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Ancient Nubia - Unit Overview
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These educational videos provide an invaluable resource on Ancient Nubia for Middle and High School Ancient World History and Geography teachers and students. The video content aligns with Geography, Economics, Civics, and Historical Thinking Social Studies standards across the nation. Key concepts and inquiry skills from each content area weave seamlessly throughout the videos and associated lesson plans. This unit overview document links to developed resources on the Archeology in the Community site.

Subject:
Physical Geography
World Cultures
World History
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Jerry Price
Date Added:
08/24/2022
Animating Civic Action: Elementary Lesson - Homelessness
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In this Animating Civic Action lesson, from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and Washington State Governor's Office of the Education Ombuds, students listen to the story of Jared, a student experiencing homelessness. Students are asked to examine what it means to be homeless, to identify how homelessness affects people and to and to consider ways they can act to take action against homeless n their school community.

Subject:
Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Washington OSPI OER Project
Zac Murphy
Barbara Bromley
OSPI Social Studies
Date Added:
08/11/2023
Animating Civic Action: Elementary Lesson - Stereotyping
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In this Animating Civic Action lesson, from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, students listen to the story of Esther, a student refugee, about her experience in school. Students are asked to examine what it means to stereotype others, and to consider ways they can act to make their community more welcoming and inclusive.  

Subject:
Education
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jerry Price
Barbara Bromley
Leslie Heffernan
Washington OSPI OER Project
Barbara Soots
OSPI Social Studies
Date Added:
03/20/2023
Animating Civic Action: High School Lesson - Refugees
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Often throughout American history former refugees rise to be community leaders dedicating their lives to helping others. Refugees often overcome key obstacles including language and culture to become important activists addressing social and political problems. Refugees offer key perspectives on the application of civic virtues and human rights. In this lesson students will hear from three refugee students about their experiences. Then, students will be asked to:Identify and describe obstacles student refugees encounter while assimilating at school.Identify reasons why refugees go on to develop a strong sense of civic duty and desire to give back to their communities. Research and identify ways they can take civic action to build a better community.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Barbara Soots
Melissa Webster
OSPI Social Studies
Date Added:
03/20/2023
Animating Civic Action: Middle School Lesson - Empathy
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Students will build empathy to be “helpers” and make a difference in the lives of others through consideration of two questions: How can we listen effectively to better understand people’s stories, and how can we respond to and communicate effectively to peoples’ stories? Students will then propose opportunities to take action to improve our community response to support all students and their communities.

Subject:
Social Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Author:
Jerry Price
Washington OSPI OER Project
Barbara Soots
Leslie Heffernan
Kelly Jacobsen
OSPI Social Studies
Date Added:
03/20/2023
Best Practices for Using Technology with Multilingual Families Toolkit
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This toolkit is designed to help Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) create and maintain effective strategies with multilingual families. We explore and model best practices for the use of technology in teaching, as well as for assessing and communicating with diverse adults. The following guide is applicable for face-to-face, blended, and online instruction, and can also serve as a toolkit.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Best Practices for Using Technology with Multilingual Families Toolkit (Spanish)
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Este conjunto de herramientas está diseñado para ayudar a las Agencias Educativas
Locales (LEA, por sus siglas en inglés) a crear y mantener estrategias efectivas con las
familias multilingües. Exploramos y modelamos las mejores prácticas para el uso de la
tecnología en la enseñanza, así como para evaluar y comunicarnos con adultos diversos.
La siguiente guía es aplicable para la instrucción presencial, combinada y en línea, y
también puede servir como un conjunto de herramientas para tal efecto.

Subject:
Education
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
05/12/2021
Civics: Bridging the Divide- Helping Students Engage in Discussions of Controversial Issues
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The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction has teamed with the Civic Learning Council and the National Constitution Center to provide this professional development opportunity on resources and tools for helping students engage in discussions of controversial issues.

Download the video file here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jefvmk5tv6t0zoa/OSPI_CLC_CIVICS-BridgeTheDivide-FINAL.mp4?dl=0

Subject:
Political Science
Social Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Civic Learning Council
National Constitution Center
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
03/02/2021
Cultivating Washington: The History of Our State's Food, Land, and People
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The Cultivating Washington curriculum is intended to be a go-to resource for Washington state middle school educators seeking student-centered instructional materials that make learning about the history of the Pacific Northwest more relevant and meaningful for students.In addition, it is a resource for agricultural education teachers, parents, and community members interested in helping students discover the history and development of agriculture in the state of Washington.

Subject:
Agriculture
Career and Technical Education
Cultural Geography
Economics
Political Science
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Jerry Price
Date Added:
09/02/2020
Elementary Science and Integrated Subjects - TEMPLATE
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Template developed by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) ClimeTime grantees.This format is designed to be an example of how to develop a coherent lesson or suite of lessons that integrate other content areas such as English Language Arts, Mathematics and other subjects into science learning for students.

Subject:
Environmental Science
Life Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Ellen Ebert
Georgia Boatman
Kimberley Astle
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
07/21/2020
English Language Arts Core Instructional Materials Options
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These are full-course openly licensed resources for districts interested in exploring OER options when considering core instructional materials for district adoption. Course materials are available for online viewing or download.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Full Course
Lesson
Module
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Barbara Soots
Aira Jackson
Molly Berger
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
03/18/2020
Exploring the Japanese American WWII experience through documentary film
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These short films by Stourwater Pictures are accompanied by activities for classroom and remote teaching and learning about the story of Japanese American WWII exclusion and incarceration on Bainbridge Island and Washington State.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Social Science
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kari Tally
OSPI Social Studies
Washington OSPI OER Project
Jerry Price
Barbara Soots
Date Added:
07/27/2021
Formative Assessment During Distance Learning
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What does formative assessment look like during distance learning? Without proximity, how can teachers gather and act on “in-the-moment” information – the behaviors, emotions, and situations that affect learning and inform instruction?
This resource provides explanations, sample questions, and possible actions to implement formative assessment during distance learning scenarios.

Image by Peggy und Marco Lachmann-Anke from Pixabay

Subject:
Education
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Date Added:
04/27/2020
Full Course OER Options for District Consideration
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This resource provides guidance for school districts when considering OER for adoption as well as currently available full-course openly licensed resources to consider.

Subject:
Education
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
09/30/2020
GATE Equity Webinar: Language Learners 101: Supporting Best Practices
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What’s your system for ensuring language acquisition? Join OSPI’s Director of Migrant & Bilingual Education, Veronica Gallardo as she examines essential systems elements needed to support Language Learners. We’ll be joined by ESD 105 to talk about what districts can do to support the schools they are working with. You’ll get statewide data and resources to help you get started!

Subject:
Education
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Veronica M. Gallardo
Date Added:
09/14/2020
GATE Equity Webinar: Language Learners 201: Designing Research-Based Programs
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Join Veronica Gallardo, Director Migrant and Bilingual Education, OSPI and ESD 105 as they provide guidance on understanding systems level approach for designing Language Learner services.

Subject:
Education
Language Education (ESL)
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Veronica M. Gallardo
Date Added:
09/14/2020
Google for Education Tech Toolkit for Families and Guardians
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For educators using Google technology in their classrooms, this toolkit from Google for Education provides videos and best practices for educators to share with their students' families and guardians.Materials are copyright Google. This document from the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction provides links to the online resources.

Subject:
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Dennis Small
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
09/23/2020
Graduation: A Team Effort (GATE) - Equity Webinars
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The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction hosts Graduation: A Team Effort (GATE) Equity webinars that help growth minded educators and education advocates to learn from Washington districts who are closing opportunity gaps. Watch archived sessions on OSPI's YouTube playlist.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Barbara Soots
Washington OSPI OER Project
Date Added:
09/16/2020
KNOW Curriculum for HIV/STD Prevention
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The KNOW Curriculum is one of several HIV/STD curriculum options available to school districts in Washington state. The following documents provide school districts with resources to assist in identifying and/or developing an effective HIV/STD prevention program for their students. Included in the OSPI-developed curriculum are HIV/AIDS prevention materials and considerations for teacher selection and training as well as parent and community involvement.

Available documents:
Grades 5-6, English and Spanish
Grades 7-8, English and Spanish

Subject:
Applied Science
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
Becky Reitzes
Kari Kesler
Public Health - Seattle and King County
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Andrea Gerber
Date Added:
05/01/2014