Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology and other Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Free professional development events for PreK-1 teachers!

Free professional development events for PreK-1 teachers!

Learning with PBS Kids

 

Learning with PBS KIDS is a virtual PD series specially designed with PreK- 1st grade teachers in mind. With an emphasis on fun, engaging, accessible, and free tools for early childhood classrooms, this series will highlight key themes including the arts, social and emotional learning, playful learning, and meaningful screen time. PBS will provide a certificate of attendance for each 1 hour virtual PD event. Explore Webinar Series.

Learning More at this link: http://www.pbs.org/education/blog/learning-with-pbs-kids-professional-development-for-early-childhood-educators?

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PBS Professional Development

Do you ever wish you could observe how other teachers teach? Now you can – with PBS Learning Media’s collection of professional development videos! This month, we invite you to sit in on teachers as they engage their students in an exploration of words and meaning. (Click here to Sign up Today!)

Pick up techniques to help your students build vocabulary and reading comprehension using these bite-sized professional development videos from PBS LearningMedia:

Thunder Cake, Grades K-2, 13+
See how this teacher introduces new vocabulary using the “Text Talk” framework during a read-aloud with her kindergarten class.

Literature Circle, Grades 3-5, 13+
Step into the center of a literature circle and observe how students engage with text and with one another.

Support for an ELL Student, Grades K-2, 13+
Observe the techniques this teacher uses to help her English Language Learner strengthen his vocabulary comprehension.

Book Reading and Learning from Context, Grades PreK-2, 13+
Notice how this teacher uses the context of a story to help her students uncover the meaning of new words.

Concept of Definition Chart, Grades PreK-5, 13+
Consider how the use of a chart informs the dialogue between teacher and student.

Direct Instruction, Grades K-5, 13+
See the “making text-to-self connections” strategy in play and consider the value to young readers.

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