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EPI 0002 Instructional Strategies: Videos and DVD's

This guide is for students in the Educators Preparation Institute.

Students Think for Themselves

Students Think for Themselves

LaNelle Harvey teaches in a part of Los Angeles where the dropout rate for high school students reaches 70%. She describes how learning about neuroscience has changed her classroom.

Mind, Brain, and Education

Mind, Brain, and Education

Interview with neuroscientist Paul Yellin about creating a common language shared by neuroscientists and educators.

Perspective Shifting in Math

Perspective Shifting in Math

Middle school math students develop and present many different approaches to a single set of concepts, creating the potential for greater understanding.

Scaffolding: Johanna and Her Mother with Commentary

Scaffolding: Johanna and Her Mother with Commentary

Using the video of Johanna and her mother as illustration, Prof. Kurt Fischer explains the role of scaffolding in learning.

How We Organize Knowledge: The Structure of Disciplines

How We Organize Knowledge: The Structure of Disciplines

This program covers the ways in which the organization of knowledge and understanding can influence learning. It also introduces Bruner's and Schwab's ideas about the structure of the disciplines. Featured are a fourth-grade teacher, a 10th-grade biology teacher, and a ninth- through 12th-grade teacher, with expert commentary from Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Teach Me Different! Effective Teaching Methods

Developing the Gifts and Talents of ALL Students

Based on the belief that “a rising tide lifts all ships”, the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) is a proven plan for infusing a broad range of high-end learning strategies into existing school programs and standards-based reform initiatives. SEM helps educators and schools develop the gifts and talents of all students by using gifted education teaching practices, with all students. SEM places a premium on local school involvement, and the belief that all students are capable of developing their unique talents through the use of challenging, and enriching teaching practices. In the video, Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis take viewers inside schools where they will observe the Schoolwide Enrichment Model in action and meet teachers, principals, and students who have benefited from this easy-to implement plan. Viewers will learn: specific strategies for modifying and differentiating the curriculum in the regular classroom in order to accommodate individual rates and levels of learning; a hands-on approach to three interrelated types of enrichment that focus on the application, rather than assimilation, of knowledge; ways in which student products and services can be brought to bear on authentic assessments. (35 minutes)

Located in the Films on Demand database - click on the link and log in using your MDC Student Number

Films on Demand

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Films on Demand

Films On Demand is a state-of-the-art streaming video platform that makes it easier than ever to incorporate outstanding educational programs from Films Media Group into your content management systems, online lesson plans, distance learning courseware, or electronic card catalog system.

~ Go to https://www.mdc.edu/learning-resources/
~Click on Databases A-Z.
~ Enter your college (Miami Dade College).
~ Enter your Borrower ID (MDC Student ID number).
~ Enter your PIN (last four digits of MDC ID number).
~ From the alphabetical listing, click on Films on Demand
~ Click on Connect to Database.
~ Click on Subjects and choose one, or use the empty box to do a keyword search for the titles listed above.

Thinking About Thinking: Metacognition

Thinking about Thinking: Metacognition

This program explores how thinking about thinking helps students better manage their own learning and learn difficult concepts deeply. The program features a senior English teacher and a sixth-grade teacher, with expert commentary from University of Michigan professor Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar and Lee S. Shulman, president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Watch It, Do It, Know It: Cognitive Apprenticeship

Watch It, Do It, Know It: Cognitive Apprenticeship

This program demonstrates how teachers help their students develop expertise and accomplish complex tasks by modeling, assisted performance, scaffolding, coaching, and feedback. It features a fifth- and sixth-grade teacher and an 11th- and 12th-grade English and social studies teacher, with expert commentary from University of Michigan professor Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar.

Different Kinds of Smart: Multiple Intelligences

Different Kinds of Smart: Multiple Intelligences

This program delves into Harvard University professor Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences, describing how people have learning skills that differ in significant ways. Featured are teachers who share a class of five- through eight-year-olds, including several mainstreamed special needs students, and a ninth- and 10th-grade social studies teacher, with expert commentary from Howard Gardner.

Learning Essential Skills

Bloom's Taxonomy to Create Tiered Instruction

Bloom's Taxonomy to Create Tiered Instruction

This mini-lecture describes how to use Bloom's taxonomy to create tiered instruction. Dr. Andy Johnson, Reading Specialist, www.OPDT-Johnson.com

This video is located on YouTube.

Subject Guide

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  • NBC Learn
    NBC Learn is a rich, dynamic, and innovative resource that provides thousands of historic news reports, current events stories, original content, primary source documents, and other digital media specifically designed to help teach and engage students of all levels and abilities.
    Use your MDC network login to gain access.

The Classroom Mosaic: Culture and Learning

The Classroom Mosaic: Culture and Learning

This program discusses how culturally responsive teaching enables students to create connections, access prior knowledge and experience, and develop competence. Featured are a sixth-grade teacher and two ninth-grade teachers, with expert commentary from University of Wisconsin professor Gloria Ladson-Billings and University of Arizona professor Luis Moll.

Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking

Infusing Critical and Creative Thinking

With Dr. Robert Swartz. Teachers can help students become good thinkers. Good thinkers raise key questions and gather and evaluate pertinent information, thus making informed decisions. But how do we teach students to think skillfully? In this workshop, you will see how thinking skills can be infused into science content instruction, contrasted with direct instruction in non-curricular contexts. You will also see classrooms where teachers have restructured their lessons to infuse thinking skills and, in the process, added richness and depth to their students' learning.