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Teacher Professional Development

The following are professional development opportunities for teachers to check out and view at their convenience.  Teachers have watched after school with a group interested in the same topic with a discussion that followed.  Others have checked them out to watch at home on their own just to gain knowledge.  These taped series are available by emailing Becky Schilling.  Let her know what title you are interested in and she will make it available to you to pick up at Central Office.  These tapes are quite expensive so I am hesitant to send them through the mail. 

Reading K-2

Reading 3-6
Writing
Classroom Management

Happy Reading-Grades K-2

Debbie Miller models individual, small-group and whole-class instruction in a primary classroom.  Viewers will see how instruction builds from day to day, based on observations and assessment of student needs.  Debbie will also help you with organization, book choice, and strategies for both.  There are three tapes in this series.  Tape one is 39 minutes, tape two is 24 minutes and tape three is 37 minutes.

Using Guided Reading to Strengthen Students’ Reading Skills at the Emergent Level Grades K-3

Tape one (42 minutes) contains an introduction to emergent-level guided reading, the basic components and the characteristics of emergent-level text.  Tape two (31 minutes) includes information concerning optional activities within the guided reading lesson and an uninterrupted emergent-level lesson.  Many activities are modeled to help you better understand the purpose and depth of guided reading at this level.

Using Guided Reading to Strengthen Students’ Reading Skills at the Developing Level-Grades 1-3

Tape one (46 minutes) contains information about classroom conditions that maximize guided reading success, three basic components of a developing-level guided reading lesson, and the characteristics of developing-level text.  Tape two (38 minutes) includes information about additional components of developing-level lessons and a guided reading lesson with students at the early developing level. 

Using Guided Reading to Strengthen Students’ Reading Skills at the Fluent Level- Grades 1-3

Tape one (36 minutes) contains an overview of guided reading at the near-fluent and fluent levels, the characteristics of fluent-level text, and ways to introduce new text to fluent-level readers.  Tape two (45 minutes) includes information about scaffolded reading, follow-up activities, familiar reading and assessment.

Guided Reading, Fountas & Pinnell

These videos are meant to benefit teachers who are refining their use of guided reading.  The tapes provide examples of guided reading lessons with kindergartners and first and second graders, students ranging from emergent to self-extending readers.  No lesson is perfect and no two lessons are ever exactly alike, but this guide will help you identify some general guidelines and principles.

Organizing for Literacy, Linda J. Dorn

This four tape series walks you through setting up a balanced early literacy program based on the apprenticeship theory.  Tapes include Organizing the Classroom (28 minutes), Learning about Reading (29 min.), Learning about Writing (30 min.), Learning about Words (25 min.).  This series is based on the book Apprenticeship in Literacy.

Inside Reading and Writing Workshop, Joanne Hindley

Each videotape includes four brief, real-life classroom segments that illustrate different aspects of workshop instruction.  Tapes include Reading Conferences, Writing Conferences, Reading Mini-Lessons, and Writing Mini-Lessons.  This series is designed to complement the book In the Company of Children by Joanne Hindley

Strategy Instruction in Action, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis

A picture is worth a thousand words.  This series of four videotapes is designed to complement the book Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis.  This video series provides a look at comprehension instruction in action.  The tapes illustrate the visions of three teachers as they design and implement comprehension instruction based on the needs of individual students in their classrooms.  The tapes allow us to see the children during reading workshop as they engage in the process of constructing meaning and understanding. Tapes include Creating a Culture of Thinking (39 min.), Modeling Questioning in a Reading Workshop (29 min.), Reading and Understanding Nonfiction (37 min.), and Using Strategies to Enhance Book Club Discussions (33 min.)

Developing Independent Learners by Linda J. Dorn and Carla Soffos       (Reading and Writing Workshop)

Two tapes about a reading and writing workshop approach.  One tape focuses on 1st grade classrooms (30 min.) the other on third grade classrooms.  (35 min)

Bridges to Independence: Guided Reading with Non-Fiction by Tony Stead

In this series Tony Stead works with third-grade teacher Lisa Moynihan and first-grade teacher Lauren Benjamin at the Manhattan New School, to explore guided reading instruction with early emergent, developing, and fluent readers, using a variety of informational texts.

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Building Adolescent Readers, Kelly Gallagher (Grades 6-12)

In Kelly Gallagher's high school classroom, students not only learn to comprehend difficult novels and texts, they are developing the skills and behaviors of lifelong readers. Watch demonstrations on how to engage students with a variety of texts, teaching them what it means to be a good reader.

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Comprehending Content, Reading Across the Curriculum (Grades 6-12), Cris Tovani

Cris Tovani brings viewers into her classroom and shows how she and her colleagues are meeting the challenge of improving students' reading skills across the curriculum. The programs include examples of Cris working with students using texts from multiple disciplines in her classroom, as well as collaborating with colleagues throughout the school.

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Strategic Thinking, Reading and Responding (Grades 4-8), Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis

Stephanie and Anne focus on teaching the comprehension strategies of inferring in fiction and determining importance in nonfiction. Throughout the lesson sequences, students grapple with information, themes, issues, and ideas as they read literature and content-related text.

Strategy Instruction in Action, Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis

A picture is worth a thousand words.  This series of four videotapes is designed to complement the book Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis.  This video series provides a look at comprehension instruction in action.  The tapes illustrate the visions of three teachers as they design and implement comprehension instruction based on the needs of individual students in their classrooms.  The tapes allow us to see the children during reading workshop as they engage in the process of constructing meaning and understanding. Tapes include Creating a Culture of Thinking (39 min.), Modeling Questioning in a Reading Workshop (29 min.), Reading and Understanding Nonfiction (37 min.), and Using Strategies to Enhance Book Club Discussions (33 min.)

Using Guided Reading to Strengthen Students’ Reading Skills-Grades 3-6

Part one (35 minutes) contains information about classroom conditions that support effective guided reading instruction and excerpts from a complete guided reading lesson at the intermediate level.  Part two (49 minutes) describes and demonstrates each element of a guided reading lesson.

Instructional Strategies for Guided Reading that Enhance Students’ Reading Comprehension-Grades 3-6

This two tape series (73 minutes) focuses on six strategies, ideally suited to guided reading, that strengthen students’ comprehension of text.  The strategies include I Wonder, Good Reading Strategies, Key Word Strategy, Making It Real, Word Sorts, and Anticipation Guides.  The first three students can apply independently.  The second three are instructional strategies that deepen understanding of the text.

Read Write and Talk by Stephanie Harvey & Anne Goudvis

This lively video invites you to join Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis, in an intermediate-grade reading workshop where students engage in real-world literacy.  In this 5th grade classroom, kids use comprehension strategies to better understand what they read.  They grapple with issues, information and ideas that provoke thinking and spur thoughtful conversations.

Thoughtful Reading by Cris Tovani

 The author of I Read It, But I Don't Get It, has now put together this DVD series on practical and inspiring ideas for teaching reading to the adolescent reader.  Teachers of adolescent readers face many challenges. This four part series shows Cris working with a wide range of students, from college-bound seniors to students who have been referred to her classroom because of their struggles with reading.

Keep All Your Students Learning While You Teach Reading Groups Grades 3-6

Keeping All Your Students Learning While You Teach Reading Groups is a two-tape video training program.  Part one (32 min) contains information about the classroom conditions necessary for maintaining independent literacy activities.  Part two (40 min)  describes and demonstrates many different types of independent literacy centers and activities ideally suited for intermediate-level learners.

Using State-of-the-Art Strategies for Teaching Writing-Grades K-1

This two tape series (67 minutes) walks you through the development of a comprehensive writing program including daily modeled writing, daily student writing, conferencing, writing projects and publishing.

The Writing Workshop, Lucy Calkins (Grades K-2)

Lucy Calkins narrates the importance of Writers Workshop, showing actual classroom activities.  This is an excellent overview of what writers workshop is all about.  This tape gives great ideas for the teacher to use immediately in their classroom. (38 min.)

Organizing for Literacy, Linda J. Dorn

This four tape series walks you through setting up a balanced early literacy program based on the apprenticeship theory.  Tapes include Organizing the Classroom (28 minutes), Learning about Reading (29 min.), Learning about Writing (30 min.), Learning about Words (25 min.).  This series is based on the book Apprenticeship in Literacy.

Inside Reading and Writing Workshop, Joanne Hindley

Each videotape includes four brief, real-life classroom segments that illustrate different aspects of workshop instruction.  Tapes include Reading Conferences, Writing Conferences, Reading Mini-Lessons, and Writing Mini-Lessons.  This series is designed to complement the book In the Company of Children by Joanne Hindley

When Students Write, Ralph Fletcher, Joann Portalup

This four tape series contributes to the ongoing conversation of how we can best teach students to write.  For many teachers, writing instruction is the most challenging part of the school day.  It’s possible to read books on the subject, set up the right routines, and so on, yet still find that something is missing, something intangible that needs to be uncovered to allow the writing to really flourish.  In these tapes they try to get at those intangibles and flesh them out with real kids, teachers, and classrooms.  Tapes include Building a Writing Community (32 min.), Literature that Supports Writing (30 min.), Teaching Writing Skills in Context (24 min.), Craft Lessons to Stretch Young Writers (34 min.).

6 + 1 Traits of Writing, Ruth Culham

Video one provides background on the 6 + 1 traits model and some scoring tips.  Videos two, three and four are the trait-specific videos with sections dedicated to ideas, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and presentation.

Developing Independent Learners by Linda J. Dorn and Carla Soffos       (Reading and Writing Workshop)

Two tapes about a reading and writing workshop approach.  One tape focuses on 1st grade classrooms (30 min.) the other on third grade classrooms.  (35 min)

When Students Write by Ralph Fletcher and Joann Portalupi

When Students Write takes us into the classrooms at Bailey's Elementary School, where teachers wrestle with the questions of what it means to become an effective writer and what is a teacher's role in developing students' competence as writers.

Talking About Writing by JoAnn Portalupi and Ralph Fletcher (Grades 3-5)

In this two-program series, we watch and listen as accomplished teachers of students in grades 3-5 confer with students about their writing.  Program one (30 min), The Essentials of Conferring, covers a range of topics including active listening and knowing your writers. Program 2 (30 min) covers refining your conference skills, and takes teachers deeper into the writing conference.

In The Beginning Young Writers Develop Independence by JoAnn Portalupi & Ralph Fletcher (Kdg.)

While literacy development begins long before children are of school age, the kindergarten classroom marks an important moment as students embark on their lifelong journey as writers. In the Beginning offers a close-up view of master teacher Emelie Parker's writing workshop.

Classroom Management, Irene C. Fountas & Gay Sue Pinnell

Effective literacy teaching begins with an organized environment that supports learners and allows you to do your best work as a teacher.  These two videotapes explore how you can organize and manage materials, time, and activity to maximize learning.  Managing the Day (35 min.) covers a schedule for your entire day so that you are utilizing the day most effectively.  Classroom Management (23 min) gives specific details on how to arrange the room, organize centers, and plan for lessons. Great for the beginning of the year!

Organizing for Literacy, Linda J. Dorn

This four tape series walks you through setting up a balanced early literacy program based on the apprenticeship theory.  Tapes include Organizing the Classroom (28 minutes), Learning about Reading (29 min.), Learning about Writing (30 min.), Learning about Words (25 min.).  This series is based on the book Apprenticeship in Literacy.

Keep All Your Students Learning While You Teach Reading Groups-Grades 3-6

This two tape series (72 minutes) shows various management systems, strategies for extending student thinking while reading and many independent activities to strengthen reading strategies.  Excellent resource for all special education teachers, as well.

Literacy Centers
Shared Reading
Differentiated Learning
Spelling

Using Literacy Centers to Strengthen Your Reading and Writing Program-Grades K-3

Do you have a need to revitalize your literacy centers?  This two tape series (51 minutes) models many excellent reading and writing centers that are simple but meaningful to your reading and writing programs.

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Shared Reading in the Primary Classroom-Grades K-2

This two tape series (77 minutes) provides excellent ways to use your shared reading time to deepen understanding of key concepts of literacy.  It also gives you opportunities to introduce concepts within the text.

At Work in the Differentiated Classroom

This three video tape series covers planning curriculum and instruction, managing the classroom and teaching for learner success.

Focus on Spelling by Diane Snowball

This four video series is a compelling new videotape series from Diane Snowball, co-author of Spelling K-8.  Diane has worked with many schools and districts, helping them learn more about the teaching of spelling so that students become more competent writers. Tapes include: Learning Words, Exploring Sounds, Investigating Letters and Spelling Patterns, and Discovering Generalizations.

Motivation
Curriculum Mapping
   
Motivation:  The Key to Success in Teaching and Learning

This video-based staff development series consists of three videotapes and a facilitator's guide.  Tape 1, Motivationally Anchored Instruction, helps participants understand what motivation is, why it's important, what research says about how to create motivationally anchored learning environments.  Tape 2, Motivationally Anchored Classrooms, participants learn each of the four conditions that compose the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching.  Tape3, Motivationally Anchored Schools, participants see how leaders and administrators use the four conditions of the motivational framework when working with teachers.

Charting the Course for Content Curriculum Mapping

This video series covers an overview of the mapping process as it has occurred in schools, as well as, using essential questions, precision skills, developmental assessments and computer technology.

 
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