Author: William Lau
Release Date: 2017-09-22
This book provides a step-by-step guide to teaching computing at secondary level. It offers an entire framework for planning and delivering the curriculum and shows you how to create a supportive environment for students in which all can enjoy computing. The focus throughout is on giving students the opportunity to think, program, build and create with confidence and imagination, transforming them from users to creators of technology. In each chapter, detailed research and teaching theory is combined with resources to aid the practitioner, including case studies, planning templates and schemes of work that can be easily adapted. The book is split into three key parts: planning, delivery, and leadership and management, and covers topics such as: curriculum and assessment design lesson planning cognitive science behind learning computing pedagogy and instructional principles mastery learning in computing how to develop students’ computational thinking supporting students with special educational needs and disabilities encouraging more girls to study computing actions, habits and routines of effective computing teachers behaviour management and developing a strong classroom culture how to support and lead members of your team. Teaching Computing in Secondary Schools is essential reading for trainee and practising teachers, and will prove to be an invaluable resource in helping teaching professionals ensure that students acquire a wide range of computing skills which will support them in whatever career they choose.
This textbook presents both a conceptual framework and detailed implementation guidelines for computer science (CS) teaching. Updated with the latest teaching approaches and trends, and expanded with new learning activities, the content of this new edition is clearly written and structured to be applicable to all levels of CS education and for any teaching organization. Features: provides 110 detailed learning activities; reviews curriculum and cross-curriculum topics in CS; explores the benefits of CS education research; describes strategies for cultivating problem-solving skills, for assessing learning processes, and for dealing with pupils’ misunderstandings; proposes active-learning-based classroom teaching methods, including lab-based teaching; discusses various types of questions that a CS instructor or trainer can use for a range of teaching situations; investigates thoroughly issues of lesson planning and course design; examines the first field teaching experiences gained by CS teachers.
Author: Richard D. Kellough
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
Release Date: 2013-10-03
Practical and thorough, this engaging resource guide truly practices what it preaches: hands-on, activities-rich, research-based, performance-driven teaching. With its hallmark practicality,A Resource Guide for Teaching K-12uses case studies, sample units with lessons, opportunities for practice and feedback, and activities to equip future teachers with numerous examples of best practices, current research findings, and proven teaching strategies. This is truly one of the most comprehensive texts on the market today, made even better with its organization designed around the decision-making phases of instruction.
"Code is the 21st century literacy and the need for people to speak the ABCs of Programming is imminent." --Linda Liukas Meet Ruby--a small girl with a huge imagination. In Ruby's world anything is possible if you put your mind to it. When her dad asks her to find five hidden gems Ruby is determined to solve the puzzle with the help of her new friends, including the Wise Snow Leopard, the Friendly Foxes, and the Messy Robots. As Ruby stomps around her world kids will be introduced to the basic concepts behind coding and programming through storytelling. Learn how to break big problems into small problems, repeat tasks, look for patterns, create step-by-step plans, and think outside the box. With hands-on activities included in every chapter, future coders will be thrilled to put their own imaginations to work.
Author: Sophia Institute for Teachers
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Release Date: 2015-05-25
This full-color book features 13 ready-to-use lesson plans on the Beatitudes. By using these lessons, you will help your students come to see that Jesus Christ is the only way to personal freedom, happiness, and holiness. Every self-contained lesson in this guide is teacher-written, classroom-tested, and scholar-reviewed, and gives you everything you need to help guide your students understand the true meaning of Jesus' most important teachings. To help you differentiate instruction, this guide includes lessons at three grade levels. Each lesson is clearly marked with an intended audience/reading level. Based on the students you have from class to class/year to year, you can decide which resource(s) to use with which students. Each lesson is designed in a flexible, modular format, and includes: Essential questionsConnections to the Catechism of the Catholic ChurchAccessible and engaging background readingBiblical touchstonesComprehension and critical thinking questionsWarm-up / bell workMain activity such as primary source analysis, role-playing, structured debate, and many othersHomework and extension optionsBulletin Board extension options for elementary lessons The veteran schoolteachers who wrote the twelve lessons included here know firsthand your needs in the classroom. Even the layflat binding makes it easy for you to photocopy all the provided handouts and activities. Lessons Unit One: Foundations of Christian Moral Theology Our Eternal End is in HeavenRules and FreedomConscience: God's Voice in Our HeartsVocation: The Universal Call to HolinessWhat Is God Calling Me to Do?The Role of FeelingsThe Reality of Sin and the Necessity of Virtue Obedience Unit Two: Living the Life of Christ Jesus Teaches Us How to LiveThe Beatitudes and Moral ChoicesWho Are the Blessed?The Beatitudes and the SaintsRejoice and Be Glad: The Poem of the Beatitudes This resource facilitates experiential learning with sacred art including works by: MichelangeloHartman SchedeCaravaggioEl GrecoJames TissotFra AngelicoLeonardo Da VinciAnd many others Your students will read and analyze primary sources from writers including: St. Thomas AquinasGaudium et SpesSt. Gregory the GreatJohn Henry Cardinal NewmanPope FrancisSt. AugustineSt. Paul of the CrossMark TwainAnd many others In addition to Biblical touchstones in every lesson, your students will study in-depth and apply their knowledge of scripture passages including: John 8:31-32Genesis 2:7Matthew 22:37-39Galatians 5:1Exodus 10:15Exodus 20:12Leviticus 19:12Luke 1:39-45Jeremiah 31:33Proverbs 3:5-62 Timothy 1:13-14Psalm 119:104-1061 Thessalonians 2:13Matthew 26:36-46Luke 22:39-46Romans 13:14Jeremiah 17:9-10Matthew 7:25-27Mark 7:21-23John 19:25-27Genesis 31 Samuel 17Luke 1:26-30Genesis 3:1-13; 15-19Genesis 12:1-9; 17:1-82 Samuel 11:1 to 12:18aMatthew 17:1-9Matthew 25:31-462 Thessalonians 3:13Luke 18:35-43Matthew 14:15-21Luke 10:39-37Matthew 8:1-3Mark 5:2-15John 8:1-11Matthew 5:3-10; 43-48Matthew 7:2-5Matthew 15: 17-18; 21-22 Includes Saint Biography Cards at two reading levels. St. Joan of ArcSt. Francis of AssisiSt. AugustineSt. Teresa of AvilaBl. Chiara Luce BadanoSt. Andre BessetteSt. Rose Philippine DuchesneSt. Josemaria EscrivaSt. Maximilian KolbeSt. Therese of LisieuxSt. Gianna Beretta MollaSt. MonicaSt. Thomas MoreSt. PaulSt. Pope John Paul IISt. PeterBl. Miguel Pro JuarezSt. Dominic SavioSt. StephenBl. Teresa of Calcutta
Previously known as Teaching ICT, this second edition has been carefully revised to meet the new demands of computer science as a curriculum subject. With a clear focus on the theory and practice that supports high quality teaching, this textbook provides pragmatic guidance on how to plan, teach, manage and assess computer science teaching. Key coverage includes: · An awareness of the requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum for England · Developing computational thinking and digital literacy in your classroom · Pedagogy for teaching computer programming · Computer science in primary schools and the transition to secondary This is essential reading for secondary computer science student teachers and for those on primary initial teacher education courses seeking a greater understanding of the subject, including school-based (SCITT, School Direct, Teach First), university-based (PGCE, PGDE, BEd, BA QTS) and employment-based routes into teaching, and current teachers updating their practice. Carl Simmons and Claire Hawkins are Senior Lecturers at Edge Hill University.
Critical Religious Education in Practice serves as an accessible handbook to help teachers put Critical Religious Education (CRE) into practice. The book offers straightforward guidance, unpicking some of the key difficulties that teachers encounter when implementing this high-profile pedagogical approach. In-depth explanations of CRE pedagogy, accompanied by detailed lesson plans and activities, will give teachers the confidence they need to inspire debate in the classroom, tackling issues as controversial as the authority of the Qur'an and the relationship between science and religion. The lesson plans and schemes of work exemplify CRE in practice and are aimed at empowering teachers to implement CRE pedagogy across their curriculum. Additional chapters cover essential issues such as differentiation, assessment, the importance of subject knowledge and tips for tackling tricky topics. The accompanying resources, including PowerPoint presentations and worksheets, are available via the book's companion website. Key to developing a positive classroom culture and promoting constructive attitudes towards Religious Education, this text is essential reading for all practising and future teachers of Religious Education in secondary schools.
Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
Release Date: 2000-08-11
First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.