Designing Coherent Instruction with Appropriate Resources
New Teacher Survival Guide: Planning for Instruction
Watch a new teacher go step by step through planning a day's lesson with her department chair. The pair use a backward design model to make sure students are learning skills and not just completing tasks.
Pace and Structure in Lesson Planning
Educational specialist Jim Knight works with a struggling 7th grade ELA teacher on the pace and structure of her lessons. This video is a blend of classroom activity and the follow up coaching session that occurs.
Planning ELA Instruction with PARCC Tools
What can you learn from looking at sample assessment tasks? Why is it helpful to use a process for unpacking sample assessment tasks? How can you imagine using the process in your own classroom?
Five-Year-Olds Pilot Their Own Project-Based Learning
Student-driven class activities, enhanced by technology, launch kindergartners on a journey of lifelong learning.This nine minute video and accompanying resources show how teachers can tap in to students' natural curiosity to create engaging learning experiences in their classrooms.
High School Teachers Meet the Challenges of PBL Implementation
Teachers and students talk about the exciting changes in their classrooms as the entire school has shifted their instructional practices toward a problem-based learning school.
Five Keys to Rigorous Project Based Learning
Well-designed problem-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL. This video series gives an overview of PBL in video one and then goes into more detail about each of the five keys with a video of their own.