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Classroom Teacher (preK-12)
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At 10:43pm on January 11, 2011, Kim Lightle said…
Hope you join us online this Thursday, 1/13 at 4pm EST as we explore how reader's theater can be used to improve comprehension of informational text and help students learn science concepts. We'll focus on science-themed text, but the same principles can apply to other  content areas as well. You can find the link to participate, the descriptions, and archived recordings of all the webinars at http://wiki.nsdl.org/index.php/BeyondPenguins/Seminars
At 9:04am on September 6, 2010, Mary Henton said…
Hello, Jean,

Since Kim has given you the summary of the MSP2 site and pointed out some of its features, I'll simply say, "Hello, glad to have you on board."

We look forward to seeing you here on the site and hope you'll feel free to jump in, post, comment, question, offer ideas and resources, and initiate conversation.

M
At 4:03pm on September 3, 2010, Kim Lightle said…
Hi Jean - Welcome aboard! I wanted to tell you a little about MSP2 - we are using this NING network as a place where educators can connect with each other (through answers to profile questions and the advanced Members search) and also as a way to connect educators with exemplary resources and professional development opportunities.

If you look on the Main page - you'll see MSP2 resources in the upper left hand box - we have resource guides where we have sifted and sorted and contextualized resources on topics important to middle school math and science teachers, an archive of all of our past webinars, the ability to search the MSP2 collection, and pages of teacher and student opportunities and grants. Our newest resource guide is about Teaching With Trade Books and includes lessons for science AND math classes.

I saw that you would like help with instructional strategies - we've had a few webinars that might be of interest to you. You can download the recording from our archive page - http://wiki.nsdl.org/index.php/MiddleSchoolPortal/Webinar_Archive.
We have on the right side of the page our two project blogs - Resources for Math and Science and Connecting News. We also RSS feed the Free Technology for Teachers, Teach Engineering, and Science and Technology NYT blog feeds.

Please don't hesitate to post a question or comment. We are always looking for feedback and new ideas for PD opportunities and people who would like to present. You also might be interested in a sister program - Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears - Integrating Literacy and Science in K-5 Classrooms - http://beyondpenguins.nsdl.org.

So glad you joined - Kim

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