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  1. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 3: Another 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    This third volume in our best-selling series Uncovering Student Ideas in Science contains 25 all-new “probes” to uncover students’ misconceptions in science and offers guidance on how teachers can use the probes for their own learning. Since publication of Volume 1 of the series, thousands of teachers have been using these innovative classroom tools to improve student learning in science. This book provides short, easy-to-administer probes that determine what scientific misunderstandings your students may bring into your classroom without your even knowing it! Volume 3 offers five life science probes, seven Earth and space science probes, ten physical science probes and three nature of science probes.

     

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    A$54.95
  2. Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum: How to Design, Revise, or Adopt Curriculum Aligned to Student Success

    We know that curriculum is the core of the classroom experience, but what makes a quality curriculum? How can educators be sure that what they teach is strongly aligned to the specific standards that their district or school has adopted? What kinds of lessons, learning experiences and assessments are most effective, and how should they be embedded within the curriculum? You'll find the answers to these and many other questions in this definitive, step-by-step guide to curriculum design and evaluation. Drawing their work with teachers and administrators to facilitate curriculum development, the author offers targeted advice and real-life examples from primary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as rubrics, protocols and other tools.

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    A$43.95
  3. Leading Unstoppable Learning

    In Leading Unstoppable Learning, Rebecca L. Stinson joins the four principles of systems thinking - (1) relationships, (2) communication, (3) responsiveness and (4) sustainability - with the crucial characteristics of leadership. This book expands on the leading element in Unstoppable Learning: Seven Essential Elements to Unleash Student Potential by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey to show F-12 teachers and school and district leaders how to create positive learning environments. By developing sustainable leadership characteristics and participating in the instructional process, leaders can guide teachers' thinking and work and foster long-term success.

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  4. Exemplary Science: Best Practices in Professional Development, Revised 2nd Edition

    If you want to make the most of your precious professional development budget - and who doesn't? - look for inspiration in this updated edition from the Exemplary Science series. This essay collection is designed to spark new ideas while encouraging high-quality learning opportunities at all grade levels.

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    A$50.95
  5. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2: 25 More Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 2 will reveal the surprising misconceptions students bring to the classroom - so you can adjust your teaching to foster a sound understanding of science. Volume 2 covers more life science and Earth and space science probes, and new topics include forms of matter, changes in matter, living things and life processes, rocks and landforms, the day/night cycle and objects in the night sky. Volume 2 also suggests ways to embed the probes throughout your instruction, not just when starting a unit of topic. This new classroom tools will help you not only uncover students' existing ideas, but also use that knowledge to improve your teaching and advance student understanding of science concepts.

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  6. Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, Volume 1: 25 Formative Assessment Probes

    Uncovering Student Ideas in Science is loaded with classroom-friendly features to pinpoint what your students know (or think they know) so you can adjust your teaching accordingly. The 25 probes will determine your students' thinking on 44 core science topics, grouped by light, sound, matter, gravity, heat and temperature, life science, and Earth and space science. Each probe - field-tested across multiple year levels - is proven effective for helping your students recover from erroneous ideas about science. The accompanying teacher materials explain science content, give suggested connections to the Australian Curriculum: Science, present developmental considerations, summarise relevant research on learning and suggest instructional approaches from primary to high school.

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    A$54.95
  7. Start Young! Early Childhood Science Activities

    If you work with young children, you know how eager they are to see, smell, hear and touch the world around them. Encourage that natural curiosity while laying a foundation for a lifetime of learning about science. Start Young! is a resource that will help you start them off right.

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    A$21.95
  8. Teaching for Creativity in the Australian Curriculum Classroom

    Teaching for Creativity in the Australian Curriculum Classroom outlines ways to adapt existing lessons and mandated curricula to encourage the growth of creativity alongside more traditional academic skills. Based on recent psychological research on creativity, this revised Australian edition of the original text debunks common misconceptions about creativity, describes how learning environments can support both creativity and the Australian Curriculum, offers creative lessons and insights for teaching English and mathematics, and includes assessments for creativity and Australian Curriculum learning.

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    A$43.95
  9. Preparing Educators for Arts Integration: Placing Creativity at the Center of Learning

    This resource examines professional development approaches  to help schools and allied arts groups integrate the arts into an already crowded F-12 curriculum. The authors document the purposes and structures of a broad spectrum of current efforts and programs.

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  10. Make School Meaningful - And Fun!

    Make School Meaningful - And Fun! will inspire high school administrators, teacher leaders and curriculum planners to bring creativity and relevancy back to the classroom. By promoting new literature, globally connected technologies and career-based curricular, Schank offers educators strategies to personalise school experiences and prepare students for the future. Using this guide, high school administrators and educator will study the history of education philosophy and how it shapes high school curriculum practices; consider how to tailor the curricula to mirror the skills and work of specific careers for modern classrooms; learn the ten criteria that new curricula should meet to promote student learning; and explore the story-centred curriculum and the virtual experiential high school

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    A$27.95
  11. Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices

    When it's time for a game change, you need a guide to the new rules. Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices provides a play-by-play understanding of the practices strand of A Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Written in clear, nontechnical language, this book provides a wealth of real-world examples to show you what's different about practice-centred teaching and learning at all year levels. This must-have guide was developed for F-12 science teachers, curriculum developers, teacher educators and administrators. If you want a fresh game plan to help students work together to generate and revise knowledge - not just receive and repeat information - this book is for you.

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    A$61.95
  12. The Teaching of Science: 21st-Century Perspectives

    With his experiences as a leader in science education for the past 30 years, Bybee brings the necessary perspective and background to help members of the science education community better understand the challenges and goals of scientific teaching. The Teaching of Science will prove to be thought-provoking and beneficial reading for all members of the science education community as they seek to help students become more informed and engaged citizens in the 21st century.

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