CSMP Video Collection

MICROLEARNING VIDEOS

CCEE is proud to partner with the California Subject Matter Project (CSMP) in developing this collection of microlearning modules to support substitute teachers, paraeducators, and non-certificated instructional staff in the classroom. These microlearning modules are short, focused learning resources for those who may not have access to more robust professional learning opportunities.

Focused on a single resource or activity in a specific subject matter, each module includes a short 5-10 minute video, as well as accompanying materials, to support student learning in a variety of settings. Teacher-leaders from one of the nine projects will guide you through immediately usable skills, tools, and strategies they implement in their classrooms to support classroom management, instruction, and social-emotional well-being.

California Subject Matter Project
Subject Matters

California Reading & Literature Project

California Global Education Project

California Mathematics Project

California Science Project

California History-Social Science Project

California World Language Project

California Writing Project

California Physical Education-Health Project

California Arts Project

California Reading and Literature Project

Learn about high leverage skills, tools, and strategies from master teachers with California Reading and Literature Project.

Interactive Read-Aloud

Dr. Liliann Patterson, third grade teacher at Westmorland Union Elementary, tells us how to use the “Interactive Read-Aloud” activity to help students learn, use, and practice new language through meaningful conversations.

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Summarizing with the ABCs

Janine Campos, language arts specialist in the National School District, tells us how to use the “Summarizing with the ABCs” activity to help students identify and differentiate between the minor and major details of a text.

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ABCs for Positive Classroom Management

Janice Anderson, a primary grade resource teacher at Encanto Elementary School, tells us how to apply the “ABCs for Positive Classroom Management” strategies to create a safe learning environment that allows for students and teachers to interact and engage in a positive way.

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Before, During, After

Evy Baca, kindergarten teacher in the National School District, tells us how to incorporate the “Before, During, and After” activity when doing a read aloud to build students’ vocabulary and support their reading comprehension.

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I Notice, I Wonder

Betsy Hall, K-5 reading specialist at Albert Einstein Academy Charter Elementary School, tells us how to apply the “I Notice, I Wonder” strategy to help teachers make a read aloud more interactive, meaningful, and engaging for students.

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Beginning, Middle, End

Martha Garcia Gallaga, TK English teacher at Las Palmas Elementary School, tells us how to use the “Beginning, Middle, and End” activity after a read aloud to help TK-1st grade students retain information about the characters and events in the story.

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California Global Education Project

Learn about high leverage skills, tools, and strategies from master teachers with California Global Education Project.

The Turn and Talk

Daina Yousif Weber, English and AVID teacher in San Diego Unified School District, tells us how to apply the “Turn and Talk” strategy to empower students to make their own meaning by exploring open-ended questions, sharing their thoughts and perspectives, and building upon each other’s ideas.

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California Mathematics Project

Learn about high leverage skills, tools, and strategies from master teachers with California Mathematics Project. 

Stand and Talk

Sumita Jaggar, teacher leader with the Monterey Bay Area Math Project, tells us how to use the “Stand and Talk” activity to engage students in conversations about math concepts or ideas that provide them with enough base understanding to tackle a problem.

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Fractions Strips

Lori Fury, math teacher in Western Placer Unified School District, tells us how to use the “Fraction Strips” activity to help students build their understanding of what a fraction is and how various fractions compare to one another.

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Three Reads Protocol

Gloria Hurtado, 8th grade math teacher at Hillsborough Junior High School, tells us how to utilize the “Three Reads Protocol” to help students better understand what a math word problem is asking them to do.

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California Science Project

Learn about high leverage skills, tools, and strategies from master teachers with California Science Project. 

Fist to Three

Celia De La Loza, TK-5 teacher at Valencia Academy of the Arts, tells us how to apply the simple “Fist to 3” strategy to help teachers quickly gauge student understanding across any content area or activity.

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Guided Inquiry

Ashley Hill, high school biology and chemistry teacher at Fullerton Union High School, tells us how to use the “Guided Inquiry” process as an engaging way to introduce a new topic and promote higher-level thinking.

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Ask Small Questions First

Kyle Dimla, a high school environmental science and
biology teacher, shares how he generates engagement and discussion in the classroom by asking small questions and using the see, think, and wonder framework.

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California History-Social Science Project

Learn about high leverage skills, tools, and strategies from master teachers with California History-Social Science Project. 

WOW (Word of the Week)

Kate Bowen, retired elementary school teacher for the Davis Joint Unified School District, tells us how to use the “WOW (Word of the Week)” activity to channel students’ creativity in learning new vocabulary and developing their writing skills.

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California World Language Project

Learn about high leverage skills, tools, and strategies from master teachers with California World Language Project. 

Name Acrostic

Name Acrostic: Nancy Perez, Spanish teacher at El Diamante High School, tells us how to use the “Name Acrostic” activity to encourage students to talk about and share their identity in a creative way.

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Partner Talk: “I am, I Can”

Valerie Sun, teacher specialist at Glendale Unified School District, tells us how to apply the “Partner Talk” strategy to help students practice using instructional language to talk about themselves in a low stakes environment.

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California Writing Project

Learn about high leverage skills, tools, and strategies from master teachers with California Writing Project. 

Concept Circles

Chris Mullin, high school history teacher in the Santa Ynez Valley Union High School District, tells us how to leverage the “Concept Circles” activity to help students communicate their understanding of key words and concepts, and how their selected terms relate to a larger theme.

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California Physical Education-Health Project

Learn about high leverage skills, tools, and strategies from master teachers with California Physical Education-Health Project. 

High School P.E.

Terry Piper shares best practices and tips for anyone wishing to teach High School P.E. (This is the fourth video of the four-part Physical Education video collection.)

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Teaching Physical Education

Terry Piper kicks off the four-part Teaching Physical Education video series by sharing best practices and tips for anyone wishing to teach P.E. in schools.

For tips specific to Elementary, Middle, and High School, watch the other videos in the collection.

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Elementary School P.E.

Danielle Della Gala shares best practices and tips for anyone wishing to teach Elementary School P.E. (This is the second video of the four-part Physical Education video collection.)

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Middle School P.E.

Kimberly Steffen shares best practices and tips for anyone wishing to teach Middle School P.E. (This is the third video of the four-part Physical Education video collection.)

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California Arts Project

Learn about high leverage skills, tools, and strategies from master teachers with California Arts Project. 

Exit Tickets

Kim Guadagnoli, theater teacher at Grand Terrace High School, tells us how to use the “Exit Ticket” strategy to help students review and reflect on their learning.

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