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New Review: W.W. Norton’s Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: From the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present, AP Edition

Norton's AP Worlds Together, Worlds ApartLearning List has reviewed W.W. Norton’s Worlds Together, Worlds Apart: From the Beginnings of Humankind to the Present, AP Edition.  Worlds Together, Worlds Apart is a comprehensive product to support instruction in Advanced Placement (AP) World History courses. Resources are available in print and eBook formats. Instruction is thematic and addresses the movement of goods, people, and ideas and religious, political, and cultural exchanges.

Content is organized chronologically in 21 chapters that begin with origins of humanity and conclude with an epilogue addressing contemporary events. Four central themes are interwoven throughout chapters: (1) trade and cultural exchange, (2) transformations and conflict, (3) shifts in power, and (4) the role of gender and environment in shaping history. Each chapter opens with a set of “Before You Read This Chapter” notes that include learning objectives, new vocabulary, and a set of “Global Storylines” that frame the context for content.

Vivid visual elements, such as maps, artwork, and photographs, are interspersed throughout the text and include clear captions that explain their significance. Margins contain flags that alert students to content related to learning objectives. Instruction includes “Current Trends in World History” and “Analyzing Global Developments” features that present historical data and recent research in world history. Each chapter includes a “Going to the Source” feature that presents a set of five to seven primary source documents that address one of the chapter’s themes (e.g., Religion and Change in the Nineteenth Century). A set of “Analysis Questions” guides students’ interpretation, analysis, and comparison of the documents and prepares them to respond to a “Long Essay Question.”

About W.W. Norton*

Now, in its 90th year and with an annual list of 400 titles, W. W. Norton is a global company, its familiar seagull logo appearing on books in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, and Latin America. Though the Norton of today is international in scope, there is much about the company that would remain recognizable to its founders: the editorial quality of the books, the rigorously anti-corporate style, and above all the shared sense of purpose that flourishes when all employees have a stake in the success of their firm.

 

Information in this section is provided by or adapted from W.W. Norton.

 

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Career and Technical Education: Principles of Health Science

Learning List has reviewed each of the six Proclamation 2017 CTE products that have been state adopted for Principles of Health Science.  Please find a brief overview of each product below:surgery

  1. Applied Educational Systems’ HealthCenter21 is a comprehensive, digital curriculum that provides a library of learning modules that support teacher-led and self-directed study and facilitate instruction in blended learning environments. Instruction prepares students for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification exams.
  1. E. Publishing’s Introduction to Health Care in a Flash! An Interactive, Flash-Card Approach covers basic concepts in anatomy and physiology and introduces students to careers in the health care field. Instruction discusses how different cultures, customs, and religious beliefs may affect a patient’s health care choices. Materials are available in print format with additional online components.
  1. Cengage Learning’s DHO [Diversified Health Occupations] Health Science, 8th Edition, provides an overview of the knowledge and skills needed for a wide range of health care professions as well as the specific skills needed to prepare for some careers (e.g., dental assistant). Instruction provides opportunities for students to practice implementing medical procedures (e.g., donning and removing transmission-based isolation garments). Resources are available in print format and include additional online components. 
  1. CEV Multimedia’s Principles of Health Science presents content in PowerPoint and video lessons. Instruction begins with a set of lessons addressing general topics (e.g., professional communication, mathematics in health science), followed by lessons addressing human development (e.g., fetal and infant, adolescent male), workplace skills (e.g., leadership styles, managing people), and health informatics, diagnostic and support services, and biotechnology research. 
  1. Goodheart-Willcox’s Introduction to Health Science: Pathways to Your Future, 1st Edition, introduces students to the knowledge and skills needed to for entry-level occupations in the health science career cluster. Instruction addresses the Precision Exams’ Health Science Standards and prepares students for the Precision Exams’ Standards and Career Skills Exam and certification. Resources support instruction in blended learning environments.
  1. Pearson’s Principles of Health Science, Texas Edition, covers the knowledge and skills needed for a variety of entry-level jobs in the medical field and includes cross-curricular links to content in math, science, and language arts. Frequent application activities are integrated throughout instruction. Resources are available in print and eBook formats.

 

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New Review: McGraw Hill’s Wonders Leveled Readers

McGraw Hill’s Wonders Leveled Readers are a supplemental resource to support reading and language arts instruction at grades K-6. Readers are available in print and eBook formats.  Readers meet the needs of students below, at, and above grade level, as well as English language learners (ELLs). Learning List recently reviewed materials for grade 3.

Wonders Leveled Readers provide a balance of informational and literary texts.  Each text begins with an essential question (e.g., “How can others inspire us?” “What are different kinds of energy?”) and is broken into several short chapters. Texts at each level differ in complexity but address the same concepts, vocabulary, reading strategies and skills (e.g., making predictions, theme), and essential questions. eBooks have audio readers and note taking tools. Each reader ends with a set of activities that includes a comparison of the primary text to a second, shorter text (i.e., “Paired Read”).

Literary texts support comprehension using colorful illustrations and “Stop and Check” questions. Informational texts incorporate visual elements such as photographs, timelines, graphs, and diagrams. New vocabulary is highlighted and resources include a glossary and an index.  Across both types of texts, illustrations and visual elements in ELL readers support vocabulary development using labels of depicted items (e.g., pencil, prairie).

About McGraw Hill*

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[Source: McGraw Hill]

At McGraw-Hill Education, we believe that our contribution to unlocking a brighter future lies within the application of our deep understanding of how learning happens and how the mind develops. It exists where the science of learning meets the art of teaching.

Educators have been and always will be at the core of the learning experience. The solutions we develop help educators impart their knowledge to students more efficiently. We believe that harnessing technology can enhance learning inside and outside of the classroom and deepen the connections between students and teachers to empower greater success.

By partnering with educators around the globe, our learning engineers, content developers and pedagogical experts are developing increasingly open learning ecosystems that are proven to improve pass rates, elevate grades and increase engagement for each individual learner while improving outcomes for all.

*The content in this section is provided by or adapted from McGraw Hill.

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New Review: CPM Educational Program’s Core Connections MS and Integrated I-III

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CPM Educational Program’s Core Connections Courses 1-3 are a series of comprehensive resources that support mathematics instruction in grades 6-8 and Core Connections Integrated I-III is a set of comprehensive materials that support instruction for each of the Integrated Pathways high school courses identified in Appendix A of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Learning List recently reviewed resources for each set of courses.

Core Connections Courses 1-3 provide a three-year sequence of math instruction to prepare middle school students for college-preparatory algebra courses. Core Connections Integrated I-III provide a rigorous three-year sequence of math instruction to prepare high school students for advanced college-preparatory mathematics courses (e.g., calculus). Instruction in both sets of courses focuses on developing students’ understanding of mathematical concepts through problem-based learning activities. Students work collaboratively to identify solutions strategies, the connections between concepts, and to develop critical thinking skills.

Core Connections courses emphasize the use of “Study Teams that work together to answer questions, justify reasoning, and identify multiple solution strategies. Through ongoing discussion, teams support one another and ensure all members understand problems and solutions. Teachers encourage students’ teamwork, facilitate discussions, and provide support when teams encounter questions they are unable to answer.

Core Connections courses address the CCSS and are available in print and eBook formats.

About CPM*

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[Source: CPM]

CPM began as a grant-funded mathematics project in 1989 to write textbooks to help students understand mathematics and support teachers who use these materials. CPM Educational Program is now a nonprofit educational consortium of middle and high school teachers and university professors that offers a complete mathematics program for grades 6 through 12 (Calculus) designed to engage all students in learning mathematics through problem solving, reasoning, and communication.

CPM’s Mission:

CPM’s mission is to empower mathematics students and teachers through exemplary curriculum, professional development, and leadership. We recognize and foster teacher expertise and leadership in mathematics education. We engage all students in learning mathematics through problem solving, reasoning, and communication.

CPM’s Vision:

CPM envisions a world where mathematics is viewed as intriguing and useful, and is appreciated by all; where powerful mathematical thinking is an essential, universal, and desirable trait; and where people are empowered by mathematical problem-solving and reasoning to solve the world’s problems.

*The content in this section is provided by or adapted from CPM.

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New Review: Benchmark Education’s Benchmark Advance

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Learning List recently reviewed Benchmark Education’s Benchmark Advance.  This comprehensive product is developed to address the California English language arts/reading (ELAR) and English language development (ELD) instructional frameworks for grades K-6. Resources are available in print and eBook formats. Instruction develops close reading skills and addresses the five themes of the California frameworks: Content Knowledge, Making Meaning, Foundational Skills, Language Development, and Effective Expression.

Benchmark Advance organizes content in ten 3-week units that focus on a single topic (e.g., Developing a Nation). Units focus on specific “knowledge strands” (e.g., character, life science, economics) and include content addressed by the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and California History and Social Studies Standards (HSS). Instruction relies on the Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) and incorporates predictable routines (e.g., read alouds). Each unit’s first week focuses on modeling and guided practice and weeks two and three provide opportunities for students to apply and extend what they have learned.

Resources include “Texts for Close Reading,” “Texts for English Language Development,” and “Reader’s Theater” scripts. Texts for Close Reading are available as print consumables and eBooks. Print books have space for notes and numbered paragraphs that help students cite evidence from the text in written and spoken communication. eBooks contain interactive annotation tools (e.g., highlighters and note taking tools). Texts for English Language Development help English language learners and struggling readers build the skills to become on-level readers. Students develop fluency skills using engaging Reader’s Theater scripts. Units include sets of resources to support small group instruction, including letter and high frequency word flashcards.

 About Benchmark Education*

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Our award-winning print and digital solutions feature content-rich leveled texts in English and Spanish; explicit instruction in close reading and analysis, genre, and cross-text study; and a wide array of differentiated resources that enable educators to target literacy intervention. Our powerful supplemental and core programs give diverse learners precisely the support they need to accelerate achievement. Professional Development, a top priority for Benchmark Education since its founding close to twenty years ago, can be customized for schools or districts, and has been demonstrated by scientific research studies to improve teacher effectiveness and help schools build essential capacity. Many educational publishing companies say their literacy programs are the best, but our classroom-tested resources speak for themselves. Proven time and again in field research, our programs help boost reading proficiency under the new state standards. Since our inception in 1998, our mission has remained to provide classroom-tested solutions that help educators differentiate instruction and enable EVERY student to achieve success.

*The content in this section is provided by or adapted from Benchmark Education.

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