American driver improvementInteractive traffic safety course that can be taken at home for traffic ticket dismissal and insurance reduction. Testing may be done by phone or on the Internet. The 6 hour course is broken into six segments, each followed by an interactive segment and a 10 minute break.
Call Number: DVD 487.00
Publication Date: 2004, 6 hrs.
Are you teaching with style?Learn how to design courses for diverse learning styles, assess your teaching in terms of learning styles, use multiple intelligence and personality-type tools to facilitate student success.
Call Number: DVD 999.02
Publication Date: 2007, 62 min.
Autism, a world apartExamines the lives of three children with autism, focusing on the strain on their families and how special education can help. Presents a brief history of the diagnosis and treatment of autism.
Call Number: DVD 652.00
Publication Date: 2003, 53 min.
Award-winning tools, tips and techniques for online instructionThis seminar is for the experienced online teacher. It features successful teaching strategies and demos that award-winning instructors have found to be their best practices. Examples of strategies presented include: ideas for going outside the restrictions of CMS; tools for student-centered instruction; ideas for linking classes worldwide; creating content that is not just content driven; social networking/community building mechanisms; and rubrics for good student assignments.
Call Number: DVD 999.11
Publication Date: 2009, 44 min.
Beyond F.A.T. city: a look back, a look aheadOffers practical strategies and inspirational advice for teachers and parents of children with learning disabilities who constantly struggle with Frustration, Anxiety, and Tension (F.A.T.).
Course redesignThis seminar will not only take a look at the broad picture of course redesign, but will look at a state project, several specific course redesigns, and a single class redesign. Featured are: an interview with Dr. Carol Twigg, Executive Director of the National Center for Academic Transformation; the Texas Course Redesign Project (history course at the University of North Texas); English course collaboration between the Dallas County Community District and Texas Tech University; and a nursing class module.
Call Number: DVD 999.06
Publication Date: 2008, 59 min.
Curriculum redesignThis seminar introduces the redesign process and features several ongoing successful redesigned curriculums. Provides departments and faculty with ideas and suggestions on how to implement or expand their own redesign projects.
Call Number: DVD 999.04
Publication Date: 2008, 63 min.
Developing the gifts & talents of ALL studentsShows how schools have modified curricula, using gifted education teaching practices to accommodate all students' varying interests, learning styles, and academic strengths. Advocates the "school enrichment model, " an approach that focuses on applying, rather than assimilating, knowledge.
Call Number: DVD 789.00
Publication Date: 2007, 35 min.
DUI Dead in 5 secondsA realistic portrayal of drinking and its effects through a montage of images, some graphic, and interviews with people whose lives were affected by drunk driving accidents.
Call Number: DVD 1476.00
Publication Date: 2007, 18 min.
Dyslexia : a different kind of mindExplains how dyslexia has come to be understood to be a biologically-based brain disorder which may be diagnosed and effectively treated. Visits the Washington Lab School where teaching strategies and techniques are demonstrated.
Call Number: DVD 1655.00
Publication Date: 2004, 29 min.
Dyslexia : an unwrapped giftThis program approaches dyslexia from a new angle, exploring how the so-called disability might prove an advantage in an increasingly image-based world.
Call Number: DVD 1656.00
Publication Date: 2002, 22 min.
Educating PeterFollows Peter Gwazdauskas, a Down's Syndrome child who has always attended special schools, through his first year in a regular classroom.
Call Number: DVD 653.00
Publication Date: 2003, 30 min.
The effective teacherThe Effective Teacher, an eight-part program, shows what effective teachers do to promote student achievement.
Call Number: DVD 326.01 - DVD 326.08
Publication Date: 2005, 300 min.
The Family factorThis program focuses on an instructional approach to student retention, success and persistence, particularly Latino students. The video explores the impact of engaging students' families in college coursework with the students, family, faculty and administrators whose experiences provide a unique insight into instruction that works.
Call Number: DVD 999.10
Publication Date: 2009, 39 min.
The first yearEvery year the United States hires 250,000 new teachers. On September 7, five teachers will begin their new journey. These five young teachers fight the real fight: educating our children, one child at a time. Shows the human side of the story, revealing all the determination and commitment it takes to survive in America's toughest school systems.
Information literacy: the perils of online researchExplains how to conduct solid online research by collecting information in an organized, efficient, and ethical way. Provides guidance on a range of research activities, including evaluating the credibility of Web content, documenting online sources, and paraphrasing. Emphasizes the consequences of plagiarism and shaky facts.
Call Number: DVD 563.00
Publication Date: 2006, 21 min.
Introduction to critical thinkingExplores critical thinking. Covers the differences between critical and creative thinking; the characteristics of critical thinkers; the ways in which beliefs affect critical thinking; the use of language to clarify thinking; differences between fact and opinion; cause and effect; perceptions; and the uses of reports, inferences, and judgments in critical thinking.
Measuring student outcomesCourse-level approaches will be considered as this program examines a performance-based general education assessment model as well as techniques instructors can implement within their current models. Faculty-developed holistic scoring rubrics will be included.
Safe & secure in the academic environment. Pt 1This program is designed to provide security-strategies for classrooms and campuses, as members of the Virginia Tech Review Panel and national safety experts share "lessons learned" and advice on : properly identifying red flags and warning signs in individuals ; FERPA provisions allowing personal information sharing ; how to respond to troubled students in the classroom ; violence and suicide prevention ; successful threat-assessment and Emergency Response Plans ; choosing campus alert-systems.
Call Number: DVD 999.07
Publication Date: 2008, 55 min.
Safe & secure in the academic environment Pt 2In this second program in a series, proven safety practices are shared by nationally known experts in law enforcement, higher education, psychiatry, and law. Learn specific techniques for classroom security, how to identify red flags and warning signs of potential threats, and simple drills that enhance classroom and campus safety.
Strategies from the front-line: best practices from hybrid instructorsPresents practical and successful strategies for faculty on how to blend face-to-face with online instruction. Topics include : blended learning problems and solutions ; best practices for chemistry courses in a hybrid format ; course design strategies ; building virtual teamwork skills ; addressing highly visual content or difficult discussion topics ; and fostering student ownership over their own learning in a blended format.
Call Number: DVD 999.08
Publication Date: 2008, 60 min.
Student motivation: techniques for the college instructorResearch has shown that teachers can influence student motivation; that certain practices do work to increase time spent on task; and that there are ways to make assigned work more engaging and effective for students at all levels. This program looks at some practical strategies for promoting student engagement in learning.
Virtual job interviewInterview preparation with simulated interview and interactive questions, also includes tips on interviewing attire and handling illegal questions, plus a review.
Call Number: DVD 980.00
Publication Date: 2005, 30 min.
Waiting for SupermanProvides an engaging and inspiring look at public education in the United States. [This documentary] has helped launch a movement to achieve a real and lasting change through the compelling stories of five unforgettable students such as Emily, a Silicon Valley eighth-grader who is afraid of being labeled as unfit for college, and Francisco, a Bronx first-grader whose mom will do anything to give him a shot at a better life.