Authentic Lessons for 21st Century Learning

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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 »

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Time Frame 60 - 90 minutes

Do you like to disrupt the status quo? Do you want new ways to assess students by using their favorite form of literacy: speaking and listening? Dive into the use of Flipgrid as an alternative formative assessment tool. The #Flipgridfever for Formative Assessments PD session focuses on using Flipgrid... Read more »

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Time Frame 90-120 minutes

This collection provides learning activities and data analysis guidance on each of the eight aspects of the K20 Culture and Climate survey, as well as a peek into the research that informed the development of this tool. The intention is that you can use these PDs as a whole series or individually as... Read more »

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In this session, participants explore themes from research on the benefits of extra/co-curricular activities and analyze the ways in which club activity design connects back to the research. Facilitators model guidance that participants can apply to their classrooms; this will provide educators with... Read more »

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Time Frame 70-80 minutes

A Classroom Framework for Supporting Student Well-Being focuses on creating a common language for safety, connections, and coping strategies in the classroom. Participants will reflect on their teaching practices with an eye towards transforming their classrooms into safe and nurturing spaces. Read more »

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Time Frame 45 minutes

During this session, participants will discover how the use of technology can assist students and their families in preparing for a post secondary education or career. Participants will be given the opportunity to walk through the stages of creating an account and will explore the benefits and functions... Read more »

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In order to engage, employees require access to information that helps them meet organizational goals and informs their roles in reaching those goals. In addition, they need to feel supported and heard within the organization. This professional learning session is part of a series that explores the... Read more »

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This session examines the barriers, benefits, and process of creating lessons that touch on standards from more than one subject area. Participants view samples of student products from multidisciplinary lessons, analyze a K20 LEARN lesson, and work to create ideas for collaborative lessons in their... Read more »

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Time Frame 90 minutes

This activity models authentic, inquiry-based strategies and connects research to the benefits of student engagement. Participants will discuss the strategies they use to engage their students and then document these strategies for future faculty reference and collaboration. Read more »

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Time Frame 55-70 minutes

This PD introduces the use of Swivl™ robots in the classroom. Participants will go through the process of setting up the bot, recording video, uploading video to the cloud, and accessing previously saved videos. Additionally, participants will discuss possible uses of Swivl bots both for instructional... Read more »

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Time Frame 50-60 minutes
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Research shows numerous positive correlations between academic achievement and student engagement when using strategies that target engagement. The K20 Center uses an instrument (https://kissce.k20center.ou.edu/) built from this research to facilitate reflective, data-driven action research to increase... Read more »

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This professional learning session focuses on providing teachers with foundational knowledge and strategies they can use to promote affective student engagement in the classroom. Participants will explore research on student engagement, analyze engagement scenarios, and generate strategies for improving... Read more »

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Time Frame 45 minutes