This open textbook was created with the support of an ALG Textbook Transformation Grant. Topics include art integration, music integration, physical education / dance integration, and the theoretical foundations of arts integration in education
A web-based textbook/course created by Lumen Learning. Part 1 concerns Educational History and Policy, covering common educational policies from 1770's to the present; Part 2 is Educational Psychology, covering topics such as human brain, language and physical development, Nature v. Nurture, and theories and practices for working with K-12 youth.
This module briefly reviews the vocabulary for the real number system using using the frayer model and covers basic vocabulary for sets and venn diagrasms. Includes an activity on venn diagram designed for elementary grades. This is module 1 of a series of modules created for a course for preservice elementary teachers. This module includes online practice problems and quizzes in MyOpenMath. See the intro course module for more information.
This module covers vocabulary and teaching models for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of whole nunmbers. This is module 4 of a series of modules created for a course for preservice elementary teachers. This module includes online practice problems and quizzes in MyOpenMath. See the intro course module for more information.
Children are inherently musical. They respond to music and learn through music. Music expresses children’s identity and heritage, teaches them to belong to a culture, and develops their cognitive well-being and inner self worth. As professional instructors, childcare workers, or students looking forward to a career working with children, we should continuously search for ways to tap into children’s natural reservoir of enthusiasm for singing, moving and experimenting with instruments. But how, you might ask? What music is appropriate for the children I’m working with? How can music help inspire a well-rounded child? How do I reach and teach children musically? Most importantly perhaps, how can I incorporate music into a curriculum that marginalizes the arts?
This book explores a holistic, artistic, and integrated approach to understanding the developmental connections between music and children. This book guides professionals to work through music, harnessing the processes that underlie music learning, and outlining developmentally appropriate methods to understand the role of music in children’s lives through play, games, creativity, and movement. Additionally, the book explores ways of applying music-making to benefit the whole child, i.e., socially, emotionally, physically, cognitively, and linguistically.
This is an overview of the Texas Teacher Evaluation & Support System (T-TESS) Rubric. This site provides in-depth information about the T-TESS and updates from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The T-TESS Rubric provides information on four domains: Planning, Instruction, Learning Environment, and Professional Practices and Responsibilities. All domains are aligned with the teacher standards. This site may be used to explain the relevance and purpose of the T-TESS to preservice teachers.
The Teach the Earth Portal has hundreds of high school through higher ed geoscience educator shared content ranging from low stakes to high stakes undergraduate core level to graduate level resources. More recently, have also added virtual field experiences appropriate for core course to upper division field camp (in response to pandemic necessity for Summer 2020 Field Camp revisioning). Many of the contributions are from members or partners with the National Association for Geoscience Teachers. There is an ongoing review process by professional peers to vet content submitted / aggregated into this portal during the past several decades.
- Art History
- Educational Technology
- Elementary Education
- Higher Education
- Secondary Education
- Environmental Engineering
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This site discusses general information, accountablility, and requirements about charter schools. This site also provides access to charter applications, information on amendments, portfolios, and COVID-19 guidelines. A variety of relevant links associated with charter schools are provided. This site is a useful to inform parents, preservice teachers, and the community about charter schools.
The purpose of this book is to help readers understand the different ways in which pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12 education is organized under provincial jurisdiction in Canada. It considers issues related to the purposes of schooling; the structure of Canadian education; the influence of policy, politics and law on schooling; resource concerns (economic and human); teaching and learning environments; the nature of the teaching profession; and links between schools, parents and communities. The text ends by detailing social, political and economic impacts on school reform.