Mar 18, 2021

New Professional Books in the Media Center

Grant Wood Area Education Agency has recently added new professional books to its Media Center collection. These titles can be reserved online.New Professional Books in the Media Center

"Equity by Design: Delivering on the Power and Promise of UDL" by Mirko Chardin 
A blueprint for teachers to alter the all-too-predictable outcomes for our historically under-served students. A first of its kind resource, the book makes the critical link between social justice and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) so that we can equip students (and teachers, too) with the will, skill, and collective capacity to enact positive change.

"Upgrade Your Teaching: Understanding by Design Meets Neuroscience Worksheets" by Jay McTighe
Upgrade Your Teaching merges discoveries from neuroscience with the Understanding by Design framework to help teachers improve curriculum, instruction, and assessment.

"Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies that Engage the Brain" by Marcia L. Tate
This book details twenty definitive brain-compatible techniques to maximize retention and minimize forgetting in learners of all ages. It helps the reader learn how to: enhance existing lesson plans with fun interactive features using field trips, games, humor, and even music and rap; use graphic organizers and word webs to solidify lessons visually; and facilitate innovative methods of project-based learning.