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Teresa Lansford

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K20 Center

Academic Credentials

Bachelor of Science in Education
University of Oklahoma 2001
Master of Library and Information Studies
University of Oklahoma 2012

About Me

Teresa collaborates to craft lessons and learning experiences aligned the mission and IDEALS of the K20 Center. With a background in elementary education and school librarianship, Teresa is passionate about inquiry, student ownership of learning, and using Makerspaces to enhance learning.

Recent Publications

My Turn, Your Turn

Speaking and Listening

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Preschool

Learning how to listen and participate in conversations is an important skill for all learners. In this lesson, students will learn how to take turns speaking and how to listen to their friends to improve their social skills and enhance learning. Read more »

Lesson 5E Lesson
My Turn, Your Turn

Speaking and Listening

Grade Level Grade Level

  • Preschool

Copied To Clipboard Standards

  • PK.1.R.1
More 2 periods
Time Frame 60 minutes

Pixton is a website where students can create their own comics to share stories or summarize what they have learned. Read more »

Tech Tool

Plickers is a web app that enables teachers to assess student understanding quickly and without requiring extra devices or clickers. Students use paper response cards similar to QR codes that can be scanned in the app for instant feedback. Read more »

Tech Tool
Walk and Talk

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 4th - Undergraduate

The Walk and Talk Strategy promotes physically moving as learners of any age discuss content. Get your learners moving while they engage in purposeful talk! Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

  • Small Group, Whole Class

Copied To Clipboard Placement In Lesson

  • Explore/Learning Activity, Explain/Closing

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • Less Than 10 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Physical Movement, Reflection, Summarize, Synthesize

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 4th - Undergraduate
Career in Bloom

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

Do you have a green thumb? If you like working with plants and flowers, you might be interested in a career in floral design. Floral designers bring joy to others through their work. Floral design is more than just being able to grow or cut plants. Floral designers also know the meaning behind flowers... Read more »

Educator Resource

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 8th - 12th

Tag ICAP (Individual Career Academic Planning)

  • College & Career Interest, Post-Secondary and Workforce Goals

Tag College & Career Readiness Framework

  • Choosing a Career, Degrees, Professions, & Earnings
More
Time Frame

Storyline JS enables students and teachers to create interactive line graphs containing titles and descriptions to show how a graph changes over time. Read more »

Tech Tool

On this site, students can link their own timeline information and images to create polished, interactive timelines. Timeline JS walks users through copying a Google Sheet Template, adding their own dates, images, and descriptions, publishing the Google Sheet and then linking it to the TimelineJS site... Read more »

Tech Tool

Juxtapose JS enables students and teachers to combine images for powerful comparisons. The website uses images that the user finds online and overlays them along with a click-and-drag slider for point-by-point comparisons. Read more »

Tech Tool
I Have Who Has

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 1st - 10th

The I Have Who Has strategy helps students engage in critical thinking as they review a variety of content topics. This strategy can be used to practice vocabulary, problem and solution, cause and effect, or can be applied to any process students need to understand. Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

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

Copied To Clipboard Placement In Lesson

  • Explore/Learning Activity, Explain/Closing

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • Less Than 10 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Active Engagement, Critical Thinking, Review

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 1st - 10th
Fishbone

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 12th

This strategy guides students to consider all possible factors that contribute to an outcome. Students create Fishbone diagrams to analyze and evaluate scientific or historical events to better understand their root causes. Read more »

Strategy Instructional Strategy

User Group Group Size

  • Individual, Small Group, Whole Class

Copied To Clipboard Placement In Lesson

  • Extend/Additional Learning Activity

Time Frame Time To Complete

  • 10 - 20 Minutes

Tag Intention Or Purpose

  • Analyze, Brainstorming, Collaborate, Critical Thinking, Interpret

Grade Level Grade Level

  • 6th - 12th