All resources in Westmoreland IU

Differentiating With Technology PD

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Background: We are providing PD on differentiation. Day two is centered around using tech tools to differentiate. We will be exploring three tech tools for this PD (Jamboard, Adobe Spark, and Canva). The see-think-wonder strategy will be repeated to explore each of these tools separately. They will be building off of day one PD where they identified gaps in their units where they needed to differentiate. When they have worked through the activity for each tool, they should have a list of differentiation ideas that can be used to fill the gaps they had identified previously. 

Material Type: Teaching/Learning Strategy

Authors: Amanda Keller, Jami Daniel

Colorín Colorado

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This site is designed for parents and teachers who are helping Spanish-speaking children learn to read in English. Find activities to help children learn about sounds, letters, and words. Use tips and materials to help children develop skills in reading. (Available in English and Spanish.) This site is filled with useful information, strategies, activities, and resources for all teachers of ELLs, whether you are an ESL teacher or a content area teacher with one or two English learners in your class. Although many of the activities have been designed for children in PreK-3, most can be adapted for children in upper elementary, middle school, and high school.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Teaching/Learning Strategy

A Complete Program for Teaching Basic ESL Fluency Using See-Say Picture Cards

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 My See-Say Basic English Fluency Program offers a fun and efficient way to teach basic English.  It uses picture cards (not text), so it is ideal for students who are not literate in any language. I find that it is a great way for any student to learn English.  The teacher speaks a simple sentence while showing it as a sequence of picture cards.  The cards represent the exact grammar of the sentence.  As the teacher changes a card or two, students learn to speak the corresponding “change” they see in the sentence, for example, “I see a ball.”  “She sees a ball.”  “She sees a car.”  “They see a car.”  Suggestions for different types of partner-practice, songs, games and other activities are included in each session.All the materials (teacher cards, student cars, teacher's manual, orkbook, etc are available to anyone who would like to use them (see link below) By following the sequence of lessons in the manual, teachers introduce new cards (new grammatical elements) in a logical progression, so that students are soon able to speak simply, but correctly, using adjectives, adverbs, questions, different tenses, and so on.All materials (manual, workbook, card-masters to print, digital card images) are FREE and available on the internet. This project has NO commercial motive.This method can be used in the most rudimentary learning environment (e.g. a refugee camp) but is easily adaptable to technologically-enabled classrooms.The manual guides a teacher through a complete, self-contained core curriculum for basic English. However it can also be used to supplement any other basic English core curriculum.Access all materials by clicking on or cutting and pasting this link into your browser:

Material Type: Lesson Plan

Author: Meredith Folley

Child Growth and Development

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Welcome to Child Growth and Development. This text is a presentation of how and why children grow, develop, and learn. We will look at how we change physically over time from conception through adolescence. We examine cognitive change, or how our ability to think and remember changes over the first 20 years or so of life. And we will look at how our emotions, psychological state, and social relationships change throughout childhood and adolescence.

Material Type: Full Course

Authors: Alexa Johnson, Antoinette Ricardo, Dawn Rymond, Jennifer Paris


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This short video and interactive assessment activity is designed to teach fourth graders about comparing lengths in centimeters using a ruler.

Material Type: Assessment, Interactive, Lecture

United States History I

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The authors of American Yawp begin their effort with a pertinent quote from Walt Whitman. This course takes an approach to history that fosters a method of critical thought and a rigorous questioning of the history of the United States. Key topics include the characteristics and legends of the New World, imperial European cultures and their clashes, British North America, colonial society, the American Revolution and the new nation, the early American Republic, the market revolution, the challenges of democracy in America, religion and political reform, the old south, the consequences of Manifest Destiny, sectionalism, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. This course comes from The American Yawp, a free, collaboratively-built textbook curated by Joseph Locke & Ben Wright. It also includes the American Yawp Reader and a handful of other primary resources identified by various faculty across the country. Other minor adaptations and additions have been provided by Lumen Learning.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Lumen Learning

Getting to Know Yourself - Values (Grades 7-12)

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This lesson plan was created by Jennifer Pritchett as part of the 2020 Nebraska CTE-Beginning Teachers Institute. The attached lesson plan is designed for students in grades 7-12 as a introduction to a service learning project.  This lesson plan can also be used in classes such as Sociology, Introduction to Education, Ethics, Leadership, etc. Students will learn the meanings of values and rank their top 5 values in a hands on or virtual format.  The culminating project is collaboration on a Google Slides presentation with the rest of the class.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Lesson Plan, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Jennifer Pritchett

Elementary Algebra

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This book is designed for MTH070, Elementary Algebra, at BMCC. The student will study and demonstrate knowledge of basic algebraic notation, linear equations and inequalities, graphing, linear systems, exponents, polynomials, and related application problems.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Gary Parker