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Learning Modules

These Learning Modules are focused on telling the story of teaching and learning in highly effective Early Childhood and Elementary classrooms, with an emphasis on highlighting diverse learning environments (including race, culture, geography, language, and ability).

 

At the beginning of “Amy’s Assessment Part 1”, Ms Amy shares how she uses data portfolio “look for” sheets, observation, and picture taking to focus...

Grade PK| 2:20

Teacher: Amy Haffner

In “Amy’s Culture 1”, the teacher “reviews” with each student what they did after they made a plan and acted on it. Plans, in the...

Grade PK| 1:32

Teacher: Amy Haffner

In “Amy’s Instruction Part 1”, Ms Joanie, the District Movement Teacher, Ms. Amy, the teacher, and the Teaching Assistant, and College Intern all work together...

Grade PK| 14:58

Teacher: Amy Haffner

Effective, classroom management is a critical part of any learning environment but it is essential in the early learning classroom to maximize shared and individual...

Grade PK| 5:33

Teacher: Amy Haffner

The classroom environment is purposefully planned to support student learning and reflects ECERS expectations.  In this video Ms Amy will introduce you to the “why,...

Grade PK| 5:35

Teacher: Amy Haffner

The planning conversation when the teacher and principal/instructional coach/teaching peer collaborate and focus on the student-learning priorities established through the collective and individual learner needs,...

Grade PK| 6:43

Teacher: Amy Haffner
Leader: Apryl Lowe

In this video, you will see Ms Amy, the teacher, and Ms. Apryl, the principal, discuss the work that Amy is doing in the area...

Grade PK| 4:31

Teacher: Amy Haffner
Leader: Apryl Lowe

The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching process. In this discussion, you will see Ms Amy, the teacher, and her principal, Ms...

Grade PK| 6:47

Teacher: Amy Haffner
Leader: Apryl Lowe

During “Eva’s Assessment”, Ms. Eva is capturing both visual artifacts (ipad photos) and antidotal notes on her assessment checklist regarding student’s progress with these learning...

Grade PK| 1:35

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia

In “Eva’s Culture ”, the teacher uses specific statements and questions to guide students in the center clean-up process.  Take special notice of how Ms...

Grade PK| 1:42

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia

The classroom environment is purposefully planned to support student learning and reflects ECERS expectations.  In this video Ms Eva will introduce you to the “why,...

Grade PK| 6:05

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia

Large group and Small Group focuses on the teacher facilitating student intellectual engagement through minds-on learning with large learning concepts as well as specific content-focused...

Grade PK| 12:10

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia

Effective, classroom management is a critical part of any learning environment but it is essential in the early learning classroom to maximize shared and individual...

Grade PK| 1:48

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia

The planning conversation when the teacher and principal/instructional coach/teaching peer collaborate and focus on the student-learning priorities established through the collective and individual learner needs,...

Grade PK| 7:03

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia
Leader: Apryl Lowe

In this video, you will see Ms Eva, the teacher, and Ms. Apryl, the principal, discuss the work that Eva is doing in the area...

Grade PK| 0:04:27

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia
Leader: Apryl Lowe

The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching process. In this discussion, you will see Ms. Eva, the teacher, and her principal, Ms...

Grade PK| 0:06:11

Teacher: Eva Gonzalez Heredia
Leader: Apryl Lowe

During “Kim’s Assessment”, Ms. Kim is capturing antidotal notes on her assessment checklists/binder regarding student’s progress with reading and math learning standards during Reading Small...

Grade K| 4:18

Teacher: Kim Deering

In “Kim’s Culture ”, Kim Deering, the teacher, is working one-on-one with three very different types of learners. What is consistent in these teacher-student interactions...

Grade K| 4:09

Teacher: Kim Deering

The classroom environment is purposefully planned to support student learning through whole group, math and literacy centers, choice play-based centers, as well as areas for...

Grade K| 5:22

Teacher: Kim Deering

The Instructional Learning Environment in a play-based Kindergarten has three critical learning phases: Whole Group Instruction where the teacher links the instructional purpose of various...

Grade K| 9:44

Teacher: Kim Deering

Effective, classroom management is a critical part of any learning environment but it is essential in the early learning classroom to maximize shared and individual...

Grade K| 3:55

Teacher: Kim Deering

The planning conversation is when the teacher and principal/instructional coach/teaching peer collaborate and focus on the student-learning priorities established through the learner needs, core curriculum,...

Grade K| 5:00

Teacher: Kim Deering
Leader: Karen Smith

In this video, you will see Kim Deering, the teacher, and Karen Smith, the Kindergarten Coach, discuss the work that Kim is doing in the...

Grade K| 4:35

Teacher: Kim Deering
Leader: Karen Smith

The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching process. In this discussion, you will see Kim Deering, the teacher, and the Kindergarten Coach,...

Grade K| 6:46

Teacher: Kim Deering
Leader: Karen Smith

During “Martha’s Assessment”, Martha, the Kindergarten teacher, is capturing formative assessment data and providing personalized feedback during small group reading and journaling time (Cluster 5-...

Grade K| 0:04:36

Teacher: Martha Mancera

In “Martha’s Culture ”, Martha Mancera, the teacher, shows how important arrival and morning meetings are for fostering a classroom culture where there is a...

Grade K| 0:3:04

Teacher: Martha Mancera

The classroom environment is purposefully planned to support student learning through whole group, math and literacy centers, choice play-based centers, as well as areas for...

Grade K| 4:31

Teacher: Martha Mancera

The Instructional Learning Environment in a play-based Kindergarten has three critical learning phases: Whole Group Instruction where the teacher links the instructional purpose of various...

Grade K| 0:12:05

Teacher: Martha Mancera

Effective, classroom management is a critical part of any learning environment but it is essential in the early learning classroom to maximize shared and individual...

Grade K| 2:21

Teacher: Martha Mancera

The planning conversation is when the teacher and principal/instructional coach/teaching peer collaborate and focus on the student-learning priorities established through the learner needs, core curriculum,...

Grade K| 7:25

Teacher: Martha Mancera
Leader: Karen Smith

In this video, you will see Martha Mancera, the teacher, and Karen Smith, the Kindergarten Coach, discuss the work that Martha is doing in the...

Grade K| 5:38

Teacher: Martha Mancera
Leader: Karen Smith

The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching process. In this discussion, you will see Martha Mancera, the teacher, and the Kindergarten Coach,...

Grade K| 7:03

Teacher: Martha Mancera

During “Zahidee’s Assessment”, Zahidee, the Kindergarten teacher, is capturing formative assessment data and providing personalized feedback during small group reading and journaling time (Cluster 5-...

Grade K| 9:36

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano

In “Zahidee’s Culture ”, Zahidee Marcano, the Kindergarten teacher, uses her knowledge of the students’ individual reading ability and interests to support book check-in/check-out. (Framework...

Grade K| 2:12

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano

The classroom environment is purposefully planned to support student learning through whole group, math and literacy centers, choice play-based centers, as well as areas for...

Grade K| 5:31

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano

The Instructional Learning Environment in a play-based Kindergarten has three critical learning phases: Whole Group Instruction where the teacher links the instructional purpose of various...

Grade K| 17:23

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano

Effective, classroom management is a critical part of any learning environment but it is essential in the early learning classroom to maximize shared and individual...

Grade K| 6:31

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano

The planning conversation is when the teacher and principal/instructional coach/teaching peer collaborate and focus on the student-learning priorities established through the learner needs, core curriculum,...

Grade K| 6:40

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano
Leader: Karen Smith

In this video, you will see Zahidee Marcano, the Kindergarten teacher, and Karen Smith, the Kindergarten Coach, discuss the work that Zahidee is doing in...

Grade K| 5:37

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano
Leader: Karen Smith

The reflection conversation plays an important role in the observation/teaching process. In this discussion, you will see Zahidee Marcano, the Kindergarten teacher, and the Kindergarten...

Grade K| 5:00

Teacher: Zahideé Marcano
Leader: Karen Smith