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Educational Consultant: Heidi Hayes Jacobs
Building on ASCD’s resources on curriculum mapping, this DVD helps you and your school or district successfully implement comprehensive curriculum mapping. Use the DVD with the workshop outlines in the Facilitator’s Guide to show how quality maps are developed and used to improve the quality of education for every student. Video scenes take you to mapping efforts that are underway in an entire district and a single school. Hear curriculum mapping expert Heidi Hayes Jacobs explain the best reasons for systemwide mapping and the importance of clarity and flexibility in curriculum planning. And see how dedicated teams of educators—from district leaders to classroom teachers—create and use maps to standardize curriculum, align teaching to learning objectives, familiarize new staff members with curriculum, and ultimately raise achievement. Detailed workshop outlines—with activities, handouts, overheads, and readings—make it easy for you to run an effective meeting that supports curriculum mapping.
(ASCD DVD, 2006) One 30-minute DVD with a comprehensive online Facilitator’s Guide (downloadable PDF file).
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.