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Engaging High School Students

Engaging High School Students
in Academic Work:

A Professional Development Series

This website houses resources for high school teachers participating in the Johns Hopkins University Professional Development Series on “Engaging High School Students in Academic Work.”  The website is under development and will be updated regularly.

Under each section you will find links to  helpful short articles and useful tools (lesson and lesson planning ideas).  Some tools are specific to the four major content areas (Math, Science, English, and Social Studies).

  • Building Relationships that Motivate Students
    • Facilitator Guide
    • PPT
    • Supporting Materials
  • Motivating Students for Academic Work
  • Assessment Strategies that Motivate Students (Parts 1 and 2)
  • Building a Community of Learners:  Strategies for Effective Cooperative Learning and Small Group Work
  • Connecting the Work to Students’ Future Work Lives:  Creating Assignments with Student Products for Real Audiences
  • Reflecting on Assessment Strategies
  • Engaging Students in Critical Reading Skills in the Content Areas
  • Using Project-Based Learning to Deepen Learning and Engagement
  • Reflecting on Student Work, Student Progress, and Next Steps for Continuous Improvement