Using Best Practices to Engage ELL's at the Secondary Level (Multipmedia Presentation for Language, Culture, and Equity Academy - Colorado Dept of Education)

Understanding SBS

District 50’s Journey into Standards Based Education (video link)

SBS Student Created PowerPoints (Students explain the key components in Standards Based Education, with sound in English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Hmong)

Technology for SBS (Tools, sample lessons and student work)

Technology for SBS Teachers (PowerPoint)

PowerPoint Lesson Samples

Animoto Videos (Great Teacher resource for introducing new content and explaining ideas. Excellent tool for students to use to demonstrate knowledge of multiple learning targets: Book trailers, presentations, etc.)

Frequently Requested Classroom Resources

Four Corner Rubric (pdf)

All-Purpose Rubric (pdf)

SBS - What Does It Mean? (pdf)

SBS Progress Monitoring Sheet (pdf)

Plan, Do, Check, Adjust Posters (pdf)

"Help" Poster (pdf)

Reading Strategies Tracking Forms (pdf)

Reading Strategies Graphing Sheet (pdf)

Reading Comprehension Strategies Posters (pdf)

Pacing Guides for SBS Literacy Levels 7 and 8 (pdf's - ELA Options available)

ERO Discipline Sheet (pdf)

Other Great Resources

Beyond the Blackboard 7721 Wadsworth Blvd. Arvada, CO 80003


Really Good Stuff


Animoto Video Creation Website (Get a free teacher subscription!)


An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship in Schools

by Ron Berger