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IAE14021: The Learning Classroom: Thinking About Thinking
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Credit Hours: 0.5

This program explores how thinking about thinking helps students better manage their own learning and learn difficult concepts deeply. The program features a senior English teacher and a sixth-grade teacher, with expert commentary from University of Michigan professor Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar and Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

IAE14022: The Learning Classroom: How We Organize Knowledge
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Credit Hours: 1

This intriguing program explains the ways in which the organization of knowledge can influence learning. It also introduces Bruner’s and Schwab’s ideas about the structure of the disciplines. Featured are a fourth-grade teacher, a tenth-grade Biology teacher, and a ninth- through twelfth-grade teacher, with expert commentary from Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

IAE14023: The Learning Classroom: Lessons for Life
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Credit Hours: 0.5

This program describes what conditions are needed for knowledge and skills learned in one context to be retrieved and applied to a novel situation, and how different teaching strategies can increase the possibilities for transfer. The program features a fourth-grade teacher and a seventh and eighth-grade teacher, with expert commentary from Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

IAE14024: The Learning Classroom: Expectations for Success
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Credit Hours: 1.5

Teachers can enhance their students’ motivation by encouraging them to be thoughtfully and critically engaged in the learning process, by supporting their drive for mastery and understanding, and by helping them become self-confident. This program takes a second look at classrooms seen in previous workshops from The Learning Classroom in order to show how motivational techniques work in concert with other learning theories. Stanford University School of Education Dean Deborah Stipek adds her insight to this program.

IAE14025: The Learning Classroom: Pulling It All Together
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Credit Hours: 0.5

This program discusses how schools can organize for powerful learning through a coherent, connected approach to teaching and learning that is reinforced and supported by structural features. This session features the staff and students of two schools: a public school in Michigan serving grades three through eight and a first-year charter school in California. Host Linda Darling-Hammond provides expert commentary.

IAH15061: Literacy Design Collaborative: Developing Literacy with LDC in Arkansas Schools
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Credit Hours: .5

The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) offers educators an instructional design system for infusing literacy instruction across content areas while also engaging students in rigorous exploration of subject content. Teachers in Gentry High School adopted the LDC Framework in attempt to improve their instructional practice and student achievement. This course features four high school teachers who implemented LDC in their classroom; each sharing the challenges and achievements with building and utilizing LDC modules with their students. 

This course was taped on location at Gentry High School in Gentry, Arkansas from May 18-22, 2014.

IAH17038: Improv in the Classroom: Using Improvisation to Teach Skills and Boost Learning
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Credit Hours: 2

"Games" are sometimes looked down upon by teachers who overlook the intrinsic value of play in the educational process. Katherine McKnight, Ph.D. shares several creative ways to get students moving and thinking in the classroom. She introduces a brief history of and justification for play in the classroom before calling on several groups of volunteers to help her energetically demonstrate improvisation activities and discuss their application across content areas.

This course was recorded at the Teaching and Learning Conference at the Fort Smith Convention Center on October 6, 2016.

LAB14072: Spotlights on Success: Recognizing True School Achievement
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Credit Hours: 1.5

In this course, Dr. Gary Ritter, Director of The Office for Education Policy (OEP) and Misty Newcomb, Director of Outreach of the OEP at the University of Arkansas, highlight five high-performing Arkansas elementary schools. An overview of the growth at these schools is provided and panelists from the five schools observed discuss characteristics of their school's leadership and facility. The culture of each of these schools is discussed and evidence about the role of leadership in closing the achievement gap is given. This presentation was originally a part of the University of Central Arkansas Summer Leadership Institute, which took place in June of 2011.

LAB14431: Five Levers for Learning: Prioritizing Efforts for Powerful Results
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Credit Hours: 1

In this course, Dr. Tony Frontier focuses on five levers that can unlock the potential for lasting improvement in teaching and learning. He presents a comprehensive framework for analyzing and supporting school improvement initiatives for positive impact. 

For an in-depth study of this work you will need access to the book: Five Levers to Improve Learning: How to Prioritize for Powerful Results in Your School.

This course, presented by Dr. Tony Frontier of Cardinal Stritch University, was recorded at the AASCD annual conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, Arkansas on June 9, 2014. 

LAB15048: Education for the 21st Century: Leadership and Academic Innovation
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Credit Hours: 1.5

Dr. Freeman Hrabowski, President of University of Maryland, Baltimore County, describes challenges in modern education and discusses how we might better meet the needs of all students. Through this engaging “storytelling-style" presentation, Dr. Hrabowski questions our educational priorities, emphasizing the need for a balance between STEM education and that of the humanities. He also calls upon teachers to require their students to practice critical thinking in order to maximize their educational experience and future opportunities.

This presentation was taped at the 2015 AASCD summer conference in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

  

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