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KDP leverages its rich legacy of high standards and excellence in teaching to advance the goal of ensuring high-quality learning for all students that results in career readiness and the ability to lead fulfilling lives. Quality learning is realized by educators’ acquisition and implementation of research-based strategies, mastery of teaching and learning, continued professional growth, and educational leadership gained through the KDP resources.

KDP leverages its rich legacy of high standards and excellence in teaching to advance the goal of ensuring high-quality learning for all students that results in career readiness and the ability to lead fulfilling lives. Quality learning is realized by educators’ acquisition and implementation of research-based strategies, mastery of teaching and learning, continued professional growth, and educational leadership gained through the KDP resources.
Differentiated Instruction Strategies and Checklists
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Differentiated Instruction Strategies and Checklists

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This 16-page download is full of lists of ways to differentiate instruction, sorted by low preparation to high preparation. There is a checklist for lesson planning with differentiation. It also includes ways to differentiate products and tips on assigning various ways to differentiate. Ideas are for K - 12.
PICTURE Perfect Writing
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PICTURE Perfect Writing

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The number of non-English speaking students in U.S. schools has steadily increased, and these students struggle in many curriculum areas. But writing does not have to be one of them. Teachers can assist ELLs with their writing skills by helping them get the PICTURE!
Response to Intervention: Not So Scary, Not So Hard
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Response to Intervention: Not So Scary, Not So Hard

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Response To Intervention (RTI) is the practice of providing high-quality instruction and intervention for a student’s unique needs while monitoring his or her progress. Implementing RTI should focus on the desired student outcomes and will be less intimidating if you use the elements in this article to implement RTI in your classroom.
Curriculum Mapping to Meet State Standards
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Curriculum Mapping to Meet State Standards

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Curriculum maps are digital representations of what each grade level in a district teaches within each content area. They detail when and for how long content topics are taught and can include further details. Learn to use them to help you with planning lessons, learning your content, aligning the content to standards, and reflecting to improve your teaching.
6 Tips for Engaging Students in Science
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6 Tips for Engaging Students in Science

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Inquiry-based instruction can be an effective way to engage students in the content and practices of science, invoking their natural spirit of curiosity and giving them a sense of ownership. Read about multiple strategies and resources that can make inquiry-based instruction less intimidating and make your students excited about science!
TELL ELLs About Culture
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TELL ELLs About Culture

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When working with ELLs, it is critical to think about the cultural background of the student and how you need to TELL them about the new culture.
5 Strategies for Using the Internet to Help ELLs
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5 Strategies for Using the Internet to Help ELLs

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The Internet has become a valuable tool that is often underused by teachers with English language learners in their classes. Online resources have become inexpensive and easier to use, and they apply to a wide range of curricula used by ELLs. Consider using the strategies in this article to engage your ELLs and help them learn English and academic content.
Response to Intervention: Questions and Answers
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Response to Intervention: Questions and Answers

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When administrators talk about implementing a Problem-solving/Response to Intervention (PS/RtI) framework, the idea often elicits anxiety. But a better understanding of the basic mechanisms of the PS/RtI framework will help educators address students’ diverse learning and behavioral needs. Learn from common questions from educators and what best practice would indicate in response.
5 Tips for Working With District Curriculum Guides
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5 Tips for Working With District Curriculum Guides

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District curriculum guides are designed to help you make decisions about teaching in your grade or subject. They may include lesson plans or instructional resources. They are bulky and often overwhelming to a new teacher. Get help learning to navigate them.
Classrooms Without Walls
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Classrooms Without Walls

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Many students, especially those who are "digital natives," find computer gaming to be an absorbing and engaging activity. Gaming can engage students in higher-level cognitive thinking such as interpreting, analyzing, discovering, evaluating, acting, and problem solving.
Vocabulary Tablescloths for Secondary Content Reading
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Vocabulary Tablescloths for Secondary Content Reading

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Content vocabulary is particularly difficult for minority-language students, and low-frequency words are not encountered often enough for meaningful practice. Active vocabulary learning activities that meaningfully use and connect words to context, however, will boost vocabulary achievement.
Cloze Passages Advance English Learner Writing Skills
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Cloze Passages Advance English Learner Writing Skills

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Because of the limited linguistic skills of English language learners, teachers face the challenge of creating activities that promote the academic course of study while advancing English language fluency. Consider what students can do with support at the various fluency levels to demonstrate understanding of content.
Bridging Barriers: The 6 B's to Involving Parents of ELLs
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Bridging Barriers: The 6 B's to Involving Parents of ELLs

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Educators sometimes believe that minority parents lack an interest in their children’s education because of their lack of involvement in school. But studies show that minority parents are attentive, but are held back because of factors such as language barriers, their own level of education, their socioeconomic status, and other issues. Teachers must therefore be prepared to meet the needs of parents of ELLs.
Opening the Door to Family Involvement
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Opening the Door to Family Involvement

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Designing and implementing a systematic approach to family engagement is imperative to reap the rewards associated with family, school, and community engagement. Get ideas to promote interaction, collaboration, and discussion among the teacher, family, and student.