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The Educational Training Consortium at CF is pleased to offer the Marion, Citrus and Levy county school systems the TeachStream Video Journal series. TeachStream is a RESEARCH BASED series of videos that have been customized for school in-service use. The series includes:


Videos Presentation schedules
PowerPoints Follow-up and Evaluations
Sample handouts Additional resources
Overhead transparencies  

CF TeachStream inventory available:

1. New Teacher Training: Classroom Management (Elementary and Secondary levels available)
  Research-based, informative video series for first, second year or veteran teachers on classroom management.
2. Differentiating Instruction: (Elementary and Secondary levels available)
  Are your teachers overwhelmed or frustrated with the variety of learning styles in the classroom? Here they learn how differentiating instruction will increase achievement for all students.
3. Reading for Older Struggling Readers:
  Ideal for struggling readers in the 3rd to 12th grade, this series demonstrates Great Leaps, an inexpensive reading intervention program that is proven to be effective in improving basic reading skills.
4. "All Means All" - What is it about me you can’t teach? (Elementary and Secondary levels available)
  Are there some students in your school that teachers say they just can’t teach? Explore how exposure, individual life experiences, connections to real world, teacher enthusiasm, mediated learning and performance assessment can make a difference.
5. Evaluation to Promote Teacher Growth and Student Learning:
  Evaluate teacher performance and make it meaningful! Learn creative and proven ways to coach and provide feedback to teachers through self assessment and reflection.
6. Action Research:
  Do you want to infuse energy and enthusiasm into your school? This series will have teachers excited by using action research training and professional development experiences.
7. Closing the Achievement Gap:
  Is there a gap at your school in achievement between students of different races? Do teachers have difficulty having conversations about race? This series is guaranteed to encourage discussion, reflective thinking and insight.
8. Assessment for Learning: (Elementary and Secondary levels available)
  Is there a difference in effective and ineffective assessment? YES! Let your teachers learn or refresh their memories on how to assess students FOR learning.
9. Principals as Leaders of Learning: (Elementary and Secondary levels available)
  What can the principal do to help students learn more and have greater achievement? Helping staff clarify purpose and priorities, building a collaborative culture, embedding continuous improvement focuses on results.
10. High Quality Teaching for Classroom Success: (Elementary and Secondary levels available)
  What is high quality teaching? What makes some teachers more successful than others?
11. Strategies for Science, Social Studies, Math and English teachers:
  Is scheduling for teacher TDA’s and colleague observations a nightmare? These videos take observers into different classrooms full of research based innovations in each subject area.
12. Learning Disabilities: Frustration, Anxiety, and Tension
  All teachers teach students with learning disabilities. This in-service will sensitize teachers to the needs of LD students, the causes of different behaviors and difficulties, and give many practical application ideas to help students reach their full potential.
13. Cognitive Coaching
  Cognitive coaching can be used in any situation that requires effective communication. It can be applied in a wide variety of professional and personal situations such as teach meeting, parent conferences, telephone calls and presenting lessons to students. This can be a tool to help staff development, morale, and self empowerment.

Additional EPI Video Library Selections:

1. Affirming Diversity (Creating Multicultural Learning Communities)
  The rapidly increasing number of non-English speaking students in the United States has made multicultural education a necessity for our diverse and unique population.  Dr. Sonia Nieto, one of the leading experts in this field, explains how educators can create learning environments that truly affirm diversity and promote social justice for all.
2. Culturally Responsive Teaching
   The increasing number of American students of color has made multicultural education more important than ever. Dr. Geneva Gay, one of our nation’s leading multicultural educators, explains a philosophy of teaching that affirms and responds to each student’s unique culture.
3. The High Performance Classroom (#1 of Series – Creating a Classroom Environment that Fosters Engagement)
  A teacher’s guide for engaging and motivating students to achieve at the highest possible level.  Factors that influence engagement, positioning for student engagement, creating insatiable motivation, designing and environment of cooperation and collaboration.
4. The High Performance Classroom (#2 of Series – Designing Work Students Can’t Resist)
  A teacher’s guide for engaging and motivating students to achieve at the highest possible level.  Strategic teaching, the elements of engaging instruction, positioning yourself as an explorer with students, collaborating with colleagues.
5. The High Performance Classroom (#3 of Series – Intervening and Re-Engaging Disengaged Students)
  A teacher’s guide for engaging and motivating students to achieve at the highest possible level.  The obstacles that lead to disengagement, identifying the disengaged student, connecting with the disengaged student.
6. The High Performance Classroom (#4 of Series – Enlisting the Help of Parents)
  A teacher’s guide for engaging and motivating students at the highest possible level.  Helping parents support engaged students, reaching parents of disengaged students, developing a partnership with all parents.
7. The Developing Child (Emotional Development of Children)
  Parents and caregivers not only need to nurture the physical and intellectual development of young children, but their emotional development as well.  Each stage of emotional development provides children with opportunities to explore new feelings as they grow.  This timeless program focuses on the importance of emotional education during the various stages of childhood development and explains how caregivers and parents can monitor this vital growth.
8. The Developing Child (Observing Children)
  Examines the importance of observing children to make sure they are developing both physically and emotionally.  Children also reveal information about their developmental level and readiness to learn as they react with their environment.  Record keeping and charting observations are explored.
9. The Developing Child (Social Development in Children)
  Humans are social beings and while we sometimes prefer to be alone, most times we are required to interact and get along with one another.  This video charts the development of social skills in children during the first few weeks of life, through the beginning of school.  It explains the different stages of social development, as well as how to give encouragement for positive social growth.
10. Child Development (Intellectual Development:  The First Five Years)
  Even a single day can bring changes in what a new baby can do.  This informative program offers parents and caregivers ways in which to monitor a child’s intellectual growth within a wide range of normal activity.  A child development specialist, a pediatrician, and a parent exp-lain what is going on in a baby’s young brain and what can be expected to happen over the first five years of life.
11. Child Development (Physical Development:  The First Five Years)
  In the course of the first five birthdays, a child moves from being physically helpless to virtual mastery of the large and small motor skills.  This program spotlights children at each stage of physical development between birth and fives years of age.  A pediatrician and a child development specialist describe what occurs during those formative years.
12. I’m Normal, You’re Weird! (Understanding Other Cultures)
  Viewers meeting aliens from a space ship and learn that much human behavior is cultural – how people line up to wait, how they use ice in drinks, cross their legs, use their eyes, eat certain foods at specific times of the day, how they view appointments and time, and even how they define honesty.
13. Communicating Between Cultures
  Some “cultural givens” are so deeply imbedded in thought patterns they are invisible to those who hold them. Communicating Between Cultures shows how to make some of these patterns visible and improve communication.  A Series of cross-cultural situations show how even good intentions of ten go astray.
14. Music and Movement
  When young children hear music, their natural inclination is to move their bodies in response to it. Research has shown that this movement, like the music itself, is an integral factor in the brain’s and the body’s healthy development. Music is an invaluable learning tool by itself, but its impact is vastly enhanced when it is joined with movement. This program explains what research has shown us about the importance of combining movement with music in early learning environments.
15. Teacher/Child Interaction
  This program focuses on helping children to develop self-discipline, problem-solving skills and a stronger sense of themselves.  It provides positive and proven-effective strategies teachers can use to help children learn to become more self-disciplined and self-confident. At the heart of Teacher/Child Interaction is this simple but heartfelt philosophy: “Teachers must deal with children with humor, compassion and respect.”
16. Planning Instruction
  By watching teachers plan and implement lessons, viewers get a virtual roadmap for their young learners, building on content knowledge, using technology as a resource, and crafting valid objectives and assessments – all oriented to state and local standards. How to use assessments to design instructions, how to weave together many different sources in planning instruction, and how to activate prior knowledge, are all displayed in powerful, real ways.
17. Child-Centered Curriculum
  Follow infant and toddler caregivers and teachers as they plan curriculum in a center-based care environment. Teachers observe each child; then work as a team to develop curriculum for that child. We will see how curriculum is closely related to the child, and how it develops from everyday experiences at the center.  Teachers will show us how a child-centered curriculum is meaningful because it stems from the child.
18. Professional Development Emergent Literacy (Activities in a Print Rich Environment)
  This module shows teachers reading picture books to children in groups and individually. Children are seen demonstrating their understanding of stories through dramatization and puppet plays. The video continues with a look at children engaged in a variety of activities which increase their vocabularies, understanding of print and knowledge base in other curriculum areas. An important section of this video includes a teacher’s explanation and demonstration of taking dictation from a child.
19. Professional Development - Study of the Child (Theories of Development I)
  This module is an overview of theory in action. Theories include: cognitive, psychosexual, psychosocial, behaviorist, social learning, and sociocultural.  The video explains the concept of the “whole child” and shows how theories tend to focus on only part. Examples are given of how one theory can contradict another. Theorists include: Piaget, Freud, Erickson, Gesell, Skinner, Vygotsky.
20. Professional Development - Study of the Child (History and Trends)
  This module lays out the history of child development, from early philosophies, to changing beliefs about human nature, with a look at the nature-nurture question.  It examines the move away from myths and toward scientific investigation, lays out two methods of study, and ends with six overarching principles derived from child development research.
21. Professional Development - Science: Anytime, Anyplace (Water and Sand)
  This video presents children playing and learning at the water table with containers of various sizes and shapes. Sponges, pieces of wood and metal are added. Teachers describe activities outside when children paint with brushes and water, take rain walks and visit beaches to play in water and sand. Working in water, the children experience objects sinking and floating, making waves, fill the empty containers and watch as paddle wheels illustrate the power of water in making things move.
22. The Developing Child - Moral Development (Learning to be Moral)
  This video describes the emergence of moral behavior from early infancy through adolescence. The roles that parents play are discussed in detail. Emphasis is placed upon developing a detailed understanding of how moral development is nurtured and stimulated. In addition, we delve into which experiences and environmental factors impede the unfolding of moral development. All of this is done via interviews and live action video with professionals and parents as they offer insights into this very important aspect of character and personality.
23. The Developing Child – Beginnings of Life (Heredity and Environment)
  This newly updated module includes the findings on chromosomal abnormalities and sex-linked inheritance, as well as the relationship between chronic disease and prenatal uterine environment. The video also traces how physical, intellectual, and temperament characteristics and inherited diseases occur. The presentation of molecular genetics has been updated to include the Human Genome Project and the potentials for gene therapy.
24. Professional Development – Succeeding as a Teacher (Managing the Learning Environment)
  Build foundation skills for developing classroom management that works! Valuable ideas on how to set up a classroom physically - and vary the set-up according to different age groups or content to be conveyed - are vividly displayed. Teachers discuss how to involve students in classroom rule-making and how to establish a positive environment based on mutual respect. Practical and immediately applicable advice is presented for managing today’s classrooms in a positive way, for diverse students.
25. A Class Divided
  In 1970, an innovative teacher attempted a daring experiment in her elementary school classroom.  To evaluate how radical stereotypes affect young children, Jane Elliott divided her class between those with blue eyes and those with brown and gave blue-eyed children preferential treatment.  The classic program presents the long-term effects of racial stereotyping in schools and suggests how new approaches can make a positive difference with students and teachers.
26. The Ron Clark Story – (available DVD and video cassette)
  Three-time Emmy Award nominee Matthew Perry delivers a “tour-de-force performance” (Boston Herald) as real-life inspiration Ron Clark, a passionate and innovative teacher who leaves his small hometown to teach in one of Harlem’s toughest schools.  But to break through to his students, Clark must use unconventional methods, including his ground-breaking classroom rules, to drive them toward their greatest potential.
27. Freedom Writers – (PG13)
  Two-time Oscar-winner Hilary Swank stars in this gripping story of inner-city kids raised on drive-by shootings and hard-core attitude – and the teacher who gives them the one thing they need most:  a voice of their own.  Dropped into the free-fire zone of a school torn by violence and racial tension, teacher Erin Gruwell battles an uncaring system in a fight to make the classroom matter in her students’ lives.  Now, telling their own stories, and hearing the stories of others, a group of supposedly “unteachable” teens will discover the power of tolerance, reclaim their shattered lives and change their world.  With electrifying performances form its all-star cast, including Globe Award winner Patrick Dempsey and recording star Mario, Freedom Writers is based on the acclaimed best-seller, The Freedom Writers Diary.
28. School Ties – (PG13)
  Brendan Fraser leads an all-star cast including Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Chris O’Donnell in this acclaimed coming-of-age drama.  After receiving a scholarship to an exclusive prep school, working-class teen David Greene becomes a star athlete and wins the attention of a beautiful debutante.  But the ties of his newfound friendships are broken when a student reveals the secret David has tried to conceal – he is Jewish.  Now David must take the most important stand of his life, one that will touch the lives of many and forever change the course of his future.
29. Crying…What Can I Do? (Never Shake a Baby)
  This 7-minute video provides an authoritative but basic discussion about the dangers of shaking babies, and shows various strategies for coping with crying infants.  The video is appropriate for use with parents of varying ethnic backgrounds.  Recommended places for use include childbirth education classes, hospital maternity units, parent support groups, baby-sitter education courses and schools.
30. Nutrition for Infants and Children
  The saying “You are what you eat” is oh-so-true- especially for little ones.  This video explains the importance of good nutrition for newborns, infants and toddlers and examines its beneficial effects on their growth and development.  Filled with how-to and when-to advice, the video also discusses the relative merits of breastfeeding and bottle-feeding, potential food allergies, the importance of a balanced diet and physical activity even at a young age, and special dietary preferences like vegetarianism.  Perfect for new parents and parents-to-be, caregivers and anyone who wants to learn more about feeding children from day one through age five!
31. Essentials Connections: Ten Keys to Culturally Sensitive Child Care
  Recommends ways to structure and run child care programs to strengthen children’s connections with their families and their home culture.
32. Child Abuse & Neglect: A Prevention and Reporting Guide for Caregivers
  Educators and caregivers need to be taught, and constantly reminded about their important role in preventing child abuse.  With help from experts, practitioners and parents, Child Abuse and Neglect defines abuse in it’s different forms, explains symptoms, encourages reporting and help for the child.  This highly acclaimed  video program is intended for teachers, daycare providers, social workers and others who work closely with children and families, but have limited experience on the subject.
33. The Child Care Collection – Early Care and Education Resources.  Painting a Positive Picture: Proactive Behavior Management.
34. The Child Care Collection – Early Care and Education Resources.  Designing Developmentally Appropriate Days.
35. The Child Care Collection – Early Care and Education Resources.  Creative Outdoor Environments For Children
36. The Child Care Collection – Early Care and Education Resources.  The B.U.S.I.N.E.S.S. of Family Child Care.

    Videos available for checkout anytime.
    For information, please see Phyllis Pierazek in 41-201
    (352) 854-2322 Ext. 1656 or E-mail: pierazep@cf.edu

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