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Somer Lewis
Teacher-in-Residence
910.962.7669

Watson School of Education
UNCW
601 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Instructional Strategies Websites

Quicklinks

General


Instructional Strategies for Literature-based Instruction
http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/res/literacy/lit_ins4.html


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Cognitive

Cognitive Strategies
http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/act/strategies/Cognitive.htm
Different cognitive-based learning strategies

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Collaborative/Cooperative

Conditions for Effective Collaborative Learning
http://tecfa.unige.ch/tecfa/research/CMC/colla/iccai95_14.html

What is Cooperative Learning?
http://olc.spsd.sk.ca/DE/PD/instr/strats/coop/
Explains co-op learning, its purpose, and how to implement it

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Strategies
http://www.ntlf.com/html/lib/suppmat/103chap7.pdf
Scroll to page 15 for specific information on critical thinking strategies

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Hands-On

Q&A of Hands-On Learning
http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/content/cntareas/science/eric/eric-1.htm
An article that address common questions and assessment concerns

Hands-On Activities
http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore/handson.html
A huge list of activities based on hands-on learning

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Inquiry Learning

Concept to Classroom
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/
Leads you through an introduction to concepts of inquiry learning

Facilitating Inquiry Investigations by First Graders
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ifi/resources/classroom/connect/bresnick.html
A short article by a teacher on her observations on an inquiry based lesson in her first grade class

How Does Technology Support Inquiry?
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ifi/resources/classroom/connect/coulter.html
An article on using technology to support inquiry in math and science

Inquiry in the Middle School
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ifi/resources/classroom/connect/marrero.html
An article presenting the stages of inquiry from Middle School perspectives

The Power of Questioning
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ifi/resources/classroom/connect/cheong.html
A short article on how to get inquiry learning started

The Socratic Method: Teaching by Asking Instead of by Telling
http://www.garlikov.com/Soc_Meth.html
An article on the Socratic/Inquiry method, and an example of it working in one teacher’s math class


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Project Based

PBL Checklists
http://pblchecklist.4teachers.org/checklist.shtml
Create printable checklists under the categories of Writing, Science, Oral Presentation, and Multimedia

Project Based Learning with Multimedia: Classroom Examples
http://pblmm.k12.ca.us/examples_main.htm
Links to specific examples and projects working in classrooms

Technology Supports for PBL
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/SER/Technology/ch8.html
An article on how technology helps the PBL model


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Research Based

Summarizing Strategies
http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/act/strategies/Summary.htm
Activities designed to rehearse and practice skills

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Technology Based

Calculator Lessons from Texas Instruments
http://www.educationworld.com/a_lesson/archives/calculator_lessons.shtml
Some lesson plans/instructional technology strategies using Texas Instruments calculators

How Does Technology Support Inquiry?
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ifi/resources/classroom/connect/coulter.html
An article on using technology to support inquiry in math and science

Web-based Instruction Strategies
http://www.edtech.vt.edu/edtech/id/wbi/

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