All resources in Beginning Teacher Support

American Indian Boarding Schools

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This collection uses primary sources to explore American Indian boarding schools. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

Material Type: Primary Source

Author: Hillary Brady

Interactive Lessons with Nearpod

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Nearpod is an online site where a teacher can create and import interactive lessons along with online assessments, polls, virtual field trips, etc. Teachers share a live session, students enter a code, and the lesson is synced to all devices. Teachers will increase student engagement by learning how to use Nearpod.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Game, Interactive, Module

Author: REMC Association of Michigan

The 13 Colonies - 1700s

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Explore climate and latitude relative to the settlement of the original 13 colonies. GeoInquiries are designed to be fast and easy-to-use instructional resources that incorporate advanced web mapping technology. Each 15-minute activity in a collection is intended to be presented by the instructor from a single computer/projector classroom arrangement. No installation, fees, or logins are necessary to use these materials and software.

Material Type: Lesson

Author: GRACE Project

Data Activity PLC Document.docx

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This is an activity that targets specific questions in an assessment that students had the most trouble with. This form requires teachers to target 3-4 questions and address the actions (verbs) and misconception in the targeted problems. It also asks the teachers to make a plan on how to provide interventions to their classes when moving forwards from this assessment.

Material Type: Self Assessment

Beginning Teacher Survey

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This resource is a beginning of the year survey for new teachers / staff to the building. The quick checklist provides an opportunity for teachers to assess themselves and list area of need. After reviewing the surveys, a plan can be developed for future PD opportunities.

Material Type: Questionnaire, Self Assessment

Author: Jennifer Clark