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Technology Tools to Create Text Accessible Documents

Use this course as a template when creating your own PLP courses.
  • Teacher: Phil Biggs

Choose Your Own Adventure

Is there a topic that you would like to learn more about that is not already offered in the Professional Learning Portal?  This is your chance to earn clock hours for your own exploration of a topic of your choice; choose your own adventure!

Developmentally Appropriate Classrooms

Washington State Kindergarten Guide, and our own instincts as kindergarten teachers, tells us that we should be gearing our classrooms and instruction toward the needs of our youngest learners.  Explore ways to make sure our classrooms are supporting the developmental needs of our youngest lea…

Hapara Highlights

This self-paced course is designed to provide you with an overview of Hapara Highlights and to introduce you to the tools that will help you start using Hapara Highlights in your classroom right away. 

Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners in the Classroom

Lake Stevens has a growing population of ELL students.  This course is designed to give basic information about ELL students as well as strategies to support English Language Learners in the classroom.  

Providing Closed Captioning Accommodations for Students

Learn how to accommodate for students who need closed captioning services for instructional videos. As you'll see, YouTube is a fantastic resource for CC videos, but there are other options for intrepid educators.

Read and Write for Google

Learn about this new tool that can be used for digital annotation, word prediction and voice tools. 

Scaffolded Reading Instruction in Action (Secondary)

Examine video of scaffolded reading instruction to help you plan a scaffolded reading lesson.

Screencasting in the Classroom

Learn how to use online tools and Chrome extensions to create screencasts for your students. Yes, students can use these tools as well to create their own screencasts!

Flipping Your Classroom - The Basics

So you have heard of flipping your classroom but would like to learn more about what this means. This module will help you learn the basics of a Flipped Classroom so you can see if it is a tool for you.

What is Scaffolded Reading? (Elem)

Find out how this type of small group instruction can support your readers in comprehending complex text.