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Literacy Across the Curriculum Professional Development Planner and Resource Package

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A comprehensive resource package designed to assist educators in teaching reading in the content areas.
Visual MaterialsBookVHS
2002
Ivy (By Request)
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Hop to It!: Generalizing Patterns

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Uses an eighth grade TIMSS item to probe student thinking and to develop a lesson concerning frog jumps in which students look for patterns, find a general rule, and express the rule using a variable.
VHS
1999
Ivy (By Request)
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Beyond Testing [electronic resource]

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Teachers, administrators, parents and policymakers discuss some of the issues related to new types of assessment, such as finding time to plan; efficient ways to gather, record and anaylze daily observations; learning to use tools such as portfolios and rubrics; and gaining support from administrators. The video provides background information on assessment issues and some questions for further discussion.
Online
1997
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What's This All About? [electronic resource]

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The national picture for science and math education reform provides a backdrop for principals whose responsibility is forming and articulating a collective vision. Principals examine the implications of TIMSS, state testing, and standards, and look at authentic student work in classrooms.
Online
1999
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Creating Communities That Learn Together [electronic resource]

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With the goal of building learning communities that improve math and science outcomes, this workshop shows several ways that principals can work towards engaging teachers, students, and parents in a new dialogue about education reform.
Online
1999
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Math/Science Skills [electronic resource]: What's Important?

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Principals examine what teachers, college and business leaders, and parents believe students should know and be able to do to be successful in math and science.
Online
1999
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Reworking the Curriculum [electronic resource]: What's Important?

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Principals are looking at new ways to stress authentic knowledge. Examines how new curriculum materials require both principals and teachers to show courage, patience, and endurance.
Online
1999
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Changing Pedagogy [electronic resource]

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Education reform in math and science implies changing teaching and learning strategies in the classroom. Principals discuss how they can foster effective pedagogy.
Online
1999
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Fostering Effective Professional Development for Teachers [electronic resource]

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Principals weigh proven professional development strategies to help teachers implement new reform ideas.
Online
1999
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Professional Development for Principals [electronic resource]

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Professional development for principals is an important tool for reform. Principals learn that taking time for their own professional development is not taking time from their schools.
Online
1999
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Building a Plan for Reform [electronic resource]

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Principals look at ways to overcome obstacles and work toward the goal of sustained and coherent change in math and science.
Online
1999
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Following Children's Ideas in Mathematics [electronic resource]

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Offers an overview of the unprecedented long-term study conducted by Rutgers University followed the development of mathematical thinking in a randomly selected group of students for 12 years. Looks at some of the conditions that made their math achievement possible.
Online
2000
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Are You Convinced? [electronic resource]

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Highlights proof making as one of the key ideas in mathematics. Looks at teachers and students grappling with the same probability problem. Shows how two kinds of proof; proof by cases and proof by induction, naturally grow out of the need to justify and convince others.
Online
2000
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Inventing Notations [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates how to foster and appreciate students' notations for their richness and creativity, and looks at some of the possibilities that early work on problems that engage students in creating notation systems might open up for students as they move on toward algebra.
Online
2000
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Thinking Like a Mathematician [electronic resource]

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Asks what does a mathematician do and what does it mean to "think like a mathematician." Parallels what a mathematician does in real-life with the creative thinking of students.
Online
2000
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Building on Useful Ideas [electronic resource]

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Focuses on the teacher's role in fostering thoughful mathematics. Finds out how useful ideas spread through a community of learners and evolve over time.
Online
2000
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Possibilities of Real-Life Problems [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates how students come up with a surprising array of strategies and representations to build their understanding of a real-life calculus problem, before they have ever taken calculus.
Online
2000
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Surprises in Mind [electronic resource]

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Demonstrates that mathematical creativity as expressed in art, architecture, music and industry is built into the brain and can flourish under the right conditions. Reviews the remarkable 12-year study, led by Professor Carolyn Maher of Rutgers University, that followed students from first grade through high school to demonstrate the brain's surprising natural abilities for learning math.
Online
2001
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Logarithmic Functions [electronic resource]

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Addresses the logarithmic relationship, the use of logarithmic properties, and the handling of a scientific calculator and explains how radiocarbon dating and the Richter scale depend on the properties of logarithms. Many rules and tests from previous programs are also incorporated into the lesson.
Online
1991
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Inference for One Mean [electronic resource]

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Covers inference about the mean of a single distribution, with emphasis on paired samples. Also covers the "t" confidence interval and test.
Online
1989