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Getting Started
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Using the Quest and Challenges
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Literacy and Engagement
Find out how this project supports investigative research, vocabulary acquisition, and content fluency.

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Professional References
Find links to standards, professional journal articles and Web sites, all of which connect to the Iowa Pathways framework.

Professional References

Below is listing of research, references and instructional models used in the creation of the Iowa Pathways project.

Iowa Teaching Standards and Model Criteria
http://www.iowaccess.org/educate/ecese/tqt/tc/doc/itsmc030122.pdf

The Iowa Professional Development Model
http://www.iowa.gov/educate/pdmtm/state.html

Iowa Core Curriculum
http://www.iowa.gov/educate/content/view/674/1023/

Research & Strategies

Inquiry


"Pathways to Understanding: The Case for Inquiry Labs in the American history classroom" by George Swain

"Connecting Narrative and Historical Thinking: A Research-BasedApproach to Teaching History" by Robert H. Mayer in Social Education, Feb. 1998.

"Beyond the Looking Glass: Bringing Students Into the Conversation of Historical Inquiry" by Marcy Singer Gabella in Theory and Research in Social Education, Summer 1994

"Making Sense of "Best Practice" in Teaching History by Cynthia Hartzler-Miller in Theory and Research in Social Education, Fall 2001.

Concept to Classroom: Inquiry-Based Learning
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/inquiry/index.html

An Introduction to Inquiry-based Learning
http://www.youthlearn.org/learning/approach/inquiry.asp

The WebQuest Page
http://webquest.sdsu.edu/

Literacy


Instructional Approaches Used to Integrate Literacy and Technology
http://www.readingonline.org/articles/baker/

Reading Comprehension on the Internet: Expanding Our Understanding of Reading Comprehension to Encompass New Literacies
http://www.readingonline.org/electronic/elec_index.asp?HREF=/electronic/rt/2-03_Column/index.html

Using Student Engagement to Improve Adolescent Literacy
http://www.ncrel.org/litweb/adolescent/qkey10/

IPTV Strategic Reading Resource Center
http://www3.iptv.org/pd/strategicreading/default.cfm

Literacy, Information and Technology in Education (LITE)
http://www.lite.iwarp.com/index.htm

Florida Online Reading: Reading Strategy of the Month
http://forpd.ucf.edu/strategies/archive.html

Contexts for Engagement and Motivation in Reading
http://readingonline.org/articles/art_index.asp?HREF=/articles/handbook/guthrie/index.html

Reading Quest
http://www.readingquest.org/

 

Technology


"Inquiring Minds Use Technology! Improve student literacy engagement and achievement by using an inquiry-driven curriculum to teach students to evaluate Web sites"
http://www.ncte.org/library/files/Free/Journals/vm/VM0113Inquiring.pdf

Project-Based Learning
http://www.edutopia.org/teachingmodules/PBL/index.php

Technology Integration
http://www.edutopia.org/techintegration

Technology Integration: Language Arts & Social Studies
http://www.edutopia.org/teachingmodules/LASS/index.php

Concept to Classroom: WebQuests
http://www.thirteen.org/edonline/concept2class/webquests/index.html

The Digital Disconnect: The Widening Gap Between Internet-savvy Students and Their Schools
http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/67/report_display.asp

The Internet and Education: Findings of the Pew Internet & American Life Project
http://www.pewinternet.org/report_display.asp?r=39

Curriculum Standards


National Center for History in the Schools - Contents of Historical Thinking Standards for Grades 5-12
http://nchs.ucla.edu/standards/thinking5-12_toc.html

McRel Compendium of Content Standards and Benchmarks for K-12 Education http://www.mcrel.org/compendium/browse.asp

Iowa History Online
http://www.uni.edu/iowaonline/2.htm

International Standards for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers (NETS-T) 2008 version
http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForTeachers/2008Standards/NETS_for_Teachers_ 2008.htm

International Standards for Technology in Education (ISTE) National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS-S) 2007 version
http://www.iste.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NETS/ForStudents/2007Standards/NETS_for_Students_ 2007.htm

 

 

 

 

 


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