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Learning Modules

These Learning Modules are focused on telling the story of teaching and learning in highly effective Early Childhood and Elementary classrooms, with an emphasis on highlighting diverse learning environments (including race, culture, geography, language, and ability).

 

At the beginning of “Amy’s Assessment Part 1”, Ms Amy shares how she uses data portfolio “look for” sheets, observation, and picture taking to focus...

Grade PK| 2:20

Teacher: Amy Haffner

In “Amy’s Culture 1”, the teacher “reviews” with each student what they did after they made a plan and acted on it. Plans, in the...

Grade PK| 1:32

Teacher: Amy Haffner

In “Amy’s Instruction Part 1”, Ms Joanie, the District Movement Teacher, Ms. Amy, the teacher, and the Teaching Assistant, and College Intern all work together...

Grade PK| 14:58

Teacher: Amy Haffner

Effective, classroom management is a critical part of any learning environment but it is essential in the early learning classroom to maximize shared and individual...

Grade PK| 5:33

Teacher: Amy Haffner

The classroom environment is purposefully planned to support student learning and reflects ECERS expectations.  In this video Ms Amy will introduce you to the “why,...

Grade PK| 5:35

Teacher: Amy Haffner

The planning conversation when the teacher and principal/instructional coach/teaching peer collaborate and focus on the student-learning priorities established through the collective and individual learner needs,...

Grade PK| 6:43

Teacher: Amy Haffner
Leader: Apryl Lowe

In this video, you will see Ms Amy, the teacher, and Ms. Apryl, the principal, discuss the work that Amy is doing in the area...

Grade PK| 4:31

Teacher: Amy Haffner
Leader: Apryl Lowe

The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching process. In this discussion, you will see Ms Amy, the teacher, and her principal, Ms...

Grade PK| 6:47

Teacher: Amy Haffner
Leader: Apryl Lowe

In “Andy Frankel’s Assessment” video, we see two examples of Mr Frankel using assessment in instruction (3d) “in real time” for “just in time” instructional...

Grade 3| 0:01:50

Teacher: Andy Frankel

The classroom environment is purposefully planned from the moment students prepare to come into the learning environment that supports student learning empowerment and ownership.  Personalized...

Grade 3| 0:10:16

Teacher: Andy Frankel

Effective, classroom management is a critical part of any learning environment but it is essential in the early learning classroom to maximize shared and individual...

Grade 3| 0:02:10

Teacher: Andy Frankel

In promoting student learning, educators must work together to share strategies, coordinate joint instructional efforts, and plan for the success of individual students. In this...

Grade 3| 0:08:06

Teacher: Andy Frankel

In “Andy Frankel’s Learning Environment/Culture”, Andy shows how important respectful talk, active listening, and high expectations for learning can be through both verbal and nonverbal...

Grade 3| 0:06:08

Teacher: Andy Frankel

The Instructional Learning Environment, using gradual release of teaching to student learning, has three critical learning phases: Large Group Instruction where the teacher links the...

Grade 3| 0:17:26

Teacher: Andy Frankel

The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching/ professional learning process. In this reflection conversation, we will see Andy Frankel, the teacher, and...

Grade 3| 0:09:43

Teacher: Andy Frankel
Leader: Melita Alston

Although the ability of families to participate in their child’s learning at school varies widely, it is a KEY RESPONSIBILITY in early learning for educators...

Grade 3| 0:09:03

Teacher: Andy Frankel

The planning conversation is when the teacher and principal (or instructional coach or teaching peer) collaborate and focus on the student-learning priorities for classroom-based observation....

Grade 3| 0:09:33

Teacher: Andy Frankel
Leader: Melita Alston

During “Eva’s Assessment”, Ms. Eva is capturing both visual artifacts (ipad photos) and antidotal notes on her assessment checklist regarding student’s progress with these learning...

Grade PK| 1:35

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia

In “Eva’s Culture ”, the teacher uses specific statements and questions to guide students in the center clean-up process.  Take special notice of how Ms...

Grade PK| 1:42

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia

The classroom environment is purposefully planned to support student learning and reflects ECERS expectations.  In this video Ms Eva will introduce you to the “why,...

Grade PK| 6:05

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia

Large group and Small Group focuses on the teacher facilitating student intellectual engagement through minds-on learning with large learning concepts as well as specific content-focused...

Grade PK| 12:10

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia

Effective, classroom management is a critical part of any learning environment but it is essential in the early learning classroom to maximize shared and individual...

Grade PK| 1:48

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia

The planning conversation when the teacher and principal/instructional coach/teaching peer collaborate and focus on the student-learning priorities established through the collective and individual learner needs,...

Grade PK| 7:03

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia
Leader: Apryl Lowe

In this video, you will see Ms Eva, the teacher, and Ms. Apryl, the principal, discuss the work that Eva is doing in the area...

Grade PK| 0:04:27

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia
Leader: Apryl Lowe

The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching process. In this discussion, you will see Ms. Eva, the teacher, and her principal, Ms...

Grade PK| 0:06:11

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia
Leader: Apryl Lowe

In “Kelly Crenshaw’s Assessment” videos, we get to see how formative assessment of student learning (3d) “in real time” plays an important role in the...

Grade PK| 4:54

Teacher: Kelly Crenshaw

In “Kelly Crenshaw’s Learning Environment/Culture”, Kelly shows how important respectful talk, active listening, and high expectations for learning  can be through  both verbal and nonverbal...

Grade PK| 5:02

Teacher: Kelly Crenshaw

The Instructional Learning Environment in a play-based Pre-Kindergarten has three critical learning phases: Large Group Instruction where the teacher links the instructional purpose of various...

Grade PK| 10:55

Teacher: Kelly Crenshaw

The classroom environment is purposefully planned to support student IEP learning goals through large group, purposeful learning centers, space for individualized instructional learning activities, as...

Grade PK| 9:23

Teacher: Kelly Crenshaw

The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching/professional learning process. In this reflection conversation, we will see Kelly Crenshaw, the teacher, and Michelle...

Grade PK| 6:36

Teacher: Kelly Crenshaw

Effective, classroom management is a critical part of any learning environment but it is essential in the early learning classroom to maximize shared and individual...

Grade PK| 4:32

Teacher: Kelly Crenshaw

The planning conversation is when the teacher and principal (or instructional coach or teaching peer) collaborate and focus on the student-learning priorities. These priorities in...

Grade PK| 6:43

Teacher: Kelly Crenshaw

In this video, you will see Kelly Crenshaw’s Teaching Team, in a weekly team meeting. Charlotte Danielson focuses on professionalism in this way, “Expert teachers...

Grade PK| 6:34

Teacher: Kelly Crenshaw

During “Kim’s Assessment”, Ms. Kim is capturing antidotal notes on her assessment checklists/binder regarding student’s progress with reading and math learning standards during Reading Small...

Grade K| 4:18

Teacher: Kim Deering

In “Kim’s Culture ”, Kim Deering, the teacher, is working one-on-one with three very different types of learners. What is consistent in these teacher-student interactions...

Grade K| 4:09

Teacher: Kim Deering

The classroom environment is purposefully planned to support student learning through whole group, math and literacy centers, choice play-based centers, as well as areas for...

Grade K| 5:22

Teacher: Kim Deering

The Instructional Learning Environment in a play-based Kindergarten has three critical learning phases: Whole Group Instruction where the teacher links the instructional purpose of various...

Grade K| 9:44

Teacher: Kim Deering

Effective, classroom management is a critical part of any learning environment but it is essential in the early learning classroom to maximize shared and individual...

Grade K| 3:55

Teacher: Kim Deering

The planning conversation is when the teacher and principal/instructional coach/teaching peer collaborate and focus on the student-learning priorities established through the learner needs, core curriculum,...

Grade K| 5:00

Teacher: Kim Deering
Leader: Karen Smith

In this video, you will see Kim Deering, the teacher, and Karen Smith, the Kindergarten Coach, discuss the work that Kim is doing in the...

Grade K| 4:35

Teacher: Kim Deering
Leader: Karen Smith

The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching process. In this discussion, you will see Kim Deering, the teacher, and the Kindergarten Coach,...

Grade K| 6:46

Teacher: Kim Deering
Leader: Karen Smith

During “Martha’s Assessment”, Martha, the Kindergarten teacher, is capturing formative assessment data and providing personalized feedback during small group reading and journaling time (Cluster 5-...

Grade K| 0:04:36

Teacher: Martha Mancera

In “Martha’s Culture ”, Martha Mancera, the teacher, shows how important arrival and morning meetings are for fostering a classroom culture where there is a...

Grade K| 0:3:04

Teacher: Martha Mancera

The classroom environment is purposefully planned to support student learning through whole group, math and literacy centers, choice play-based centers, as well as areas for...

Grade K| 4:31

Teacher: Martha Mancera

The Instructional Learning Environment in a play-based Kindergarten has three critical learning phases: Whole Group Instruction where the teacher links the instructional purpose of various...

Grade K| 0:12:05

Teacher: Martha Mancera

Effective, classroom management is a critical part of any learning environment but it is essential in the early learning classroom to maximize shared and individual...

Grade K| 2:21

Teacher: Martha Mancera

The planning conversation is when the teacher and principal/instructional coach/teaching peer collaborate and focus on the student-learning priorities established through the learner needs, core curriculum,...

Grade K| 7:25

Teacher: Martha Mancera
Leader: Karen Smith

In this video, you will see Martha Mancera, the teacher, and Karen Smith, the Kindergarten Coach, discuss the work that Martha is doing in the...

Grade K| 5:38

Teacher: Martha Mancera
Leader: Karen Smith

The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching process. In this discussion, you will see Martha Mancera, the teacher, and the Kindergarten Coach,...

Grade K| 7:03

Teacher: Martha Mancera

In “Sophia Dubreuil’s Assessment” video, we get to see how formative assessment of student learning (3d) “in real time” plays an important role in the...

Grade PK| 2:07

Teacher: Sophia Dubreuil
Leader: Michelle Pogliano

In “Sophia Dubreuil’s Learning Environment/Culture”, Sophia shows how important respectful talk, active listening, and high expectations for learning can be through both verbal and nonverbal...

Grade PK| 3:06

Teacher: Sophia Dubreuil

The classroom environment is purposefully planned from the moment students and families walk through the front door to support the Headstart/Preschool Classroom mission that “college...

Grade PK| 8:06

Teacher: Sophia Dubreuil

The Instructional Learning Environment in a play-based Pre-Kindergarten has three critical learning phases: Large Group Instruction where the teacher links the instructional purpose of various...

Grade PK| 9:43

Teacher: Sophia Dubreuil

Effective, classroom management is a critical part of any learning environment but it is essential in the early learning classroom to maximize shared and individual...

Grade PK| 3:26

Teacher: Sophia Dubreuil

The planning conversation is when the teacher and principal (or instructional coach or teaching peer) collaborate and focus on the student-learning priorities for classroom-based observation....

Grade PK| 6:15

Teacher: Sophia Dubreuil

Although the ability of families to participate in their child’s learning at school varies widely, it is a KEY RESPONSIBILITY in early learning for educators...

Grade PK| 6:49

Teacher: Sophia Dubreuil

The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching/ professional learning process. In this reflection conversation, we will see Sophia Dubreuil, the teacher, and...

Grade PK| 5:34

Teacher: Sophia Dubreuil
Leader: Michelle Pogliano

In promoting student learning, educators must work together to share strategies, plan joint efforts, and plan for the success of individual students. During weekly team...

Grade PK| 6:24

Teacher: Sophia Dubreuil

Although the ability of families to participate in their child’s learning at school varies widely, it is a KEY RESPONSIBILITY in early learning for educators...

Grade 1| 2:07

Teacher: Valeska Bass

During the Assessment video, we see Ms Bass providing summative “noticings” that she gathered as she worked with individual and pairs of writers.  The teacher...

Grade 1| 11:06

Teacher: Valeska Bass

In “Valeska Bass’ Learning Environment/Culture”, Valeska shows how important respectful talk, active listening, and high expectations for learning can be through both verbal and nonverbal...

Grade 1| 3:33

Teacher: Valeska Bass

The classroom environment is purposefully planned from the moment students  walk through the front door to support student learning empowerment and ownership.  Personalized learning is...

Grade 1| 5:51

Teacher: Valeska Bass

The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching/ professional learning process. In this reflection conversation, we will see Valeska Bass, the teacher, and...

Grade 1| 10:03

Teacher: Valeska Bass
Leader: Melita Alston

In promoting student learning, educators must work together to share strategies, coordinate joint instructional efforts, and plan for the success of individual students. In this...

Grade 1| 6:21

Teacher: Valeska Bass

The Instructional Learning Environment, using gradual release of teaching to student learning, has three critical learning phases: Large Group Instruction where the teacher links the...

Grade 1| 8:57

Teacher: Valeska Bass

Effective, classroom management is a critical part of any learning environment but it is essential in the early learning classroom to maximize shared and individual...

Grade 1| 1:59

Teacher: Valeska Bass

The planning conversation is when the teacher and principal (or instructional coach or teaching peer) collaborate and focus on the student-learning priorities for classroom-based observation....

Grade 1| 8:34

Teacher: Valeska Bass
Leader: Melita Alston

During “Zahidee’s Assessment”, Zahidee, the Kindergarten teacher, is capturing formative assessment data and providing personalized feedback during small group reading and journaling time (Cluster 5-...

Grade K| 9:36

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano

In “Zahidee’s Culture ”, Zahidee Marcano, the Kindergarten teacher, uses her knowledge of the students’ individual reading ability and interests to support book check-in/check-out. (Framework...

Grade K| 2:12

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano

The classroom environment is purposefully planned to support student learning through whole group, math and literacy centers, choice play-based centers, as well as areas for...

Grade K| 5:31

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano

The Instructional Learning Environment in a play-based Kindergarten has three critical learning phases: Whole Group Instruction where the teacher links the instructional purpose of various...

Grade K| 17:23

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano

Effective, classroom management is a critical part of any learning environment but it is essential in the early learning classroom to maximize shared and individual...

Grade K| 6:31

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano

The planning conversation is when the teacher and principal/instructional coach/teaching peer collaborate and focus on the student-learning priorities established through the learner needs, core curriculum,...

Grade K| 6:40

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano
Leader: Karen Smith

In this video, you will see Zahidee Marcano, the Kindergarten teacher, and Karen Smith, the Kindergarten Coach, discuss the work that Zahidee is doing in...

Grade K| 5:37

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano
Leader: Karen Smith

The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching process. In this discussion, you will see Zahidee Marcano, the Kindergarten teacher, and the Kindergarten...

Grade K| 5:00

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano
Leader: Karen Smith