5E: Activities, Strategies and Professional Development Resources for K12 Teachers

Additional 5E Resources:

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Engage - Using Hook Stations

An interesting video about using hook stations to introduce topics and help students engage (Teachingchannel.org).

Explore - creating a flipped classroom

This great article talks about the success a New Hampshire district experienced when flipping the classroom and encouraging students to explore their own learning (theatlantic.com).

explore - why students  should develop their own essential question

Jackie Gerstein discusses how students who are given the freedom to develop their own essential questions take a much greater ownership of their education (usergeneratededucation.com).

Explain - Direct instruction Facts & Myths

Shaun Killian puts together a comprehensive comparison of instruction methods and discusses many of the facts and myths surrounding direct instruction (evidencebasedteaching.org).

Elaborate - 8 Strategies for effective scaffolding

Kristin Houser wrote about 8 different strategies teachers can use to scaffold their lessons and when each might be most appropriate (mshouser.com).

evaluate - Every Teacher's guide to assessment

A comprehensive article comparing formative vs. summative assessment as well as additional assessment resources (edudemic.com).