• Professional Development

    Professional Development

Knowledge Stream Teacher Assets

Each video excerpt in these modules provides a short segment for easy classroom use that presents the most vital information. These video segments provide clear objectives for the entire lesson. In addition, these short segments are easy to refer back to during a lesson plan, and they offer students the opportunity to fully comprehend what can be otherwise dense material.  Each learning module includes an overview, summary, discussion questions, engaging classroom activities and a resources section. KnowledgeStream.org offers a variety of other video resources. 

English and Arts

Applying Visual Literacy to Everyday Life

Mike Deetsch, Director of Education and Engagement at the Toledo Museum of Art, discusses “Visual Literacy” at Lourdes University with a focus on the cognitive processes that support it.

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Kehinde Wiley: Reconciling European Tradition and Modern Culture

In this “Master Series Lecture” at the Toledo Museum of Art, acclaimed artist Kehinde Wiley recalls the motivation for and direction of his works.

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News and the Growth of Technology

Dr. Susan Shelangoskie, an English professor, provides a historical lens for how and why fake news stories might be accepted by the general public in her lecture, “History of Fake News,” at Lourdes University.

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Health

Autism as Difference

Professor and Ability Center Endowed Chair, Dr. Jim Ferris speaks at the University of Toledo on “Autism and Education” explaining that disabilities are socially constructed. He describes the complexity of experience individuals have within the autism spectrum and contrasts notions of ability and disability.

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Diabetes Risks and Management

Kerri Knippen’s lecture, “Diabetes,” describes Diabetes’ effects and prevention, particularly for women. Knippen goes into detail regarding risk factors associated with diabetes, and why it should be treated.

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Factors of Teen Domestic Violence

In his lecture on “Teens and Violence” at the University of Toledo, Detective Ryan Spangler of the Oregon Police Division explains the different types of domestic violence and how to resolve such situations.

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Four Rules of Consent

Keri Black, Program Manager for the YWCA Hope Rape Crisis Center, delivers “Teens, Violence, and Healthy Relationships,” a lecture about communicating consent to avoid dangerous interactions.

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How to Be Full with Less Food

In “Healthy Ways to Achieve Your Ideal Weight,” Amy Thompson analyzes the best methods by which to manage or maintain weight and addresses national obesity.

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How to Cultivate Compassion

In “Creating a Compassionate Community,” Jane K. Atwood addresses the importance of strengthening community inclusion efforts, especially for children and adults with developmental disabilities such as autism.

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How to Develop Emotional Intelligence

In his lecture, “Emotional Intelligence,” Larry Godfrey, a professor at the University of Toledo and Lourdes University, speaks about the importance of emotional intelligence and success.

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Peri-Menopause and Menopause

In “Successfully Managing Menopause,” presented at St. Luke’s Hospital by Dr. Andrew Croak, DO from Partners for Healthy Women, menopausal aspects such as symptoms and management of menopausal onset are discussed.

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Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

Dr. Timothy Jordan and Dr. Amy Thompson, Co-Directors of the Center for Health and Successful Living at the University of Toledo, deliver their talk, “The Latest On Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer” at St. Luke’s Hospital. Data regarding both types of cancer is presented.

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Science

Alexander Wilson and John James Audubon in Bird Illustration History

In “Birds, Art, and Conservation” at the Maumee Bay and Conference Center, Kenn Kaufman provides an overview of the history and importance of bird illustration.

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Climate and Weather

In his “Climate Changes Your Health” lecture at Bowling Green State University, WTOL meteorologist Ryan Wichman differentiates climate from weather.

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Insects as Evidence of Climate Change

In “Warmer Earth Affects Air, Land, and Water,” presented at Bowling Green State University, Dr. Shannon Pelini focuses on three groups of organisms and how they provide evidence supporting climate change.

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Testing Watersheds and the Goals of Rotaries

Jim Page, International Yachting Fellowship of Rotarians (IYFR), describes Ohio watersheds testing, technologies, and goals in a series of lectures for the Lake Erie Waterkeeper Conference, hosted by the W.W. Knight Nature Preserve.

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What Is an Invasive Plant?

In “Naturalist Night,” Sara Guiher speaks at the Lake Erie Center about what invasive species are and why they are problematic.

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Social Studies

Activism for Congressional Redistricting Reform in Ohio

In her lecture, titled “Activism,” Sandy Theis shares several examples of ProgressOhio making a difference by applying political pressure on Ohio’s government.

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Fort Meigs

Jim Emch presented his lecture “Dudley’s Massacre” at Fort Meigs. He covers the important components of the groups involved in a lesser known battle near Ohio’s Maumee River.

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Globalization vs. American Tribalism

In “Apocalyptic Worldview”, James Bacik describes the political foundations of the former Advisor to the President, Steve Bannon.

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Government and the Truth

Timothy Snyder, a historian and professor at Yale University, explores tyrannical democracy in the United States in his talk, “Tyranny,” at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library.

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Investigating Dissent, Freedom of Expression, and Protest in Professions

In “Protesting in America,” Thomas Estrella from Lourdes University, explores the implications of personal political dissent, freedom of expression, and First Amendment issues on career and profession as well as corporate entities.

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Moving Forward

In her lecture “Human Trafficking,” Representative Teresa Fedor confronts social justice issues regarding state and national visions for the future and equality of citizens.

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The Composite of America’s Presidents

In “Backgrounds of American Presidents,” Gerald Bazer uses qualitative descriptions of former presidents of the United States to create a general description of what the average American president looks like.

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Tom Lee and the Racial Politics of Jim Crow Memphis

In his lecture, “Racial Politics,” Jason Jordan, a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Toledo, asks critical questions about how Tom Lee’s portrayal by white politicians played into the racial politics of the time.

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