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61.

Building on New Ideas [electronic resource]

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More documentary segments show further work by the team members with their students, among themselves, and with colleagues. The end-of-year discussions continue, with team members reflecting on how their new initiatives in the arts have affected them and their schools, and offering advice for other teachers who want to bring the arts into their own classrooms.
Online
2003
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You WILL Be Tested on This! [electronic resource]: Standardized Testing

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Considers how teachers can use standardized state and national tests to focus their teaching on improved student performance in the classroom as well as on these external measures of success.
Online
1997
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Will This Be on the Test? [electronic resource]: Knowing vs. Understanding

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Sets the stage for the series by examining what it means to understand.Explores how teachers can design a set of performance tasks to fairly and accurately assess the levels of understanding that their students have or have not achieved.
Online
1997
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What'd I Get? [electronic resource]: Scoring Tools

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Demonstrates how teachers can construct assessment tools for benchmarks of student understanding. Focuses on the role of students in the construction of scoring tools and the process of assessment.
Online
1997
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Is This Going to Count? [electronic resource]: Embedded Assessment

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Shows how embedding assessment into everyday curriculum turns performance tasks into learning activities. Demonstrates that well-designed assessment allows teachers to shape subsequent instruction according to what their students have and have not understood.
Online
1997
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I Didn't Know This Was an English Class! [electronic resource]: Connections Across the Disciplines

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Explains how teachers can measure students' depth of understanding by requiring them to make connections across the disciplines. Explores how teachers can encourage these connections by designing performance tasks that build on other disciplines.
Online
1997
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That Would Never Work Here! 1 [electronic resource]: Seeing Assessment Reform in Action

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Provides a look at assessment reform by profiling two teachers. Barbara, a math teacher in Whittier, California, and Scott, a science teacher in Louisville, Kentucky, share how they are incorporating assessment into their teaching. Emphasizes the importance of the colleague support structure in which teachers share ideas with and get help from other teachers.
Online
1997
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That Would Never Work Here, Either! 2 [electronic resource]: Seeing Assessment Reform in Action

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Provides a look at assessment reform by profiling two teachers as they use assessment to encourage their students to improve their performance. Focuses on the beneifts of providing opportunities for students to assess their own work and that of their peers.
Online
1997
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When I Was in School [electronic resource]: Implementing Assessment Reform

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Explains the importance of communication in encouraging support for new assessment strategies. Focuses on the importance of collaboration among teachers, administrators, and especially parents, when implementing assessment reform in a school or district.
Online
1997
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Calculating Change [electronic resource]

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On-location reports from five innovative programs across America, show how parents and communities can work together to promote better, more creative math and science education. A youth services director in Lorain, Ohio, works with gang members and uses a pool table to teach them basic math while helping them develop self-confidence. A mother in Reston, Virginia, invents a colorful shapes-and-patterns game to teach geometry and other advanced math concepts in an after-school program. Bob Moses and David Dennis, former 60s voting rights activists, today focus on teaching African American students math skills and confidence through the Algebra Project. A New York City class learns fractions, ratio, proportion, and geometric principles while designing and building models of a housing p [...]
Online
1994
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Jennie [electronic resource]

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Follows kindergarten teacher, Jennie, as she designs grade-level-appropriate science activities. Covers the teacher's background, the problem she has chosen to address, ther approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teacher and her advisor.
Online
1997
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Jean [electronic resource]

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Follows third grade teacher, Jean, as she searches for ways to meet the needs of diverse learners. 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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Patricia [electronic resource]

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Follows first grade teacher, Patricia, as she works to increase her students' role in their learning. 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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Donna [electronic resource]

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Follows fifth grade teacher, Donna, as she builds the diverse backgrounds of her students into science activities. 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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Elsa [electronic resource]

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Follows kindergarten teacher, Elsa, as she implements discovery-oriented activities to make science more active. 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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Ingrid [electronic resource]

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Follows first grade teacher, Ingrid, as she works with students' ideas while focusing on specific learning goals. 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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Richard and Jo-Ann [electronic resource]

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Follows second grade teachers Richard and Jo-Ann as they integrate both math and science into their classroom activities. Covers the teachers' backgrounds, the problem he or she has chosen to address, their approaches and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teachers and their advisor.
Online
1997
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Terez [electronic resource]

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Follows fourth grade teacher, Terez, as she develops a more student-centered assessment strategy. 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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Najwa and Pat [electronic resource]

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Follows first grade teachers Najwa and Pat as they work towards effectively teaching special-needs students in an integrated classroom. Covers the teachers' backgrounds, the problems they have chosen to address, their approach and implementation, and the outcome with assessment by the teachers and their advisor.
Online
1997
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Linda [electronic resource]

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Follows resource specialist, Linda, as she works with teachers to help their students build scientifically accurate ideas. 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