Learning, Collaboration, and Results.
  • Establish your school's learing cornerstones of Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals.
  • Address the Critical Questions 1. What is it that we want children to learn?
    2. How are we going to respond when students do not learn?
    3. As a school, how are we going to respond when students do not learn?
  • Explore how your actions as principal impact student achievement.
  • As a Leader of Learning, see how to 1. Guide student success by managing the resources
    2. Maximize reacher effectiveness by managing the resources.
  • Implemnt the Professional learing Community in order to maximize teacher and student achievement.
  • Facilitate teacher improvement to guarantee results.

    Item no.: HV01770075
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 129 minutes
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    EVERY TEACHER - A TEACHER OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELEMENTARY EDITION)

    Featuring Jo Gusman, Mary Anne Christison, and Margo Gottlieb

    Through this program, teachers will gain the instructional tools they need to propel ELL student achievement forward.

  • Understand second language acquisition.
  • Determine the development of social language skills and academic language skills.
  • Realize the importance of understanding the background and culture of ELL students.
  • Incorporate strategies in instruction that will benefit all students.
  • Examine a proven model for meeting the needs of ELL students, that includes foundations, frameworks, and tools.
  • Make accommodations to meet student needs.
  • Explore the relationship between instruction and assessment for English-language learners.
  • Recognize the value of student academic knowledge in that native language.
  • Focus on assessment issues for English language learners.

    Item no.: NH01770116
    Format: 3 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 192 minutes
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    EVERY TEACHER - A TEACHER OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (SECONDARY EDITION)

    Featuring Jo Gusman, Mary Anne Christison, and Margo Gottlieb

    Through this program, teachers will gain the instructional tools they need to propel ELL student achievement forward.

  • Understand second language acquisition.
  • Determine the development of social language skills and academic language skills.
  • Realize the importance of understanding the background and culture of ELL students.
  • Incorporate strategies in instruction that will benefit all students.
  • Examine a proven model for meeting the needs of ELL students, that includes foundations, frameworks, and tools.
  • Make accommodations to meet student needs.
  • Explore the relationship between instruction and assessment for English-language learners.
  • Recognize the value of student academic knowledge in that native language.
  • Focus on assessment issues for English language learners

    Item no.: PL01770117
    Format: 3 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 183 minutes
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    FRAZZLED TEACHER'S/PRINCIPAL'S HEALTH AND WELLNESS PLAN, THE (PRINCIPAL)

    Featuring J. Allen Queen

    All educators realize that they are in a very stressful profession. Learning how to deal with the challenges of school and home can positively influence school success. By viewing this program, both principals and teachers will
  • Understand the interrelationships among personal and professional priorities, time, and stress:Examine the impact of stress on the immune system.
  • Develop a personal plan for reclaiming time and managing stress:Explore personal coping strategies,Learn quick and easy stress relievers, deep breathing, and desktop yoga.
  • Deal with time bandits such as perfectionism and procrastination.
  • Consider nutrition to support a healthy lifestyle.

    Item no.: KA01770038
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 64 minutes
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    FRAZZLED TEACHER'S/PRINCIPAL'S HEALTH AND WELLNESS PLAN, THE (TEACHER)

    Featuring J. Allen Queen

    All educators realize that they are in a very stressful profession. Learning how to deal with the challenges of school and home can positively influence school success. By viewing this program, both principals and teachers will

  • Understand the interrelationships among personal and professional priorities, time, and stress:Examine the impact of stress on the immune system.

  • Develop a personal plan for reclaiming time and managing stress:Explore personal coping strategies,Learn quick and easy stress relievers, deep breathing, and desktop yoga.

  • Deal with time bandits such as perfectionism and procrastination.

  • Consider nutrition to support a healthy lifestyle.

    Item no.: WW01770039
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 62 minutes
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    HIGH SCHOOL BLOCK SCHEDULING

    Presented by Robert Lynn Canady

    Learn how to
  • Understand how time is a resource that can enhance teaching and learning.
  • Examine four types of schedules that allow for more active learning.
  • Determine how to select the best scheduling options.
  • Learn why staff development is necessary in block scheduling.
  • Discover a simple formula to divide time for better learning.
  • Investigate solutions to scheduling problems.

    Item no.: TA01770047
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 68 minutes
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    IMPACTING TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH BRAIN RESEARCH (ELEMENTARY)

    Presented by David Sousa

    Everything we do should center on what we are learning about the human brain. If we know something and don't change our behavior because of that knowledge, that's malpractice. - David Sousa

    This remarkable program will teach educators how to
  • Apply brain research to affect how students learn.
  • See how the rational system initiates learning and the emotional system triggers the storage of information.
  • Discover the value of humor in the classroom.
  • Understand how physiological cycles affect learning.
  • Explore how learning pathways are set with repetition, practice time, and "down time."
  • Learn the importance of guided and individual practice.
  • Examine the cycles within a learning session.
  • Look at the impact of environmental factors on the brain.
  • Realize how the brain takes in and stores information.
  • Observe classrooms effectively using brain research.

    Item no.: PA01770051
    Format: 3 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 104 minutes
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    IMPACTING TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH BRAIN RESEARCH (HIGH SCHOOL)

    Presented by David Sousa

    Everything we do should center on what we are learning about the human brain. If we know something and don't change our behavior because of that knowledge, that's malpractice. - David Sousa

    This remarkable program will teach educators how to
  • Apply brain research to affect how students learn.
  • See how the rational system initiates learning and the emotional system triggers the storage of information.
  • Discover the value of humor in the classroom.
  • Understand how physiological cycles affect learning.
  • Explore how learning pathways are set with repetition, practice time, and "down time."
  • Learn the importance of guided and individual practice.
  • Examine the cycles within a learning session.
  • Look at the impact of environmental factors on the brain.
  • Realize how the brain takes in and stores information.
  • Observe classrooms effectively using brain research.

    Item no.: KM01770052
    Format: 3 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 93 minutes
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    IMPACTING TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH BRAIN RESEARCH (MIDDLE SCHOOL)

    Presented by David Sousa

    Everything we do should center on what we are learning about the human brain. If we know something and don't change our behavior because of that knowledge, that's malpractice. - David Sousa

    This remarkable program will teach educators how to
  • Apply brain research to affect how students learn.
  • See how the rational system initiates learning and the emotional system triggers the storage of information.
  • Discover the value of humor in the classroom.
  • Understand how physiological cycles affect learning.
  • Explore how learning pathways are set with repetition, practice time, and "down time."
  • Learn the importance of guided and individual practice.
  • Examine the cycles within a learning session.
  • Look at the impact of environmental factors on the brain.
  • Realize how the brain takes in and stores information.
  • Observe classrooms effectively using brain research.

    Item no.: LB01770053
    Format: 3 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 98 minutes
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    IMPLEMENTING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE CLASSROOM

    Featuring Steve Olsen, Robin Fogarty, Brian Pete, Shirley Hord, William Sommers, Dennis Sparks, and Blanch & John Linton

    This new program helps you achieve the most important aspect of professional development: implementation in the classroom. Administrators, staff developers, and teachers will learn best practices for ensuring that training impacts student learning. The program covers current innovations, teaches the value of job-embedded professional learning, shows how to avoid one-shot trainings, and supports the institution of high expectations and accountability.


    Item no.: DZ01770118
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 169 minutes
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    INCREASING ACHIEVEMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS INCLUDING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (ELEMENTARY EDITION)

    Featuring Suzanne Robinson, Beverly Colombo, and Toby Karten

    Increasing Achievement for All Students Including Students with Special Needs addresses one of today's most pressing issues and gives teachers research-based tools and strategies to succeed with special needs students.

  • Build teachers' instructional repertories with strategies that benefit every learner.
  • Observe real classrooms where students feel safe and make exceptional progress.
  • Discover how to help students become successful independent learners.
  • Examine the Content Literacy Continuum, a research-based model that helps students develop content literacy skills.
  • See how the Content Literacy Continuum supports the Response to Intervention framework.

    Item no.: HE01770119
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 101 minutes
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    INCREASING ACHIEVEMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS INCLUDING STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS (SECONDARY EDITION)

    Featuring Suzanne Robinson, Beverly Colombo, and Toby Karten

    Increasing Achievement for All Students Including Students with Special Needs addresses one of today's most pressing issues and gives teachers research-based tools and strategies to succeed with special needs students.

  • Build teachers' instructional repertories with strategies that benefit every learner.
  • Observe real classrooms where students feel safe and make exceptional progress.
  • Discover how to help students become successful independent learners.
  • Examine the Content Literacy Continuum, a research-based model that helps students develop content literacy skills.
  • See how the Content Literacy Continuum supports the Response to Intervention framework.

    Item no.: WB01770120
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 125 minutes
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    INCREASING STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND ACHIEVEMENT: LEARNING-FOCUSED SCHOOLS (ELEMENTARY)

    With Max Thompson and Julia Thomason

    Understand the framework to create Learning-Focused Schools based on research-proven practices which include:
  • Using the Learning-Focused toolbox.
  • Creating essential questions.
  • Developing the acquisition lesson with opening strategies and cognitive teaching activities.
  • Engaging in guided practice.
  • Designing assignments and using rubrics.
  • Extending and refining lessons and culminating activities with closure strategies.
  • Discovering how a focus on learning will build student achievement.
  • Viewing numerous successful classroom examples.

    Item no.: PC01770057
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 66 minutes
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    INCREASING STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND ACHIEVEMENT: LEARNING-FOCUSED SCHOOLS (HIGH SCHOOL)

    With Max Thompson and Julila Thomason

    Understand the framework to create Learning-Focused Schools based on research-proven practices which include:
  • Using the Learning-Focused toolbox.
  • Creating essential questions.
  • Developing the acquisition lesson with opening strategies and cognitive teaching activities.
  • Engaging in guided practice.
  • Designing assignments and using rubrics.
  • Extending and refining lessons and culminating activities with closure strategies.
  • Discovering how a focus on learning will build student achievement.
  • Viewing numerous successful classroom examples.

    Item no.: EB01770058
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 73 minutes
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    INCREASING STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND ACHIEVEMENT: LEARNING-FOCUSED SCHOOLS (MIDDLE SCHOOL)

    With Max Thompson and Julila Thomason

    Understand the framework to create Learning-Focused Schools based on research-proven practices which include:
  • Using the Learning-Focused toolbox.
  • Creating essential questions.
  • Developing the acquisition lesson with opening strategies and cognitive teaching activities.
  • Engaging in guided practice.
  • Designing assignments and using rubrics.
  • Extending and refining lessons and culminating activities with closure strategies.
  • Discovering how a focus on learning will build student achievement.
  • Viewing numerous successful classroom examples.

    Item no.: MA01770059
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 68 minutes
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    INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING: SCHOOL-BASED STAFF DEVELOPMENT FOR IMPROVED TEACHER AND STUDENT LEARNING

    Featuring Joellen Killion, Jim Knight and Stephen Barkley

    Instructional Coaching is the most powerful method for implementing professional learning and change in the classroom! Coaching brings dramatic improvement in teaching practices and student achievement for minimal cost. This in-depth training solution to help you create and establish a coaching program and maximize the effectiveness of coaches. Real coaches-in-action are included with examples from rural, suburban, urban, elementary, and secondary schools. A staff developer in Minnesota recently purchased the series, watched it, and liked it so much she ordered the entire program for each of the 25 coaches in her district! Whether you have, or need reading coaches, math coaches, instructional coaches, school-based staff developers, mentors, differentiation coaches, data coaches, or school achievement coaches, all will greatly benefit from the wealth of information contained in these research-based programs. Likewise, principals and other administrators can benefit from this informative training as they will learn how to help and guide the teachers that they work with. Featuring Joellen Killion, Jim Knight, Stephen Barkley, and many successful coaches, the series contains:

    Program 1: Creating an Instructional Coaching Program: A District Responsibility
    Learn the what and why of coaching.
    Understand the Coaching Framework.


    Program 2: Developing and Training Coaches Understand the key skills necessary for a successful coach. Expand those skills so the coach can be successful.

    Program 3: The Coach in the School Setting Learn how to support, monitor and evaluate coaches.

    Program 4: Coaches in Action Observe well-trained coaches through the myriad of daily activities coaches engage in.


    Item no.: AG01770060
    Format: 4 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 277 minutes
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    INTERGRATING THE CURRICULUM

    With Heidi Hayes Jacobs

    You are curriculum designers and what you design is what you will get. You design subject isolation-you'll get it. You design meaningful connections-you'll still get itíKthe issue is how deliberate and conscious we are. - Heidi Hayes Jacobs

    The viewer will
  • Discover the value of curriculum mapping.
  • Learn how to strengthen disciplines and bring meaning to learning.
  • See how teaming and planning are essential for interdisciplinary work.
  • Go through a step-by-step process when designing integrated units.
  • Begin with the selection of a theme and brainstorm ideas.
  • Write essential questions and organize activities.
  • Observe teachers developing integrated units with students.

    Item no.: TY01770064
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 52 minutes
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    LEADERSHIP IN THE AGE OF STANDARDS AND HIGH STAKES: BUILDING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES

    Featuring Richard P. Dufour

    The pressure upon today's leaders is intense. Richard Dufour has a long, proven record of leading schools to very high levels of achievement. In this remarkable program, educators will
  • Understand how educators can be empoweredd to make sustained change through Professional Learning Communities:
  • Examine the Four Pillars that guide Professional Learning Communities.
  • Mission, Vision, Values/Commitments, & Goals.
  • Witness the impressive results of Professional Learning Communities.
  • Learn how the Pyramid of Interventions at Adlai E. Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire, Illinois, draws every student into success.

    Item no.: AA01770066
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 75 minutes
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    LEARNING 360 FRAMEWORK - ELEMENTARY

    Learning 360 Framework is designed to develop students who:
  • Retain learning because it is meaningful, relevant, and based on concepts stimulating high levels of engagement
  • Feel responsible for their own achievement
  • Learn to think and problem solve at high cognitive levels
  • Learn to assess themselves and track their learning
  • Are self-directed
  • Understand why they are in school and are motivated to achieve

    Participants in the Learning 360 Framework will have access to:
    1. Onsite and phone training, coaching, and support throughout the year
    2. PD 360, on-demand professional development
    3. Observation 360
    4. Online courses by Glenn Singleton, Marcia Tate, and Michael Fullan
    5. Learning 360 Framework Participant's Guide (346 pages)
    6. Learning Targets book by Steve Olsen and Lissy Blandford
    7. Learning 360 Framework Participant's Guide Learning Targets poster set


    Item no.: BZ01770122
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    LEARNING 360 FRAMEWORK - SECONDARY

    Learning 360 Framework is designed to develop students who:
  • Retain learning because it is meaningful, relevant, and based on concepts stimulating high levels of engagement
  • Feel responsible for their own achievement
  • Learn to think and problem solve at high cognitive levels
  • Learn to assess themselves and track their learning
  • Are self-directed
  • Understand why they are in school and are motivated to achieve

    Participants in the Learning 360 Framework will have access to:
    1. Onsite and phone training, coaching, and support throughout the year
    2. PD 360, on-demand professional development
    3. Observation 360
    4. Online courses by Glenn Singleton, Marcia Tate, and Michael Fullan
    5. Learning 360 Framework Participant's Guide (346 pages)
    6. Learning Targets book by Steve Olsen and Lissy Blandford
    7. Learning 360 Framework Participant's Guide Learning Targets poster set


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    MIDDLE SCHOOL BLOCK SCHEDULING

    Featuring Michael Rettig with Robert Lynn Canady

    Middle school educators find that block scheduling provides numerous solutions to the challenges their students face. In this program, educators will

  • Examine the concerns unique to middle schools.
  • Consider key issues such as teaming, grouping, planning time, core subjects, and choices.
  • See various workable block schedules and the increase in improved learning.
  • Learn the preparatory steps for building a block schedule.
  • Understand why teaming is a key element in successful block scheduling.
  • Discover the high rate of success in the 50-50-50-30 day school calendar.

    Item no.: MA01770069
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 74 minutes
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    READING FOR OLDER STRUGGLING STUDENTS - WITH GREAT LEAPS READING

    Featuring Kenneth U. Campbell with Cecil Mercer This is an introduction to the Great Leaps reading intervantion program that is an inexpensive, highly effective way to reach older struggling readers. Students will benefit as teachers
  • See how the essential elements of reading are woven into Creat Leaps with timed readings
  • Phonics Probes- focuses on sounds and blending.
  • Phrases Probes- teaches sight words in relationship to other words.3. Story Probes- Provides application and practice.
  • Discover the value of consistent 5-10 minute daily tutoring sessions to achieve reading independence.
  • Observe Great Leaps in action.
  • Understand the job of tutors who help students feel safe and comfortable, correct mistakes during reading, and hart and record data.
  • Consider the opions for providing tutors, both para-professionals and volunteers from the community.

    Item no.: MN01770080
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 74 minutes
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    READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS WITH RESEARCH-BASED CRISS STRATEGIES (ELEMENTARY)

    Featuring Carol Santa Project CRISS-Creating Independence through Student-owned Strategies- provides teachers with a philosophy, planning guidelines, and classroom strategies to help students read and comprehend in the various content areas. See how students can be taught to use reading for learning as they:
  • Utilize active reading strategies for learning.
  • Implement the Learning Plan that includes enduring understandings, assessing, using the strategies and reflecting on learning.
  • Embrace principles of learning such as metacognition, modeling, and guided practice.
  • Identify the Author's Craft so that students can navigate and find needed information.
  • Understand patterns and structure
  • Create conversations of learning.
  • Use formal and informal writing to enhance learning.
  • Expand vocabulary.

    Item no.: MZ01770081
    Format: 3 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 136 minutes
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    READING IN THE CONTENT AREAS WITH RESEARCH-BASED CRISS STRATEGIES (SECONDARY)

    Featuring Carol Santa Project CRISS-Creating Independence through Student-owned Strategies- provides teachers with a philosophy, planning guidelines, and classroom strategies to help students read and comprehend in the various content areas. See how students can be taught to use reading for learning as they:
  • Utilize active reading strategies for learning.
  • Implement the Learning Plan that includes enduring understandings, assessing, using the strategies and reflecting on learning.
  • Embrace principles of learning such as metacognition, modeling, and guided practice.
  • Identify the Author's Craft so that students can navigate and find needed information.
  • Understand patterns and structure
  • Create conversations of learning.
  • Use formal and informal writing to enhance learning.
  • Expand vocabulary.

    Item no.: LA01770082
    Format: 3 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 132 minutes
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    SECONDARY PRINCIPALS AS LEADERS OF LEARNING

    Featuring Irving C. Jones Principals are unique in how they lead their schools. However, those who succeed, build their foundation with a constant focus on student and teacher learning. - Irving C. Jones Principals will find numerous benefits as they
  • Discover how to lead staff and students by focusing on the actual learning that occurs in the school.
  • Learn how to effectively supervise instruction by assuring that teachers teach what students are expected to learn.
  • Engage in continuous involvement in the instructional process.
  • Explore in depth the role of the principal, and how actions impact student achievement>
  • Define leadership to include: mission and vision, promoting change, risk taking, listening, building confidence, caring about faculty, and having high expectations.
  • Observe the value of walkthroughs.
  • Create a culture of learning, teaching, and the achievment of excellence in all aspects of the secondary environment.
  • Realize the importance of creating collaboration to foster learning.
  • Establish student success as the overriding priority within the school.

    Item no.: CA01770076
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 122 minutes
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    STANDARDS THAT WORK: HELPING TEACHERS UNDERSTAND STANDARDS

    Presented by Douglas B. Reeves Nothing has swept current educational reform efforts like the standards movement. This program dispels the confusion which exists about standards. Administrators and teachers will
  • Learn why standards are afair and why they work
  • Understand the value and rationale of the standards movement.
  • Observe howthe application of standards in the classroom brings efficiency to planning and teaching processes.
  • See why standsrds make it possible for more students to reacher higher levels of achievement.
  • Explore the changes that must occur to implement standards and the remarkable benefits.

    Item no.: KU01770085
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 122 minutes
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    STRATEGIES THAT WORK FOR SECONDARY ENGLISH TEACHERS

    Featuring Outstanding Teachers Through quality teaching in Language Arts classrooms, students will increase their literacy and communication skills for greater success in school and life.
  • See that reading a wide range of text and literature builds student understanding.
  • Learn to apply strategies that help students compolrehend, interpret, and evaluate.
  • Observe students communicating effectively through written and spoken language.
  • Watch students use skills to research, present, create, and critique.
  • See how students can use language to accomplish their own purposes.

    Item no.: SV01770089
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CD)
    Duration: 48 minutes
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    TEACHING INTELLIGENT BEHAVIORS: HABITS OF MIND

    With Arthur L. Costa The Intelligent Behaviors, or Habits of Mind, include:persistence, listening with understanding, flexibility,metacognition, clarity of language, drawing on past knowledge, creativity, inquisitiveness, and cooperation which prepares students for life. In this powerful program, teachers will
  • Realize the life skills students gain with the Intelligent Behaviors.
  • Discover the conditions necessary for implementation.
  • Observe the integration into the curriculum.
  • Explore the need for students to develop problemsolving skills.
  • Acquire the skills to know what to do when the right answer is not known.
  • Foster a nurturing school environment for Habits of Mind.

    Item no.: HN01770095
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    UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF GREAT TEACHERS: WHAT THE BEST TEACHERS DO EVERYDAY (ELEMENTARY)

    Featuring Rick Smith These programs provide a powerful model and wealth of ideas to help veteran as well as new teachers organize and manage classrooms to improve learning. Program 1: Who We Are Make assumptions that help intrinsically motivate students and recognize the qualities that the best teachers have in common. Program 2: What We Do Proactively Learn to teach successful procedures, establish consistency, and prepare the learning environment for students. Program 3: Intervention - What We Do in Response Understand how to break up traditional lectures with strategies that draw students into learning and explore key approaches that will have a positive effect on all students.

    Item no.: HY01770103
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 118 minutes
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    UNLOCKING THE SECRETS OF GREAT TEACHERS: WHAT THE BEST TEACHERS DO EVERYDAY (SECONDARY)

    Featuring Rick Smith These programs provide a powerful model and wealth of ideas to help veteran as well as new teachers organize and manage classrooms to improve learning.
  • Examine assumptions teachers can make to motivate students.
  • Recognize that not only are good teachers flexible, organized, consistent, patient, and caring, but they are also human.
  • Learn to be proactive: to hold ground, make positive connections, teach procedures, and be consistent.
  • Examine interventions?what we do in response.
  • Design lessons for engagement.
  • Observe strategies that break up the traditional lecture and draw students into the learning.
  • Understand the importance of movement, applause, high-fives, humor, novelty, games, and music.
  • Use consequences effectively to motivate students and learn what to do when consequences do not work.

    Item no.: TA01770104
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 118 minutes
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    WORKING ON THE WORK - MAKING STUDENT ENGAGEMENT CENTRAL

    Featuring Phillip Schlechty The critical need in today's schools is to transform them from organizations that produce compliance and attendance to those that nurture attention and commitment The result is highly engaged classrooms that facilitate greater student achievement. - Philip C. Schlechty This program will show you how to achieve the goals you have set by
  • Recognizing the core of business of the school which is to design engaging academic work for students.
  • Distinguishing the levels of student engagement: Engagement, Strategic Compliance Retreatism, and Rebellion.
  • Learning about the 'Working on the Work' school where teachers work together to create meaningful and engaging learning activities.
  • Ovserving the difference between te Highly Engaged, the Well Managed, and the Pathological classrooms.
  • Creating capacity and examining beliefs about student learning and teachingto shape the vision and drive the mission.
  • Observing how to design word for student engagement integrating the Design Qualities: Content and Substance; Affirmation of Performance; Organization of Knowledge; Affiliation; Product Focus; Novelty and Variety; Clear and Compelling Product Standards; Choice; Protection from Adverse Consequences; Authenticity; Consequences to Intitial Failures.

    Item no.: KS01770112
    Format: DVD (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 98 minutes
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    WORKING WITH STUDENTS FROM THE CULTURE OF POVERTY

    Presented by Mary Montle Bacon By understanding the world of poverty that some children come from, educators will gain tools to help students achieve in schools that are designed by middle class values. In this dynamic program, teachers and administrators will recognize the adjustments necessary to meet the needs of all students as they learn to
  • Accept the differences that students bring and acknowledge the middle class values that frame schools.
  • Understand why some children do not adapt well in school and recognize the variations in learning readiness and preparation.
  • Accommodate differences in instructional approaches.
  • Adjust the school environment to respond to the characteristics poor students bring to the classroom.
  • Recognize the strengths of the children and their families.
  • Create strategies and environments to engage students and help them bridge the gap between their world and the school's.
  • Affirm differences by connecting students with real world situations to expand their thinking skills.
  • Raise expectations, recognizing all students have the ability to achieve at any level they desire.
  • Engage families, learn what they value, honor their beliefs regarding school and work to win their support.
  • Close the economic achievement gap.

    Item no.: SN01770113
    Format: 2 DVDs (With Implementation Guide, Audio CDs)
    Duration: 116 minutes
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