ELL 101 Microlesson
The AFT's goal is to promote educational excellence and equity for preK-12 English language learners (ELLs) -- students who are working toward becoming proficient in reading, writing and communicating in the English language -- to ensure that they meet the same challenging standards required of all students.
Thinking Math Microlesson
Thinking Mathematics was developed as part of AFT’s longstanding Educational Research and Dissemination Program (ER&D) in 1989. It is the product of collaboration between researchers and a small group of AFT teachers. The teachers read the best of research available on how children learn mathematics, research that was recommended by the researcher team, and developed what became Thinking Mathematics.
Foundations of Effective Teaching
Welcome to Foundations of Effective Teaching: Cultivating a Student-Centered Classroom
Building Community Schools
This training is designed to equip union leaders and their organizing staff with an understanding of community schools, the capacity to assess their current power and determine one or more meaningful and achievable goals, and then plan a campaign that advances the local union’s vision for community schools in their district. We recognize that participants come from a mix of backgrounds and so this training provides a variety of entry points to kick off a campaign.
Delivering Effective Professional Development
Welcome to the AFT’s Delivering Effective Professional Development (DEPD) course. This course is a pre-requisite to all the other AFT courses. If you are taking this course, you are either a candidate for the upcoming Summer Academy; a trainer who needs a refresher or a professional development coordinator who is planning to host a retreat for trainers in an existing program.
Informing Instruction: Linking the Assessment Process to Teaching and Learning
Informing Instruction Course goes over how important it is to understand how the various types of assessments can be used for different purposes. Most of our classrooms have students performing on many levels in different subjects. This reality makes it critical to understand how and how not to measure your students' growth—what assessments to use and how to analyze your data so that it informs instruction in a timely way for all of your students.