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MindTap Education for Creative Literacy in Action: Birth through Age Nine 1st Edition

Janet Leigh Towell, Katherine C. Powell, Susannah Brown

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MindTap® Education for Towell/Powell/Brown's Creative Literacy in Action: Birth through Age Nine, 1st is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie-cutter into cutting-edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap will guide students to: know, remember, and understand concepts critical to becoming a great teacher; apply concepts, create tools, and demonstrate performance and competency in key areas in the course; prepare artifacts for their portfolio and eventual state licensure as they get ready to launch a successful teaching career; and develop the habits to become a reflective practitioner. As students move through each chapter’s learning path, they engage in a scaffolded learning experience designed to move them up Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy from lower- to higher-order thinking skills.

Janet Leigh Towell, Florida Atlantic University

Janet Leigh Towell, Ed.D is Professor of Reading/Language Arts & Children's Literature in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Florida Atlantic University, and Professor, Emerita at the California State University, Stanislaus. Her teaching and research interests include family literacy, bilingual education, multicultural education, global literacy, and integrated reading & arts curriculum development. Dr. Towell was winner of the Constance McCullough Award from the International Reading Association for her project, Promoting Literacy in Jamaican Schools, and the Outstanding Article Award from the Journal of Reading Education. She has published widely on topics ranging from vocabulary development to children's literature to preschool literacy to ethnicity in literature. She is former Editor-in-Chief of The California Reader. She has published articles in The Reading Teacher, Kappa Delta Pi Record, Reading Today, The Journal of Reading Education, and others.

Katherine C. Powell, Florida Atlantic University

Katherine C. Powell, Ed.D. teaches courses in applied learning theory, child and adolescent development, program evaluation, social group dynamics, among others, in the Teacher Preparation Program at Florida Atlantic University. Previously, she taught middle and high school Spanish and English, in addition to being a guidance counselor. Before entering the education field, Dr. Powell had a successful career in project management and instructional technology design in firms such as J.P. Morgan, John Hancock/Sun Life, and Sheraton/ITT Corporation. Her research and teaching interests include the development of constructivist teaching strategies in effective learning environments; non-verbal communication and self-regulation skills to overcome obstacles; and, development of self and confidence. She has published articles in Adult Education, The Journal of Education, Essential Teacher, Forum on Public Policy, and others.

Susannah Brown, Florida Atlantic University

Susannah Brown, Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Art Education Program Coordinator in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Florida Atlantic University. Previously she taught at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and was also an elementary art teacher. She has been Principal Investigator for several elementary arts integration studies, and published research articles in Art Education: The Journal of the National Art Education Association; School Arts; Childhood Education, Infancy through Early Adolescence-The Journal of the Association for Childhood Education International; and others. Dr. Brown has won several teaching awards, including the Florida Atlantic University Innovative Undergraduate Teaching Award and the Florida Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award, awarded by the Florida Art Education Association. Her research and teaching interests include environmental issues and arts integration and global citizenship and the arts. Dr. Brown is also a studio artist, and has exhibited visual art works in galleries and museums.
  • MindTap helps streamline your workflow with carefully curated content and a unique set of tools saving you valuable time in your course preparations. In addition, automatically grades assignments and quizzes while also providing students with instant feedback on their work.
  • The Message Center app helps you to quickly and easily contact students directly from the MindTap platform. Any message posted in the Message Center is communicated directly to each student enrolled in the course via the communication medium designated by the student.
  • Provide students with organizational and study tools designed to better manage their limited time, allowing them to complete assignments whenever and wherever they are ready to learn.
  • Save students money in their course materials with a single destination that reflects exactly what’s important to you, the instructor.
  • Track students in real time with the Progress app adjust the course as needed based analytics of interactivity in the course.
  • With the MindTap Mobile App, you can keep your students informed of assignments, course due dates, or any changes to your course while also arming them with on-the-go study tools like flashcards and quizzing.
  • Build and personalize your course by integrating your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, Google Docs and more. Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used as-is or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Empower students with the information to know where they stand at all times—both individually and compared to the highest performers in class within the student view of the Progress App.
  • Engage students with course material specially customized for them by you streamlined in one proven, easy-to-use interface.
  • StudyHub is one-stop-studying tool that allows you to deliver important information and empowers your students to personalize their experience. Share content from the MindTap Reader and create notes and study guides to help students focus and succeed.
Learning Objectives and Standards. Students read the learning objectives and applicable standards that will be covered in the chapter.

Video Case. Students watch a video, read the narrative, and then answer the open-ended question to start engagement with the chapter, activate relevant prior knowledge, and begin to build foundational understanding of the chapter content

eBook Chapter. Students read the associated eBook chapter to learn about relevant concepts and access greater context and depth on key concepts.

Quiz: Did You Get it? Students take a 15-question reading comprehension quiz assessing them at the remembering and understanding levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.

Scenario. Students learn to apply key concepts to their teaching practice. Students read a scenario on a typical teaching and learning situation, create and upload an artifact in response to the focus assignment, and evaluate their response, moving them to the highest levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy.

Quiz: Wrapping It Up. Students take a final 10-question reading comprehension quiz to ensure that they
Each MindTap product offers the full, mobile-ready textbook combined with superior and proven learning tools at one affordable price. Students who purchase digital access can add a print option at any time when a print option is available for their course.

This Cengage solution can be seamlessly integrated into most Learning Management Systems (Blackboard, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, Moodle, and more) but does require a different ISBN for access codes. Please work with your Cengage Learning Consultant to ensure the proper course set up and ordering information. For additional information, please visit the LMS Integration site.

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Instructor Diane Carter from the University of Idaho talks about how MindTap helps her personalize her course.

“MindTap’s greatest strengths are the progress tracking and the ability to add [your own] materials that are gradable.”

“I’m convinced that the higher course ratings and grades were, in large part, a result of students’ engagement. It was an unmitigated success.”

“Almost across the board, students using MindTap improved on the main learning objectives of the class ...I’ve never seen any results like this.”

“MindTap was very useful – it was easy to follow and everything was right there.”

“I’m definitely more engaged because of MindTap.”

“MindTap puts practice questions in a format that works well for me.”

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank

ISBN: 9781337095983
Streamline and maximize the effectiveness of your course preparation using such resources as teaching suggestions, solutions, blooper explanations, midterm review, final exam review, chapter test banks, unit tests, chapter quizzes, and many other classroom support materials. This time-saving resource also includes a Test Bank that offers 50 questions per chapter including true/false, multiple choice, short answer, and essay type questions.

Online PowerPoint® Lecture Slides

ISBN: 9781337095976
Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides let you incorporate images from the book right into your lectures.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781337095945
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.