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Educator conundrum: do I take a college course that I get units for as PD in order to raise my pay, or take relevant PD and get no credit?

Educator conundrum: do I take a college course that I get units for as PD in order to raise my pay, or take relevant PD and get no credit?

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Jeff commented on Movie time

For Math, there are a multitude of movies you could incorporate with this rewarding strategy (they complete assignments and get to watch the movie, but also the movies tie into the curriculum): A beautiful mind, Goodwill Hunting, Stand and deliver, Proof, 21, the imitation game, N is a number, Little man tate, The bank, infinity, rainman, enigma, pi, moneyball, the traveling salesman, the oxford murders to name a few.

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I have a three-year rotation to my curriculum. This year is physical science and Middle ages, so there are countless movies to choose from... for history this year I settled on Beckett, Kingdom of Heaven, The BBC documentary Black Death, Elizabeth: the golden age, Mongol, Jodhaa Akbar, 13th warrior, Beowulf, Rapa Nui, La otra conquista, and Luther... the nice thing about movies aside from the visual solidification of the history, is the lirterary connection in ELA. Also, it is quite convenient to be able to say that we canot watch the movie if all students do not have their homework turned in. It creates positive peer pressure for students to complete their work.