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Time to plan for 2022-23!
These tools are more relevant than ever in 2022-23, and will empower you and your teachers to provide the best learning opportunities possible to your students, rather it be remotely or in the classroom.
Contact Janna Smith for a quote on any of these incredible tools.
What to Expect from NVTA's Certification Course
Some of the topics to be covered in the Certification include:
- Establishing Relationships in the Virtual Environment
- Virtual Instruction Best Practices
- Differentiation in the Virtual Classroom
- Managing Virtual Resources
- There will be a combination of readings, discussion boards, and activities. We expect each certification candidate to complete every lesson with integrity and excellence.
- The culminating product of this certification course will be a digital portfolio demonstrating your proficiency level of effectively implementing a virtual classroom.
- You must receive an 80% or better on your digital portfolio to earn the certification. You will have two chances after your first submission to attain 80%. If you cannot earn 80% after a total of three tries, you will meet with the review board to discuss next steps.
- Once you enroll, you have nine months to complete the certification process.
- The NVTA staff is available for support. Please reach out to the team with any questions or comments
BrainPOP is a group of educational websites with over 1,000 short animated movies for students in grades K-12 (ages 6 to 17), together with quizzes and related materials, covering the subjects of science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, and arts and music.
BrainPOP Jr. 24/7: K-3 Gently encourages young learners to ask questions and form their own ideas. STEM • Social Studies • Reading/Writing • Health • Arts
BrainPOP 24/7: The Flagship resource, for upper elementary and middle schoolers. STEM • Social Studies • English • Health • Arts & Music
BrainPOP ELL: Proficiency-based English language learning program appropriate for all ages. Vocabulary • Grammar • Listening • Reading & Writing
BrainPOP Science: Includes movies that introduce you to how the world works, from breakthrough scientists to cellular life, matter and motion, and even the weather!
Also available: BrainPOP/BrainPOP Jr. Combo Package and BrainPOP Espanol
Discovery Education Experience
Explore our treasury of high-quality content resources that span all subjects, grades, and relevant topics of interest, with built-in language and literacy support. Every month, we add hundreds of new content resources to answer the need for timely, relevant teaching opportunities. We also work closely with trusted content partners to deliver unique experiences like Virtual Field Trips, career explorations, and behind-the-scenes at global organizations. Build engaging activities right from the Video Player, then assign or share directly with students and other colleagues. Use Studio to design creative activities, present engaging lessons, and collaborate with students. Promote active learning in the classroom and check student understanding at strategic moments with the Ask Live Quiz, Standard Quiz, and Video Quiz. Join the Discovery Education Experience for access to 200.000+ additional digital assets, ELAR, Math, Science, and Social Studies Interactives, and additional foreign language content, as well as the Coding Curriculum Pack.
Discovery Education member LEAs who also utilize TEXGuides benefit from full access to linked content.
Discovery Education Science (K-8) Add-On
A supplemental digital resource that enriches science instruction by providing educators and students with inquiry-based, interactive digital content. Must subscribe to DEX before Science Supplemental can be added.
Discovery Education Science™ provides educators and students with many benefits, including
Provides students with leveled informational science text and reading passages specific to standard content areas
Takes students beyond theory to the more engaging world of practical demonstrations and explorations
Addresses multiple learning styles through resources such as leveled reading passages, e-books, Fun-Damentals, and engaging video segments
Helps students learn to interpret data, draw conclusions supported by this data, and practice important math skills with Virtual Labs and Explorations
Tracks students’ understanding with online selected response assessments or Brief Constructed Responses (BCR), which includes teacher scoring tools
Encourages additional learning by enabling students to access middle school level resources on particular topics
Some of the key features of Discovery Education Science™ include
e-Book Reading Passages: Leveled informational science text and reading passages specific to each content area with audio support
Fun-Damentals: Gain the basic background knowledge necessary to begin study of a science topic through an inquiry-based introduction with audio support
Virtual Labs: Inquiry-based exploration of investigative design and science process skills at two levels of difficulty with audio support
Interactive Glossary: Dynamic explanations of hundreds of science terms that engage student minds through animations, video, images, and more
Interactive Videos: Students can click on hotspots during a selected video clip to learn additional information and to reinforce a learning point in a highly-engaging format
Integrated Science Simulations: From Discovery Education's award-winning CD-ROM collection, students can explore situations from a variety of science perspectives
Explorations: Explore a given concept to gain a greater understanding of how models work and how changing different inputs affects an outcome
Science Sleuths: Students solve open-ended science mysteries using clues and resources such as interviews, photos, articles, graphics, and more
Discovery Education Mystery Science (NEW!!) K-5
Newsela takes authentic, real-world content from trusted sources and makes it instruction ready for K-12 classrooms. Each text is published at five reading levels - with thousands of articles available in both English & Spanish to help Spanish-speaking English Language Learners with comprehension - so content is accessible to every learner. Today, over 2.5 million teachers and 37 million students have registered with Newsela for content that’s personalized to student interests, accessible to everyone, aligned to TEKS and other instructional standards, and attached to activities and reporting that hold teachers accountable for instruction and students accountable for their work. With over 10,000 texts in Newsela’s platform and 10 new texts published every day across 20+ genres, Newsela enables educators to go deep on any subject they choose.
Newsela’s offerings include Newsela ELA, Newsela Science, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela SEL, and more.
The fastest way to transform presentations into classroom conversations.
Imagine if you could engage every student in your class, every day. What if you could instantly see who’s confused and who’s ready for more? That’s the power of Pear Deck.
Teachers are a busy bunch, and learning to use new tools can be time-consuming. That’s why Pear Deck was designed to integrate with tools you already know and use. Whether your school is Google or Microsoft-based, Pear Deck will work in your classroom.
Heroic Package: Cybersecurity Awareness, All Compliance, Technology, G/T and Substitute Teacher courses
Heroic / Custom Combo Package: Heroic package plus access to upload, manage, and distribute custom content.
Eduhero aims to help school districts and businesses learn material through engaging on-demand courses. Eduhero strives to provide activities, videos, and questions that you would never see in another online course or face-to-face training. Eduhero also pushes the boundaries for online professional development by giving you the ability to take all this from the comfort of your own home.
Eduhero is made by Texas educators for Texas educators. Our course catalog is determined by our members and built to meet the needs of Texas schools. Many of our districts still have their own course development program, but use Eduhero to meet their statewide needs while using their staff to meet their own local needs.
Canvas Learning Management System
The Canvas Learning Management Platform allows schools to build the digital learning environment that meets the unique challenges faced by their institution. Canvas simplifies teaching, elevates learning, and eliminates the headaches of supporting and growing traditional learning technologies.
Canvas is made up of a powerful set of highly integrated learning products that allow institutions to get all of the functionality they need and none that they don’t.
Gabbart Wisdom Learning Management System
Use Your Data To Impact Students, Schools, And Districts
Uncover key insights at all levels and empower your educators to take action with confidence. We focus on managing your data platform, from the warehouse to a personalized adoption plan, so that you can focus on what's most important - improving student outcomes.
Gabbart Harmony CMS
What is a CMS?
A Content Management System (CMS) is an application that is used to manage creation and updates of digital content. A CMS is usually made up of two parts: A front-end, that allows users the ability to add, edit, and remove content; and a content delivery application (CDA), that collects the content and updates the website.
Gabbart’s Harmony CMS system surpasses the expectations its name implies by seamlessly creating an environment for administrators, teachers, and staff to communicate with parents and students via a modern intuitive, easy-to-use website.