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📒The Understanding By Design Guide To Creating High Quality Units ✍ Grant P. Wiggins
📝The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High Quality Units Book Synopsis : "The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units is targeted to individuals and groups interested in improving their skills in designing units of study based on the Understanding by Design (UbD) framework. This guide introduces UbD unit design and directs readers through the process. It is organized around a set of modules that move from basic ideas (e.g., the three stages of "backward design") to more complicated elements of unit design (e.g., authentic performance tasks)."--publisher website.
📝The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units Book Synopsis : "This volume features a set of hands-on modules containing worksheets, models, and self-assessments that are essential for building more polished and powerful units"--
📒Understanding By Design Guide Set 2 Books ✍ Grant Wiggins
📝Understanding by Design Guide Set 2 Books Book Synopsis : This 2-book set with downloadable resources offers modules on how to create curriculum units and assessments that focus on developing students' understanding of important ideas. 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 organized 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; examples of unit designs; review criteria with prompts for self-assessment; and a list of resources for further information. Unit creation, planning, and adaptation are easier than ever with the accompanying downloadable resources, including the UbD template set up as a fillable PDF form, additional worksheets, examples, and FAQs about the module topics that speak to UbD novices and veterans alike. The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units 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 on The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units, and it presents the following components for each module: narrative discussion of key ideas in the module; exercises, worksheets, and design tips; examples of unit designs; review criteria for self- and peer assessment; and references for further information. Additional resources, including worksheets, examples, and FAQs, are available as downloadable forms.
📒How To Create A Culture Of Achievement In Your School And Classroom ✍ Douglas Fisher
📝How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom Book Synopsis : What does it feel like to walk into your school? Is it a welcoming place, where everyone feels valued? Most school improvement efforts focus on academic goals, instructional models, curriculum, and assessments. But sometimes what can make or break your learning community are the intangibles--the relationships, identity, and connections that make up its culture. Authors Fisher, Frey, and Pumpian believe that no school improvement effort will be effective unless school culture is addressed. They identify five pillars that are critical to building a culture of achievement: 1. Welcome: Imagine if all staff members in your school considered it their job to make every student, parent, and visitor feel noticed, welcomed, and valued. 2. Do no harm: Your school rules should be tools for teaching students to become the moral and ethical citizens you expect them to be. 3. Choice words: When the language students hear helps them tell a story about themselves that is one of possibility and potential, students perform in ways that are consistent with that belief. 4. It's never too late to learn: Can you push students to go beyond the minimum needed to get by, to discover what they are capable of achieving? 5. Best school in the universe: Is your school the best place to teach and learn? The best place to work? Drawing on their years of experience in the classroom, the authors explain how these pillars support good teaching and learning. In addition, they provide 19 action research tools that will help you create a culture of achievement, so that your school or classroom is the best it can be. After reading this book, you'll see why culture makes the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.
📒Online Teaching At Its Best ✍ Linda B. Nilson
📝Online Teaching at Its Best Book Synopsis : Bring pedagogy and cognitive science to online learning environments Online Teaching at Its Best: A Merger of Instructional Design with Teaching and Learning Research is the scholarly resource for online learning that faculty, instructional designers, and administrators have long been awaiting. Over 70 percent of degree-granting institutions offer online classes, and while technical resources abound, the courses often fall short of integrating the best practices in online pedagogy, even if they comply with online course design standards. Typically these standards omit the best practices in teaching and learning and the principles from cognitive science, leaving students struggling to keep the pace, understand the material, and fulfill their true potential as learners. This book fills the gap, providing evidence-based practices for online teaching, online course design, and online student motivation integrated with pedagogical and cognitive science to help you build the distance learning courses and programs your students deserve. As more and more students opt for distance learning, it's up to designers and instructors to rethink traditional methods and learn to work more effectively within the online learning environment, and up to administrators to provide the needed leadership. Online Teaching at Its Best provides practical, real-world advice grounded in educational science to help online instructors, instructional designers, and administrators deliver an exceptional learning experience. Adopt new pedagogical techniques designed specifically for online learning environments Ensure strong course alignment and effective student learning for online classes Increase student retention, build necessary support structures, and train faculty more effectively Integrate research-based course design and cognitive psychology into graduate or undergraduate programs Distance is no barrier to a great education; what do stand in the way are inadequate online course design and implementation and deficient faculty training and support—all of which administrators can mitigate. Online Teaching at Its Best will help you ensure that your online classes measure up to the rigor and quality of excellence in teaching and assessment, build in the personal touch for developing a learning community and equip your students to succeed in the next challenge.
📒Becoming A Better Science Teacher ✍ Elizabeth Hammerman
📝Becoming a Better Science Teacher Book Synopsis : The author provides teacher-friendly tools, insights, sample lessons, and strategies for delivering quality, standards-based science curriculum and instruction that ensures student achievement.
📒Value By Design ✍ Eugene C. Nelson
📝Value by Design Book Synopsis : Value by Design is a practical guide for real-world improvement in clinical microsystems. Clinical microsystem theory, as implemented by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and health care organizations nationally and internationally, is the foundation of high-performing front line health care teams who achieve exceptional quality and value. These authors combine theory and principles to create a strategic framework and field-tested tools to assess and improve systems of care. Their approach links patients, families, health care professionals and strategic organizational goals at all levels of the organization: micro, meso and macrosystem levels to achieve the ultimate quality and value a health care system is capable of offering.
📒Beginner S Guide To Create Models With 3ds Max 2018 ✍ Ravi Conor
📝Beginner s Guide to Create Models With 3ds Max 2018 Book Synopsis : The Beginner’s Guide to Create Models With 3ds Max 2018®, 3rd Edition textbook offers a hands-on exercises based strategy for all those digital artists who have just started working on the 3ds Max [no experience needed] and interested in learning modeling in 3ds Max. This brilliant guide takes you step-by-step through the whole process of modeling. From the very first pages, the users of the book will learn how to effectively use 3ds Max for hard-surface modeling. The strength of this textbook that it teaches all of the important concepts in an easy to understand language. As the readers move from hands-on exercise to hands-on exercise, they will be building their own portfolio of high quality artwork. What you need? To complete the examples and hands-on exercises in this textbook, you need 2018 version of Autodesk 3ds Max. What are the main features of the book? The book is written using 3ds Max 2018 in an easy to understand language. Polygon and Spline modeling techniques covered. All modifiers explained. 34 Hands-on exercises and practical tests to hone your skills. Detailed coverage of tools and features. Additional tips, guidance, and advice is provided. Important terms are in bold face so that you never miss them. Support for technical aspect of the book. 3ds Max files and textures used are available for download from the accompanying website. You will also get access to a ePub file that has the color images of the screenshots/diagrams used in this book. These images will help you to understand the hands-on exercises and output. The ePub file is included with the resources. How This Book Is Structured? This book is divided into following units: Unit MI1 - Introduction to 3ds Max - I Understanding workspaces Navigating the workspace Customizing the interface Understanding various UI components Working with the file management commands Setting preferences for 3ds Max Working with viewports Setting preferences for the viewports Creating objects in the scene Selecting objects Using the navigational gizmos Moving, rotating, and scaling objects Getting help Per-view Preferences, Asset Library, and Game Exporter Unit MI2 - Introduction to 3ds Max - II Creating clones and duplicates Understanding hierarchies Working with the Scene and Layer Explorers Understanding the Mirror, Select and Place, and Select and Manipulate tools Working with the Align and Array tools Working with precision and drawing aids Understanding modifiers, and normals Unit MM1 - Working with Geometric Primitives and Architectural Objects Creating and modifying Standard Primitives Creating and modifying Extended Primitives Working with the Architectural objects Setting the project folder Using the Align and Mirror tools Creating clones Using Scene Explorer Creating a group Setting grid spacings Using the Transform Type-In dialog Using the Array dialog Specifying the units for the scene Unit MM2: Working with Polygons Working with the polygon modeling tools Using the polygon modeling techniques Selecting polygon sub-object Transforming sub-objects Soft selecting sub-objects Unit MM3: Graphite Modeling Tools Working with the Graphite Modeling Tools Selecting sub-objects Creating models using the tools available in the Ribbon Unit MM4: Working with Shapes Generate planar and 3d surfaces Paths and shapes for the loft components Generate extrusions Generate revolved surfaces Define motion path for animations Unit MM5: Modifiers Using modifiers Stack display Object-space modifiers vs World-space modifiers How transform affects modifiers Unit MB: Bonus Hands-on Exercises
📒Staff Development Guide For The Parallel Curriculum ✍ Cindy A. Strickland
📝Staff Development Guide for the Parallel Curriculum Book Synopsis : Complementing the second edition of The Parallel Curriculum, this guide offers workshops, scripts, agendas, activities, and more for facilitating professional development on the Parallel Curriculum Model.
📒Quality Management Systems ✍ Howard S Gitlow
📝Quality Management Systems Book Synopsis : Do you remember the first time you drove a car? To prepare for this you probably read the drivers manual, watched movies, practiced in your driveway, and endlessly discussed the impending event with your friends. The result - you knew a lot about the theory of driving, you just didn't know how to translate that theory into practice. Quality Management poses a similar problem to many organizations. The time has come to put Quality Management theory to use. Since the early 1980s, you may have read books and journals, attended seminars and training sessions, or watched films and videos about Quality Management. Once again you must make the jump from theory to application. Quality Management Systems: A Practical Guide for Improvement makes it possible. This book presents a model of Quality Management that combines the theoretical base of Dr. W. Edwards Deming and the practical techniques of the Japanese into a useful application. The fork shaped model includes: oThe Handle - Management's Commitment to Transformation oThe Neck - Management's Education oProng One - Daily Management oProng Two - Cross-Functional Management oProng Three - Policy Management Quality Management Systems: A Practical Guide for Improvement supplies an integrated approach that explains the theory and how to put it into practice using a step-by-step method.