Self-directed Professional Development
Want to bring your “A” game? Try this resource: Dare To Differentiate
The contents of this website are invaluable. Everything you need to understand and facilitate differentiation in your classroom.
More information on teaching content literacy – This website has numerous how-to videos and other resources you can explore quickly.
Fisher and Frey: Great Resources from Nationally-Respected Researchers!
Doug Fisher presented valuable information at the 2013 Utah Council of the International Reading Association. Several slide presentations are found on the site he co-manages with his associate Nancy Frey.
Fisher You Tube Videos: Close Reading and More
- Close Reading
- Collaborative conversations
- Gradual Release of Responsibility Overview
- Response to Intervention
- Text Complexity
- Text-dependent Questions
Note: There are additional slide shows on the F&F resource page that represent presentations at various states and cities throughout the U.S. While many of the slides are similar, there is also additional additional information that does not appear in all presentations. They are worth perusing!
Teaching Channel: “Great Teaching, Inspiring Classrooms”?
“Teaching Channel is a video showcase—on the Internet and TV—of inspiring and effective teaching practices in America’s schools. [They] have a rapidly growing community of registered members who trade ideas and share inspiration from each other.” (Go HERE to read more about this helpful resource.)
Teaching the core – 103 films for use in classrooms from kindergarten to grade 12. More than 140 lesson ideas for Language Arts!