The CIA Review

Office of Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment

Edition 2 September 28, 2015

Spotlight on Strategies


This strategy provides scaffolding that helps students look for and remember key ideas about information presented in a video segment. It also provides a conversation structure for debriefing with classmates and reporting out, in small groups or as whole group.

Link to pdf that explain how to use this strategy.
Watch the video below to see how the strategy can be used in the classroom.


Create a fun learning game in minutes (kahoots), made from a series of multiple choice questions. Add videos, images and diagrams to your questions to amplify engagement!

Kahoots are best played in a group setting, like a classroom. Players answer on their own devices, while games are displayed on a shared screen to unite the lesson – creating a ‘campfire moment’ – encouraging players to look up.

Social learning promotes discussion and pedagogical impact… whether players are in the same room or on the other side of the globe! After a game, encourage players to create and share their own kahoots to deepen understanding, mastery and purpose.

Try out this free formative assessment tech tool!
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Front Row

Differentiated Math Instruction - Common Core Aligned Math Practices for K-8 Classrooms

With Front Row, you can be sure that every single problem your students are working on is based on the Common Core. The program's advanced break-down of the Common Core ensures that a student doesn't miss any part of a standard that would later prevent him or her from advancing.

Are your students still too young to be comfortable with reading word problems? Are there ESL scholars in your classroom? Front Row is able to read every single question aloud in order to help your students move on as they work on their reading skills.

Front Row comes with hundreds of videos custom-tailored to provide your student with the right help at the right time. Unlike videos you might have used before, Front Row videos are extremely short and right to the point, ensuring the student can pay attention and gets help on the specific problem she is facing.

Ever tried making a personalized worksheet for each one of your 30+ students? With one click, Front Row generates individualized printables for each student in the classroom saving you hundreds of hours throughout the school year, and making sure each young scholar is working exactly on what they need to advance quickly.

Front Row site
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Audri's Rube Goldberg Monster Trap

Often times, we associate failure with negative thoughts. If you fail a test, your grade goes down. If you die during a video game, you have failed and the game is over. When we start thinking about failure in a different way though, our mindset and experiences can change. If you think about fail to mean F=first A=attempt I=in L=learning, how does our learning change?
Audri's Rube Goldberg Monster Trap
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Listen Current

Listening that sparks learning. Real world public radio stories that span the curriculum.

Lessons that support all learners.

Students listen to fascinating stories featuring authentic academic language. Listen Current provides the necessary scaffolding such as interactive transcripts, reduced speed audio, and close listening strategies.

Students practice their listening skills while they are absorbed in the story. And practice improves listening. Research shows improved listening comprehension correlates with better reading comprehension.

Listen Current site