Instructional Best Practices Webinar Series

Introduction

This brief introduction webinar introduces Meteor’s 5 principles for high impact learning experiences connected to research and best practices, the format of the webinars in our “Instructional Best Practices” series and possible uses for individual educators as well as learning communities.

Student Learning Experiences

Did you know that teachers have a resource to help them create rich learning experiences where all students can learn at high levels?  This webinar focuses on teachers “calculating cognitive depth” which in turn will help them create learning experiences that are aligned to the required level of student thinking.

Rigor in Literacy

Did you know that rigor comes from what students do – – it’s the student action in the classroom?  This webinar focuses on rigor in the literacy classroom and a key strategy for teachers that will allow them to “stretch” their students through appropriate text selection.

Rigor in Methematics

Did you know that rigor comes from what students do – – it’s the student action in the classroom?  This webinar focuses on rigor in the math classroom and key strategies to develop fluency of math skills.

Clustering Literacy Standards

Did you know that clustering or bundling standards can increase the rigor of the task, be more engaging for students and save the teacher time for more in-depth student learning experiences?  This webinar focuses on clustering content standards with literacy standards to increase the rigor of a task.

Clustering Math Standards

Did you know that clustering or bundling standards can increase the rigor of the task, be more engaging for students and save the teacher time for more in-depth student learning experiences?  This webinar focuses on clustering math content standards with the math practice standards to increase the rigor of a math task.

Vocabulary Investigation

Did you know Vocabulary is the best single indicator of intellectual ability and an accurate predictor of success at school?  This webinar focuses on 5 areas an educator needs to focus on during vocabulary instruction.

Productive Student Conversations

Did you know the complexity of your state standards dictates the kind of conversations that students should be having in the classroom?  This webinar focuses on productive student conversations from “Student Talk” to “Accountable Talk”.

Real World vs. Real World Performance Tasks

Did you know there is a difference between “Real-World” tasks and “Real-World” Performance tasks – specifically in the level of Rigor required!  This webinar focuses on the key differences between these two types of tasks.

What is Text?

Did you know Text is anything that conveys meaning!  This webinar focuses on the different types of texts and how to go beyond “written text” in the classroom.

ELL and Literacy

Did you know all students – even our advanced students – often struggle with academic language?  This webinar provides 4 deliberate actions an educator should take to ensure ALL students have the opportunity to learn vocabulary.

Reading Fluency and Automaticity

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Using a Text Dependent Questioning Protocol

Did you know there is a questioning protocol to help students become critical thinkers?  This webinar explains this protocol and how to ask students questions that require them to think critically.