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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 13

The six instructional shifts in this workshop definitely move math and science teachers' understanding of instruction. The workshop, 13th out of a series of 15, asks participants to examine sample tests and to look at how the six...

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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 11

You'll C-E-R a difference in classroom achievement after using a helpful instructional activity. Designed for economics, civics, government, and US history classes, participants practice using the CER model to craft arguments about...

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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 4

Why is it important to use precise language? Participants explore this question in the fourth lesson in a series of 15 on effective instruction. Perfect for all content areas, the lesson promotes appropriate language choice through close...

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#### Promoting Disability Awareness and Acceptance in Childhood

Create a safe and respectful school environment with the help of this special education teaching guide. Offering dozens of instructional ideas and activities for raising awareness and acceptance of children with disabilities, this is a...

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#### Using Google Docs

This is a fantastic resource for teachers to have in their tool belts upon entering into the world of using Google Docs in the classroom! It is a reference sheet with step-by-step instructions and graphics for everything from basic...

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#### Growth Mindset Strategies

Help your students develop a growth mindset with a list of sample strategies for prioritizing efforts instead of results.Pupils learn how to embrace mistakes, set high expectations, and focus on process over product.

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#### Self-Efficacy Strategies

Scholars with high levels of self-efficacy perform better in school. Instructors review a list of strategies for enhancing self-efficacy skills. They discover how to teach learners to appropriately define success, celebrate progress, and...

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#### Social Awareness Strategies

What are the benefits of developing social awareness? Using the resource, readers learn strategies for fostering civil discourse, creating a participatory classroom, and enhancing family involvement. Scholars also take a personality...

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#### Calculations Aren't Enough!

Unlike mathematics, statistics comes with a context. The author reminds teachers that data analysis involves using the context to make sense of the numbers. The article stresses good communication skills by highlighting the scoring...

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#### Teaching Students How to Write AP Statistics Exam Responses

But this is math—we don't need to know how to write! The article makes a point that class members in AP® Statistics should be comfortable writing as the exams require it. Individuals quickly realize that quality writing is crucial to a...

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#### AP® English Language and Composition Special Focus: Writing Persuasively

It's not always easy to persuade others. However, it may even be harder to teach others how to be persuasive. Educators get personal insight from Brent Staples, an influential commentator, as well as gain ideas and activities on teaching...

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#### Planning and Conducting a Study

Plan to use the activities on planning studies and experiments. A curriculum module for AP® Statistics gives instructors some useful information on how to conduct studies, sample surveys, and experiments. It also has some ideas for...

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#### Sampling Distributions

The validity of data depends on the strength of the sample. A collection of instruction and activities focuses on sampling distributions and the analysis of that data. Scholars learn about distribution tests such and Central Limit...

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#### Coke® Versus Pepsi®: An Introductory Activity for Test of Significance

Most people claim they can tell the difference between Coke and Pepsi. Scholars conduct a fun experiment to test that claim! Once learners collect their data, they analyze the results and determine if the statistics are significant.

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#### Special Focus: Inference

Statistics is all about making inferences! A lesson guide explains the meaning of inferences and how to use statistics to make them. The resource provides instruction as well as information about the topic on the AP® Statistics exam.

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#### Why Variances Add - And Why It Matters

Why is adding variance important? A lesson outline defines a variance theorem and how it affects the data statistics. The instruction shows scholars the importance of considering the variance of data and why it requires independence.

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#### AP® English Language Special Focus: Using Sources

What is the most effective way to teach scholars how to write a research paper? Educators explore the topic with the AP® English Language and Composition exam resource. The reference material guides teachers in best practices for using...

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#### AP® English Language: Reading and Writing Analytically

How can teachers ensure their pupils are well prepared for the AP® English exam? The reference material is a good place to start! Educators read seven essays detailing best practices for teaching scholars to read critically and write...

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#### AP® Psychology: Teaching Statistics and Research Methodology

Psychologists use statistics? Scholars investigate the research behind the methodology of statistical analysis. Using hands-on practice, case-studies, and scatterplots, they complete various tasks to understand the very roots of high...

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#### Visual Literacy: Using Images to Increase Comprehension

A colorful PowerPoint is a great way to introduce the topic of visual literacy. The eye-catching presentation begins with an overview of visual literacy and then provides some specific strategies to help enhance reading comprehension. As...

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#### AP® Psychology Cognition and Language

I can remember what happened five years ago, but I can't recall what I did last week! High school psychology students analyze how memory, cognition, and language impact one another. Hands-on activities, memory exercises, and research...

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#### AP® Psychology: Special Focus - The Brain, the Nervous System, and Behavior

How does the brain send signals to the rest of the body? Scholars research and analyze the functions of the brain and the central nervous system in the human body. Using hands-on activities, reflections, and research, they begin to...

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#### Turning Courtrooms into Classrooms

Turn the class into the next episode of Law & Order! Scholars work together to create a mock trial over the course of several weeks before going before a judge for the case performance. They take on different roles, go through...

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#### Top 20 Principles from Psychology for PreK–12 Creative, Talented, and Gifted Students’ Teaching and Learning

Who knew getting a better grasp on learning and psychology requires understanding only 20 principles? The resource, especially ideal for high school Psychology, discusses 20 important principles that debunk common myths and provide...

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#### From Survive to Thrive: What Great Substitute Teachers Do Differently

Thinking about signing up as a substitute teacher? Subbing is not for the faint of heart but with the help of the thoughtful advice in a detailed guide, you can develop the skills you need to be a great, professional substitute teacher.

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#### Teaching the History of the Black Panther Party: 5 Essential FAQ’s

What are the facts about the Black Panther Party? Was it, as J. Edgar Hoover contended, a terrorist organization and a threat to national security? Or a group of indviduals bound together by a desire to protect and nurture their...

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#### Preparing a More Useful Sub Plan for Your Substitute Teacher

Make your substitute's life easier by using the prompts on a one-page resource to a craft a profile of your classes and your daily routines. A great-first page for a substitute teacher folder.

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#### Substitute Teacher Toolbox

Substitute teaching can be challenging. You never know what you're going to find. Never fear, help is here in the form of a toolkit packed with great advice and practical suggestions.

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#### Substitute Teacher Guide

So you've signed up to work as a substitute teacher, While you're waiting for that call, download or bookmark a substitute teacher guide that has everything you need to prepare you for any classroom, for any grade, for any subject....

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#### Argumentative Writing for 6-12 Social Social Studies

Help your learners create coherent claims, evidence, reasoning, and counterarguments. A PowerPoint presentation teaches them about the CER model and its role in their own writing. Pre- and post- surveys prompt pupils to identify their...

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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 14

Using eagles as an example topic for instruction, math, science, and language arts teachers examine inquiry-based instruction and shifts within the language arts CCSS and the NGSS. Reflective in nature, the workshop gives instructors...

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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 10

How have educational standards evolved? Educators of adults examine expectations in the 10th workshop out of 15 to better determine how standards have grown. Participants respond to a variety of sample questions to determine how they...

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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 7

Designed specifically for math instructors, the seventh workshop of a 15-part series allows time to explore Webb's DOK, ponder open-ended questions, and create lessons to apply what is learned. Teachers craft high-quality math problems...

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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 5

Are video games sports? Pupils investigate this question as well as various nonfiction selections to learn more about claims and the support that defines them. All of the selections mimic the rigor on state tests and encourage close...

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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 3

Teachers turning into students? It's not Freaky Friday! It's a thoughtful workshop that teaches participants how to plan professional development for staff. Third in a 15-part series, the workshop provides a platform for the other...

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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 2

Flipped classrooms and online tools killed the chalkboard! An awesome, hands-on technology workshop asks teachers across all content areas. to examine model lessons, become familiar with research, and explore tech tools they can...

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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 15

What do a cheetah, Audi commercial, and air have in common? They're all topics of an engaging inquiry-based, hands-on workshop for educators about background knowledge, reading strategies, the CER model, and argumentative writing. The...

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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 12

How can opinions slant facts? Workshop participants learn how to examine primary and secondary sources and identify the author's point of view. They also examine how visual art impacts the meaning and rhetoric of sources. Full of...

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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 9

Here's a workshop for teachers that rocks the academic world! Using earthquakes as a medium for instruction, educators learn about crosscutting engineering with science. Fun, hands-on, collaborative exercises encourage participants to...

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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 8

Lights, camera, action! Math educators consider how to improve their instruction by examining a model of the five-practice problem-solving model involving a movie theater. Participants examine cognitive demand in relation to problem...

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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 6

Is a college education necessary for success in today's world? The class investigates the question, along with others at the end of the sixth workshop in a 15-part series. The instructional activity has four parts with multiple...

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#### Get Your Class Back! Free Your Class from Cell Phones in 5 Minutes

Welcome to a class in Cell Phones Anonymous! Rid students of their addiction with an easy, positive reinforcement, two-step program: turn them off and put them in a box at the front of the classroom. Each day they participate, they...

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#### A Silent National Crisis: Violence Against Teachers

School violence is becoming an epidemic in America. How can schools protect their teachers—and teach them how to protect their students? Read an important brochure about how violence affects teachers personally, emotionally, financially,...

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#### Teaching Is Fundamental

It's important for teachers to have a strong support system—especially in the first few years of their career. Help teachers' partners, spouses, and friends understand the most compassionate ways to provide emotional support with a...

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#### Speak Up at School

When someone says something offensive based on prejudice or a stereotype, it's often difficult to know how to react. A packet on tolerance and standing up for others guides teachers to both learn and instruct members of their class to...

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#### Listening for History: Using Jazz Music as a Primary Source

Designed as a teacher resource, a packet identifies resources and approaches instructors can use to incorporate jazz into their history classes. Materials are identified by historical era, from the roots of jazz prior to World War I to...

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#### Healthy Bodies for Boys

Create an inclusive space for scholars to gain milestone information about their growing bodies with a unit designed to meet the needs of learners with disabilities. Topics include the onset of puberty, hormones, hygiene, and more!

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#### Healthy Bodies for Girls

Make human growth development education an inclusive experience with a guide to puberty designed to support girls with disabilities. Topics include exercise, hygiene, menstruation, and more!

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#### Educating Children about Autism in an Inclusive Classroom

How do we meet the needs of learners with autism? Find out with an in-depth study that offers a thorough explanation of autism—what it is and how unique every individual's case may be, nine lesson plans spanning from kindergarten to 12th...

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#### Random Variables vs. Algebraic Variables

Variables can vary in meaning. A reference material for AP® Statistics explains the difference between random and algebraic variables. It provides a hypothetical situation involving dice—great for use in a classroom situation.

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#### Resource Vetting Rubric

How do you assure that the resources you find for your classes are of good quality? Check out a vetting rubric that suggests eight questions to ask when considering lesson plans, activities, demonstrations, and pictures for classroom use.

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#### Developing Adolescents

Why to young people act the way they do? Scholars investigate the stages of adolescent development incorporating high school psychology techniques. Using research from the American Psychological Association, they uncover the five areas...

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#### Bullying Around Racism, Religion and Culture

Racism, antisemitism, Islamophobia. How to counter prejudice-driven bullying in schools is the focus of a packet of materials that provides information and advice on how to respond to and prevent bullying, materials for in-service and...

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#### Rubric for Decision-Making Process

Looking for a simple, editable rubric to measure students' decision-making process? Designed for special needs learners, this rubric offers four levels of ability to assess Knowledge, Skiills and Habits, and Attitudes and Ability. Take a...

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#### Six Steps for Substitute Success

Here's a switch--a lesson plan designed for prepare class members for a substitute! The plan highlights six behaviors that demonstrate respect and responsibility.

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#### Social Emotional Toolkit

Looking for some tools to help you incorporate social and emotional learning into your curriculum? Then check out this 79-page kit packed with ideas for developing social-emotional learning competencies. The first section provides...

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#### Teaching Guide: Set Design

The task of creating a set for a theater production may leave theater arts students asking where to begin. Set their minds at ease with a packet that not only provides information about the elements of design, but also guides them...

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#### Autism Speaks School Community Toolkit

Guide members of the educational community in understanding and supporting autistic learners. A kit from Autism Speaks includes an array of tools designed for parents, teachers, and community members.

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#### Problem Behavior Questionnaire

It can be frustrating for a child and teacher alike when a problem behavior arises over and over in a classroom. Analyze when, where, and why the behavior is occurring with a questionnaire, in which educators mark the percent of the time...

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#### Cultural Shifts in a Professional Learning Community

Talk about a quantum shift in educational thinking. The shift in attitudes toward the fundamental purposes, the shifts in the use of assessments, the shift in the response of educators when students don't learn, the shift in the work of...

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#### Teaching Attendance: Everyday Strategies to Help Teachers Improve Attendance and Raise Achievement

Build a culture of attendance with the help of this 7-page toolkit loaded with suggestions for specific things you and parents can do to improve attendance, and in turn, raise the achievement of learners. Included are suggestions for...

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#### The First Days

Designed for first-year teachers, this 116-page packet has it all. Questions you should ask administrators and fellow teachers, a checklist of things to do before school starts, a school-year calendar to record special school events and...

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#### New Teacher’s Survival Guide

An amazing amount of information is packed into this 44-page packet. Everything from how to avoid first day jiggers to planning first day activities, from personal and classroom safety tips to how to break up fights, from classroom setup...

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#### Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

For decades Bloom's Taxonomy has helped to guide educators' approach to instruction, but as times change and students change, so too must the methods for teaching evolve. Introducing teachers to the new revised Bloom's Taxonomy, this...

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#### Writing That Works

New ReviewWell, technically, there are may ways to improve writing. Teachers gain information about technical writing instruction. They begin by learning the importance of technical writing and then take a look at the criteria and types of...

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#### Racial Justice in Education Resource Guide

New ReviewStrive for racial justice within your classroom community with help from an 80-page resource guide. Five modules move scholars through thoughtful, and reflective grand conversations to making a plan, then taking action. Learners write...

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#### Sample Teaching Activities to Support Core Competencies of Social and Emotional Learning

What is social and emotional learning (SEL), and why is it important? Using a helpful resource, teachers discover ways to enhance SEL in the classroom. They show pupils how to regulate their emotions and behaviors, set personal and...

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#### Psychological First Aide (PFA) for Students and Teachers

Listen, protect, connect! Using the resource, teachers learn how psychological first aid helps scholars adjust after a crisis or school emergency. They discover how to observe changes in pupils' school performance, listen and offer...

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#### Self-Management Strategies

What self-management techniques help scholars achieve their goals? Readers review a list of strategies for managing stress, increasing motivation, and setting goals. They discover how to monitor their emotions, create checklists to stay...

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#### SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOOLKIT

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#### Teacher's Guide to Podcasting in the Classroom

Ever feel disengaged? Let's talk about it! Learning how to create podcast lessons in the classroom fully engages scholars and educators. Participants learn how to conduct simple podcast lessons, then evolve into creating more complex,...

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#### Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Does it make more sense to teach the Second Fundamental Theorem of Calculus before the First Fundamental Theorem of Calculus? An AP® Calculus curriculum module explores the interesting question. A set of five worksheets first looks at...

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#### The Domain of Solutions to Differential Equations

It'd be a shame to get a question wrong just by not accounting for the domain. An article on AP® Calculus looks at the importance of considering the domain of solutions to differential equations by looking at examples from past AP®...

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#### AP Calculus: Slope Fields

Ready to field questions about slope fields? An article on AP® Calculus teaching methods describes how to teach about slope fields to solve differential equations. It gives some sample problems to consider with the class and how to...

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#### Beginning the Year with Local Linearity

Local linearity isn't the first thing that comes to mind to start off an AP® Calculus course. A scholarly article discusses one possible beginning to the AP® Calculus course: investigating and introducing derivatives through activities...

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#### Calculus at the Battle of Trafalgar

All's fair in math and war. Scholars examine the Battle of Trafalgar using calculus. They set up and solve a system of differential equations to determine the number of ships remaining in each fleet over time.

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#### Motion

What's the most common type of problem assessed on the AP® Calculus exam? Why motion, of course. A curriculum module for AP® Calculus provides suggestions on instruction for position, velocity, and acceleration problems. It encourages...

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#### The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus

Knowledge of definite integrals is fundamental to the understanding of calculus. Instructors of an AP® Calculus course consult a comprehensive guide to the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The document provides teaching suggestions and...

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#### Approximation

Sometimes close enough is appropriate. A curriculum document for AP® Calculus examines the importance of providing approximation questions throughout the course. It looks at approximating derivative values, approximating definite...

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#### Volumes of Solids of Revolution

Here's a solid resource for solids of revolution. Volumes of solids of revolution with a line of rotation other than the x- or y-axis give learners a difficult time. An AP® Calculus curriculum module provides instructors with four...

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#### Extrema

No need to go to extreme lengths to find resources on extrema. The central focus of an AP® curriculum module is on critical points and extrema, and how to cover these concepts throughout the course. A set of three worksheets helps assess...

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#### Functions Defined by Integrals

Functions defined by integrals need to be carefully integrated into the course. An AP® Calculus curriculum module discusses functions defined by integrals. It explains several reasons why pupils have difficulty with the concept and...

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#### Reasoning from Tabular Data

Don't table the resource—use it now. An AP® Calculus curriculum module encourages the use of tabular data throughout the course. It provides some example topics, such as rate of change, net change, and average value of a function, where...

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#### Differential Equations

Need some help teaching differential equations? Here's a perfect resource for you. An analysis of differential equations gives instructors a better understanding of the concept. The resource gives suggestions on how to incorporate...

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#### Engaging the Intuition in Statistics to Motivate

Motivation is key to learning. The author points out that it is important to engage intuition for aspects of statistics that pupils find counter-intuitive. Three strategies—using multiple representations, using intuitive analogies, and...

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#### Don't Forget the Differential Equations: Finishing 2005 BC4

Not explaining reasoning falls short of perfect. The article covers problem number four on the 2005 AP® Calculus BC exam. Using a similar problem, the author discusses the Euler Method procedure to answer the question. With the...

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#### The Satterthwaite Formula for Degrees of Freedom in the Two-Sample t-Test

Sample some statistics with Satterthwaite. Instructors of AP® Statistics read up on the Satterthwaite formula for degrees of freedom in the two-sample t-test. They see where it comes from and learn about the mathematics underpinning the...

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#### Three Calculator Simulation Activities

Calculators sure come in handy. An AP® Statistics instructional resource provides suggestions for using calculator simulations. It gives activities for adding variances, normal probability plots, and t distributions.

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#### Is That an Assumption or a Condition?

Don't assume your pupils understand assumptions. A teacher resource provides valuable information on inferences, assumptions, and conditions, and how scholars tend to overlook these aspects. It focuses on regression analysis, statistical...

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#### Power in Tests of Significance

Test your knowledge of tests of significance. A curriculum model for AP® Statistics describes and defines power in terms of tests of significance. It also provides two classroom activities designed to investigate power and how it relates...

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#### Computer Science Carnival

Take a ride and have some fun with computer science. Scholars set up and conduct a carnival with a computer science theme. It has activities involving binary numbers, computer hardware, decryption, conditional statements, loops,...

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#### An Introduction to Polymorphism in Java

Run a lesson on run-time polymorphism. An AP® curriculum module introduces polymorphism in Java. It identifies the five major types of run-time polymorphism and provides a brief description and example for each type.

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#### So Much Data, So Little Time

Organizing data in a statistics class is often a challenge. A veteran statistics teacher shares data organization tips in a lesson resource. The instructor shows how to group data to link to individual calculators in a more efficient...

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#### GridWorld: A Curriculum Module for Computer Science

Stretch out the grid. Teaching modules provide suggestions on how to use the case study, GridWorld, throughout the year as opposed to only right before the exam. The instructional units provide suggestions for presentations, assignments,...

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#### Team Problems in Computer Science

There is no I in team. Seven team problems provide classmates the opportunity to work with a partner on a task. Projects span the course and require pupils to apply their knowledge. Tasks range from writing the algorithm in English to...

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#### Strategies for Teaching AP Computer Science

Implement strategies from the beginning to the end. A collection of strategies and lessons span from the first day of school to after the exam. Resources cover basic information such as computer ethics and top 10 tips to a lesson plan on...

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#### GridWorld Case Study

The gridline is not just for Friday. Created for the first year, the GridWorld case study was part of the Computer Science course, the resource provides suggestions for integrating it throughout the course. Four instructional components...

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#### Using the Java Collections Hierarchy

Collect a set of collections. Professional development material provides teachers with information about collections that are in AP Computer Science. Materials include teaching strategies, sample labs, and worksheets. Educators use the...

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#### Object-Oriented Design

Just jump in with both feet. To better teach Java, one must think Java. The College Board built document immerses teachers in object-oriented design by providing several resources for use. Resources include teaching strategies, design...

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#### Advanced Object-Oriented Concepts

Advance inheritance in the classroom. The resource is a professional development module with sections great to use in the classroom. Sections cover ideas of inheritance in Java along with abstract classes. Each section includes a...

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#### AP® Calculus: Special Focus - Infinite Series

Read a series to develop an understanding of series. The special focus professional development on infinite series consists of eight articles. Articles contain information strictly for teachers along with aspects to incorporate into the...

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#### Using Concept Maps in the Science Classroom

A good concept map requires high thought processes. This makes it a great tool for teaching and evaluating your pupils. A helpful article describes a great approach for teaching young scholars the art of concept map building and how best...

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#### Teaching the Song

Considering a workshop on or a complete course in musical theatre? Musical theatre performers must be triple threats. They must be actors, singers, and dancers. Check out an article, designed for instructors, packed with suggestions for...

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#### Teaching Geography: Workshop 4—North Africa/Southwest Asia

Can Jerusalem be equitably organized? Can Israel and Palestine be successfully partitioned? Part one of a two-part workshop looks at the geo-political history of Jerusalem while Part two investigates Egypt's dependence of the Nile River...

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#### TASC Transition Curriculum: Workshop 1

Work out your core, Common Core State Standards, through the first workshop in a series of 15 designed for educators. Inquiry-based activities designed for all content areas and grade levels explore the shifts to new standards,...

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#### Sexual Orientation and Youth

A 24-page manual provides principals, educators, and other school personnel with factual information about sexual orientation development, important legal principles they must consider, and problematic efforts to change sexual...

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#### Designing and Creating Earth Science Lessons with Google Earth

Everything from adding an overlay to uploading images to navigating the software, teachers become apt at using Google Earth™ in the classroom to create Earth Science lessons.

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#### Ten Tips for Involving Families through Internet-Based Communication

Communication is key for a successful parent-teacher relationship, but communication can be difficult when there are thirty-plus families involved. Make your life easier with online communication and an article that details 10 tips to...

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#### The Scarlet Pimpernel: Concept Analysis

Considering The Scarlet Pimpernel as part of your curriculum? Check out this overview that provides a brief summary of the plot of Baroness Orczy's novel and a discussion of some of the issues presented by her tale of the french...

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#### Physical Education for Pupils with Autism

Teachers will find this resource helpful in addressing sensory issues and communication (visual and verbal) when it comes to implementing a good quality PE experience for those with an autistic spectrum disorder. The resource provides...

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#### Habits of Mind

There is more than one way to approach a problem. Explore the habits of mind as they relate to the methods of approaching learning, and to how young writers can develop success once they learn to foster each skill.

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#### The 16 Habits of Mind

Study the 16 Habits of Mind with a professional resource. Based on Describing 16 Habits of Mind by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick, the resource details 16 ways learners perceive problems around them and produce ways to deal with those...

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#### Activity Behavior Data Sheet

Do the kids in your class have trouble with daily routines? Note how many times they need to be prompted through various activities with a tracking log. Additionally, educators can rate how well kids complete and follow through with each...

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#### Healthy Living Skills Rubrics

Do the kids in your class respect the needs and limits of their bodies? Use a rubric about healthy choices to assess learners' knowledge about their bodies, skills and habits, and attitudes and values.

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#### Efficient Functional Behavior Assessment Checklist

Work on a learner's problem behavior in your classroom with a behavior assessment checklist. After identifying the behavior, educators can indicate how often the behavior occurs, any events that could cause or encourage the behavior, and...

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#### Pyramid of Interventions Considerations

There's much to consider when contemplating an intervention for students. Here's a list of considerations that should be taken into account, as well as questions that should be asked and answered during the planning stage.

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#### Confidential Parent Questionnaire

Here's a form that permits student assistance teams to gather information from parents and/or guardians about a child referred to them.

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#### Classroom Collective

If you need some structure for the beginning of your school year, look no further than this fabulous group of classroom materials. With inspirational posters, monthly calendars and assessment worksheets, a class job sign-up page, and a...

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#### Planning for Teams

Collaboration is so important when planning out a school year. Working as a team, teachers can determine their purpose and goal for a yearly plan, map out the steps over each month, and schedule a time and place to meet throughout the year.

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#### Physical Disabilities/Chronic Health Impairments Instructional Support Planning Process

Perfect for review at an IEP meeting, this template walks the user through assessing and assigning modifications for a learner's physical disability. Strengths and needs are determined across five domains: physical functioning,...

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#### Student Self-Reflection Data Sheet

Have learners track and assess their own behavior in class using this handy self-reflection template. They consider three options for each task, circling a smiley face, a neutral face, or a sad face to indicate how they did that day.

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#### On Task Behavior -1 Minute Intervals

Use this template to monitor on-or-off-task behavior by the minute for up to 20 minutes. With space for six days and 14 distinct behaviors to note for each time interval (plus space for six more for you to add), when completed, this...

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#### Data Analysis Protocol

Once data has been collected about student performance, members of a professional learning community (PLC) may use this worksheet to analyze the data and create plans to improve student performance.

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#### A Data Picture of Our School

Collecting the data required to adequately assess school programs can be an overwhelming task. Simplify the process with a three-page worksheet that identifies the indicators for student achievement results, engagement data, discipline...

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#### Curriculum Map

Chances for the success of any venture are often improved with careful pre-planning. Here's a preplanning curriculum map that identifies for professional learning communities (PLC) the key factors that must be part of any instructional...

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#### A Balanced and Coherent System of Assessment

Assessment is key in any professional learning community (PLC). Check out this graphic that details the types of, frequency of, and purpose of various types of assessments used by PLC teams.

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#### Protocol for Team Analysis Prior to Teaching a Unit

As part of an analysis of an instructional unit, teaching teams use a worksheet and identify where learners struggled, some of the causes, and then develop an action plan for improving achievement.

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#### Where Do We Go From Here? Worksheet Monitoring Each Student’s Learning

In the words of Yogi Berra, "If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else." Keep team members of your professional learning community (PLC) mindful of where they are going with a worksheet that designates steps...

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#### Making Time for Collaboration

Making time for collaboration, a key element in creating a professional learning community, is a challenge. Not only is the school's master schedule effected, but the schedules of families, community members, and even bus companies, are...

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#### Professional!Learning!Community! Manual: Operationalizing!the!Big!Picture

Thinking of creating a Professional Learning Community at your school? Here's a 32-page manual that provides everything you need to get started.

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#### Organizations That Endorse Professional Learning Community Concepts

Thinking of creating a Professional Learning Community in your school? Here's a list of organizations and educational researchers who endorse PLC concepts.

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#### Critical Issues for Team Consideration

Profession Development Community (PLC) teams use the provided worksheet to evaluate the progress of their group in addressing critical issues their school is facing.

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#### Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts

Considering creating a Profession Learning Community at your school? Here's a seven-page glossary of key terms and concepts, everything from action orientation and adaptive to values and vision, that all members should know to...

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#### Agenda/Minutes for Instructional Planning Meeting

When it comes to the education of children with special needs, it's vital for there to be regular and open communication between all parties involved. This agenda nicely outlines key topics to discuss in weekly meetings including an...

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#### Professional Learning Community Manual

Although designed for a specific learning community, much can be gleaned from this manual about how to set up a learning community and the responsibilities for the various members.

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#### Frozen in Time

Take a closer look at increasing and decreasing behavior by zooming in on graphs. An AP® Calculus reference document examines how increasing/decreasing behavior should be considered in terms of intervals rather than points. The resource...

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#### Differentiability of Piecewise Defined Functions

Differentiable or not, that is the question. An informational website gives two theorems on the differentiability of piecewise functions at their endpoints. It goes on to apply the theorems to present two solution methods to a past AP®...

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#### Try This! Calculus Teaching Tips

It's important to spice up your lessons. An online article discusses teaching strategies for AP® Calculus. In-class activities include matching games, placemats, multiple choice questions, scripted discussion, involuntary discussion,...

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#### Seeing Is Believing

Students read about AP calculus online. In this calculus lesson, students learn real life usage for calculus. They read about instructors and their experience teaching and incorporating calculus into the real world.

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#### Why We Use Theorem In Calculus

Young scholars read an article to explain the reasoning behind theorems. In this calculus lesson, students understand the underlying principles of theorems and how it helps them make sense of the problems. They know why they do what they...