Life Long Learning: Professional Development For Teachers

Posted by Teresa M. on Sep 22, 2015 4:42:09 AM


For most teachers, professional development classes are the norm. For many this is a state requirement for re-certification and/or district contracts. Professional development is a great way to learn innovative ways of teaching. By keeping current in the education field, you can develop new skills and thinking that help you become a better teacher. Big Universe supports teachers by providing ongoing professional development opportunities and resources.

Great resources for teaching from reading to writing or even technology on Big Universe.

From the publisher, "Thirty-six activities and lessons (Lessons 37-72) teach students information literacy, understand how the information is organized, identify the best sources of information for a given need, locate those sources, evaluate the sources critically, and share that information. Includes: Defining Types of Information; Sharing Information; Defining Media; Creating Newsletters; Defining Technology; Blogging. 16 graphic organizers & assessments." This is one example of the volumes available as a resource to you!
From the publisher, "There is no such thing as too much writing practice. This two-part program builds skills incrementally from bright idea to polished final product. These stimulating lessons will enable students to actually enjoy the writing process. Includes Traits of Writing correlation. The Enhanced eBook edition available gives you the freedom to cut and paste any portion of the text into your own document; to project the eBook contents on a whiteboard; and more! Topics Include: Sentence & Paragraph Completion, Cloze Exercises, Using Literal & Figurative Language, Similes & Metaphors, answering Essay Questions."


On Demand Learning- Big Universe Professional Development Videos.

Topics include reading, writing, curriculum and instruction.

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