1.What learning strategies are more grade specific? High School vs. Middle School? Middle School vs. Elementary? Which do you think will be most prevalent in your classroom? 2.Research indicates that engagement is integral to a student’s mental readiness and motivation to learn. How might you go about noticing that students are not engaged? Explain a strategy that would help a teacher quickly monitor engagement and adjust instruction. 3.Provide an example of a technology strategy or collaborative tool you would use to promote creative and innovative thinking. Explain the potential value when effectively used in teaching and learning. 4.Analyzing student assessment data is key to driving instruction. Imagine your class performed poorly on the last assessment. What questions would you ask yourself? What steps would you take next? 5.Planning for effective instruction is the key to academic success for students. Using data to inform instruction is a regular process. Discuss how teachers can use longitudinal data along with other formative classroom assessments to design effective instruction.