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Sarah [electronic resource]

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Follows fifth grade teacher, Sarah, as she ensures that her students understand core science concepts. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, her approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Assessing Inquiry [electronic resource]

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Explores various assessment strategies and discusses the purposes of each.
Online
2000
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A Private Universe [electronic resource]

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Brings into sharp focus the dilemma facing all educators: Why don't even the brightest students truly grasp basic science concepts? Interviews are held with high school students and Ivy League graduates asking them to explain what causes the seasons and the phases of the moon. Even the brightest students in the class has false ideas based on enduring misconceptions that traditional instructional methods cannot overcome.
Online
1997; 1987
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High Expectations [electronic resource]

If faculty expectations are low, student achievement can never be high. This program documents the powerful impact of high expectations on student mastery of basic and higher-level skills. The supportive effect of a positive school culture, the use of monitoring as a medium to communicate a school's insistence on academic excellence, and a dedication on the part of educators to develop challenging instruction are emphasized.
Online
2005; 1993
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Effective Instructional Strategies [electronic resource]

A one-size-fits-all approach to education will not promote academic success in today's culture. This program explores the value of grouping students flexibly according to their changing needs, accelerating instruction for slower learners, and customizing methods of teaching. The challenges of implementing such strategies, including increased demand for supplies, equipment, and technical assistance and additional teacher training, are discussed as well.
Online
2005; 1993
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Performance Assessment [electronic resource]: Moving Beyond the Standardized Test

In an age of multicultural classrooms and new understandings about multiple intelligences, what role should standardized tests play? And what direction should performance assessment take in tomorrow's schools? In this timeless program, Dr. Art Costa-Professor Emeritus at California State University, Former President of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and a leading proponent of the explicit teaching of thinking-addresses the urgent need to create viable alternatives to standardized tests that can measure creativity, problem-solving, and cooperation.
Online
2005; 1993
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Success and Failure at P.S. 27: Pt. 2 [electronic resource]

How does a teacher develop the skill, courage, and stamina to teach disadvantaged youth-the children given up on by virtually everyone else? In this program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel delivers three more reports on Lesley-Diann Jones and her class, covering January to graduation day in June. In addition to her concerns over chronic absenteeism and the future prospects of her students, Ms. Jones was forced to deal with one student who made a death threat against a classmate and another who alleged that Ms. Jones had publicly humiliated her. A retrospective segment completes the program.
Online
2007; 2000
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Success and Failure at P.S. 27: Pt. 1 [electronic resource]

Over the course of this three-segment program, ABC News anchor Ted Koppel tracks the progress of Lesley-Diann Jones' combined class of fourth- and fifth-graders, from opening day in September to February 1st, when the students re-took the state English exam that they had failed the previous year. Amidst Ms. Jones' efforts to help her students improve their learning and test-taking abilities, other dramas unfolded involving stubborn parents, disruptive classroom behavior, deadline pressure, and a dispute over a promised bonus for compressing two years' worth of teaching into one.
Online
2008; 2000
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Standardized Tests [electronic resource]: Assessing the Price of Failure

When leaving no child behind amounts to holding many children back, parents and politicians raise their eyebrows. This ABC News program seeks to understand the ramifications of high-stakes advancement and exit exams-tests that are being used to measure schools' effectiveness, to allocate funding, and to shape the future of the nation's children. The dilemma of how to cope with students displaced and emotionally stigmatized by failing these tests is discussed. The importance of keeping students in school until they master essential skills is also considered, as is perhaps the most troubling question of all: what about kids who simply do not test well?
Online
2011; 2003
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RTI and di [electronic resource]: The Dynamic Duo

Response to intervention and differentiated instruction are teaching methods aimed at helping all reach their full potential, especially when a classroom contains students of various backgrounds, cultures, and learning styles. This program presents educators with an overview of how to use RTI and DI together to practice high-quality instruction that is complemented by targeted interventions and ongoing student assessments. The video explains that RTI and DI both emphasize student engagement, collaboration, and assessment, and then focuses on the RTI team, classroom implementation, and addressing special populations such as learners with disabilities, gifted learners, or English-language learners.
Online
2011; 2010
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Food for Thought [electronic resource]: A Conversation About Teaching

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A group of practicing teachers and a group of science educators discuss the food chemistry unit used in Nanette Respess' fifth grade class in Huntsville, Alabama, in which students learned about testing procedures and nutrition by testing liquids and foods for different nutrients. Offers insights into the key topics in inquiry-based science, the teaching of process and investigation skills, classroom culture, professional development and assessment.
Online
1999
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Completing the Circuit [electronic resource]: A Conversation About Teaching

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A group of practicing teachers and a group of science educators discuss the electricity unit used in Linda Block's fourth grade class in Castro Valley, California, in which students investigated the principles of electricity. Offers insights into the key topics in inquiry-based science, answering students' questions, teacher resources, assessment, teaching strategies, educational goals and integrating subjects.
Online
1999
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All Sorts of Leaves [electronic resource]: A Conversation About Teaching

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A group of practicing teachers and a group of science educators discuss the biodiversity unit used in Gale Gibson's first grade class in Boynton Beach, Florida, in which students investigated the diversity of leaves. Offers insights into the key topics in inquiry-based science, assessment, group work, answering students' questions, goals and content, integrating subjects.
Online
1999
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Eliciting Students' Prior Knowledge [electronic resource]

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Shows how to use concept mapping, pretests, and student demonstrations to find out what students think they know.
Online
1997
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Assessing Student Understanding [electronic resource]

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Shows how different teachers embed assessment into daily class activities and routine assignments.
Online
1997
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Standards and the Five C's [electronic resource]

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Introduces and illustrates the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning. Shows how teachers can use the standards to help their students advance in foreign language proficiency.
Online
2003
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Assessment Strategies [electronic resource]

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Offers a detailed look at efforts to improve assessment in the foreign language classroom. Presents three case studies that feature foreign language teachers using innovative assessment methods such as the Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) model, Performance Tasks, and Backward Design. Follows each teacher as she works through the process with her students, from setting guidelines and modeling to giving immediate and helpful feedback on performances.
Online
2003
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Chicken Pox [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates teaching French I in kindergarten. Features Jai Scott's French immersion class that uses the topic of chicken pox from an Arthur book, a French song and total physical response (TPR) movements to learn new vocabulary for the parts of the body. Follows the class as it practices emerging literacy skills by matching vocabulary labels to a drawing of a person.
Online
2003
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Mapping Planet Earth [electronic resource]

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Highlights teaching French I in grade 2. Demonstrates how Stephanie Appel connects her French lessons to content and teaching materials in the general classroom curriculum. She employs Total Physical Response (TPR) movements and map activities to practice vocabulary for the planets, continents, and oceans.
Online
2003
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Family and Home [electronic resource]

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Illustrates teaching French I in grade 5. show how Debra Terry's students integrate vocabulary about the family by creating an imaginary family tree. Then they develop more complex ideas by describing the location of family members in different rooms of the home. For homework, students write about activities that take place in each room.
Online
2003