Educator Resources

Presentations:
Assessments

Looking to increase WebXam test scores? Check out these assessment items.

The following course assessment items (questions, activities, and project ideas) are aligned to the specific Depth of Knowledge (DOK) levels of rigor for the course competencies. Implementing the assessment items or similarly created assessment items at the specific DOK levels of rigor for the course competencies will ultimately impact student learning in your class and increase performance on your WebXam test. If you would like more information regarding how to create your own assessment items for a course, please contact Christi Kerns, Penta Career Center,740-646-3962.   


Advanced Chemical Services
Advanced Hair Cutting and Styling
AFNR
Collision Painting & Refinishing
Construction: Structural Coverings and Finishes
Greenhouse and Nursery Management
Microbiology and Infection Control 

Publications:

“Make Your High School Years Count” information now available for download in four versions:
Colored Booklet (2 pages front and back.
Colored One Page
Black and White Booklet (2 pages front and back)
Black and White one Page

College Tech Prep Career Planning Guide for Students and Parents
8th Grade 1 page flyer to view on website.
8th Grade 1 page flyer for print.

Senior Project Manual, PDFSenior Project Manual, Word
Anatomy and Physiology Course of Study
Senior Math Course of Study

Helpful Websites:

I would like more information on instructional practices and projects.

I would like more information on curriculum resources and lesson plans.

How can I find information on various career and labor market needs.

Where can I find some instructional resources for teaching students with disabilities?

How can I find information on test taking tips and strategies?

See entire list of links, including links for associations, career and technical information, tech prep, colleges and universities, college transfer, and much more!

Videos and Handouts:

Preparing for College, Video (Please print Quick Facts and Tips and Senior Checklist before viewing Preparing for College.)

Why Take the COMPASS Assessment, Video

Understanding Your COMPASS Assessment Scores, Video

Comparison of COMPASS, ACT and Accuplacer Scores, Student Handout

Proctoring the COMPASS Assessment, Video

Strategies for Taking the Standardized Tests, Video

Other Helpful Information

Applying to College is a Snap (student informational brochure)

Website Resources

Associations

CAREER AND LABOR MARKET INFORMATION

College Transfer

CURRICULUM RESOURCES CENTERS AND LESSON PLANS

There are multiple online curriculum resource centers maintained by professional associations, foundations, state and federal agencies, colleges, and universities. The next two sections focus on school/teacher/student curriculum centers, and those maintained by corporations and organizations.
General Curriculum:
The Arts:
Language Arts and Literature:
Lesson Plans
Education
Information Indexes
An information index is a set of topic menus and sub-menus where selections are narrowed to find what you need. Yahoo is the most popular, but there are other choices, including indexes customized for students.
Laws & Rules
Libraries and Museums
The following sites will link you to libraries, museums, and exhibits throughout the world. They also allow you to communicate with experts and explore special topics in depth.

INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICE/PROJECTS

Miscellaneous
Online Workplaces
Organizations
Preparing for College
Professional Resources
The sites below offer a variety of curriculum resources for technology, planning, finding grants, writing proposals, managing online resources, doing staff development, communicating with colleagues, and performing various daily duties.
Research Resources
The following resources include age appropriate sites to help students answer their own questions, complete homework assignments, and do focused online research screening out extraneous and inappropriate content.
Mathematics:
English:
Science:
Social Studies
Health/Nutrition/Physical Education:
Sample Company/Organization Curriculum Collections
Many companies and organizations that provide educational goods and services now offer online curriculum resources, such as the examples below.
Sample School/Teacher/Student Curriculum Collections
There are growing numbers of online curriculum collections maintained by schools and individuals, and many are “labors of love” for the common educational good. The following are selected examples.
Schools on the Web
One of the best ways to see examples of online assignments, activities, projects, units, and courses is to visit school sites throughout the United States and abroad.
School Reform
Search Engines
Search engines find websites containing words or phrases that you specify or put in quotes, such as “endangered species.” Because each of the examples below has unique strengths, it makes sense to try several. The last four allow you to search using multiple search engines simultaneously.

STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES

TEST TAKING TIPS AND STRATEGIES

Also, check out www.youtube .com, 12 part series on Test-Taking Strategies. There are some very well done videos.
Web Portals
Portals are “super station” doors to the Web that evolved from information indexes and search engines, by providing integrated resources, tools, and services through a single location. The best known include Yahoo, Excite, and Lycos listed above and America Online. But, increasing numbers of specialized education portals are being developed as customized application service providers for schools and the curriculum.