All resources in Oregon PK-12 Professional Learning

Developing Sound Aligned Assessments and Rubrics

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Are we teaching what we think we are teaching?""Are students learning what they are supposed to be learning?""Is there a way to teach the subject better, therefore promoting better learning?"In problem based learning, assessment needs to not only reflect the learning process but the content being learned as well.This online learning module will explore the following learning targets: •Identify how formative and summative classroom assessments are integral to instruction.•Recognize and develop high-quality performance assessments for evaluating student work.•Recognize and develop high-quality rubrics for evaluating student work.

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Blended Learning Teacher Practice Network

Improving the Accessibility of State-Mandated Assessments: Findings from a Focus Group of State Education Agency Representatives

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This report provides state leaders and test developers with initial considerations for improving the accessibility of state-mandated assessments for students with disabilities, specifically those who use assistive technology and accessible educational materials in daily instruction. These findings can be used by states to inform the development of policies and guidelines, and by test developers to inform the design of assessment systems and platforms. Most desirable is that the findings will help initiate improved collaboration between and among states, districts, and test developers.

Material Type: Reading

Author: National Center on Accessible Educational Materials

K-12 Blended Teaching

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This book is your guide to blended teaching in K-12 spaces. It was designed to help both pre-service teachers and in-service teachers prepare their classes for blended teaching. This book begins by orienting you to the foundational dispositions and skills needed to support your blended teaching practice. Then you will be introduced to four key competencies for blended teaching: Online Integration – ability to effectively combine online instruction with in-person instruction. Data Practices – ability to use digital tools to monitor student activity and performance in order to guide student growth. Personalizing Instruction – ability to implement a learning environment that allows for student customization of goals, pace, and/or learning path. Online Interaction – ability to facilitate online interactions with and between students

Material Type: Reading, Textbook

Authors: Cecil R. Short, Charles R. Graham, Jered Borup, Leanna Archambault

Blended Learning in K-12

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This book,"Blended Learning in K-12", is an overview of the concept of "blended learning" and how it relates to the integration of technologies in the K-12 environment. Dr. N.I. Scagnoli, the course instructor, has guided the students of the CTER 7 cohort in the creation of this book. This could not have happened in the 1980s. (By way of explanation to non-Americans, K-12 means all primary and secondary schooling).

Material Type: Textbook

Author: N.I. Scagnoli

Exploring Multiple Perspectives

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The Exploring Multiple Perspectives strategy is a resource containing the tools needed to help students build critical thinking skills through exploration and discussion. It is designed to support teachers to provide students with opportunities to develop their own perspectives as well as empathy for, and understanding and appreciation of, the perspectives of others. This strategy can be used throughout the school year as students continually explore points of view and expand their own thinking.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Afrika Afeni Mills

Identity Charting

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Identity charts are a graphic tool that can help students consider the many factors that shape who we are as individuals and as communities. Use identity charts to deepen students’ understanding of themselves, groups, nations, and historical and literary figures. Sharing their own identity charts with peers can help students build relationships and break down stereotypes. In this way, identity charts can be used as an effective classroom community-building tool. This strategy can be used in grades 3-12 in any content area.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Krystal Bankston

Integrating Inclusive Content

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The Southern Poverty Law Center released a report called "Teaching Hard History: American Slavery" which explores how little American high school students know about the origins of American slavery and the government's role in perpetuating it. Teaching History and Social Studies in an accurate and inclusive way is particularly challenging because most educators' understanding of American History is unfinished/incomplete. The Integrating Inclusive Content strategy is a resource that contains exemplary lessons and content that venture beyond what's usually included in the curriculum. It supports teachers to provide students with rich, inclusive learning experiences that reflect the dynamic perspectives and experiences of those whose lives and histories are not always reflected in the curriculum.

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Afrika Afeni Mills

Oregon Department of Education: Equitable Grading Practices PLC Modules

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The Equitable Grading Practices PLC is structured for school-based teams to spend time reflecting on their own grading practices, analyzing artifacts, engaging in dialogue around learnings, experiences, and research related to grading, and collaboratively developing an equitable grading action plan. Each Module will include readings to engage with and discuss, independent activities to support in reflection of grading practices, and collaborative tasks to lean into with your PLC.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Allie Ivey

Southern Oregon Equity Summit 2020

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The event includes high-profile speakers and breakout sessions that provide strategies for understanding equity through a trauma-informed practices approach. The site will provide access to speaker keynotes and breakout session recordings and materials from both. With consideration to current social movements in the U.S., as well as the recent advent of widespread distance learning, equity work is needed now more than ever. Our students deserve our highest-level of support. Native Wellness Institute: Jillene Joseph Communication Across Barriers: Dr. Donna Beagle Ricky Robertson Resolve: Raphaelle Miller, Cara Walsh Oregon Center for Educational Equity; Daryl Dixon, Jesse Scott John Krownapple

Material Type: Lecture Notes, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Southern Oregon ESD

Using Media to Know Better, Teach Better

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When conversations of racial injustice and equity arise, many educators find themselves reacting in the moment. In this one-hour webinar, a panel of experts discuss how teachers can analyze and evaluate media to provide important context for students and support anti-racist classroom planning and practices. Teachers can also find advice for using media literacy tools to empower students and inform their personal practice.

Material Type: Lecture

Author: PBS Learning Media

Engaging Equity Professional Learning Series

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This professional learning series was developed in partnership by the Oregon Department of Education's Office of Education Innovation and Improvement and WestEd. The series is designed for participation in teams, PLCs, or other groups, and also available to individuals. Access the content through a public Canvas course, or import the modules into your organization's Canvas LMS.

Material Type: Module

Authors: Vanessa Clark, Susan Payne, Aujalee Moore