Making It Stick Webinar Series

Welcome to the NDE Professional Development Webinar Series: 
Making it Stick! Indelible Instructional Practices to Improve Teaching and Learning! 
This series showcases best practices for effective instruction as well as instructional strategies that integrate reading and writing skills across all disciplines. The webinars provide instruction on teaching strategies included in the ELA Standards Instructional Tool and were selected based on skills needed for success on the NeSA-R/NeSA-ELA and NeSA-W. Implementation of these strategies will help students apply literacy skills in authentic settings, better understand content, and strengthen their communication skills in all areas. Each episode may be downloaded and used with the accompanying PowerPoint presentation and the Viewing Guide. If you wish to use them for professional development without the video, please be sure to credit the Nebraska Department of Education and Catapult Learning appropriately. 
 

                Foundational Trilogy   New Webinars Added!!   Strategy-Specific Topics  
New Webinars Added!!  
Core Instructional Model  
Learn about the research behind and the process for creating Academic Learning time, learn about the components of the Anatomy of a Lesson, and plan for the Gradual Release of Responsibility in your own lessons. 



Close Reading 
Explore the use of close reading in your own classroom by: reflecting on your own process for reading and analyzing texts, exploring the elements of complex texts, learning how to craft text-dependent questions, and planning for close reading in your classroom. After viewing, please click here for strategy examples in your content area. 


 
Formative Assessment 
Review the difference between formative and summative assessments, review how to create formative assessments to measure learning, and analyze the quality of assessment tasks using specific criteria. 



RAFT
Discover how backward planning paired with the use of RAFT can create opportunities for authentic, subject-centered writing experiences in all content areas for students of all ages and skill levels. 
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Monitoring & Adjusting Instruction 
Learn about the three different times to monitor learning and adjust instruction, consider how to provide effective feedback to students, and plan for transfer. There is also a review of the information from the formative assessment and core instructional model webinars. 


 
Text Coding/Think-Alouds
Review Vygotsky's Zone of Proximal Development and the ways it may affect how we plan for student learning in our classroom. Learn about the principles of using the Think-Aloud strategy in the teaching of reading and writing, and dig into some of the underlying challenges of the strategy and plan for activities where it can be used. 
After viewing, please click here for strategy examples in your content area.

    Self-Check Paragraph Writing  
Determine the attributes of a high-quality paragraph by examining strategies for teaching the craft of writing and revising. Design a paragraph frame to scaffold the skill of paragraph writing and plan for supporting students as they develop and hone this skill. 
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  Peer Editing  
Reflect on writing in your discipline by reviewing each step of the writing process, exploring inquiry-driven writing strategies, examining peer editing strategies, developing a peer editing guide, and determining how to assess the peer editing process. 
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  Class Glossary Mixer
Reflect on your own process for vocabulary instruction and explore the elements of the "Glossary Mixer" strategy. Learn the process for engaging students in active manipulation of vocabulary and learn how to structure the Glossary Mixer activity in your content area. There is also an opportunity to plan for the implementation of the Glossary Mixer in a future unit of study. 
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    QAR (Question/Answer Relationship)
Explore the Question/Answer Relationship (QAR) strategy. Examine levels of questions within the framework and practice crafting questions at each level. Learn how to align QARs to Bloom's Taxonomy and discuss strategies for incorporating QAR thinking across all content areas. Finally, explore the benefits of QAR as a test preparation tool. 
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    Inquiry Research Process
Reflect on your own process for learning through inquiry. Explore the elements of inquiry based learning, specifically with regards to the writing process. Learn how to design lessons which promote student inquiry and draft a lesson utilizing the inquiry research writing process. 
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    Informative Speaking 
Determine the role that the development of oral communication plays across grade levels and content areas. Learn a strategy that will ensure the use of consistent language when teaching students to be effective speakers, and explore strategies for structuring meaningful classroom conversations. 
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    Infographics 
Learn what infographics are and why they are effective teaching tools as well as effective assessment tools. Learn the skills and steps necessary for student evaluation and creation of infographics, and the benefits of student infographic creation. Distinguish the elements of well-designed infographics from those that are poorly designed, and used Data Visualization as part of an analytical process approach to research. Finally, learn the steps needed to create an infographic. 
After viewing, please click here for strategy examples in your content area.

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