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Creating Equitable and Just Classrooms with the Teaching Tolerance Project
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This article provides an overview of Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center that provides educators with free resources around the areas of equity, justice, and tolerance.

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Earth Resources
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
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Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Earth's Changing Surface - Issue 9, December 2008
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This issue of the free online magazine, Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears, explores glaciers, wind, water, and volcanoes and their role in shaping the landscape of the polar regions.

Subject:
Living Systems and Processes
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
The Ohio State University
Date Added:
05/29/2019
#GoOpenVA Foundations, Curate, Create, and Customize Professional Learning
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This is a professional learning resource prepared for VBCPS and intended to be modified by other divisions as needed. The Schoology course was built based on the #GoOpenVA Workshop in a Box and enables asynchronous, remote professional learning.

Subject:
Computer Science
Cross-Curricular
CTE
English
ESL
Fine Arts
Health/Physical Education
History/Social Sciences
Mathematics
Science
Special Education
World Languages
Material Type:
Assessment
Full Course
Author:
Bridget Mariano
Jennifer Clements
Date Added:
09/30/2020
Hello Ruby: Key Concepts and Practices of K-2 Computer Science
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Aimed at teachers and administrators of kindergarten, first, and second grade, this 4-part professional development series encourages educators to explore key concepts and practices of computer science. Using whimsical graphics, realistic videos, and an easy to follow teacher journal, computer science integration becomes approachable through the sessions. This learning time is built around the philosophy of Hello Ruby: an unplugged, creative, and playful approach to introducing computer science. Content knowledge, pedagogy, and technological skills are readily addressed.

Topics Covered:
Session 1- Introduction to Computer Science, School Assessment and CS Standards, Powerful Ideas/Pedagogy
Session 2- Computation, Code, Vocabulary, Making CS Visible
Session 3- Data and Algorithms, Hardware, Computer Systems
Session 4- Networks, Diversity and Equity, Resources
Session 5- Review and CS Integration/ Alignment
Session 6- Utilizing Resources for Optimal Outcomes

Created as a virtual professional development opportunity, participants remain engaged through the use of break out rooms, the chat feature, and the use of Google Classroom. Prior to the professional development, teachers received the Linda Liukas' books Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding, Hello Ruby: Journey Inside the Computer, and Hello Ruby: Expedition to the Internet, as well as a Computer Science Toolkit. The Computer Science Toolkit was composed of several pages from the Hello Ruby Teacher Journal (free online), the K-2 VDOE Computer Science Standards of Learning Curriculum Framework, and the VDOE Computer Science Curriculum Alignment.

Subject:
Computer Science
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Author:
Bryanne Peterson
Kim Keith
Date Added:
06/25/2020
Professional Bookshelf: Resources for Teachers
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This article highlights professional development books about the polar regions, pedagogy, and best practices in science and literacy instruction.

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Earth Resources
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Professional Bookshelf: Resources for Teachers
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This article highlights professional development books about the polar regions, pedagogy, and best practices in science and literacy instruction.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Jessica Fries-Gaither
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Professional Learning: Overview of Virginia's 2020 Visual Arts Standards of Learning
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This webinar presents an overview of the 2020 Visual Arts Standards of Learning that were adopted by the Virginia Board of Education on May 7, 2020.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Visual Art
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
09/17/2020
Progression Chart: High School Visual Arts Standards of Learning
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This resource demonstrates the 2020 Visual Arts Standards of Learning for high school visual arts education in a chart format that shows the progression of the standards from grades nine through twelve.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Visual Art
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/18/2020
Resource Document: Engaging English Learners in Visual Arts Instruction
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The attached infographic resource document describes ways to engage English Learners in visual arts classrooms by making learning visible, supporting the language of visual arts, connecting learning to students' backgrounds and skills, using cooperative learning structures and strategies, and reducing cognitive load and allowing processing time.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Visual Art
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
09/18/2020
Tapping In to Professional Development: Virtual Communities of Practice
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This article provides an overview of Tapped In, a web-based learning environment for educators and professional development providers.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
BJ Berquist
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Understanding Seasonal Change, Polar Extremes in Seasons, and the Aurora: Content Knowledge for Teachers
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This free, standards-based website developed for elementary teachers provides hand-picked, reviewed, on-line resources to enhance teacher content knowledge regarding reasons for the seasons.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Mary LeFever
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Weather and Climate: The Short and the Long of It
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This article explains the difference between weather and climate, the role of the polar regions in the global climate system, and how climate change is affecting these areas. Links to content knowledge resources and the National Science Education Standards are provided.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology
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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
Author:
Andy Monaghan
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Webinar: Applying the Creative Process to Elementary General Music Room
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In this webinar we will discuss the Creative Process strand in the Music standards and share ideas on implementation in the elementary general music room. We will explore adapting current best practices in order to make conscious the inherent elements of the creative process. We will examine new methods of adding elements of the creative process into the classroom, through virtual, blended, and in-person instruction practices.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Music
Material Type:
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/23/2020
Webinar: Community Engagement in Visual Arts
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This webinar is an opportunity to explore community engagement as it relates to the History, Culture, and Citizenship strand in the 2020 Visual Arts Standards of Learning. Participants will consider relevant artistic concepts related to community, develop a deeper understanding of the K-12 community engagement standards, and explore a variety of tested elementary, middle, and high school lesson examples that align with the standard.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Visual Art
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Kelly Bisogno
Michelle Milligan
Date Added:
09/18/2020
Webinar: Digital Audio Production and Composition for Secondary Music Classrooms
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In this webinar, we will explore ways that teachers and students can use digital tools in the secondary music classroom for creation and investigation. Topics addressed will include project ideas, integration of audio creation tools into the class structure and environment, and practical issues to consider when choosing hardware and software for these projects.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Music
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/23/2020
Webinar: Digital Learning with eMediaVA
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This webinar and presentation is a previously recorded session, Digital Learning with eMediaVA presented by Lindsey Horner.Webinar Description: This webinar presents information about media and educational resources from WHRO Public Media for fine arts educators. Lyndsay Horner, Manager of eMediaVA will led the one-hour session in July 2020. The session includes how to access eMediaVA and how to find resources to support student learning in fine arts areas of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Dance
Music
Theater
Visual Art
Material Type:
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/23/2020
Webinar: Digital Resources for Fine Arts Educators from the Library of Congress
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This webinar will explore the digital resources of the Library of the Congress for fine arts instruction. Engagement with primary source images, objects and documents can spark critical thinking, deeper learning and interdisciplinary connections for students. Join Sherry Levitt and Cynthia Szwajkowski from Teaching with Primary Sources, Virginia (TPSVA) for a lively, interactive exploration of the Library's rich, digital collections for in-person and virtual instruction. As a demonstration, special guest Carolyn Bennett, former Library of Congress Teacher-in-Residence, will model an activity using WPA Posters.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Dance
Music
Theater
Visual Art
Material Type:
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/22/2020
Webinar: Diversity and Inclusivity in Dance Education
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This webinar focuses on topics of diversity and inclusivity of dance. The presentation includes an explanation of why diversity and inclusivity are important, the differences between diversity and inclusivity, and an exploration of the meaning and purpose of dance of diverse cultures. Resources for including diverse styles of dance will be shared.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Dance
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/23/2020
Webinar: Education Resources from Virginia's Cultural and Historical Museums and Sites for Fine Arts Educators
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Educational resources provided by Virginia's history and cultural museums offer educators the opportunity to form deep classroom connections to Virginia history and culture.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Dance
Music
Theater
Visual Art
History/Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lecture
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Michelle Milligan
Kelly Bisogno
Date Added:
09/23/2020