Planning, Instruction, and Assessment

Author: Leslie Grant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317924401

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This entry in the James H. Stronge Research-to-Practice Series focuses on specific strategies teachers can use to improve the quality of their instruction. Studies have shown teacher quality to be the top indicator of student achievement, with the effects of good teachers apparent even as students move on to successive grades. In this book, Grant, Hindman, and Stronge explore the relationship between teacher effectiveness and student learning. They provide a bridge between research-based theories and practical classroom applications. Templates, planning forms, and other reproducibles help teachers make a noticeable impact on student success using proven techniques and practices. Topics include tiered lessons, using assessment data, and much more.
Planning, Instruction, and Assessment

Author: Leslie Grant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317924418

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 784

This entry in the James H. Stronge Research-to-Practice Series focuses on specific strategies teachers can use to improve the quality of their instruction. Studies have shown teacher quality to be the top indicator of student achievement, with the effects of good teachers apparent even as students move on to successive grades. In this book, Grant, Hindman, and Stronge explore the relationship between teacher effectiveness and student learning. They provide a bridge between research-based theories and practical classroom applications. Templates, planning forms, and other reproducibles help teachers make a noticeable impact on student success using proven techniques and practices. Topics include tiered lessons, using assessment data, and much more.
Where Great Teaching Begins

Author: Anne R. Reeves

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416614272

Category: Education

Page: 215

View: 453

What comes to mind when you think about lesson planning? If you're like most teachers, you focus on the material you need to present, what you will do and say, what you will ask students to do, and the assessments you will create and administer. And if you're like most teachers, you also know what it's like to be disappointed when this careful planning doesn't always lead to the deep understanding and mastery you'd intended. There's a better way to approach instructional design says author and teacher-educator Ann R. Reeves, and it's within every teacher's grasp. It begins with a simple mental shift from "planning for activities" to "planning for learning outcomes" and a critical concentration on learning objectives. Remarkable for its clarity and filled with vivid examples, Where Great Teaching Begins is a step-by-step walk through the crucial, behind-the-scenes intellectual work necessary to make instruction truly effective and help students learn deeply and meaningfully. Here, you'll discover how to * Translate even the most inscrutable standards into strong, learning-focused objectives. * Use effective objectives as the basis for excellent assessment. * Craft engaging learning activities that incorporate both targeted content and necessary thinking skills. * Pull objectives, assessments, and learning activities together into powerful plans for learning. Whether you're a novice instructional designer or a veteran seeking a new, streamlined process, this book is a must-read take on how to plan and achieve the excellent learning all teachers aim for and all students deserve.
Planning Instruction in Music

Author: Frank Abrahams

Publisher:

ISBN: 1622771249

Category: Music

Page: 212

View: 878

"This handbook is designed to help music educators develop effective objectives, lesson plans, and assessments for their students, forming the backbone of successful classroom, instrumental, and choral instruction. Taking advantage of current best practices and at the same time meeting today's requirements and mandates, Planning Instruction in Music contains sample objectives, assessment ideas, and lesson plan templates designed to show meaningful instruction in action."--GIA website.
Assessment in the Classroom

Author: Carolyn M. Callahan

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 9781593631918

Category: Education

Page: 48

View: 522

The goal of all classrooms is to maximize the learning of all students; therefore, correctly assessing what students have learned is an integral part of good instruction. By keeping the goal of good, strong assessment in mind, a teacher can clearly see his or her desired outcomes for a lesson, activity, or unit. It is critical to take into account a student's level of knowledge, understanding, beliefs, skills, dispositions, and learning styles when planning for good classroom instruction and assessment. Carolyn Callahan, a leader in the field of gifted education, guides teachers toward answering these questions about their students and planning for quality classroom assessment. In addition, the book provides an overview of the most common and successful assessment methods, including formal and informal assessments, student self-assessments, and preassessment strategies for planning instruction. This is one of the books in Prufrock Press' popular Practical Strategies Series in Gifted Education. This series offers a unique collection of tightly focused books that provide a concise, practical introduction to important topics concerning the education of gifted children. The guides offer a perfect beginner's introduction to key information about gifted and talented education.
UDL and ESSA:

Author: Stacy Dean

Publisher: Dude Publishing, A Division of National Professional Resources, Inc.

ISBN: 9781938539152

Category: Education

Page: 6

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This six-page (trifold) laminated reference guide reviews key parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), focusing on where the law calls for the use of universal design for learning (UDL). It then provides guidance for teachers as they plan, instruct, and assess students under the framework of UDL. Features include: A review of UDL framework, including the Seven Guidelines of Universal Design; Provisions of ESSA related to UDL; 25 Classroom strategies for providing multiple means of representation; 25 Classroom strategies for providing multiple means of expression; 25 Classroom strategies for providing multiple means of engagement; Sample student planning template; 20+ online UDL tools and resources; Pre-planning checklist for teachers; Post-planning checklist.
The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists

Author: Jenifer Fox

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118094426

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 787

Hundreds of useful ideas for meeting the needs of each child The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is thedefinitive reference for DI for teachers in grades K-12. Ready forimmediate use, it offers over 150 up-to-date lists for developinginstructional materials, lesson planning, and assessment. Organizedinto 12 convenient sections, the book is full of practicalexamples, teaching ideas, and activities that can be used oradapted to meet students' diverse needs. Coverage includescurriculum design, lesson planning, instructional strategies,assessment, classroom management, strategies by subject area (fromLanguage Arts to Math to Physical Education), new media, etc. Offers an easy-to-use guide that gives quick tips and methodsto plan effectively for delivering truly differentiatedlessons Filled with helpful DI lists, lesson plans, strategies,assessments, and more Jennifer Fox is the author of the bestselling book YourChild's Strengths The Differentiated Instruction Book of Lists is ahands-on guide for meeting the instructional needs of all studentsso that they can reach their full potential.
Educating Second Language Children

Author: Fred Genesee

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521457972

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 365

View: 372

This text brings together the work of 15 elementary education experts who support an integrative approach to educating second language children. The paperback edition is a collection of articles from fourteen elementary education experts who espouse an integrative approach to second language education - one that goes beyond language teaching methodology - to cover a wide range of issues affecting the academic and social success of language minority children. The volume deals not only with second language development, but with the development of the whole child. Rather than focusing on language instruction, it addresses the entire curriculum, and instead of restricting itself to classroom learning, it examines the role of the school, family, and community.
Effective Strategies for Teaching in K-8 Classrooms

Author: Kenneth D. Moore

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781412974554

Category: Education

Page: 308

View: 668

Featuring a wealth of reflection activities and connections to standards, this concise, easy-to-read teaching methods text equips students with the content knowledge and skills they need to become effective K–8 teachers. The book maximizes instructional flexibility, reflects current educational issues, highlights recent research, and models best pedagogical practices. Current and realistic examples, a section in each chapter on using technology in the classroom, and material on differentiating instruction for diverse learners—including students with special needs and English language learners—make this a must-have resource for any K–8 teacher.