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Sherry Franklin

Student Learning Designer

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TAG Me!

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 3rd - 12th

TAG Me! is a reflection strategy that helps students provide specific, constructive feedback to their peers. Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

  • Medium Group (at least 10), Small Group, Whole Class

Copied To Clipboard Placement In Lesson

  • Explore/Learning Activity, Explain/Closing, Extend/Additional Learning Activity, Evaluate/Assessment

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • Less Than 10 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Active Engagement, Analyze, Collaborate, Critical Thinking, Evaluate, Review, Speak & Listen, Writing

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 3rd - 12th

Week 11 of the Concurrent Enrollment Tool Kit is designed to assist students in recognizing the signs of stress and anxiety. In addition, you will share with students ways they can manage their stress and anxiety. Read more »

Educator Resource

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year

User Group Group Size

  • Individual, Small Group

Tag Family Engagement

  • Supporting Student Success
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Time Frame 10 minutes

Week 9 of the Concurrent Enrollment Tool Kit is designed to provide students with tips to help relieve anxiety over preparing for and taking their midterm exam(s). Read more »

Educator Resource

Tag Calendar Placement

  • Any time of year

User Group Group Size

  • Individual, Small Group
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Time Frame 10 minutes
Club Curriculum

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Secondary - Undergraduate

This collection of club activities provides teachers and facilitators of school clubs with resources for helping students to practice academic skills within the club context. These activities will enhance students' skills in areas such as self-regulation, collaboration, problem-solving, and critical... Read more »

Lesson Collection

Tag Target Audience

  • Parents, Students, Teachers

Tag Calendar Placement

  • 1st Nine Weeks, 2nd Nine Weeks, 3rd Nine Weeks, 4th Nine-Weeks, Any time of year, Planning/Collaboration/Conference Time, Pre-Service Training, Summer Session

User Group Group Size

  • Individual, Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10), Small Group, Small Group (at least 4), Whole Class

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Analyze, Brainstorming, Collaborate, Conversation Starter, Critical Thinking, Cross-Curricular, Evaluate, Identify, Organize, Persuade, Physical Movement, Present, Problem Solving, Reason, Reflection, Requires Multiple Meetings to Complete, Research, Self-assessment, Speak & Listen, Student Choice, Summarize, Synthesize, Writing, Writing Across Curriculum

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Secondary - Undergraduate

Tag ICAP (Individual Career Academic Planning)

  • Academic Progress

Tag College & Career Readiness Framework

  • College Admissions Procedures, Extracurricular Activities

Tag Family Engagement

  • Communication, Decision-Making, School Environment, Supporting Student Success

Tag Related

  • Argument Writing, Communication, Informative Writing
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Time Frame

Week 4 of the Concurrent Enrollment Tool Kit is designed to facilitate a discussion with students about how to appropriately communicate with a college professor when they have questions or need to discuss a topic. Read more »

Educator Resource

Tag Family Engagement

  • Supporting Student Success
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Time Frame 10 minutes

Week 1 of the Concurrent Enrollment Tool Kit is designed to assist you in getting to know concurrent enrollment students. Students will set a goal for the semester, plan action steps to achieve that goal, and consider any factors that could impact those steps. Read more »

Educator Resource

Tag Family Engagement

  • Supporting Student Success
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Time Frame 10 minutes
Diffraction Unit

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Secondary - 12th

This collection is a series of three lessons about diffraction of light and sound. In Lesson 1, students will learn that light is formed by waves and can change direction through diffraction. They will use pencils to build a spectroscope and make observations as to the color and size of light. Students... Read more »

Lesson Collection

User Group Group Size

  • Whole Class

Tag Sponsor

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Secondary - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Chemistry, Physics

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • HS-PS1, HS-PS1-1, HS-PS4-3, CH.PS1.1 , CH.PS1.1.1, CH.PS1.1.2, CH.PS4.3 , PH.PS4.1 , PH.PS4.3 , PH.PS4.4.DCI.1
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Time Frame

When you have a big task ahead of you, you need a plan. Why? Because when you have setbacks, a solid plan and manageable goals can help. In this activity, students learn about using micro-goals to break apart large tasks into smaller pieces, how to make big projects more manageable, and how to handle... Read more »

Educator Resource

Tag Calendar Placement

  • 1st Nine Weeks, 2nd Nine Weeks, 3rd Nine Weeks, 4th Nine-Weeks, Any time of year

User Group Group Size

  • Large Group (at least 30), Medium Group (at least 10), Small Group, Whole Class
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Time Frame 60 minutes
Diffraction Unit, Lesson 2: Funky Flames

Using Flame Tests to Explore Electrons' Energy Levels

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

In this lesson, students will watch a video of fireworks and write down what they notice and wonder. Students will participate in a flame test lab. They then will draw Bohr models for the element hydrogen, labeled with arrows to show the release and absorption of energy. Finally, students will research... Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
Diffraction Unit, Lesson 2: Funky Flames

Using Flame Tests to Explore Electrons' Energy Levels

Tag Sponsor

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Chemistry, Physics

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • HS-PS1, HS-PS1-1, CH.PS1.1 , CH.PS1.1.1, CH.PS1.1.2
More 2-3 periods
Time Frame 90-135 minutes
Diffraction Unit, Lesson 3: Wonky Waves

The Doppler Effect

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

In this lesson, students will explore the Doppler effect. They will practice by using a Doppler ball and the Doppler equation. Students will also learn how the Doppler effect is useful in our everyday lives with sirens and weather prediction. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson

Tag Sponsor

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 9th - 12th

Subject Subject

  • Science

Course Course

  • Chemistry, Physics

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PH.PS4.1
More 2-3 periods
Time Frame 90-120 minutes