Curriculum & Instruction Textbooks

Read more about Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet

Contributor: Olson

Publisher: Oregon State University

This edition of Romeo and Juliet was edited by students for students. We believe that reliably edited versions of the play should be available for free online. But we wanted ours to be easy to get in other ways as well. The editors—Oregon State University students who remember, far better than their professors, what it was like to read the play for the first time—carefully considered every pronoun, punctuation mark, and footnote. Our goal: to make a friendly, confidence-building edition that supported classroom activities at the high school and college level.

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Read more about Foundations of Learning and Instructional Design Technology

Foundations of Learning and Instructional Design Technology

Contributor: West

Publisher: EdTech Books

This book received the 2018 AECT Outstanding Book Award!

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Read more about Design for Learning: Principles, Processes, and Praxis

Design for Learning: Principles, Processes, and Praxis

Contributors: McDonald and West

Publisher: EdTech Books

Our purpose in this book is twofold. First, we introduce the basic skill set and knowledge base used by practicing instructional designers. We do this through chapters contributed by experts in the field who have either academic, research-based backgrounds, or practical, on-the-job experience (or both). Our goal is that students in introductory instructional design courses will be able to use this book as a guide for completing a basic instructional design project. We also hope the book is useful as a ready resource for more advanced students or others seeking to develop their instructional design knowledge and skills.

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Read more about Exploring Physical Phenomena

Exploring Physical Phenomena

Contributors: van Zee and Gire

Publisher: Oregon State University

This course is intended for prospective and practicing elementary and middle school teachers. By exploring physical phenomena in class, you will learn science in ways in which you are expected to teach science in schools or in informal settings such as afterschool programs, youth group meetings, and museum workshops. This course also is appropriate for general science students and others interested in exploring some of the physical phenomena underlying global climate change.

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Read more about Elementary Earth and Space Science Methods

Elementary Earth and Space Science Methods

Contributor: Neal

Publisher: University of Iowa

We created this book to help you as both a college student and a future teacher. Dr. Ted Neal asked us to help him create this resource from the perspective of students who have taken Science Methods II–what would we want in a textbook for this course? With this in mind, we have gathered and created resources to help you better understand science and feel confident in your abilities as a future teacher.

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Read more about Writing Instruction Tips For Automated Essay Graders: How To Design an Essay for a Non-human Reader

Writing Instruction Tips For Automated Essay Graders: How To Design an Essay for a Non-human Reader

Contributor: Lamoreaux

Publisher: Open Oregon Educational Resources

As schools, as well as the workplace, become more automated, and remote or distance learning/working becomes the “new normal,” understanding and leveraging artificial intelligence will become a critical skill.

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Read more about Hybrid-Flexible Course Design

Hybrid-Flexible Course Design

Contributor: Beatty

Publisher: EdTech Books

This volume provides readers with methods, case stories, and strategies related to Hybrid-Flexible (HyFlex) course design so that they may make decisions about using it themselves and even begin their own HyFlex course (re)design. More specifically, based on the needs identified for their course(s), readers will be able to a) determine if and how HyFlex course design could help them solve critical needs, b) take advantage of emerging opportunities to improve their education practice, enabling them to better serve more students, c) gain an awareness of the HyFlex design, d) find their own innovative HyFlex solution to their specific challenges, and e) begin the HyFlex implementation process using strategies similar to those used by instructors described in this book. The volume describes the fundamental principles of HyFlex design, explains a process for design and development, and discusses implementation factors that instructors have experienced in various higher education institutions. These factors include the drivers, the variations in implementation approaches and constraints, and the results (e.g., student scores, student satisfaction). A series of worksheets provides specific guidance that can be used by individuals or teams engaging in HyFlex design projects at their own institution. Case reports from institutions and faculty who have successfully implemented HyFlex-style courses provide a rich set of real-world stories to draw insights for a reader’s own design setting.

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Read more about Introduction to Curriculum for Early Childhood Education

Introduction to Curriculum for Early Childhood Education

Contributors: Paris, Beeve, and Springer

Publisher: College of the Canyons

Welcome to learning about how to effectively plan curriculum for young children. This textbook

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Read more about Sharing Our Knowledge: Best Practices for Supporting English Language Learners in Schools

Sharing Our Knowledge: Best Practices for Supporting English Language Learners in Schools

Contributor: Prokopchuk

Publisher: OPENPRESS.USASK.CA

To complete the course ECUR 415.3: Current Issues in EAL, students are required to submit a final paper that reflects their growing knowledge about English as an Additional Language (EAL). EAL is the term used in Saskatchewan to describe students who speak languages other than English and require adequate levels of English to be successful with the school curriculum.

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Read more about Guía Para Realizar Textos Abiertos Con Estudiantes

Guía Para Realizar Textos Abiertos Con Estudiantes

Contributors: Mays, DeRosa, and Jhangiani

Publisher: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

¿Qué es la pedagogía abierta? ¿Cómo la están poniendo en práctica los profesores en sus aulas para construir textos abiertos y otros recursos educativos abiertos? ¿Cuáles son las ventajas de la pedagogía abierta? Esta sección responde a estas preguntas y proporciona ideas para trabajar dentro de las estructuras de enseñanza existentes para introducir la pedagogía abierta en sus clases.

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