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

Additional 5E Resources:

If you know of a great resource that you don’t see listed, please feel free to let us know so we can add that resource to our collection.  

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).

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