Category Archives: 1.3 Instructional Strategies

Instructional strategies are specifications for selecting and sequencing events and activities within a lesson.

Integrating Technology into the Content Areas

I am very passionate about the topic of integrating technology into the content areas.  I feel it is a must and I work hard to find ways to integrate technology.  But, for many, it is not an easy transition.  Years … Continue reading

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Learning to Excel

Excel is one product of the Microsoft Suite that I wanted to use but I couldn’t figure out an effective way of getting 5th/6th graders to use it.  We used to have a technology class that my coworker and I … Continue reading

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To PowerPoint or Not to PowerPoint

PowerPoint is one of the first presentation software that people use.  I have created many presentations  and sat through many more.  Some are great and others, lets just say they couldn’t have ended quick enough. Without proper guidance, this tool … Continue reading

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Vision Statement

Educators are surrounded by goals and expectations. One of the most important goals is student learning. Educators are responsible for molding the leaders of tomorrow.  To prepare students for jobs that don’t even exist yet.  It is a career that … Continue reading

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Reflection – After the PBL Event

This week we read about the importance of reflecting on the PBL project after it is completed.  This process allows the students and the teacher to identify the good, the bad and the ugly of the project.  This is a … Continue reading

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Designing Integrated Curriculum

This is a topic that I find very interesting and love to learn more about.  I currently work at a charter school that integrates the arts.  What I liked most about this technique is that it allows children to explore … Continue reading

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Assessment

This week we looked at the importance of assessment both formative and summative.  In order for PBL to work assessments need to be designed around the principles of PBL and the standards which are the core of the project. I … Continue reading

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