Planning Rubic and Integration Ideas
Significantly Above Expectations (5)

Technology Resources and Tools



Instructional plans include:
  • measurable and explicit goals aligned to state
    content standards;
  • activities, materials, and assessments that:
    • are aligned to state standards.
    • are sequenced from basic to complex.
    • build on prior student knowledge, are relevant
    • to students’ lives, and integrate other disciplines.
    • provide appropriate time for student work,
    • student reflection, and lesson and unit closure;
  • evidence that plan is appropriate for the age,
    knowledge, and interests of all learners; and
  • evidence that the plan provides regular
    opportunities to accommodate individual student

MSP2 - Middle School Portal2 - Math and Science Pathways - Middle school math and science
teacher social network.

Thinkfinity Teacher Community - A community site with lots of teaching and learning materials.

Thinkfinity - Thousands of free lesson plans available.

Common Core Website: Steal These Tools provides free tools for the implementation of common core. This is a growing database.

Info from
In the training modules: one module for each domain. Under the domain, the performance indicator number on the evaluation rubric matches the training module number in the list of contents. Some provide a beginner module and an expert module. The video library includes lessons by subject-area and grade-level.
Includes information and videos around teacher development and a link to resources related to Schools that Work and resources for each of the four grade bands.
"ELC Presents" Effective Practice Series: 45 Podcasts focused on nine instructional strategies included in the teacher evaluation indicators. Presentations are relevant to all grade levels. Access to the podcasts is through iTunesU. "ELC Presents" and "Educator Resources" are the primary links for evaluation-related videos.
The "Teacher Toolkit" section of the website connects users with materials available through reading and language arts resource networks. It also provides research-based resources for reading and other areas of English language arts instruction as well as family engagement strategies.

BattelleforKids - List of Resources for Curriculum and Instructional Support Materials
Statewide access to Battelle for Kids' professional development, online learning and resources designed to accelerate Tennessee K-12 public school districts' efforts to increase student progress and achievement statewide as part of First to the Top.
Resources and information to translate research-based practices into practical tools to improve classroom instruction.
Extensive list of resources for content support.
Resources and links to additional support for the teaching of literacy, communication and language arts.
PARCC's goal is to provide guidance and support that will help teachers bring the Common Core State Standards to life in their classrooms. This section will contain a number of different tools over time to support educators.
Standards-based instructional tools, curriculum materials and additional Internet resource links.
This link will give you access to Internet-based lesson plans, instructional units and other educational materials in multiple formats. The Gateway''s goal is to improve organization and accessibility of the substantial collections of materials that are already available on various federal, state, university, non-profit, and commercial Internet sites.
Includes online resources, information and links to websites that directly link to Tennessee standards for K-12 English/language arts, mathematics and science.

Student Work

Assignments require students to:
  • organize, interpret, analyze, synthesize, and
    evaluate information rather than reproduce it;
  • draw conclusions, make generalizations, and
    produce arguments that are supported through
    extended writing; and
  • connect what they are learning to experiences,
    observations, feelings, or situations significant in
    their daily lives both inside and outside of

Real World Math Adventure - Math at the Mall is an interactive site where students can practice
percentages while shopping at a virtual mall.

Math by Design- An interactive site that encourages students to problem solve and think
critically as they encounter unique geometry and measurement challenges. Students are
introduced to the TRC Architectural firm as junior architects who are commissioned to build
environments by working through a series of mathematical tasks.

Maps Home Page - Interactive site that helps students understand reading a map, finding
distances, latitude and longitude, contour maps, etc.

Real World Math - Lesson plans on using Google Earth in the mathematics classroom,
includes tutorials.

The Futures Channel- The Futures Channel partners with schools around the country as well
as a wide range of publishers, science centers, professional development service providers,
public television stations, websites and more to provide high quality real world digital content to enhance their education.

CNN Student News -
CNN Student News is a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program for middle and high school students produced by the journalists and educators at CNN.

The Big Picture- A photo blog where entries are posted every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. The Big Picture is intended to highlight high-quality, amazing imagery, with a focus on current events.

Vernier Probes and Sensors- organizing real world science and math data for students to interpret, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate.


Assessment Plans:
  • are aligned with state content standards;
  • have clear measurement criteria;
  • measure student performance in more than three
    ways (e.g., in the form of a project, experiment,
    presentation, essay, short answer, or multiple choice test;
  • require extended written tasks;
  • are portfolio-based with clear illustrations of
    student progress toward state content standards; and
  • include descriptions of how assessment results
    will be used to inform future instruction.

Formative Assessment Techniques - A list of formative assessment techniques from Highland
Park Middle School. Even though this is a middle school website many of these techniques work
for elementary and high school students also.

STEM- A list of formative assessment strategies from the Tennessee STEM website

STEM Pre-Assessment -A list of pre-assessment strategies from the Tennessee STEM website.

Portfolio Folders on School Servers - not deleted and follow student year to year