The Science of Reading
Our first Science of Reading course will be available this June, with new courses in the learning path rolling out periodically over the next several years. Produced in response to the Right to Read Act (Act 1063 of 2017), The Science of Reading connects what we know from neuroscience about how the brain learns to K-12 instructional classroom practice.
Hosted by ADE Assistant Commissioner of Learning Services Stacy Smith, the learning path will consist of 18 hours of PD presented by experts in scientific reading instruction. Taking all eighteen hours in the Science of Reading learning path is one of the ADE-approved ways for Arkansas educators to develop an awareness of the best practices of scientific reading instruction.
Neuroscience and the Classroom: Different BrainsThe human brain is a complex and mysterious organ that continues to amaze scientists even today. In Different Brains, the first unit in the Annenberg Learner series Neuroscience and the Classroom, you will learn about the history of neuroscience as well as modern imaging technology and research methods from a variety of current neuroscientists.
Micro:Bit in the LibraryIn this course, Tammy Glass, Leslie Savall, and Kelly Griffin, three computer science specialists for the state of Arkansas, provide training on the use of the BBC micro:bit. Projects presented within this course address literacy, math and science concepts, data collection, coding, computational thinking, and problem solving.
Physics for the 21st Century: The Quantum WorldQuantum World highlights the work of Martin Zwierlein as he uses quantum research to perform laser cooling and trapping of atoms and ions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Physics for the 21st Century: String Theory and Extra DimensionsString Theory and Extra Dimensions follows the research of renowned Professors Henry Tye, Cornell University and Juan Maldacena, Institute for Advanced Study, as they search for irrefutable proof of the string theory’s viability.
Dyslexia Intervention: The Science of Implementation (IAH17037)In this course Barbara Wilson, author and co-founder of Wilson Language Learning, shares what she has learned about implementation science as it pertains to dyslexia and school reform, including the conditions that lead to full and effective use of evidence-based dyslexia programs.
Kata in the Classroom (CTM17113)Helping students to develop effective problem solving skills and collaborative behaviors is a fundamental component of education at every grade level and an essential part of preparing students for careers in the 21st century. This course introduces a simple exercise that can be used with students to do just that.
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