Center for Research on Education, Diversity & Excellence



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Adolescent Literacy coverThe Adolescent Literacy Case: A Video Ethnography of Teaching Second Language Students Content Through Literacy Development

Stefinee Pinnegar, Annela Teemant, Bobbi Mason, & Carl Harris

This CD-ROM highlights teachers of English, science, social studies, and mathematics who attend to literacy to promote greater academic achievement in their disciplines. 2003
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Engaging Students coverEngaging Students in Reading Comprehension Using Instructional Conversation
This video demonstrates CREDE's Five Standards for Effective Pedagogy through a reading lesson in a first-grade classroom. Filmed in a documentary style, the video shows a two-way immersion teacher instructing a small group of students in the reading process. The teacher displays comprehension instruction guided by clear academic goals. Several steps are illustrated such as connecting the text's theme to the academic goals, activating student background knowledge, setting a purpose for reading, eliciting cognitive strategies while reading, and assisting students to weave prior knowledge with the new information in the text. Throughout, the teacher models Instructional Conversation (sustained, purposive teacher-student dialogue) that enhances student comprehension of text. Instruction in Spanish with English subtitles. Voice over in English. 2004. Video in VHS format.
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Helping English Learners Succeed coverHelping English Learners Succeed: An Overview of the SIOP Model
This 26-minute video provides an introduction to a research-based model of sheltered instruction. The video uses classroom footage and researcher narration to concisely present the eight components of the SIOP Model. This video will be useful to administrators, policy makers, or teachers. It also serves as a fitting supplement in teacher methodology courses. 2002. Choose VHS or DVD format.
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Meeting the Challenge of Teaching Linguistically Diverse Students Video Series
The videos in this series showcase effective teacher strategies and techniques in a variety of classroom situations. Learn more about the videos listed below.

  • Instructional Conversations: Understanding Through Discussion
  • Learning Together: Two-Way Bilingual Immersion Programs
  • Profile of Effective Two-Way Bilingual Teacher: Sixth Grade
  • Profile of Effective Teaching in a Multilingual Classroom

Pedagogy, Research & Practice
Changing teacher practices requires sustained professional development and support. This video documents changes in two secondary school classrooms in schools on the central coast of California. The video explores the rationale for change, the Five Standards for Effective Pedagogy, the implementation of multiple activity settings in classrooms, and the professional development support that was required for teacher change. The video contains actual classroom footage, interviews with teachers and students, and reflections on the process of teacher change. It is a useful professional development companion to Research Report 4, Pedagogy Matters: Standards for Effective Teaching Practice.Adobe PDF logo
1999 Video: VHS format
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Second Language Literacy Case coverThe Second Language Literacy Case: A Video Ethnography of Bilingual Students' Literacy Development

Annela Teemant, Stefinee Pinnegar, & Ray Graham

This CD-ROM allows mainstream teachers to see and hear the second language literacy accounts of nine diverse second language learners, their teachers, and families. The cases explore who second language readers and writers are, their literacy needs, and their experiences in and outside of school. 2003
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The SIOP Model coverThe SIOP Model: Sheltered Instruction for Academic Achievement
This 77-minute video illustrates the eight components of the SIOP Model for sheltered instruction in detail. The video presents extended footage from elementary, middle, and high school classrooms. It features interviews with six outstanding teachers and SIOP researchers. It is designed especially for use in sustained programs of staff development and teacher education and is to be used in conjunction with Using the SIOP Model: Professional Development for Sheltered Instruction. 2002. Choose VHS or DVD format.
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Studies in Native American Education coverStudies in Native American Education: Improving Education for Zuni Children
This video is a valuable resource for educators working with Native American students, presenting effective strategies for improving classroom instruction. It explores the vision of a classroom community in the Zuni Public School District that works for the success of everyone, where students work together on a variety of challenging activities. Studies in Native American Education features exemplary teachers using CREDE's Standards for Effective Pedagogy, which stress vital approaches for the effective education of all culturally and linguistically diverse students when adapted to local cultures and communities.
2002 Video: VHS format

See a five-minute demonstration of the Zuni video. (QuickTime Video format)

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