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  • A Working Definition of Personalized Learning 0-2 years-Tertiary
    This information sheet (or handout) explains the educational concept of personalized learning with descriptions of learner profiles, personal learning paths, competency-based progression, and flexible learning environments. Color and black-and-white versions...

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    Active Learning Resources Grade 5-Lifelong
    Collected by Sharon Aka of the Adventist Learning Community, the 50+ activities, games, and icebreakers indexed here are great for use in classrooms, youth groups, or other...

  • Anatomy of a Mobilized Lesson - Learning My Way Kindergarten-Grade 12
    In our school-based research work in introducing mobilized curricula to a class, we observe many benefits of learning in this way, such as it allows multiple entry points and learning pathways, supports multi-modality, and supports the sharing and creation...

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    Bible Personification Activity Grade 5-Grade 8
    This hands-on activity for students familiarizes them with biblical examples of personification and provides practice in how to use their Bible as a reference tool. This activity culminates in the creation of a bulletin board.

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    Character Description Integrated Unit Plan Grade 4 Grade 4
    This Unit Plan integrates the Bible in a Language Arts lesson on writing character descriptions. It also provides opportunities for learning across content areas. It is student-centered, faith-based and best of all, fun for everyone.

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    Charlie Horse 4-Week Small Group Activities Grade 2-Grade 3
    Download activities to teach the first Pathways story, Charlie Horse, covered in second grade in NAD Adventist schools. Instructions on how to set up small groups day by day through four weeks are included, along with 37 activity sheets.

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    Creation Magazine Photo Contest Grade 5-Grade 10
    Have your students photographing what they have learned about God through nature. Creation magazine includes a youth photo contest in each issue.

  • Designing Personalized Learning for Every Student Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This book provides a strategy for designing personalized curriculum and instruction. By taking what works for students with learning disabilities and behavior problems and applying it to the full spectrum of student differences, the authors provide you with...

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    Dramatix - Christian Drama Grade 9-Grade 12
    Dramatix is a community effort sharing theatrical works written by Christians around the world. Great for religious education in many settings. These include short sketches, full-length plays, and puppet skits. Very well organized and easy to search. Most...

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    Dry Doesn't Mean Boring - Scientific Process Lesson Plan Grade 3-Grade 6
    Using dry ice students ask questions and learn the steps of the scientific process. Activities include freezing bubbles, making a spoon scream, making very cold water, and turning lemonade into a carbonated beverage. Each activity follows the steps in the...

  • Education Week Spotlight on Personalized Learning 0-2 years-Lifelong
    Access a guide and nine articles hand-picked by Education Week editors: • Using new technologies and teaching approaches to improve learning in middle schools • Creating individualized education plans for every student • Conducting...

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    Empower Each Student to Explore What's Core with Math on the Floor! Kindergarten-Grade 8
    These handouts from a 2018 NAD convention breakout session provide active math learning experiences.

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    Engaging Students in Active Learning Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Marshall gives several ideas of how to engage students in active learning, which is student learning that goes beyond simply listening and memorization and involves some action on the part of the student: reading, writing, discussing, problem solving, and...

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    Enrolled or Engaged? Teacher Mediation Makes the Difference Kindergarten-Lifelong
    "The amount of learning and personal development a student experiences is directly proportional to the quantity and quality of his or her involvement in the school program." Citing research, Herrington outlines how and why experiential learning (experience...

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    Famous American Research Project Grade 2-Grade 4
    This biographical research project was created as an extension activity for the second grade Pathways theme book, First Flight: The Story of Tom Tate and the Wright Brothers. It is a simplified version of a Wax Museum biography report geared specifically...

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    Feeling Cards Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Looking for a way to engage your students? A range of bright and engaging feeling cards with words for different emotions are accompanied with a list of possible ways to use them.

  • First Class Preschool-Grade 1
    A guide for early primary education helpful for those in charge of students 4-7 years old. Provides practical information about classroom materials such as charts and illustrations, materials for assessment, English language learners, phonics, educational...

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    Flow at School Grade 1-Grade 12
    Reflecting on a book read, Whitty makes several observations: students will be optimally absorbed, or in a 'flow' experience as it allows them to be successful at a task that challenges them to use many (or high level) skills. Examples of ways to engage students...

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    Following Instructions Unit Plan Grade 4
    This Unit Plan integrates faith in a Language Arts lesson about following directions. It also provides opportunities for learning across content areas. It is student-centered, faith-based and best of all, fun for everyone.

  • Fostering Personalized Learning in Science Inquiry Supported by Mobile Technologies Grade 2-Grade 8
    "In this paper, we present a mobile technology-assisted seamless learning process design where students were facilitated to develop their personalized and diversified understanding in a primary school’s science topic of the life cycles of various...

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    Fractions and Tithing Grade 5-Grade 9
    Help students apply fractions to the spiritual discipline of tithing using manipulatives, active learning and a short story.

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    Fruit of the Spirit - Dig Deeper Questions Grade 5-Grade 8
    NOTE: This resource corresponds with the previously used NAD Bible curriculum, not the Encounter program. Additional questions created to accompany the religion textbook, Fruit of the Spirit, formerly used in the North American Adventist...

  • Funderstanding - Learning, Curriculum & Instruction Theories Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Learning theories concisely and simply explained in five categories: learning, curriculum, instructional, assessment and organizational theories. An excellent starting point or overview of each theory.

  • Gayle's Preschool Rainbow Preschool-Grade 1
    A rainbow of preschool education activities and early childhood education lesson plans that give children choices at the fingertips of teachers and parents. Activity plans are organized around themes including: animals, alphabet, black history, back to school,...

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    Healthy Foods Unit Plan Grade 3-Grade 8
    This healthy food choice unit provides materials to guide learning about issues such as organic food, GMOs (genetically modified organisms), and food labeling. Students research what the Bible says about food and compare and contrast that to the dietary recommendations...

  • HighScope ECE and Elementary Curriculum Materials 0-2 years-Grade 6
    The HighScope Educational Research Foundation is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes the development of children and youth worldwide and supports educators and parents as they help children learn. Curriculum, professional development, and other...

  • Honesty Teaching Ideas - Teacher Planet Grade 1-Grade 8
    Resource to teach honesty include: lessons and units, worksheets, plays, stories, articles, clip art and other resources.

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    Icebreaker Activities for Children Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Looking for an ice breaker game or introductory activity for a devotional, worship, or beginning of a faith-based lesson? This link provides a number of good ideas.

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    JAE Editorial: Discipline Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This editorial supports the view that discipline is often more easily attained through a proactive rather than a reactive approach. If students are actively involved with a variety of learning activities, and the teacher demonstrates trust in the students,...

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    Kids Sunday School Place Preschool-Grade 8
    This well organized website will be valued by elementary Bible teachers. It includes bible learning activities, bulletin board ideas, crafts, games, lessons, object talks, puzzles, skits, songs, stories, and teaching aids for grade school kids and more resources...

  • Learning Personalized -- The Evolution of the Contemporary Classroom 0-2 years-Lifelong
    This clear and practical guide, written by respected teachers and leading educational consultants, explores what personalized learning looks like, how it changes the roles and responsibilities of every stakeholder, and why it inspires innovation. The authors...

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    Maximising the Potential of the Third Teacher - Indoor Developmental Play Environments - 3-8 years Preschool-Grade 2
    The educators of Reggio Emilia call the environment the "third teacher" because it "speaks to children about what they can do, how and where they can do it and how they can work together" (Paiman & Terrani, 1998, p.1). They...

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    Medieval Europe Unit Grade 6-Grade 9
    Choose from a series of resources that integrate faith with the study of Medieval Europe: hands-on activities, journals, worksheets, overheads and notes.

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    New Escape Game Prompts Teens to Study the Book of Revelation Grade 7-Tertiary
    Teenagers in Brazil enjoyed learning more about Revelation while participating in Escape Game i9teen. After being locked in a shed, the teens used logical reasoning, teamwork, and biblical knowledge while finding passwords, reading Bible verses, and conceptualizing...

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    Promoting Inquiry in the Elementary Classroom Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Since it is not always possible for students to directly experience the topics they are exploring, “the next best thing is for students to dig into the subject, exploring areas of interest and sharing their findings with their classmates.” In addition...

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    Puppets in School Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Onardo Ortega shares some uses of puppets in the classroom.

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    Refugee Simulation Grade 5-Grade 8
    Challenge your students to survive many of the difficulties refugees do during this simulation. Thoughtful and compassionate discussion is sure to follow.

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    Sherlock's Simile Assembly Grade 5-Grade 9
    A hands-on activity for students to practice matching similes, familiarize themselves with Biblical examples of similes and use their Bible as a reference tool. Please note that the NIV Bible was used in the prepared matching activity.

  • Simple Steps: Developmental Activities for Infants, Toddlers, and Two-Year Olds Preschool
    Open the door to teaching infants, toddlers, and two-year-olds successfully with these 300 activities linked to the latest development in child development. Observe what your children are already doing, then give them varied opportunities to develop at their...

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    Spelling Contracts and Activities Grade 1-Grade 4
    Download all you need to begin spelling contracts in your classroom: how it works, several contract options, worksheets and activities, and photos illustrating organization and materials needed. Adaptable to any spelling word lists, for single or multigrade...

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    Teaching the Brain to Learn by Default Grade 9-Lifelong
    "The brain is built to think and learn. But can the brain lose its ability to carry out its primary functions? As we consider the challenges facing our education system today, we look for answers to this question.... It is only as we endeavour to bring...

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    Teaching the Faith - An Essential Guide for Building Faith-Shaped Kids Kindergarten-Grade 8
    Remember your childhood? Well, forget it! It's different now. Life is busier. Families more fractured. Innocence gone. You're fighting media pressure. Moral vacuum. Reading's out. See and do is in. Everything's changed. Except the need to teach kids to love...

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    The Source for Youth Ministry - Games & Icebreakers Grade 6-Grade 12
    Proven, tested games for youth ministry or Christian education. Game types include: mixers, up-front games, big room games, anywhere games, gross and messy games, audience games, outdoor games and games with a point. Other free resources and ideas include...

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    The WOW of Teaching Space Science K-12 Kindergarten-Grade 12
    Roy suggests ways to increase the WOW factor in activity-based science lessons, including a NASA space art lesson for Grades K-3, and 4-12.

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    To the Seafloor in a Cardboard Box! Teaching through Simulations Grade 7-Grade 12
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation shows that simulations are powerful teaching devices that can activate all learning domains and integrate content areas through very active learning. See the model, a simulation the author developed with his academy...

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    What I'm Here For - Bible study Kindergarten-Grade 12
    This two page Bible study activity allows you to dig into the Word, find out what you are here for and apply your learnings to your life.

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    What's so Jolly about Phonics? Preschool-Grade 1
    A kindergarten teacher reflects on the alphabet lessons she implemented, emphasizing the fun, interactive, and multi-sensory approach of "jolly phonics."

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    Wisconsin Conference Education Fair Handbook Grade 1-Grade 12
    Wondering how to run a Science or Educational Fair? Download the Wisconsin Conference Educational Fair booklet for ideas on how it's done. This 29 page document includes goals and objectives, project categories, requirements, miscellaneous suggestions, a registration...

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    You Will Learn It or I Will Teach You Tertiary
    "Higher education has experienced a paradigm shift away from teaching and toward learning. This focuses on students, and defines learning as 'significant long-term changes in knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes or beliefs.' This focus calls...

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    You’ve Got to Move to Learn Preschool-Grade 2
    This 2012 NAD Teachers Convention presentation explores the importance of movement to enhance learning and prevent many behavioral issues. Many practical ideas and strategies to use with your children are included.

  • ZOOM Science Activities Kindergarten-Grade 6
    The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) website has many simple science activities for kids. Each activity includes instructions and an explanation of what is happening.