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Digital resources2

  1. 1. What Digital Resources AreAvailable to Support STEM? Teacher Effectiveness AcademyLibrary Information Services and Instructional Technology
  2. 2. Participant OutcomesParticipants will:• Increase awareness of how to access digital content that supports the Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects.• Cite a least two ways to utilize trans-disciplinary BCPS Online Research Models to engage students in STEM investigations, research, inquiry, and problem solving.
  3. 3. Select Your School LevelElementary School Teacher Middle or High School Teacher
  4. 4. Why focus on digital content now?• The CCSS for English Language Arts and Literacy calls for students to be able to: ▫ Read texts of increasing complexity; ▫ Read and use exposition, including literary nonfiction; ▫ Read a wider range of reading materials; ▫ And use reading, writing, speaking and listening, language skills and strategies across all subject areas• in order to be prepared for college and the workforce.
  5. 5. Reading Critical Communicatio Thinking & n Problem SolvingResearch Investigations Writing Creativity & Collaboration Innovation Speaking & Listening
  6. 6. Increase in Text Complexity: Grades 2-3 Lexile Ranges Aligned to CCR Expectations Old Lexile Ranges Typical 450 - 450 - 790 Reader Lexile Scores 725 140 - 700
  7. 7. Increase in Text Complexity: Grades 4 - 5 Lexile Ranges Aligned to CCR Expectations Old Lexile Ranges Typical 770 - 645 - Reader 980 Lexile Scores 845 445 - 910
  8. 8. Where can you find a wide range ofexpository texts (including literarynonfiction) of increasing complexityabout all subjects?
  9. 9. What elementary digital content is available? Many MORE than we can share with you today!
  10. 10. Today we will focus on . . .
  11. 11. SIRS Discoverer
  12. 12. SIRS Discoverer - ExtensionTime permitting, view video ofWHY using SIRS digital contentsaves time in searching forinformation. Click image on right.
  13. 13. BrainPop
  14. 14. Why focus on digital content now?• The CCSS for English Language Arts and Literacy calls for students to be able to: ▫ Read texts of increasing complexity; ▫ Read and use exposition, including literary nonfiction; ▫ Read a wider range of reading materials; ▫ And use reading, writing, speaking and listening, language skills and strategies across all subject areas;• in order to be prepared for college and the workforce.
  15. 15. Reading Critical Communicatio Thinking & n Problem SolvingResearch Investigations Writing Creativity & Collaboration Innovation Speaking & Listening
  16. 16. Increase in Text Complexity: Grades 6-8 Lexile Ranges Aligned to CCR Expectations Old Lexile Ranges Typical 955 - 860 - 1155 Reader Lexile Scores 1010 665 - 1100
  17. 17. Increase in Text Complexity: Grades 9-12 Lexile Ranges Aligned to CCR Expectations Old Lexile Ranges Typical 1080 - 960 - 1355 Reader Lexile Scores 1220 855 - 1210
  18. 18. Where can you find a wide range ofexpository texts (including literarynonfiction) of increasing complexityabout all subjects?
  19. 19. What secondary digital resources are available? Many MORE than we can share with you today!
  20. 20. Today we will focus on . . .
  21. 21. What secondary digital resources are available?
  22. 22. What secondary digital resources are available?
  23. 23. Online Research Models
  24. 24. Select Your School LevelElementary School Teacher Middle or High School Teacher
  25. 25. Example of Elementary Online Research Model:Schoolyard Habitat
  26. 26. Online Research Models
  27. 27. Example of Secondary Online Research Model:Biotech Connections
  28. 28. Review objectives• Have you increased your awareness of how to access digital content to support the Common Core State Standards for ELA and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects?• Can you cite a least two ways to utilize trans- disciplinary BCPS Online Research Models to engage students in STEM investigations, research, inquiry, and problem solving?
  29. 29. Future Investigations
  30. 30. Future Investigations

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