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Levels of Engagement with Technology IPI

How do students learn and stay engaged when you infuse technology into the classroom?

In Levels of Engagement with Technology, Jerry Valentine provides evidence to answer questions about the impact of technology in the learning process, including usage frequency, manner of use, and impact on student thinking and learning.

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Accelerated Learning – Core Teaching Rubric

Looking for ways to streamline your observations while providing feedback that moves learning forward? Need a tool that focuses on the essential components of instruction? The Core Teaching Rubric will do just that!

By participating in this learning you’ll learn more about the performance domains of Culture of Learning, Essential Content, Academic Ownership and Demonstration of Learning. Each domain comes with a 3-point scale with descriptors that will guide instructional goals and feedback.

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Accelerated Learning – Considering System Readiness

You’ve heard about the Opportunity Myth and seen the research supporting acceleration over remediation of core instruction. Now take some time to determine next steps for your building based on your readiness. This learning will provide you with questions and guidance to support you in beginning your learning acceleration journey!

During this learning you will be able to reflect deeply on the current reality of your system. While utilizing the rubric, you will be able to set goals for next steps that will enhance your system.

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Quick Learning

Check out quick reads and videos lasting fifteen minutes or less.

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Impact of Disengagement on Student Learning IPI

Disengagement is damaging to kids and lost learning time.

What does student cognitive disengagement look like in the classroom and how does it affect their learning?

Just 15 minutes of disengagement per day equals a loss of nine days a year and 118-120 days in the course of a child’s K-12 experience. In this learning, Jerry Valentine discusses the ways to reduce disengagement and the most impactful things teachers can do to increase engaged learning time.

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Levels of Engagement with Technology IPI

How do students learn and stay engaged when you infuse technology into the classroom?

In Levels of Engagement with Technology, Jerry Valentine provides evidence to answer questions about the impact of technology in the learning process, including usage frequency, manner of use, and impact on student thinking and learning.

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Inquiry and Engagement in a 3rd Grade Classroom

Inquiry in action! 3rd Grade students demonstrating the power of inquiry to increase student agency and engagement.

Join us in observing a 3rd grade classroom at Union Community School District in Union, IA as a teacher engages her students in the power of inquiry!

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