Instructional Quick Tips
Below are short instructional videos associated with your selected skill.
No Certificates can be earned upon completing these videos.
The teacher will begin with a “Shout It Out” activity for students to identify the different traits plants and animals need to survive. Once students understand the basic needs of life, they will create and label a Venn diagram; one side for plants and the other side for animals. Students will then look at a series of pictures and write down similarities and differences of the characteristics of each plant and animal on the Venn diagrams they have created. As an extension, the teacher will divide the class into teams to talk about the story of the "Three Little Pigs" and how their behaviors (building different types of houses) affected their survival. The teams of students will then create a short story that features adaptations.
During this activity, students will learn about the people that serve and help their community. They will practice basic research skills to learn about their chosen community helper. They will then practice writing skills by writing them a thank you note.
Who doesn’t love a castle? During this activity students will explore shapes and how they can fit together to create a castle. At the end of this activity students will have described and named 2D shapes and sorted them according to likeness. They will have also engineered a castle and worked their fine motor skills by picking up and placing the shapes.
During this activity students will explore light, shadows, 2D, and 3D shapes. They will accomplish this by building a structure that casts a shadow and tracing that shadow. They will then try to re-build the structure based of the shadow drawing. Students will also learn the vocabulary words “transparent” and “opaque” and be able to use them to describe an object.
Over the course of several lessons students will learn about various famous artists. They will explore seveal types of art and artistic movements by praticing basic research skills. Students will have the opportunity to create a work of art inspired by the artist they are studying. Students will also have the opportunity to build their vocabulary and work on their fine motor skills. In this lesson specifically students will study Van Gogh and create a self portrait inspired by his.
Over the course of several lessons students will learn about various famous artists. They will explore seveal types of art and artistic movements by praticing basic research skills. Students will have the opportunity to create a work of art inspired by the artist they are studying. Students will also have the opportunity to build their vocabulary and work on their fine motor skills. In this lesson specifically students will be learning bout impressionism, modern art and Jackson Pollock. Like Pollock they will explore unconventional methods of painting and creating artwork
This is a digital twist on a traditional back to school activity. During this lesson students will have the opportunity to explore and express their likes, dislikes, preferences and tell their classmates and teachers their story by writing and illustrating their own book. This purposely simple template with sentence prompts allows students to create from scratch without distractions. This lesson will also open door the to have discussions about individuality, families, friends and all things involving the whole student. This lesson can be done all at once, or over the course of the school year.
During this STEAM lesson, students will research and learn about Andy Goldsworth and his works of art. Students will collect leaves, create a piece of art and snap a picture of their work that has been inspired by Goldsworth’s nature art. They will be encourage to pratice self expression with the leaves and photo editing they choose to do. Students will practice reseach skills, gain vocabulary and work on 21st century technology skills. This lesson will also be addressing Next Genration Science Standards as well.
In this activity students will use the Sphero Mini to practice solving word problems. Students will do this by rolling their robot up and down the number line to solve the addition or subtraction equations in the word problem.
Certificate Bearing Courses
Below are Full Courses associated with your selected Skill. At the end of the course you must complete the quiz to receive a Certificate of completion
Progress will be tracked in your "Progress Tracker" under your profile
Digital Online Certifications
Below are some popular Digital Teacher Certifications that are available as a series of online courses. Click on a logo to start your certification track today!