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Digging Deeper Into Action Research: A Teacher Inquirer's Field Guide

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Take your great idea to the next level with action research Nancy Fichtman Dana steps in as your action research coach and leads you on a journey through wonderings to real change in your classroom. With real-life vignettes, self-guided worksheets and even an included DVD, this companion will become your go-to guide each time you embark on a new inquiry toward growth and enrichment.
BookDVD
2013
Alderman (Stacks) Map
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What Is Arts Integration? [electronic resource]

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Presents three instructional models for integrating the arts: independent instruction, team-teaching, and collaborations with community resources. Challenges teachers to consider the best fit for their community of teachers and learners. Also explores informal, complementary, and interdependent curricular connections, with examples of what these different types of arts-integrated instruction look like in the classroom.
Online
2005
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Why Integrate the Arts? [electronic resource]

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Explores how integrating the arts with other subjects can benefit middle school students by raising the level of student engagement, addressing diverse learning styles, establishing the relevance of learning, and providing alternative ways to communicate.
Online
2005
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How Do We Collaborate? [electronic resource]

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Illustrates a variety of teaching partnerships that allow teachers to integrate the arts by collaborating with fellow teachers and visiting artists, and by utilizing community resources.
Online
2005
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What Roles Do Students Take on? [electronic resource]

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Examines the artistic process of creating, performing, and responding. Films students assuming various roles as they research, write, plan, design, direct, create, perform, and critique.
Online
2005
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What Are Connecting Concepts? [electronic resource]

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Focuses on one of the keys to planning good integrated units, finding concepts that can connect learning in different disciplines. Films how teachers organize instruction around themes and through concepts.
Online
2005
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What's the Big Idea? [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates how to plan and teach toward important understandings that have lasting value. Live-action filming of arts-integrated instruction captures the moment when students make deeply personal connections to what they are learning.
Online
2005
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Identifying What Students Are Learning [electronic resource]

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Investigates ways to evaluate student learning in and through the arts. Shows teachers using arts-based performance tasks to assess student understanding.
Online
2005
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Reflecting on Our Practice [electronic resource]

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Explores methods for assessing instructional practice in arts-based instruction. Films teachers reflecting alone and interacting with colleagues to evaluate and refine their planning and teaching. To conclude, the discussion group models a protocol that allows teachers to draw on the expertise of colleagues to refine their practice.
Online
2005
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History and Memory [electronic resource]

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Explores the dynamic nature of historical practice and knowledge. Topics range from the reinterpretation of Christopher Columbus'journeys, and the civilization of the ancient Mayas, to an understanding of Luba culture and reasons for demolishing the national Korean museum. Peter Winn discusses the relationships between perspective, memory, and historical "truth" revealing that historians recognize there will always be multiple, contending versions of the past.
Online
2004
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Maps, Time and World History [electronic resource]

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Examines the use of geographical and chronological frameworks in the study of World History. Introduces the themes of the course, fundamental questions of how people and societies through time have experienced both "accelerating integration" as well as "proliferating differences." Discusses how world historians organize their studies through temporal frameworks like periodization, chronology, and sequencing. Historian, Ross Dunn, defines "big history," an approach to world history that examines and includes past events outside of the scope of human history, including biological, climactic, geological, and cosmological developments.
Online
2004
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Human Migrations [electronic resource]

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Based on recent studies in archaeology and linguistics, explores how and why early humans moved across Africa, Eurasia, and the Americas. Concludes with Jerry H. Bentley's thoughts on the ever-evolving nature of our understanding of world history through the example of the Urumchi mummies of Western China.
Online
2004
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What Is Matter? [electronic resource]: Properties and Classification of Matter

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Participants build a working definition of matter, distinguish among the different forms it can take, investigate the difference between essential and accidental properties of matter, and look at the role of classification in science.
Online
2004
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Physical Changes and Conservation of Matter [electronic resource]

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In everyday life, observations that things disappear or appear seem to contradict one of the fundamental laws of nature: matter can be neither created nor destroyed. In this session, participants learn how the principles of the particle model are consistent with conservation of matter.
Online
2004
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The Particle Nature of Matter [electronic resource]: Solids, Liquids and Gases

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Participants learn how the particle model can be turned into a powerful tool for generating predictions about the behavior of matter under a wide range of conditions. This essential idea that links chemistry and physics, is given microscopic examination that reveals solids, liquids and gases are composed of tiny, discrete and constantly moving particles.
Online
2004
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Chemical Changes and Conservation of Matter [electronic resource]

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How can the particle model account for what happens when two clear liquids are mixed together and produce a milky-white solid? What happens when iron rusts? Where do the elements come from? In this session, participants extend the particle model by looking inside the particles, learn about some early chemical pioneers, and in the process discover how the law of conservation of matter applies even at the scale of atoms and molecules.
Online
2004
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Rising and Sinking [electronic resource]

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Participants generalize the model that has been developed about what rises and what sinks, using the idea of balance of forces.
Online
2004
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Heat and Temperature [electronic resource]

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Participants focus on the difference between heat and temperature, and examine how both are defined in terms of particles. The particle model is then used to explain a number of everyday phenomena, from why things expand when they are heated to the role that temperature plays in changes of state.
Online
2004
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Density and Pressure [electronic resource]

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Participants examine density, an essential property of matter. They also look at how particles of matter are in constant motion, which leads to a deeper understanding of fluid pressure. Lastly, the concepts of pressure and density are investigated to explain the macroscopic phenomenon of rising and sinking.
Online
2004
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Extending the Particle Model of Matter [electronic resource]

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Participants extend their understanding of the particle model to explain additional macroscopic phenomena, including the electrical properties of matter. Participants review the progression of ideas covered in the course and anticipate future developments in the understanding of matter.
Online
2004