The Assessment Guide provides several resources for leaders and implementation teams in PreK-12th grade settings who are making decisions about selecting and using measures of student SEL. This includes guidance on how to select an assessment and use student SEL competency data, a catalog from which to select assessments, equipped with filters and bookmarking, and real-world accounts of how practitioners are using these data.
The STEM Immersion Guide is web-based and provides a framework to help educators in Arizona develop STEM programs. The STEM Immersion Guide contains key design elements that support project-based, interdisciplinary STEM instruction by providing practical tools and information to enable teachers, schools and districts, and administrators that want to improve student outcomes by integrating STEM. The website includes an interactive and a downloadable version of the guide, as well as a self-assessment of a school/district’s current level of STEM implementation, an implementation guide, and additional resources.
“New Literacies on the Internet” is a free, online professional development workshop from the Annenberg Foundation. It is part of a professional development strand focused on teaching reading in grades 3-5. The workshop features Dr. Donald Leu, Professor of Education at the University of Connecticut, who is an expert in the literacy skills and strategies that students need to navigate and read information on the Internet. The workshop resources and activities: introduce how reading on the Internet involves a unique set of comprehension skills and strategies, present approaches to teaching these skills and strategies, and provide activities and lesson suggestions to try in the classroom.
From the Publisher: “Preparing students for success in college and careers is one of the primary goals of our education system. How states track and report progress toward the goal of college and career readiness is important for public accountability and transparency; making data available publicly provides a window into how students – and the institutions that serve students – are doing. This brief describes the range of college and career readiness measures states are currently reporting publicly. The brief also provides guidance for what states should be doing to measure students’ college and career readiness.”
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) developed Standards for the 21st-Century Learner to guide school library curricula and programs. The document presents nine common beliefs about learning, information, and access (e.g., “The continuing expansion of information demands that all individuals acquire the thinking skills that will enable them to learn on their own.” [p. 3]). The standards are organized into four strands related to how school librarians need to teach students how to use skills, tools, and resources.