KQED Teach has a platform to help educators integrate digital media into their instruction. Courses include Media Essentials which reframes traditional media literacy concepts from an audience perspective to a producer perspective and Taking Charge of Social Media which helps educators understand the ins and outs of social media tools and explore their applications for professional learning.
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Needs Assessment Information for Civic Participation Agencies - EL Civics agencies with a focus on Civic Participation must complete community and student needs assessments as part of their grant requirements. The extensive number of civic objectives available to Civic Participation agencies can make the process of developing needs assessments challenging. Below are several resources that will assist agencies in the creation process, along with a summary form that will provide documentation of the process for their records.
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Oral Rubric Samples for Civic Participation Additional Assessments get adobe reader
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Using Portfolio Assessment in EL Civics Classes in California get adobe reader
This research brief describes portfolio assessment and explains why it may be an appropriate assessment selection for California EL Civics classes. Portfolio assessment is an ongoing process involving learners and their instructors in selecting samples of student work for inclusion in a collection, the main purpose of which is to show the progress of learners. Perhaps the greatest overall benefit of using portfolio assessment in EL Civics projects is that the learners are taught by example to become independent thinkers, and their ability to take control of their own learning is facilitated.
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California ESL Model Standards (1992) and Key
The ESL Model Standards document, originally published by the California Department of Education, reflects thinking about developmental stages in second-language acquisition and the nature of communicative competence. The goals of the document are to enrich curriculum and validate the success of existing programs.