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Part 5 of Inspiring Excellence: Reading to Get Ready to Write

Second graders read for evidence and code information as they prepare to write narrative nonfiction. 

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The Power of Protocols: An Educator's Guide to Better Practice

A book about the what, how, and why of protocols as they apply to teaching, leading, and professional development

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Character File of Autumn Helena Washington Hawn - Illuminating Standards Video

Short film about a 6th grader's creation of a realistic fictional life history that provides a deep, real-world immersion into Deaf culture. 

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Part 1 of Inspiring Excellence: Overview

Introductory video in the set of six that document a learning expedition and practices that result in remarkable work

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The Facilitator's Book of Questions: Tools for Looking Together at Student and Teacher Work

This book provides guidance for using protocols when looking at student work. 

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Iconic- Illuminating Standards Video

Short film about student authors publishing a beautiful book that includes thoughtful essays on their heroes and heroines alongside self-portraits.  

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Part 3 of Inspiring Excellence: Building Motivation and Skills through Independent Research

Second graders are motivated to conduct independent research using texts and citing their work. 

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A Rainbow of Religion- Illuminating Standards Video

A short film on 8th graders who publish a book of monologues from community religious leaders, combining deep thinking, writing, and social studies. 

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The Concord Review
The Concord Review

The Concord Review, founded in March 1987, is a unique quarterly academic journal at the secondary level that has published over 100 issues with more than 1,000 exemplary high school history research papers by students from 44 states and 40 other countries. 

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