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May 13, 2015

Video: Analyzing Texts With Storyboards

To create an authentic learning experience, English language arts teacher Sarah Brown Wessling has her students analyze a text from the perspective of a reality TV producer.

April 29, 2015

Video: Academic Discussions: Analyzing Complex Texts

In this 8th grade classroom, English-language learners engage in academic conversations, practicing "talk moves" like adding onto each others' responses, asking questions, and agreeing with what others say.

April 22, 2015

Video: A Reason to Read: Driving Deep Analysis

High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling challenges her students' thinking by having them apply their knowledge of a text and create a prototype of a person who pushes the limits.

March 25, 2015

Video: Cross-Discipline Socratic Seminar: Refining Essays

Watch this team of teachers come together to teach a cross-disciplinary Socratic Seminar.

March 04, 2015

Video: Cross-Discipline Lesson Planning

High school teachers Jennifer Wolfe and Erin Gilrein offer a demonstration of how educators can collaborate on lesson plans despite teaching different subjects.

February 18, 2015

Video: Preparing Learners: Activating Prior Knowledge

In this lesson, 7th grade English/language arts teacher Emily Park-Friend takes her students through a three-step interview activity.

January 21, 2015

Video: 'Skinnying' the Standards Into Six Buckets

Watch English Language Arts teacher Sarah Brown Wessling try out a new strategy that simplifies the standards and shifts the ownership of learning to her students.

January 07, 2015

Video: Participation Protocol for Academic Discussions

Oakland, Calif., teacher Viet-ly Nguyen helps her English-language learners actively participate in classroom discussions through the creation of a protocol.

May 28, 2014

Okla. Governor Weighs Whether to Sign Bill to Repeal Common Core

Both chambers of the legislature passed a bill that would require Oklahoma to draft a new set of standards in math and English/language arts. But it's far from certain that Gov. Mary Fallin, a common-core backer, will sign it.

October 23, 2013

The Price of Standardized Testing in Russia

Elena Lenskaya offers a sobering lesson in the unintended consequences of standardized testing--teaching to the test and learning to the test.

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