30 minutes

Helping Parents Understand Standards-Based Grading

It’s time to communicate this big change to parents. Take the mystery out of standards-based grading practices for parents.

Parents are often accustomed to grade books based upon points and percentages. This video and accompanying attachments provide talking points for leaders to help parents understand the new standards-based grade book, how it benefits their child, and new questions to ask their child as well as the child’s teachers.

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15 Minutes

Three Models for Phasing in Standards-Based Grading in Your School or District

You completed the three leadership moves, now it's time to begin implementation. This video will share 3 models for phasing in standards-based grading.

Matt builds upon the three leadership moves and describes three models school leaders should consider for phasing in standards-based grading. Opportunities and obstacles for each model are included.

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10 Minutes

Understanding and Addressing Secondary Standards-Based Grading Myths

This video will address the 3 most common myths surrounding standards-based grading in the secondary level.

Changing grading systems at the secondary level often comes with uncertainty. This video assists leaders in understanding and addressing three common secondary SBG myths through sharing relevant research.

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10 Minutes

The Three Part Drill

Looking for a quick and easy instructional strategy to support your struggling readers and writers?

During this learning, you will learn the basics of The Three Part Drill, one component of an Orton-Gillingham Approach to teaching reading and spelling.

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20 Minutes

Accelerated Learning: Opportunity Myth

Ever wonder if the educational experience we are providing is enough? Are the assignments and expectations rigorous?

TNTP performed extensive research to gather answers to inquiries regarding opportunities and impact. In a quick 10 minutes hear about the nation’s current reality based on an analysis of over 20,000 pieces of student work from over 2,700 classrooms across the United States.

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What is the Science of Reading?

Have you heard some chatter about these words the “Science of Reading" lately? Teachers, administrators, and even journalists...

Success Criteria I can restate the definition of the Science of Reading in my own words. I can clearly state how the Simple View of Reading and Scarborough’s Rope relate to the Science of Reading and explain what research tells us about how the brain learns to read. I can use my knowledge of the Science of Reading to inform how I teach reading. ...

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20 Minutes

Mathematics Diagnostic Flowchart- Interventions

This session on math intervention provides guidance through a series of questions to assist in identifying potential mathematics skill area deficits for further diagnosis and...

Ensuring intervention targets appropriate skills and concepts, teams will need to identify and verify learners’ specific instructional needs. This session is part of the Prioritizing Math Content for Intervention Series around Learner Step 6 of the Iowa Department of Education’s Intervention System Guide. Tasks are designed to build an understanding of the Mathematics Diagnostic Flowchart.

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10 minutes

Dyslexia: Myths and Facts

This video will address some common myths about dyslexia and provide facts that help educators better understand their students.

Dyslexia is a widely misunderstood neurological disorder. Current research has helped us "debunk" many long-held myths about dyslexia. This video will address the facts about dyslexia to help teachers provide appropriate student supports and communicate effectively with students and parents.

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20 minutes

Characteristics of Autism and Educational Implications

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? What common characteristics may impact students with ASD in the classroom setting? This learning will help to answer these questions...

Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurological disorder characterized by a triad of impairments/characteristics: communication, social skills, and restricted and/or repetitive behavior patterns. These characteristics, along with developmental rates and sequences, cognition, and sensory processing will be discussed in terms of possible educational implications.

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