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The Art Of Questioning For Teachers
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Teaching Channel video around questioning in the classroom. Resources (with a free Teaching Channel account) include a transcript, lesson plan, list of the questions used in the lesson.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Teaching Channel
Date Added:
01/10/2018
Becoming Better Observers: How does observing, asking questions, and making connections help me understand things in nature?
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This series of 5 high-quality, standards-aligned, inquiry-based activities have been field-tested by first grade students and families of Wequiock Children's Center for Environmental Science during Safer At Home orders. These activities encourage students to use natural areas around their homes and in their neigbhorhoods as they improve their science observation skils. The materials used are ones generally available at home and the activites require little preparation on the part of caregivers.Created as a part of a WISELearn OER Innovation project, Connect, Explore, and Engage: Using the Environment as the Context for Science Learning was a collaboration of the Wequiock Children's Center for Environmental Science and the Wisconsin Green Schools Network. One of the goals of the project was to create standards-aligned lessons that utilize the outdoor spaces of the school (as well as those of the students' homes).  Each section of this resource is an individual activity. While each activity builds on the previous ones, it is possible to use them individually.The observation protocol "I Notice, I Wonder, It Reminds Me Of, I Think Maybe" has been adapted from that of the BEETLES Project.The title image was used with permission and is courtesy of Joe Riederer.

Subject:
Earth and Space Science
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Life Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Sandy Benton
Karla Koch
Date Added:
05/28/2020
Introducing the QFT Into Your Classroom Practice
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The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) is a simple, but rigorous, step-by-step process designed to help students produce, improve, and strategize on how to improve their questioning techniques. The QFT allows students to practice three thinking abilities in one process: divergent, convergent and metacognitive thinking.

Subject:
Business and Information Technology
English Language Arts
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Diagram/Illustration
Learning Task
Lesson Plan
Reading
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Self Assessment
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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Right Question Organization
Date Added:
10/25/2016
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Observe, Wonder, Connect in Nature
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This series of 5 high-quality, standards-aligned, inquiry-based lessons have been field-tested by the 4K students of Wequiock Children's Center for Environmental Science, their teacher and educational assistant. These lessons encourage students to use natural areas around their school as they improve their science and engineering skills as part of a unit on observing changes. Created as a part of a WISELearn OER Innovation project, Connect, Explore, and Engage: Using the Environment as the Context for Science Learning was a collaboration of the Wequiock Children's Center for Environmental Science and the Wisconsin Green Schools Network. One of the goals of the project was to create standards-aligned lessons that utilize the outdoor spaces of the school . These lessons were created to take place during late winter.

Subject:
Early Learning
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Life Science
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Sandy Benton
Date Added:
06/01/2020
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Plant and Animal Interdependence
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This series of 5 high-quality, standards-aligned, inquiry-based activities and one STEM challenge have been field-tested by secong grade students and families of Wequiock Children's Center for Environmental Science during Safer At Home orders. These activities encourage students to use natural areas around their homes and in their neigbhorhoods as they improve their science and engineering skils relating to plant and animals interdependence. Created as a part of a WISELearn OER Innovation project, Connect, Explore, and Engage: Using the Environment as the Context for Science Learning was a collaboration of the Wequiock Children's Center for Environmental Science and the Wisconsin Green Schools Network. One of the goals of the project was to create standards-aligned lessons that utilize the outdoor spaces of the school (as well as those of the students' homes).  These lessons were created to take place during the spring. However, some of the lessons could be conducted during the fall. Cut flowers from a florist may be used in place of ones found living outdoors.The title image was used with permission and is courtesy of Joe Riederer. The observation protocol "I Notice, I Wonder, It Reminds Me Of, I Think Maybe" has been adapted from that of the BEETLES Project.

Subject:
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Life Science
Material Type:
Unit of Study
Author:
Sandy Benton
Jennifer Beno
Date Added:
05/28/2020
Reciprocal Teaching
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Reciprocal Teaching (Palinscar & Brown 1984) is a guided reading comprehension strategy that encourages students to develop the skills that effective readers and learners do automatically (summarise, question, clarify, predict and respond to what they are reading). Students use these four comprehension strategies on a common text, in pairs or small groups. Reciprocal Teaching can be used with fiction, non-fiction, prose or poetry.

Subject:
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Learning Task
Provider:
National Behavior Support Services
Date Added:
11/17/2015
States of Matter Part 1
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This discovery lesson is a good introduction to basic three states of matter plus gives students the ability to explore and learn how air takes up space. I like how she uses different types of solids to help students remember that solids can be soft. All materials are easily accessible.
Excellent resources for a "Lapbook" as an alternative to a science notebook. It is step by step, has video of students learning, suggestions, teacher reflections and is a printable resource.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Formative Assessment
Learning Task
Provider:
betterlesson.com
Date Added:
11/30/2015
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Watershed Studies: Where Does Your Water Flow?
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This series of 5 high-quality, standards-aligned, inquiry-based lessons have been field-tested by the fifth grade students of Wequiock Children's Center for Environmental Science and their teachers. These lessons encourage students to use natural areas around their school as they improve their science and engineering skills as part of a unit on earth's systems. Created as a part of a WISELearn OER Innovation project, Connect, Explore, and Engage: Using the Environment as the Context for Science Learning was a collaboration of the Wequiock Children's Center for Environmental Science and the Wisconsin Green Schools Network. One of the goals of the project was to create standards-aligned lessons that utilize the outdoor spaces of the school . These lessons were created to take place during late winter. A stewardship project to reduce the impact of stormwater run-off was planned for the spring.

Subject:
Earth and Space Science
Geology
Environmental Literacy and Sustainability
Material Type:
Lesson
Unit of Study
Author:
Sandy Benton
Erica Baeten
Catherine Ciarlette-Hansen
Date Added:
06/02/2020
What is that deer doing?
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In this activity students look at images of white-tailed deer behavior and use their observations to write a research question. They describe the types of observations they will make and the data they will record to turn a question into a hypothesis. This activity was developed as a part of the Creating Lessons Using Transformative Technology - Platteville Public Schools OER grant.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Ann Kroncke
Date Added:
08/02/2019
Zoom In
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Zoom In provides 18 guided lessons on historical events where students focus on reading primary and secondary documents closely, gathering evidence, and writing an argumentative or explanatory essay. Throughout the process students are asked to do the following:
Read documents closely and criticallyIdentify author's point of view and purposeEngage in higher-order, text-based discussionsWrite explanatory and argumentative essays grounded in evidence

Subject:
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Material Type:
Formative Assessment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Primary Source
Provider:
Zoom In
Date Added:
12/13/2016