Reading and Literacy
Sub-category: Early Reading
These 25 short videos are based on visits to afterschool programs across the country identified through a rigorous process based on data suggesting their afterschool academic practices are positively impacting student learning. The videos provide real-life examples of successful afterschool instruction, and they support the goals of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers by illustrating fun and engaging ways to embed academics in afterschool.
This classroom video episode depicts students engaged in several collaborative language arts activities, including writing and editing autobiographies, sharing book reviews, creating a myth, and writing free verse poems. Originally recorded in 2000, the video may not demonstrate modern technologies that are now commonplace.
These ten videos were designed as part of the Active Learning with Technology (ALT) professional development portfolio and provide examples of effective uses of technology in classroom instruction. Originally recorded from 1999-2004, the videos may not demonstrate modern technologies that are now commonplace.
This classroom video episode portrays how first grade and fifth grade students learn together as they create an electronic alphabet book for the younger children in their school.
Sub-category: Languages Other Than English
The five-video series demonstrates how the Program Goals (5 Cs) of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Languages Other Than English (TEKS for LOTE) are being implemented in classrooms across the state.
This classroom video episode portrays small groups of students working on a project-based learning activity. Their task is to find pertinent information and create a travel brochure for selected Spanish speaking countries. Originally recorded in 2000, the video may not demonstrate modern technologies that are now commonplace.