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The Library has been created to significantly increase the access of high quality educator development materials for educators from urban to extremely rural locations. Our unique position within the University of Missouri allows us to leverage the extensive resources of this flagship research institution to provide services at a reasonable rate to educators. EdHub has been successful in acquiring additional funds from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to create and offer some of the topic strands of modules within the Library. This effort to collectively build an integrated platform of learning for all to access is a vital component of the EdHub mission.

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Updated June 2017

Assessment Series

Assessment icon Topics in this series explore the many dimensions of assessment including feedback to individual learners in order to focus their efforts for mastery, insight on adjusting instruction to meet learner needs, and documentation of achievement.

Assessment and Feedback

Modules in this topic present concepts of assessment feedback.

Module 1 - Providing Effective Feedback to Students

  • What Does Effective Feedback Look and Sound Like?

  • How Do Learning Targets Relate to Effective Feedback?

  • How Can I Enhance Effective Feedback for My Classroom?

Assessment of Capable Students

Modules in this topic present concepts of assessment of capable students.

Module 1 - Creating Assessment Capable Learners

  • What Qualities Do My Students Need in order to Self- and Peer-assess?

  • What Is Metacognition and How Can It help My Students?

  • What Techniques Can I Use for Self- and Peer-Assessment?


Assessment Connections

Modules in this topic explore the connections between assessment, student achievement and instructional practices.

Module 1 - The Standards Connections

  • What Are Priority Standards and How Are They Are Used?

  • What Happens When Standards Are Unwrapped?

  • How Do Curriculum Scope and Sequence Connect Standards to Assessment?

Ongoing or Formative Assessment

Modules in this topic are focused on introducing the process of formative assessment and how it can be applied to the classroom.

Module 1 - Introduction for Formative Assessment

  • What Is Assessment for Learning?

  • What Are Examples of Assessment?

  • What Is Effective Formative Assessment?

  • What Strategies Might You Use?

  • What Does Research Say About Formative Assessment?

Module 2 - Key Features of Formative Assessment

  • What Is The Purpose and Importance for Formative Assessment?

  • What Steps Are Involved in the Formative Assessment Process?

  • What Are Examples of Formative Assessment Techniques?

Module 3 - Using Clear Communication with Students

  • How Do I Clearly Communicate?

  • What Are clear Learning Targets?

  • How Do I Write Learning Targets for My Classroom?

new iconModule 4 - Finding the Connections Between Formative Assessment, Self- or Peer-Assessment and Student Goal Setting

  • How Does Research Connect Self- and Peer-Assessment and Student Goal-Setting with Formative Assessment?

  • Which Strategies Can Teachers Use to Help Build Student Skills in Self- and Peer-Assessment?

  • How Does Student Goal-Setting Fit into the Formative Assessment Picture?

new iconModule 5 - Practice, Grading, and Formative Assessment

  • What Is Focused Practice and How Does It Increase Student Learning?

  • Which Grading Practices Can Help Increase Student Learning?

  • What Is Instructional Traction and How Does It Support Student Learning?

new iconModule 6 - Teacher Skills for Effective Formative Assessment

  • What Assessment Competencies Are Necessary for Effective Formative Assessment?

  • How Can Learning Targets Be Clarified?

  • How Do Teachers Match Learning Targets with Assessment Methods?

  • How Do Teachers Involve Students in Assessment Practices?

new iconFormative Assessment Video Examples for NEE Indicator 7.4

  • 6 video examples

Understanding and Using Assessment Data

Modules in this topic present the foundational concepts of understanding and using assessment data to support student growth and learning in the classroom.

Module 1 - Introduction to Assessment Literacy

  • What Are the Teacher's Assessment Responsibilities?

  • What Are Some Basic Principles of Sound Assessment?

  • How Can Teachers Best Interpret, Use and Communicate Assessment Results?

  • Why Is student Self-Assessment Important?

Beginning Teacher Assistance Series

Beginning Teacher Assistance icon Topics in this series contains materials that are targeted for beginning teacher support.

Beginning Teacher Assistance

The Beginning Teacher Assistance Module was created to support beginning teachers in NEE schools. The materials are aligned to the BTA requirements set by the State of Missouri.

new iconModule 1 - NEE Beginning Teacher Support

  • What Are Some Best Practices for Using the Beginning Teacher Materials in EdHub?

  • Why Is the Classroom Environment Important?

  • How Do Motivation and Cognitive Engagement Support Student Achievement?

  • How Do Formative Assessment Strategies Support Student Achievement?

  • What Should Teachers Know About Professional Communication?

  • What Should Teachers Know About the Professional Rights and Responsibilities of Educators?

Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards Series

Common Core icon This series is designed to provide information and support to teachers as they work to integrate the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards into classroom instruction.

Introduction to the Common Core State Standards

Modules in this topic area focus on helping teachers understand the shifts in classroom instruction brought about by the CCSS. The modules will introduce basic concepts concerning the Common Core and will delve deeper into how to understand and use the ELA and Mathematics Standards, as well as the related Content Area Standards.

Module 1 - Introducing the Common Core Standards

  • What Are Priority Standards and How Are They Are Used?

  • What Happens When Standards Are Unwrapped?

  • How Do Curriculum Scope and Sequence Connect Standards to Assessment?

Module 2 - Shifts in Thinking for the CCSS

  • How Can We Summarize the Shifts?

  • How Can We Introduce the Instructional Shifts to Parents and Students

Module 3 - Working Through the Phases of Adoption the CCSS

  • What Are Our Expectations for the Common Core State Standards?

  • What Curriculum Must Be Developed for the CCSS?

  • What Supports Do We Need to Implement the CCSS?

Module 4 - Rigor and the Common Core State Standards

  • What Is Rigor?

  • How Can Teachers Increase Classroom Rigor?

  • Where Is the Rigor in My Classroom Instruction?

  • What Do Other Experts Say About Rigor?

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy

Modules in this topic area examine, in detail, the instructional shifts associated with adopting the CCSS.

Module 1 - Instructional Shifts in English Language Arts and Literacy

  • What Does Increasing the Reading of Informational Text Mean for Teachers and Students?

  • Why Must Text Complexity Shift in the Move to the Common Core?

  • How Does the CCSS Address Academic Vocabulary?

  • Why Must Students Use Text-based Answers to Meet the Common Core?

  • How Will Writing Change if Students Must Write from Sources?

  • Are All Teachers Really Responsible for Teaching Literacy?

Module 2 - English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects: Appendix A

  • What Does the Research Say About Reading and College/Career Readiness?

  • How Should Teachers Determine the Complexity of Texts?

  • Why Is Argument Particularly Emphasized in the Standards for Writing

  • How Are Speaking and Listening Addressed in the Standards?

  • Where Do the Conventions of Standard English Fit in the CCSS for ELA and Literacy?

Module 3 - English Language Arts and Close Reading

  • What Is Close Reading and Why Is It Important?

  • What Does Close Reading Look Like in the Classroom?

  • How Can I Use Close Reading Strategies in My Classroom?

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

Modules included in this topic area focus on helping teachers adjust their mathematics instruction to meet the Common Core State Standards.

Module 1 - Instructional Shifts in Mathematics

  • How Will the CCSS Affect the Focus in Math Classrooms?

  • How Has Coherence Changed Through the Common Core?

  • What Changes Will Affect the Fluency Addressed in the Math Classroom?

  • What Are the Shifts Connected to the Conceptual Understandings of Math?

  • How Has Application of Math Changed Through the Common Core State Standards?

  • What Is Meant by Dual Intensity With Regards to the Math Standards?

Module 2 - Mathematical Practice Standards

  • What are the Standards for Mathematical Practice?

  • How Can Students Make Sense of Problems and Persevere in Solving Them with Precision?

  • How Can Instruction Support Students in Developing Their Abilities to Reason and to Explain Their Reasoning to Others?

  • What Classroom Instruction Will Help Students Become Better at Modeling with Mathematics and Using Appropriate Tools?

  • How Can Instruction Support Students in Learning to Look for Structure and Regularity?

Module 3 - Supporting Common Core Mathematics in the Classroom

  • How Can I Organize My Mathematics Classroom to Help Students Meet the Common Core State Standards?

  • How Can Low-Threshold and High-Ceiling Problems Help Students Meet the Common Core State Standards?

  • How Can Rich Tasks Help Students Meet the Common Core State Standards?

Common Core State Standards and Technology

Modules in this topic examine the role technology plays in the Common Core State Standards.

Module 1 - Connecting Technology and the CCSS

  • Why Is Technology Used in the Common Core State Standards?

  • Where Is Technology Used in the Common Core State Standards?
  • How Are Technology Standards Connected to the Common Core State Standards?

Common Core State Standards for Instructional Leaders

Modules in this topic focus on helping those in leadership roles within PK-12 schools understand the shifts in classroom instruction brought about by the CCSS. The modules will introduce basic concepts concerning the Common Core and will delve deeper into how instructional leaders can support and lead implementation efforts of the Common Core State Standards at their schools.

Module 1 - The Basics of the Common Core for Instructional Leaders

  • Why Are We Adopting the Common Core State Standards?

  • What Is the Best Plan for Implementing the Common Core State Standards?

  • What Should I See in the Classroom as Teachers Implement the CCSS?

  • How Can I Assess Our Progress in Implementing the New Standards?

  • What Are Some Common Pitfalls That Occur in the Process of Implementing the CCSS?

Common Core State Standards and the Assessment Connection

Modules in this topic area will examine the ways in which assessment tools and processes can be used to help guide students to achievement of the new standards.

Module 1 - Introduction to Assessment for the Common Core State Standards

  • How Can Common Assessment Contribute to Student Achievement with the Common Core State Standards?

  • What Is "Common" Assessment?

  • What Is the Process of Common Assessment Development?

Common Core State Standards for the Content Areas

Describe the responsibility teachers have for developing student literacy if they do not teach mathematics or English language arts. 2. Identify Common Core State Standards that can be addressed in their subject area 3. Identify ways to increase rigor in their content area 4. Identify what students must know and be able to do to be considered literate in their content area.

Module 1 - Introduction to Using the Common Core State Standards in Content-Area Classes

  • How Do the Common Core State Standards Affect Content-Area Teachers?

  • How Do You Define Literacy?

  • What Student Performance Indicators Demonstrate Literacy?

  • Which CCSS Text Recommendations Affect Content-Area Classes?

Introduction to the Next Generation Science Standards

Modules in this topic area focus on helping teachers understand the NGSS and the changes in instruction necessary to meet those standards.

Module 1 - Introducing the Next Generation Science Standards

  • What Are the NGSS?

  • What Are Some Common Acronyms From the NGSS?

  • How Do The Three Dimensions of NGSS Impact Science Instruction?

Module 2 - The Interactions Project: NSTA & Next Generation Science Standards Project

  • What Are The Next Generation Science Standards: The Vision for Science Education and the New Role of Teachers?

  • What Do The NGSS Look Like in the High School Classroom?

  • How Do the NGSS Address a Commonly Taught Topic?

Communication Series

Communication icon Topics in this series focus on effective communication from teachers to students, parents and administrators.

Teacher Communication

Modules in this topic explore the various types of communication teachers must engage in with students, parents and administrators.

Module 1 - Correct and Effective Communication

  • Why Is Grammar Important?

  • What Are Some Common Grammatical Mistakes?

  • How Can an Everyday Writer Create Effective Communications?

Curriculum Series

Curriculum icon Topics in this series focus on interdisciplinary instruction, incorporating diverse perspectives, aligning with and implementing standards.

Accessible Learning

Modules in this topic focus on providing scaffolding, response to intervention and tiered learning.

Module 1 - Introduction to Response to Intervention (RTI)

  • What Is Response to Intervention or RTI?

  • What Characteristics Are Shared by Effective Reading Interventions?

  • What Characteristics Are Shared by Effective Mathematics Interventions?

Module 2 - Introduction to Universal Design for Learning

  • What Is Universal Design for Learning?

  • How Can Teachers Use UDL in the Classroom?

  • How Do Teachers Use the UDL Principles for Planning?

Creating Curriculum

Modules in this topic will focus on aligning curriculum with standards and developing Units of Instruction.

Module 1 - Introduction to Units of Instruction

  • What Is a Unit of Instruction?

  • What Do Students Need to Know?

  • What Evidence Will Demonstrate Student Understanding and Learning?

  • What Are Essential Questions?

  • How Can Units of Instruction Be Translated into Lessons?

  • How Do I Evaluate a Unit of Instruction?

  • How Can I Incorporate Strategies for Measuring Student Growth and Learning Into My Instructional Practice?

Module 2 - Unit of Instruction - Examples

  • High School American Government - Historical Foundations of Government

  • Elementary Phonics - Word Analysis

  • Middle School English Language Arts - Personal Narratives

  • Algebra I - Equations and Inequalities in One Variable

  • Sixth Grade English Language Arts- Courage and Bravery

  • Fifth Grade English Language Arts- America in Conflict

  • Third Grade Math - Area and Perimeter

  • Fifth Grade Math - Measurement

Data Analysis Series

Data analysis icon Topics in this series focus on analyzing state, building and grade or team level data for instructional purposes.

Using Data for Instructional Purposes

Modules in this topic will focus on ways teachers can make use of assessment data when making instructional decisions.

Module 1 - Developing Collaborative Data Teams for Instructional Improvement

  • Why Do Schools Conduct Collaborative Data Work and Where Do They Begin?

  • What Makes a Collaborative Team Effective?

  • How Do Data Teams Use Data for Inquiry?

  • How Do Schools Employ Data-Based Decision Making to Act on Data?

Educational Leadership Series

Educational leadership icon Topics in this series are designed to support those who act as instructional leaders within their school buildings and districts.

Vision and School Improvement Planning

Modules in this topic focus on supporting the skills and strategies used by educational leaders to implement and monitor the school vision and improvement activities.

Module 1 - Establishing School Vision, Mission, and Goals

  • Why Establish Vision and Mission?

  • What Makes a Vision Inclusive?

  • How Can School Teams Create a School Vision?

  • How Do School Visions Lead to Missions, Goals and SIPs?

School Climate

Modules in this topic focus on supporting the skills and strategies used by educational leaders to build and support a positive school climate.

new iconModule 1 - Promoting a Positive School Culture

  • What Is School Culture and Why Is it Important?

  • How Can School Leaders Create A Positive School Culture?

  • Which Strategies Contribute to a Positive School Climate?

Instruction, Curriculum and Assessment

Modules in this topic focus on the skills and strategies educational leaders use to promote effective instruction, rigorous and appropriate curriculum and assessment and comprehensive professional development.

new iconModule 1 - The Best Practices for Network for Educator Effectiveness (NEE) Implementation

  • What Is the Network for Educator Effectiveness and How Does It Work?

  • Why Do Schools Use The Network for Educator Effectiveness?

  • What Practices Ensure Success with NEE?

  • What Personal Attributes Are Essential for Success with NEE?

  • What Strategies Can Create and Sustain Momentum?

new iconModule 2 - Providing Effective Feedback to Teachers

  • What Process Does the Network for Educator Effectiveness Recommend for Providing Feedback to Teachers

  • What Are Some Best Practices Concerning Feedback Conversations?

  • How Do Effective School Leaders Navigate Difficult Conversations?

Teaching and Learning

Modules in this Topic provide support for the Educational Leader in establishing effective practices of teaching and learning.

new iconModule 1 - PD Quick Sessions

  • Kids Don't Learn From People They Don't Like

  • Using Noticing for Professional Growth

  • Cultivating a Growth Mindset

  • 12 Words that Should be in Our Educational Vocabulary

  • How Can a Pineapple Support Professional Growth

  • Student Goal Orientations

School Operation

Modules in this topic focus on the skills and strategies educational leaders use to manage operations, policies and resources.

new iconModule 1 - Introduction to Managing Operations, Policies and Resources

  • What Are the Expectations for Principals Concerning Managing School Operations, Policies and Resources

  • What Skills and Traits Are Helpful in Managing School Operations?

  • How Do Effective School Principals Balance Disparate Responsibilities

new iconModule 2 - Using Meeting Time Wisely

  • How Are Meeting Dollars Spent?

  • What Strategies Can Be Used to Plan an Effective Meeting?

  • What Strategies Can be Used to Effectively Facilitate a Meeting?

Environment Series

Environment icon Topics in this series focus on classroom management, collaboration, and maintaining positive relationships with students.

Creating an Effective Classroom Learning Environment

Modules in this topic will explore the many elements that combine to create the classroom environment. Controlling these elements in order to ensure that our students are working in an atmosphere that is conducive to learning can be the first step towards support academic success.

Module 1 - Classroom Management and Motivation

  • What Motivation Strategies are Research-based to be Effective?

  • How Does Feedback Support Motivation?

  • How Can I Incorporate Motivation Strategies into my Classroom?

Module 2 - Management of Time, Space, Transitions and Learning

  • Why Is the Management of Time and Transitions Important to Student Learning?

  • How Do Rules and Procedures Contribute to Classroom Management?

  • What Classroom Disciplinary Intervention Strategies Promote Self-Control and Appropriate Behavior?

  • What Actions Can Teachers Take to Promote Positive Teacher-Student Relationships?

  • What Is Mental Set and how Does it Relate to Student Behavior and Achievement?

Module 3 - Building Community in the Classroom

  • What Does Research Say About Classroom Communities?

  • How Can I Get Started with Community Building?

  • How Do classroom layout, meetings, respect and problem solving contribute to community building?

  • How Do student goals contribute to the classroom community and help establish a culture of learning?

  • Why Is diversity an important topic in the learning community?

Module 4 - Building Teacher Effectiveness

  • Which Quick Strategies Can Improve Classroom Management?

  • How Can Teaching Practices Become More Effective?

  • Which Classroom Practices Can Improve School Climate?

new iconClassroom Management Video Examples for NEE Indicator 5.2

  • 4 video examples

new iconMotivation Video Examples for NEE Indicator 5.1

  • 8 video examples

new iconPromoting Emotional Competence Video Examples for NEE Indicator 2.4

  • 1 video example

new iconEstablishing Secure Relationships Video Examples for NEE Indicator 5.3b

  • 3 video examples


Family and Community Involvement Series

Beginning Teacher Assistance icon

Topics in this series focus on fostering adult involvement, conducting parent conferences and bringing the community into the classroom.


Supporting Student Success Through Family and Community Involvement

Modules in this topic address the connection between adult involvement and student success and will provide examples of ways schools have successfully increased family and community involvement.

new iconModule 1 - An Introduction to Family and Community Involvement

  • What Does Research Say About Family and Community Involvement in Schools?

  • What Types of Family and Community Involvement Are Effective in Supporting Student Success?

  • What Strategies Are Effective in Increasing Family and Community Involvement in Schools?

Getting to Know EdHub and NEE Series

Getting to know icon Topics in this series highlight the features of EdHub and NEE.

Getting Started With EdHub

Modules in this topic are focused on helping the user understand the purpose, functionality, and resources available in EdHub. The modules will introduce components available to EdHub members.

star icon Module 1 - Accessing EdHub with MyDashboard

  • What Is EdHub?

  • How Do I Join My School Group in EdHub?

  • How Do I Access the Resources in the EdHub Library Once I Have an Account?

star icon Module 2 - Getting to Know the EdHub Journal

  • What Are EdHub Journal Entries?

  • How Can I Create a Journal Entry?

  • Can Others See My Journal Entries?

  • Why Are There Two Ways to Create Journal Entries and How are They Different?

star icon Module 3 - Exploring the EdHub Library

  • What Do Those Buttons, Links, and Tabs Do?

  • Where Is That Topic?

star icon Module 4 - Introducing the EdHub Knowledge Repository

  • What Is the Knowledge Repository?

  • How Are Activity Tasks Connected to the Knowledge Repository?

star icon Module 5 - Best Practices for Using the EdHub Library

  • How Can I Support Teachers in Using EdHub?


Getting Started With NEE

Modules in this topic provide information for teachers who are new to NEE.

star icon Module 1 - Introduction to NEE

  • What Should a Teacher Know about NEE?

  • How Does the NEE Classroom Observation Work?

  • What Other Measures Are Used in the NEE Evaluation Process?

  • What Is the NEE Summative Report?

  • How Does NEE Evaluate School Administrators?


Instruction Series

Instruction icon Topics in this Series focus on the teacher's ability to understand and communicate key concepts of the content being taught, engage students with content, and meet the diverse needs of students.

Content Knowledge and Academic Vocabulary

Modules in this topic will provide support to the teacher in understanding the central concepts, structures and tools of inquiry of the discipline(s) and in creating learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful and engaging for all students.

Module 1 - Academic Vocabulary

  • What Is Academic Vocabulary?

  • Why Is Building a Strong Academic Vocabulary Important for My Students' Success?

  • What Strategies Work to Support Students as they Build Academic Vocabulary?

Module 2 - Connecting Teacher Content Knowledge with Student Achievement

  • Why Does Teacher Content Knowledge Matter?

  • How Can I Deepen My Content Knowledge?

  • Which Technology Tools Support My Content Area?

  • How Can a Professional Learning Network Support Professional Growth?

new iconContent Knowledge and Academic Vocabulary Video Examples for NEE Indicator 1.1

  • 4 video examples

Using Instructional Resources to Enhance Student Learning

Modules in this topic will explore a variety of instructional resources which were selected for inclusion because they are likely to capture student interest, engage students with the content, promote higher level thinking skills, and support student achievement of learning goals.

Module 1 - Introduction to Best Practices for Technology Integration

  • What Is Technology Integration?

  • Why Integrate Technology into Classroom Instruction?

  • What are Effective Uses of Technology in the Classroom?

Module 2 - Brainstorming with Technology

  • When Might You Use a Brainstorming Strategy in the Classroom?

  • How Might You Use Technology for Brainstorming Activities?

  • What Are Some Technology Tools that Might Work for Brainstorming Activities?

  • What Guidelines Might You Use for Brainstorming Activities with Technology?

Module 3 - Note-taking with Technology

  • What Are Some Things to Consider when Selecting a Note-Taking Application?

  • How Might Technology Enhance the Note-Taking Task?

  • How Might Technology Change the Way Note-Taking Occurs?

  • What are Some Guidelines for Introducing Students to Note-Taking Applications?

Module 4 - Multimedia with Technology

  • Why Are Multimedia Materials Important in Teaching and Learning?

  • What Are Some Best Practices for Using Digital Multimedia Materials?

  • What Digital Multimedia Tools Can Be Used to Locate or Create Materials for Teaching and Learning?

Module 5 - Collaboration with Technology

  • What Is Effective Collaboration?

  • How Can Technology Enhance Student Collaboration?

  • What Tools Can be Used to Support Collaborative Meetings?

  • What Workspace and Resource-sharing Tools can be Used to Support Collaboration?

Module 6 - Assessment with Technology

  • What Is the Role of Assessment in Learning?

  • How Can Teachers Begin Using Technology for Assessment?

  • What Tools Can be Used for Assessment?

Module 7 - Organizing Resource Collections with Technology

  • How Can Online Resource Collection Tools Assist Teachers and Students?

  • Which Tool Should Be Selected for Collecting and Organizing Online Resources?

  • What Resource Collection Tools Work Best for Classroom Use?

new iconInstructional Resources Video for NEE Indicator 7.4

  • 2 video examples

Cognitive Engagement

Modules in this topic will support teachers in effectively engaging students with the content, encouraging deep thinking, incorporating all depth of knowledge levels and planning lessons that make students an active part of the learning.

Module 1 - Cooperative Learning

  • What Is Cooperative Learning?

  • What Are Key Elements of Cooperative Learning?

  • What Are Cooperative Learning Groups, and How are they Formed?

  • How Can I Begin Using Cooperative Learning Strategies in My Classroom?

Module 2 - Teaching Critical Thinking Skills

  • What Is Critical Thinking?

  • Why Is Critical Thinking Important for Today's Student?

  • What Does Critical Thinking Look Like in the Classroom?

  • How Does Argument Launch Critical Thinking?

Module 3 - Questioning

  • What Are Effective Questioning Techniques?

  • What Are the Different Types of Questions?

  • What Are Essential Questions?

Module 4 - Inquiry-Based Learning

  • What Is Inquiry-Based Learning?

  • Understanding and Implementing Project-Based Learning

  • Understanding and Implementing Problem-Based Learning

new iconModule 5 - Introduction to Cognitive Engagement

  • What Is Cognitive Engagement

  • What Factors Make Work Engagement?

  • How Do Non-Cognitive Skills Contribute to Student Engagement?
  • How Do Teachers Build Cognitive Engagement Into Lessons?

new iconCognitively Engaging Students Video Examples for NEE Indicator 1.2

  • 5 video examples

new iconCooperative Learning Video Examples for NEE Indicator 4.3

  • 2 video examples

new iconCritical Thinking Video Examples for NEE Indicator 4.1

  • 2 video examples

new iconInquiry Video Examples for NEE Indicator 1.3

  • 1 video examples

Student Learning, Growth and Development

Modules in this topic will introduce effective strategies that can be used to meet a wide variety of learning needs.

Module 1 - Cognitive Development and Differentiation

  • How Can Teachers Support Cognitive Development for All Students?

  • Where Can Differentiation Be Applied In the Instructional Process?

  • Which Strategies Can Teachers Use to Differentiate Instruction?

Module 2 - Learning and Prior Knowledge

  • How Does Prior Knowledge Contribute to Student Learning?

  • What Strategies Can Teachers Use to Assess, Activate and Built Prior Knowledge?

new iconModule 3 - Supporting Student Learning

  • Is That Support a Scaffold or a Crutch?

  • How Can Reading Scaffolds Promote Student Independence?

  • What Content Area Scaffolding Strategies Support Student Independence?

Research-Based Instructional Strategies

Modules in this topic will provide a concise summary of the research behind the instructional strategies "that work" along with specific methods for using the strategies.

Module 1 - Nine Highly Effective Instructional Strategies

  • Who Is Marzano and Where Do the 9 Instructional Strategies Come From?

  • How Can I Use Instructional Strategies to Create an Environment for Learning?

  • Which Instructional Strategies Help Students Develop Understanding?

  • Which Instructional Strategies Help Students Extend and Apply Knowledge to Develop Deeper Understanding?

Module 2 - Visible Learning and Teaching

  • What Is Visible Learning?

  • How Can Visible Learning Maximize Achievement in Schools?

  • Where Do I Start With Visible Learning?

  • What Does Visible Teaching and Learning Look Like in the Classroom?

new iconModule 3 - What Works

  • How Can Educators Find Out What Works?

  • How Does the WWC Show Educators What Works?

Professional Practices Series

Professional practices icon Topics in this series focus on familiarizing teachers with the professional practices expected of an effective educator.

Professionalism and Ethics for Educators

The modules in this topic were created, with permission, from materials included in the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Educator Ethics and Conduct Toolkit. The Toolkit is a collaborative effort with Dr. Oliver Dreon, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Digital Learning Studio at Millersville University of Pennsylvania; Sandi Sheppeard, Director of GEAR UP and Special Projects in Academic and Student Affairs at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; and Carolyn Angelo, Executive Director/Legal Counsel for the Professional Standards and Practices Commission. © Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Dr. Dreon was the primary author, and completed the work under a work for hire contract.

Module 1 - The Ethical Teacher

  • What Are Ethics?

  • How Do Ethics Apply to Teaching?

  • Where Do the Ethics for Teachers Originate?

  • How Do Professional Ethics Affect Decisions?

Module 2 - Private and Professional Lives

  • Where Is the Line Between Private and Professional in a Teacher's Life?

  • What Standards Apply to an Off-Duty Teacher's Conduct?

  • When Does Conduct Compromise Teaching Effectiveness?

Module 3 - Relationships with Students

  • What Happens When Teacher-Student Boundaries Get Crossed?

  • What Guidelines Can Be Used to Structure Teacher-Student Relationships?

  • What About Gray Areas in Teacher-Student Relationships?

Module 4 - The Connected Teacher

  • What Challenges Are Presented by Emerging Technologies?

  • How Can Teachers Maintain Professionalism in the Digital World?

  • What Constitutes Misconduct?

Module 5 - Teaching in a Diverse Society

  • How Can Teachers Meet Ethical Expectations for Working in a Diverse Society?

  • What Does Ethical Teaching Look Like in a Diverse Classroom?

  • What Forms Can Bias Take in the Classroom?

Module 6 - Improper Personal or Financial Gain

  • What Is Financial Impropriety in Teaching?

  • What Leads to Financial Impropriety?

  • What Are Some Possible Consequences of Financial Impropriety?

Module 7 - The Ethical Colleague

  • What Ethical Expectations Impact Teacher Interactions and Collaboration?

  • What Is an Ethical Colleague?

  • What Happens When You Know a Professional has Crossed the Line?

Module 8 - Fostering an Ethical School Climate

  • What Is Expected of Teachers in Establishing and Maintaining an Ethical School Climate?

  • Which Classroom Actions Are Ethical?

Professional Development Plans

Modules in this topic are focused on the process of developing a professional development plan that will meet the criteria for teachers in the Network for Educator Effectiveness.

Module 1 - Introduction to Professional Development Plans

  • Why Am I Writing a Professional Development Plan?

  • What Does this Professional Development Process Mean for the Whole School?

  • How Does My Professional Development Plan Affect My Students?

Module 2 - Creating a Professional Development Plan

  • What Are the Parts of the Professional Development Plan?

  • How Do I Successfully Create a Professional Development Plan

  • What Happens Next?

Evaluations and PD for Specialists

Modules in this topic focus on the use of NEE resources for the evaluation and professional growth of school specialists including school librarians, school counselors and speech language pathologists.

Module 1 - Evaluation Support and PD Materials for Professional School Counselors

  • What Is a Comprehensive Guidance and Counseling Program?

  • How Can School Counselors Support Students in Career Planning and Development?

  • How Do School Counselors Contribute to Individual Student Planning?

  • What Responsive Services Are Commonly Provided by School Counselors?

  • Materials

    • Video - Counselor Evaluation Introduction
    • 2015-16 Counselor Standards and Quality Indicators
    • Example Professional School Counselor (PSC) Evaluation Organizer
    • Example TPDP Organizer for School Counselor
    • Video - Counselor TPD Plan
    • Video - Counselor Reports

Module 2 - Evaluation Support and PD Materials for School Librarians

  • How Does Collaboration Contribute to a Successful School Library Program?

  • Where Does Reading Instruction Fit in the School Library Program?

  • What Is the Secret to the Love of Reading?

  • How Does the School Librarian Provide Instruction that Addresses Multiple Literacies?

  • Materials

    • Example School Librarian Evaluation Organizer
    • Example TPDP Organizer for School Librarian
    • Video - LMS Evaluation Overview
    • Video - LMS Reports
    • Video - LMS Organizer Element Review
    • Video - LMS PD Plan Review

Module 3 - Evaluation Support and PD Materials for Speech-Language Pathologists

  • What Are the Expectations for Speech-Language Pathologists?
  • How Do Speech-Language Pathologists Demonstrate Adequate Professional Knowledge?

  • What Indicators Show that a Speech-Language Pathologist Complies with Requirements?

  • How Do Speech-Language Pathologists Demonstrate the Ability to Evaluate Students?