There are over 1000 cases in ATLAS featuring accomplished teaching. Our users are often looking beyond subject areas and grade levels and want to focus on specific student demographics and instructional strategies and concepts.
Here are the frequently asked questions and answers about finding specific cases in ATLAS:
Q1. How do I find cases that focus on inquiry, discourse, academic language, cooperative learning, [insert your area of focus here]...?
A1. There are several ways to find cases that focus on specific ideas and concepts:
- Conduct a keyword search in the search bar at the top of any page. Note: Select the magnifying glass to access the keyword search box.
- Click on the Frameworks link at the top of the page to find specific examples of teacher practice and student learning indexed to frameworks and standards. Explore different tags in the Frameworks area.
- Explore the menu of instructional strategies listed on the Advanced Search page.
- Explore the Case Collections curated by the National Board.
Q2. How do I find cases featuring students who are like my students?
A2. Use the Advanced Search page to select specific student exceptionalities (e.g., ELLs) and/or school settings (e.g., Title 1). You could also conduct a keyword search using specific disabilities or the phrase “special needs”. Note: Select the magnifying glass to access the keyword search box.
Q3. Do you have cases featuring teachers of color?
A3. Yes, 25% of all ATLAS cases feature a teacher who has indicated his or her race or ethnicity is not “white”. This percentage rate is reflective of the current trend in the teaching profession. Contact your ATLAS Customer Support contact for a specific list of cases.
Q4. Do you have cases featuring male teachers?
A4. Yes, 20% of all ATLAS cases feature a male teacher. This percentage rate is reflective of the current trend in the teaching profession. Contact your ATLAS Customer Support contact for a specific list of cases.
Q5. How do I get more help finding cases specific to my needs?
A5. You can always reach out to us directly by clicking the "Help" button from any page on ATLAS or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.