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Bonnie Bushaw: 5th Grade Math

A classroom lesson is taught and then evaluated using the STAR Classroom Observation Protocol (TM) developed by and for The BERC Group Inc.
2008; 2005
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Craig Johnson: 8th Grade Science

A classroom lesson is taught and then evaluated using the STAR Classroom Observation Protocol (TM) developed by and for The BERC Group Inc.
2008; 2005
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Classroom Lesson Video Clips

Eight ten minute lesson clips are shown.
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Differentiated Instruction Professional Development Planner and Resource Package (Stage 1)

A comprehensive resource package designed to assist educators in creating a quality professional development program on differentiated instruction.
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Learning [electronic resource]: From Socrates to Cyberspace

This program provides an overview of the history of education and distance learning, including an extensive interview with Professor Neil Postman from the first television classroom of the 1950s, Sunrise Semester. From there, the program explores various case studies involving distance learning: a homeless women gets her GED; a handicapped woman graduates from college; and a choreographer puts together a Net dance course by combining images of life-forms with virtual reality. The founder of the first M.S. degree in information systems talks about how it is used by corporations to train young executives. Linda Harrison, author of the Virtual You guidebook to learning on the Internet, talks about how teachers can shape the educational environment to include distance learning. Various e [...]
2010; 1998

As American as Public School [electronic resource]: 1900-1950

In 1900, 6% of America's children graduated from high school; by 1945, 51% graduated and 40% went on to college. This program recalls how massive immigration, child labor laws, and the explosive growth of cities fueled school attendance and transformed public education. Also explored are the impact of John Dewey's progressive ideas as well as the effects on students of controversial IQ tests, the "life adjustment" curriculum, and Cold War politics. Interviews with immigrant students, scholars, and administrators provide a portrait of America's changing educational landscape in the first half of the 20th century.
2005; 2000

A History of Education [electronic resource]

Plato's academy was the first formal arena for education, where young men were tutored in the rigors of logic, philosophy, and mathematics. Prior to this, societies transmitted knowledge from one generation to the next orally, and after the advent of writing, through texts. Although education throughout history has been predominantly a privilege of the elite, universal education is currently seen as a basic right, necessary for a country's prosperity. This program traces the evolution of education through the ages, from oral traditions to its role in today's ever-changing society, where the need to learn new job skills is a constant necessity.
2006; 1999

Multiple Intelligences [electronic resource]: Other Styles of Learning

Historically, student progress has been gauged by success in subjects that tap the verbal/linguistic and logical/mathematical talents of students, inevitably leading to the disenfranchisement of learners weak in these areas. In this program, David Lazear, author of Seven Ways of Knowing and Seven Ways of Teaching and founder of New Dimensions of Learning, contends that educators must ensure the success of all students by teaching for the five nontraditional intelligences as well: visual/spatial, musical/rhythmic, body/kinesthetic, intrapersonal, and interpersonal.
2005; 1993

A Teacher Affects Eternity [electronic resource]

Since the 1830s, public schools have spread into every corner of America. Then and now, what kind of people have been called to teach in these schools? This program explores the importance of educators in the lives of their students, emphasizing a teacher's influence as role model, as upholder of society's norms, and even as agent of social change. Dedicated women who spent their careers teaching newly freed slaves and turn-of-the-century teachers of immigrants are profiled, as well as exemplary instructors of today's struggling teenagers. Education reformer Theodore Sizer, education historian David Tyack, and author Frank McCourt are featured.
2005; 2000

Schools of Thought [electronic resource]: Teaching Children in America and Japan

This fascinating comparison between Japanese and American educational systems examines both the differences in goals between the two and the different ways in which they seek to achieve the same goal. With American producers photographing in Japan and Japanese producers photographing in the U.S., this documentary explores efforts in both countries to balance creativity and discipline in education. Above all, this Oregon Public Broadcasting program gives American educators a better understanding of the high level of focus and discipline of Japanese students.
2007; 1994

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.
2007; 2000

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.
2008; 2000

Japanese Education in Crisis [electronic resource]

This documentary explores sobering developments linked to Japan's emphasis on intense academic pressure and conformity: 2,000 teen suicides per year, a 60 percent increase in crime since 1994, and the phenomenon of hikikomori children-those who have collapsed emotionally and withdrawn from society. Gritty footage shot in chaotic classrooms and dysfunctional homes, combined with commentary from counselors, parents, and dispirited young people, depicts a nation unprepared for radical social change and, in spite of recent educational reforms, lacking a consensus on whether to crack down or loosen up.
2006; 2003

The Bottom Line in Education [electronic resource]: 1980 to the Present

In 1983, the Reagan Administration's report, A Nation at Risk, shattered public confidence in America's school system and sparked a new wave of education reform. This program explores the impact of the "free market" experiments that ensued, from vouchers and charter schools to privatization-all with the goal of meeting tough new academic standards. Today, the debate rages on: do these diverse strategies challenge the founding fathers' notions of a common school, or are they the only recourse in a complex society?
2005; 2000

The Montessori Method [electronic resource]

A century ago, Maria Montessori, Italy's first female physician, inspired an educational movement. Through what has come to be known as the Montessori method, children essentially teach themselves through sensory-rich and hands-on activities facilitated by instructors who focus on nurturing their students' efforts. Useful to childcare providers as well as teachers in training, this program presents levels of Montessori education ranging from infant to elementary and explains how each level makes use of the Montessori method.
2010; 2009

Lifelong Learning [electronic resource]

This video offers a range of educational options for reaching career goals, including vocational training, community college, and undergraduate and graduate degrees. The benefits of experiential education, such as internships, are also presented.
2005; 2004