Fun AND instructive learning centers provide a rich opportunity for children to develop and deepen their understanding of the world around them as they engage in different types of play and exploration. They also create equitable learning opportunities by providing youngsters multiple pathways to explore and deepen their understanding of important concepts. But this does not happen without thoughtful, intentional preparation and skillful guidance by the teacher.
Join PBS on September 24 at 5 PM ET in a Webinar to learn how to design equitable learning centers that build knowledge, engage children in inquiry, prompt critical thinking, and foster collaborative and playful learning.
You will receive a CE Certificate by attending the webinar.
After the webinar, you’ll be able to:
- Plan learning center activities that are evidence based.
- Plan learning center activities that are accessible to children.
- Plan learning center activities that are deliberately connected to the disciplinary studies of the day or week.
- Assemble an array of learning centers intentionally designed to provide children with multiple learning pathways.
Click here to Register at EdWeb
PBS Teacherline’s course, “Teaching with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress“ begins today (April 18), and I am grateful to facilitate this course!
This is a resource-rich course for educators, administrators, parents…anyone who wants to learn more about the Library of Congress and their resources. We also delve a bit into the topic of copyright, a timely topic at any time.
This post will be updated frequently as an archival record of the resources that we, as a class collective, discover as we explore the resources at the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/. Please feel free to join our participatory partnership- leave a comment, share a resource you find, and/or the way(s) you will include Library of Congress resources in your instructional practice.
Library of Congress Blog: Selecting primary source documents for your classroom:
Library of Congress Blog: Finding and use primary sources:
April 26 Update:
Jackdaws resource (David): https://www.jackdaw.com/p-292-japanese-american-internment-camps.aspx
BreakoutEDU: https://www.breakoutedu.com/gamesold1/ (David)
An Announcement for PBS Learners in my course:
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Did you know that PBS TeacherLine offers self-paced and facilitated professional development courses? PBS TeacherLine gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and enhance your career with courses on math, science, reading, social studies, instructional strategies and more. Check out the list of fall courses!
Here is information on a few new courses:
Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World Grade: For Educators Teaching Grades K-6 | 30 hours
This course provides specific strategies and tools that will help your students understand and know the joy of reading. Learn how to ignite students’ interest! Explore this Course
Structure of the Earth System: For Educators Teaching Grades 5-12 | 30 hours
Develop content knowledge about land-form processes, data sets, and mapping tools while you learn effective teaching methodologies, strategies, and tools for use in teaching earth and space science concepts. Explore This Course
Enabling Students with Special Needs to Succeed in Math: For Educators Teaching GradesClass Grade: 4-8 | 30 hours
Make math accessible for all students by learning to adapt your own curricula and working with special needs teachers. Explore this Course
“Reading Remixed” Joyce Kasman Valenza and Wendy Stephens
Reading RemixedJoyce Kasman Valenza and Wendy Stephens