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Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching ~ The Teaching Professor Blog

Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching ~ The Teaching Professor Blog | Professional Development | Scoop.it

by Maryellen Weimer

 

"Here’s a great resource: the Teaching Practices Inventory. It’s an inventory that lists and scores the extent to which research-based teaching practices are being used. It’s been developed for use in math and science courses, but researchers Carl Wieman and Sarah Gilbert suggest it can be used in engineering and social sciences courses, although they have not tested it there. I suspect it has an even wider application. Most of the items on the inventory are or could be practiced in most disciplines and programs.

 

"The article (in an open access journal and available on the website above) provides a detailed account of how the inventory was developed and has been tested so far. Carl Wieman is a Nobel Prize winner in physics who in recent years has been working on a variety of STEM projects. This article illustrates the high caliber of his work, completed with a variety of colleagues.

 

"The inventory takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete (53% of the research cohort took it in 10 minutes or less) and is designed for use by individual faculty. It is a self-report inventory, with the power to promote a comprehensive review of and reflection on teaching practices. Inventory items are organized into eight categories: 1) course information provided to students; 2) supporting materials provided to students; 3) in-class features and activities; 4) assignments; 5) feedback and testing; 6) other (such as pre-post testing); 7) training and guidance of TAs; and 8) collaboration or sharing in teaching."


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The Math of Khan

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"Khan Academy has inspired both unconditional love and virulent criticism. But the controversy around the videos has sparked something truly valuable: a national conversation about math instruction and the role of technology, data, and teachers in helping students learn."


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, February 7, 2013 4:11 PM

Oh what a cheesy title, but as a Star Trek fan, I love it!

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Resources for Math Instruction

Updating lesson plans and assessments to align teaching to the Common Core State Standards can be overwhelming and time consuming!  To help you cut to the chase I've assembled a collection of some ...

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Changing the World, One Word at a Time! | The Queen Latifah Show - YouTube

Belissa Escobedo, Rhiannon McGavin, and Zariya Allen, members of the Get Lit organization perform "Somewhere in America". SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/QLsubscrib...

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5 Time-saving Gmail Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Time-saving Gmail Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional Development | Scoop.it
"I spent the whole day today catching up with the piles of emails I have in my inbox and I still did not reach inbox zero. However, while working on my Gmail, it dawned on me to share with you some useful tips I am using on my Gmail and which can make your emailing experience way better.These tips are features provided by Gmail team. All of features can be accessed from the setting button on the top right side :"
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Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning - TeachThought

Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning - TeachThought | Professional Development | Scoop.it
"Editor’s Note: We recently discovered the Bay Area’s Prospect Sierra School’s interesting learning model that prioritizes 6 ideas for learning in the 21st century. There is, of course, no single “best” way to pursue “21st century learning”–nor any learning at all for that matter. But seeing the way other inspired educators pursue the idea can teach each one of us a lot. In this model, we appreciate the inclusion of self-knowledge, as well as moving past the idea of content to true disciplinary knowledge–seeing knowledge in context and application."
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Training in Business's curator insight, June 23, 2014 7:27 AM

Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning

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This graphic may help to put the whole-child ideal together when planning....the knowledge in context and application is a key area for librarians.

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56 Different Examples of Formative Assessment

56 Different Examples of Formative Assessment | Professional Development | Scoop.it

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Cross-Curricular Motion Graphics - Digital Technology To Bridge The Sciences & Humanities

Cross-Curricular Motion Graphics - Digital Technology To Bridge The Sciences & Humanities | Professional Development | Scoop.it
"Modern pedagogy speaks frequently about interdisciplinary learning. A student's ability to make cross-curricular connections is one of the surest signs of understanding. Interactive tablets and project-based learning put a priority on these unions of product and skill, but often the attempts at collaborative exploration remain within comfortable sphere's of academic neighbors. In other words, it's easy for English and history teachers to work together. They can read historical fiction and poetry, or conduct research into famous cultural movements. Similarly, math and science educators often overlap in their lessons on significant digits and spacial reasoning."
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Top 10 resources to help teachers manage their time - Teacher Network

Top 10 resources to help teachers manage their time - Teacher Network | Professional Development | Scoop.it
“ Whether you have a problem with procrastination or want a better work-life balance, our handy resources will help you be more efficient”
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Oppia - Bite Sized Journeys, By Anyone, For Anyone

Oppia - Bite Sized Journeys, By Anyone, For Anyone | Professional Development | Scoop.it
"Oppia is a tool for creating interactive online activities that enable students to learn by doing. Its creators believe that this is often a more effective and efficient way of learning than either watching videos or reading texts, since it allows the student to engage more deeply with the activity in a way that videos or books often do not."
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How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena

How sugar affects the brain - Nicole Avena | Professional Development | Scoop.it
"When you eat something loaded with sugar, your taste buds, your gut and your brain all take notice."
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5 Questions To Evaluate Curriculum For Rigor

5 Questions To Evaluate Curriculum For Rigor | Professional Development | Scoop.it

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If The World Were ... An Infographic

If The World Were ... An Infographic | Professional Development | Scoop.it
"With the plethora of infographics in the media, it's important for our learners to understand how to design information. We continue to incorporate the creation of infographics as part of our curricula to help them do just that."
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New Tools Gauge Fidelity of Lessons to Common Core

New Tools Gauge Fidelity of Lessons to Common Core | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Which instructional materials fully reflect the new math and literacy standards? Some recently developed tools and processes seek to provide an answer.

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"Math Map" Connecting 21st Century Skills with Math Instruction

"Math Map" Connecting 21st Century Skills with Math Instruction | Professional Development | Scoop.it

The Partnership for the 21st Century has released the P21 Math Map. The map was designed by the Math Association of America (MAA) and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) as well as educators across the country. This is a great tool to help make connect the Common Core and 21st Century Skills. This link takes you to the publications page at P21 and the map is listed under New Resources.


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Join in the fun with the January #mathphotoaday challenge on Instagram with @3BBees

Join in the fun with the January #mathphotoaday challenge on Instagram with @3BBees | Professional Development | Scoop.it
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Excellent Speech to Text Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Speech to Text Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional Development | Scoop.it
"In a recent post I shared here a few days ago, I featured a list of three good text to speech tools for teachers. Today, I am sharing with you another list of handy tools but this time it is the other way around: speech to text. These tools will enable you to transcribe oral speech into text which you can then copy and use anywhere you want."
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A Strategy for Discovering and Describing Student Accomplishments - Edutopia

A Strategy for Discovering and Describing Student Accomplishments - Edutopia | Professional Development | Scoop.it
“ Guest blogger Jennifer Bernstein, college professor and application coach for high school students, writes about preparing students for those admissions essays by leading them to examine the value of their experiences and accomplishments.”
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4 Powerful Tools For Making Your Own Interactive Content

4 Powerful Tools For Making Your Own Interactive Content | Professional Development | Scoop.it
“Infographics are popular. They’re a fun way to present and read data, and many people believe that information that is presented visually is often retained better (at least for some learners). Many teachers today are using infographics, both in their classrooms and for their own professional development. There are so many tools out there to …”
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10 Ways to Build Teacher Leaders

10 Ways to Build Teacher Leaders | Professional Development | Scoop.it
“ "You don't need to be in a leadership position, to be a leader." By Jill Thompson We need teacher leaders! Why? Teacher leaders are the ones that make change happen. They are the ones that understa...”
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20 Signs You've Made a Difference as an Educator

20 Signs You've Made a Difference as an Educator | Professional Development | Scoop.it
“Remember that professor you had in college who took you under his wing and made you feel like you had something unique to contribute to the world? How do you know if you're doing the same for students?”
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There IS time for professional learning

There IS time for professional learning | Professional Development | Scoop.it
“ Time is a precious commodity in schools, and if we're committed to changing results for students, we have to challenge our assumptions about time for professional learning.”
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Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies

Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies | Professional Development | Scoop.it
Quoting from the post:Statistically speaking, the strength of the relationship between two variables. John Hattie, Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, says ‘effect sizes’ are the best way of answering the question ‘what has the greatest influence on student learning?’
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The health hazards of sitting

The health hazards of sitting | Professional Development | Scoop.it
“ We know sitting too much is bad, and most of us intuitively feel a little guilty after a long TV binge. But what exactly goes wrong in our bodies when we park ourselves for nearly eight hours per day, the average for a U.S.”
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How to Tap Into Kids’ Creative Confidence

How to Tap Into Kids’ Creative Confidence | Professional Development | Scoop.it
“ OpenIDEO "How might be inspire young people to cultivate their creative confidence?" That was the challenge posed by OpenIDEO several months ago:”
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