E-learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 8): Vocabulary Grid

Vocabulary Grid is part eight in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six and part seven. Explore relationships. This eight-part vocabulary series has focused on meaningful ways to deepen student understand...

E-learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 7): Word Tree

Word Tree is part seven in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one, part two, part three, part four, part five and part six. Advanced literacy skills help students learn more, in any subject. The problem is, you may not have time to teach reading and writing...

Start with the syllabus

Although remote learning is starting to wind down and educators across the country are once again joyously welcoming the start of summer, there remains a very real undercurrent of anxiety. No one knows what school will look like in the fall. Will schools return to normal with physical classes and tr...

E-Learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 6): Linear Flow Chart

Linear Flow Chart is part six in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one, part two, part three, part four and part five. Ever played an anagram? Someone gives you a set of letters and you race to make as many words as possible. Scramble and unscramble. Focus...

E-learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 5): Connected Cards

Connected Cards is part five in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one, part two, part three and part four. Metacognition is an amazing force in classroom instruction. When we compel students to think about their own thinking, they learn to reflect more dee...
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E-learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 4): Refine and Define

Refine and Define is part four in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one, part two and part three. Embrace complexity. Contemporary students need is critical literacy. Critical literacy empowers the reader to question the author’s perspective and motives (...

E-learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 3): Forced Lab Conversations

This is part three in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one and part two. When I first encountered professional development on the concept of disciplinary literacy, I thought, It’s made for CTE! Built on “the idea that literacy and text are specializ...

Get Back to Basics: Strategies for Remote Learning in CTE

The transition to remote learning has left educators reeling. Being asked to design lessons, learn new technology, all while educating your own children and simultaneously trying to stay connected to family and friends in the middle of a pandemic is a herculean task. For career and technical educati...

E-learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 2): Note Card Chunking

This is part two in an eight-part series on e-learning technical vocabulary systems. Read part one. Career and technical education (CTE) teachers have quickly adapted to leading lectures, discussion and question-and-answer sessions in virtual classrooms. They have replaced traditional learning en...

E-learning Technical Vocabulary (Part 1): Annotation & Numbered Heads

Are you searching for ways to increase student participation in your virtual classroom sessions? We might have an answer for you. Consider e-learning sessions from the student lens. Some students have video and some only have audio, which can inhibit full participation. Also keep in mind that mos...