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Lindsay Hawkins

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In this session, students will learn the importance of the FAFSA and important information about filling out the FAFSA. Students will brainstorm ways to pay for college. Read more »

Educator Resource

Tag Target Audience

  • Students

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year

User Group Group Size

  • Medium Group (at least 10), Whole Class

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Activate Prior Knowledge, Active Engagement, Analyze, College-Going Culture, Critical Thinking, Interpret, Recognize

Tag College & Career Readiness Framework

  • Paying for College, Eligibility, FAFSA, Grants, Scholarships and Loans
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Time Frame 2 periods

Students explore the top 10 benefits of continuing their education after high school through an interactive overview. Students are given a brief introduction into the 7-year GEAR UP grant, learning about the benefits of postsecondary education, writing letters to their future selves, signing a GEAR... Read more »

Educator Resource

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  • Students
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Time Frame 45-60 session(s)
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

This session is designed to engage teachers in using researched-based strategies to explore ACT data and identify specific skills that can be implemented in daily instruction. The goal of this session is to raise ACT scores by targeting skills within a composite score range provided by available ACT... Read more »

Tag Target Audience

  • Administrators, All Staff or Teachers, New Teachers, Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • 2nd Nine Weeks, 3rd Nine Weeks, Pre-Service Training, Summer Session

User Group Group Size

  • Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10)

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Action Plans, Aligning with Other Programs, College-Going Culture, Increase Teacher "Toolbox"
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Time Frame 50-60 minutes

This workshop prepares student for the ACT test by utilizing several K20 Instructional Strategies. The workshop is designed to be an after-school program lasting for seven weeks and including one 2-hour session each week. Sessions will be broken up into reading/ELA and science/math. This resource provides... Read more »

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Time Frame Seven 2-hour sessions
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)

The Mindset Makeover PD focuses on increasing teacher knowledge about growth mindset and how it can be fostered in their classrooms. Through this interactive session, participants will review research on growth mindset and develop their own goals for applying the research to classroom practices. Read more »

Professional Learning

Tag Target Audience

  • Administrators, All Staff or Teachers, New Teachers, PLC, Parents

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year, Pre-Service Training

User Group Group Size

  • Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10)

Tag Related

  • Individual Career Academic Plan (ICAP)

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Action Plans, Active Engagement, College-Going Culture, Cross-Curricular, Increase Teacher "Toolbox"
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Time Frame 3 hours

This session engages participants in a model learning activity that showcases how specific technologies that are typically teacher-centered can be authentically used to develop student-centered learning environments. Participants will explore interactive technologies such as Chromebooks and touchscreen... Read more »

Tag Target Audience

  • All Staff or Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Action Plans, Active Engagement, Conversation Starter, Physical Movement, Student Choice
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Time Frame 120 - 180 minutes

This professional development session applies research-based practices to support the use of educational technology (EdTech) in the classroom. Through exploring Scratch coding on a Raspberry Pi, 3D printing with TinkerCAD, and Swivl robots, participants will connect EdTech to science and engineering... Read more »

Tag Target Audience

  • All Staff or Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year

User Group Group Size

  • Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10)

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Action Plans, Active Engagement, College-Going Culture, Cross-Curricular
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Time Frame 2 - 3 hours

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