# How To Teach With Educeri

## Resources To Help Teach Educeri Lessons With Ease

(Click on any resource to be brought to that section)

#### Step 1: Select the Lesson

#### Step 2: Review the Lesson

#### Step 3: Prep for the Lesson

#### Step 4: How To Teach

## Step 1: Select a Lesson To Get Started

##### Select Your Grade

Visit educeri.com and click on the grade level that you teach.

After you select your grade, you will be brought to the next page that shows all the lessons for that grade.

##### Search For Lessons

When you visit the lesson gallery, you can either look around for the lesson you want to teach or you can use the search box and type in specific keywords to find the specific lessons.

To help your search, we have added a filter that you can use to find the lessons by grade level, content area, or key words. To use the filter, select what you are searching for and then click the button “Apply my lesson filter” or click the search button (the magnifying glass).

##### Select Your Lesson

When you have found the lesson you are looking for, click on it to open it.

The lesson will either be free or require a monthly subscription.

If it is free, then you’ll see “Free” with a purple banner in the top right corner. You can use the free lessons without entering an email or credit card.

However, if you require a subscription to access the lesson you want to teach, then you can start a free 30-day trial to access all lessons. After the trial, you can continue to access all lessons for only $7/month. You can start a subscription here: https://teach.educeri.com/accounts/subscribe/

## Step 2: Review The Lesson

##### Check For Standards Alignments

Many Educeri lessons have standards alignments. Alignment is how you can ensure that the curriculum is consistent with teaching students to reach the milestones outlined in the standards. You can find the standards alignments below the lesson.

##### Check Common Core And State Standards

In Educeri, there are three primary standard alignments; Texas TEKS, Australian Content Standards, and Common Core State Standards. Note; not every lesson contains all three.

To review the actual standard alignment with more detail to what it pertains to, hover your mouse over the pink and purple areas to learn more.

##### Review Recommended Grade

When you open a lesson to review, you can check what grade the content is designed for. The grade level is determined by content standards. This is shown below.

##### Review Subjects Covered In The Lesson

When you open a lesson to review, you can check what subject the lesson is for. This is shown below.

## Step 3: Prepare For The Lesson

##### Open The Lesson

When you select the lesson you are interested in from the gallery, it will bring you to the lesson page. On the lesson page, you can preview the lesson, teach full screen, and use the lesson controls. You’ll also have access to see all the resources available, standard alignments, related lessons, related content, and additional resources.

It is recommended to teach the lesson in full screen, to do that, you can click the “**Teach Full Screen**” button or the expand button on the slide as shown below.

##### How To Use The Lesson Controls

**Quickly Select A Slide****:** The “**hamburger menu**” in the bottom left corner can be used as a table of contents to help you quickly find the slide you would like to view or present. Once you have opened it and selected the slide you prefer, you can close the hamburger menu by pressing the escape “esc” key on your keyboard.

**Fullscreen Mode****: **The second button from the left on the bottom controls the screen size. Click the button to present in **fullscreen mode** or click the button again when in fullscreen to return the slide to the smaller size.

**Lesson Markup Tools****: **The third button from the left on the bottom gives you access to use the **lesson markup tools** to write on the lesson. When you click on this button, you’ll have access to the pen, highlighter, eraser. Note: your markup is not saved to the lesson, it will disappear if you close the lesson or refresh your browser.

**Change Slides****:** When you are ready to review or teach the lesson, the arrow buttons on the bottom right hand side allow you to **navigate forward and backward** between slides. The arrows will sync with projector remotes.

**Pin To Favorites****:** If you have created an account with Educeri, then you can login and access all the lessons. When you are logged in, you can **pin lessons to your favorite list** so that you can quickly access the lessons you need.

**Access Favorites List****:** To access your list of favorites, visit the lesson gallery and tick the box that displays “**Favorites Only**”

**Share A Lesson****:** If you would like to **share a lesson**, you can click the share button and share a link to the lesson on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and email. The email is useful to share with other teachers and even substitute teachers.

## Step 4: How To Teach Educeri Lessons

##### How To Teach Educeri Lessons

Previewing the lesson before teaching it can help with delivery, timing, and teaching concepts. To preview the lesson, simply click the navigational buttons to go through the slides.

On the first slide, you’ll find the “**Learning Objective**” which covers what the lesson is about. It is recommended to have the students read the objective orally and to each other. For younger students who are unable to read, read it aloud to them.

On the first couple of slides for most lessons, you’ll find “**Declare the Objective**” which gives a short description of what the objective of the lesson is. This is intended to be read to the students so they will have an understanding of what the objective is for the lesson.

As you are teaching the lesson, a helpful box with a title “**Remember the Concept**” will appear on various slides. This helps connect what is being taught on the slide to the overall concept of the lesson.

To help teach the lesson and for students to learn, it’s important to connect the lesson they are being taught with the information they already know. Look for “**Activate Prior Knowledge**” to help students connect the lesson you are teaching with concepts they have already been taught. The first problem shown is for the teacher to model how to do it. The second problem is for the students to do it. These are generally setup to use whiteboards. Students can write down their answers on whiteboards and share it with the class. Call on random students and ask them to justify their answers.

How to teach “Activate Prior Knowledge” ~estimated time to teach: 5 minutes

- Use the information in the Remember the Concept box to remind students what they already know.
- Have the students read the directions orally.
- Model your thinking while you work the first problem.
- Have the students work the second problem, showing their answers on their whiteboards.
- Have students pair-share with their partners their answers and how they determined the answer.
- Direct students to raise their whiteboards.
- Call on random students to read and explain their answers.
- Be ready to reteach if students are not successful.
- Make the connection to how this prepares them for the new lesson.

To help solidify the information presented on the slide, look for a box with the title “**Make the Connection**.” This helps the teacher connect what’s being taught on the slide with the overall concept of the lesson.

The “**Concept Development**” section will help to further connect the details of the slide with the objective of the lesson.

How to teach “Concept Development”:

- Have students chorally read a concept definition. (pre-read, if necessary)
- Point to the examples and elaborate on what the definition means.
- Explain the non-examples, if provided.
- Check for Understanding.
- Have students chorally read the question, the answers, and the sentence frame.
- Have students answer on their whiteboards, pair-share their answers with their partners using the sentence frame.
- Call for boards up.
- Call on non-volunteers to answer and justify why their answer is correct.
- Provide corrective feedback or reteach, if necessary.

As you are teaching, it can be helpful to make sure your students are comprehending the lesson. You can do this by asking the students the information that’s shown in the orange box with the title “**Check for Understanding**”

To help the students learn the concepts of the lesson, you can ask questions that involve the concepts being taught. You can find this section in the lesson with the title “**Skill Development / Guided Practice**”.

How to teach “Skill Development”:

- Educeri Skill Development and Guided Practice provides matched problems for the teacher and students to solve.
- The teacher works the even problems, and students work the odd problems on whiteboards.
- Teacher works the first problem.
- Have student chorally read a step, then you model your thinking as you work a step.
- Advancing the slides will show the solutions step by step in red.
- Checking for Understanding: Ask students how you solved the problem.
- Students work the second problem.
- Have students work each step on their whiteboards, and explain to their partners how they solved the step.
- Check each step. Call for boards up.
- Call on non-volunteers to read answers and explain how they determined the answer.
- Provide corrective feedback or reteach until 100% of students have the correct answer on their whiteboards at each step.
- Slow Release: As students become more confident, have them work more of the problem on their own, while still showing answers.

For the “**Relevance**” slide, have students read the reasons the lesson is important to learn. Elaborate on the importance by referring to the examples. Check for Understanding: Ask students why the lesson is relevant (important) to learn. They can use one of the reasons from the lesson or provide their own reason.

For the “**Closure**” slide, problems are provided addressing Concepts and Skills. In addition, there is a Summary Closure.

If time is short, go directly to the Summary Closure. The Summary Closure can be oral or written. Have students state what the learning using some of the words from the word bank. Have students pair-share and explain to their partners what they learned. Call on non-volunteers to report out what they learned.

To make sure the students understand the concepts being taught in the lesson, they can be taught details from the “**Extended Thinking**” section. This will help the students to apply the concepts beyond the basics of the lesson.

The “**Independent Practice**” section in the lesson helps the students to practice examples from the lesson being taught. Independent Practice is assigned after students have shown–by Checking for Understanding and Closure questions–that they know the new content. During classroom Independent Practice the teacher can pull our small groups for additional instruction.

Educeri lessons include 3 Periodic Reviews–for 2 days later, a week later, and 3 weeks later. When providing Periodic Review the teacher must remind the students how to do the problems (or work an example) before assigning problems. On most of the lessons, the “**Periodic Review**” is available. Each periodic review is either listening, reading, or writing. With listening, either play the audio for the students or read the questions aloud.. For reading, have the students read the information on the slide. For writing, have the students write down the answers, sentences, or paragraphs required.

In some lessons, “**Teacher Notes**” are present. These are small notes to help with the presentation, delivery, and content of the lesson.

## Step 5: Additional Resources

##### Review Student Handouts

Student handouts are included with most lessons. They include the information from the slides. You can click on the handout to preview it or you can click the link below it to download and print it out. Depending on the lesson and your teaching style, you may want to give the handout to the students before you start teaching the lesson.

##### How To Play Video Resources

With some lessons, video resources are included. To play the video, click on the video link and then click on the play button on the next screen that you will be brought to.

##### How To Use Whiteboard Resources

For many lessons, they include whiteboard resources. To use the whiteboard resource, click on the link and it will either open in a new tab or download the PDF resource.

##### Teaching Notes

If you have an account with Educeri and are logged in, you’ll see a section on every lesson called “Teaching Notes.” You can click “Edit My Notes” to save your own notes on each lesson.

## Step 6: Student Quizzes

##### How To Use Student Quizzes

On many lessons, they will have a quiz.

You can determine if you would like your students to take the quiz online or you can print the quiz to have the students take the quiz by hand. If you opt to have the students take the quiz online, then the results for each student will be emailed directly to you.

To make sure you receive the results, before the quiz starts it asks the name of who is taking the quiz and the email for the teacher. After the student inputs this information, they can begin taking the quiz.

Some quizzes are found under the “Additional Resources” section below the student handout.

##### Related Lessons

For many lessons, there are other related lessons that might be relevant to teach to your students. The related lessons can be found below the lesson you are teaching.

##### Related Concepts

Within each lesson, there may be several concepts that are taught. Other lessons could have similar concepts that help to reinforce student learning. You can find lessons with related concepts below the main lesson.

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