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Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 2

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 2

Instructor Dan Bruski describes how he led his low-intermediate ESL students through a project-based learning activity around composing a list of rules and expectations for their online class. The culmination of the lesson was the creation of a video on "How to be a successful online student," which has an authentic use for orienting new students. Read More

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 1

Project-Based Learning in Action: How to Be a Successful Online Student – Part 1

Instructor Dan Bruski describes how he led his low-intermediate ESL students through a project-based learning activity around composing a list of rules and expectations for their online class. The culmination of the lesson was the creation of a video on "How to be a successful online student," which has an authentic use for orienting new students. Read More

CCRS Resources: Start the New Year Right! – Part 2

CCRS Resources: Start the New Year Right! – Part 2

There have been so many CCRS webinars, tools, and activities developed over the years, it is sometimes hard to remember the plethora of FREE resources housed on the ATLAS website. Check out this list of many of our prominent CCRS resources – all in one place! Whether you are looking for professional development to complete individually, a PD activity to dive into with a small group/PLC, or the next task to engage in during a regular staff meeting, you’re sure to find some gold nuggets here! Read More

CCRS Resources: Start the New Year Right! – Part 1

CCRS Resources: Start the New Year Right! – Part 1

There have been so many CCRS webinars, tools, and activities developed over the years, it is sometimes hard to remember the plethora of FREE resources housed on the ATLAS website. Check out this list of many of our prominent CCRS resources – all in one place! Whether you are looking for professional development to complete individually, a PD activity to dive into with a small group/PLC, or the next task to engage in during a regular staff meeting, you’re sure to find some gold nuggets here! Read More

Podcasts for the ESL Teacher – or Any Teacher!

Podcasts for the ESL Teacher – or Any Teacher!

Do you miss sharing ideas with colleagues around the copy machine? Is having regular interaction with others on topics of language, teaching and culture something hard to come by these days? Maybe listening to a good podcast can help fill the void. Read on to see one teacher’s recommendations. Read More

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!

CCRS Teacher Workouts – Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!

Read on for three NEW CCRS Workouts to strengthen your CCRS "muscles" (even during a pandemic). Regardless of the delivery method of our instruction and programming, the standards will always be THE benchmark for instruction. Each workout takes between 20 and 45 minutes and focuses on a key CCRS shift or shifts, standard, or practice. When it comes to CCR standards implementation, we can’t stop, won’t stop...no matter what! Read More

An Introduction to Blended Learning with CommonLit: Part 3

An Introduction to Blended Learning with CommonLit: Part 3

This is Part 3 of a three-part series introducing Blended Learning using the state-approved platform CommonLit. Part 1 provided practitioners a simple exemplar of what instruction would look like with Blended Learning. Part 2 delved into the "how" and "why" of using CommonLit for Blended Instruction. Part 3 explains how to build a course in CommonLit and highlights some of its available features. Read More

An Introduction to Blended Learning with CommonLit: Part 2

An Introduction to Blended Learning with CommonLit: Part 2

This is Part 2 of a three-part series introducing Blended Learning using the state-approved platform CommonLit. Part 1 provided practitioners a simple exemplar of what instruction would look like with Blended Learning. In Part 2 we delve more deeply into the "how" and "why" of using CommonLit for Blended Instruction. Read More

An Introduction to Blended Learning with CommonLit: Part 1

An Introduction to Blended Learning with CommonLit: Part 1

This is Part 1 of a three-part series introducing Blended Learning using the state-approved platform CommonLit. It provides practitioners a simple exemplar of what instruction would look like with Blended Learning. There will be two follow-up articles to delve into the "how" and "why" of using CommonLit for Blended Instruction. Read More

More ELA and Math CCRS Teacher Workouts!

More ELA and Math CCRS Teacher Workouts!

The next group of CCRS Teacher Workouts is here - this time with a focus on academic vocabulary and more math content. These are quick and focused support activities for CCRS ELA and math instruction. Check them out to strengthen your knowledge of vocabulary and Math Shifts and Practices! Read More