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PLC Bytes

PLC Bytes are 7-10 minute presentations designed to be used in Professional Learning Communities (PLC) or faculty meetings. They provide brief-yet-to-the-point overviews of both general and content-specific components of the Colorado Academic Standards. New content-specific PLC Bytes will be highlighted on each content area home page. All PLC Bytes will eventually be archived here.

If you are seeking a PLC Byte on a specific topic or need technical assistance on this page, please email Anna Huffman.

General Standards and Instructional Support PLC Bytes:

The Arts

    • Using Art to Teach Colorado History Use this PLC Byte to take a virtual tour of 4th grade district sample units in Social Studies and all the arts disciplines (Dance, Drama Theatre Arts, Music and Visual Arts) as well as a few other great resources that could be used to create dynamic and engaging Colorado History learning opportunities for students. (8 minutes 45 seconds)

 

    • Arts Integration Possibilities - recorded webinar training is just over 22 minutes in length. There are several elements within the training and it is advised that viewers plan to show segments of the webinar as predetermined by team needs. One recommendation is to divide your training based upon the following segments:
      • Overview and Context - Video Timestamp: 00:00  Duration: 9 minutes, 12 seconds
      • Outline of Integration Design Steps - Video Timestamp: 09:12   Duration: 3 minutes, 57 seconds
      • Design Steps Illustrated (More detail and examples) - Video Timestamp: 13:09  Duration: 8 minutes, 39 seconds
      • Readiness - Video Timestamp: 13:09  Duration: 2 minutes, 1 second
      • Design - Video Timestamp: 15:10  Duration: 6 minutes, 4 seconds
      • Final Thoughts - Video Timestamp: 21:14  Duration: 1 minute, 34 seconds  

Comprehensive Health and Physical Education

  • Integration of Comprehensive Health This prezi discusses the importance of the integration of Comprehensive Health concepts and skills into other content areas in order to support the development of the "Whole Child".
 

Mathematics

Reading, Writing and Communicating

Science

Social Studies

  • Using Art to Teach Colorado History Use this PLC Byte to take a virtual tour of 4th grade district sample units in Social Studies and all the arts disciplines (Dance, Drama Theatre Arts, Music and Visual Arts) as well as a few other great resources that could be used to create dynamic and engaging Colorado History learning opportunities for students. (8 minutes 45 seconds)

STEM: Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics

  • STEM Curriculum Integration - This presentation contains a brief definition of STEM, STEM integration, and explains 10 different modes of integration.

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