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Lindsay Hawkins

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This professional development session is designed to help teachers employ effective instructional strategies to help students interact with and deepen new content knowledge. These strategies provide in-class opportunities where students can reflect on critical content through cognitively complex tasks.... Read more »

Tag Target Audience

  • All Staff or Teachers, Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Pre-Service Training, Summer Session

User Group Group Size

  • Medium Group (at least 10)
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Time Frame 60 - 90 minutes
What's Mindset Got To Do With It?

Growth Mindset

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Secondary

This interactive inquiry-based lesson focuses on how our mindset impacts how we engage and approach different situations throughout life. Students will reflect on their own mindset and current beliefs that affect growth and fixed mindset. Students will develop a plan to foster a growth mindset. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Subject Subject

  • Growth Mindset

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Secondary

Course Course

  • Any Secondary Course
More 2 - 3 class periods
Time Frame 80 - 120 minutes

Workshop offered to all 10th to 12th-grade students interested in understanding the ACT and increasing their composite scores. Students engage in specific content through instructional strategies for seven two-hour ACT prep sessions. These research-based instructional strategy examples are designed... Read more »

Tag Target Audience

  • Administrators, All Staff or Teachers, Other Stakeholders, Students, Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • 2nd Nine Weeks, 3rd Nine Weeks

User Group Group Size

  • Small Group (at least 4)

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Action Plans, Aligning with Other Programs, College-Going Culture
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Time Frame Seven 2-hour session(s)

In this GEAR UP Overview session, high school faculty and staff will be asked to identify the activities and experiences that students need to be prepared for a career and postsecondary education. They will also recognize how GEAR UP supports schools and their staff in creating these experiences. Read more »

Tag Target Audience

  • Administrators, All Staff or Teachers, Other Stakeholders

Tag Calendar Placement

  • 1st Nine Weeks, Planning/Collaboration/Conference Time, Pre-Service Training

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Activate Prior Knowledge, Aligning with Other Programs, Conversation Starter
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Time Frame minutes
How Many Days Will It Take? Eating to 6,972!

Partial quotients

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 3rd Grade

In this lesson, students will use questions, a book, and their favorite foods to explore multi-digit division with tools and strategies they already know. Students will also practice making conjectures (or reasonable estimated solutions). After students find a solution to the main problem, the teacher... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 3rd Grade

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 3.N.2.4, 3.N.2.8, 4.N.1.3, 4.N.1.4, 4.N.1.6, 5.N.1.1, 5.N.1.2, 5.N.1.4
More 75 minutes
Time Frame 1-2 class period(s)
Yes, Because...

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Preschool - 12th

This strategy reinforces speaking and listening skills, allowing students to add to peers' statements through summarizing, contributing, making connections, or affirming what others are saying. Students practice skills while engaged in conversation with others. Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

  • Whole Class

Copied To Clipboard Placement In Lesson

  • Engage/Opening, Explore/Learning Activity, Explain/Closing

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • Less Than 10 Minutes, 10 - 20 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Critical Thinking, Elaborate, Speak & Listen, Summarize

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Preschool - 12th
Sums of Jumanji

Probability 

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 7th

This multiple-day collaborative group lesson uses dice to explore probability of simple events similar to those in the book "Jumanji" by Chris Van Allsburg. Students will examine sample space, theoretical probability, and experimental probability and make predictions using outcomes of probability. (NOTE:... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Sums of Jumanji

Probability 

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 7th

Course Course

  • Middle School Mathematics

Subject Subject

  • Mathematics

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • 6.D.2.1, 6.D.2.2, 6.D.2.3, 7.D.2.1, 7.D.2.2, 7.D.2.3
More 120 minutes
Time Frame 2-3 class period(s)

This session will model authentic, inquiry-based strategies and connect research to the benefits of student engagement. Teachers will also discuss strategies they use to engage their students and will create a document to house these strategies for future faculty reference and collaboration. Read more »

Tag Calendar Placement

  • 4th Nine-Weeks, Pre-Service Training
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Time Frame 55-70 session(s)

Teachers find connections between the principles of authenticity and the Marzano elements of the Teacher Leader Effectiveness (TLE). This session does not address the other optional model known as the TULSA TLE Model. Read more »

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Time Frame 50-60 session(s)

This professional development is designed to promote a college going culture (life post-secondary school). College culture is typically thought of as a four year university, but it is really what comes after high school. As educators we must prepare our students to think of their future. Career Cafés... Read more »

Professional Learning
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Time Frame 20-45 minutes