Component 1A: Demonstrating Knowledge of Content and Pedagogy
Struggling with Content? Try Khan!
For the teacher struggling with content knowledge, Khan Academy is an easy to use platform for brushing up on skills/content. Users must sign in to Khan with their Google ID. Users can create a profile, earn digital badges as they complete courses, and keep track of their in-progress and completed learning.
Khan Academy Math
Includes early math through 8th grade and also breaks out into specific areas like trigonometry, Algebra, probabilities and statistics, and more.
Khan Academy Science
Subjects include Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Cosmology, Astronomy, Health and Medicine, and Discoveries
Khan Academy Arts and Humanities
Explore history, civics, music, art history, geography and more.
"Fliperentiated" Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom
For the teacher who has a good grasp on the classroom and content, this blog may push their thinking further. How can teachers use the power of technology to create truly personalized, differentiated instruction for their students?
Four Steps to Get Your Students Reading Like Historians
"Reading Like a Historian" is a strategy developed by Stanford University in which students approach history by reading primary source documents. Anchored by these texts, students explore different perspectives of historical events and develop opinions based on their reading.
3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do
This blog post gives the basics about differentiation in the classroom including examples of how a teacher could differentiate content, process, or product. Links to related protocols and strategies are sprinkled throughout the post.
An Introduction to Project-Based Learning
This short video gives an overview of the "how" and "why" of the project-based learning pedagogy. The page also contains a link to a more in-depth video and an article.
Why The Common Core? How these Standards are Different
The "Why the Common Core? How these Standards are Different" Module is a 1–1.5 hour module designed to provide you with the background information necessary to understand how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) play a role in improving education. It answers the question: How are these standards different than the latest versions of any individual state’s standards? During this module, you will look at the rationale for these standards and then an overview of the major math and ELA/literacy shifts required by the CCSS.