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  • This classroom management book study is a mandatory course for all new teachers at Parker Unified School District. Participants can expect to complete reading selections, write journals, watch videos and participate in course discussions.

  • Questions, Claims, and Evidence presents a new approach to science teaching that engages students fully by linking literacy and inquiry. With it, you'll replace the lab reports of traditional science teaching with the writing of scientists searching for answers. In the process, you and your students may discover that you enjoy and learn from science time more than ever.

  • Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners includes 21 routines that force students to think and make this thinking visible. Thinking routines are short tasks that engage students in complex ideas as they not only learn to think but think to learn.

  • This course is designed for teachers of K-5 students. Teachers will learn the importance of dialogue in the mathematics classroom as students discuss their understanding of a problem. Number Talks is a way to help students build mental math and computation strategies. Number Talks will help students understand the numerical relationships that build the rules and procedures students are asked to memorize. Number Talks will help teachers understand student thinking as specifically designed problems are discussed.

  • This course will outline the Book- Nonfiction Mentor Texts, by Lynne R. Dorfman and Rose Cappelli. Course features; each participant will get a copy of the book and the course will be designed as a book study for particapants. Particpants will learn how to teach informational writing through children's literature. The course is designed for teachers who teach writing in grades K-8.