Listen to an overview of the Professor Garfield website by Madelyn Ferris, board member of the Professor Garfield Foundation, with Mark Gura who oversees the literacy Special Interest Group of ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education.)
To hear more information and podcasts from the Literacy Special Interest Group of ISTE, please CLICK HERE.
Purpose of the Teacher Resource Center The purpose of the Professor Garfield Teachers’ Lounge Section is to provide free, user-friendly, and standards-based learning materials for the classroom teacher, parent, tutor, or mentor. These materials are intended to support and supplement the ongoing work of the classroom teacher by providing leveled materials (plans, activities, downloadables, and printables) that are retrievable by grade level, subject, and/or national standard. Every effort is being made to provide pre- and post-assessment tools where appropriate and useable.
Our highly respected educational partner, Ball State University, is guiding the development of this section based on scientifically proven principles, best practices, and proven classroom methodology. Return to top
that Guide the Inclusion of Materials in the Teachers’
Materials included on the Professor Garfield site are developed
and reviewed by educational experts who have the best interests
of students and educators
in mind. Every attempt is made to label activities with the appropriate levels,
educational standards, and learning goals. In many cases assessment tools are
also offered for activities. Educators will find that the literacy activities
and resources are targeted to meet the criteria of evidence-based reading
instruction. Stop into the Teachers' Lounge often to see new high-quality,
standards-based, leveled, assessable activities that are engaging as well
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The initial phase of PGF is focused on K - 3 with emphasis on reading and writing
skills. Over time, the site will incorporate the areas of science, mathematics,
and other core areas, first at K -3rd grade level, and systematically
expanding thereafter to encompass grades K - 8. This content will be
state standards-based with the intent to include lesson plans, activities,
classroom ideas, and incorporate assessment methodologies — all in an
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The Professor Garfield web site has been made possible through the collaborative
efforts of many corporations, organizations, and educators who care about
developing a creative and innovative learning portal for children, K-8.
If your university, school system, organization, or business would like
to explore how you could support or partner with the Professor Garfield
Foundation, we would like to hear from you.
and Mailing List If you teach the 2nd- 4th grade level and are interested
in volunteering your class to assist with evaluating our content and giving
us this feedback, we would be extremely grateful! We want Professor Garfield
to provide educators with user-friendly, comprehensive, standards-based teaching
for your students. YOUR input is important to make this the best one-stop web
site to come to for your reading-and-writing educational needs. Click
here to give us your feedback.
We would like to share ongoing
developments and new opportunities for educators at PGF.
If you would like to receive regular communication
from us on the innovative teaching tools being developed for Professor
Garfield, be sure to register
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