1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
Toll-free from U.S. and Canada: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
All other countries: (International Access Code) + 1-703-578-9600
When students have little or no background knowledge about a topic, it's tough for them to understand what you're trying to teach. But a great way to overcome this lack of background knowledge is to use visualization strategies.
In this 20-minute DVD, award-winning teacher Jennifer Morrison demonstrates how to use several strategies in a language arts unit on Native Americans. See how incorporating graphical representation as a prereading strategy helps students to increase their background knowledge and comprehension of new subject matter. And see how symbolic representations of text used as a during-reading activity can help individual students access relevant background knowledge about a topic.
Included on the DVD format for this program are scenes from a teacher-led workshop on visualization as well as extended teaching resources designed to help you adapt and use these strategies for your own professional development needs.
(ASCD DVD, 2005) One 20-minute program on DVD with bonus DVD materials.
Classroom Instruction that Works DVD: Middle School
Based on the updated second edition of Carol Ann Tomlinson’s The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, this DVD shows you practical, real-world examples from experienced secondary school teachers of how to divide your time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests.
(ASCD DVD, 2015) One 45-minute DVD.