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  1. The New Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Second Edition

    Marzano's Taxonomy is a must-have resource for all directors of curriculum and instruction, directors of staff development, principals and teachers. Developed by Robert J. Marzano and John S. Kendall, internationally recognised experts in the development and improvement of standards for education, this field-tested and proven reference contains the most current research on the nature of knowledge and cognition and a reflection of the movement to standards-based education. Based on three domains of knowledge and six levels of processing, this essential guide offers specific applications for designing and classifying educational objectives, creating assessments, redesigning learning standards, formulating curriculum and outlining a thinking-skills curriculum.

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    A$59.95
  2. Our Only Earth: Energy Crisis

    Now you can challenge your students with the complexities of energy needs, supplies and policies. As part of the Our Only Earth series for Years 7-10, this revised Australian edition of Our Only Earth: Energy Crisis informs students about the energy issues facing the world now and in the future, then empowers them to take action. Through fact cards, activities and journals designed to get students thinking about social and environmental sustainability, each book based on the integrated Our Only Earth framework explores real-life geographical issues and suggests possible solutions. As of 2014, the series has been updated to show correlations to the Australian Curriculum, both specifically within the subject of geography and generally across all learning areas.

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    A$31.00
  3. STEM Resources

    Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research refers to experiments conducted to address problems in those fields that can be tested using the scientific method. The scientific method is an inquiry process used to systematically study, investigate and to provide explanations for observed phenomenon in the natural world. This method is used by STEM professionals to answer questions they have about important world problems and usually includes carefully orchestrating a situation that allows them to observe, measure and test their ideas.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  4. The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units

    The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units offers instructional modules on the basic concepts and elements of Understanding by Design (UbD), the "backward design" approach used by thousands of educators to create curriculum units and assessments that focus on developing students' understanding of important ideas. The eight modules are organised around the UbD Template Version 2.0 and feature components similar to what is typically provided in a UbD design workshop, including: Discussion and explanation of key ideas in the module; Guiding exercises, worksheets and design tips.

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    A$29.95
  5. The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units New
    The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units

    This guide offers instructional modules on how to refine units created using Understanding by Design (UbD) and how to effectively review the units using self-assessment and peer review, along with observation and supervision. The guide builds upon its companion and predecessor, The Understanding By Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units and is intended for use by individuals or groups in K–16 education who want to further develop their skills in UbD. Users can work through the modules in order or pick and choose, depending on their interests and needs.

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    A$32.95
  6. Flip Your Classroom Series

    In this series, two experienced practitioners of the flipped classroom explain a powerful approach to teaching where students watch recorded lectures for homework and complete their assignments, labs and tests in class. Discover how this "flipped classroom" approach helps struggling students, differentiates instruction and increases opportunities for classroom formative assessment.

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    Starting at A$21.95

  7. ASCD Arias Series

    ASCD Arias publications provide concise answers to challenging questions that you need to solve today—in a convenient format that you can read in one sitting and immediately put into practice. They’re the next-generation, immediate-need resources for everyone committed to the success of each learner.

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    Starting at A$15.00

  8. Differentiating The Curriculum: Supporting Teachers to Thrive in Mixed-Ability Classrooms

    In mixed-ability classrooms, it is inevitable that students will have different learning styles, backgrounds, prior knowledge, experience and willingness to learn. While teachers may be unable to change the content prescribed by their school, they have an enormous amount of control in the way they assign this content to their students. These include: Ability Grouping; Cooperative Learning Teams; Learning Contracts; Learning Centres; Multi-age Grouping; and Individual Learning Plans.

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    A$35.95
  9. Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy: Mastering Media Literacy

    Mastering Media Literacy displays the role media can play in merging technology and instruction to give students greater access to knowledge, make learning more meaningful and help students play a more active role in their education, providing tips for incorporating media literacy into the school curriculum. F-12 educators will learn how to use media literacy to enhance learning and create opportunities for deeper understanding of concepts and skills, current events and global issues; prepare students to thrive in a more visually saturated and technology-based world; teach students to evaluate the validity of media and information being shared through different mediums; and design rubrics that effectively evaluate content knowledge and knowledge of technology tools.

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    A$27.95
  10. The Classroom Strategies Series

    This series offers in-depth research-based instructional strategies that can be used in the classroom to enhance student achievement. Classroom teachers as well as building- and district-level administrators will benefit from sharing the knowledge in this library and building capacity as a staff to implement strategies for school improvement.

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    Starting at A$24.95

  11. Essential Questions DVD

    Based on the best-selling book of the same name by Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins, this 45 minute video guides you through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community - student, teachers and administrators - benefit from the increased rigour and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages. See the process come to life with scenes from a seminar though by Wiggins and of teachers using essential questions in practice. In addition, McTighe and Wiggins provide expert commentary about their years of experience in schools exploring just what makes an essential question essential.

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    A$219.00

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