#spotlightonstrategies

SOS Top Ten: Make Sense of Learning (McREL International Phase 4) – Education Article

DID YOU KNOW: Spotlight on Strategies (CDN) instructional ideas are aligned to McREL International’s six-phase model for learning? This model arranges strategies for teaching and learning into a larger process for helping new knowledge travel through the phases of memory in our students. In this Top Ten series, we showcase SOS instructional strategy alignment to each of the six phases of the McREL model, helping educators choose the appropriate classroom tactics for aiding the acquisition and recall of information. This…

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SOS Top Ten: Engage in Learning (McREL International Phase 3) – Education Article

DID YOU KNOW: Spotlight on Strategies (CDN) instructional ideas are aligned to McREL International’s six-phase model for learning? This model arranges strategies for teaching and learning into a larger process for helping new knowledge travel through the phases of memory in our students. In this Top Ten series, we showcase SOS instructional strategy alignment to each of the six phases of the McREL model, helping educators choose the appropriate classroom tactics for aiding the acquisition and recall of information. This…

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Top 10 SOS for Professional Learning – Education Article

Welcome to the SOS Top Ten series. In this edition, we highlight some ways to use SOS instructional strategies (CDN Version) as tools for professional learning. You may already know that SOS instructional strategies are the most popular Discovery Education resources for designing engaging instruction for students, but have you considered that these strategies also engage educators in professional learning sessions, too? They encourage active involvement, provide participation structures, and give opportunities for individual reflection and participation. Whether you use…

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Top Ten SOS for Promoting Higher-Order Thinking Skills – Education Article

Welcome to the SOS Top Ten series. In this edition, we highlight ways to use Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) to promote higher-order thinking skills. The Partnership for 21st Century Learning identifies four areas of skills, knowledge, and expertise that students should master to succeed in 21st century work and life: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. Critical Thinking specifically focuses on effective reasoning, systems thinking, making judgements and decisions, and solving problems, all of which are higher-order functions. Many of the strategies in the Spotlight on… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Susan Bowdoin…

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Top Ten SOS for Promoting Higher-Order Thinking Skills – Education Article

Welcome to the SOS Top Ten series. In this edition, we highlight ways to use Spotlight on Strategies (CDN Version) to promote higher-order thinking skills. The Partnership for 21st Century Learning identifies four areas of skills, knowledge, and expertise that students should master to succeed in 21st century work and life: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity. Critical Thinking specifically focuses on effective reasoning, systems thinking, making judgements and decisions, and solving problems, all of which are higher-order functions. Many of the strategies in the Spotlight on… This is only a snippet of a Education Article written by Susan Bowdoin…

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