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Teaching Channel

Inspired Teaching. Inspired Classrooms.
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Teaching Channel takes you inside America's K-12 classrooms with short documentaries that showcase inspiring and effective teaching practices. Like KET Professional Development, Teaching Channel provides an authentic dimension to PD and teacher preparation.

Teaching Channel programs are available for free at the Teaching Channel website where short segments can be sorted and viewed by grade level, subject area and topic.

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2012/13 Program Schedule

Visit a multi-lingual classroom in Los Angeles, 6th graders go on a microscopic safari, graphing comes alive for a group of active 3rd graders, how one new teacher works to improve his practice, and the lengths one middle school math teacher will go to boost retention for his students.
High-achievers excel in a mixed grade classroom, using food coloring in math, a 7th grade science class studies fossils, classroom management strategies, and a creative way to teach the history of the Earth.
In Oakland, California, students get hands-on at local hospitals; an egg represents your brain in an 8th grade science lesson; a 7th grade teacher learns the pace and structure of her classes; and a teacher uses first-hand accounts to make a lesson about the Holocaust incredibly personal.
A school where Spanish immersion has taken learning to a deeper level, a 2nd grade teacher demonstrates her techniques for making the classroom a safe learning space, and a 7th grade class explores the difficult topic of slavery in America.
A teacher uses rhythm to assist students with their reading skills, watch students analyze greenhouse gases through plastic soda bottles, and learn an entertaining way to teach fractions.
Join the "Mouse Squad" as they fix technological problems around the school, see a teacher with a passion for reading show students how to dive right into their books, and learn more about adjusting to the changes in the new Common Core State Standards.
Tap your feet along to a lesson that studies similes with the help of Duke Ellington, watch an incredible two-woman team tackle algebra with their middle school students, and discover more about the new Common Core State Standards being put in place.
Learn how parents can and should get involved in their child's education, discover a third grade math class full of music and hard-workers, and watch classrooms that have successfully adapted to the new Common Core State Standards.
You can't help but admire and be motivated by a school for deaf and blind children who work to their fullest potential every day. Watch as difficult vocabulary is woven into every part of a 5th grade classroom, and spend some time examining the new Common Core State Standards in middle school math and English.
Check out students as they are challenged with producing and running a live radio program; discover exactly what a great guided reading lesson should look like, sound like, and feel like; and observe the Common Core State Standards in action at the high school level.
Watch as a teaching evaluator helps a teacher make her classroom more collaborative. Observe a math lesson about decimals and another that shows students using pattern blocks to explore fractions. And, visit a classroom where a teacher turns students' mistakes into a teaching strategy.
An experienced teacher improves her teaching over four weeks of coaching, students learn the importance of descriptive details in a writing lesson, the synergy of poetry and performance in one classroom, learn a great tool for pre-teaching, and an ADHD expert shows how to maintain focus in a classroom.
A new teacher works with mentors to improve her skills, students discover different ecosystems, a science teacher introduces a dichotomous key to identify species, how the abstract concept of density becomes concrete in a hands-on lesson, and strategies for a new teacher.
A teacher takes on the challenge of making big changes in his classroom in four weeks, students create podcasts about their favorite poets, students learn about teamwork and design, a skillful teacher prods her students to think about the impact of their decisions, and a new teacher tries out seven classroom management techniques.
See the teacher evaluation process in action, goody bags make a lesson on probability interactive, watch students tap into their creativity as nutritious fruits inspire beautiful haikus, students use live GPS data to predict arrival times in the Iditarod Sled-Dog Race, and take a closer look at the three steps in a teacher's evaluation.
A third-grade teacher's instruction improves with two weeks of coaching, students use fossil evidence and puzzle pieces to build an argument for continental drift, a class of young scientists explore the scientific method in a lab about iodine and starch, and a social media expert helps a teacher learn new ways to use technology in the classroom.
See how learning expeditions motivate and transform students; teachers share great math lesson ideas on visualizing geometry, understanding linear equations, and getting students started with trigonometry; a class of 5th graders learns how water quality affects the environment; and learn key tips for a successful parent-teacher conference.
Witness the results as students facing minor crimes are tried by a jury of their peers, parents learn strategies to help prevent bullying, how rotating workstations help students learn from each other, and a new teacher gets step-by-step coaching to create a lesson plan.
High school students learn to teach desert ecology to kindergarten students; a STEM teacher provides students with "real-world scenarios" to solve problems under pressure; and one school enlists students, teachers, and staff to create a comprehensive Bully Prevention Plan.
See how one teacher creatively manages transitions from one activity or location to another, students have fun drawing monsters to learn descriptive writing skills, see how 7th graders develop strong conceptual understanding of integer addition, and instructional coach Jim Knight advises a social studies teacher on the use of open and closed questions.
201. The New Teacher Experience
202. Bullying at School
A look at three innovative approaches to tackling the serious issue of bullying at three schools.
203. Digital Literacy in the Classroom
Students learn how to become proactive digital citizens. From understanding safe behavior online to seeing how online activity leaves a lasting identity trail - these lessons are designed to develop critical thinking skills.
204. Common Core State Standards
205. Arts Essentials
206. Technology and Science
207. Social Studies Essentials
208. Middle School
209. Injury-Based Teaching
210. Connecting The Arts to Academics
211. High School English
212. Kindergarten Common Core
213. Reading Fundamentals
214. Math & English Essentials
215. Stem In Action
216. Teaching English to The Core
217. Teaching Math to The Core
218. Reading Like A Historian
219. Reading Like A Historian
Perseverance and Problem Solving: Visit classes where students learn the value of making mistakes.
220. Sarah's Picks
301. Inside Common Core Classrooms
Students are followed as they explore mathematical reasoning across grade levels.
302. Common Core Prek - 12
The many ways Common Core is being integrated into classrooms-in both math and ELA are explored.
303. New Teacher Survival Guide
New teachers and their mentors focus on lesson planning, classroom management and differentiation.
304. Digital Citizens & Improving Practice
Students learn to use the Internet responsibly and teachers work to improve their practice.
305. Experiential Learning
Four amazing classrooms where the focus is on "learning by doing" are showcased.
306. Teaching Ela to The Core
Teachers incorporate the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts into the classroom.
307. Middle School Math & Science
Middle School math and science classes that are engaging and inventive are showcased.
308. Celebrating Science
Students study everything from Robotics to Physics to Boyle's Law in science class are highlighted.
309. Elementary School Basics
Decimal Games in Math, exploring ecosystems in Science and more inviting lessons are showcased.
310. Making Math & History Come Alive
Teachers make math and history come alive while aligning their lessons to the Common Core.

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