Teachers often struggle to translate the volume of TEKS standards and Social Studies content into manageable chunks of instruction, often feeling the pain of the “forest or the trees” dilemma. While we must pay attention to the historical details in the TEKS (the “trees”), we must also help students see the big ideas and make connections (the “forest”) or they will struggle with issues of recall and relevance.
The SS ePLC includes two webinars for each major topic of study, addressing the content/process standards as well as the questions students often miss from the released STAAR tests.
As a bonus, participating teachers receive access to the digital Field Guide for the course of their subscription.
Content and Process Webinars
- Content broken down into the small components (subclusters) and a concept map to show content connections
- Process-based instructional ideas for each subcluster, including stimuli and analysis opportunities (from 29B)
Investigating the Questions Webinars
- Focus on the interesting items from the released STAAR tests (using lead4ward IQ documents)
- Discussion of stimuli, data distribution, and learning errors and their impact on instruction